Sunday, October 30, 2011

Getting To Know You, Getting To Hope You Like Me

I have quite a few new followers so I thought I'd do one of those pathetic ice-breaker things that most social gatherings require in order to loosen the tension.

Except that when BBC answers them, it actually tends to ratchet up the tension as those in my close proximity quickly realize that I'm not quite right.

The questions:

Q: What one book would you take with you to a deserted island?
A: I choose to eat puffer fish and die.

Q: What three historical figures living or dead do you want to have dinner with?
A: 1) Jack the Ripper, 'cause I wanna know who the bastard is.
     2) Julius Caesar. He was ridiculously intelligent and charismatic, a reader, a writer, a soldier, and by all accounts, pretty damn hot. Those guys only come along once in a millenia, and I was born in the wrong one.
     3) One of my ancestors, Delilah. In 1825 her father appointed her the executor of his will, even though he had two adult sons and she was a young, unmarried woman. That alone tells me she must've been something. But on top of that, her son later become one of only eight people to have ever been lynched in Ohio. What'd he do?

He was an axe murderer :)

10 comments:

Tanya Reimer said...

Hahaha! (maybe the fact that I find this post funny speaks for itself). No need to introduce myself, I'll just withdraw with the tension.

PS
I just love how you introduced your axe murdering relative via a woman who impresses me too. And a deserted island sounds nice, I'd bring my own books-- they all need editing.

Jen said...

That's one hell of a family history - love it!

Rena said...

A. That's funny

B. Have you ever taken the psycho test? I'm qualified to administer it, if you're interested.

When I took it, I answered psycho... (but I'm really just very nerdy...)

Anita Grace Howard said...

Hahah! How is it possible that I like you even more now??

Loved this post. :)

Riley Redgate said...

Brings an all-new meaning to the phrase "executor of his will"... :P

Marin said...

Caesar was also fastidious, and made sure that, other than in his head, he was completely hairless.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Tanya - yes, even more interesting, Delilah's mother (the widow) was still alive, yet father made D the executor. I guess she musta been a smart, tough cookie!

Jen - yep. All true, too. It even made the New York Times!

Rena - Ooooo there's a psycho test? Where do I sign up?

Anita - I keep waiting for you to propose.... :)

Riley - Yeah, the woman was something, that's for sure. Outlived most of her children too!

Marin - See. Yeah. Totally having dinner with that guy.

Rena said...

Okay, BBC, I've got your psycho test right here

Enjoy!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

This is one of the best "getting to know you" experiences that I've ever had. Thanks!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Rena - you'll have to let me know the verdict!

Tasha - I'm glad you enjoyed it, feel free to borrow next time you're forced through one of those horrible ice-breakers.