1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet? Wow–that IS pretty random! I have no idea. I probably have a pair of dressy shoes way back in the closet that I bought years ago for some specific outfit for a specific event and then never wore again.
2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety? I bought two boxes of Thin Mints. Is it just my imagination, or were there A LOT MORE cookies in each box back when I was selling these?
3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? Nope. I’m not a good dancer at all. I do love to watch really good dancers.
4. Were you a responsible child/teenager? Yes—I was definitely a rule-follower.
5. How many of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies did you see? I don’t even remember what any of them were! I haven’t gone to the movies much at all lately—there just isn’t a lot out there that I want to see these days.
6. If you’re going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself? I don’t like to watch—I won’t even watch when I have my own blood drawn. I’m just fine if I look away and don’t think about what’s happening.
7. What is your favorite day of the week and why? I love Sundays—I usually have all my weekend chores and obligations completed and can spend the day however I choose. There’s usually some combination of reading, cooking, playing with pets, and napping involved.
8. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? Years ago, from a fellow teacher—“You’re the kind of teacher that I’d want for my own child.”
9. Do hospitals make you queasy? Not really.
10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? A bookstore, of course! Except I wouldn’t–see #13. 🙂
11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items? I’m brand-loyal for some things—for example I only buy Crest toothpaste, Heinz ketchup, and Lays potato chips. But not so much for others—I’ll buy whatever peanut butter or tuna is on sale. I’m not sure why there’s a difference, but there is!
12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels? Hmm. . . I think it’s easier for me to look into someone else’s eyes when they’re doing the talking, because that’s how I gauge their truthfulness. On the other hand, it’s harder for me when I’m doing the talking because I’m afraid that I’ll say more than I may want to reveal through my eyes.
13. What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé? I’m very proud of decisions I made in the past that now allow me to be completely financially independent and have absolutely no debt except for my car payment and my mortgage.
14. What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made? I’m stuck on this one. . . let’s move on.
15. What’s your personal anthem or theme song? I don’t have a theme song, but my motto is “You do what you have to do.” Sometimes you just have to push through and get to the other side, even if it’s not fun. Don’t talk about it, don’t complain about it, just do what you have to do.