Friday, December 7, 2012

On being a winner

Brenda at Days of My Life has honored me with a Readers Appreciation Award.  Now I haven't participated in awards in awhile--I think since Flydragon passed away--but I feel compelled to do so today.

I hope you'll play along, too, by collecting your reward, answering a few questions and passing on the love.

::Where do you do most of your writing/blogging?
     From my lap, of course!  I was musing on this topic just the other day.  I recall the days I was tethered to the electrical outlet and incoming cable.  Wifi has liberated me!  I can write and read from anywhere in and around my home and my iPad and phone let me do it anywhere.  The only problem seems to be putting the laptop down in order to do other important things like work, clean dust bunnies and knit.

My edition of Charlotte's Web, rescued from the jaws of Stinkerbelle McBookeater.  Loved me some Wilbur!
::What books were your childhood favorites?
     Hands down, Charlotte's Web was my favorite book, but so was my first cookbook, a Betty Crocker book for boys and girls.  Rachel, who loves all books, has tried to do serious damage to both.  I don't have the heart to tuck them away for posterity, because having them on display still brings me joy.  I think the cookbook is nearly 50 years old.  I also loved reading A Wrinkle in Time, by, Madeleine L'Engle, but have lost my copy in my travels.

:: Who is your favorite fictional character? 
     I don't really count J.R.R. Tolkien as a childhood favorite as I was already 18 years old when I discovered this magical author.  I can say with authority, that many of his characters touched me deeply.  I even named a cat Tom Bombadil!  I am now presently re-reading The Hobbit for the umpteenth time in preparation for the movie release next week.  I'm up to the part where Gandalf makes the trolls argue for so long that they turn to stone when the sun comes up.  I've read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings so many times that I've lost count.  I even read The Simarillion.  I count Gandalf to be one of my very favorite of characters.  Just don't tell me he is fictional!

::Have you ever Googled yourself and been surprised at what you’ve found? 
     I've only been surprised by finding my photo and name identifying me as an employee of a medical practice I left in January 2001.  I mean, really, don't they ever clean their digital house?

::Who would play you in a movie of your life?  
      Maybe Cameron Diaz, because if they ever made a movie of my life, I'd want it played by someone with good comedic timing.  Many times in my 55 years, I've felt my life to be one big cosmic joke gone bad.  Humor has been my only saving grace.  I think she'd play that well.  If Ms. Diaz is not available, perhaps they could get Ellen.

Now if I can do this, so can you!  I'm to pass this on to 5 others so they can share a little about themselves. I'm tagging the following readers to see if they can shed light on what gets them fired up behind the covers of a good read.

Sapphire Blue @ workknitstudy does manage to squeeze a little pleasurable reading into her life!

Pam @ Finding Pam leads a very interesting life.  She needs a female comic to play herself, too.

Winifred @ Stopprocrastinating.  Hmm...a woman after my own heart with that title!

Stephanie @ Rowanberrystudio Stephanie is a wonderful knitter, gardener and must have been born with a gene for organizing things.  I love reading her Friday and Saturday blog posts best of all.  The rest aren't too shabby, either.

Rose @ Sand in My Yarn (what a great name for a knitter's blog!)  Rose is an incredibly well read woman.

So, that's it.  I had more to say on this subject than I thought possible.  I hope everyone will give it a shot.  And thanks, Brenda, for asking me to play along.  It was fun.



The Bug said...

Cool! I was going to tag you but already had too many in my list, so I'm glad Brenda tagged you.

We watched The Scarlet Pimpernel (the1982 one with Jane Seymore) last night for the umpteenth time - it's on youtube! And guess who plays the bad guy? Old Gandolf himself Ian McKellen! It was quite fun watching him be evil...

Brenda said...

You have some great answers! Being a late in life book lover....I feel I missed out on so much. Can't get a do over though...:(
My life sounds like it would be similar to yours. I wouldn't even know how to begin it all...
Thanks for participating in this.

Rudee said...

Brenda, it's never too late to read A Wrinkle in Time or Charlotte's Web. Read them to your grands! And Tolkien? I've met many a late comer to the works of Professor Tolkien.

Stephanie V said...

Thanks! I will play along but it'll have to be next week. All those 'regular posts' really get in the way of the spontaneous.

I've never thought about who would play my life...Cameron Diaz is a great choice. I can't say how appropriate she is for you but I like her a lot.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, this looks like fun. I am going to have to think about my favorites. So many to choose from. I'll post it later so you can read it.

sandy said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!