Sunday Stealing: If You Could Meme
28 June 2014
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From Sweet Memes, our friend CAT!:
IF YOU COULD:
Travel anywhere, where would it be?
It's a Bucket List item to SCUBA dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Meet anyone, who would it be?
I was going to say something silly, like my crushes Matt Damon or Ed Sheeran, but then I decided to go a little more cerebral since I'm not even remotely in a silly mood. I'm going with Einstein.
Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be?
If I were being entirely selfish, I'd ask if I could pick two people who were taken far too early: my beautiful mother, who lived just 33 years, and my darling son, who lived just 3 days. But I try not to be entirely selfish, and so I will pick my son. My reasons are multiple, but partly, I would choose Robby so that his identical twin brother, Jack, who survived their traumatic birth, would have his womb-mate and the kiddo who should be his best friend in life, his partner in crime, his other half. You're right, Jack; it's NOT fair.
(And if you, reader, try and tell me that "everything happens for a reason," I will hunt you down and kick you in bits that will make you cry the ugly cry. Because not everything does. Some things just freaking happen.)
Be anyone for a day, who would it be?
Well, or Queen of the Universe, or something. I'd globally mandate and/or outlaw a few things. Recycling, which should be a damn given in the year 2014, would be required for every possible thing that can be recycled. Smoking would be outlawed. Priorities would shift. Real things would matter. None of this "oh, let's not let two people who love each other get married when children are going hungry and global warming is happening" bullshit.
(Sorry, guys, I'm not in a fluffy kitten and rainbows and unicorns mood.)
Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?
Yarn. I pick yarn. Okay, maybe there's still a little frivolity left in my spirit today, after all. But not just any old ugly, cheap yarn. Handspun, hand-painted, beautifully soft, natural yarns.
Change one thing about your life what would it be?
Hopefully this will be us in 2.5 years: sailing on the open ocean, to destinations varied and far, seeing the world, having amazing experiences, teaching the kids real-life stuff. Maybe it's a pipe dream, maybe it'll happen... time will tell.
Have any superpower what would it be?
I still dream all the time that I can fly. I would give anything - almost - to do it for real.
Be any animal for a day which would you be?
I'd be a beautiful parrotfish, colorful and interesting, buoyant and free... my favorite of reef fishes.
Date anyone who would it be?
I'd date this guy: my husband. But, I'd like him to be the guy before brain surgery, before the brain tumor, before Cyberknife made him a whole 'nother person. Can I have my husband back, please?!!
Change one thing about the world what would it be?
I would make it so that no one cared about what other people looked like on the outside; people would see past that - or never see it at all - to the beauty that lies within each and every one of us.
Live in any fictional universe which would you choose?
Not that I truly think heaven is "fictional," but I would go there.
Eliminate one of your human needs; which would you get rid of?
Not to get too gross, because I have a million and one fun things I could say about it, but I would eliminate elimination.
Change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be?
Okay, that's beyond beyond, but I would get rid of all the extra skin from dropping 200 pounds in the blink of an eye. It's... yuckish.
Change one of your personality traits which would you choose?
I would turn my boundless insecurity into (merited) confidence.
Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?
In my mind, I'm secretly an amazing gymnast. In reality, I'm the biggest klutz ever.
Forget one event in your life which would you choose?
I'd erase the the years from the time my mom died, when I was 7, until I graduated high school and went to college, when I was 17. Those ten years of my childhood, well, they really fucked me up.
Erase an event from history (make it so it never happened) which would you choose?
I'd erase the assassination of MLK, Jr., because I feel that he had a whole lot more to offer this country - no, this world.
Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose?
I wouldn't change a thing.
Be any weight/body type, which would you choose?
I'd choose to be happy the way I am.
Live in any country/city, where would you choose?
I've always wanted to spend a year of my life living in New York City.
Change one law in your country, which would you change?
Come on, now.
Be any height, which would you choose?
I'm happy at 5'2".
Have any job in the world, which would you choose?
I was going to join the Peace Corps before I started my Ph.D., but I couldn't go for various (financial and medical) reasons at the time. I'd still like to do that someday.
Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be?
It's the end of the month, two days before payday, and we've just run out of milk for the kidoodles. A wad of cash showing up in my pocket would be nice right now.
Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be?
I'm pretty fortunate, because I'd still choose Hubs, and guess what? There he is. ----> ♥
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