Friday, March 31, 2006

Question 37

(Question 35 remains on hold until a good suggestion comes my way)

Would you, for someone you deeply love, move to a distant country if it meant being far away from friends and family?

Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a haunted house?

Would you be willing to spend 4 days and nights alone on a deserted island with no food or shelter for $500,000?

"I shall be telling this with a sigh; somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost


At 3:17 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

1) As long as I had Munchkin, yes!

2) No, I frighten easily when I'm alone. But maybe if I could bring a dog?

3) Heckity-heck NO! Unless it was Gilligan's Island--then totally yes!

Munchkin used to have "The Road Less Travelled" memorized. She was three at the time.

uququ - Yay! An easy one!

At 4:10 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes, unless you count coffee as food, in which case, HELL, NO!

At 5:08 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

Moving - yes, absolutely. Being in a foreign country is a wonderful opportunity to make friends that you haven't met yet!

Spend the night? Sure. I don't believe in that stuff.

If it was a warm, tropical deserted island - sure. If it's a deserted island off the Antarctic - then no.

At 6:20 PM , Blogger Mad Scientist said...

1) YES - Doesn't California count as a foreign country?
2) Yes
3) Is this a reality show or just me alone. Like Higgy said if it is warm then I would be in, but a frozen tundra not so much.

At 6:55 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

1. The move? Yes, been there done that. It does mean taing vacation time to go home for visits, but if it's a cool foreign country, every day could be like a mini adventure vacation. Note, it doesn't really matter how far away I go, my family and friends tend to find me and show up for a visit.

2. Well, it depends on how the house is haunted. If it's a house built over an ancient, Native American pet cemetery and Satan's just hanging out with Cujo waiting to jump in my body, then no. If it's just your average run-of-the-mill sppok house, then yes. Has everyone seen the Ghost and Mr. Chicken? If an organ starts playing and a painting is bleeding, I'm probably leaving early.

3. I'm with Higgy and Mad. If we're talking tropical paradise, then yes. Even longer than 4 days if necessary (although I am assuming that "without food" means no pre-packaged, processed food stuffs like Cheese Whiz and Oreos and Pringles but would allow me to eat anything I can forage. I also assume that, depending on the island, I'm allowed some bug repellant. It's not fair if I can't eat but the bugs can. I would probably do a cold, tundra-type island too if I've got a jacket.

Extra credit: I took the one with the Korean Deli and Blockbuster Video on the corner down the street. By the Googleplex Family Cinema with the 24 screens and the Talbots.

At 7:55 PM , Blogger Graz said...

1. Well, since I have moved for work so many times to various places, North Carolina, Japan, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and now Michigan, my answer is yes. It would be a refreshing change to move for love.

2. Absolutely. Maybe I could come away with proof of the haunting.

As long as I don't get slimed.

3. Alone? So, no Brooke Shields ala, Blue Lagoon? Okay, sure. I'd have to remember the things I learned in Survival Training in the Corps, but yes, even if it was a cold climate.

umwzwvzr-'d you say, honey? No, I wasn't asleep yet.

At 12:47 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

ps.. So far as #1 goes, I forgot to ask, but I am presuming that letters, emails, phonecalls, faxes are still allowed in this international isolation... otherwise there might be some issues.

At 10:04 AM , Blogger punky said...

1. Yes. (and yes to Kaf as well)
2. Hell no.
3. Hell yeah. But the noises from the animals in the middle of the night would be scary - but I'd do it anyway. Did I mention that the island was deserted of people but not wildlife? Answer still the same? I guess I should have said uninhabited. Sorry.
4. This is my favorite poem, as it rings true for me. Even when I hike, I am always drawn to the path less travelled. Of course I often tend to get lost because of it, but this is what makes the discovery so exciting - you never know what you will find or where it will take you.

frglkr = I am not! Maybe a frog kisser ... but not a licker!

At 3:38 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Ab easy one at last!

1. yes, why not? The buffer from family works for me, and as long as I could communicate online...

2. sure, I'm past the scared of the dark phase. If money is involved, then definitely.

3. Yes again, depending on the island. In fact, I'd do it for a lot less money.

At 4:51 PM , Anonymous Sally said...

1. Yes. I've done it before and feel sort of like I'm doing it now.

2. No.

3. Yes. I would even do it for free, it turns out. Provided it wasn't hurricane season. And that at the end of the four days and nights I could get a pizza and a beer.

At 9:22 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

1) i guess so, i made the Mrs. move to WV. so i definitely owe her one there...

2) if there's no bats, i would (or rats)

3) sure, there's water, right?

At 11:30 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

yes, the world is small enough now that I can keep in contact with anyone, no matter where I am.

yes, I'm not creeped out by old houses (and I don't believe in ghosts)

yes, of course... that's a lot of money!

At 8:12 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

1. I couldn't leave without my kids. Hubby, well...But the kids still aren't grown up and need me. Or do I need them?

2. Sure. If Scooby Doo could do it, so can I.

3. Sure, assuming the climate is human-tolerable I have water. I mean, I'm not willing to die for half a mil.

Also, I have friends who've paid money to do just this with Outward Bound. They all survived and besides, bosses love to hire people who are willing to suffer.

At 9:18 PM , Blogger punky said...

scat ... outward bound was exactly the program I was thinking of when I asked the question. I have always wanted to do a solo with OB ... one day I will. :)

At 1:05 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

I love the way that virtually every one of us has said "Sure!" then "Wait.. there's no.... " or "As long as there's..."

Turns out we do have limits. Who knew?

At 9:01 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Scat, I loved Sure. If Scooby Doo could do it, so can I.

At 10:26 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

On #3: I think the monetary reward threw me off. Seems like if someone's offering that much money, it's going to be a rather difficult experience.

I'd consider doing it just for fun or growth, but not so much if money or television were involved.

At 11:48 AM , Blogger punky said...

I think spending 4 days and nights alone on a uninhabited island is much harder than it seems. I'm guessing that trying to find food, water, shelter, avoid bugs, wild animals and the ever present unforgiving sun as well as your own imagination are all much harder than we may think. Just a hunch.


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