How do I get into these things?
Somehow, through no fault of my own, I wind up participating in some sort of friendly, “getting to know you” kind of game. And this is bad because I really stink at them.
It goes waaay back. Like in high school, when a friend would start with:
“Okay, so you’re on a desert island and you can only have two things–”
“Why two things? Who’s keeping me from having more things?”
“No one. It’s just you only have two things.”
“That’s dumb. Who goes to a desert island with only two things?”
“That’s all you have after your ship sank.”
“Wait, I was on a ship? Why did it sink? Are we at war?”
“Gah! Never mind!”
“WAS ANYONE ELSE ON THE SHIP? DID EVERYONE DIE?!”
Suffice it to say, I avoid those sorts of things. But the other day, Rhonda over at Pollyanna’s Path wrote of her Party Game, and me being the observant reader that I am, asked if she expected others to play.
And what with one thing leading to another… well… here’s me playing Polly’s Party Game. (Man. I really stepped into this one.)
1) If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I used to say invisibility, but being a woman on the other side of 50, I recently acquired that superpower and can report it’s nothing to write home about.
So I’ve decided what I really want is the power to remove fear. For instance, say you tell me what your dream is: You always wanted to be a writer (or singer, or painter, etc.), but… and as soon as you hit that ‘but’, I reach into your brain and remove the fear that’s holding you back. That’s what I want to do.
Bonus points if I can do it for myself as well.
2) Dogs or cats?
3) Would you rather see John Mellencamp or Bruce Springsteen in concert?
I can only assume you’re planning on drugging me and leaving me at a rock concert, but you’re nice, so you want to know which concert I prefer. And while I appreciate that, I still have to wonder why you’re drugging me and leaving me at a rock concert.
Fact is, I avoid crowded venues. Especially if there’s a chance the crowd will be overly exuberant, and I think it’s safe to say both those artists would have very exuberant crowds.
Any chance you could leave me at a jazz club instead?
4) Who would play you in the movie or t.v. version of your life?
Hmm. Well, I guess I’d say either Joan Cusack or Maggie Gyllenhaal, for the simple reason they both seem like women you might be meet at the store one day. Also, I like how they laugh, and I hope any story of my life includes a lot of laughter.
5) What’s your current platform?
I wasn’t sure what you were going for here, so I did Google search for “what’s your platform” and found this:
The word platform itself is a metaphor for a stage on which you are elevated above the crowd. It makes it possible for everyone in the audience to see you.
So my answer is: AUGHH! I’M ON A PLATFORM AND EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT ME! AUUUGGGHHHH!
*sob* Please make it stop…
Hiding behind the written word is more my thing. For the time being, I’m hiding on this blog.
Truth: putting my real name and real picture on my blog was a HUGE step for me. *patsselfonback*
6) Pick what you perceive as the perfect ingredient for the best dessert: Pineapples or Peanut Butter.
Really? Pineapple or peanut butter? That’s what I’ve got to work with?
What sort of kitchen is this that I’ve only got a choice of pineapple or peanut butter? Is this some cruel baking show? Are Dole and Jiff the only sponsors?
Listen, how about we skip the sweets, pour ourselves a glass of wine and share a nice cheese platter instead?
That’s it. Six questions. One thing you can say for Rhonda, she keeps things short and sweet.
And now it’s your turn to answer the questions. The rules are… to my knowledge there are no rules. You can either answer the questions in the comments below, or on your own platform where everyone can see you.