I saw this article popping up on Facebook the other day, and was really intrigued by the idea that putting two strangers together and encouraging them to develop an intimacy through asking a series of 36 questions (and a really awkward 4 minute gaze into the eyes) could make people fall in love. I’ll buy it (maybe), but I would like to think that there is at least some layer of unpredictable magic that comes along with love. Yes, I am a hopeless romantic.
Anyways, yesterday I read Hallie’s post about her idea to apply the questions and theory to the blogging world. I love reading Hallie’s blog every day and was intrigued by her invitation to the internet to get “mutually vulnerable”. So here it goes, let’s get intimate. Let’s get to know each other a bit more. In the words of T-Swift, I’ve got a blank space baby, and I’ll write your name.
Below are my answers to a few of the 36 questions from the experiments. You can check them all out here.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Kate Middleton. I love her style and she just seems like she would be a fun person to chat up over dinner. This eye roll definitely made me want to get to know her!
Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?
Yes. If there is a chance I am going to need to leave a voicemail (something I hate doing) I run through what I want to say, otherwise I will hang up and then have to call back again once I have it all together. Or leave one of those painfully rambling messages. OY.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
My health and the health of my family. I know that health is fleeting, and I am constantly grateful for how things are, but apprehensive that something might happen.
What do you value most in a friendship?
Loyalty, honesty, patience.
Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
My computer/hard drives. Everything in my apartment is replaceable except for the thousands of pictures I have on those hard drives.
How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?
Lucky. I mean, I don’t like being compared to many people, but being compared to her is a compliment. And I wouldn’t mind turning into my mother. Aside from her myriad of good qualities, she can really pull off a head of gray hair! A destiny, I know I will one day meet.
When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?
This weekend – that McDonalds commercial about the different signs through the years (fans misty eyes). Today – rough day.
Tell your partner something that you like about them already.
I like that you are reading my blog. Thank you!
What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
Violence against women or children.
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
Am I on the right path? Am I making the right decisions for my future? Is there anything I am missing? I don’t want to know how things are going to play out, I just want some validation that I am making a few of the right decisions.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to snap my fingers and have the laundry folded and put away. I HATE LAUNDRY. So much. A close second would be Apparition as in Harry Potter. Flying is a waste of my precious time.
There you have it!
PS – I also read The Sparkly Life and loved her answers here!