Monday Quiz About Me

Acting Balanced

Welcome to Monday Quiz About Me – hosted by Acting Balanced and Touristic

Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered!

Here are the Questions:

1. What do you think the biggest downside to being rich and famous would be?
2. What is the most interesting news article you read or heard about last week?
3. Who kissed you for the first time?
4. How much do you typically tip at a decent sit down restaurant?

And don’t forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!

My Answers:

1. What do you think the biggest downside to being rich and famous would be?
Wow, the privacy factor.  Not only because I’d have to make sure that I looked absolutely amazing any time I went out in public because someone might get one of those skanky crack-whore looking photos of me if I didn’t, but the idea that everything I did would be broadcast to the world.  Oh wait…I kind of do that already with my blog.  Hmmm….ah but the difference, not that many people are reading it or would recognize me stuffing a cheese burger in my mouth somewhere, totally blowing the healthy eating goals I’m all about lately.  Right now, I’m not famous so it’s all good.  Not at all sure how I would handle it if I couldn’t sit down at a coffee shop without someone wanting an autograph and a photo opp, or folks pointing at me and whispering…I’d be all worried there was a booger hanging out of my nose or something.

2. What is the most interesting news article you read or heard about last week?
OH that would be the whole saving thing I blogged about this morning.  Week 1, put $1 in your savings, week 2, $2 and so on. At the end of 52 weeks you have $1378 in your account. See  my post for more info, I am loving the idea and have started it!

3. Who kissed you for the first time?
Seriously?  I am almost 50 years old, that was SO long ago, I have NO idea.  Guess it wasn’t real memorable.

4. How much do you typically tip at a decent sit down restaurant?
I nearly always tip a minimum of 15%.  The rest is based on service.  I never hold my server responsible for kitchen mistakes or other issues like how long it takes the kitchen to get the food ready.  Her/his service to me is what I base anything extra on, like checking my drink levels, attitude, etc.  Especially if the place is really busy, I watch her and if she is busting her tail rather than standing around talking to her coworkers, then I take good care of her.  Same if I see her taking time to interact with her other customers, if she is obviously trying to do a good job, I’m all over that and tip higher.

Now, if the server obviously is more interested in hanging at the end of the bar flirting, or talking to coworkers and the customer is not the priority at all, 15% is the best tip that I’ll leave and even that is subject to reduction if the service is just flat out bad.

** Bonus question for my readers to answer in the comments section**
5.  Do you make use of your local library?
And I’ll answer it…yes!  I practically need a line item in my budget for over due books.  I love reading and I refuse to purchase a book that I can get on loan.  If only I could do better at returning them on time. Current fines: $22 ugh.


  1. I work at a university so a library is kind of a must for me. Thanks for participating in the MQAM. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. I used to use the local library all the time. It’s actually not more than 3 minutes from my house but since I bought my Nook 2 years ago I haven’t gone back. I get all the books I could ever want or need right on this sucker and not have to worry about making sure I get the book back in 2 weeks.

  3. My sister sent me the savings chart, so I’m doing it, too. My family visits our local library at least once a week.

  4. yes! people who don’t are stupid!! i don’t believe in buying books. i’m also getting my master’s in library science 🙂

  5. We certainly do. I have two libraries close by, a small one about 5 minutes from the house, and a larger one 10 minutes away. My son and I enjoy visiting the library.

  6. I definitely use the public libraries. We have 5 within walking distance of our house. They will also bring in books from other branches. I also rely on books I get from the doctor’s office as well as my daughter who does book reviews. I never buy books.

  7. I used to go to the library all the time when my nieces visited when they were little and when I was finishing my degree. Notsomuch anymore as I load everything I read onto my e reader. I was always a slow reader with print books, still am with the print ones, because of dyslexia, but I’ve always loved reading, so I frequented used book stores and “borrow and lend” that way without the overdue fees.

  8. I have been wanting to check out our local libraries, I have three in a 15 mile radius. Alas I have no car so getting there is a bit of chaos to orchestrate so I rely on thrift stores to get some reads. Every now and then my sister and I will go thrift storing , her for clothes for her and niece then me I am all about some books. Amazing how many ten dollars can get you. Especially if you hit them at the right time.

    • OH I hear ya! I stumbled on the book section at the thrift store and was in heaven! It is a chore to hunt through the shelves (ours doesn’t put them in any kind of order) but so worth it for the cart load you can get for, as you said, just $10.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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