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Wednesday, October 25, 2006,9:20 PM
5 Truths
I got tagged by Kristie to tell 5 truths.

1. I sometimes think I'm destined to spend my life alone. Not that it's a bad thing ~ being along has it's advantages. I mean I come home, I get to watch what I want to watch, I don't have to fight anyone for the use of the computer (unless my niece is visiting), and any messes I clean are my own (again, unless my niece is visiting). But sometimes, I come home and the house is so quiet and I'd give almost anything to have someone to share that space with. Just someone to enjoy the quiet with would be wonderful ~ just to sit, to hold, to touch, to look, to laugh....

2. I'm an introvert. Really. I'm not all that good with people. I hate crowds and I don't like being the center of attention. I'd much rather be home. I turn down a lot of invitations to just stay home with a warm cup of tea and a good book. Which, if you think about it, is probably why I had to list #1.

3. I hate election time. I've blogged about this before. I'll be so glad when elections are over. Truthfully, I don't think the whole thing would bother me so much if there wasn't so much negativity involved. Instead of the negative ads focusing on what a bad person your opponant is ~ why not focus on the good you can do? I don't get it and it just pisses me off.

4. I sometimes wish I lived somewhere else. I'd love a chance to start a whole different life somewhere else. And technically I'm a free agent, but I'm extremely close to my family and don't want to leave them. My niece is the only child I'm ever going to have and I don't want to miss a minute with her. But I'd love to live anywhere else ~ New York, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Boston.

5. I'd love to own my own business. My two loves are reading and cooking ~ I'd love to have a business that combined the two of them. It's a scary world out there though and the days of the independent book store are pretty much gone. I'd love to own a small store with new and used books both and a cafe where people could just sit.

Hmm ~ now who should I tag? Holly, Izzy, Jen, Zeek, Ames, and Dylan.


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  • At 6:57 AM, Blogger The Book Girl, A.K.A. Jodi

    Awwww...I am so there with you on #2. It kind of drives my husband nuts that I would rather stay home on my comfy couch with my nose in a book rather than go out and hang out with other people.

    See, if you were married you would have to deal with that! LOL There is never a true happy medium. :)

  • At 7:10 AM, Blogger nath

    I'm with you for #1 and 2 (altho, I don't live alone, I still live with my parents)...

  • At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    AWWW! I'm a people person. I do like to sit on the couch or read in bed but at some point I need to be out with friends. (My bf? Not so much.)

    I don't think anyone's destined to be alone unless they truly want to be ... if you want a partner, they're out there!

    Ok I'll put mine up on my blog soon!

  • At 8:53 AM, Blogger Isabel

    I'm about to post mine. :) We have something in common.

  • At 8:58 AM, Blogger Mailyn

    I feel you on wanting to live somewhere else. I hate Miami. Wanna move together???? LOL.

  • At 9:23 AM, Blogger Lori

    I am so with you on # 3! And #2, and # 4..... ok, so I guess we ahve a lot in common LOLOL. But especially # 3. And your reason is my reason as well. I want to know where a candidate stands on the issues, not why he thinks his opponent is a scumbag.

  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger Holly

    I'm pretty much with you on all of these, except #4, because I already did that. LOL I don't regret it for a second, either. Well, that's not entirely true, I suppose. I still sometimes think about moving again. Doesn't Texas sound heavenly? All those cowboys and ranches and that lazy southern drawl? *dreamy sigh*


    I'll post mine soon. :)

  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger Dylan

    Hey this is neat...I knew about the whole election thing, I remember your blog on that and I'm so with you on the others...especially #1, for some reason, my picky ass just thinks that maybe I'm meant to be a spinster! Ugh.

    I'll put my up today just for you! ;)

  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger Kristie (J)

    Well - you know I can relate to you on #1. I can relate a lot with #2 too. I'm quite content to stay at home with a good book - well I was. #3 - I hear you! #4 Not so much. I like the city where I live and it's hard for me to go out on my own #5 I've thought how delicious it would be to own my own book store too. Looks like we have a lot in common too!

  • At 2:46 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Jodi ~ I am just so much happier at home reading a book or watching a movie. I just don't like crowds. Very true about never finding a happy medium.

    Nath ~ Although I'm very close with my mom, I don't think I could live with her again. I'd maybe last a few weeks and then I'd just need my own space.

    Zeek ~ Social situations are not my first choice on how to spend my time. Although when I do go out, I do end up having fun.

    Izzy ~ I'll pop over and take a peek :-)

    Mailyn ~ I'm not sure I'd like Miami either. Although I did visit there once :-)

    Lori ~ It seems the campaigns get nastier every year ~ I'd much rather know what you're about, what your viewpoints are, etc.. It's just nastiness.

    Holly ~ There are still cowboys in Montana. I'm just saying. :-) I was in San Antonio once about 10 years ago and I loved it. But, you know it's different when you live somewhere ~ who knows if I'd like living there as well as I like visiting?

    Dylan ~ I suppose there's nothing wrong with being a spinster. I'm going to start buying cats soon :-)

    Kristie ~ It's not really that I dislike where I live ~ but I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if I lived somewhere else. There's just so many possibilities.

  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Holly

    True enough, Dev, but what about the lazy Southern drawl?

    That's what I thought. LOL

  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger Jenster

    #1 - I was diagnosed with cancer a week after my husband got a job in Pennsylvania. We needed the insurance so he moved up here while the kids and I stayed in Arkansas. We were separated like that for over a year. I enjoyed having the remote control all to myself and getting to sit in the big green chair without anyone complaining about it. But I get the loneliness, too. Now we're back together and I NEVER get the remote!

    #2 - I love to stay home with a warm cup of tea or coffee and a good book. Better than a raging party!

    #3 - Me too!! We're supposed to be a united country, but politicians have divided us.

    #4 - I just moved and it was hell! lol I think I'll stay put for a while.

    #5 - I would love to visit your book store/cafe! That's my favorite kind of place.

    Great truths, Devonna. Guess I'll go tell mine, now.


  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Holly ~ I just had to push it a little bit. :-) There is definitely something about that drawl.

    Jen ~ I'll go take a peek at your truths now. It must have been hard fighting the cancer while your husband was trying to get settled in the new job. I hope he was able to come home often.

  • At 8:15 PM, Blogger Jennie

    Me too on most of these! I've always wanted to open up a little bookstore. But only if I was independently wealthy and didn't need to make the store profitable!! Small businesses are just way too much stress if they're your only source of income.

    So if I win the lottery, I'm going to open up a romance bookstore. Shelves and shelves of romance, and little tiny areas for all other genres. LOL. :)

  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Jennie ~ Me too. The trick is you have to buy a lottery ticket. I never do :-) But, if you win the lottery, I'd love to come to your store.

  • At 12:03 AM, Blogger Rosie

    When I lived in Colorado Springs there as a place called POOR RICHARD'S FEED AND READ. They had rolls and doughnuts with coffee and tea for mornings and one soup and sandwich each day Monday through Saturday. Only open until 6 or 7 p.m. It was a combination new/used and magazine/newspaper place so it had an eclectic crowd. I loved that place!

    Every once in a while I talk to my husband in a wistful voice and talk about opening a place like that.

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger Devonna

    Rosie ~ Exactly. That's the kind of place I'd like. Only I'd want it to be open until about 10 ~ usually when we hit the stores it's between 8 and 9.

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger C2

    Oh my gosh! I think we might be cyber-twins! :-D Are you sure you aren't talking about me?? LOL

    Although, for an introvert, I'm pretty good with people. I don't particularly enjoy it and it makes me tired but...

    On #5, I'm afraid if I started doing something I liked as a business it would suck all the joy from it. ;-) But maybe it wouldn't it.

  • At 7:36 AM, Blogger Devonna

    C2 ~ I'm good with people too. It's just after working with them all day long, I just want to be left alone :-) I enjoy my private time.

    As far as #5, that's one thing I'd be afraid of. But I've also heard find something you enjoy doing and get paid for it. I did grow up watching my Dad work his fingers to the bone every day at the restaurant he owned. I know he loved it at one time ~ but I'm not sure that he did after 19 years. But I truly don't think I would ever tire of working around books.

  • At 1:11 PM, Blogger ames

    Hi Sweetie!! Thanks for tagging me. My list is up on my other blog.

    I'm with on #1 and 2. Big time. :P

  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger Dance Chica

    I could really relate to your truths, especially:

    "Instead of the negative ads focusing on what a bad person your opponant is ~ why not focus on the good you can do?"

    Ain't that the truth!! LOL

    I still have to post up my own truths. I enjoyed reading yours! :-D

  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger Dylan

    Not me, I hate cats and I'm not too wild about dogs either, only from afar...hmm, I'll have to find something else to keep me company, my daughter? haha.

  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Ames ~ You're welcome! :-) There seems to be a lot of #2 out there.

    DC ~ One week from today and the election garbage will be done ~ at least for a couple of year. Thank God.

    Dylan ~ Your daughter might be a good idea? :-) My niece used to keep me company ~ now she's in high school and it feels like I have to book her a year in advance. She's just so busy.