Saturday, May 7, 2005

Tag, I'm It!

I've been TAGGED!
The wonderful thicketdweller gave me the tap, so here are my answers.

Here's how it works. I chose five of the questions to answer below, then the people I tagged (I'll list them at the end) answer their own five questions, then tag their own five people.

The Questions:

If I could be a scientist...
If I could be a farmer...
If I could be a musician...
If I could be a doctor...
If I could be a painter...
If I could be a gardener...
If I could be a missionary...
If I could be a chef...
If I could be an architect...
If I could be a linguist...
If I could be a psychologist...
If I could be a librarian...
If I could be an athlete...
If I could be a lawyer...
If I could be an inn-keeper...
If I could be a professor...
If I could be a writer...
If I could be a llama-rider...
If I could be a bonnie pirate...
If I could be an astronaut...
If I could be a world famous blogger...
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...
If I could be married to any current famous political figure...


If I could be a librarian... I would open a new library in a small town somewhere sparsely populated. I would help bring a little variety of entertainment to that little town in Montana, or Alaska, or North Dakota where the only place to go is the local bar or bowling alley. I would use my millions in private funds (of course it would have to be privately funded, as the government would consider it a waste of money) to bring in books and DVDs and tapes on any subject that people wanted or needed. We would have a full program of speakers, both guest and local, to teach about the history and nature of the surrounding areas. We would have sofas and chairs scattered everywhere, lots of windows for natural light, and internet connections for anybody who needed it. It would be as inviting and user friendly as possible. And, of course, everyone would make use of it!


If I could be a chef... it would be so exciting to try new dishes. I would learn all I could about flavors and techniques so that I could whip up a new, amazing dish at a moment's notice. I would develop good tasting, white-sugar free, health-infusing recipes that my husband and everyone else would love to eat and love to make. I would invite anyone who wanted to learn over to my own kitchen and we would cook and laugh and learn and feel enriched by each other's gifts. I would also eat and not worry about the calories or salt or preservatives, because I had made the dish and I knew what was in it.


If I could be a gardener...I would have a historical herb garden. We would have examples of different types of herb gardens from the past and there would be knowledgeable people there to answer questions and help you get a hands-on feel for the herbs. We would offer classes on the cooking and medicinal uses of herbs, and the best way to prepare them. I would make a supreme effort to gather specimens of every herb still growing today, keeping a growing record of long-forgotten, almost gone, historical strains. And anyone who wanted a slip of something we had growing could take it with them, free of charge.


If I could be a scientist...I would be an archeologist and an anthropologist. I would study ancient civilizations and peek into their everyday lives. I would sit at historical digs, late at night and just imagine the lives that places like Pompeii or Machu Picchu held, the everyday-ness that must have existed. The laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, the births and marriages and deaths. I would remember that even though centuries separate me from those wives and homes, they and I were so similar. I have the same sorts of hope and dreams that other women in other times held dear. I would remember that for all of our technological advances, we are all still the same human race at the core.


If I could be a llama-rider...then maybe I would be able to put my fledgling spinning skills to work. I would have easy access to all of the "wool" that I wanted! Maybe even my insatiable need for yarn to fuel my knitting habit would be met!




And as I look around my small corner of the bloggospere, I notice that all of my blogger friends have already been tapped. So I tap no one. Sorry, TD, I guess this link of the chain stops with me! :)

1 comment:

thicket dweller said...

Wow. When you get your herb garden started, let me know. :-)

I remember wanting to start a private library in my own small town years ago. Had I been independently wealthy, I would have done just that instead of selling our little home when we built this one. I had visions of floor-to-ceiling bookcases in every room, including the kitchen, which would be filled with cookbooks and gardening gems, of course!

It was fun dreaming with you, HH.