Musings From A Bookmammal

Saturday Nine–Come To My Window


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1) This song is about a woman passionate about love and willing to pursue it, no matter what “they say.” Are you fearless when it comes to public opinion? Or do you worry about what “they” think of you? I’ve been working on this and I’m much more open about expressing my thoughts in public—especially at my job, and somewhat better in my personal life. It’s a work in progress! I actually found that once I hit 40, I stopped caring so much about what other people think.

2) Melissa’s father was a high school teacher. Tell us about a teacher who had an impact on you. So many—but I’ll pick Dr. Davis who taught my Essay Writing class when I was a senior in HS. I thought I was a pretty good writer when I started that class but Dr. Davis didn’t let me rest on that–he showed me how far I could go, and he helped me start to get there. It was hands down the most challenging class I ever took—in HS or college.

3) Melissa won a Grammy for this song. If you won a major award, where would you display it? Maybe at home on one of my bookshelves or on my desk.

4) Which TV game show do you think you’d do better on — The Price Is Right or Wheel of Fortune? Definitely Wheel of Fortune! I’m good with words—not so much with shopping.

5) Are you neat and organized? I go in phases on this—I start out super organized, then slowly grow more and more disorganized until I’ve had enough. Then I tidy things up and start again. I know that I feel much better emotionally and mentally when I’m organized.

6) When was the last time you went more than a day without washing your hair? OMG—if I washed my hair every day it would get so dry it would fall out! I wash my hair every 3 days. The other days I shower and very carefully keep my hair out of the soap and water.

7) When you eat Chinese food, do you use chopsticks or a fork? Fork

8) Are you a good cook? I’m not even going to attempt modesty here—I’m a really good cook. My specialties are spaghetti with meatballs (my go-to “company meal”), homemade soups (I’m planning to make homemade vegetable beef barley soup today), and various chocolate treats. My mom is a fabulous cook and we share recipes all the time.

9) We’re having a party in your honor! Would you prefer a costume party, a bowling party or a pool party? Do I have to pick from these? Can we just get together and eat great little snacks, have some adult beverages available for those who want them, some nice music in the background, and just visit and laugh a lot? That’s what I’d like!

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

11 thoughts on “Saturday Nine–Come To My Window

  1. I like the idea of your party!

  2. You were lucky to have a teacher like Mr. Davis. I bet your mind goes back to him often when you post on this blog. And everyone in your life is lucky because you’re such a good cook!

    • You’re right-I was lucky–and I do think about him often, especially since my job requires me to write copy every day.
      As for the cooking, I do get many compliments, but none of us like to remember the “Great Garlic Enchilada Debacle”–sometimes you’ve got to have a cooking disaster to appreciate all the yumminess!

  3. Your party idea is great! At last someone who does not wash her hair every day, I was starting to feel quite the slob.

  4. I can only wash mine every other day! I also found I’m much better at expressing my real opinion since turning 40 and not feeling too defensive when other people don’t agree with me. We are all different and that’s ok… Cleo’s thought for the day 🙂

    • 40 seems to be the dividing point for some reason–many of my friends also say that it was very freeing for them once they hit 40. I felt that way too–and turning 50 this year was even more so!

  5. I’m with you on the fork thing. Chop sticks would take me a day and a half to finish with

  6. Your party sounds like just the thing; can I come? I’d love to try your cooking!

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