Tag time, people!

My thanks go to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me for this one… Goes without saying- please take a moment to check out the lovely fellow book blogger! Then again, I highly doubt you don’t already know The Mighty Orangutan who deals out the fairest and juiciest and healthiest bananas for books!

Name a cartoon that you love

Uh… first ‘question’ and I’m already short of an answer. Of course I watched cartoons as a child (mostly Russian ones) and the latest ones I watched were with my very immature metalΒ guy friends/housemates about 11 years ago (Metalocalypse and another ‘cartoon’ that I rather not name here XD ).

But thinking about the Russian cartoons, my favorite was Black and White Dog. My folks are still teasing me that I always cried when the cartoon ended… pfft- I was a child! Of course I cried when the cartoon ended! πŸ™‚ The below episode is actually a pretty good demonstration about the addiction that is reading.

What is your favorite song right now?

Different tunes for different days. Here are the three songs that I keep going back to…

Leo does fantastic metal/acoustic covers of pop songs and I’m a huge fan because he’s so talented with instruments and my very picky ears love his metal voice. Seal’s Kiss from a Rose cover is just so good… and all his other stuff is very good as well…

I love this instrumental so much… the minute I put this song on, I’m energized! It also makes me want to sit behind my drums… it makes me want to go back in time about 9 years… to a specific room, with those gigantic speakers, good company and just feel the drums and bass reverberate through me! Ahhhh…

And then I can’t get past Slipknot for another energy boost… the video is quite graphic but I ❀ this song!

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

If I did have the time, I would spend it hiking and camping. Alas my personal adult life is balls and sometimes the ‘nice to do‘ just doesn’t happen because there’s a whole pile of ‘have to do‘. I’d just want to spend all my days walking through forests and sitting on moss and swimming in bog lakes…

What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Surprised by? I’m hardly that interesting… I do love the rural life… so, picking berries, mowing grass, chopping wood, raking leaves, shoveling snow. The physical outside stuff that makes my limbs tired. End the day with a hot sauna and a cold beer and I’m happy.

What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Pah.. no learning experience is unnecessary, I think. I was going to say that I like to read up about all sorts of human experiments that have happened… but it’s not unnecessary.. it’s being informed. By the way, have you heard about The Stanford Prison Experiment? Check it out…

What is something unusual that you know how to do?

Gosh, what are these questions? I feel like I can hardly ever live up to these questions… I’m just a really average Jane Soap normal human being, doing normal human being shit every darned day… πŸ˜€

I know what roots to eat in the wilderness should I ever get lost. Does that count? I know how to filter water with rocks and gravel and I know how to catch fish with a plastic bottle! That’s hardly unusual though!?

I know how to chop wood so that it’s quick and efficient (meaning- steer clear of the knots because otherwise you’ll end up hacking for a while, branch knots are the most stubborn areas of timber).

My favorite, however- I know how to do my grocery shopping without loitering in the way of every other shop visitor! *looking at you, you slow, indecisive, path blocking human being! you can daydream at home!*

Name something that you made last year and show us if you can.

Next question!

(It’s official, this tag is making me feel like a complete waste of space!) πŸ˜€

What is your most recent personal project?

Again- quite everyday things: take my driving test (finally, because I’ve been ignoring it), I’m currently in the process of redecorating the living room and bedroom (floor to ceiling) and then there’s the lifelong personal project- staying alive! har-har-har

Tell us something that you think about often?

You sure you wanna know? The below answer is one of the most personal things I have revealed other than my family and husband… I don’t like to talk about those things to people who I don’t know entirely well, because these topics can’t just be served as snippets.. there’s a whole lot more thought process behind them and debates to be had so… sure, you can call me naive afterwards, you can call me bitter, you can call me weird. Alas, the question demands an answer and I feel like purging! Proceed at your own risk! πŸ™‚

Quite often I think about how the ever loving fuck did we manage to mess up our planet and society so badly?!Β Do you not think some days that, hang on there, why is it that on a very sustainable environment we let ourselves be ruled by money? Or, why is it that we care more about the latest technology gadgets/handbags/shoes/watches/houses/cars than we do about connecting with nature? Or, why is it that we are finding all sorts of ‘systems’ (financial, religious, political) hard to cope with and yet we can’t seem to come to a consensus that we all deserve equal rights, equal measures, equal respect and actually bring about a drastic change to make things better for everyone? And, how can some people live all their lives without doing a day’s worth of hard work but spend every single day of their lives moaning about chipped nail polish and plastic asses? How can a 16 year old girl not know that a cow’s baby is called a ‘calf’? How does a 30 year old woman not know where potatoes come from? When did we reach the point in humanity that we’ve become so disconnected that we think food comes from supermarkets? Why does the politician who royally screwed up still gets a substantial amount for a pension? What, pray tell me, did they work so HARD on (and don’t tell me responsibility matters as well, because they’re never freaking held accountable!) to deserve it? Don’t you find it funny that they pay money to already rich celebrities to send them on holidays so that they can make a TV show out of it and then show it to the middle class folks sitting at home at the end of a hard day’s work while they’re eating their beans on toast because payday is another 2 weeks away? Why is it that when a civilian breaks the law they get prison but when someone important breaks the law they get a fine? Β Now I know, some of these questions can be simply answered with a simple fact that every human being walking on this planet is different, with different aims, goals, aspirations and agendas and I actually know that there is NO middle ground that would find a solution to make everyone happy… anyway.. I feel this answer is dragging on and I’;m far from making my point but you can kind of see why these kind of topics need to be discussed in length to be able to really elaborate on a POV… simple fact giving can piss off a lot of people sometimes because they take away the message from any statement that fits their beliefs, motives and POVs…

Give us something that is your favorite, but make it oddly specific.

5:30am. Random day in July. A big deep lake in a bog. Silence. Sun rise. Cold air, warm water. Birds, spiders, bugs. Heather under bare feet. Cobwebs covered in dew. Freshest of fresh air. Eye as far as can see. Not a single soul in sight- solitude, peace and silence!

Say the first thing that pops into your head.