29 July 2005

A Me Me Meme

Doris set me these questions. I volunteered without knowing what the questions would be, so I have to answer them, aren't I clever. I may also be creepy, but you are allowed to say so.

1. What passage from the Bible has a big impact on you?

Ooh. Depends what day of the week it is. I have my cynical-analytical hat on today so it has to be 1 Corinthians 13 verse 1 "If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." IF (big if) you accept the bible as pure and literal truth then this says several things.
  • The most obvious yet the most overlooked and important is that being multilingual, as in clever, or very spiritual with an ear to the other world and able to converse with angels (which implies an ability to converse on their terms) does not make you remotely equipped to guide someone morally or spiritually. You could be a genius, or the world's best medium, an amazing religious preacher full of the flash-bang obvious gifts of the spirit, even an eminent and highly trained counsellor in any of the 'psycho' fields, but if you are selfish, look after number one, cannot feel compassion or genuine care for people, you are just making noise and no use at all.
  • The second thing it implies is the concept of multiple angelic languages. Does it mean clairaudience, clairvoyance etc? Does it mean the communication of God via the Ummin and Thummin, if so the Tarot cards also, whether or not you reach God or a.n.other angelic being via that method?
  • Or does it only mean speaking in tongues, and if so doesnt that imply that you may not necessarily be talking to the right angels? I love it, I love anything that throws a curve ball to accepted liturgy, and this does that.

2. One favourite sweet as a kid?

Black Jacks. Eight for a penny, larger than they are now, and handy if you only had a farthing - the cheapest sweet in the shop apart from rhubarb & custard.

3. What are five of your favourite words.

Glutinous, gloopy, erudite, bellicose, exactly.
All good, strong, sing-song words that paint themselves as you speak them and would really suit a Welsh accent, or hammy acting.

4. You are very happy, everything and everyone is perfect in your life, you are feeling wonderful, content and as if you are floating on a cloud. What thought has just popped into your mind?

Aaargh get me out of here this must be Hell. Panic attack. Give me a place where theres something needs doing.

5. What would be your weapon of choice - assuming you had to have at least one weapon for self-defence?

Unarmed combat - my forearm. I would sooner damage someone and know what force I had applied than go through a lifetime of mental re-runs wondering what it felt like to be stabbed/shot and marvelling in complete horror at what I had done and the effect that power had on me. I would sooner use my wrist to push your nose up into your skull than simply shoot you - I need the effort and the physical contact and close quarters to stand a hope of beginning to justify what I had done. I don't even think I could disable someone from behind; it would have to be face to face.


In accordance with the rules of the meme, I need to post these instructions:


1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying “Interview me.” You must leave your blog address so I can think of good questions for you!

2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person’s will be different. I’ll post the questions in the comments section of this post.

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

I hope somebody plays!


doris said...

Gosh, those must be fantastic questions (if I can say so myself!) because they have been fascinating answers!

I just knew you would wouldn't go for short answers and I also knew you'd have no trouble with the 5 words and I also reckoned you would go for the anti-answer for the cloud question! That aside - I wasn't sure what you'd make of the Bible question, but as you have an interesting way of throwing in snippets of the bible into comments I thought I might try you out!

As it happens it has slapped me back in the face. I found it hard to read what you wrote to that answer as I am temporarily bogged down by a remembrance. As a youngish kid aged 9 or 10 something had happened at home and I wrongly got the blame for it. My father decided to exert the punishment this time - my mother went for the violence & mind-f*cks whilst my father just went for the mind-f*cks - and he made me stand on a stool and learn that exact passage off by heart. Within an hour or two I had to be able to recite that entire passage (it goes on a bit) and you know what, I have no idea what it meant nor the relevance to the situation in hand. Maybe that has something to do with the fact I find it extremely hard to learn anything by heart now. Hmm.

It's amazing that of all the passages of the Bible you chose that one!

I look forward to reading that answer again later so that I can read what you wrote!

doris said...

"via the Ummin and Thummin" !!!!! :-)

bulb said...

How could I resist?
Interview me.

Cheryl said...

Thats two generations that couldnt really relate to the words, the way you put it, unless your father was trying to get the lesson to sink in to more than one person.
It would make more sense to you than you can imagine, because you found the concept without the book, it only confirms what you already decided - Love, real love, doesn't shout and bitch and play headf*ck - that's verses 4 to 7.

Cheryl said...


1. Quote "I seem to spend most of my off-time chatting with nerds, pervs and jihadi's" (Jesus Hates Me, Tuesday, March 01, 2005). Please explain what it is about you that attracts these categories and why you do or do not fall into those pigeonholes yourself.

2. What are your five favourite foods?

3. If you werent related to your mother but had to work with her, what would you say to her?

4. How many pets have you had?

5. What is your favourite dream/daydream?

doris said...

Jeez Cheryl! I've had to get a copy of the Bible out more times in the time I've virtually known you than in the previous ten years! There is something ironically funny in that :-)

I'm off to read the bible and check out those passages.

Steve said...

Me Me Me
I love a swerveball, but Cheryl be nice rofl xx

Cheryl said...


1. If you were still in Junior school, which modern hero would you be charging round the playground pretending to be?

2. Name three smells that are evocative of childhood

3. Shut your eyes and think of something really good in your past. Where is it in relation to your head? Now think of something horrible in the past, does it come back to you from the same direction?

4. Name your worst school dinner.

5. Describe your happiest recurring weird dream.

Hope thats kind enough for you!

Pol said...

(a) I don't have a blog

(b) I aint silly enough to ask Chezz to interview me 'cause I know that would just be asking for trouble - she love asking me the most awkward questions. And then laughing her ass off !!

So haha .. no can do

Le laquet said...

Now, having a Welsh accent "erudite" slips beautifully off the tongue and "exactly" was made for me in a very Annie-Mary kind of way! Excellent answers :o)