Linda Williams of Heartwinds was gracious to nominate/tag me for Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments. To quote Linda about Mrs. Sparkly:
“I am certain that Mrs. Sparkly, a woman of high expectations, commitment and integrity would agree with this approach. She is notable, respected in her own community and likely to be peering down upon us; possibly spell checking and taking notes that feed into a mammoth government information data collection system (MGIDCS). She may have been recruited because of her discretion and integrity even behind closed doors.”
The rules of engagement are:
Ten Questions must be answered with complete honesty or Mrs. Sparkly will find you. Mrs. Sparkly-we love you. We Do! Manners and behavior, words beyond reproach… Then tag five other people.
The Ten Questions:
1.Describe yourself in seven words.
Curious, creative, obsessive, moody, whimsical, deep, conflicted
2. What keeps you up at night?
The word factory between my ears keeps me awake. If I go to sleep with something unwritten, there is no sleep to be had until I get up, turn the computer back on, and bang the words out onto my keyboard. Then when my head is empty I can sleep.
3. Whom would you like to be?
I would like to be me. I can’t be anyone else. I wouldn’t know how even though I’ve tried. It’s a dreadful thing to try to be someone else. The only qualifier I’d slap on this is that I’d like to be me fully realized but I know this is an ideal I may never hold in my hand.
4. What are you wearing now?
This is one of those things where fiction would definitely be more interesting than the reality. Fictionally, I’m wearing a purple superior hero unitard with coordinating cape and identity-concealing little face mask, ready to fork out justice with hands on hip in a wide-legged stance and hair billowing in the wind. But, quite blandly, the reality is I’m wearing a comfy t-shirt and sweat pants. I know. “Zzzzz.”
5. What scares you?
Oh all those unfounded worries scuttling around in my head. The “what ifs” and “could be’s”. Insidious little things like spiders with too many legs. They also don’t like to die no matter how hard or how many times you swat them.
6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?
The best thing about blogging is allows me to express myself. The worst thing about blogging is the occasional day when I have no clue what to blog about.
7. What was the last website you looked at?
WordPress.Com. You mean, there might be OTHERS??!! I stare at this one all day long!
8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Only one thing? But I have this list… It’s as thick as a phone book so this might take some time to decide on only one. I’ll get back to you.
9. Slankets, yes or no?
Neither. I have no clue what a “slanklet” is. If I find out, I’m afraid I’ll want these slanklet things and I’m sure they won’t be available in India. And if they are, they will be too small because I’m just a white amazon floating in a sea of very beautiful tiny-boned brown women. So… maybe I’ll amend my answer to “no.” (Swats at one of those spidery “could-be’s” as it scuttles by…)
10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.
Linda is an extraordinary human being. She is so multi-dimensional I don’t know where to begin. She is eloquent, intelligent and full of grace. Do visit.
I’m passing Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments on to:
- Being Arindam
- Joy in the Moments
- I Choose How I Will Spend the Rest of My Life
- Freedom to a Full Life