Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tag, You’re It

By C.L. Beck
© 2007

Not too long ago, G. Parker tagged several of us at LDS Writers Blogck. The rules are that you’re supposed to remove the blog site at the top of the list (below), move all the blog site names up one, and add yourself to the bottom.

So, here goes …

The Lyon's Tale
Sundial in the Shade
A Writer's RamblingsMusings from an LDS writing mom
LDS Writers Blogck (C.L. Beck)

What were you doing ten years ago? 1997 : Wow, who can remember that long ago? Hmm, let’s see. I would have been 29 (again), so whatever I was doing, it was with a lot more energy and enthusiasm.

What were you doing one year ago? July 2006: The same thing I’m doing now … trying to come up with an idea so stupendous that every publisher in the country will want it. Okay, maybe not every publisher. I’ll settle for Simon and Schuster. Or maybe Random House. All right, the truth be known, I’ll settle for anybody that doesn’t make me pay to publish my stupendous idea.

Five snacks you enjoy: Aside from the Chex Party Mix that I shouldn’t have just eaten? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Oh, and chocolate.

Five songs you know all the lyrics to: Almost any song that I like. And a few that seem to stick in my mind, unbidden—for example, the theme to “Dog, the Bounty Hunter”.

Things you would do if you were a millionaire: Start a scholarship fund for married students with kids; send my best friend and her husband to Hawaii for a vacation; start a publishing house so my blogger friends could easily get published; send medicine, food and books to kids in third world countries ... hmmm, I think I need to be more than a millionaire to accomplish all that I dream of doing.

Five bad habits: Reading email when I should be writing a blog, writing a blog when I should be writing a column, writing a column when I should be finishing my latest kid’s story, writing a kid’s story when I should be finishing that novel from a year ago.

Five things you like to do: Write, take photos, go camping (in a nice, plush trailer with an indoor potty), read, hobnob with fellow writers.

Things you will never wear again: Hot pants or a mini-skirt. Somehow they look funny with garments hanging out below. Not to mention the fact that I don’t have the legs I used to have. Apparently someone stole my legs in the night and left these short, fat things I have now.

Five favorite toys: Canon camera, Corky Porky Pie (my dog). As hot as it is right now, an air conditioner is one of my favorite toys!

Where will you be in ten years? Ancient. Heck, I’ll be as old as the trees. Oh ... sorry, I thought you said, "WHAT will you be in ten years?".

Five people to tag: Karen Hoover, Wendy Elliott, Callie Olsen, Cathy Witbeck, and Triple Nickle.(If any of you don't have a blog, you can post your responses at Author's Incognito, or as a comment at LDS Writers Blogck).


ali said...

Fun! I enjoyed your responses Cindy - funny! I'll look forward to the responses to your tag ... I don't think Cathy has a blog yet but I'd want to read her answers. She's the one who got me hooked into all this craziness!

C. L. Beck said...

Glad you enjoyed the blog. I'll have to post it out on Author's Incognito so that everyone who's been tagged will know they're playing.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Triple Nickel said...

Tag? Is it freeze tag or possibly regulat tag with a free zone? If so, I'm in a free zone! :-)
I'm just an occassional reader of the many great blogs I've found on this site. But, in the spirit of fair play, I'll take on part of your challenge.

What were you doing ten years ago? 1997 : I was celebrating the return of my son from an LDS mission in Madrid Spain.

What were you doing one year ago? July 2006: Baking in the hot sun! Where I live it gets very hot in July. Thank goodness for window air conditioners!

Five snacks you enjoy: Chocolate ice cream, double chocolate ice cream, chocolate fudge ice cream, chocolate Mississippi Mud ice cream, and yes, chocolate brownie ice cream.

Five songs you know all the lyrics to: Oh heavens! I know the first lines to many songs, but I do not know the entire lyrics of any song. I just like singing the first line over and over.

Things you would do if you were a millionaire: I'd buy season tickets for the SF Giants baseball games! I'd also buy a very fast sports car!

Five bad habits: Reading other people's blogs instead of trying to write my own ideas, playing with my dog instead of doing chores, sitting and watching the birds at the feeders instead of doing my chores, neglecting the weeds in my garden, TV.

Five things you like to do: TV, eat ice cream, play with my dog, visit with friends and family, travel.

Things you will never wear again: I really wish I could say wear a tie, but alas, I always wear ties. How about bell bottom jeans! Oh, and flowers in my hair - that's from my hippie days and besides, the hair is gone!

Five favorite toys: TV, computer, cars, anything electronic, my dog.

Where will you be in ten years? Hopefully still here! I may need oxygen by then, but I hope to still be kicking!

Five people to tag: Well, let's see. Since I really don't know anyone I think I'll have to pass on this one, but thanks for thinking of me!