Took a little hiatus–did you miss me? I missed you :)
In my absence I was given a Leibster award, not once, but twice, by momgoeson and my friend Heather McCoubrey. Not only is it a really nice compliment from other reader/writers, it gives me a chance to highlight another writer’s work. So my nominees are;
Carol Early Cooney
So I’m supposed to answer 11 questions, why not?
1. Quick! Name one favorite from your Ipod or whatever device you prefer for music.
I have three obsessions at the moment – Take Me to Church by Hozier, Turn it Around by Lucius, and Simple Song by the Shins. I’ll give a shout out to my fave station, 92.5 WXRV Boston. I stream it from every device I own. You can take the girl out of Boston, but she’ll take the River with her. :)
2. On that subject, what’s your favorite mobile device and why?
My Kindle. I carry Shakespeare’s complete works with me everywhere I go without breaking my back. If that sounds pretentious, I also have an extensive collection of chick-lit that I read with unrepentant enjoyment.
3. What’s the best post you’ve ever written, in your opinion? Provide the link so we can check it out!
The summer camp chronicles were the Dude at his epically awesome best.
4. What’s your favorite television series?
I’m utterly addicted to Sherlock. Martin Freeman does more with silence than many people accomplish with hours of words. And Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t too shabby, either. It’s an entirely different approach to television programming that is more reflective of how I consume media.
5. If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
I would love to talk to Jane Austen about modern courtship and the changing role of women in the home and society. She’s my literary role model, but our open society creates both opportunity and challenges for someone who writes about relationships. That or Paul McCartney, because I worship the ground that he walks on. Not exactly like wanting to meet Gandhi, but I embrace my shallowness.
6. What was the main reason you created your blog?
Every week I have coffee with a group of women. We share, we support each other, and it’s a wellspring of positivity. It’s the best part of my week. I wanted to build a blog like a virtual coffee shop where we can talk about stuff. I’d like to hear more from you.
7. Are you an only child? If not, how many siblings do you have and where do you fall in line?
I am the youngest of four. My siblings insist that I am the typical spoiled youngest child. I insist that I’m not, but I fear it’s like saying one isn’t anal retentive–it’s not something we can judge for ourselves.
8. Do you prefer Winter or Summer?
For a Midwesterner, I have little tolerance for cold. I whine as soon as the temperatures drop below 50 degrees.
9. What is your favorite beverage … adult and first thing in the morning?
I drink latte all day long. Decaf with a shot of Jack is a nice way to end the day.
10. Are you an early riser or a night owl?
If I could, I’d work all night and sleep all day. When I was single and young enough to function on three hours of sleep I used to practice my violin into the wee hours. My neighbors loved me, although I swear I used a mute.
11. Are you a cat, dog, fish or bird person?
I love my cats. They repay my devotion by horking furballs on my yoga mat.
Now, I’m supposed to ask a few questions of my own for the new awardees. Let’s make this even more fun – Readers, answer at least one of them in the comment section – let me get to know you better.
1. Current song obsession?
2. First book that stuck with you “for keeps.”
3. What is totally underrated, and what makes it laudably awesome?
4. Buy a tee-shirt for everyone on the planet. What does it say?
5. Dream birthday cake – describe it!
6. One piece of advice for your twenty-five year old self.
7. What is your unusual talent?
8. What is your most irrational fear and what is the farthest you’ve gone to accommodate it?
9. Who would you like to apologize to, and why?
10. If you were suddenly six years old, knowing what you know now, what would you do?
11. Surprise! I’ve got a present for you this here box. Open it up and tell me what’s inside.
How would you like your coffee? Pull up a chair and let’s talk.