Taking Tea in the Kasbah

Way, way back in February, I started a series called, “Would You Rather…?” Wednesdays based on the card game and after one post, I kinda, sorta forgot about it. And not only did I commit that egregious error, but I also dropped the ball on my promise to answer the first question (which you can read about here).

Would You Rather...? card game

I would now like to rectify that ball-dropping in the last few hours of this fine Wednesday. Also, I would like to let y’all know that I will be reinstating the “Would You Rather…?” weekly question, usually on a Wednesday (unless there is something that preempts it, like a really bossy deceased author insisting that I share his or her mix tape playlist, in which case it will be on another day).

Before we get to this week’s question, I promised to let y’all know what my answer was to the first question: Would you rather try to evade Wonder Woman or Batman? Here’s my answer:

Assuming I am an evil villain on the run, I would choose Batman as the easier of the two to evade because Wonder Woman is, in my opinion, more of a badass. Plus, she’s got the Invisible Jet, the ability to run lightning fast (up to 60 mph), super human strength, bullet-deflecting wrist bands, and the Lasso of Truth. Villains never stand a chance against the Lasso of Truth.

Wonder Woman

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I am firmly in the Wonder Woman-Would-Quickly-Catch-You-and-Kick-Your-Butt camp, though I’ve never liked the skimpy outfit the creators drew for her – it has always looked uncomfortable and really, who wants to fight the bad guys in a bustier? I also love that she is based onΒ Greek mythology and that intelligence is one of her defining characteristics. Intelligent, strong, and fast, she would be extremely difficult to evade.

And now, for this week’s question:

Would you rather be raised by dolphins -OR- wolves?


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Share your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to check back next week for my answer!

*Note: Bonus points given to those of you have actually been raised by dolphins or wolves and can speak first hand on this topic. Proof required for acquisition of bonus points. This can take the form of photos of you at your dolphin/wolf family reunions, holiday cards with photos of you and your dolphin/wolf family, adoption certificates stating your dolphin/wolf parents’ names, etc.

33 thoughts on “Wednesday’s “Would You Rather…?” Question: Dolphins vs Wolves

  1. i would rather be raised by dolphins during the academic year because they have superior intelligence, but then do my summers with the wolves in the mountains so that I could hike, play in lakes, howl at the moon…you know, summer stuff.

    • Well played, pal. It’s the ol’ seasonal split option. Clever! Hadn’t considered it. Would you be a dolphin/wolf hybrid then? Just wondering… πŸ˜‰

  2. Yes, that Wonder Woman outfit sucks if you aren’t built like Heidi Klum…or Wonder Woman.

    I choose to be raised by dolphins. I love going to the ocean and see myself flitting around the shore as pseudo-mermaid.

  3. The only elemental condition more uncomfortable than being cold is, for me, being wet. Exception: my tubby with bubbles and candles and my DH.

    So, wolves. I get grouchy when it comes to food, so I’d be elevated to alpha in no time. Snort!

    Love this concept, Tami. Fun!

    • I think if I were to choose being a wolf, I’d have to get in with your pack seeing as you’d be on it with the food thing. You’d share, right? πŸ˜‰

  4. I totally agree with your choice of Wonder Woman over Batman. It’s the bracelet of truth that would nail my fibbing creatively sneaky self.

    Besides, I know someone else who has a secret cave and I find her quite likeable and funny.

    On to this week’s question. I would have gone for the bonus points, but you (1) took a preemptive strike with the Bracelet of Truth, and (2) asked for proof I can’t provide unless I spend days learning how to doctor a family reunion pic with a wolf in the background.

    Wolf! I would so go with a wolf. So long as I didn’t have to hunt with them. And, so long as the Intel about the care for their young is true. Besides, who ever heard of an Alpha Male dolphin? I’m for running through the woods, howling at the moon, and dancing with my pack.

    And, tagging an Alpha Male upon reentry into the human world.

    Dolphins? I’d have to pretend I was under the influence of helium if I ever chose to speak after reentry.

    Cool idea! Can’t wait to see which you choose. My money (all $0.02 of it) is on wolf.

    • Yeah, I considered Batman as the more powerful foe based on the gadgetry in the Bat Cave, and because I would love to see the inside of the Bat Cave (for decorating tips and such). But it’s the Lasso of Truth that would be my Achilles heel as an evil villain. Truth always finds you in the end. Or something like that.

      So it’s She Who Runs with the Wolves. I would so love to see a family reunion photo of that. Maybe Brinda can assist you in photoshopping finding one in your family photo albums. I hear she’s good with the sort of thing. πŸ˜‰

    • LOVED the family photo! Such a lovely moment with you and your mother. πŸ˜‰

      Bonus points for you! *tacks up Sherry’s family photo on the kasbah bulletin board and jots down her bonus points*

  5. I actually had the unique experience of being raised in a mixed family – Mom is a dolphin, dad’s a wolf. So, I can speak with expertise on the pro’s and con’s of both sides of this coin.
    It may shock you to know, for instance, that wolves have better table manners, and dolphins tend to drink too much at family reunions. (You should meet my aunt Sally – what a lush!)
    While my parents are both very loving people, mom tends to be a little cold (and dripping with salt water), while my dad, though gruff, is very emotive.

    If I had to choose, I’d probably be raised by the wolves. But its a really close call.

    • Wow! A real live expert on both dolphin and wolf families! I would have never guessed that wolves have better table manners – they seem so rough around the edges, though I realize I am totally going off stereotypes portrayed in the media. Do forgive me. And dolphins with drinking problems is not something that’s widely known, though I imagine that’s because most dolphin families keep the lushes away from video cameras, the internet and YouTube.

      But I’ll bet there are some fantastic family photos at your house.

      I can see how it would be a tough decision to choose just one side of the family over the other. Apologies if this question brought up some tough family issues for you. I won’t say a word about this to your mom.

    • Sounds like you’re more of a land-based person than an aquatic one. It’s good to know these things about yourself. πŸ™‚

  6. What’s left to say other than having been reared by wild Gypsy Banner horses who often vacationed in the mountains specifically to challenge wolves to sword fights, as well as took galloping trips all the way to the coast to point and jeer at dolphins…I fear that my entire psyche is tainted with prejudice. Ah, well. Perhaps I can do better with the next “Would You Rather…?”

    • It’s too bad I didn’t ask about being raised by wild Gypsy Banner horses. You would have earned nearly all of the bonus points. πŸ˜‰

  7. I guess I can assume there are no points whatsoever for those of us being raised by a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

    Humm…well, lets see, there is that weird sense of comfort in the familiar, whether it be good or bad familiar, so I’m going with the wolves. I love that dolphins are loyal, brave, and soooo intelligent, but on the other hand, it could make things a little discomforting out there regardless of how vast an ocean we’re swimming around in. Plus all that water 24/7 would definitely make me anxious. I came close to drowning when I was a kid and it’s one of those sensitivities that haven’t eased over time. Wolves I can probably deal with, as long as certain uber Alpha’s (names withheld) are safely tucked away in another pack and we agreed beforehand which of us has dibs on Little Red Riding Hood. Fighting over slabs of fresh kill with friends seems like something that could easily become unpleasant.

    • Sorry, no bonus points based on your upbringing. But I’ll put your name on the kasbah bulletin board titled “Makes a Good Effort”. πŸ˜‰

      Seems like there are a lot of wolf-oriented people in the kasbah today. I’m with you on the fighting over fresh kill thing. I wonder if a wolf could be vegetarian…?

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    livrancourt said:

    I threw the question out to the family for a vote, and it was unanimous: Wolves. Wonder if our cave in the forest will have wifi….

    • If my writing cave has it, then I’m sure yours can, too. Maybe we’d be neighbors. Shhh, don’t tell Benedict that. πŸ˜‰

    • The wolves are turning out to be the more preferred animal family. I’m not a fan of seaweed, either. I do love sushi, though only the vegetarian kind. It’s one of my favorite things to eat.

  9. Definitely dolphins. I think they are more empathetic as well as being more intelligent. Plus they’d give cool rides letting you hang on to their fin.

    • The intelligence of dolphins certainly makes them appealing. And I agree, getting a fin ride would be completely awesome.

  10. I’ve always loved the idea of swimming with dophins, but I think I’d prefer to be raised by wolves. For some reason it evokes images of the movie Ladyhawke — which I LOVE. Fun idea, Tami!

    • I have not seen Ladyhawke but am now intrigued. I may have to watch it for “research” before making my final choice.

      • Just so you know, it doesn’t actually involve being raised by wolves… but there is a wolf in it. And it’s a great movie anyway – Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick.

          • I inspired myself to rewatch it last night (hehe). The musical score is um dated… (1985 movie) … but I still enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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