This meme is here because Jo Soss tagged me. The last few times I got tagged, I said "Cool, I'll do it later..." and I kind of forgot.
THIS POST HAS NO IMAGES BECAUSE I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE MAKING ANY, NOR DID I FEEL LIKE GETTING SUED (thanks to TLW and others for that.)
1. Who is your favorite musical artist?
That depends on my mood. My tastes in music are extremely eclectic and broad. I love everything from ragtime to blues to swing, to do-wop, country (only till sometime in the early 90's though). I may listen to Bing Crosby or Judy Garland, Dean Martin or Sammy Davis Jr... I like stuff from the 70s like The Village People, or the 80s like Queen, Abba, Hall and Oates...CCR, ZZTop, The Eagles, Tony Orlando (and Dawn), BJ Thomas, Barry Manilow, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Roberta Flack, Aretha, Johnny Rivers, Bill Haley...get my drift?
Overall though, I guess my top artists are Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, and late Christian artist Keith Green. His music is honest, probing, and beautifully sincere. My favorite female vocalist is without a doubt Twila Paris...I have never heard a more beautiful, sweet, lilting voice in my life. Like Keith Green did, she writes most of the music she performs.
2. Who is your favorite artist?
Probably Monet -- my favorite art usually falls under the Impressionist category. I like anything soft looking - particularly pastels or watercolors.
3. Who is your favorite blogger? Jennifer Allan, Carnac, TLW, and Broker Bryant. (I rarely have only one favorite of anything...)
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Everything. Cop, cruise director, famous soap opera star, famous singer - particularly I wanted to be Conway Twitty's new "Loretta Lynn", my stage name was going to be Texas Austen. (I can't believe I'm admitting that nonsense.)
5. If you could meet anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them?
There are two people I'd like to meet - my biological grandmother, who died from a sleeping pill overdose when my mother was only 8 years old; her name was Elizabeth, which is my middle name. She emigrated to America with my grandfather from Sweden.
The second person I'd like to meet is my biological mother, who died when I was 18 months old. She had two terrible falls in one day (one from a horse, and one from the loft in the barn) and she died on the way to the hospital (ruptured spleen.)
Though I was adopted shortly after, I have always, always, always felt that a huge part of who I am is missing, and I have an ache that sometimes surfaces that will just never be fulfilled. I started bowling because my mother was a bowling champ - I didn't inherit that from her.
6. What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?
That guy started selling mascara after his sister mixed Vaseline and soot - and he named it after the Vaseline and his sister Mabel....Mabelline. I don't know that it's the most interesting thing, but it was the only off-beat thing I could think of without looking it up on Wikipedia or something. I am frightfully good at Jeopardy and certain editions of Trivial Pursuit though...
7. If you could live in any point in history what would it be and why?
1920-1960. Great music, great clothes, great decor. Lots of drastic and world-rocking changes. Love that time period.
8. What is the most interesting job you have ever held? Paying or non –paying?
Clearly it is my current career - nothing, I tell you nothing is as unpredictable, scary, exhilarating, exhausting, or rewarding as real estate. I meet all kinds of people and nearly every day brings something to either challenge, amuse, or terrify me.
Tag, You're It....
If they meme, I'll post their links here.
A meme (meem) is a blog designed to reveal a little about yourself that others probably won't know. I like reading people's memes and getting to know them more. After you write yours, you tag others to write something. Then read their memes, and read the memes of the memes they memed...it's rather viral.
Okay, I couldn't resist. Here is a picture I took today.