I haven’t done one of these in a while! Melody tagged me with some fun questions, so I’m playing along. I will skip the tagging part, though – but would love to see your answers to these questions in the comments or on your own blog.
1. Who’s your idol? It can be anyone and doesn’t have to be a celebrity or a public figure.
Wow – right off the top with a difficult question! I don’t know if I would use the word “idols,” but there are definitely some people I admire a lot. First one to jump to mind is author Lisa Samson, who writes very real, down-in-the-dirt Christian fiction, and is honest about her struggles with depression.
2. If you could be someone famous, who would you like to be?
Actually, I think I would really, really hate being famous. I don’t like crowds. I wouldn’t mind having the money that goes along with fame, though – I can think of some really cool things to do with it! If I was famous, I would hope it would be because I wrote something amazing – so I’ll pick J.K. Rowling. She’s got the fame and enough money to hire really good security.
3. What are your favourite TV shows or movies?
TV Shows: Psych, Burn Notice, Chuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, NCIS
Movies: Braveheart, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, The King’s Speech
(There are a ton more, but those are the ones that jumped to mind first.)
4. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Why?
If you’re talking books, then Harry Potter – only because I haven’t read the entire LOTR trilogy. If you’re talking films, I’ll have to go with LOTR. Even though I enjoy the Harry Potter movies, I don’t think they really do the books justice.
5. Popcorn. Sweet or salty? Why?
Both at the same time – kettle corn! Because why choose between two wonderful things?
6. Facebook or Twitter? Why?
Facebook. While I do use Twitter occasionally, I find it moves too quickly most of the time for me to really get involved in the conversations. Plus there is a LOT of drama on Twitter.
7. What are your pet peeves?
People who take out every grumpy mood on everyone they come into contact with – especially if they work in public service. People who are closed-minded. People talking on their cell phones loudly in a public place. People who say, “I don’t have time to read books!” as if that is a character quality to be admired.
8. Where do you like to go on a vacation?
I love Victoria, BC. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, but I love that city – it feels very European. If I could choose anywhere to go, though, I would choose Ireland. That’s my dream. Someday.
9. Your most wonderful memories you had last year.
Definitely finding our new church! Plus celebrating one year of Natalie’s Crohn’s disease being in remission.
10. What’s your favourite holiday?
Thanksgiving. Because you have all the together-ness of Christmas without the stress of gifts.
11. Finally, I couldn’t resist asking a bookish question: Would you read a book which has received lots of hype and positive reviews, even though the storyline isn’t what you like to read?
Yes, I’d probably give it a try. I did that with The Passage and ended up loving it! If it was graphic horror or a self-help book, though, I’d give it a pass.
Fun questions, Melody – thanks for tagging me!