A big bunch of FinCon16 wasn’t much fun, but I did have the chance to connect with some new people this year. One of them was the delightful and well-read Jana, author of the Jana Says blog and a podcast called The Armchair Librarians.
The other day Jana put up a post called “Three things,” a series of prompts and replies that likely wouldn’t surprise loyal readers but will help newbies like me get to know more about her.
She credits Steph of Life According To Steph for the idea. I’m stealing it from the both of them.
Three things I’d never give up:
Loved ones, writing, reading
Three favorite vegetables
Tomatoes, potatoes and cucumbers – especially ones we grow in our own dirt.*
Three shows I watched faithfully from beginning to end:
Leverage, All In The Family and M*A*S*H (gee, I’m old)
(Note: Since DF and I don’t have a television I got my Leverage fix courtesy of my friend Linda B., who lets her DVR queue fill up until I can come help her empty it. Chocolate is often involved.)
Three places I want to visit inside the U.S.:
The Motown Hall of Fame in Detroit, the town of Sitka here in Alaska and the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Fla.
Three places I want to visit outside the U.S.:
Australia, Italy, the British Isles
Three things I always have with me:
House keys, asthma inhaler and flash drive**
Three things that are always in my car:
Don’t have a car, but when I borrow DF’s vehicle I always have shopping bags, my dumbphone and the grabber I use to pull things like paperback books and Box Tops For Education out of the bins at the recycling center.
Three most recent phone calls were to/from:
My daughter, my friend Linda B. and the hairdresser
Three books I read and loved in college:
Three most often used makeup products:
Pass, because I don’t wear makeup
Three things that*** make me laugh:
My partner, my friend Linda B. and my daughter
Three things that make me cry:
Prejudice, cruelty and willful ignorance
All right, readers: Now it’s your turn to answer a few (or all!) of these prompts in the comments section. Looking forward to reading them.
*I’m running afoul of the master gardeners, here. They used to tell me that “dirt” is what comes out of the vacuum cleaner bag, whereas “soil” is a living organism. They’re probably correct from a scientific standpoint. But I’m a South Jersey girl who knows dirt when she sees it – and who likes playing in it.
**I have an absolute horror of something happening to my laptop and its contents (years and years worth of writing and research). Thus whenever I leave the house without the computer I make sure to have a flash drive with me. Still haven’t decided how I feel about the cloud.
***In my case it should be “people who make me laugh,” but I’m sticking with the original prompt because maybe puppies, not persons, are what crack you up.