Five Answers

Alabaster Crippens  had a great little post called Five Questions. I liked it a lot and asked him to create five questions for me. Below are the questions and answers.

1. What’s the saddest fictional event you’ve ever borne witness to?

The belief that we lost the Vietnam War and the propogation of same. And further, that those who were involved were somehow criminals and lower than plant planken. It was a terrible lie and a tragic insult forwarded against people better than you and I who didn’t deserve it. And the liars still continue to spin the lie and somehow make it relevant today. The p.c. kids are the worst of the sad fiction creators around.

2. What’s the most wonderful sound you’ve ever heard?

You can smoke with impunity. Actually, I’ve only ever heard it in my dreams but ….. I’d have to say the most wonderful sound is children laughing.

3. Who do you most want to punch in the face?

It’s a toss-up between Hillary Clinton and Howard Stern. They both gross me out beyond words and are a total waste of space in my opinion. Two things I really cannot tolerate are panderers and liars. Most any other transgression can be forgiven but those two are very difficult for me to tolerate. I don’t understand why anyone would find either of them credible on any topic – they seem absolutely transparent to me.

4. What was the last thing that stopped you in your tracks in amazement?
The attack on the World Trade Tower and the Pentagon and the murders of thousands of my fellow citizens. Which is not to say that there haven’t been amazing things since then but there hasn’t been anything that truly stopped me in my tracks other than 9/11.

5. Have you ever seen something that definitely wasn’t there?

Absolutely and pretty regularly actually. I see ghosts. Often late at night when I’m driving, sometimes on my way to the bathroom and various other places. I once lived in a house that was previously inhabited by an old woman and her ghost would constantly knock over my trash can at night. After a while though, you get used to it. Oh, I also sometimes see what other drivers are planning to do on the road ahead of me – the trick is to not react too soon before they do it. Takes some practice.

Thanks Al for the super cool and groovy questions, I love pop quizzes and this one was good because it was completely unpredictable. Loved it.

12 thoughts on “Five Answers

  1. Wonderful answers to 5 wonderful questions.
    Mr. Crippens is quite the hoot isn’t he?
    Supposedly he’s creating a fiver for me as well.
    We’ll see. . .

    Yeah, it was fun. But I thought I saw the questions for you there. Go look again – I’m sure they are there.

    And Crippens is a hoot, to be sure.



  2. There are already questions for you m…only I called you Matilde as a silly joke (~M = tilde M which inverts to Mtilde…you see…silly).

    As for you WC thanks for wonderful answers. What amazes me is how different they were to the answers I would have given….you managed to take each one in a totally different direction to the one I would have chosen.

    It’s joy to discover the insides of the ones around you.

    Thanks Al, it was really fun. Maybe we should make it a weekly or a monthly thing…except make it a total swap, you know? You give me five, I’ll give you five. Could be a hoot.

    And I agree, asking compelling questions is a great way to discover the people around you.



  3. WC:

    As normal– you are fabulous, dah-ling! I’ve had a few ghost experiences myself. Interesting.


    You’ve had the ‘spirits’ bug you too? LOL – it’s a hoot, isn’t it? We should do a co-post about ghosts or something. What do you think?


  4. I’ve seen things as well that aren’t really there. I hear noises too that I don’t know what they are. Fortunately I don’t think they’re out to get me…yet…otherwise I’d really be in trouble.

    I don’t think it’s paranoid – I think that some people are just more sensitive to noises and sights around them than are others. Besides if you are a nutjob then so am I and I’m shooting for sanity at the moment. 😉


  5. I’ve got Five Questions (with my answers) on my blog now, too. I feel like I just joined an exclusive club or something. 🙂

    ~Ms CP

    I know, it was an interesting exercise wasn’t it? I liked your answers very much.


  6. Sounds like fun, although I have to disagree with the ghosts thing. When the mind can’t explain things, it comes up with silly explanations. But’s that’s just my opinion. For all I know, you could be a a budding supernatural dectecive.

    I love the idea of being a supernatural detective – that would be a hoot and a half. But seriously, I really do see them, it’s not a feeling, or a chill that races up my spine – I literally see them. Do you think it’s my eyes or my blood sugar?


  7. Hey, WC …

    Can I have Five Questions from YOU?! 🙂

    ~Ms CP

    Now this is an interesting proposition – but I hesitate because I don’t really want to steal the thunder of another blogger. But…it is still quite tempting…hmmm – how about 3 questions or 7 questions? Should we change it up a little?

    Let me know and I’ll see if I can come up with something. Okay?



  8. Okay, three questions, then. 😉


    1. If you could change one person’s life (family members excluded) who would it be, what would you change and why?

    2. What historical person would you have liked to spend the day with and how would you spend that day?

    3. If you could be the author of any book ever published what would it be, why would you choose that book and what would be your reasons for having written it?

    I’m not sure these are as cool as Al’s questions but they might be fun to answer anyway.



  9. I’ll get to your three questions as soon as I can (probably later today or tomorrow). Thanks for asking! 🙂

    ~Ms Crankypants

    I see that they are up. I’ll head over soon.


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