Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Heads or Tails #23 (who'd you like to meet and why)

Blogging superstarBarb, the cosmic force behind Heads or Tails, widely recognized as the Gold Standard among weekly memes, wants us to provide a contemplative post today. She asks us to consider -- who would we like to meet and why?

So light a candle. Chant among yourselves for a couple of minutes.

OK. Are we all centered now?

Let's begin.

I know what's expected of me. Honest. There are so many fascinating people in history... so many wonderful moments... it's tempting sometimes to wish that one were a fly on the wall... to see those people, to witness those events first hand.

And then I think about what's likely to happen to the fly on the wall.

You should pardon the expression -- that's kind of a buzz kill, isn't it?

Now, if I could be like this guy -- go everywhere, in any time, and not get smashed like a bug, that would be alright.

Of course, this guy had to put up with Daleks.

I'd rather not have to do that.

And I'd want a TARDIS that worked properly.

Have I wandered off topic again?

My point was that I don't think I could pick out just one person to meet.

I thought about meeting my younger self, to provide constructive advice about how to avoid the pitfalls of the future. And, of course, to buy Microsoft when it first went public.

But I'd never believe me.


Anonymous said...

I agree there are lots of people that we would like to meet. TC...

Barb said...

I'm a gold standard now? LOL!

What's that movie with Dennis Quaid? By some freak accident his son in the future is able to contact him through an old ham radio. At the end he tells his son to remember one word.. Yahoo.

Misty DawnS said...

LOL - you are hilarious! I would love to have the chance to try to knock some sense into my younger self! But, you are right, we probably wouldn't listen to ourselves anyway ;-)

peppylady (Dora) said...

There a lot of people I like to meet but I prefer to meet everyday common people

Drew said...

Meeting yourself!?!?!?!? Don't you know anything about the space-time continuum?

I mean do you we have loads of plutonium sitting around to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed to power the flux capcitor so we can go back in time and fix your shenaningans!?!?

Natalie said...

My dad loves Dr. Who. I used to watch it with him when I was little just so I could spend time with him.