Your Random Questions Answered

Dear Readers,

In the past, one of the more popular regular columns I wrote for my blog was called “From the E-Mail In-Box”.  In these entries, I would answer some of the many questions I get from the people who read my blog.  Since I have written a post in awhile, and I’m coming up short on inspiration currently, I thought I would dig into the old e-mail inbox and pull out a few questions to answer tonight.  If you have a good question for me, send it to me at Beth@BethStauffer.com and it might just end up featured in a future “From the E-mail Inbox” segment!

(PS–I kind of picked easy to answer questions for tonight’s purposes.  I’m feeling rather brain dead after Christmas!)

Question #1 is from Kevin in Nashwauk, Minnesota.  He writes, “What are your favorite TV shows to watch?”

Answer to Question #1:  Honestly, I don’t have time to watch a lot of TV.  I’m sort of embarassed to admit it, but the one and only show I make it a rule never to miss is Criminal Minds.  Growing up, I always dreamed of being an FBI Agent so I guess I’m vicariously living out my dream on Wednesday nights on CBS.  I also watch some shows on Hulu Plus and Netflix.  My favorites are Parks & Recreation (I am the brunette Leslie Knope), Downton Abbey, and the IT Crowd.  I also have been known to watch Dr. Who, but I will deny this if ever asked in person.

Question #2 is from Mathilda in York, England.  She writes, “If you were going to be stranded on an island and could only take one band’s music with who, which band would you take and why?”

Answer to Question #2–First of all, I hope that if I am ever stranded on an island it is Prince Edward Island in Canada.  I’ve always wanted to visit there.  No really, I have. 

Secondly, what a great question!  I had to think about this one for awhile to make a good decision.  If push came to shove and I had to pick one band it would have to be Kutless.  I debated my other favorite, the Sidewalk Prophets, but in the end decided that they only have two CDs out and since I’ve listened to both many, many times, I’d probably get bored after awhile. 

Kutless is the next logical choice.  I really like a lot of their songs, and have at least 7 of their CDs so I would have a lot to listen to.  “IT Is Well” is one of my all time favorite CDs, “Strong Tower” is one of my all time very favorite songs, and I dearly love their newest single, “Even If”.  As a matter of fact, I can picture myself singing “Even if…I never get rescued” right now.

So, my #1 choice of bands to take with me on a desert island would be Kutless.  (Now, do I actually get to take the band with me or just the CDs and boom box?)

Question #3–Leah from Taylorsville, Utah, writes:  “What’s your favorite movie ever?”

Answer to Question #3–Easy.  That would be “While You Were Sleeping.”  I also like “Serendipity” quite a bit.  Those who know me realize that I probably like both of these movies because the plot would be entirely plausible in my life.

Question #4–Amanda from Lafayette, Louisiana, writes:  “If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?”

Answer to Question #4–Pawnee, Indiana.  (Just kidding, I totally love the show Parks & Recreation but I’m pretty sure Pawnee is a fictional place.) I’ve already mentioned my decision to be stranded on a desert island (OK, Prince Edward Island) with Kutless.  If I had to pick someplace else, I would probably go with either Australia or England.  Australia because it seems like an interesting place and England because I like tea and would love to meet a real Queen.  (Leah, are you offering to send me a ticket?  We could go together!)

Question #5 is from Alles in Dallas, Texas, who writes: “If you could have any pet, what would it be?”

Answer to Question #5–Well, in the past I’ve had pet chickens, rabbits, fish, guinea pigs, cats, and dogs galore.  If I’m chosing something new, I’d go with a fire breathing dragon.  Or a dolphin.  Dolphins look like they could be fun.

Thanks to everyone for the questions!  Now, it’s time for me to get back to defending myself from my husband’s automatic firing Nerf gun that I foolishly bought him for Christmas.  I also bought one for my son, but the person who really needs a Nerf gun around here is me!

Much Love & Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Beth

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