I feel like I’ve done a post like this before. Well, when you’ve been blogging as long as I have (10 years on my old blog, 2 on this one… seriously, where is my book deal, people?), you tend to forget what subjects you have and have not covered. I answer questions every week. But usually it’s one at a time. So here are 50 that I’ve taken from Anthea over at The Bold and the Bitchy. She said I could, so technically it’s not stealing. You, too, have permission to answer these questions, should you so choose.
1. Were you named after anyone?
Yep. There was this guy named Aaron in the Bible. He was the somewhat less famous brother of Moses (him, I’m sure, you’ve heard of). I was named before this guy…
2. When was the last time you cried?
I used to be able to claim that I was soulless and therefore did not experience emotions like other humans. And, while I’m generally good at controlling the emotions, I do find myself crying from time to time. Most recently was probably during a YouTube video that issued a “Don’t cry challenge” by showing several video clips designed to tug on the old heartstrings. If you click on the link, I dare you not to cry by the time you get to the third clip.
3. Do you like your handwriting?
I kinda do, yeah. It’s small and, at times, illegible. But I can basically make out what I’ve written. I can have beautiful penmanship if I take my time writing something. But if I’m jotting down notes in a hurry, it’s a sloppy mess. It’s like my very own version of shorthand.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Turkey… I mean, I’ll eat a ham sandwich if that’s all there is, but turkey is the only kind of sandwich meat I’ll buy for myself.
5. Do you have kids?
6. If you were another person would you be friends with you?
Of course. I’m delightful.
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Define “a lot.” I’ve said before that sarcasm is my default setting. It’s kind of hard to avoid. Maybe I’m not as delightful as I claimed. But I’m hilarious, so bonus points.
8. Do you still have your tonsils?
To my knowledge. That’s not the kind of thing that people will drug you to steal and then sell on the black market, right?
9. Would you bungee jump?
Doubtful. I have too many trust issues to allow my life to be tethered to some elastic wrapped around my ankles.
10. What is your favorite cereal?
Frosted Flakes… It’s got the taste adults have grown to love. They’re g-r-r-r-reat!
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Boots, yes. Sneakers, no. I wouldn’t untie the boots if I felt like I could just slip them off without dislocating my ankles.
12. Do you think you are strong?
HA! Sorry… didn’t mean to laugh. It’s just, I’m kind of pathetic. I hate when people ask me to help them move because I fear I’ll reveal just how worthless I am when it comes to the heavy lifting and carrying.
13. What is your favorite ice cream?
14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Usually their mouths. Or their smile. I have a tendency to look at people’s mouths when they’re talking to me. I think it’s possibly a bad habit. But I’m honing my lip-reading skills just in case I go deaf some day.
15. Red or pink?
Red. I’m a fan of the primary colors.
16. What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
At times I suffer from crippling self-doubt. I usually overcompensate with an extraordinary amount of false bravado.
17. Who do you miss the most?
18. What is the nutrition or fitness strategy that you need to work on the most?
Nutrition? Fitness? What are these words? I kid. I just need to find consistency. And discipline to remain consistent would help.
19. What color shoes are you wearing?
I’m at home right now. Therefore, I am not wearing shoes. Basically the first thing to go when I walk in the door.
20. What was the last thing you ate?
A grilled chicken sandwich
21. What are you listening to right now?
As I write this, I’m binge watching The Clone Wars on Netflix. Because I’m a big geek.
22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Something in the blue family. But not a weird shade. Something more classic. But not just straight up blue. I don’t know. Dark blue.
23. Favorite smells?
Vanilla. Cinnamon rolls. Pizza. Though not necessarily at the same time.
24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
You know, I so rarely use the phone for talking, I actually had to go back into my call history to find out. I saw a few names pop up, but most of those went to voicemail. The last time I talked to someone was when my friend Andy called a couple days before Christmas.
25. Mountain hideaway or beach house?
Lake house… best of both worlds.
26. Favorite sports to watch?
Football if it’s actually a good game. Basketball if I can be there in person.
27. Hair color?
Brown with flecks of gray.
28. Eye color?
29. Do you wear contacts?
No, and I never will. Allowing something to touch my eyeball freaks me out.
30. Favorite food?
31. Scary movies or happy endings?
There’s room in my life for both.
32. Last movie you watched?
The Jungle Book – the new live action version.
33. What color shirt are you wearing?
Blue… I told you, I like the primary colors.
34. Summer or winter?
I’d rather be cold than hot. So I’m going with winter.
35. Hugs or kisses?
Ugh… physical contact. Actually, I’m not opposed to a hug if the occasion calls for it. But it’s gotta really call for it.
36. Favorite dessert?
Key lime pie
37. Strength training or cardio?
Cardio… But judging by my answer to #12, I should probably do more strength training. If only to save myself from embarrassment next time I’m asked to help a friend move.
38. Computer or television?
Again, room in my life for both.
39. What book are you reading now?
A few actually. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (I’ve had a few laugh out loud moments with that one), Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (again, I’m kind of a geek), and The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (because I was supposed to read this in seminary but never got around to it before I dropped out).
40. What is on your mouse pad?
What’s a mouse pad?
41. There is no question 41…
Not sure if this was an omission on Anthea’s part or what. But I think I’ll make up a question right now…
41a. What image is the lock screen on your phone?
A pretty awesome picture of Superman.
42. Favorite sound?
A string quartet
43. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
44. What is the farthest you have been from home?
45. Do you have a special talent?
I have the voice of an angel.
46. Where were you born?
Roanoke, Virginia… Look it up. They have a giant nightlight shaped like a star on a mountain.
47. Where are you living now?
Blacksburg, Virginia… Just down the road from the old hometown.
48. What color is your house?
49. What color is your car?
Green… geniuses pick green.
50. Do you like answering 50 questions?
Actually, yeah. Answering questions is fun.
You can do it, too, if you want. Let me know if you do, though. It will be fun to read your answers!