My blogging buddy, Adrienne at My Memory Art,  tagged me quite some time ago with this challenge. It’s been sitting in my draft folder for months, so I decided to finally post it.

Get comfy, folks; this is lengthy.

The Rules:

1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

db pennys hill

Since I’ve been blogging well over two years, it was difficult coming up with eleven facts about me that I haven’t shared before. But I’ll try. And if you remember reading any of these in previous posts, please pretend that you haven’t:

1.) Motor Man’s nickname for me is “DB”. Those were my initials before we were married.

2.) I’m scared of spiders and bugs, but not frogs.

3.) Rain makes me cold…no matter how warm the temperature might be.

4.)Pedicures make me sleepy.

5.)  Chocolate pie is my favorite dessert.

6.) When I’m on a plane, and we begin the descent, I have terrible pains in my ears. So far, nothing has helped.

7.) I love the smell of racing fuel.

8.) In my first job, I used Telex, Mimeograph and  Ditto machines. (Since most of you probably aren’t familar with these, I’ve included links.) Office technology has come a long way.

9.) At this time, I’m weaning myself off Diet Cokes.

10.) The part of my brain that controls “direction” must not have completely developed. When we stay at a hotel, I never can remember which way to turn when we leave our room. Thankfully, I never travel alone.

And here are the eleven questions that Adrienne asked me to answer:

1. What was a favorite childhood plaything? Barbie dolls. My mom would make most of their clothes. Sure wish I still had the dolls and the clothes.

2. What was the first novel that transported you? Gone With The Wind.

3. Is the work you do to pay the bills a passion or practical? My “work” consists mostly of keeping the books at our small business, so it’s definitely practical.

4. What’s your favorite hand cream? Fragrance? I really don’t have a favorite hand cream, but I love Neutragena Foot Cream! My favorite fragrance is Jennifer Anniston.

5. If you could (or do) grow a garden would there be flowers or vegetables to fill it? Definitely flowers!

6. What would you like to see in the US that you haven’t seen yet? And abroad? Motor Man would like to take me to New Mexico (he’s been, but I haven’t). And I’d love to visit Scotland some day.

7. Can you think of one lifestyle change you could make that would help you feel less tired “all the time”? Spend less time blogging, perhaps? 

8. What’s your favorite board game? Card game? We really don’t play board games or card games. I play Spider Solitaire on the computer. Does that count?

9. What’s a surprise blessing that blogging has brought into your life? Making “online” friends and actually meeting a few of them in person.

10. Is there an “old” friend you’ve lost along the way that you think about trying to find again? I’ve reconnected with several old classmates and friends through Facebook.

11. What’s your current favorite television show? When Motor Man and I are at home, he’s in charge of the remote. If when he falls asleep with the TV on something I don’t care for, I’ll just change it to the “Oldies” music channel.

NOW! Here are my eleven questions to be answered by the bloggers I’ll list at the end of this post.

1.) What’s a favorite summertime memory from your childhood?

2.) You and a close friend have an afternoon to spend together. What are your plans?

3.) What dish can you prepare without using a recipe?

4.) What image is on your mouse pad?

5.) Do you have a nickname?

6.) What is your favorite way to exercise?

7.) Do you play a musical instrument?

8.) Were you named for someone? If so, whom?

9.) What is your favorite type of music?

10.) When is your birthday (month and day)?

11.) What’s the closest you’ve ever been to a natural disaster?

The rules didn’t specify how many bloggers to name to participate in this challenge. So I’m choosing six.  This is so involved, I realize there may be some who would choose not to play along. So, if you prefer not to, PLEASE don’t feel obligated! And, thankfully, there’s no deadline. It’s a lot of fun, but it does take some time.

1.) Pam & Sam at One Spoiled Cat

2) Dor at Virginia Views

3.) Susan at Coming East

4.) MJ at Emjay And Them

5.) Georgette at Georgette Sullins

6.) Patti at A New Day Dawns

This concludes what is, most likely, my wordiest post ever. Thank you and good night.

20 responses to “11-11-11

  1. My goodness that’s quite a challenge! Loved your responses to the questions AND you certainly came up with some good questions to pass on to your challenge buddies – thanks for including me – I’ll try to do justice to this I promise!!


  2. You’re right this must be your post with the most words. I will think about this and perhaps tackle it next Sunday. Thank you for thinking of me.

  3. I love the questions you came up with and I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. Good for you on the Diet Cokes! You look like you are walking the Sahara Desert with an Outer Banks sweatshirt! Whew!!

    • Pix, I was actually walking on a dune on the OBX known as Penny’s Hill. It’s such a beautiful place, and sometimes there are a few of the wild horses there.

  4. Congratulations Dianna on your thoughtful responses to this big challenge. I’m trying to get off diet sodas too. 🙂 And thank you for including me in your “tagged” folks. I will give it a try.

  5. itsallaboutpurple

    WoW dianna, that’s dedication, so nice to read so much about you and that wonderful mm. adrienne is such a sweet friend, i really love her!!

  6. It’s always fun to learn more about our blogging friends! I’ve seen a couple of these question type posts lately and while they weren’t passed on to anyone, they look like they’d be fun to do.
    Have a nice Monday!

  7. Giving up Diet Cokes. I can’t believe it. That will be a challenge for sure! LOL I will have to teach you how to play Mexican Dominoes so you can answer #8. Great blog for today.

  8. Wow! What a lengthy post! I loved reading more about you Dianna!

  9. um, in your first ’11’ i only count 10 things. trying to cut corners, i see…

  10. It was fun taking a peek into your life!

  11. Fun list! Like you, I’m challenged with direction. I have the same problem…I often take wrong turns in unfamiliar buildings. Thank goodness for map apps when I’m driving in new places! And like you, I’m drinking less caffeine…have been for a long time, but now replacing with club soda and lime…delish! ~ Sheila

  12. Wow! I can see why you might leave this sitting for a while! But some great tidbits and questions emerged!!

  13. I love the questions you came up with, especially favorite way to exercise and dishes you make without recipes. Somehow they seem to go hand and hand. I’d love to go to Scotland too. Haven’t been there, but have Scottish ancestry and had a penpal from Glasgow for years and years – as a kid of course. If you can’t anyone else to go with you, maybe you and I and some of the other bloggers could arrange a tour!

    • I almost named you as one of the “chosen”, Renee. But I wasn’t sure you’d be interested. Feel free to give the challenge a whirl!
      What a fun blogging trip that would be. But I wouldn’t be able to go without my Motor Man! (maybe he could chaperone us….)

  14. What a fun post! good for you on the Diet Cokes. I love the photo – the colors are so vibrant.

    I will try the challenge, too, at a later date. Thank you 🙂

    PS I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland AND Ireland!!

  15. I enjoyed learning more about you. Your mention of mimeograph machines brings back memories of worksheets we had in elementary school that were reproduced using them

  16. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Fun blog! Bet you were glad when you finished it.

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