One fun way of writing is taking prompts, of which the blogosphere possesses no shortage, and seeing what you come up with versus a slew of other clever scribes. The great majority are just not my style. But the wonderful Stasha from The good life is always a lock for intelligent and thought-provoking topics as part of her “Monday Listicles” series.
When I saw this week’s prompt, I knew had to participate. It’s a list of 10 totally random questions. With my mind approaching mush lately, and with at least a half-dozen blog posts started-but-not-nearly-finished, this was right up my alley. So without further ado:
1) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, and find line 4. What is it?
Given that I have a 6 month pregnant wife, it’s not super surprising that the nearest book to me is a baby name book. Truth be told, the SIX closest books to me are baby name books. The one on top is beyond ava & aiden: the enlightened guide to naming your baby. What’s written on the instructed page is not going to help me at all, though: “Clementine” & “Julia”. I’m semi-enlightened and all, but since we are having a boy, those names are not even close to my radar.
2) How many times a day do you say “Hi”?
I have a 2 ½ year old son, so without counting, I’d have to guess several hundred.
3) Have you ever worn a uniform?
Does Little League count?
4) What do you think about the most?
As I mentioned, I have a spirited toddler and will have another kid in 3 months. They occupy an increasingly high percentage of my cranium. How I will take care of them. How I will parent them. How I will teach them. Knowing that my actions and behavior will have a lasting long-term effect on them, I try to be very conscientious. Or as much as I can be without being completely OCD.
5) How many keys are on your keyring?
Two: car & work. I don’t even have a house key. Weird, right?
6) What was the last thing you bought?
On the way home last night, I bought a supermarket chicken to bring home for dinner. Full disclosure: it was fried.
Fuller disclosure: I bought a box of Honeycomb, too.
7) Are you growing anything these days?
Older: Hopefully wiser.
Kids: And sanguinely more patient with them.
8) What is under your bed?
A slew of shoes, in no orderly fashion. Not necessarily in contemporary fashion, either.
And enough dustballs to make a Dyson weep.
9) What is most important in life?
See #4 above.
10) What is the strangest word you used this week?
Hey, I'd love to hear your answers to any or all of the above questions.
Leave it in the comments below.