Sunday, December 7, 2008

questions, questions

a few posts back i invited you to ask me questions since i felt like i'd already told you every single thing about me.

here were a few i answered in comments (in case you don't go back to check comments. do you or don't you?)

justsomethoughts... said...
lessseee..... what is the - , who is the first -, when you think of -nope,. can think of any good queries, but i am the forst commenter. so thats nice. the early bird catches the worm. and the early worm, well, he's F---ed. shouldve stayed in bed...

10:06 AM


creative kerfuffle said...
just---lol. now i feel like heinous where people clamour to be first! no questions? really? what is the---beach; who is the first---the hubs; when you think of---rain.

10:38 AM


Kristin.... said...
Do you wish you'd created a blog that allowed you to reveal more?

1:14 PM


creative kerfuffle said...
K---hmmm. good question. i feel like i do reveal a lot; i sort of feel liberated being anonymous (to a degree). the only family that knows about it, besides my nosey kids! : ) are the hubs, my bro/SIL and i don't hide much from them anyway. my IRL friends who read know i'm a whack job and i doubt they've learned anything new here. but, i know your situation and in your case, yes i would have kept it more anon.

1:44 PM


Sherendipity said...
What is your very favourite blog? (and no, don't feel guilty and say mine just because I asked, sillyhead.)

1:03 PM


creative kerfuffle said...
shere--wow. that's a tough one. i honestly don't know if i can answer that one because many of the blogs i read are written by people i now consider friends (or they've been my friend forevah IRL like broad and black & gold). i like each of the blogs i read for different reasons. it would be like asking me, who's your best friend? also, i don't read any other types of blogs like salon or drudge or whatever. i don't know if they're considered blogs or web sites but i'm addicted and love icanhascheezburger (and have hooked my kids on it) and post secret.

6:52 PM


Heinous said...
lol...I do not know where their blood firstiness comes from.

How about What would be your perfect vacation? your perfect achievement as a writer?

10:41 PM


creative kerfuffle said...
heinous--you are creating monsters over there!

very good questions. i started typing a response but i think it just turned into a post : )


perfect vacation? i'd have to have two, actually three, one w/ kids and one w/out. the family vacation would definitely be to nurnberg, germany, where the hubs and i met and started dating. we'd go at christmastime because downtown they have a kriskindle market and just looking at that web page makes me homesick. i know the saying "you can never go home again" and i know from experience that it's true. when we take the kids to germany it will be completely different. the bases our dad's worked on have been closed; our school and housing area has been turned over to the germans and they're now apartments, i know it won't be the same. but, for me, for us, i think it will still be an amazing trip.

last year when i went to cologne for a biz trip i so wished the hubs could have been there. though we hadn't been to THAT city together, just being in the country, the sites, the smells the sounds the flavors, everything, took me back 20 plus years.

vacay w/out the kids would be the hubs and i at the beach w/out his work cell phone with an in-ground hot tub and a swanky hotel room and we'd go to dinner at our favorite german restaurant every night : )

the other vacay would be (and this one will NEVER happen) an expedition to antarctica.

and, the second question was my perfect achievement as a writer. this is so easy--it would be to write that one novel or short story that changed people when they read it. perhaps it doesn't make it to the top of the nytimes best sellers list and maybe the critics will pan it, but there will be an underground current of people who read it and reread it because it speaks to their soul and they will say it changed their lives. i don't know that i personally have ONE book that has done that though. the idea of stephen king and his writing genius (though i know he's slammed for being a hack writer) just his writing SOUL amazes me, and i'm not even talking about the money he's made. i wouldn't say that ONE of his books changed my life, but reading his novels (and his books on writing) have influenced me and become a part of me, like good books do. that's what i want. for something i write to become part of people.

5 comments:

Kristin.... said...

I would love to go to Germany. I have two friends there (oops, one is in Sweden now) but it would be wonderful.

Sherendipity said...

Holy crap, Antarctica. That's ambition right there.

creative kerfuffle said...

k--i'm probably biased since that's where the hubs and i met, but there really is so much to see and do there. plus, it's just beautiful
shere--yes, cos i love, love love penguins and i want to see them there, rather than in a zoo.

Heinous said...

Antarctica, that's funny because I saw some pics of some guys who ran naked to the south pole and had their pictures taken. I thought that would be awesome to do. I think you can make those writing dreams. Keep working it.

creative kerfuffle said...

heinous--i have a friend who ran a marathon on antarctica (wearing clothes). i can't imagine being naked on the south pole. maybe i could make my writing dreams come true by writing about naked people on the south pole. though i don't think that would have quite the impact i was looking for.