February 3, 2006

FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Q1 - Have You: Ever attempted to put together your family tree? If so, how far back were you able to go? If not, would you like to put one together?

Q2 - Would You: Like it if first-run movies were released on DVD and/or Pay-Per-View at the same time as they are released in theatres? If so, do you think you would watch more movies at home, or would you continue to see first-run movies only in the theatre?

Q3 - Should You: See a doctor more often? If so, what's stopping you? If not, how often do you have a check-up or physical?

Q4 - Could You: Survive living on the streets of your town for an entire month with no access to any of your money or other assets? Why or why not?

Posted by Mikal at February 3, 2006 12:10 AM | TrackBack


Comments:

I'm up.

Posted by: Lisa at February 3, 2006 7:03 AM

I'm up! Thanks for the questions.

Posted by: Lori at February 3, 2006 7:15 AM

Q1 - Have You: No, but a cousin has and I believe he went back two generations. Family scuttlebutt says that we are related to Benedict Arnold.

Q2 - Would You: I rather go to the movies, but not when it first comes out, I wait until the crowds die down. For me it is more a social thing, I go to a movie with friends and afterwards we usually go out for pizza and beer.

Q3 - Should You: No, I see my GP and my dermatologist each once a year. I see my endocrinologist every six months and he has me getting a blood test every six months.

Q4 - Could You: Maybe, if I mooch off of friends, staying a couple of days at each one.

Posted by: Diana at February 3, 2006 9:54 AM

Q1 Family Tree: Nope. Doesn't interest me.

Q2 First-Run Movies on DVD: I think it would be a dandy idea, especially if they kept the cost of DVDs under $4. I would definitely watch more movies at home. I can't believe that theaters get away with charging so much for pop and corn.

Q3 See a Doctor More Often: No. I think most people see the doctor far too often, resulting in soaring costs for medicine, treatment, and insurance.

Q4 Survive on the Streets for a Month: I think most people, if they really had to, could survive much longer than a month, especially in a developed country like ours. People commonly leave platefuls of leftovers at restaurant tables. A little dumpster diving, some pan handling, and hitting up friends and relatives for free bed and breakfast would do it... especially in the warmer months.

Posted by: Joe at February 3, 2006 10:06 AM

Mine are up!

Posted by: Kelly at February 3, 2006 3:20 PM

1. I've always wanted to make a family tree. I've started and stopped making one so many times. Unfortunately, most of the older relatives, the ones with all the family history, are gone. Now that you mention it, I would like to put something together for my family to have as a keepsake, and just add on any new family members.

2. I like watching movies in the theater, it has that special movie feeling--darkness, popcorn, candy, uncomfortable seats, you know.

3. I only go to the doctor once a year for an annual check up. Otherwise, the only time I'd go is if I am sick.

4. Technically, I probably could...but I wouldn't want to find out. I'd be too afraid for my safety.

Posted by: Missy at February 3, 2006 4:22 PM

1. Yes, for a french project in high school. We only had to get to our grand parents. Beyond that, I really don't care. If I happen to be related to a famous person...that doesn't do me a whole lotta good today.

2. If I had a true home theater system (a la http://www.kineticsnoise.com/hometheater/index.html), then I would ONLY watch at home, if DVD was immediately available. However, until those points converge...I guess I'll be heading to the theater.

3. I should see a doctor/dentist more often. I'm being stopped by my finances and desire.

4. I likely could, but I certainly wouldn't want to. I'm fairly resourceful, and imagine that I could squeeze by. But, again, I have NO desire to find out if I really could.

Posted by: MixMasterMatt at February 4, 2006 9:07 AM

Hi Mikal.

I could not resist your questions because of number one.

1. I have done some research for the last few years. My mother's side is now traced back to the 1400s in England (around 16 generations under the name Kempsell. On my father's side I have traced it back 5 or 6 generations. The city of McAllen, Texas is named for my g,g,grandfather. So far my ancestor's are from England, Spain, Mexico, and Scotland.

2. I prefer to see movies at the theatre so it would not matter to me. I do not relax enough at home..yet..to enjoy movies at home.

3. Since going back to work for a large co. (and thereby being able to buy health insurance at a more affordable rate), I have gone plenty. There have been long periods in which I should have gone more. I have bought health insurance before as a single individual and it is costly that way. Basically, healthcare appears, to me, to be too expensive in America and I favor big changes in healthcare in the U.S. while being sure we maintain our position as the leader in research.

4. I could make it; but like missy, I would not want to.

Posted by: Romey-Rome at February 6, 2006 7:29 PM



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