Q & A Meme
SCB tagged me and several others in a meme ages ago. I’m just now getting around to actually answering the questions she asked…I’ve been a rather non-existent blogger these last several months. I’m going to skip the tagging part of this meme.
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!
1. Which of your ancestors would you most like to meet?
I would really like to meet all of my great grandparents. I am lucky enough to remember my mom’s grandfather and my dad’s grandmother, but they both died when I was still pretty young. I think it would be really interesting to hear about their lives and experiences–not just for the two I remember, but all eight. Actually, my grandmother was adopted and I think it would be really, really interesting to learn more about her birth parents and what the circumstances were there, but I’m pretty sure that is a very, very closed book. She never would say anything about being adopted other than that she was.
2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Ideally I would live closer to my family–in an area that is either urban or is an easy commute to an urban area, but that also has easy access to mountains, parks, hiking, etc. I think I would also really enjoy living in London again, possibly Toronto and definitely Scotland. I probably would not enjoy living in a climate that gets much warmer than where I currently live. Although I haven’t tried it, so I could be wrong.
3. If you could have dinner with three contemporary celebrities, who would you choose?
I think Neil Gaiman would be a great dinner companion–his blog entries are so very accessible and immediate without being overly aware of his celebrity status (I’m very, very sure that he is aware of and enjoys said status–but he comes across as pretty accessible). Alice Munro is one of my most favorite authors ever and would have a place at the table, too. I know nothing about Emily Gravett beyond the beautiful, beautiful illustrations she creates and the wonderful picture books she writes–but they are so whimsical and light and quirky and poignant that I feel we would get along.
4. What is your favorite piece of music?
Well, this changes pretty much daily and hops about from style to style…I do have an enduring love for “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing“
5. What was your favorite toy when you were a child?
I liked blocks of all kinds. Also puzzles and board games, even as a pretty small kid.
6. What is the last movie you saw (either in the theater or at home)? Would you see it again?
Safe House. I enjoyed it, but I don’t know that I’ll see it again. Michael may end up buying it and I wouldn’t be averse to watching it with him a second time–but I don’t know that I would seek it out.
7. If you could hire someone regularly to do one chore around your house, what would it be?
Cleaning. That’s one whole chore to me! ;) If it’s just one single specific task–I would have someone responsible for our floors–mopping, sweeping or vacuuming as applies.
8. When you think of your favorite holiday or celebration, what sound(s) come to mind?
Loud, happy conversation, silverware against plates, ice in glasses. Possibly some Christmas music, although Thanksgiving is really my favorite holiday.
9. Which is your favorite season, and why?
In Florida I like mid-to late fall and early Spring because it is cool enough to not need air conditioning but still warm enough to be outside in shirtsleeves. And the humidity levels are usually pretty low. In Fall, at least. Spring is definitely wetter, but the temperatures are still lovely. And the bonus of Spring is the quality of the sunshine–it’s just so gorgeous!
10. Which book do you wish YOU had written?
Well, this is kind of a difficult question as I don’t usually burn with envy over someone’s plot–more generally over their talent. But I’m reading (again) Anne Perry‘s mystery series featuring Inspector Monk and I suppose I’m a bit jealous–I’d really enjoy writing a mystery novel set in Victorian England but I feel Perry does such a good job that it would be hard to introduce something new in an area that is really covered so well by her.
11. Tidy desk or messy one?
Messy! If I had less pride, I would take a photo and prove my point, but I am forever and ever going to be the messiest desk holder ever–I don’t need to document for posterity what I look at every day.
Good questions, SCB! I enjoyed answering them and I hope you enjoy reading the answers!