Jul 20, 2014

Would You Rather - A Game of Choices

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Have you ever played Zobmondo?  That game with all the "would you rather" questions.  It's pretty awesome, right?

My all time favorite question was, "Would you rather suck all the spit off a cow's tongue or be licked head to toe by rats?"  BECAUSE despite the absolute grossness of that question, or maybe because of it, it inspires absolutely hilarious discussion.  Things like, "Well, does the spit on the cow's tongue keep continually forming, and how would you know you were done?"  And, "How long do you have to be licked by rats?"  Quality stuff.

So a (mostly) less gross version of that is the "would you rather" game that Allie, Faith, and Juliette are playing for their Blog Every Day in July linkup today.  Here's my answers.

Would You Rather...

1. Be deaf or blind?

Deaf.  I use my eyes for EVERYTHING.  Colors and visuals mean so much to me.  And it would be less devastating career-wise (as a graphic designer).

2. Be taller than you are or shorter than you are?

Since it doesn't specify by how much, I guess taller.  I'm 5'9" but I like being tall and I'm still the shortest one in my family, so going even shorter is less appealing.

3. Be a teenager or a senior citizen for the rest of your life?

Teenager.  I kind of hate how self-centered teens tend to be (and that I was, especially), but I'd rather be obnoxious than deal with all the physical ailments that come along with being old.  I suppose that is also rather self-centered of me.

4. Have no hands or no legs?

No legs.  My hands, like my eyes, are incredibly important for my hobbies, my job, everything really.  And while voice activation technology is definitely improving, it could in no way make up for the loss of drawing, painting, and doodling when I'm in the mood.

5. Lose your front teeth or both eyebrows?

I'm gonna have to go practical here and say eyebrows.  You look really weird without 'em (and I know, because I shaved them off once in high school - I refer to it as my Sméagol look) but teeth are far more useful in the long run.  So I'd rather eat normally than keep the sweat out of my eyes.

6. Eat a worm or a cockroach?

Both are gross!  But I hate beetle-y crawly legs (last week I had a beetle burrow into my ponytail and freaked out), and cockroaches make me think of filth and grime.  Plus, I feel like you could ingest a worm without having to chew too much.  So worm.

7. Spend a day in the Sahara or North Pole?

I would be interested in visiting both.  However, assuming you're improperly equipped for the atmosphere at either of these places, I'll take the Sahara, because I've already been to the hottest place on earth (Death Valley), so I know my body doesn't totally shut down in heat.  Also, if you were exposed to the elements for too long, I think the worst in the Sahara would be dehydration and some nasty sunburns, whereas the North Pole I'd imagine you could lose body parts to frostbite.  And I'd rather stay intact.

8. Have a personal chef or a personal driver?

Both!  Really, though, this is the first one that I'm having trouble with.  I don't hate driving, and I do like cooking, but I rarely do it, and my meals aren't super tasty.  But I'll go with driver, because that means all the time I now spend driving I can instead by reading or napping, which would be awesome.

9. Always have to whisper or always have to shout?

Whisper.  I have friends who barely speak above a whisper and they get by.  Plus I'd rather be viewed by others as shy rather than obnoxious.

10. Can't taste or can't smell?

Can't smell.  (Going on the assumption that the studies are wrong and these are totally independent faculties)  I like my food and losing enjoyment in my meals would sadden me far more than losing smells.

11. Wipe with sandpaper or saran wrap?

Wipe what?!  If this is what it sounds like, definitely saran wrap.  Neither will be terribly effective, but at least I won't be scraping my delicate areas raw.

12. Have Twitter shut down for a day or your blog disappear for a day?

Twitter.  I don't use either every day, but Twitter I care less about.  It would be more "c'est la vie" whereas the blog would be more, "I will go through hell and high water until I figure out what is going on and fix it!!!!!!!"

13. Text of your blog is screwed up or all the pictures you post on your blog are blurry?

I guess pictures.  I'm much more text oriented anyway, both reading other blogs, and when I write.

14. Never be able to post another GIF or never be able to receive comments on your posts?

Goodbye GIFs!  I almost never use them - too paranoid about copyright law, and I like them less than using my own pictures anyway.  And that mostly text thing from the last question.

15. Have a permanent wedgie or have the tag on your shirt constantly scratch your neck?

I don't know which discomfort would be worse.  Wedgies aren't always painful, but they're really hard to ignore.  I guess I'd go with the tag, because in general I care less about my neck than those other areas.

What are your "rathers"?


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  1. Fun game! I think I agree with you on every question, except I'd take the permanent wedgie. Having a tag scratch me is one of my least favorite things in the whole world; I get so annoyed that I can't focus until the offending tag is removed.

    p.s. A beetle burrowed into your ponytail?! Agghh, no! I'm cringing just thinking about it.

    1. Yeah, it was bad. I felt something on the back of my head and I thought it was just my ponytail sliding down or something. Then I felt it again, and realized it wasn't just my hair. When I touched the back of my head, I could feel a lump, but it was in the hair, not just sitting on my head.

      And that's when I pulled off to the side of the road, yanked the ponytail out, found and pulled the bug out, and spent the next 5 minutes frantically finger combing to make sure there were no beetle-y bits left behind.


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