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If You Could Be…

Today I turn 34. I probably would have taken the day off except I have to be in court tomorrow for a traffic ticket and I’ll be going on vacation in a couple of weeks so I feel that my presence is desired here in the office. Though I have to say that my work-focus today won’t be it’s usual 100% as I demand an onslaught of praise and affection from all of my team members.

As I inch toward the inevitable mid-life crisis I thought it would be fun to ask some life-altering questions. Please, feel free to contribute your answers in the comments below…

If you could be any of the following, what would you be, and why?

Jack Bauer …any TV/movie character?
Jack Bauer. Sure, Jack’s problems are BIG, but no matter how bad things get, it’s always over within 24 hours.
Tumbler …any superhero?
Batman. He’s runs a billion dollar company and owns some of the coolest toys on the planet. And he apparently doesn’t need much sleep, which gives him more time to play with his toys!
…any (real) person other than yourself?
Ben Bernanke. Truly the most powerful person in the country.
Ogre …living in any country other than your own?
New Zealand. Beautiful, warm, and I can always find side work as a movie extra!
Bon Jovi …any musician?
Jon Bon Jovi. ‘Cmon… who wouldn’t? 100,000,000 Bon Jove fans can’t be wrong, can they?
Ghostbusters …given any wish?
Require less sleep. That would give me more time to read, learn, earn, and watch movies, and do other things I enjoy.
Hulk …different in any way?
Less abrasive and more patient. I have little tolerance for small annoyances, which is, well, a personal annoyance.

And what about you?

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

4 Responses to If You Could Be…

  1. Igor M. says:

    Stoney … happy birth day man. 34 is not that bad … now 35 is a different story 😉

    It’s funny that a 25 year old wishes he was still 18.
    A 35 year old wants to be 25
    A 45 year old wants to be in his 30s
    A 55 year old wants to be in his 40s
    A 65 year old wants to be anything but a “senior”

    And an 80 year old just wants to be able to see tomorrow.

  2. Seth Tachick says:

    Wow, you are really old!! 34……….geez. Are you going to steal my social security too?

  3. Seth Tachick says:

    Doc Brown

    Wolverine, he has cool chops that I can never grow

    I would like to see the UK some day.

  4. Crystal Pack says:

    YAY! 34 years old! Happy Birthday Stoney…as for the questions.

    1) Willow from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – Because she is a computer-wiz and a powerful witch. No one can mess with her and get away with it.

    2) Jean Grey, because she is the most powerful mutant on the planet. She can never die and she is like the girl next door type…well, when she is not manifesting into the Phoenix.

    3) Bill Gates…well, he is the richest man in the world and owns microsoft! I guess the only downfall to that is that he’s a man…but I think I could get past that ^_^

    4) Japan! I love the culture there. The beautiful mountains and hotsprings. And I can’t forget all the wonderful sushi they have. Not only that, but they are the place to go to see the latest technology. Did I mention that they hav anime the too.

    5) Sarah Mclaughlin, simply because I think she has a great voice.

    6) the wish for the ability to teleport. Why? Then I can visit places in the blink of an eye instead of having to pay money and time to travel to the places. I could be anywhere in the world in seconds and not pay a cent. lol, wouldn’t even need a passport!

    7) Not to be so shy. When it comes to meeting new people and making friends, I am terribly shy and it makes it difficult to be new and interesting people.