Monday, February 04, 2013

The Monday Meme

Yeah, I got the questions from Sunday Stealing archive. I do them on Monday. So sue me.

1) What was your dream growing up?

A. To be a writer, actually, to write Nancy Drew books. I also wanted to be an archaeologist or a geologist at various times.

2) What talent do you wish you had?

A. I wish I could paint or draw.

3) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

A. A cup of hot chocolate complete with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

4) What was the last book you read?

A. Elsewhere, by Richard Russo. It was a memoir.

5) Worst Habit?

A. Ha. I initially read that as "worst Hobbit." I have two bad habits: I chew my nails and I eat too much.

6) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

A. If I know you, yes. If I know your Mom or Dad, yes. If I know who you are by reputation and but have not met you, probably. But not if you're a complete stranger.

7) What is your favorite sport?

A. Ice skating. I became interested in it when Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding went at it in the 1990s. I eschew violence but I have to say that feud was the best thing to ever happen to that sport.

8) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

A. Well, if you're a stranger we'd make small talk and if you were afraid I'd tried to calm you. If we know each other, then I guess we'd still make small talk and I'd try to calm you. All while trying to keep calm myself. Since I have a thing about elevators it could be quite difficult for me, so maybe you'd be making small talk and trying to calm me.

9) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

A. Some secrets are better left off the Internet.

10) Tell me one weird fact about you.

A. My left foot turns out when I walk, but the problem is in my knee, not my foot.

11) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?

A. If you're a stranger, I open the door a crack and ask you what I can do for you. I do not let you in. If I know you, I open the door and let you in. We'll have tea and discuss politics and religion. You'll leave either agreeing with me or angry.

12) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

A. My weight.

13) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

A. Probably your conscience. But it might depend on the crime, I do have a mischievous streak in me sometimes. If you want to go cow tipping, say, I might be your crime partner. But anything worse, probably not.

14) Ever been arrested?

A. No. I am a fine upstanding citizen.

15) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

A. Pay off a loan and put the remainder, if any, toward a new vehicle.

16) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

A. Read.

17) Biggest pet peeve?

A. People who drive slower than the speed limit.

18) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

A. Resilient.

19) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?

A. Yes.

20) Who wins the SuperBowl?

A. Baltimore won last night; I caught the last 12 seconds of the game. I watched pieces of it off and on but mostly wasn't interested. Maybe someone can tell me if Michael Ohr had playing time?


  1. Michael Ohr did play. I watched it but was bored for a good portion. Does one out grow football watching?

  2. I only saw the last quarter of the game -- primarily because I was waiting for Elementary to come on and the game was the longest ever due to a blackout. I was checking the score about every half hour, though. For the quarter I did see, I couldn't tell if/when Michael Oher was on the field, as the camera angles made it impossible to see names/numbers. I was glad Baltimore won, though. I introduced a friend to The Blind Spot Saturday, and was glad she liked it as much as I thought she would.


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