Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge: Getting to Know You…

Ooh, I love this one :)


The lovely ladies Z & Cinder want to know us in real life, and prepared a bunch of questions to answer. Which i do with pleasure :)

1. How do you drink your tea? 

Plain, teabags, no sugar. I have a king size mug in my office, and it’s never empty. At home I go with some cookies from local store.

2. Favorite dessert? 

Said cookies maybe :) Or meat pies. I’m definitely not a sugar-eating person. Oh, I know. Bagels. The Russian version is sold in pairs, palm-sized diameter, they’re quite dense (but not stonehard or crunchy) so they better come with any drink, they come with poppy seeds on top, and they’re full in flavor by themselves – enough not to add any jam or honey or butter (although you can dip or spread some, it’s not forbidden).

3. Favorite season and why? 

The season change. Autumn (no rain, cloudy) and Spring (sunny, no snow already).

4. What cheers you up? 

Cool worlds in literature, movies, series, games to feed my escapist side :) Also making music, writing my own stories, my wife and cats.

5. Dogs or cats?

Cats, cats, cats. Love them all and have two fluffies of my own. I’m not against dogs, but I would not like to keep one. They require outdoors twice a day whether you want this or not, and also I like the cats’ relative independence in character.

6. What is your dream holiday? 

New Year – it’s basically Christmas in Russia, with Santa, lights, X-mas tree and presents. Actual orthodox X-mas is a purely religious holiday for church visiting (I’m an atheist, btw).

7. How many kids you want?

None. We discussed it with my wife several times (we’re both 35), and the whole business is just not for us. We’d better be the cool aunt and uncle (my niece is 1,5 years old).

8. Favorite weather?

Favorite temperature is 13-17C degrees, when I can wear an unbuttoned coat over my shirts.

9. What would your last meal be?

I don’t really know :) Some restaurant food not from everyday life. Actually it would be a tour around restaurants with different cuisines (italian, georgian, japanese etc.)

10. You can spend 24 hours anywhere, any year – what would you choose? 

Future 20-30 years from my death – I wonder how this evolves further. Definitely not the past – it may surprise the modern person quite a lot, and not in a pleasant way.

11. If you were a ghost, who and where would you haunt? 

Some quite an attended place to become a city legend :)

12. What is your family ancestry? 

My grandparents are descendants from peasant families in European part of Russia, then they moved to the region center, my native town of Kirov. Both of my grandmas became teachers (of music and Russian/literature), and my parents teach history in university and gymnasium. I graduated university as a teacher of English, but I work as search engine optimization specialist :)

13. What scares you? 

Caterpillars – I hated noticing one in the bushes right in front of my nose when I was a kid. I hate heights – I could only enjoy the view in thoroughly protected, wind-shielded environment. Planes are ok, but I couldn’t make myself step on the glass floor on the top of Shanghai Tower :) I’m scared of an unexpected death of myself or my close ones.

14. What are you most grateful for? 

I consider myself a lucky person – that is, everything eventually works out to better ways. If I want something desperately and it doesn’t happen my way, it will appear to happen later and better.

15. Dream job?

The one where I get paid for insights and ideas, not routines :)

16. Do you believe in aliens? 

I’d like to know if something supernatural or aliens existed :) But it’s unlikely that aliens were so technologically advanced to reach the Earth and not wipe us out without an effort as a nuisance – I mean, what could we possibly offer or how we oppose them in that case? Doesn’t stop me from enjoying games and movies though.

I don’t think that I need a big fatherly entity to look up to, but I’d definitely wish there was some secret fairy folk to spice up the mundane :)

17. Favorite sport?

Swimming on a leisure basis, I also ride a scooter this summer.

18. How do you relax after a long day? 

WoW, obviously :) Or watching something with my wife (often while I’m playing WoW – it’s called ‘peeking’, and I claim that I watched a movie nevertheless).

19. If you had to be a teacher, what subject would you teach?

Languages, obviously. And foreign culture. Other option – psychology of relations.

21. Describe your perfect day.

Option one – a weekend. Wake up early, play WoW with a cup of cofee for 4-5 hours while my wife is still asleep, then eat a late lunch along with a favorite series episode, go out together for a walk/grocery, return home and watch a couple of movies (while playing WoW heh))

Option two – travel. Wake up in a hotel at 10 in an unexplored foreign city, go to exlore all the sights, then groceries and souvenir shops, end up with a rock/metal show in a local club and drink there until morning :)

22. Describe yourself in a sentence. 

Too much to tell :)

23. Who makes you laugh the most? 

I’m into all types of humor, from utterly crude, cynical, politically incorrect or disgusting jokes to the most intricate and clever absurdistic examples. The only criteria is that a joke must be actually funny :)

24. What superpower would you choose?

Invincibility or healing – to cope with unexpected circumstances.

25. Favorite animal?

Cats, obviously. Also everything fluffy and/or cute.

26. Biggest accomplishment? 

My band is my life’s project.

27. A picture of yourself?..

And I know you didn’t ask, but a picture would be nice :) Be like Alunaria and show yourself! :)

I had a short haircut this summer, cause my hair’s thinning, and my previous metal mane didn’t look that good anymore :) So now I look like this:


And this one is with one of my fluffies, Lis (‘fox’ in Russian).


And this one’s Jeeves (as in ‘Jeeves and Wooster’, although he’s nothing wise like his prototype).


6 thoughts on “Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge: Getting to Know You…

  1. I’m glad to see more do this Blog Challenge, I know you did something similar not long ago :)

    Hey, got a picture of that king size mug?! :D

    That hair looks great on you! And yeah, I wanna say “It’s so fluffy!” to your cats :P

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