Monday, March 26, 2012

11 Questions For Me, 11 For You

One of my favourite bloggers, Jane, was tagged with eleven questions and after she finished answering them, she put together some questions of her own that she hoped other bloggers would participate in voluntarily.

I decided to play along, so here are the questions with my answers:

1. Tell me about your nighttime attire - silk nightie, pj's, paint splattered t-shirt & track-pants or au natural?

T-shirt and panties. For many years now. I do not own a single pair of pajamas (true!), but I do have an assortment of nighttime (or any time) attire, which I cannot mention here. This blog is rated ‘G’, you know.

2. What is your current favourite TV show?

I don’t have one. Believe it or not, I don’t watch any television programs regularly. I may tape something now and then to watch while I run stroll (briskly, I’ll have you know) on the treadmill, but that’s about it. I am completely oblivious to what’s going on in TV land. My children laugh at me.

3. Bathe or shower?

The majority of the time I shower, but I do squeeze in a very long bath once in awhile with a good book in hand. I take so long sometimes that my husband has to check to make sure I haven’t drowned. Or climbed out the window and run away.

4. Morning-person or night-owl?

I would like to be both, but for some crazy (and annoying) reason, my body wants to sleep a few hours, so I picked one: morning person. I wake up as early as 5 AM most days, way before everyone else in my home. I enjoy the quiet, watching the sun rise, listening to the early morning chirping of the birds and the first cups of coffee. I usually spend that time working on my blog, responding to comments made on my posts, visiting other blogs, reading the news or editing photos I’ve taken. I consider it my leisure time.

5. What is that one snack that you'll hide (hoard) from the rest of your family for yourself?

Peanut M&Ms. One of the few weaknesses I have. And one of the few sweets I would rather not share. Even with my hubby who I enjoy sharing everything (else) with.

6. If you could choose one super power, what would it be?

Telekinesis would be pretty cool. I imagine myself smacking stupid, bigoted, selfish, arrogant, mean people when they’d behave badly with the nearest object (and have them wondering how the heck that happened). I’d really enjoy that. So very much.

7. Do you chew your nails or clip them?

My nails are typically a sorry mess, especially during the gardening season. I chew them, pick at them, break them and neglect them, terribly. Occasionally I do trim and polish them, mostly if I have somewhere important to go, so I’m not a totally lost cause.

8. Who do you consider to be the most influential person of the 20/21st century?

There are so many that it’s very hard to pinpoint just one! But I have to mention Alexander Fleming for his discovery of penicillin in 1928. Before this group of antibiotics (and all the other antibiotics) came on the scene, virtually any little bug that someone contacted could prove fatal. Deaths due to bacterial infection have been greatly reduced thanks to these discoveries.

9. What would you invent if you had the know-how?

Time travel. Hands down.

10. Which sense would you give up if you had to: vision or hearing?

Hearing. All the way. Most of the things I enjoy rely on vision.

11. What was your favourite cereal as a child?

Honeycomb. My mother usually bought the healthier types of cereal, but if this one was around, it was the number one choice. Sugary goodness!

And now, I have a few questions of my own that I hope some of you will play along with in the comments section or on your own blogs:

11 Questions For You:

1) Do you keep different foods separate on your plate, or do you not care if they touch/overlap? (This question was inspired by WebDebris, author of Remembering The 70s.)

2) Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?

3) If you were offered one million dollars, would you pose nude for a magazine?

4) What skills do you possess that would help you survive a zombie apocalypse?

5) If you could have only 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be?

6) If you could travel to one destination for free, where would you go?

7) If you could change one physical feature, what would it be?

8) If you had the chance to go back in time for 24 hours, which day in your past would you revisit?

9) If you were on death row, what would be your last meal?

10) What is the one single food you could never give up?

11) Do you scream on roller coasters?


  1. A measly million bucks to see this beautiful bod? No way! Call me when you've got some SERIOUS money!

    1. Ha ha your way of thinking, Debra!

  2. 1. My food can mingle.
    2. No
    3. Yes - because I'm sure someone would offer me even more NOT to!
    4. Trust me, I'd blend right in with those Zombies..
    5. A TV, fridge & computer
    6. Prince Edward Island
    7. My waistline.
    8. My wedding day.
    9. Really good burger & fries
    10. Chocolate
    11. Yes - I love them!

    1. sweet that you'd want to go back to your wedding day! And I'm with you on the mingling of food. It doesn't bother me. My husband, on the other hand, cannot stand when his food touches!

  3. 1. Separate and definitely not touching
    2. Yes
    3. No because that would be $1 for every stretch mark...ewww!!
    4. The ability to be pale and cold with dark circles under my eyes.
    5. Laundry washing machine, freezer, refrigeraor
    6. Scotland!!
    7. Remove my lymphoma sans chemotherapy!!!
    8. July 16, 2005 when we stayed at the Woodston Fishing Village near Montrose, Scotland.
    9. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a date pie for dessert.
    10. Honey
    11. Yes!!

    1. I wish I was a genie, Cathy. I'd grant you number 7! Scotland is on my list of places I'd love to visit. It just seems like such an interesting place.

  4. Well I must say, that was interesting. The blogosphere is a most interesting place and i treasure the little bits of knowledge some of my blogger sfriends share about themselves. I'm certainly not shy about sharing info, just to lazy to answer all of the questions I'm afraid, but I will tell you that $1 million would not be enough for me to willingly become the world's greatest buck naked joke!! I need to think about the zombie thing.

    1. Ha ha are funny, Francie! But Jane's photoshopping comment below is what got me thinking that any one of us can look like a million dollars in one of those magazines!

  5. Hahaha, I really enjoyed all of your answers Martha!! These kinds of posts are fascinating. Love the questions you've fired back at us, you weren't kidding when you said they'd be good for a laugh or two - here goes:

    1. My food plays well together, so separate but touching is fine :)
    2. Sometimes, if it's a higher end hotel - that's how I discovered and have since purchased more of the La Source line of soaps, creams, etc.
    3. Yes, with all of the photoshopping they do, they can make anyone look great - and I could use an extra million!
    4. I love isolation and would jump the next flight to Antarctica - I've always wanted to spend some time at a research facility there and this would be the perfect opportunity! They'd never find me there.
    5. Radio, toaster oven, hairdryer.
    6. Egypt to see the pyramids.
    7. I'd add a few inches height-wise.
    8. I'd go back to the birth of my first born - the miracle of birth - my mind is still blown almost 27 years later.
    9. T-bone steak, buttery lobster, corn on the cob, and potato medallions (done on the bbq - slathered in butter, again) For dessert: warm gingerbread topped with applesauce, caramel and real whipping cream :)
    10. Onions
    11. Yes, I used to, but haven't gotten on one in many years.

  6. I really enjoy these posts, especially when people add funny things to them. It's always fun learning about other people. I love your photoshopping answer! You are thinking outside of the box! And your Antarctica had me chuckling. I could just picture you in some lab somewhere. Your last meal is quite a full one. If you're checking out, you may as well eat like a queen!