QOTD #14: The Real Space Age

Question of the Day: Do you think we’ll ever colonize another planet? If so, when? A hundred years from now? A thousand?

My answer: As an optimist, I can’t help but think that if humanity is allowed to survive long enough, it will have the capability of colonizing another Earth-like planet. But I don’t think it will be in the next 500 years, as there is a little matter of light-speed travel to figure out.

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QOTD #12: I Love The (17)80’s

Question of the Day: The good news: you can move anywhere you want to. The bad news: you must live the remainder of your days in a time before the year 1900. Where, and when, do you choose to live?

My answer: I would “totes” be a knight of the round table. Sir Estes, they would call me, and I would slay mighty beasts with the crossbow I would invent. That said, nobody’s entirely sure where Camelot is, or even when, or even if it existed. So I may need to rethink my strategy. Maybe I’ll just go be a monk instead.

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QOTD #11: Getting Crushed

Question of the Day: Do you still know/talk to your very first crush?

My answer: Yes, I still know my first crush, but I’m not at liberty to reveal the identity of this individual. That said, I haven’t spoken to her in several years. I will say that of all my Facebook friends my age, she is by far the most successful.

However, I would not trade my fiancee for anyone, anywhere, ever.

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QOTD #10: Nap Time!

Question of the Day: When you were in kindergarten, did you sleep on a sleeping mat during nap time? If so, do you remember the color or pattern of the mat?

My answer: I sure do. My sleeping mat had all 30 MLB team logos on it, including the defunct Montreal Expos. But here’s my secret about nap time… I never once went to sleep. Not once. All year.

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QOTD #8: Merely Mortal

Question of the Day: When and where was the first time you realized you were mortal?

My answer: Children are special because fear of death is usually the last thing on their minds. Except this one spring night when I was ten, with a gigantic full moon on my grandparents farm. On that night, I had this overwhelming sensation that I was going to die. I still have no idea why.

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QOTD #7: Grandmothers are Special

Question of the Day: Can you describe your favorite moment with your grandmother?

My answer: This is a difficult one, mainly because I have so many fond memories with my grandmother on my dad’s side of the family. She used to pick me up from school everyday, and I must admit to having many memorable experiences as I stayed there until my parents got off work. I used to play Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis while she took a nap to the music. She taught me how to play Scrabble and Uno. But probably the most fond memory was putting up the Christmas tree with her every year, and watching as gifts and cards slowly accumulated under it.

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