Sunday, February 19, 2012
by Chad Morris
I’ve been tagged. I didn’t even see it coming (pause for elementary school recess flashback). So, in response to Donna Weaver’s great questions (http://weavingataleortwo.blogspot.com), here are my answers. (Oh, and Shelly and I will both answer the other questions we’ve received throughout this week, and post our questions on Friday. We’ll tag you then. You want in? Let us know. )
If Abe Lincoln and George Washington got into a fight who’d win--and why?
Though I love Lincoln, I’d put my money on Washington. The General over the lawyer who didn’t like physical labor just seems more likely.
What was your favorite book in 2011?
Beyonders: A World Without Heroes. I’m a Brandon Mull fan. I love his imagination and the trouble his characters have to get out of. . . and I think it’s probably the only 2011 book I read. I’m not very good at keeping up with the new stuff. Yeah . . . and I watch my movies from the redbox instead of the theaters. I’m just behind.
If you had a magical snail that could grant wishes, what would you ask for?
Honestly, if I met a magical snail that could grant wishes I would either ask him to get me out of Alice and Wonderland or off of drugs (though those two may be the same). If not, I’d love to take my family to China . . . oh, and I wish I didn’t have to sleep. I could get so much more done.
What would your last meal be if you were on death row?
I don’t think I’d be very hungry. I’d tell whoever was in charge of the meal to take the day off on me.
Who is your favorite, Bill or Ted? Why?
Oh . . . that one is hard. Though I love them both, I’d have to say Ted. I’m not sure I could trust Bill’s beady eyes.
What will your weapon of choice be for the coming zombie apocalypse? Why?
The ability to fly, laser vision, and a pet T-rex with a taste for the undead.
Who is your favorite literary stalker?
Charles Dickens used to have a stalker who would write him love letters and demand to be paid by the word. It’s true. Look it up. Go ahead.
If people were thrown in jail for bad habits, what would you be thrown in jail for?
Making up stories about literary stalkers instead of coming up with something intelligent to say.
What is the most distant place you've visited or lived?
I’ve lived in Brazil, and visited Hungary and Jerusalem. Love the samba and the history—not quite as fond of stomach in my stew.
If a spaceship were to land outside your house right now, would you get in it? If yes, where would you ask it to take you--and it could be anywhere you wanted to go.
First, I’d gather up Shell and the kids. They would definitely be ticked off if I went on an intergalactic adventure without them. Though I might be slightly embarrassed grabbing car seats before jumping on a UFO.
And I’m sure we’d want to see it all. But we’d need to be back in six years. I don’t think my oldest would want to start the dating scene with aliens.
Who is your favorite author?
I love C.S. Lewis, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Eoin Colfer, Brandon Mull, and many more.
Remember on Friday, we’ll bring out our questions, and tag some people.