Blatant Borrower describes my shamelessness in copying another person's idea or creativity. I am great at duplication or tweaking, but coming up with an idea or vision from scratch is beyond my level of skill and understanding. I have no desire to reinvent the wheel when the wheel works great and is better than anything I would come up with on my own. I am appreciative to all those original thinkers and creators out there, without you I would be completely lost.
WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST IDEAS THAT YOU HAVE BORROWED?
I think the stuffed owls for my daughters first birthday were the best and worst idea that I have borrowed. "Whooooo's turning One?" was our theme for Lainey's birthday. With her birthday falling ten days before Christmas we make every effort to make sure her birthday feels completely separate from the holiday season. I had seen in a Pottery Barn catalog these adorable little stuffed owls and decided I should attempt to make some as the take away gift but they would double as decoration too. What I didn't take into consideration was how long it would take to sew, stuff, and put eyes on thirty stuffed owls. I was pleased that the little owls looked so cute hanging on the white trees we had rented, and it makes me proud when I go to a friend's home at Christmas and I see the little owl hanging on their tree.
WHY IS YOUR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING SO POOR?
To all of you out there that have English as your second language, I salute you! English is my first language and I can barely speak it
good well. I learned more about the English language taking a Spanish class in college than I did in all my earlier English classes combine. Unfortunately I was/am a student that learns information for tests and not to actually retain it for future use. Like most things, I know enough to get me through but I am no where close to an expert. I am hoping that my grammar will get better and until then I am utterly reliant on spell check. I apologize now for my overuse of commas, my underuse of editing, and my complete disregard for fragmented and run on sentences.
YOUR LAUGH RIVALS THAT OF A SONIC BOOM, IS THAT A MEDICAL CONDITION?
My laugh was not always this loud. As I get older my laugh continues to get louder. I come from a long line of loud laughers and cacklers. One of my greatest fears as a child was that I would someday have my mother's laugh. That day has come and I now proudly deafen small ponies with my booming laugh and appreciate the unabashed way fellow loud laughers enjoy an amusing moment. My laugh has produced some awkward situations through out my life, and I imagine there will be many more in the years to come. I look forward to sharing those moments with all of you in the future.
WHAT IS THE WORST THING YOU HAVE EVER EATEN?
Dog poop wins the title of the worst thing I have ever eaten. When I was about eleven years old my family was at the lake enjoying a ski day out on the boat. Headed from our boat back to the beach, my brothers ambushed me on the dock. One grabbed my arms, the other my feet and started to swing me with threat of throwing me into the water. As I struggled to get free I had flipped myself over so that my belly and face were now face down to the dock. My mother finally observed what was going on and commanded the boys to put me down, which they promptly did by dropping both my hands and feet instantly. As my body painfully dropped hard onto the dock, my face landed perfectly into a huge pile of fresh dog poop. The tears began to flow in pain and when I opened my mouth to cry, a large chunk of salty pooh dropped immediately in and I inhaled the pungent morsel before I could have enough sense to spit it out.
WHY DO YOU DISLIKE DOLPHINS?
My fear of large marine life runs deep. As a child I feared sharks would attack me as I skied around a fresh water lake. I attribute that fear to the movie Jaws and growing up with two relentless older brothers. As an adult I can rationalize that the fear of fresh water sharks is foolish, but I do not understand the draw to dolphins. Why is there a willingness to interact with a large flesh eating fish in return for money or pleasure? My main complaint with dolphins is that they are malicious. Yes, MALICIOUS! You may think about the tv show Flipper when you see a dolphin...I think about the show To Catch a Predator when I see a dolphin. A pod of male dolphins will take a female dolphin from another pod and "have their way with her" until she is dead. So no thank you Sea World, I will not pay to swim with your sex crazed dolphins. My fear of sharks is now minuscule compared to my disdain for dolphins.