Do ya’ll remember when LJ was filled with those fantastic 100 questions memes? Like, I have one from my old journal from 2003 that’s such a fantastic glimpse into my (young, fucked-up) psyche. (Also, I was [ha, was!] such a drama queen.)
But I digress. It’s meme time! (A far more belated meme time than I would prefer. You can obviously tell how little I pay attention to my notifications because I just saw that I was tagged for the 11 questions from a week ago. So, without further ado, my answers to the meme, which according to my tradition, will be long, rambly things illustrated with photos when appropriate.
My wonderful tumblrfriend, EarlGreyTea68, posed these questions:
(1) Paper or plastic?
While I do appreciate a good tree-hugging, plastic, but for REASONS. I have two cats (see question #5) and boy, there is nothing better than a plastic bag for things. You know. I don’t want to go into nitty-gritty detail, but yes, I have in my cupboard at any time, up to 20 plastic bags for gross things. I actually ran out of plastic bags one day after going through one of my “I’m not going to go grocery shopping because I want to eat all the food I have already bought!” phases, and it was TERRIBLE.
(2) Wine or beer?
Me of 10 years ago would be so surprised to hear me say this, but beer is my beverage of choice. There’s so much good beer out there, craft beer, homebrewed beer, local beer… Hell, there is a brewery here in Central Texas that is SO GOOD, when they put out bottles for the 1st time ever, they sold out within one day, and there were more than 70 people in line to get them at the local liquor store I frequent. Needless to say, I did not get one. (Shout out to (512 Brewery) because they are amazing, and my friend Rob, who I went to college with and does a BAD ASS James Brown, works there.)
I blame my love and appreciation of beer on my best friend Fish, who took me down the rich path of beer snobbery. I blame/thank him for many things.
(3) Red or blue?
Both? ALL THE COLORS. If I could go back and tell my poor, goth self from 1998 that color was awesome, I totally would.
(4) Sweet or savory?
Sweet. Totally sweet. My boyfriend keeps trying to take the sugar away, since he’s all “I’m the british version of hardcore because I don’t put any sugar in my tea”, and I say, “I’m from Texas - we put tea in our sugar.” And don’t try and fool me with that splenda bullshit - I can tell. But yes - I am a sweets person.
(5) Dog or cat?
CAAAAAAATS. I have two. Let me tell you about them sometime. With photos. And vector graphics I happened to make in Adobe Illustrator.
That’s George, BTW - This picture has been called one of the greatest cat photos anyone has ever seen (but only by my small circle of friends - I’m sure if my cat was in a room with Maru-chan or that Weeping Angels cat [you know what i mean], my cat would not get invited to the cool kittens table. He would be like me - sitting in his 11th grade English teacher’s room talking about the merits of Jane Austen.)
(6) Rain or sun?
That’s such a loaded question for a Texan. RAIN. ALWAYS RAIN. Even if it means that it will flood your shit. Even if it makes it stupid humid and brings all the mosquitoes to the party. Because Texas always needs rain. This is not a preference, it is a fact.
(7) Hot or cold?
Cold. I miss snow. I dislike heat with the fiery passion of 1,000 suns. (Pun Intended.)
(8) Morning or night?
Morning. I used to be a night owl, and then I got a big-girl job, and I got used to waking up at 6:30 am, and then I realized I LIKED getting up early and getting shit done, and I could do things like make myself a cup of coffee or even get on the computer before work, and I was astounded! It’s still only recently (in the last two years) I’ve actually started going to bed on time on purpose, mostly because I still hold on to the belief that I am wasting my time going to bed early. There are too many things to appreciate on the internet - I’m talking about you, Benedict Cumberbatch’s face.
(9) City or country?
I would probably say both, because I’m a city girl by nature, but I grew up in the suburbs, and I’ve been to the country - my mom grew up on a cotton farm, so I have seen the business end of a cotton baler - but I am also a child of the ’80s/’90s suburban myth (see: E.T., The Goonies, Say Anything, up to and including Empire Records, Can’t Hardly Wait, and the movie that defined what I thought my adult life would be like, Swingers. (No, I’m not kidding.)
(10) Science or literature?
ALL THE BOOKS. I’m gonna say literature, because
That being said, I’ve developed a taste for what I’d like to call “pop science” - you know, Radio Lab, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil DeGrasse Tyson guest starring on Stargate: Atlantis… It’s awesome science, just sleekly packaged for my poor, underused left-brain functions.
(11) What’s the last movie you saw in the theater and what did you think?
I’m so glad you asked. Why, it was The Avengers, and ALL THE FEELS. I loved it, it was imperfect, but its virtues heavily outweighed its flaws, and why hello there, Chris Hemsworth/Tom Hiddleston/Jeremy Renner/Mark Ruffalo/Chris Evans - aka, the highly-sexualized superheroes sleekly packaged for the fandom-obsessed female fans, who frankly, probably dragged their boyfriends to see it.
Seriously, NOT EVEN KIDDING.
SO, my 11 questions:
(1) Tea or Coffee?
(2) Do you prefer travel by flying or driving?
(3) Do you have an accent?
(4) E-Readers/Kindles: the worst kind of villainy or the best thing since the printing press?
(5) The Iliad or The Odyssey?
(6) What’s your favorite book by your favorite author?
(7) If you could have been born in the past or the future, which would you choose?
(8) If you were given the ring of Gyges, what would you do with it?
(9) Who is/was your favorite late-night talk show host?
(10) Would you rather be a real-life person in a procedural drama universe or a sitcom universe.
(11) Tell me your favorite memory of going to the movies…