Archive for ‘Listography’

October 20, 2010

a list of threes

3 Places I Would Immediately Pack My Travel Bag For:
  • Australia
  • Scotland
  • Chicago
3 Moods That Describe Me The Best:
  • pensive
  • cautious
  • quirky (does that count as a mood?)
3 Things I Always Think Of Doing On A Weekend:
  • reading (and then rarely do)
  • visiting a museum (but always decide to wait for a day with fewer people)
  • heading out to a movie (then decide to watch TCM in pajamas instead)
3 Things From My Childhood That I Can’t Forget:
  • Merlin
  • Yo-Yos (my first “high heels”)
  • the first movie I saw against adult orders: Grease
3 Things I Would Never Say No To:
  • a baseball game with one of the kids
  • a retreat to the mountains
  • tamales
3 Things I Don’t Like To Live Without:
  • spending time with family
  • access to the internet
  • visual entertainments
3 On-Screen Characters I Love To Watch:
  • Olivia Dunham from Fringe
  • Parker from Leverage
  • Pippin and Merry from Lord of the Rings (you can’t really have one without the other, now can you?)
these topics were borrowed from Monday Mayhem: The 3 Things Meme
October 14, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

blogs I love and make a point to visit regularly
  1. habit: a collection of days
  2. SNAPSHOTS {of a good life}
  3. Yeah, Write: journaling, scrapbooking, & other -ing verbs
  4. Stony River, home of Microfiction Monday
  5. The Word Cellar (stories)
  6. thx thx thx: a thank you note a day
  7. hula seventy
  8. Ali Edwards, Memory Keeping for the Modern World
  9. The Pioneer Woman
10. Further Dispatches: actor Jorge Garcia and his post-LOST stories
11. The Bumbles Blog {clumsy thoughts for clumsy people}
12. They Told Me To Find A Rich Husband or: Insights into Modern Romance from a 20-Something Singleton
13. …and most of all, the blog of my best good friend, Cerella D. Sechrist at
     The Cerella Life
 >>>check out more lists of 13 at Thursday Thirteen
October 10, 2010

2010 Read-A-Thon

The 24-Hour Read-A-Thon event has completed, my numbers have been posted (and reprinted below), and now I’m heading back to bed. There is a definite hangover that comes with this experience, whether you read for 24 hours or just 12. But it’s a delightful fatigue, and I can’t wait to do it all over again in April! Check out my first-experience stats then click over to phrenetical to read the play-by-play as it was posted throughout the event. Then consider joining up in the spring! It’s truly a wonderful (communal) experience.
3 Hours Sleep Acquired the Night Before
12 Hours Time Elapsed Before I Could Fully Participate
4.65 Hours Spent Napping During The Event
670 Minutes Spent Reading
210 Minutes Spent Blogging
308 Pages Read
1 Book Completed
2 Magazine Issues Completed
3 Books Attempted
5 Snacks/Meals Consumed
12 Coke Reward Points Acquired
88 Ounces Caffeine Consumed
21 Tweets Posted
14 Blog Posts Published
193 Blog Views During The Event
23 Comments Received On My Blog
9 Actual Cheers Posted To My Blog (so fun!)
5 Mini-Challenges Participated In
1 Prize Won in a Mini-Challenge
Favorite Mini-Challenge: Submit a photo of something in your house that represents a character in one of the books you are reading for the readathon. Seriously? How could I resist?
character photo challenge: 'The Yankee Years'
September 30, 2010

September Listography: Day Thirty

a final September list
1. Why do I blog?
First, to record the finer details of my daily life, and secondly, to share those experiences with the people I love. Should anyone outside of my circle also find something of interest, that’s just God at work through the smaller things of life. And I’m happy to be useful in His plan.
2. Three of my best memories include…
my dual trips to Chicago in 2000, discovering an online community of like-minded women in the early days of the Internet experience, and holding the first boy during the half hour immediately after his birth.
3. The thing I love best about myself is…
that I have survived my past and still remember the powerful lessons I was taught along the journey.
4. The best thing about being a woman is…
being able to fully and publicly experience my emotions without being judged by subjective societal mores.
5. An unique and interesting fact about me is…
I rarely cook and don’t have any confidence in my ability, but during my senior year of high school I won the top two prizes in the foods competition at the county fair. To this day, I can make a near-perfect meringue pie, but practically anything else requires three times longer in the kitchen than it should.
6. Three things I never want to live without are…
a quick way to contact the members of my family, the ability to read and write, and my sense of taste.
7. Four of the best fiction books I’ve ever read include…
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, and The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.
8. Five of the best movies ever made that I also love are….
The Natural, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lord of the Rings (choose your favorite), The Matrix, and Inception.
9. If I could change my name it would be…
Cerri Alexandra, pronounced with a hard ‘C’ as in “Carrie.” I’d go by Andra, for short.
10. If I could experience a “Freaky Friday” incident, I would like to change places with…
actor Beth Riesgraf during a filming day on Leverage. For one, she gets to do the coolest stunts, and second, she seems to be experiencing a fantastic period of her life right now. And both things would be pretty cool.

today’s list was found at Monday Mayhem while My Listography was inspired by the site of the same name and by list-maker extraordinaire Andrea at hulaseventy.