So a week or two ago Brett tagged me with these questions. Some of them have answers that are stories in and of themselves, and some not so much. (You might want to refill your coffee cup and settle in.) Also, I may seem to be sitting on the fence in some of these answers, just because I value both sides of the equation. I'm all open-minded like that!
|It took some time to think of the answers...|
Also, I'm rearranging the order of these questions. My inner Vulcan has spoken, and the order they appear here is more logical than the order in which they were presented to me. For the original order (I think), please visit Brett.
1. Book or movie and why? My inner Bibliophile says book, but The Movie Whore says movie. Often I end up watching the movie first, just because the Movie Whore is impatient like that. I enjoy seeing movies made of the literary classics that I’ve read, though. …and then comparing the different versions and how BBC or A&E ALWAYS rocks and Hollywood usually shmucks it all up, comparatively.
2. Real book or e-book? Here's the thing (settle in, dudes.): I love books. I love the fact that when friends come to my house for the first time they say, “Wow…you read a lot,” or maybe “Wow…you have a lot of books.” I like to own books. I like the smell of books! My ideal house will have a library – a room with just shelves and shelves of books, and a comfy chair to read in by a window.
However, one day a few months ago I realized that all my shelves were full and I still had some books purchased but un-read over on the coffee table. I thought gee, I need more shelves. Then I looked around my little cottage and thought, gee, I don’t have room for any more shelves. So I decided to cave and bought a Nook, because I had gotten the low-down on it from a couple different sources. I like that, with my Nook in my purse, I am never without reading material – stuck in traffic, stuck in a line, stuck in the previews with the Movie Whore, anywhere.
- ALSO – I was in heaven when I discovered this: because of the ability to change the font-size on my Nook, when I was sitting in the dilation lounge at my Optometrists, I could STILL READ! Yessssss. That dilation room is the most boring place on earth. ('Cause you can't do anything, because you can't see, because your eyes are dilated...for those of you who remain un-dilated!) So I do both. I still buy books, but I also download to my Nook.
3. Do you put yourself into the books you read or the movies you watch? Movies, apparently yes. Two things tell me this: 1) I rarely catch the foreshadowing in a movie because I am so caught up in the moment. And 2) I leave the light on after a creepy movie
4. Besides writing, what’s your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time? The Movie Whore likes to drag me to the cinema. Or I’ll take a book and beer and sit out on my deck as the sun goes down. That’s some sweet relaxation, dudes!
5. What’s one place you can be found at least one time every week? The Movie Whore wishes it was a movie theater. For now, I am at least weekly walking on the beach. If I waited to answer these questions in another week…well I have no idea. Oh yeah, church, or possibly a State Park in Indiana...
6. What’s your favorite season and why? “Duck season…wabbit season!” Really? Football season. But hmm… I love apple season. I like getting apples fresh from the orchard. Oh, and corn on the cob. Yum. True Iowa-born corn-lover over here! (Although Indiana is in the corn-belt technically, all Iowans know that the best sweet corn in the world comes from Iowa! Indiana is popcorn country.)
7. Favorite kind of car and why?
I would like a flying car. Why? Really? You have to ask why I would want the flying car like the yellow speeder that young Anakin selects to swoop down and catch Obi-wan when Obi-wan jumps to catch the assassin in Attack of the Clones? Really? Why? Because it’s awesome.
8. Funniest thing you’ve done in the last 5 years? According to Aphrodite, the fact that I dated a particular guy was “funny”. Badump bump. As for jokes though, I’m usually the one laughing at the joke, not doing it. Which is fine by me: I like laughing.
...But that's a cop-out answer. Let me see...
One time I wrapped everything in my boss’ office in tin foil while he was on vacation. And I duct-taped everything onto someone else’s desk. I don’t usually go out of my way to “do” funny things, although apparently I often say funny things. …and the funniest thing is that I usually am not in on the joke until after I’ve said it and everyone laughs. I think I'm not so much “funny” as “goofy” in my humor. Just a little left of center, so people laugh because they're not sure. I'm very good at taking a joke. ...as long as it's not a “surprise party” type of a joke. Then I'm not laughing.
9. How would your best friend describe you? (hang on…I asked her…)...waiting...waiting...Well dudes, Aphrodite has not gotten back to me on this one, and I am extremely delayed in posting this, so I will quote what she put on my internet fiancé Brett’s facebook page: “She is the best.”
|The colors! Look at the colors!|
...and it turns out not to be so
beautiful on a plate.
10. Would your choice of party be a catered meal or barbecue out back? Whichever has the open bar. I’m sorry, does that make me a lush? Oops. Bozo talked about not liking the smoky flavor of barbecue. For some reason “smoky flavor” made me think of the “game-y flavor” of wild fowl. It might not be any good barbecued, but I do like duck or pheasant. Yum. It’s why I should move to the Dakotas. Pheasant. Yep. Beautiful in the wild or on a plate.
11. What specific lesson have you learned – Spiritual, educational, occupational? I have learned that God will patiently nudge me until he has to bash me over the head with his plan to get me to comply. I tend to stubbornly resist for longer than necessary. (That applies to all three categories if you think about it.)
So those are the eleven questions, in my preferred order. I'm supposed to tag 11 people, which is difficult, because a lot of the people I'd tag have been tagged already. I'm going to use this opportunity to point you to 11 of my favorite blogs, and will totally understand if the bloggers in question don't do it, or can't tag 11 others. (I tend to catch bloggers with smaller followings. I like that. I feel like I'm getting in on the ground floor! Or those who do it as a profession.)
11 Blogs you should DEFINITELY check out:
God’s Playing Poker – SERIOUSLY, check this out every Friday. (and I don’t expect them to participate, but want you all to get this joy that I get every Friday.)
The Lovely Simulacrum – She is always a good read
Zabrinah – fascinating and very valuable dating advice…if you are into the torture that is modern dating.
The Transformed Non-Conformist – my internet fiancé who I've linked to several times above. (Read this if somehow you’ve missed that storyline.)
That's four, and…you know what? It’s my last day at work today, and I forgot my planner at home, which has the list of all the “other” blogs that are not on my blog-roll, and I’ve awarded the others I would award before. So here:
I owe you 7 blog recommendations!
I will pay you back these recommendations sometime after I have access to my list.
...Which will probably next week, since this whole weekend is moving. GAH! I’m sure I will not post anything until Monday at the earliest, but I can still respond to comments from my phone.
I’m just 3 goodbyes away from leaving – and one of them is today!