Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kickin' It Day 3-Sharing Colors!

Day 3 of Kickin' It Old Skool!
Here are the blog post prompt questions posted to answer & share today!

[ RED ]
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of red? red fruits, like cherries, strawberries, and apples!
  2. Closest red thing to you? my hubby's red plaid robe (he is sitting across the table from me on his computer too, at a little after midnight!)
  3. What is the last thing that made you angry? hmmmm...miscommunication
  4. Are you a fan of romance? well, i would call it more a fan of more of love, commitment and connection...romance can be so many things to so many people!
  5. Do you have a temper? yep, i sure CAN, but i am waaaay less "temperamental" than i used to be!
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of green? grass and trees!
  2. Closest green thing to you? there is a bit of dark green in the large area rug in the room i'm in!
  3. What's your favourite green environment? the woods or forest! (or our yard, which is awash in so many different shades of green during the spring & summer...and just a bit less so in the colder months! (yay for living in "the evergreen state" of washington!)
  4. Are you jealous of anyone right now? no, jealousy is not really in my emotional repertoire much whatsoever
  5. Are you a lucky person? not lucky in that i "win" things but lucky as in abundantly blessed with a LOT of good in my life!

  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of purple? "purple star", one of my favorite wines!
  2. Closest purple thing to you? our purple colored chaise lounge (plum really!), which we like to call "the princess throne"!
  3. Do you like being treated like royalty? well, i like to be a bit spoiled and with special care but not like all formal and proper and "entitled" and such that you often associate with "royals"!
  4. Do you like mysterious things? hmmm...depends...! i do not like losing things (which is mysterious in where the heck did it GO?!) and i am not really into "magic/illusion" type tricks...but i DO like things that are just under the surface or "behind the veil" that require a bit of "elevated" pondering or viewing...(does that even make sense?!)
  5. Are you intuitive? YES, very much so, when i tune in and slow down and pay attention...and listen instead of ignore or deny...
[ BLUE ]
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of blue? sky and water!
  2. Closest blue thing to you? the zip-up hoodie i am wearing is blue and grey striped
  3. Are you good at calming people down? yes, usually
  4. What's your favourite body of water (i.e. lake, ocean, etc)? the puget sound here in washington state
  5. What was the last thing that made you cry? my sweet old doggies ill health...(today)
  6. Are you a logical thinker? i can be, but sometimes my emotions get in the way...

  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of yellow? sunshine
  2. Closest yellow thing to you?  a yellow post-it note on my notebook next to me as i type on my laptop (it says "creativity coffee @ noon"-a reminder i put on my laptop the night before Jamie Ridler's monthly creative livestream event!
  3. What was one of the happiest times of your life? when my kids were little!
  4. What's your favourite holiday? thanksgiving
  5. What makes you happy? life, for the most part! also my family & friends, my dogs, my hubby, where we live, reading, animals, taking photos, music, art, chocolate, and pizza!
[ PINK ]
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of pink? pretty in...!
  2. Closest pink thing to you?i honestly do not see anything pink in the room i am in! or even in the next room...!
  3. What sweet things do you like? brownies, hershey's kisses, hot fudge and/on caramel ice cream, strawberries, cherry and banana shave ice, dirty chai tea lattes from starbucks
  4. Are you sensitive? yeah...i can be (often overly... but i am working on (the negative aspects of) that...
  5. What is your favourite flower? hydrangea
  6. Does you have a crush on someone? hmmm...not really unless just the basic thinking a celeb is hot or cute or funny or interesting, lol! so i guess for that i will answer with just a few that pop into my head:  jimmy fallon, will farrell, drew barrymore and johnny depp!
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of orange? my yummy orange chewable vitamin c tablets!
  2. Closest orange thing to you? an orange book on the bookshelf behind me
  3. Do you dress up for Halloween? well, i wore funky enough outfit to a halloween special event (not ON halloween though) that someone asked me if i was wearing a costume or if i always dressed that way, lol!
  4. What gives you the warm fuzzies? hugs from my grandson, laughing with my kids, reading kids books to one another with my hubby at bedtime, snuggling with my doggies
  5. What would your superpower be? silliness!
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of brown? chocolate!
  2. Closest brown thing to you? the wooden furniture in the room i'm in 
  3. What is your favourite type of chocolate? hershey's or my mom's amazing secret homemade fudge!
  4. What makes you feel grounded? being out in nature, writing
  5. Paint the wood or always leave it au naturel? everything in our home is au naturel right now, but i have had some really fun wooden pieces painted in funky artsy colors and designs which i also love!
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of white? snow!
  2. Closest white thing to you? the sheets of white (lined) paper of a spiral notebook next to me
  3. Do you always try to keep the peace? depends on the situation...if i am not "invested" in the situation and can see both sides, then usually...but if i am feeling "wronged' or have a strong opinion about something that could be considered "conflicting' then no, i usually have to speak up/out about it therefor possibly "risking" the "peace"
  4. Do you like to play in the snow? as long as it is not too biter cold out!
  5. Are you afraid of going to the doctors or dentist? i would say yes to the dr if i think there might be something really "wrong", and also yes to the dentist but really i have been SO many times and had SO many difficult procedures done that it is not really "fear" but just apprehension and nerves about what i will have to go through next!
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of black? night sky
  2. Closest black thing to you? my laptop right under my fingers!
  3. Are you sophisticated or silly? silly! (it's my superpower, remember?!)
  4. Do you have a lot of secrets? no, just a few...
  5. What's the new black? ummm... plaid?!
This was FUN! Thanks for reading!
Happy Me-Laurie Z!


  1. Fellow Blog-a-thon-er here! Just wanted to say I enjoyed reading your post! Fun!

  2. I love that your superpower would be silliness!

  3. I like knowing what the first thing is when people hear a color. That is pretty fun stuff. Sorry to hear your puppy is in ill health. Hope that works itself out soon.

  4. Keeping your dog in my thoughts today! Love your colors!

  5. I'm sorry that your dog is ailing...that's very sad making indeed...but I do love that you have purple princess throne!

  6. Love your list. A silliness superpower is awesome, and I laughed at your faux-halloween costume.

  7. I have so many notes from all your wonderful answers…

    I love spending time surrounded by trees, too!

    As a lover of the color purple, I am totally digging the sound of your plum chase lounge!

    The “behind the veil” bit totally makes sense! The true mysteries of life!!

    Hope your sweet old pup’s health improves!

    We had some similar answers here and there. Looking forward to following along through more of your awesome writing throughout this month, Laurie! :)

  8. I really enjoyed reading your blog post. Hope your dog get to feeling better. And love the silliness.

  9. You were so psychic in your answers! First you have a princess throne, and then we ask about royalty. The your superpower is silliness and we ask about silly! I just giggled when I saw that. And that I'm in your yellow section - yay!

    And I'm sending love and light to you and your dog. I know how hard it is when our loved once aren't doing well. ((hugs))