These are the questions Aubrey asked me:
1. What other crafts would you like to learn, if any, besides cross-stitching? If there arenï¿½t any more youï¿½d like to learn, what is it about cross-stitching that you love so much?
I want to learn to knit, but then I kind of don’t. One of the last things I need is yet another hobby. I think it would be cool to make my own sweaters though. I’d also like to learn quilting but I really can’t afford that right now. Sometime later in life I’ll probably learn both knitting and quilting. I’d also like to learn to sew better. I can kind of sew, but I’m not very comfortable with a sewing machine.
Part of why I love cross-stitching is it’s so precise. You know what color goes in what square and where that square goes. Part of why I don’t like needlepoint was because, in the one kit I tried, I got kind of confused as to what color went where. Maybe it was just a bad kit, I’m not sure. I also didn’t like the heavier needlepoint yarn. I love how in cross-stitch a picture is made from just a bunch of different colored X’s. It amazes me sometimes. When you first start a project it doesn’t really look like anything but then it slowly forms a picture. Very cool.
2. What hair color and length of yours did you like the best? Would you want your hair that color/length again if it isnï¿½t currently that way?
I loved my long hair! When I cut it last spring, it was halfway down my back. Right now it’s about 2-3 inches below my shoulders. I don’t regret cutting it (I cut it to a little below my chin) but I desperately want it long again. As for color, I loved having red hair when I dyed it red and keep seeing shades of red I’d like to dye it again. I’m waiting until I move out on my own again to do that because my mom hates when I dye it red. I’m pretty happy with the shade it is now. Kind of a medium-light natural blonde.
3. How do you think through things, with your mind or with your heart? Do you like the way you make decisions?
I don’t make decisions well at all. A lot of times I have trouble making up my mind, especially with trivial things like what should I eat or what book should I read next. When it comes to important matters, such as what grad school should I go to or what place should I live, I’m impulsive. I often don’t investigate things fully, although I rarely regret my decisions. I’m an impulsive shopper too most times. If I see something I really want, I *have* to have it and I *have* to have it right then. I guess I have to say I usually think things through with my heart but then sometimes my mind gets involved later. Which is why I ended up changing majors so often and why I’m still not sure what I want to be doing as a career. My mind and heart often have conflicts in that matter. And they don’t always take the same position. One day my heart might be set on grad school and the next day on running a bookstore.
4. Would you ever want to be well-known in any specific area? If so, what area would that be, and why?
I’d love to be well-known in a scientific area for some important discovery. Any would be fine really. Genetics, paleobiology, zoology. Doesn’t matter. I often think I’d like to be well-known for my websites but I don’t want to be too well-known. I wouldn’t want people I know finding my websites or getting a whole lot of hate mail. I’d like to be a little more popular online.
5. When you listen to music, how do you listen to it? Do you put it on quietly as background music, or do you blast it and sing along loudly?
Often when I’m at my computer it’s background music at a quiet or medium level (depending on my awakeness…when I’m tired I like it quiet). I occasionally sing along then but often I get caught up in whatever I’m doing and stop singing partway through the song. If I’m getting ready to go out I like to blast some of my favorite songs and dance around to them.
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