03 May 2013

Eleven Questions For A Friday

Oonah over at Parallel Oonahverse passed this blog meme on to me. I'm tossing it out there for anyone who wants to respond on their blog - or in the comments here. If you want to see more answers, Kathleen at One Minnesota Writer also played with the meme. 

1. If you could be any type of animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a bird. Not only could I soar away from any potential problems, but I could also change my perspective on things with a flick of my wings. If I was really brave I'd be a bar-headed goose and fly over the Himalayas. Or maybe an owl and cruise the world at night. Or perhaps just a chickadee and hang upside down around birdfeeders.  

2. Is there anything you collect? If so, what?

Besides books? Baseball cards, yarn, fleece and knitting needles, kitchen appliances and Corgi paraphernalia. 

3. What is the overall goal of your blog?

Life on the Periphery is there to collect my thoughts, occasionally showcase some artwork, and to provide a jumping off point for places unknown.  

4. How do you feel in big crowds of people?

Usually I just feel short.

Depends on the crowd and their intent, but I'd rather put up with crowds of a hundred or less, although I will deal with 40,000 people or so to watch a baseball game. 

5. Mobile phones (cell phones) - what's your opinion of them?

I love my cell phone. It keeps me amused when I have to wait, and it's useful for texting my kids - their preferred method of communication. It's like having my computer with me wherever I go. It has an awesome flashlight feature that helps me find the keyhole in my door at night. It wakes me in the morning or I'd be late for work. I can attempt to keep myself on track with the calendar feature. I can read books on it. And when I tire of it all, I can just turn it off. What's not to like?

6. If you could decorate your home in any style, what would that be?

Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style.

Of course I'd need a new house to implement Prairie Style...

7. Do you believe in extraterrestrials?

Sure. It's pretty arrogant to assume we are the only lifeforms in the universe. Besides, I'm a science fiction fan. I've long embraced the possibility. Now the only question is War of the World aliens, or ET aliens?

8. If you could meet any mythological creature, what would it be and why?

The Moirai or Three Fates. (Clotho - spins the thread of life, Lachesis - measures the thread of life, Atropos - cuts of the thread of life) In Greek mythology the Moirai controlled the threads of life from birth to death for everyone, gods included. They represented destiny, and who wouldn't want a chance to talk with destiny? 

Otherwise, Cerberus - as long as the three heads are Corgis.

9. Would you rather stay busy or have a lot of free time? Why?

Yes. - At work I'd rather stay busy so time passes quicker, and at home I'd rather have lots of free time so I can work on art and writing projects. 

10. If you would have a chance to travel to the moon, would you do it?

Of course. I love space related stuff and reading books like "Failure Is Not An Option", "Apollo 13", and "Riding Rockets".  I remember being allowed to stay up late to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. That had to have some influence on my love of outer space. 

Neil Armstrong quote - "I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul ... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream."

11. What music album are you still frequently listening to now that you also listened to years ago?

David Bromberg's "How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?" (1976) and "Reckless Abandon" (1977)
Mrs. Delions Lament

Link to Wikipedia article David Bromberg

Also Bruce Cockburn's "Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws" (1979)

Creation Dream

Link to Wikipedia article Bruce Cockburn

That's my Fragment Friday in question form. 


Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Well, that was fun! Put an update on my post to link back to yours. :-)

Anonymous said...

I am proud to have been a good musical influence!

Now...I need to order "How Late"......

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - thanks.

Constance Brewer said...

Anon - I remember Bromberg, but was it you that introduced me to Bruce Cockburn? Hard to remember that far back. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes it was.
I bought my first Bruce Cockburn "Vinyl" in 1976.

Split Pea Traveler said...

What fun to learn a little more of who you are!

Constance Brewer said...

Split Pea Traveler - You should do the meme!

Split Pea Traveler said...

HA! I don't have the patience.