Monday, June 18, 2012

Dinner with anyone in History?

I came across a list on Pinterest called 30 first date questions (don't ever bust out a list like this on a first date.  Your date will most likely go to "the bathroom" and never ever return.).  I feel that these 30 questions are a bit much for a first date unless the person you go out with LOVES to be put on the spot.   A few of them might make great conversation starters though.  I imagine Dave would have been thoroughly irritated by the time I got down to question 3.  He's not a fan of endless questions.

  I like lists like these, not really for quizzing potential mates, but for trying to answer them for yourself.   It's a great way to get to know yourself.  Go over the list and mentally answer a few for yourself.  Some of them are easy and other require a lot of introspection.  My problem is that I over think them.  It's probably best to just use the first answer that comes to your mind.  Also, many of them say "describe 5 things" or "list 10 things".  To avoid driving yourself crazy, I'd reduce all of them down to listing 3 at the absolute most.  That makes it a bit less overwhelming.

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Today question 25 jumped out at me.  If I could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?

Sure there are tons of dead celebs that come to mind (history to me means dead....), but surprisingly enough, none of them are them are the first to come to mind.  I would choose Jesus, for obvious reasons.  Post resurrection Jesus, if I could choose that specific time frame.  That meeting would clear up a lot of questions I suppose.
As far as the meal goes.  I guess we'd have some sort of fish and maybe couscous.  Jesus would probably like that and be comfortable eating it.  I'd probably serve water and depending on Jesus' mood, maybe he'd upgrade it to wine.  His choice.


  1. Going through this list sounds like the worst first date of all time, haha! TWENTY random facts about yourself???? and then there's 29 questions after that???????? I agree narrow it down to 3 and really just 1 in most of these cases.

    Glad you're letting JC make the call on the wine.

    1. Daniel,
      He'd already be doing me a huge service, just by showing up. I'm not about to go all diva and demand the wine.
      I also agree (and I'm a chatty gal), this list would be a freaking nightmare to answer on a date. No sense in gathering all this information when the other person will be avoiding your calls for eternity.