Tagged by the lovely kerdea!
1. What have you been up to today?
Dragged myself out of bed, fed cats, tutored, lent Orphan Black season 2 to my friendy Tiffa, wrote a bit. Talked to my papa on the phone, talked with a guy I’m going to help relocate to my area (he’s from Chile!). Wrote some more, almost-finished my current chapter. Skyped with ragvinerust! Hung out with kittens, read a tiny bit of Barker’s The Brontes, watched 2 episodes of Legend of Korra, and made peach cobbler with E. Now I’m talking to E and prepping for class tomorrow.
2. If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
Teleportation, definitely. I don’t even have to pause over that answer. I hate travel time unless it’s on a train, and I loathe driving and I’m not too fond of buses either. I would teleport myself and E all over the world and be back in time to sleep in my own bed.
3. What’s one thing not many people know about you?
Okay, here’s the thing: I am not impressive. I play a lot of stupid iPhone games (my current kick is Fruit Ninja, it also impresses the four year olds I babysit) and I love Auntie Anne’s pretzels beyond reason. The plain ones with salt and butter. GIVE THEM AT ME with a blue raspberry icee on the side.
Also I don’t like lunch. The meal, I mean. It’s indecisive.
4. What’s your favorite T.V. program?
My current favorite is Masters of Sex, which has me promptly in front of the TV at 8 pm on Sunday. Woe betide you if you keep me from it. My all-time favorite is probably Carnivalé. Parks & Rec and Community makes me giggle. I love lady-centric crime(ish) shows like The Inside, The Fall, Bletchley Circle, and The Hour. I think Hannibal is pretty great.
I could go on for hours. I watch many TV.
5. If you were in charge of your own country what’s one thing you would change?
I have this fundamental life principle that nobody should be an asshole to anybody else when it comes to things like healthcare, food, work, race, gender, class, etc. DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE, COUNTRY.
6. Where do you see yourself in +ten years time?
Hopefully with a good tenure-track job, in a cozy house with E, a few books published, happy cats, a puppy and one or two small kidlets kicking around.
7. Who has been the most influential person in your life outside of your family?
E (dustintheink). My circle of witchy-literary-brilliant friends (kerdea, tamblrtimblrtomblr, henslegs). Writer-folks, including ragvinerust and others.
8. What’s your favorite accent?
Sorrynotsorry I’m an Anglophile. English/Scottish/Irish makes my toes curl.
9. What’s your favorite color?
roses & blues
10. What is your spiritual or religious background?
I was raised by ex-Mormons who eschewed the whole religion thing for the most part and was a baby agnostic/atheist. Went to Catholic school for a brief while and I still have this funny Catholic streak that pops up—there’s a lot that I find really appealing and comforting about Catholicism, but I cannot do the politics. I just can’t. I also have some theological quibbles, but I love the connections to Mary and the saints. I also have a strong pagan-ish element to my beliefs, and have been in a pagan group and a goddess circle; I fell out with the folks but I’ve kept a lot of that. I’ve always been drawn to rituals in particular. My beliefs are very scattershot but I hold them pretty close to me all the same. I tend to resent people who push their religion or lack thereof; to me it just seems like very bad manners. Basically I am the dreaded ‘spiritual-but-not-religious.’
11. What is your favorite quote?
“You must stay drunk on writing so that reality cannot destroy you.”
I’m not tagging anyone because I’m lazy but if you haven’t done it yet, have at it!