Monday Quiz About Me, Early Bird Edition

August 5, 2012


I’m getting this published on Sunday night because tomorrow is “paint day.” The heat and humidity has finally broken (I am sitting here with NO SWEATING CANYOUBELIEVEIT??) so I can finally paint the living room. I have one day to do everything because then it’s back to my crazy schedule.

Acting Balanced

1. Where do you go to get your news?
Um…. Twitter. Don’t yell at me! I follow a bunch of news outlets! But I avoid news when I can. I used to be a new junkie — even a political blogger! — but it was too stressful. If you pinned me down to what specific news sources I read regularly, I’d say TheNewAmerican, BBC, iPhone Rumors, and WSYR9 out of Syracuse, NY.

2. What Olympic level skill do you have (e.g. One could be a world-class paper clip bender)?
I’d win the gold in hyperbole.

3. If I say the word, ‘intellectual,’ what do you think?
Immediate word that comes to mind: bookish. Not a head filled with trivial facts or brilliant imaginations but a depth of logical, factual thinking spurred by thinking things through and understanding cause/effect. I believe this is why the study of world history is so important. In studying history, we learn how and why those small, every day decisions as well as the important decisions can change the world, for better or for good.

4. Who in your family do you look the most like?
I have no idea. Whoever it is, I pity the poor, poor person.

Now I get to ask you a question!

I remember — not too long ago — when we were not so reliant on electricity for our everyday lives. All we needed electricity for was the lights, radio or TV, vacuum, refrigerator, and toaster. How times have changed! If you were forced to give up all but two electric devices, what would you keep?


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16 Responses to “Monday Quiz About Me, Early Bird Edition”

  1. Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom Says:

    I’d keep my laptop (with wi-fi) and my vacuum cleaner…

    • Rebecca Says:

      Heather- your vacuum cleaner?! Great choice!! Unfortunately, that probably would have not been on my list… it’s hardly on my radar right now!

  2. Karen Says:

    Well, you have cute kids so I doubt you look too bad. LOL

  3. blueyes Says:

    What’s hyperbole?

    Why only 2 devices? You’re killing me here lol

    1. Blackberry, well, because I’m attached to the sucker and I can tether the connection to my laptop if I’m limited to 2 items.
    2. Laptop I guess. I can still read books and watch TV on it.

  4. Arlene Says:

    Just by this post, I’d label you an intellectual šŸ™‚

    Let’s see, just 2 electrical appliances. That’s hard, because I don’t have gas anything, so my stove, my washer and dryer, my water heater, all those are electrical. Okay, so I’d have to have my stove because we need to eat, and I’d have to have my washer because no way am I doing laundry by hand. That means I’d be buying food everyday because I no longer have a fridge, and I’ll be hanging clothes on a line in the garage because I don’t have a dryer and it’s raining. You just made life really tough for me, LOL! Have a great day.

    • Rebecca Says:

      Arlene, you are so kind. I’m probably too scatterbrained to be an intellectual but I tend to think “outside the box.”

      Oh dear, I didn’t know I put you in such a conundrum with my question! Oh yeah, I forgot about my washing machine…. I would not want to do laundry by hand, either! But we could always get one of those hand-roller contraptions they used to use in the 20s. Those things still work after 100 years!!!

      Thanks for your comment.

  5. vanilla Says:

    The refrigerator and, bad as I hate to admit it, yes, the laptop.

    • Rebecca Says:

      UH OH, Vanilla is choosing the laptop!!!! šŸ˜‰ Well, I’m glad about that because it means continued posts and continued blog visits.

  6. Chuck Says:

    1. The furnace. (I don’t want to cut & split wood)
    2. The water pump.

    The rest I can do without. Perhaps the computer/Internet connex is an alternative for number 2.

    Interestingly, Sylvia did not hesitate to say “furnace” when I asked her. It’s scary when we agree like that. šŸ™‚

  7. Nani Says:

    Computer and a light. I’m still a partially hunt and peck typist. I’d need the light to see the keyboard to journal on scrapbook pages. I’d be scrapping a lot since I didn’t choose to keep the WiFi powered up, but I could sit in the parking lot at McDonald’s to check email. I’d also use the light to read. My Nook is battery powered, not electric, and charged by plugging it in to the laptop, so I’m covered there. Again the parking lot at McDonald’s to buy new books. šŸ™‚

  8. Jennifer Says:

    My computer and my cell phone!

  9. Rena Says:

    Ack, only keep 2 electric devices???? :gah: :run:

    Oh gosh.


    Laptop and fridge.

    I think…

    Maybe… :starry

  10. Tami Von Zalez Says:

    Congratulations on all of your writing success! I want to be YOU ~

    Popping in on the Monday hop. :teddy:

  11. lin Says:

    After losing power for two days, I can tell you what I missed most–my refrigerator and my computer. Then it was my vacuum cleaner and my hair dryer. In that order.