Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: When I was a child we had a few movies on video tape that we watched on repeat; The Neverending Story, Annie and The Sound of Music are the ones I remember. To this day I absolutely adore The Sound of Music - the actors, the music, the story line, the decor and the clothes. Love it. When I'm sick I sometimes lie on the couch and watch The Sound of Music - it's like comfort food. I also love Clueless (I'm shallow, what can I say!) and Titanic.
Q: If you got to choose a superpower, what would it be?
A: Teleporting. Absolutely, hands down, without a doubt. Just imagine being able to zap from one place to another. I do think, to prevent laziness, there should be a distance requirement - you can only teleport if the place you are going to is more than, say, a quarter of a mile away. No teleporting upstairs or next door to chat to your neighbour.
Q: Would you ever consider plastic surgery for yourself? What would you have done?
A: If this question is addressing regular choice rather than, say, reconstructive surgery after an accident then the answer would be no. I don't think the risks and pain would be worth it. Having said that, I am not against plastic surgery for anyone else, I'm answering purely for myself - there's nothing that bothers me enough to overcome the fear (but believe me, I have some weird / unattractive things about my body that could do with a bit of a nip and tuck!) I think the furthest I would go would be a chemical peel.
Q: What was your best subject in school?
A: English and Typing. I remember telling everyone that computers were the future and touch typing would be a very desirable skill. I was right. As far as English goes, I still cringe when people break certain grammar and spelling rules (even though I don't always use correct grammar myself.) "Comprised of"? Mixing up "your" and "you're"? Or, my cousin's personal pet peeve, "Hence why"? *shudder* Please just ... don't.
Q: Did you have any nicknames growing up? What were they?
A: I can't believe I am sharing this. My dad called me Porky, Porks or, most usually, Chopsy (as in, pork chop). What can I say - I was a fat baby. (The nickname wasn't cruel as a child / teen as I was skinny.) My dear friend Leith used to call me Jeffiner which got shortened to Jeff - she still calls me that.
So - I'd love to hear your answers to these random questions! Here they are to copy and paste below:
What is your favorite movie?
If you got to choose a superpower, what would it be?
Would you ever consider plastic surgery for yourself? What would you have done?
What was your best subject in school?
Did you have any nicknames growing up? What were they?