Tuesday, March 6, 2007

This took longer than five minutes

I haven't been blogging because my husband was out of town last week. We were staying with my parents and their desktop computer is broken. Plus I spent a lot of time following the kids around as they discovered yet another breakable object in Mamaw's largely un-childproofed house (but at least we didn't break the computer! My dad did.)

In other news, I'm disciplining myself to write AT LEAST five minutes a day of non-required stuff, whether journaling or (gasp!) fiction. Five minutes doesn't sound like a lot, but it's a good discipline to begin and I usually end up finding more time to keep writing once I've gotten going. So some of that stuff may start showing up here. Right now I'm writing about my teenage years--you know, back in the Dark Ages before the Internet and TiVo. It's riveting--riveting, I tell you.

Unfortunately, you're not going to get that today. Instead, I'm going to post the next couple of answers to the IF questions. So far I'm keeping my word to answer all of them since they are in random order in the book. It's not my fault if they are boring. But maybe you will find them riveting; who am I to say?

If you could eliminate one type of insect permanently from the earth, which would you get rid of?

Easy: mosquitoes. (Also known as the state bird of Louisiana, as my husband told me while we had our blood sucked romantically right before he proposed. I could've done without the skeeters.)

If you had to eliminate a single type of animal forevermore, which would you choose?

I'm going to say feral hogs, because I cannot see any use for them and I've heard they reproduce so rapidly that attempts to control the population are failing and they are very destructive. However, if I wanted to be really controversial and incur the wrath and hatred of a LOT of people, I'd say that I wouldn't really care if I never saw a house cat again. Did I say that out loud? Please don't throw things! *ducking and running*

The baby is awake and I'm hungry. Have a great day.


  1. what do you think of Velvet Elvis so far?

  2. I can't write about my teenage years. Too painful. Too cringe-inducing.

    I would eliminate the cockroach. Those suckers are just so gross. I know they don't bite like mosquitoes do, but they're so much way GROSSER than mosquitoes.

    I don't have strong feelings about other animals.

  3. madhousewife--The cockroach almost tied the mosquito in my decision. I figured someone else would zap the cockroach, and you have! Good job. They are nasty buggers for sure.

  4. apparently the emai thing doesn't work... oh well, i'll just have to remember to come by.

    mosquito was first to my mind as well. and i gotta go with cats myself. annoying little buggers