Friday, September 7, 2007


To sail the seas is why man exists.
Help, help. I've been tagged. And since it is by a person I respect, I guess I've got to answer all the questions truthfully. Or at least as close as I can get to truth.
Rules of this tag 1. Name the person, with link, who tagged you.
My tagger is an attractive lady from Mumbai, India. How do I know she's attractive? Because of the way she writes. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind about her qualities. She goes by the name of Cuckoo and her blog is: If it's new to you, visit and see what I mean. 2. Complete the questionnaire without changing the questions.
3. Tag people.
This tag is a questionnaire to be answered on the topic “What Does Blogging Mean to Me”.
Here I go with the questions and my takes.
Q1. Are you happy/ satisfied with your blog, with its content and look?Sometimes I look at my posts and wonder why in the devil did I write that? I ponder, and if it sounds like tripe to me, I often delete it. Most all my posts start off in the "Save Now" link. Other times, I think, Ha! That sounds close to alright. My biggest gripe is that I cannot get Google's Spell Check to work. I'm at a loss there, so I have to reread the post to correct my spelling errors (they're really phat phingers errors mostly). I'd like to add some other things to my pages, but have no idea how to use html (I've got a "learn html manual for idiots" in my favorites somewhere, but my other fault seems to have something to do with "Tomorrow"). After all, I live in the land of Manana. But I love my little watch cat.
Q2. Does your family know about your blog?
Yes. they do. One or two of them actually read it. Wild Thing does read it, though. Sometimes she makes editorial remarks when I put my foot in it, too. If you don't know who Wild Thing is, allow me to tell you. She is the worthwhile half of our alliance. She is my caretaker, the one who sees to me taking my pills, cooks my favorite foods and tolerates my mostly weird sense of humor. I've got to tell one more thing about her. When we first got together **** years ago, I had two female cats who adored her. One day, without warning me, she made a sign for me. The sign reads, "CATMOVE'S PUSSY PALACE".
Q3. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?
Not embarrassed at all. I am more than pleased to let anyone peek into my cluttered mind.
Q4. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?
Yes, very definitely. Since I have always taken exhilirating pleasure in travel, it's just great that I can visit people in lands all over the world. The only thing I'm unhappy about is that my smattering of foreign languages has disappeared. I guess that's a case of "use it or lose it". The blogs I visit almost always teach me things, be it new words, new ideas or viewpoints alien to me. Learning has always been a potent force in my life. I love surfing!
Q5. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?
As I mentioned, surfing is must sport for me. And all the pages have links. If you ask me what the most important add on ever invented for blogging is, I would say LINKS. There's so much world, so much enjoyment in seeing brand new things. I guess I'm hooked. Geeze, imagine me being a user.
Yes, I find blog sites done only in reverse type and when I can, I try to warn someone about the potential of the owner toward suicide. I find sites that can only be described as hate sites. They get short shrift from me nowadays. I can take only so much of that. But mainly, I think you might say I worship at the feet of links.
Q6. What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?
I'm impressed by high numbers on other sites (must mean my judgement is good) but have no desire to have my own meter. I value feedback comments more than numbers. I'll never be an accountant, 'cause people matter more to me than numbers.
Q7. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?
I could never visit a web site without making a mental picture of the writer. It's a human frailty with me. So, if you're reading this, and wonder what picture of you I have in mind, I have a one word answer: Guess.
Q8. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?
Ah, a Psych I question. Certainly there is. Next to our egotism, we like to share with others. It's a good, healthy mental exercise. In many cases (myself included) it exposes us to different ways of thinking, different ways of approaching problems. And besides, it keeps me off the streets.
Q9. Do you think that bloggers’ society is isolated from the real world or interacts with events? I do think of bloggers as real people, mainly in a real world (not all of us) who simply would like to make contact with other human beings. Those of you who have read my blog know how I feel about illegal aliens, yet I have blogger friends in the very countries I take swings at. (And not all of them agree with me, but we are still friendly.)
Bloggers seem to be able to report and talk about current events that other media don't have knowledge about. Many blogger posts break news that we would otherwise not hear about. Now, I admit, blogs from the kids are not my cuppa tea. Yet I have read posts from young children who write sensible and important articles on things that they are interested in. I applaud the wise of the younger generation.
Q10. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing? I love criticism. How else would learn of differing points of view? It's not only normal, it's innate in the human race. A good debate is an enlightening excitement.
11. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?
Why in the world would I fear a political blog? If you mean do I stay away from true Al Qaida blogs, I have to admit that, yes, I do. But only because I cannot read Arabic. I never avoid a pol blog because I might learn something from them. We have to try to control our politicians or they'll sell the farm from under us.
Q12. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?
I really don't understand this question, unless you mean in countries such as China, where all media is controlled by the ruling political party and centralised ideology. Being raised in America, I had assumed that everyone should have freedom of speech, but, alas, such is not the case.
Q13. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?
That's a morbid question. Since I have no intention of dying, it doesn't seem to pertain to me.
Q14. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to, in your blog? Easy question. "Unchained Melody."
Rule 3: Your turn to tag some other victims. Let me think whom should I tag now. Ok, here is my list:
Don't forget to click on the header. It'll relax you...


Anonymous said...

Awwww Cat. You're so nice. I LOVE that you tagged me. Never had that happen before. Really good questions, too. I learned so much about you - all good stuff. Thank you.

Lin said...

C-A-a-a-t-t ... you are a knotty, notty, naughty kitty boy tormenting that beleaguered mouse again! While I am truly charmed by the tag, I never did play well with others in this respect and even developed a pseudo program to scare the begeez out of folks who sent me chain e-mails to rid themselves of the curses of not doing so. Thank you so but if you wish to keep this tag going at its full momentum, you might want to find another hit. Hey, tag David - he is such a good sport!

Cuckoo said...

Ohhh Catmoves,
Thanks for doing this tag. You have wonderfully attempted it. And nice answers. :) Glad to know more about you.

And thanks, I am flaterred, I am honoured.

just me said...

Very thoughtful answers. I agree, blogging does keep the gray matter percolating....

Rachelle said...

Hi there!
Thought I'd answer your query about alpaca sounds, they hum!
I am trying to figure out how to work the video blogging, adding, thingy right now, but on my sloooow dial up it might not work!

I'll keep trying. Enjoyed the interview!

alphonsedamoose said...

Loved the header. Now i have to write the questions down.Thank you

Catmoves said...

Oh, you're more than welcome moose. Waiting to see your answers to the questions. >)*..~(<

Catmoves said...

Hi Rachelle. Alpacas hum? Sounds pleasant to me.
Please do your own answers to the questions, too. I notice you have practically nothing to do so....

Catmoves said...

Hello just me. You do understand that any one who wants to can do their own blog on this. You look like a prime subject for such a blog. How about it?

Catmoves said...

You're welcome cuckoo. What I wrote was not flattery. This time I was being totally truthful about you. This time? Oh, rats, there I go again.

Catmoves said...

lin, I do know about your aversion to tags, but I thought that maybe, just this once, you'd reveal even more about yourself.
I'm kinda interested in that psuedo program. I dislike chain mail, also. Seems all the makers of ecards attach the line "Send this to your friends". I'd like to send some them a scary thing. I'm on David's site now. Will do.

Catmoves said...

Babzy it was my pleasure. Sometimes, unless we point the other things out, we bloggers get reputations that do not describe what and who we really are. (I've been called things on other blogs that don't really fit in with my psyche. Che sera,sera.)
Looking forward to reading your answers.

Lin said...

Cat, I am very relieved that you didn't take my declining the tag as a personal insult. I figure that attentive readers will figure me out over the course of our adventures if they care to. Again, thanks for that very kindly thought.

ticblog said...

Bonjour. I understand you're having trouble finding me. (That Babzy, god love her, she is such a blabber-mouth.) Anyhoo. It's a public blog so I can't imagine what the problem might be. Maybe try logging in by copy-pasting

Here's hoping it works,


Anonymous said...

Wow, that was insightful. It's so true that others often see one little part of the whole package. Blogging can be a struggle sometimes because there's no body language involved. Our written word is all we have to express ourselves.

Hey wait a minute... I should save some of this blather for the tag. I will get to that later tonight. I can't think straight because I am all nervous about going to the rheumatologist today. First visit so we don't even know if that's what I have. One hour of being poked and questioned. I hate going to the doctor. "Talk" to you later.

Catmoves said...

just me got it right again. At one time I used to watch TV a great deal. But I could only take so many Law and Orders and their offshoots, so many football games (no, not soccer) and so much of the "news channels".
Now all you bloggers keep me hopping which in turn keeps darting, which in turn keeps me checking, which in turn....

Catmoves said...

Mea culpa, lin. I had read your aversion on your blog, but forgot. I am so very sorry for my faux pas. (My French is finished.) Please accept my apology.

Catmoves said...

ticblog, it was all Babzy's fault. Hehehehe. I followed the link on her page and Google got mad at me.
However, she since sent me the correct link and I have been to your blog. Those dancing hands had me laughing.
Thank you.

Catmoves said...

Thank you Babzy.
But now I'm concerned. What did that rheumatologist have to say? If he/she tried to tell you have a problem with your typing hands, please get a second and third opinion. Or as many as it takes to get the answer you want. Works for me.