Q&A Tag, My Turn

Welcome back fans! I’m sorry for leaving you out of the loop for a while. No time right now to delve into what I’ve been up to as I was tagged to do the immensely popular Q&A Tag by another WordPress author, Hannah A. Krynicki. Gee, thanks, Hannah! Seriously though, this might be pretty cool as it is yet another way for my readers to get a little more insight into who I am. So let’s get started!

Simple rules to follow:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions you were given by that blogger.
  •  Nominate 10 bloggers, give them ten new questions, and let them know they’ve been tagged.

The Questions:

1.Favorite book/story in the Bible?

I guess that would to be in Exodus with the story of Moses. This probably goes back to my childhood and watching the old Charlton Heston movie every year. Still love it today.

2.Chocolate chips or Skittles?

For a snack food I’ll go Skittles unless we’re throwing the chips in some dough for cookies! Otherwise the chips are just too messy to just eat up alone.

3.You get a five-minute public broadcast interview with an influential person in your government (President, Supreme Court Justice, Prime Minister, etc). What do you say?

I would like to meet with our President, whomever doesn’t matter, and discuss respect and kindness to our fellow man and how do we, as a nation become more united? One caveat I would have is no political answers. Must be just two people talking with simple answers.

4.According to this test, which Disney character are you?

I am Hercules! “Some of your strength comes from your muscles, but most comes from your kindness.” (I realize I’m a great guy but this is what it said, verbatim! LOL)

5.If you could choose to live in another time period or an alternate universe, where would it be and why?

Easy, I would live in the old West. To live simply in the foothills of some mountain range would be fantastic and peaceful.

6.Can you write something in a different language? (No translator help!)

Nope

7.What was the last dream you had that made you laugh?

I’m actually having a difficult time remembering what I dream about lately. The last one which comes to mind is months ago where my wife (in my dream) purchased me a small boat of my own for use in my fishing tournaments but, as I learned on the water, it wouldn’t hold me and my gear and stay afloat! So long as I was cruising along, it would float, or rather skid across like a stone with the same results when I started to slow down.

8.Do you know how to build a fire?

Indeed I do

9.Amazon.com or brick-and-mortar stores?

I do occasionally purchase online through Amazon but I so prefer getting to go to a brick-and-mortar store! My local one just closed however so I guess I’ll be either buying more online or forced to travel further for my books.

10.What is one real-world problem that truly bothers you?

Kind of goes back to my answer for #3, the lack of Respect and Kindness to one another. How hard is it to say, “Please,” and “Thank You.” ? The list goes on.

11.Bonus: What would you do to change the problem in #10?

It starts with yourself. We can’t just write about it online or cry to friends and love ones over others behavior. Be the person you wished others would be like. Be an example of gratitude, and kindness while showing respect not just to those in authority, but those who rarely get some. The young person in the drive thru window taking your order. The kid tearing your movie ticket and showing where the theater is. Hey, next time it’s raining buckets, or a blizzard is blowing outside, leave a little ‘thank you’ note in the box for your postman who still has to get out in that weather. If everyone was doing little things like this. Acts of kindness, we could make the world a little happier.

 

Okay now for my 10 bloggers. Please understand, I know we all have very busy lives so don’t feel rushed, or even obligated to do this. Heck it took me a week to do it myself! That being said, I nominate, Stephanie Flint, Roger Colby, Eva Blaskovic, R.M. Kinder, James Young, The Amateur Angler, Flynn Gray, and the first 3 people who “LIKE” this post not already on this list. Your questions are:

  1. Cookies or Cake? (your choice of flavors)
  2. You’re able to visit with any one person in history for the next 2 hours. Who is it, and why?
  3. If it could be anywhere you wished, name your ideal writing spot, and your least ideal.
  4. Name your dream job or, in case you’re doing it, name the one job you’d always like to try.
  5. You just became the last animal you  read, or wrote, about. What are you and are you now in danger?
  6. Ebook or physical book?
  7. You wake up and find yourself in a remote area of the most recent book you read/are reading. Beside you is the one tool you’re happy is with you. Where are you and what is that tool?
  8. Can you change a tire on your vehicle?
  9. Your next story/blog post is guaranteed to be a massive success that will change your life forever. As often happens,success comes with a cost. What will your newfound success cause you to lose?
  10. List three things about yourself that you haven’t told your readers before now.

Enjoy, and I’ll be back soon with my next post. Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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About Jason A. Meuschke

Happily married, father of four who has always been a dreamer and is finally pursuing those dreams! Follow along and read my silly thoughts as I approach the end of my first novel.
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8 Responses to Q&A Tag, My Turn

  1. S.M.Muse says:

    Thanks Jason, for this opportunity…

    1. Cookies or Cake? (your choice of flavors)

    Cake… let them all eat cake! And really there is no other choice- chocolate, of course!

    2. You’re able to visit with any one person in history for the next 2 hours. Who is it, and why?

    I’d like to visit with Phillip- you know, the one that’s in Acts who got ‘volunteered’ to speak to the Eunuch. I’d like to know how it felt to be a part of such a bigger plan, to do that one small part- and never realize your story would be told for generations. Also, I’d like to know what it feels like to be ‘swept’ up by the Spirit and carried off to someplace else… yea, flying… it’s gotta rock. (Read the story yourself: Acts 8:26-40)

    3. If it could be anywhere you wished, name your ideal writing spot, and your least ideal
    .
    Ideal- outside under a tree, 72 degrees, gentle breeze tickling the tree overhead, the smell of rain in the distance, the horizon darkening just before a Spring storm… the least ideal, where I’m at right now, at work taking a break.

    4. Name your dream job or, in case you’re doing it, name the one job you’d always like to try.

    The best job I ever had was working for a greenhouse in Clinton MO oh so many years ago… outside, no one hanging around, just me with my hands in the dirt and the sounds of nature singing all around.

    5. You just became the last animal you read, or wrote, about. What are you and are you now in danger?

    Something I last wrote, large pre-historic cats in Africa. I’m putting the finishing touches on my last book in the Valerian Cycle- and for some reason my ‘tribe’ is back in history. And yes, I’m in trouble, because I know the tasks that lie before them.

    6. Ebook or physical book?

    I fell in love with physical books, but all I read now are ebooks…

    7. You wake up and find yourself in a remote area of the most recent book you read/are reading. Beside you is the one tool you’re happy is with you. Where are you and what is that tool?

    Right now I’m up to my ‘eyebrows’ in Alex Bledsoe’s Tufa books, the tuatha de danann in modern day America- as the author states, they were here long before the Native Americans, and long before the ‘white man’ came over the Appalachians. Their favorite tool is music, it binds them, lifts them and dances them on the night winds, so I’d have to say some sort of musical instrument. In my case, an old AM/FM radio ‘cause I have no musical talent whatsoever… ‘

    8. Can you change a tire on your vehicle?

    Yes… not a fan though.

    9. Your next story/blog post is guaranteed to be a massive success that will change your life forever. As often happens,success comes with a cost. What will your newfound success cause you to lose?

    The opportunity to write as the muse moves me. With success comes deadlines and responsibilities. As with all professions becoming professional- I think those finding such success can so easily lose what caused them to strive forward to begin with. I write because I like to read…

    10. List three things about yourself that you haven’t told your readers before now.

    I began writing at the crazy young age of 12.

    If I had my way I’d find a beach and a chair and lay out under the sky for like, hours… nothing beats a good surf crashing into sand.

    I’m most proud of my wife and family… God has truly blessed me.

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  3. 1. Cookies or Cake? (your choice of flavours)
    Are you ready for this? Neither. Yup. But going back to my youth, it was both, preferably homemade. I mean, how do you decide between gooey cookies loaded with pure semi-sweet chocolate chips made to perfection using real butter and demerara sugar versus a European family recipe for cake made with five of the purest ingredients?

    2. You’re able to visit with any one person in history for the next 2 hours. Who is it, and why?
    It would be J.R.R. Tolkien. I’d pick his brains about his linguistic knowledge and how he developed the ideas for his books.

    3. If it could be anywhere you wished, name your ideal writing spot, and your least ideal.
    Ideal: A house on an uncrowded Great Lakes or ocean beach—a perfect place for morning walks on the sand to get the blood and ideas flowing. Views would include sunsets, crashing waves or glassy surfaces, seagulls calling, and a warm, moist breeze.
    Least ideal: A cold, windowless room.

    4. Name your dream job or, in case you’re doing it, name the one job you’d always like to try.
    Well … the real dream job would be working at home as an author or guitar teacher. However, I think I would miss the contact with the world I currently have in my very rewarding job as a reading/writing/math teacher at a specialized clinic for students with learning disabilities. Probably half and half of each would be perfect.
    In another life, however, there’s this dream job: https://evablaskovic.com/2016/05/29/could-you-answer-the-dream-job-question-i-couldnt-at-first/.

    5. You just became the last animal you read, or wrote, about. What are you and are you now in danger?
    I don’t usually read about animals unless it’s with kids, but I can relate to the life of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
    I am at the point after the crash into the cliff, in a world where existence is enhanced by knowledge and travel is controlled by thought. Having transcended the world that came before—and myself—there is far less danger.

    6. Ebook or physical book?
    This is not really an either/or, since each has different pros and cons (too long to post—I’ve made extensive lists). I use both, but for different purposes. I have emotional attachments to physical books, though.

    7. You wake up and find yourself in a remote area of the most recent book you read/are reading. Beside you is the one tool you’re happy is with you. Where are you and what is that tool?
    I’m in the Northwest Territories in the Nahanni/Liard Rivers setting from the book Far North by Will Hobbs (1996), which I’m reading with several junior high boys who prefer realistic fiction and outdoor survival to the fantasy and dystopia we’re inundated with these days. My most valuable tool is the fire starter cube.

    8. Can you change a tire on your vehicle?
    In theory, yes. I’ve assisted and seen it done. I wouldn’t want to do it in -30°C on the side of a highway covered in black ice and in the dark.

    9. Your next story/blog post is guaranteed to be a massive success that will change your life forever. As often happens, success comes with a cost. What will your newfound success cause you to lose?
    This took me the longest to answer. I believe my response is not typical.
    I’m old enough and have done a great deal of thinking and soul searching about my priorities and beliefs, so I don’t believe I would lose myself. I’ve got close friends whom I would not lose just because I became successful or famous.
    What I would lose if I were to become very successful is the stress of just scraping by.
    I would lose the need to work the hours I do at the expense of my health, family life, social life, and balance. I would lose the stress of the inability to travel out-of-province to see my aging parents more frequently.

    10. List three things about yourself that you haven’t told your readers before now.
    • I used to be a fitness buff, ran 8 km races, and wanted to train for a half marathon and eventually a full marathon. I also wanted to run the Jasper-Banff Relay, but we needed 8 runners. Prior to that, I wanted to hike the length of the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario.
    • I wrote a few very amateur songs when I was in my teens.
    • Born a writer and compelled to create characters and stories since my earliest preschool memories, I daydreamed in class (but got good marks because I could prioritize) and quoted real conversations around me, which I took home on torn pieces of paper or napkins and kept in a box. (This is pre-home/personal computers). I also took notes on vocabulary, slang, and social scenes. I spent time in woods and fields in all kinds of weather doing “research” for writing. (That last one I had mentioned previously, though worded differently.)

    I’ll make a blog article from this, but I’m still working out the details and the questions to pass on.

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