Liebster Award Response

liebster2Thank you, J.H. Mae, for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award. I’m normally terrible at following through on these, but I figured I could at least take a few minutes to answer some fun questions and provide eleven random facts about myself.

  • If you could assume the life of one celebrity – male or female – who would it be?
    • Oh, this is not a good question for me. I don’t follow many celebrities and I don’t know that I’d enjoy a life where going to the supermarket becomes a task in paparazzi avoidance. I guess that means I’d like to assume the life of someone who’s work is famous, but they themselves are relatively unknown…like a writer on The Simpsons or something.
  • If you were guaranteed to live to 90, and you had to choose either keep the body or the mind of a 30-year-old, which would you pick?
    • I’d like to keep the mental acuity of a 30-year-old, but the wisdom of a 90-year-old. Can I do that?
  • What super-unrealistic job (international super-spy for example) would you like to have? You don’t even have to be qualified for it.
    • Archaeologist. Definitely not qualified, but I’d like to play in the dirt and dig up old things. Is that super-unrealistic? Probably only in the sense that like any job, I’d probably start to hate it once I’m forced to make a living at it. And that’s something I’d definitely not want to hate.
  • What make-believe creature would you like to be?
    • Falcor from The NeverEnding Story. He seems to live a good life.
  • Spill it: What is your worst habit? The thing you do when no one is looking?
    • No way. I need to keep that one thing I do when no one is looking a secret, because every person needs at least one bad habit that no one knows about.
  • What is your favorite literary genre, and which one turns your stomach?
    • My favorite genre changes almost as often as I change my underwear (yes, I change them daily — my underwear, not genres). Lately, I seem to be enjoying psychological horror (see this and forthcoming Cujo review) as well as Greek history/classics (see this and this).
  • Where in the world would you most like to go?
    • Based on recent reading, I desperately want to visit Greece and Turkey.
  • If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
    • Well if I had all the money in the world, I’d probably build a fortress, buy a tank or two, and hire a top-notch security firm, because the rest of the world would have no money!
  • How do you think you will deal with the apocalypse, when it comes?
    • Pretty much the same answer as the previous question, though I’d have to squat in an existing fortress, steal the tanks, and probably only be able to hire a mediocre-notch security firm, like some friends with super-soakers filled with cat pee.
  • Be honest – did you see Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you think?
    • Didn’t see it. No judgment here, but at first guess, I don’t think I’d enjoy it.
  • What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
    • When I was about six or seven, I had a dream that my parents were eaten by swamp creatures. I don’t remember the details of the dream, but I remember the horrible feeling when I woke up.

Eleven Random Facts about Me:

  • I love all vegetables, all meat, and most fruit: can’t stand papaya, jackfruit, or durian.
  • I talk to myself. A lot.
  • I’ve always loved orange-and-blue color combinations.
  • I have a hard time coming up with eleven random facts about myself.
  • I always choose butter over margarine.
  • I have a tendency to get stuck on details, often to the detriment of the big picture.
  • I feel becoming a dad has made me a better person overall.
  • I ran a computer BBS (Bulletin Board System) out of my bedroom when I was in junior high. For the unfamiliar, BBSes were kind of the Internet before the Internet.
  • I’ve gone from being crippling shy to being a somewhat people person. Still prefer my alone time, though.
  • I really enjoy weightlifting, but since becoming a dad, I’ve taken up Angus-lifting.
  • I was raised as a cat-person, and still enjoy them (until the allergies kick in), but I’ve since become more of a dog-person.

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “Liebster Award Response”

  1. “guess that means I’d like to assume the life of someone who’s work is famous, but they themselves are relatively unknown”—Yes, I think if one is going to be famous, that’s the way to do it.

    Loved your answer as to what you’d do if you had all the money in the world. Very logical. (And likely life-saving!)

  2. Oh, what a relief to find someone who also talks to himself! I talk to myself a lot, especially when driving which I’m sure makes me look like a crazy person … because I have both hands on the steering wheel, not one glued to a cell phone 😉

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