Shannon's Moments Meme, Part Two
23. Have you ever gone to the “dark side”?
Far more often than I'd care to admit. And I've been lucky enough not to get stuck there, or get caught. Mostly, I visit there via TV and books these days.24. What shirt are you wearing right now?
I've got on a burgundy tank-top with lace on the bottom. I just changed into it. It's not that hot today, but doing the dishes--in the sink, all three of the things that can't go in the dishwasher--made me sweat to the point of having it run down my shirt for the 15 minutes following. I hate humidity!25. What’s important about a bed to you? Like type of sheets, size or whatever.
I'm really not fussy. I like a high thread count, generally, but I also like flannel sheets (in the winter, not now!). I really need a good supportive pillow; that's my only need, and I prefer a mattress with a little give. Not soft, but not like concrete on my hips. Really though, if I'm borrowing your bed, it's not like I've got room to be choosy!26. Can you sing?
I can. And I did today.27. What is something about you that would surprise us?
Would it surprise you that I'm really shy? Or that I don't read as much as I think you all probably think I do?28. Have you been a pirate, Renaissance Fair, or other costumed event? If not, would you for the right event or say cause?
I have dressed as a pirate--like every Pirate Day for three years now. My college roommate got into SCA and it made me so bloody crazy to hear about the clothes and the weaponry and the blah blah blah all the time (remember, I am a history major, so it really was bad to offend me!) that I've pretty much stayed away from the whole costuming thing. Ironically, my massage therapist, now, makes her own steampunk convention costumes and one of my best friends does costuming for stage plays. I can't get away from the discussion of hemlines and corsets!!29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I have never.30. Favorite girl's name?
I can't tell you how irritating this question is. Favorite name for a girl? Or the name of my favorite girl?? They are not the same name--or question! I regret never having been able to use the name Josephine. If you haven't read Little Women you won't get the half of it! There's also an Apollonia in Beast's family tree--and that would've been an awesome baby girl name, especially paired with his last name! ha ha ha ha31. Favorite boy's name?
I wish we'd've just used David as Sparky's middle name and damn the commentary from my MIL--whom I loved but she was ... weirdly racist. Yes. Think on the racial component of the name David for awhile now, again in light of Beast's last name--which I will tell you is immediately recognizable as German. [Beast had to explain it to me, later, after MIL said we shouldn't use "David." I had no idea....][If you don't get it, it's ok. Really. You're a better person that way.]32. What’s in your pocket or purse right now?
I don't have a purse, and these shorts have no pockets. Because they're for girls. Girls don't need to carry stuff; we have MEN to carry stuff for us. [I hate "fashion"!]33. Last thing that made you laugh?
Something Beast said on his way out the door to mow a few minutes ago. I can't remember what, but I chuckled. And before that, something at church, I guess. On the way home, we stopped for gas and I went on a 5-minute-rant afterwards about people leaving their car radios BLARING baseball talk radio while they sit with the doors open and tank filling. I'm not a fan of the game, and I swear if I'd heard the words "curve ball" once more, I might've stormed the barricades. Also, the guy is a prick--Sparky's high school counselor who was less than worthless in any capacity for Sparky while enrolled. So, no laughing in the car. Church, though, I laughed at church a lot. The sermon involved a modern parable about shoveling34. Best toy as a child?
shit, er MANURE. Because, church.[And yes, I know the rant probably means I got nothing redeeming out of church whatsoever...sigh. Progress, not perfection.]
My brother's toy cars, mostly die-cast not plastic.35. Worst injury you have ever had?
I don't tend to get injured very often. I fall down regularly, but apparently my knees and wrists are made of kevlar-treated steel because it's never broken anything. Yet. Knock wood. So, worst injury is probably RSI stuff in my shoulders and neck from moving books and sitting hunched over a desk all day.36. Where would you love to live?
Arizona. New Mexico. COLORADO (I might've mentioned that last one once or twice before....).37. What type of TV do you have? Would you’d like an upgrade?
We have Sony flat-screens, about 6 years old, the bigger one upstairs, and the smaller one down. It's fine. Works great. No complaints. Except my brother-in-law who insists everyone looks squished or something to do with aspect ratio difference between England and here.39. How many dogs do you have?
None. It makes me so sad to say that. What I would give to be able to be around dogs without getting sick....40. Do most folks trust you?
For God-alone-knows what reason, yes. Especially people who barely know me!41. What book are you reading?
I've gotten more than slightly out of control on this:42. What’s your favorite classic TV show?
- All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (ebook) -- just started
- Forty Stories, by Cal Morgan (ebook) -- nearly done, I think!
- In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse, by Joseph M. Marshall III -- kids' book, reading at work on lunch breaks; should finish it easily by Tuesday
- 999 (edited by Al Sarrantonio) -- what was I thinking starting this right before vacation?!
- Customs of the World, by David Livermore (audio) -- technically, this is a 'class' from the Great Courses lineup
- Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter -- I'm reading the libretto notes while I listen to the songs. Truly, if you haven't heard anything from this show, it is one of the rare times that it lives up to much of the hype
Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor -- The first half was wonderful. Ever since the damned angel showed up I've wanted to strangle them both. Probably won't finish--it's another YA series, this one set in Prague. With angels. Who are gorgeous, apparently. fuuuu....
Gilligan's Island. That show made me laugh so hard as a kid and taught me so much about how NOT to get along with others. Yes, I know, this is a change from my usual go-tos of Bewitched and/or I Dream of Jeannie. Maybe it's because I've given up on magic, and just need to be rescued.
In case you've somehow missed it, I'm a huge Packer Backer.44. Favorite month and why?
Wait, scratch that, I'm a co-OWNER of the team!
September. It's gorgeous and less humid and rarely too cold.