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Posted on 2007.15.05 at 14:54
where am I: third planet from the sun
How I feel about it all: awakeawake
Soundtrack: Maria McKee - Panic Beach
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My kids are taking me to dinner tonight, and I promised i_am_a_hannah that I'd clean the kitchen. But first, this cool meme from peacey:



What event from your teen years would you like to relive just as it happened?

There are so many I don't even know which one to pick. I'm so geeky it would probably be any event where I was listening to WEEI-FM, because it was the best radio station ever, and I miss it like I would an old friend.


Where would you go if you wanted to spend a week alone without contact with civilization?

Mabou. This is my new place I have to go, after spending way too much time looking at pictures.


Of all the airports you've been in, which one would be the best one in which to be stuck for 12-15 hours?

Whichever one has the biggest bookstore.


What is the most mysterious phenomenon you have ever witnessed?

Birth, actually. It's not mysterious, and yet it so is.


What is the worst thing that could happen to you?

Something horrible happening to one of my kids.


Which specific people would you want to have present with you at the moment of your death?

The scientist who rushes in with the breakthrough cure.


If you could depopulate a city and explore it at length with a friend for a week, where would you go and with whom? What specific thing would you be sure to do?

Boston or Ottawa, but why on earth would I want to depopulate either city? The people make the places what they are.

I'd want to go with patchfire and/or peacey and/or songdog.

In Boston, we'd definitely do the Freedom Trail. I've never done this, and I live an hour away from Boston. :/ And of course, it goes without saying that we'd be visiting Boston's main house of worship as well.

As for what I'd be sure to do in Ottawa, well, duh. Also hit the museums.


What is the best thing that could happen to you? Would your answer have been the same three years ago?

Complete contentment with my life, and yep, same goes for three years ago.


If you had to live in a hotel for the next year, where would you live?

Maybe here.


For what one thing would you like to be famous?

I wouldn't. Although maybe if I were famous for solving the whole climate change problem. Because my kids would have a healthy planet. And also because I'd be a billionaire.


What position in any team sport is the hardest to play? Why? Have you played that position?

Manager. And no.


Imagine you could redesign your hands. Whose hands would you remodel yours to resemble? Or would you keep the hands you've got?

My mother's. She has beautiful hands. Still does, almost forty years later.


What is your earliest memory? Why do you think you have remembered that particular event or thing?

Playing in the front hall of my house during the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965.


If you could ensure one thing about Heaven besides its existence, what would it be?

That I wouldn't be bored.


What one job in history would you have wanted?

Granny midwife.


Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt as if you were facing something or someone truly evil?

Yeah, but she doesn't bother me so much anymore.


What is the most powerful vision you've ever had?

Stepping out of the van my first trip to Cape Breton and having the whole "okay, hmm, I'm home now" experience, even though I'd never been there before in my life.


What would be the most morally difficult thing you could be asked to do?

To have to deliberately hurt someone I care about. Or even someone I don't care about. Even the Evil One, because then it would be my fault, and, and...*angsts*


Has there ever been time when your body and your mind were at odds with one another? How did you resolve the problem?

Constantly. I tell it to exercise, it ignores me. Also when I tell it to go to bed.


At what point in your life did you first experience total trust in someone or something?

I dunno. I'm generally a trusting person. Probably too much.


If you could save only one thing from your burning house (assuming all people and pets are already safe), what would it be?

My pictures.

And um, wow. Jerry Falwell is dead. I really don't know what to say about that.

Comments:


ruthless1
ruthless1 at 2007-05-15 19:00 (UTC) ()
Shall I be the first to say it then? PRAISE THE LORD! Take his acrimonious, bitter hateful shriveled little soul and stick it where the sun don't shine!
one down, 5 billion hatemongers to go!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 19:05 (UTC) ()
See, I want to do that, maybe I should do that, even.
Problem is, I can't bring myself to be glad that someone's dead, even a scumbag like him. Obviously, I'm unhinged.
ruthless1
ruthless1 at 2007-05-15 19:07 (UTC) ()
Actually - I have this sort of home made version of reincarnation that I believe in so behind my vitriol is me thinking that he has a chance to come back and redeem himself.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 19:13 (UTC) ()
I don't think it's about religion, it's more like I don't, I dunno, think it's my place or something. It's probably got a lot to do with not ever wanting anything to be my fault. Which makes NO sense, but still. (see previous comment about how I'm unhinged)
ruthless1
ruthless1 at 2007-05-15 19:17 (UTC) ()
See? This is why I should probably be posting in my own LJ. There is nothing wrong with pointing out a nasty human being. Or if that makes you uncomfortable - a person who behaves nastily and purposefully tries to HARM others with their close minded ways. He didn't do anything he did out of love - he moved through life using fear and hatred to get his message across. So I don't feel at all bad about being glad that at least one hateful presence is off the planet (for now - see above cobbled-together reincarnation blurb)
*shares inner bitch proudly with you* Actually today - it may be my outer bitch!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 19:33 (UTC) ()
Oh, he was a nasty human being, all right. I'm all about saying someone's an asshole. I wish that one less asshole actually meant one less asshole. Unfortunately, there's always one coming along to fill the shoes of the departed one. The nice thing is that for ever Falwell or Fred Phelps that's born, there's also a Helen Keller or a Mother Theresa.

As for Falwell, I might not be able to be glad he's dead, but I'm sure glad he's gone. There's a difference in my little brain somewhere. It's probably just rationalization. *g* I also can absolutely bask in the irony that if there is an afterlife, this guy's going to be some surprised when he doesn't end up where he thought he would. :)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 19:38 (UTC) ()
Er. That would be "for every Falwell". Typos suck.
Band2-Mathematiker
missapocalyptic at 2007-05-15 19:09 (UTC) ()
*doesnotagreedoesnotagreedoesnotagreedoes...*

Word!

</b>*...notagreedoesnotagreedoesnotagreedoesnotagree*</b>
ruthless1
ruthless1 at 2007-05-15 19:14 (UTC) ()
*high fives you and words your word*
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primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 19:17 (UTC) ()
I might have been all yay if it were, oh, Hitler (or someone else at his level of evil), but I'd really rather wish he'd be reincarnated as a cat. He'd learn a thing or two about life then, yessirree Bob. :)
ruthless1
ruthless1 at 2007-05-15 19:19 (UTC) ()
bwahhaa!
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primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 19:40 (UTC) ()
Indeed. *g*
Band2-Mathematiker
missapocalyptic at 2007-05-15 19:41 (UTC) ()
You know, of course I value each human life for and in itself... although there are creatures sullying the face of the earth that should be deprived of the right to ever procreate and banned to small island far, faaaaaaaar away! *pants* ...and would never make comments violating the principle of universal human dignity.
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primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 20:38 (UTC) ()
although there are creatures sullying the face of the earth that should be deprived of the right to ever procreate and banned to small island far, faaaaaaaar away! *pants*

Ohh, yes. Some small island far away on some other (otherwise desolate and unpopulated) planet, of course. 'Cause, y'know, I'm rather fond of a couple of small, far away islands. :)
peacey at 2007-05-16 12:05 (UTC) ()
Yay!! She liked my meme!

Mixed feelings here about Falwell passing. Like you, I can't be joyful about someone dying. While a person lives, there is always the possibility that they'll have a reversal of thought, be able to ask for forgiveness, and achieve some level of redemption. This is what I hope for with people like Falwell. But if they don't manage this, then I usually feel like that person's life was a missed opportunity and am relieved that their corrupt influence is gone. But, again like you, I am saddened that there will ever be someone to take his or her place.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-17 01:59 (UTC) ()
But, again like you, I am saddened that there will ever be someone to take his or her place.

The consoling thought is that there will also be others the likes of Mother Theresa, Helen Keller, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Gandhi, etc. Were any of them flawless? Of course not. But they left the world a little better place than it was before they arrived.
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-05-16 14:40 (UTC) ()
Re: Jerry Falwell --

Will I be securing my own spot there if I admit that I honestly, sincerely believe the man went straight to hell? What if I actively hope it? Because, well, I do. No need to rest in peace, Jerry; just enjoy eternity discovering that all the hatred you spread in life has come back to bite you in the ass for the rest of eternity.
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primroseburrows at 2007-05-16 18:11 (UTC) ()
If there's a Hell, Jerry's in it. I can't rejoice about death, but I can be satisfied about Karma, which yeah, I know, it's mixing doctrines, but hey. I'm a Unitarian. We do that. ;)
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-05-16 18:52 (UTC) ()
I'm fully on board with that. I don't actually believe in hell, but I do believe that there's an afterlife, and I think it looks a lot like whatever you expected it to look like before you got there. And I do believe that whatever happens to you in your afterlife is a direct result of what you did with your duringlife. So while, like you, I can't bring myself to say, "Woohoo, someone died," I can say without any actual sadness that I hope Jerry likes it hot and sulfurous.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-17 02:01 (UTC) ()
So while, like you, I can't bring myself to say, "Woohoo, someone died," I can say without any actual sadness that I hope Jerry likes it hot and sulfurous.

Yep. Oh, yes. Preach it.
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