Q&APosted: October 28, 2012
I freaking love this because, well, I’m insecure. I would happily type out every single thought that goes through my head on any given day were it not for the fear that you would all think I’m absolutely nuts. It’s okay if you think that anyway. I understand. So! I love answering questions, because there’s that tiny indication that at least one person would like to hear my answers.
My Q&A from Bree:
- If there were one word you could choose out of the dictionary, which one would you choose to best describe yourself? Mellifluous.
- What’s your biggest pet peeve? ‘Should of.’ It’s have. Should have. My top twenty are probably all style, grammar, and spelling issues.
- Throughout your journeys, what would you say is the most important lesson you’ve learned thus far? Try a coathanger before you call a plumber. Plumbers are expensive. Really though, the most important thing is to listen to myself more than to anyone else. There is no way I’d be where I am today if I’d listened to most of the advice I’ve gotten. And I happen to like where I am today.
- What’s your favorite childhood memory? I think I’ll have to expose myself as a nerd here and say the time I was the only person in our region to qualify for the state MathCounts competition when I was in seventh grade.
- What’s your biggest regret? That I didn’t go. Ha! Um, all the time I spent trying to be someone else to impress people I didn’t really care about in the first place.
- If there were anything about your life experiences you could change, what would they be and why? I would have tried harder to talk to Ian sooner after it happened.
- Tell us something quirky about you. I’ll ask Ian, I think I’m completely normal. Okay, he said ‘DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.’ I quote movies all the time. In the actors’ voices, with their intonation. Or maybe he just meant I’m quirky because I love the Lethal Weapon movies so much. I’m getting too old for this shit.
- What’s your favorite dish/meal? Olive Garden salad. Om nom nom!!
- Who or what’s been your biggest influence throughout life? Probably my mother. I’ve done quite a bit because she said not to. Drop out of college, leave the country without telling anyone, run with scissors, the usual teen rebellion stuff.
- Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s the most ridiculous thing to do on it? I do not. But I would love to take Ian to some of my favorite places that I’ve been, like the glacial rocks in Yellowknife and the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. I know we’ll take a trip one day to find my maternal grandparents’ final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery, but I’m not so sure about my paternal grandparents in Lithuania.
- What do you do for a living? Mainly my housewifely duties, but I’m also a private contractor for Gannett, which takes about two hours a week. I’ve recently gotten back into mTurking, where I’ve made nearly seventeen whole dollars this quarter! I’ll have to share my recently accepted article on London nightclubs with you sometime. I think I got paid for writing spam.
Now! I’m supposed to come up with 11 questions.
- What is your favorite room in your home and why?
- What is your favorite word?
- Do you ever wish you could just drop everything and start over somewhere new? If so, where would you go?
- Do you prefer printing or cursive?
- What’s your favorite holiday?
- Is art just for decoration or does it all have meaning?
- What’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning?
- When was the best day of your life?
- What’s your favorite comfort food?
- Toilet paper: over or under? Do you ‘fix’ it when you’re a houseguest?
- What is one silly thing that you can’t do without?
There are rules that I must nominate others, but I laugh in the face of rules! As I am just not that comfortable with asking too much of people, I will make a mild suggestion that some of you out there answer these questions. I wouldn’t want to be too demanding. Do please answer, though.