I’ve seen Cee’s Share Your World challenges for a long time, maybe even since I started this blog, but I really had no idea what people were on about. I started noticing my blogging buddies referring to Cee’s blog more and more, and while I’m not much on peer pressure, and I take a strange pride in the rock I live under, it’s good to try new things. Last week Cee had a challenge about doors and windows and Norm of #ThursdayDoors brought it to my attention.
It turns out Cee is a person who, among other things, teaches photography. I figured I could follow along and glean some knowledge goodies. I spent like two hours reading, because as it turns out, taking good pictures involves knowing rules and then breaking them (not unlike good writing.) I decided I have an artful eye, I see all the pretty. I never really thought about the methods…I simply wander around, capturing bits of my life with an iPhone without too much thought. I’m convinced I will still do this. I mean, I neeeeed aspects of my life where I don’t overthink, but learning is fun and challenges are essential to growth.
So here I am, on the 51st week of the year, joining in. Here are my responses to this week’s Cee’s Share Your World:
Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?
Already, I sit here twenty minutes thinking about this prompt. Ugh, I like to photograph flora and fauna. I like to write anything, really, and descriptively or persuasively appeals the most. I like to cook all the things, maybe sauces, stews, and soups the most.
I cannot choose between writing and cooking. Like choosing between books and music, or food and sex, or whatever — I WANT IT ALL AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!
Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?
Yes, I always did love the swings! No, I do not get excited when I see a swing now. I don’t even like to sit in rockers or gliders anymore. I blame the vertigo and nausea that often accompany anxiety.
What has surprised you about blogging?
WordPress is surely the kindest, most supportive community on the internet.
List at least five favorite desserts.
Now we’re talkin!
Ice cream, spumoni, frozen custard, Key lime pie, sugar cream pie, coconut cream pie, lemon meringue pie, my mother’s chocolate dream pie, pecan pie, Boston cream pie, tiramisu, creme brulee, butterscotch pudding, pistachio pudding, vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, sex in a pan, pineapple delight, chocolate eclairs, blackberry cobbler, carrot cake, Black Forest cake, Texas sheet cake, wedding cake, lemon icebox cake…
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Oh wow, well, I’m grateful for a lot. I’ll go with being most grateful for my health, (It’s my health, I get to judge when it’s good!) and for all the sleep that likely makes it possible. All hail Winter Break!
I’m looking forward to baking this week.
Feel free to join in on Cee’s challenges, she’s quite welcoming.