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eruberueth and I were talking... - One of the "substitute people"
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araestel
araestel
eruberueth and I were talking...
...and she wanted to know, "You inherit five million dollars the same day aliens land on the earth and say they are gonna blow it up in two days...what do you do?"

So then I cam up with the idea of Springsteen and Matchbox Twenty tickets. From there, the conversation morphed into...

"If you could go back in time and do one thing, what would it be?"

We decided on the following:
INXS and Jeff Buckley concerts
We'd be part of the LotR filming in NZ.
And we decided that "ex" was a great prefix and we'd never given ourselves reason to use it.

So now, I wanna know what *you* would pick. Lay it on me! Answer both or just the last, I'm easy. ;)

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Current Music: CSI: Miami wigging out on the DVR

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beautiful_hooch From: beautiful_hooch Date: October 9th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm....prevent the attack of 911 I would say. Sound good lol?


Hooch ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful thought!! Oh, if only we could make it so!

*hugs*
woejoedoe From: woejoedoe Date: October 9th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
If I could go back in time I'd be part of LOTR filming too and play Legolas' double. Legolas was always my favourite LOTR character and it would've been a dream to play him. However, since Orlando brought my LOTR love to life and he did it so perfectly, I'd leave the main job to him and just play his double. ;]
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
That would be so amazing! I unfortunately, would make two of him, so that's kinda out for me. But I'd love to be his personal assistant or take the official photographs of the production. :)
woejoedoe From: woejoedoe Date: October 9th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I wish I could be in The Hobbit somehow, if PJ does it anyway... I even fancy playing Thranduil since Legolas is taken and he's not in it anyway, but at the same time, I think it'd be such fun if Orlando played Legolas' father, too. :P

Official photographer sounds wicked! I would've taken photographs of everyone and everything left and right if I had been part of it. :D
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Well.... you never know. If you hear of auditions--give it a go!! It worked for Orli! ;)

I love photography and would love the opportunity to do something like that.
woejoedoe From: woejoedoe Date: October 9th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I was just teasing, at least about Thranduil. Could never handle that! A small part would be cool, though. One of the Mirkwood elves. ;] If PJ wants to hire a non-Kiwi, I'm here! haha. :P

I love photography, too, and that would be a cool job.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lord knows the place would be crawling with elves--you could probably have your pick. ;)
peppervl From: peppervl Date: October 9th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Answer both or just the last, I'm easy. ;)

I'm gonna be contrary and answer just the first. I have issues with going back in time questions. :D

I'm also going to be picky and point out that if I inherited it the day that the aliens said they would blow up the world in 2 days, it would do me no good at all because it takes WAY more than 48 hours to get that kind of money. Plus the aliens are idiots if they warn us and I don't believe them. It's probably a science experiment to see what we'd do. *giggles*

However, if I knew that the world was ending in 2 days and I had $5 million cash, I would go do all those things that I think would be really cool, but I'm terrified of doing. I'd sky dive, bungie jump, participate in some sort of car race, etc. And I'd also go swim with the dolphins again, 'cause that was just awesome.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL Yes, we'd have to suspend reality to actually get our grubby little paws on the dough, but it'd be cool anyway. ;)

I'd definitely enjoy the dolphins. They're really just so amazing!

*hugs*
From: kailorien Date: October 9th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
If I knew that they were going to blow up the earth in two days and I had all that money, I'd team up with a few of my favorite composers and try and describe to them a piece of music that defines my life, everything from the moment of my birth to the emotions I was feeling about the current events; everything I'd ever gone through, emotionally and physically (my school years, the first time I went overseas on my own, falling in love for the first time, my mum getting cancer, my favorite sporting event, my trip to new zealand etc...). I've always wanted to do it myself, but I can't read or write music, (I play by ear) but its something that really captures my soul. And in two days, I'd know that I have accomplished something beautiful and spiritual that meant the world to me, and I could die happy.

Secondly, If I could go back in time I'd:
- Go back and live with my ancestors during the Viking period
- Try and detect my mums lieukemia much much earlier.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Just... WOW!!!

Now *that's* putting some serious thought into all of this. I love where your head is on all of these. Oh if only I could grant wishes....
tiniowien From: tiniowien Date: October 9th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd go back and stand again on the front row sidewalk under a thin tree in the impossibly bright blue sunshine on the 1st of December 2003. Just to smile as widely again at the sight of uninhibited love.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
tiniowien From: tiniowien Date: October 10th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
belil_gaviel From: belil_gaviel Date: October 9th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm those are good questions.

If I knew the world was going to be destroyed in two days and I had 5 million dollars I think I would pass some out to my family and friends to do what they wanted and then I would just travel.

And as far as going back in time I'm not sure what the one thing is that I'd change. I mean there are several things I would want to change personally as well as with the world.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you--there are so many things possible, it'd be hard to pick just one or two.
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araestel From: araestel Date: October 9th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Once this baby hits 88 miles per hours, you're gonna see some serious shit.

If only we *could* go 88 miles per hour and go back! (Btw, some of my most favorite movies EVAH!)

Zeppelin would be too cool! Could I go with?

I was kinda thinking about the bribe thing myself. ;)
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araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Once this baby hits 88 miles per hours, you're gonna see some serious shit.

*nods* I'm down with that!

Back to the Future used to be my sole guilty pleasure. ;)

"I am Darth Vader. From the planet Vulcan." LOL
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: October 13th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
On the less serious side... I'm going to be totally greedy with this one thing and I'm going to say, I would have gone to John's concerts before he was famous, back when they were so small, you could actually *meet him* when you went.

I'd like to go back in time and NOT do a few things too.....
araestel From: araestel Date: October 13th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I hear that!!!! I think we'd all go back and so stuff differently. I know I'd go to a different college, for starters.

*hugs*
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: October 13th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
You know what they say... hind-sight is 20/20.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 13th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most definitely! It's just kinda strange that I can pinpoint the exact moment my world skewed into the wrong direction. Most people have no clue.
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: October 13th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trust me, I can pinpoint the exact moment too. Two of them actually.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 14th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* It sucks. :(
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: October 14th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it does. But life goes on. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 15th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
yep

Haven't found a way to stop life. ;)
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: October 16th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I've thought of a few ways, but none of them are very pleasant.... *headdesk*
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