Friday, May 27, 2011


I have mixed feelings about tags.  Some I really don't want to participate in, but this one seems innocuous enough and since it's you AJ, how can I resist?  :-} I like your sense of humor  and your blogs, so here goes:

Q1. Do you think you're hot?
Answer:  I'm assuming that "hot" means as in beautiful, (I'm not really up on today's youth language) So my answer is "Never!".  I honestly have low self esteem and I wouldn't believe you even if you said I was. My first reaction was ,"What? At my age?"

Q2.  Upload a picture or wallpaper you're using.
Answer:  This requires a certain amount of computer ability and I'm using my laptop which I don't know very well.  But here goes--


WOW!  It worked!  This photo is the wallpaper on my (actually, my husband's) laptop which I am using this evening.  My husband took this photo, which I think is 'picture perfect'. It was the first photo I uploaded on to this laptop  It is a scene taken on the island of Fefan which is located in the Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. Truk is now known as Chuuk and is famous for its beautiful diving and sadly, for the number of Japanese ships submerged in the lagoon as a result of  WW2.  He, my husband, was on this very small island as an invited speaker at a Bible College for Micronesians, located there.

Q3.  When did you last eat chicken?
Answer:  Two nights ago, as leftovers, with french fries and cooked tomatoes, peas and some Bisto  --  yes Bisto gravy.  For some who may not be familiar with this custom, many Brits like gravy on french fries.  I usually get incredulous looks when I order this at a family style restaurant.  Try it, you'll like it.  My cooking is very unimaginative.

Q4.  A song you listened to recently.
Answer:  I was surfing the web and saw Barry Manilow being interviewed, so I stopped for a moment because I like some of his songs, but unfortunately not the one he sang on that show:  "Cocacabana".
If I'd had my choice it would have been one of Paul Simon's songs on his new CD, 'So Beautiful or So What', or, one of The King's Singers' pieces.

Q5.  What are you thinking as you do this?
Answer:  I'm watching the local news on the TV as well as typing. I can multi-task! I never sit and watch TV without doing something else at the same time.  Right now they are telling about a puppy who was tossed into the air by one of the recent tornadoes and managed to crawl home on his two broken front legs! UGH! So hard to watch. But he now has two casts on, is reunited with his owners and has his own facebook page..  Why do I feel worse when it is animals suffering rather than humans? It doesn't make sense.

Q6. Have you any nicknames?
Answer:  One which will never be mentioned. Otherwise it's mostly just Chris.  I have one friend who calls me CJ because she is called JJ.  So how about that AJ???

Now here is the difficult part.  Whom do I tag?  First I have to add a rider
If I choose you, you must not feel under any obligation to do it.  I know there are some people who will not participate in these things and I respect their right to do that.

My own reluctance is that low self esteem thing again.  I don't like writing about myself.  It is my insecurities that are the problem.  I think I'm probably too British to open up much....or whatever. I'm afraid of what people would think???  Hmm. Probably. 

So I choose 
1.  INCULTUS (Snafu) because I know he will come up with something funny. I love his humor.
2. JOE COOL who will have interesting answers, because he is an interesting person.
3. LIFE OF A FIFTY SOMETHING YORKSHIREMAN because I don't think he will be afraid to speak his mind.


MorningAJ said...

Oh those are great answers. And I think you're hot because you're a great person who always has a kind thing to say (which is much more important than how you look!)

Thank you for taking part and I approve of your choices for passing on the tag.

jabblog said...

I enjoyed your answers, Chris. It's always interesting to learn a little more about fellow bloggers:-)

sandy said...

Fun to read and know you a little better!

Paula RC said...

Getting to know you, getting all about you...

You must believe in yourself a little more, ChrisJ.

You are a good person and this will shine through every time.:-)

Thank you for sharing your answers with us.
I love your husband's picture.