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I read these questions on a post at inkbiotic months ago and thought it would be interesting to answer them.

  • Would you rather be beautiful, an astronaut or able to walk up any surface (ie up walls and along the ceiling)? Why?

I have a fear of low heights.  It’s weird. Anything say ten feet and less I am afraid of falling, but put me up in a tower or ferris wheel and I have no issues.  So, I think the walk up any surface would be cool.  Would it be like sticky hands and feet or more like Hotel Transylvania where you just defy gravity?  Either would be fine.

  • Would you rather physically age, mentally age or visibly age?

Visible, I guess.  So I’d be strong and smart, but no one could stand to look at me.  I’d be like the crone Snow White’s mom turns into to give her the apple.   Or maybe I’d end up looking like a gremlin.  And I’d totally sport a mohawk.​

  • You get a time machine watch that can only go up to an hour into the past or future. What would you use it for?

I’m against going back to the past.  Maybe it’s too many stories and movies about how you inadvertently change ‘the thing’ you like about yourself and your life with one accident.  I think I would want to go to the future.  I wonder if I could use it right before the lottery or horse race and get enough funds to quit my day job and become a full time author.

  • What small something would you change right now?

I have a mental block right now on my WIP.  It has me distractible and has increased my activation energy.  Remember HS chemistry?  Activation energy is the amount of energy needed to start a chemical reaction.  It’s come to mean to me how hard something is to start.  If I could, I would use a crowbar on that block and toss it in the garden.

  • What are your plans for getting older? How do you want to spend your time when/if you stop working? Where do you want to be?

When I retire from my day job, hubby and I would have a cabin in the woods.   Somewhere north where 100 degrees is the sauna not the outside temperature.   The property would be wild, but with trails on it that we could walk on.  I would still want to write.

  • You find out (probably from a magic floating wizard or by text or something) that nothing you do today will have consequences. What’s your itinerary for the day?

At first I thought about naughty things that I could do.  Which is not all that appealing.  There are always consequences even if they are only to my own view of myself.  And then I had that realization to also meant I could not positively effect anything.  Huh, makes me want to play hookie from work and see how many books I could finish reading in a 24 hour period of time.  Final answer – Binge read.

  • When you die your ghost will be trapped in the place of your death, where do you want to die?

A bookstore!  If we can assume I can still read the books. I had a flash of the movie time machine with the AI languishing in the ruins of the library.  Blah!

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