Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tell Me Thursday 2012 - #8

Crooks and Crazies


I don't know what happened last week. I was cruising right along and then suddenly it was Friday and I realized I'd gone AWOL! Very Twilight Zone-ey. I'll confess that it almost happened again today. Somehow my days are all running together. Anyway, I'm trying to get it back on the straight and narrow for today. Maybe not too narrow, though.

By the way... the CrazyMobile lives!!! My brother got her all fixed up and I have her back now. Whew. Looks like the Crazies are back in business. With all of the work he did to her I'm hoping I'll get another 150K miles out of her. Ok, maybe not. We'll see!

This week's questions (and please forgive because I'm sort of making this up as I go along):

1. What blogging tip would you give other dog-bloggers?
2. If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could take five things with you (aside from the clothes on your back), what would they be?
3. How much pain are you willing to endure in the name of physical appearance? Do you have painful things done to enhance beauty?
4. Speed limits... how fast do you drive? Do you drive Miss Daisy? Do you do the Indy 500 to work?
5. What trial (that you go to) is your favorite, and why?

Again with the coming back to answer as I have time.

1. What blogging tip would you give other dog-bloggers?

I'm going to break out two. The first would be to enable your email in your profile. Yes, you'll get some occasional spam. But you'll also get emails from people wanting you to do things like the Mr. Chewy review. Then you can pick and choose. In addition to that you'll also get emails back from other bloggers when you comment on their blogs (some will, some won't). I like to do that - email folks back when they comment.

The second would be... ditch word verification. Ugh. Hate.

Yeah, I know it inivtes more spam. Set up your blog to filter after a week. It works.

2. If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could take five things with you (aside from the clothes on your back), what would they be?

I've been reading The Hunger Games, and that got me to thinking if I was dropped into a place with no escape what things would I want. Here is my list:

- a knife
- matches
- something to hold water in
- bow and arrows
- Papa John's

What? It's my game, and I can have a Papa John's on my island if I want.

No?

Ok, last item... an herbology book. You know... poisonous plants and edible plants sort of thing. Once I learn what I need I can then use it for toilet paper.

3. How much pain are you willing to endure in the name of physical appearance? Do you have painful things done to enhance beauty?

Not very much. I get the brow waxed and that's so excruciating I can hardly stand it. Like Julie I've gone a little native lately... living alone in the winter means lots of extra insulation. I used to sell Mary Kay... and was hard pressed to wear it every day. Good products... bad me. Now my method is... lip gloss it and go.

4. Speed limits... how fast do you drive? Do you drive Miss Daisy? Do you do the Indy 500 to work?

The people in the slow lane pass me. No, not really, but I usually won't go more than 4 over. Except sometimes on the way to work I get all road-ragey and find myself in the middle of the speeder pack. Then I start to feel guilty... about the time I get off the highway, so no big.

5. What trial (that you go to) is your favorite, and why?

Whew. That's pretty hard to say. I'd say probably my favorite trial is any trial at Shoofly Farm... because my favorite thing to do is to work up at the top. I'd rather work than run a dog any day.

For trials that I run dogs at, probably so far my favorite is (like Julie's) Donald McCaig's Highland Occasional SDT. It's so beautiful there.

I sure do hate that Seclusival ended before I started trialing. But it was my first ever trial to attend, and seemed so magical to me then.

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14 comments:

Kelly said...

how does one enable their email? I just tried and didn't see it...now my brain is elsewhere today so that may be why :)

Laura Carson said...

Go to your dashboard and click on "edit profile". Where the box is next to "show email" you check the box. Save, and done.

Becca Shouse said...

I am glad I wasn't the only one who somehow missed Thursday. Actually Maggie had surgery again so I kinda had an excuse.

Laura Carson said...

uhoh! How did the surgery go?

Kelly said...

no chickens or birds on your island huh???

Steffi said...

Glad to hear that the CrazyMobile is alive!! Here's hoping you have many more years together.

I don't know what it is about this time of year - but the days sure seem to all blend in together.

- Steffi

Doniene said...

Really - toilet paper!!! You make me laugh!! I'm totally with you about Papa Johns - I didn't think of that - maybe our islands will be close and we can use pigeons (oops birds) to send things back and forth!!

have a great day!!

Julie Poudrier said...

Okay that was fun! Seat of the pants works well I think! ;-) If you want the benefits of chickens but don't want them coming near you, just take Becca along as one of your "things." They'll stay away....

Original_Wacky said...

After all this time, I still am not sure if I'm really a blogger. Hahaha. At least I have fun.

My days are all so blurred together right now that I not only forget what day it is, I forget what year it is!

Jaenne' said...

Thanks for the tips on enabling my email address and taking off word verificaton! Now its time to load up the CrazyMobile and head west! :-)

Kelsey said...

Would Papa John's come with full internet access, people, and a bathroom?

Laura Carson said...

Thanks everyone. I'm so very happy to have Bessie back.

There will be birds. They will messenger between my island any anyone else's who wants... and then when they mess up I'll shoot them with my bow and arrow and have them for dinner.

My Papa John's will come with wifi and a bathroom... and food... though I'm still debating on the other people part. Maybe just one smokin hot pizza making dude.

barjor said...

Yea! You're back! I missed this last week.

And I think I managed to answer all the questions *without* misinterpreting any ;-)

Glad you vehicle issues are resolved!

Laura Carson said...

Barbara, lol! Many times I intentionally leave questions vague so that people can interpret them however they like. That way they apply to more peeps. So as far as I'm concerned you guys never misinterpret. :)