Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Twenty-one Questions

I took this this meme from Blue Country Magic, who took it from another blog. I figured I’d give these questions a shot:

1. Do you like bleu cheese? Not particularly, but I like most other kinds of cheese, except for cottage cheese. Cheese cubes are among my favorite snack foods.

2. Have you ever smoked? I smoked a couple of packs of Menthol Benson & Hedges when I was in college, but didn’t really enjoy smoking.

3. Do you own a gun? I live in rural America—of course! I also have a concealed carry permit.

4. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? None of them. But the smell of grape Kool Aid reminds me of Vacation Bible School.

5. What do you think of hot dogs? If you mean the food, I always wonder what’s ground up in them. If you mean canines, I think Maggie is cute when she cools off in the creek.

6. Favorite Christmas movie? Tie between It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story.

7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? I start every morning with a cup of black coffee. My husband makes wonderful coffee.

8. Can you do push ups? Not for years.

9. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? A silver walking horse necklace that I bought at a Plantation Walking Horse Show at the Lexington Horse Center over 20 years ago.

10. Favorite hobby? Reading. (Close second favorite: walking the woods with dogs)

11. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Trifocals!

12. Middle name? It’s a four-letter word. A queen once had this name.

13. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Water, coffee, and sometimes hot tea. Even though I’m a southerner, I never developed a taste for iced tea. Given my high blood sugar, juice is out of the question, but I wish I could drink it.

14. Current worry? My high blood sugar—but it’s coming down.

15. Current hate right now? The economy which is hurting people I know. (I copied this from Blue Country Magic. I’d bet that most folks feel this way.)

16. Favorite place to be? Right where I am. (I copied this from Blue Country Magic, too.)

17. Do you own slippers? Yes. (Can I find them when I want? Sometimes.)

18. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, too slippery and too much static.

19. Can you whistle? Sort of. Off-key because I’m tone-deaf.

20. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don’t sing. (See above for why)

21. Last thing that made you laugh? Probably cat antics—Dylan and Eddie-Puss trying to be mighty hunters. Eddie-Puss has fashioned himself a hunting tent out of a lawn chair cover and waits for birds, but they notice the plastic flapping. Dylan tries to hide under the deck rail to wait for birds, but they see him. This evening, Eddie-Puss thought he was hiding behind a pile of bush-clippings but the birds saw him. Or maybe it was this blog—Daisy the Curly Cat. It often provides me a good chuckle.


Blogger Amy Tate said...

Glad to hear that your blood sugar is coming down. No iced tea? What's wrong with you? lol

9:29 AM  
Blogger Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

You can always drink your iced tea without sugar like I do.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Becky Mushko said...

I drink all beverages without sugar, but iced tea just tastes too watered down. Now hot tea, that's something else!

8:37 AM  

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