The Summer “Would You Rather?” Tag

Hellooooo everyone! Today’s post is a TAG (!!) all about summery things based on the “would you rather?” game. I’m borrowing this from PoojaG @ lifesfinewhine because I haven’t done a tag in a long, long time.

Plus, I feel like this is my last chance to do it until next year. I mean, technically it won’t be fall until September 22nd because that’s when the equinox is, but tbh it stops feeling like summer at the end of August. I KNOW THAT TIME IS MEANINGLESS AND CALENDARS ARE MERELY A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT BUT THIS IS JUST HOW I FEEEEL.

I’ve scattered photos I took in summers past throughout this post for ur viewing enjoyment.

Kind of a nice way to close out the summer, no?


Live in a tree house or a castle?

A castle, because my friends won’t stop talking about Game of Thrones (I quit after season five) and that reminded me of just how much I love castles. I want a turret (or two or three or four) filled with old books!

Be able to sing beautifully or dance beautifully?

Dance beautifully, because I’ve always been more about listening to music than actually playing (or singing) it. Plus, I want to be as cute as possible with my future wife and ahhhh how great would it be if we both knew how to dance?!

Ride a horse or a camel?

I’d be up for either, but a camel would be my #1 choice since I don’t know where you can ride one around here – i.e., if I were riding one it would mean that I had traveled very far away from home indeed.

Know a fairy or a unicorn?

A fairy, hands down.

Have a backyard that was a huge bounce house or a huge ball pit?

I want to say ball pit, but think how hard it would be to find something you lost there ! So… bounce house.

Travel or stay home?

Travel, as long as this isn’t one of those trick questions where you can never visit home again.

Be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?

Uhhhhh… well, I’m scared of heights BUT thinking about all the creepy crawly creatures lurking in the ocean’s depths always freaks me out. I’ll choose being able to fly, I guess, because even though it would make me uncomfortable it sure would make it faster and easier to go places. (I’ll visit all my blogging friends. I can bother you ALL OF THE TIME.)

Know where you’re going or have it be a surprise?

As boring as it sounds, I would rather know where I’m going. I’m up to do pretty much whatever as long as I can mentally prepare myself first. I don’t function well when I’m thrust into situations without advance notice.

Be on a boat or on an airplane?

Ooh, a boat, definitely! My favorite form of transportation after trains.

Be able to see in the dark or be able to never get tired?

I could care less about seeing in the dark. And I could get so much writing done if I never got tired! I hope this means I would still be able to fall asleep, though, just that I wouldn’t need to… because I love sleeping!

Go on a vacation to the beach or to the mountains?

Mountains! I’d get bored at the beach… and mountains always inspire me. I have Lord of the Rings fantasies to live out, you know.

Have picnics in the forest or in the park?

Picnics in the forest wITH MY FUTURE WIFE. I’ve got our first twenty summers together all planned out, apparently.

Swim in the ocean or swim in a pool?

See above remark about finding the ocean creepy.

The pool has to be Olympic-sized with a really tall diving platform, though.

Be a dolphin or a cheetah?

I love cats. The ocean terrifies me if I think about it too much. You can guess which one I’d choose.

Be able to make people laugh or be able to make people trust you?

I’m going to copy Pooja’s answer and say that I already make people laugh, so I want to be able to make people trust me. (I mean, I would hope they already do. But that wasn’t the question, was it?)

Be surprised by a present or be able to pick what you get?

Is it even a present if you get to pick it out yourself?

Eat popsicles or watermelon?

Popsicles! I haven’t eaten one in forever. When I was a little kid I would practically fight my brother for the root beer or grape flavors. Still might, if the opportunity presented itself.

Go camping or stay in a hotel?

I love camping in theory but I always end up putting my sleeping bag on top of a rock or root or something and then I can’t sleep because it’s digging into my back all night. I’ll take my comfortable hotel, thank you very much.

Make art or read?

Both, tbh, but if I had to pick one it would be reading because I really need to tackle my TBR. It’s monumental by this point.

Experience an epic waterslide or an epic zip line?

I would love to go on an epic waterslide! I wanted to visit a local water park with my brother this summer but it got closed down due to faulty construction, which… yikes. Maybe next summer?


I’m tagging:

And as always, feel free to participate whether or not I tagged you. (Or ignore this tag, if you so choose.)


How was your summer? (And when do you go back to school, if you’re still a student?!) Tell me all about it!

About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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4 Responses to The Summer “Would You Rather?” Tag

  1. Rachel says:

    Your photos are awesome! My summer was great although it flew by. The Fall semester doesn’t start for me until October so I still have some free time 😀

  2. themagicviolinist says:

    I sense a “the ocean is freaking scary” theme . . . or maybe that was just me? ;P

    Your pictures are always so pretty! Simplistic photos are my favorite.

    I haven’t ever been camping, but I can’t say I really see the appeal for me. I always hear stories about too many bugs, it being too hot or too cold, and sleeping uncomfortably. No thank you.

    Thanks for the tag!

  3. PoojaG says:

    This was super interesting to read! So glad you tried it out!

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