Another Sunday. Another round of Sunday Stealing. Which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes.
Would you rather go into the past and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great-great grandchildren?
Given that it’s highly unlikely I will ever have children, let alone grand children, let alone great-grandchildren, let alone great-great grandchildren, I would have to say I would rather go into the past to meet my ancestors rather than the future to meet no-one. Plus, I’m much more interested in history than I am the future, and I reckon I could learn a lot from my ancestors; how they lived, how they entertained themselves, what sort of naughty escapades they got up to in their spare time. Such information would be highly entertaining and thoroughly thought-provoking.
Would you rather have more time or more money?
I would rather have more money than time, mainly because being disabled and on the pension, I already have a helluva lot of time to fill and not very much to do to actually fill it. More money would enable me to keep myself entertained and fill the already excess of time I currently have. And I’m not just saying that because I’m greedy, because I’m really not!
Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life?
My life is full of what ifs and might-have-beens, far too many, to be honest. So I would much rather have a rewind button to try to correct some of the mistakes I’ve made that have led to the shambles of a life I currently live, than a pause button to freeze time and be able to do nothing about it.
Would you rather be able to talk with the animals or speak all foreign languages?
I’m a lover of languages, especially dead or dying languages, and would love to be able to speak them all. Plus, animals don’t really interest me all that much, so I’m not too fussed about what they’re thinking. Although it would be kinda cool to be able to speak to the wombats, I reckon they would have a lot to say, loveable balls of energy that they are!
Would you rather win the lottery or live twice as long?
Life is already long enough, don’t you think? At least if you won the lottery you’d be able to make a difference to the world, and I’d much prefer to make a difference than live twice as long and be utterly irrelevant.
Would you feel worse if no one showed up to your wedding or to your funeral?
Given that it’s entirely unlikely I will ever be married, save for some sort of divine intervention, I would feel worse if no-one showed up to my funeral. Which I can pretty much guarantee you is going to happen anyway, given I have no-one in my life who would care enough to go. Cue violin music! :p
Would you rather be without internet for a week, or without your phone?
I rarely use my phone as it is, so it wouldn’t bother me in the slightest if I didn’t have access to it for a week. The internet, on the other hand, is my only connection to the outside world (cheers, social anxiety!) and I would be utterly lost and inconsolable without it.
Would you rather meet George Washington, or the current President?
I’m not too fussed either way, to be honest. Being a Brit, currently living in Australia, I have little to no interest in American politics. I guess meeting George Washington would be kinda cool, from a history-nerd’s point of view, but I would rather meet Tony Abbott (the Australian prime minister) so I can give him an epic flying bitch slap for being such a misogynistic, annoying, dullard.
Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing?
My hearing. I would be lost without my vision, as all of my passions (from writing to movies to television to photography) rely on it.
Would you rather work more hours per day, but fewer days or work fewer hours per day, but more days?
When I was but a humble backpacker hostel manager, I worked long hours (12+ hour days) across five or six days of the week, and it was brutally exhausting, so I would rather word fewer hours per day, but more days, than more hours per day, but fewer days. Plus, days off are overrated anyway, so having fewer of them would be a good thing!
Would you rather listen to music from the 70’s or music from today?
Not being a lover of disco, I would rather listen to the music of today. But not the top 40 hip-hop garbage that permeates contemporary culture. I would much rather listen to the mighty fine and productive outputs of contemporary folk and roots performers.
Would you rather become someone else or just stay you?
I hate pretty much everything about myself. How I look. How I think. How I feel. So I would happily become someone else in a heartbeat. Although, having said that, I’m not sure I could deny the world my eccentric wit, kinky outlook or bizarre way of approaching life. I honestly think the world would lose something truly special if I wasn’t a part of it. So I’m completely torn on this question. Let’s just opt for staying as me; even though I hate myself, doesn’t mean the world hates me!
Would you rather be Batman or Spiderman?
Spider-man; he has a lot more fun than Batman. If you were Batman you’d just spend all your days brooding in the dark, but if you were Spider-man you’d get to web-sling around the city, have upside down kisses with beautiful red-heads and generally kick supervillan ass! So much more fun!
Would you rather be stuck on a broken ski lift or in a broken elevator?
A broken ski lift; I have a pathological hatred of elevators and one of my worst ever fears is getting stuck in one!
For your birthday, would you rather receive cash or gifts?
Gifts; they’re more personal, they’re more fun, and they come from the heart. Cash is just a whatever present. There’s no feeling or emotion attached to it. It’s just something you give when you can’t be bothered using your imagination to come up with something magnificent.