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Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.
I loved Barbie dolls when I was younger, and the one toy that comes to mind was a carrying case for Barbie “stuff” that converted into a closet — even had a rod for clothes to hand on and possibly a drawer for accessories. We made a lot of doll furniture out of empty matchbox cartons and such. I know the stuff they have today looks so much nicer, but I can’t help but think our imaginations were more stimulated by making items for the dolls to use. There even used to be clothing kits for them that we somehow cut out and glued together — does anyone remember those? I don’t remember now how it worked.
I know there is controversy today over whether Barbie is a good role model with her unrealistic figure, but we honestly didn’t think about that much. I don’t remember it being a problem or a topic of conversation.
I wish I had kept my original Barbies — she came on the market when I was about four, so I might have had some of the earlier ones. In one of my rare “I’m too much of a packrat and I need to try not to be” moments I decided to give all my Barbie things to my four younger sisters. I imagine there wasn’t a hair or a tiny plastic high heel left after they got done.
I’d better get on to the other questions…
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?
Well… that’s hard to say. Sometimes and some areas of life, very much. But sometimes I miss really obvious things. So I guess that would average out to about a 6 or 7 maybe.
Where would you rather be at this very moment?
Nowhere. I’m content right here. Though I probably should be in bed.
When was the last time you learned something new?
I’ve been learning all sorts of new stuff with the computer and blogging over the last year. I can’t remember what the last specific thing was.
Fill in the blank: I have ____________ but I haven’t ____________.
I have thought of many possibilities for filling in these blanks but I haven’t decided on any.