Day: November 10, 2012

  • Just a Few Questions for the Bored and Curious - Survey

    Do you watch Shark Week?
    I can tell this survey already needs a ~song~.
    Who is your e-mail provider? (Yahoo, MSN, etc.)
    You know how you can get on those servers where they host email in @'yourname'.com? I've thought about doing that, but instead of my name I'd make up something bizarre. I also looked into doing the designing your own postage stamp thing, but that gets pretty expensive.
    Who is the funniest person you can think of?
    Scott's a riot, he's like being married to a cartoon, just utterly unique throughout every mood change. I'll tell you something he'd probably not like me sharing. Before he met me, he was looking for a college girl and figured the best way to meet one was to hang out at a laundromat called Duds and Suds. The second he told me that, I busted up laughing and said Yeah, that's where you go to meet duds. He explained to me that 'duds' were your clothing, like a cowboy wears his duds, and then *I* had to explain to ~him~ via illustrated story that 'duds' were dudes without the e's, and he still just ~did not get it~. Bless his heart, his brain is so cute I had to take him home with me. He actually thinks he looks cool in 3D glasses. He was probably the cutest little boy in the world.
    Would you rather date someone too serious or not serious enough?
    Man are you asking the wrong person. Romance gets nuked when I'm around.
    Do you volunteer for charities? If so, which one(s)?
    Almost continually, it seems. Hey, Scott is doing the Turkey Trot again this year while I stay home and watch the Macy's parade. Last year he brought me home a shirt and a foam headpiece with a turkey on it.
    Which animals are the cutest as babies?
    Baby termites look like they're made of glass.
    Would you ever go on a reality TV dating show?
    I'd be the one who would show up late in my lounge wear holding a cookie. Humans are so weird. Half the beings on the planet sprout wings and feel compulsed to swarm when they reach sexual maturity, while humans get off on weeks long frustration over being rejected on tv.
    Do you think people are born gay or it's a choice they make?
    This is the coolest piece of fan editing I have ever seen on youtube, this person is a genius.
    Who is your favourite actor (male or female)?
    I tried really hard to sift that one out awhile back, but wound up with a list and couldn't bear to cross any off, so I guess they all are. Jeff Goldblum never made that list, which kinda surprised me.
    Have you ever been out of the country? If so, where?
    It's so weird to think that just ten miles up in the sky is the same distance as the little town up the highway, but if I went upward that far I'd be dangerously past breathable atmosphere. I feel so vulnerable when I think like that.
    Star Wars or Star Trek or both or neither?
    I think it would be interesting to see Batman and Mr. Spock team up.
    What are your favourite television channels?
    I can't believe Steve isn't all over Sliders *finally* making it into reruns after a whole decade of nonexistence. That show has been maddeningly difficult to procure. We got our first satellite dish because of Sliders when it jumped from FOX to Sci-Fi.
    What do you think of men in capris?
    I was at the farmer's market one summer and was so grossed out by this big guy's feet. I totally get summer comfort, but when you look like you've got leprosy around organic food, I think flip flops should be illegal. I don't think capris even get my attention, yay or nay.
    Do you believe people from other countries are sexier?
    Any time I feel like something I'm doing on the internet is a complete and utter waste of time, I think about the lengthy thesis I found on what is wrong with Bradley James having facial hair (he is outrageously good looking either way, I don't see the problem with it) and continue with what I'm doing.
    How tall are you?
    Not tall enough to change a light bulb above the bathroom vanity, it seems.
    What is your favourite movie made before 1980?
    Wow, how to choose. The 70's were like the spawn years. Honestly, as much as I ~luv~ both Star Trek and Star Wars, I'll go with Logan's Run. I guess I was crushing on British actors like Michael York long before it was cool for Americans to do that. I just have to mention in passing here that the Logan's Run remake is a prime example of why it's stupid to announce too early to rabid fans, what with all the changes they went through, then you have to announce this actor or that director is out. Just surprise us, ok? (Same thing happened to Lexx, stuff like this is so dumb in retrospect- LEXX MOVIE CONFIRMED!!! | Sci Fi SadGeezers)
    Do you keep a journal or blog?
    It's becoming more clear by the week that dividing my blogging up into over ten separate sites was a really good idea. Unlike some people I could name *cough~WilWheaton~cough*, I put something different on every blog so people can have brain sex pushing little buttons and running around. Ok, ok, I know, I pick on him too much, I know. I *like* him. He's awesome. He's the only celeb I follow in every format. I think other celebs could learn a LOT from his fan interaction.
    Do you write poetry?
    If I had a better phone, I'd so have the Shatoetry app already.
    Do/Did you go to high school football games?
    I went to ONE during high school because my dad said they weren't necessary and he thought Christ was coming back.
    How many vowels are in your last name?
    I've met two people who have no vowels at all in their last names. I think it would be cool to go vowelless, like Bnx. But then people would say Binx and Bonx instead of Banx.
    If you had to tattoo someone's name on your body, whose would it be?
    Would I totally be protected through the world economic collapse as we march into a new world order if I had Soros tattooed on me?
    Describe your favourite pair of shoes.
    Kinda like a pricey neon splat, and worth every penny.
    Do you get bit by mosquitoes often?
    I couldn't wait for Thanksgiving and already made a punkin pie. I'm eating a piece right now.
    Are you allergic to any foods?
    Thankfully not punkin pie.
    Are you a Creationist?
    I think God is a game coding specialist. That would explain a *lot*.
    Do you know what the VY Canis Majoris is?
    I'm waiting for the hypernova. I am so pleasantly surprised by this question, thank you, survey creator. You made my night.
    What are some of your favourite things to talk about?
    If anyone is getting the impression that I'm one of those continual broadcasters who talks nonstop because I yap so much on blogs, I'm the opposite out loud. I rarely talk for any length of time to people outside my family, rarely use my phone, and can go two weeks barely talking to anyone but Scott before and after work. On the other hand, I can hold my own pretty well in a debate, even if I'm wrong and I know it and I know everyone else knows it and that everyone else knows I know they know it.
    How fast do you type?
    Really really fast. And then I go back and correct a lot of typos.
    Do you own a digital camera? If so, what kind?
    Does anyone else get mega frustrated at the time hesitation before the actual click, and then the processing time you have to get through before the next shot? It is *dang* hard to catch a chicken holding its foot out and peering at the bottom of it after it has stepped on something pokey. That is about the funniest pose I've ever seen, and my goal in life is to get that shot. Bird time just won't wait for digital. I think my only hope is to be constantly filming 24/7.
    Would you wear leopard print?
    I have actually had dreams of chickens in paisley. My head makes the coolest stuff sometimes.
    Which language would you like to learn?
    Everything Gaelic. My accent would be atrocious. I still mangle French after nearly 3 years of it in college, and Dad got after me again the other day for growing up with Plattdeutsch in the house and I can't speak it. I also grew up surrounded by Spanish and Navajo in school, and I've had several friends from India since I was in the first grade, and it's still all I can do to just handle English most of the time. I very much envy people for whom other languages come easily and/or naturally.
    Who are you closest to in your family?
    T'Pol lets me follow her around the most. She got too much weed caught in her throat here.
    What are you currently wearing?
    OMG. The exact same Homestar Runner shirt I was wearing the last two times I was asked this. I've seriously got to update my wardrobe. I can't believe you guys never catch me on a Buckaroo Banzai day.
    Are you using a laptop or desktop?
    Could a laptop be considered a mobile device? I float back and forth from the kitchen to the livingroom, and sometimes I take it with me to see my psychologist.
    Do you have a Twitter?
    I got all cranky at Charlie Sheen for shutting everything down because fans were getting it for free while sites hosting his stuff (twitter, funny or die) were making money and he wasn't, but then I thought, OH, I did the same thing, didn't I? I mean, without the money issue being involved. I guess that means I'm winning!
    What is something you're very passionate about?
    I guess it's pretty obvious I take surveys a little too seriously...
    Do you believe in love?
    Think about something- if we all wait for love, no one will ever find it. Someone has to believe in love even if they never get love back in order to create love to give out. As long as people are sitting around waiting for love, they are not creating it. Love can't exist if we don't create it. I believe in love strongly enough to walk through the dark without comfort or reward, if that is the only way someone else can learn what it is or get it from someone. I have to believe my existence on this planet is worth all the pain I have had to go through.
    How about magic in a young girl's heart?
    I wanna know, after seeing this question across several surveys, whether you survey creators can name the song and the person singing it.
    What are some phrases you say too often?
    I'm hoping those gunshots I heard were Scott getting his deer already, so we can get back to normal. Sorry about that, um, phrases I say too often... I know I'm pretty irritating when I keep saying World Order has been coming since the 70's and there isn't a president in the world who can stop it so it doesn't matter who wins any more, so I'm trying to shut up about that. See, we can't advance to a United Federation of Planets until earth is a cohesive world that has solved its famine and poverty problems, like in Star Trek. I know that rankles a few people who don't think Americans should be restricted in any way (except gay marriage and that kind of stuff), you know, like property rights and what have you, but honestly, wouldn't you *rather* put up with a few restrictions, oh wait, ok, I know why this is a problem, I'm sitting here on 4 acres of wild woods saying all this while most of you reading this are stuck with apartments and whatnot, but I think the point is that no govt can fix poverty if they can't raze the neighborhoods cleaning them up, wait a second, China and Russia have already done that and it didn't work. Let me get back to you on this one. I'm anti-govt, by the way, but I'm not a crazy Libertarian that wants to secede. I don't think there's any viable way out of our mess, and that the aliens are going to come back and thin out the herds like they did during the Black Plague.
    Would you rather be inside or outside?
    It annoys Scott to no end that the chickens sit backwards on the roost. Sometimes he goes into their house after dark and turns them around so they're not facing the wall. I can only wonder how much that messes with their tiny little minds.
    Cold or hot?
    Scott likes his ice cream melty and slushy. I like mine hard as a rock so I can chew it.
    Do you like the current president?
    I know this is weird and probably hard for some people to believe, but I've never liked any of the presidents for reasons that don't make sense.
    Do you believe people are good at heart?
    I think the potential is there, but some people are just messed up and will always selfishly hurt, maim, and/or kill without remorse, both physically and emotionally. And there will always be people who justify that, even if they themselves could never stomach hurting, maiming, and killing even to do the right thing. I think humans overall are a glob of glands and hormones and don't have a real clue who they are, what they want, and what they're doing on this planet, even though their beliefs in their illusions are strong. That's why I like chickens. All the above is pure instinct and makes sense.
    What book(s) are you currently reading?
    I'm in between library holds. No one ever asks what book(s) I am currently writing.
    Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
    Sorry, that was my cat.
    Ok, survey creator, we'll let this one go. My chickens don't hop up on the keyboard and help me type.
    Do you have a lucky number?
    I have several, I think, but I'm not sure what some of them are. They are wily and fold themselves through dimensions all around me.
    Do you like swimming in the ocean or a pool?
    I could go for a swim in a cup of coffee about now.
    Would you run around naked for two thousand dollars?
    I knew someone who did that for free and she wound up in jail.
    Do you whiten your teeth?
    I've gotta find another video, this is getting super boring again. Hang on. Ok, here we go, this movie made such a huge impression on me as a little kid that I could sing the theme song for years after just one viewing. There's a scene starting around 1:26 that you'll recognize was used in the Austin Powers movie Goldmember, second video there.
    What web browser are you presently using?
    I toggle between two of them, because 7 windows open in one just isn't enough for me. I once had 12 windows open in one and 4 in another. This is an awesome laptop.
    What is/was your favourite subject in school?
    Not getting caught. I hated everything about school and developed several methods of subterfuge.
    Did you ever want to be a teacher?
    Sort of missed that noble calling. I was told by a staff member in the admin building that I should teach college. Despite taking to college like a duck, I couldn't imagine living through the redundancy of repeating myself every semester. In retrospect, I probably should have gone for it.
    Do you get cold easily?
    I don't know if people who've never gone through thyroid med adjustments can imagine the weird hot/cold swings you can go through. Three weeks ago when it was 80 degrees out I had to wear a sweater and sleep with two blankets. Now it's 60 degrees out and I'm nearly ready to go back to shorts.
    What was the worst sickness you ever had?
    Oh, geez, not this again. Not today.
    Do you talk in your sleep?
    Scott wishes I would sometimes so he would know what the heck is going on.
    Did you wet the bed as a kid? If so, for how long?
    Never have, despite many dreams of peeing that were so real that I could have sworn I should have. I'm often surprised I didn't.
    What is your dad's first name?
    We all want to know Mr. Spock's first name, too, but we're not going to get it.
    Find the nearest picture frame. What's the picture of?
    Scott's gramma at 85 years old. She lived to 102 and has been gone maybe ten years now. Yes, I find it disturbing.
    Do you know how to use HTML and/or CSS?
    I wish more site owners would figure out how to update their broken code since the world has changed again. From HTML Styles- In HTML 4, several tags and attributes were used to style documents. These tags are not supported in newer versions of HTML.
    Likewise, CSS is constantly being updated, too, and etc. If you have to link me to a pdf, at least offer me a free itunes download or something while I'm waiting. My problem with pdf is that the text isn't 'mobile' for cache the same way html is, and as much as I'm loading and toggling at high speed, I just don't have the patience for that. If I have to read through 5 pages just to get to a single line, you're wasting my time. And if I have to go through that, I'd rather be holding hard copy in my hands so I could flip through pages and feel like I'm actually getting somewhere. I feel like we're in a growing pains phase, I have wanted tech implanted in my brain since I was a kid. Hurry up!

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