Character Meme 2 of 6: Dani

Just a recap for those of you who missed the first one — the characters of Semester Aboard are filling out one of those internet surveys!  I’ve got a poll up on facebook where people can vote for the order they’re posted in!  Thomas was chosen first, you can read his here.

Next up is Dani!   As before, no spoilers.  Just some easter eggs!
If you’re new to the More than Magic world (or the ones who haven’t read Thomas’ yet) 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.

And now: Dani!

Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
    Air.  The wall if I lean.

Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
    Waiting in line to get my stupid key fixed.   

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
    A fantastically corny Indiana Jones rip-off.  I’m going to watch the sequel too, unless Mariana smashes the TV.

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
    The aforementioned movie, Mariana working on her computer, terrible music she keeps turning up, the engines, waves, and some whales off somewhere.

When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
    I was up on Deck 7 watching the water and grabbing a late night snack.

What is on the walls of the room you are in?
    A painting of a skiff and a little dock.

What is the last film you saw?
    Again: the Indiana Jones rip-off.  Also, I saw The A-Team before we left the states.  Great movie.

Do you like to dance?

Would you ever consider living abroad?
    Abroad as in “not in my birth country?”  Cause…I do…

Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
    My mother.

What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
    A lot of legal music to legally put on my ipod.

Last time you swam in a pool?
    Not a big pool guy.

Type of music you like most?
    Nearly anything.

Type of music you dislike most?

Are you listening to music right now?
    Movie music.  And some godawful teenybop that Mariana’s listening to.

What color is your bedroom carpet?
    Tan, but this carpet is blue.

What was the last thing you bought?
    A Mexican mask, a tee-shirt, and some really good mystery food from a street vendor.

Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
    I would.  But check CLIFF DIVING IN ACAPULCO off my to-do list!  Now, that was fun!  I think my life was at a greater risk when I told Charlie.

Do you have a garden?

Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
    Of course.

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
    If I really need to get up.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
    Oh man…Patrick Stewart maybe.  Or Gene Wilder.  Or Harrison Ford.  Wait no, Sir Ian McKellen. Can we have a group lunch?

Who sent the last text message you received?  What did it say?
    Tom.  “sure, i’ll be up soon.”

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    Hm…that’s a tie between Best Buy, Sports Authority, and World Market.  Or can I say

What time is bed time?
    When I get tired.

How many tattoos do you have?
    Five.  Sort of six.

What did you do for your last birthday?
    Went out for a nice dinner and a movie.

Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
    A nice NM girl named Jen who braved the mystery tacos with me.

What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been?
    From…Greece?  Michigan?  New York?  Probably Vietnam.  But soon Chile!

When’s the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
    Earlier this summer.

Have you ever won a trophy?
    Only one?

Are you a good cook?
    Sure am.

Do you know how to pump your own gas?
    Are there…people who can’t?

If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
    Damn, that’s a tough one.  A President or Composer would be pretty splashy.

Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?

Do you touch-type?

What’s under your bed?
    I haven’t looked recently.  Probably a bunch of stuff I think is lost.  This bed has my dufflebag under it.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
    Sure do.

Think fast, what do you like right now?
    Cliff diving!

Where were you on Valentine’s day?
    Digging out my car to go to work.  And then at a fancy restaurant.

What time do you get up?
    As late as possible.

Is there anything going on this weekend?
    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m swimming to the bottom of Lake Gatun.

How are you feeling right now?
    Bored.  Hence the survey.

Do you sing in the shower?
    All the time.

Which came first the chicken or the egg?
      The rooster.   

How many keys on your key ring?  What do they go to? 
Eleven.  My house, my garage, my car, Charlie’s car, Tom’s house, Mariana’s car because it was my car, my office, my mother’s house, my mother’s boat-house, and my brother’s house.  I don’t know what the last one goes to.  I should probably get rid of it.

What kind of car do you drive?
    A silver Ford Escape.

What is your favorite time of the day?
    Any time.

Where did you grow up?
    Off the coast of Greece.

How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
    Quite far.

What are you reading now?
    This.  And also “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.  It’s pretty much my new favorite book.

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?
    How can I tell if my eyes are closed?

How many rings before you answer the phone?
    Depends on who is calling.  One for most friends, two at work, and I let my mother go to voice mail.

Red rose or white?
Salt or pepper?
Pink or blue?
Hamburgers or hot dogs?
Music or movies?
Comedy or horror?
Action or adventure?
Summer or winter?
Sun or stars?
Funny or romantic?
    Both.  These are a bit tough.
Crunchy or creamy peanut butter?
Rings or necklaces?
Camping out or slumber party?
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?
    No love for Superman?
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?
    Clam chowder
Sausage or bacon?
Sandals or tennis shoes?
Twister or connect four?
Lobster or crab?
Mexican or Italian food?
    I hate to choose Italian, but probably.
Fall or Spring
Truth or Dare?

Who do you want to see next?

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