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text 2016-07-03 09:49
50 questions!

I thought i would take part in this. I've forgotten who the original poster was. sorry!

 

 

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

My Closet is in my gaming and reading room so it's always closed.

 

2. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?


i use a duvet so out?


3. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?


No but my dad has, He got put into jail over night for it. :P

 

4. Do you cut out coupons and never use them?
Nopes can't say i do.


5. Would you rather be attacked by bears or bees?


Bears we don't have bears in England anymore so all good!

 

6. Do you have freckles?

 

Yes i do every summer!


7. Do you always smile for pictures?


I try too. i'm camera shy so i always do that Awkward smile.

 

8. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

 

Nopes.

 

9. Have you ever peed in the woods?


Yes, i have.

 

10. What about pooped in the woods?


Can't recall to be honest.


11. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

 

Yes i do.

 

12. What’s your song of the week?

 

This bloody song I can't get it out of my head! Please don't listen to this song if your Sensitive to strong langrage.

Biggie Smalls feat. Thomas the Tank Engine


13. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

 

Yea! it looks good.

 

14. Do you still watch Cartoons?

 

Yes I do most Sundays

 

15. What do you drink with dinner?


depends how posh the dinner is? But for everyday i drink fizzy water.


16. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Nothing.

 

17. What’s your favorite food?

Greek food.

 

18. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

 

No i wasn't

19. Would you ever strip or pose naked for a magazine?

 

No.

 

20. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?

 

Nopes

 

21. Favorite kind of sandwich?


Ham salad.

 

22. Best thing to eat for breakfast?


For me hot bagels with cream cheese as a treat.

 

23. What’s your usual bedtime?


I have crazy work shifts so it's all over the place.

24. Are you lazy?


When i'm not working yes.

 

25. What is your Chinese astrology sign?

 

Monkey.

 

26. How many languages can you speak?


English and cockney :D

 

27. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

 

Nopes

 

28. Are you stubborn?

 

Very.

 

29. Are you afraid of heights?

 

Yes i am.

 

30. Do you sing in the car?

No.

 

31. Do you ever dance in the car?

 

No.

 

32. Ever used a gun?

 

Yes.

 

33. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

 

Last year.

 

34. Do you think muscles are cheesy?

 

A little if there meatheads.

 

35. Favorite type of fruit pie?


Apple

 

36. Occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?



A my little pony, Don't ask.

 

37. Do you believe in ghosts?

 

Yes very much so.

 

38. Ever had a deja-vu feeling?

 

Yes.

39. First concert?


Gun's and rose's back in the 90s

 

40. Nike or Adidas?


If they look nice both.


41. Ever take dance lessons?

 

Yeps

 

42. Regularly burn incense?


No I'm a big scented candle and plugin Fanatic.

 

43. Who would you like to see in concert?


Top of my head. Dead can dance.

 

44. Hot tea or cold tea?


Hot!

 

45. Tea or Coffee?


Tea herbal

 

46. Can you swim well?

 

i hope so!

 

47. Are you patient?

Yes

48.DJ or band at a wedding?

 

DJ

 

49. Which are better, black or green olives?

 

Green.

 

50. Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?

Real. But i always like to escape with a book or a game or a film.

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text 2016-07-01 23:45
50 Questions

I see this is going around.  As I'm already in corrupted databases (gee, thanks, Nikki Haley), and none of these look like classic password bait, I'm game.

 

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?  Partly open; this is an old house and it won't close all the way.  It's closed enough to keep the cat out of my shoes.

 

2. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?  I'm not sure I understand this one.  The top sheet is loose on the sides, but tucked in firmly at the bottom, because I am a notorious kicker.

 

3. Have you ever stolen a street sign?  No.  One of my roommates did, however.  (She also stole a Blue Light Special sign from K-Mart.)

 

4. Do you ever cut out coupons and not use them?  All the time.  It's a minor miracle when I remember to use one and it hasn't expired six months ago.

 

5. Would you rather be attacked by bears or bees?  NEITHER.

 

6. Do you have freckles?  It's the summer, so yes.

 

7. Do you always smile for pictures?  I try to.

 

8. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?  Not these days.  (I did when I was re-learning to walk.)

 

9. Have you ever peed in the woods?  No.

 

10. Have you ever pooped in the woods?  No.

 

11. Do you chew pens and pencils?  I don't precisely "chew" them (there are no markings on them afterwards), but I used to put them in my mouth and suck them.  The lovely Freudian psychiatrist (the one who looked at me like I was a dead fish and gave me I'm OK, You're OK as my entire therapy) said I was orally fixated, like my parents.  (They smoked, I never have.)

 

These days I have an addiction to peppermint (cinnamon no longer seems available) Orbit chewing gum.

 

12. What's your song of the week?  Well, I've had a persistent earworm this month, but as it's Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, I'm not complaining.  (I don't like or listen to much current music.)

 

13. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?  Sure.  It looks better on some than on others, of course, as with anyone and any color. 

 

14. Do you still watch cartoons?  Not really.

 

15. What do you drink with dinner?  Either Diet Coke or sweet tea.  (I'm a Southerner, it's the law.)

 

16. What do you dip chicken nuggets in?  I don't eat chicken nuggets.  That said, in the dipping sauces category I tend to go for soy sauce, as a lot of the other options have too much sugar.  (I'll opt for vinegar-based NC barbecue sauce, if that's available.)

 

17. What's your favorite food?  A first-class steak, preferably cooked with mushrooms and marsala.  Alternately, whatever my mother's making for dinner.  (She is an excellent cook.)

 

18. Were you ever a boy or girl scout?  No.

 

19. Would you ever strip or pose naked for a magazine? Aw hell no.

 

20.  Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?  Speeding, no.  I didn't speed much, when I was driving.

 

21. Favorite kind of sandwich?  Bacon-cheddar-tomato, toasted under the broiler.  Fabulous.

 

22. Best thing to eat for breakfast?  Waffles, which I only get on vacation, as they're such a pain to make on a 1959 waffle iron.  I am not that awake for that in the morning!  I'll have the waffles with bacon, an egg, and some mushrooms, and orange juice.

 

23. What's your usual bedtime?  Varies.  Midnight is early; 3 or 4 am is late.  I have an insomnia problem.

 

24. Are you lazy?  I call it conserving energy for the trials ahead.  Seriously, having had a stroke means that I have to consider how much energy I have to do things I want to do in a day, and sometimes they can't all get done.

 

25. What is your Chinese astrology sign?  Fire horse.

 

26. How many languages can you speak?  English, Southern, and knitting.  I actually qualified for a minor in French, which I can still read, and I can understand more than I can speak.  I also took Latin in school, but few actually speak Latin.

 

27. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?  I get Discover, and The New Yorker, Food & Wine, National Geographic, Model Railroader, Southern Living, and Martha Stewart Living also come to this house.

 

28. Are you stubborn?  I can be very stubborn on occasion.

 

29. Are you afraid of heights?  Yes.  I inherited this and claustrophobia from my father.

 

30. Do you sing in the  car?  When I was younger; if my mother was driving at night she'd request me to sing, to keep her awake.  (Radio stations neither now or then played the Kingston Trio and The Weavers.)

 

31. Do you dance in the car?  I think so?

 

32. Ever used a gun?  No.  I have, however, passed an NRA safety test.  (I took archery.  The exam covered both.)

 

33. Last time you had your portrait taken by a photographer?  A professional photographer? Not counting wedding pictures-with-bride/groom, the 1980s.

 

34. Do you think muscles are cheesy?  Um, I don't like beefcake, if that's what's being asked. 

 

35. Favorite type of fruit pie? Apple.

 

36. Occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?  When I was about eight I got so sick of "and what do you want to be when you grow up, little girl?" questions from well-meaning adults that I started to say what was true: either a marine biologist or an archaeologist.  That would usually be greeted by dead silence.

 

37. Do you believe in ghosts?  I have experienced some strange things, but I think the state of the evidence is very much "not proven." 

 

38. Ever had a deja vu feeling?  I once drove a route I had never driven before, but I had dreamed it the night before.  I got exactly where I was intending to go, too.

 

39. First concert: The Rolling Stones.  (Thanks, Daddy!)

 

40. Nike or Addidas?  Neither, as neither fit me terribly well.  Mostly I wear Easy Spirit (sneakers), dress shoes from Hotter, or bedroom slippers around the house.  I have dreaded going to shoe stores since I was about 4 - I can rule out approximately 95% of what's there on entering the store as either something I wouldn't wear in the first place, or something that won't fit.  (One foot is 6E, the other is 6EE, both with high arches.)

 

41. Ever take dance lessons?  I took both ballet and modern dance as a child.  Oddly enough, many of my leg exercises after the stroke are moves I knew from ballet.  More recently, my classmates in a "popular music of the 1960s" class taught me the Twist.  (My balance issues don't come up much with that one, oddly enough.  Ballroom, however, is right out.)

 

42. Regularly burn incense?  Not these days. 

 

43. Who would you like to see in concert?  Of active/living artists?  Adele.

 

44. Hot tea or cold tea?  Both. I like hot tea, and I drink sweet iced tea because it's the law (see #15).

 

45. Tea or coffee?  Tea.  Love the smell of coffee, but the way I like to drink it has far too much cream and sugar in it, so I stick to tea.

 

46. Can you swim well?  I used to.  These days, due to poor vision (I am extremely nearsighted) and the shape of our swimming pool (think classic 50s kidney), I call my swimming style "advanced doggie paddle."

 

47. Are you patient?  Yes, and I'm lucky, as it's a good attitude for the situation I'm in.  My mantra is "if not today, maybe tomorrow."

 

48. DJ or band at a wedding?  DJ, I guess.  The most interesting wedding dinner I've ever attended had both a mariachi band and a DJ booth which played music I can only describe as "salsa and disco had a baby."  It was a fun wedding.

 

49. Black or green olives?  Black.  I can tolerate black olives.  (They are OK on pizza and in other dishes I like).  I have thought green olives were of the devil since I was 3 and my father graciously let me have the olive from his martini.  UGH!!!!!!

 

50. Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?  Depends on the world; some are very nasty indeed.  For example, I enjoy reading about Harry Potter, but I'm not sure I'd like to live in that universe. 

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text 2016-07-01 17:16
50 Questions (I never do this, heh)

I used to stay away from these things like they were radioactive because some of the older ones were perfect fodder for social engineering. As in, hey let's learn about this person and be better able to guess their passwords. This seems less suspect than most, plus I've now already had my info compromised in reality - yay being in broken government databases. So why not.

 

See also:

Chris's Fish Place

Jessica's Book Thoughts

Sock Poppet at Play

Yodamom

 


1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Once would have said closed. But in my current apartment the closet doors are metal and make awful noises when I have to get in and select my clothes - so yeah, they stay open. It's a shallow closet though, and nothing in there to hide behind.

 

2. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Tucked in.

 

3. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Well, not personally. There was a guy who liked me in college and he went out and stole the sign to Batcave Road. Because of my nickname and all. I still have it because well, of course I do. Somewhere in a box.


I did however once steal a traffic cone. It was out in the rain and needed a home. I then kept it for a decade and eventually used it when I was photographing things alongside the road - ah, grad school. But seriously, people respect you more if you have a cone, you look more official, especially if you have a serious looking camera. These days I'd actually just buy a cone, as you can find them pretty easily. Not so much in the 80s.

 

4. Do you cut out coupons and never use them?
Yes. Always. I rarely remember to use them.

 

5. Would you rather be attacked by bears or bees?
Neither. This is one of those "which level of hell would you prefer to live on" questions.

Oops sorry, meant circles of hell: Dante's Nine Circles of Hell
I keep going into video game mode when I think levels.

 

6. Do you have freckles?  Yes.

 

7. Do you always smile for pictures?

Yes but you can look in my eyes and tell that what's really going on in my mind is: "Are you going to take it now? Hurry and take it now! I'm giving all the smile I can and it's going to give out soon! Also boy do I not enjoy this." I've been on the other side of the camera a lot and am much happier there. When I'm the one getting the photo taken I just can't relax and look happy, I'm too busy thinking about it.

 

8. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No and I'm really glad I've never thought of this because I think I might have gotten a bit nutty over it.

 

9. Have you ever peed in the woods?
Oh god I hate peeing in the woods. I had relatives who could pee anywhere and everywhere and would often do so (even if a national park restroom was nearby). I've had drunken friends think nothing of hopping out of the car and peeing in someone's shrubs in the suburbs. I don't get it. It's uncomfortable, messy, and requires that you have tissues and something to clean your hands with. (And then you have to carry those tissues back with you to dispose of them later.) I'm a woman though, and it's just different for us.


There is a subset of folk who pee in the woods and are oddly proud of it, and think anyone that doesn't want to is odd or wimpy. To find these people look for those who 1) are seriously into camping, and/or 2) have seriously odd ideas about being a Wilderness/Nature Person and it being some sort of badge of honor.


I have had to pee in the Narrows, but it was worth it for the view.
 

10. What about pooped in the woods?
No. And it's not fun to come across this when one is hiking in the woods.

 

11. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

I broke myself of the habit decades ago - definitely stress related. It helped me stop when I once chewed my pen until ink leaked out in my mouth and on my sweater and I didn't notice right away. Friends were amused.

 

12. What’s your song of the week? Erm, I am without one atm.


13. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Of course. Guys are often forced into buying really dull colors and clothes by the whole "society expects" thing. At least in the US.

 

14. Do you still watch Cartoons?
Yup. It's most of what I watch on Netflix even though I say to myself that I'll start a series of some sort.

 

15. What do you drink with dinner?

Water. Dull but it won't keep me awake like caffeine. I am a caffeinated soda addict.

 

16. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

BBQ sauce. But I haven't had a nugget in eons. I am not sorry.

 

17. What’s your favourite food?
Pizza. Or lemon meringue pie with a graham cracker crust and a drizzle of raspberry sauce and fresh blackberries. I might have just had that dessert last week. I'm still kinda in love with it.


18. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

Brownie and then girl scout. The badges are SO much more fun now! There were so many that were difficult or impossible to do on your own when I was in it. I would have adored all the computer and book related ones.

 

19. Would you ever strip or pose naked for a magazine?
Nope. See my feelings about photos in 7. You'd be able to look at me in the photo and know that I was hating every minute of it.

 

20. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Yup. Thankfully have only had 2 of them in my life. Random story - there is a speed trap that consists of an entire tiny Texas town where there's a speed limit sign every few miles through out the town - and one major road through the town. The signs are there because the local cops would pounce on you as soon as you sped the slightest bit, and thus they now inform you of exactly where each speed change happens. Everyone local (as in the entire state) knows not to speed in that town - I expect they only stop tourists now. No idea how they fund anything via tickets now.

 

21. Favorite kind of sandwich? Turkey club.


22. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Bacon and eggs. Or chilaquiles
Sadly I normally just eat breakfast bars.

 

23. What’s your usual bedtime?
I am one of those folk that have to unwind before bed or I won't fall asleep for eons. So I begin my Movement Towards Bed around 8:30 or 9 if I'm being good. After doodling around and getting ready for the next day, I then spend a good 30 min in bed reading something dullish so I'll get sleepy. Seriously, I have multiple books on my kindle that are interesting yet not TOO interesting just for these times. Except now I can't use them since light from ereaders is supposed to wake up your brain. Sigh.


24. Are you lazy?
Well, it depends. I call it resting after using up too much brain energy.

 

25. What is your Chinese astrology sign?
Fire horse. Which I only know thanks to the placemats at an asian restarant I ate at the in 80s.

 

26. How many languages can you speak?
English, and I can read in French. I am rotten at speaking it because I have never been great at verb tenses. If folks speaking it aren't using too much slang I can usually follow a conversation - granted I'll be about a minute behind in comprehending it.

 

27. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

No. This reminds me that I need to send some to my mom though.

 

28. Are you stubborn?
In some things. With age I'm learning that it's totally ok to give up on some things and not consider it quitting if you're just not enjoying something. Long books for instance.

 

29. Are you afraid of heights?
I have what I call a Forgetful Fear of Heights. Or Fear of Descent. This means that I tend to want to climb up buildings and things because I'm all excited about the view - and then I get to the top and remember "oh crap, I hate climbing down, why why why do I always forget this part?!" Luckily this occurs mostly when I'm traveling to new places in cities, which doesn't happen that offen anymore.


Worse experiences in descending:

Sagrada Familia
There were no handrails or guardrails anywhere, and lots of long plunges down.

St Peter's Basilica
Climbing up to dome was ok - down was in the same narrow corridor stairway with stone steps that had been worn smooth and indented in the center and suddenly was much more slippery and stressful. Also it was crowded with people in front and behind so you had to keep moving. There are over 500 steps for the route we took. I learned that afterwards. We didn't take the elevator. Whee?
You can see a photo of the narrow stairway here.


30. Do you sing in the car? Yes, as long as no one else is there with me.

 

31. Do you ever dance in the car?

This is the moving your upper body around, right? Yes sometimes. But my foot is on the brake at the time.

 

32. Ever used a gun?

Nope. Have loads of friends and family that have them, because we're from Texas. But I can injure myself with hand tools, so a gun is not something I need to have. (I'd also be less worried about people with guns if there were stats that all of these folks are spending lots of time practicing shooting and knowing gun safety - as in where the safety is on the gun - but in the US we don't bother to keep helpful stats of any kind on guns if we can help it. Because reasons.)

 

33. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? About 10 yrs ago.

 

34. Do you think muscles are cheesy?

They are useful for things like walking and lifting and keeping my bones in place? Otherwise I don't think of them much at all.

 

35. Favorite type of fruit pie? Cherry. And peach. But I'll eat any fruit pie really.

 

36. Occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?

I have a drawing I made for a class speech in 4th grade (I think?) of the book store/publishing house/printing press I wanted to own one day. So I'd have all the books I'd want to read all around me. Aside from that I also wanted to work for Jim Henson.

 

37. Do you believe in ghosts?
I always say that, after extensive reading of ghost stories where the people who stridently claim that there are no such things as ghosts and are almost always the first people to be nabbed by said ghosts/monsters/etc., that it's best just to say that I've never seen one. That I'm aware of, and I'm ok with it. I'm more likely to be scared by what other humans will do to me than ghosts.


38. Ever had a deja-vu feeling? Yup.

 

39. First concert?
Mom took me to Helen Reddy, during the I Am Woman era. Somehow I never knew she's Australian, which seems silly of me.


40. Nike or Adidas?
Um neither? I get whatever fits. These days it's Sketchers or whatever's cheapish.

 

41. Ever take dance lessons?
Ballet for 5 years as a kid, until I was supposed to diet down to 90lbs in 6th grade, which seemed nonfun. But there's a reason you want to be that thin when you're in toe shoes. Also getting to look at other dancers feet with toe shoes off is a great way to make a girl have second thoughts about that form of dance. Short version: your feet are not pretty looking, and it looks as painful as it apparently feels. (According to the other dancers.)


And I took several dance classes in college for PE - ballroom and folk dancing. Lots of fun. Was in the class with friends and now I never know if I remember the steps where you lead or follow.


42. Regularly burn incense? Nope. Whee, allergies!

 

43. Who would you like to see in concert?
The Hoodoo Gurus. For nostalgia's sake. I think I've seen them the most - they used to swing by the colleges on US tours.

 

44. Hot tea or cold tea? Both.

 

45. Tea or Coffee?
Tea. My family is notorious for being caffeine fiends, but I never got the bug. It never tasted as good as it smelled. Probably didn't help that my parents drink it without sugar or milk. So tea it was and is.

 

46. Can you swim well? Fairly well.


47. Are you patient?
I have a 70+ mom that I regularly have to teach how to use computers and smart phones.


48. DJ or band at a wedding? DJ

 

49. Which are better, black or green olives?

Neither, I fear olives. They are slimy. Have had too many slimy olives on pizza to ever like them. I know, I know, they were probably all canned and not "real" olives, but the damage is done and I'll never love olives. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar - totally different thing.

 

I try not to discuss the olive thing - but my "I don't like cheesecake" thing is worse. In the US people are VERY serious about cheesecake. If you don't like it the response is often "but you haven't tried X cheesecake, here I'll make one!" - and it will be tasty, but still cheesecake, and I'll still not be a fan. So I'm now very, very quiet on the whole cheesecake subject. People are way less passionate about the olives thankfully.

 

50. Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?
Some fictional worlds can be even worse than reality - though I know sometimes that's hard to believe. I'll go with real world for the same reason I don't want to travel back in time. I note that most folk with medical problems, or vision problems, usually are in agreement on this. Remember, we haven't had decent glasses for a huge chunk of history. I do love being able to see!

 

Actually the real question is: am I in control in that fictional world?

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text 2016-07-01 01:53
50 Questions Tag

Because I saw Yodamom was doing this:

 

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Closed because I have a walk-in closet.

2. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Tucked in - I blame my parents for the influence.

3. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

 

Nope

4. Do you cut out coupons and never use them?

Sadly, yes.  Opportunities missed.

5. Would you rather be attacked by bears or bees?

 

I think I'd be able to survive the stings though I don't fancy them, so I'll go with bees.

6. Do you have freckles?

Nope.

7. Do you always smile for pictures?

 

Most of the time.

8. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Yes, my sports med background and fitness leanings notwithstanding.

9. Have you ever peed in the woods?

 

Nope, not a prolonged purveyor of the outdoors.

10. What about pooped in the woods?

See above answer.

11. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

 

I did when I was little - maybe 4 or 5 years old, but no.


12. What’s your song of the week?

Tove Lo - Scream My Name

13. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

 

Sure, whatever makes them comfortable.

14. Do you still watch Cartoons?

 

Duh. :P

15. What do you drink with dinner?

 

Water or Juice

16. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

 

This is going to get me side-eye glances, but I don't eat chicken nuggets.

17. What’s your favourite food?

 

Most things Italian.

18. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

 

No, I was more into science and math clubs as well as student council sessions growing up.


19. Would you ever strip or pose naked for a magazine?

 

Honestly, I don't know. More than likely not.

20. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?

Nope.

21. Favorite kind of sandwich?

 

Club.

22. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

Cinnamon Raisin bagels

23. What’s your usual bedtime?

Most days now it's 11 PM (I get up early for work and commute). Sometimes later if it's a weekend or if I'm on a reading/writing binge.

24. Are you lazy?

 

Nope. But I do have a pretty chill personality for the most part.

25. What is your Chinese astrology sign?

Rat

26. How many languages can you speak?

English, Spanish, Japanese, Latin (though considered a dead language), some French and Portuguese

27. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

 

Several, namely fitness related.

28. Are you stubborn?

At times, yes.

29. Are you afraid of heights?

 

Depends.

30. Do you sing in the car?

 

Sometimes.

31. Do you ever dance in the car?

Nope, that honor goes to my twin. :)

32. Ever used a gun?

Nope.  Unless you count water guns.

33. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

Probably at my high school graduation.

34. Do you think muscles are cheesy?

What do you think, coming from a lady into fitness and an appreciation for the human body?  ;)

35. Favorite type of fruit pie?

 

Apple Pie.


36. Occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Doctor/Pediatrician.

37. Do you believe in ghosts?

 

Yeah.

38. Ever had a deja-vu feeling?

Most definitely. Many times, and I'm not sure why I'm so prone to it.

39. First concert?

Jazz related: Marcus Roberts Trio.  Mainstream music related: Third Eye Blind

40. Nike or Adidas?

Nike.

41. Ever take dance lessons?

Formal dancing and Tango, but they were quite a while back ago and brief.

42. Regularly burn incense?

Candles for meditation, yes.  Incense, no.

43. Who would you like to see in concert?

Poets of the Fall.  But they'd have to come back to my home country at some point. :(

44. Hot tea or cold tea?

Hot tea.

45. Tea or Coffee?

 

I like both, I've gotten more into coffee as I've gone along, though I'm not a big coffee drinker.  When I drink tea, I prefer Peppermint or Spearmint.

46. Can you swim well?

Yeah, I had to pass a swim test at my college and that's how I learned to swim.  Funny thing is that they did away with that test not very many years later.

47. Are you patient?

Very patient.

48. DJ or band at a wedding?

 

I'd say band.

49. Which are better, black or green olives?

Not a big olive fan, to be honest.

50. Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?

I'd prefer the fantasy.  My imagination runs wild. :)

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The Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag

I originally came across this particular 50 Book Questions Tag thanks to Bookloving writer and she apparently found it here @ My Little Book Blog.

 

1. What was the last book you read?

In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce 

2. Was it a good one?

Yea, I actually really enjoyed t!! It's a series I've been meaning to read for a long time now, so I'm really glad I finally am.

3. What made it good?

The main character, Alanna for one. She was such a wonderful MC. Even though standards at the time dictated that she had to learn to be a magic-user because she was a noble girl she decide she wanted to be a knight instead, going on daring adventures. So she dressed as a boy and went and got her knighthood while defeating the bad guys.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

Yes, it's only 4 books, very quick and easy to read. I imagine many people will fall in love with all the characters. Good for all ages.

5. How often do you read?

Fairly frequently. Most days if I can help it for at least an hour.

6. Do you like to read?

Obviously.

7.What was the last bad book you read?

The last truly atrocious book I read was definitely Green by Jay Lake but The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott was pretty bad. Can't believe I actually managed to finish it. It also happened to be my first book of 2016 -_-

8. What made you dislike it?

Green? the whole topic was just NASTY. There was a young girl (very young) abused and made 'ready' for her husband. She ended up mixing pain and pleasure by the time she was 14 due to her life style.
With The Pale Assassin is was just poorly done and the characters had no redeeming qualities.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

Yes and no. English was my worst subject, but it would be wonderful to be able to. Being an Editor and having the choice of which books to read would be even better.

10. Has any book every influenced you greatly?

Yes, a few in fact have. These are the first 4 that popped into my mind.
The Merchant of Death was the first book/series to actually get me into reading.
Victrix: Triumph in the Roman Arena made me cry for a week afterwards. Never new i could get so affected by a character. 

Over A Thousand Hills I Walk With You based on a true story about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This was a subject that I didn't know too much about until I read this book, which made me realize how horrible events such as this one are still happening in today's society. This book opened my eyes.
Bad Blood Introduced me to Urban Fantasy, which has been my most read genre for about 3? 4? years now.

11. Do you read fan fiction?

Not particularly. But I have before (Based on the Cassie Palmer series, it was quite good)

12. Do you write fan fiction?

No.

13. What’s your favorite book?

I have a few. Angelfall, Hunt The Moon, Written In Red, Touch Of Power, Shatter Me & Magic Slays. 

14. What’s your least favorite book?

Probably Green or Stormwalker.

15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

Physical book for sure, but my kindle sure comes in handy when traveling. really the only downside is the whole battery thing and it being electronic - there for unable to get wet. oh and the occasional headache i get after hrs of reading from it, though i probs shouldn't do that anyways.

16. When did you learn to read?

When? No clue. I imagine the same age as everyone else - around 5.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

I can't actually recall reading anything for school. I was quite talented at skipping out on most assignments, reading apparently included.

18. What is your favorite book series?

The choices!! Kate Daniels or Cassandra Palmer. With either The Others or Bloodhound Files being next.

19. Who is your favorite author?

Ilona Andrews for all her free stuff, interaction with her fans/blog. Then Karen Chance for same reason.

20. What is your favorite genre?
Urban/Dark Fantasy

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Cassandra Palmer (or Meg from Written in Red) She's such an incredible character. Shit is thrown at her 24/7 and she just keeps going, she doesnt let it stop her or even slow her down. Se just bounces back - plus she somehow manages to inspire everyone around her. She kind even when in all rights she shouldnt be. Just an incredible girl.

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

Yes, that’s what books are supposed to do.

23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?

I'm sure I've felt this way about many books, but can't think of any at the moment.

24. Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

I honestly can’t think of one.

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

Depends how busy I am and how much I’m enjoying the book. A day if its amazing, and 300-500 pages long. Average is 3 days. Sometimes a week.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

Of course. I'm occasionally (usually) disappointed with the outcome but its worth it for the possible chance of it coming out amazing.

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

I can't think of any book that was ruined but there have been some shit adaptations. One comes to mind - Vampire Academy. That ruined Dimitri a little for me. lol.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

I thought the Divergent movies were quite well done. Really keen for The Martian.

29. Do you read newspapers?

Never? I read The New Daily now and then, which is somewhat similar.

30: Do you read magazines?

Not really, unless bored. Sometimes Famous is fun

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

Neither to be honest. Much prefer a book.

32. Do you read while in bed?

Constantly, though i try not to do it too much. It gives me a headache and i dislike spending all my time in bed.

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

God no. Gross. Besides why would I ever need to spend that much time on the toilet?

34. Do you read while in the car?

Yes, especially when I'm in the middle of a good book. I also read on the bus and train to make my trip quicker.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

No. I dont have 'baths' very often. I'm more of a shower person. And when I do actually have a bath it usually to give my hair a more intense wash, with special hair products and what not my mother has bought me. 

36. Are you a fast reader?

Average

37. Are you a slow reader?

Stupid Question.

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

Actually in Cafes, like starbucks. Public transport is always good. And anywhere thats comfy.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Not usually. Unless the book isn't all that good. I read in busy area's and therefor have perfect the art of ignoring everything (sometimes even my bus stop) lol.

40.Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

Nope ^^ though I find some Tv shows/Movies to be very distracting. Especially when they make loud obnoxious noises or its a horror involving a lot of screaming.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

Hard question. My mother always read when i was growing up, but i never actually saw her doing it, nor did she ever read to me. There was just books here and there.
Then when i was older some of my best friends read, they were always describing these incredible scenes with such passion. I wanted hat they had. Then one day my housemate was reading with a look of complete happiness on his face, I asked if he had a book that I could borrow....and well thats how it began.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

probably Undead to the World by D.D. Barant or a Kate Daniels book.

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

As opposed to what? picture books? no clue.

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

I suppose  D.J. MacHale

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

Hard, hard question. Not sure I can actually answer it. possibly Ann Aguirre to see how she came up with Sirantha Jax. Probably the most unusual MC I've come across.

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Ilona Andrews, Karen Chance, Janet Evonich, other funny people like them.

47.What book have you reread the most?

Cassie Palmer Series.

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

Those crappy books that I don't particularly enjoy - except sherlock holmes, which is completely awesome.

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

A good mix of all genre's. Something to encourage kids to read. Something to get them discussing.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

The Bible? lol. I don't know. Nothing excessively violent or sexual, otherwise nothing.

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