But first….(because I have also sadly neglected to share my world for several weeks…)
Questions from week 26
In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
The only car accident I ever was in happened when someone else was driving, so I don’t like the feeling of having no control in a vehicle. But when I’m driving I also don’t like to have my attention divided by conversation and radio noise and signs and scenery, especially if I’m not familiar with my route. Although in that case I suppose the signs might be useful. Lately I seem to never know exactly where I’m going. My plans could change en route. There’s a reason why old people should just bow out gracefully and let someone else take the wheel. As long as it’s not by someone else who is just as old and confused. And before you leave it might be a good idea to write down where you’re headed just in case.
If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?
I would go! I’ve never been to a live opera performance. I think it would be amazing.
Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE: does not necessarily have to be a sentence.)
We make our own heaven or hell. I would also like to add “right here on earth” but that’s too many words. So just think it in your head.
Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?
No wild swinging turbulence for me thanks. My heart can’t take it. I would opt for contented and secure. Yes, I am exactly that boring.
What is your favorite month of the year?
There are things I like and dislike about all of them. The dislike mostly has to do with taxes and insurance premiums coming due and nasty bad weather. The good things are birthdays and anniversaries and holidays and pleasantly good weather. January is generally a pain in the ass. I can’t think of anything bad to say about September.
Do you drink coffee at all?
Yes I do. Every day. This summer I am probably going to single-handedly wear out my Tasimo coffee maker. In which case I will invest in a Keurig. I hear they’re better.
What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
I worked as a waitress at a beach café. Everyone should work as wait staff at least once in their lives. This would make for more polite patrons and much more generous tipping.
List: If you play video/computer games list 5 games you like.
Hay Day, Candy Crush, Words With Friends, Unblock Me and Spider Solitaire. Wow. Clearly I have no life.
What is your favorite comfort snack food?
This is probably where you’re supposed to say chocolate and not something weird like dill pickles. Yesterday I ate tuna salad with tortilla chips. I really don’t have a favorite. It depends on the month and the weather. This month there’s a lot less frozen fudge bars in the universe thanks to me.
If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick? (except food or beverage)
Good gawd, an entire weekend? My first thought was to pick a furniture store with beds in it. However, I reconsidered and came up with Michael’s where I would create many works of art and leave them lying around with price tags on them.
What was the largest city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?
After googling a list of the worlds largest cities I decided to choose London mostly because I have never been anywhere else on the list. I thought Athens was really big, but apparently geography is not one of my life skills. What I remember most about London is travelling around on the top deck of a tourist-y red bus snapping photos like a mad woman. I saw it all through a camera lens! The Tower of London, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, the Tower Bridge, Big Ben – how in the world do you pick just one out of all those amazing things? I remember being there with my sister. That was the best part.
Finish this sentence: It has recently come to my attention that ….
…..there are already almost 800 words in this post. It’s time to do something else. But before I shut up, I would like to tell you how wonderful the weather is today! It is cloudy and overcast and the hot blazing sun is nowhere to be seen. This is such a relief after the crazy heat wave and smoky air from all the wildfires in our province. There was a lovely thunder-storm last night complete with pouring rain. So it’s official, July 13th is my favourite weather day of the year so far. My grass still looks dead, but now at least it is dead and wet and not looking so much like it might suddenly burst into flames.
Hope you’re having an amazing start to an unbelievable week in this incredibly marvelous month!
Whew. Might also be time to cut back on the coffee and sugary snacks for a bit.