Mindy tagged me to complete this blogger survey. Here goes nothin’!
- Post these rules.
- Post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the questions set for you in their post.
- Create 11 new questions for the people you tag.
- Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
[one] I have been in four plays. I played the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella” in eighth grade; seven characters in “The Laramie Project” in high school; the Hon. Gwendolyn Fairfax in “The Importance of Being Earnest” in 2008; and Brooke Ashton in “Noises Off” in 2010.
[two] I have never, ever dyed my hair. I am naturally blonde.
[three] I much prefer to watch television shows en masse—on DVD or Netflix, episode after episode after episode. We recently have done this with “Dexter,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”
[four] I once locked my keys in my car twice…in the same day. (I told you I never dyed my hair!)
[five] I competed in forensics (speech team) in high school, and I found my niche in the group discussion, student Congress and public forum debate categories. I qualified for nationals my senior year in two categories, student Congress and public forum debate, but only competed in public forum debate; my partner, Sam, and I made it through several rounds and were the only team to beat the team that eventually won the whole tournament.
[six] I am allergic to metal, and I have to wear sterling silver or gold to avoid red, itchy, bumpy skin.
[seven] I almost always eat item by item—that is, if I have a plate filled with chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans, then I will eat all of the green beans, then all of the chicken, then all of the mashed potatoes. I try to save my favorite thing for last.
[eight] I always wanted to take music lessons—voice or violin, as far as I can remember.
[nine] I enjoy camping, provided I have access to a modern toilet and hot shower. I first camped as a Girl Scout (without those amenities) but then camped with my dad and brother in Custer State Park, S.D., Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wis., and Black River Falls, Wis.
[ten] I want to own my own café—a small, comfortable place, where I would serve homemade salads, soups and sandwiches and sell homemade treats. I also would love to own a neighborhood sports pub—again a small, comfortable place, where I would cook and Christopher would tend bar and operate (correctly) the TVs.
[eleven] I have a childhood nickname—“Wormal”—and all of its variations, including “Worm” and “Wormette.” I got it from my mom because I wiggled like a worm as a baby.
questions from Mindy:
[one] If you were doing a destination wedding, where would it be? I was married in June in Wisconsin, which, at the time, was a destination. I hate to fantasize about my wedding happening any other way than the way it was because it was the most perfect day of my life.
[two] What was the first movie you saw? “The Little Mermaid.”
[three] What book do you think everyone should read? “Night” by Elie Wiesel.
[four] What’s the best joke you’ve ever heard? I haven’t heard any jokes in a while…
[five] What’s your favorite pizza topping? Sausage (the fennel seed-studded Italian kind), mushroom and onion or ham and pineapple.
[six] What was your favorite subject in high school? Chemistry.
[seven] Do you prefer the summer or winter Olympics? I like both—summer for swimming and diving, track and field and volleyball and winter for figure skating, speed skating and bobsled.
[eight] What’s your favorite dessert? Chocolate chip cookies, warm out of the oven, or chocolate lava cake.
[nine] Would you rather watch the Super Bowl or World Series? World Series. I almost had the chance this past year: The Milwaukee Brewers won the National League Division Series, but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.
[ten] What concert is on your bucket list? The Police, Arcade Fire or Bon Iver.
[eleven] If you had to live in another country for a year, where would you live? Germany.