From Wednesday Weirdness. Feel free to put your answers in the comments.
1.) Do you think you're approachable?
I think so. I hope so. I don't know, what do y'all think?
2.) Out of the two, would you rather be able to predict things before they happened or be able to read minds whenever you wanted to? Why?
I think I'd go with “predict things before they happened,” that would be really helpful. My suspicion is that reading minds could be relatively unpleasant. Although, I could think of a few times that it would have been useful and still would be. The two would work in tandem nicely.
3.) Have you ever kissed, fooled around or slept with an ex significant other AFTER you were already broken up?
No. Two wouldn't be appropriate even before a breakup unless we're talking marriage here, so certainly not after.
4.) Do you believe dreams are your imagination running wild as you sleep, your subconscious showing you what's really on your mind or something else entirely?
A little of each. I think it certainly is a chance for my imagination to run wild, but it also sometimes seems like dreams will remind me of things that may have been under the surface bothering me but I had not (recently) thought directly about. Freud did get some things right.
Dreams can sometimes be quite painful in that respect.
5.) How often do you use cuss words? Does your use of cuss words vary on your moods or situations?
I don't. I gained somewhat of an amusing reputation in the English program at LU because I would “adjust” certain words if I were reading a part in a play. It was a running joke, of sorts, of which my cohorts in the program would kid me about.
I made a clear distinction though concerning appropriate uses of words. For example, I had no problem with saying the word “damn” when used, say, in Doctor Faustus where the context of damnation. This drew some inquiries during those readings, since the fact that I proceeded with those uses stood out more than that which I omitted. That remains my policy, much as it was C.S. Lewis's, as he notes in a footnote in Mere Christianity (he had received complaints over his usage of the term). Some words, I really don't see any appropriate context for and I simply feel it best not to promote.
I'm really sounding puritanical tonight, aren't I? To be clear, I don't have a burden to suggest what language other people should use. Though I find most people ratchet down their use of expletives when the other does not reciprocate, I won't complain if a person chooses not to around me.
6.) Do you ever purposely lead people on so you can get what you want?
No, only to pull their legs. I enjoy giving people a hard time.
7.) When was the last time you did something you told yourself you wouldn't do? What was it?
I told myself I wasn't going to watch On the Record tonight, but when Greta said she had an interview with Gov. Sarah Palin, I couldn't pass it up. I'm a total political news junkie on election years…
I even read the white papers released along side polling data. Yes, I'm a sad case.
8.) If you could meet one musician who is no longer alive, who would it be?
Obviously not Elvis since Elvis lives, right? Right now, I'm thinking Mozart. That's a tough question, though.