Character Meme 1 of 6: Thomas

I stumbled across a good-sized meme and decided that it would be a great idea for the “characters” of Semester Aboard to fill it out!  Over the next few days I’ll be posting one for each of the 6 main characters.  I’m running a poll on Facebook to see the order to post them in.

Each meme will be filled out by the characters on the night that Semester Aboard begins.  If you haven’t read it yet, don’t panic, there won’t be any spoilers.  Although there may be some hints!

As a refresher (or summary if you haven’t read it), Semester Aboard begins at night.  Our narrator, Jen, is on a summer study abroad program that takes place on a ship.  As the story opens, the students have just gotten back on the ship after several days in Mexico, their first port.  The ship is just getting ready to leave and sail on to Panama.  From there…well, Jen stumbles across something a bit magical…

For our purposes, let’s say that the students all returned to their rooms to find a “Get to Know Each Other” thing waiting for them to fill out.

Now, on to what you are actually here for.  Our first character is:  Thomas!

Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
    The wall

Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
    Watching the ship leave Acapulco

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
    At the moment it’s a little graphic of a ship moving along a map.  Earlier today I caught a bit of a soccer game.

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
    Cheesy ship sailing music on the TV, the engines, TS typing, people out in the hall, and music from somewhere.

When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
    About an hour ago.  I was waiting to get back on the ship.

What is on the walls of the room you are in?
    Some mail that we got in Mexico, a painting of a boat and a sunrise, and a mirror.

What is the last film you saw?
    The A-Team.

Do you like to dance?

Would you ever consider living abroad?
    I have, I enjoyed it.

Who made the last incoming call on your phone?

What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
    Can’t remember, the ship internet is really slow.

Last time you swam in a pool?
    I don’t know.  Not too recently.

Type of music you like most?
    Probably rock and roll.  Maybe metal.

Type of music you dislike most?

Are you listening to music right now?

What color is your bedroom carpet?
    At home?  It’s hardwood.  This carpet is blue.

What was the last thing you bought?
    Some postcards and knick-knacks to get rid of my last pesos.

Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
    I might.

Do you have a garden?
    A vegetable one?  No.

Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
    Yeah.  And the Japanese one.

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
    My plans for the day.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
    Maybe Eli Manning. 
Who sent the last text message you received?  What did it say?
    Danio.  “Coming up to deck 7?”

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    A mall or a Target, then I can get a little of everything.

What time is bed time?
    Usually quite late.

How many tattoos do you have?

What did you do for your last birthday?
    Threw a party.

Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
    TS and some other people on the ship.

What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been?

When’s the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
    Not sure.

Have you ever won a trophy?

Are you a good cook?
    Not really.

Do you know how to pump your own gas?
    Of course.

If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
    Douglas Adams, Frank Herbert, Gene Simmons uh…If I can only pick one: Joe DiMaggio.

Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?

Do you touch-type?

What’s under your bed?
    My suitcases.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
    Sort of.

Think fast, what do you like right now?

Where were you on Valentine’s day?
    I have no idea.  Nowhere special.

What time do you get up?
    It varies based on when I went to bed.

Is there anything going on this weekend?

How are you feeling right now?
    Pretty good.

Do you sing in the shower?

Which came first the chicken or the egg?

How many keys on your key ring?  What do they go to?
    Three.  My house, my car, my office.

What kind of car do you drive?
    In nice weather my ’67 Camaro.  In the winter my Subaru. 

What is your favorite time of the day?
    Between sunset and sunrise.

Where did you grow up?
    Upstate NY.

How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
    Not terribly far.

What are you reading now?
    Ender’s Shadow and a bunch of textbooks.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
    Night owl.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue?

Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
    What?  I think.

How many rings before you answer the phone?
    Usually two or three.

Red rose or white?
Salt or pepper?
Pink or blue?
Hamburgers or hot dogs?
Music or movies?
    Depends on my mood
Comedy or horror?
Action or adventure?
Summer or winter?
Sun or stars?
Funny or romantic?
Crunchy or creamy peanut butter?
Rings or necklaces?
    On me or on girls?
Camping out or slumber party?
    Camping out
White or dark chocolate?
Night or day?
Surfing or snowboarding?
Soft candy or hard candy?
Phone or e-mail?
Pencil or pen?
Pizza or chicken wings?
Spiderman or batman?
Snow or rain?
Water or milk?
Fruit or vegetable?
Inside or outside?
Sweet or sour?
Shoe or clothes shopping?
Long or short hair?
Cocky or shy?
Ocean or pool?
Dancing or singing?
Couch or chair?
Hot chocolate or coffee?
Cake or pie?
Butter or margarine?
Chili or clam chowder?
    Probably chili
Sausage or bacon?
Sandals or tennis shoes?
    Tennis shoes
Twister or connect four?
Lobster or crab?
Mexican or Italian food?
Fall or Spring
Truth or Dare?

There, I hope that was fun to read!  Who do you want to see next?  Jen, TS, Charlie, Dani, or Mariana?

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