As promised, here are the questions from Willow’s post, sans her answers, but including mine. Just in case anyone wants to answer them for themselves, check out Questions Unanswered on Willow’s site. If you do answer them, please paste a link to your answers in the comments. Thanks!
Do you have a nickname? What do you prefer to be called?
No nickname. But please call me Spike.
Do you have books on your shelf (eReader) that are begging to be read?
Are you serious?
Are you a doodler? What do your doodles look like?
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Listen to an audio book and take drugs.
How many days could you think you would last in solitary confinement?
It depends on if I have access to a computer and books. Almost unlimited with enough WiFi.
Do you save old greeting cards and letters or do you toss them away?
Toss them. I am not that sentimental.
Who is the biggest pack rat you know?
Were/are you a good student?
How often do you look at yourself in the mirror?
Every morning when I brush my teeth, brush my hair, wash my face, put on earrings. Ditto in the evening when I brush my teeth and hair, wash the face again, and remove the earrings.
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
That my life was normal.
Do you regift items that have been given to you?
No, because I rarely get gifts. The few that I get, I treasure.
Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
Technically, but I probably would miss the subtle differences if I was in the water being dragged away.
Do you still read the newspaper?
No. I was never much of a newspaper reader. Magazines, yes. Newsweek. Time. Life. Look. The New Yorker. But Garry does read papers and he likes to circle articles he thinks I should read. I read them because he’s pretty much always right.
Are there any animals that frighten you?
Big hairy spiders and centipedes.
Are you a collector of something? If so, what do you collect?
I have given up collecting. it’s dangerous to the credit cards. I still, however, have a few hundred antique plastic dolls and several dozen ancient Chinese porcelain pots.
What is something about yourself that you hope will change, but probably never will?
At this point? Nothing, really.
What’s a strange occurrence you’ve experienced but no one believes you?
Nothing I know about.
What’s something that amazes you?
The incredible greed and stupidity of many Americans who, like sheep, willingly follow the worst people in the world.
Do you prefer the blunt truth or would you rather people temper their words?
As long as they are polite, I’m fine with blunt.
What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself?
Everything involving housework. All repair work. Sewing. Cooking. Cleaning. Grooming. Dusting. Vacuuming. What have I missed? Oh, I know. A professional driver.
What are the qualities that tend to draw you to someone new?
Intelligence, open-mindedness, a sense of humor, loving dogs, and not being afraid of me.
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
Delores. Don’t ask me why. I have no idea.
Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or why not?
Are you serious?
What (if anything) do you consider unforgivable?
Eavesdropping and rumor mongering. Maybe I should add a lack of commitment to righteousness.
Do you ever break out into song just because you feel like singing?
Yes. Hopefully no one is listening. But the dogs like it and that’s important.