November 24, 2019
Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published
on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner
of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the
most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first -
Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!
Stolen from Swap Bot
1. You can breathe underwater or be able to fly. Which one
would you choose and why?
Underwater. I'm kind of afraid of heights and I've always wanted to see
what is under the water, but nervous about wearing any breathing apparatus.
2. What's your go to order at a café?
Plain black coffee.
3. Where do you feel the safest?
Sitting here at my desk.
4. What is the one book or book series you could reread without getting bored
for the rest of time?
Either the "Outlander" series or the Myron Bolitar books by Harlan Coben
(preferably "Outlander," though--the books are much longer)
5. You will receive ten million dollars, but you need to spend one million
dollars in 24 hours to receive the other nine million tax free (and you can’t
tell anyone what you’re doing). What do you spend it on?
I'm at a point in my life where I don't need "stuff," am happy where I
live, so it would go to charitable donations -- to my Compassion kids and to the
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, for starters. Anything that can make a
difference for people in the world, like bringing them clean water, that I can
6. What was your favorite vacation to date?
The trip the seven of us took to England and Ireland the year after my father
died. We took his small savings and spent a week in London, a week in
Ireland and another week in London. all the kids were going to spend
another two weeks in Europe, so all were old enough that we didn't need to
"watch" them and we could make plans to either go somewhere together, or go our
own way and meet them later for dinner and a show. It was a wonderful
vacation and part of me was tickled that we spent my father's life savings on a
vacation. He would have been appalled, but I didn't want his
money and this was the best thing to do with it.
We all fit in that car, barely
7. Is there any scent that reminds you of a specific memory?
What is the scent and what does it remind you of?
Gardenias remind me of the very first wake I went to, when I was about 5.
The coffin was covered in a blanket of them, and I was terrified to know there
was a dead body in there. (I never could figure out why my grandparents wanted
to take me to the wake of someone I didn't know!)
8. What is your favourite TV series? Do you have just one or more?
Right now I guess The Blacklist, New Amsterdam, NCIS, NCIS-LA and
9. They say that in life you need to try everything. Are there things you
will never try?
I will never jump out of a plane. I will never run a marathon.
10. If I ask you to close your eyes and remember a picture of you, what do
11. What was your childhood bedroom like?
Shared with my sister. Bed on opposite walls, with a desk in between with
windows that were covered with drapes, which I always propped open because I was
afraid of the dark and the street light shined on me. My mother always
removed the prop after I went to sleep because she didn't want people walking
down the street looking in on me. Hanging on the walls were "story book
dolls" in display boxes my father had made. I loved them but was not
allowed to touch them. There was a small closet. The room was really
supposed to be a dining room because it had a cupboard and drawers like you
would have for dishes. Oh. And there were snakes under the bed.
I never saw them, of course, but I knew they were there.
12. Are you a GoodWill, or any second hand store customer?
No. Never have been, except for second hand book stores.
13. How do you feel about the death penalty?
Adamantly opposed. It's ridiculous to kill someone when it costs so much
more to go through all the legal maneuvering and I personally feel that life in
prison without possibility of parole is a much harder sentence. There are
also too many prisoners who are eventually to be found not guilty...once dead,
you can't bring someone back to life. Better not take the chance.
14. If you could live in any fictional world, where would it be?
15. Do you believe in ghosts/spirits & have you had any experiences with them?
Yes. I've never seen ghosts or anything like that, but I had three
distinct experiences after my best friend died in 1986 and another recently
after another friend died. (It's actually how I found out he died.)