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5 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

The Would You Rather Series - Part 3

Would you rather...

  1. Have a cool new article of clothing in your closet every morning or a new pair of shoes every week?
  2. Always have to enter a room by announcing your name or always have to do cartwheels on the way out? (Assume that regardless of any other physical limitations you might have, you are proficient at doing cartwheels for this question.)
  3. Lick a dirty trash can or the bathroom floor?

1. New pair of sneakers.

2. As funny as this is, I am an introvert, and would rather enter a room completely unnoticed.  However, since that isn't an option, I would cartwheel.

3. I would lick the bathroom floor.  When I pee, I may not always hit the target, but I do no where it lands so I know where not to lick.

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1) shoes, shoes... I want all the shoes!  Why only once a damn week when y'all would get a new outfit daily?  ::: stamps feet

2) Cartwheels, assuming I'm able to do them.  That would leave an impression!  

3) MY own floor?  Okay.. OR a trash can that never sees anything else BUT My tongue.. 😛

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1. Shoes.  I love clothes, but I love shoes even more. 

2. Cartwheels.  Both would be dumb, but at least the latter would be fun (especially because in this magical universe I can do a cartwheel, which I can't do in the real one).  Plus, exercise.

3. Bathroom floor.  I mean, I don't shit on it, and I clean it regularly (whereas I only clean my trash can if something goes wrong, and you specified a dirty trash can), so what's the big deal?  I don't go around licking my floors, but if for some reason I had to take a one-time lick off a floor only my cat and I walk around on?  Fine. 

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1. Clothes. It would be nice to have a little more variety in the types of outfits I get to wear each day. Shoes, I don't care-I generally wear sneakers anyway, so it's not like there'd be much different about wearing a new pair of sneakers each day. 

2. Probably the cartwheels, because, a) in this universe, I can do those, so I'd actually have fun doing one for a change, and b) it just seems like a weird, fun way to go in and out of rooms :p. Plus, since I generally stick to hanging out with family and friends, they already know who I am, so announcing myself seems pointless. The point made in another post about carrying something being a problem is valid, though....

3. Bathroom floor. I know what's on that floor. I can't always know what's on a trash can, even if it's my own. 

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1) Please give me the the clothes. Unless I’m going to a specific event, I’m always in either my sneakers or my Uggs. 
2) I’d announce myself as it’s been ages since I’ve done a cartwheel and would probably crash into something. 
3) My bathroom floor. I have white tiles and I keep them pristine. I’m sure it has much less bacteria on it than my garbage can. 

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1. Clothes. Preferably designer. 

2. I would announce myself. Cartwheels requires way too much energy and I'm lazy, heh. 

3. If it was my bathroom floor than yes. My grandfather's or a public bathroom? Give me the garbage, heh. 

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1) Clothes.  I am not a shoe person. I like several pair and for them to be nice but I am not show fetisher. Now, clothes.  Oh I love clothes!

2) Announce myself.  To cartwheel out you need energy.  I can't imagine energy.

3) Bathroom floor.  My own personal bathroom floor is clean.  Any other bathroom floor, I'd find an out of the way corner, I won't mind a stray cobweb. The idea of a garbage can, tho,  gives me the heaves just thinking about it.

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1.  Clothes, because I don't have an extensive wardrobe, but still more than shoes, where I just wear the same pair (black walking shoes) until they wear out and I replace them with another one.

2.  Announcing myself, because even though we're able to do cartwheels in this other universe, I still think I would end up misjudging the amount of space I had and crashing into a door or something after the landing.

3.  Bathroom floor, because there is no way to know just what is crawling around on the garbage can (and I don't want to know).  The bathroom is relatively clean in comparison.

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  1. Shoes –– I would give away most of them, but hopefully also get some that don’t hurt. I have enough clothes. Sign me up now!
  2. Cartwheels! –– I desperately tried to do cartwheels when I was younger but my short torso couldn’t do them. Of course, this choice presupposes that my wrists are impervious to fractures.
  3. Hah! Another trick question! Of course the sparkling clean, sterilized bathroom floor! (Not the “dirty” trash can)

 

ETA for @festivus (dammit! the one time I don't re-quote the question, without which, I would definitely have specified a sterile trash can)
 

On 3/11/2021 at 9:23 AM, JTMacc99 said:

Would you rather...

  1. Have a cool new...
  2. Always have to enter a room by...
  3. Lick a dirty trash can or the bathroom floor?
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28 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

Hah! Another trick question! Of course the sparkling clean, sterilized bathroom floor! (Not the “dirty” trash can)

Why can't the trash can be clean too? I clean my cans. There's just something about bathrooms that give me the heaves no matter how clean they are.  I can't remember if the original question said whether the floors or can had to be dirty. Anyhoo, the point is it's all JT's fault. 

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43 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:
  1. Shoes –– I would give away most of them, but hopefully also get some that don’t hurt. I have enough clothes. Sign me up now!
  2. Cartwheels! –– I desperately tried to do cartwheels when I was younger but my short torso couldn’t do them. Of course, this choice presupposes that my wrists are impervious to fractures.
  3. Hah! Another trick question! Of course the sparkling clean, sterilized bathroom floor! (Not the “dirty” trash can)

 

ETA for @festivus (dammit! the one time I don't re-quote the question, without which, I would definitely have specified a sterile trash can)
 

On 3/11/2021 at 8:23 AM, JTMacc99 said:

Would you rather...

  1. Have a cool new...
  2. Always have to enter a room by...
  3. Lick a dirty trash can or the bathroom floor?

Edited 3 minutes ago by shapeshifter ·

Soo, like I said, we all know whose fault this is. 😄🤢😠 I'll still pick the dirty can!

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  1. Clothes — hopefully I would actually have clothes that fit me then!
  2. Announce myself — what if I’m trying to carry food or something when I leave?
  3. My personal bedroom trash can — I know that any dirt there is mine and mine alone.
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If Your Life Was A Movie, What Songs Would Be On The Soundtrack?

I imagine this movie will follow me back in time. Some songs on the soundtrack will tie into a time period, others will tie into a situation.  The Fountains of Wayne will show up with this song, as for sure there have been moments when the lyrics "I gotta get my shit together; 'Cause I can't live like this forever" will fit nicely with the story.

 

 

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Is There Something I Should Know by Duran Duran would definitely figure in.  1) for the time period, 2) because I loved them, 3) for all the angsty teen relationship stuff.  I'll have to think about the rest.

 

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My formative years were the 80s as well. I watched MTV’s 120 Minutes every week.

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My life movie musical soundtrack would consist mainly of black girl anthem-like R&B songs and House Music which is my favorite genre or music.

-In My  early college years it would be 'Hey Mr. DJ' by Zhane - very much my a 90s jam and I was dating a DJ

-Post college starting serious relationships it would be 'No Scrubs' by TLC

-Problematic first really serious relationship + venturing out into the real life working world would be 'Respect' by Adeva (house music version)

-Met my husband in my late 20s so '100% Pure Love' by Crystal Waters

- Marriage, new jobs, new city, new babies, life seriously rocks in my 30s: "Good Life" by Inner City

- Settled in, kids are older, still awesome hubs, hang out wit my BFFs when I can, lots of inner peace in my late 40s - "I'm Every  Woman' - Whitney Houston's version

Outro credits would either be 'I Know You, I Live You" By Chaka Khan or 'Can You Feel It' By Mr. Fingers

Here's Adeva:

 

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There would be a montage about when I finally went to watch a World Series game, and "The Game of Love" by Santana feat. Michelle Branch would have to play because it was on like four radio stations during the drive to the airport (in another city), and then it played as soon as I took my seat during batting practice!  (At least I really like it.)

 

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For a time in my wayward youth, it would have to be John Prine's "Illegal Smile".

 

I'll have to think about others.

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My life has already been made into a movie.

I'm a real girl now! But sometimes this still happens

 

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The Would You Rather Series - Part 4

Would you rather...

  1. Have a pause or a rewind button in your life?
  2. Never get a cold ever again or never be stuck in traffic ever again?
  3. Find a rat in your kitchen or a roach in your bed?

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Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  • Let us know why you chose one over the other, especially if you have strong feelings about always wanting to be a dancer or eating pizza!
  • PM me with any of your own to include in future questions.
  • Please TRY to answer the questions with the assumption that you wouldn't die making one of the choices. For example, you will not die from obesity from eating Pizza or Ice Cream every meal. It's just "which one would you rather be stuck eating forever."
    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.

 

Bonus Question! Would you rather be beautiful and stupid or unattractive but a genius?

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This is easy for me; I'm going with unattractive but a genius because I'm already a handsome moron, and that's got me nowhere in life.

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1.  Rewind - I  find myself wanting to go back and do things over.

2.  No more colds - I drive a mile to work, I'm never stuck in traffic much anyway.  Unless there's a train Rolling through town.

3. Rat - by the time you've seen a cockroach, they have probably laid eggs.

 

Bonus: the latter option

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1. Rewind - reliving some of the biggest joys would be great! 

2. No more traffic - I don't get colds that often, and I drive a lot (not a long commute to work, though, just general driving) and unexpected traffic is just so annoying. :D

3. Rat - I have a really good mouser of a cat, so it wouldn't be a problem for long, even if it has several friends hiding nearby.  Also, I hate bugs, they squick me out, and my cat only eats spiders and centipedes, apparently. :D

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For me it's:

  1. Pause. I'm imagining this as a "freeze time" power. To me that's far more powerful than a second chance. Plus I would never have to say the phrase "Can you hold on a second?!" ever again.
  2. No more traffic. I grew up in New Jersey. I still live within commuting distance to NYC. I can't even imagine what a joy life would be with no traffic. Want to go the Jersey Shore in the summer? No problem, I'll just zip down the Parkway and be there in a couple hours. Want to go The Met? Cool, I'll just drive in and be there in an hour.
  3. Rat. Of the two, I would think the extermination solution for roaches is worse and possibly require a lot longer to truly be rid of the problem.
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1.  Rewind, as long as I can then fast forward back to real time after I've redone whatever it is I've gone back to do.

2. Never be stuck in traffic.  I hate colds, but I can deal with them much better than I can a line of slow-moving vehicles.  I've been stuck on the interstate with traffic going 15 mph under the speed limit for absolutely no reason (no accidents, state troopers, etc.) far too many times to have any patience for that.

3.  This is a surprisingly difficult one.  I stayed at a motel once many years ago and woke up to a roach staring me in the face, so you'd think it would be an easier question.  But I hate rats so very much!  I think I'll go with the rat.  I feel like it would be easier to rid my house of rats than it would to rid it of roaches.               

Bonus:  Unattractive genius.

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1. Rewind. It'd be fun to relive certain moments over, and it'd also be nice to redo some moments over. 

2. No more colds. I live in an area that doesn't get a lot of huge traffic jams and the few times I've been in one, they haven't been all that bad. As long as I've got working air/heat in my car and some music to listen to (or if I'm not the one driving, a book to read), I can deal with sitting in my car for a while if need be. 

3. Okay, first off, ew. Second, uh....well, the mention of roaches laying eggs makes me lean more towards going with a rat. Plus, anything with a lot of legs is just...ick. Plus, I too have cats, so if absolutely necessary, they'd no doubt do their part to help. Just so long as they didn't bring the remains to me afterwards :p. 

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On 3/16/2021 at 3:04 PM, JTMacc99 said:

If Your Life Was A Movie, What Songs Would Be On The Soundtrack?

I imagine this movie will follow me back in time. Some songs on the soundtrack will tie into a time period, others will tie into a situation.  The Fountains of Wayne will show up with this song, as for sure there have been moments when the lyrics "I gotta get my shit together; 'Cause I can't live like this forever" will fit nicely with the story.

Beatles- The Fool on the Hill.

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4 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

The Would You Rather Series - Part 4

Would you rather...

  1. Have a pause or a rewind button in your life?
  2. Never get a cold ever again or never be stuck in traffic ever again?
  3. Find a rat in your kitchen or a roach in your bed?

1.     Rewind button.  I would have done a lot of things differently. 

2.     Never get in a traffic Jam.  I don't like being in any crowded area, that includes traffic jams.

3.     Roach in my bed.  I would enjoy the company.  I just hope it stays on the other side of the bed, isn't a covers hog, and doesn't snore.

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1. Pause.  If that means what I've always wished for by saying "stop the world, I want to get off" - time pauses, so deadlines don't come any closer, nothing new happens I have to deal with, etc. while I can do a whole lot of absolutely nothing and get some much-needed mental rest before picking up where I left off.

2. No traffic.  I've worked from home for several years now, but L.A. traffic is still much more frequent in my life than having a cold and drives me batty any time I'm in it (you know, back when I could go anywhere), so never enduring it again would make a much larger difference in my life than not getting the occasional cold.

3. Roach.  Too many people use rat poison, so if a rat got into my house and my cat caught it, she could wind up dead, too, if the rat was poisoned (they don't die right away, so cats, dogs, hawks, etc. can become additional victims, which is one of the reasons that shit should be outlawed, but I digress ...).

Bonus: Unattractive genius.  Brains last longer than beauty, and are a hell of a lot more important.  I like the happy medium I have now, but if I could be not just even smarter but a full-on genius at the expense of being less attractive (as defined by some ridiculous, sexist, ageist, racist narrow standard to begin with), hell yes I'd take that deal.

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Oh, I missed the bonus question! I'll go with unattractive genius, too. Though I think people who are smart and interested in learning about the world around them are attractive as it is, so...

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Rewind

Never get a cold

Neither - live in nyc and these are both phobias of mine.

Beautiful.  If you're stupid you wouldn't know you were and lots of stupid people are happy.

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I asked a friend these questions. Her answer to the cold/traffic question included "If I never got a cold, that means I could never give it to [her husband]. I wouldn't have to ever deal with that big baby again." Heh.

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1) Pause button. I figure I am who and what I am because of everything I’ve gone through and if I went back and changed anything then I don’t know who I’d be. 
2) No colds. I have a lot of patience and can deal with traffic (Mac I remember the congested commute to NYC when I was younger from NJ and agree it was bad. Especially when at a crawl in the Lincoln Tunnel. I was always waiting for it to leak). 
3) Rats. My cats deal with them swiftly and I agree with @Bastet about the poison. Too much collateral damage. 
Bonus: An ugly genius. Oh to be eloquent. 

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1. Rewind - With the caveat that while I choose events to re-experience, I could not affect any change in the event or outcome. I would naturally only choose to rewind to the good times!

2. No cold. I hate getting colds.  Traffic doesn't bother me.

3. Rat.  Rats are easier or get rid of than roaches,  There is never just one roach...

Bonus: Unattractive but smart.  Attractiveness is subjective and you can do a lot with grooming and fitness but you can't fix dumb.

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3 hours ago, Annber03 said:

Oh, I missed the bonus question! I'll go with unattractive genius, too. Though I think people who are smart and interested in learning about the world around them are attractive as it is, so...

I didn't see it either.

7 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

Bonus Question! Would you rather be beautiful and stupid or unattractive but a genius?

I would rather have been handsome and stupid.

Being a genius really doesn't matter if said genius doesn't have good communication skills, the power of persuasion.  Add in the unattractive part and that person wouldn't get noticed.  A genius can have all of the answers and solve a lot of problems, but if no one listens those problems don't get solved.

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1. Rewind! I am constantly opening my mouth and saying something I might have said much more effectively, so I would love to be able to do "do-overs".

2. No colds. I am almost never sick (last time was in December of 2019, which may have been Covid - I was never tested) and when I am, I am the biggest of babies. Sitting in traffic is a great time to listen to music or pray.

3. I would definitely prefer a rat. Give my cat something to do, and cockroaches are gross.

Bonus question: No question for me - unattractive and smart is so much better. Good looks always fade as gravity never sleeps.

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1. I hate thinking/talking about the past so I would go with 'pause' instead. 

2. No more colds. I'm a big baby and hate being sick. 

3. Rat. I think rodents are cute. Bugs freak me out though. 

4. Beautiful and dumb. This girl needs a sugar daddy pronto. 

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1.  Pause, because going back in the past (even to good times) would just bum me out because of all the bad times/people lost that couldn't be changed even if there were an opportunity to relive things.

2.  No more colds, because I freak out about being sick at all, thinking it is something worse again, and I don't really have to worry about traffic because I hardly went anywhere even in "normal" times.

3.  A rat (even though the thought makes me cringe because there was one residing in the garage recently that is now no longer with us), because it is easier to remove and hopefully the cat could dispose of it in the same way he did a poor little mouse while I was sleeping several months ago--take care of it but NOT try to eat it. 

Bonus:  unattractive genius.  If attractive, I'd probably feel some need to try to maintain my appearance, and it just feels like too much effort.  I hope as a genius that knowledge would just come naturally, but I'd still be more willing to put in an effort there if necessary.

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  1. Rewind doesn’t necessarily mean redo, does it? Because unless I have the chance to actually go back and change things instead of just reliving what I’ve already done, I’ll go with pause — let me get my fitness/finances straightened out before I keep going.
  2. No more colds - not that I get a lot of colds, but the less sickness the better just in general.
  3. I guess the rat. Once as a child I woke up in the middle of the night and found myself looking directly at a big black cricket sitting next to my pillow. I’d like to never repeat anything remotely similar that again in my life.

Bonus: Unattractive but genius. I just prefer not to make stupid decisions if I can help it.

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1. Rewind. Like @Annber03, there are things I'd like to go back and appreciate more, and some things I'd like to change

2. No traffic. I don't get sick that often, and I hate heavy traffic.

3. I think I'd have to go with the rat in the kitchen. The roach in my bed would skeeve me out. Assuming it's just the 1 rat, I think it'd be easier to get rid of, and recover from.

Bonus: beautiful and stupid. Ignorant people seem happier.

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Which banana are you eating? 

If your answer is somewhere between #2 and #3, feel free to answer with 2.5.

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#0 (none of the above; I hate bananas)

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I will eat a 3 or 4.  For some reason as a kid I preferred 5 or 6. 5+ is good for banana bread, of course (or baking, in general).  

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7 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

Which banana are you eating? 

If your answer is somewhere between #2 and #3, feel free to answer with 2.5.

I will Goldilock's it.

#1 Is too hard, and lacks flavor.

#7 Is too soft, and from my experience tend to attract fruit flies, which are a complete turnoff. 

#2 Is a little bit better, probably slightly softer than #1 but still probably doesn't taste like much of anything.

#6 Wouldn't be too bad, but if there any mushy parts on the inside it is a deal breaker.  Plus were into borderline fruit fly territory.

#5 Is closer to what I would eat, but still, probably has some funkiness under the banana peel that I would cut off and toss.

#4 Is a banana I would be willing to eat, a little soft, more flavorful, but not quite perfect.

#3  Is my preferred banana,  no issues under the peel.

*My mom used to let her bananas get to #7 level, and she ended up having fruit flies all over the place.  She used them (the bananas not the fruit flies) to make banana bread. 

ETA:  I had number 3 in there twice, I made the correction. I am having a bad day, I can't proofread, I can't spell, and I can't count.

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