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Qwip's Random Tag... 'cuz I actually like tags...

1. How many toes do you have?
Nine and 9/10ths. I ripped the end off of one of my little toes last year. Luckily, the nail grew back.

2. How many bones have you broken?
Exactly zero. I've done everything but break most of my bones. I may be accident-prone, but I never stoop to accidents that hurt me in such an easy-to-fix way as 

3. Name an epic thing that you have done.
Well. I once got a QuizBox to register a tie using only my Right and Left hands. That's not Epic to everyone... but it's really hard to do. QuizBoxes are built to sort out buzzes that happen within thousandths of seconds of each other.

4. If you had a pet lemming, what would you name him?
Viktor, Bane of Mordor

5. What color are the clothes you're wearing right now?
Blue and gray - I'm in my yoga clothes right now.

6. How awesome are orca whales on a scale of one to ten?
::shrug:: 4

8. How old do you want to be when you die?
90s would be great. I could deal with 80s, though. I don't plan on going crazy or losing my memory or any of that junk. I also plan to keep whatever husband I end up with alive until I die, so he has to deal with all the paperwork and stuff. And so he can entertain me to my dying minute. (what? Is that too much to ask?)
As for doing interesting things while dying... what, people don't do interesting things when they're 90? I've heard of some epic Nursing Home pranks, thank you. 

9. Name a pet peeve and an addiction.
Pet Peeve - girls who pretend to care about you just because you look like you've had a bad day, then ignore you when you seem fine. I'd rather they stuck to ignoring me - it's honest. 
Addiction - I have many addictions. But right now I'm craving Spicy Cheetos. 

10. Write a paragraph detailing your life. 100 word minimum.
The first two years of my life were blissful and attention-filled. Then my little brother came along, and everything went downhill. From age 4 to age 10, my best friend was a boy named Jake, who had asked me when we were 6 if I would marry him. Then he moved, and I moved, and we never really saw each other for any length of time after that. I was a weird-looking kid. Stringy in body but fat in face, with either cloud of electricity-filled hair or two thick braids framing my face (depending on whether or not I was "dressed up"). I didn't care about clothes, so I looked weird in that respect too. Even when I 
started caring about clothes, I looked weird, because I couldn't get it right to save my cat's 9th life. I probably still look a little strange in that department, but no longer care. I went through an emo-ish phase from age 13 through 15, but emerged from it after realizing that I was only acting/dressing that way to impress a certain group of people, and that I wasn't attracted to the scene myself at all. So I went out, made real friends who like me for me, and moved on with a happier life. Speaking of friends, I am extremely loyal to the ones I have, and not usually very open to making new ones, though my defenses can be battered down with intelligence, wit, and the appearance of genuine interest. 
Heh. That wasn't exactly a detailed account of my life, but it WAS 245 words. 

11. Name one thing that isn't really a secret, but that you haven't really gotten around to telling anyone.
Oh, I'm once again writing a novel. It's been about 3 months now, and I haven't gotten around to alerting my writing friends, I guess...

12. Name another pet peeve.
Apathy drives me nuts when I'm trying to get stuff done with other people. Apathy's not the right word, exactly. It's the way some people take me by the shoulders and try to convince me that "it doesn't have to be 
perfect, Brenna," when we quite OBVIOUSLY have the time and resources to MAKE it perfect. This especially bothers me when I'm in a leadership position, and the people I'm leading are talking down to me like this.

13. Sprechen Sie deutsch?
How dare you speak to me like that?

14. Tell a joke.
Two hunters were walking through the woods, rifles slung across their shoulders. Suddenly, one fell to the ground and clutched his chest, obviously in horrible pain. His friend had a cell phone, and called 911. But while he was dialing, the other hunter became still, and his head lolled to the side. A woman's voice came over the phone. "911, what's your emergency?"
"Quick! I need help! I think my friend is dead!"
"Now, calm down sir. I can help. First, I need you to make sure he is dead."The operator waited, and then heard a gun shot.
The hunter came back on the phone, and said, "Okay, now what?"

15. How many of the questions have you answered in a witty manner so far?
Let's be nice to me and say 3.

16. Compose a haiku.
Come see loneliness.
Look - because you have come to see,
Lonely isn't lonely

I *think* those are the right syllable counts. ::shrug:: I'm not good at poetry.

17. Have you ever noticed how sour candies taste even more sour if you rub them on the side of your tongue? else would you eat them?

18. What book(s) are you reading at the moment?
The Green And The Gray, by Timothy Zahn. Proving to be excellent (thanks, Problematic). I'm reading the book of John too, preparing to begin memorization. I'm probably reading other stuff, but I can't think of it right now...

19. How many doors are there in your house?
O.o Gosh. 

::counts in head:: ...17.

20. How would you solve a problem like Maria?
The nuns had it right. Marry her off so she's someone 
else's problem. 

21. Think of something about yourself. Anything. Go on, think of it.
Now think of something more interesting. Write it down here.
What the first thing I thought of was really interesting? What then? What if I have an impossible time topping it? What THEN? Did you think of that? NOOOOO, I guess you didn't.  

More interesting... um... well, I'm a fabulous Gimmick Rallye navigator. (that means a car "race" of sorts that goes around local areas solving riddles and clues while also trying to be the first car to finish. They're popular among sports car/classic car clubs. My dad and I run them in his Fiat Spider. I'm the one with the map, who writes down our answers and get us lost. But we win most of the time anyway, because we're good at riddles.)

22. What's wrong with your legs?
Well, they're always bruised, because I'm a klutz. And right now, my left ankle is in pain because there are torn ligaments inside it. 

24. What's your favorite show tune?
I'm rather a fan of "A Hymn To Him", from My Fair Lady. 
"Men are so decent, such regular chaps.
Ready to help you through any mishaps.
Ready to buck you up whenever you are glum.
Why can't a woman be a chum?
Why is thinking something women never do?
Why is logic never even tried?
Straight'ning up their hair is all they ever do.
Why don't they straighten up the mess that's inside?"

25. Okay, you can tell us what that first thing you thought of for number 21 was. We all want to know, even if it isn't interesting.
I've been dancing around singing "Hakuna Matata" all morning.

I tag anyone who got to the end of this post. Haha!


  1. Wait, is the title of Zahn's book a reference to the disputes that Ireland's protestants and Catholics have? /random

    And I knew that you'd come up with something more interesting because you don't settle for less then perfect. According to you, anyway.

  2. ::blink:: I do not know. I shall have to research that after I finish the book.

    Firstly, you weren't writing the tag with me in mind, I'm assuming, so that argument is irrelevant. =P
    And Secondly, I do sometimes settle. Just not when (a) I am in charge, (b) I care about something, (c) I'm doing something for a friend, or (d) there's money/food on the line. There might be other instances, but I don't have time to think of them...
    (see? I just did an example. =P When there's not actually enough time, I will settle for something less than absolutely perfect/comprehensive)

  3. Well, in that case, I knew that anyone else would settle for whatever they came up with.

    I agree about money and food.

  4. You got a TIE in the BUZZER BOX?........My eyes just teared up I'm so surprised.....WOW

  5. hahahaha. Yes, Cody. I know. I'm just that brilliant.


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