Hey there, World:
I hope you are doing well. I started out the day thinking about a good post subject for tonight. Around 11 am I remembered an idea from my pre-blog life that I always thought would make a good blog subject. By 5pm I had forgotten it. I think it was good, but I have to accept that if it is gone it wasn't meant to be. Onwards.
So I started perusing all the blogs out there hoping one would strike me and inspire something that I could express in "Chickanese". For the first time, I made extensive use of the "next blog" link at the top of my page. I noticed a couple of things:
1.) There are really not as many humor blogs out there as you would think (or at least as I thought). There are many that are very family oriented and probably meant just for family members. I feel a little like Gladys Kravitz on these blogs, peeking out from behind her curtains getting the lay of the land in order to report it later at a dinner party over a manhattan (two cherries please). I try not to look too closely. Then there are the younger generation blogs, which are way interesting but bring out too much of the mother hen instinct in me. In other words, I want their cell phone number and I want to know what time they are planning on being home tonight. Too much anxiety, thanks so much.
2.) When I do find a blog I like, I never can seem to find enough information about the blogger to suit me. I want to know the real deal. Who are you? What motivates you? I want pictures, dammit.
My favorite part of blogging is the comment section. You write something, you post it, and you wait for the world to come back to you. They tell you what they think. Lively conversations with folks you really do not know, and some you do, ensue, and it is so stimulating. I can understand Emily's loneliness, for there was no blogspot in her day. No way for that introverted genius to post her letter to the world and wait for the support and understanding that surely would have come. I believe she would have been less morose in this day and age.
Anyway....that leads me to tonight's post. Let's play Bloggy games. Rudolph, you are definitely invited. We all want to know where that red nose came from. And non-blogger buddies, I hope you will also join in.
I have questions. Fun ones, though. If you have a question, you can post it and within reason (why do I always need a qualifier? Why don't I just say I will answer anything and then proceed to ignore whatever I don't want to answer?) I will answer.
1. What writer/musician/other inspires you the most and why?
2. What is your favorite speech/book/song of all time?
3. What "celebrity" do you admire and why?
4. If you are familiar with Myer's-Briggs typology, what is your type? (if you are not familiar, here is a link you can go to: Myers Briggs Type )
5. In the words of somebody great who was not me, "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"
6. If you were a cartoon/superhero character, who would you be and why
7. What makes you happy?
8. What makes you sad?
9. Who do you look like?
10. What do you find most endearing about yourself?
I hope you'll play because I want to know. You know I have an enquiring mind and I've outgrown my fondness for shark attacks. So be sarcastic, humorous, serious, or whatever. Answer all the questions, answer one. It is up to you.
Now it is your turn and........5,4,3,2,1, we're on