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.


Anonymous said...

Hey Sis! I found a lot about you in these 20 questions. You are not selfish, you have proved to you are not, and I have never met ya!

Oh was really excited about 20 I sat up and smiled to see you are leaving on of your dreams!!

So ya got connections huh? LOL! Thanks for stopping by


Anonymous said...

I like Julie London.


Anonymous said...

Oh Oh oh,, Casey is your Boo? and he is Jewish!! YAY!!!

VE said...

I was going to answer 'C' to all of them but they weren't multiple choice...

Jay said...

I always love it when people are living a dream such as moving to New York or something like that. It's great to see people doing that.

Tall Lanky Jew said...

Love number 5! oxxxxxxcxxoxxxx

Matt-Man said...

You and I have something in common. I hold myself quite often as well, although I think it may be in a different manner in which you are referring. Cheers!!

BBC said...

If after you die your spirit could protect anyone in the world, who would you pick?


The most powerful dream I ever had resulted in my moving here. It's been a strange journey ever since.

I wonder what New York will be like in 20 years, I don't think it will be pretty, but only the future will determine that.

Farmer*swife said...

Wow! Deep test/survey. Did it evaluate you in the end and give you some descriptive of who "they" judge the answers and evaluatory "rating"?

Anyhow, way to share it all out there. This was nice...and, self-um-evaluating....

I hope Monday is unexpectedly wonderful for you. [ANGEL POWER!]

Ngt-Knight! [smiley-wink]

GMEyster said...

Love these answers. You practice what you preach, as far as I can tell. Then again, you kind of just oooze, it not really preach it.

captain corky said...

"It's not like I take a strong stance on big issues or do any public service on my blog."

I find it refreshing that you don't, but you could talk a little bit more about me on your blog. My name doesn't come up as often as I would like it to around here. ;)

Doc said...

That quiz had some pretty pointed questions in it...

Tink said...

Is this quiz called, "The most depressing questions ever"? ;)

At my funeral, I want them to play the song that never ends, over and over and over again.

Knight said...

Single/Sis- It would take you years if you actually knew me to find out the same stuff I write about in my blog. It's a window to the soul.

Edge- You have good taste Jef. Most don't have a clue who that is.

Single- Yes, yes he is. And Tall and Lanky.

Ve- It would have made it much easier and far more interesting if it had the multiple choice option. I would have changed all the answers to be inappropriate though.

Jay- I was stalking you via your archives recently and you had mentioned a long time ago that you wanted to move to a new city. Still thinking about that?

TLJ- You just like when I mention you ;)

Matt-Man- I can't hold myself the same way but only because I'm missing that er... organ.

BBC- Good call on the one BBC. I didn't read the questions correctly and the word anyone read to me as any one person. I should pay more attention. You mentioned your dream before and I would love to hear more about it. Nothing is going to look as good twenty years from now. Especially New York. Thankfully moving out of the city isn't as hard as moving into it.

Farmer*swife- Nah, I'm trying to stay away from the tests that insist on steeling my e-mail info for spamming. I also don't trust anyone else "rating" me as they are probably crazier than I am if they sit around making tests all day. Happy Monday to you. Angel Power!

GMEyster- I think everybody gets preachy sometimes. It's hard not to.

Captain Corky- I'm afraid if I start lavishing about you on my blog everyone will go over there and stop reading mine. You have no idea how many times I wrote about the glory that is Captain Corky but I had to delete it all before publishing ;)

Doc- Yeah, more or less. I'm not sure what the point was but it seemed better than the other quiz options I was finding. "What is the closest blue thing to you?" and "Who was the first person to text you today?" That would have sucked.

Knight said...

Tink- Damn, that is what I should have titled the post! Brilliant idea with the funeral song. Everyone would feel really bad about leaving until it was over and they would sit there all day. Your final prank!

Jo said...

I was thinking that was a pretty depressing quiz too, but your answers brightened things up. It's so good to hear you're living a childhood dream! And very sweet that you can trust your mom so much.

I adore my mom but my destiny in her hands---I'd have 8 kids & a butt the size of Kansas.

R.E.H. said...

Very interesting questions, and even more interesting answers (how could they not be? They're yours, right?).

Funny about the funeral thing - I actually once told my family I wanted Julee Cruise on my funeral... I think her music is so solemnly dreamy - it would work nicely, right?

So glad you fulfilled your dreams, I need to get busy fulfilling mine. Another thing you learn as you're getting older...

...time flies!

BBC said...

All tests and polls are flawed and I don't take them anymore. Well, not very often.

As for my dream that resulted in my moving here. I've never shared it with anyone, and I sure hope that it doesn't become true, but it sure isn't looking good.

gr said...

small nod to you today, Knight, at pottersblog