I’ve asked our Femnista writers to fill out a short but informative questionnaire, so you can get to know them better. Each writer will be highlighted in alphabetical order (unless you’re one of them and don’t get yours in on time; then you must wait!). If you’re one of my writers and haven’t gotten a questionnaire, please let me know.
Personality Type: ISTJ. It actually is my personality type, too, almost to the point of being really scary close.
Famous ISTJ’s: George Washington, Andrew Johnson, and Puddleglum from Narnia.
What do you love most about yourself? I love having a good old-fashioned sense of humor. I’m the sort of person who loves clean and semi-morbid humor and enjoys a variety of things that fall in between: from Castle to Singin’ in the Rain!
What would you most like to change about yourself?
If I could change one thing about myself it would be my really soft library voice. I would actually like to sing and be heard while doing it or talk to someone and not have to repeat myself. I know I won’t get what I want either, so I just crank my volume up a notch and figure that even if I can’t hear myself sing, God can.
Favorite Fictional Character & why:
My favorite fictional character would have to be Sam Gribley from My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. I first read the book when I was about ten and have loved it ever since. Sam is very inspiring as a go-getter and do-er, instead of an “I’ll get around to that sometime this year” person. His ability to live off the ancestral Gribley land in the famous Catskill Mountains and make friends with his woodland neighbors is always something to put a smile on my face. And yes, it satisfied my very strong urge to run to the woods and live on nuts and berries whilst residing in a cave.
Name one possession that you absolutely love:
My cat, Bubbles. She is my little go-to girl, my confident, my hot water bottle, and my wake-up call in the morning, all wrapped up in tabby fur! Really, though, I don’t know what life would be like without that little face appearing and issuing a “Meow” every day.
If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Sadly, I am a grave robber in this, I would want to meet George Washington and ask him about the times in which he lived. I would want to know more about his philosophy for America and who he considered his good friends and what his views of France really were. I would want to know more about his relationship with Martha and ask if he thinks he would be remembered for all time. I would then commence to tell him that people still love him and that Mt. Vernon is still standing and that his face is on the $1 bill. If only…
Tell us three of your “guilty pleasures”:
- Watching anything with Gordon Ramsey. I hate him but can’t give up his shows. They’re as addictive as chocolate.
- Terry Pratchett books. Their probably the strangest things I’ve ever read but I keep going back for more.
- Superheroes. I love superheroes now, which is really strange since I hated them for almost 18 years of my life. I think Captain America changed my mind.
Name one thing (book, song, movie, item) you wish you had thought up first:
Since item is on the list, does a Space Shuttle count? I’m no astro-physicist or scientist or mathematician, but I would have loved to say that I helped build a space shuttle. Imagine being involved in sending someone to another world, like Mars?
Share several of your favorite quotes with us:
That’s a tough question. This questionnaire could turn into a really long book filled with my favorite quotes, so I’ll have to think. Hmmm, here are a few of them at any rate:
“I’m not a cab driver, I’m a coffee pot!” – Arsenic and Old Lace
“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring
“Steal five dollars and you’re a common thief. Steal thousands and you’re either the government or a hero.” – Going Postal
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
What memory is the most special to you and why?
Probably my Grandmother Virginia giving a box of Sun Maid raisins to me as a little child and sitting and talking with me while I ate them. She was always a very sweet, loving lady who helped teach me to pray and didn’t mind that I was head shorter than everyone else my age. That memory of the raisins always brings that back into my mind.
Who is your favorite actor / actress? What was the first film you saw them in?
I would probably say Christian Bale. He’s the only actor that I’ve actually seen in several films, or watched a film because he was in it. The first film I saw with him was either Treasure Island or Newsies. I can’t say which one I saw first, as I have shadowy memories of his version of Treasure Island from when I was a kid. But I do remember Newsies and have loved and watched that one for years.
“I would never get tired of talking about…”?
History. Art History. Ancient History. The History of Fashion. World War History. The History of Food. You name it and I probably like it, so long as it’s history. And while I may not get tired of it, I’ve learned to use my off switch when talking to others. I know that what I love is not necessarily loved by everyone else, too.
If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Nothing that would be able to eat me, please! I think if I could own any animals as a pet, it would probably be exactly what I have right now, a house cat. They are small, furry, purry, friendly, and very personable. Besides, they also make great lap-warmers in winter!
One miniseries or television show everyone needs to try out at least once:
Probably The Wild, Wild West. It’s the only Steampunk-esque Sci-fi Western TV show ever made and is really imaginative and unique. You will love Robert Conrad and Ross Martin in it, who were the absolutely best dressed due of the Wild West. I have my awesome mom to thank for introducing me to this show, which she watched when it first aired in the 60s on Television.