Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Feast #153

Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.

I was obsessed with G.I. Joes. Had at least 20 and played with them for hours on end.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?

If I set my mind to it, I'm a strong 9. After all, I was a journalist for 25 years. But I can get lazy and fall to a 6 or so, if I'm not careful.

Where would you rather be at this very moment?

I would rather be on an expensive cruise in the Caribbean with just my wife -- while my kids remained at home with a dependable babysitter.

Main Course
When was the last time you learned something new?

I learn something new every time I write, which is every day.

Fill in the blank: I have ____________ but I haven’t ____________.

I have a bright future as a novelist, but I haven't made it yet.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh! A cruise would be nice! Finding a dependable babysitter would be the hard part. Hope you have a great weekend!

Jim Melvin said...

My wife and I adopted three girls from Cambodia six years ago, and I don't think we've been on a good vacation since. Oh well, my time will come! And thanks for visiting my blog.

Alison said...

It's neat to "meet" another South Carolinian on here! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend!

Jim Melvin said...

I'm a Florida boy, for the most part; but I call South Carolina home now. I love the mountains and trees.

Judy Thomas said...

I REALLY like your dessert.. and echo your comments. I believe we both have bright futures as novelists. I'll come to your book signings if you'll come to mine ;-)

Jim Melvin said...

Ha! That's a great idea. Do you announce them on your blog? I'll be doing that for mine over the coming weeks. My wife's been doing a great job helping me to set them up.

Allie Boniface said...

I love your Main Course...because isn't that the truth, learning from what we write? I love the moments that take my breath away (OK, maybe they don't happen that often, but still...)

Judy Thomas said...

Jim.... you should've posted your book ... really you should ;-) lol

Alice Teh said...

Found you through Allie. Thanks for serving a fantastic feast! Even though I came by a week later, but still... I especially enjoyed your Soup, Salad and Main Course. A cruise sounds GREAT!

Have a great weekend!

Jim Melvin said...


Thanks much for the comments. Nothing like a cruise, especially if you're in the mood for eating, drinking, and relaxing. I really need to break down and go on another one soon.


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