Saturday, February 04, 2006

Betty's Meme Challange

· If you were a food, what would you be? Well, I could say I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener....but I would really be Southern Fried Chicken - finger lickin' good. ;-)

· What do you think is the greatest invention? Why? Writing - because it not only allows us to pass down important ideas, experiences, and events (both private and public), but it also allows us to connect to the past and hopefully learn from it. As G. Santayana said: those who do not study the past are doomed to repeat it.

· What is your earliest childhood memory? This is hard. My earliest memories are of a recurring nightmare I used to have about being overwhelmed by giant tractor tires. They would multiply in the living room, and I would keep climbing to the highest one to avoid being squashed, but then I was so high I was terrified. It's either that memory or of one lazy summer eating watermelon all the time because Dad planted a patch and had more than we expected - so we ate watermelon on the porch like every evening in my memory. I LOVE watermelon, BTW. It was one of the foods my mom craved when she was pregnant with me.

· Is there something that you memorized long ago and still remember? In 2nd grade, we memorized the opening lines of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" - Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Twas the 18th of April in '75, hardly a man is still alive who remembers that famous day and year...One if by land or two if by sea and I on the opposite shore shall be." I also remember just about all of the History Rock songs from Schoolhouse Rock - including the Preamble to the Constitution.

· Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? OVER!!!

· What is your favorite season of the year? Why? I do love Spring - everything is blooming, Baseball is starting, the weather is sunny but still cool enough to be pleasant. Unfortunately, my allergies hate it.

· What superpower would you like to have? What would you do with it? The power to grant true heart desires. Not just grant wishes, but only wishes that reflected the real wants of someone. That or the power to burn calories at will.

· If you had to move to another state, which one would you choose? Since I haven't been to all 50 states, this is a hard one. I've always wanted to live near the ocean, but I've never seen the Pacific, and it looks like the most interesting to me. I have a fantasy of living near Carmel in California - you know, living the artist's life.


Kelli McBride said...

Here's the specific quote from Santayana:

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905

Betty S said...

I wish I'd thought of writing. That's a great choice!

I love to look at an ocean and hear the waves or even watch a storm rolling in. But I hate the smell. It always reminds me of fish urine. Not that I know what that smells like, but I'm sure that must be it.

Being a family of history and museum buffs, I would have to say Santayana got it right!

Thanks Kelli

Rinda Elliott said...

Betty, I did this on my blog and the entire thing disappeared-- along with several other posts. Then some posts moved around.

I had some fun answers, too.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Good answers, Kelli :)

Betty S said...

I read it, Rinda. Now it is gone.
I tried to comment but it wouldn't let me.
I don't know what's going on.

Kelli McBride said...

Rinda, I couldn't even get into your site or the OKRWA blog site last night. It said I didn't have access privileges or something. ;-(

Betty S said...

Are you doing any better?

Kelli McBride said...

I am much better. I've finished my antibiotics, but I have this lingering cough with mild mucus production. Enough to bother me, but not enough to sideline me. Now, I'm trying to rest to build up my lungs again. They are still weak. So as long as the weather stays relatively calm, no extreme changes, I should stay healthy. Ha.

Betty S said...

Well, so much for no extreme changes.

It's suppose to get really warm by midweek then go back into the freezer again.

Last night Daisy went outside to do her doggy thing. When she came back inside she went straight to her doggy sweater and wanted us to put it on her.

Poor baby.

Keep warm and take care of yourself. That hole in the fabric of cyberspace, created by your absence, is beginning to yawn.