I needed serious blogging inspiration. Being quarantined and working from home has zapped any inspiration from my life. I felt like a walking zombie: working, exercising and sleeping. I stumbled upon this lovely tag by Vamp It Up Manchester and decided to do it myself on the Bizarre Brunette. Here are my answers.
Have you ever…?
🏎 Driven or been driven at 100 miles an hour
This is a story. My ex-boyfriend and I were driving home from his cabin. He wanted to see how fast he could go with his car. At the same moment, a police officer was driving on the opposite side of the highway. The police cruiser put on his sirens, crossed over a median and pulled him over. My ex-boyfriend was caught driving 105 mph. It was the most awkward car ride home as he was pissed the whole way back.
⚔️ Learned a possibly deadly skill
Nope. I have never even done a self defense class.
🚁 Ridden in a helicopter
No, but this isn’t a bucket list item for me either.
🙀 Gone zip lining
Techincally, I have. It wasn’t in a different country, it was at an outreach class in middle school. It was freeing though. I hate heights, but it was thrilling to be ziplining in the middle of a forest.
🏈 🏒 Been to an NFL game or Ice Hockey
Nope. I do want to go to an ice hockey game sometime. We have the Minnesota Wild as our team, but also the Chicago Blackhawks are a decent team too.
👽 Watched Dr Who
I haven’t watched Doctor Who in a long time. This show reminds me of the earlier days meeting my fiance. We would watch the episodes in his dorm room since he was an RA and couldn’t leave at certain times. We even had a Tardis coffee mug filled with slips of paper in case we needed inspiration for date nights.
🍁 Been to Canada
No! It’s funny because I live in Minnesota, you would think I have crossed the border. I would like to visit Vancouver, Toronto and Quebec.
🏰 Visited Disney
Not yet. I made visiting Universal Studios more of a priority.
🗝 Visited an actual castle
🎲 Visited Vegas
Nope! It’s certainly a place I want to go. I also want to visit the National Parks in Utah and Nevada.
🍽 Eaten alone at a restaurant
Many times. Mostly chains or I love to go to coffee shops by myself. It’s the best blogging atmosphere.
🎹 Played an instrument
I played the Alto-Sax from 6th grade till 11th grade. I also played for a full year in college. I haven’t picked up the saxophone since. It’s difficult living in a apartment complex.
🏍 Ridden a motorcycle
🏇 Ridden a horse
Yes, I rode a horse at a bluegrass music festival. My horse kept wanting to lead the other horses. It was a relaxing experience and I would do it again.
💉 Donated blood
I have given blood at least five times, but I can’t give anymore. I suffer from “white coat syndrome” which means anytime I get my blood pressure, pulse or other measurement taken, it’s usually high. You cannot give blood if your resting pulse is above 100. I get nervous and I’m not sure why because I have given blood many times. Every time I try to give blood, I’m turned away. I have pretty much given up at this point.
🏂⛷ Been skiing/snow boarding
I have skiied once on a fifth grade school trip. Learning how to ski was the most exhilerating and frustrating experience I have ever had. I don’t think I have laughed or cried more in my life.
🏕 Gone camping
I went to a music festival where we had to camp. I have never been to the same music festival since.
👩🎤 Gone to a festival
See above question ^^^
🚗 Driven a stick shift
No, but when I drove to Colorado to see my friend, he only drives stick. He prefers stick to automatic, but one time he did stall when he was stuck at a traffic signal.
🚓 Ridden in a police car?
Never. I have been pulled over once in my life, but I got off without a ticket.
🚤 Driven a boat
Does driving a jet ski count?
🐌 Eaten Escargot
Nope. The worst thing I have ate was the “Burtie Botts Every Flavor Beans” the Vomit flavor tastes like bile. It was absolutely the worst, it felt like I just thrown up in my mouth after eating the bean.
🚢 Been on a cruise
No, but I would consider it.
🎥 Been on TV
I sure hope not.
📰 Been in a paper/book/magazine
Technically, I write for Twin Cities Geek which is similar to an online magazine, so I think this qualifies?
🍣 Eaten Sushi
Yes, but sushi is one of those foods I specifically have to be in the mood to eat. I can’t eat sushi whenever.
🌌 Seen a UFO
No, but I do believe other life forms exist. We aren’t ready as a society to accept aliens. Hell, we can’t even accept anyone of a different race or gender or sexuality…
🏗 Been Bungie jumping
Nope and I don’t believe I could ever do this.
🦔 Rescued an animal
My kitty, Athena, she is a rescue from an organization. I don’t believe I will ever adopt an animal from a breeder. I have volunteered with the Humane Society before and there are so many animals needing homes.
I have never found an abandoned animal and rescued it. My neighbor, she discovered their kitty underneath their deck. It was almost frozen since it was the harsh Minnesota winter at the time. They named their kitty Watson and it was a siamese kitty.
🤩 Met someone rather famous
The only time I have ever met anyone famous was at a comic convention. I met Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Jason Momoa. I would highly recommend meeting a celebrity at an event like this. My experiences were all positive.
Remember, the link for this blog tag is up in the first paragraph. This was the blog tag I needed to get inspired to write again. Feel free to copy the questions into your post. If you do, don’t forget to link back to me or Vamp It Up Manchester if you do. I hope you all are staying safe and quarantined.