Monday Mission 2.33

This makes it so I don’t not like Mondays: Monday Mission 2.33!

1. Many children have blankets, or a favorite nubby stuffed animal that they like to keep near them for security. Do you recall what you had for your “security blanket” as a child? When did you finally give it up? What brought that about?
I really don’t recall anything like that. I know my daughter has a teddy bear that my brother gave her…it is 12 years old, a near-shredded lump of cloth and cotton stuffing.

2. Now that you are a big kid, what do you have to give you that same sense of security?
Who says I’m secure?

3. With a little over four months left in 2002, have you accomplished everything you wanted to for the year? Is there anything that you would like to accomplish before the year is over?
I try not to set goals for the year. The last time I stood with my bandmates and proclaimed 1985 “The Year of Revolver,” we broke up by year’s end.

4. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me children have it pretty good these days. Game systems, computers in the home, microwaves, cable TV, the internet, cell phones and pagers, they certainly have a wider variety of technology than most of us did as children. What modern convenience, if any, do you think it would be good for children today to do without? What would they gain?
I am a firm believer that any tool can be used for good or for ill. Do I believe kids should have cell phones and Game Boys in school? No! Do I believe that proper use of technology can make a better informed human being? Absolutely!

Besides, it’s not just kids that get hooked on games and the Internet…

5. Many of us have one thing in which we believe we excel. What do you do better than most?
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6. In the United States, and possibly other countries, teenagers in High School usually wind up falling into several social circles or “cliques.” Stoners, Rich Kids, Jocks, Cheerleaders, Band, Drama, Goths, and so on (though the names are probably different today). What High School “clique” did you find yourself in? Was it by choice or did it just happen? Did you look down on other groups? (Aw it’s ok, it was/is High School, we all did dumb stuff)
Our High School was just as clique-ish as the next. I fell into the “brains” or “nerds” group. One thing that I did notice, however, was that while my school was organized into that kind of sociological mudpie, my specific graduating class had a lot of cross-boundary friendships. We had jocks and nerds and cheerleaders in my circle of friends.

We did, however, tend to pick on the “wastes”—uhhhh, we’re gonna go out smokin’…you know where I can get a bag of grass? uhhhhh…..Who the f*** are you?

7. (it begins) I have great news! I won the contest and we now have plane tickets to anywhere in the world. The bad news is we have to pick a place now and leave in the morning. I can’t decide where to go, so you get to pick. Where should we go, and what is the first thing we should do when we get there?
We should go to Dufftown, Scotland, for the “Tutored Whisky Nosing and Tasting”–every Tuesday night at 8pm until September 17!

BONUS: Must I beg you?
Give a little bit of heart and soul, and don’t you make me beg for more…

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