Monday, June 1, 2015

THE FIRST QUESTION OF THE MONTH BLOGHOP

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I have two blog posts today (Monday, June 1) because I'm participating in two bloghops.

This post corresponds to The Question of the Month, a new bloghop started by Michael D'Agostino of A Life Examined. Here's the way he describes it:

We'll answer the question on the first Monday of each month. The question will be available via the tab at the top of this page [on his blog] and through an email I'll send out to all the people who have signed up. With every question, you've got to explain your answer.


Click on A Life Examined to sign up for the bloghop or to view all the participants.

Michael's first question is the following:

If your house caught on fire, what’s the one thing you’d grab before running out?

I won't answer something boring like my messenger bag or my laptop, and if you read my blog with any regularity, you know that Franklin would be the first one out the door because he'd be holding it open for me.

Look at his wary gaze.
He's always ready to protect me.

So I've chosen two similar items I'd grab. When my two (now) oxymorons graduated from high school, I had one of their senior pictures framed with the letter they earned in school for extracurricular activities. These items are precious to me, and I want to make sure my children have access to them.
Here's a very young Favorite Young Man:

Favorite Young Man played the trombone in the marching band,
concert band, and jazz band. He played basketball, too.

For those of you in Texas and other areas where the rain won't stop, you might think The Hurricane is in your state, but I promise she's not. She's on the wall in my dining room:


The Hurricane is the one on the right.
To her left is her dog, Emma.
She lettered in volleyball and squash.

I hope you have time to check out the posts by the other Question of the Month hoppers, and perhaps you'll answer the question yourself.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

24 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, now I have something to ponder...

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  2. Great answer! It's something personal and irreplaceable. And I imagine most people will say their dog or child, so anything that's not that is awesome.

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    1. I can't take my kids because they don't live with me, and of course Franklin would go.

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  3. Those are good choices. Though he did ask what the FIRST thing would be, so it seems like The Hurricane takes a backseat to Favorite Young Man. Okay, well, at least they know where each other stands in your heart. (Kidding, of course.)

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    1. FYM probably thinks The Hurricane is first with me. The Hurricane thinks FYM is first with their dad.

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  4. My cat. I'd drag that asshole out from under the bed and run for it. If i had a second thing? My laptop. Luckily most of it is on the "cloud," whatever that is.

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    1. I sent you an email about the cloud. It's a fantasy meant to fool us into believing that our shit is saved somewhere.

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  5. That's lovely memorabilia to save, Janie. :)

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    1. Thank you. Those items evoke the years they came of age.

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  6. Those are too precious to lose in a fire. I'd leave the door open for my cat to escape.
    Play off the Page

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    1. Cats are best left to their own devices.

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  7. I would grab my doggie but also the cats starting with our lovely Jade. I couldn't stop at one because I would grab the laptop and old pictures-they can't be replaced. For all animal lovers, I think we would all grab them first

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    1. I can't grab Franklin. He weighs too much. Besides, he'd lead the way.

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  8. I like you answer. It's good to try to hold onto things that are truly irreplaceable.

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  9. That's nice you would save those for your kids.

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  10. A thing can't be a person...
    I'd just run!

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    1. Yes, I've always heard, Get out and don't go back for anything.

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  11. That's interesting that you'd grab that! I haven't had a kiddo graduate yet, so I don't know if I'd put those at the top of my to-grab list or not. Hm.

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    1. It's been a long time since my oxymorons graduated, so these reek of nostalgia.

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  12. That sounds like great items to grab. Something that can never be replaced. :)

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