You would think as a board game and video game fan that this prompt would be easy for me. Every time that I’ve ever played it at any sort of party, I always struggle to come up with things to use.
Even worse? Some of the things that I would normally say have been written about in this blog which makes it even harder. So, here goes–which of these are true about Charmer?
I have owned two pets for less than a week.
When I was about four, we owned a kitten named Snowball. She came into the house a few months after our previous cat had died. She was a farm cat that had been recently weaned and was a perfect white color.
She also was not an indoor cat. Growing up on the farm, she had had the freedom of the outdoors. As our last cat had died being hit by a car, my parents decided to only have indoor cats from that time one. Snowball did not appreciate that and used to run across the living room and up the dining room drapes to the very top.
After a few days of this, my mom had had enough. My uncle wanted a pet and took her in. He lived in a small apartment and he came home a day or two later to find the cat nestled in the Murphy bed–against the wall. At that point, he found her a wonderful family with lots of room for her to roam.
The second one was after Snake and I were married. We adopted a Siberian Husky from some friends as they were moving and couldn’t take her. She was 10 months old and had never had any training.
She was put in the backyard and proceeded to chew everything in sight. Yes, there were plenty of toys, but she preferred cardboard and plastic. She also tried, unsuccessfully, to come through the sliding glass door.
We just didn’t have the time to spend untraining her bad behavior and took her to the Humane Society in less than two days. She was adopted almost immediately.
One of my favorite hobbies is sewing and my grandmother taught me
My grandmother was a seamstress. You would have thought that she wouldn’t want to sew after she got home, but it was something that she loved to do. Not only sew, but knit and crochet as well.
She wanted to pass on her love of sewing to her grandchildren. I was the only one who really wanted to learn. She taught me how to not only do the basics with a needle, but how to use a sewing machine.
I’ve made lots of costumes over the years, as well as drapes and pillows and such. I don’t tend to do a lot of clothing because it is really cheaper and easier to just buy them. Plus, the styles change often enough that it just isn’t worth it.
Every time that I get out the sewing machine, I think about my grandmother. The times that we spent together making things and just talking are always such great memories.
I have read more Russian novels than anyone else I know–and I took Russian in college.
Something about the old Russian novels always fascinated me. The idea that War and Peace was always the benchmark for how long a book was challenged me to finish it at some point in my life.
I was also very much into drama and speech in high school and we did a lot of readings of Chekhov. By the time I was in college, I had read all of his plays.
I might not have delved farther into it except that The Brothers Karamazov was required reading for my first semester in a class that was combined English and Sociology. The ideas and writing style was so different from what I was used to. The professors came at the novel in such different ways that it really made it accessible.
By my senior year I had to take credits to round out the liberal arts pieces for graduation and I decided to take a Russian literature class and also Russian language. They worked really well together. We read War and Peace, of course, as well as more Dostoevsky, Gogol and Solzhenitsyn. I think I probably read more pages that semester than before or after, but I still look back at them as some of the best courses I took.
So which are true?
I can’t wait to see the guesses. And, at some point I will let you know which are true and which one is a lie…