Oh, dear. I really am behind. The point of a weekly challenge is to post weekly, so I suppose it defeats the point if I end up posting monthly instead… yet here I am, with four weeks rolled up into one post! This is kind of a manic Monday, isn’t it?
Week 3: Assuming the apocalypse is upon us, what do you stock up on?
Let us also assume this is a survivable apocalypse (zombie, holy) and not a nuclear one which would annihilate everything, including hope. In which case: I stock up on nothing because I would almost certainly not survive zombies. Is that a depressing thought? Totally. Do I curr? Naw.
In the spirit of participation, let us suspend all belief and say that the biblical apocalypse occurs, or that I do somehow manage to keep myself alive after a zombie-disease outbreak, and have reason to consider long-term supplies. This is what I would want:
- Weapons: a bow and many arrows, as they are recoverable. An impressive collection of knives (for hunting and cleaning animals, as well as protection and other survival necessities)
- Books on the following subjects: generic wilderness survival and medicine, hunting & fishing (and how to clean animals for eating), plants, and first aid
- Water containers and a large stock of purifiers (such as iodine tablets)
- First aid supplies, including antibiotics
Seeing as how I’ll be dead for all of this, my plans are moot. Next!
Week 4: What is your favorite joke/cartoon?
While I love many cartoons, choosing a favorite is easy: Adventure Time, because I am an adult, and seriously this show. Fortunately my kids love it as well, so I have an excuse to watch it. Not that I would need an excuse if I didn’t have kids, because it is that awesome. Never growin’ up.
Because I have a rather dark sense of humor, all of my favorite jokes are the most inappropriate. I cannot possibly choose just one, but for the sake of the challenge, here is a (not so?) tame joke that never fails to make me laugh:
What is the hardest part of a vegetable to eat?
Week 5: What are you passionate about?
Reading. Writing. (Not arithmetic. So bad at math, tho.) Photography. Art. Love. Learning. Those don’t require much explanation.
I am also passionate about mental heath awareness. Being bipolar and having many friends with different mental health issues, I know firsthand the difficulties of existing in a world unaccepting and ignorant. Even close family members can be hurtful without meaning to be: “Wow, you don’t seem bipolar.” My disease is mild and under control, quite different than its frightening rap. Can I fault people for having no clue? Of course not. I can understand their side – give to them what they had not been able to give to me – and use my passion and knowledge to bring awareness to those around me. A flickering light.
Week 6: Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?
I suppose you’d have to call me a suburban mouse. I love visiting both the city and the country, but my real home is right in the middle. That’s all I got to say about that. (What’s a good day without a Forrest Gump quote?)
Week seven coming your way – on time! On its own!
The Rocket City Bloggers are a diverse group of bloggers with at least one thing in common: writing from the Huntsville, AL area, otherwise known as Rocket City. This April began a Year Long Blogging Challenge, and I am attempting to participate. Clearly, though, this is proving to be more of a challenge for me than I initially believed. Click the image below for more awesome people from the Rocket City.