Saturday, October 22, 2016

Julius Bailey a fantasy author/blogger has nominated me for a Q & A blogger's tag!

Here's how it works:
  • Tag the blogger(s) who have nominated you
  • Answer the questions you were given
  • Nominate 10 bloggers
  • Write out your 10 questions
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged

We'll, I can't say I actually followed all the instructions. I'm not going to nominate anyone, per se, but if you're a blogger and you'd like to answer my questions, please do. Just tag me and share a link to your response in the comments.  Anyhow, here are my answers to Julius's questions.

J. Bailey's Blogger  Q&A Tag Questions from Realm Delver:

1: What is your favorite drink?
Coffee, with a close second of unsweetened tea. Yeah, I know... Exciting, right?

2: What is your least favorite book?
Well, least favorite... That's hard because I would not likely have finished it, and maybe it picked up later.  Well, I guess I'll give you Moby Dick, but only because I couldn't make it past the first page. I tried to read it in highschool, but haven't given it another shot since.

3: What's the longest distance you've ever traveled on foot?
Hard to say. I used to run four or so miles at a time when I was in the Navy, but that's not going to impress too many folks. I'd love to say I trekked the forest trails of some interesting location, but the closest I've gotten to that is just walking the paved walking paths between streets in my local area. Not quite as far as when I was in the Navy.
I did once lock myself out of my car at a mall in Norfolk and run all the way home to my apartment to get the back up key. I think that was a few miles. Nowadays, I live so far from the mall, it would be an epic journey of maybe few hours to get home. That trip took about thirty minutes, I think.

4: If you could own one of the batmobiles from any one of the live-action Batman movies, which one would you choose?
I'd get the one that jumped the bridge.  It's not quite the traditional look, but it looks like it would be the most fun to drive. I can't remember which Batman movie it was in, but Christian Bale played him.

5: Would you rather be chased by human eating snakes or human eating spiders?
I can't get over the "human eating" part of that question...

6: Would you rather have awesome kung fu skills, or awesome lightsaber skills (with a saber included)?
Kung fu, because if you're a badass, but only with a weapon, all your opponent has to do is disarm you to win the fight. I think weaponless fighting is the most impressive thing. Now, that's not to say I wouldn't love the awesome lightsaber skills, too, just being practical, you know.

7: If you had to be stranded fifty miles out in either a desert, the ocean, or the north or south pole, which would you choose?
Key word here is stranded. I'd prefer not to be stranded. Still, I think I'd be better prepared to survive in the desert (depending on what kind it is), but only from what I've seen and learned from the slew of survival shows I watch on TV. Pretty much all the ones that have someone just out there on surviving or showing how to survive are on my to watch list. My favorites, currently, are Naked and Afraid and Dual Survival.

8: What do you consider to be your greatest skill?
Writing and editing, but maybe crochet as well. I can crochet a mean purse (maybe literally with a little embroidery, picturing a scowling face on the side of a purse), and I'm fairly good at loom knitting and excruciatingly slow at regular knitting, though the projects turn out alright. Anyhow, creative outlets.. That covers it, I think.

9: What's your dream job?
Well, I think I'm doing it.  I'm a training specialist. So, I get to feed my creative side by designing eLearning, presentations, and workshops, and my social side by actually delivering those trainings. I love helping people, so answering questions and helping folks find good solutions is a plus. I also get to dabble in projects and I meet pretty much everyone who comes in the door because I run the orientation schedule and teach a couple of those classes, too. 
Second to that is writing. I do a lot of technical writing at work, but I love writing book reviews and coming up with stories of my own, as well. I used to think that would be my dream job, but I'm beginning to think that would just suck all the fun right out of it. I'm happy to leave it as a side gig.

10: What did you think of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice?
I didn't watch it. I prefer to think of Batman and Superman as best friends, so I don't want to break the illusion...

Ok, so if you want to be tagged, volunteer below in the comments.  Here are the questions I'd like answered:
  1. What's your favorite pastime?
  2. Pudding or Jello?
  3. If someone at work would to mix up skittles and M&Ms in the same dish (with no warning), what would your reaction be?
  4. What's your favorite movie of all time and how old were you when you first saw it?
  5. If you have a favorite series (book, TV, movie, any of that), what is it and why?
  6. What is your post-apocalyptic skill set?
  7. If you could visit anywhere (real or fiction), where would you go and why?
  8. What was the most life-changing decision you ever had to make?
  9. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  10. If you read, what's your routine? Anything quirky or interesting you'd like to share?