Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sunday Stealing: Would You Rather?

From Sunday Stealing

Would You Rather Meme, part one

1. Would you rather go into the past and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great-great grandchildren?

A. I have no children, and thus there will be no great-great-grandchildren. However, I do have a freaky obsession with the fate of humanity, so I'll go with going forward. I can always check up on the great-great-grand nieces and nephews, I suppose.

2. Would you rather have more time or more money?

A. I'd prefer both, but if I must chose, then I would chose time. The older I become, the less I have of it.

3. Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life?

A. A pause button would have been nice when I was about 44 years old. Now, I'd like a rewind, at least for a few years. I'd go back and never have that gallbladder surgery, that's for sure.

4. Would you rather be able to talk with the animals or speak all foreign languages?

A. Wouldn't being able to talk to animals also be speaking a foreign language? So wouldn't you be able to do both? Wouldn't you be a regular babbling Dr. Doolittle?

5. Would you rather win the lottery or live twice as long?

A. If I could be healthy, I would live twice as long. But if I am going to be an invalid, then I may as well take the lottery and live it up.

6. Would you feel worse if no one showed up to your wedding or to your funeral?

A. I had 350 people at my wedding. I daresay, given my husband's standing in the community, that there will be many people there to support him. So long as he has his needs met, I am good with however the end for me turns out. If nobody comes to my funeral and he doesn't need anybody there, I am okay with that. I'll be dead anyway.

7. Would you rather be without internet for a week, or without your phone?

A.  Without my cellphone would be fine, because I also have a landline. Hence, I would not miss anything, especially since I keep my cellphone in the car because it doesn't work in the house.

8. Would you rather meet George Washington, or the current president?

A. I want to meet the first female president, if that's okay with you. 

9. Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing?

A. How about I keep them both?

10. Would you rather work more hours per day, but fewer days or work fewer hours per day, but more days?

A. That question made my head go around in circles. Mostly, I would like to feel well enough to work. I don't particularly care how many days or hours in the day.

11. Would you rather listen to music from the 70’s or music from today?

A. I confess I am a 70s gal, and I listen to that music more often than not.

12. Would you rather become someone else or just stay you?

A. I suppose it would depend on who I was becoming. Do super powers come with the new me? Will I be able to fly, deflect bullets with my magic bracelets, or travel at the speed of light? Would I be able to keep my brains and lose the old body?

13. Would you rather be Batman or Spiderman?

A. What a sexist question. I would rather be Xena: Warrior Princess. She'd kick both of their asses from here to ancient Greece and back again.

14. Would you rather be stuck on a broken ski lift or in a broken elevator?

A. How about we not get stuck anywhere? I'm not fond of heights and I already have an elevator phobia. You should have seen how white I was every time I got off the elevator at the hospital last year when my husband was hurt. The nurses thought I looked worse than he did.

15. For your birthday, would you rather receive cash or gifts?

A. Another birthday question! My birthday is tomorrow - send amazon gift cards, please. I bought myself the sneakers yesterday.


  1. I'm more afraid of escalators than elevators... but I don't relish the idea of being stuck in the elements on a ski lift.

  2. I suspect if we lived on the same side of the country, we could be friends. We seem to be in simpatico most of the time The only reason I would want to go into the future would be to find out how history records this time in this country's political history. It's difficult to figure it out from where we stand right now.

  3. Love your answers, on the president, the languages and the bday. Great imagination and way to think like there is no box! You go girl! When is your first ebook coming out? I know you probably prefer journalism but you have a few stories in you.

  4. Have a very blessed and happy birthday!

    I think I under-thought the answers this week. I never even thought about female presidents or superheroes. One of my nicknames is Xena, though. Does that get me out of the doghouse?

  5. You and I could be the only people who still have a landline. Happy a Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy birthday!! Your answers are so lovely :3

  7. I enjoyed reading your responses, and you are absolutely right about the sexist question! I like the fact that you are curious to go into the future to see how we turn out. Happy early birthday and sorry, no GC will be sent your way unless I win the lottery :)

  8. whoa! Happy Birthday!

    We thought the same thing about animal language. They obviously have one and a shared vocabulary in some cases. Great answers, and a lively read. Sorry about that surgery it is really not fair at all. It's a simple surgery, mostly, the blasted idiots.

  9. #7... I have been without both recently, and honestly -- I miss the internet more than the phone. My T13

  10. Oh, and happy belated birthday -- I hope it was a good one!


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