Belated Monday Missions

One more thing to catch up on…

Monday Mission 2.33

1. Many children have blankets, or a favorite nubby stuffed animal that they like to keep near them for security. Do you recall what you had for your “security blanket” as a child? When did you finally give it up? What brought that about?
Hm… I don’t, really. I think I slept with stuffed animals until the allergist told my parents I shouldn’t, which was around 7 or 8 years of age.

2. Now that you are a big kid, what do you have to give you that same sense of security?
Heh. I’m big on curling up under heavy blankets and on wearing long sleeves.

3. With a little over four months left in 2002, have you accomplished everything you wanted to for the year? Is there anything that you would like to accomplish before the year is over?
Hah. I wanted to get a Real Job and Move Out ™ by now.

4. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me children have it pretty good these days. Game systems, computers in the home, microwaves, cable TV, the internet, cell phones and pagers, they certainly have a wider variety of technology than most of us did as children. What modern convenience, if any, do you think it would be good for children today to do without? What would they gain?
Hm… probably the internet. It’d get them off their butts and outside. ‘course, I’m a ‘net addict, so I shouldn’t really talk, right?

5. Many of us have one thing in which we believe we excel. What do you do better than most?
I’m really good at coming up with totally random comments.

6. In the United States, and possibly other countries, teenagers in High School usually wind up falling into several social circles or “cliques.” Stoners, Rich Kids, Jocks, Cheerleaders, Band, Drama, Goths, and so on (though the names are probably different today). What High School “clique” did you find yourself in? Was it by choice or did it just happen? Did you look down on other groups? (Aw it’s ok, it was/is High School, we all did dumb stuff)
I was in the AP/honors clique, a part-time member of the Drama clique for a bit, and then I had my OWN clique, made up of myself and my groupies. Yes, I had groupies in High School.

7. (it begins) I have great news! I won the contest and we now have plane tickets to anywhere in the world. The bad news is we have to pick a place now and leave in the morning. I can’t decide where to go, so you get to pick. Where should we go, and what is the first thing we should do when we get there?
I think we should go to the UK, where I will drop you in London with some money and a guide book while I go visit my friends in Stafford and Bath and Tunbridge Wells and…

PromoGuy’s Monday Mission 2.34

1. What do you do to make things better when you feel sad and/or lonely?
Hm… it varies. My preferred thing to do is either curl up with something hot to drink (preferably with a splash of something alcoholic in it) and a good book or go to sleep.

2. Are you a “touchy-feely” person? That is, do you like to touch people you don’t know that well? And on the flipside of that, do you like being touched by someone you aren’t close with?
No. I am definitely not touchy-feely in that way. At All. Personal space is my friend.

3. Do you like to have “me” time, time to yourself to be alone and relax? Or do you prefer to just do your own thing with someone else in the room? When was the last “me” time you got and what did you do?
Definitely. I like having time to be the hell away from other people. Preferably about 100 yards away from other people, or barring that, on a different storey of the building in a room with a closed door. :) I think my last ‘me’ time was last night when I got home from the airport and went to sleep.

4. Generally speaking, how do you feel about the concept of marriage? Are you the marrying type? Do you think the act of getting married means something today or is it simply just “a piece of paper?”
Hm… I dunno. I’m something of a romantic and so the idea of finding a soulmate and solemnizing that fact with a ceremony appeals to me. But the cynic in me thinks of it as just a way to get some conveniences and practical matter sorted out. I do expect I’ll get married eventually, though.

5. That said, as many as 25 states have passed legislation regulating who they believe should be the “marrying type.” What are your thoughts on the banning of same-sex marriages?
I think banning same-sex marriage is horrible. It comes out of religious beliefs, which have no place in government.

6. If there was one law you had the ability to create or change, what would it be?
Ooh, tricky. I’d probably do away with the death penalty in the US.

7. What would you like someone visiting your Blog for the first time to know about you? Now is your chance!
Hm… They should know that I’m not as weird as I seem to be here… I’m weirder! :-) Also that it shouldn’t surprise them to find me holding opinions which seem to clash with each other and having several different takes on the same thing. Beyond that… they should go read my page about myself. :-)

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