Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Last of the Summer Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, which means the Hodgepodge. Read and comment, visit Joyce, and play along. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

1. When did you last sing happy birthday to someone? When were you last sung to? Does that embarrass you or do you enjoy being the center of attention on your special day?

We sang it to my boy just a couple of weeks ago - exactly two weeks ago, in fact! I don't think my family sang it to me this year, but probably last year. It doesn't bother me. I love my birthday and don't like it to be forgotten or ignored!

2. Name a famous or 'infamous' person (living or deceased) who shares your birth day and month. Is that someone you'd like to meet in person if it were possible?

There are a fair number of them. My favorite was always the Queen Mother. She seemed like a delightful lady who would have been fun to meet. Louis Armstrong also was born on my birthday. (Or I guess I was born on his!) Just a few of the ontemporary figures who I share a birthday with are baseball's Roger Clemens, NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, and actor Billy Bob Thornton. And President Obama and I were born on the same day AND the same year (assuming we know his exact birthday! LOL).

Of all those, the Queen Mother is still by far the one I would have most enjoyed meeting.

3. Someone hands you a box tied up in a lovely bow...what are you hoping to find inside?

Whatever they chose with care because they know and love me!

4. What can you guarantee about yourself?

I am an extremely loyal friend.

5. Talking art and beautiful cities here...'The Last Supper' in the Santa Maria della Grazie Abbey in Milan, Italy or 'The Mona Lisa' in The Louvre, Paris...which would you most like to see up close and in person? Why?

I am not an art connoisseur, but I would probably choose Mona Lisa and Paris.

6. Your favorite dessert?

Something with dark chocolate, nuts (preferably pecans), and ice cream or whipped cream. And zero calories, of course!

7. This coming weekend marks the official start of autumn (in the Northern hemisphere)...what is something you do to get ready for fall? What is one thing you're looking forward to on your fall calendar? Spring or fall-which do you prefer?

I don't really do anything to get ready for fall.

I'm looking forward to visiting our girl in mid-October! Just 23 days!

And spring is by far my preference. The warming weather, the beautiful flowers, the lengthening days--all conspire to make me positively giddy!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Had a great time at ACFW conference in Indianapolis this past weekend! Too many fun things to mention here! But a fun highlight after the conference was when I got to finally meet in person my sweet blogging friend Linda, aka Lid, from 2nd Cup of Coffee!


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LynnMarie said...

Oh what a great photo of the two of you! The Queen Mum! Now that's cool.

Joyce said...

I think I'd like to have known the Queen Mum. She is a beloved figure in England. She was actually in the house we lived in one time. It was built in the early 20's and was one of the first houses in that 'estate' (neighborhood), so she came by for a look-see. The owner we rented from had a certificate she'd signed saying she was there.

Nonnie said...

The Queen Mum would have loads of stories to tell us about so many different things. Wow! And she would be very pleasant to talk with, too
Great pic of you and your friend. Dark chocolate and nuts - oh yeah.

April said...

You share a birthday with some pretty neat folks...lucky you! I get Fidel Castro, of all people! Anything with dark chocolate and I'm IN!