June 12, 2008

  • 'a (sorta) different survey'


    If you could get a brand new car for free what kind would it be?
    I want a car like George Jetson.

    Have you ever lived in a trailer?
    I live for trailers, but I've never been in one.


    What is your favorite talk show?
    I avoid them all equally.

    If you could be another race would you?
    I think it would be cool to be a racially mixed Klingon/Vulcan.  Since I'm female, I can totally see the logic in this.  PMS would take on a whole new logical meaning.

    What is on your bed?
    You do NOT know excitement until you've had a scorpion jump right out of a light fixture onto the bed you're in.  They don't sit around at all.  This one was about 2 inches long.

    What is your favorite thing to drink when you first wake up?
    Don't ever accidentally swallow a mouthful of Listerene before you are fully awake.

    What is your favorite brand of shoes?
    I wore the same pair of tennis shoes for 5 years because I'm too lazy to go buy new ones.  I think that pretty much moots this question out.

    Have you ever caught some one in a lie?
    Rather recently, I thought it was pretty funny.

    Have you ever flirted with a cop just to get out of a ticket?
    I suck at flirting.  I'm sure that would have gotten me arrested.

    What do you think about clothes with polka-dots?
    I think they're kinda cute.


    Who do you love?
    It is perilous to love Jack Bauer.

    What kind of purse do you have?
    It goes with everything.  I hang it from a belt loop.

    Ever broken your cell phone?
    I've been surprised at how indestructible it seems to be.

    What are you thinking about right now?
    The rice isn't going to cook itself.

    Do you rather write with a pen or pencil?
    I am free of prejudice in this regard.

    If you could have 1 thing for free right now what would it be?
    At first I thought Oh, cool, a maid, and then I thought, Awesome, my own masseuse, and then I thought, Rats, I don't have anywhere to put a peacock right now.  So I can't make up my mind.  But since it's hypothetical, it probably doesn't matter.

    Are you currently in a romantic relationship?
    Scott is picking up milk on the way home because I forgot to after the doctor.  Romance is ~not~ dead.  Oh, wait, that's chivalry...  I get all that stuff mixed up.

    When is your birthday?
    Dang, now I have the 'unbirthday' song in my head.

    What is your favorite color?
    Today it is BLUE.

    What do you do for a living?
    I am the crash test dummy who tests surveys.

    Have you ever been to Europe?
    Many times through the magic of television, although some of it was probably filmed in California.

    Where are you from?
    I have recently come from bed, where I took a short 7 hour break from this survey.

    What's your favorite food?
    You never see "what food makes you gag" on these things.  I can't bear to eat anything with coconut in it.

    Do you like snowy weather?
    I can just see a Neanderthal answering this survey question during the ice age.

    How often do you watch the news?
    It's amusing how they still call it 'the news'.  It's more like a blitz through a magazine.

    What was your best subject in school?
    My reading worm in the 5th grade was the second longest in the class.

    prefer coffee or cappuccino?
    Some people used to boil crushed coffee beans in pots of water over campfires and drink it out of tin cups, sometimes with whiskey in it.  That would be called a cowboyccino.

    Have you ever cheated on a test?
    I am the person people cheated from.  I was never paid for my services.

    Are you on a diet?
    All you have to do is say there are nuts in the brownies, and I wouldn't be able to touch them with a stick.  I don't have to diet, all I have to do is be grossed out.

    Have you ever had braces?
    My orthodontist and I loathed each other.  He once yanked my wires and I bit the crap out of him.  He's the only person I've ever bitten.

    Have you ever had a root canal?
    I vowed after one never to have another, and it's worked for 20 years so far.  I floss like a maniac.

    Do you have a good memory?
    I have a strange memory.  It knows all, but shares nothing consciously with me.  I once remembered I had read a book about some dogs being experimented on, but couldn't remember another thing about it.  Walked into a library with that in mind and the intent to just wander around, and in about 30 seconds I had that book in my hands.  Don't ask me how.  I accidentally went straight to it, no conscious effort whatsoever.  So I believe my memory is prodigious, I just have very little personal access to it.

    Have you ever been to the museum of natural history?
    Museums are like very slow books, laborious by nature, and far more difficult to access than, say, the History Channel or wikipedia.

    What is your biggest wish?
    Ok, I'm back, what is this, day 3?  Good thing this isn't a timed test, I keep getting bored and walking away from it.

    What is your worst fear?
    That actually happened today.  I was getting some stuff ready to go outside, turned around and nearly grabbed this handle and froze on the spot.

    Do you like rainbows?
    I nearly made it to the end of a real rainbow near Vail, Colorado one year, but about ten feet from where it dropped to the ground, it disappeared.  My friends said it looked like I was standing in it.

    Where is your favorite shopping place?
    I don't shop until I absolutely have to.

    Where is your favorite vacation place?
    I don't vacation until I absolutely have to.
    Are you scared of the wilderness?
    See spider picture above.  Actually, I'm fine with all the rest.  I'm surrounded by it.  I nearly hit a deer near my house two days in a row this week.

    How old were you when you shared your very first kiss?
    I don't share my Hershey's kisses.  Hey, that's a good idea.  *running off*

    Do you like Astrology?
    I also made some rosehip and hibiscus tea by Pompadour Teas
    , nice little accent on the chocolate there.  Ok, where were we?  Astrology.  Do I like it?  I hate it.  No one ever warns me that I'm going to run into a big spider.

    What makeup brand do you use?
    Expensive, tasteful, and rarely.

    Are you scared of airplanes?
    I have never run into an airplane perched on my door ready to crawl on me.  But I don't get on ~them~ anymore, either.

    Do you fear heights or the dark more?
    After you've seen a spider that big in the house, you leave all the lights on for awhile just so you can glance around and make sure, you know?

    Are you a heavy sleeper or a light sleeper?
    I was sleeping really well until I got a text message.  Weird Al has a way of jolting a person.

    Do you like junk food?
    Chocolate is the food of the gods, so yes, if it's chocolate.

    What was the worst nightmare that you had?
    I'm avoiding one about spiders right now.  I'm sure it was Providence that had me getting a text message and waking me back up.

    Have you ever experienced insomnia?
    I love insomnia.  I love surveys.  I love obsessing manically about meaningless trivia.

    Do you believe in God?
    It's easy to believe in him when you think you're about to die horribly, which I've nearly done a few times.  It's nice when you live through an accident that utterly destroys the car and whatnot.  Next time you're facing death head on, see how ironic it is to consciously have to think "I don't believe in God".  That doesn't come naturally for some reason.  Not arguing for either side here, just making an observation after tens of thousands of years of global human history that notoriously makes believing in deities seem to be built into the human psyche.  It's weird to think that you actually have to pronounce a disbelief.  I tried that, by the way.

    Are you scared of death?
    Not really, but every time I have to face it I feel upset that I'm not ready to leave yet.  One of these days I won't feel upset any more, I'll be too tired.

    Are you anemic?
    Ok, the survey maker has an impending fear of death, is facing God issues, and sees a doctor regularly, as evidenced by the next question.

    Are you scared of needles?
    I used to just look at a tech and squirt blood out my arm.  Now they can't find a vein in my whole body.  Funny how my cells have become terrified of invasive pointy things that suck some of them away.

    Did you ever believe that monsters existed when you were a child?
    The most evil thing about monsters, clowns, and Barney are those googly eyes that look at you with a big grin.

    Are you good in math?
    We find these things out when we adjust recipes for more or less servings.  That's where the fractions really pay off.

    Have you ever been bullied?
    Not by a real bull, but a ram used to like to chase me across the pasture.  I could clear a 4 foot fence by the time I was 12.

    Are you paranoid of the police?
    I finally got the blinker fixed after 4 years, so I'm more relaxed now.

    Do you follow or break rules?
    *looking up rules*  "Treat others the way you'd like to be treated."  It's a toughie, but I try.

    Cupcakes or soft baked cookies?
    Lemon pie.

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I've started transferring my survey posts over to Surveypalooza so people coming in from search engines on mobile devices will be able to see the surveys.


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