When I search for questions to ask friends, all the lists seem to overlap in their interesting but mostly impractical suggestions. For example, the first one I saw on Google was: “Do you think you’re brave?” They’re the type of question that is temperature-sensitive. They only work best at certain times and in certain places.
This questions on this list are more like ramen. They’re good whenever, they’ll last forever, and all you need is hot water.
Are unicorns or pegasus (fine pegasi for you particular people) cooler?
My church does this tutoring thing for kids on Saturday’s, and a few weeks ago, the girl playing with me during recess was wearing clothing with unicorns on it. I asked if she liked unicorns, and she said that she liked pegasus. I agreed with her, but my friend beside me said she was partial to unicorns. The little girl and I were rightly outraged upon hearing this, but my friend stood her ground.
Since then, I’ve asked this question two or three more times to different people, and each time, people have remained quite obstinate in their opinions. I have yet to see someone be persuaded to join the other side.
In art class, multiple people responded PEGASUS duh they can fly so immediately and passionately that even if anyone was thinking otherwise, they might’ve thought it wiser to keep their thoughts to themselves.
At church, people chose UNICORN simply based on the virtue that they have horns. They didn’t even argue that it was because they can do magic. Others said PEGASUS because even if unicorns can do magic and fly, they’ll look dumb flying without wings.
The true question for me at the center of this question is: can unicorns do magic? And if so, how much can they do? And also, have you ever heard of those stories where the unicorn’s horn has magic healing powers but only when it’s taken and ground up? So is it like that? This discussion can go different places.
Do you believe that shoes should match the rest of what you’re wearing?
The answer to this question is an easy NO for me. Some believe that your shoes can’t clash with your clothes, and therefore, shoes must be bought in neutral colors such as white, off-white, gray, and black.
I disagree. The closest way I can think to explain why is this book I read. In it, the girl is very sick and has to lay in a hopsital bed a lot, so the one thing she begs the doctor to let her do is paint her toenails. That way when she looks at her feet, she see pretty colors. It just makes her happier.
That’s how it is for me and shoes. It’s slightly disappointing to look down and see dark, bland colors. Cheery sneakers are the best sneakers.
What’s on your keys, and why?
My friend suggested I talk about this on my blog jokingly, but as she should have learned by now, I steal blog ideas from my friends like a ninja.
I don’t have keys yet, but when I get one, I think I will get one of these O-rings. (I think that’s the original website, but I’m pretty sure you can get cheaper ones on Amazon.) I don’t think I’ve ever seen somebody with one of these outside of my school, but I mean, other people have to buy them too if this company is still in business. They’re a good middle ground between lanyards and just keys.
Some people put chapstick and mace and other things on their keys, but I think I will stick with 1) house key 2) car key & clicker 3) the keychain my friend said she will give me when I get an O-ring. Hm, actually mace does seem like it could be a good idea? I’ve also seen people with the device that will make a very loud noise if it goes off. Do you have any safety gadgets on your keys?
If you could choose, would you want to be born on Leap Day?
I thought of this question because my family friend had her baby girl the day before Leap Day on February 28. She was actually scheduled to be born on Leap Day, but to the relief of her mother, she decided to arrive early.
This one is tough to answer. On one hand, it would be AMAZING. That’s so cool! It’s the coolest birthday you can have by far. You would be friends with a bunch of other Leap Day people through online forums. How do I know this? Because of a book I read where a girl was born on Leap Day and kept up with other Leap Day people through online forums.
On the other hand, it would be less amazing. Okay, this is what I’ve decided. I wouldn’t mind at all being born on Leap Day, but if I was given the choice right now to choose to be, I wouldn’t.
Do you have an internal monolgue?
About a month ago, this blog post was published called, “Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue And It Has Ruined My Day.” I think it went pretty viral because friends sent it in the group chat and because so many offshoot articles were written about the same thing.
I definitely have an internal monolgue. When I read, I say the words in my head. When I’m writing, I say the words in my head. When I think about things sometimes, I argue with myself. I was talking about this with my friend who doesn’t have an internal monologue (I KNOW RIGHT I don’t understand how it works either-if you have any questions you would like me to pass along to her and then report back, please ask), and here are things I clarified.
I don’t always have any internal monologue, and I don’t have one when I’m talking. When we were having that conversation, I realized how strange talking is. Talking is taking this ephemeral spark of a blob-thought and suddenly, immediately putting it into words.
That’s one thing I like better about texting. I have time to think through what I think. This is probably why I sometimes say things or in a way I don’t exactly mean. Hm, this might be why writing for many people is so much more vulnerable than talking. Because it’s thoughts and feelings distilled and refined into the truest form possible.
What are your answers to these questions?
Do you have any question ideas?
What’s the best conversation you’ve had recently?