Saturday, June 30, 2012

I've been tagged by L.G.

Mmm, moist and delicious.
No, this picture has nothing to do with this post.

Here's what I need to do:
1) Post 11 things about myself.
2) Answer the 11 questions the tagger asked.
3) Create 11 new questions for people I tag.
4) Choose 11 people and tag them. No tag backs!

11 random things about myself:
1) I hadn't worn a bathing suit in over 20 years until I had to wear one when taking my son to the pool.
2) I hate the hot weather.
3) I have an Animaniacs t-shirt that is almost two decades old and I still wear it regularly.
4) I've worked as a security guard, a shoe salesperson, and a convenience store clerk.
5) My tomato and watermelon plants are flowering. They're huge this year.
6) I feel like a voyeur sometimes watching the conversations on Twitter.
7) My favorite character in the Harry Potter series is Severus Snape.
8) We're in the middle of a severe drought. There's an active burn ban. My neighborhood is dry and crunchy. Yet I can hear fireworks going off right now as I'm typing.
9) I wear my hair in a braid most of the time, but I can't braid it myself. My husband does it.
10) I like the sound of quiet typing. I find it relaxing.
11) My freckles are multiplying.

11 questions from L.G. Keltner:
1) Are you a morning person or a night person? I use to be a night person, but I'm more of an afternoon person now. I don't think I could ever be a morning person, and I'm usually in bed by ten.
2) What famous figure from history would you meet if you could, and why? Albert Einstein. Just to share a walk and have a laugh. To bask in his creativity, genius, and curiosity.
3) If you had a time machine, would you visit a specific time in history, or would you go to the future? Why? I'd love to visit various places in history. See the original seven wonders of the world. I'd love to see the future too. Surely if I had a time machine, I could do all those things!
4) Do you like your name? Why or why not? Would you consider changing it, and if so, what would you change it to? I'm not a big fan of Christine. I would have loved an unusual name, but I'm not going to change it. I love my last name. And no, I didn't pick my husband based on his last name!
5) What is your favorite kind of music? Does your music listening depend on your mood? I don't often get a chance to listen to music. I like '80's and early alternative. It does depend on my mood if I get a chance to listen to anything.
6) Do you prefer a good book or a good movie? Why? Definitely a good book. Nothing can beat a well told story. It's better than any film.
7) What is your belief system? How does it influence your outlook on life? How does it get you through your day? This is a deep question. I'm not religious, but I'm highly philosophical. I focused on ethics when I studied philosophy. I have high standards of what is good, and through my every day life, I attempt to be a good role model, because I believe that's the best way to be true to what you believe and teach it to others.
8) What kind of humor do you prefer? Which comedian or comedy show best illustrates this preference? I like sharp wit, and dark satires. One of my favorite comedies is "Modern Family." I also really love Joss Whedon's humor. If only I could be that witty!
9) What cause do you feel passionately about? Why? I've supported a lot of causes including cancer research, animal shelters, and green initiatives. Right now, it's helping other families with children get opportunities for the kids they wouldn't otherwise. All children deserve to have a fair chance in life.
10) What is your favorite quote? It can be from anywhere. Why is it your favorite? I like a lot of Albert Einstein quotes. (I bet you didn't see that coming!) Here's one I love: "The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality." I'm always questioning things, wanting to learn more. Life is about learning. 
11) What is your favorite color? What does it remind you of, and how does it make you feel? I like green. The green of the forest. It makes me feel peaceful.

11 questions for others to answer:
1) Cats or dogs?
2) Horror or comedy?
3) Paperbacks or ebooks?
4) Would you ever want to be young again without knowing what you know now?
5) Jedi or Sith?
6) Massage or jacuzzi?
7) Do you prefer to be in the spotlight, backstage, or the audience?
8) What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
9) Where's the most exotic place you've traveled?
10) If you could have a small wish come true, what would it be?
11) What's your favorite game?

I'm not tagging anyone, but if you want to create a portal to your site, please go ahead. Feel free to answer one, some or all the questions in the comments section. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Awesome facts.... hmmm not sure my hubby would do a very good job braiding my hair:) Your hubby sounds so sweet.

    1. I use to have really long hair and I'd have him braid it. Yet if I asked for a massage, I know I wouldn't get that! *LOL*

  2. I know what you mean about the Twitter conversations. I've felt the same way many times. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    1. It's weird seeing my favorite authors tweeting one another and talking about their kids or spouses. And saying some things that I'd never say out loud on the internet! *LOL*

  3. your husband braids your hair? wow.
    so i can call you rainsey?
    dogs, comedy, paperbacks, jedi, jacuzzi, spotlight or backstage, mud pie, greece, to have normal skin again, pictionary

    thanks, that was fun!

    1. Hehehe! Good answers. You can call me Rainsey if I can call you Jacuzzi Jedi. ;)

      Hope your weekend is going well!

  4. Great job answering all the questions. It's a lot of work, isn't it? I like Severus Snape, too. I was sad when he met his demise.

    1. That was a big question tag. I was sad when Snape died too. I'd love to have Sirius and Remus back as well.

  5. It would be amazing to meet Albert Einstein. :) Enjoyed reading your answers to the tag!

    Dogs, comedy, paperbacks, no, Jedi, backstage, berry, China (born there), for it to rain (in the evening) next Saturday, and Scrabble.

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