Sunday, January 12, 2020


The Armchair Squid has given me this lovely award (I do love sunshine!) and I urge anyone who would like to take it and run with the questions he asked. Click the pic to see Squid's original post and the 'rules' for the award (I'm afraid I'm not much of a rule follower but if you are, there they are for you), and by all means nominated someone else you think would enjoy it.

Squid's questions...

  1. If you could live one year of your life over again, which year would you choose and why?
  2. If you could learn to be an expert at something without putting in the work, what would it be?
  3. If you could learn a new language instantly, which would you choose and why?
  4. If you could give $1 million to any charity, which would you choose?
  5. When was your Robert Frost moment a la "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."?  The poem (read it here) says you can't go back and that is true.  "Way leads on to way" and so forth.  But if you could, would you?  What is the difference you think it would have made?
  6. Time travel: where would you go and when?  Why?
  7. Who would you want on your fictional character bowling team?  You get to pick four.
  8. What would you want for your last meal?
  9. What's your favorite song?
  10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  11. If you came over to my home and I offered you a drink, what would you want me to serve you?  

1. This is a tough question for a person who is all too aware of how even the most minute changes in the past can affect the future. Given that I would want to affect the time-line the least, I'd probably choose to re-live my last year working at the vet where I used to work. There are things I'd do differently and in doing so I might have been able to save the life of my dear, sweet, still missed Evie Bean, one of the best cats I ever had. But to be honest, there are a lot of places in my life where a different action would've made things better so it's pretty hard to choose one. Not to mention the after effects. 
2. Languages. I would love to be able to speak more than English and the smattering of Spanish I still remember. I'd choose to be fluent in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese. Or I'll just take a download of the top 20 most spoken languages. 
3. See above, lol
4. I'd split it between the Sierra Club, Animal Shelters, and the ACLU
5. see #1 and my worry for screwing up time
6. Again, there's that whole changing the past, but, if I could go with the guarantee of being unable to affect anything, I'd probably choose 1805. I like the clothes. What can I say? But. if there was no guarantee then I would choose to go into the future, maybe 200 years from now, see if we've gotten into space and what we've found.
7. That's easy: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and John Turturo.
8.  Steak, salad, Tiramisu, and a nice glass or two of Sancerre.
9. Oh, that's impossible to answer; I have too many favorite songs. But if there's one thing I can listen to over and over and not get sick of it might be Mozart's Requiem.
10. Introvert for sure. My days are filled with way too much peopling.
11. I'd love a nice glass of Sancerre as stated in #8 but I'd happily take a Squid mix :)

Much thanks to the Squid. Good questions!

Now it's your turn to answer one of the questions above...


  1. Excellent choice for your bowling team! Was there any other answer?
    I wouldn't want to change the past either. It would only mess up something I enjoy now.

    1. That's how I feel about changing the past, too.

  2. Love your answers, especially to #7, LOL!

  3. Wine sounds nice. I'll happily pour you a glass.

    Thank you for playing! Such fun. The Dude is most definitely on my bowling team. And Chewbacca. My other choices vary but those two are the mainstays.

  4. I'd go with the Pin Pals, or the Wesley Crushers.

  5. Love your answers.
    I am an introvert. Growing more that way as the years pass. I like people and am interested in them but some are almost immediate energy vampires.

  6. Congrats on the award!

  7. Those are some interesting questions. Did you do something that caused Evie Bean to pass?

    1. More that I couldn't do something. It's a regret.

  8. Great answers! I need to do this, as Squid also picked me... now to think...

    1. Ooh, looking forward to your answers!

  9. Fun to see your answers. I'd probably live the last year of my husband's life again even though it would be hard to lose him again.

  10. Oh, Natalie's answer is devastating. :( As for me, I'd relive 1997 if possible. It was the year we married after being together eight years. We were both at our professional and physical peak. Best of all, our wedding is my favorite out of all fifty years. Be well!

    1. I'm glad you have a wonderful year like that you'd like to relive :)

  11. Great questions... and answers. As per #2, if I could become an instant expert at anything, it'd have to be playing the piano. I play a little, but my fingers aren't as responsive as they used to be. It'd be awesome to be able to play the classics the way they deserve to be played.

  12. Yes, I think being musically inclined would be my second choice.

  13. Great questions and great answers! I was sitting here thinking about what year I'd change, but can't think of an entire year. I can think of several small moments I'd change, but that's it. And somehow, they always come down to having one more moment with a family member.

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