30 Interesting Questions

Thank you Zealous Homo Sapiens (When an Introvert Speaks) for nominating me to answer these questions!

1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

I was “Sissy” to my little brother, who couldn’t say Lindsay. I was “Brookie” (my middle name is Brooke) to my father, unless I was in trouble, and then I was “Lindsay Brooke”. I was “Sears” in the military. I’m “My Love” to my husband (after watching Bleak House). I’m also “Issy” to my niece.


2. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?

I doodle daily. I’m always writing down ideas, quotes, phrases that I think sound nice. My doodles look like words.



3. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and Turn? Try to get up and do something productive?

I doodle in my head. I work on poem lines, story plots, character traits, etc.

4. Do people consider you as talkative or quiet?

Quiet. I’m an introvert and an observer.

5. What makes you cry?

I’m an HSP. So pretty much anything can make me cry. I’m a sucker for goodness and kindness and sweetness. I cry when I see/hear Beethoven’s Ninth. I cry when people share a passion. And I cry when I cut onions.

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6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Littering! It’s such a disrespectful, unavoidable, unnecessary act of destruction.


7. How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?

Our bathrooms are generally vault toilets. No mirrors. Just signs on how to work them. So, when we do look in the mirror, we are often shocked by what we see.

8. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

I believed the moon stayed full all the time.


9. What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

Supernatural-themed TV. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vampire Diaries, X-Files, Charmed, Umbrella Academy… love them.


10. Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?

My husband. He’s a thoughtful person, in love with the world. Every day, he’s kind to me, animals, and the land.


11. How often do you read the newspaper? Which sections?

We stopped reading the paper when we decided on this life. Getting away from it all and all that. The main reason we live the life we live. We do love crossword puzzles, though.


12. Which animal scares you the most?

The human animal. Did I mention the trash? And it’s scary how often we find alcohol cans/bottles along the side of the road.


13. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

I have made stands to support groups like PETA or to defend family and integrity in the workplace. But I am generally a peace-maker.

14. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received?

I was recently told that my blog was a new favorite blog this month. As a new blogger, that was huge!

15. What question are you tired of hearing?

I actually tire of others’ lack of curiosity. I love questions! It means you’re interested.

16. What is the strangest thing you have eaten?

I’m organic and vegan. People generally think everything I eat is strange. Lunch today: steamed veggies in a spiced almond butter/rice milk sauce over rice and quinoa. Mmm. So delicious!


17. Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends?

Just a few close friends. These are our closest.


18. Do you have a catchphrase?

Ancora imparo – Still, I am learning.

19. What’s your all-time favorite town or city? Why?

Boston – Go Red Sox! Walking through winding, cobblestone streets and making that turn to see Old North Church standing tall in front of you… priceless.

Hiroshima – Standing in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome and watching countless people walk up, bow, and pay respects to the ashes of those who died there… humbling.

20. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

I wish my name was Todd, because then I could say, “Yes, my name’s Todd. Todd
Blankenship.” Oh, also I wish my last name was Blankenship.
— Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey

I’ve always liked the names Zoe and Chloe.

21. When was the last time you lied?

When I said I like the names Zoe or Chloe. Just kidding. I tend to tell little white lies to my family when they ask if I want to go to certain restaurants. I’ve mentioned my diet. They already think I’m weird. I’m avoiding conflict.

22. What’s something that amazes you?

Nature! I’m in awe of the awe that Nature inspires in me every single day!


23. Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?

I’m an explorer. If a path calls, I answer.


24. What is your favorite amateur activity?

Writing and photography. Both are my favorite creative outlets and my favorite ways to try and capture the wonderments of Nature.


25. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?

I wonder if it snowed again. And – I hope all the birds made it through the night. I worry.


26. What is your favorite song (at least at the moment)?

Right now: This Year’s Love by David Gray. I heard it the other night on the Umbrella Academy. It’s an old song that I used to love and forgot about. Now I can’t get it out of my head. I love the cadence in this song. Beautiful.

27. List someone you know, and describe them in 5 words.

My husband. Loyal, Talented, Activist, Kind, Fun

28. You can select one person from history and have them truthfully answer one question. Who would you select and what would the question be?

Randy Morgenson. “Was it an accident?” (You’d have to read the book to get it.)


29. Which celebrity or artist do you resemble the most?

John Muir

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

30. What do you want me to know?

You can live with a lot less than you think.

You are more powerful than you believe.

There’s an amazing plethora of beauty and goodness in this world, but you have to get out and look.


What would your answers be? Post yours and share the link below!


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  1. Amazing and very interesting answers indeed. Thank you for putting your thoughts out here. I loved how you included the point of littering. I surely agree with Ana on the statement ” you can live with a lot less than you think ” ,truly remarkable.

    1. Thank you for taking the time! It was a fun post. I’d like to nominate you to post your own answers if you’re interested! I’d be curious to read your responses!

  2. That’s a great post – I love learning things about people – maybe I’m just nosey! I have to say I agree with a lot of what you say and you and your husband sound like great people!

    Good stuff!

    1. No Italian blood! But reading about your love of the beauty of Italy, I can see why you asked! However, I do think that phrase is most often attributed to Michelangelo!!! So maybe I have an Italian spirit??? Thank you!

  3. Nice answers! Thanks for putting some thought and consideration into them — at least, it appears you did so, Nuthatch.

    Just out of curiosity…

    How long have you been living the simple life?

    I assume you’re in California. Is that about right? Colorado here, by the way. In a cottage 18 minutes by car from the nearest wilderness (I timed it).

    I love how you describe your husband. Kind people rock! Do you have any kids? If so, how would you describe them? If no kids, how would you describe the last deer you saw?

    What kind of sense of humor do you have? How would you characterize it? Some people might call mine “Monty Python”. Of course, they’d be hearing from my lawyers if they did.

    Welcome to the blogosphere and the WordPress community!

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for the visit and for reading through them all. I enjoyed them. Historically, I’ve been a private person, so sharing opening up is new territory. I’m thinking the trick is to not censor. Speaking of, in reading your About page, I would say you’d agree with that. That was a great read. I can’t wait to dig around your site.

      We’ve been in this RV for about a year and a half. We’re actually in New Mexico now by was of Alabama. We were headed to Arizona but were indeed enchanted by this state. We decided to winter up north in the mountains and get a feel for a real winter for a change.

      No kids. A die and her twin fawns were eating some scrub under a tree where the snow had all melted. It seemed a nice little play of life. Survival and sharing. Their cute little mouths pressed together, feeding their bellies. The. Then the doe raised her leg dog style and kick one of the fawns out of the way. My husband and I looked at each other and shrugged. I guess that’s life, right?

      I would say I fall somewhere between Ricky Gervais and Shel Silverstein. Life is funny and everything goes with some simple sweetness poured in.

      We’re headed Colorado way soon. I noticed you seem to have an affinity for the wonderment of nature yourself. We’ll have to pick your brain. I believe your recommendations would suit us.

      Thank you so much for visiting, for the welcome, and for your time! I look forward to reading more of your thoughts!

      1. Coming to Colorado? Excellent! I don’t know where in NM you are, but you pretty much can’t drive from NM to CO without the drive being scenic — unless you take interstate 25. Then it’s only half scenic.

        I would recommend you come up through the San Luis Valley, which is pretty much North of Taos. I have one major reason for recommending that route. Valley View Hot Springs.

        The nine pools are actually warm, rather than hot. The resort is kept as rustic as possible. My information could be outdated, but … back in the day, one third to one half of the guests could be expected to voluntarily speak in whispers, as if they sensed they were in a cathedral of nature, and that Valley View was sacred space.

        Clothing optional. The guests in my day were the most accepting, tolerant, laid back people you could find. Very diverse group. Toddlers to grandparents. No one cares whether you wear clothes or not, no one cares how you look dressed or undressed. Everyone is open, open-minded, and friendly.

        The pools are small, shallow mostly, and can get crowded. Best to go during the week, rather than the weekend. Reservations highly recommended. There are more beautiful places in Colorado. I’ve never been to another place with such an accepting group and that so many people held sacred.


      2. We’re hitting Mesa Verde first and then we’re wide open! The hot springs sound fabulous. Particularly today, when it’s actually snowing!! We plan on floating around wherever the spirit leads us until September – then we’re going to give the Arizona Trail a go. We’ve noticed a more laid back mentality out here. But more of the give-me-my-privacy-and-I’ll-give-you-yours type way. The land is amazing. While I’m not sure most people in New Mexico consider it sacred, we certainly have had a spiritual experience. We intended to pass through last August and have been wandering this state since!

      3. Private person? Sounds like me some long time ago. Second ex used to call me “taciturn”. I gradually changed after coming to Colorado.

        For one thing when I began blogging, I got some great advice. “Talk about yourself. When you are not talking about you, talk about someone else. People love to hear about people. Illustrate abstract ideas with stories you know about people.”

        It’s usually worked well, that advice.

        That doe! Hilarious!

      4. Haha. Taciturn… not a word I would have used to describe you. Maybe washed away in those hot springs? Hmm… I’m going to take that advice and talk about Nature. lol. She’s a person, right? Personality anyway. I’m hoping people like hearing about her. They don’t give her nearly enough attention nowadays in my opinion…

  4. Paul suggested I stop by. I’m so glad he did. A lot of my answers would be similar to yours, and I see we feel much the same about littering.

    1. Hi Robin! Thank you so much for the visit! Paul mentioned you to me as well! I’m equally glad. We sound kindred spirits. Can’t wait to investigate your sight! I appreciate your time. And…. I think I might write a littering/recycling post. I’m just trying to figure out the best way to monitor my sarcasm and keep it from sounding preachy. lol. See you at your sight soon!

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