Get to Know Me…

Just a quiz I found online.  I like doing these.  I learn about myself too.  Please fill out yours in the comments.

Would you rather…

Watch, Star Wars, or Star Trek?
Star Wars.  Even though I didn’t particularly like it all that much, something about Star Trek always bothered me.

Read on a Kindle or paperback book?
Paperback.  Always.  Or Hardcover.  Anything with real paper that I can touch and feel and smell.  God I’m sentimental.  But seriously, I tried the Ebook.  I even read a number of books on it, I just can’t get into it.  I understand it’s perks.  I even see that it’s better for the environment.  But I will always need to own a hard copy of a book.  I hope they never go away.

Go to a play or musical?
Either, I’m not picky.  I love to sing, so when I know the musical, it’s great fun.  But I have enjoyed many plays as well.  Any reason for a night out is good for me.

Go to the theater or a movie?
I go to movies all the time, I love going to the movies, but I’m still going to say theatre because I don’t get a chance to do it frequently and the tickets are so damn expensive.  If given the choice, if I had the money and there were enough interesting plays, I’d probably choose theatre.  The movies could win out because they have fountain pop.

Hike or bike?
Hike.  Love it.  Love the scenery and the nature.  I used to love to bike but it makes me too nervous in the city.

Wear jeans or chinos?
Jeans.  What are chinos?

Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?
Margarita.  Not a fan of coconut

Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?
Neither.  Yuck

Visit Europe or Mexico?
Europe.  Europe.  Europe.  Europe.  Europe.  Europe times 100.  Times infinity.  God I want to see all of Europe!

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
I could do either.  Alaska seems amazing.  The animals and the culture.  But Hawaii would be spectacularly beautiful as well, in a completely different way.  For my state of mind right at this moment, I’ll say Alaska because I’d love the chance to see a whale.

Go skiing or snowshoeing?
I’m going to say snowshoeing because I’ve never been and I skied a million times when I was younger.  Also, for some reason, even though I grew up skiing, the thought kind of scares me now, snowshoeing seems safer.  Plus, it’s like hiking in the snow…..which seems awesome to me.

Travel by plane, train, or automobile?
Depends.  There are a few train rides I’d love to take.  A train ride through different European countries seems romantic.  There are a few train rides in Canada that are probably beautiful.  So romantic me says train.  To get all the places in the world I want to go, plane, just for convenience.

Enjoy a houseboat or speed boat?
Sail boat?

Go climbing or zip lining?
Climbing.  Zip lining is too scary for me.  I’ve done rock climbing, but only the fake kind.  I don’t know if I could climb in nature.

Go to a comedy club or dance club?
Comedy.  I’m not a great dancer.  Nor do I enjoy that kind of music much.

Have a night out or evening in?
Depends on my mood and what’s on the agenda.  If the evening in is reading, I’d almost always choose to stay in.  If you tried to drag me to a dance club, Definitely an evening in.  But a movie, a date night, a drink night with the girls, a beautiful moonlit walk; those things could persuade me to go out.

Watch TV or read a book?
Book.  Always a book.  I mean I watch T.V., don’t get me wrong, but in this either or situation, always, always a book.

Go canoeing or waterskiing?
Canoeing.  Although I’d probably TRY waterskiing.  I doubt I would ever manage to actually do it though.

Camp in an RV or stay in a tent?
I like the idea of a tent more, and I’d definitely camp in one, but the realist in me says I’d probably really enjoy the RV more.  I like beds and I hate bugs.

Use Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook.  I try twitter occasionally.  But I just don’t get it.  I would only use it to retweet someone else so it became pointless.  Plus my life is in words.  I can’t say all I need to say in 140 characters.

Choose a free trip or money?
Free Trip if it was to the right locale.  If I won money I’d probably use it to travel anyways.

Win the lottery or find your perfect job?
Everyone will choose the lottery, but I think that lifestyle would be bad for me.  I need a reason to wake up in the morning, otherwise I’d sleep all day.  I truly would be so happy if I found a job that made me happy and fulfilled (it wouldn’t hurt if it paid well too).  For me, if I won the lottery, I’d sleep all day and accomplish nothing.  I’d do nothing to change the world.  I don’t want that, I want to leave an impact, however small.

Swim in a pool or the ocean?
In a pool.  I’d rather take a walk down a lovely beach and watch the ocean, but I’ve had too many ocean mishaps to actually want to swim in it.  Beautiful to look at though, I’d look at an ocean a million times over swimming anywhere.

Travel by sailboat or cruise ship?
Sailboat.  It ends up I’m quite the romantic.

Watch sports or play sports?
Play, I guess.  I would suck because I haven’t played a sport in years.  But I just can’t get behind the idea of watching sports.  Seems so utterly pointless to me.

Play dodgeball or kickball?
Dodgeball I suppose.  For no real reason.  I would get injured at either

Get to know someone new when you learn how they think:

What would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
A library.

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
Travel all of Europe and see every castle and cobblestone street.  Drink a coffee in the restaurant where J.K. Rowling wrote the beginning of Harry Potter.  Write something there too.

If money was no object, what would you do all day?
In my mind:  Be a writer.  In reality:  Sleep.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
I think I’ve been fairly obvious with this one, but I’ll say it again.  EUROPE!  ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE!!!

What is your favorite memory?
This ones getting tricky.  No one memory stands out as the best in my life.  I have a few good ones.  I have a lot of terrible ones.  I have a lot of lost ones that I just don’t remember.  I’ll keep it short and sweet and go with the moment I met my niece.  She’s perfect.

Who is your favorite author?
J.K. Rowling.  She amazes me no matter how many times I reread Harry Potter (her other books are good as well 🙂 )

What is your favorite book?
Uuumm….You get where this is going I’m sure, but okay.  Harry Potter.  All of them.  If I had to choose one, I’d say The Half Blood Prince.

What was your favorite activity in gym class?
Those turtle things you sat on with the wheels and the handles that you wiggled back and forth to make it move across the room.  Those things were weird and amazing. 

What has been your biggest challenge?

What is your biggest success up until now?
Graduating University.  Although a degree in English Literature apparently does not guarantee one a job.

What does your perfect day look like?
Sleeping.  Hiking.  Eating.  Writing.  Reading.  Drinking tea.  Seeing my niece.  Maybe taking a bath depending on the weather.

University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?
Life Experience.  I may say I’m proud that I graduated University, but it taught me absolutely nothing about getting a job or the real world.  It just indulged my reading whims for five years.

What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?
Common sense.  Can you teach that?

If you were to create a piece of art, what would the subject be?
Fantasy.  Magic.  Bravery.

What one thing would you change if you had to do it over?
I have a large number of things I’d change if I could, but there’s no point dwelling on them.  I think I’ll keep them to myself.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
1920 – be a stereotypical flapper girl.  Daisy Buchanan.  In reality, it probably would be a lot of men treating a lot of women really poorly.  As a woman, now is probably the best time for me to live.

What does your life say about you?
I can be lazy.  I fall down a lot.  But I have hope.

How would your friends describe you?
I hope as kind and thoughtful.  Probably they’d say I’m anxious and scared.


About laurengowing

I read prose. I write prose. I don't really read poetry, but sometimes I write it.
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