September 15, 2011

Wanna be starting something...

A year or so ago, The Girl got a Christmas gift of the original Table Topics, a set of 135 cards, each of which has a conversation starter question on it. We aren't exactly dinner party kinds of people, so we haven't, admittedly, had a lot of call for the cube. Some of the questions, however, are interesting enough that I thought I'd throw them out here and answer them one at a time over the next while. - probably one a week, maybe on a regular day.

The questions in the cube aren't numbered, but I'm going to number them and ask if there are any in particular that you folks would like to have answered first. I'll take requests in the order that they come and will answer them starting sometime next week. Oh, I've already taken out the questions that I'm either not willing to answer or that I feel I just don't have anything interesting to say in my answer.

By the way, the questions as printed on the cards have no punctuation - not even a question mark - and don't start with a capital letter. It's annoying to me, so I've gone ahead and corrected that in my list.
  1. Do you live more in the past,  present, or future?
  2. What obligation do you believe you have to your country?
  3. If you could give all human beings one virtue, which would you choose?
  4. What's your proudest accomplishment?
  5. If you only had 5 more years to live, would you change anything about your life?
  6. What would you most like to ask God?
  7. What do you wish you were better at saying 'no' to?
  8. If you didn't have to worry about money, what would you do with your life?
  9. How would you like to spend your elder years?
  10. If you had to spend one year living alone in a remote cabin, what would you spend your time doing?
  11. What change would you most like to make for your health?
  12. If money were no object, what kind of party would you throw and where?
  13. Do you believe in coincidence or synchronicity?
  14. What do you dream your life will be like in 10 years?
  15. Which political issues are the most important to you?
  16. What life experience has strengthened you the most?
  17. What historical time period would you most like to visit?
  18. What are the largest obstacles preventing you from realizing your dreams?
  19. Is there only one soul mate for each person?
  20. If you were cremated, where would you like to have your ashes spread?
  21. Would you like to be proudest of your accomplishments or your character?
  22. What would you try if you had no fear?
  23. If you could have a conversation with a deceased friend or relative, who would you choose?
  24. If you could have front row seats to any concert, who would you like to see?
  25. What song evokes the strongest memories for you?
  26. What one question would you ask a psychic about the future?
  27. What's your favorite book and movie?
  28. Would you stop eating all junk food to live 5 years longer?
  29. If you could master one instrument, which would it be?
  30. If you were offered a seat on the next space shuttle, would you take it?
  31. Where would you most like to travel?
  32. Who has inspired you as a mentor and why? (I'll change that last word to 'how'.)
  33. Would you rather be a great musician, artist, or athlete?
  34. If you could have any view from your back porch, what would it be?
  35. What kind of business would you love to start?
  36. Which historical event would you like to (have) witness(ed)?
  37. What's the most beautiful drive you've ever taken?
Looks like there were 98 cards that didn't interest me at all.

Which question do you folks want me to start with?


calencoriel said...

Because I was able to think of an answer myself in an instant, I'd like for you to begin with #25, please.

Grace said...

could you answer number 35 and 36

PHSChemGuy said...

I'll go in order. #25 will be this coming week. #35 & 36 will be cued up next.

Smamy said...

16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 32, 37. I am just curious to see if I get any of the answers that I think you will say. Looking forward to it.