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This post is different from my usual ones, because I’m participating in a blogging meme, in which you get to find out 11 facts about me. I think this meme would be a great way to motivate language learners to write and learn more about each other. It’s a great way to build a community, especially online.

The mission:

1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger(s).
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
4. List 11 bloggers.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

I was tagged by Sandy Kendell, Adam Simpson, Kathy Fagan, Sarah Thomas, and Carol Goodey. I’d like to thank them for their thoughtful questions. I’ve chosen to answer their questions in this audio recording:

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. When I travel to a place with a beach, sea, or lake, I try to watch the sunrise or sunset, and listen to Maria Callas or Sarah Brightman. I’ve done this in at least 10 countries and possibly 50 cities.
  2. I often write messages in the sand hoping to inspire someone.
  3. My favorite artist is Marc Chagall and I’ve traveled throughout 3 countries to see his stain glass pieces and paintings.
  4. I love the 80s!
  5. I sometimes make Rosco dance with me and sometimes we make spoofs of songs.
  6. I was a traveling poet and a slam poet.
  7. I’ve lived in Greece, Germany, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  8. I used to collect hippos when I was younger and have over 100 hippo figurines, etc.
  9. One day I want to write a comic or children’s book about Rosco. I often create the comic of his antics in my head to amuse myself. There was a series in which he had an evil arch nemesis, Anna the Dotson.
  10. My dad was a championship bowler so I grew up in bowling alleys.
  11. I’ve written a Spanish poetry book with the artist, Ruben Luna, in 1999, entitled, “The Paintings on the Wall.” It was my first self-published book and I only have 2 copies.

My 11 Questions

The bloggers I’m tagging are Tyson Seburn, Fabiana Casella, Sylvia Guinan, Theodora Pap, Débora Tebovich, Hana Ticha, Maria Bossa, Georgia Psarra, Marijana Smolčec, Nikki Robertson, and Cristina Monteiro Silva. I’ve listed their Twitter accounts below in this listly.

  1. What is a goal you hope to accomplish from your bucket list?
  2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2014?
  3. If you could host a reality TV show, what would it be about?
  4. How do you blow off steam?
  5. What is one of your personal theme songs?
  6. What are you incredibly proud of accomplishing?
  7. What was one of your favorite gifts?
  8. How have you dealt with a past failure?
  9. What is one piece of advice that has helped you throughout life?
  10. What was your favorite toy when you were a child?
  11. What’s your favorite piece of art?

The mission for these 11 bloggers:

1. On your own blog, create a post and mention I tagged you along with anyone else who did.
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. In addition, to these facts answer the 11 questions I created for you.
4. List or tag 11 additional bloggers, not me.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated.

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