Friday, March 27, 2009

Allusions and oatmeal

While I applaud everyone who does features for April is National Poetry Month, I must admit I've never felt the particular call to follow suit. For me, it's like eating steel-cut oatmeal 4 times a week for 48 weeks and then participating in National Steel-Cut Oatmeal Month. I know I'm one of the lucky ones, and there are people who have scant exposure to steel-cut oatmeal, but I have full confidence that other bloggers will make up for my slacker attitude.

I will be celebrating April Fool's Day with Minh Le of Bottom Shelf Books and whomever else participates in our contest next week. The "April Fool" is not that we're pulling your leg about putting your creativity to work and winning fabulous prizes, but that we want you to have a silly, fun time doing it without feeling like a fool. We're very serious about that. We promise not to tape a paper fish onto your back.... or at least, attempt the resist the urge. Stay tuned for details to come in just 5 days.

In the meantime, here's a diversion:

Presenting the "Interview With Your Daughter" Meme conducted on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Lucia's answers are in italics.

1. What is something I always say to you?
I love you.

2. What makes me happy?
You hugging and kissing me.

3. What makes me sad?
Being grouchy.

4. How do I make you laugh?
We would watch silly things together.

5. What do you think I was like as a child?
With brown hair and brown eyes and a black dress.

6. How old am I?
36

7. How tall am I?
This tall. [Hands stretched up]

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
Tell stories.

9. What do I do when you're not around?
Say grownup stuff.

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
Being a composer.

11. What am I really good at?
Playing guitar.

12. What am I not really good at?
Doing magic tricks.

13. What is my job?
Making dollies.

14. What is my favorite food?
Pizza.

15. What makes you proud of me?
You hugging me and kissing me.

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
Cinderella.

17. What do you and I do together?
Sing.

18. How are we the same?
We both have brown hair and brown eyes.

19. How are you and I different?
You having pierced ears and me not.

20. How do you know that I love you?
Because you often hug and kiss me.

21. Where is my favorite place to go?
Your favorite place to go I think is California.

23. What do I love about Daddy?
Him working with the computer.

And there you have it!

Julia Larios of The Drift Record is hosting Steel-Cut Oatmeal Friday this week.

9 comments:

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

The paper fish! I wanted to make the kids t-shirts with fish appliqued on the backs this year but decided that would just be mean. I might still do it, though! Cf. A Brother for the Orphelines.

I love the interview, too.

Kathleen said...

California, eh? Well, your favorite place to go is always open to you!

Lone Star Ma said...

Cinderella? Maybe you're working too hard...

Saints and Spinners said...

Well, I suspect that Lucia is doing a little projection. Pizza is her favorite, and she wants to live in California when she grows up... California or Japan. But yes, we would like to visit California again! LSM, I fear that my grand plans to visit Texas this summer are going to have to be put on hold.

I like the idea of the fish appliqued onto the backs of shirts. I'd wear one.

adrienne said...

A couple weeks ago, I introduced a friend to steel-cut oatmeal who didn't even know such a thing existed. (Of course, the only reason *I* know it exists is because the metal container of the brand I get is so enticing, which is what made me pick it up that first time in the store.)

Lone Star Ma said...

What? No! Why?

Saints and Spinners said...

LSM: It's going to come down to $$. We have our Santa Fe trip, and any time the three of us fly, it ends up being a big chunk of change. I'll keep a lookout for cheap flights to Corpus Christi, but airfares are daunting.

I don't suppose you fancy a trip up North??? Yeah, I know. $$$

mamakopp said...

sweet. I think she likes your hugs and kisses! :)

mamakopp said...

oh and we are definately making tshirts with fishes on the back! That's a fabulous idea. We made the walnut poisson cradles last year. Yipee!