Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Searching for Sherlock...

1. My favorite childhood toys were my sewing basket, the puppets my Grandfather made and the 'Moon Jumpers' my Dad drove a really long distance to find.
2. My favorite childhood game was make-believe, especially about foreign places and exotic lives.
3. The best movies I ever saw as a kid were Misty of Chincotequea and the Prince and the Pauper.
4. I don't do it ever but I enjoy ice skating.
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself spend a little more money on stuff for me instead of just the bare minimum I need.
6. If it weren't too late, I would homeschool my kids.
7. My favorite musical instrument is the harp.
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is getting better now that the kids are grown.
9. If I weren't so stingy with my artist, I'd buy her a treadle sewing machine.
10. Taking time out for myself is fun but a bit scary.
11. I am afraid that if I start dreaming I might have to take risks.
12. I secretly enjoy reading almost anything, including computer language books.
13. If I had had a perfect childhood I'd have grown up to be just what I am...I think I had a pretty darn perfect childhood...(except for the math thing!)
14. If it didn't sound so crazy, I'd buy a yacht and sail away.
15. My parents think artists are special and a gift from God.
16. My God thinks artists are necessary.
17. What makes me feel weird about this discovery is its liberating!
18. Learning to trust myself is empowering.
19. My most cheer me up music is old fashioned downhome Country/Western - yanno, the 'twangy cheesy' stuff...with the whiney fiddle and the banjo...
20. My favorite way to dress is jeans and tees.


Pat/SWquilter said...

What are moon jumpers? Don't think I've ever heard of them, but the name is sure interesting.


Jane Ann said...

Let's guess, Pat! Are they shoes with giant springs on them???

Suze said...

Ding,Ding,Ding...Jane Ann gets the answer correct!!! Moon Jumpers were blocks of wood with giant springs and straps that went over your tennies...They were my fondest Christmas wish the year I was in third grade (shortly before the math monster incidents - that was a signal year for me, I guess!) and I found out later that my Dad had to drive many miles to find a place that had was kinda like the Cabbage Patch phenomenon... everyone was sold out!
These days, no one would dare sell that kind of toy - they were incredibly dangerous and hard to learn to use... But I sure had fun with them!

Debra Spincic said...

Reminds me of Klackers--remember those from the 70s? Those hard balls on strings and you would spin them around & they would hit each other and make that klack sound. Talk about dangerous!

I'm sure I would have broken my leg with Moon Jumpers. I was not a very coordinated kid.

Pat/SWquilter said...

Good guess, Jane Ann - I missed the moon jumper craze entirely I guess. If I had owned a pair, I doubt that I would have made it to age 55 without a broken bone -- so far I do hold that record, and I hope to maintain it!

Gemia said...

I loved klackers!

And we certainly seem to be a denim bunch!

Jane Ann said...

Well, you all are talking about things I definitely missed. Anyone remember the Hula Hoop? The first time around? Hee hee.