Sunday, October 04, 2015

Sunday Stealing: Q&A

From Sunday Stealing

Q & A Meme

1. What would you pick as a major, if you could go back to college and do it again?

A. I majored in English and my masters is a humanities degree in liberal studies. Neither have proved overly useful as far as employment. I would go back and major in computer video game creation, if there is such a thing.

2. Who is the one celebrity with whom you would most like to have an indepth conversation?

A. Meryl Streep.

3. If you could make a living doing ANYthing, what would that be?

A. I wish I could go back to making a living as a writer. Barring that, I would like to be a college professor.

4. What’s your all-time very favorite dessert?

A. Chocolate Lush.

5. How many pairs of jeans do you own?

A. I have no idea. At least five.

6. What is your favorite flower, and why?

A. I have always loved the iris. They come in multiple colors and are delicately shaped. They are perennials, which means I don't have to spend a lot of time caring for them, and they make a nice riot of color in early spring.

7. What book has most changed your life?

A. Probably the Nancy Drew books I read when I was a young girl, because they made me want to write more than I already did.

8. What is your least favorite vegetable? Is there any way you can be persuaded to eat it?

A. I am not overly fond of beets or other root vegetables, but I will eat them occasionally. I can't think of any vegetable I would refuse to eat. I can't stand coconut and will not eat that, but I don't think that's a vegetable. I also have food allergies that I must be wary of.

9. If you could take a nonstop first class flight to any destination, where would you pick to land?

A. Scotland.

10. If your 15 minutes of fame included a stint on American Idol, what song would be your trademark solo?

A. Unwritten.

11. If you could pick one former friend (who has remained elusive in this wild Facebook world) to reunite with, who would you unearth?

A. I had a classmate in high school who moved away in the 11th grade. We were quite close and played in the high school band together. She had this boyfriend named Tom who took up much of her time before she departed. After she left, I never heard from her again. I have no idea what happened to her. Of course, that was 30 years ago. She could live in the next county and I wouldn't recognize her if I saw her, I imagine.

12. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit?

A. Niagara Falls.

13. Name three of your guilty pleasures.

A. Chocolate. Video games. Daydreaming.

14. The best kind of cookie is:

A. Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip, hot from the oven.

15. What do you value most in other people?

A. Honesty.

16. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?

A. Yes.

17. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?

A. I think where I live is the most beautiful place in the world. The most beautiful place I've ever visited is the Grand Canyon. I loved the expansiveness of it, the colored layers of earth, the enormity of it all, and the idea that this tiny flow of water created this vast beauty.

18. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?

A. I'm a thinker. INTP in the Myers-Briggs, though I sometimes test as an INTJ. But always the INT.

19. Name three things you are thankful for right now.

A. I'm thankful it rained, because we had planted 40 acres of new seed on the farm. I'm thankful we took a vacation last week, the first one in three years. I am thankful that my friends care about me and forgive me for my craziness.

20. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race?

A. Not that I can recall. I may have when I was quite young.

21. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart?

A. Yes. I usually stand up, too, if I am able to.


  1. Great minds are thinking alike again. One of the choices I mentioned if I were to go back to school was computer graphics. You will find Nestle Toll House cookies in my cookie jar. I said the red rock desert of NM and AZ for most beautiful place (I haven't actually been to the Grand Canyon). Your Nancy Drew answer made me think of another book that at least influenced me...Misty of Chincoteague. I dreamed of visiting the island until I was in my 20s. Once I finally went, it became one of my favorite places on earth and I've been back several times.

  2. I put home as the most beautiful place, too, especially in autumn when the leaves are riotous in color.

  3. I visited an iris farm once and was amazed at the colors and the variety. Sadly, that place stopped letting people come in and visit, so I have not been back.

  4. wow, 40 acres of seed! and judging by your pictures, i agree you live in a beautiful place. it must be especially nice at this time of year.

  5. I'm glad to hear that you didn't get too much of a rain. We haven't had rain in a while and probably won't for a while- which can be bad for leaf viewing.

  6. I have decided I should have been a pharmacist.

  7. I loved the Nancy Drew books when I was a girl! Those books made me want to write mystery novels. :) They also gave me the desire to travel and visit all the places that Nancy did. :)

  8. I loved the Nancy Drew books...thank you for bringing back some good memories. Do you have a recipe for Chocolate Lush? I would love to try it!

  9. I hear you on number one. I double majored in French and English, and while it hasn't gotten me anywhere, I never excelled in math, science or computer programming, and never had any desire to teach. My alma mater doesn't even offer a French major anymore, only a minor (which is stupid, because as my advisor pointed out to me, if you want to keep up your language skills, you need to take something every semester, which added to retro credits is (was!) enough for a major).


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