If you have no idea what any of this is about, here’s a little summary to bring you up to speed:
As a refresher (or summary if you haven’t read it), 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 don’t worry, this is spoiler (but not hint) free!
Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
Enjoying the breeze out on deck
What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Few minutes of a football game
With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Tom typing, awful music on the telly, the ships engines, and people talking.
When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
not long ago. I was out on deck.
What is on the walls of the room you are in?
a painting and letters from home.
What is the last film you saw?
Do you like to dance?
Would you ever consider living abroad?
I have and would again
Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
Last time you swam in a pool?
I jumped into one at a party a couple of weeks ago
Type of music you like most?
rock, metal, and anything you’d hear in an Irish pub
Type of music you dislike most?
anything too slow
Are you listening to music right now?
not on purpose
What color is your bedroom carpet?
hardwood with a big, comfy blue rug.
What was the last thing you bought?
a stack of postcards to post home and gifts
Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Do you have a garden?
I have a patch I like to dig in.
Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
US, Ireland, Wales, France, and Japans.
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Who sent the last text message you received? What did it say?
Rae. “have a good night bro! kisses”
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Lowes or Dicks. Maybe both?
What time is bed time?
Anytime I feel like it
How many tattoos do you have?
What did you do for your last birthday?
Went camping with my brothers and sisters, got snowed in and stuck in a cave.
Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
Tom and a couple blokes from down the hall
What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been?
I’m sailing there now.
When’s the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
don’t really like tomatoes.
Have you ever won a trophy?
Are you a good cook?
I’m a good eater.
Do you know how to pump your own gas?
If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
I can think of way too many.
Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
Do you touch-type?
What’s under your bed?
some socks, my suitcases, textbooks, and i think i lost a tennis ball under there yesterday
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Think fast, what do you like right now?
sunny spots, comfy cushions, chasing deer, good food
Where were you on Valentine’s day?
still snowed into that cave
What time do you get up?
whenever I need to.
Is there anything going on this weekend?
docking in Panama
How are you feeling right now?
Do you sing in the shower?
Which came first the chicken or the egg?
can’t have one without the other.
How many keys on your key ring? What do they go to?
5 house, car, office, sports locker, parent’s house
What kind of car do you drive?
Toyota pickup. but I prefer to ride in the back.
What is your favorite time of the day?
Where did you grow up?
US and Ireland
How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
On the other side of the pond.
What are you reading now?
i should be reading a textbook
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
How many rings before you answer the phone?
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?
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?
pizza WITH wings
Spiderman or batman?
Snow or rain?
Water or milk?
Fruit or vegetable?
Inside or outside?
Sweet or sour?
Shoe or clothes shopping?
I don’t shop.
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?
Sausage or bacon?
Sandals or tennis shoes?
most sandals get chewed up too fast
Twister or connect four?
Lobster or crab?
Mexican or Italian food?
anything with meat.
Fall or Spring
Truth or Dare?
Well, I hope you got a kick out of that! Be sure to swing by and vote for who you want to see next! I try to post the first character to 3, but if there’s a tie I’ll post the first to 5.