Tagged by Julie

Thanks Julie for the 'tag'! haha. I am not very good at all these personal questions but will give it my best shot :)
1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I really love my home. I live in the same town where I grew up. I hated it when I was younger and couldn't wait to leave. After being gone for college and then spending a year in a big city after graduation I couldn't wait to get back here. I appreciate it so much more now. I love being next to the ocean. I love the moderate weather. I love the small town community. I love that my family is known here (I am 4th generation). So in all reality I can say that I choose to live here. 

2. If you could have one magical item granted to you, what would the item be and what would it do? 
It would probably be a magic wand that I could use to bring comfort to people who are in pain or suffering. I can't tell you how often I actually refer to my imaginary magic wand as a way to help in a situation where words or actions just don't cut it.

3. If you could have dinner with one person from history, who would it be? (And where would you take them?)
This question is hard. I thought about it all night. My gut response was my grandpa. He died about 5 years ago, and I miss him so much. He was always such a strong paternal figure for our entire family. Sometimes I feel like certain things wouldn't have happened in our family if grandpa was still alive. He should have been at my sisters wedding. and he would have made my dad come too. I have no idea how, but somehow I feel like he would offer me a special kind of comfort during this journey. I don't want to just have dinner with him, i want him to be here with us, sitting in his wicker chair, in the living room of my grandparents old house. gosh, I miss my grandpa.

4. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I love chocolate. But some days I love vanilla. And Cookies and Cream is really good too. But if mint chip is in the freezer then that is my favorite. We eat a lot of ice cream!  We are actually pretty snobby about it and only eat the premium stuff. The was a time when ML would polish off a full pint of haggen daaz every night after dinner. 

5. If you were only allowed to watch 3 movies for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Forrest Gump is an all time favorite of mine. Dirty Dancing and Goonies. Oh how I would LOVE to invite all you bloggy friends over for a Saturday afternoon movie party. 

6. Would you rather be a wizard or a vampire?
Hmmm. I don't think that I'd like being a vampire very much. I like the sunshine a lot, and would never want my existence to depend on sucking the blood of others. Yuk. But I don't know very much about wizards or what it might be like to be a wizard. Maybe I would prefer to be a witch. Witches get to make magic potions, and fly on broomsticks, and stay up all night with their other witch friends. But only for a little while, then I want to come home and be me, cuddled on the couch with ML. 

7. What is your favorite quote, and who said it?
"Let the Beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground." it is a Rumi translation by Coleman Barks. I discovered it while on a semester long backpacking trip in college. It spoke to me then and continues to be a guiding force for my life decisions. 

8. If you were offered a job you knew you would hate every second of, but they offered you a million dollars, would you take it?
Well it depends on the contract of course. Are they offering me a million dollar signing bonus? a million dollar a year annual salary? How long do I have to work at said job to get the million dollars? I have always been lucky enough to have the choice to work at a place that I enjoy doing work that I enjoy with people I enjoy. I would be willing to work at a job I hated, for a limited period of time, if it meant that I would have the option of not working for pay for the rest of my life. According to my calculations, one million dollars would pay out about $40k in interest annually, allowing me the flexibility to work where-ever I wanted for the rest of my life.

I did it! All questions are answered! Are you impressed? You should be!

Now I get to ask some questions of my own...
1. What is your favorite holiday and why?
2. How much time do you spend on the phone? on blogger? 
3. What are your favorite TV shows?
4. How did you meet your lover?
5. What is your favorite color of nail polish?
6. What in your life are you most proud of, personally or professionally?
7. Did you have a Batchelorette Party? What did you do?
8. Where do you blog from? (I mean, where is your computer, describe the setting.)

I am tagging everyone who reads this post (and wants to participate) to participate. Just be sure to leave me a comment so that I can come see your answers to this tag. (I am especially hoping that BrandieBumpyJenniAugustaAlison, and StarFish will all participate so I can learn more about you ladies.)



Kakunaa said...

Oh, man, blanket tagging??? Hmph. Love the magic wand idea :)

Jenni said...

Took me forever - but I did post mine!


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