Tuesday, May 24, 2005

5 Questions From Judy

Okay, so here's the thing. I volunteered to have Judy ask me five questions. The answers are below. Now, along with my answers, I have to offer my making-up-questions services to you, Dear Readers. If you want to play along and have me ask you questions that you can answer on your own site/blog/journal/hand/napkin/etc, so that you can then offer to ask questions of your own readers etc etc etc, just leave a comment on this post.

1. If you had to pick one, and only one, person... who would you say has influenced you the most in your life?

This one's easy to answer - My mom. She's one of the smartest, nicest people I know and she's taught me so much about so many things. And while she's shared her thoughts and opinions about certain heavy topics (politics, religion, etc) she's done it without saying, 'this is what you should believe because this is what's right and everything else is wrong and stupid' and I love her greatly for it.

Though, to be honest, she called me stupid when I didn't checkmark the Democrat box when I first registered to vote. (I didn't know what to pick so I went with Independent. Heh.) But she said the word 'stupid' in a loving sort of away, in a loving 'are you crazy?' way. No really, I felt the love. Truly I did. And it made me laugh. :)

2. Which do you prefer, Regular or Peanut M&M's?

Peanut M&M's by far. Nuts are yang to chocolate's ying.

3. Do you believe that certain people are predestined to take on certain "roles" in society (ie: women = mothers/homemakers/cooks/cleaners, or lower-income-people = janitors/fast food workers/maids)? Why or Why Not?

I believe that certain people may be more likely than others to take on certain roles in society, but I don't believe anyone is predestined to fill them. There are too many people breaking away from 'the mold' for me to believe that their 'type' was predestined for a particular role in society.

4. If you had a magical Time Machine that could take you anywhere in time, what era/period of time would be your first stop?

First thing that came to mind: the Flapper era.

My mom told me once that my great grandma was a flapper, and was apparently really into the whole flapper scene. I can readily believe it, yet can't quite picture her that way in my mind. I'd love to go back in time and witness it first hand. Plus, making sure I blend in would be the ultimate in playing dress up. I absolutely love the little fringy flapper party dresses of the time. Oh, and I enjoy the type of jazz music from the late twenties too. So all around it would be a fun place to visit.

5. What if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it's all about?

Dude, the Hokey-Pokey is what its all about. You go through life sticking random body parts Out There, into the Great Unknown, and you do it over and over and over again. Then you wiggle it about, secure in the knowledge that other people are doing the same thing as you (wiggling their bits all over the place) and yet frightful that your wiggle will be judged differently than others ( "oh my god look at the spaz!"). Then you turn yourself around. Lather Rinse Repeat. And so continues the circle of life. Amen.

Yep. That's all life is. A bunch of people standing in a circle shaking body parts at one another and turning around in circles until the get dizzy and fall down. Or until the DJ clears the floor for the 'Couple's Dance'.


  1. hooray!! very good answers, loon. and yes, Peanut M&M's ALL THE WAY. :D

  2. why thank you. i had very good questions to work off of. :)

    and mmmm... peanut m&m's!

  3. dammit, i have been craving Peanut M&Ms ever since i saw your answers. arg... :)

  4. heh. i've been craving them since i wrote that yesterday. and the vending machine downstairs was all out. :(

    but maybe the m&m fairy stopped by last night... hmmm...