Skip to main content

The IF Factor: Questions Answered #11-20

11. If you had to assassinate one famous person who is alive right now, who would it be, and how would you do it?

Ouch. This seems rather drastic, and sort of a sadistic question. Honestly, as annoying as some celebrities might be, I really wouldn't want to KILL anyone. Not the Kardashians. Not Lindsay Lohan. Not Kathy Griffin. Not even some of these "reality" "stars" who bug the heck out of me with their empty stardom. Can we like, just maybe, shoot them with a stun gun? How about a simple punch in the face...OK, maybe the gut. Nahhhh, their face.

12. If you could have stopped aging at any point in your life up to the present, how old would you want to remain?

How about my current age, 27? I'm old enough where maturity is now settling in, and young enough where most of my physical abilities hasn't begun to erode.

13. If you could inherit a comfortable home in any city in the world that you could use, but not sell, where would you want it to be?

My gut reaction would be a home in Newport Beach, California, but I'll go with a nice get-away home in Charlotte-Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

14. If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?

I would love to play the guitar and play it as the questions poses, extraordinarily. I began teaching myself earlier this year and slowly began learning some of the chords, but haven't really touched my guitar in quite awhile. 

15. If you could be instantly fluent in one other language that you currently do not read or speak, which would it be?

If I were single, French, because women love that stuff. Or at least, so I hear. But since I'm already bound by marriage, I'll go with Spanish, since it's heavily used here in the States, and could possibly be convenient. 

16. If you could have one person from history live his or her full life over again, starting now, who would you pick?

Easily, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I would love to see how he would react to a current President of color, the health of race relations in our country, the current lack of self-improvement within the black community today, and the overall fading out of God in our society. 

17. If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen? 

Witness Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. It's something our iPhone carrying generation doesn't understand the magnitude of. However, I'm sure when that occurred, it was one of those moments of amazement, and truly made a generation wonder the possibilities that are out there.

18. If one of your parents was to be a famous person from any time in history, who you you want them to be?

Are famous people even good parents? I hate to generalize, but as I answer this question, I'm racking my brain to think of someone who is. How about a famous fictional character? I'd definitely go with the Huxtables. But to avoid being a cop out, I'd go with Mariano Rivera. I think he'd be a pretty awesome father to have.

19. If you could receive one small package this very moment, who would it be from and what would be in it?

It would be a package of season tickets for the 2012-2013 New York Knicks Season, and it would be personally sent from a Mr. James Dolan. 

20. If you could own one painting from any collection in the world but were not allowed to sell it, which work of art would would you select?

I have no real understanding or value for paintings. The tag team partner and her affinity for art has increased my appreciation, but I'd be lying if I said had favorites, or even knew any of their work. Heck, I didn't do so well in art history in college either. After "Googling" "famous paintings", how about we go with one I do recognize and actually can appreciate, The Last Supper, by Leanardo Da Vinci. 

And just in case you didn't know, it was created sometime between 1495 and 1498. How do you like them apples?

Recently Read Posts

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/10/21

3 Up 1. Moderna Vaccine to Low Income Nations - In a world where the idea of "pandemic" now feels like a state of mind or the privilege of belief, Moderna has decided to aim its efforts in getting at least 1 billion doses to low-income countries the COVID vaccine. I'll save the "vaccine" chat for another time - but this is pretty awesome by Moderna. And oh yeah, highly needed.  2. Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi - Two absolute legends of the WNBA had some legacy-cementing moments this week. Parker lead her hometown Chicago Sky into the WNBA finals, and Taurasi, was named the GOAT of the WNBA by fans. Because well, she is. Congrats to both.  3. Netlfix's On My Block - For the second week in a row I'm putting a personal - and admittedly, biased - selection in the "Up" section. One of my favorite shows by Netflix, On My Block , released its fourth and final season, and yes, I binged it on my daily commute home. Gonna miss the crew from Freeridge.

CM Punk's Return - Perfect Timing for the Symbol of Anti-WWE

Looooooooook in my eyes, what do you see?! The lyrics to Cult of Personality, especially that first bar,  never felt so fitting for CM Punk as it did last night.  For the most part, everything that is CM Punk's return to wrestling last night at AEW Rampage ties directly into my latest thoughts on pro wrestling - the company is making it must-see destination television, an element desperately needed from pro wrestling.  Last night was incredible as again, it was another moment that made wrestling feel alive - with a wild and energetic pulse. It was one of the coolest moments in pro wrestling that you knew was coming, expected, anticipated, and it was everything and more. Again, MUST-SEE television. That's hard to do.  For me, it wasn't just Punk's return to pro wrestling, but the mere presence and voice of his inclusion in today's space. We know that Punk can deliver on the microphone - probably his best and most signature attribute. We also know that yes, he can

The Pondering 10 - Yankees Fandom Annoyance

I'm a New York Yankees fan. If you haven't gotten that already from this blog, then the surprise declaration gives you a small set up for this latest Pondering 10 post. Yes, the Yankees are having a challenging year, and there are so many discussions and breakdowns that can be had that are productive, beneficial, and enlightening to why this season is unfolding the way it is.  You know what is not helpful? Yankee fans antics. Ironic, huh? I've long since realized that I'm associated with this fan base than can be overbearing and at times, super annoying. However, none more so than this year. Listening to sports radio, Yankees Twitter, and talking-head television has made that more clear than ever before.  With that said, here is my Pondering 10 on my Yankees Fandom Annoyance:

Shoulda, Woulda - Ehhh: Thoughts on the Ending to the 2021 Yankees Season

I've waited to write this post. After all, it's been a tremendously emotional season...well, for the fan base that is.  For me, everything about this year's Yankees playoff run - or exit - was expected. This team, was as complex and complicated of a team as we've seen in a long time. Bad? No, I wouldn't say that. And I know that may trigger some in the fan base - but bad teams just don't make the playoffs in baseball. However, this team was incredibly flawed - to a glaring fault. Rooted deep, deep, deep in a philosophy that currently drives the organization and has now proven to be fruitless - and even more so year after year.  So no, I never expected this team to do much other than possibly surprise me with a deep playoff run. We've seen glimpses of this team's conflicting identity by running the bases, moving runners, getting timely hits, and looking somewhat threatening to the rest of the league. And yet, we've seen this team play terrible defense