So, I feel like I’m cheating because I’m not going to list 11 random facts, but you all know so much random stuff about me already. So, I don’t feel bad in the least that I’m just going to answer these 11 questions (brought to you with love by Clémence — and thanks for the nomination)…
1. What’s your favorite movie?
This is a tough one, as there are so many movies… okay, who am I kidding? It’s Back to the Future, Part 2, and it’s not even close. Don’t get me wrong. I love the original, as well as the third film, but something about Part 2, with its trip into the future and into an alternate past is just so confusing to so many people, but I follow it. Hence, I feel super cool, and ready to build a time machine out of a DeLorean myself every time I watch the movie.
2. Which part of your body do you hate the most (and why)?
Well, I don’t hate any part of my body, but I would certainly make changes if I believed in that sort of thing. I would start with my eyes, and some sort of Lasik surgery. While I don’t mind my glasses, and I’ve tried contacts now and again, it would be nice to be able to wake up and not have to fumble around in the blurry air to locate something that can make me see as well as you can without the fumbling around. Um, I think that answered the “why” as well.
3. If zombies invaded the world, what would you do?
I would do the same thing I do now, and hope they realize my life isn’t worth disturbing. They should go after someone like Kurt Russell or Mayim Bialik instead. Or maybe they’ll go on a rampage and destroy Hong Kong. Either way, I think I’m cool here in Newport.
4. If a psychopath asked you which part of your body to cut off first, which would it be (and why)?
Well, I’m wondering first why I would be having a friendly conversation with a psychopath, but I guess I should answer the question anyway (Clémence, you’re weird). Going on the assumption that hair counts as part of your body, I could certainly use a haircut, and since I’m spending time with a psychopath, I assume he/she has some scissors handy. Let’s hope he/she can cut kinky hair. Oh, and I think I again answered the why question already. Wow, I’m pretty good at explaining.
5. Which personality trait did you inherit from either one of your parents that you really wish you hadn’t?
My parents are both so amazingly wonderful, I don’t see… Okay okay, my tendency to be sarcastic, my hatred for squirrels, my need to be heard, the way my voice goes up high when I get mad, my punny sense of humor, my love of questions, but you only asked for one. But then again, I wouldn’t trade any of those in for anything else. Better the devil you know, and all that.
6. If somehow, someone could predict your future with 100% accuracy, would you want them to tell you (and why (not))?
No. The best part of the journey is the not knowing, the ability to be surprised along the way, even if those surprises turn out to be negative ones. It is by the mistakes we make that we learn and grow as human beings. Why would I possibly want to take that uncertainty away? It would be a boring existence knowing what was going to happen and when at every point in my future. Now, if that same person could predict other people’s futures, or give me the winner of the next 12 Super Bowls, I would take that info and make a bundle of cash.
7. What do you consider to be the most beautiful part of the world?
The next place I go that I haven’t been before will be the most beautiful part of the world, and then the next place after that. The beauty isn’t in the place itself, but in the idea that it’s fresh and new. Or if that fails to excite my readership, it’s Ireland.
8. If you could be in a child’s body for one day, with the mind that you have now, what would you do?
I would probably sleep. I mean, I would have no responsibilities. So, I would sleep, and when I was returned to my own body on the following day I would at least be refreshed.
9. If you could be any animal, which would it be?
I would be a party animal. Ha ha. Seriously, though, I would be some sort of marsupial.
10. If you should describe yourself as a movie/television/series character, which one resembles you the most and why?
Zooey Deschanel’s character, Jess, from the TV show New Girl best resembles me because she’s beyond quirky, and yet her quirks give her an endearing quality that is both childlike and exciting at the same time. Just like me.
11. What is your favorite invention of all time when it comes to furniture?
Obviously, you ran out of good questions, Clémence. Just kidding. I am quite a bit partial to the chair. I mean, everyone would just be standing around all the time if there were no chairs. The only thing that might even come close is the bookshelf, and that’s rapidly becoming a shelf for DVDs instead, sad to say.