Silas’ Interview

Interview Questions for Silas (before the story begins)

Can you tell me your full name please?

Hey, my name is Silas Hidelman.

How old are you?

I am 51.

What race are you?

I’m mostly white, but have some Spanish roots on my moms side. And I’m a flier.

Gender?

I’m a guy.

What is your favorite animal? And why?

I love dogs. They’re so loyal and protective. I grew up with bernese mountain dogs who are these beautiful long hair beasts and they were so great. Man, I miss those guys…

What’s your favorite color? And why?

Black. It literally goes with anything. And it’s slimming.

What’s your favorite season, and why?

I don’t really have one to honest.

What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

I wanted to be a cop. Put bad people in jail and praise those who treated others well.

What would you dress up for halloween?

I haven’t celebrated Halloween in a long time, but I was less of a kid that dressed up and more of a kid who egged houses and T.Ped random places. It’s way more exciting and fun doing that.

Do you have a favorite movie? Why?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s just all around great.

Favorite kind of music? Why?

Rock/Alternative. I play the guitar a little myself and do mostly alternative.

Where did you grow up and did you like it?

I grew up with an abusive father. So, no, didn’t like it too much.

What was your first job?

Bag boy at a grocery store when I turned 12. It was a’ight. Had to make money somehow.

How do you feel about kids?

I love kids. I would like to have one someday. Show him what a great dad I can be.

Marriage?

Someday, yes. Just has to be with the right person.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Why were you proud?

When I got this sweet tattoo on my arm that is like a ying/yang dragon. I designed it myself and it took me months. I call it “the beast of inner peace.” Being one with others and yourself, but also being fierce and brave when you need to be.

Anything you’ve done that you are ashamed of? Why?

Leaving Raymond behind… he was my little brother.

Any talents or skills that you can boast about?

I can do sign language. But I don’t really boast about it, I had to learn it to talk to my brother. I’m fluent in it though. Other than that, I can juggle like no ones business.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where you go? Why?

I don’t know. Haven’t put much thought into traveling. Kinda just go where life takes me. Like now, living like a hobo in the woods. Can’t complain though; it was my choice.

How do you want to die, if you could choose.

With a loved one.

What’s your stance on abortion?

Uh… Do I really need to answer this? Fine. I think that a woman should be able to do what she wants, but also, needs to take the child’s life into consideration. If you are doing it for selfish reasons, then no. But say you are having complications or were sexually assaulted, that’s something forced on the woman, and shouldn’t have to be the only one dealing with the consequences.

What are some bad habits that you have?

That went from a really heavy topic to me saying I hate getting haircuts. Don’t ask me why, but I just can’t stand it.

What is your ideal life partner traits? And what orientation do you prefer?

Well, it would be great if the woman I am dating it straight like me. But if she’s lesbian, that would just dandy too. And I don’t ask for much, just be smart, beautiful, like all the same things I do and that’s it. Easy peasy.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your self confidence level?

Oh. Ummmm, 8? I guess with my unsureness it should be lower, huh? Let’s go down to 6.

What’s your favorite food? Why?

I love Mexican. Dunno if it has anything to do with my genes, but I’m always down for tacos or enchiladas.

Have you ever done anything illegal? What was it?

I’ve had a DUI before. Had a couple rough patches in my past and whiskey was my best friend. Luckily, I never hurt anyone, but did get pretty messed up and spent the night in jail. It was not a good time…

If you could have 3 wishes granted right now, what would they be?

Interesting. If I had 3 wishes, I would wish that I could see my brother again. Uh, have the money to get my own place that isn’t my ex-girlfriends. And be healthy for the rest of my life. No doctors or dentists or anything like that. I hate the doctors..

 

* Day 11 – What if…

Day 11 of Writing Challenge!

Something you always think “What if…” about.

I’ve always wondered if there is life on other planets, other galaxies. I think people who think that we are the only planet with life are ignorant and close minded. Humans as a species are pretty self-indulgent and egotistical. Just because we don’t have the technology to determine if there is life, doesn’t mean there isn’t any. We are so absorbed in our own lives that we can’t fathom there being something else out there; especially something that might be even more “evolved” than us. The fact that Mars can be inhabitable is already proof that it is likely other planets can be lived on as well. Knowing how most of the world is though, even if we did prove life in other galaxies, most people won’t even believe it.

Unfortunately, it will always be a “what if” question. At least in my lifetime. Crazy to think of the day that we could possibly explore space like they do in Star Wars and Star Trek. Call me a dreamer or way to imaginative, but I won’t give up on this idea. I just think it’s selfish for others not to think this and that we are the “supreme species” and the only things that matter in the entire universe. We treat out planet like crap and aren’t thankful for what we have. We could learn from others out there.

Sorry, got a bit off topic. Let me know if you agree or disagree! ##