I must explain an important rule about the Saturday Six: it is never “too late” to play. I call it the “Saturday Six” not because I expect everyone to drop what they’re doing and come here on Saturday…but because that’s the day when I post the questions. If you don’t get around to it until Monday or Tuesday, there’s no reason to feel guilty for being tardy…I’m just glad you decided to visit to begin with, and I hope you enjoy these weekly questions.
To play, you can either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! Enjoy!
1. What was the last thing you lied about?
2. What do you most hope to accomplish by the end of the year?
3. If you could see a film of any moment of your childhood so that you could relive it, what event would you like to see?
4. What talent do you wish you had but don’t?
5. What are you wearing as you answer these questions. If someone pointed a camera your way right now, would you duck out of sight?
6. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #20 from Danielle: Have you ever found a journal that interested you so much, you read all the way back to the beginning? If so, how many? If you’d like to share, whose journal and why?
They say that two heads are better than one. Next week’s Reader’s Choice question is unusual in that two different people, within less than 24 hours of each other, asked almost exactly the same basic question. Each one was framed a little differently, but they both come to the same basic idea.
1. My income. I signed up for an online service and it asked some basic demographic information. One of the questions was “Range of Income.” Since there was no “I prefer not to answer” response, and since my income is of no importance to my use of their free service, I “under-reported” substantially, in the hopes that they will think I’m too poor to buy anything they might otherwise try to sell me. (That wouldn’t be that far from the truth, anyway!)
2. To hit at least the half-way mark of my novel.
3. My fifth birthday. I recall aunts and uncles and my two grandmothers at my parents’ house that evening. I knew that I would be attending kindergarten soon, and since “5” is my favorite number, I just thought that the fifth birthday was the best one I’d ever have. I’d love to see all the presents I got that year.
4. I wish I could play piano. I took lessons years ago. It didn’t work out. The odd thing is that I could read the sheet music and tell which note was which…and I could pick out any note by letter on a keyboard. But the process of converting note to letter and letter to key in the same instant was too much for my brain to handle.
5. T-shirt and sweatpants. I generally duck out of sight of most cameras, anyway…why should now be any different!
6. There have actually been several that have impressed me to the point that I wanted to go back to the beginning. The most recent of these is Jesse‘s.