Brown paper packages tied up with string

Brown paper packages tied up with string ….these are a few of my favorite things…

I rec’d these questions in an email and thought they would be fun to share here in the blogosphere.  I’m posting the questions (and my answers) and hope you’ll consider “playing along.”  Just for grins, I’ve answered in pictures because I’m goofy like that.

1.      What’s a movie you’ve enjoyed more than once?

… a delicious little movie …

2.      What recent book has been impactful on you?

by Laura Schroff

3.      What chore would you happily pay someone else to do?

pulling weeds … ugh!

4.      What song will you always crank up the volume for?

mmmm… Elvis

5.      What’s a food you loved as a child? Do you still eat it?

mmmm black licorice !!

I’ve told you a few of my favorite things … Tag, you’re it!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. On Monday, I celebrated four years as a citizen.  I’m grateful for the sacrifices of many … Land of the free, because of the brave!

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30 thoughts on “Brown paper packages tied up with string

  1. haha…good to know licorice is a food. Come to think of it, my mother knows that!

  2. Congrats on your Red, White and Blue Anniversary

  3. Grease… About a zillion times! LOL… Congrats on your anniversary!

  4. What a fun idea! I will have to get around to this 🙂

  5. Mama Mia, 1861, bathrooms, Boys of Summer, PB&J (yes, I still eat it). And congratulations!!! What an awesome anniversary to have!

    • Ooh “Boys of Summer” — good one … I enjoyed all of your answers. Hope the healing is going well … it is an awesome anniversary. Which reminds me, I’ve gotta dig out my red/white/blue solar lights. 🙂 MJ

  6. Ah, congrats on your citizenship anniversary–and happy Memoiral Day, as well.

  7. I think it was a good day for America when we snagged you MJ! Happy Memorial Day. I hope you get to listen to lots of Elvis.

    • Aww, thanks Renee. It was a long time coming and I’m very proud to call myself a citizen. I did listen to lots of Elvis yesterday .. and the Bee Gees, too. Cheers! MJ

  8. Happy “I’m an American citizen” day! I’m going to check out the book and movie. I remember when the movie was released.

  9. I enjoyed that book as well! But I’d be willing to bet not many share your love of black licorice! 😉

    Congrats on the anniversary of your citizenship!

    • It’s awesome being the only black licorice aficionado in my house b/c that means it’s all mine :). I’m off to buy some mini flags for my flower bed, MJ.

  10. This looks like fun! I’ll play along – will begin working on my answers soon! Have a great holiday weekend!

  11. Congratulations on the anniversary of your citizenship, MJ. I share your love of black licorice! I tend to eat the strawberry more these days, but enjoy Good & Plenty candy, still. I don’t mind the weeds, would gladly give up dusting and floors!

    • Thank you, Patti. I love Good & Plenty. I am pretty sure my appreciation of black licorice started in the “confectionary” (penny candy store) in my hometown. We could buy 2 black licorice pipes for $.01 and with a dime each kid ended up with a little brown bag filled with red hots, licorice, chocolates and more. How about if I dust & vacuum/mop for you and you pull my weeds? 🙂

      Have a great weekend, MJ

  12. I will check out the movie and book, too. I remember seeing the cover to that movie and thought it looked good. I will watch it with a tasty treat: RED licorice 🙂

  13. Proud to know you, citizen.

  14. Fun answers. And congratulations on citizenship!

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