3.23.2007

Friday Fun Day (List)

Since you still haven't figured out last week's word puzzle, I'll do something different today. Please answer the following questions as honestly as you can:



1. What is the saddest movie you ever watched and why?
2. What is the one thing your heart most desires at this moment?
3. If love is a rose, and hope is a dove, what is loyalty?
4. Complete the sentence, "I have always wanted to learn how to___."
5. Would you rather be unloved and respected or disrespected but loved?
6. Who was your favorite childhood friend? Why?
7. Why haven't you sent me any word puzzles for this week?

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20 Comments:

Blogger Tara said...

1. What is the saddest movie you ever watched and why?
"Terms of Endearment": About a mother dying of cancer. Need I say more? I don't want to ever watch that movie again. We saw it in film class.

2. What is the one thing your heart most desires at this moment?
I could get all philosophical and deep, but I don't want to get started, so I'll say I want the Ben & Jerry's ice cream that's waiting in my freezer at home.

3. If love is a rose, and hope is a dove, what is loyalty? Fertilizer

4. Complete the sentence, "I have always wanted to learn how to___."
do voice-overs for commercials.

5. Would you rather be unloved and respected or disrespected but loved? Disrespected but loved. Ya gotta be loved. Ya gotta be.

6. Who was your favorite childhood friend? Why?: Myself. Not that I didn't have friends, I had one down the street during my childhood. But I enjoyed my own company more.

7. Why haven't you sent me any word puzzles for this week?
I don't like word puzzles.

23/3/07 10:33  
Blogger k_sra said...

Tara, first of all, I feel you on #7. If I wasn't the one making most of them, I'd probably hate them too, but we have a team of code-crackers on this site who adore the challenge. Secondly, I wish you would get all deep and philosophical on me. I love that about you! But Ben and Jerry's is good, too.

#1 has put more bravery in your heart than I think you know. You don't go through soemthing like that without developing a stronger core. And probably simultaneously developing a greater vulnerability for the person you love.

#6 makes me laugh! I like to think that I tricked you into being my friend in high school. You probably went home rolling your eyes every day, but you sure were a God-send to me.

Fertilizer huh? From the dove? ; )

On #5, I gotta say "love" too. Love, love, love.

As for #4, remember our blog chorus? Maybe you could start including an audio portion to your site. It would just kick butt, and you know it!

23/3/07 10:49  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

1. Requiem for a Dream. But I don't recommend it. It's a wonderful movie, but it was scarring.

2. My heart's pretty happy right now. Perhaps more travel.

3. A puppy, of course.

4. Pick a thing I haven't done, and it will fit. Let's say... fly an airplane.

5. That's a false choice. I'd get out of the relationship and find someone new. But if you forced me to choose, it would be the latter.

6. Sam. I don't know - we always had fun together.

7. Here, unscramble this word: nxvoo(there's no right answer here - it's my word verification).

23/3/07 11:22  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Another one for #1: Darwin's Nightmare. It's a documentary about those living around Lake Victoria, and it shows you people living in really depressing conditions. This one I do recommend (even though it's a bit scarring as well).

23/3/07 11:40  
Blogger k_sra said...

Worldy, good to hear from you. I know you've been busy (and blocked from wasting time here), so this is a treat.

#5 isn't necessarily about one relationship, it could be all of them. You can have people who love you, but in general you are disrespected or thought poorly of (which doesn't really make sense, because if someone really loves you, they think well of you, too) or you can be universally reviled, but you command respect.

Aw, puppy. *smile* Yeah, that's a good image of loyalty.

I am glad your heart is happy, now if you can just travel... by airplane...

Requiem for a Dream is a tough one. I'm still impressed with it as a work of art (snori-cam work was the BEST! and Ellen Burstyn can't be topped IMHO), but I don't think I have the appetite to watch it for kicks.

voxon. voxoff.

23/3/07 11:42  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

It looks like I'm likely off to Turkey in July (with friends from there), perhaps followed by India in October (just something we've been wanting to do). By airplane. I doubt they'll let me fly it though.

23/3/07 12:25  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Oh, and I don't buy the all relationships thing. Leave them all. Find new relationships with people who respect you and love you. There's 6.5 billion people out there to play with - why stick with those who won't give you both?

23/3/07 12:30  
Blogger k_sra said...

It was a hypothetical question, World, but now you've killed it with your rational assessment skills. *sigh* It's ok. I'll make more!

TurkIndia, huh? You lucky Dog! : )

23/3/07 13:11  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

1. What is the saddest movie you ever watched and why?
- Breakfast at Tiffany's, no idea why

2. What is the one thing your heart most desires at this moment?
- inner peace

3. If love is a rose, and hope is a dove, what is loyalty?
- a lobster

4. Complete the sentence, "I have always wanted to learn how to___."
- move things with my mind

5. Would you rather be unloved and respected or disrespected but loved?
- respect is more important to me

6. Who was your favorite childhood friend? Why?
- Jeanette Richard. We used to play doctor when we were in 2nd grade.

7. Why haven't you sent me any word puzzles for this week?
- Still trying to figure out the last one.

23/3/07 13:32  
Blogger k_sra said...

Aw, you chose respect! : )
I respect you, Steve.

last picture is null, first picture is an advertisement.

How come lobsters are emblems of loyalty?

Breakfast w/Tiffany's was a rather bizarrely morose film. And maybe, just maybe, Audrey seems her most tragic as a person in that film.

Wishing you inner peace, Steve.

*using my mind to wrap Steve's winning Comic Contest prize*

23/3/07 15:19  
Anonymous other sarah said...

1. Hope Floats The scene when the dad leaves his little girl in the driveway hits too close to home.
2. A job that I love with enough income to pay off student loans and maybe buy a place before I'm 55.
3. A big oak tree.
4. Riverdance.
5. Unloved and respected-- I don't think that the second is possible. If you love me, then you respect me, or else you don't really love me.
6. Joanie. She lived around the corner and I could ride my bike to her house.
7. Because I am bad at puzzles and even worse at making them up.

Good questions, K-sra!

23/3/07 19:52  
Anonymous lostdog said...

1. What is the saddest movie you ever watched and why?
The House of Sand and Fog. Because no-one's really in the wrong and everyone acts out of genuine motives, but it still ends up as a tradgedy for all involved. Also makes me sad because Jennifer Connelly is probably never going to be my wife.

2. What is the one thing your heart most desires at this moment?
Apart from Jennifer Connelly? A couple of friends of mine are going through a bit of a hard time at the moment - I'd really like to see them both come through it with flying colours and for things to go well for them.

3. If love is a rose, and hope is a dove, what is loyalty?
A tortoise.

4. Complete the sentence, "I have always wanted to learn how to___."
Throw my voice.

5. Would you rather be unloved and respected or disrespected but loved?
This has been an interesting question, as much for the assumptions that people make when they reply as for the replies themselves. I just assumed it meant loved by one person and dissrespected by everyone else - didn't even consider that someone could not respect you but still love you.

But definiately loved, I think. I could cope with everyone else hating me as long as there was one person who truly loved me. Being respected by everyone would be kind of nice, but a bit cold and lonely if that's all anyone feels for you.

6. Who was your favorite childhood friend? Why?
My mate Steve. We've known each other since we were about five, and we're still best friends to this day. We're absolute polar opposites in terms of character: the only thing we share is a sense of humour. He gets it on weekdays and I get custody at weekends.

7. Why haven't you sent me any word puzzles for this week?
Because my mental resources are still drained from your puzzle last week. I think I might finally have cracked it, though: "ad-dish-sean-null"? (to be honest, I'm not sure about the second last picture. I can only guess that the guy must be called Sean. Any additional explanation would be much appreciated.)

24/3/07 17:04  
Blogger k_sra said...

other Sarah, I don't remember that scene in Hope Floats. I'm sorry if anything like that ever happened to you. I've never had anyone peal out of the driveway from me, but I've been left waiting for someone to come get me many, mnay times. And it don't feel good.

Interesting you chose respect rather than love. I think I was kind of seeing it the way lostdog did, loved by one person unconditionally and the rest of the world thought I was completely hopeless. But inherent in that unconditional love is respect for who I am.

My boyfriend refers to respect as trust and he cannot conceive of a time in which you could offer love, but not trust to a person. But I can. For instance, I love my young nephews very much, but I wouldn't leave them in a room alone with my favorite guitar. Not because I hate them, but because I don't trust their judgement when it comes to fragile instruments.

It is a concept question and difficult to pin down, I know, but thanks for taking a stab at it.

I especially like your icon for loyalty. I think I would have said a rock, but and oak has the potential for growth and response.

I hope you do learn RiverDance! If you do, please post videos for the rest of us to enjoy! : )

26/3/07 07:58  
Blogger k_sra said...

Lostdog, if it's any comfort, Jennifer Connolly is married already and is a poor dresser. : )

I hope your friends get through their rough patch, too. I know the feeling of waiting for someone else's life to improve and being able to do nothing but be there. However, just "being there" is probably one of the most comforting things we can do for each other, so you're doing good work.

I tried throwing my voice as a child. I'd lay in my bunk and talk and laugh and twist my mouth and try to speak through my ear and all that, till I was sad I'd even tried. Only problem with that whole "practicing" thing is you cannot tell what it actually sounds like to someone else. You really need a listener if you're going to get any good out of it. "Can you hear me now?" "Yes." "Where does it sound like I am?" "Right where you are."

It is a great gift to keep a friend through childhood and into adulthood. I have only my siblings (unless you count Tara. I was after all only thirteen when I went into high school.) as my childhood and now adulthood friends. But there is great comfort at times to be talking to someone and to realize they know you very well, they can interpret what you are saying, and very frequently can also tell how you are feeling just by looking at you.

Your guess on the word puzzle is absolutley correct. It is additional. Ad(vertisement), Dish (bowl), Shun (left out), Null (zero). Well done! Now you can send me a new one. ; )

26/3/07 08:10  
Anonymous AO said...

1. Saddest movie? The Red Balloon. Because I was 7 the last time I saw it and deflating balloons affect you at that age. Also, I always wondered what happened to that kid after he flew away.

2. Right now I'd really like to go for a bike ride.

3. Loyalty is an albatross.

4. I always wanted to learn how to fly, but not in an airplane--just waving my arms. Failing that, I'd like to learn shorthand.

5. I'd rather have love, I guess. But lack of respect would really suck, wouldn't it?

6. My best friend as a kid was (I realize in retrospect) not a nice person.

7. Too busy waving my arms.

26/3/07 10:46  
Blogger k_sra said...

AO, is that aka le balon rouge? Anything by Frenchies is generally sad. They make a point of it. Was your childhood friend also an airhead? : )

Interesting that you wish you could flap your arms and fly and you see loyalty as an albatross. Coincidence? I think not. It is obvious that the bicycle is merely a stand in for your desire to fly unaided, since a bicycle offers the feeling of flying very close to the ground.

When you are done waving your arms please send me a rip snorter of a word puzzle. Thank you.

You chose love, huh? I actually couldn't care less about respect. People can respect me or not respect me, but as long as they are trying to love me, I'm good. I thought the respect/love divide would fall more along gender lines, but it hasn't. Hm. *strokes chin thoughtfully*

How's the weather out there? We got 71 and sun today. Not bad for Cleveland in March. Pretty happy with that actually. I expect we'll have one more big snow storm before Spring is officially sprung.

26/3/07 12:39  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

But it's already sprung! The days are already longer than the nights, the sun is out, the grass is screaming to be mowed, and the daffodils are in bloom.

Ok, we're only at 54 and partial cloudy, but I'll take that over cold and raining any day.

26/3/07 15:26  
Anonymous AO said...

Le Ballon Rouge. Yes, that's the one. No speaking in it, but it's very French, complete with melancholy, surreal (and probably metaphorical) happenings. And the little kid in it flies away at the end! More flying! As for the albatross, remember that some fly and some get worn around the neck.

Spring is in the air, and there's a word puzzle in the mail.

26/3/07 16:41  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

//Apart from Jennifer Connelly?//

Call me cynical but I'm guessing that it's not your heart that's doing the desiring, there.

27/3/07 12:20  
Blogger k_sra said...

lostdog pointed out to me in an email (in which he sent me two puzzles for Friday *hint*) that I myself have not answered my own questions. Allow me to do so now.

1) Hard to pin down what movie was the saddest, per se. Several have hurt very badly, but the one I remember having the strongest reaction to was "Life Is Beautiful." I watched it with several college friends and after it was over we all walked outside into the cool night air. Two of us burst into tears, myself and another girl of Jewish descent. We held onto each other and cried for twenty minutes or so. I had an incredible headache the next day. We never talked about it afterwards and I haven't kept in touch with her, but for that moment we were communicating in the language of grief and it was the only thing to say.

2)My heart desire is to be more forgiving and patient with myself and others.

3) Loyalty is a sunrise. You only see it once a day, but you know it will be there always.

4) I've always wanted to learn how to cook. I'm a necessity cooker, not an artiste. I'd like to take classes and become a bit of a show off!

5) I'd rather have the love of one person and the disrespect of everyone else. Honestly neither option sounds like a lot of fun, but love is better than respect for me.

6) Fave childhood friend? That's a tough one. Other than siblings, I suppose? (we moved around alot) Hm. Hannah Kintsel. Vivacious, sharp, thin as a toothpick and way too big for the small town she lived in.

7) I haven't sent myself any word puzzles because I don't have to, AO and lostdog already sent me some. : )

(p.s. thank you!)

28/3/07 10:29  

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