Thanks to the lovely Hannah A. Krynicki, y’all get to endure yet another challenge post! Aw, com’on. You know you want to learn more obscure facts and preferences about yours truly. So, here goes:
1. Favorite book/story in the Bible?
See, this is a really hard question, so I’m just going to go with a story that I like and thought of off the top of my head which is the parable of the sower (which can be found in here in Matthew 13, if you’re interested). I’ve always liked the message of this parable, but now that I work on a research farm where helping to plant is one of my tasks, it has taken on a new depth of meaning. What’s even cooler is that it’s a great example of how Jesus masterfully catered to His audience because most of the people He spoke to were likely farmers or, in the least, knew and understood farming. I wonder what kind of parallel He might draw today. Maybe a food service metaphor? Leave your ideas in the comments.
2. Chocolate chips or Skittles?
Skittles. No contest. Probably the sour ones, but I mean, I don’t discriminate between Skittles. I eat them all.
3. You get a five-minute public broadcast interview with an influential person in your government (president, Supreme Court justice, prime minister, etc). What do you say?
Hrfrfrfrfrfrfr. What kind of question is this? What are you supposed to say in five-minutes? In a broad-cast interview? I think I’d probably ask them to share a bit of their story. Regardless of what you believe, which party you ascribe to, or actions you’ve taken as an official, you have a story, and I’d say rather than ranting for five minutes about whatever they’ve done to make me mad I’d want them to share a bit about who they really are with both me and whoever is watching. Because ya story is important, kids.
4. According to this test, which Disney character are you?
Simba? Not really sure what to do with that, although I will say that lions are my favorite animals and the Simba show at the Animal Kingdom in Disney World was probably my favorite attraction in like… the whole Disney World parks.
5. If you could choose to live in another time period or an alternate universe, where would it be and why?
I’ll tell you straight up that I’m sitting in my Spanish classroom doing this (because class was cancelled at the last minute, and I’m here now, so why not use the time to do a Q&A?) in a Joan of Arc costume for Halloween mostly for extra credit but also because I’m a huge nerd. So I’d say alternate universe/another time period that basically is medieval times but with better women’s rights so that I can haul around a sword and marry who I want, y’know? So like, Narnia. Basically I’d want to live in Narnia. But during the Golden Age. Or a time when it isn’t in total crisis.
6. Can you write something in a different language? (No translator help!)
¡Si! Me gusta español mucho. Porque yo aprendo español, yo escribo en español. (Translation from Spanish: Yes! I like Spanish a lot. Because I learn Spanish, I write in Spanish. Wasn’t sure how to say “can write” instead of just “write” … so yay for elementary Spanish sentences. Hopefully it’ll get better after I’ve done my internship abroad.)
7. What was the last dream you had that made you laugh?
Laugh? I genuinely don’t think I have ever laughed in my dreams… Is that bad? Probably. Um. I mean, I usually laugh at how bad they are. Like, I’ll wake up having died or something, and I’ll kinda try and laugh it off like, “Wow! That was a really stupid way to die. Good grief.” Kinda like Olaf’s “Aw, darn; I’ve been impaled” mentality.
8. Do you know how to build a fire?
Yes. Theoretically. I mean, I’ve watched my folks do it a ton of times, so I think so. I just haven’t ever done it by myself. I am a bit of a pyro though, so it’s probably for the best that I haven’t.
9. Amazon.com or brick-and-mortar stores?
Brick-and-mortar… most of the time. I’m both relatively impatient and distrusting of anything advertised on the interwebs (or in general), so brick-and-mortar stores definitely take care of those two problems. However, when it comes to textbooks or if I’m running low on funds, I definitely jump ships to the Amazon.
10. What is one real-world problem that truly bothers you?
All of them bother me. No joke. I could get really impassioned about all of them. But, if I had to pick one, it’d be the lack of Global Food Security.
Bonus: What would you do to change the problem in #10?
So basically what I want to do with my life is international agriculture development and extension which means bringing technology (anything from machines to technical know-how) to farmers who don’t currently have access to it–probably one of the most critical issues in the agriculture industry. Food security isn’t rooted in the fact that there isn’t enough food in existence or that we don’t know how to make enough food; we have the food and the knowledge, it’s just getting it where it’s needed that is the main problem. I want to be a carrier of technology.
Well that was fun! I guess now it’s time for me to ask questions and tag people, yes?
For the benefit of those tagged, here are the rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer the questions you were given by that blogger.
- Nominate 10 bloggers, give them ten new questions, and let them know they’ve been tagged.
- What did you want to be when you were a little kid and why?
- What would you say to your future self (in a few sentences)?
- Sweet or unsweetened tea? (Y’all southerners know there is only one right answer here.)
- Star Trek or Star Wars or Uncultured Swine (Just kidding, but seriously if you don’t have an opinion, someone has failed you (probably your parents).) and why?
- You’re lost, presumably forever, in the desert with a lifetime supply of ______. What would it be and why (the more ridiculous the answer, the better, by the way)?
- City or country and why?
- Outside job or inside job and why?
- You are the president of a small island country; at the beginning of your term, you are allowed to make anything into law for one day. What law(s) would you enact and how do you plan to enforce them?
- Can you actually judge a book by its cover? (Be honest, now, y’all.)
- What was your least favorite chore to do as a child? What about now?
I’m going to be really lazy and say that the first 10 people to read this article (which is basically anyone who reads this article, because I think I have like three followers) may consider themselves tagged. So yeah, do the thing. Or comment on my answers. Any that you agree with? Disagree with? Let me know in the comments.
Love you each muchly!