Friday, June 1, 2012

WOULD I RATHER?


I’ve been tagged by CarrieBoo of Carrie on Carrying On.  


(Note:  Don’t trust Canadians.  Sure they look all peaceful and friendly but they live with polar bears and moose so they have a malevolent side.)  Anyway, she challenged those she tagged to answer her “would you rather” questions and then make up eleven questions to be passed on.

So here goes:
1.  Be 20-feet tall OR 1-foot tall?
One foot tall.  Then I would infiltrate the leprechauns and spend the rest of my life living on rainbow gold.

2.  Lose your marbles OR both feet?
If I still had my marbles maybe I could find my feet.

3.  Get trapped on a tiny, deserted island for infinity with Steven Seagal  OR Mickey Mouse?
Mickey Mouse:  because I missed getting my picture taken with him at Disneyland when we got stuck in a long line waiting for the stupid Submarine Voyage.

4.  Have a head shaped like a Chihuahua OR a giant raisin?
Either one would be okay because when I move to that intergalactic planet (see question six) it won’t matter.

5.  Have the ability to leap over tall buildings OR walk on water?
Leap over tall buildings because I’m such a klutz that I fall off my treadmill, trip on escalators and stumble off the end of moving sidewalks.  On the other hand, leaping tall buildings is a lot like flying and when I fly in my dreams I always get tangled in trees or crash into power lines.

6.  Start your life over with what you know now OR move to a hospitable intergalactic planet with peaceful aliens?
Peaceful aliens of any sort would be a nice change from humans who can’t seem to play nice or share.

7.  Eat peanut-butter and crispy-cooked cricket sandwiches OR strawberry ice-cream sprinkled with squirming maggots?
No maggots, ever.  Although I love the fresh trout which eat the maggots my husband uses for bait.

8.  Turn invisible for one, solid year OR grow clown feet every day at noon, for 30 minutes, for the rest of your life?
Invisible.  The possibilities are endless.

9.  Share a tent for the night with Dracula OR a tarantula spider?
Tarantulas are cuter and eat less.

10.  Travel back in time Dr Who style to the Jurassic (T-Rex eatin’) period OR travel forward 100 years?
I’d take a chance on going forward in time.  I’m pretty sure there were no dark chocolate candy bars or  bubble baths with thick, soft towels in the Jurassic period.

11.  Have webbed hands and feet OR an extra eye on your forehead?
Webbed hands and feet would add a whole new dimension to swimming.  Anyway, I already have eyes in the back of my head.  Just ask the kids.

Since I’m slothful I borrowed my questions from The Conversation Piece book 2 by Nicholaus and Lowrie

1.  What is one item you absolutely detest shopping for?
2.  What do you consider to be the quintessential sound of summer?
3.  If you could bring to life any fictional character from any book, whom would you choose?
4.  What is the most awe-inspiring Olympic moment that you’ve seen during your lifetime?
5.  If an architect or engineer offered to build you anything you wanted free of charge—anything at all—what would you tell them to build for you?
6.  What is the most memorable weekend you’ve ever experienced?
7.  To the best of your knowledge, what is the fastest speed you’ve ever personally driven a vehicle?
8.  If you could completely eliminate one genre of music, which type would you eliminate?
9.  What creature, more than any other, would have you scared stiff if it were loose in your house?
10.  What is your all-time favorite line from a big screen movie?
11.  What is the c-c-coldest you have ever been in your life?

And, as CarrieBoo said;  Anybody who feels like it--feel free to submit answers here.

I'm tagging some of my favorite bloggers:
May the farce be with you.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such oddball questions! yup, don't trust the canadians at all! :)

if i was trapped on an island w/ steven seagal, i'd have to kill myself. just sayin...

Terry and Linda said...

Bahahahah



Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Sarah said...

Love the weird first set of questions and your answers! Can't wait to do mine-will do sometime over the weekend. The only question I was sure of my answer immediately was number 8-but I will save the surprise!

TALON said...

Hey, you can trust me - I'm Canadian, eh! :)

lol - your answers were brilliant, Leenie.

Val said...

Pardon me for answering here rather than putting the whole kit and caboodle on my blog.

1. What is one item you absolutely detest shopping for?
Hardware. I want to rip my brain out and nail it to a support post.
2. What do you consider to be the quintessential sound of summer?
Crickets. No! That's what I hear over at my blog. Frogs in the evening.
3. If you could bring to life any fictional character from any book, whom would you choose?
Ken McLaughlin in My Friend Flicka. Because his yearning hurt my heart.
4. What is the most awe-inspiring Olympic moment that you’ve seen during your lifetime?
Figure skater Debi Thomas, Calgary, 1988. Not because she finished a disappointing (for HER) third to earn the Bronze Medal. But for skating to One More Try in an exhibition program after her competition. It was quite moving.
5. If an architect or engineer offered to build you anything you wanted free of charge—anything at all—what would you tell them to build for you?
A rustic cabin situated over a stream with a short waterfall.
6. What is the most memorable weekend you’ve ever experienced?
That would have to be the Sunday that my second son was born.
7. To the best of your knowledge, what is the fastest speed you’ve ever personally driven a vehicle?
Hmm...ninety?
8. If you could completely eliminate one genre of music, which type would you eliminate?
Jazz. It meanders. No purpose.
9. What creature, more than any other, would have you scared stiff if it were loose in your house?
A bear. A big ol' bear. Like a grizzly or polar bear. Not a koala. I hear they're stupid.
10. What is your all-time favorite line from a big screen movie?
The original True Grit. Maddie Ross, upon being offered whiskey: "I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains."
11. What is the c-c-coldest you have ever been in your life?
Taking a shower before work when the water heater broke overnight.

Leenie said...

Hey, thanks, Val for playing along. Fun to read your answers. I heartily agree about the bears and I've been there with the broken water heater.

CarrieBoo said...

I admit, I am reading your answers way too late at night... and did not expect anyone to see my list - never mind cotton on to the fact that Canadians can NOT be trusted... but I have tears in my eyes and am still laughing at your answers. I feel I have everything I need now to carry on with life. Thank you. (Absolutely priceless, my stripy-socked friend.)

CarrieBoo said...

P.S. My husband and I were talking about being invisible for a year, and I pointed out to him that your fingerprints would not be (as in, you can't get away with nowt, unless you managed to strut by in those invisible gloves you wear for dying your hair)... this left him to sorely reconciling his reckoning.

Leenie said...

CarriBoo: Good point about fingerprints and also footprints. The first thing I'd do if I were invisible would be to move to a fine tropical paradise where going without clothes would be quite comfortable.

CarrieBoo said...

Tropical and invisible... that sure opens things up. (Hmmm.)

Lawless answered hers on mine, so I guess I will do the same. And this is my networking effort complete. ;)

1. One-foot - I could get stilts built into my pants for special occasions, and still fit through doors easily. I'd also have lots more space in bed.

2. Feet - I could make new ones out of cereal boxes, but I couldn't replace my brain.

3. Mickey Mouse - If I got really hungry, I could eat him.

4. Chihuahua - If anyone ticked me off, I could bite them.

5. Tall buildings - That would really speed up getting about.

6. Intergalactic planet - I've seen enough of this planet, I'd like to see what else is out there. Plus, maybe the aliens would make me their queen or something.

7. Peanut-butter and crispy-cooked sandwiches - I'd probably puke, but it's the lesser of two evils.

8. Clown feet - I'm not sure they'd let me pick Roz up from school if I was invisible. Plus, if I did lose my feet, I'd at least have 30 mins. to get everything done each day.

9. Dracula - But I'd eat an economy-sized tin of beans first to keep him on his side of the tent.

10. Jurassic - I'd probably get eaten but I wouldn't have to worry about money or jobs or insurance... or other people. Plus, if I was one-foot tall, I'd be harder to catch and less nourishing to the giant predators.

11. Webbed hands and feet - Very handy if I was on a sinking ship.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Why can't I resist these questions??? Why???
1. bras
2. heat bugs
3. the cat in the hat
4. the closing ceremonies of any of the Olympic games cause it means they are OVER
5. a stairway to the stars
6. hubs spent the weekend at his mothers place a few years ago...that was a pretty great weekend
7. 85 miles per hour..man, am I a speed demon or what?
8. rap
9. a bat...hubs agrees...he says he's lived with an old bat in the house for years and it IS scary
10. I'll be back.
11. A really violent snow storm with gale force winds back around 1979...I truly thought I wasn't going to get home that night