The Gongerling Meme
1. You’re building your dream house. What’s the one thing that this house absolutely, positively MUST HAVE? (other than the obvious basics of course)
When we built the house we currently live in, we each had a "want" list. Beast wanted a fireplace in the living room, so we rearranged one wall of windows and stuck in a rock fireplace with built-in cupboards on either side. I wanted the 'pantry' turned into a full-wall bookshelf in the kitchen and the laundry room turned into the pantry. Done. (oh, and a porch) Sparky wanted a hidey hole or "secret clubhouse" space--he was 10 at that point--and we cut a small door into the storage area under the eaves behind his bedroom and presto!2. What is your dream car?
Nowadays, I think my only request would be a shit-ton of storage because we really own way too much stuff. It's ridiculous.
A chocolate brown soft-top Jeep. I'd settle for yellow. And it has to come with a dog.3. What is your favorite website that isn’t a blog.
Inoreader because I can read EVERYthing there. This is closely followed by Facebook, which I think I could ALSO read on Inoreader if I set it up that way!4. iPhone or Droid, which do you want/have?
I have a Samsung Android phone. I do not support Apple.5. When you’re feeling down or lonely or just generally out of sorts, what do you do to cheer yourself up?
Play a game, read a book, take a nap. Eat. Some of these are more helpful than others, both in the short- and long-term.6. Tell me about something or someone that you love that most people seem to hate.
Teenagers crack me up. Not in large sheeplike masses, but individually. They are simply so much fun to get to know.7. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Free. Out of my parents' house. Otherwise, I just wanted to not be bossed around by everyone on such a regular basis. It wasn't always delightful being the youngest kid.8. Would you go on a reality show if given the chance?
The only one I would have ever considered was The Amazing Race, but I'm way too out of shape to do it now!9. Who was your favorite teacher when you were growing up? (Grade school, Middle School, Jr. High or High School only.)
In grade school it was Mrs. Morley (her married name--she was Ms. Groff before that) was, in my 10-year-old eyes the living image of Cher. So cool and nice and modern. In middle school...Mr. Gilchrist was a riot, and I learned a lot from Mrs. White. High school...it seems unkind not to say my band director because everyone else would, and I did like him, but I have to go with either Miss Fitz or Ms. Philippe for a number of reasons.10. You get one pass to do something illegal or immoral. What are you gonna do?
One free pass only means I'm likely to get hooked and want to keep doing it. It wouldn't be awful if I could get away with robbing a bank without injuring anyone, though.11. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago this week was our last vacation with family friends that we'd traveled with for 5-6 years at that point. We got involved in youth group after that and that ate up our vacation time every year. All the grown-ups went to college together and one of their kids is my godson. I've talked about him before--he's an adult now but as a child he was a fucking nightmare (and remember, I like kids!)--and Sparky actually requested that we not go with them anymore because he literally hated this kid. Ironically, I found out last Monday, he and Sparky are now working quite literally yards from each other, not together precisely but in the same place. The dad agreed last night to be Beast's temporary AA sponsor until Beast can get someone who lives closer. Life is weird.12. By this time next year, I ...
...will be a year older. I am not making any plans beyond the next hour or so. Not today for sure. There's far too much up in the air to even consider what 2017 will look like.13. What is something that you need to do but you've procrastinated on?
Sort through the aforementioned piles of crap in this house.14. Which fictional, TV show character you would shag anytime?
Hmmm. Dr. Kovac from ER? Beast would expect me to say Sam from NCIS:LA.15. What is your greatest pet peeve?
The thing that gets me going the fastest is stupid driving in front of me on the road.16. Tell me about your most recent trip of more than 100 miles?
More than 100 miles away from home (rather than more than 100 miles round trip) was our trip to the Caribbean in April. We've been to visit Sparky since then, but that's about 105 miles round-trip, more or less).17. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
Dictionary, though I do use the online thesaurus regularly when I get tired of using the same word. (you are all thinking, "not enough" now, aren't you?!) I haven't used our paper dictionary here at home for years, though.18. Do you have a nickname? What is it?
Believe it or not, Cat. is not my real first name!19. What are you dreading at the moment?
Being The Enforcer. Rather, I'm dreading the thought of perhaps having to do that. I hate being the Bad Cop.20. Do you have a meme you think we should steal? (Yes, an old trick. But c'mon now. I gotta give it a shot. It's a lot harder to find memes now. But it's ok to answer "You're lazy" an call it a day.)
Here ya go, Bud. I can't guaranteed any of them are GOOD questions, but there's a lot to choose from there.