Of this week's questions, Bev writes:
In honor of the appoaching Halloween, I found this weirdly formatted set on a question meme site.
ghost: what would you like on your tombstone? I don't even know if I want a tombstone. I've been thinking, lately, that maybe I want to be cremated...not that it will make any difference to me at that point, but it would be financially kinder to my family and better for the planet. If I end up buried under a stone I want it to be memorable...either a really cool sculpture or engraving or a great quote/funny saying.
dracula: are you afraid of aging? or death? Death doesn't scare me because I am confident in where I am going. Aging is another story. I try not to think about it or worry, but what will become of me when I am old is one of my middle of the night fears.
nosferatu: what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night? I don't know that I had anything in particular in my mind, but I definitely thought a lot of stuff went bump in the night when I was a kid.
godzilla: what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive? I try to remember to turn to prayer to keep it under control, but I'm not always successful. What I do when I fail depends on who or what I am angry at. Sometimes I yell or say snarky stuff, but mostly I go silent and fume. I'm never destructive.
the blob: do you collect anything? if so, what & why? All kinds of books with a collection of cookbooks within that collection. Why? Because they are books, isn't that enough? And I like to cook.
zombie: when was the last time you trusted your gut? was it successful? I don't think my "gut" talks to me except concerning relationships (not just romantic ones) and yeah, it's usually right about those.
mothra: what is something dangerous that attracts or fascinates you? Tornadoes. I've been through one and I'm sort of nervous about them, but I'm also morbidly fascinated. There is nothing like a good tornado movie...and Into the Storm is the best!
king kong: what are some questionable choices you've made lately? I don't think I've made any lately. I've gotten a lot better over the years about thinking things through. In fact, I probably think too much about things before I act.
alien: what is your strangest feature? My ears. I hate my ears.
cthulhu: do you like the ocean? why or why not? I like it. I like to walk by it, look at it, hear it, smell it, boat on top of it, fish in it, see the things that live in it...but I do NOT get in it past my ankles. Ever.
nessie: have you ever felt invisible to people -- the feeling of not existing? Yeah, it's one of the things I have to stay on guard for when I fall into the whole over thinking things trap.
On a more serious note...
mutant spider: what is one of your biggest fears? Snakes, sharks (why I don't get in the ocean), being old and alone or at the mercy of heaven only knows who.
werewolf: if you could change into any nonhuman animal and back at will, what animal would you change into and why? A camel. Camels are cooler than heck and they've got attitude in spades.
golem: if you could make up an imaginary friend, what would they be like and why? Why would I want an imaginary friend...unless it's to keep me company in that nursing home with horrible caretakers I'm going to end up in?
leprechaun: what is your "pot of gold" (or white whale, if you'd rather) By this you mean the thing that I pursue and yet it eludes me? Losing weight. I've lost some, but.... Well, that and a winning billion dollar Power Ball ticket.
sharktopus: what is something you've done that was ridiculous or a bad decision? Not that I regret marrying my husband, but I should have finished my degree first.
robot: what is a habit you do without thinking? Using good manners. My dad absolutely drilled them into my head and messing up brought swift punishment. I have to admit to being a wee bit of a snob when it comes to manners...at least in those who should know better.