The Pax Romano meme

The fabulous Pax Romano wrote this puppy, I am happy to have played along.

1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?

I like movies to appear in the color they were recorded. Miracle on 34th Street should always appear in black and white, but When Harry Met Sally would just look wrong in black and white.

2: What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?

Advanced math. My ex-boyfriend used to make me listen to him explain the math he was taking for his PhD in computer science, and I listened because I loved him, but it made me want to tear my hair out.

3: MP3’s, CD’s, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for pre-recorded music?

I am the CD generation, that’s my preferred format.

4: You are handed one first class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and ten million dollars cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?

Not in a million years would I take the ticket and money. My life would be worth nothing without the people in it.

5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?

The number of people who are living without food, shelter, clothing or medical care. The manner in which life in general is not valued.

6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?

I got nothing good here. I don’t know how to make it right, other than to hope that people start treating each other with more kindness.

7: You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be?

I wouldn’t have gone horseback riding that day on the beach when I was 15, which means I wouldn’t have broken my ankle, which means I wouldn’t have had to have surgery twice.

8: You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be?

I would have stopped the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole Opry. Which do you choose?

Grand Ole Opry, hands down.

10: What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?

Hmm, greatest unsolved crime. I’m not real up crime history, although I would like to know what happened to Jon Bennet Ramsey (stupid, I know).

11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?

I would love to have dinner with Madeleine L’Engle, she’s been my favorite author since the age of 9. I think I’d keep it simple and do a roast chicken and veggies, and maybe that chocolate cake I made three times this week.

12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky: what’s the first immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?

I don’t live my life trying to get into heaven or stay out of hell, so it just doesn’t apply.

0 thoughts on “The Pax Romano meme

  1. Ellen

    Misc. Comments:
    2) 🙁 but having gotten my Masters in it, I kinda burned a little on it (hence no PhD). So I can’t blame. But I’m still a fan of the not-so-advanced math. Of course, my math bar is a little higher than most (I could probably still teach 75% of the calc/linear algebra with little-to-no prep)

    4) Big AMEN on that. My family tends a little on the tumultuous sometimes, and I’m definitely the black sheep, but having this particular family has taught me alot about unconditional love.

    11) Definitely a childhood fave – I read quite a few of hers in the day. Maybe I should hunt some to reread…

    12) Another big AMEN. I’m one of those people who believes how you live is it’s own reward – not only in a good-people-make-others-want-to-be-good way (ie – externally), but those choices make you happier with yourself internally as well. Goopy I know

  2. MoDad

    I would like to arrange some day to go to the Grand Ole Opry with you. That’s a fun goal. Of course perhaps you are only interested if the only option is real opera.


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