Of course, it's worse than I thought. After ending up in the emergency room and having the doctors there be unable to diagnose me I have come to that conclusion. I'm going to see a specialist this week to find out what is wrong with me, but I suspect ulcers. Anyway, lots of pain, no fun and not much ambition to write. So, I'll participate in a little survey that I got tagged to do and leave it at that for now.
1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies? It just depends on the movie. Some are better in color, some black and white. For example, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" would not work as a black and white film. One needs the rich colors to imagine the flavor of all that candy. On the other hand, the point of "It's a Wonderful Life" is very immaterial and deep. Color would take away from that aspect of the movie and cause one to focus more on the visual aspect than the thematic.
2: What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death? Listening to music majors/people talk about music. (Note: it is not music that bores me, it is listening to people who know too much about music go on endlessly about intracies that no one else cares about and criticize other people's singing or music because most of them have really big egos and do not believe that anyone else could possibly be good at what they do.)
3: MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music? CDs, they're cheap and any song I want to hear is going to exist on CD.
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? So what you mean to say is, "your money or your freinds?" Thank you for the kind thought, but I'll keep my friends.
5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now? Terrorism and nuclear proliferation are near the top of the list, so is the utter disregard for human life exemplified throughout the world. But as a Christian I try to remember who is really in control and it's not us. The most pressing issue might actually be something very different than my ant-like perspective can identify.
6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue? When I find out I'll tell you.
7: You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be? You can never change just one thing. Changing one thing would have a ripple effect on every other event that came after the one you changed. You never know what would have happened. Even if I regret something in my life, I would not want to change it because I learned from it. Besides, life is too short to live it on regrets.
8: You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be? Nothing. You never know what would have happened. Killing Hitler might not have prevented the Holocaust, there were others who believed what he believed.
9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry –Which do you choose? I enjoy opera, so that's what I would choose. A good Mozart opera.
10: What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve? I don't know. Unsolved crimes are usually surrounded by myths and weird crap. I'm reminded of the movie "8mm" upon hearing this question (don't worry, I only saw the edited for tv version). Some things are better left alone and truth is always stranger than fiction. Now, if you want mystery, who are the workers in Willie Wonka's chocolate factory?
11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal? Brian Jacques, of course. I would serve Deeper'n Ever Pie and pasties with strawberry fizz to drink and some rhubarb crumble for desert. And I would ask him to talk mole speech and talk like a hare. We would have a hilarious time and I would tell him that he is my inspiration for becoming a famous author one day.
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? Nothing. It is not the fear of hell that makes me what I am, it is the fact that God changed me. Of course, it would be fun to return to my alma mater and demolish the awful classroom building that caused me so much allergy pain for four years. I don't think that's an immoral act however, I think it would be an act of kindness.