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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Meet Your Co-Host Interview





Okay, we’re supposed to introduce ourselves as co-hosts of the A to Z Blogging Challenge Team and though I answered a few questions last month on A Tarkabarka Hölgy’s post, I liked some of the others and thought it’d be fun to answer them now…




Which exotic fruit would you be willing to eat on a bet?
Cashew "apple" and "seed"
The “cashew” apple fruit! Check this out! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew

What is your opinion on cross-breeding dragons?
I think it is a fabulous idea. Who doesn’t need more variety in dragons?
My favorite, Pern Dragons

Oscar Wilde, dreamy...
For which historical figure do you harbor a secret crush?
Oscar Wilde. Yes, I know he was gay and wouldn't have gone for me, but I don’t care! He was amazing.

Do you like sleeping?
I LOVE to sleep. I love when I dream. I don’t like it when I sleep poorly. Sleep is seductive to me, perhaps too seductive!

What is your best form of exercise?
I like to take classes at my gym so that I do something different every day. Spinning, SpinFlex, aerobics, resistance training. I like them all.

Bonaparte
Which do you prefer, horses, dogs, cats, lizards?
Dogs, little dogs. I like cats and horses too, but wouldn’t own them anymore. I like to watch lizards but not own them. I like my little Bonaparte…You know, little body, big ego!

Are you excited about the 2015 A-Z?
Our team badge!
Is that a rhetorical question? Ha ha! Of course! And trepidatious (yes, it is a word) as well. It’s a LOT of work, but it is also a lot fun to visit so many different kinds of blogs. It’s the only time of the year, really, where I can spend that much time reading that many blogs. During the rest of the year, work and life take over, but in April, I can set aside the time, and I do, to visit and learn…And this year I have a team to help me co-host!! Heather McCubbin, Randi Lee, Stephanie Faris, Bob R. Milne, Eva Solar, Doreen McGettingan, and Rhonda Albom. Together we are known as "Lisa's LiveWires." Yay! Here is our badge, thanks to Jeremy!

1st Lt. A.P. Buie, Jr. AF Pilot
Are you a vet or do you have any veterans in your family?
I'm not a veteran. My grandfather was a WWII vet. My father was a vet of the Korean WAR (officially “Conflict”). My Step-Dad is a Vietnam vet. All three of my uncles were Navy Vets. My cousin just got out after serving three tours in Afghanistan. He’s now in school. My nephew is a vet, and is in school as well. My husband's cousin is a vet, and a lawyer who takes a stance on vet's issues and helping them out. We've got vets!


Have you ever been to Texas, and if so, which part?


I lived in Waco, Texas for 18 years. Loved it, mostly! And just to set the record straight, the Branch Davidians were NOT in WACO. They were in a small town 20 miles north of Waco called MOUNT CARMEL, go figure. Wacoans, took—and take—great offense to the media naming our town the scene of that disaster. Even now it’s called the “Waco Siege.”   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege
Waco is home to Baylor University. The town is located in the perfect spot to travel all over the Eastern half of Texas and a great place to raise kids. I have two native Texans!
 
Me, an A to Z Challenge Co-Host and "fearless" leader of "Lisa's LiveWires!"

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26 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa - great meet up for all of those who haven't had the pleasure of blogging with you in recent years ... the fearless leader of "Lisa's Live Wires" ... sound like you'll be cracking the whip - but you've got some fearless co-hosters ... enjoy and I'll see you all around: the A-Z is fun and that's the important thing... cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh yes, looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year Hilary! So glad you're making progress with your "motor" skills!

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  2. We'll have to ask Father Dragon Al about the cross breeding of dragons.
    You come from a long line of veterans and military - what an honor.
    And you have an excellent Minion team and a cool badge.

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    1. I agree Alex. I'm sure he would have something to say about it! Thank you, it was interesting to realize just how many vets there were in the family... I'm really happy about Jeremy's gift to create, and looking forward to working with my team!

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  3. Like your badge Lisa. Best of luck in your co-hosting. When there is a shortage of dragons, I think cross breeding is a necessity.

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  4. A great team! Nice to meet them.
    Your badge is adorable!
    Cashew apple fruit? The first I'm hearing about this.
    I love cashew nuts... oh, and Oscar Wilde too!

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    1. Thanks and I know, right? He's so awesome. I love reading him, and watching some of the versions of films they've made from his novels...

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  5. Nice meeting you, Lisa :) Enjoyed reading your answers, laughed about the one with cross breeding dragons! Should be a fun A/Z Challenge and your team's name is a cool one with a great looking badge! I'm part of Stephen Tremp's Troops :)

    betty

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    1. So glad you're on a team Betty! Thanks for commenting. I've read the entire series of Anne McCaffry's "Dragons of Pern" and to me, they are still the best "dragon" series out there...

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  6. Lovely meeting you, Lisa. I like sleep a little too much too. No plans on sleeping through the challenge though.

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    1. Me either Patricia! Gotta be wide awake for that event! I only have about seven more posts to write... only!

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  7. Cashew apple fruit? I've never seen that before. I'd try it! :)

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    1. That's what I love about the internet, so many amazing things out there to learn!

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  8. Nice to meet you, Lisa. It was interesting to read your answers. Little dogs with big personalities are so much fun. Your Bonaparte is adorable! ☺ Cool badge, as well. Good luck with the Challenge!

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  9. I only like to watch lizards too and little dogs are great for curling up on your lap. Didn't know that about the Waco Siege which just shows how misleading news media can be.

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    1. My little guy likes to curl up anywhere next to or on me. You should hear him when my husband plays piano, he has to howl along! My husband keeps one of Bonaparte's little beds right on the piano bench next to him and Boney loves to stay there while my husband plays, all curled up. The music appreciation maestro!

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  10. Some interesting new bits of information about you. And I never knew about the cashew apple.
    Glad you''re with us on the A to Z Team. Your Live Wires sound like they'll be very helpful.


    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Lee! I wish I'd remember to sign my posts like you do!

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  11. I adore the logo you chose for your team! Precious. Of course you enjoyed living in Texas. Who wouldn't?
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. I agree, now that I've lived there. If I could I'd live in San Antonio!

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  12. Wonderful interview, Lisa! Thanks for sharing. And I had no idea there was a cashew apple. Sounds fantastic! And yes, more variety in dragons is a good thing. I'd vote for it :D

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, glad you agree on the dragons!

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  13. Hi Lisa! Wow, I thought the cashew apple was poisonous! Interesting to learn it isn't. :D

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    1. Actually Debra, I've heard that it's part of the cashew nut itself that's poisonous, so who knows! Guess I'll have to google that!

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