Simeon Levine, over at The Levine Lowdown, gifted me with the Sunshine Blogger Award a week ago, but I’ve been so busy with this move to a new house, that I’m just getting around to acknowledging and responding to his generous gift.
Mine is an award-free blog, but I do appreciate the recognition another blogger bestows upon me and my blog. And it’s my pleasure to answer 11 his questions. But I won’t be tagging 11 other bloggers nor will I be posing my own questions. That said, I invite anyone who cares to take a shot at answering Simeon’s questions to feel free to do so.
Here we go.
1. Why did you start you blog?
Because I feel like I have something to say and no one would listen to me when I talked.
2. What is your favorite part about blogging?
The interactions with other members of the blogging community.
3. What is one of your goals for 2020?
To acclimate to living in the suburbs after having spent the last three decades being an urbanite.
4. If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
5. What is your favorite sport?
To watch: American football. To play: ping pong (table tennis) or pool (billiards).
6. If you could go back in the past to any year, which year would you go back to?
My philosophy is to never look back. Only to live in the present and look forward to the future. Thus, I would not want to go back to any year in my past.
7. What is one country that you would love to travel to?
I’ve always had a hankering to visit New Zealand.
8. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
I’m an open book, so there’s not much that people don’t know about me. Except, that is, who I really am, since I blog anonymously.
9. What has been the scariest moment of your life?
When my son had open heart surgery to repair a defective aorta valve.
10. When does bread become toast?
When it turns brown and becomes crispy. Duh!
11. What is your favorite song of all time?
This is tough because there are so many great songs. But if push comes to shove…oh forget it. Any song by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Chicago, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Brown, Eric Clapton, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, Elton John, and, well, I could go on and on, but you get the drift, right?