Saturday, June 02, 2007

Let's Talk About ... You

















It's Saturday and we're all (I hope!) wound down, laid back, and relaxed. It's a good day to talk about -- you. This isn't a quiz; there will be no wacky results at the end. This is just you, talking to me.

1. Why do you blog?
2. What are you currently reading?
3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
5. How'd you sleep last night?
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?



This is a ... painting. Keep it, or toss it?
















Raw and unvarnished on a Saturday morning
















Have a terrific Saturday!

43 comments:

Scary Monster said...

1. Why do you blog?
Because it's there
2. What are you currently reading?
Why, your post, silly
3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
ride me motorcycle...oops
4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
Too much fun and laughter.
5. How'd you sleep last night?
Very, very badly. stomp.
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
Vixen! LOL.
7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
Murakami Haruki. You'd have to read his books to understand.
8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
Me still listens to The Who.
9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
1 Natto. Can't explain. 2 Whiskey
10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
Work me ass off and love every minute of it!


THE GAME IS AFOOT!

Top cat said...

1. Why do you blog?
I love reading other peoples thoughts and I love the interaction between posters and commentors.
2. What are you currently reading?
This!
actually I was reading a manual for my Korg synthesizer.
3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
listen to music or watch a concert on DVD.
4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
A misunderstanding over what someone had written and then replying to it. Sometimes the written word is much easier to misinterpet.
5. How'd you sleep last night?
On my side..lol, ohhh very good thank you.
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
1 dog(sheltie), 3 cats and 3 bunnies
7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
Paul MaCartney..he's done so many fantastic songs and of course he was a Beatle.
8. What's your favorite currently popular song? I don't have one.
The last popular cd I bought was Nickelback.
9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food...Baked Dutch pretzels
(2) comfort food? anything with potatoes in it.
10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
1)just finished making a pot of chili
2)eat it
3)some computing
4)may watch a movie
5)replace screen door(maybe)it's getting hot very early.

Serena Joy said...

Too much fun and laughter is a problem, Scary? We should all be so lucky. Sorry you slept so badly last night but, hey, the game is coming! Whiskey as a food group? LOL!

I love reading other peoples' thoughts, too, TC. And it's funny how comments often end up being more fun than the actual posts. On the other hand, it IS very easy for misunderstandings to arise. When you have only the written word to rely on, without expressions and body language, it can get misconstrued. (Mashed) potatoes as comfort food -- yeah!:)

Roxan said...

1. Why do you blog?
Because I can.
2. What are you currently reading?
Your blog.
3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
Play video games.
4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
Getting people to read it.
5. How'd you sleep last night?
Fair.
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
Two cats
7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
Paula Deen. Because I like her personality and she can cook.
8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
Haven't listened to anything currently lately.
9. What's your favorite
(1) everyday food-bread and butter and (2) comfort food? Mashed potatoes and gravy.
10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
Write and go to Sonic.

What exactly is that a picture of? Worms or xy chromosomes?

Serena Joy said...

All right, Roxan -- another mashed potatoes girl. Oooo, you're going to Sonic today. I had one of their BLTs last week -- yum! If that's what you think the picture is, then that is what it is.:)

Roxan said...

I don't know what I think it looks like, but I do think it would not be in my house. LOL
Sonic no longer makes tenderloin sandwiches. At least not the ones around here. Sigh.

puerileuwaite said...

1. Why do you blog?

It keeps me off the streets.

2. What are you currently reading?

(In my best Jessica Simpson voice) Your blog, silly!

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?

Relax. It just seems to fit.

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?

I'd rather not say. If I named names, you might not let me comment here anymore.

5. How'd you sleep last night?

I don't know. I was asleep.

6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?

Human. She really doesn't mind the leather, restraints, or the box that she has to stay in when I go out.

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.

Osama Bin Laden. So I could kill the prick. Oops, is it okay to say "prick"?

8. What's your favorite currently popular song?

"You Give Pug A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi.

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?

(1) Oatmeal, because it's "nature's broom". Plus I don't like to spoil myself. (2) Whipped cream, because you can put it on anyone, er, anything.

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?

None of your beeswax, Gladys Cravitz! Oops. Sorry to get all "defensive". I'm going to go have some fun, do some work, and take the occasional blogging break.


p.s. - WHERE are YOUR answers?

puerileuwaite said...

BTW, the picture should go (unless it has sentimental value).

And I'm declaring "Shenanigans" on Scary for finding out in advance how I was going to answer Question #2 and commenting ahead of me. I have raised my security level to "Orange" until Scary ceases his brand of terrorism.

Serena Joy said...

It's okay to name names, Puggy, as long as it's not mine.:) And you can say "prick." I do at least 10 times a day. I really must object to your pet's restraints. I would think the box would be sufficient. I like oatmeal, and I like it even better with whipped cream on it.:) I think I agree about the picture; it's long since outlived its usefulness.

I didn't do my answers because this is about YOU. But okay, just to keep things on an even keel, I'll do it.

1. Why do you blog? It allows me to get stuff off my mind and into yours on a daily basis; i.e., it satisfies my sadistic side.
2. What are you currently reading? "The Unquiet," John Connolly
3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it? Crank up some music, gather something good to eat/drink, and read
4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger? Crossed signals
5. How'd you sleep last night? Great
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species? One dog
7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to. Keith Richards, just so I could ask him in person, "What is WRONG with you?!"
8. What's your favorite currently popular song? "Nothing Lasts Forever," Maroon Five
9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
(1) seafood (2) mashed potatoes and apple pie
10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day? God only knows

MONA said...

1Why do I blog?
To Share my self
2 What am I currently reading
Nothing, I am typing Lol
3 For relaxation..
Body massage & yoga
4Worst prob as a blogger?
Blogger problem
5 Sleep last night?
Quite relaxing after a long time!
6 Pet?
no
7Famous personality?
GWB, to ask him why he like burnt toast for breakfast!
8 fav song?
my heart will go on..Celin Dion
9 Fav food?
1Rice & lentil & veggies! 2 boiled sweets!
10 rest of the day work?
Routine work & visits & reading & spending time with family!

littlebirdblue said...

1. Why do you blog?
To acclimate myself to it. I think it's rapidly becoming an absolute necessity in the writing/publishing/art scenes.

2. What are you currently reading?
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 1990 (for review)

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
Thrift-store shopping. If I can't do that, then drinking wine and sashaying about my living room to Blossom Dearie.

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
A fellow reviewer sent me an e-mail objecting to her name being included (in a direct quote from the GMR site) on my blogpost with the young man in the kilt. She indicated it damaged her delicate sensibilities and professional reputation to be mentioned on my post.

5. How'd you sleep last night?
After a long period (couple years) of insomnia, I've been sleeping fantastically lately.

6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
You've seen them. L & R dogs--or, as we sometimes call them around here, Peanut Butter & Jelly.
(names have been changed to protect the guilty)

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
I wouldn't want to meet a famous person just because she was famous. That just doesn't seem like enough of a conversation starter, to me.

8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
Uhmmm...

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
1) cereal & soymilk 2)tofu pups sliced into medallions and fried in olive oil, mixed into a vat of Annie's Mac & Cheese

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
Walk Peanut Butter & Jelly, grocery shop w/S, probably write. Clean house.

Serena Joy said...

Roxan, what's a tenderloin sandwich?

Hi, Mona, it's so nice to see you! I have to confess I was thinking GWB for #7, too, so I could ask HIM what's wrong with him. LOL. I wish I had (1) a personal masseur and (2) the perseverance to stick with a Yoga program for relaxation.

What are boiled sweets? Is this something native to India?

Serena Joy said...

I agree with you on #1, Littlebird. Any more, you're practically ignored if you don't have some sort of Web presence. I love thrift-store shopping, too. One of my favorite dresses is vintage thrift-store. I adore sashaying, too. And I'll bet you big bucks we do it better than RuPaul on his best day.:) ALL the tofu is yours, my dear; I can't abide the stuff.

Roxan said...

http://www.thewildonioncafe.com/photos_food.php

Kind of like a chicken fried steak sandwich, only with pork. Forget the catsup, mayo is best for this sandwich.

Rain said...

Hi Serena!

1. Why do you blog? For me it is therapy and gives me a chance to share my love of art.

2.What are you currently reading? In addition to your post, I am reading A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah.

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it? I go to a spa and get a massage.

4. What is the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger? I have not had any problems, knock on wood.

5. How'd you sleep last night? Great, thank you!

6. Do you have a pet? I have two dogs Rascal (Black Lab/Dalmatian mix) and Pepper (AKC German Shepard).

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? I would love to meet Wilma Mankiller or Margaret Thatcher. Opps that is two and I am cheating =)

8. What's your favorite currently popular song? Linkin Park, Minutes to Midnight.

9. What's your favorite (1)everyday food and (2)comfort food?
1. anything that can be grilled and 2. Cheesecake I will kill for the last piece!

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day? I am going to the beach and BBQ.

Since the picture of the painting has glare I can't see who it was painted by, I suggest you donate it to charity. Art should never be tossed away in my humble opinion. =)

Top cat said...

are you folks sure you would like to meet GWB? I would think having to listen to his answer as to what's wrong with him would leave you frustrated and confused.
Besides mashed potatoes I like to make homemade potato soup with american cheese in it. It's also a great comfort food.
tc

Serena Joy said...

That actually looks pretty good, Roxan. And don't worry, I never eat a sandwich that has catsup on it.

Hey, Rain, good to see you. Very nice answers. Blogging IS therapeutic, which is sort of in keeping with the answer I gave. LOL. Those dogs of yours sound like cuties. Maggie Thatcher, yeah, I wouldn't mind meeting her. She's one smart, together woman. Oh, Lord yes, cheesecake is definitely worth killing over.:)

You have a point, TC. I'm sure he'd be unable to specify what's wrong with him, if he could even understand the question. Yep, I'd get so frustrated I'd end up getting arrested by the Secret Service. I do tend to smack dumbbells. Your potato soup with cheese sounds wonderful. You will FedEx me a pot, won't you?:)

Trée said...

1) To write and connect with readers
2) Cat's Cradle (Kurt V.)
3) Listen to music
4) Judgmental people
5) Restlessly, too many vivid dreams
6) Dogs (Yorkies)
7) Dalai Lama
8) Un Giorno Per Noi (Groban)
9) Yogurt; Jack Daniels
10) Writing and listening to music

Joyful Saturday to you too SJ :-)

Serena Joy said...

Hello, Trée. You can't go wrong with Kurt V., and "Cat's Cradle" was tops. Vivid dreams can be great, but not so much when they're keeping you awake. Perhaps try not mixing the yogurt with the Jack Daniel's? LOL. I love Yorkies, the Dalai Lama, writing, and music. Welcome to my teensy little world.

Trée said...

SJ, thank you for the welcome. :-)

Serena Joy said...

You're very welcome, Trée. I love it when new people make their way past the gates and the guards into my fuzzy pink asylum.:)

MXI said...

1. Why do you blog?
Stress Relief

2. What are you currently reading?
"Julian" by Gore Vidal

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
Golf

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
Writer's Block

5. How'd you sleep last night?
Well, but not long.

6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
My dog was killed on the road this winter (Blue Heeler)

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
M. Gorbachev

8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
At this moment I can't even think of one...????

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
1) Hamburgers 2) Hamburgers

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
BBQ Hamburgers! Drink beer on the patio.

G-Man said...

1.)Why do I blog?
I wanted to comment on certain blogs, then it became lots of fun.
2.) What are you currently reading?
The Spin Magazine with the cover of Marilyn Manson..
3.) Relaxation?
Herbal Solutions. Harley Davidson. Coffee.
4.) Problem Blogger?
Not Yet, although someone that does not know me at all, called me a 'sad bastard' on someones blog.
5.)Howd I sleep last night?
I always sleep very well!
6.) Pets?
I have a Sheltie named Lady, and two male cats,
Remi and Beaver.
7.)Meet a famous person?
Sarah Silverman..I think this girl is super hot, super funny, super sexy.
When she is on TV I can't take my eyes off of her..I feel like a Idol Worshiping teen!
8.) Favorite current song?
U+UR by Pink
9.) Favorite 1) everyday food..2) Comfort food
My favorite everyday food is Peanut Butter..
My favorite comfort food is..Ice Cream.
10.) What am I doing the rest of the day?
Blogging, grabbing a coffee..Burning a fat one!
Serena, thanks for posting another pic.
And stop covering up your face! You are way too pretty for that crap!
Red-Heads Rule!!!

Serena Joy said...

Blogging is great stress relief but, MXI, aren't you going to be stressed out of your mind with your blog on hiatus?:-)

I haven't read Vidal in ages. How are you liking 'Julian?' Dang, I'm getting a hunch here. You're a -- a -- hamburger-loving guy! It's a good day for burgers and beer. I'm so sorry about your dog! I know that was awful for you.

Serena Joy said...

G-man, you're a man after my own heart -- ice cream, herbal solutions, coffee. It doesn't get much better than that. Who the hell called you a 'sad bastard?' Cretin! Hey, you and Rick both have Shelties. Cool! Believe me, I'm sparing you guys with the hand when I have messy hair and no makeup, and makeup just ain't happening on Saturdays.:-) Burn a fat one for me, babe.

G-Man said...

Serena...

..."Let it be written,
Let it be DONE"!!!



(What famous movie, was this line constantly repeated....and by whom?)

Serena Joy said...

It SOUNDS like it might have come from The 10 Commandments with -- who was it? Charlton Heston? I myself would say it slightly differently:

"Write it down -- now!"

"You'd BETTER do it.":-)

G-Man said...

RIGHT MOVIE!!!!

Yul Brynner as Ramses said that line often...

God!! Smart women that play great are soooooo Hot!!

You make me smile....Lots!

Serena Joy said...

That was it, G-man? It was a complete guess. LOL. Women who guess are hot -- who knew?! But if it keeps you smiling, that makes ME smile.:-)

tfg said...

1. Why do you blog?
To force myself to write regularly.

2. What are you currently reading?
A Chinese menu

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
Thorazine

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
Stalkers

5. How'd you sleep last night?
Like crap. I have this annoying box that starting beeping at 5am.

6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
Not so much, my ex-gf got custody.

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
I can't think of any.

8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
None.

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
I could eat breakfast 3 times a day everyday.

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day? Since there is only 11 minutes left in the day, I'm going to order Chinese carryout , get it, and eat it.

Lee said...

I blog not only because I enjoy doing so and have met some really nice folk through blogging, but it's a good outlet and practice for my writing "skills" or non-skills!

I'm currently read lots of things but mainly on everything about this new laptop of mine.

No problems...so far

Like a baby

Two cats.

David Bowie

Haven't a clue

Fruit probably...but I like most things...it all depends on the time and mood...at present it is the aroma of a garlic and rosemary studded leg of lamb in my oven.

Eat my roast lamb and vegetables and watch a couple of movies.

Serena Joy said...

T, you're just now eating dinner?! If you get shrimp lo mein, you have to share. Ditto the Thorazine. I've had stalkers. I think they're gone now, but you can never be sure, never let your guard down. That pretty much sucks. What we need here is a Stalker Hit Squad. Anybody who can shoot straight is in. Blogging does require some discipline (no, not that kind) to get us to do it regularly. Every little bit helps.

I agree, Lee, blogging is also a good outlet. I mean, who else is going to listen to some of what we have to say? The dogs will, but they're not so good at feedback. It's already mid-Sunday there, isn't it? Enjoy your lamb. I like most fruits, but not lamb. That's all yours.:-)

ThatGreenyFlower said...

I love talking about me and am practically a professional at it.

1. Why do you blog? The words have to come out or I would explode. Plus I like having friends I can talk to at my convenience in my pajamas.

2. What are you currently reading? "The Lathe of Heaven" by Ursula K. Leguinn. AWESOME! Just finished it and haven't picked up another yet.

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it? Blog, read, get massages, garden, listen to music.

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger? When a crazy person started threatening me.

5. How'd you sleep last night? Very well, thanks. You?

6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species? Genus is Canis; don't know the species.

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to. Ya know, I think that if I met someone really famous, I'd not know what to say. I'd get all weird and tongue-tied...just like being back in high school. Yuk. I think I might like to meet Kevin Brockmeier, because he's not so famous yet and I might be able to really talk to him about his writing.

8. What's your favorite currently popular song? "Transformer" by Gnarls Barkley.

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
PB&J for everyday, and broccoli-cheese soup for comfort.

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day? My day is done. I moderated at a conference this AM, chilled out in the afternoon, and did a lot of cooking this evening. Now I'm blogstrolling after just having written a post that was too long (again). A very swell, quiet evening.

P.S. I say toss the painting, unless it has a special meaning to you. It doesn't look so great in the fuzzy pink asylum.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

1. Why do you blog?

It helps me practice my writing and gives me a sounding board for my thoughts and ideas.

2. What are you currently reading?

C.J. Sansom's Sovereign..Will be posting my reveiw soon on my book review blog.

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?

Writing, walking, Photography and laying in my beloved's arms.

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?

Not being very good with spelling and English grammar.

5. How'd you sleep last night?
Great
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
Goldfish in my garden pond.

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.

J K Rowling, to ask her what she's going to do now.. And what if her new books don't bring her the same success as HP, how will she feel about her writing or does it not matter to her anymore.

8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
Linkin Park : What I've done. (their youtube is on my blog...It's amazing!)

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
I'm just glad I have a choice...

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?

Writing, Editing and enjoying my life...


Best wishes

Annie

Hale McKay said...

1) - So I won't waste the day watching TV.

2) - Blogs, including yours, from my blogroll

3) - (sigh) Blog and watch TV.

4) - writers' block

5) - Very good- awoke bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (Just what does that mean anyway?)

6) - Yes. 3 cats and 2 dogs

7) - Steven Hawking - just to be in the presence of such a mind.

8) - Cannot name a current popular song. (Do the 60s and 70s count?)

9) - (1) Cheesburgers (2) meat loaf

10) - Blog and watch TV. (This exciting life is killing me - I need to slow down, don't you think?)

RexZeitgeist said...

1. I blog because it offers human interaction without the messy human part.

2. How to win friends and influence poeple, Napoleon Hill.

3. I like a hot bubble bath. Or a video game.

4. Ha......That would take to long to explain, most likely the serious stalker problems I have encountered.

5. I slept like a rock.

6. I have my queen kitty, Cleo.

7. Bruce Willis

8. Multiple.

9. Doritos and french fries.

10. I went to my nieces high school gradution party. It was a blast.

Scary Monster said...

Looks like the pup it tryin to pick a fight with a Monster.

Mebbe it be stompin tyme.

Ya got shenanigins?? Me can show ya some shenanigins with hair on it.

Giggles, Stentorian STOMP

Serena Joy said...

That's a big part of the attraction of blogging, Greeny -- the ability to talk to your friends in your pajamas. You could even talk to famous people this way and not get all tongue-tied.:-)

Wouldn't it be great to meet and talk with J. K. Rowling, Annie? I haven't read 'Sovereign,' so I'll be watching for your review.

Mike, I don't know what bright-eyed and busy-tailed means, either. I mean, are we supposed to get up impersonating squirrels? Oh, wow, Stephen Hawking -- yes! Just to have 15 minutes to sit and talk with him... I'm with you on the cheeseburgers; not so much the meatloaf.:-)

Rex, hot bubble baths rock. You DO know how to relax. If we ever get stranded on a desert isle, you can have ALL the Doritos if you'll let me have all the french fries.:-)

Rut-row, gonna be a rumble! Green scary monster vs. impertinent pup? LOL! I mean ... STOMP.

Top cat said...

I like how Hale listed 60's and 70's music and then listed Meatloaf as a comfort food.:)

This is such a fun post, great idea. I've enjoyed reading everyone's answers.

No makeup at home works for me, you have to let your skin breathe sometime.

Serena Joy said...

Another Meat Loaf fan, TC? That is some great jam.

I enjoyed everyone's answers, too. People are infinitely interesting to me. We're all so different and yet, beneath the skin, so alike.

Trust me, hon, my skin got in some marathon breathing yesterday.:-)

Top cat said...

I'm not a huge meatloaf fan but the Bat out of Hell album was a massterpiece.

Serena Joy said...

That it was, TC. I wore out the vinyl, 8-track, and cassette editions. Now I'm working on wearing out the CD.:-)

Liz said...

I thought the picture was DNA too.

1. Why do you blog?
To empty my head - and to be read.

2. What are you currently reading?
I can't remember the title but it's an autobiography

3. What do you do for the pure relaxation of it?
sleep

4. What's the worst problem you've ever encountered as a blogger?
Techie ones I suppose.

5. How'd you sleep last night?
Soundly and long.

6. Do you have a pet? If so, what species?
No. Harvey the dog lives with me but doesn't like being called a pet.

7. If you could meet one famous person currently living, who would it be? You can say why if you wish; you don't have to.
Can't think of anyone deep and intellectual so let's say Johnny Depp - for obvious reasons - hot passionate lovin'.

8. What's your favorite currently popular song?
Don't know any currently popular songs!

9. What's your favorite (1) everyday food and (2) comfort food?
1. Bread and cheese 2. Cereal

10. What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
What I should be doing now, which is writing some articles about food.