Well, here it is! You asked, and I answered! (Actually, mostly, I asked and answered myself. But that's cool cuz I like talking to myself. I am a writer.) A survey roundup post, with way too many questions and answers because I have issues like that. Enjoy!
Questions You Asked
Julia Byers: Why is "potato" your catchphrase?
Because of my college choices. Potatoes are famously grown both in Alamosa, CO, where I currently go to college, and in Rexburg, ID, which is the location of the college I may be transferring to next year. (Shhhh that's a secret. Kind of.) Also, it's really fun to say. Potato. Potato. Say it with me, boys and girls. Potato.
Questions I Stole from Facebook and My Friend Hero
Post a picture of yourself.
What’s your favorite color?
Your favorite ice cream?
Anything with lots and lots of chocolate. The more the better.
Your favorite animal?
What's your favorite flower?
I like roses, but most especially, those roses that are dual-toned, between pink and yellow.
What's your favorite song?
This changes all the time. Right now, though, it's "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic. You can keep up with my fave songs by watching my Twitter feed. I've got a This Is My Jam profile that I connect in to that.
Do you wear contacts/glasses?
I do indeed wear contacts. I had glasses from first up til the end of eighth grade, and they were awkward. I'm fairly close to blind without corrective something or another though.
Left or right handed?
What do you think about most?
Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up.
"Harry and Hermione" Nicholas Hooper from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"Story Continues" Patrick Doyle from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"Trepak (Russian Dance)" from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
"If You Only Knew" Shinedown
"Possession" Nicholas Hooper from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"It Was a Lover and His Lass" NM All State Treble Choir 2012
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
"But my covenant will I establish with Isaac."
Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
Wall and air.
Smell the air. What do you smell?
What is your current desktop picture?
That Catching Fire poster where you've got Katniss and Peeta and it's all talking about the Victory Tour.
Do you cry easily?
This is the epitome of who I am.
Are you a jealous person?
That is one of my greatest weaknesses.
Are you a forgiving person?
Yes, almost to a fault.
Is it hard to make you laugh?
What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
My greatest weakness and strength are the same thing--how passionate and caring of a person I am. I don't do emotions halfway. I am loyal as heck. And that intimidates some people and can be hard for me to handle when things go wrong.
Are you the type of person who reads to the end of the chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I usually don't stop until I'm done with the book completely. If I must stop, it'll be at the end of the chapter, yeah.
Are the type of person to throw a book across the room if the author irritates you?
Um, I've been known to do that. Once in a while. Like with the last Harry Potter when a certain redheaded funny boy vanished from our lives. Or in Eclipse because I hate love triangles.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you look it up right away?
Nope. I'm a context person. There are so few words I read that I don't know at this point anyway.
How do you keep your place while reading a book?
I do that awful thing where you just stick it open on its face. That breaks the spine, I've been told, but that's what I do. Unless I'm carrying it with me. Then I memorize the page number real quick..
Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?
That would be nice.
Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?
Well, I have absolutely no track record as a chronic single person, but I'm pretty darn sure I could.
Do you believe in love?
Who is your celebrity crush?
Do you chew on your straws?
Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
I hate driving because I am terrified that I will crash. And die. So no, I don't drive very much. It'd be fine if there were no other cars on the road. But there are.
Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
Yes and yes.
Do you sleep with a stuffed toy?
What is the first thing you notice in someone?
Physically? I notice people's outlines first. Their head/hair and body shape. I fill in the details as I go, which is what I think I do with people personality wise too.
How do you organize your books?
I've tried a whole bunch of different ways, alphabetical title, by genre, by my interest in them... right now it's alphabetical by author's first name.
Describe your dream library:
One with lots of books that I like that I can read whenever I want. Although I prefer it not be one of those ones with, like, a red/yellow/orange/brown color scheme. Y'all might like 'warm' colors, but I'll take my nice cool ones, thank you. I don't need no pesky fires either
What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?
How late did you stay up last night and why?
I feel like I'm being interrogated by a jealous boyfriend. Or mother. Why you askin' all them questions, making statements, assuming?
What was the last lie you told?
Hmmm. You know, I don't lie all that much. It makes me feel sick, so I stay away from it. So I'm not sure.
What’s the last thing you purchased?
Uhhhhhhhhhhh... caramel popcorn? No. A doctor's visit. If that counts as purchasing something.
What is the last book you bought?
That I bought personally rather than having bought for me? Um, Gilgamesh, I think, for English class. Whoo-hoo.
What was the last movie you saw?
Hmm. I think The Host? I really liked it, if you were curious. Very true to the book, I think.
Have you ever been to a psychiatrist/therapist?
Yes. Once in fourth grade, for a little while in sixth grade, and I've been going to one for most of my second semester here at college.
First best friend?
Um....a little dude named Dale, I think? In preschool.
I think the above as well. I start early, my friends.
Suppose you see your ex kissing another person. What would you do?
Suppose I had an ex.
If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
J.K. Rowling, obviously.
If your best friend died, what would you do?
Cry. Cry more. Cry a lot. Cry a full freaking river. Drown in said river.
You’re given $10,000, under one condition: you cannot keep the money for yourself. Who would you give it to?
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
Freaking save the dog. I mean, what the heck? What monster wouldn't save a poor little puppy?
You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? What do you do with your remaining days? Would you be afraid?
Yes, I'd tell everyone. They deserve to know. In the last days, I'd, uh, write like mad and spend lots of time with people and be sure I haven't got any sins on my slate. And yes, I'd be afraid. Not of death itself, but of it hurting. Will it hurt? I don't want it to hurt.
You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
Normally, I'd say I want to be an empath. Or I used to say that. Nowadays I really just want to be lazy and have telekinesis, so I don't have to get up. Ever. Or I could fly. Nah. telekinesis is more useful.
Will you get married?
With any luck, yes.
How many kids do you want to have?
Four. Three boys, one girl.
Give me your top 5 hottest celebrities (opposite gender).
Well, number one is Josh Hutcherson, obviously. Then there's Burkely Duffield, whom I love. Um... Alex Pettyfer is pretty legit when it comes to attractiveness. Zac Efron will always be in my heart, thanks to High School Musical, his legit acting skills post-Disney, and his general good-lookingness. Gosh, I don't even know who the fifth would be. Um... James Maslow maybe? Either him or Taylor Lautner.
Has anyone ever called you scrumptious?
Thanks guys, haha, and come back next time for words to eliminate when editing!
Images via knowyourmeme.com and IMDB.
I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, and a freelance editor. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. More than anything, stories are my life.
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