2.22.2012

I've been tagged! I know that comes as a surprise to all of you. Who plays tag anymore, and on the Internet? Dangerous. It's all fun and games until someone trips over their spell checker. Thanks to Gina, Jenna, and Amber for tagging me!

Since I was tagged three times, with 11 questions each, I've decided to pick five from each tagger to answer. So, here we go:


  1. What is your favorite YouTube video? At the moment, this one: ^
  2. What was the greatest live music experience you've ever had?  This will make me sound like a super lamey lamerson, but I've never actually been to a concert, except my own in high school. So, I'll have to say, high school choir solos were great. Oh, and once we sang the national anthem at Candlestick Park in California, which is where the Beatles did their last public performance. So, there you go.
  3. What was your worst date ever? I was brought to the realization this summer, after a therapeutic discussion with a friend, that all of my worst dates have included frozen yogurt. The Frozen Yogurt Dates. Those are the worst ones.
  4. If money is no object, what would your dream vacation be? I would love to go on an African safari, the kind with the open air jeeps and the lions chasing me and giraffes eating leaves out of my hand. My plan, after high school, was to go to Africa and become a safari guide but that fell through. On my way home, I'd stop in Greece, Italy, and New Zealand as well.
  5.   Would you rather live in a crowded city or small town? Small town, but not too small. Although, my other plan after high school was to move to New York City and live in a tiny apartment, just me and a gray cat. This also fell through, in part because I'm allergic to cats.**
  6. If you could choose the manner of your death- but not the timing- what would you choose? I would choose a skydiving mishap. Then, on my 95th birthday, I would bid my family and friends farewell, get in the plane, and jump to my destiny. And enjoy the ride down.
  7. Redvines or Twizzlers? Pfff, Redvines. NEXT QUESTION, PLEASE.
  8.   With your iPod/MP3 on shuffle, what's the first song that comes up? "Sleeping to Dream" by Jason Mraz. What can I say? I like angst.
  9. You're the producer for turning any one book into a movie, which do you choose to do? Good grief, The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness, for sure. As producer, I do get to make sure the story isn't mangled, though, right? Because that would be a shame.
  10.   Flowers or chocolate? Flowers. I love flowers.
  11. Favorite book, movie, and TV show? Favorite books: The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. Favorite Movies: Stardust and Hairspray. Favorite TV show: Survivor. I will be on it someday, as soon as I get more buff and more crazy.
  12. Would you rather have free Starbucks for five years or free itunes for life? I don't drink coffee, so iTunes wins hands down. I love me some music.
  13. What inspires you more, music or visual (ie: photography, scenery, etc)? Music influences a lot of my creativity. But so does a long, hot shower...
  14. Would you rather be able to talk to animals or to be able to speak and understand any language? I think it would be cool to talk to animals. I used to talk to dogs about my woes when I was in those awkward teenage years, so it would've come in handy.
  15. Did you cry in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two?  Was one of the times when Dumbledore asked Severus, "After all this time?" and Severus responded, "Always. "  And if not, are you sure you have a soul?  I don't let myself cry during movies unless I'm alone. If I feel the emotion rising, I chant, "It's not real. They're only acting. It's not real. They're only acting." I have vulnerability issues. As for the condition of my soul, well, let's talk about Fred Weasley and see how well my chanting works. 
Since I'm so late in the game, everyone else has been tagged, I think. So, I'm tagging...YOU! Pick one of the questions and answer it in the comments! (And if you haven't been tagged, consider this your tagsignation. [I don't know why I keep making up new words. I must be showing off for the new guys.])

**the real reason my plans fell through: I fell in love with my husband in high school and didn't want to leave him. Curse you, true love!!

11 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

I have to say your plans fell through because of an even bigger and better plan!!

Great answers, Jeigh. All three of your favorite books are terrific choices! I've always wanted to go on an African safari, too, so I can pet real zebras! That'd be too cool. :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Misha Gericke said...

Great answers. I cried for most of the time when I read Deathly Hallows. Still haven't seen the movie, and am not planning to. :-)

Susan Francino said...

Great answers! (and awww true love!!! So it does exist???)

And to answer a question, I would totally take speaking all languages over talking to animals.

Ruth Josse said...

Have I mentioned how glad I am you've returned to the blogging scene? :)

That video is awesome. I snorted.

The only concerts I've been to are Barry Manilow and Celtic Woman. ???

I cried during the last Harry Potter. Yay, I have a soul!

Gwen said...

music trumps coffee every time!

Amber Clites said...

Love the answers! And true love is the greatest reason for plans falling through!

Anna Waggener said...

Love this!

I think I'd want to be able to speak/understand any language. Animals are pretty forthright with their emotions, so I see translation seldom being necessary.

Luanne Hardy said...

Even though I saw that movie with you I'm still imagining you standing up and pumping your fist while yelling that chant. AHHH so funny. Also, Michael gets a lot of his creativity through music too. It must be a Hardy thing.
If you want to know my answers to your questions then just, of course, read your answers again (except for a few).
1-Brad Paisley was on of my fave concerts even though I've enjoyed everyone I've gone to.
2-My fave book is To Kill a Mocking Bird. My fave TV show is Project Runway.
3-Even though an African Safari would be awesome it's not at the top of my list.
Also, I did cry in Harry Potter.

Melodie Wright said...

Chocolate for me. Unless they are chocolate flowers. Hmm...

Loved that video!

Juliemybird said...

I would choose chocolate, unless the flowers were still living and growing in the ground somewhere. Then, flowers. I have to chant "These flowers are fulfilling their destiny" sometimes, to not feel bad about watching them die. Kind of like the Friends episode with Phoebe and the Christmas trees... (which, strangely, *don't* make me sad. hm.)

I do like coffee, but, pfft,free music? Come on, now. That is a no-brainer, for sure.

First song (that I've actually listened to) that comes up on shuffle: From My Window Sill, by David Mead. You'd love it.

I am so glad I could be there for you during your Frozen Yogurt Revelation. (It was pretty intense, you guys.)

Jeigh. Jeigh. Jeigh. Does this mean that we BOTH decided not to move to NYC after falling in love with our respective husbands? Because that's awesome. New goal: trip to New York.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Ahh. A long hot shower inspires me, too. :)

Best of luck getting more buff and more crazy!