Taking Tea in the Kasbah

Last week’s question brought almost an even split in the comments with a narrow victory for those willing to have their most embarrassing moment made into a movie.

Not to be overshadowed, those who didn’t give a second thought to throwing open their diaries & sharing with the world their innermost thoughts made a strong showing. And then there was the clever commenter who planned to create a fake diary to share. Cheating? Maybe. But as I said in the comments, the only reason I’d veto it is because I want to use it as my answer.

Regardless, it was sheer genius, I tell you. And I can’t veto brilliance like that.

And what did choose? My diaries are incredibly boring, even for me. They are merely a sorting place for all that needs sorting in my mind. Also, I think I’ve spewed enough revealing things here in the kasbah to give a glimpse into the strange workings of my funny little brain without inflicting more oddity into the world.

So, instead of sharing the innards of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Writer, I’ll collaborate with Joss Whedon to bring my embarrassing moment to the big screen. Because he’ll know how to put just the right badass spin on it. Obviously.

And now, on to this week’s question…

Would you rather be a fly on the wall anywhere, any time in history

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photo credit: dearsomeone via photopin cc

– OR –

play the Heineken Departure Roulette game?

(If you don’t know what this is, you’ll need to watch the short video.)


So which will it be, adventurous readers? Will you travel back in time to be a witness to a fascinating historical event? Or will you impulsively travel wherever the Departure Roulette board sends you? Either way, pack your bags and be sure to take lots of photos. Sit, sip, and spill the beans on where your next adventure will be. I always love to hear from you.

24 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Would You Rather Question: Historical Fly or Departure Roulette?

  1. I think I’d have to go with the Departure Roulette. I’ve seen flies on walls before, and it didn’t look like the best experience, to be honest. Besides, I might hit the jackpot and have to go to Norway πŸ˜‰

    • If you did play Departure Roulette, I hope you would get the chance to return to Norway. How awesome would that be? πŸ™‚

  2. Give me wings, baby. No question. Can you imagine the insights you’d gain by dropping in on the debates at the Continental Congress? Or by learning the true identity of Jack The Ripper? Or by listening to Mozart hum through the opening bars of the Requiem? Not to mention how such observations would inform your historical fiction…just call me Buzz…

    • I know, right, Ms. Buzz? The possibilities are mind-blowing. I don’t know if I could decide when and where to send myself. The only drawback? Not getting to ask any questions of those I’m spying on.

    • Can’t go past it? As in it’s all too overwhelming to even consider? What if you played and it allowed you to extend your stay in the UK? πŸ˜‰

      • Um, maybe that’s a cultural misunderstanding… “Can’t go past it” means that’s what I choose… In other words, I can’t go past it to choose anything else. So, yes, I choose departure roulette!

        • Thanks for explaining that one. I hadn’t heard it before. Makes total sense now. I figured you as more the adventurous Departure Roulette type anyway. πŸ˜‰

  3. I would buzz away, like Liv, and be a fly on the wall in history. I’d gain valuable information and insights from my “spectating” that I could then share with the world through my writing. Besides, as attractive as Destination Roulette sounds, I’d end probably up getting sent to some small town in Iowa. Just sayin’.

    • I wondered if Departure Roulette sent people to places in the U.S., too, but from the video it seems like it’s sending people on international adventures. Being a fly on the wall would make for some GREAT writing fodder, that’s for sure.

  4. on ,
    marcia said:

    Both are appealing but since the fly on the wall option isn’t attainable, I’m going with the Depature Roulette!

    • A more realistic option, no doubt. Departure Roulette it is! Just remember to take a supply of sanitizing wipes for the tray and arm rests. πŸ™‚

    • Pack your bags, pal! I’ll meet you at the airport after I have my turn with the roulette board. πŸ™‚

  5. I usually don’t respond to your Wednesday questions because I can’t make a decision, but this one is easy for me. I am incapable of keeping my mouth shut when I am excited, horrified, or know too much so being a fly on the wall would never work for me. My only question is if I say the Departure Roulette, is somebody going to show up at lunch tomorrow with a big green board? Oh heck, I’d love to get away and I’m game for wherever, so Departure Roulette it is.

    • You are always welcome to chime in on WYR Wednesdays, even if you’re undecided. Toss your thoughts into the kasbah any ol’ time. I always enjoy hearing from you.

      And yes, Heineken will be arriving shortly. Get your bags packed and grab your passport. Be sure to blog about it, too. πŸ™‚

  6. I guess I’m just not adventurous. I don’t want to go somewhere Spur Of The Moment. I want to take time to get ready and Anticipate the trip! Besides, I’m too busy to just drop everything and take off. And I don’t want to miss Thanksgiving Dinner with everybody next weekend. (It’s in October in Canada.)

    So I will be the fly on the wall. My curiosity is much greater than my wanderlust!

    • Being a spontaneous traveler is not for everyone. I like to think I’m more spontaneous than I realistically am. And I wouldn’t want to miss Thanksgiving dinner, either. It’s one of my favorite holidays.

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