Way way back in early August, Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord Blog Magazine tagged me for a “little fun and distraction.” Before I could respond, I got distracted! Finally, I’m taking the opportunity to play.

As usual, there are a few rules:

Use the Blue Sky banner  (that Rachael Ritchey designed).

It is sort of polite to mention the person who tagged you.

You need to answer the 11 questions set by your tagger.

You will need to make up 11 original and interesting or funny questions for those you tag.

You need to tag 11 people.

Here are Sally’s 11 questions:

1. What was the name of your first pet and what did you love most about them?
My first pet (that I remember) was a beagle named Gypsy. She was lovable and lived with me during my entire childhood. It wasn’t until I went off to college that she passed away. I have a special place in my heart for dogs that can’t resist porcupines and roll in anything that stinks.

2. If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet and why?
Hmm. Probably Jesus. I’d like him to clear up all the misinterpretations that are tearing people apart. I’d videotape and share on TV.

3. What is the most common misconception people have about you?
Maybe that I’m outgoing… I’m an extreme introvert.

4. If you could buy any car in the world what would it be and why?
A 1950’s era Chevy Univeral pickup truck. It’s what I rode around in during high school and brings back fun memories.


5. Do you have a hobby your friends don’t know about?
Some friends may not know that I enjoy painting to relax. Here are a few pictures:

6. What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?
Avatar. 2009! There just aren’t any theaters near me.

7. Describe your perfect day?
Totally alone, lying on a hammock, reading.


8. Summer or winter?
I like spring and autumn. Darn, not the options! Summers are over-the-top hectic around here (not good for introverts), and I’m usually desperate to hibernate by the onset of autumn. Winters in the rainforest are long and dreary, rainy and vitamin-D starved. The only good thing about them is I’m stuck inside WRITING!

9. Looks or Personality?
Personality, definitely! I couldn’t care less about looks.

10. City or countryside?
I’m a country girl at heart and live out in the woods without neighbors. Cities have great restaurants and I love good food, so I’m not completely writing them off.

11. Action or comedy?
When it comes to life, I’ll go with comedy. When it comes to writing, I’ll choose action. Though my preference for movies can go either way, my husband and I watch lots of action movies because he’s ten.

Now for my 11 questions:

  1. What country have you never visited but would love to, and why?
  2. What person in your life (not including family members) has most shaped who you are today?
  3. List three things that make you happy?
  4. What’s your favorite genre to read?
  5. What time period in history most intrigues you, and why?
  6. If you could add a new talent to your repertoire, what would it be, and why?
  7. Where is your favorite place in the world, and why?
  8. What animal best describes your personality, and why?
  9. What’s your favorite recipe (and please share it)?
  10. Hiking boots, sneakers, heels, or flip-flops?
  11. Would you rather have tons of love and little wealth, or tons of wealth and little love?

And I tag… everyone who wants to play. Enjoy!

And be sure to stop by Sally’s and check out her amazing blog. If you write, read, travel, eat, or enjoy learning something new, her blog is a great place to visit. 🙂

#Blue Sky Tag – Time for a little fun and distraction…#TGIF

150 thoughts on “#Blue Sky Tag – Time for a little fun and distraction…#TGIF

  1. jivhakiruchi says:

    lovely write up and painting’s dear and I like the car model wow…

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  2. […] A couple of weeks ago my wonderful friend Diana from over at Myths of the Mirror tagged us all for the Blue Sky Tag […]

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  3. memadtwo says:

    lovely paintings (K)

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  4. Bel says:

    I’ve always thought you were the coolest woman I know here in blogland – that I haven’t met in person. Now this just solidifes it – the truck you rode around 1950s – amazing. Your dog that loves porcupine and roll in stinky stuff haha! Love it 😊 For some reason, I can imagine you as an introvert and we are similar in being alone and reading while on a hammock. Thanks for making my day Diana! 😊

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    • Thanks for stopping by to read, Bel. That 50’s truck was my ride in the mid 70’s when I was in high school (actually my farmer-boyfriend’s ride). And that little dog. My father would carry pliers whenever we went camping because that cute pup had a way of getting her nose quilled in addition to rolling in dead things. Ugh. Ha ha. Happy Travels, my friend. ❤

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  5. Ben Aqiba says:

    Hello Diana,

    I must say, great answers. A great choice of historical personality. We have something in common, I like to be alone too. When I am alone, I like to clear my mind from all garbage and to meditate, to read, to talk with myself about myself. Wonderful post

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    • Thanks for the visit, Ben. It’s amazing to me how many introverts are bloggers. I think we enjoy the social aspects, but on our own terms. I’m also trying to clear my mind lately. All the turmoil in the US crumbles my sense of peace. I hope your day and weekend are full of creative and peaceful joy. 🙂


  6. Interesting share and defines the person surely. Also similar to secret password characteristics. Scary! (-8

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  7. Sarah says:

    Your paintings are beautiful, Diana!! I’m so in love with that dragon! And I know exactly how it feels to let go and immerse oneself in painting – it really is perfect for relaxing. 😄
    And I think you’re very wise to make a videoproof of what Jesus said to clear up all the misunderstandings. 😉 And yay to spending the day in a hammock and read! 😄

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    • Thanks, Sarah. I’m an amateur, but love doing any sort of art – being totally immersed in the visual and tactile details. The world disappears around me. I can imagine that you would relate with your stunning artwork. Yes, should Jesus show up – I’ll definitely videotape! Ha ha. Have a wonderfully creative day, my friend. ❤

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  8. Fun to learn more about you. I’m with you on city/country, favorite seasons, etc. and your paintings are beautiful!

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