Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who misses a week now and then!

So I actually have some breathing space from freelance work, short-lived though it may be. And what am I going to do with that little bit of free time? Well, play Tell Me Thursday, of course!

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

That's a tough one. I don't think very many strictly dog people follow my blog. In fact, I don't think very many people, period, follow my blog. Not to mention the fact that I seem to go AWOL from the blog from time to time. I guess my tip would be that if you're going to put yourself out there with training ideas, etc., develop a thick skin, because there will always be folks who disagree with you and who are willing to say so, loudly and not so kindly. Sorry, that's the best I can do, lol!

Well, and not specific to dog blogs, but if there's any chance someone like your boss or disliked co-worker would read your blog, watch what you say!

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?

Does a sheep flock count as one thing? And a chicken flock as another? With those two things, I could certainly feed myself and the dogs and cats, who of course would come with. (Dogs and cats count as one thing, too, right? Under the general heading of household pet?) For the rest, probably books and chocolate, each of which also counts as one thing, no matter how much of each I actually have. lol! I guess I better be traveling on a container ship full of all my stuff if I'm going to get stranded....

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

You're asking me? The one who has gone native? Enhance? Does that mean something like not wearing my highwater sweats with the holes in the crotch but instead choosing something less white trash to wear? Or perhaps changing my clothes more often? That could be painful, having to bend and stoop and search through my dresser drawers for something else to wear.

Oh, you mean something like painful procedures. Well, it is a pain to shave after all. And the longer you put it off, the more painful the act of remedying the situation is, so best just to avoid it altogether. At least until the weather turns warm enough that you don't want to lose the few friends you have by appearing in public with them as that great hairy sasquatch woman. Well I can fix that; I just won't go out in public with any of you.

The only pain I'm willing to endure is the pain that comes with exercise, though it's clear to anyone who knows me that I haven't been experiencing much of that sort of pain lately either!

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

Ahem, I think I've actually passed the two-year limit on speeding tickets, for once. I wouldn't swear to it though. It's amazing how working from home and not being able to afford to go anywhere can save one on speeding tickets. lol! Oh, and when I do drive, I try very hard to emulate Daisy, er, Laura and keep it down to a dull roar. (Okay, Laura and a dull roar probably is an oxymoron!)

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

That's a no brainer for me. There are a lot of trials I like, but my absolute most favorite is Donald McCaig's. I'm prefectly happy to make the long drive and live without cell service for the weekend in order to relax with the dogs by the Cowpasture River; spend nights gazing at the stars, which are surely more abundant there, in God's country, than anywhere else on the planet; and just revel in the peacefulness and beauty of the place. If I could figure out a way to squat there permanently, I'd be living in Highland County right now. And, yep, it's the kind of place where you could go native and no one would notice.


Kelly said...

Maybe the would notice your nativeness and either not care enough because you would be the new woman or be so used to it that it didn't register LOL.

I first typed nativemess...LMAO that one was funny!

Doniene said...

Julie, - love the term - going native - I'm just not that creative!!
But am there with you!! Love winter when I can cover up the hair and no one knows!! Hubby comments in the summer when he sees 'hair' shining in the sun!!

Since you said a break in free-lance - have you been pretty busy? Hope so!!

Have a great day!

Laura Carson said...

Ok, yes, your flocks can each count as one thing. If you get more general you could just say "my animals" and that could include all kinds of various and sundry parts of your packs.

yes, you might need a cargo ship to get them all there.

But at least you'll not have to worry about bringing razors and stuff. LOL! Neither of us will.

Natalie and my border collies said...

Hi! It's been a long time! Nice to see you back. And yes I agree. As a dog blogger, I have encountered people disagreeing with some of my posts. But I thank them because they give time to read my blog. Lol.