Eleven Questions

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

Okay, I’ve retired from the "Tag—you’re it" game several times, but the games keep going around, and people seem to keep having fun with them, so I guess I’ll jump back in. My apologies to whomever I’ve turned down when given an invitation to join.

My friend Nigel Blackwell entered me into this round of mania fun, asking the following questions. I was going to put "None of the above" for all of them, but then I realized that answer wouldn’t fit some questions, so I guess I’ll answer them individually.

1) What sort of vacation do you prefer, activity filled or relaxing on a beach? Does a cruise ship count as a beach? I love the activity of finding my way to the buffet or dining room.

2) You have to go back to elementary school – what would you rather do, fifth grade science project or show off your latest dance moves on stage? You’re assuming I got out of elementary school. A non-scientist with two left feet, I really don’t know how to answer this question. I do remember that in the fifth grade all girls had cooties, so I guess the dancing would be worse than the science project.

3) What do you juggle the most of? (and don’t forget this isn’t an X-rated site!) I used to have to juggle my DVR choices until I got a DVR that records two shows at once. Now I don’t juggle much.

4) What country would you most like to visit and why? New Zealand. Such a beautiful and diverse place. Probably won’t go, though, since my legs don’t fit well on airplanes and that’s a horribly long flight.

5) Have you ever met any of your childhood heroes, and what did you think of them? Found myself walking next to Dale Evans one time at LAX (don’t any of you youngsters DARE ask who she was). Seemed like a very nice person.

6) Can you imagine what you would do with a mega-lottery win? A lot of ministries could temporarily increase their budgets, but I’m not sure how this would happen since I’ve never bought a ticket and am highly unlikely to do so.

7) What sort of pet do you have? Apologies to all you pet lovers, but I can’t imagine why anyone who doesn’t have small children at home to appease would tie himself down with the responsibility of caring for a pet – not to mention hair on everything, claw marks, etc.

8 ) Friday night movie – scary, funny, romance, or … ? Not scary. Other than that, main qualification is that it has to be on a non-premium tv channel. I don’t go out to movies or subscribe to HBO, etc.

9) Does seeing tomorrow’s weather forecast matter to you? Good comedy a lot of times. Even funnier to reread yesterday’s and see how badly they missed it.

10) Whose marriage did you last attend, and with who? My wife and I attended the wedding of her friend’s granddaughter.

11) You’ve just been tapped to star in a new Hollywood action blockbuster, would you do your own stunts? I think Nigel made up these questions before he thought about whom he would ask to answer them. Me–stunts? Ha!

Now, I’m supposed to burden name eleven people to answer eleven questions I make up:

Marcia Richards

Jess Witkins

Gary Gauthier

Laura Schiffbauer

Ingrid Schaffenburg

Sonia Medeiros

Susie Lindau

Catie Rhodes

Jessica R. Patch

Leanne Shirtliffe

Renee Schuls-Jacobson

Although I selected the names above, I borrowed Nigel’s pet hamster to decide on the order in which to list them. I had your name included, but the darn hamster ate it. I intentionally omitted one friend who’s busy putting a prom together and another who’s dealing with a newborn who apparently thinks she should be fed at night as well as in the daytime.

Now I’m supposed to see if I can come up with 11 questions as lame good as Nigel’s. All right, here we go:

1. Rather sing or listen to your spouse/significant other sing?

2. Attend an opera or an NBA game?

3. Have you ever skinny-dipped? No, I don’t mean in your bathtub.

4. What’s your all-time favorite movie?

5. Who was your favorite childhood hero?

6. Do you consider yourself a tech nerd or a tech dummy—or something in between?

7. PC or Mac?

8. If you could have an all-expense paid vacation for your family, would you rather go to a Caribbean beach or a Colorado (or Montana) ski slope?

9. What would your favorite meal consist of?

10. Do you prefer pie or cake?

11. (Phew!) You can star in a movie, sing at the Grand Ole Opry or sing with a symphony orchestra. Which will you do?


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imageDavid N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his non-fiction Web Wisdom: Godly Thoughts and Inspiration from the Inbox and starting his new fiction work—a series of novellas set during the period from 1860 to 1880.

Contact me at davwalktx@yahoo.com or tweet me at @davidnwalkertx


About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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14 Responses to Eleven Questions

  1. Karlene says:

    How much fun! I’ll look forward to everyone’s answers.


  2. susielindau says:

    Great questions and answers! I love your answer to #9. I am with you on that one. They can’t forecast anything until the night before and even then, they are often wrong.
    Thanks for including me in your 11 question game! I will probably blog something in the summer…


  3. Your answers are fabulous! Don’t tell your wife, but I think we are very compatible. No pets, thank you. And as long as you could juggle SURVIVOR into the mix (and not laugh at me while I’m watching my one guilty pleasure, we’re pretty good. Except for the dancing thing. I’d simply have to teach you to shake your booty!

    My May is locked and loaded and June is about everything spiritual… Or related to my son, whose bar mitzvah fast approaches.

    You can bet I’ll have these questions answered long before I post them in July. Bs patient with me. And thanks for including me with such good company.


  4. YIKES and thank-you for the reminder, David! Loved your answers and some of your own wonky suggestions for your own eleven.

    I was tagged by Nigel and Mike Schulenberg, and told them up front I planned to cheat modify the rules and randomly let Nigel’s hamster select the questions I choose to answer–aided by a jar of peanut butter smeared on the answers I want him to eat.

    Off now to visit the LLC. Still playing the tedious game of WANAsellmyhouse.


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