Questions to get to know each other.
1. What is the nearest book to you? Your Kindle does not count.
“Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)” by Lisa Cron. I started working on/ reading it in October. I have a vague outline of a potato with some odd goals at work. He wouldn’t be a potato, but I wasn’t allowed to create a character yet. And thus I picture a potato. A russet, if you want to know. And thus I gave up on the story because I couldn’t stay interested in potato man. I’ll go back to it eventually, probably. I want to finish the book, after all. I might need to restart. We’ll see.
2. When was the last time you took a “me” vacation
3. How many telephone numbers do you have?
Yes, by all means, we should ask the mute guy about phone numbers. One, so I can send texts.
4. If you could fix one thing in the public school system, what is the one thing you would do immediately?
School taxes come from property tax. Fine. But that amount only goes to the school district the property being taxed is in. I’d put ALL school tax money into a nationwide pool and then split it evenly per child enrolled in public school. If a parent opts to also pay to send a child to a private school, fine. But the tax money from their property is still going into the big pool. Actually, first I’d want to investigate to make sure the poorest districts make out well from this deal. Oh, and those big fancy office buildings are getting billed too. However, the tax will be on the property (land, homes, offices). Charging two adults in one apartment when only one of them has a job isn’t how it’s going to be done. The goal is for all children to go to a “good” school. For ALL schools to be “good” schools. The better educated a society is, the more valuable they’ll be as a people. Oh, and all of these “good” schools are also going to offer free lunch. A “good” lunch that a human would eat, not meat rejected by dog food companies. Get a tax credit by volunteering in the organic farm every “good” school is going to have so we know the children have access to real food.
5. Are you a big tipper?
I usually do the 17 to 20% thing. Unless there’s some reason to give more. Some above and beyond service or whatever.
6. Do you watch reality shows?
Mostly only cooking ones. Depends. There was one I watched because Joan Rivers was on it, and now I regret my part in ratings because of who profited from that show. (There’s absolutely no reason to utter the name.)
7. Who is your favorite sports team player?
*Don’t just name a hot one. Don’t just name a hot one. Don’t…*
8. If you could travel in a spaceship to any planet, which planet would you like to visit and why?
I’ll go to Mars to get NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover because it’s as cute as Matt Damon. (Someone, please, get that joke!)
9. When was the last time you sat in a church?
Earlier this month. My Snookums wanted to go to a protest. I support the cause, but know the odds of us “going missing” are insanely high. We compromised and went to a church in an area I use to live. I’m not, strictly speaking, part of that community. But I’m always welcome there. And they did a prayer for the cause and we all lit candles. And no one was hauled away never to be seen again. Compromise.
10. Are there any aspects of blogging that annoy you?
“We’ve updated this thing! Maybe all your stuff will be fine if you click the update. Maybe all your stuff will break and you’ll need to spend 8 hours trying to fix it. Or maybe it’ll just lock out your blog for 48 hours while you try to reach someone to uninstall the broken update. Click to roll the dice!!!”
11. When someone follows you on their blog or subscribes to your Facebook page, do you automatically follow and subscribe back?
Follows me on their blog? I don’t even know what that means. Subscribes to my Facebook page? Isn’t it just “like” now? I’m going to say no because I don’t have the required information for reciprocation. Drop me a note or something.
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This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first – Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!
This week’s questions were originally from: Durward Discussion.