Blog Tag 4 U

blog tag

A long time ago, I got blog-tagged.  I answered the 11 questions posed as part of the “blog-tag experience” but did not create a new set to pass on to 11 people.

So here’s your chance.  I am listing my set of questions and letting anyone who reads this post answer as many or as few as they please.  Please place your answers in the comments section.


  1. Time travel becomes possible.  You cannot go back in time and change history but you are allowed to time-travel and live at another time in history.  What era would you choose?
  2. a) Paper or plastic; b) aisle or window; c) boxers or briefs; d) convertible or coupe; e) rich and dull or creative, inspiring and poor?
  3. You have forgotten the birthday/anniversary/special occasion of someone very close and remember it only at the last possible moment.  What do you do?
  4. If you could be someone else, who would you be?
  5. By entering a few personal bits of information about yourself, the death clock will tell the day on which you will die.  (I entered the information about myself and discovered that I had been dead for twelve and a half years).  Would you prefer to know or not know in advance the date of your death?
  6. What is your favorite place on earth?
  7. What inspires you?
  8. Describe yourself as a color, a fragrance, a sound, and a texture.
  9. Imagine that you are a writer of fiction (for those of you who are not writers of fiction).  Could you write accurately about a topic that you find repugnant like rape, child molestation or animal abuse?  (If you don’t find these repugnant, then go to another blog – now!)
  10. What would you put on a vanity plate?  (If you do not own a car, then what would you put on your bike, canoe or just wear around your neck?)
  11. What is the hardest question for you to ask someone else?

Blog Tag

I have been blog-tagged by Book Club Babe.  What, you may ask, is blog-tag?  Here’s how it works:

The Rules

  1. I must post the rules.
  2. I must answer the questions the tagger listed for me.
  3. I must create (or reuse) 11 questions for those I tag.
  4. I must tag 11 people.
  5. I must let them know they’ve been tagged.

Being a polite curmudgeon, I’ll play along by posting the rules and answering the questions.

Being a curmudgeon nonetheless, I will modify rules 3, 4 and 5 as follows.

Since the people who are on my blogroll or who follow, read or reply to my posts are all sparkling, creative, over-achievers who out-shine me with their repartee, it would be senseless for me even to attempt to come up with new questions.  [I am so full of shit.]  Instead, I will let you respond to any of the questions asked or create and respond to your own questions.  Share your questions and answers in the comments section.

Questions posed by Book Club Babe:

1. You have been put in charge of creating a new national holiday. What’s it called, and how do we celebrate?

  • National Wear-Your-Underwear-on-the-Outside Day.
  • Celebration is self explanatory.  Those who do not wear underwear must wear only underwear on that day

2. You have been given an unlimited budget to make or remake a book’s film adaptation. Which book do you choose, and who would you cast?

  • Although technically it was never a book, I’ll choose It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World because I feel it was never as funny as advertized.
  • So I would remake it with either 1) the current group of crazy comedians – Ben Stiller, Sasha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, Larry the Cable Guy, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, the cast of Jackass, etc. or 2) a group of actors who have never done (or should do) comedy –Ryan Gosling, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, etc.

3. Robots have now become our personal servants, but here’s the catch. You only get one robot, and it can only do one chore. What will it be?

  • I would have the robot exercise for me so that I could lose and maintain weight without effort.

4. It’s stay-in-and-do-nothing-night. What’s your reality show guilty pleasure?

  • I’m now addicted to Pawn Stars. (I might have picked Hillbilly Handfishing but it sounds unsavory.)

5. You have been given a “Death Note” (look it up) where you can write any person’s name in it and that person will die. You can even describe their death in graphic detail. But you only can write down one name…who will it be?

  • No answer because I cannot restrict myself to one person.  I have a lifetime of enemies.

6. Which Disney animal sidekick would you want as a friend?

  • I’m old school – Pluto, the dog.

7. You’re now in charge of a celebrity’s Twitter account. Who do you want to Tweet for, and what would your first Tweet be?

  • The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
  • First tweet:  ∑€µ∞£≥¥α€

8. If you were a fragrance, what would you smell like?

  • Either Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme or
  • Bordeaux wine cellar.

9. If you could eat any one food and not gain weight or overall health issues, what would you eat?

  • Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio-Pistachio.

10. What’s the one phrase or cliché that drives you the craziest?

  • “Smile!”
  • Look at my gravatar.  Do I look like someone who wants to smile at you?

11. You’ve hit the jackpot and won a romantic evening with the sexy celebrity of your choosing, but he/she hates your favorite book. Like burned it because they just could not stand the sight of it. Proceed canoodling anyway?

  • Absolutely.  Who wouldn’t canoodle with the sexy celebrity of your choosing?