1. It became officially summer on Monday. What's your favorite part of winter?
I like waking up and seeing that it snowed overnight. It's kind of cool to find the world transformed, silently, while everyone was sleeping. Then I have to shovel the driveway, and the magic flies right out of it. Joy is fleeting.2. What was your worst summer vacation ever?
Nothing really springs to mind. (Springs! Ha! See what I did there?) Summers in Texas were miserable because of the heat, but that's just weather, not experiences.3. Kimber's husband just got the dream job that he's hoped for. So a big shout out to her and Anthony! Tell us about the best job that you ever had.
There was that time I starred in that movie with Johnny Depp and made a gazillion dollars, then, after Dwight Yoakam saw it, he called and asked me to go on tour with him as a backup singer... oh, wait... that wasn't me. Never mind. All of my jobs have pretty much sucked. The best part is that they paid the bills.4. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?
The idea that someone could possibly dislike me enough to talk smack about me is completely out of my realm of belief. Ha, ha... just kidding. I'm sure I get on plenty of people's nerves. But, I can't think of any enemies in particular right this very instant.5. An alien appears and offers you the opportunity to repeat one year of your life. You will still know everything that you know now. He explains that no matter what you do differently, when you are returned to the present nothing will have changed. What year would you pick and why?
2004. For lots of reasons...6. Name three things you have on you at all times. Explain why.
I'm assuming you mean three things I carry around with me, not things like that are literally "on me", like underpants and shoes. So, I'm going with debit card/ID, lipstick and cell phone. Self-explanatory, really.7. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Let's see.... I remember dropping the buggy off to have the wheels re-spoked, and I asked the smithy to make some new shoes for the horse. Then I walked over for my fitting at the bonnet maker's shop...I'm sure I mailed a letter while I was at the general store buying horehound candy, but I can't recall the exact day. So I'm just going to say it's been a good, long while. (Full disclosure: I cheated on this one. You guys asked this question last year, and I just copied my original answer.)8. If you could have everyone in the blogosphere read just one of your posts, which post would you pick and why?
Probably this one because Sloane T. Dog is sweet, and she deserves to be famous. Or this one, just because Groo is such a cute little bug.9. I recently read that the music industry continues to decline at an alarming rate. In the last year it said the sales of Michael Jackson's and The Beatles' music are the only artists who sales continue to climb. The article stated that the two are holding up the industry. Have you bought a CD or mp3 of either artist recently?
Nope, and nope. Not particularly fond of Michael Jackson, and as for the Beatles? Seriously, I've heard those same songs over and over for 40 years now. Enough already.10. What radio ad right now do you find so annoying that you'd rather have a tooth drilled than hear it again?
Ugh. Where to begin? There's the never-ending number of ads for men's prostrate health, there's some personal bookkeeper ad where a grown man and his mother whine at each other about paying her bills... and then there's pretty much every other radio ad ever made. Clever ads are few and far between these days.11. Berleen walks into a bar on a hot Minnesota day. At the bar sits a priest, a rabbi and a minister. A ten foot duck walks into the bar right after Berleen. What drink do you think Berleen orders?
A Squashed Strawberry Alley Cat... Berleen just may be a girl drink drunk...12. There is a knock on your door. It can be anyone in the world. Who would you want it to be?
Dwight Yoakam. (Seriously, Dwight.. call me!)13. What would be the worst entertainment or sporting that you could be forced to watch?
A Broadway musical. Any kind of musical, really. Or, worst of the worst, an opera. I can't imagine a more horrible way to spend an evening than listening to *that* caterwauling.Okay... that wraps up another edition of Thursday Thunks! Thanks for stopping by, everyone!
© Jana Ogletree 2010