Thursday, October 14, 2010

I've Been Tagged

I was tagged by Anne at My Head Is Full of Books! Thanks for thinking of me, Anne!

Rules of the game:
Accept the tag and link to the tagger at the beginning of your post.

Answer the questions honestly in your post by listing four things.

Pass on the love by picking four other people to tag and listing them at the bottom of your post. Notify them that you tagged them.

4 Things That Are In My Handbag
-Books: Today--my current read, The Art of the Sonnet, plus books I picked up at the library. Yes, I'm carrying a rather large handbag....
-Notebook for jotting down clever little quotes from my current read.
-My hairdresser's "I'm moving" card with all her info. 'Cuz, hey, you never know when you might need an emergency hair cut.
-Chop sticks. An extra set that the folks at the Chinese restaurant gave me today (disposable wooden kind...). 'Cuz, hey, you never know when you might have the urge for some emergency Chinese food.

4 Favorite Things In My Bedroom:
-Many, many, many perilous piles of TBR books.
-Board games (up in the closet)
-Handmade quilt made by my mom.
-Clock radio/cd player--that didn't do such an awesome job of waking up my sleepy self this morning. Slept straight through it playing for about half an hour.

4 Things On My Desk:
-Vase with fake roses.
-My very first stuffed beaver (from my mom). See further reference to beavers below.
-A Non Sequitur page-a-day calendar. I love that comic!
-A really cool pen holder cup that looks like it has hard-back books going all around it.

4 Things I've Always Wanted To Do (but haven't yet):
-Go to the British Isles.
-Publish my book (yes, I'm writing one--a mystery novel)
-Go to the Grand Canyon (on my way to California to see my best friend, Paula)
-Take dancing lessons (ballroom-type)

4 Things I Enjoy Very Much At the Moment
-Reading! (of course)
-Looking at the fall colors
-The smell of the leaves in the air
-Bubble baths (it's a stressful time of year in the English Dept where I work...Calgon, take me away!)

4 Songs I Can't Get Out Of My Head:

Luckily, I don't have any stuck in my head at the moment. Here are some favorites instead...
-You Go to My Head by Rod Stewart
-Body & Soul by Sheena Easton
-Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered by the Ella Fitzgerald
-Just about anything by the Beatles

4 Things You Don't Know About Me:
-I collect beavers (stuffed animals and otherwise) all started with my learning that my first name means "beaver meadow OR dweller in the beaver meadow" in a class in high school.
-I've sung with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir twice.
-I play softball with our English Department co-ed softball team. Just call me "Slugger" (not)
-I once judged a boxing match. (When I was Silver Dollar City before it became Dollywood)

4 Bloggers I am Tagging:
So many good blogs to choose from! Here are just a few of my favorite blogs:

All that glistens could be old
CMash Loves to Read
Joy's Blog
Life...With Books

Tag, you're it! Have fun with it.


Jenners said...

I'm terrible at doing these things but enjoyed reading your answers. And what an interesting meaning to your name!

And I hope to one day be reading YOUR mystery novel and writing a review!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Fun. Thanks for playing!

jlshall said...

Hi, Bev. This was a great post! And very informative (beavers, huh?). Thanks for thinking of me - I'm not great at passing these things on, but I love doing lists!