Remember chain letters? Facebook does something kind of like that, only with question and answer games. And instead of being promised thirty-six pages of stickers when it’s over (or any hint of being doomed if you don’t participate), it just promises that you’ll learn new things about your facebook friends. They’re usually pretty entertaining, although I’ve never done one myself. I figure blogging is enough talking about myself for one cyberworld– and twitter and all the sites I use for work. Anyway, I also get hung up on the part where you have to tag people. But there have been two I couldn’t resist. I played them but never posted them, and now I’m going to use my blog to exercise all kinds of “self-indulgent drivel” as Simon would say, and post the answers I want to.
The first asked questions that you answered by the title of whichever iTunes song came up next when set on random. That was a fun one, but most of the answers I think are only fun to me – after all, these are songs I’ve chosen because they mean something to me. The answer to, “What is your life’s purpose?”, for instance, was The Way I Am and to “What is your life story?” – Made to Worship. I did NOT like the answer to “What do your parents think of you?” (When Did You Fall) nor the song that will be played at my funeral, Happy Day. :) Feel free to refute the former, Mom.
I also couldn’t resist the questions that your children were supposed to answer for you. Some of these were awesome. John’s answers are first in black, Drew’s in blue – the same order as their picture above. (They’re 9 and 7):
What was your mom like as a little girl?
A little girl. Kind, nice.
If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
An actor or selling books. Writing thousands and billions of books.
I couldn’t believe they know exactly what I do for a job:
Works on a computer, works for this thing to persuade college students to go to these different places. Works on the computer and entertains people by making them want to go different places like New York, and writing books.
What is your mom’s favorite food?
Chicken chimichanga (correct). Chicken fajita. (close)
What makes you proud of your mom?
She chases her dreams. That she loves me.
If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Bugs Bunny – you’re funny and you’re smart. Mrs. Bohon. (I will in the future consider this the identity of a super – like Mrs. Incredible.)
What do you and your mom do together?
We talk with each other a lot. Talk by writing.
How are you and your mom the same?
Our eye color is the same. We both love each other.
How are you and your mom different?
She has a job, and I don’t. I’m a boy, and she’s a girl – I mean, WO-man.
How do you know your mom loves you?
She tells me that every day. Because every night she kisses me and says, “I love you.”
What does your mom like most about your dad?
He’s funny and handsome. They’ve known each other for a long time.
What is your mom’s favorite place to go?
They BOTH answered, “Mexican restaurants.” Which reminds me that I’m hungry.
I am especially proud at how often I tell them I love them and John’s completely awesome answer to what makes him proud of me. The itunes answer to the question, “What do you want right now?” was, Better Life. There could not be a more inaccurate answer than that.
(Although I do love that song because of how much I relate to it! Ah, the complexities of any one person.)