Brought to you by Melanie of Sparks… here are a few questions. She asks them every week, and I try to answer most weeks, depending on my mood, my energy, and/or the questions. Here are this week’s questions:
1 — Do you believe in soul mates? If so, do you think there is only one person meant to share that bond with you, out there in the world? I believe that there are people out there who are perfect for each other — a good fit and the relationship feels as thought they were made for each other — so in that way I do believe in soul mates. However, I do not think that there is one person out there who is the only person for some other person. Because the odds of meeting that person in a world of seven billion people are just astronomical, and that’s just… wrong somehow. There are simply too many happily connected people to make the idea of a “soul mate” feasible. What if my “soul mate” was born in Russia? or Africa? or Cuba? How would we ever meet? Sure the world is smaller these days, but still the idea of one person for one person is just weird. I’ve met at least two people in my lifetime who were my perfect match (one was from Africa BTW, and I’m married to the other). Do I think either of them were/are my soulmate? Nah, but they were/are a perfect match despite being different in many ways.
2 — Ice cream cone, shake or other ice cream concoction? I’m guessing that this question is asking for a preference. Now, I do like ice cream cones. They’re quite handy when one is walking around a park and eating ice cream. And I also like shakes on a nice warm day, but I think shakes are way too sweet and heavy for my tastes, so I don’t get them often. Especially those that aren’t actually made from ice cream (I’m looking at you McDonald’s). But I suppose if I had my druthers, I would go for an It’s-It. Which I will miss whenever we move. Because one can only get It’s-It ice cream sandwiches on the West Coast, parts of Texas, and weirdly, some bits of the East Coast — it’s a very limited distribution area. But not in New Mexico. *sigh* Anyway, an It’s-It is an ice cream sandwich made up of two oatmeal cookies, vanilla ice cream, and covered in dark chocolate. It’s very good. I also like their mint ice cream sandwich.
3 — What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement? I don’t, as a general rule, wear hats other than baseball caps in the summer or knitted hats in the winter. But I do have a picture of me in one that I quite liked a few years back. Let me see if I can find it. So for me, hats are not a statement of fashion — I don’t do fashion in any sense of the word — but utilitarian things one wears to keep the hair and sun out of my eyes and or to keep my head and ears warm. So if I’m wearing a hat, it’s not to make people stop and stare, it’s because the sun is bright and/or the air is cold. I would like to not look silly in said hat, so I will take the time to pick out a hat that looks okay, preferably good, but honestly, I don’t really care what other people think of my hats.
4 — What would be the worst “buy one get one free” sale of all time? I dunno, I don’t really pay attention to such things. I suppose if everything was free, that would kind of suck.
Bonus Question. Please share a moment of gratitude that you experienced during the past week.
So I don’t have a moment of gratitude other than the general I’m grateful for a roof over my head, blah blah blah, but I did get this in my email the other day. I’m subscribed to the Oxford Dictionary “word of the day” and it’s the English word of the day, so this is and English word, but I have no idea how to say it or where it came from, but if the Oxford English Dictionary says it’s a word, well, I guess it’s a word. I found it to be highly amusing. Then again, I’m weird that way. 🙂