Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gina tagged me!

The Platform-Building Campaign hosted by Rach at Rach Writes has begun!  And right now (or two days ago, actually), we're all playing tag.  I am honored to have been tagged by Gina of This is Not Your Blog.  She had some great questions! 

(Oh, and since I'm two days late (arrgh!  homework!) and I think the game of tag has petered out, and I'm also really tired and have more homework I need to go do, I'm not tagging other people.  If anyone disapproves or WANTS to be tagged, let me know.  I'll edit the post. :D  "But that's not how tag works!" you say.  I know, I know... But I'm sleepy, okay?) 

Anyway, here are Gina's questions and my answers: 

1. What was the greatest live music experience you've ever had?  I played the oboe all through high school.  In March 2010, I played a side-by-side performance (not a solo, but part of the orchestra) with the New York Pops in Carnegie Hall.  One of the coolest moments of my life so far.
2. What was your worst date ever?  I’ve never been on a date. :P  Except for lots of coffee dates with my best gay, and those are never bad. 

3. If money is no object, what would your dream vacation be?  Assisi, Italy.  Sigh…  Though actually, I’ve been pining for an island lately, which is quite unlike me. 

4. Would you rather live in a crowded city or small town?  Can I pick neither?   For a limited period of time, the city.  But in the larger scope of life, I would like to live in the country with lots of privacy, about 20-30 minutes from civilization. 

5. Would you be willing to murder one innocent person if you knew it would guarantee an end to all world hunger?   The end does not justify the means.  ( 

6. When did you last cry in front of somebody (who is not your partner)?  Hahahaha two weeks ago Tyler-Rose and I bawled our eyes out while watching The Return of the King.  Tyler-Rose’s roommate (whom I have dubbed “our faithful blog-squire”) doesn’t understand LOTR yet and thought we were weird.*

7. Would you be willing to endure night terrors—every night—for the rest of your life if you were given vast personal wealth to use however you wish in exchange?  I think…no.  No, that is not a good deal. 

8. If you could choose the manner of your death—but not the timing—what would you choose?  I guess something painless in my sleep.  Saving lives would be better, but something feels funny to me about choosing heroism...

 9. Would you rather switch back to black and white TV with only five channels, or no internet?  Burn the TV, for all I care.  I don’t watch TV.  (I grew up without cable…and now that I think about it, I still don’t have cable…so five channels wouldn’t really phase me.)

10. If you could use a voodoo doll to hurt somebody, would you do it?  No.  But I think there might come a point at which that could be a service to society. 

11. What if the voodoo doll was only able to annoy them tremendously (for example: causes pervasive itching of genitals while in public, causes slight ringing in ears at nighttime, etc), would you do it?   Oh my goodness, YES.  

*We were especially crying during the end credits when they play all that beautiful music, and our faithful blog-squire looked at us and said, "Why don't you turn it off?!"  I think we failed to explain how crying to the Shire theme could actually be a pleasant experience...

So there you go!  Now I'm off to homework and saying hello to people in my Campaign groups!  (Still need to finish doing that!  Eeek!)


  1. It's nice to learn more about you. I have never actually cried during LOTR, but I have been on the verge of it, so I understand that.

  2. We wept.

    And A looked just as befuddled when I told her she had been dubbed the "Faithful Blog-Squire."

  3. Your priorities in treating other people is just right (a lot of these questions had to do with how you treat others, I noticed). Great answers, and thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm looking forward to campaigning with you!

    1. Thank you, Jenna. I also noticed the moral element as I pondered these questions.

      Looking forward to campaigning with you, too! :)

  4. Great answers. Stopping in from the campaign...

  5. I know I sniffled a bit during LOTR--how could you not? LOL.

    Thanks for coming by my blog! :)

  6. Very nice! I'm in your group for Rachael's 4th campaign! Glad to meet you! ~Theresa Sneed, author of No Angel and its forthcoming prequel, From Heaven to Earth

  7. You're the only person to say they would use the voodoo doll to annoy but not hurt, which is what I would totally do!!!! (Hey, I'm a nice girl... not a saint)

    Thanks for playing along :)

  8. I was just watching The Fellowship and The Two Towers and talking about how the music always made me want to cry. O.M.G. Your playing along side the New York Pops is EPIC!!

  9. HI! I'm from the campaign. Nice to meet you. Fun questions with fun answers.

  10. Ahh, the Shire theme! How could you NOT get emotional? :) Just stopping by from the campaign. Nice to meet you!