Friday, April 11, 2008
When The Creative Juices Are Dry, Take a Quiz.
I didn't know what to come up with today so I went and found some quiz somewhere and filled it out. I think it was supposed to be a quiz about the soul but it really isn't. This is what happens when you hit the blog wall.
1. If you could take more control of one aspect of your life, what would it be? My career path seems to have gotten out of my control and I don't know how to back peddle at this point.
2. If you were to state the difference between the male soul and the female soul, what would it be? I'm not sure there is one. People put way to much importance on gender roles and it's completely unnecessary. You just are what you are.
3. If you had to give control of your destiny to any one person, who would get it? I would give that control to my mother because I think she understands what I would do and she would think of what I would want rather than what she would choose. I would trust her with that.
4. If after you die your spirit could protect anyone in the world, who would you pick? I guess I would pick my brother. My spirit could protect him in bar fights. What? There aren't any babies in my immediate family.
5. If you were to name the most comforting thing for you to hold in your hands, what would it be? Myself. I hold myself and everything is okay. Alright, I'm kidding. I can't really think of an object that comforts me. Casey comforts me. Casey it is.
6. If you were to leave instructions for what music would be played at your funeral or wake, what would it be? I remember writing my will once. I'm pretty sure I wrote in the instructions "I don't care what song you play but it better not be me singing it. That would be creepy." Obviously this wasn't a legal copy. I would like them to play The Best of Julie London. Is that odd? Her music was a little sexual.
7. If you could learn one thing (but only one thing) about your own death right now, what would you want it to be? Will anyone benefit from my organs? I'm going to donate them regardless but wouldn't it be cool to know they were going to help someone for sure?
8. If you made a very big mistake of some kind, who, of the people you know, would you first confess it to? Depends what it was. Probably A. (One of my closest friends and roommate for four years.) I tend to tell her those sorts of things a lot.
9. If you were to describe your attitude toward sin, what would you say? I would say people need to really think about that word and decide for themselves why they believe certain things are sins. Because someone told them so or because morally it is unfair and hurts others? I won't elaborate on this here.
10. If you could ask a psychic one question, knowing you would get a true answer, what would you ask? Am I on the right path? If they say no then you might as well pack up and get on a new one, right?
11. If there was one primary law or principle you lived by, what would you say it was? Crap. I don't have one. Today I'm feeling like "Live and Let Live" is the law I would like to live by but it's so hard sometimes.
12. If you had to name the best thing about getting older, what would you say it is? Everything you learn along the way. That was easy. Wouldn't it be unfortunate to grow older and never discover anything new?
13. If you were to select a person whose persona does not fit their body type, who would it be? I don't like this questions. It's about pre judgment based on looks and I don't know how to answer properly.
14. If you were to name three people throughout your life that helped to complete you as a person, who would they be? My grandmother Blanche who I'm still very close to. My mother and my father who still live in the same house surprisingly enough. The person I am is definitely a blend of those people and the way they raised me.
15. If you were to say there is a person who truly practices what they preach, who would it be? Uh, Ghandi? Man this is a tough one. I, in general, don't fully believe anything anyone says. I think the problem is that people keep preaching. There is no need for that.
16. If you were to name the most comforting place to be touched by another's hands, where would it be? I usually don't like people touching me unless I am very emotionally close to them. At that point everything is comfortable. If it is anyone else I suppose my back. It leaves a disconnect that keeps a certain comfort level.
17. If you were to name the one thing you have the most compassion for, what would it be? People with a terminal illness. How could you not have compassion for that? It's permanent and frightening and they have to live knowing what will happen. I can't even imagine what they go through.
18. If you had to admit the most selfish thing you do on a regular basis, what would you say? Blog. I don't think that is a surprise to anyone. It's not like I take a strong stance on big issues or do any public service on my blog. It's pretty damn selfish.
19. If you were to design a room for contemplation, what would it look like, and what would be in it? A few chaise lounges. A big leather couch. Giant pillows. Plain walls. Nothing distracting just comfortable. It would be well lit. Perfect temperature at all times. Ooh a hammock would be nice! There would be paper and black felt tip pens for note taking. A tape recorder. That's just off the top of my head.
20. If you had to pick one dream you've had that came closest to coming true, which was it? So far a few of my dreams have come true. I moved to New York over six years ago. That was my biggest dream from my youth and I'm still thankful every day I live here that it came true.