1. What is the most life changing experience that you’ve had while traveling? I’m talking about having feelings of wonder and awe, not like breaking your leg while traversing the Pyramids.
Finding out that everywhere else was really just like America, but with different languages. It really reminds you that humans are all in this together, and the thing we have most to lose is each other.2. You seem to me to be the type of person who generally follows rules. Which rules are more important, the rules with regard to your religion, or the law of the land? IE: What would you do if they contradicted each other, and which one has more sway over your actions?
Speaking most honestly, there is really only one rule in my life: Amusement. If I follow rules, it is because they amuse me. If I break them, it is in persuit of that amusement. In the game I play, that is the central, determining factor of whether something is in the "rules" or not. Does it amuse me or others?3. Tell me one family dish that your Mom, and only your Mom (or whoever else does the cooking in your parent’s house), can make to your satisfaction.
Pancakes. The recipie comes from the back of a box of bisquick, but it cannot be duplicated.4. If a law were passed in the United States that all marriages had to be arranged by one’s parents, would you marry or choose to remain single (or, really, do you believe love is spontaneous, or something that can be created?)?
I dunno. I guess it would depend on what my parent's taste was in women. . .
As for love, yes, it's spontaneous. But I think that, like mystical experience which can also not be created, certain factors can make it more likely to occur.5. Sex is overrated: True/False.
I don't believe I'm qualified to give a black/white answer to that, unfortunately. I'd say that it probably can
be overrated, but I don't think it necessarily is. I would say that the truest answer to that question would depend on your partner and what is important to you about sex.6. Tell me one hobby you have that has absolutely no merit whatsoever in terms of helping you to grow as a person. A just-for-fun time wasting hobby.
Sleeping in my hammock. Though, honestly, I think that also helps me grow to some extent :)7. Do you use the cutesy baby voice when you talk to your pets? If no, tell me one weird thing that you say to your pets that you would never say if someone could hear you.
I do not, generally, though my voice does change, as does the way I word things. Most likely, the things I'd say to my pets only if no one could hear me are things like, "I love you, I missed you, and I'm just happy to be with you." Those are things between me and the boys and girl.8. Have you ever exchanged tokens of friendship with someone (i.e.: Something that you both wear/carry in honor of your friendship)?
I have. I carry a number of things one person in particular has given me. I don't exactly know why, but probably because they keep me in touch with her, and they keep me from missing her too badly.9. Have you ever identified with a character in a novel to the extent that you sometimes wonder what that specific character would do in any given situation? If so, what novel and character?
I have. Norman Paperman
from Don't Stop the Carnival