I love odd trivia, especially when it involves one of my favorite subjects, me. Like how many Chicken Mc Nuggets have I consumed? How many times have I been in public and one of my friends were just feet away, but I never knew? How many times have I brushed someone off when we could have developed a close friendship? When should I have taken a risk? When have I risked too much? What do people say about me when I am not in the room? How am I really perceived by others?
Several years back, Albert Brookes did a movie called â€œDefending Your Life.â€ In it, the protagonist is in heavenâ€™s â€œwaiting areaâ€. It is kind of like a resort. Everyone goes there for a week after they die and a committee reviews your life with you to determine your placement in the afterlife. During off hours you can visit attractions like The Past Life Pavilion and see what you were like in previous incarnations.
Extending that thought, I hope part of heaven is reviewing old â€œgameâ€ footage and answering nagging questions. Not just to uncover odd trivia about my life, but truly understand what it meant to be me. Did I squander my life or did live up to my potential.
I guess what I am asking for is a Tivo box of my life or the second bonus DVD of the â€œMaking of Ben.â€