Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Think 'n' Share 3.1

I would like to return to a weekly tradition that I started at my old blog, the Thursday Think 'n' Share. It's a sort of "getting to know you" game that I hope my readers  will join me in playing each week. The short of it is that I pull three random question from one of various decks of The Ungame and answer them. Readers are encouraged to post their own answers either in the comment box or on their own blog (or Facebook page). If you're not doing it in the comment box, do let me know where I can find them, because I'd like to get to know my readers better at the same time they're getting to know me. You can be as serious or as silly as you feel like being on any given day for any particular question.

I'm sure that, years ago when I was blogging regularly, I have answered some of the questions that will come up, but considering how much my life has changed since then, I'd imagine my answers will too.

Complete the statement: something I collect is ________________.

... stuff. I can't answer this concisely. I used to collect comic books, and that collection still rests in my mom's house (I also had a baseball card phase as well as, okay, a lot of different things). I buy a lot of books, but I'm not a collector in the usual sense--they're not valuable books, not first editions or what have you. At the same time, I'm not good at throwing stuff away. We're not talking serious hoarder levels here, but I have a hard time letting go of stuff. Oh, and I suppose it would be fair to say I collect board games--the more obscure ones, the Euro-style games (you know, the good ones).

Do you like ballet or other dance forms? Why?

Or why not, I suppose. I guess I would say "sort of." I appreciate seeing the amazing things that trained dancers can do with their bodies, the ways they can move, their strength and flexibility, but I'm not sure I "get" it. I get music. Ballet is kind of interesting to watch, but it's not an art form that I really feel like I understand.

Tell about the most significant person in your life.

That would have to be my daughter. There's a song lyric that I'm pretty sure is about having a child: "I'm gonna need a second heart for all this love." That seems to describe it pretty well--until I became a father, I'm not sure I really understood love, at least not the sort of love that having a child teaches one about. My wife's pretty darned significant too, for what I suppose are obvious reasons.

Well, what about you?


  1. I don't collect anything. This vexes people I know, as it doesn't make it easy to buy tokens for me. I tend to feel that three of any given thing is enough.

    I love the ballet, and pretty much all forms of dance. I feel about dance the way I feel about art, music, and literature, and I am in awe of dancers (being ridiculously clumsy myself).

    My husband and children tie. I am learning that one adjusts to the children leaving home, whereas I expect my husband to be there with me until somewhere close to the end.

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  3. Non collector here. I do buy a lot of books but unless they are really good they end up at Goodwill. The really good ones go off to mom and step-mom or other family reader. A few stick around for a second read. I do have a decent selection of cookbooks but don't really collect them.

    I was going to say I'm indifferent to dance, but that's not entirely true. I do enjoy watching the Nutcracker around Christmas. I went to my niece's dance recital (2 hrs.)and I enjoyed it. I hired a dance instructor for a group of people I worked with who would be going to a health food seminar that had a Swing band. Plus, I envy those who can do those crazy graceful moves.

    Hmmm, kids, grandkids, parents, siblings, HONEY. I don't think I can pick a most significant. They are all important to me and offer something needed and wanted in my life.

    I always liked your Thursday Think and Shares.