Monday, April 29, 2013

More Questions

I thought I would answer some more questions. Some days it is tough to come up with something to say.

1. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?

I suspect I remember what people say much longer than I should. I have a mind like an elephant - I seldom forget. It's helpful in my work as a news reporter, maybe not so much in my life.

2. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?

Trust, Respect, Empathy, and Laughter

3. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?

I believe in efforts to bring equality to women, so yes. Women's rights.
4. What does each decade make you think of:

The 19..

20's:  - Flappers
30's:  - Great Depression
40's:  - World War II
50's:  - Downtrodden Women
60's:  - Freedom
70's:  - Me Generation
80's:  - Free-for-all
90's:  - Growth and prosperity
2000s: - Fear and timidity
2010's: - Unrest and discord

5. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?

The 1970s. That is when I was coming of age, finding myself, and freeing myself from the grip of my parents.
6. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?

American Pie by Don McLean. You can watch it here.

7. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?

The USA under President Barrack Obama.

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?

Mr. President, what do you think you are doing?

8. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

CBS, but I am seldom up late.

9. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?

Jafar. I am trapped by my own self.
10. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?

11. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?


12. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?

The sky is blue during the day because we are really living in the eye of a huge giant; we are but the atoms on a tiny little speck of dust. When the eye is open, we see the blue of the giant's eye. When the eye closes, we see darkness. The stars are really the dust specks on the giant's eye lid.
13. What does your name mean?

Grace or gracious

14. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?

Space. The Final Frontier. These are the voyages . . .

15. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Water

Meat: Cleaver

Different: Odd

Pink: Flesh

Deserve: Earn

White: Black

Elvis: Dead

Magic: Witch

Heart: Barracuda

Clash: Flash

Pulp: Orange

16. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?

Mary Queen of Scots
17. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?

Diane Sawyer

18. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?

Any of the three movies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

19. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?

Books to read. Note that, unless there is electricty, an e-book reader simply would not do; it would run out of juice (as would anything else - cell phone, computer). I'd also want a notebook to write in.

20. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?

Yes. If you want details, you should phrase the question better.

These questions are part of a series of questions called 5,000 questions, which you can access here. These were questions in the 30s and 40s.


  1. I am visiting you through Diane's ohhhnnnn . . . thought I would say 'hello' to another "brave sister".

    I like Don McClean's American Pie too . . . reminds me of snow skiing many years ago but that is another story . . .

    Let's hope it doesn't snow in May . . .

  2. As for the elevator, I want a porta potty....

  3. Good choices for numbers 6 and 19. I think I'd rather explore the ocean than outer space (but then, I am a pisces).

  4. If there's no power in the elevator you're stuck in, won't it be too dark to read books?


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