(Book/Film Six – there is one more to go!)
Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:
1. You have just been gifted a magic wand that specializes in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete?
Vacuuming! After my back surgery years ago to remove a crushed disc my surgeon advised me to never ever vacuum again for the rest of my life if I didn’t want to risk certain death. Or maybe he just said vacuuming is bad, I don’t remember his exact words. I milked that one for a very long time. It’s still one of my least favourite things to do because my vacuum cleaner is heavy and hard to lug around and I bang it into baseboards and furniture and W’s feet. Let’s face it, it’s just not a skill I’ve perfected.
And then I guess cleaning the bathrooms. Think of all the disgusting things you can find in there and tell me you didn’t shudder.
2. At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase?
There is no partying going on here, and handshaking is currently tabu, says the ultimate party pooper. Levitation pills might come in handy for vacuuming, preventing you from dropping heavy attachments on your toes. I don’t know what instant darkness pellets do exactly, but they sound fun. And they’re on sale, so yeah. Give me some of those.
3. In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it?
Take it home and hide it from my husband. He hates it when I purchase strange things without a solid reason, and he already gave me a lecture about those silly darkness pellets.
4. You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need?
I would use it. And then I would share all my good luck with the needy friend. It would suck if I gave it away to someone who didn’t share back. I sound like some kind of good luck potion control freak, but that’s my final answer.
Melanie’s Mundane Muggle Questions:
1. If everyone spoke their mind, would this world be a better or worse place? Why?
Oh I imagine in the long run it would be a better place once we all got used to it and were able to sort the sane from the delusional. Spend some time on Twitter for a preview of what to expect. It would be difficult for criminals and some politicians though if it also involved not twisting the truth and not keeping secret agendas.
2. Can achieving nothing make a person happy?
You betcha. Look at me, accomplishing dick-all and happy as a lark. It all comes down to what you call an achievement and your definition of happiness, doesn’t it? No one can figure those things out for you. And no one should try. Except maybe your psychiatrist.
3. How do you know if you love someone enough to marry them?
Well you one hundred percent don’t ever really know that for sure, do you? You just weigh some pros and cons in your hormone infused brain, jump in with both feet and hope for the best. My mom told me good marriages don’t just happen, you have to work at them. She was so smart. Set the notion of love aside for a minute and think about trust. Do you trust each other to do whatever it takes to make your life together work? Love grows from there.