"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)


Eight Questions

I’ve been tagged in a game that goes like this, I answer a series of questions with entertaining comments (although not sure how entertaining it will be). Then I tag others who do the same on their blogs.  The only reason I agree to play along is because it's only eight questions.  How hard can that be, right?

1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?

My boys believe that earth bending is the very best superpower to have, but that's because they have visions of destroying things.  I think I'd like Jasper Cullen's ability to manipulate emotions and make everyone around me happy.

2. Who is your style icon?

I love Stacey on TLC's What Not To Wear.  She has convinced me that a v-neck and empire waistline are my friends. She is the reason that I only have one pair of mom jeans (and only because I haven't had time to shop to replace them yet).

3. What is your favorite quote?

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." -- Henry David Thoreau

4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

My mother-in-law once took my kids, all six of them, to McDonald's play place when they were little.  A woman stopped to compliment her on how well behaved they all were.  My mother-in-law still talks about that time.

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?

Joseph Arthur/America on Pandora.  It's really a fun, eclectic mix of my favorite kind of music.

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

I am a barely get through the day kind of person.  More of a night owl than a morning person.  I'm death incarnate when I first wake up.

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dogs.  Except the ones that bark all night every night in my neighborhood.  I could do without them.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name

I started with "Naissance," which means "birth" in French.  But then I felt like my writing had graduated from the newborn stage into the playfulness of childhood.  A*Musings means I'm amusing myself with my musings.  Hm, I wonder if I'll go all dark and brooding when my writing reaches that awkward teenage stage.

I tag Carrie Dair, Cathryn Louis, and Monique.

Carrie -- you can either view this as more homework, or an easy blog post idea.  ;)


Sue Jackson said...

Oh, how fun! I enjoyed your answers. I think your blog title is very clever. I know I need to spend more time on my writing, but there's just so much other maintenance sort of stuff to do...sigh...I've been very impressed with your motivation and drive!!


Renee said...

Loved reading your answers to these interesting questions!

Linda said...

I enjoy your sense of humor. And I've enjoyed peeking around your blog several times lately too. :-)

Shelli said...

Sue -- thanks! The silver lining of having CFS is that it has kindled a passion for writing. It makes motivation and drive a lot easier when you do what you love.

Thank you, Renee!

Linda -- thank you, and welcome to my blog! I hope you come back to visit often.

Cathryn Grant said...

I love it ... "I wonder if I'll go all dark and brooding when my writing reaches that awkward teenage stage."

Shauna said...

What a fun post! Just stopping by to say hi :)

Shelli said...

Cathryn -- And when my work is well-established, it will be "Doddering Old Foolishness." :)

Shauna -- Thanks for stopping by, and welcome! I hope you'll visit often.

Anonymous said...

Nice, Shelli. Actually I was thinking it would make a great addendum (or replacement) to my bio. :) Thanks for the tag. And GREAT answers. I learn something new about your every day. :)

Julie Musil said...

It was fun learning more about you. LOL at the mom jeans, and the compliment about your children is HUGE!