Some of you asked that I answer the questions I wrote. And I have to admit that I was dying to do it, so here they are:
1. First, sum up the story of your worst heartbreak in no more than five sentences.
It's dangerous business, handing over your heart strings to someone who loves being in love more than they love you. Avoid this. And make sure to give a returned missionary at least 3-6 months before engaging in any sort of romantical anything with them. You were warned.
2. How old are you?
3. Okay, but how old do you feel?
Around 70, probably. I have back problems. I love going to bed early, and hate loud restaurants. Also, on Halloween I yelled at innocent trick or treaters to "Go away!"
4. If you could visit any other time period in history, when would that be?
The late 1800's-Early 1900's. But in Europe. And if I could please bring indoor plumbing and tampons with me? That would be great.
5. If you could meet any fictional character, who would that be?
Jane Eyre. She chose respecting herself over love and a life of comfort, which is admirable and rare.
6. If you could spend a day with any non-fictional character, dead or alive, who would that be?
My first thought is Jesus? But I think I'd be just a bit overwhelmed with all of the glory and perfection, so I guess we'll just save that for judgment day!
Do-over: This is probably selfish, but I'd like to meet myself at 14, and save her a lot of trouble down the road.
7. What do you do when you have nothing to do?
Lately, clean while watching a romantic British drama. Or veto the cleaning and just watch the romantic British drama. I really like those, just ask Netflix; it dedicated an entire section to them especially for me.
8. Which song is the anthem to your life?
Why did I write this question? I hate it. But, after much consideration, I'd have to say Across the Universe by The Beatles. I've always felt like my brain produces more melancholy than any one human was built to handle. And that song is the only one that helps it flow out of my system properly.
9. What book will you never get tired of, ever?
10. Do you have a job? What is it?
I specialize in PCI Compliance, which is something you should know about if you have a merchant account to process credit cards, but you probably wouldn't anyway. All this to say, I work in a call center, but the good kind.
11. What do you wish you could/hope to do for a living?
Oh, just write. And empower teenage girls. By writing.
12. What's your blog URL?
If you're reading this, I'm guessing you know.
13. When a restaurant gets your order wrong, are you the kind of person who
asks for it to be corrected, or the kind that stays quiet and eats it
That all depends on whether I'm Visible Meghan or Invisible Meghan that day. Visible Meghan believes that if she's paying for something, it should be what she wants, and would politely request to have her order fixed because she also believes in being nice to waiter(esse)s.
Invisible Meghan believes that talking to anyone other than Drew or Tessa or her mom will unavoidably cause internal bleeding. Somehow. So she would just eat the food and spend the rest of the day moping about how unassertive she is.
Thank you all so much for commenting! I spent the weekend reading through your answers, and confusing the people around me with my reactions. If any of you want to use these questions on your own blog, feel free! I am a big believer in citing sources, so if you would make sure and notate that they came from this blog, I'd appreciate it very much. But I can't control you, so whatever.
Happy Monday. It's snowing here and I hate it.