Saturday, November 30, 2013

What I've felt, what I've known...

I founthis and decided to play...

It's a long weekend, you know, and I have 500 other things I'm supposed to be I made this one of them!

I didn't answer all the questions though. Too many. I made an executive decision and EDITED...because a lot of the questions have already been answered on this blog anyway. I hate to be repetitive. And redundant. :) 


3-Do you ever wish you were someone else?

Yes. Is that not politically correct?

5-How old are you?

I find this question extremely offensive.

6-Age you get mistaken for:

This used to be a good question. Now I don't want to talk about it.

7-Your zodiac/horoscope and if you think it fits your personality:

Aquarius, yes.

8-What did you do on your last birthday?

I believe I cried a lot.

9-What is one thing you would like to accomplish before your next birthday?

Accomplishing ANYTHING would be amazing. I'd like to do THAT.

20-Left or right handed?

It took me a while to figure out why I use both hands for stuff, because I distinctly remember that I used to be right-handed. 
Then I realized, by the time I was ten, my right arm had been in a cast twice - once at five, and again at ten.
(I'm clumsy. I've had several broken bones.)
I guess when you're a kid, you just adapt. I use my left hand to open bottles, eat with utensils, stuff like that. I still use my right hand to write, but if I get tired, I just switch hands.

21-What’s your sexual orientation?

That is a very personal question.

27-Do you have any “rules” about food?

Yes! Do we really wanna go there again?
No pork, no beef. No chocolate, no peanut butter. No nuts of any kind.

52-Ever broken any bones?

Ha! See above...
Jaw...twice. At 3, and at 15.
Arm, 5. Thumb, 10. Leg, 3 years ago.
Hmmm, I think I'm forgetting something, because I thought I've broken six, and that's just five. They all run together...most of these occurrences involved falling of some sort. I'm challenged.

53-Ever come close to death?

Last year. Emergency surgery. I needed a blood transfusion. I didn't realize I was close until afterwards. I was just grateful for the people who donated. So grateful.

66-Something you do without realising:

If I don't realize it, how can I talk about it?


71-What’s your favorite color?

I like all colors, but I would have to say I'm partial to blue.
Kentucky blue.

73-What’s your favorite movie?

I canna choose just one, Captain!

74-What are your favorite books?

Is it too soon to go back to loving Ender's Game? The best book ever!?

75-What is your favorite quote and why?

(see above) The enemy's gate is DOWN...

78-What is your favorite type of food?

Chocolate and peanut butter.
Which I am not allowed to eat anymore.
So, no food. :(

79-Your favorite ice cream?


80-What’s your favorite animal?

The elephant, of course.

85-What is your favorite season?

Winter! Let it snow, no bugs, less sun, nice and's perfect!

86-What are the top five places you wish you could go before you die?

Alaska, Hawaii, the places in Germany where I grew up, Australia, Patagonia.


106-Would you ever smile at a stranger?

I have...I do. But my eyes quickly slide away...I'm sure I look like a complete creep.


181-How often do you listen to music?

All day if I can.

182-What kind of music you like?

I like all kinds, but I do tend towards indie, folk, singer/songwriter and alternative-type music the most.

187-A song that’s been stuck in your head:

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite.

188-Put your music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play:

Metallica - One
Linkin Park - Numb
Shane Mack - Lie To Me
NIN - Hurt
Kris Kristofferson - The Silver Tongued Devil and I
OneRepublic - Secrets
The Lumineers - Morning Song
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Switchfoot - This is Your Life
Slow Runner - No Disassemble

189-A book you want to read/have recently read:

I am currently reading Moonless by Crystal Collier. :)

190-Describe your dream library:

You mean like Lucien's in The Sandman series?
Get it? 'Dream' library? HAHAHAHA...

191-Last movie you just watched:

Rise of the Guardians.


193-You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done?

The only kind of ink I would ever get would be some kind of remembrance tattoo. And really, I'm not grandpa forbade it long ago. :)

194-What’s something you can see yourself going to jail for?

In all seriousness? Before I quit driving, it would have been for any number of traffic offenses. Nowadays, I can't think of anything I'm doing that's illegal. I'm a RESPONSIBLE ADULT, my reckless days are behind me!

199-If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?

As bad as everything has been, I couldn't possibly delete anything.
Life is what it is.
I will take the bad with the good.

200-You’re an Action Movie Hero. What’s your weapon of choice and the line you scream when defeating your arch enemy?


204-Halloween costume idea?

Are you kidding? I've never, in my whole life, had a good Halloween costume idea. I'm very unoriginal.

207-Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with someone you love for ten years or someone you hate for a month? Explain why.

I can get along with anyone for a month. But alone with someone for ten years...that's just asking for trouble.


  1. Hey, I love Switchfoot!
    I feel like I should have more to say in response to this...

    1. Me too! Every single song they have is GOOD, they are awesome...

  2. Not permitted peanut butter??? I'd die!!!

    1. My neurologist banned peanut butter a few months back and it is has been AWFUL. Peanut butter is my favorite food group. I honestly don't know how I'm surviving without it. :(

  3. 106 is my favorite. Eye contact. That's what I do, too. =-O

    1. LOL Too funny...I have no idea if other people around me also have this problem, because I never look directly at them to see! :)

  4. Loved your answers. Your song collection sound interesting.

    1. Thank you! I do like all kinds of music, but when you hit 'Shuffle' you never know what might come up!

  5. Loved learning all these tidbits. I want to visit Germany too! I didn't know you grew up there. When did you last go?

    1. I'm from here but we moved there when I was a kid and my dad was stationed there. We came back when I was 13, I haven't been back since. I lived in Obernburg and Kitzingen - we lived in little tiny German towns, we didn't live on base. I've been to my old neighborhoods on Google Maps, but that's it!

  6. That's not a meme, it's an interrogation! LOL

    I guess I should consider myself lucky. I've never broken a bone. (And I just jinxed myself by typing that. :P)

    1. You ought to know better, now knock on wood three times!
      Try to never ever break a bone, because broken bones HURT. Really bad!!

  7. Fun answers at your zoo, wow you are a bit clutsy haha that has to suck. I can use both arms too.

    1. Another one, cool!

      Yeah, I am veeerrrryyyyy careful when navigating the stairs...

  8. 500 really? WOW! I know I wouldn't have the stamina to do that. The more I read about you, the more I like you... You really have no idea how very special you are, do you?

    When you get a chance go back and read the response I wrote to you on Chapter Fifteen.

    1. Aw thank you! Okay well maybe now 500 things specifically...well I guess it depends on how we're counting...LOL!!

  9. I absolutely get the eyes sliding away thing - It used to drive me mad and I'd try and force myself to keep looking - which made my eyes blurry and water and must have made me look manic. However, I read about 'calming signals' which dogs and most other animals do as a way of non-threatening communication and their use of eyes to communicate. Now I feel a lot more at ease with my reluctant eyes!

    1. Ooh, I'll have to think about that...thank you!

  10. Funny. I hit that line where you're reading my book and do you know what my reaction was? Blush. An actual blush!

    *ahem* Remind me to get you a samurai sword for your birthday. I HAVE to hear that call out loud. ;)

    1. LOL That would be so cool, to have an actual samurai sword! But you know, after I wrote that down, I started thinking, logistically, aren't those kind of heavy? I might not even be able to hold the thing...But oh well, in my fantasy world, I am STRONG!

      I blush all the time! And I am HOOKED on your book - I am on Chapter 15 and it so good! And all this other stuff is getting in the way of me reading it, like my dumb job, and the dumb doctor, and the store, and folding stupid clothes...I mean really, it's frustrating! LOL