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10 Get-to-know Cathy facts #AtoZRoadTrip #music

Good-morning kittens & dawgs! Usually, I like to pull together a random chat on Tuesday mornings, but I shared my new blog friend’s upcoming book release to announce. Anywho, I promised Les @ Time Out For Mom that I’d answer her questions (below).


image borrowed from Time Out For Mom
image borrowed from Time Out For Mom’s blog

I thought this would be good for newbie’s to Curious as a Cathy to learn more about me with these 10 get-to-know Cathy facts!

  1. Nicknames didn’t get pinned to me all that much, as a kid. My childhood BFF gave me one. You can find out what it is if you want by reading 10 Cathy Facts. My favorite is the one DH gave me. Legs. No, I don’t have long legs. He just likes them.ย  I love it and it’s a lot better than the ole ball and chain! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. I have hazel eyes. Sometimes they appear green and other times they look like chestnut. But, I have yet to see a blue reflection like some people do with their hazel eyes. I’m actually a little jealous.
  3. Do we have to talk hair color? Well…it’s more or less a sandy blonde with shimmering white flecks. I would color my hair, but nothing ever works (OTC) to mask it. So, I think I’m slowly accepting this is the way it’s meant and move on.
  4. I’m truly a girly girl. I love all things girly ~ from a man opening a door for me to wearing heels. There is a lot of in-between stuff that comes with being a girly girl. I make no apologies or excuses for the way I am. I totally embrace being a soft woman and having others see me this way.
  5. My absolute favorite color is soft pink. Nothing says femininity like soft pink does, except maybe white and I do love those colors together.
  6. I’m not sure how to answer the question on my favorite place. Are we talking about vacation place or just in general? I’m going to go with a vacation because that’s simple. I love the New England area, especially the coastline of Maine with all those lighthouses. If you’ve read my blog for a while, then you already know this little tidbit. Maine is a beautiful state and I really want to go back!
  7. Many of the celebs I enjoy watching are from the 80s ~ Tom Selleck, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Pierce Bronson, and Tom Cruise. This list is by no means complete.ย  I have a soft spot for all these aging actors. The new (or not-so-new) popular actors I like are Antonio Banderas (Assassins, The Legend of Zorro, Expendables 3 )Hugh Jackman (Kate & Leopold),ย  John Hamm (Mad Men), Kiefer Sutherland (24), Ryan Reynolds (The In-laws & The Proposal), Chris Evans ( The Losers and The Iceman), Jason Statham (Chaos & The Italian Job), George Clooney (O’ Brother Where Art Thou & Ocean series), … If I think about it enough, I can add more names. Maybe, I’ll have to do this as feature post sometime soon to give all my favorites recognition.
  8. I’m a fan of all animals in general, but if I had to pick one maybe a moose or black bear. I have yet to see a moose in life. I became kinda fascinated with them since our first visit to Maine. Unfortunately, we didn’t go to the best part of the state for moose watching. On occasion, we spot a black bear and some elk (the closest thing to a moose I’ve seen) in the Smoky’s. It never fails to make me giddy as a school girl to see woodland creatures in the wild.
  9. Are you kidding me…a favorite song? I don’t know that I have just one favorite tune. You gotta remember this is coming from someone who does two music related posts each week and most days I include a song with my writing. But…I have a very special place in my heart Bread’s music (listen to the full album The Best of Bread below)
  10. Reader’s Digest? lol Actually, reading anything longer than a magazine article is about all I have done for many years. I never read a lot and after I had kids my focus for sitting down with a good book vanished…completely.ย  I buy interesting e-books with the hopes of changing my crazy mind now the children are all out of the house. Hopefully, the passion others experience for literature will ignite with me.

NOTE: The above hyperlinks are my posts that I thought you might like.


What’s your nickname? Do you have a favorite song? Tell me something new about you!


Itโ€™s time to hit the road again and I hope youโ€™ll hop in the backseat for the ride as I head over to meet a few of my fellow A2Zroadsters.


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Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer systemโ€™s manager. Thatโ€™s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Claudia Willison| ImagesByCW

    Hahaha – I love your number 7 – that is an almost endless list (and could well be mine – showing our age, are we?!). It is kinda funny how none of us seem to have just one favorite song, then again I think that is pretty normal.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Claudia, sadly I am showing my age with #7. Despite the ages of these leading men, they are still popular with the younger generation and sometimes I hear a girl say, “Oh, isn’t he hot!” However, her dad who is the same age and handsome is just old. lol

  • Terra Heck

    I enjoy reading but rarely have time. Reader’s Digest is one of my favorite publications. I’d love to visit Maine someday. I’ve heard great things about the state.

  • Arlee Bird

    Cool! I have hazel eyes too. I’ve only been to Maine once and that was in 1976. We only popped in to say we’d been there. I’d love to go back for a more extensive visit. And for some lobster.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin’ with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

  • Liz A.

    My nickname? It’s the name I blog under (Elizabeth is too formal). And my current favorite song (it changes)… I wish I could tell you. But like with most contemporary pop, I don’t know the band name nor the song name. I only know I’m happy when it pops up on the radio.

  • Rorybore

    I would love to go to Maine and do a lighthouse tour. Ever since I mentioned that in my own post, I actually Googled it, looked at the hubby and said Take Me there!!! LOL
    I actually like many of those aging actors too – especially Harrison Ford and of course Dan is from my hometown, so always a fan of him. I like the up and coming or younger ones that have actual talent – like Evans in The Losers is fantastic and John Hamm is just amazing.

    Lots of moose up here!! you just have to go into the woods to see most of them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jessy @ Our Side of the Mountain

    I’m kinda partial to Maine too. :: wink :: My Dad was a lobsterman for over 40 years. Lobster was something we could get fresh and often. Growing up we thought Pizza Hut was more exciting for dinner as it was a 40 minute drive away and a rare treat. LOL The 80s had the best actors and actresses, didn’t it?

  • Chrys Fey

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I am returning the visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve never been to main but have always wanted to go there. At least to see lighthouses and have some lobster. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Shady Del Knight

    Hi, Cathy! Thanks for doing this survey and enabling newbies like me to get to know you better. I especially appreciated knowing that you embrace being a girly girl. Most men, myself included, respond very favorably to women who aren’t afraid to show a soft, feminine side. David Gates and Bread were one of the leading soft rock groups of the 70s and I love their music. My oldest blog friend, Dell Rat Jerre, also lists Bread as one of his all time favorite music acts.

    Have a wonderful day, dear friend Cathy!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Shady, women (not me and handful of others) are confused with all the left wing teachings. Young girls say they are expressing themselves in a unique way, but the truth be told they are conforming and there is nothing special from one to the next from what I see or hear, nothing separates them. It’s really, really sad. DH tells me all the time that men LOVE soft, feminine, cute, sweet women and that just reinforces the very characteristics I was raised to display. I like that a man, especially DH, treats me like a woman. If a man holds a door for me, I smile graciously and thank him. When (if) a man whistles at me, then I hold my head high with a smile on my face because I’m flattered by the gesture. I’m old school about these things and totally appreciate it. I’m very thankful DH treasures me. It’s the best feeling ever!

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