Q & A #2

No history “lesson” this time (sorry, I know how informative that was! heh) but I thought I’d take today’s post to respond to a few more questions or comments that have been left the last week or so.

I wanted to mention too, to Linda and Cheri who both tagged me for a meme - ladies, I will do it, promise! I just haven’t thought of 7 things yet that I haven’t already blabbed here!! :-D

Anyway, on to questions and answers.

Janet asked (when I showed a photo of my much younger and formerly blond self), “How come you went red?”

Because I could! :-) That’s the short and smartass answer, but also the true one.

I’d wanted to go red for years before I actually did. I used to talk, only half-jokingly, about channeling my inner redhead. But I was always afraid it would look stupid, so I spent the first 40 years or so of my life as various shades of blond (with an occasional brownette shade thrown in) - first by the hand of nature, later through the graces of L’Oreal.

Finally, in my early 40’s, I decided I’d waited long enough to give red hair a try. I thought so what if it looks stupid! It’s just hair…it’ll grow. And if it’s a total disaster, I can go throw myself on the mercies of a professional to fix it. So I jumped into the Red Sea (so to speak…heh) and never looked back. I know some of my friends preferred the blond, but I LOVE being a redhead! It’s not just a color, it’s an ATTITUDE!! :-D

—Faith (via Holli) asked about this picture, “Is she playing peekaboo??”

Yep! :-)

—In response to this post, Sara asked, “Hey, Deb…are you tired of winter???”

Sara, sweetie, guess which finger I’m waving at you? (Ha! Sorry…You know I love you! ;-) )

Shirley asked, about these shoes, “And if ruby slippers can take you to Kansas, where can these babies take you?”

To Spring, I hope!!!

—Gilli asked, “How can anyone possibly have the blues with a DeLint book in her hand???”

It isn’t easy, but in February I can manage. :-P (Especially since being back to work gives me less time to read!) But hey, it’s finally March, so I’m already feeling better!!

Laume commented and asked, “I think I feel the same way about gray as you do about blue - it’s peaceful and cool and dreamy, not dreary. But muddy taupes, that’s a good description. So, did you read The Blue Girl yet? Loved that book.”

Yep, I read it a while back and liked it very much!

That’s so interesting to me that you feel the way you do about gray because it is, by far, my least favorite color. I see gray as the color of sickness and death, the color of ashes - the remains of a fire (life) that has burned out. I find it occasionally useful (from an artistic point of view, or even in clothing, like charcoal gray slacks for work clothes) but I’m not sure I ever could truly like it.

So, is there a color you find depressing? And if so, what is it?

Dee asked, about the St. Thomas chicken, “did he actually cross the road???”

He did! He made it across alive! :-)

Tiff asked, “So. you spent the MORNING wandering around a flea market, and yet J has a beer in his hand?” and then wrote, “I want to come on your next vacation.”

Hey, it was 5:00 somewhere! ;-)

And it’s not like I didn’t ASK, y’know! I invited ALL my readers to crash my vacation and Amy was the only one who took me up on it. Maybe next time you will too!

—To Jilly, who posted a recipe for mojitos!

Thanks, Jilly! I’m SO making these this summer!!

Here’s today’s Daily Art Thang, a photo I took leaning over the deck railing of the ship one night near sunset (note the pink sheen reflecting on the water in the upper left corner of the photo). I love how you can see reflections of the water and clouds in the windows.

waves and glass

“Waves and Glass” (Clickable if you want to see it larger in a new window.)

4 Responses to “Q & A #2”

  1. on 02 Mar 2008 at 1:07 pm holli

    Faith will be so excited to know you were actually playing peekaboo!!! You know she loves seeing pictures of you - she totally remembers sitting with you at the airport “and hugging.”

    I love the DAT today, but it almost gives me scary vertigo - it combines my fear of sharks and losing my camera in the ocean with my fear of heights - AAAAAAAA!!!

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog this weekend - all you need to do is comment to put your name in the pool. It’s for a cool HP Photobook (I have two). Come throw your name in - you have tons of pictures to print!! Do a scrapbook of your vacation!

  2. on 02 Mar 2008 at 2:15 pm Rebecca in SoCal

    [small voice]I kind of like taupe[/small voice]…I have a piece of taupe fabric I bought just because it’s gorgeous (woven design…I found it among the Japanese fabrics). Also, growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have to have an appreciation of gray.

    I’ll accept your “muddy” taupes, though. To me, brown isn’t a color…it’s what you get when you accidentally mix complementary colors! Muddy browns are late winter colors.

  3. on 02 Mar 2008 at 5:37 pm Sara

    Really loved this post - and I laughed my you know what off! We are getting more of something tomorrow! I don’t know what gives - but, Mother Nature sure is pissed off at something - cause she keeps dropping this white stuff everywhere. We are well over 105 inches of the fluffy stuff this year!!!

  4. on 02 Mar 2008 at 11:19 pm JC

    I am seriously behind on your blog. I will try to do some catching up tomorrow. I think we are the only people who liked the “Blue” SPC theme. Everyone I’ve seen mention it said they didn’t like it. I loved it! This month’s theme is scary. I usually try to avoid politics!