The Listing Hop
A HUGE BIG THANKS goes out to all who participated in The Listing Hop, but most particularly to Captain Ninja Alex Cavanaugh who volunteered to co-host. I mean I didn't even ask!
I was totally blown away by the variety of lists; from humorous to serious to helpful to fact filled, from frightening to enlightening it was all good!
I made a valient attemp to visit everyone but I suspect there may have been a few I didn't get to. If that's the case please forgive me.
I believe I can safely say it was a resounding success and that it will become an annual October event to celebrate the anniversary of my blogging career.
Question of the Month
I decided to join this monthly bloghop because answering thoughtful/challenging questions is one way to expand one's mind. Hosted by Michael D'Agostino at A Life Examined , the question this month is: Are you an introvert or extrovert?
A classic picture of me being shy. I was just
5 years old. I used to hide behind my mother's
shirts or doors when people came to the house.
I think of myself as an introvert. In high school I was almost painfully shy and some people interpreted that as my being snobby. Despite that, as a young adult, I sang for a while in a jazz trio and I've been in plays where I sang and danced. But I think working with abused, neglected, and emotionally disturbed kids really helped to pull me out of my self-imposed shell. As an aging adult I still much prefer staying quietly at home to going out and being around people, especially people I don't know. But I've learned how to be outwardly friendly rather than socially awkward. I also push myself in small ways and will speak to complete strangers and say complimentary things. (But not every day and not every time I go out!)
Today I'm thankful for rain. There are many parts of Texas that are suffering from too much. But where we are, the rainfall amounts have been quite manageable. There's been no flooding or damage. It seems we are in an El Nino pattern and may, at last, be coming out of a drought that's lasted almost six years.
It's made the concrete hard dirt in our yard soft enough to weed which is something I like to do... yes, I like to weed!
Of course I have to include this clip of the great Gene Kelly.
What are you thankful for? If you participated, did you have fun with The Listing Hop? Do you consider yourself and introvert or extrovert? Have you ever danced or sung in the rain?