Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Tagged! Miscellaneous Questions

Seeker tapped me for this meme. Thanks, Seeker.

1. What were three of the stupidest things you've done in your life?
(Things to which I'll admit in wide-open cyberspace, that is. )

1). Left an "n" out of the second word of the phrase, "the annals of history" in a university research paper.
2). Put one end of an electrical cord in my mouth to lick off cake batter after it fell out of a hand-held blender. The other end was still plugged into the wall.
3). Learned the Spanish Panic dance routine from Once Upon a Mattress (a musical) two days after biopsy surgery on a lymph node from my groin. (Pulled stitches are no fun!)

2. At the current moment, who has the most influence in your life?

Great Scott, my dad and Rumi, humanly speaking.

3. If you were given a time machine that functioned and you were allowed to pick up to five people to dine with, who would you pick?

Jane Kenyon
Mary Oliver (who is still living)
Kathleen Norris
Jesus (although the whole time I'd be worrying about whether he'd beconsidering himself to be dining with a Pharisee or a woman of questionable reputation. And desperately hoping for the latter.)

4. If you had three wishes that were not supernatural, what would they be?

1). That people would listen more to each other.
2). That I didn't secondguess my every thought and breath.
3). That our girls will live wise and happy lives. (Assuming the two are not mutually incompatable.)

5. Someone is visiting your hometown. Name two things you regret your city not having and two things people should avoid.

Things lacking:
1). Any sort of artistic cultural activities.
2). Pizza delivery.

Things to avoid:
1). Cowboy. (Cowboy is a 30-something year-old guy who rides his mountain bike around town. He used to drive a lawn mower, but the cops got tired of pulling him out of the ditches when he'd get soused on Friday nights.)
2). Literary discussions. Unless you like romance novels or Hank the Cowdog.

6. Name one event that has changed your life.

Getting married.

7. Tag five people

It's been so long since I've blogged, I don't know if there are five people who read this left to tag. If you're reading, consider yourself tapped. How's that?


Anonymous said...

Great Scott! says:

Bicycle. He can't get a license for a regulated motor vehicle.

Toad said...

Of course I read this! In order:

-[1]Not only believed but reported to others, as truth, every "fact" my then-to-be-husband told me (I figured him out when he told me nagas went extinct during the 70's). [2]Wanted to be a dirty hippie - no offense to dirty or clean hippies, though. [3]Tried to make and jump a ramp with my bike. Pulled a Napolean Dynamite.
-My husband, step-daughter, and baby.
-Carmen Miranda, Atilla the Hun, Benjamin Franklin, Gloria Stienem (she would be restrained in order to hear every last word I had to say to her - I know that's bad but it's true), and God Himself
-[1]For everyone to go to Heaven [2]For no one to want for anything they need [3]For my husband to have a bike and get to ride again but NEVER EVER wreck.
-Haven't been here very long so not much to work from: [1a]A library that can advertise more than it's Nascar exhibit. [2a]An Indian resturant. [1b]The grocery store (looked for an OTC drug and found 3 boxes, 2 expired in 04, the other in 03). [2b]The estranged relatives' house - can't let them know we're here.
-Too many . . . does life itself count?

Connie said...

I ran home. Just writing to say that "This is a very funny post."

alaiyo said...

Hey, I check every day, Lucindy! Watch Inscapes; I'll have answers up in a few days. Enjoyed this much!


Cindy said...

Great Scott!--You're right as usual. I think I meant a mountain bike rather than a dirt bike. You know how precise I am about all things with wheels. Will edit. Thanks. :)

Toad--You're kidding! A Nascar exhibit?! Of course, one of the funnier things about you having wanted to be a dirty hippie is that you were born in 1979. And Gloria Stienem? You are a funny, funny sister!

Connie--Very glad you enjoyed. Have a good rest-of-your-day.

Beth--I shall watch diligently.