1. What is your favorite childhood memory?
I suppose some people would say something to the effect of, "Beach side family board-games in Maui" but, those are boring people leading boring lives.
Now, I've been thinking about this awhile and a specific memory I can recall are the early mornings that I would get up for school, angry at the cursed world for burdening me with an early-childhood education and would immediately throw myself downstairs to perch on the large floor heat register and bake my buns until they were hot and cross.
That is genuinely a happy memory for me. Don't judge me. Judge my parents.
2. What music makes your heart sing? Why?
I think I've mentioned before that I am amorous towards Michael Buble' and his crooner tone. "Song for You" and his "Georgia on my Mind" were playing on my iPod this morning coming into work. All types of music appeal to me at different times. Like when I am working out, who doesn't get motivated by a little Rocky IV soundtrack?
Bonnie Raitt. You know when you hear that woman sing that she means it. There is sincerity in her lyric and tone. Listening to her makes me know for certain she could not make Him love Her.
3. What place would you like to travel to the least?
New Jersey. Terrible people live there. France too.
4. How do you relax? What hobby recharges you?
I relax typically away from people, either just being outside in the fall or summer, or inside making all manner of non-sense that will never see the light of day. I feel like when I pass away, people will go through my belongings and find all of my half-completed projects and comment, "Wow, that Amanda! Look at this collage of soup can tops she was converting into place mats!" Pipes up another, "Uhh, was she trying to bedazzle the side of her food processor?" But you already know I'm crafty.
5. How excited are you that your blog has turned One-Year-Old today?
Well, I am very excited. Thank you for asking. I was just looking back at some old posts and I came upon my very first blog, October 21rst, 2009. It was an online recipe instructing one on how to make bloody running shoes.
You come here to be enlightened, I know.
[Thank you, everyone, for your participation in my blogging forum. By leaving your good-natured comments, pointing out various grammatical errors, participating in my online sweepstakes, and submitting your questions to be answered in my weekly column that is never a weekly column, you have inadvertently made my life richer. I hope my writing efforts do the same for you, in weird and cultish ways of course.]
*Props to This Lovely Lady for providing the probing questions. My blog feedback would be a pile of rubble without her thoughtful commentry. Yes, commentry.