Traveling Dog Lady: Meet the Bloggers Getting to Know You Blog Hop

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Meet the Bloggers Getting to Know You Blog Hop

Ok, I'm a day late (and a dollar short ha hahahah) because yesterday was NUTS, but I was told this event is going on through Christmas Day, so here goes:  I'm taking part in the Meet The Bloggers Blog Hop.  As such, I'm going to tell five things about myself that folks may or may not know (hopefully the latter, since how boring would it be if I told everyone stuff they already know?!).  They also want us to "come out from behind" the (camera, keyboard, computer), so you'll get a photo or two of yours truly to round out the equation.
Now, really, here goes!

Christmas, 2012 at Wiley Park
What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?  
Everyone knows this (look! I have failed already!):  Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" is my favorite movie in the whole world.  I can't wait to watch it this weekend.  I cry every time I see it, and I've seen it hundreds of times.  Maybe thousands.  I can recite the entire script along with the movie -- like one would sing along with a song!

What’s your favorite non-animal related book?  
My "pillar of the Earth", Nauset Lighthouse
"The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett" -- just thinking about this brilliant historical novel gives me a little thrill!

One of my favorite pictures of me!

Who’s your favorite actor?
I haven't got one.  I guess maybe it would be James Stewart, but he's long since gone.  The old Hollywood actors are untouchable.  None of "today's" actors compare (in my opinion).  Now, if you had asked about SINGERS!!  [Tori Amos, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Chuck Negron]

What’s one thing you have to do every day?
What do you wish you were more skilled at?
This one's easy:  construction, renovations, repairs, art and playing an instrument.  I always have to hire someone to do work around the house, and I wish I could just take out a board and some tools and do it myself.  I can "dabble" at the piano or organ, but can't play for real.  I can't draw anything!

Me, 1963

What one word would people who know you use to describe you?
How is your pet most like you?
Separation anxiety.  Or just plain... anxiety!
Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?
Well, I'm not certain blogging brings me joy, but anyway... these three things sure do (and these are "things", not people):  The beaches of Cape Cod; reading on Cape Cod; riding my bike on the Cape Cod Rail Trail.  
Here's me, doing two out of the three joyful things.
The beach is down the street.
(Can't read while riding a bike!)
So, I answered 7 questions.  
Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

This blog hop is hosted by these wonderful folks who blog: (copied and pasted from one of their blogs. Hope you don't mind, and thanks!)


  1. This was such a fun hop, and I love finding out more about everyone, but it was such a popular hop, it's taking me forever to work my way through!

    You're the third person I've seen list Pillars of the Earth! I have it on the shelf next to me. Maybe I'll try to fit it in over the holiday break!

  2. It was a good hop! PATE is a long book, 1200 pages if I remember correctly. And oh, so good!!!

  3. Nice to meet you! I wish at were more skilled at doing things around the house. But other than being able to hang my smoke detector I feel very inept.

    Thanks for joining in the hop!

  4. Another Pillars of the Earth fan? That book is quickly moving up my reading list after this hop.

    Also, I'm going to heartily second that Bon Jovi love. :)

    Glad you joined us on the hop, and I'm sorry it took me so long to stop by!


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