Truth or Consequences  

rm_connor696 60M
944 posts
9/19/2005 7:41 pm

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Truth or Consequences


I was going to write about religion and sex, but I'm tired, and besides, I saw this kinda interesting game on SunneyOne's blog Riddle Me This, so I thought I'd steal--um, borrow--the idea.

Here's the skinny. Anyone can ask me three question, which I will answer truthfully. Yeah, like you'd know, but Scout's honor, if I can't answer truthfully, I won't answer, in which case you get three more shots. In turn I get to ask you one question.

I know, it sounds like something out of Jane Austen--but that's not necessarily a BAD thing. And whaddya scared or sumpthin'?

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/19/2005 8:31 pm

1.Would you put a collar on me and make me do um, things?
2. Do you think you are smarter than me?
3. What is the dumbest thing you have done?


wynterswhym 55F
51 posts
9/20/2005 10:47 am

1. Describe the perfect meal, each course can be from anywhere in the world, homemade, or otherwise.

2. Do you believe you have fulfilled your parents expectations of you?

3. Have you ever trusted competely?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/20/2005 12:06 pm

Ste. lianna:

1. I would if I thought you needed it (and deserved it).

2. I'm smart enough to know that I don't have enough information to make that judgment with much confidance! But that's a bit of a dodge. So, yeah, probably. I'm smarter than most people, even smart ones. Not everyone, certainly--there are tons of freakily bright people out there--but I have my moments. (That was a very perceptive question, however. Maybe even uncomfortably so.)

3. The first time I cooked dinner for a girl (she was seventeen), I didn't bother with a recipe; I figured I could just wing it (in my defense, I was only nineteen). The meal was a disaster, of course, and the money I had left over was just enough to buy her a meal at McD's. I myself ate crow . . .

Here's your question: which is more familiar, guilt or depression?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/20/2005 12:26 pm

Ms. de Wynter (sorry: I just read The Three Musketeers; Lady de Winter is the book's major force of evil)

1. First course: fruit and cheese, with a Riesling; second course: a bowl of pistou, some pain de compagne, and a Cote du Rhone; main course: grilled marinated veggies on a bed of wild rice, a cucumber-yogurt salad, and a Pomerol; dessert: cheesecake and coffee. (Um, yes, I'm a vegetarian.)

2. I don't now my parents well. My father was a drunk, closed in on himself as long as I knew him. Nevertheless, I did once find a photo of me he took and developed. He had added a halo over my head, so--since I am neither an angel nor dead--perhaps I have not met his expectations. I've probably exceeded my mother's expectations, since she sees disaster luring at every turn.

3. That's a tough one. I've often not thought to mistrust, but that's not the same thing as trusting, is it? And I'm far less inclined to trust now than I was in the past. So maybe no, I haven't.

Lessee, your question: what aspect about you do you think people are most apt to get wrong?


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/20/2005 9:29 pm

Guilt absolutely, it is what causes my depressions. A fleur de lis branded one one shoulder, a pawn for a man, reminds me of myself


rm_rsp54 58F
531 posts
9/21/2005 7:01 am

O.K., here goes...

1. What is your fondest childhood memory?

2. Have you ever been arrested, and if so, for what?

3. What is your favorite device to enhance the mood while masturbating?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/21/2005 9:40 am

Sassy--

Your list made me giggle, but I don't think I can answer the questions you asked in a very concrete way. I'll tell you why, and if you think that's a dodge, then you get three more shots.

Okay, so I'm human--moderately--and thus generally want people to think well of me, especially poeple of whom I think well or who at least have given me no reason to think poorly of them. But that inclination doesn't entail any particular content to the questions I might like to see asked.

Consider the easiest case. Suppose I view myself as having a characteristic that causes me guilt or shame. All things being equal, it might seem that I would want questions about that aspect asked last--if ever. But it depends on the person asking. If the questioner were someone who would accept me despite or even because of that characteristic, then I might well bump such a question to the number-one spot.

Basically, it's not the case that I have things about myself that I wish to advertise and then chose this method as a kinda coy way of publicizing them. To the contrary--as I surmised it would--the excercise has shown me at least as much about the questioners as it has reveled about me.

Okay--was that a dodge?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/21/2005 9:48 am

rsp--

1. I don't know if I can pick a fondest, but I can at least pick a good one: I was about six or seven, and my mom, my two-year-older sister, and I were driving through the southwest (moving from Bakersfield to eastern Kentucky) in a tiny, boxy, bright, bright red import (a Vauxhall, for you gearheads). We sang songs amd played road games, and all the trukers honked at us (my mom was sort of hot).

2. Hah! Yup, four times: once for shoplifting (at eighteen); once for driving without a license; once for not having a life-preserver on my sailboat (no kidding); and once for streaking!

3. Pot, weed, smoke--call it what you will, it's great to catch a buzz and get lost in the sensations.


MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
9/21/2005 1:19 pm

1. Have you ever been abducted by aliens?

2. What's the square root of -1?

3. What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/21/2005 9:21 pm

Miss Ann:

1. I once hitched a ride with a couple of illegals from Nuevo Laredo. Does that count?

2. Officially, i--but it always seemed like a convenient fiction to me.

3. Um . . . we are the knights who say, "Nie"? Run away? Bring out your dead? Oh, crap, I'm going to be tossed of this damn bridge, I just know it.

Okay, batter up: What REALLY happened to the Romanovs?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/21/2005 9:28 pm

Sassy--

The following are honest answers, as should be obvious, but I still think the first answer was more honest.

1. Will you accept this check for fifty million dollars? (Because I really want someone to give me fifty million dollars.)

2. Will you spend a night of unbridled passion with Janeane Garofolo? (Because I'd really like to spend a night of unbridled passion with Janeane Garofolo.)

3. Is the set of all sets that are not members of themselves a member of itself? (Because it's a real puzzler, and Russell's theory of types has always struck me as too ad hoc to be an aceptable solution.)

All rightee, then. Here's yours: At what aspect of yourself are you most afraid that people will laugh?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/22/2005 5:42 am

Sassy--

The following are honest answers, as should be obvious, but I still think my first answer was more honest.

1. Will you accept this check for fifty million dollars? (Because I'd really like someone to give me a check for fifty million dollars.)

2. Will you accept Janeane Garofolo's offer to spend a night of wild passion with her? (Because I'd really like to spend a night of wild passion with Janeane Garofolo.)

3. Which will it be, sitting in a vat of oil that's slowly raised to boiling or being lowered inch by inch into a vat of already boiling oil? (Because being in boiling oil must really suck, however you get there.)

All rightee, then. Here's yours: At what aspect of yourself are you most afraid peole will laugh?


rm_rsp54 58F
531 posts
9/22/2005 10:51 am

I feel cheated..no question?


rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
9/22/2005 12:43 pm

rsp--

Sorry; I spaced. So here's yours:

What's the boldest thing you've ever done?


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/22/2005 1:46 pm

ooo oooo I want the Romanov question if she doesnt take it.


rm_rsp54 58F
531 posts
9/22/2005 3:48 pm

Boldest? Lemme see, ok. First you have to understand the circumstances.
As a youngster, I was very shy,and compliant. I never questioned authority. I attended a parochial school. I had a jerk of a priest for freshman latin. I used to sing at funeral masses and help clean the church because it got me out of class. While on one such expidition, I caught the church secretary and the latin teacher in a compromising position. I was very upset.
The next day, I approached him before class and said that we had a problem. I told him that I couldn't possibly sit in his class because he sickened me. Dosen't sound all that bold now, but I was generally of the "children should be seen but not heard" genere.
What happened you might wonder? I never made it past amo,amas,amat, but I did get straight A's for sitting in a study hall. Of course I was the ultimate loser, but didn't think so at the time.


MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
9/22/2005 6:53 pm

Actually, the Mexicans weren't the kind of aliens I was looking for.

Now, about the Romanovs... DNA testing a few years ago showed the bodies in the graves were in fact the entire family. All of them. So, they all died at the hands of the bolshiviks. The woman in the 40s or 50s claiming to be the Grand Dutchess Anastasia was a sham.

What do I win?


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/23/2005 10:20 am

Miss Ann Thrope, you have won my admiration and respect.


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