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October 19th, 2010

I’ve Been Tagged, Join the Fun!

by Gwen


Earlier this year I participated in the SITS 31 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. Well, saying that I participated is really a stretch, but let’s go with that. It was a great chance to meet some cool bloggers that were out of my regular sphere and one that I have stuck to like glue is the wonderful Maranda of My Camo Colored Life

Now this is a Diva that I probably would have never met in my day to day life. She is an Army wife, has a beautiful little one, and rocks a mean Espresso-Walnut Cake. These are things that I know NOTHING about and that is what I love about her blog. New perspectives are important to me and besides, she loves to read!

She tagged me and since I have never been tagged before, I am thrilled to comply. Maranda asks the questions and here are my answers….



1. What is an amazing book that you have read recently?

   There are two great books that I read this week after a long dry spell of so-so books. The first was At The Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire. It looks at the Civil Rights Movement from an angle that most historians overlook, the women! White men were busy raping black women and not suffering any sort of consequences, so unlike what happened when a black man was accused of raping a white woman.

The second book is Julita’s Sands by Emily Placido. It is a touching memoir of the author coming to terms with her senile mother and making the best of it. Both sets of my grandparents suffered from either Demensia or Alzheimers, so this was a gut wrenching read but at the same time, so uplifting that Emily took it all on and loved her mother so much. If you liked the movie, The Notebook, this is right up your alley.

2. Seen any good movies lately? If so, what was it?

     I haven’t seen any movies lately!

3. What are the last 3 songs you have listened to?

     Horse with No Name by America, Hands All Over by Maroon 5, The Glee Version of Bad Romance

4. What is the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

    I roll over and grab my diet coke and my iPod to check email.

5.  Do you have a ‘before bed time’ routine? What is it?

     Not much of a routine, just brush the teeth, grab the ipod since I use it to read in bed.

6. What is your favorite snack?

     Lately I have been on a total nut kick. If it has just nuts, mostly nuts, or is rolled in nuts…..I inhale them.

7. Do you order the same thing off the menu every time or do you change it up?

     I always get cheese enchiladas or a veggie burrito when we go to Mexican places. Other than that, I will eat differently at other cuisines/restaurants.

8. What is your favorite hobby?

     Uhhhh, reading, painting, cooking, sewing, decorating, jewelry making, gardening, it never ends!



Now, in the spirit of not leaving anyone out. I tag each and everyone that reads this!