Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Name That Reader

I have this natural nibbiness that has sometimes gotten me into trouble, but has always been interesting. I like peeks into people's real lives, their interests, what they eat for breakfast. I suppose that is why I love doing the When I Was Just a Kid blog interviews. I like knowing what you behind the curtain, what your dog looks like, what you read, what dreams you had growing up.

This photo is of someone famous. Can you make out what he is reading? Do you know who he is?

This got me to thinking about what I write and what I'm doing. I would love to nib into your lives. I loved seeing your results to your brain color quiz. These kinds of things are constantly pecking at my brain when I meet someone. This is why I should've kept my journalism scholarship and finished that out, instead of bending to pressure to get my elementary education degree and then teach. (Woulda, coulda, shouldas.)

It's almost that time of year when they show the movie, The Wizard of Oz. I didn't realize how much I use that movie to evaluate all sorts of things. I recently got a pin that has the ruby slippers with a wand, and it's so true of me--I think there is no place like home, but only after being swept away from the home I loved. Maybe someday I'll discover that all I have to do is tap my heels together and close my eyes and I'm there.

But of all the characters in the Wizard of Oz, which one describes you the most?

I'll tell you mine--I'm Toto! I go and look behind the curtain and see that the Great Wizard is just a nice old man, who is brilliant and a bit absentminded. I am terrified of the Wicked Witch next door (oops, yes, I am) and of her flying monkeys. (I used to close my eyes on that part.) I am loyal to Dorothy, but am feisty and brave if I need to be. I am loved and protected.

Tell me if you know the reader pictured above. And then tell me which Wizard of Oz character you most resemble.


Anonymous said...

My purple-brained self relates to the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, or Tigger in Winnie the Pooh . . . flibbertigibbet, willow-the-wisp, a lark . . . except I'm not from Oklahoma. Totally and completely blonde, wintry soul (and colors), searching for a brain!! ;D
And wow, do my friends love some of the quizzes I've sent them from your site!!
Carrie Wood

Anonymous said...

Oh, I have no idea who your famous person is, although I think he sorta looks like Dickie Smothers. And if it were me reading, since it's a really fat book, it would be one of Tolkein's works, or maybe Tolstoy!


Christine Lindsay said...

I can't tell who it is, and it's driving me crazy. Gotta know. :)

I think I'm the cowardly lion--big thoughts, big dreams, but battle fear every day. Good thing I have a great big God looking after me.

Crystal Laine said...

Carrie, you sound like fun! (I love Tigger!) Tell your friends to come to my site and join in the party.

Christine,I love the description you have of the cowardly lion and like Dorothy's lion friend, we know that you have the heart of the lion, brave to step into the world, despite your fears--that's courage!

We need all types on this Yellow Brick Road, huh?