Thursday, August 31, 2006

A meme! A meme! My kingdom for a meme!

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer did this meme today because she's got blogger's block. Been there, done that. I liked the meme, though, so I thought I'd do it, too, because I have few original thoughts these days. If you want to play along, post it on your blog and leave me a comment!

What do you like most about where you live? I love them because they're mine. I grew up in this part of the state, the county even. I feel like I split my allegiance sometimes since we live in between the big town (Miami) and the town where the kids go to school. I love the small town aspect of their school's town, but I grew up around Miami. Regardless, both towns are friendly, homey, familiar and well.....mine. I love that Miami has about the same number of Baptist churches as we do bars, I love the Indian Gaming Facilities, The (haunted) Coleman Theatre, Miami's library, the kids' school and the closeness of it, the way we come together when someone's in need and the fact that going to Wal*Mart is pretty much everyone's social life. They're mine, they're home.

Is there anything strange about where you live? Well, we are just miles from the nation's Largest Superfund Site. That's a source of pride, lemme tell ya. It's also the reason I'm not a member of MENSA. Just think how smart I'd have been had I not played on chat piles virtually my entire childhood.

What's one of your all-time favourite music albums and why? Well, I can't nail down a favorite particular album, but really, when it comes right down to it, I'm still a big Statler Brothers fan. Not as big a fan as Tater, but I'm still a fan. Go ahead, laugh, giggle and shake your head, even take me down a few notches on your Coolness Scale, but I really like them to this day! When we were kids we listened to them on 8-track in the car. We sang "specials" in church that were from their gospel albums. I can remember Mom playing their records, and later tapes, on rainy or snowy days and we were stuck in the house. As a family we sang "This Ol' House" and "The Fourth Man" because between the four of us we had Dad's bass, Mom's soprano and Tater and I sang the alto and tenor parts until I hit puberty and switched full time to alto, but I could've easily sang bass with Dad. (Yeah, I gots me a deep singin' voice - that's why I don't sing in public anymore.) Now, as an adult, when I'm in the right mood I put aside Maroon5, Jimmy Buffett and Rascal Flatts for a little walk down memory lane with the Statler Brothers.

Did you have a passion for something as a kid that you still have now? (If not - what is one of your passions now?) Okay, not really so much a passion as it is an obsession. I alphabetize everything. I did it as a kid and I do it now. From videos, books and CD's to canned goods and cleaning supplies. Not sure if that's what the question was wanting, but oh well.

What do you like most about having a blog? Truthfully? The thought that somewhere out there I've made someone laugh. People I don't know might be laughing at something I wrote! I love the comments from y'all when I've written about the booger shoe, possums in the dogfood and waist-boobs and that's what keeps me writing. And someday...someday when I publish that first book well, you can say you read it here first.

There ya go. I haven't done a meme in quite awhile - that was refreshing. Play along, won't you?


Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Hi, Diva ~ First time commenter here. I do love some Statler Brothers, too! When I was a kid we played 'em on the 8-track on those long vacations in the Pinto, and I guess it just stuck!

And rest assured that you make this girl laugh almost every time you post.

p.s. I'm glad to see you like "Rocks in my Dryer," too!

Melessa Gregg said...

After reading this one both here and at Rocks In My Dryer, I had to play along too.

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