Thursday Thunks

21. How many states have you been in?
I guess, US states are meant. As I have been only once to the US, not many at all. I have traveled to Massachusetts, Florida and Louisiana and had stopovers in Pennsylvania and and Georgia. Makes 5.

22. If a sexist Man is called a pig, what is a sexist Woman called?
Why not also a pig?

23. You see the one person who you absolutely despise. If you were guarentee'd that he/she couldn't say or do anything back to you.... What would you do??
Nothing. There's neither fun nor honesty in arguing with a silent enemy.

24. How many states are to the right of you? And don’t give us a map to look at.
As I am in Europe, there are either all of them on my right or none, depends on which direction I'm facing.

25. You can go anywhere in the world for free. Where are you?
Somewhere like Australia or New Zealand to where the plane tickets are freaking expensive.

I'm neither drunk, nor spread out almost unconsciously on the floor, so I don't need to answer.

27. Are you a boxing fan? Do you think there will be a rematch of the Hatton-Pacquiao fight?
Can't say. I like boxing somewhat, but have no knowledge about it.

28. What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten?
Watery tomato soup when I was really really sick. I can't eat tomatoes since then.

29. Is it cloudy right now?

30. What is your dream job?

31. Someone gives you a $500 gift card to WalMart or Target. What are you going to buy?
I don't know Target, and I have been only twice to Wal Mart. Are there any electronic household things? Then I would buy a good mixer for everything and try to get the rest back in cash.

32. When you were little, what did you want to be "when you grow up"? And, how much different is your occupation now from where you thought it would be when you were younger?
I wanted to be a teacher for elementary school. Now I'm a student in politics and economy but have always helped kids around me with their homework or teached them some other things.

33. What was your favorite toy as a child?
My soft toys and puzzles. After I learnt to read, I basically stopped playing with toys.

34. How do you think these things up??
I'm not in charge, my cornflakes tell me all I have to do. :)

35. Why do you think so many "fake" veterans get away with pretending? Why don't people question them more (especially the media who eats up their stories?)
Maybe because we have our heads full of the horrors of war and do not want to open their wounds with too many questions. But the media should be much more critical.

36. What is the last place you had a good cry and why?
In my bed, with The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini). Sometimes, I could really see the parallels of Amir's life and mine.

37. What do you mean?
I mean what I wrote.

38. Which Sesame Street Character do you relate with the most and why?
I don't remember it very well. I liked The Count and Finchen (only in the German version as I discovered), she was a cute little snail, but I don't feel I related to them.

39. What song one would you listen to over and over if you absolutely had to?
Hoppípolla, Sígur Rós.

40. Did you ever make what you believed at the time to be a horrible mistake - that in hindsight turned out to lead you on the best path in your life?
No idea, I don't think I call anything I did and do a horrible mistake.

41. If you could change one thing on your person, what would it be?
My knees.

42. What’s your favorite show to watch on television nowadays?
I don't really watch it on TV (here we're always so many episodes behind), but I love Fringe. And I'm very eager to watch Weeds again when the new season starts.

43. Do you believe there is life after death?


Vanniedosa May 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

i would be fun to be an ambassador :) great choice.

Kimber May 28, 2009 at 8:40 PM  

I cried too while reading The Kite Runner. Great answers!

NurseExec May 29, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

Great answers! Have a good one :)

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Constantly changing places is inherent to my life. Books have always been steady friends which I could bump into wherever I was all over the world.
Stumbling upon Kaminer's German stories of "Die Reise nach Trulala" in Reykjavík's city library is as moving as meeting the Icelandic sagas in Boston's Borders.
To see a book again, that I've read thousands of kilometers away makes me smile "Hey I know you.." and shake hands by thumbing through it for a while.