Friday Fill-ins 3-7-08

This week’s prompts went up early, so my answers are on time for once! Friday Fill-Ins #62 1. Ahhhh, it’s so nice to get home from work after a long day, and take my shoes off!.2. One of my favorite things on my desk or bureau is the jewelry box my stepson gave me a couple of Christmases ago.3. Japanese Cherry Blossom time in Washington DC is something I’ve never seen (yet) – but since […]

Reprise: The “Page 123” meme

I’ve done this book meme once already, but it’s still quite popular on the blogs, and it can be done more than once, so I’m playing it again, Sam. You probably know the rules already, but just for the record: 1. Pick up the nearest book.2. Open to page 1233. Find the fifth sentence.4. Post the next three sentences.5. Tag five people and post a comment here once you post it to your blog so […]

Book talk: “One Good Turn”

Book talk: “One Good Turn”

One Good Turn Kate Atkinson Back Bay Books, 2007 (ISBN 0316012823) Fiction, 448 pages First sentence: He was lost. Book description: On a beautiful summer day, crowds lined up outside a theater witness a sudden act of extreme road rage: a tap on a fender triggers a nearly homicidal attack. Jackson Brodie, ex-cop, ex-private detective, new millionaire, is among the bystanders. The event thrusts Jackson into the orbit of the wife of an unscrupulous real […]

Basically, it’s a question of style – a clothes call

When I was much younger, I was much more of an artist than a writer; and when I say “artist,” I mean “someone who liked to draw and wasn’t too bad at it.” I particularly liked illustrating and sketching clothes, and while I didn’t imagine myself becoming a fashion designer, fashion illustration was an appealing career prospect for a few years. That didn’t last, but it did help plant the seeds of an interest in […]

Ten on Tuesday 3-4: 10 Favorite Drinks

One fun thing about participating in weekly memes is that you may find yourself writing about topics that might bever have otherwise crossed your mind. I don’t think I’d be thinking or talking about my favorite drinks if it weren’t this week’s Ten on Tuesday prompt. I “don’t drink” much, at least in the sense that most people mean when they talk about “drinks,” so this will probably be a very boring list. As usual, […]

The Marvelous Month of March!

If you get these posts in your feed-reader or e-mail (and don’t come here to comment), then you probably haven’t seen the two buttons at the top of the sidebar about this month’s Big Events: The 3 R’s turns one year old on March 16, and its blogger (yeah, that would be me) turns 44 on March 29. The “Blogoversary Countdown” button has been on the sidebar for several weeks, but the “Birthday Party” one […]

Weekend assignment #205 (9) – Those “Other” Pets

The Weekend Assignment is posted each Friday at Outpost Mâvarin; a roundup of responses goes up the following Thursday, so if you’d like to join in, you’ve still got some time! Weekend Assignment #205: As of 2007 Americans owned over 72 million dogs, and over 81 million cats. They also owned horses, birds, fish, turtles, ferrets, lizards and other critters. (Real statistics can be found here.) My question is this: what pets have you had, […]

You know I couldn’t resist

You know I couldn’t resist

Another Blogthings quiz, via Alisonwonderland: Your Quirk Factor: 52% You’re a pretty quirky person, but you’re just normal enough to hide it. Congratulations – you’ve fooled other people into thinking you’re just like them! How Quirky Are You? Yeah, that’s probably about right… I’m a bit surprised it’s not higher. The fact that it isn’t makes me feel both relieved and a little disappointed. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe […]

Scraptacular #6

There’s no real theme going on in the Scraptacular this week, and I don’t seem to have flagged as many links for consideration this time, either (although some may end up fueling posts of their own). New in Google Reader this weekEverything Under the Sun (Mike’s another “Weekend Assignment” participant)Julie Pippert: Using My Words, via MOMocratsI guess this is it then, via Mir’s “Casual Friday” roundup on Work It, Mom!West of Mars (great comment thread […]

Booking Through (past) Thursday: “Heroine”

Booking Through (past) Thursday: “Heroine”

Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?) Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves! This is an excellent […]