Friday, February 10, 2012

Outer Space Scares Me... and Other Random Facts

Thank you, Kathleen, for tagging me to answer 11 random questions about myself! It's good timing, too, what with all the new campaign members coming around and not having a clue who I am. I'm sure once they know about my weird habits (questions 2) and my hoarding tendencies (question 6) they'll definitely come by to visit again...


Wait! Stop! Where are you going?!

Okay, so here's the deal: I answer 11 questions from Kathleen, then I tag 11 people and ask them my own 11 questions. Here we go...

1. On average, how often do you look in a mirror (practicing faces for your writing does count!)?
Wait, so when I'm putting cream/makeup on my face, every time I look away and then back in the mirror, does that count as a separate occasion? How about checking out my hair in the ancient blank computer screen that sits on my desk at school?
Answer: no freakin' idea!

2. What is your weirdest/strangest/most interesting habit? Be honest!
Um... When I'm thinking I often hook the underside of my tongue ring over my bottom teeth. I try not to do that when standing in front of a class full of students, though!

3. If you could go anywhere in the UNIVERSE, where would it be and why? (Fictional places are totally part of the universe.)
There is one thing I want to see before I die and that is the Northern Lights. Sorry, I know that's still on this planet, but outer space kinda scares me!

4. What fictional character do you hate with a passion?
Hmm... President Snow from The Hunger Games books.

5. Upon landing on a deserted tropical island, you realize you have only one thing to help you survive! What is it?
My Kindle! And it would have a magical everlasting battery.

6. What do you hoard collect?
I don't think I technically hoard anything, but the closest thing would be books. There's nothing else I have in such vast quantities!

7. You’ve just landed on a brand new, never-before-discovered planet. What do you name it?
Rachel's Planet of Awesomeness?
Okay... The One With The Purple Rings.

8. Fill in the blank: I am proud of myself for _______________.
... reaching the final word on that 120 000 word novel! (which I have yet to inflict upon the reading world)

9. You have half an hour to cook a meal for your family/friends/people. What do you make?
Half an hour? Seriously?! Probably pasta mixed in with whatever bottled pasta sauce I can find in the cupboard! Plus fresh herbs from the garden.

10. You’ve just been asked to give an impromptu speech on any subject. What do you talk about?
Um... social media? High school mathematics? I feel I know quite a lot about those two subjects at the moment!

11. Is there life beyond our planet?
Like I said before, outer space (and in particular, aliens) kinda scares me. So I'm sort of hoping there's no other life out there!

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All right, I shall be tagging 11 people I have recently followed through the Writers' Platform-Building Campagin:

Jocelyn Rish

And here are your 11 questions:

1. Describe yourself in one word.
2. What was your favourite book as a child?
3. eBooks or paper books?
4. If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
5. What song is currently stuck in your head?
6. What fictional character do you most resemble?
7. If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
8. What is your favourite quote?
9. Are you a full-time writer or do you have some other day job?
10. Which book would you pick up first: awesome cover or super cool title?
11. Cream or ice-cream?

Looking forward to seeing your answers!


Miranda Hardy said...

Fun questions! It's neat to see how different we answered them. You came up with some great ones, too.

Julia King said...

Rachel - Thanks for linking my name to your post! You are freaking awesome. Ok, I love love love your answers. Outer space sort of scares me too. Yet, I do like aliens (only if they aren't trying to abduct me, but wouldn't mind them if Fox Mulder was there). I do love the tv show Stargate SG1. I'm a dork. I broke my DVD player for having watched so many episodes on it. I get obsessed.

Alright, am I supposed to answer your questions here or on my own blog post? haha TY

Writing Jewels said...

I will set up a blog post answering your questions and picking others to answer mine next week. Probably on Friday! Can't wait! TY for picking me!

Morgan said...

How awesome is this??? So fun getting to know you a bit better, Rachel! Time for me to get my question and answers on! LOL.

YelenaC said...

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for tagging me in this, sounds like fun! Loved reading your answers. I will do a post to answer the questions you asked on Monday and pick the next people to tag :)

Tina Moss said...

Love it! So much fun. Going on the blog this Wednesday. Thanks for tagging me. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

See, I've been following you for a while and I never knew you had a tongue ring :-)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm a book-hoarder, too. :)

meradeth said...

Love the questions! I'll admit, I also hoard books (well, not hoard, but have a Lot of), and I'll probably never write a book set in space, because it kind of freaks me out--just a little :)

Tia Bach said...

Came by to say Hi from the campaign trail, and so glad I did just in time to see this post and get to know you better. ;-)

Should be a fun campaign (I'm in your YA - All Genres group).

YelenaC said...

Just posted! :)

Julia King said...

I've answered you questions. check out my blog.


Vicki Orians said...

Hey Rachel! Thanks for the tag! :) To see my answers, go here: Have a great night!!

Samantha Drane said...

Hey Rachel!
Sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you (I've been horribly sick.) But the questions are complete and posted below.

Thanks again and take care :-)

Rebekah Loper said...

Hi Rachel, I'm finally stopping by from the YA group in the Campaign! I had fun reading your responses to these questions, you're lucky you didn't get tagged three times like I did last week! Answering 33 questions was insane.