Share Your World is a weekly challenge hosted by my spouse, Cee, at her photography blog. Here are the questions for this week:
If you had a choice to live anywhere would be your preference salt water beaches, forest, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?
For right now, I could be content to live where I am. It doesn’t get too hot or too cold (at least not for more than a couple of days) and it rains a lot. I love the rain and the green it produces. The salt water beaches, forests, fresh water lakes and the rest of it are a short drive away. I wouldn’t mind a nice hot tub in the back yard again, though.
What was your favorite toy as a child . . . and now?
Oh, that’s a tough one. I’ve already blogged about my printing press, but other favorites were American Bricks (precursors to Legos), my microscope and the typewriter I took apart to see how it worked. (That made my dad so angry that he threw all the pieces in a bucket and put them in the garage. He thought I wanted to type on it. Funny thought, that! I never did get to put it back together again.) But I suppose my favorite toys would have been my books, the favorite of introverts. When I was little I saw an advertisement for a paperback book club and you could get ten books for only ten cents. I sent my dime in quickly, and was overjoyed when my books came. But then they kept coming and coming and coming. I didn’t realize that would happen every month, with a bill that was a bit more than ten cents. I must admit that my parents were nice about it. They paid the bill but I had to quit the club. It did give me a good start to my own little library, though.
My toys now? My iPad Mini.
Which do you prefer sweet, salty or both at the same time?
Sweet and salty, definitely. Kettle corn with sea salt, for example.
Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?
I’ve had more than my share of snow, so I’m glad to be away from it. Pretty to look at, but not so much to live with. I never got into winter sports. When we moved from Colorado to Oregon (in a blizzard, of course), the last thing I did was to put my snow shovels in the trash can. I haven’t missed them at all.
Chris also contributes to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.