Writing Wrongs

March 04, 2007

randomness...feed your mind and your blog

Week of Feb25: Would you rather....

  1. eat a live cockroach (the big hissing ones) or eat a stick of butter?

    The butter, no question, although thinking about it makes me a little queasy. But not half as queasy as the whole live cockroach thing. Besides, Iíve seen hissing cockroaches up close and personal--theyíre really big, and really crunchy, Iím guessing.

    I could always enlist the help of my kids. I have the original butter kids. Andrewís outgrown it, but Kyra would, if I let her, eat butter with a spoon.

  2. go bungee jumping or sky diving?

    Well, Iíve pretty much done the skydiving thing (see blogging Airborne). I think bungee jumping sounds kind of fun. And I did jump off a bridge into a river once.

    Okay, out of context, that sounds weird. It was way back in the day, I was a cadet and part of a summer immersion program at the US Army Russian Institute (now the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies) in Garmisch, Germany. Technically, I guess itís Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which some of the West Point cadets converted into Party-Kitchen. Yeah, thereís nothing more clever than a bunch of twenty-something Academy types.

    Anyway, during this rigorous course, we found time to go white water rafting. (I know, I know. Can you say boondoggle?) After the rafting, we were killing time at the river, when it struck someone that jumping off a bridge into the river would be fun. We had wetsuits, life jackets, so, insanely, someone let us do this (or we didnít ask--thatís always a possibility).

    In any case, this answers that musical question: If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?

    Sadly, it seems, the answer is yes.

  3. eat a lime or a lemon?

    I could enlist kid help here. Andrew loves lemons and sour stuff. Iíd probably go with the lime.

  4. be stranded on a deserted island alone or be stranded on a deserted island with someone you hate?

    You know, if I truly hated someone, my guess is theyíre not bringing much to the survival table anyway. All things being equal (on the survival front), Iím going to say alone.

  5. be able to read minds or be able to become invisible?

    Seriously, I think there are things Iíd rather not know. Iím going with invisible because it sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 11:34 a.m.