Thursday, June 17, 2010

10 Questions from Jayman

Although I have a long list of topics in my Blog Fodder file, I find myself feeling unaccountably lazy this morning; therefore, I have decided to take up Jay's Ten Questions I Can Answer or Not. You regular readers already know that I don't like being tagged for memes, but this one's okay because Jay didn't actually tag anyone - he just tossed it over the fence for consideration. Here we go...

1. You’re building your dream house. What’s the one thing that this house absolutely, positively MUST HAVE? (other than the obvious basics of course).

A library. With a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling shelves, a nice reclining chair, a desk, and a table. French windows opening out onto a balcony overlooking a garden would be nice, too.

2. What is your dream car?

As long as it has four doors, a huge trunk, and is 100% reliable, I don't really care. The Lincoln MKZ looks pretty nice, though. And an M1A1 Abrams tank wouldn't be bad for DC, I could park it wherever the hell I wanted.

3. What is your favorite website that isn’t a blog?

Project Syndicate. It always provides something interesting every day.

4. iPhone 4 or Droid, which do you want?

Probably the iPhone4, since I already have an iPhone and wouldn't have to learn anything new. In any case, by the time I'm ready to upgrade, it'll be the iPhone5.

5. When you’re feeling down or lonely or just generally out of sorts, what do you do to cheer yourself up?

Go dancing (if lonely) or read something I like.

6. Tell me about something or someone that you love that most people seem to hate.

Brussels Sprouts. I love Brussels Sprouts. The Food of the Gods. I could eat them by the bushel.

7. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Financially secure enough to not worry about money all the time. Or the reincarnation of Fred Astaire.

8. Would you go on a reality show if given the chance?

Not in a million years. Real reality is bad enough.

9. Who was your favorite teacher when you were growing up. (Grade school, Middle School, Jr. High or High School only.)

Mrs Penny Smith, high school Humanities teacher. A wonderful lady with a marvelous sense of humor and a gift for making the subject come alive. The gold standard to which every teacher should aspire.

10. You get one pass to do something illegal or immoral. What are you gonna do?

Kill - very messily - the next moron that sits near me on the Metro and chatters loudly and mindlessly into his/her cell phone.

Thanks, Jay! You have helped me fill up the space and keep up my blogging momentum. Everybody else, have at it if you're interested.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

I like the sprouts too. tasty little things they are :)

Bilbo said...

Yet another reason why I like you, Andrea!

Anonymous said...

Bilbo: Finally something we completely agree on: Brussels Sprouts!
Eminence Grise

Mike said...

Jeebus! I come here to comment on a crazy brussel sprout eater and find out there's two more!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'd like to do #10 as well!

Jay said...

You're the first person to answer #6 w/ something that I actually hate. haha

Any armored and heavily armed vehicle would be awesome for D.C. traffic. Or even for the traffic here in Redneckville.

Thanks for playing!

Amanda said...

Well I'm with the crowd that doesn't like brussel sprouts..Don't hate them but don't like them either.

Gotfam said...

A girlfriend of mine was actually peed on by someone on the subway. Peed on! A man got on the train, sat next to her (on her way TO work) and peed in his seat - and the urine splashed up over the seat and went into hers.

I think she SHOULD have killed him...very messily. I don't know if he was on his phone. But i think the pee alone warrants drastic measures.