Sunday, May 07, 2006

Tagged

I've been tagged.

I'm not exactly sure how it works. I'm assuming I get to make up my own categories. So here goes:

5 Contemporary Writers Who Have Changed My Worldview
Annie Dillard
Neal Chandler
Carol Lynn Pearson
Orson Scott Card
Barbara Kingsolver

5 Favorite Books I’ve Discovered in the Past Five Years
The Ladies’ Auxiliary
Gilead
The Evening and the Morning
Lying Awake
Discoveries (LDS Women’s poetry)

5 TV Shows that I have watched more than once in the past year
West Wing
The Red Green Show
General Conference
Olympics coverage
Masterpiece Theater

5 Things I hope to have in the next life
Long, curly hair
A beautiful solo voice
Good posture
Unlimited time to read
Second chances in some relationships

5 Talents and interests I sadly lack
Gardening
Quilting, Sewing
Anything with the internet
Scrapbooking
Home Decorating

5 New things in my life this year
Segullah
Knitting
Writing picture books
Yoga
blogging

5 Funky Facts About Me
I can wiggle one ear, raise my eyebrows individually, and wiggle my nose three different ways.
I’ve bungee-jumped.
I’ve delivered all of my children without anesthesia. (One of them without my husband present, too. Not, of course, on purpose.)
I love to travel but hate visiting tourist sites. (I spent five minutes looking at the Grand Canyon.)
I got up the first time I tried water-skiing on one ski. (It was the kiss for luck that did it.)

5 Jobs I’ve Had
Full-time Nanny in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Food-worker at Orange Julius (yes, in brown polyester)
Cleaning the Cougar Stadium after football games
ZCMI
Technical Writer

5 Combinations I like to eat in the same bite
Turkey gravy on peas
Roast beef gravy on cottage cheese
Chocolate chips and peanut-butter
Yogurt with almonds
Gooey brownies with popcorn

3 comments:

Christopher Bigelow said...

I'm currently listening to "Gilead" as my treadmill book. I'm enjoying it quite well. It has some beautiful expressions, descriptions, and turns of phrase, and I really do feel like I'm inside the narrator's life and head. Lovely portrait of a particular place and time.

I do find my mind wandering a little more than with most novels I listen to, and I'm not sure why. It may be that I really don't have much interest in non-Mormon forms of Christianity, so it may be that when his narrative gets into religious philosophy, that may be when I start tuning out...

Kathy said...

housewives-who-eat-spoonfuls-of-peanut-butter-dotted-with-chocolate-chips, unite!

Mabel Maybe said...

Love Neal Chandler. I used to live in his ward in Ohio, he's a great person too.