Twelve Things I Would Most Like to Know about You 

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Twelve Things I Would Most Like to Know About You 

If at least twenty-five people answer these questions and either give a link to their blogs in comments below or send the answers to me via email, Facebook or Skype, I will have a drawing and contribute an amount equal to the number of responders (up to a limit of $100) to the winner’s favorite charity. Please let me know if you do not wish to have your answers published, as I might share some of them on my blog.  Okay, the race is on! I’m going to be very disappointed if no one plays along.

Who in your opinion is the sexiest man (if you are a woman) or woman (if you are a man) who ever lived?

What favorite food do you rarely eat and why?

What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you?

Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances?

What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why?

What is your biggest regret in life?

What is the strangest pet you ever had?

What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time?

What object in your house holds the most nostalgic value for you?

What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t?

Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble? 

What is your favorite footwear and why?

Okay!!! The game is on. Don’t make me say at this advanced
stage in my life
that no one wants to play with me!

HERE are some more challenges you might enjoy entering, but finish mine first!!!!

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

51 thoughts on “Twelve Things I Would Most Like to Know about You 

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  2. Mickey Basden

    Who in your opinion is the sexiest …woman (if you are a man) who ever lived?
    Rita Hayworth — grace and beauty.
    What favorite food do you rarely eat and why?
    Seafood — fresh, well-prepared it’s great, but hard to find.
    What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you?
    That I’m a softy, almost feminine — in spite of an intimidating physique.
    Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances?
    The singer Ray Price, who was visiting the manager of a department store that I visited on a business matter … I recognized his eminence, but refused to be an adulating groupie — I naively asked “Are you in retail?”
    What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why?
    John Wayne — the characters that he usually portrayed mirrored his own persona. ( cf: John Wayne: Playboy Interview / MAY 1971)
    What is your biggest regret in life?
    Allowing my wife of 7 years to take, without contest, our three children when she divorced me.
    What is the strangest pet you ever had?
    When I was 14: a harmless green grass snake about a foot long.
    What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time?
    I started over with a whole new wardrobe after losing everything in a fire in 2014.
    What object in your house holds the most nostalgic value for you?
    A foot high statuette given me by my father in 1944.
    What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t?
    Pop, why did you go to Acupulco in 1952?
    Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble?
    Pop, my father,.
    What is your favorite footwear and why?
    Leather house slippers — maximum comfort and utility.

    Okay!!! The game is on. Don’t make me say at this advanced
    stage in my life that no one wants to play with me!
    … To the extent of my capability — any time !!

    Mickey
    20190331

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  3. TammyB

    Who in your opinion is the sexiest man (if you are a woman) or woman (if you are a man) who ever lived? Brad Pitt hands down

    What favorite food do you rarely eat and why? Sushi – it is expensive and I don’t make it at home. I am lucky to have found a place near my work that is really good so may have it more often now

    What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you? I read tarot.

    Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances? I met an Olympic runner and was able to run with him and a group in a national park. He was doing an event and the run was arranged through a running store where I was working.
    What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why? Bill Burr the comedian. I think it would be great fun to talk with him.
    What is your biggest regret in life? Leaving my job long ago for an “opportunity”
    What is the strangest pet you ever had? mice and snakes
    What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time? I have a tshirt from my senior year of high school from the state swim meet
    What object in your house holds the most nostalgic value for you? My oma’s german bible
    What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t? I wish I would have asked my oma to tell me more about her childhood
    Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble? I have been told I look like Naomi Watts
    What is your favorite footwear and why? barefeet always preferred.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong

    Who in your opinion is the sexiest man (if you are a woman) or woman (if you are a man) who ever lived?
    Harry Belafonte OR Sidney Poitier (It’s a tie)

    What favorite food do you rarely eat and why?
    Lobster. Too messy. Also too expensive.

    What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you?
    Nothing. There’s very little I haven’t already told them and if I haven’t told them, I’ve probably forgotten it.

    Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances?
    President William and Hillary Clinton at a party for reporters on Martha’s Vineyard.

    What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why?
    Honestly? I’m pretty happy with my non-famous friends. The famous people I met weren’t all that interesting.

    What is your biggest regret in life?
    Marrying Tony.

    What is the strangest pet you ever had?
    Geckos. I have no idea WHY I had them, either. I didn’t even like them. I think maybe my son thought they’d be interesting, but he never took care of them and eventually, the cats ate them.

    What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time?
    My black Emu boots. I should throw them out, but I just can’t. I’m not sure why not.

    What object in your home holds the most nostalgic value for you?
    Garry. If he, not being an object, doesn’t count, probably my Han pot. I’m very sentimental about all my paintings and pottery, though, so It’s really hard to pick one.

    What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t?
    Why wouldn’t you let me learn Yiddish?

    Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble?
    My mother. Sometimes, it’s downright scary.

    What is your favorite footwear and why?
    Sandals (Clark’s) in summer, Uggs or Emus in winter.

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  6. Diane

    I love this! It’s a great idea!
    My blog is at-www.lifeonthepatio.wordpress.com.

    Who in your opinion is the sexiest man (if you are a woman) or woman (if you are a man) who ever lived?
    Matthew McConaughey and Mark Harmon

    What favorite food do you rarely eat and why?
    Pasta and bread. It make me feel bad.

    What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you? I rarely feel as well as everyone thinks I am😊
    That was fun to play. Thanks!

    Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances? A famous author. She’s my cousin

    What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why?
    Morgan Freeman

    What is your biggest regret in life? Waiting so long to truly be me

    What is the strangest pet you ever had? 2 turtles from the lagoon and a cow

    What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time? A dress

    What object in your house holds the most nostalgic value for you? A blue vase

    What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t? Were you happy in your life?

    Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble? 
    Two kindred spirits -both my best friends.

    What is your favorite footwear and why? Barefoot or if I had to choose, then sandals.

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Was one of her books made into a film? I’ve either seen it or read one of her books..Thanks for revealing your mystery. Love Jane Austen by the way. I went to see her house when in Great Britain..years ago. I think I’ve read all of her books a minimum of two times.. some three.

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          1. Diane

            I don’t think so, although she IS a screen writer
            And has written at least 20 screenplays that I know of but for other things. I don’t believe any of her books have been turned into movies yet. I love it! Another Jane Austen fan😊. Syrie goes to Jane Austen conventions where they all dress up in that era on one of the evenings. She makes her own dresses for those times. She was just recently in the Rose Parade on one of the floats too😊. You’re welcome!

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  7. Anton Wills-Eve

    Here goesJudy,
    ——
    Sexiest is Brigitte Bardot
    ——-
    I adore steak tartare, but with my cancer it would kill me.
    ——
    Close friends would never believe how shy I am.
    ——
    Most famous I’ve met are Pope Saint John 23 who granted my parents,sister and me a family audience in the Vatican Oct 1961, and the duke of Windsor, a friend of mum who I often visited in Paris. We shared the same loss of so much we could have done had it not been for our acute agoraphobia all our lives.
    ——-
    My famous friend would be Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang for her music, great sense of humour and love for people of all races.
    ——–
    My greatest regret is seeing my Vietnamese wife and our daughter, being killed in Saigon by a mortar shell and attending their funeral.
    ——-
    I still occasionally wear a jersey I bought in Paris 1962
    ——
    We still use the old potato masher my grandmother brought with her from Australia in 1938! Now that’s gross nostalgia 🙂
    ———
    I only had one real close pet, our Labrador dog who guarded my sister and me all our childhood.
    ——
    I have no idea who I most resemble, the world’s a big place. But whoever it is I know God loves them too!
    ——
    I love warm comfy slippers, not old age, I always have.
    ——
    Finally the question I really wished I had asked. I didn’t ask my Dad, who died when I was 30, why he never said whether he believed in God or not. I think it was because he was my best friend, I loved him too much and was scared of the answer.
    ——-
    Ciao love. Anton

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      How much I learned about you from your answers, Anton. I had no idea you suffered from agoraphobia. You have never mentioned that before. And, I didn’t know the Duke of Windsor did, either. A very interesting read. Thanks for playing along. xo

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  8. koolkosherkitchen

    I’ll play along!
    Who in your opinion is the sexiest man (if you are a woman) or woman (if you are a man) who ever lived? Henry VIII in his youth.
    What favorite food do you rarely eat and why? Cheese, please! And I had to give it up because of pancreas issues.
    What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you? I’ll take the 5th on this one. If my closest friends do not know, do you think I would publish it?
    Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances? Simon Wiesenthal, the famous Nazi hunter. I had to deliver some information to him, when I got out of the USSR, and since I was traveling through Vienna, it was very convenient, as I had had to memorize the information.
    What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why? Dr Ruth Westheimer. She speaks English with the same accent as my great-grandmother spoke Russian and she has a wicked sense of humor.
    What is your biggest regret in life? I don’t think I have any.
    What is the strangest pet you ever had? An Iguana called Azzi (short for Azazello, a character in Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita). Azzi would sit on my shoulder and eat grated apple from my finger. Guests freaked out.
    What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time? My grandmother’s Orenburg dawn shawl. I still have it.
    What object in your house holds the most nostalgic value for you? My mother’s piano.
    What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t? I wish I had spent more time with my great-grandfather to get more family history details on his side. As it is, I am still digging in books and on the internet and finding out amazing connections.
    Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble? That’s easy: I look like my father, may he rest in peace. But I’ve been also told in my youth that I resembled both Portrait of Unknown Woman by Kramskoj and The Clothed Maja by Goya.
    What is your favorite footwear and why? Flamenco shoes, for obvious reason – I wear them to dance.
    You can publish this, Judy, if you wish.

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  9. Anton Wills-Eve

    I thought I had mentioned my phobia in the odd blog I certainly have in novels and poems. I had to give up golf and cricket among other things, and only had one girlfriend I ever went out with between age 14 &18 because I never knew where a date might want to go. Moving to Paris at 18 changed my life. But postings like Mid East(67) Indochina (68-71)N.Ireland(74-76) & Gulf(91-92) saw me use prayers,pills & Pernod to survive. Next month I’ll celebrate 52 years on valium every single day! But I never got drunk!!😇
    Re duke of Windsor his family never publicly spoke of his illness, considering it a form of insanity. I suffered from that too as having a phobia from age five was considered attention seeking.My mum just thought I loved acting. But at least I can empathise with all people in need,inherited a sense of humour and loved three wives (2 tragically RIP) who believed me. This medium has literally been a Godsend and let me know people like you!
    Ciao,xo Anton.

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    1. Anton Wills-Eve

      PS
      Judy you can publish anything I have written. I’m used to people thinking I make things up, I don’t but do sometimes exaggerate 😉xx

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  13. Wild Daffodil

    Fun!
    1. I’m a woman and I think the sexiest woman I know of is Susan Sarandon and/or Chrissy Hynde.
    2. Favourite food I rarely eat: red grapefruit
    3. Closest friends surprise: nothing would surprise them!
    4. Most famous person: Richard Branson at a party in London
    5. Close Friend: Dame Judi Dench
    6. Biggest regret: not meeting my son at the airport when he came back from travelling.
    7. Strangest pet: baby lamb
    8. Clothing: black jumper that I wore in a fancy dress competition in 1963
    9. Nostalgic object: antique silver calendar from my Great Grandparents who I spent time with.
    10.Question of an ancestor: wish I’d asked more about the life of my maternal Grandad.
    11. Who do I most resemble: no idea
    12. Favourite footwear: snuggly slippers, they make me feel loved

    Thanks Judy! 🙂

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  16. The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

    Who in your opinion is the sexiest man (if you are a woman) or woman (if you are a man) who ever lived?
    I have absolutely no idea although Marilyn Monroe was considered quite sexy in her day, although I believe Tony Curtis said kissing her was like kissing an ashtray.
    What favorite food do you rarely eat and why?
    Chicken Jalfrezi as my wife is less keen on curry than I am.
    What would your closest friends be most surprised to find out about you?
    I think my closest friends know everything about me.
    Who is the most famous person you ever met and what were the circumstances?
    Prince Edward when I was in a show for the Variety Club of Great Britain and Anthony Hopkins when doing a film in the 80’s.
    What famous person would you most like to have as a close friend and why?
    If he were alive, Graham Hill the racing driver as he was old school and looks like he would be fun to be with.
    What is your biggest regret in life?
    Chain smoking 80 Malboro a day for far too long before I managed to give up.
    What is the strangest pet you ever had?
    I have never had a strange pet.
    What is the item of clothing you have owned for the longest period of time?
    An Irvin sheepskin flying jacket made by the same company who made them for the pilots in WW2.
    What object in your house holds the most nostalgic value for you?
    My wife.
    What question do you wish you had asked a deceased relative but didn’t?
    More family history from my mother and father.
    Who in the world (relative or not) do you most resemble?
    I was adopted when I was 1 year old but have pictures of my birth parents and I can see the likeness in both of them.
    What is your favorite footwear and why?
    I have lots of proper leather shoes but my favourite at the moment is a mid brown suede pair.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks for answering the questions. I’m curious about your post on MLE, but can’t get it to load. Probably just my internet connection (grrrr.) so I’ll try again later and comment on your blog when I get “in.”

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