Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I loved playing tag when I was little. I played Merry-Go-Round Tag one day, and injured myself.

You know how kids don't have merry-go-rounds at school anymore? Well, I'm one of the reasons why. Statistically speaking. I hurt myself playing that game!

I wonder if you know how it goes? One person is it; they stand in the middle, their eyes closed; then kids move around the outside of the Merry-Go-Round, trying to get away. Oh, yeah--and the Merry-Go-Round is moving. As fast as you want.

I have a little scar on my leg that has faded over time; it marks where my kneecap used to be when I was about ten. As I've grown up, it's grown down. a white, cock-eyed circular thing that marks where I slipped off the Merry-Go-Round and cut a very large, bloody and pebble-filled gash into my poor little leg. Trust me, it was painful. And I wasn't even it!

Blog-tag is not so painful. Or, at least, hopefully it isn't. I know lately, it's seemed like I've done nothing but blogfest, but I really am here, with other things to tell you. Amalia T., my lovely blogging/writing/other buddy, tagged me with some other lovely people, all who are delightful. Check her out, check out her links, and then, don't forget to return and check out my answers to this exciting literary sport of blog-tag. Five questions with five different(-ish) answers...oh, the thrill of it all!

Question 1 - Where were you five years ago?

  1. It's hard to believe now, but I was in college. Where did the time go?
  2. I was just getting into Ballroom Dance.
  3. In a very cold dorm room.
  4. In crush with some guy.
  5. In a good and happy place.
Question 2 - Where would you like to be in five years?
  1. Published. (Amalia, I'm keeping this one.)
  2. Home, after traveling the world.
  3. Living the dream!
  4. Among loved ones.
  5. Dancing with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly....? (Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?)
Question 3 - What is on your to-do list today? (Or, in this case, tomorrow.)
  1. Work. It's not exactly 9 to 5, though--it's more 8 to 4:30 with a lunch break.
  2. Choir. Last one of the season! I have to go.
  3. I should be doing some writing. It's not too exciting--but it's historical, it is sometimes fun, and I get paid for it.
  4. Finally cooking that chicken tikka masala. (Thanks, Jamie!) And then doing the dishes. Shucks.
  5. Well...practicing for that Fitness class I'll be teaching...but I'm sure we all know that's not going to happen...
Question 4 - What snacks do you enjoy?
  1. Ice cream. Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream! Chocolate's my favorite.
  2. Peanut butter. Straight.
  3. Fruit. This is a category of its own. Almost anything goes! Strawberries, bananas, apples, fresh peaches, cherries, blueberries and raspberries top the list.
  4. I really like cold baked beans. This is not so much of a snack as a side, but oh, well.
  5. I also really like cold sweet potatoes. Nothing on them! (See 4!)
Question 5 - What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
  1. Pay off my house and other such loans.
  2. Travel around the world.
  3. Diversify! Invest in my future, a few stocks, and let some collect in the bank. And donate some to charity.
  4. Buy something nice, and big, for my parents. Like a new house.
  5. Open up a dance hall in my non-dancing town.
Amalia says that the rules are to tag five bloggers I admire. This is totally unfair, because she tagged some I would have. And I suppose she'll say no tag-backs. What's a girl to do? :P But there are still many awesome followers to choose from. This is difficult! And to limit it to five? Well, here goes.

Roland at Writing in the Crosshairs
Charity at My Writing Journey
Eric Trant at Digging with the Worms
Jon Paul at Where Sky Meets Ground
Laura Canon at Pray for Rain

So, check them out, y'all! (I totally love to say y'all. Does that make me a wannabe southerner? I'm from the northern half of the country!) And then come back--I'm sure there's a blogfest coming up somewhere that I signed up for and forgot about.


Amalia T. said...

I was eyeing some baked beans today in the deli section of my grocery store, thinking how delicious they would be, but unwilling to spring for it. But man, bbq baked beans with a single egg over easy is like, the most magical breakfast of all time.

Ahem. Anyway.


Eric W. Trant said...

Thanks for the tag! I'm from the Piney Woods in East Texas, and the Gulf Coast around Houston, so saying y'all has a wonderful ring to it.

Just use it correctly is all, and for godsake don't use the word reckon. You'd be surprised how often wannabes use that work figuring that's a word we use, but it isn't.

See, we don't reckon. Ever. We figger. Real hard, sometimes.

And now I'm fixing to do some writing.

- Eric

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Awwm I love all your dancing answers! Well, they were all great answers, but those made me smile big time.

Clarissa Draper said...

So, you're the reason the merry-go-rounds are gone! ha ha ha. Anyway, love your lists of five. I would travel the world too and buy a house.


Just Another Sarah said...

Amalia: Mmm. I love baked beans. The more variety, the better. I'll have to try eating an egg with them. Haha!

Eric: I'm glad to hear my use of y'all is acceptable! It's such a warm and friendly word...well, in my opinion. I promise that I'll try to remember not to say reckon. And you're totally welcome for the tag!

Karen: Yay! Dancing is so very wonderful. I know you know this, because of your truths and lies. I wish I had your experience! I'm still impressed that you worked with the choreographer from SYTYCD. You totally are on my list of admired bloggers, as well, by the way, but I could only choose five.

Clarissa: That's right! It's totally on me. I never said I was graceful. :) Someday after we've both traveled the world, we'll have to meet at a jet-setting cafe at the equator (a half-way point, of course!) and exchange stories. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is such a fun tag! Baked beans are so good - warm or cold! :-)