but got distracted watching HGTV. Yes, the Paint Drying channel. Yes, that means we now have cable. Thanks to my mom, who told Husband that if he wanted cable, he should order cable. Husband called me and said, Your mom said I could have cable. How am I supposed to argue with that? So we have cable.
In any case, instead of posting, I'm going to do this meme I swiped from
1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favourite lyric to your current favourite song. Or your favourite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.
The questions she asked me:
1. If you could go and buy any camera you wanted right this minute, and money was no object, what would you buy?
This one is easy! The camera that takes the pictures I intended to take, instead of the ones I actually took. I'm not sure where to get one of those, though. I already have a camera that is a much better camera than I am a photographer.
2. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
Oh, gosh...there are too many. Christmas is a big deal in my family. Days of celebration. My earliest Christmas memory is sitting in the den at my grandmother's, drawing a snowman on a piece of pink paper. I was three. Someone cut it out for me and hung it on the tree - I took it home and we hung it on the tree every year until it disintegrated. Um...there was the year when we were all grown and my grandmother, for the first time, didn't make a red velvet cake for dessert, so we didn't sing happy birthday to Jesus, and my cousin ( who was in her twenties at the time) was horrified. The next year (and every year after that for the next thirty years) there was a red velvet birthday cake for Jesus.
3. Chocolate or vanilla?
Depends on what I'm eating. OK, not really - it's going to be chocolate about 99.999% of the time.
4. You have the ability to either instantly cure (permanently) every disease that exists, or instantly wipe out (permanently) poverty in every area of the world - but you can't do both. What would you do and why?
Wipe out poverty. Firstly, because poverty is a contributor to disease so wiping out poverty would cut down on disease, and secondly, because disease is part of the natural order of things, and I don't want to mess with that. I figure God knew what he was doing, and who am I to second guess?
5. Who is your favorite author?
This is a hard one. When I was younger I loved Twain and Poe, but I haven't read either of them in years. There are several writers who have a specific book or series that I love, but then I'm not so crazy about other stuff they've done. I don't think I've ever read anything by Joyce Carol Oates that I didn't like, but then I haven't read all that much of her stuff.
Dang it! You made me think! And it's not even 7:30 in the morning! Hmmm...OK, lately I'm very fond of Cynthia Voit. Tree by Leaf was a beautiful book, and I love her Kingdom series. Her prose manages to be straightforward and lyrical at the same time. I think Madeleine L'Engle was brilliant - I love everything she ever wrote, even the early cheesy stuff.