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September 17th, 2010

A Bit About Me(Me) ~ I Dodge the Question

by Gwen


It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better.

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.

Who is a famous person (dead or alive) that you most admire? And why?

I am struggling with this question. First off, what does admire really mean?

ad·mire (d-mr)

v. ad·mired, ad·mir·ing, ad·mires

1. To regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval.

2. To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect.

3. Chiefly New England & Upper Southern U.S. To enjoy (something): “I just admire to get letters, but I don’t admire to answer them” (Dialect Notes).

4. Archaic To marvel or wonder at.

See, in my house, we use admire, as in “I admire you.” because we are too chicken to say that we love each other. Really long story could be inserted here, but we don’t have all night and it is a wee bit personal.

So If I go back to the real definition of admire; I am looking for someone that I approve of and fills me with wonder.

Well, there’s a might big whopper of a problem right there. Just about everyone and everything fills me with wonder. For example, the people that drive 50 MPH on the highway where the speed limit is 65 MPH. Those drivers fill me with tons of wonder…and a few expletives tend to come out of my mouth to take part in the wonder.

So I was at a loss to pick just one person that I admire. Then I realized that it doesn’t just have to be one person. After all, there aren’t any hard and fast rules to these posts. It’s my post and I can do what I want to, do what I want to…..sing it!

You know the people that amaze me? It is all of you that are reading this post! I have diddled in all sorts of different groups of people on these grand interwebs and book bloggers rock, let me tell you.

Sure, we have the occasional blow ups over  who gets ARCs and who doesn’t, then there are the book blogger police that like to tell you what to do. Those squabbles are quickly put to rest around here with very few feathers ruffled.

That is special because it doesn’t happen on my relationship or home decorating blogs or on other non blog sites. Those dustups can get nasty and the bad juju can last for months.

We also embrace new people into what we do, we involve all, and we work at doing things as a team.

So I admire ya’ll. Give yourselves a group hug!