Monday, October 27, 2008

A Fun Meme

Ophelia, Odilon Redon

My uncle once: shot off his finger with a blunder bust.
Arrrg, Matey!

Never in my life: have I ice skated and am too afraid to
start now.

When I was five: I memorized a Halloween poem and
recited it for show and tell. My teacher told me to sit down,
it wasn't a talent show. I still adore poetry, but am petrified
of audiences.

High school was: an experience I'm glad I never have to

I will never forget: watching my Grandpa process photos
in his darkroom. The smell of developing solution brings back
many fond memories. I always breathe deeply when I walk into
a photo shop.

Once I met: Georgio Tozzi, opera singer, who did the actual
singing dubbed for Rossano Brazzi in the movie South Pacific.
He was so charming, very handsome and wore suspenders and
a bow tie.

There’s this girl I know: who sings “How are Things in
Glocca Morra” at holidays and makes me cry.

Once at a bar: my aunt drank a barrel sized glass of
Baileys and put the fake grass from a flower arrangement
in the restroom into her purse.

By noon, I’m usually: standing, staring into the fridge.

Last night: I watched I Know Where I'm Going and cried.

If I only had: hair like Pocahontas.

Next time I go to church: I want it to be one of those
lovely cathedrals in England with a boys choir and grand
organ music.

What worries me most: is insignificance.

You’ll know I’m lying when: I tell you that I just
finished running the Boston marathon.

What I miss most about the 80’s is: white hose
and shoulder pads.

If I were a character in Shakespeare, I’d be:
Ophelia in Hamlet.

A better name for me would be: Mrs. Dalloway.

I have a hard time understanding: and editing
html language.

If I ever go back to school: I would be out of my mind.

You know I like you if: I see your caller ID and still
pick up.

Take my advice, never: EVER color your hair or
anyone else's at home during a tornado.

My ideal breakfast is: poached eggs, bacon, and
extra strong coffee with cream in front of the fire with WT
on a frosty winter Sunday morning.

If you visit my hometown, I suggest you: bring
some old clothes to go fishing in the river.

Why won’t people: just treat others as kindly as they
would like to be treated?

The world could do without: narrow minded bigots.

I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than:

My favorite blonds are: my daughter, my aunt, two
uncles and Kenneth Branagh

If I do anything well, it’s: cook for a crowd.

And, by the way: I hate ugly places.
This meme is from Steph's blog, The Incurable Insomniac.
Feel free to have some fun and post it for yourself!!


  1. 'I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than:

    I almost stopped reading there, but then realised that I just had a handful memes left. Had it been further up the post, I don't think I would have carried on :-).

    Fun meme for sure.

    Greetings from London.

  2. Oh, this was FUN! And...I actually learned a few things about you, even though you are my sister! :) I'm still laughing.....
    Need to ask you about the hair color and tornado episode! And I'm with you on the cockroach!

  3. What a fun meme and some interesting useful info about you. Thanks for being brave enough to share.

  4. Hellow Willow, Halloween greetings. Interesting meme. Pappy

  5. Yeah, I'm curious about the tornado and coloring hair thing too...

  6. Oh, how I'd love to go to a bar with your aunt! And I bet you and I would have a lovely evening crying over I Know Where I'm Going!

    But please, dear Willow, rethink the white hose!

  7. this is a nice post. i enjoyed reading it. yes, it was fun... :)

  8. Speaking of "blond Uncle" is Bach doing?

  9. Good thing about the blog is that you can have as much poetry as you like and keep it beautiful around you.

  10. Willow,
    I've always seen myself as Hamlet. Perhaps because I played him in H.S.
    My favorite church is in Auch, France.
    Boston marathon? I will if you will.
    And, if I ever visit Willow Manor, I'll use worms, not old clothes to fish with. ;-)

  11. Willow you always have interesting things to say.I'm glad to know you better also.Please hop on over to my blog and join my very first contest,i would love for you to enter,Its very simple.Just pick out a name for my newest piano Angel doll.Hugs Marie Antionette

  12. That was a fun meme. Thanks!

    BTW, your teacher...bah!

  13. I thought about picking a few items and mentioning how special they are but as I went through the list I realized that all of these tidbits about you are just adorable.

  14. Tell WT 'welcome home!' I bet your cooking taste especially wonderful to him after being gone! :)

  15. I was getting my usual Fiber One Honey clusters out of the pantry and he looked at me with this poor puppy face and said, "Aren't you going to make a breakfast?" ;^)

  16. Always fun to see your responses to this fun meme.
    I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than lots of things!

  17. A pox upon your kindergarten teacher! Clearly she had no eye for talent. Probably she was jealous of your poetic skills. (: )

  18. Oh dear, I'm struggling to keep up with the memes I've joined when I'd rather be enjoying old friends posts. I'm running myself ragged. At least I enjoyed myself just now. Will come back to savour Johnny Depp.

  19. That was fun, willow.
    And I need to revisit I Know Where I'm Going again soon.

  20. Reading this was fun, Willow.
    I would rather skydive than lick the belly of a cockroach!
    And you are really missing out by not trying ice skating. It is exhilarating!

    As for high school...I hated it with every fibre of my being.

  21. Willow, Great meme. I so relate to the smell of photo developing solutions! mmmm I sure am curious about the tornado and hair coloring warning? Thank you for the fun reveal...lick the belly of a cockroach???? fingers went numb with that one!

  22. I've always fancied Baileys in pints.
    I hate cooking for crowds, always get anxious. Perhaps I should do it under the influence of the Baileys?
    You did a very good meme.

  23. What a fun meme! I enjoyed your answers very much.

    And now I have to Redon paintings to admire. I should look at his work more often. These images are beautiful.

    Will you tell us more about the hair color and the tornado? I'm trying to imagine the circumstances but I'm sure the real story is better!

  24. Okay, everyone wants to know! I have a post all ready to go, but I will post on the hair color tornado story tomorrow. :P

  25. I think you should give ice skating a try, I am sure you would get the hang of it in no time. I agree about the sky diving, too far to fall.

  26. I am soooooooo with you on Kenneth Branagh...ahhh, men in tights!

    The year of the flood was 1993, I had 18 inches of seep-water in my yard all summer, all plants and trees died, had more fish in my yard than in my pond. We were just lucky the levee held, I lived a half mile away from the river, as the crow house would've been gone. Had baby chicks, peacocks and pheasants and no yard for them to walk on. We had to get grass clippings and straw for the bird yards...don't ever want to go through that again!!!


  27. Fun answers, Willow!

    I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than skydive, too.

  28. I didn't see this one until just now. This was fun!

  29. Those were hilarious, Willow. I got a big kick out of those.

  30. Oh this is fun, I will be posting it on Friday thank you

  31. Your site is very beautiful. But I have little time to visit more often blogs that I like.
    I love Odilon Redon, and Ophélia, do you know Ophélia Sir John Everet Millais ?

  32. Yes, it is gorgeous! My daughter has a framed print of Millias' Ophelia.

  33. I don't think you need to concern yourself with insignificance. You are quite significant to many of us. That's why we keep coming back.

    I'm with you on the caller i.d. add answer the doorbell and you've summed me up.


  34. i love the artwork, willow. and am rather overwhelmed by the rest! :^)

  35. "You know I like you if: I see your caller ID and still
    pick up."

    How true. now, I need caller ID too. Presently I pick up for far too many people.

    I love posts like these and getting to now the blogger better, in this case you. Wonderful.


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