Mandy, at ForBetterForWorseForLife, has tagged me with my first ever meme in which she has asked five random questions. The idea is for me to answer her queries, then come up with five new questions of my own and tag five other bloggers. First, the Q’s and A’s, then the five lucky bloggers I’ve chosen and the questions I would like for them to answer:
What set your spouse apart and made you choose him or her?
Most of my readers know by now I am in a wheelchair so it is easy for me to say when I was dating Sandy twenty-five years ago, I loved how I felt when she walked beside me. Simply stated, I never felt like I was disabled when I was with her. Still don’t. I loved how Sandy would walk beside me and carry on a conversation as though I too was walking. It was so strange. With others, I still felt like the chair was glaringly obvious. With her, at the risk of sounding sappy, I could quickly forget there was any hardware between us. And that has never changed.
What type of music should someone play for you if his goal is to drive you insane?
Oh, this is a good question! (And some of you think you know what I’m gonna say) Though I like all types, I’d rather have bamboo shoots slid beneath my fingernails than hear the headbanging music of the hardest rock out there. To hear a guy growling into a mike, yelling unintelligible words with no discernible melody is, to me, the seventh circle of hell.
Would you rather watch sports at the stadium, or at home in the recliner? (Or never, unless your only other option is to have your toenails pulled out one by one?)
Hands down, the recliner. Can you say ‘remote control’? No crowds, foods that I actually like as close as my kitchen or on a TV tray with no lines and not costing me the equivalent of the GNP of Lithuania…of course, I’d hit the mute button if Tim McCarver or Marv Albert were broadcasting.
If you could choose any person to mentor you, living or dead, famous or not, who would that be and why?
I’ll go with Joe. You know, “I Am Joe’s (whatever)” in Reader’s Digest? I don’t know who Joe is, but it takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there like that.
And on a serious note, I would have LOVED to be one of the Twelve, mentored first-hand, up close and personal, by Christ.
M & M’s: plain, peanut, almond, crispy, or peanut butter?
And now I’d like to have JT, Byron, Richard, Timbob and Caleb kindly answer these questions and link back to me. Remember, answer the questions, then come up with five new questions that you will send on to five of your blogging buddies. Simple.
Here you go, fellas:
1. What teacher has had the most influence in your life? Why?
2. If you could write the “Great American Novel” what would the first line be?
3. Which job would you prefer: the guy holding the ‘slow down’ sign in a work zone, a ring announcer at a world championship boxing match, or the person serving sample snacks at a Sam’s or grocery store?
4. If you have just awakened from a coma, who would you like to see first and why?
5. If you could get a do-over in high school, what would you change?