Some Good Questions (For Once)

Back in May, I was reading through Myth Schaber’s Tumblr blog, going way, way back and came across this quiz-y thing. I don’t do the Tumblr so I was unaware of this but I guess it’s a thing to do asks from a list. Like, there is a whole list of questions and each one corresponds with, maybe, a colour or a feeling or whatever, and you choose the colour/emotion/whatever in your ask and the blogger responds with the answer for that one question.

Well, that seems partially unsatisfying to me because I want ALL the answers. And all the questions. And because this is my blog and I do what I want… and because I can’t get anyone to engage with me even in the best of times, I found the list of questions and answered them all for you.

You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜

This one is the “flower” ask and I found it here: (There are many more I found afterwards and also filled out but… let’s pace ourselves.)

(I filled this out May 3rd, 2020 at 5:12am but am not backdating this post for now. I’ll move it later.)

How old were you when you had your first kiss? ๐Ÿ’‹ 
With tongue? LOL. 
I was 17. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
I had “boyfriends” that kissed me, like on the cheek or even *GASP* on the lips many times before that. The first, I was 7. Haha. Many awful experiences followed. 

If I handed you a concert ticket right now, who would you want to be the performer? ๐ŸŽซ ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽถ 
I’ve never seen P!nk and I’d really like to. Otherwise, I would LOVE to see Bobby Long again sometime soon. I just adore him.
Always down for more Muse too.
Supposed to be seeing Weezer and Green Day (with Fall Out Boy) again this summer, but with the Covid interruptions to life… Who knows if that will still be happening. But I already have the tickets so… that doesn’t count! ๐Ÿคช

What color looks best on you? โšซ๏ธ๐ŸŸค๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸข๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๏ธ
Turquoise, I guess. I think it’s a universally flattering colour.

Name three facts about your family? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง
1๏ธโƒฃ We moved a lot.
2๏ธโƒฃ We descend from Brits.
3๏ธโƒฃ We all have blue eyes.
 (To qualify these statements, I am referring specifically to my immediate family, pre-marriage.)

Whatโ€™s the best thing you can cook? ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿด
I can’t cook much. I do 2 dishes, neither of which have I made in the last 5 years. They were equally edible – Chinese beef & broccoli and Japanese hamburg steak.

If you could pick the gender and appearance of your child, would you? ๐Ÿ‘ค
No! I mean, it would be appealing for me if our child was more on the Asian looking half (Hubby is so cute!), but to CHOOSE it is a weird thing.
As for gender, no matter which gender they were born with, I don’t think I’d raise them with much of a concrete idea of any gender at all. That would be a statement they’d have to make on their own. *I’M* not telling my kid what they are. 

If you died right now, what song would you want to play at your funeral? ๐Ÿ’€โšฐ๏ธ๐ŸŽต 

Favorite holiday dish? ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฝ
๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ— turkey

Would you ever get into a long distance relationship? ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐ŸŒŽ 
I have been in 2. They aren’t easy. (One ended sort of badly, the other one went well… and I eventually married him.) But my answer is complex, more so than I think I can (or want to) succinctly answer in this quiz. And I’m married so… ๐ŸฎMoooooo.
(IF I were unattached, I wouldn’t turn down the possibility if it came to it – wouldn’t be a deal breaker – but I wouldn’t go looking for it.)

Favorite kind of soup? ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฅ„
butternut squash 

Whatโ€™s the most thoughtful present youโ€™ve ever received? ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ’ก 
???  I’m going to take the easy way out and say the fairytale Hubby wrote for me with the accompanying necklace OR a pack of my favourite brand of hot chocolate he bought me when I came to visit.

Are you currently in love with someone? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ’ž

Would you ever become a vegan? ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŒฟ
Yes. I would be one already if I weren’t so goddamn lazy. (I’m terrible.)

Whatโ€™s your favorite hot beverage? โ˜•๏ธ
๐Ÿง ….   C’mon now.

For your birthday, what kind of cake do you ask for? ๐Ÿฐ
cherry chip

Do you like going on airplanes? ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ’บ
Not even a little bit. They are sensory nightmare boxes.

Did you ever play an instrument? ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿช•๐ŸŽป
I played the piano for 7 years (as in regularly with lessons – more after periodically for fun).
I played the recorder in elementary as most kids do. (Fun Fact: In the US, kids start recorder in early elementary. What is it… Grade 2? By Grade 4, you’re promoted to band instruments. In Canada, kids don’t start until Grade 5 or 6. Since I moved back to Canada for Grade 6 and up after spending 1-5 in the States, I already knew how to play the recorder… fairly well. They put me in a special “Recorder Ensemble” and made me play the tenor which was waaay to big for my tiny hands.)
In Grade 4, I started the saxophone for band, which I completely SUCKED at. It was almost bigger than I was and I made my Kindergartener little sister carry it for me. I “played” it all through Grade 5 also. 
In Grade 9, I played the trumpet for music class but switched to vocal music only from Grade 10 onwards.
I bought a ukulele with the intention of teaching myself but the strings hurt my fingers too much.

Who was your best friend when you were six years old? ๐Ÿ‘ฏ
I didn’t have a best friend when I was 6. I had left my favourite friend, Matthew, behind when we moved from Canada. I didn’t meet my next best friend, Becca, until I was 9.
I had a frenemy who lived across the street when I was 6-7 named Kristin.

What color was your childhood home? ๐Ÿ  
I lived in 6 different houses from the time I was 5-12. The very first one was a beigey-yellow stucco with dark brown trim. My parents built it. I loved it and I was very sad to leave. 

Starbucks order? ๐Ÿฅค
My most common is a grande chai tea latte. I also drink London Fog and matcha lattes often. They used to make a “Blossoming Peach Tea Latte” every year for Chinese New Year and I loved it but they discontinued it for good several years ago and I’ve never gotten over the heartbreak.

Do you like where youโ€™re from?ย ๐Ÿ—บย ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
Earth? Yes, it’s a lovely planet, although I’m undecided about the dominant species inhabiting it.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada is very pretty in many places.

What was your favorite book as a child? ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“– 
Childhood spans a long time! 1/4 of my whole life. That’s a lot of books. 
Off the top of my head… “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear” (had good pictures and a funny ending), “House by Mouse” (a mouse architect designs intricately drawn living spaces for various animal clients), and “The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher” (no words at all but my mom ‘read’ it to us often).
Funny that 2 of them have to do with strawberries despite the amount I loathe those.

Whatโ€™s the scariest dream youโ€™ve ever had? ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
anything involving sleep paralysis 

Would you rather carve pumpkins or wrap presents? ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽƒ 
I am very good at wrapping presents so people always make me do it and now it’s a terrible chore and I don’t like it. I still like carving pumpkins though (even though it’s slimy) because I don’t do it often. 

Favorite kind of candy? ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿญ 
Why does the fact that it says “kind of” throw me off? I love Smarties, Fuzzy Peaches, and Swedish Berries. (All of those are Canadian. I’m so patriotic.)

Would you rather be cold or hot? ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅต 
COLD! I can always warm up when I’m cold. Or at least fall asleep. When I’m hot, I lose my freaking mind. I HATE it.

Do you listen to whatโ€™s on the radio? ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ“ป๐ŸŽ™
No. It’s beyond annoying.

Do you like when it rains? ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธโ›ˆ
My very favourite thing!

Whatโ€™s a movie you cried while watching? ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐ŸŽž๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ผ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜ข
An easier one to answer would be name a movie that DIDN’T make me cry. I cry anytime I see someone cry.
The first one that pops into my head as exceptionally sad to me is the Korean movie, Shiri. It’s actually an action movie but the end is so heartbreaking.

Do you think youโ€™re important? ๐Ÿฅ‡
No more than any other soul in the universe.
(Myth had the best answer to this! They said, “I know Iโ€™m not, and I totally down with it. Embrace your tiny drop-ness and raise the ocean.” ๐Ÿฅฐ I love that!)

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