Sunday, March 18, 2018

Life Marched In! A Few Questions Answered

Hey, you all, we are going to slowly answer questions as a few require a lengthier response than others.

Morningstar asks, "How did you choose the name Baker?"

I completed a post on that early last year, so I will link that here. https://oursweetapproach.blogspot.com/2017/01/whats-in-name.html

An update on this is I did reconnect to the original Baker about a month ago via Facebook.  That has been a good thing, to get to know one another again.  I truly think she's still one of the most amazing and encouraging people I know.
Lea asks, "In your group of friends, what role do you play?"

I pondered this one quite a bit.  I am really black or white and rarely gray, well, I can be gray, but it would be a very interesting circumstance to get me to be gray.  Okay, that said I'd say, if I instigate and I am in charge of something I can be totally in charge.  If it's not really my deal I am just as happy, prefer this as I am in introvert, to sit quietly in the corner and hang out with one or two friends.  

I do not particularly like crowds, but our family is a crowd to some people, so I am not sure about that.  Maybe it simply depends on the company at hand. I do enjoy visiting with people.  Love one on one or two on one chats.  Those are times I can totally talk someone's head off.  

Maybe the best way to explain this is to give you an example  When I went to a women's retreat last month I was quiet, reserved and though thoughts swirled around in my head, I did not take much time to share my thoughts.  I tend to blush when put on the spot and sometimes become tongue tied.  At the same retreat was my bestie. She was seated at another table.  We had a great time in our hotel room and talked until we practically fell asleep visiting.  We talk almost every day, several times a day in real life, so that does not surprise me.  Hoss recently commented that he is amazed we even have anything to say to one another as we are always talking.  So maybe, under the right circumstances, I have the gift to gab afterall.

Part 1 of Roz's question.  What is your favorite movie?

I have several.  Dead Poet's Society, A League of Their Own, Beaches, Steel Magnolias, Remember the Titans, Miracle, Chronicles of Narnia, The Blind Side, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Courageous or Fire Proof.  I'm sure there are others.  There are a few and ones I truly could watch over and over.  Hoss laughs that we are both into sports dramas.  

Well, I will continue to work on the other questions..  If you have any additional questions, I am listening!

Also, I am still waiting for a few more of those silent readers to come forth and say, "Hello!"  I really do encourage you to step out as I too know what that feels like.  I believe every blogger has felt the shyness and uncertainty of not knowing what to say.

Hope you are having a great week!

--Baker



20 comments:

  1. Hi Baker,

    I enjoyed reading your answers to these. I'm more of an introvert too unless it's one on one or a close group of friends.

    Thank you for answering my question, great picks!

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. No problem, Roz, I enjoyed answering them. I think we'd get along pretty well, as we can find a nice quiet spot to enjoy the conversation.
      --Baker

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  2. Hi again,

    I pushed the button too soon, argh! Meant to say I'm glad you have reconnected with the original Baker :)

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    1. Thanks, my friend! I hate when I do that too.😀
      --Baker

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  3. We just watched Dead Poets Society when my kids were home. Great movie!
    Amy

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    1. It's one of the best, isn't it?

      --Baker

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  4. Hi Baker ... I'm with you on the roles question ... it depends :)
    I loved your Baker story .. it's great that you had someone you admire as a mentor. And good that you've had a chance to reconnect ... nj

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    1. Thank, NJ, I've been extremely blessed to have such wonderful mentors in my life. Baker was more extravagant than I was and am, but she is such an encourager.

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who cannot figure out which she is!
      --Baker

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  5. Loved reading your answers Baker. Oh that is so cool you have made contact with the original Baker on fb. I would have answered Lea's question with a similar explanation as I too am introvert sitting in a corner observing. LOL! Nice list of movies.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Miss Lindy,
      I think you and I would have quite the conversation in a quiet place too. Glad Roz and NJ will be joining us, maybe we'll find the gift to gab after all.
      --Baker

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  6. Oh..we would be great movie buddies, I love all of those mentioned! As for the gift of gag..I am usually guilty. When I was a child I used to write the words...I will not talk in class....ahead of time since that was the punishment the nuns regularly handed out...Have a good week!
    hugs abby
    hugs

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    1. Abby, that is not a technique I would have ever used. If I think I'm shy now I was practically a mute as a little girl. I got the giggles when you said that though! You were a very creative kiddo!
      --Baker

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  7. Baker -- thank you for the link explaining your name -- and it sounds like you were very lucky to have your 'namesake' as a mentor.

    You asked if anyone else had a mentor -- I did yes --- but Miss Rutenberg was my grade 1 teacher and probably the most influential on my career choice -- I always said 'when I grow up I'm gonna be a teacher just like Miss Rutenberg' :)

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    1. That is awesome, MS. I love that! Thankful for those wonderful mentors in our lives then and now.
      --Baker

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  8. Loved Lea's question and your answer, too. I am always shy in the beginning, but that soon wears off, and then I will chatter away.

    There are some special friends in life with whom you never run out of things to say.

    Hugs From Ella

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  9. Thank you for your thoughtful answer!

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    1. Thanks, Lea, it really made me think! I love those types of questions. Thank you for asking it.
      --Baker

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  10. I am shy...but far from quiet and once I become comfortable I can chat on and on :-) It was nice to read your answers to questions

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  11. Hi Baker, :) I enjoyed reading your answers. Abby's comment made me LOL! I love the movie Beaches- especially the beginning, with the little girls, and under the boardwalk! A real tearjerker, but a fab look into a very special friendship. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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