1. …ridden on a rollercoaster?
no… always hated them… When I was a teenager my friends talked me into riding the one at Opryland. We were in line when it jumped the tracks and three people died. If I had needed any additional proof I was not supposed to ride rollercoasters, that sealed it.
2. …performed (in any area of the arts) onstage?
yes… plays, piano, singing, chorus, etc.
3. …planted a garden?
Yes… and as soon as I get all my weeds killed in my front flowerbed I’ll be doing it again.
4. …ever had to reformat your hard drive due to a virus/spyware?
yes… at work… not sure the cause… but watched it being rewritten with 0s and 1s… supposedly had backups on the server but it had “malfuctioned” – it’s an ugly, ugly, ugly thing to watch those 0s and 1s
5. …written a book? A poem? A song?
yes… yes… yes on all three
6. …sang karaoke?
no… I’ve sang with a band but never with prerecorded music
7. …been interviewed by a local tv station/newspaper?
yes and yes… I’ve also done the interviews for both…
8. …witnessed a tornado/earthquake/hurricane first-hand?
I’ve been in many earthquakes, although not major ones. I grew up near the New Madrid fault line which is the HUGE one in the US. If it ever really goes, it will take out about half the country. Last time it really went, the Mississippi river ran backwards for three days.
A tornado hit my town a few years ago and I was in the tallest building in town during it (not tall at all!) and didn’t even know until I got home and found my then-bf in the basement with the cat.
I’ve covered many of them after the fact. I live in Kansas now. Unfortunately they’re pretty common.
9. …participated in a photo scavenger hunt?
no… done scavenger hunts but not photo ones
10. …traveled to another country?
yes… multiple other countries – my faves are France, Egypt and Guatemala… so far