It's funny, because ever since Answer Me This ended last year, I've had so many readers request that I just start it up again on my own. I'd thought about it, but recently came up with my own twist on the concept that I was planning to begin in the summer. However, now that Kendra is starting her party up again for a limited time, I'll put my plans on hold until summer's end. Look for updates on my new project as the summer draws to a close - and maybe some of my Answer Me This friends will even come join me when I get it going!
1. Any big plans for the summer?
Number one on the list is to do some major organizing, mainly of books. We also have some house projects we've been wanting to tackle and hope to do a bit of camping - visiting with some special family and friends in the process.
2. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
That I could build a network of ladders throughout the whole house, which would hang from the ceiling and would allow me to stealthily escape any intruders that might come after me (which is all I thought about for the hours that I lay in bed trying to go to sleep every night). I even drew up "blueprints" for these plans...if only I had them still today, I'm sure they would give you quite the chuckle.
3. What is your favorite amusement park ride?
It's been a while since I've been on any thrill rides, but I've always liked this one (the beginning drop seemed so huge when I was little!) and this is one of my favorite coasters (although I haven't been since it's morphed into a Harry Potter ride), but probably my favorite ride is The People Mover (or whatever it's called now - it will forever be The People Mover in my mind). I don't know if it's the fact that there never seemed to be any line for the ride, the tilted escalator you rode to get up to the boarding area, the coolness of seeing the inner workings of a broken-down Space Mountain with all the lights on, or just the idea of getting to sit down and ride something for a good ten minutes (giving yourself a rest with a bit of breeze and things to look at along the way) but this ride has always been a favorite of mine.
4. What's on your summer reading list?
I'm currently engrossed in the Women's Murder Club series just for a "fun" break, but I also have my typical huge stack of other things, too. G got me reading books like this one by actor Gene Wilder and they've been really fast and fun. I'm looking forward to starting this intriguing title next. It's fiction, but written in the style of a memoir. I've noticed that the author has several other books similar to this, which I'll be scouting out if I enjoy the first one. I'm far too lazy to get up and go see what all the other titles in my stack are, but there are some books on writing, a slew of theology books, some parenting titles, and more memoirs (my favorite!) than I can count.
5. Have you ever fallen asleep in public?
Oh gosh, yes. Even before our budget grew tighter, I'd sworn off seeing movies in the theater because I would always fall asleep at them. I'm notorious for that and for falling asleep just minutes down the road on a car trip (no, not while I'm driving!), which is a pretty public location, as well.
6. What is your favorite smell?
Easily orange blossoms, although I enjoy the smell of night-blooming jasmine, too. We had tons of orange groves surrounding our house and throughout our town while I was growing up and as soon as those little citrus flowers starting popping to life, I'd roll down my passenger window and hang my head out like a dog, sniffing the delightful fragrance until my head would spin from hyperventilation.
Are you as excited about the return of this fun party as I am? I'd love to hear - leave a comment or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com - and leave your answers here, if you aren't adding a link to Kendra's site!
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