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Now on to the fun.
This questionnaire is courtesy of ME, I, AND US; it was actually one of her first posts, but I liked it, so I copied it and answered it myself. And here are my answers. Feel free to play along on your own blog if you like.
1. What is your name?
~ Mousenomia Tadpole, or Mouse for short.
2. What are your hobbies?
~ Writing short stories and poems, reading, listening to music, playing guitar, singing, watching movies, walking, biking.
3. What is your favorite color?
~ Blue. As Regina Spektor sings, blue is “the most human color.”
4. What career do you aspire for?
~ To be a writer, definitely, and there are several possibilities with that – novelist, poet, songwriter, entertainment reviewer, blogger for life, the list could be endless. And I’d be lying if I said I’d never thought of being an actress or a singer, so yeah, I’ve thought of it, but it could never happen – I absolutely lack stage presence. But it’s something I’d like to try someday. Maybe. Right now, I make a living as an administrative assistant.
5. Are you a morning or afternoon person?
~ I’m more a night person, but afternoon works in a pinch.
6. What is your favorite type of food?
~ I don’t really have a favorite type of food. I have a love-hate relationship with food enough as it is.
7. Do you still have a teddy bear?
~ I do still have several stuffed animals, among them a couple teddy bears.
8. What is your point on this site?
~ Just to be me, through words, stories, poems, photos, music. It’s all life. I just want to share, and to learn.
9. Are you a dog or cat person?
~ Both. I love any and all kinds of animals. Though if I were forced to choose, I’m more inclined to cats.
10. Do you have any bad habits?
~ Yes. I peel dead skin from off my lips and around my fingernails. And I don’t realize I’m doing it; Mom or Older Sister chastise me every time they catch me doing it.
11. Baseball or football?
~ Hmm. I don’t watch either anymore. Anymore, if I want to really watch a sport on TV, I’ll watch hockey. But I do like watching sports on TV from time to time. To paraphrase Gilda Radner, it ‘makes it feel like there’s men in the house.’
12. Can you remember jokes?
~ Yes. But if I hear a joke or a funny story second-hand, I usually end up retelling it wrong. And I’m the kind of person who didn’t get that ‘two men walk into a bar, one ducks’ joke until about a couple of years ago. Sad but true.
13. Do you ever talk to yourself?
~ Yes, all the time. A former boss used to say it was a sign of genius. Ehh….
14. Do you have nightmares?
~ It’s been known to happen. I did just have one the other night, woke up sweating, disoriented, almost in tears. But I’ve never woken up screaming from a nightmare before. I guess that’s a good thing.
15. What is your favorite season?
~ Fall. And it’s hard to explain exactly why. Maybe when the season is closer, I’ll tell you.
16. Which internet activity are you addicted to?
17. Do you have any phobias?
~ I have a phobia of needles (needle phobia/trypanophobia), I have a phobia of bees (apiphobia), and I have a phobia of driving to a degree (and no Latin term exists for such a fear). I think those are the only phobias I have, that I know of.
18. Barbie or Bratz?
~ Neither. I like those Bleeding Edge Goth (Begoth) dolls. Well, I am a bit of a Goth girl at heart. These dolls are, pun intended, a real scream. I have about two dozen of them from the different series they’ve come out with; I have all of Series 1, 2, and 5. Here is a photo of the Series 1 dolls I own….
From left to right is Raven, Malice, Storm, Lillian, and Sinstress.
19. Star Trek or Star Wars?
~ Both. I grew up with both. One is not better than the other, in my opinion. They’re equally good entertainment.
20. Tea or coffee?
~ Tea, but only if it’s raspberry tea. Otherwise, neither, or else hot chocolate.
21. Favorite movie genre?
~ Don’t really have one. My taste in movies is eclectic.
22. Favorite music genre?
~ Don’t really have one. My taste in music is definitely eclectic.
23. What is your first memory?
~ I have so many memories vying for the title of ‘earliest,’ it’s hard to say which one is actually the earliest.
24. Favorite superhero?
~ Rogue from the X-Men. I know the feeling. And, because of my dad, I like Batman, too.
25. Do you have any more details about yourself?
~ Just read through the blog. You’ll get the idea. =)
As a bonus, here’s a picture of the cover of a new blank journal I found at the bookstore. It has a good message on it: