When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?
The only time I believe this happened was when I rubbed my finger against the edge of some paper and got a paper cut, which hurts briefly. I think if the thing I’m cutting is really thick and requires some extra effort to cut, I’d be moving my jaw in frustration, or gritting my teeth, trying to put some strength into it.
Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Only when I am deeply pondering an idea to write down. I used to chew the end of my pens (chewing pencils has a nasty wood taste). This is a bad habit that I’m glad doesn’t exist.
Are you a collector of anything? If so what?
For a while I was collecting all of the quarters from the 50 state quarter project but then a certain person came along and stole them all, discarding the empty quarter map behind a dresser, all crumpled up. I have a small collection of bottle caps, seashells, and rocks.
What size is your bed?
It’s just a mattress on the floor right now (bed frame coming soon), and is just big enough to have me stretch from head to toe and fit all on it.
My home life is very peaceful and cooperative. No fighting or voice raising. We mostly stick to doing our own thing.
Great family but can be a bit unorthodox and strange especially when dealing with strangers.
Your blogging community?
The community has been largely supportive of me over the years contributing with all the likes and comments. It could be way better though but I am grateful that at least a handful of people care about my work.
I’ve slipped up a bit on blogging connections and lost a ton of readership and site traffic. Hopefully I can get things going again once I get a new burst of energy or maybe I shouldn’t make a big deal about it. Blogging for over three years has a way of making you lose focus because it seems to be a means to an end with no definite goal in sight.
Your city or immediate area in which you live?
That it is mostly small and quiet and easy to live in. Working class people going on about their normal, average lives.
The regional area in which you live?
There is lots of farmland and vegetative land. Manufacturing is a big industry around here. I’m grateful that jobs are starting to pick up again.
The country where you live?
The United States is one of the greatest places to live but we are not without our problems including debt and racial hatred.
I’m grateful that I am such a nice person and one who easily forgives others for their mistakes.
I wished I would have taken a class on how to draw. Maybe I still can. I can say that I am only good at doodling and drawing random sketches. I’ve always wanted to draw characters like on The Simpsons.
What’s your favorite comic figure and why?
I don’t really read comics but I would say that my favorite is Batman just because he’s the only superhero that doesn’t have any actual superpowers but relies on his smarts and wit, like I do…because I’m Batman.
Name something you wish you could like.
Tell me about your first crush / first date / first kiss.
My first crush was one of unrequited love. No matter how hard I tried to get her attention she just wouldn’t notice me. Now my first kiss reminded me of Doritos.
Who was your best friend when you were 10?
I had about three good friends that I invited to my birthday party once. Out of those three friends, one of them I used to constantly chase on the playground.
What sign are you? Do you believe in astrology?
Well, I was once a Virgo but after NASA recently changed the signs of the Zodiac, adding a 13th to appropriately match the number of constellations in the sky, I am now a Leo. But after reading another article, I found this was just a misunderstanding. NASA didn’t change the signs, they just did the math and found the Babylonians got it all wrong 3,000 years ago, publishing their findings in a blog post. I don’t really believe in astrology but think it is a fascinating topic to explore.
Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
I’ve owned a bunch of rocks, a whole box of them I found in a lake. Pet rocks were a popular fad back in the 1970s, being sold in boxes at the store and people were dumb enough to pay for one. The Pet Rock company started by Gary Dahl made him an instant millionaire, but not without backlash and threats from buyers at him at how they were duped into such a ridiculous scheme.
What is your greatest strength or weakness?
My greatest strength is not caring what anyone says. I’m my own person. My greatest weakness is being able to play sports.
What makes you feel grounded?
Being at home or at least in a place that doesn’t feel like a prison.
Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food?
I would get tired of eating cold food after a while and wouldn’t want to live without a warm meal once in a while.
What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
I haven’t had a whole lot of jobs, but one of my first was gardening and taking care of my grandma’s various flower beds. This included pulling out weeds and crabgrass. She would pay me $10 each week for this.
What is your favorite month of the year?
Definitely July. It marks the beginning of the second half of the year and you can always sense the tinge of summer in the air.
What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Rippling ponds (sometimes with geese)
Lighthouses by the ocean
List at least five of your favorite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)