Who’s Reading My Blog?

I think I might be adjusting to the time change. I slept all the way until the alarm went off this morning. (Monday I woke up at 3:30 a.m. and yesterday at 4:00 a.m.) Maybe it’s because I didn’t go to bed at 8:00 last night. :)

One of the groups I belong to recently had a meet-and-greet session that began with answering questions about ourselves. Today I thought it might be fun (fun for me, anyway) to share my answers and to encourage you to share a few of your own. That’s really my hidden agenda, since I already know me.

But I’ll go first! :)

What are you reading? I just started a mystery cozy: Plaster and Poison by Jennie Bentley, a new-to-me author. The title caught my eye at the library the other day. Given my love of series mysteries and redecorating/remodeling, I thought it might be a fun, rainy-day read.

What’s your favorite television show?
Currently, I’m enjoying Psych and the Food Network’s Next Iron Chef.

What is your best time of day?
Mornings, but I see myself slowly morphing into a night owl. (Except during time change week).

If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be?
Mexican! Well, the Americanized version of it. Mexican food is so versatile and if it’s prepared with the right ingredients, it’s very healthy.

What is your favorite form of transportation?
My feet! I love walking. (Answer will change for the December-February frigid season.)

If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? I loved Albuquerque and Southern California, so either of those would do nicely.

What is something profound you heard or read recently? “In my next life, I want to come back as me.” I can’t remember the name of the book I read it in, but that one little sentence has been replaying in my head. Even with my frailties and frustrations, I realize that I really wouldn’t want to be anyone other than me.

Your turn! I hope you have a minute or two to spare for sharing your answers. Or even just one or two. I like to know who’s reading my blog.

(Lurkers? Now is a really good time to toss away the shyness and jump into the fun.)


Today’s nugget from Serentipity:
I read this one in Real Simple: Stretch a rubber band around an opaque container of coffee, oatmeal, and such. Each time you scoop out a measure, move the band down to mark the supply level. While making your grocery list, you can see how much is left in a snap.



36 thoughts on “Who’s Reading My Blog?

  1. I’ll answer a few:
    *reading Don Aslett’s “How to do 1000 Things at Once”
    *fave TV show right now is Biggest Loser
    *I’m a mid-morning person
    *I love my USA but would love to annex the UK and live in northern England, Scotland, or the Isle of Man
    *profound: “Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free inside your head.”

    Fun post!

  2. What are you reading?
    I wish I could say I was a more avid reader. I have 4 books waiting to be read and it doesn’t look good for them right now.

    What’s your favorite television show?
    Currently I really like American Horror Story, Person of Interest and Chelsea Settles

    What is your best time of day?
    I honestly have no idea. I suppose between 5-7pm when I’m working out?

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be?
    American…leaves it wide open and generic.

    What is your favorite form of transportation?
    Car. I’m not in a walkable part of town.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be?
    Building the house in Hawaii would be nice.

    What is something profound you heard or read recently?
    I’d have to think on that one, nothing pops into mind this early.

    Sorry, I’m not witty early in the morning so I guess morning is NOT my best time of day! HA!

  3. Oh wow, what fun! Believe I’ll copy it into a post of my own! But for now, I’ll answer one because it is the one I know hands down without a second thought. If I could live anywhere other than where I now live (East Tennessee), it would be Boulder, CO. I would move there in a New York minute!! Total perfection would be a house in Boulder and the house I now have. Will ponder other questions as I sit in the dentist chair today (Eek!) and post answers by end of day. Hope others will do the same.

  4. What are you reading?
    “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin

    What’s your favorite television show?
    The Office

    What is your best time of day?
    Any time I don’t have to be at work?

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be?
    Primal.

    What is your favorite form of transportation?
    Bicycle. I’ve been away from home for a couple of weeks and am really missing it.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be?
    Near the beach.

    What is something profound you heard or read recently?
    Clarity and cadence.

  5. I’m currently only reading curriculum… I’m drowning in it, so I don’t feel like I have time to enjoy reading anything else. But next on my list is Jostein Gaarder’s book called The Solitare Mystery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solitaire_Mystery)

    My favorite television show right now .. I’m torn between Breaking Bad, House MD and The Biggest Loser. Watching season 11 was what inspired me to get started!

    I don’t really have a best time of day, and I would definitely have mexican as well – I loooove tex-mex! My favorite form of transportation is by car, sadly.. If I could live anywhere else I would probably … nah, couldn’t move anywhere. 😉

    What I heard recently that stood out to me was “If you’re tired of starting over, stop quitting!”. :)

  6. Here’s mine:
    What are you reading?
    Don’t really have time to read right now, but I have a stack of books waiting for me.

    What’s your favorite television show?
    I love Criminal Minds.

    What is your best time of day?
    It depends on the day. :)

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be?
    I love Mexican food.

    What is your favorite form of transportation?
    I’d have to say my feet also. I have always loved running.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be?
    I love where I live and can’t imagine living anywhere else, but I did love Missouri when we visited there.

    What is something profound you heard or read recently?
    John 3:16

  7. I love this!!

    Time of Day — mornings without hesitation
    Cuisine — Italian (pasta and bread), but if trying to remain healthy, I think Mexican works too so long as the chips stay away
    Transportation — though it’s not in my everyday life, I love the NYC subway. It’s like coursing through the arteries of the city.
    Something Profound — “You don’t have to rush, you just have to keep going.” Actually, that’s my own quote. During a moment of feeling overwhelmed, I realized that I don’t have to accomplish it all today or even tomorrow… I just have to keep moving… this translates to any goal one might have.

  8. Fun! I’ll have to copy this someday.

    Grisham’s new book.

    Maybe Grey’s Anatomy. Just watched the first Iron Chef episode last night. Funny how I love food competitions but hate to cook.

    Mornings!

    Do carbs count? Okay, Mexican.

    Hmm… I guess my car. Sounds so horrible though.

    My husband and I think we could be quite happy in Colorado.

    Karen’s post about food as fuel struck me. Not sure I agree but it was very thought-provoking. http://www.kclanderson.com/notfuel

  9. Good morning Cammy! What a great way to get to know others! I am currently reading Geneen Roth When you eat at the refrigerator door and just downloaded several free fiction books onto my kindle. But my wish list book is Steve Jobs book. Fav TV show: What not to wear Cuisine..like you American Mexican. Fav form of transportation: My convertible on a sunny day or my cruiser bicycle. Honestly, I like where I live in No. Cal but Hawaii is a fav to visit. Most profound thing I have heard or read lately……Techniques on how to change the habit of my thoughts into new thoughts. My re-writes are most profound because of the insight they give me into me.

  10. I’m reading “Gone with the Wind” for the 1st time! I’ve never seen the movie, and decided I would read the book then watch the movie.

    I am a mid-morning/early afternoon person; unfortunately, I am at work of course, and by the time I get home, any motivation to be productive at home has gone 😉

    I’d love to live in a community where I could walk everywhere – church, grocery store, coffee shop, shopping, etc. My town is not very pedestrian friendly.

  11. -What are you reading? I just finished the book A Dog’s Purpose. I love dog books. :)
    -What’s your favorite television show? Depending on the tv season, it switches between Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance.
    -What is your best time of day? The couple hours after work. Get my workout on, get my dinner in, relax for some TV. Ahhhhh.
    -If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Sushi, all day every day. Assuming someone’s giving it to me free, of course.
    -What is your favorite form of transportation? Being carried by a harem of scantily clad men. Ask me how often I use that form of transportation, though….
    -If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? I randomly decided I want to live in Iceland someday. Geothermal energy, baby! Boil that pot of water in 90 seconds!
    -What is something profound you heard or read recently? My super-favorite life motto is, “If something scares you, do it scared.” I really like the concept that brave/tenacious people aren’t necessarily NOT scared of anything, but that they just don’t let that fear stop them. I’ve even toyed with the idea of getting ‘Do it scared’ tattooed on me somewhere.

  12. What are you reading? The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
    What’s your favorite television show? The Walking Dead
    What is your best time of day? Afternoon
    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Indian (I’ve been in such a spicy, curry mood lately)
    What is your favorite form of transportation? When I lived in Boston, it was the subway. Sadly, we don’t have one in Rochester, so I’ll have to go with walking.
    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but I wish I could get to Florida to visit my in-laws more often (especially in the winter).
    What is something profound you heard or read recently? On several sites in the weight loss blogosphere- “If nobody shares that they are struggling, nobody will know anybody else is struggling. That results in a bunch of people feeling isolated and scared and like big, fat losers.”

  13. What are you reading? Nothing right now! I finished two books on a recent trip, but haven’t picked anything up since.

    What’s your favorite television show? Glee!

    What is your best time of day? Early evening. I love getting off from work and having time to do whatever I want to do — go out with friends, work out, etc.

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? I want to say Indian, because I love it, but that would have serious impacts on my diet, and not in a good way. So, I will have to say Japanese.

    What is your favorite form of transportation? Public — I am a bus and metro type gal.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? I love living where I do — DC, but I think I could stand to live in Prague again for at least a couple years.

    What is something profound you heard or read recently? “Don’t stress” — a friend told me that in relation to my on again/off again relationship drama.

  14. What a fun post!
    Reading – no time right now! Boo-hoo
    TV Show – Dr Oz
    Time of day – morning – love it
    Transportation – enjoy walking outside but I also love to drive my car. Road trips are so much fun!
    I actually really enjoy where we live but I wouldn’t mind a local where the weather is about 75 – 80 year round.

    Food – I hate to limited to one kind of food – no can’t do it!

    I read on Marisa’s blog – Loser for Life where she was talking about emotional eating. She said when she recently was tempted to turn to food to feed her emotions coming from frustration over computer problems she asked her self “What is my desired outcome?”
    Her desired outcome was to solve her computer issues, not to eat a bowl of chocolate. That has really stuck with me and I have used that question on myself more than once this week!

  15. Fun! I might have to steal this idea for some of my busy days coming up. Here’s a couple.

    Reading? I have an embarrassing amount of books on my nightstand – as in avalanche probability. This reminds me I need another trip to the library

    Cuisine? Indian! In fact, I need to make more Indian food.

  16. Reading-Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl-Harriet Ann Jacobs
    TV Show-Chopped
    Time of Day-MORNING
    transportation-Bicycle
    would love to live in the Hills of TN!
    What type of food-Italian
    Profound words-“you can not make a mistake without doing anything” and “the ones who anger you, control you. Don’t let them”

  17. Reading – “The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Brain.” Fascinating read by a neurologist who experienced an extreme, post-partum mood disorder accompanied by hypergraphia.
    Favorite food – Mexican. Alas, I now only allow myself the flavors and not the corn torillas, refried beans, etc.
    Favorite TV show – True Blood. Can’t wait until next season.
    Favorite place to live – Big Island of Hawaii.

  18. I love to read but I have a lot of changes going on in my life so haven’t had too much time or desire to read. I am however reading The Last Olympian, Percy Jackson series to my children.

    I don’t watch a lot of television, but I do like PBS documentaries and Globe Trecker.

    I think evenings are my best time of day.

    I don’t know what kind of food I would want to eat.

    I like walking quite a lot. If I lived in town I’d pry walk every where. Lately I’ve liked long drives as well. Though I am only able to do that when I have some place to go, you know since fuel prices are so high.

    I think I’d like to live in Ireland. I would love to be where it is so green. But I also wouldn’t oppose to the Oregon coast either.

    Profound thought: “If we sow thistles, we shouldn’t plan to get strawberries. If we sow hate, we must not expect to reap an abundance of love. We get back, in kind, that which we reap, but we reap, somehow, always in greater quantity. We sow a little thistle, and wegeta lot of thistle–years and years of it, big bushes and branches of it. We never get rid of it unless we cut it out. If we sow a little hate, before we know it we’ve reaped a lot of hate–smoldering and festering and belligerent and finally warring and malicious hate.”
    Jeffrey R. Holland
    I like this because like I said I’m going through some changes. I’m not a hater. I don’t want to be a hater, and even though some around me think I should hate, this is a good reminder not to hate.

    Thank you for your blog. I’m a new reader and I really enjoy it. Your positive attitude is refreshing!

  19. What are you reading? Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
    What’s your favorite television show? New Girl, 2 Broke Girls & Raising Hope (love comedies!)
    What is your best time of day? morning
    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Too difficult to pick!!
    What is your favorite form of transportation? walking
    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? San Francisco
    What is something profound you heard or read recently? Well, they both came from here! “The only ones not making mistakes are the ones not doing anything” & Maren’s “If you’re tired of starting over, stop quitting!”, both really spoke to me!

  20. Reading – One Good Turn (a Jackson Brodie mystery) by Kate Atkinson
    Favorite television show – Mad Men followed by Nurse Jackie and The Big C
    My best time of day? when day is easing into night
    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Mediterranean
    What is your favorite form of transportation? biking but I think an electric scooter would be cool
    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? Vancouver Canada
    What is something profound you heard or read recently? This simple statement from Oprah of all people stopped me in my tracks:

    “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”

    This applies to forgiving yourself for past mistakes as well as forgiving others.

    xoxo

  21. What are you reading? Nothing, I have vision problems and have had to put aside one of my true loves for now.

    What’s your favorite television show? Glee!

    What is your best time of day? 1:00 p.m.

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Indian.

    What is your favorite form of transportation? The Boss.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? The Caribbean.

    What is something profound you heard or read recently? Whatever the circumstances, I control how I react / respond.

  22. FUN post Cammy! Always love hearing more about you!!

    Not reading anything but fitness magazines right now but juts finished that book on good ole perimenopause to menopause!

    TV – YIKES, we record a lot of shows! I like so many of them & can’t pick a fav… although I do love The Middle & Modern Family.

    I am a morn person too… but with age, everything changes! 😉

    Cuisine – cookies & bread! 😉

    Transport – well, with age, I need the bathroom a lot so when I walk it becomes problematic! 😉 Here in southern CA, ya almost need a car at times although so crowded that I can walk to a lot if I can make it there before I have to pee! 😉

    Live – well, I have not gone a lot of places – ideally, I would love to have a place in Hawaii, one here where I am & maybe another in Colorado… but I do love Hawaii!

    Thx Cammy!

  23. Reading Linda Fairstein – love series mysteries.
    Much prefer reading to TV – only TV I watch is Judge Judy at 4:00 PM.
    Fave time of day is morning.
    Would love to live in the mountains – like Blue Ridge. I’ve lived on the shore all my life and it’s time for a change.

    Great post, Cammy! I love reading all the different answers, too…

  24. PS – just remembered my favorite quote: “You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”

  25. Oh, I want to play!

    Reading: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson (the boyfriend’s a programmer, what can I say?)

    TV show: Firefly. Why isn’t there moooooore??

    Food: Bread. I can’t help it, I love fresh baked bread.

    Time of day: I love dawn but I’m never up to see it. 2am is when I seem to work best.

    Transportation: horses!

    Profound things: well, this was a cool Mark Twain quote I heard the other day “Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.”

  26. I’ll answer a few:

    What are you reading? I am about to start The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, but just finished Because I Can by Janet Oberholzter (http://www.janetober.com/)…amazing story!

    What’s your favorite television show? None…haven’t watched TV since Lost went off the air.

    What is your best time of day? mid morning

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? I’m with you on California or the southwest…I’d even take Florida. Or Italy or anywhere with a temperate climate :-)

    What is something profound you heard or read recently? “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” Wendell Berry

  27. What are you reading? The Know It All by A.J. Jacobs. Hilarious!

    What’s your favorite television show? Dancing with the Stars, I love Next Food Network Star, but I guess its not on right now.

    What is your best time of day? Mornings

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Hmmm. If I choose Mexican, can I have all the chips and salsa that I want without gaining any weight?

    What is your favorite form of transportation? I like my car pretty good.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? On a farm in Oregon. With a farm boy to do all the chores.

    What is something profound you heard or read recently? I pinned this on Pinterest the other day: “Everything I have, everything I am…is enough.”

    This was fun Cammy. Sorry for being late to the party!

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  29. Hi Cammy. This is so fun!
    What am I reading? This month’s Cooking Light. I have “My Life in France” by Julie Child ready to be read too….
    Favorite TV show? Amazing Race
    Best time of day? I’m very much a morning person
    Favorite cuisine? Tough call, Italian, Indian or Japanese…or just a big ass burger and fries! :)
    Favorite form of transportation? Planes. I Love to fly.
    Where would you want to live? I dream of living in Paris for a few months. (doubt that’ll ever come true, but it’s a fantasy)
    Something profound? “sometimes the best job you have is the one you create for yourself”.

    Have a great Friday

  30. 1. I just finished a Jeffrey Deaver (Road Side Crosses) – I like crime thrillers. Haven’t started a new book yet, but it will probably be a re-read of Donald Miller’s “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” – I need the inspiration.

    2. I don’t have TV, but I often watch clips of the Daily Show online.

    3. Evenings, especially around sunset.

    4. Vegetable juice. I’m absolutely craving it!

    5. My car. The sound system is amazing!

    6. I love where I live, but could be quite happy in the Pacific Northwest or maybe even Spain or Portugal.

    7. Practice enjoying the present moment, rather than using it up consumed with guilt over the past or worry about the future. – Dr. Wayne Dyer

    Fun questions, Cammy!

  31. What are you reading? “Gone with the Wind” for the umpty millionth time.

    What’s your favorite television show? Boardwalk Empire – we only watch one show at a time and this is it for the moment.

    What is your best time of day? Pre-dawn. If I get up and about pre-dawn everyone just works better…. the downside is i tend to fall asleep EARLY.

    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? No idea… I dunno maybe I couldn’t stick to one.

    What is your favorite form of transportation? My feet. I don’t drive so I walk a LOT.

    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? Lord Howe Island – check it out.

  32. I will answer a few of the questions.

    What’s your favorite television show? I love the mystery shows. All CSI’s, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Criminal Minds, House
    What is your best time of day? Nights. I am a night owl. I work night shift.
    If you could only have one type of cuisine for the next month, what would it be? Italian
    What is your favorite form of transportation? Driving my vehicle. I like walking, but im new to the area, so my path is limited.
    If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? France, I’ve always wanted to visit.

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