Okay, so I wasn't tagged with this but I read it over at the amazing, super fantastic Jennifer Pickrell's blog and wanted to do it. I mean, I like vacations and quotes, so why not?
1. What is your dream vacation?
Paris! I swear I'm going to Paris someday and I might not come back. I'm obsessed with that place. Not even kidding, I had a dream about going there last night. I would just eat and read and then eat and read some more.
2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?
Since I'm a perfectly crazy mix of my parents, I do both. I budget months ahead and make lists like my dad. But I also will make a snap decision to do something crazy, which is more like my mom. Let's just say this, if I were buying a car, I would research forever and then not talk about it for a while. A month later, out of nowhere, I'll wake up and decide I'm buying a car and go do it without a second thought.
3. Tell us one thing you want to do but don’t dare to do.
Skydive. I think there's something to jumping out of a perfectly good plane and free-falling. But I don't see myself ever following through with it.
4. What’s your biggest phobia?
Snakes. I can't even see them on TV without hiding my face. A while ago I saw one while walking out to my car for work in the morning and completely froze, teeth clenched together and everything... then I ran like hell to my car and thought about calling the cops because that's how my brain works when I see a snake.
5. If you were stranded on a desert island – what 3 things would you want with you (not including laptop, or family).
A cell phone, a GSP and a boat. I'd have to get the hell out of there. I'm not outdoorsy in the least.
6. Name three blessings in your life.
My family, my cats (I know, but seriously, they're amazing and always pumped to see me) and creativity. Whether it's my creativity to write books, or other people's to write and create the things that entertain me, I would be lost without them.
7. What was your nickname in High School?
In school and in the last ten years since, people just tend to call me B. I blame laziness, but I'm okay with it. My family calls me Bran though.
8. If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him?
Without getting too political, I think I would just tell him that I understand that he's doing the best he can and that I never thought he would be able to fix or change everything right out of the gate.
9. If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you be?
Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy. Her life was hard but she's such a badass. Plus... Dimitri.
10. What is your favorite quote?
Oh, there are so many, but I think of this one by Howard Thurman whenever I question if I'm doing the right things with my life. "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Also, from one of my heroes, Kelly Cutrone, "Be smart. Be brave. Tell the truth and don't take any shit."
What about everyone else? Any dream vacations? Favorite quotes?