Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Five: Just 24 Hours...

From RevHRod at RevGalBlogPals...

So here are the five things for you to consider...

If you could dramatically change your physical appearance for 24 hours, what would you do?

Well, since I am a minority, I would want an advantaged position. So, I would become a white male. A really good-looking one between 20 and 30.

I saw a Saturday Night Live skit once with Eddie Murphy where they made him up to look white. It was hilarious!! When he got on the bus and other black people were on it, everything seemed normal. But as soon as they got off, the music came on, the ballons were released and people were laughing!

When he went to the bank, the black loan officer seemed hesitant to give him a loan (I think he had no collateral). But the white loan officer took him into his office and pulled out a bag of money and said, "here, take it!".

When he went to the store, picked something out and reached for his wallet, the cashier said, "you know you don't have to pay for that!" and handed him the item he was going to buy.

I don't suppose that would be my experience during the 24 hours, but I do think it would be quite different than the 24 hours I'm about to have in my own skin.

If you could live in another place for 24 hours where would you go?

Well, I'd want to live in my dream house on the lake. So I'd have to go into the future.

You get to do somebody else's job for a day...

I'd want to sing and dance on Broadway. I'm thinking Mamma Mia.

Spend the day with another person from anywhere in time and space...

Well, I'm torn.

I'd like to spend a day interviewing Jesus--because boy, do I have questions! And I'd like to feel God's love up close with skin on.

OTOH, there are two Brokeback Mountain stars I'd like to spend a day with, one at a time, of course.

I'd like to spend Heath's last day with him so that it wouldn't be his last day, but also so I'd know exactly what the mistake was that killed him (and, of course, I'd try to prevent it).

But I'd also like to spend a day with Jake when he didn't know I was there (see my next answer) and felt completely safe from prying eyes. Let me just say that I don't think he'd be with Reese!

A magical power is yours. Which one would you pick?

Well, I'm getting my cake and eating it, too! Because one of the other questions allows me time travel into the future. What's good about that is that it would relieve my worries about how things turned out.

But for this question, I want to pick invisibility. One of my fave books fron childhood was Harriet the Spy, and there are still lots of things I'd love to know :).

***I thought of 2 bonus questions I'd like to answer***

Bonus question #1: If you could relive any 24-hour period, what would it be?

I think I would pick the day when I first realized I could look into my beloved's eyes and see her heart and her soul. It was when we first fell in love and we stared into each other's eyes a lot that day. It felt absolutely wonderful to be so loved and feel so close!

Bonus question #2: If you could create a 24-hour period in the future, what would happen?

My son's happy, romantic wedding day that he has created and paid for himself because of his wildly successful career :).


LutheranChik said...

Great bonus questions!

My 24-hour-recreation day would be the day Fellow Traveler and I went up to the Sleeping Bear Dunes area in northern Michigan for the first time together. We'd just started dating, and this was our first full day hanging around with one another...late May, before the tourists had descended upon the area, so we had all the beaches and parks pretty much to ourselves. That was the first day, I think, I had an inkling that we were going to be together for the long haul.

Sue said...

Love the bonus questions!

Singing Owl said...

I love the bonus questions too!

And I lol at you choosing to be a young, good-looking, white male. :-D

RevAnne said...

Love the bonus questions. Laughing that we both wanted to cross ethnic lines a bit. Guess we always wonder what it's like to be someone else.