My friend Lisa from Books. Lists. Life.
tagged me for an 11 question meme that is going around. It's taken me awhile to sit down and answer her great questions. I love surveys like this and had a lot of fun coming up with my answers.
The rules specify that I answer the questions and then create eleven new questions to ask people I've tagged. Since many of you have already participated, I am not going to tag anyone in particular. I will ask questions of my own, however, and I hope you will answer one or all of them. If you do, you can create your own post or leave your answers to one, two or however many in the comments. And because I was tagged three times for this meme (I will be answering the questions of the other two bloggers later this month), I am only going to divide the eleven questions between each post. That way, I only have to come up with eleven questions and not thirty-three.
1. Could you eat the same thing for lunch every day? What would it be?
Maybe if it was a for a limited time. I go through phases where I would be quite content eating the same lunch every day. However, after awhile it grows old. Right now I'm going through a peanut butter and jelly sandwich phase. It's quick, easy and inexpensive. Perfect for eating at my desk at the office. Admittedly, on the weekends, I'm quite ready for something different.
2. How many library books do you have checked out right now?
None. Zip. Zero. I am ashamed to say, I haven't set foot in a library in several years. I am not even sure my library card is good anymore.
3. Do you feel strongly about specific music? or more of a music in general type person?
I love music! I am more of a music in general type person rather than being gung ho about a specific type of music. A lot depends on my mood and what is available at any given moment. If you were to hop in my car and go for a ride right now, you'd be serenaded with children's songs most likely. Any music with a good beat and upbeat tempo is big in my house right now though--Mouse loves to bop to the music. And if she's happy, so am I. I do love a good ballad though--I never tire of those.
4. What is your favorite brick and mortar retail store?
At the moment that would be Barnes and Noble--by default. My favorite, The Mystery Bookstore, closed last year, sad to say. I liked my local Borders quite a bit for convenience sake, but that's gone now too.
5. What is your favorite online store?
It's a toss between Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I have both a Kindle and a Nook, both of which I use. I tried to be the better person and avoid Amazon, but it is so convenient--and the company offers such great deals. This past year with the baby, I learned that a smart phone and amazon make a very dangerous combination. And I'm not talking about just books.
6. What is your favorite moment of heartstopping romantic tension? (Book, movie, music, tv, real life, art, anywhere.)
The moment before the first kiss. In my personal life, I'd have to say the moment before my husband said, "I do" at our wedding.
7. What is the first book you remember reading?
I am afraid I couldn't tell you even if my life depended on it. My memories of reading during my childhood run together. I wish I was one of those people who could pinpoint the moment I began reading on my own or name the first library book I checked out. All I can tell you is I loved to read from an early age.
8. Are you creative in any way? How so?
My creativity comes in the form of writing. I am unable to draw, paint, sew, craft, sculpt, cook, dance or do much of anything. I'm even terrible at playing an instrument, although I took guitar lessons for awhile. I sing--but not very well. I do love to write, however, and think I do a decent job of it.
9. Not counting your family, pets, and vital personal documents/pictures, what one thing would you save in a fire?
My computer. Or does that count in the vital personal/documents/picture category? If not that, I'd grab the bag of my favorite books I'd conveniently stashed near the door for just such circumstances.
10. What is your favorite type of vacation (museums, beach, cabin, mountains, theme parks)?
My favorite type of vacation would be a long one where I could take my time, set my own schedule, do some shopping, visit a museum or two, take in a baseball game at the local stadium, sight see, walk along the pier at sunset, and sit outside on the porch, surrounded by trees and the pleasant sound of birds chirping their hellos. Maybe it would mean visiting multiple locales. And that would be okay!
11. What is the most surprising or unexpected thing you've done in the last 12 months?
My first thought in response to this question was having a baby, but I suppose that wasn't really unexpected or a surprise, was it? The experience of being a mother though has held so many surprises, some good and others not so good, that's for sure.
My Questions to All of You:
1. Who was/is the most influential woman in your life? Tell me a little about her.
2. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Do you actually wear them all?
3. If a genie asked you to make three frivolous wishes (no world peace, family health, end to world hunger, etc--remember, frivolous means not serious), what would you wish for?
4. What is your favorite type of sandwich?