So, hey! I actually have something to talk about this week! Saturday was Border Brawl with MTSU, the first fencing competition-ish thing I’ve ever been to, and it was tons of fun! I only did foil, and I completely lost, but we collectively beat the other team, which was pretty awesome :) After the competition was over, a bunch of us went to Cheddar’s (since it was close to 2:30 at this point, and no one had eaten since about 6 or 7 in the morning). There were 14 of us, so we had to divide up between 3 different booths. Jill, her mom, and I sat with three of the MTSU team- Nick, Alex, and Kristin- and it was a ton of fun- the guys were pretty crazy (in a good way) and pretty much entertained us the whole time. Plus, Saturday was St. Patty’s day, so I wore a green head band with shamrock antennae, and I have a picture of Cameron wearing it. Overall, I’d say it was a pretty successful day.
Where does human life begin/What would you define as human life?
My take on life relates to matter. An atom is the smallest piece of matter that can exist with all the same properties. Likewise, I feel like a zygote is the smallest form life takes- separately, an egg and sperm are just cells containing genetic material, but together they form the beginning of life. I don’t think I worded that very well, but you get the point- A person’s a person no matter how small!
If you were to slowly replace a human's body parts one by one (in this hypothetical situation all the surgeries are successful-even replacing parts of and the entire brain and uploading the memories from the individual) at what point does that person stop being human? Or do they?
…hmm. I feel like one would need to have pretty intimate knowledge of this process to give a direct answer, and even then it would still be all speculation. Like, would all these body part replacements function identically to the originals? What exactly are they being replaced with? Does the person still feel and think? I feel like as long as the soul is still there, the body is still human, but there’s no real way of knowing when/if the soul is gone. You were also talking about uploading the person’s memories/personality- into a computer chip or something, I would guess. But just because you get all the data right and fill in the exact bubbles for intelligence, sense of humor, whatever, does not mean that’s going to be the same person. I don’t think science could ever get exact enough to duplicate a person so exactly, and even then, it’s still just a duplicate and not the original. K, I think I’ve kind of gone off on a tangent here, and I’m not even sure I know what I’m saying anymore, so… on to the next question!
Is Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" a happy or sad song?
It’s a happy song. How could you say it was anything else? People, love, pretty scenery, all adding up to a wonderful world = happy.
If you had to be stranded on a deserted island with either David Tennant or Charlie, and they each had the exact same level of survival skills, who would you choose?
Charlie. It would be an extremely awkward situation either way, but Charlie’s pretty close to my age, so I feel like it would be at least a little less weird and strange. Also, I wouldn’t want to take David Tennant away from his wife and baby <3
1) If you found out your one-year old child was, because of a mistake at the hospital, not actually yours, what would you do? Exchange with the other parents? Do nothing?
… I have no idea. I think my husband and I would have to discuss it with the other parents. And it would be really tough, cause I would love both of them! Do you think I could just have both? I’m not sure the other parents would be very happy about that…
2) If you could domesticate any wild animal, what would you choose?
A squirrel! I want a pet squirrel!!!!
3) If you were given $1000 to spend at one store, what store would you choose?
Wal-mart. It just has such a special place in my heart. Plus they have, like, everything there.
What fictional character(s) do you relate to/identify with most?
Are we talking specific characters here, or general types of characters? Specifically, I’d say I identify a lot with Hermione and Ginny from Harry Potter. They’re written really realistically, and they seem to go through a lot of relatable life situations. Plus, I wish I could be in their shoes. Hogwarts is just so cool…
If you had a clone, what would you do with it?
I don’t especially desire a clone, but I guess I could use it to take my place in class sometimes. Like, the days when we’re not doing anything even remotely important, but I still have to be there if I don’t want to lose attendance points. I’d never send my clone if it were actually something important. I might also have my clone do research papers for me. Just because I hate them so much…
If you were to go anywhere in Canada, where would it be?
I don’t really know places in Canada, so I’m pretty sure I’m one of the worst people to ask ever. How about Niagara Falls? That’s partially in Canada, right?
What Question Tuesday question has been your favorite to answer so far?
It’s not time to reveal my favorite of the week yet. Patience, grasshopper.
How do you feel about Poland?
Umm… I’m sure it’s a very nice place. Other than that, though, I’m pretty neutral. Seeing as I know next to nothing about it. Except that the poor little Polish boy was severely mistreated by Lil Hitler.
If I were to bury something on the grounds of Harlaxton for a future student/adventurer to find, what should it be?
The start of a scavenger hunt! It would lead the student/adventurer around the castle and help him/her to discover all sorts of cool places!
What’s your favorite flower?
Lily of the Valley? That’s apparently my birth flower. I’m not really very discriminating when it comes to flowers, though. They’re pretty, but that’s about all I notice.
What’s your favorite poem?
The first one that comes to mind is Twas the Night before Christmas. It’s pretty cool. In general, though, I like poems that are cute or thought-provoking and have a good rhythm to them. Freestyle poems are cool and all, but they’re not nearly as fun to read/recite.
What’s your favorite spring break memory (of any spring break, not just this one)?
I can’t really think of any memories that are particular to spring break. We don’t usually go anywhere or do anything special, so they’re all pretty much the same. Not that I don’t enjoy my breaks- I love sleeping in and not doing homework! They just tend not to be especially memorable.
And my favorite this week is, I think, lovely Aunty Beth again. The fictional character question was pretty fun to think about :) And now I have a crazy day to get started on, so bye!