When all else fails….plagiarize!

Today, I found out through Lorna’s Voice that Darla at She’s a Maineiac was posting a questionnaire for other bloggers to answer. Being of sound (but empty) mind for blogging ideas, I just toddled over there to partake. If this turns out to be my worst blog ever (an honor that’s sure to last only until my next post), you may blame both Lorna and Darla. What were they thinking? Anyway, here goes:

1. Why in the hell do you blog?

a. Why in the hell not?

2. How did you discover blogging? What was your initial impression?

a. I was really interested in finding out about logging, but made a typo on my Wikipedia entry. My initial impression? Wow, someone with zero writing talent like me can still get published! Cool!  And my initials are VAH, since you asked.

3. Were you shy and withdrawn as a child or gregarious?

a. My parents wanted to withdraw me, but back then infanticide was still illegal.

4. What does gregarious mean?

a. It’s a sea catfish named after a famous golfer.

5. How close is your blogging persona to the real you?

a. He sleeps with me every night. (please don’t tell my wife).

6. How has blogging changed your life?

a. Aha, trick question, eh? Everyone knows bloggers don’t have lives.

7. Do you consider yourself a writer?

a. See my header quote.

8. Do you prefer to write then edit, edit, edit or just throw up a page and be done with it?

a. I edit, edit, edit but my readers still throw up.

9. How confident are you after you hit that dreaded “Publish” button?

a. I’m pretty confident that my stats won’t change.

10. Have you ever regretted something you’ve written.

a. That confession. Fortunately, the judge threw it out on a technicality.

11. Have you ever been 100% satisfied with something you’ve written.

a. I was pretty smug about that absence excuse I wrote once in 6th grade. Even my mother didn’t realize it wasn’t her hand-writing.

12. When you write, do you have a certain audience in mind?

a. I want to be sure to appeal to all my followers. They both seem to appreciate that.

13. What will you never, ever, ever, like totally never write about and why not?

a. My true identity. My Witness Protection agreement forbids it.

14. Could you write a post for me?

a. No, but I could draw one.

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28 thoughts on “When all else fails….plagiarize!

  1. Jane Thorne

    Dear Al, I think you are true to yourself with your sharp observations and dry wit and we love reading your posts 🙂

  2. I think number six was referring to the life you had before blogging. Can you remember back that far, Al? If you figure out the trigger to those memories, let me know.
    Seriously, you have done an excellent job on this post. You should see if the dog will let you go for a walk to celebrate. Try scratching on the door. I’ve heard that works.

    1. As for question number six, see answer to number 13.

      I would love to take a walk, but I’m currently grounded for chewing on the printer cord.

  3. Lol – just happened on your post in an attempt to reply further to my parakeet picture.. I hate completing ‘forms’ like this… I just get bored with the questions – I love when other people have good answers though 🙂

    I’m not sure if comments on photos work the same way as posts, I’m not sure if my reply to you shows up in your notifications? If it has got lost in the internet ether let me know. Here’s an addendum I forgot, but then when I went back to try and add another comment, I can’t 😦

    Just wanted to say Wilson is a cocker spaniel, he’s a rescue dog so we are not 100% sure of his pedigree, but we think he is an English Show Spaniel who does not really like being a ‘show dog’ & much prefers being a mud water ball & stick spaniel with a bit of cat and squirrel chasing into the bargain. Shows don’t have much of that stuff, they are a bit like shopping. Wilson is NOT a shopping spaniel.

    1. This is strange. I didn’t see any return comment notification from you and now I can’t find that parrot picture on your blog. Give me a hint.

      Those pictures of Wilson sleeping in the dog bed with his friends and walking around with snowballs all over him are priceless! You’ll just have to overlook the fact that he can’t do your shopping for you.

  4. Weird. I just read about four poster beds to hold up a canopy and then come here to find a fifth post. You never know what you will find in the blog world. (I can’t spell blogassphere.)How do you have time to golf when you post so often? Well, often enough. Dianne

    1. I’ve been called a fifth wheel many times, but never a fifth post. And you’re right, you don’t know how to spell blogosphere.

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