I'm almost sorry to do this to you guys, and I know I do these kind of posts a few times a month, but I was tagged again. Kind of. It wasn't officially a tag. Whatever. The basic point is someone answered some questions and then asked me to answer them too. I simply adore answering questions, and I couldn't think of something to post, so this is what you're getting. That person, by the way, (direct any and all complaints to her) is Bozo
1. Book or movie or TV show and why?
Well it depends on what it is. I prefer books to movies, and if a TV show is turned into a movie, I tend to prefer the TV show. If something was always a movie, then I can enjoy the movies. I can still enjoy movies based on TV shows though, such as anime movies, which are awesome. Generally I'm just going to prefer the original version of something. I like watching TV shows though because they are short and sweet, and I don't have the attention span I used to.
2. Real book or e-book or audio book?
I dedicated a whole post to this: http://theramblingperson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/paper-or-kindle.html. Though I never really gave my own opinions on what I prefer, and I didn't mention audio books at all. I prefer real paperbacks, or hardbacks of course, to ebooks but I can read an ebook too. I have plenty of ebooks I have to read. As for audiobooks I'm not a big fan really. I read faster than people can talk to me, and I find that when I'm listening to something, such as a podcast, or something like an audiobook, I'm not paying total attention, so I may end up missing something. I prefer reading to listening, and I prefer paper to pixels. Hey that could make a cool slogan. "I prefer paper to pixels."
3. Funniest thing you've done in the last five years?
I can't think back that far. One of the funniest things I've done in the past five days though was last week when Jessie came to town with her girlfriend. It was the first time I'd met her girlfriend, ever. They've only been going out four years and four months. I don't think it took long enough. Anyway we just had a whole lot of fun. Whenever me and Jessie get together outside the confines of my room we forget we're in public. This leads to us singing as we walk around town, laughing at the people around us and talking about them, and I even tried on a girly headband that I believe had a bow on it. I think I looked good in it really. There isn't much to do in my town, but we made the most of it.
4. Do you put yourself into the books you read/write or the movies you watch?
I don't insert myself in to the books, that's called self insert fanfiction, but I do find myself relating to characters and sometimes even feeling genuine emotion towards them. Or what feels like it. I've found myself wishing I was in another world, but I don't actually see myself in it while reading or watching. A girl can dream though. I would correct myself but "a girl can dream" sounds so much better than "a boy can dream".
5. How would your best friend describe you.
I actually asked her this, and this was her answer. If you want to know what I'm really like, this is a good idea of it really. "Shy, hopelessly romantic, quiet, warped but great sense of humour, faithful to a fault, movie and music obsessed, interesting, deep, self doubting, kind, reclusive, dreamer and inward thinking. But such a complex person, who is so deep and contradictory, so always changing and thinking cannot be described in such benign and simply terms, you are you and very special and unique and thinking so often it may change at a moments notice and then change but the constants are loyal, dreamer and romantic. Yes, you are a people pleaser and that causes more self doubt, hatred deprication as you hold yourself to a high moral and personal standard but you feel bad for pleasing people and not standing by what you think sometimes. You beat yourself up for days over little things. I think if you could or you try even now you would live to the old knights templar code. I think you do try and live as and envision as a knight, but to me ATM you are a starry eyed prince who will mature in to a knight " Some of the sweetest things someone has said about me. I'm also wondering how she knows me so well, but I guess if you're around someone for nine years you pick a few things up.
6. Favourite kind of car and why?
I'm not really that into cars. I like Jeeps though and other 4x4's because I don't really know. But when I do pass my test I want something like that. At the very least I want something that would cause more damage to the person I crash in to than to me.
7. Would your choice for a party be a catered meal or a barbecue out back?
Hmmm...I think it can depend. Some situations call for catering, some can call for a nice barbecue. Typically though I prefer indoor catered affairs to barbecues. I don't mind a barbecue but there's more choice at a catered meal and it's typically healthier. That said, cheeseburgers and hot dogs rule.
8. What's your favorite season and why?
Winter of course. I love the snow. Though we don't get much. I also prefer the cold. I would easily rather be too cold than too hot. I walked barefoot in snow once :D It gets better. I actually dug my feet into the snow. It was cold sure but it felt great. If you're wondering why I did that my boss kind of told me to. I was walking to work and I got a lot of snow in my shoes, and this made my feet more than a little smelly, so he suggested I walk out in the snow to wash my feet. I'm not sure he was serious but I took the chance to do it. I'd do it again too. DO IT. ALL OF YOU. IT'S AWESOME.
9. What specific lesson have you learned - Spiritual, educational, occupational?
Spiritual- I guess the same one Bozo learned. Just because you do some bad things, it doesn't fundamentally make you a bad person. I've done a lot of bad things in my time, but most would describe me as a good person. Really being a bad person can help make you a good one. Though there are generally good people. I've also learned that the likelihood there is such a thing as a soul mate is pretty high. I just wish I could accept that hey, I'm not such a bad guy.
Education- I learnt that 2+2 = 4 and sometimes I'm not so sure about that. I can't really remember a great deal of what I learnt in school, but I'm sure it will come to me as I need it. Oh I know all the continents, I think. Europe, Asia, Australasia, Antarctica, Africa, America, and I think the other pole is one of it's own, but I don't know the name. I'm off to google that. Turns out I'm wrong. I was almost there. North and South America are individual continents. Oh and Australasia is also just known as Australia. Meh.
Occupational- My boss can be a dick but he means well. In my time at work though I have completed an on the job training course. I've learnt several things at work, such as how to use a cash register (it's slightly more than just a big calculator) and how to arrange things properly so they look neat and to encourage people to buy things. The retail industry is all about the subliminal messaging. You'd think I would enjoy the psychological aspect of it.
10. Besides writing, what's your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time?
Play video games, listen to music, and watch TV shows on my laptop. That's about it really. I also enjoy reading but I'm not sure I do it enough (outside reading blogs) to count.
11. What's one place you can be found at least one time every week?
My sisters house. Even if it's a school holiday and I don't have to go with dad to pick my niece up from school, I usually end up there. I don't mind though, it gets me out the house. Also the shops.I really don't get out much.
And that's that. I had a whole lot of fun with this one, and I hope you did too.