Monday, August 13, 2012

Tag, I’m It


Last week I was tagged into a blogging Q&A game by Rachel, over at Suburban Style Challenge.  It’s taken me a while, but now I’m going to buckle down and turn my attention to these questions.  Thank you, Rachel, both for tagging me, and for your patience. 

It’s kind of fun, this game of tag, giving folks a chance to get to know a little bit more about the authors at different blogs.  Not that I’m just brimming with interesting tidbits or anything, but I’ve been tagged a couple times before, so if you’d like to see what the questions were in those rounds, you can read them here and here

Before I begin with the questions, let me begin with the rules of the game:

1.  Post the rules.
2.  Answer the questions the tagger has set for me in their post.
3.  Create 11 new questions to ask those who I’m going to tag. (When I was tagged before, the rules said you could use the same set of questions if you were so inclined, so I’m going to assume that’s still an option.)
4.  Tag 11 people with a link to this post, so they can answer the questions.

Now, before I go any further, I should say that I’m not going to follow the rules precisely.  Namely, I’m not tagging other blogs for the next go-round.  However, I am going to create a new set of questions and invite anyone who’s interested to use them for a post of your own (and continue to pay it forward to new blogs, if you’re so inclined).  Like I said, it really is kind of a fun way to get to know each other, not to mention a pretty easy post topic if you’re running low on things to talk about some day. 

Okay, let’s get down to business, shall we?


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1.  What’s one item from your childhood that you no longer have, but wish you did?

That’s a tough one.  I used to have a blue and white teddy bear that had been my mom’s originally.  I’m not even sure how it got lost.  I haven’t made that many moves in my lifetime, but during one of them, it didn’t make it to my new home. 

2.  If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?

Hah.  I am not a shoe girl at all.  So, if I had to be a shoe, I’d be my favorite kind: sneakers.

3.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  How does it compare to now?

This question came up in one of the other rounds, so I’ll include the same answer:  Astronaut, lawyer, writer.  My brain is wired for neither science nor zero gravity, so astronaut is clearly out.  In a couple of years, I’ll have a degree in paralegal, but that’s as close to an attorney as I’m likely to be at my age.  And I’d still like to be a professional writer.

4.  If you could own any kind of animal as a pet, what would it be?

Any kind?  Well, there’s a part of me that would really like to have a bear, because I think they are such cool and interesting creatures.  But I can’t really envision any sort of life for me that would allow me to create any kind of a decent life for a bear, so I’d hope I wouldn’t be that selfish, even if I was ever in the position to make that choice.  On the slightly more domesticated front, I love llamas, and I think miniature donkeys are absolutely adorable. 

5.  If you were to hire an assistant to help you manage your daily activities, what would he or she do for you?

Cook.  I’m not particularly fond of cooking, so I’d really like someone to take care of that for me. 

6.  What kind of music do you work best to?

Depends on the work.  If I’m doing housework, or the aforementioned dreaded cooking, the current country music station works just fine.  I just like it turned up kind of loud and I like to know the words so I can sing along.  If I’m doing something that requires a bit more focus, I turn the TV on to the new age music station, and turn it down really low.  No lyrics (which are distracting to me), just lots of flutes, harps, and beautiful melodies.

7.  Who is your favorite author, and why?

Another easy one that I’ve already answered:  Stephen King, because he tells a good story about things I would never think about on my own.

8.  If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Jeans and tee shirts, hands down.  They’re comfortable, and they go really well with those sneakers I like so well.

9.  What’s one trend you hated when it first came out, but soon grew to love?

hmm.  It might be clear by now that I’m not much of a trendy person, certainly not in the fashion sense.  Music is the same sort of deal: lots of trendy new acts only annoy me, and I rarely get past that.  Reality TV?  Still hate it.  This is even harder than I thought.  I guess maybe I’d say Facebook.  Not that I ever actually hated it, but I did certainly question its purpose early on.  That hasn’t exactly changed (really, does Facebook really have a purpose?), but I do use, and even enjoy, it now. 

10.  Do you say “soda” or “pop”?  Or maybe just “coke”?

Coke.  It’s all “coke” to me, which is appropriate, because if I’m having a soft drink, it really is usually Coke.

11.  If you could spend a month anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Australia.  It’s someplace that I’ve wanted to visit as long as I can remember, and if I was going to travel that far, I’d want to spend at least a month there anyway.

All righty then, there are my answers.  Thanks again to Rachel for including me, and if you want more style info than you could ever get from me, go visit her over at SSC.

Now for my questions:

1.  Where’s the best place you ever visited?

2.  What was your favorite subject in school?  Least favorite?

3.  Mustard or mayonnaise?

4.  Think of someone important to you now gone from your life.  If you could say just one last thing to them, what would it be?

5.  If given the opportunity, would you travel to space?

6.  Do you have an all-time favorite movie?  If so, what is it?

7.  What’s your favorite fast food chain?

8.  Do you sing in the shower?

9.  If you could drive any kind of car, what would it be?

10.  How long have you been blogging?

11.  If you could plan the perfect weekend getaway, what would it include?

There you have it, a variety of questions to do with as you please.  Again, feel free to use them for a post on your own blog, but be sure to let me know, so I can come by and get to know you a little better.  Or just answer one (or more) in the comments below.  I really do like to know just a bit of what makes you tick.