If you were a pen, what type, style and color would you be?
Wow, what a question. I was thinking about all the pens there are. Ink pens, pencils and colored pens. I think I would be a permanent marker. Something that you just can’t erase, no matter how hard you try. I like that~!
How many languages do you you speak?
7 and it’s sounds more impressive than it is. I studied languages and worked as a translator and interpreter for many years. I grew up bilingual (Italian and German), then in school we got tortured with Latin and Old Greek. After I survived that, I was allowed to pick the 3rd language in 7th grade. I picked French over English, because I knew I would never use English (one of my many misconceptions in life). After meeting my American knight-in-shining-armor, I decided that English might come in handy in my new life.
I learned Hindi, because it was the language of my choice (long story) and I am trying to figure Spanish out right now -not very successful I might ad.
Are you a listener or talker?
I am a talker, a rambler. I retired from my career a few years ago and decided to make my hobby my living. I work alone in my workshop during the day, more or less in silence, if I don’t talk to myself or with the dogs. I make up for it in the evenings and on weekends, the balance to a silent workweek.
I love to talk about everything and anything. I don’t have a filter between brain and tongue, so I can be very entertaining -so I have been told. But…I am although a good listener. I don’t just hear…I listen~!
Rather Have: Which would you rather have, 2 million dollars or true love?
Well, I found true love many years ago and we are happily married, so bring on the money, we want to retire in a few years and I have a few good ideas how to spend it.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was a whirlwind of emotions. A good friend passed away and even though it wasn’t unexpected -because she was very old- it hurt at first. Now, in retrospect I just feel very grateful, that I got to know her as well as I did. She is one of my role models and not knowingly taught me how to grow old gracefully. She always said “A wrinkled face and a walker is only an obstacle if you let it be one.”
This week I am looking forward to open windows. It is going to be cooler by the end of the week, summer is over, the A/C will be turned off and the windows in the bedroom will be open during the night. Can’t wait to snuggle under my comforter and have only my nose sticking out. 🙂
This weeks Share your world #36 at Cee’s blog, more can be found >>>here<<<