August 10, 2007

Due Date: August 17


Assignment: Unlock Your Inner Artist!

While I am visiting my favorite place on earth, I am borrowing a page from The Artist's Way and giving you an assignment. Simply fill in the blank with a word or phrase that answers each of the following questions. You may do it here or on your own blog, in your journal, or on a maxi pad. Just as long as you do it! You have one week.

I, meanwhile, will be picking sand out from the spaces between my toes, and thinking of you.

Here we go:

1. My favorite childhood toy was ...
2. My favorite childhood game was ...
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ...
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ...
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ...
6. If it weren't too late I'd ...
7. My favorite musical instrument is ...
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ...
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ...
10. Taking time out for myself is ...
11. If I start dreaming ...
12. I secretly enjoy reading ...
13. If I only could have grown up to be ...
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ...
15. My parents think that I ...
16. What makes me feel weird is ...
17. My most cheer-up music is ...
18. My favorite way to dress is ...

(loosely adapted from The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron)

24 comments:

Edge said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ... a 12" G.I. Joe with King Fu Grip

2. My favorite childhood game was ... football

3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ... Star Wars


4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ... fried chicken ( or porn )


5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... break the rules a little more


6. If it weren't too late I'd ...

find a old friend I lost track of an tell her I was sorry

7. My favorite musical instrument is ...

My electric guitar or the harp or glochenspiel

8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ...

$20

9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ...

a recording studio

10. Taking time out for myself is ...

never a good idea. I don't do well on vacations

11. If I start dreaming ...

it always involves peace and quiet

12. I secretly enjoy reading ...

Post Secret and personal ads

13. If I only could have grown up to be ...

A doctor

14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ...

two "f's" that look exactly the same

15. My parents think that I ...

am still a little kid since I am the youngest

16. What makes me feel weird is ...

Talking to parents of my wife's students

17. My most cheer-up music is ...

Ozzy Ozborne - Crazy Train

18. My favorite way to dress is ...

Shorts and a tshirt

~Jef

Diedre said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was …my Tyke bike
2. My favorite childhood game was …concentration (a card game)
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was … Wizard of Oz
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy …being tied up and played with
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself …quit this job
6. If it weren't too late I'd …change careers
7. My favorite musical instrument is …who can pick just one
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is …about $30
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her …a VW van
10. Taking time out for myself is …laying in bed on a Saturday reading and dozing
11. If I start dreaming …I would be amazed
12. I secretly enjoy reading …Dear Abby and other advice columns
13. If I only could have grown up to be …a dentist
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a …pot
15. My parents think that I …am loved
16. What makes me feel weird is …anal sex and talking about anal sex
17. My most cheer-up music is … dependant upon my mood
18. My favorite way to dress is … in skirts

Think Frustrated said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was Play-Doh.
2. My favorite childhood game was "Doctor."
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy flying a children's licensed-character kite (like Dora).
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself get that tattoo of Georgia on my forehead.
6. If it weren't too late I'd eat breakfast.
7. My favorite musical instrument is the skin flute (or my guitar.)
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is $0-$10 (I'm poor.)
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her guitar lessons.
10. Taking time out for myself is a requirement for the continuation of my sanity.
11. If I start dreaming I know I'm most likely asleep.
12. I secretly enjoy reading books in the bathroom. (It's not really a secret, although some people consider it a taboo).
13. If I only could have grown up to be Oprah.
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create an inner peace machine.
15. My parents think that I turned my back on them.
16. What makes me feel weird is my boxers up my ass.
17. My most cheer-up music is anything by The Beatles, or Raffi.
18. My favorite way to dress is up.

Mr. Shife said...

What if I never had a childhood?

Melissa said...

Oh, how fun! I am so doing this on my blog. :)

Diesel said...

I like this. This could be a good meme.

Justin said...

Hi Spinning Girl. I didn't read your comment until just now. Thanks for stopping by over at Justin's Reasons.

JLee said...

Just came by to say "hi"...too lazy to answer the questions. haha

Friends of McDougal said...

haven't been 'round in a while.

Saw this, and thought of you.

Freiya said...

oooh, i've done it on my blog too! hurrah!

BeckEye said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ...my stuffed rabbit.
2. My favorite childhood game was ...Centipede. I was unbeatable!!
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ...Grease. Still is the best!
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ...traveling.
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ...ask a man out!
6. If it weren't too late I'd ...go live in Ireland for a year.
7. My favorite musical instrument is ...bass guitar.
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ...probably more than I can afford, but not enough to entertain me as much as I'd like!
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ...a piano.
10. Taking time out for myself is ...essential.
11. If I start dreaming ...I don't want to wake up!
12. I secretly enjoy reading ...nothing. There's nothing I can think of that I would do in "secret." I embarass myself on a regular basis.
13. If I only could have grown up to be ...John Travolta's wife.
14. I wish I could write ... songs. The kind that make the whole world sing.
15. My parents think that I ...am crazy?
16. What makes me feel weird is ...being complimented a lot.
17. My most cheer-up music is ...Squeeze. Especially "Annie Get Your Gun."
18. My favorite way to dress is ...casually.

Shanshu said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was...He-Man action figures. No, not dolls. ACTION FIGURES.
2. My favorite childhood game was ...freeze tag.
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ...The Neverending Story
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ...putting grape jelly on my nethers.
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ...eat an entire Chipotle burrito.
6. If it weren't too late I'd ...dig up the bong from the sand at OKI.
7. My favorite musical instrument is ...my violin.
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ...more than I should.
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ...a book on how to write books.
10. Taking time out for myself is ...sweet.
11. If I start dreaming ...don't wake me up.
12. I secretly enjoy reading ...the headlines on the trashy tabloid magazines at the check-out line at the grocery store.
13. If I only could have grown up to be ...a fighter pilot.
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ...novel.
15. My parents think that I ...am the best thing in the world....and the other one couldn't care less.
16. What makes me feel weird is ...polka music.
17. My most cheer-up music is ...Avril.
18. My favorite way to dress is ...nice, but comfortable...oh, and my clothes have to face the correct direction.

jamwall said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ...A large piece of chuck roast.

2. My favorite childhood game was ...Dressing the chuck roast up as your favorite movie star.

3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ...That movie I saw in 2nd grade class about the out-of-control doughnut machine. A masterpiece!

4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ...Skinny dipping in the shopping mall fountain.

5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ...Make my skin appear off-white.

6. If it weren't too late I'd ...Probably get there early.

7. My favorite musical instrument is ...Um...come on....Look at the avatar folks!

8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ...The content of my pants.


9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ...An outwardly way of perceiving the world.

10. Taking time out for myself is ...Time that I spend facing the corner while you spank me with a paddle with your likeness on it.

11. If I start dreaming ...about shaving off all my body hair, I'm probably sleepwalking and shaving all my body hair. Please wake me up.

12. I secretly enjoy reading ...soft porn on my cellphone.

13. If I only could have grown up to be ...Richardo Mantelban, I would have let the ladies touch my prosthetic "Wrath of Kahn" chest.

14. I wish I could grow a ...ketchup tree where you pick the little ketchup packets from the branches. If the picture of the tomato turns red, then the ketchup is ripe.

15. My parents think that I ...am still missing. They think I'm Duane, the next door neighbor.

16. What makes me feel weird is ...Teddy Bears Dressed as Other Animals.

17. My most cheer-up music is ...ambient goth cowbell music.

18. My favorite way to dress is ...with Caesar dressing, croûtons and minty bacon bits.

david mcmahon said...

The dog ate my homework!

Lee Ann said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ... Easy bake oven
2. My favorite childhood game was ... HORSE (basketball with brother and his friends) or board game - Operation.
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ... The Champ
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ... dancing
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... sing opera (outside of the shower)
6. If it weren't too late I'd ... go back to that date with the millionaire and not let his immaturity make my decision to not date him.
7. My favorite musical instrument is ... guitar
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ... probably more than I should.
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ... a smooth surfaced large animal to practice water colors on.
10. Taking time out for myself is ... essential.
11. If I start dreaming ... I won't get my work done.
12. I secretly enjoy reading ... gossip magazines.
13. If I only could have grown up to be ... a rockstar.
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ... hit love song.
15. My parents think that I ... should be a doctor.
16. What makes me feel weird is ... seeing rappers on stage.
17. My most cheer-up music is ... AC/DC...sometimes.
18. My favorite way to dress is ... traditional casual.

B.E. Earl said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ... Bulletman, the Human Bullet. 'Twas a GI Joe thing.
2. My favorite childhood game was ... Pong. Yeah, I'm pretty old.
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ... Star Wars. Hands down.
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ... ping pong.
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... shave my head.
6. If it weren't too late I'd ... do alot of things different.
7. My favorite musical instrument is ... bongos.
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ... a few hundred. Wait! Does that include drinking? Then a few thousand.
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ... a studio loft in NYC.
10. Taking time out for myself is ... absolutely necessary.
11. If I start dreaming ... it's usually about baseball.
12. I secretly enjoy reading ... crappy celebrity gossip websites.
13. If I only could have grown up to be ... a pitcher for the Yankees.
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ... Great American Novel.
15. My parents think that I ... am funny.
16. What makes me feel weird is ... answering questions about myself.
17. My most cheer-up music is ... ska or Jimmy Buffett.
18. My favorite way to dress is ... cargo shorts, comfy t-shirt, baseball cap, flip-flops.

jiggs said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ... MY NUTZ!
2. My favorite childhood game was ... MY NUTZ!
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ... MY NUTZ!
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ... MY NUTZ!
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... MY NUTZ!
6. If it weren't too late I'd ... MY NUTZ!
7. My favorite musical instrument is ... MY NUTZ!
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ... MY NUTZ!
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ... MY NUTZ!
10. Taking time out for myself is ... MY NUTZ!
11. If I start dreaming ... MY NUTZ!
12. I secretly enjoy reading ... MY NUTZ!
13. If I only could have grown up to be ... MY NUTZ!
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ... MY NUTZ!
15. My parents think that I ... MY NUTZ!
16. What makes me feel weird is ... MY NUTZ!
17. My most cheer-up music is ... MY NUTZ!
18. My favorite way to dress is ... MY NUTZ!

That made me feel great.

Weary Hag said...

1. toy was a bald doll named Mary
2. game was Astron (board game with planes which I would pay many dollars for today if I could find one)
3. Movie as a kid: The Sound of Music
4. Don't do much but enjoy posting and visiting in the blog community
5.If I could lighten up a little I'd let myself dye my hair a most delightful dark color
6. If it weren't too late, I'd keep a far better eyeball on my freaking weight before it snowballed to hell and back
7. Musical instrument: tough call - favorite is piano but voice is a close second
8. I (Mr. Weary Hag actually) spend whatever it costs for our electric bill and our internet connection and to run our DVD player for entertainment each month.
9. I'd buy my inner artist a self-publication gift certificate including all the bells and whistles
10. Taking time out for myself is actually quite doable as long as we all stay healthy in the household. But that never seems to happen.
11.If I start dreaming, I could make myself so happy I could bring myself to tears of joy
12. I secretly enjoy reading nothing. I see reading as a chore - a means to just be able to take in enough new data to be able to turn it into verbal or written conversation. Nobody ever said I wasn't a selfish lass.
13. less concerned about what others might/do think about me. It has taken me about 50 years to finally reach that point.
14. marvelous book that people can't get enough of and wish to pass along to everyone they know so I don't have to market the thing my own self
15. was their child
16. lidocaine, particularly near the front gums so my nose feels completely detached. ew
17. blues or Joni Mitchell or Joni Mitchell singing blues
18. any way which covers my private areas enough to keep the men in the world under some sort of control

Weary Hag said...

Dang. Was I really supposed to say so much? Methinks I overdid the answers a bit. sorrrr -ee

Michaela said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ...Mini chalk/dry erase board, I only liked the chalk side because I'd stand and scribble on it and speak to the stairs like they were my students.
2. My favorite childhood game was ...Eye Spy, instant classic!
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ...I'm sorry but I have 2! Dirty Dancing and Goonies. I physically cannot pick just one, it's not possible. I was sooo not old enough to wrap my tiny brain around the plot of Dirty Dancing, I just loved the music and the dancing...oh and the pretty pink dress! Then there's Goonies...I don't need to expound on this one because it is obvious!
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ...scetching
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... go to a kareokee bar sober
6. If it weren't too late I'd ...have tried harder in grade school
7. My favorite musical instrument is ...piano
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ... uhh maybe $25...unfortunately bills come first. I hate being responsible. I bet ya one months rent that irresponsible is much more fun.
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ...adobe illustrator and a fine set of oil pastels
10. Taking time out for myself is ...getting my nails done
11. If I start dreaming ...don't wake me up!
12. I secretly enjoy reading ...the dictionary
13. If I only could have grown up to be ...more spontaneous
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ...perfect world
15. My parents think that I ...do more than I should/am too fat
16. What makes me feel weird is ...the feeling that someone is behind me when really there isn't, it happens all the time!
17. My most cheer-up music is ...80's
18. My favorite way to dress is ...casual...jeans and a tshirt make me extremely happy.

shirlsd said...

i gave it a shot over here.

John Eaton said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ... too expensive.
2. My favorite childhood game was ... playing doctor.
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ... Godzilla (the original one).
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ... sleeping.
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... be a riverboat gambler.
6. If it weren't too late I'd ... cook some pasta.
7. My favorite musical instrument is ... my guitar, and then my head.
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ... entirely dependent upon cashflow.
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ... some silly putty.
10. Taking time out for myself is ... tricky now but cool.
11. If I start dreaming ... I won't stop.
12. I secretly enjoy reading ... George Will.
13. If I only could have grown up to be ... myself.
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ... cure for arrogance.
15. My parents think that I ... will never grow up.
16. What makes me feel weird is ... that they're right. :)
17. My most cheer-up music is ... Go Speed Racer.
18. My favorite way to dress is ... quickly and comfortably.

Twirling Girl said...

1. My favorite childhood toy was ... wooden blocks, all shapes
2. My favorite childhood game was ... Chutes & Ladders
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was ... Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. I don't do it much but I enjoy ... Sleeping late
5. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself ... Laugh more
6. If it weren't too late I'd ... Go back and relive some fun college days
7. My favorite musical instrument is ... Piano and violin, also trumpet
8. The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is ... Not enough
9. If I could get anything for my inner artist, I'd buy him/her ... A great voice so I could sing and make money
10. Taking time out for myself is ... A rare treat
11. If I start dreaming ... I might not stop
12. I secretly enjoy reading ... Whatever is written on the bathroom stall walls - mostly smut
13. If I only could have grown up to be ... A more patient person
14. I wish I could make/write/grow/ create a ... Beautiful paintings
15. My parents think that I ... Am a good girl, but I've done some things...
16. What makes me feel weird is ... When someone is watching me who I don't know
17. My most cheer-up music is ... Great 80s or 90s dance music or else Peter Gabriel turned up LOUD
18. My favorite way to dress is ... a long T-shirt and undies (at home of course)

elizabeth said...

I posted a rely on my darling blog!