Kick-ass questions (and my long-ass answers)

18 04 2007

I recently opted to be interviewed, so here we go.

Red Dirt Road asked…

1. What’s your favorite Board Game? If you don’t like board games,
what’s your favorite Card Game? If you don’t like games, tell us why?
My favorite board game is probably either Acquire or the Farming Game, but I really prefer card games. Tichu definitely gains the title of favorite card game and has close associations with China SST. I also really enjoy Rook and Dutch Blitz, both of which are very popular among Mennonites. I suck at choosing favorites.

2. Are you left-handed or right-handed? Ambidextrous?

Interesting that you should ask! I’m am actually left handed. I am in my right mind. I’m a south paw. I’m pretty prideful about my left-handedness because it is the only non-dominate trait of mine that I’m aware of, and because it’s pretty darn cool. It does have its disadvantages though. First of all, written language was created for right handed people, so the way we form letters and words is awkward for left handed people. Plus your hand tends to smear the ink or lead unless you write with your paper sideways like some left handed people do. Some instruments like scissors only work with the right hand unless you have specially made “lefties”. When signing, you should always line a list of dates from the center of your body out. I just couldn’t get this concept into my hands because in my mind, dates always go from left to right in a continuum of time. Sorry, if you’re not an ASL person it’s hard to explain in writing. I remember being extremely frustrated in my interpreting class when we had a whole assignment based on listing dates and I just couldn’t get it right. I am however a right handed gymnast, and I’ve never figured out which way I should bat.

3. If you had to keep only one book and one album for the rest of your
life, what would they be and why?

There’s a copy of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein that my oldest sister gave me when I was young that is very dear to my heart. Album…. humm… that’s harder. I feel that it would be cheating a bit to say the mixed cd that Mike made me, so… I think I’d have to go with Graceland by Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It has a nice mix of differently toned music, some upbeat and some slower, and has elements of African music which have a way of connecting with a deeply buried part of me.

4. Have you ever played a joke on someone and it went horribly wrong and
you felt really bad afterwards? Tell us about it.

It didn’t go “bad” per say, I just still cringe a bit when I think about it. I had a small crush on my gymnastics coach in high school (he was probably about 4 or 5 years older than me) and one April fools day I convinced my friends that he had asked me out and that we were going on a date after gym that night. I started setting it up a couple days before telling one of my friends that we had been flirting. They bought it, but were clearly concerned for me and told me to be careful. I didn’t do the whole “April fool’s, I gotcha” bit till later that night after I got home from gym. The part that I cringe about is that I made them worry, and that I told him about it, and it clearly made him a little uncomfortable. Ah, high school, such foolish years, but so fun.

5. If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

SuperNanny! (I wish)

To play along…
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Ready…. Set…. Go!




3 responses

18 04 2007

um, yeah totally in for this one, I love me some questions

19 04 2007
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19 04 2007

Those were totally kickass answers. Good job! I’m always curious about whether people in the InnerNet Land are left or right handed because you never know!

I read Angella over at DutchBlitz dot net. I wonder if she knows she’s a card game?

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