8 questions


Melli, Ella, and me


I was over at Melli‘s blog and saw that she had written 8 questions, just for the taking. πŸ˜›Β  She will be surprised, perhaps, to discover that I am one of those folks who hadn’t seen the 8-question meme and was thrilled to be given 8 questions!Β  Of course, it took me a while to get on the ball and answer them…

So on the off chance that one of you might NOT have been tagged with this already and might actually be wishing that someone would give you 8 questions… (yea… right!) … here they are… JUST for you!

1. If you could do ONE thing, anything… big or little… to make the world a better place, what would it be? And why?
I’d like to have everyone spend a day in his or her enemy’s shoes (figuratively speaking). Perhaps then, people would have more compassion for one another instead of being so quick to judge or hate.

2. If you had to survive a natural disaster, which kind would you choose?
I’ve “missed out” on experiencing the effects of 2 natural disasters: the Nisqually Quake of 2001 and the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. I was living in Washington State 30 years ago, but all I heard and felt was a great big BOOM at 8:32am on May 18th. Many folks were covered by a foot of the powdery gray fallout, but we only received a dusting of the ash. And in 2001, I was living in Texas and only heard about the earthquake from my Seattle relatives. Given a choice between the 2, I’d take the earthquake.

3. What do you think is the MOST amazing thing about the human brain?
Well… I don’t know that it is the MOST amazing thing, but I find it pretty amazing that there are so many functions taking place in our bodies that we don’t have to THINK about in order to do –breathing comes to mind here– and yet our super-computer brain keeps those functions running.

4. If Crayola asked you to name THIS COLOR, what would you call it? Please don’t say orange. Be creative!
That color would definitely be called PUMPKIN!

5. What is the longest you’ve ever procrastinated doing something and what is that something?
Oh, so many things! I am an A-1 procrastinator. Right now I’ve got a growing pile of shirts that need ironing. The last time I finally ironed, I discovered that my kids had outgrown 2 of the shirts while I ignored the chore! Lame–I know.

6. If Jesus were coming to your house for dinner tonight, would you be more concerned about what to feed Him, how clean the house is, or what you were going to wear?
I’m lucky that dinner is already planned for tonight, so I suppose I’d be a little panicked about the cleanliness factor. I don’t think I would worry about what I’m wearing. I would, however, be concerned that he might catch the upper respiratory virus I seem to have picked up. [cough, hack, blow nose, repeat]

7. What WOULD you feed Him?
Tonight’s dinner is slated to be homemade lasagna,Β  and since that qualifies as company fare, I would definitely keep it on the menu! We’re also having homemade bread (bread machine) and a salad, plus apple crisp for dessert.

8. If I gave you $5 to use to make a stranger smile, what would you do with it?
Hmmmm…. buying a coffee for the person in line behind me at Starbucks would be a great idea, if I ever went to Starbucks… and it would be awesome to buy a homeless person a meal at McDonalds or something like that, but in my remote-ish area, that’s not likely to happen either… so maybe I would buy a bunch of flowers and give them to someone who looks “down.” Then I’d smile and say, “God loves you, and I hope you have a blessed day!”


16 responses to “8 questions

  1. A fine list indeed, KC. You might want to rethink your dinner menu though. If Jesus was Jewish, lasagna (meat and dairy in the same meal) might have been a no-no. Theoretically speaking, that is. πŸ˜‰

    • LOL, I hadn’t thought of a kosher meal! Jesus was indeed Jewish. I can only hope that he offers grace to this Gentile. πŸ™‚ In my understanding, Jesus is awfully good at offering grace. β™₯

  2. I love that picture of Melli and you! Looks great.
    Great answers. Fun to read. You are a compassionate person, I can tell. πŸ™‚

  3. Can I come to dinner tonight?

  4. mmmmm i want homemade lasagna for dinner tonight….!

    haha, i’d definitely be the most worried about a clean house too! the curse of living with extremely hairy cats = my house is always furry.

  5. ACK…I never knew you’ve met that little Tart! Beast she is I tell you. And don’t listen to Melli…I speakth the truth πŸ™‚ Ask Q…she’s seen first hand both here in Hawai’i and in Friday Harbor I tell ya πŸ™‚ I’m really with you on number 3. I think about that every once in a while…amazing instrument we have πŸ™‚

    • Thom, I found Ella to be rather well behaved, although Melli tells me it was because Miss Ella had a crush on SnakeMaster. I think it was also the many adventures she had with SnakeMaster’s menagerie. I never did get to hear those tales! Use the search box at the bottom of this page, type in Ella, and you will see the posts from her visit last year.

      • Well going back to Ella’s Appalachian Trail Adventure you see how that little tart is. Always gotta be in the company of men. Now I’m sure if you would have past a liquor store she would have made you go in for booze and smokes…believe me. But seeing how you were in the woods you were pretty safe there. Excellent photos on that. She was pulling the wool over your eye’s I’m sure of it by behaving !!!

  6. For #1 I would make common sense common again….seems to have missed soooo many people!

    #3, that so many people don’t use it…see #1

    I think I have you beat on #5, I have one or two needle point projects that I started in the 80’s… or does that just make them abandoned now?


  7. Ohhhhhhhhhhh you did these WELL! I LOVE your answers to #1 and #8! And I’m sure Jesus would be thrilled to have lasagne at your house! I’m pretty sure all those legalistic kosher rules went OUT with HIS new covenant! I would not worry about what I was wearing either… but what’s cooking… and a clean house… in that order!

  8. Procrastination is my middle name!

  9. Those are some great answers, especially the one to #1!!!

  10. Your dinner sounds quite yummy–and anything not cooked by me is sounding good to me these days!

  11. #1 Amen!
    #2 I survived Mt. St. Helen’s. I wasn’t certain my dog was going to, but he did.
    #4 Autumn Sunset
    #5 I’ll let you know if I ever get around to doing it.
    #6 The house is pretty clean, dinner is in the oven, jeans & a t-shirt are fine. I think I would be most concerned about the condition of my soul.
    #8 Buying food for homeless people is one of my most favorite things. However, here on this tiny island I might be more inclined to buy a bouquet of flowers for the retirement home — I’d have to add a couple of my own bucks to the kitty though!

    As for Ella, I’ve only known her to really misbehave when she is around Thom. She’s at Nancy’s right now. I think we should ask if she’s been smoking and drinking.

  12. Ooops! Nancy would be Tilden. πŸ˜‰

  13. That Nisqually quake was something else! At least for me. My first earthquake. And we haven’t had one since.