Hypothetically Speaking..16 Questions to Make you Think ‘Critically’

I’ll be the first, second and third person to admit it, critical thinking has never really been my “thing’, but I was recently challenged by a fellow blogger to answer a series of 100 questions designed to make any person dig deeper into their mind and soul. Now don’t worry my short attention span readers, I will only post 16 question and answers at a time, so breathe a sigh of relief!

1…2…3…GO!

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Exact quote from a customer “for someone who doesn’t pluck their eyebrows…they are pretty even and natural..” Why thank you Ma’am, I quite enjoy your facial hair too! (Quite certain they worked for Hallmark.)

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ϟ What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé?

I can pick up pretty much anything from change to clothing items with my toes, and then I can toss it in the air and catch it with my hands! Pretty sure if this was an Olympic sport I could be a Gold Medal champion #prehensiletoes

ϟ What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?

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My sophomore year of college I got my nose pierced, up left upper ear cartilage pierced and my right foot tattooed. The tattoo is the only thing that remains to this day.

ϟ If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?

I would help them with the problem of my checking account not having an extra $5,000, then deposit said check, go buy some more cat food an extra gallon of milk write a quick Facebook status about it, and call it a day. Oh and World Peace.

ϟ What’s going to be carved on your (hypothetical) tombstone?tombstone

“Jennifer Lynne Shidler 11/05/1987-01/01/2079

Here lies Jennifer, daughter, sister, wife and terrible scpelller”

ϟ What are you FREAKISHLY good at?

This is a long but glorious list..1. As mentioned before, I can pick things up with my toes 2. Professional cat/bird wrangler (read my bird wrangler activities HERE) 3. Dressed and ready to go in 10 minutes if absolutely need be. 4. The ability to sleep in until noon and STILL feel like I barely got any sleep. 5. Best ‘singing in the shower’ Cher impression this side of the Mississippi

ϟ What’s one dream that you’ve tucked away, for the moment? How come?

Voice lessons..im pretty much tone deaf and would love to learn not to be…I have ‘tucked’ it away for now because I have yet to find the vocal coach who can endure all that I have to ‘offer’

ϟ What are you STARVING for?

I am starving for attention. Doesn’t this blog reek of that?! 😉 Other than that..I could realllly go for some TOKYO from Terre Haute Indiana!

ϟ If you could have tea with one fictional character, who would it be?

Harry-Potter-UK-Tea-Shops--2451After confirming fictional means fake or not real, I wouldn’t mind grabbing a spot of tea with one Mr. Harry Potter J

ϟ Do you have a morning ritual?

Hit alarm exactly 3 times, throw covers off of me wildly, bonus points if I launch my cat across the bed, scream..”I don’t want to go to work” get ready in 20 minutes and leave without grabbing my lunch

ϟ Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?

carnival_magicIf by magic, you mean the Carnival Magic, a large cruise liner positively brimming with fun and magic..then yes..I believe in magic!

ϟ What’s your personal anthem or theme song?

I really like Beautiful by the great Carole King. Listen to the song HERE. You will not be disappointed!

“You’ve got to get up every morning
With a smile on your face
And show the world
All the love in your heart

Then people gonna treat you better
You’re gonna find, yes you will
That you’re beautiful as you feel”

ϟ Do you ever think you could live a life without Facebook?

People have lived in a world without electricity, cars and toilet paper…but now that we have seen the error of our ways…would you go back to a pre-toliet paper world?! Didn’t think soo…but in all seriousness..no, no I couldn’t. seriously. :/

ϟ What’s your definition of an ideal houseguest?

One that doesn’t mind that I cannot cook, I work weird hours, and that my cats will do everything in their power to get into whatever room you are in that has the door closed, just to watch you sleep and or shower. My cats do not know how to love you from afar…

ϟ If you had an extra $100 to spend on yourself every week, what would you do?

As lazy and terrible as it sounds I would totally hire a cleaning company to come in once a week to freshen up my house. Anything to keep up with my two fur ball cats that produce more cat hair per capita than apple produces iPhone’s in a year.

ϟ If you could sit down with your 15-year old self, what would you tell him or her? Me at 15 years old! PUT THE BURGER AND POP DOWN AND GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY…oh and there is this guy named Matthew Shidler…he lives just south of Terre Haute..you are going to meet him your freshman year of college (that’s right..your going to college)..pay more attention to him because when you meet him again your junior year of college, he is going to change your life! 🙂

Someone challenged me, now I am challenging you! How would you answer some of the worlds toughest questions?! If you write a blog, link back to me if you post this..or answer some of your favorite questions in the comment section below!

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1 Comment

  1. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    My parents telling me that they were proud of me after growing up with that never being told to me.

    What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé?
    I didn’t even get this position, but in my sophomore year of college, I ran for President that would oversee all of the fraternities and sororities and was tied with a girl (7 of us ran for it). We had to have a re-vote and I lost. Believe it or not, I was actually popular in college! lol.

    What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?
    I went blonde one summer whilst in college. Oddly enough, I don’t regret it because I actually looked like I belonged in California…surfer look. I looked white rather than a Mexican with blonde hair. It was a date my sister imposed on me.

    If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?
    I would at least do some yard work. Or help them balance their check book. Lol.

    What’s going to be carved on your (hypothetical) tombstone?
    Here lies Raul. Died alone and was actually ok with that.

    What are you FREAKISHLY good at?
    I am actually pretty good at impressions when it comes to singing. And karaoke, even though my voice has gotten bad with my smoking. 😦

    What’s one dream that you’ve tucked away, for the moment? How come?
    My dream to become a physical therapist. I’ve had to tuck it away so I can focus on my finances before I rack up debt all over again.

    What are you STARVING for?
    Right now I could really use a donut. But I desperately want my own place to live in. No roomies. No living at my parents house (although it’s greatly appreciated). And I can have my own puppy too!

    If you could have tea with one fictional character, who would it be?
    Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

    Do you have a morning ritual?
    Yes. Wake up, snooze once if I’m really tired, check Facebook/email/bank account/Instagram for about 10 minutes, mix my pre-workout mix and drink it on my way to 5 am CrossFit session, iron clothes, go to work. If it’s a day off, my butt stays in bed until at least 10:30 am.

    Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?
    No. I believe in God and his miracles. I’ve felt it through things he’s done in my life and in my dads journey through surgeries and illnesses.

    What’s your personal anthem or theme song?
    I can’t really think of one, but I really like “Love has come for me” by Christian singer and former American idol contestant (he should’ve won) Colton Dixon.

    Do you ever think you could live a life without Facebook?
    As far as a form of communication, yes. I’m the only one who posts things on my wall. :/ but the only reason I’ve not given up my Facebook is because it provides a lot of nostalgia and I have a ton of pictures I’ve yet to print from college.

    What’s your definition of an ideal houseguest?
    One that will actually call and give you a heads up that they’re coming to visit, rather than randomly show up.

    If you had an extra $100 to spend on yourself every week, what would you do?
    Hire someone to cool a few healthy meals for me. I hate cooking. I hate cleaning the dirty dishes.

    If you could sit down with your 15-year old self, what would you tell him or her?
    Go to a public university. It will save you soooooo much money. exercise is so much easier than it looks. And most importantly, don’t get discouraged through very difficult times in your life because God will guide you out of it. Everything will be fine.

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