Featherstone's 20 Questions

11/23/2011 The Anti-Austen 15 Comments

Okay guys (and gals – probably mostly gals). Lately I’ve been trying to decide what I should write about. I’ve been a little busier than usual this past week (and I can’t complain one bit – life has been very good to me lately).

The problem:

Unfortunately I won’t be able to go home for Thanksgiving, all of my local family members are headed off to their in-laws’ this year, and my roommates and many of my friends have already headed out for the break. This means that I’ll have plenty of free time to write (since BYU only lets me work so many hours and, let’s face it, I can only watch so many movies by myself before I go insane).

The solution:

I would like to hear what you think I should write about. Would you like to hear about my dating life? Or maybe my views on some dating/relationship-related topic like last time? You tell me what you’d like to read (leave it in the comments or email me at featherstone.mcgee@gmail.com) and if I feel that I can write about it, I will write about it.

To tide you over until I’ve written something, I present you with a small gift that I hope you will enjoy. As part of their entry, someone suggested that I fill out my own answers to the 20 Questions once the event is over so that you can get a better idea of who I am. After all, it would only be fair, right? I thought it would be fun, so here they are!

20 Questions:

Describe your perfect date in 15 words or less:

Cat person or dog person? I’m definitely a dog person. I have two back home – a little one and a big one. I prefer big dogs, but my little one has been a close friend for nearly a dozen years and he is a beloved exception. I want to get an Alaskan Malamute when I get a place of my own.

Least favorite movie genre? Exorcism movies, hands down. Just can’t do ‘em.

Second favorite book? The Harry Potter series occupies positions 1-7 on my list of favorite non-scriptural books.

Dessert of choice? I have a weakness for gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite season? Fall, when the weather is nice and the leaves change color. It’s amazing.

Favorite activity to do in aforementioned season? Anything that allows me to enjoy the outdoors, especially if I get the chance to take pictures while doing it. This one came from an afternoon drive down Provo Canyon.

What kind of music do you listen to? I listen to everything. Not everyone, not every song, but a bit of everything. From classical music with nature sounds to hip hop to rock in many of its glorious forms to Christian.

Are you more of a city person or a country person? I mostly grew up in small towns, so I’ve developed an affinity for small-town life. Then on my mission I became fascinated with a certain big city in which I lived for a short while. Now I’m a fan of both, although I’d prefer to live in a small town.

If you could have lunch with any person from past or present, who would it be and what would you order? I would have lunch with my maternal grandfather and we would have sausage biscuits made from frozen biscuits and pre-cooked sausage (there is sentimental value in this). Also, I would invite my mother so that they could see each other again.

What are three things that set you apart/make you different from the rest of the girls in Provo?

1. I’m a guy (this is a big one).

2. All of the things that the above answer entails.

3. I’m not a Twilight fan.

Are you a clever person? i.e. if I take you to the murder mystery dinner, will you be a useful addition to my mystery-solving team? I’m a somewhat clever person. It really depends on the situation. Sometimes I can be very clever and other times…well, we don’t need to go there.

What are you most passionate about? I’m most passionate about the people I care about. My friends and family know that I have their back and that I will do anything to help them with their troubles or to make them happy. I’ve always got a listening ear and a helping hand, no matter what the situation may be or when it may occur. Waking up at 3am to the pleading texts of a confused friend is not an irregular occurrence.

What is your favorite scripture and why? Alma 7:11-13, although the surrounding verses are also quite good. Those verses got me through some hard times. They were the verses that first helped me understand that the Atonement didn’t cover just our sins – it covered every life experience that we would ever encounter. To know that someone close to me understands so perfectly what I’m going through has been a great blessing to me in my life.

If you were granted three wishes what would they be?

1.To benefit the lives of those I come in contact with.

2. Financial security for myself and my family.

3. To find love. Don’t laugh.

What is the most adventurous thing you've ever done? Horseback riding just after sunrise on the beaches of a small island off the coast of the Florida-Georgia border.

What makes you laugh? Life. Too broad? Not so! Sister Hinckley once said “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

What is the silliest-sounding word you know? Doppleganger.

If a movie was made of your life, the soundtrack would consist mainly of songs by:

It’s definitely an unfinished list, but my soundtrack would include songs such as:

Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated

Brandon Heath – Wait and See

Brandon Heath – Love Never Fails

Casting Crowns – Who Am I

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

Lupe Fiasco – Show Goes On

Montgomery Gentry – Back When I Knew it All

Sawyer Brown – Some Girls Do

Simple Plan – I’d Do Anything

Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road

Gym Class Heroes – Stereo Heart

…and one day…

Alabama – Treat Her Right

Height? 5’7”

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Summer said...

Harry Potter: But the real question is, in what order?

I think I'd like to hear stories about your dating experience, mostly because I feel like stories often illustrate a point much better than simply talking about that point will.

Heidi said...

Summer: I didn't even think of that question. My question was, what is on the list after Harry Potter?

Featherstone: Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath is a beautiful song! I'd never heard it before, but I just listened to it and I love it!
btw, you didn't answer question #1. I for one am curious to know what your answer is :)

Heidi said...

Oh, I also think it would be cool to read some stories about your dating experiences. I think if you're comfortable sharing them they could add a nice little bit of insight for the readers into what kind of person you are. Also, who knows? you may be able to inspire/help someone by sharing your own experiences.

As Ron Paul would say, "Oops!"

Describe your perfect date in 15 words or less: A balance of good conversation and fun that we both enjoy, with elements of silliness.

Wow, it is really hard to distill that into fifteen words!

As for what's after Harry Potter, I'm reading the Hunger Games right now and loving it.

Emma Karen said...

I want to be your friend. That's all. Very good song choices, and excellent book choices. I would enjoy hearing about your success stories with girls. Especially the cute, romantic ones- increase my faith in the male population. :)

Anonymous said...

I echo the sentiments for stories about your dating life! It's so fun to read about the girls' dating lives...a dating life from a guys' perspective would be especially interesting.

Nicole :) said...

Featherstone! It was Rick Perry that said "oops" silly!
and I completely agree with Heidi about the dating experiences. I would love to hear about them!

How could I miss that? They have the same initials, so I was close. :) It's clear to me that the readers want to hear about my dating life. It's not a busy one (gee school, thanks for that), but I do enjoy it when I can.

Anonymous said...

Ef. I should've applied... No doubt by now we'd be engaged... oh well.

I'm always willing to meet new people, anonymous. :)

Anonymous said...

Just curious--What were the answers from the winner?

That's our little secret. :)

Anonymous said...

Alrighty Mr. Featherstone McGeesky, you up to meeting me?? haha :)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha....probably poking fun at his carefully-chosen alias is NOT the way to entice him into meeting you...hahaha....

Haha! Well, by now everyone should know how to get a hold of me. :)