mission: top secret

March 27, 2008


I’m not sure what the statute of limitation is on memes but the lovely, talented and whimsical Faruffa tagged me eons ago. She’s a sweetie for thinking of me and, it’s high time I took the challenge.

So here’s the deal. I am to reveal 6 top secrets about myself and pass the mission on to six others. So here goes:

1. I secretly wish I was a cowgirl. Together with my cat Joey and a saddlebag full of Luna Bars and kibble, we would ride the range together. We would shout at all the little dawgies to git along! The cattle we’d drive would be dairy cows. Yes, dairy cows, riding the range, giving milk, living free, (it could happen.)

2. I not so secretly tend to avoid bread, because it makes me puff up like a blow fish. This generally lasts for mmmmmm… a week or two, at which point I binge on all the bread I can get my grubby mitts on and… puff up like a blowfish.

3. I have a secret, irrational fear of emptying the trash on my computer. I am certain that an urgently, important, life altering file has been flung in there by some ill-fated, slip of the wrist and I won’t notice it until I hit “empty trash.” Am I so wrong?

4. For those who know me, it’s no secret that it took an inordinate amount of time and copious amounts of frog kissing to finally find a partner that I not only love, but also like… a lot. That would be Tom, my husband. The best part is, he actually has the patience to put up with my exhausting, shenanigans and still… he thinks I’m cute. I’m lucky.

5. I use ellipses and parenthesis way too much… (it’s a curse.)

6. My usual sun-shiney personality can, at times, be marred with the occasional crankiness. Especially if I’m being judged for using ellipses and parenthesis too much. For instance, that person on number 5… judging me. Hey, number 5, you talkin’ to me?


Alright, I’ve decided this mission is far too dangerous to pass along, so I am going it alone on this one. Your secrets are safe for now. Unless, of course, any of you brave souls want to go for it!


13 Responses to “mission: top secret”

  1. Moo! Very interesting my dear!

    Yeah I kissed a few frogs…. I found out the hard way that some just stay frogs, no matter how much you kiss em!
    Finally found a prince though, celebrating five years on April 4!

    (You have a good day, don’t eat too many Luna Bars!)

  2. Faruffa Says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Linda, it is pleasant and fun to discover your secrets!!!
    I’m very amused of your secret passion to be a cowgirl and the illustration is too funny, especially the expression of Joey on horseback.
    This made me come to mind a very nice Italian cartoon “West and Soda” by Bruno Bozzetto, do you know his works? in Italy he is a cartoonist greatly appreciated … look at http://www.bozzetto.com
    ciao Vittoria :o)

  3. eli Says:

    Fun cowgirl, and I like how the animals are arranged.

    One question, how long is an ion? 😉 I’m not sure but I think I’m tagged by thousands of ions any given day… (I’m being a meanie)

    PS, I avoid bread, but people keep throwing it at me, what should I do?

    ha, ok, no more commenting on blogs till I’ve finished my coffee, have a good one sketch!

  4. snowee Says:

    I love it! I too use way too many exclamation points!!!

  5. VisualKaos Says:

    naw, cowgirl. i’m the lucky one …. (now giddyup!!!!)

  6. sketched out Says:

    Thanks guys.

    Roberta, glad you found your prince too!
    Faruffa, I’m going to check that website out tonight. I’d love to learn about a new cartoonist.

    Eli, smarty pants, hee hee. I was tired last night. I know, it’s eons… and I still don’t know how long that is. But I could sure use some negative ions right now. I’m changing that right now (blush.)

    Snowee!!! I hear ya sister.

    Vis…awwwwwwww! We’re both lucky!

  7. studio lolo Says:

    How did you manage to tell secrets yet keep to not-so-revealing stuff? Huh? Huh? You’d make a great diplomat 🙂 Thanks for not tagging this one…whew!!
    Great little round up of pals ya got there cowgirly!

  8. artseafartsea Says:

    Somehow I don’t see u as a cowgirl. Maybe modeling for one. The expression on the horse and the cow looking at him and also Joey’s expression is priceless.
    Great illo.

  9. Bobo Says:

    Wow! Another terrific sketch. I can see you enjoy it so much, but poor Joey, he seems terrified.

  10. gina Says:

    kkkk! I like reading this a lot, I always picture you as a humorous- easy going person and warm lady who won’t be yelled at that person at no.5! ^_^

  11. Kate Says:

    Heehee….I have the same phobia about emptying the trash on my Mac. I am afraid that the next words out of my mouth upon hitting “empty trash” will be “Nnnnooooooooooooooooooooo!!!”

  12. Julia Says:

    Funny you should say the cowgirl comment–honestly when I was younger I had a cat named Oscar de la Hoya and he would ride my horse with me and I raised Dairy steers (Brown Swiss to be exact) and that was pretty much my life. So when I read that I thought it was quite humorous.

  13. sketched out Says:

    Julia, that is so cool! Especially your cat riding the horse with you. How cute is that?

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