Here are my answers to the questions posed -
1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I actually started blogging on a couple of my other sites, one being "Wireless in the Wilderness" which was the start of a blog telling people where they could have a cup of coffee and be wireless in Maine - which are not always easy to find in the wilderness, and the other is "Talk n Tech" which was to pass along tech tips for teachers. I then got involved with Two Writing Teachers through their Slice of Life daily blogging in March two years ago, and from there I just kept on writing.
2. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
Well, my site is main(e)ly my writing in Maine. It just fit and no one had the name already. Can you imagine if I lived in California...Californialy Write...nope.
3. What is your favorite blog to read?
This is not a blog of one of my blogger friends out there. It's just a blog I've enjoyed reading and recommended to my new mom of a daughter. I haven't visited it much lately. The title is almost worse/better than the blog: Crappy Pictures. A mom draws simple pictures to go with her all too real stories about her life with young children and family pets. I find it hysterical most of the time. You need to read more than one post to get a real feel for the reality of it. Maybe start with this one.
I have many other favorite blogs written by bloggers I've come to know a bit, but I hesitate to name them all, as I will undoubtedly leave out someone's blog. So suffice it to say, if you know I'm talking about you, I am.
4. Tell us about your dream job:
Being a writer and writing something really, really wonderful that even I like to read, as well as people who don't even know me, so they don't have to think it is wonderful because they know me, but think it is wonderful in spite of the fact that they don't know and love me already.
5. Is your glass half-full or half-empty?
My glass is at least half full. It's usually running over. I really need to pay attention when I turn the water on. A couple of days ago I was cleaning the kitchen sink and I left the water running. Good thing there was that second drain...
6. If you could go anywhere for a week's vacation, where would you go?
I would teleport to Newfoundland. I don't want to go by boat or plane and a car is out of the question. So I'd teleport as soon as that becomes available to people older than 6. I've taught first grade. They teleport.
7. What food can you positively not eat?
It seems that I have developed an allergy to strawberries and grapes. And I hate egg whites. Uncooked they are gross and cooked you can chew them all day and you can't swallow them. They just turn to fine particles that stay in your mouth forever.
8. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Yes, please. (you know, for the longest time I was reading it as chocolate milk and couldn't figure out why the question would be worded that way)
9. How much time do you spend blogging?
I don't think this is important for anyone to know. I can quit any time I want to. I quit before. I could quit again. I'm fine. I can quit chocolate, too.
10. Do you watch TV and if so, what are your favorite shows?
We are on AppleTV and watch mostly old shows on Netflicks. We watch all the episodes of a couple shows at a time, one episode a night till it's over. One of my very favorites is a British show called Doc Martin. He's a surgeon who has developed a blood phobia and has moved out to a private practice in a rural coastal area. He's a bit autistic, so it makes for very interesting viewing.
Okay, now for 9 out of the 10 bloggers possible, that I have nominated for the Sunshine Award - take the button and answer the questions, if you feel up to it!