My blogging buddy Erin over at Treasures Found: Inspiration Is Everywhere—who is a wonderfully creative and inspired jewelry designer, generous soul, and outstanding writer—tagged me with the four questions meme. (By the way, if you are looking for a blog that is always inspirational, thoughtful and creative, check out Erin’s blog. I have nothing whatsoever to do with beading or jewelry but I always find stuff of interest at Erin’s place. And you may remember her as the kind soul who came to my rescue after my Horrible Haircut Debacle with a trio of lovely handmade earrings.)
Anyway, each blogger is supposed to answer four questions from the blogger who tagged them. Then they get to write four new questions and tag four new bloggers. I tend not to do a lot of these question and answer type memes, but I love that this is only four questions and that I get to write my own four questions.
1::If one color were suddenly eliminated from the world, which one would you sacrifice and why?
I put much more thought and effort into this than I probably should have. After rejecting the idea of taking the easy way out by choosing some obscure color from the crayon box (you’re so lucky, Electric Lime!), I decided to go with a “standard” color, which is much harder. In the end, I decided I’d go with brown … even though it means the loss of tree trunks, almost all my furniture and comfy couch, my hair color, Mr. Jenners’s eyes, and most bear fur. It isn’t so much that I dislike brown, but I could not imagine wanting to live in a world without red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, white or black. (I need to read you know … and white and black are easiest on the eyes.) So, bye-bye Brown. (Oh … and UPS, I’m sorry about your need to change your entire color scheme and advertising campaign. May I suggest you switch to a pretty lilac?)
2::What one moment in your life would you go back in time to have a ‘do-over’ and why?
Well, I actually wrote about this very topic in this rather sad post, but I want to stay upbeat so I’m going to go back in time and, instead of the buying the crap starter house we got after getting married, I’d spend about $110,000 less and get the house we live in now. (Oh the horror of real estate prices and the realization we could have saved so much had we bought this house 10 years earlier! Let’s just gloss over the fact that I barely knew Mr. Jenners 10 years ago … I wish we’d somehow had the foresight to buy this house when it was being built.)
3::What would the name of your superhero alter ego be and what super power would you possess?
Boy, if there was ever a question that just BEGGED me to use Face in Hole, this was it! Although I’d change my name to AmazaJen (lame!), I’m going to co-opt Wonder Woman’s outfit and my super power would be the ability to clean with a blink of my eyes!
4::What job would you absolutely hate to have to do every single day and why?
Hmmm, you can tell I’ve been blogging for two years as I wrote about this topic too. (Remember the anal bleaching post?) But, on a less flippant note, I think any super-repetitive job that involved standing and long hours would be a fate worse than death. If I had to work on an assembly line, I think I’d lose my mind.
OK, so now for the fun part, I get to make up my own questions and tag people! Here are my four new questions:
What would you do on a perfect day? (No monetary restrictions … just imagine away.)
Have you ever stayed up for 24+ straight hours? Why?
Have you ever laughed so hard your stomach muscles and face hurt? What made you laugh that hard?
What is the earliest time in your life you can remember?
Although anyone is welcome to answer these questions (and let me know if you do), I’m going to tag the following bloggers (none of whom are obligated to do this):
- June Freaking Cleaver at The Ratio of Failures
- Paige at Life Is A Phoenix
- Shari at Earth Mother Just Means I’m Dusty
- September Mom at My Voice, My View