A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs & replace any question that they dislike with a new question. [Oh, I love this rule!]
B) Tag 8 people to do this quiz. [See below.]
1. How many songs are on your iPod?
It's not an iPod, it's a ZEN, and I don't have any idea. Too many! I got overzealous and put everything on there. I need to create some playlists so I can just listen to what I'm in the mood for at any given moment.
2. What music would you want played at your funeral?
This is a tough one! I'm not sure. I'm Lutheran and I really love the hymn "A Mighty Fortress" (it's sort of the Lutheran anthem, ha ha). It's not really funeral music but I really love it, so I'll just say that one for now. :)
3. Which magazines do you have subscriptions to?
Real Simple and Scrapbooks Etc.
4. What is your favorite scent?
I love the smell of cloves and cinnamon. Last winter I stocked up on the closeout fall candles and scent oils so I've had my autumn scents all year, ha ha!
5. If you had a million dollars that you could only spend on yourself, what would you do with it?
I would pay one of those consultants to come in and help me organize my home and studio the way I want it but can't seem to quite wrap my brain around how to do it! Then I would pay off the mortgage. And put in a jacuzzi bathtub and a sauna. And then I would invest the rest because all the stocks are so cheap right now and by the time we retire they'll probably be worth something again (hopefully!!!). :P
6. What is your theme song?
Mmmm, another tough one. At this point in my life it's Just Showed Up by Sara Groves. (Danger, clicking the Just Showed Up link will take you to a window with audio! For all you at-work blog surfers! :))
7. Do you trust easily?
Yes, I do, but I trust my instincts more! :) And they usually serve me well. :) So I easily trust people worth trusting. :)
8. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
Ha ha. I definitely
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
10. What do you most like about yourself?
I like the personal journey that I am on; I like the things I am figuring out as I'm getting older. I like that I love to help people and am always willing to lend a helping hand to whomever I see who needs it, whether I know them or not. I like that I can look at beautiful things and often think, "I can make that."
11. Is being tagged fun?
I'm thrilled that Tena thought of me! She's super talented... oh, wait, I think this is a separate question... :)
12. How do you spend your social networking (Facebook, etc.) time?
I started on Facebook a zillion years ago when you still had to have a .edu address to sign up! Nobody was on there yet; seriously, nobody from my high school and only a couple from college. So I later switched to MySpace since more of my military friends were on there. Now Facebook is huge and I keep finding more and more friends on there. Another way I do my "social networking" is by visiting all my friends' blogs and leaving comments, 'cause I know how much I like comments (hint, hint!). :)
13. What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
Uh, finding friends via the "You might know..." feature on Facebook, ha ha! No, I have been addicted to creating... scrapbook pages (check back later today!) and jewelry and a collage and photography, I am just feeling it all. And I've had a longtime love affair with sudoku, too. :)
14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Tena is such an inspiration! She was an instructor at Inspired in April and she is soooo talented and soooo nice! I found myself in awe of her work and how down-to-earth she is. I bought two books she co-wrote with Carol Wingert (here and here) and I had a couple of questions, so I e-mailed Tena, and we've been e-mailing each other every-so-often since! I'm so happy that she's teaching a mini-workshop at next year's Inspired, it will be great to see her again!
15. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
Tena wrote Mercy by Duffy so that's been in my head since then. :)
16. What’s your favorite item of clothing?
I have a pair of CK Choice jeans that fit me like a glove. Of course Calvin Klein stopped making their Choice line, dangit!! And one of the back metal buttons is falling off, I need to figure out how to fix that. I also love my black Apple Bottom jeans. Yes, for real. Especially with those red shoes I mentioned yesterday; black jeans with red heels? Oh, just try to stop me!
17. Do you think Rice Crispies are yummy?
I don't like them as cereal but I love homemade Rice Crispy treats! It's a dang good thing for my waistline that I don't like to clean marshmallow goop out of my pots, because when I see them at a party, you'd better grab one quickly before I scarf them all up, yum yum. :)
18. What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
Well, I would of course see if I could locate the person who lost it! If that wasn't possible then if I found it today I would buy this and this. Yes, I don't have enough
19. What items could you not go without during the day?
Oh, well, I could go without most things, of course. I like to have a little caffeine, a chat with my husband, a little creating, and to keep my e-mail inbox to around 30 messages. :)
20. What should you be doing right now?
Any number of the 837 things on my To Do list. Next up: laundry, more Hitchcock Blonde art (check back later today!), and lunch. :) After that: big plans. BIG. Go!
Now, I am generally not a big fan of tagging. It's a little bit of rebel sneaking out, I think; "Oh no you di'n't just tell me I have to do this!" :) But I was happy that Tena thought of me and since I could change any of the questions I thought I'd play along for once. :) So I'm going to go ahead and "tag" eight people, too, but take it from me: you don't have to do it if you don't want to. :)
My eight are: Katie, Kellie, Sooz, Aimee, Kerry, Cynthia, Jen, and Heather. All cool chicas whose blogs I check regularly... and you should too. :) Especially check out Jen's photos of her husband Brett eating asparagas... oh my stinkin' heck that is hilarious. :)