Real Neat Blog Award

There’s a meme going around and Cymre picked me and awoke me out of a slumber, something like Sleeping Beauty.

How awesome is that?! I mean, if you're going to be awakened, who better than Cymre, right? And she's having me grouped up with folks like Coolidge and Dragonray.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the seven questions your nominator has provided.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and create 7 questions for them.

And the questions I have to answer:

1. How would you pass the time during a blackout?

I can tell you exactly how I spent my last couple of blackouts. We sat around playing cards by candlelight, especially  Sushi-Go. When a prior blackout turned out to be extensive, we went out to a restaurant and after the meal, played more cards. I should point out, my family doesn't need a blackout to initiate a game of cards.

2. If you could be any superhero for a day, who would you be and why?

Squirrel Girl. She's unbeatable. It says it right there in the title of the comic book "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl".

I'll add here that when the question was "favourite villain", I think the Phantom of the Opera gets a bad rap. Raoul is colourless. All that Erik has done for Christine and she chooses Raoul? Bah.

3. What is one thing you love collecting or loved collecting as a child/adult?

I collected many things as a kid, but one of the few things I continue to collect are coins. However, saying that sounds boring.

Something less prosaic is my now huge Map Collection. I save every map that is put in my hand, including some on placemats or brochures. My kids know when they return from a trip, to give me their maps, too. I think they make fantastic souvenirs, but I also just love maps. They are like puzzles!

4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

My spouse and I were just discussing this. I was charged with being unimaginative in my initial answer. I can now say  "Boryeong, South Korea". Well, in summer. Otherwise maybe Jeju Island, Mont Saint-Michel, Capri or another Island I think I'd like, Bennelong Island. I bet you can guess how I'd answer the "Beach or Mountains?" question.

5. If you could only take one item to a deserted island, what would it be?

My Hearthstone, so I can leave when I want.

6. Who is your main and who do you love playing her/him?

For Legion, it has been Kallione, a feral druid. My main has been a Human Mage and a Dwarf Paladin in the past. I like trying out new characters each expansion or so. I'd rather learn something different and have some variety than staying with one character for all time.

7. Favourite phone app?

Kakaotalk. It's how my family stays in touch, especially as my son is overseas. Again. For another year.

As far as nominating other bloggers. No. I'm the sad type than breaks the chain. Yes, I'll pretend it's a matter of principles, not that the only bloggers I'd be comfortable with nominating have already gone or something.


  1. I'll have to check out who Squirrel Girl is. My superhero/villian status is kind of limited to what I've seen on TV/movies.

    Now if you couldn't take your hearthstone, what RL item would you take? :P

  2. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing any deserted island traveler can have. You can wrap it around you for warmth; you can lie on it on the beach; you can sleep under it beneath the stars; use it to sail a mini-raft; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious bugs; you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. I am a Frood who really knows where my towel is.

  3. I am glad you got picked so I could read your answers :D Your answer to #5 was my fave answer!

  4. I'm glad that Cymre chose you, because I've missed reading about your adventures. It's great to hear from you again!