Last week, Brett of The Transformed Non-Conformist tagged me in a post. He was asked some questions and then tasked to pass those questions on for other bloggers to answer. His answers to these questions were pretty hysterical, and I’m not sure I can quite reach up to that bar he set so high (I’m apparently pretty short, according to him), but I’m gonna give it a go. So, here are some things you might not have ever wanted to know about me at all . . .
1. Book or movie and why?
Book. I have never once seen a movie (of which I have read the book) and found the movie to be better than the book. I’m sure there are some out there, but I have not personally experienced it. I am a pretty harsh critic when it comes to movies made from books. I find myself constantly disappointed. The only movie in recent memory that did not disappoint me was The Help. I found it very true to the book and also the actors really brought it to life on the screen. The Hunger Games was a recent disappointment. Although, reverse that and I am fine. I love so many movies of which I never read the book, or that I go back later to read it after seeing the movie. I never seem to learn, though. I read so many books, and it seems that there is always a movie adaptation at some point that I am just dying to see . . . usually only to be disappointed in the end.
2. Real book or e-book?
Real. I have an e-reader and never use it. I like the feel of real books and since I usually read in the bath, I am always fearful I would drop the e-reader in the water and electrocute myself or something. Plus, this means I haven’t been fleeced by Google over e-book prices. So, huzzah! I win.
3. Funniest thing you’ve done in the last 5 years?
Tough one. According to some people, I’m not funny, so . . .
I think this post was probably my funniest.
4. Do you put yourself into the books you read/write or the movies you watch?
Um, no. People do that? I am no Katniss Everdeen. But I do tend to put the characters in familiar homes or other settings when I am reading them. Often times the main character’s house will be very reminiscent of my childhood home.
5. How would your best friend describe you?
What is this “best friend” of which you speak?
I actually don’t have a best friend. I have many people I am close to, but nobody I would consider “best.” I have had 2 previously in my life, though, but neither of them are in my life anymore. The first I grew up with since toddlerdom and eventually, during college, I extracted her from my life when I finally realized how poorly she treated me and what a non-friend she actually was. If she were to describe me, it would probably be: “who?”
The second was my maid of honor. She filled the void of the first bestie a couple years after I booted her. We were very close for a very long time, and people would continuously ask if we were sisters. I loved her like one, as I never had one of my own. She dropped me from her life when I steadfastly would not continue to blindly support the way her husband was treating her. I stood by her when he was arrested for trolling for underage tail online (he was framed!), I stood by her as she stayed with him throughout his court proceedings and subsequent 18 month prison sentence. I stood by her as she was planning her wedding to the felon while he was incarcerated and did a lot of the heavy lifting of wedding prep with her. I stood by her (literally) at her wedding. I stood by her having 2 babies with this loser. What I couldn’t support was her insistance to stay with him after she found out that he was cheating on her again . . . with 2 women . . . over a 2 year period. I couldn’t treat him like he was a decent human being any longer, and I couldn’t refrain from telling her that if she wouldn’t leave him (“I don’t want to divorce my best friend!”), then she was telling him that it was alright to treat her this way and should expect that he will do it again. And he will do it again. If she would describe me, it would probably contain the words: “selfish, unsupportive bitch.” C’est la vie.
6. Favorite kind of car and why?
7. Would your choice of party be a catered meal or barbecue out back?
Depends on the crowd. Friends and family? Barbecue out back. Business associates you want to impress? Catered meal.
8. What’s your favorite season and why?
Spring. I get such spring fever when the weather breaks. Although this year has been weird, what with the temps in the 70′s and 80′s in February and March! Now it feels like spring, but it feels colder than before, so it is messing with my whole spring fever ideology.
Can I change my answer? Football season. Go Ravens. Caw Caw.
9. What specific lesson have you learned – Spiritual, educational, occupational?
Spiritually -I’ve learned I’m not a very spiritual person.
Educational -Do anything you can to NOT TAKE OUT SCHOOL LOANS. Stripping is a valid option. You will thank me later.
Occupational – That no matter where you work, there will be at least one insufferable asshole to deal with. If you don’t have to deal with an asshole at your work . . . you are the asshole.
10. Besides writing, what’s your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time?
Sleep or watch TV. I am a lazy bum at my core. Luckily, life keeps me too busy to just lounge around the house all day napping and catching up on my shows. I said luckily, right? Yeah, let’s go with that.
11. What’s one place you can be found at least one time every week?
Dunkin Donuts drive-thru. At least once a week. Probably more like 4 times. I’m addicted. And I’m ok with that, thank you.
Well now friends, wasn’t that the most fun you’ve ever had in your entire life? Yeah, I thought so. You’re welcome.
So now I’m supposed to pick 11 other bloggers to tag and hope that they will also answer these questions about themselves. Feel free to ignore the shit out of this, or just make it your own. Here are the lucky chosen few who hold a special place in my heart. (If I didn’t pick you, it’s obviously because I don’t love you enough. You need to work harder for my affection!).