I’ve spent the week waffling about what topic I should write about, but nothing has really been jumping out at me. In a last ditch effort (my favorite kind!) to get something posted this week, I realized it might be fun to share a few things about me. This is undoubtedly due in large part because April, in an attempt to keep me entertained during this pandemic, has been mailing me—yes, as in the old-fashioned-snail-mail-it-is-so-exciting-to-see-something-in-the-mailbox-other-than-bills-mail—her answers to various quizzes she found.
I did a bit of googling and found one written a few years ago called 101 Fun and Interesting Questions To Perk Up Boring Gatherings and thought it was a good starting point. Don’t worry, I won’t be answering all 101 questions, but if you’re interested in seeing the full list click here.
50-ish Fun and Interesting Questions To Perk Up Boring
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Tell me the 3 best things about you.I’m funny. I’m loyal. I’ll try anything once.
What’s your favorite holiday?Thanksgiving. Food, family, friends, and football. What could be better than that?
On a scale of 1-10, how strict are/were your parents?Sometimes 10, sometimes 1, but most of the time in the 7-8-ish range.
Who was your worst teacher? Why?My 10th grade English teacher (whose name is escaping me). She told me that she never understood how I got into her Honors English class because it was clear I wasn’t good at writing and I should focus my efforts elsewhere.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?Less procrastination
If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?Coffee drinking or perhaps marathon taco eating
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?I think if you’re paying attention, every place is beautiful
Which historical figure would you like to be?Queen Elizabeth I
What’s the right age to get married?Whenever you meet the person in your life that you can’t live without (presuming, of course, you are of an age to legally get married).
If you could time travel, where would you go?As long as I was guaranteed to come back: the 18th Century
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?Vanilla
Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future?I think the past
If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?Texas Governor Ann Richards
Do you feel like a leader or a follower?Leader
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?Picked up and moved across the world without knowing anyone. Three times.
Tell me 3 things you remember about kindergarten.Coloring, recess, and naps
What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?I’m such a klutz, I don’t think I could pick just one…
What’s your favorite thing about one of your grandparents?My grandpa had a way of making every single one of his grandchildren feel like she/he was the favorite.
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?Tacos, bacon, cheese. Don’t tell my cardiologist.
Do you ever talk to yourself? When and what do you say?All the time. I usually talk through all the shit I need to do and berate myself for the dumb shift I do or things I didn’t do.
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?Unplug, take a bath, drink some wine, and listen to music.
What’s your favorite smell in the whole world?Coffee, the ocean, freshly cut grass
What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?A coffee maker. Or any of the wonderful contraptions that help coffee reach me.
Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or the Nobel Peace prize?Nobel Peace Prize
What’s your favorite time of day?Early mornings, when everything is quiet and I can just sit with my coffee and not think about anything
What’s your favorite season?Autumn
What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?Portobello mushrooms
What is the sound you love the most?Children laughing, coffee percolating, rain
If you could pick a new first name, what would it be?I rather like my name. Of course, my mother hates that I say “Sherry like the alcohol.” My dad wanted to name Truffeldina (my maternal great-grandmother’s name), so I learned from an early age to just appreciate the name you were given..
What is your favorite movie quote?“Check out the big brains on Brad!” Oh…what? You thought it might be something profound? Definitely not.
What’s your pet peeve(s)?People who don’t pick up their dog’s poop, people who are hypocrites, and people who are entitled assholes—especially to customer service workers
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?Ham & cheese on rustic white bread with pickles, mayo, and mustard.
Cake or pie?Pie, but I definitely wouldn’t turn down cake…
Who is the kindest person you know?My cousin, Teresa
What’s the best part about having siblings?Having someone to perform my experiments on…
What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?The Shining
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?I want to travel to every single part of the world.
What is your favorite family tradition?Driving around looking at Christmas lights and decorations
What are you good at?Making coffee and being bossy
What trait do you like the most about yourself?I always try to see the best in people
What fictional character do you wish you could meet?Albus Dumbledore
What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?Walk in the door, drop my bags, and pick up my dog
If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?Amazon
What personal trait has gotten you in the most trouble?Naturally, my smartass mouth
Which celebrity chef would you most like to fix you a meal?Let’s just be real here, if any of them wanted to fix me a meal I am definitely available!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?“Men are like cars, you have to test drive them before you buy one” Thank you, Granny!
What do you like to do on a rainy day?Watch it rain, read, and watch movies
What is your favorite thing about the beach?The sound of the waves crashing
Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most like you?Probably Doc
If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?Definitely a comedy
Name a product or service you love so much that you’d happily be that company’s spokesperson.A handful of coffee companies and anyone with cool luggage and travel gadgets.
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?A doctor
What’s the worst thing you did as a kid?If you ask my brother, it’s that I put him in the dryer and turned it on…but in fact, I talked him into getting into the dryer and I never turned it on—I just turned on the timer.
What is the best part of being a part of your family?Everyone is loud and opinionated, but everyone would drop everything to help one another. They might bitch about it the entire time, but they would be there no questions asked.
What is your favorite day of the week?Any day I can have tacos, coffee, and sunshine.
That’s probably more than you ever wanted or needed to know about me, which is basically I can be bribed/kidnapped with tacos and coffee. Before I go: since there’s a lot of stress and uncertainty in the world today, I thought I’d share a little cuteness of a rather spoiled puppy. 🙂