First time this happened to me. It will no doubt be embarrassing as it will clearly show what a boring life I lead. Also, I'm replying to the questions but I'm not tagging somebody else. Too shy for that. Maybe I'll have a change of heart about that later on. We'll see. Well, anyway, let's get this started.
1. Share your personal philosophy.
Spread more good than evil.
Be tolerant towards different opinions, but don't be shy to defend your own.
Treat people with dignity and respect ... as long as they treat you with the same consideration.
Be aware of this wise advice: "Evil will always win because good is dumb." (Dark Helmet said that, by the way) Be good. Don't be dumb. It's not because you're trying to be a good guy, you have to allow others to walk all over you.
2. Explain your favorite nighttime activity.
Sleeping. I warned you this would be embarrassing and boring! When I was young, I also liked to stay up late to watch late night movies on the BBC and ITV.
3. Do you have a particular drink you prefer and why?
I like a particular kind of beer, that is based on cherries. Amaretto is quite nice as well. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth.
4. What is something you often dread?
Now it's getting gloomy and rather personal as well.
Something I dread? Being the longest surviving member of my family. I am the third youngest child of seven. So far I haven't even lost my parents yet. But as you can check by watching my own age, you will understand they're not young anymore. Neither are a lot of my older siblings. Not that they are really old, but recently I have started thinking about this; As I am one of the youngest members of my family, chances are, I will, in the future, be burying most of my brothers and sisters. Maybe all of them. That is a thought that truly frightens me.
5. Up until now, what's the most adventurous thing you've done?
Mm, now ... let me think ... Slain a dragon? No, I'm sure I would remember that ... I once told a bunch of 'PE teachers in training' they could either treat me and my class mates with respect and politeness or forget about getting any further cooperation from us in their little investigation they were conducting into the physical fitness of Flanders' youth. They chose the first option. Does that count? Although I guess that's more gutsy than adventurous.
Also, when I was sixteen, I went on a four day bike tour in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg with my class, although I never did sports before and the Duchy is full of steep hills. I can only say, it was horrible and put me off cycling for the next 20+ years.
6. What do you believe happens at death?
Transition. I can't believe this life is all there is, because in my opinion, that would make all existence pointless and life a cosmic joke. So I think we go on in some form. What that form is, I don't know. It might be the christian idea of heaven (I am a catholic after all, although not a very fanatic one) or something entirely different. After all, being on vacation for eternity would probably get boring after a while.
I think it must be a form that lets us keep our personality in any case. Otherwise, it wouldn't be really us continuing. That's probably also why I don't think it's reincarnation. In my opinion, we would lose to much of our personality in case of reincarnation. But that's just my idea. Feel free to disagree. I guess none of us will know for certain until it actually happens. Which won't be for some time, I hope.
7. Tell me about your scar.
There's the boring thing again. I don't have any. None that are impressive anyway. Worst thing that ever happened was my cat, scratching my arm because he was freaking out over my mom who was getting closer with the vacuum cleaner. That left a bit of a scar. lol.
8. What is the worst thing your parents ever did to you?
Putting the family vacation house up for sale, without even talking to me or my siblings about it. We had so many happy times there. Even after most of us had left to find a place of our own, that was where, from time to time, we lived under one roof as a family again. I don't hesitate to say it was my most favorite place on this earth. And then, to see it discarded like that, without even the slightest bit of 'family talk', that hurt. I perfectly understand it was their right to sell it, but why they did it the way it was done, I will never understand. Just a little "heads up" would have been enough for me.
9. You win the lottery. Money no longer matters. How do you devote your life?
I would probably quit my job and try to become a writer instead. Probably finance publication of my books myself or find an agent to do it for me. Provided they were good enough for publication, of course ... which remains an open question. And, in a very modest and friendly way, I would try to be a good representative of my people and never be ashamed of my heritage. Something that can't be said of most so-called artists and writers in my neck of the woods, who like to do nothing better than belittle it. Stupid condescending bastards.
Also, despite being rich, I would try my utmost not to become a bigger jerk than I already am today.
I would probably also try to buy back above mentioned vacation house, if it hasn't been torn down yet, that is.
10. Name your favorite actor.
Christopher Walken. Which is a bit weird, because there aren't that many movies he made that I truly love. But there's just something about his presence ...
Mel Gibson is another favorite of mine.