Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.

Title from Oscar Hammerstein's Song, "Getting to Know You"

My Son received a list of questions from school. I immediately saw that this had potential for a blog.

1. If Scotty could beam you out of here for the day, where would you go?
If I could be instantly transported, I would choose the Louvre in Paris. I was in Paris in 1983 on a whirlwind tour but the Louvre was closed during our stay!

2. What is one of your personal passions?
Christianity

3. If you had $1,000,000 to give to your favourite charity, what charity would it be?
I would give it to the Church.

4. If you had unlimited time/nerve/money, what athletic activity would you like to pursue ?
Cross country skiing. I took a continuing education class on it several years ago but didn't pursue it because
  • I had no one to go with
  • it was still too steep for me
  • no skiis?
5. Decide three features/things that your fantasy vacation would have.
luxury, culture and leisure

6. Decide three things you would like to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
food,books and a cell phone

7. If you just won $1,000,000 what would be the first thing you do?
Pay off the mortgage.

8. Who living or dead would you most like to meet?
Jesus

9. Name a celebrity that you find particularly attractive?
Colin Firth (Pride and Prejudice miniseries)

10. What are your pet peeves?
  • Telephone solicitors.
  • When vehicles and appliances need expensive repair just when I finally decided to buy a digital camera.

11. Life is full of embarrassing moments. Share an embarrassing incident that happened to you.
Experiencing a mental block!

12 If you were alone and in trouble, and had only one quarter to make a phone call who would you call?
Home.

13. List three descriptors that your friend would use to describe you.
Fun, intelligent but neurotic (well, would ya?)

14. Add your own ideas to the following sentence stem: "If I were in charge of the world..."
  • I would have tougher punishment for criminals.
  • Athletes and actors wouldn't be paid so atrociously much. People would be rewarded fairly for their abilities and contributions
  • including mothers who stay at home.

7 comments:

L'Envoi said...
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L'Envoi said...

Would you like me to upload "Getting to Know You" on my music site for you and others to sing along?

Just a thought.

Carol said...

Great idea, l'envoi!
Perhaps,one day, I'll figure out how to do it myself.

Pearl said...

Interesting idea.

1. If Scotty could beam you out of here for the day, where would you go?
The Louvre sounds great but I think I would go to the rainforest in Victoria BC.

2. What is one of your personal passions?
Poetry.

3. If you had $1,000,000 to give to your favourite charity, what charity would it be?
Jane Goodall Institute

4. If you had unlimited time/nerve/money, what athletic activity would you like to pursue ?
Windsurfing

5. Decide three features/things that your fantasy vacation would have.
fresh veggies and fruit, heat and privacy/solitude

6. Decide three things you would like to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
A fisher space pen, paper, a knife

7. If you just won $1,000,000 what would be the first thing you do?
smile

8. Who living or dead would you most like to meet?
a particular old friend who lives entirely too far away.

9. Name a celebrity that you find particularly attractive?
stumped

10. What are your pet peeves?
people who see a beach as an ashtray
litterers generally
volatile people going primate poop all over unwitting bystanders.

11. Life is full of embarrassing moments. Share an embarrassing incident that happened to you.
I got off the phone with a students and explained the message to the coworker miming out sore leg and phone gesture and speaking in simple broken English forgetting it is the student who doesn't speka English, not the teachers. Oh we laughed....

12 If you were alone and in trouble, and had only one quarter to make a phone call who would you call?
My Hub.

13. List three descriptors that your friend would use to describe you.
Talkative, mother-hen, forgetful

14. Add your own ideas to the following sentence stem: "If I were in charge of the world..."
Cash would go to medicines and education not Military operations.
Priorities would be anti-poverty and rehabilitation not corporate tax breaks
I would hardwire respect and dignity rather than self-protectionism.

Carol said...

Pearl,
Thanks for singing along!

dena said...

Great questions (and answers)! I may have to borrow them.

visiting from michele's

Maggie Ann said...

That was fun and interesting, I think I'm a relative, well, at least a kindred spirit = ).