It seems to me I missed a few HodgePodges here and there.
Time seems to be escaping me a lot these days.
But then, that means my days are busy and full,
and I can't really complain about that!
1. Do you own a Bike? When was the last time you rode a bike?
I haven't been on a bike in ages.
I think I still have one tucked away somewhere at my parent's house, though.
2. What's something you learned in school that wasn't part of the curriculum?
The incredibly high value of a best friend.
3. What's a food you've never tried and want to?
And something you've tried but never want to try again?
I'm pretty good about not discounting a food before I've tried it,
and I'm pretty adventurous with my eating habits,
so this was an interesting and challenging question for me!
Never Tried: Anything ethnic and homemade from somewhere I've never been.
How's that for vague?
Never Want Again: Venetian Pizza
Pizza in Italy is to die for. Really.
But in Venice? Their "traditional" pizza?
Capers & Anchovies?
4. Have you been demanding more or less of yourself lately?
As an only child and a perfectionist,
I think it's hard for me to demand even more of myself than I already do.
However, I think in general I always have really high expectations.
That makes life complicated sometimes,
but it's who I am and how I am,
so I know how to handle it and deal.
5. Who is your favorite villain?
He Who Must Not Be Named
It's true, I love Harry Potter and everything associated with the series.
But for a lot of good reasons (or at least I think so).
But, Voldemort? He's one of my reasons.
It's so easy to create a villain that disgusts and makes you cringe.
Or one who causes you nightmares and makes you glad they don't really exist.
But it takes a real genius to create a villain that you can understand.
One who is not the blacked of black souls,
or never had any good or light in their lives.
What JKR does so brilliantly is that she casts all of her characters in such realness
(which considering her books are about magic and fantasy is impressive in its own right).
Harry isn't all good.
Snape isn't all bad.
Even Voldemort isn't rotten to the core like so many other villains out there.
Look where he came from, what he was fighting against.
He does the things he does because he's afraid of death.
He can't comprehend his own mortality.
How many of us can say we don't feel the same as him?
JKR is brilliant.
Voldemort is the best villain there is.
6. How concerned are you about identity theft?
It freaks me out, a lot, but it's not usually at the front of my mind.
I try to be mindful of where, when, and how I give out personal information,
and how I dispose of things like receipts and mail.
But it's not something at the forefront of my mind.
7. Would you rather have an extraordinary home in an ordinary place
or an ordinary home in an extraordinary place?
I think this is the hardest question, because it matters how you define home.
For me home is a feeling,
whereas house is the physical building.
So with that definition I'd want an extraordinary home in an ordinary place.
But if you mean 'home' as the physical place,
then I'd totally want the ordinary home in the extraordinary place.
Does that make sense?
8. Random Thought:
This is AMAZING!
If you haven't seen it yet please make sure you watch.
I want to play guitar in space!