In his speech after winning the presidential election Barack Obama said he would fulfill his promise to get his daughters a new puppy. Since this may very well be his first important decision as the President of the Free World. I have just a small piece of advice: Get them any dog that they want except for one breed. Under no circumstances should you get them a Chihuahua.
Please, I beg you, anything but one of those (with apologies to my readers who have one of these pups but I have been bitten in my life by only two dogs, and this was one of them. Plus, they seem to yip a lot, if you ask me.).
Though I wasn’t tagged, here are my answers to one of the latest “memes” floating around the blogosphere. Thanks to Alan for bringing this to my attention.
A – Available or Married? Neither – I am divorced and happily single (for now).
B – Best Moment? Desiree’s adoption day – June 6, 2001.
C – Cake or Pie? Pie, specifically Pecan Pie.
D - Drink of Choice? Coca-cola . . . But Big Red when I can get it, which I can’t in Pennsylvania.
E – Essential Item? My notebook computer.
F – Favorite Colour? Blue – In particular Kentucky Wildcats Blue.
G – Gummi Bears or Worms? Gummi Bears, but they have to be fresh.
H – Hometown? Bloomfield, KY (I actually lived in “City Hall” when it was a house).
I – Indulgence? Television, movies, music, books.
J – January or February? February – we’re that much closer to Spring.
K – Kids & Names? Desiree Joy, 14.
L – Life is incomplete without? God . . . What did you expect me to say?
M – Marriage Date? NA.
N – Number of Siblings? One.
O – Oranges or apples? Oranges.
P – Phobias/Fears: Heights.
Q – Favorite Quotation? “Human beings, my friends,” said General Loewenhielm, “are frail and foolish. We have all been told that grace is to be found in the universe. But in our human foolishness and shortsightedness we imagine that divine grace has limits. We tremble when we make our choices in life, and after making them, we fear we might have made the wrong choice. But the moment comes when our eyes are opened, and we see and realize that grace is limitless. Grace, my friends, demands nothing from us. It makes no conditions and singles no one out in particular. Grace takes us all in and proclaims us free. What we have chosen is given us, and what we have refused is also granted us. It is poured out upon us in abundance. For mercy and truth have met together, and righteousness and bliss have kissed one another.” from Babette’s Feast.
R – Reason to Smile? Seeing my daughter laugh.
S – Season? Fall.
T – Tag three people! Jim, John, and David.
U – Unknown fact about me: My first career choice was to enter politics and serve as a representative or senator in my home state of Kentucky. I was a legislative intern in the Kentucky State Capitol while at Eastern Kentucky University.
V – Vegetable you hate? Only one – okra.
W – Worst habit? Eating things that are bad for me.
Y – Your favorite food? Medium rare steak.
Z – Zodiac? Though I don’t believe in this stuff . . . Scorpio.
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, “ABC’s of Me”
Never one to take being called a “scaredy cat” lying down, here is a version of the Valentine I sent a fellow blogger when I read something she had written. I have amended it to apply to all those who grace the posts of my “be-it-ever-so-humble” blog. Please note: This is offered in sheer fun and with tongue firmly in my cheek.