Random Questions & Christmas Wishes

Almost Time!

Sweet Brett from  http://silverpooleofflightgirl.blogspot.com/ tagged me with these Random Questions …so here goes ladies:

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I started writing in elementary school and in MS a teacher introduced me to journalism. I decided at that time I would be a journalist and I never once questioned the decision. For years, I watched Barbara Walters on the Today Show and wanted her job…but decided to specialize in print during college.

2. What is your favorite childhood game?

Along with the girls in my neighborhood, I would set up “house” under a big willow tree and play dolls and house for hours. It actually saddens me that I do not see kids do things like this anymore.

3. What is your favorite birthday?

My 16th birthday was a dream birthday. I got to pick out my first car and I went for a 1969 jade green Ford Mustang!! I still miss that car today. It also helped that the guy I had a massive crush on, Ronnie Bernard, gave me a copy of The Archies singing “Sugar, Sugar.” My parents allowed me to have a party in our backyard and the entire day was awesome.


4. What is something you always wanted to do and haven’t yet?

Experience Paris. I would love to visit all of Paris…from the Eiffel Tower, to the Louvre, to the fashion district, to the sidewalk cafes.

5. What was your first love?

Music, writing, and the jade green Mustang all run closely together. The first two were my forms of escape from a household full of fighting….they helped me survive.

6. Who was your first music idol?

Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney….and occasionally the other Beatles. They set my style at the time. I wanted to look like Jane Asher, Patti Boyd, Maureen Cox, and Cynthia Lennon…the women behind the early Beatles. They all wore big hoop earrings, and had long, very straight hair and bangs…I have had bangs ever since then!

7. If a theme song played everywhere you went, what would it be?

Most of you may not be familiar with this song. It is sung by a contemporary Christian artist named Twila Paris and called THE WARRIOR IS A CHILD. The song describes me…a fighter, a warrior, someone not afraid to speak out, but one who occasionally is taken down in battle and needs to return to the
ONE IN CHARGE for refreshment and inspiration. This has been my personal theme song for several years.  When it was first released, I thought it had been written just for me.


8. What is your favorite city to visit?

My absolute favorite BIG city is New York! ….especially this time of year. My favorite SMALL town is Fredericksburg, TX. You would love the atmosphere of this unique, German, Texas hill country town. It is a wonderful place to get a Bed & Breakfast and then shop the quaint little merchants along the main thoroughfare, eat German food, and tour a winery.

This was fun and scary at the same time.  It is always a little frightening to become personal and vulnerable on this venue.  But I like so much what I learn of the other ladies and believe that questions like this just enhance the blogging experience….so with that said, TAG YOU ARE IT…some of you may have already been tagged, but since I do not know, here goes:

1.  Reva of http://revasrags2roses.blogspot.com/
2.  Serene of http://elegantbohemian.blogspot.com/
3. Paula of http://fashionoverfifty.blogspot.com/
4. Terri of http:ragsagainstthemachine.blogspot.com

If you do not get a email from me, then please forgive me…I seem to be having some email issues.

For all of you, I leave these last words until next week:

The lights are up!

The tree is done!

The kids are home!

Now, may you all enjoy the blessings of the season and remember:



  1. Thanks for the great bio snippet.
    The mustang sounds awesome!
    I so love the boots picture
    Been to Fredricksburg a couple of times when I lived in Houston.
    Been to Paris, but love London much more.
    Merry Christmas!

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