Bethany Jennings over at The Simmering Mind posted up this Sunshine Blogger Challenge. In honor of my revamped website, I figured I’d give this a shot!
1. If you could have any magical/supernatural ability, what would you choose?
This one always changes, but I’m currently keen on being psychomimetic.
The user can gain/replicate the knowledge and abilities, including their mental and physical abilities, be it knowledge over a subject, a foreign language, or mastery of a fighting style. The user is able to duplicate information from creatures or inanimate mediums of data, such as books, computers, etc. by touching them or by just being near them at the time.
Sounds super handy!
2. What’s one of your happiest childhood memories?
Wow, no pressure, huh? Probably the day my family brought home Ziggy, this overweight, retired breeder basset hound we adopted from a certified breeder. She was a lovable old curmudgeon who was the BEST napping buddy–and she lived another six years!
3. What is your favorite writing spot / workspace like? Why do you like to work there best?
Usually my couch, because it’s comfortable. I was home-schooled during high school and I did a lot of work on the couch then too. Now, even though I have an office, I still like couches.
4. What’s one thing that is close to your heart?
Writing, communicating, and helping people dive more deeply into their thoughts–while still having fun!
5. Chocolatey desserts or fruity desserts?
It depends entirely on my mood, but I gravitate towards chocolate as a rule. Although chocolate isn’t a dessert. Chocolate is an essential nutrient of life.
6. What was your favorite book as a small child?
I honestly don’t remember. I burned through books at the speed of sound as a child, and I do remember always enjoying new books.
7. What’s something you used to be afraid of but aren’t scared of (or not as scared!) anymore?
…well, I can tolerate people in giant animal costumes a lot better than I used to. Although I still find them pretty creepy. Sorry to anyone who does this for a living! I’m sure you make many people smile. Just ignore me walking in the other direction.
8. What’s your favorite kind of outfit to wear?
It depends on the situation, but I like being comfortable whether I’m dressed up or dressed down.
9. What quote has motivated or challenged you most recently?
This one. Good reflection of Psalm 86:6-7
10. How do you feel about roller-coasters? Love ’em, hate ’em?
There was a brief window in my teenage years when I LOVED roller-coasters–and then that window slammed shut and now even looking at them for too long makes me queasy. I will happily hold ALL the bags/cell phones/wallets at amusement parks and enjoy watching my family/friends scream their lungs out.
11. Do you like sad endings or movies/books that make you cry? Why or why not?
I’ve never read a book that’s made me cry. Only two movies have made me cry: Inside Out and Mighty Joe Young. As long as the movie or book is well-made, I don’t really have an opinion either way!
Random Surprise Answer to Unasked Question
I recently co-taught a class on mycology (fungi) at an awesome science camp. I lectured on Fungi in Ecosystems and Fungi As Poison in History. Fun stuff!
Okay, now it’s my turn! Here are eleven questions. Answer any/all that you want, wherever you want (the comments, your FB page, a blog post) and toss me the link!
1.) Where is the best place to sleep or take a nap?
2.) What five foods could you live on for the rest of your life?
3.) Hovercraft, spacecraft, or teleportation? Note: teleportation doesn’t work in space and the spacecraft do NOT hover!
4.) What is your least favorite word and why?
5.) If you were given a million dollars and could donate it to any charity or charities, where would you donate to?
6.) What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? You get to define what ‘weird’ includes – no judging here!
7.) Would you own a robot pet? Why or why not?
8.) If you had to pack up and move anywhere and stay there for the rest of your life, where would you move to?
9.) What is your favorite tool or appliance and why?
10.) You have to change your eye color to something not normal for humans. What color do you choose and why?
11.) What makes you laugh? What doesn’t make you laugh?