I would like to return to a weekly tradition that I started at my old blog, the Thursday Think 'n' Share. It's a sort of "getting to know you" game that I hope my readers will join me in playing each week. The short of it is that I pull three random question from one of various decks of The Ungame and answer them. Readers are encouraged to post their own answers either in the comment box or on their own blog (or Facebook page). If you're not doing it in the comment box, do let me know where I can find them, because I'd like to get to know my readers better at the same time they're getting to know me. You can be as serious or as silly as you feel like being on any given day for any particular question.
I'm sure that, years ago when I was blogging regularly, I have answered some of the questions that will come up, but considering how much my life has changed since then, I'd imagine my answers will too.
Complete the statement: something I collect is ________________.
... stuff. I can't answer this concisely. I used to collect comic books, and that collection still rests in my mom's house (I also had a baseball card phase as well as, okay, a lot of different things). I buy a lot of books, but I'm not a collector in the usual sense--they're not valuable books, not first editions or what have you. At the same time, I'm not good at throwing stuff away. We're not talking serious hoarder levels here, but I have a hard time letting go of stuff. Oh, and I suppose it would be fair to say I collect board games--the more obscure ones, the Euro-style games (you know, the good ones).
Do you like ballet or other dance forms? Why?
Or why not, I suppose. I guess I would say "sort of." I appreciate seeing the amazing things that trained dancers can do with their bodies, the ways they can move, their strength and flexibility, but I'm not sure I "get" it. I get music. Ballet is kind of interesting to watch, but it's not an art form that I really feel like I understand.
Tell about the most significant person in your life.
That would have to be my daughter. There's a song lyric that I'm pretty sure is about having a child: "I'm gonna need a second heart for all this love." That seems to describe it pretty well--until I became a father, I'm not sure I really understood love, at least not the sort of love that having a child teaches one about. My wife's pretty darned significant too, for what I suppose are obvious reasons.
Well, what about you?