I was nominated for this award by Musings of an Introvert. Usual policy is that I nominate someone else, but… I’d rather not, since it infers a sense of obligation. Answer and post them if you wish to.

Where do you go to decompress from the world?

Home. I curl up on the couch with my cat and watch something that I love, to de-stress.

If given $10,000, what would you do with it?

Since I’m not currently in any debt, give some of it to my favorite charitable organizations (Wild Animal Sanctuary, Dumb Friends League), and either save the rest or use it on the following projects.

What is one major renovation you would love to make on your house?

There are several massive projects I would like to do.

The primary one is the guest room. I want to either modify or rip out the giant old closet with the heavy doors so that it’s a more workable space, then finish redecorating and figure out how to make it feel warmer. It’s so cramped, and cold in there.

I’d like to either have a new front door or an enclosed porch on the front of the house, with room for coat and boot storage.

I’d like to remodel the closet and create more space in my bedroom, by removing a niche that no longer serves any purpose.

What is one movie that you love and didn’t expect to love?

Arsenic & Old Lace. It sounds stupid, and it looks stupid, and it is stupid, but it’s HILARIOUS.

What is the oldest knick-knack you own and what is its sentimental value?

… uh, nothing? Everything inherited from my grandparents was made in the last decade or so.

Do you own any books you keep out of obligation, but actually hate?

No. If I don’t like a book, I usually get rid of it. I try and sell it if possible, but if that fails, I MIGHT keep it if it’s decorative. I’ll usually keep it until I get sick of looking at it, then chuck it in the Goodwill box.

How many countries have you visited outside of the one you live in now?

None. Part of me wants to go to England someday, though, just to tour all the Tudor palaces and spit on Henry VIII’s grave.

Have you ever read only part of a book, but claimed you’ve read the whole thing?

No. Though sometimes I’ll allow people to ASSUME I have read the book, though I’ve only seen the movie, which is just as bad. 😉

Dry climate or humidity?

I HATE humidity. It’s gross. Give me a dry climate over your sweat not ever drying, any day of the week.

Sherlock Holmes or John Watson and why?

Sherlock Holmes, because he’s the brains of the operation. Don’t get me wrong, I like John in his many incarnations, but I love Holmes’ insightful deductions more. Plus, John is forever falling in love with beautiful women and Holmes is asexual, which means he’s immune to charm. I like that.

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I figured it was a good way to meet people with whom I have things in common, so that we can discuss things. Sadly, people don’t seem as interested in intense online discussion anymore in blog comments, so I don’t blog nearly as often.

My questions, should you take up the challenge:

What is one historical figure you would love to meet and why? What item within sight of where you are currently sitting do you value the most? What was the last book you read? Have you ever spent a lot of money on something? What was it? Do you have a bucket list? What is one item on it? If you could invent a real person, what would they be like? What is one thing you are excited about or looking forward to? If you could change your name, what would it be?