A gai shan life tagged us with questions. Here are our answers.
1. What’s the best thing you’ve purchased or been given in the past six months?
The services of my wedding planner
We just replaced the tires on our car. That’s pretty cool in the way that we no longer have to refill the tires with air every 2 weeks. I guess.
2. What’s your favorite snack? (No one gets to say fruit.)
I like crunchy salty things. I also like dark-chocolate covered edamame and pretzels. Cheez-Its go well with red wine.
But what if fruit is my favorite snack? Bananas are quite possibly the world’s most perfect fruit. Also I love apples and dried dragonfruit (and in season, what’s more wonderful than cherries?). Other than that, chocolate and nuts.
3. What form of exercise do you hate the most. (“All” is a perfectly acceptable answer.)
Almost ALL of it, most ESPECIALLY if it’s outside. Yuck.
Tie between running and tennis. Both of these because I tend to pass out in the heat (really, just standing in a tennis court outside is gawd awful) and also running makes my lungs burn and my throat dry out and I want to die.
4. If you could afford/manage to live anywhere, where would it be?
Here in the same area where I already live, but with a lot more money so we could afford to buy a cool place in a cool location.
Paaaaridise. Also with a lot more money. :)
5. What’s the geekiest hobby or pastime you have?
There are sooooo many answers to this. Right now I’d say Magic: the Gathering (a collectible card game). Specifically, I only really understand (and play) a version called Commander or EDH (which I just found out stands for Elder Dragons with Highlander rules [There Can Be Only One of each card in your deck]).*
My first deck was built for me by my partner. It’s easy to play but doesn’t win a lot (mono white). All you do is put equipment on creatures and then attack. Then I built another deck (green/white) with lots of help from 2 people, which is quite a winning deck if I pilot it right. It’s a fast mana-ramp to awesome fatties. Then I recently built a deck all by myself, which I am still trying to figure out how to tweak right. Mono blue flying wizards. I hate it when people take control of my stuff and then beat me with it (a danger with the green/white deck because it has huge creatures). I don’t have the brainpower for more than 2 colors in a deck yet, nor do I have the working memory to deal with a deck with lots and lots of synthesis. My partner tends to play this way but he has 20 years of experience on me; I’m doing well for a beginner! If you have read this far without going into a coma then I’m pretty surprised. Also I’m starting to get interested in card art; I like the Ravnica lands and some stuff by Veronique Meignaud, who hasn’t done a lot of art.
*Another form, drafting, is SUPER hard. I’ve tried it but I have enough trouble when I know what’s in my deck beforehand!
When my free time isn’t taken up with kids, anime is my geekiest hobby. When my freetime is taken up with kids um… my only two hobbies are blogging and reading novels. Which do you think is geekier?
Feel free to leave your answers in the comments, or comment on our answers, whichever.