Eoin Macken

  • the smooshed together survey

    I'm smooshing together and totally redoing a couple of ancient surveys I found from 2007 on a retired private blog, some of these questions are worth revisiting.  (:edit: 5-10-14 I just destroyed all the video codes fixing a single typo in this survey #sadpanda I forgot that the Xanga migration rewrote the video codes and the only way they stayed intact was NOT TOUCHING THEM, so I'll come back later and replace them. I'm sorry, I saw this post getting hit a bit lately, and one typo sucked me in... Give me a few days, I'm on vacation right now. Sorry.)
    1. You're in the hospital, who on your top 8 comes to visit you?
    Please don't jinx me and say I'm in the hospital... I used to have the Priceline Negotiator in my top 8 on one of my old myspaces, might be a little weird if he came to see me. Even scarier, his daughter... (wow, remember when people fought over being in the top 8?)
    That's one of those new embed code iframe tubes so you can see it on a smart phone but it won't play third party through just any ol' blog... I pray for smoother interface in the very near future, perhaps to be announced at the next E3?
    2. If alcohol were banned, what would your reaction be?
    There goes my fave Listerene, 'real' vanilla, and Port Wine cheese balls. I think I'd be pretty ticked. I know, what the crap! I lead with a COMMERCIAL??? I promise you guys, I'm not being paid to do that, I just really have this thing for the Priceline Negotiator. Like Bruce Campbell says-
    3. You cd collection is reposessed. you can keep one?
    My luck I'd be stuck with something like TV Theme Songs from the 70's. Repo'd? Who thinks of questions like this? Do people still melt their cd collections in hot cars? 
    4. Do you believe world peace is possible?
    I believe we already have world peace. Think about it. 90% of about 8 billion people are pretty peaceful. It's the other 10% that just don't 'get' it. THEY keep trying to disrupt world peace. I blame the Goa'uld.
    5. I'm a genie. Name your wish.
    I am so ready for this weird ladybug infestation to be over. They are on *everything*. Yeah, you think they're cute, you've never had a thousand ladybugs inside your house. This little guy was nearly in my mouth before I noticed him.
    6. Name one thing about the opposite sex that turns you off?
    I've never understood the whole Elvis Presley thing, but I really really REALLY want a Flying Elvi t-shirt.
    7. Name one thing about the opposite sex that automatically turns you on?
    At the risk of turning this one question into an entire survey of its own, let's just please note that Andrew Lee Potts is AWESOME, and if you wanna see more of what he's doing *right now*, you need to click on the twitter linx I'm about to provide.
    He was nerdy cool in Primeval.
    I like his Hatter waaaaaayyyyyy better than Johnny Depp's. Gah, there are so many good Hatter vids, it was really hard to choose just one. Fans do incredible stuff on youtube.
    And Andrew Lee Potts is making a film that you can all practically live follow the progress of on Stolen Light Film on Facebook and Stolen Light Film on Twitter and Stolen Light Film on Tumblr. There is no excuse to miss this, here's your teaser. Stolen Light - Teaser 1 on VimeoSo if you want more live updates on what Andrew Lee Potts is doing, be a good fan and follow these other twitters, too.
    8. Speaking of same sex, what did you think about Brokeback Mountain?
    Ok, that's so outdated that I have to change it. What do y'all think of Merthur? Or Brolin, as some are wont. (For the less well read, wont is a real word.) If you don't like gay stuff, skip this question and go on to number 9, thanx. I thought this vid was just darn cute, and the fan who put it together did some really brilliant editing.
    9. What are you obsessive about?
    Proper comma placement. Oh, what the heck, that's all going out the door with twitter, right? Life is too short to twitter stress, just hash it up and throw it out there in 140 characters or less.
    10. Leather face is in the kitchen. (the guy from texas chainsaw massacre)
    He can kill that big spider and do my dishes while I continue watching the Web Soup marathon on G4. I am quietly dying inside over whether all that E3 and Comic-Con coverage will be parseled out to other media vendors now or what, but we're talking HOURS AND HOURS of possible lost coverage. *tears* *catching my breath* Back to Web Soup with Chris Hardwick to assuage my angsty feels. (In case you got lost in all that, G4 is rebranding soon.)
    I did not know what the heck was up with Chris talking about his 'ex-wife Barbara' on the show until I got a twitter account and she followed me. 'Barbara', for the rest of you who don't get it yet, is Ann Sandretto, and if you wanna know more you can look her up yourself.
    11. Do people underestimate you?
    Nearly every single super awesome scifi series ever made about earth destruction, takeover, and sheer human survival has been canceled. What are the odds that Defiance will also be canceled? And people not having a clue will go to look it up and run right into a film about Jewish brothers escaping from the Nazis instead of a multi-platform shooter MMO that interconnects with a global television program on Syfy... Personally, the mangled Arch in the graphics is freaking me out. I've been up at the top of the St. Louis Arch, it's *terrifying*.
    12. When you're in a bad mood, what will always put you in a better mood?
    Offer me food. Never fails. And I like watching the weather screen on my phone at night when I can't sleep. I can pick a city and watch it rain or snow or glide over the clouds in the moonlight.
    13. Honestly, do you talk about myspace in real life?
    The old 2007 answer- "It's scary when someone walks up to me and tells me what they negatively commented on someone else's myspace just before that person shows up to a party at my house. Yeah, myspace can be pretty volatile and must be negotiated delicately." Ok, that really happened, and it got ten times worse when facebook came along (imagine me living next door to in-laws, yeah...). I'm not sure that it's psychologically healthy for people to get so wrapped up in using technology for their interpersonal interactions, so maybe it's best if I just nip this question in the bud and tell all the wandering souls reading this that I love you, I know it sux and none of it is fair, and I think you're awesome. I suck at facebook because I hardly ever go over there, but I find that much less stressful than feeling compulsed to check it all the time. I truly dig not getting comments, even when a post gets over a thousand hits. I'm like the magazine you find lying around at the doctor's office, you pick it up and read it, sometimes you tear a recipe or coupon out, and then you walk away. The best magazines are the ones that look the most shredded, am I right? And then you get all frustrated that the end of an article is missing, or someone tore out the joke page. Speaking of that, I try to go back and check youtubes every little bit and replace them if they don't work any more. I'm cool that way.
    14. Have you met someone online in person?
    Every time I go to the fitness center, locker #17 is empty, so that's the one I always get. I'm about ready to claim it as my own and tape up pictures of my boyfriend. That's right, I *finally* caught Scott in his underwear.  Despite knowing my intentions, all he could moan about was how fat his back looks, but dang, he's pretty hot for a guy his age. Now you can see what the big deal is when he walks around distracting me. All the cougars passing by in the locker room will gasp in shock but secretly be jealous.
    15. What do you hope to have accomplished by the end of the school year?
    I keep getting app promos for Candy Crush Saga and I fear that if I fall for that, I'll abandon everything else I'm doing and disappear. I got pretty caught up in Cascade one year until I was literally shaking from the super intensity I was able to focus into. Click the pic to go to the app for droid.

    16. Do you believe minimum wage should be raised?
    I'm actually thinking about the word 'carafe' at the moment. It doesn't sound as graceful out loud as it looks in print, but I think it's a better word than 'coffee pot'. I wonder if everyone I know will think I'm a dork if I start referring to our coffee pot as a carafe. I think more than one person will automatically have to say something about a giraffe after I do. Funny what a big deal something this little is.
    17. Do you have any really crazy relatives?
    Literally or figuratively? There are both, but I'm curious what we're looking for here, some kind of tongue in cheek or some admission of family genetics gone bizarrely awry. I'm the one with the chickens, and if it weren't for this nasty cold weather, allergies, and a rabid fear of spiders, I'd probably be hanging out in the chicken house with my girls (my peeps, haha) right now because Scott wired it for electric. Cool, huh? #crazychickenlady
    18. Pretend you're 15 deep in beers. Describe what you would be doing?
    If they were in those tiny little "baby" mugs like you used to be able to get from A&W, I'd be passing around tiny little root beers to all my friends and loved ones. I really actually own one of those. They are so cute.
    19. Does everyone in your life know the real you?
    They are terrified to know the real me. The real me never seems to shut up. That's probably why I'm doing so well on twitter... Being on twitter is kinda like being part of the Borg, all the tweeting going on all the time, being part of a Collective, all our minds tied into timelines and 'feed', we're never alone. You can follow me on twitter at PinkyGuerrero on Twitter.
    20. Last thing you said about a guy/ girl?
    If I were ever being tortured for important information like my passwords, I would never be able to remember them. I'm one of those people who meticulously creates wild and crazy passwords that I constantly have to look up. But what I ~could~ do is easily rattle out my lengthy library card account number. I've typed it in so many times over the years that it could almost be my own name. I'm only saying this because I can't remember what the last thing was I said about anybody. That kind of stuff tends to fall right out of my head.
    21. What is the most ridiculous fear you have?
    That I might have a spider riding on my head at any given point in time. Don't laugh, this has really happened. After a softball game one night, a teenage turantula jumped off my head into my bathwater with me. I never sat on or leaned against the bleachers the rest of the season. It's terrifying to think you can't really feel something that big on your head the whole trip home in a car. I wear ballcaps now, yeah, like duh, THAT'S what they're for...
    22. Do you know anyone in prison?
    'Twitter jail' cracks me up. You hit an hourly or daily limit and suddenly you can't tweet any more, but experienced users just switch to alt accounts and keep going.
    The only thing I can think to compare twitter to that makes sense for people who don't have it is like being able to hear the baseball game on the radio when you're stuck in traffic, or like being able to have multiple conversations with several people all at once while you also read the paper and watch tv, there is no other media that so immediately connects you to everything that is happening right *now* that you are interested in. Like the Superbowl blackout. That. was. awesome.
    Sorry, I get a little carried away with twitter talk. Here, have a scary video to finish melting your mind. Close your eyes and plug your ears if you don't want to suffer brain damage. 
    23. When is the last time you ate Peanut butter and jelly?
    I'm allergic. Hey, have you guys seen The Americans? Scott got so freaked out he started thinking maybe all our neighbors are Russians spying on us. I reminded him the tv show is set in the 1980's. Probably doesn't help that we marathoned through all 8 seasons of 24 again a couple of years ago. Wonder if there are still any good Jack Bauer videos hanging around youtube... Oh, here we go, hadn't seen this one yet. 
    24. When did you last have a home cooked meal?
    I'm having trouble wanting to eat this week, hoping it's just a bug. Hurt weird all over, kinda rubbery, nothing sounds good. Scott had to go pick up his own Superbowl munchies this year. Sorry, no food pix this round.
    25. Have you ever gotten naked at a party?
    Here's the latest ultrasound my oldest got just today! I've never been a gramma before, but I have chickens and I think that will make me the cool one to come visit. Scott is already planning out a trip to take both the girls and their kids to the big Star Wars thing that Disney will have, but it might be a few years. Gotta finish manufacturing the new humans and get them somewhat functional first.
    26. Name who you miss.
    I am always blown away at how far people will go. I mean, LARPing South Park???
    27. Are you named after a grandparent?
    I have answered this so many times in surveys, will you people please stop naming your kids after grandparents? It's apparently bugging quite a few survey creators.
    28. Who loves you?
    My chickens think I'm the bomb. I wish I was twitter linked to their little minds and could catch what they were thinking in a timeline feed.
    29. Do you throw up gang signs?
    Better watch yourself, never know when you're going to get sucked into a time vortex and run into this guy.

    30. Have you ever broken a rib?
    If I did, no one has ever known. We didn't go to doctors much growing up, and my parents didn't tolerate puny whiners. I could be mangled by a crazed farm animal and still have to go do my chores. I stepped barefoot on a copperhead once. I'm no wimp. Yeah, it wasn't on purpose. Snake was just as freaked out as I was, zoomed like the snake devil was after it while I cleared a 4 foot gate.
    31. Last song you heard?
    I just found this on youtube, I wanna see it really bad. Comes out in June 2013.
    32. What was the last thing you ate?
    Oh, people people people. Chocolate chip cookie dough. THAT'S RIGHT, I'm making cookies!!!! I multitask like a maniac. It's really sad that I can't just hand you one through your screen as a thank you for visiting my site. Thank you, though, I really appreciate you stopping by.
    33. How do you feel RIGHT now?
    Waaaay better than yesterday. Remember I couldn't answer the what's the last thing you ate question? And I said I wouldn't have any food pix this time? Guess what...
    34. Have you driven anywhere today?
    Ok, that was cruel. But I really do make the awesomest chocolate chip cookies ever. Hot, soft, melty gooey chocolate chips....
    35. Whats your hair like?
    This is the first pony tail I've had in about 5 years, growing it out. There was a time it was over two feet long, lately it's been short and fun. Kind of in a transition stage right now. You can easily find the t-shirt by putting 'Wesley Crushers t-shirt' in your search bar. A young lady at my bank cracked the biggest smile when I walked in, great way to tag the nerdy people in your life, just wear a cool tee. 
    36. Would you ever work for the border patrol?
    Scott checks the yard for what the neighborhood dogs leave behind. I get full reports with great enthusiasm about how he's going to get even.
    37. Who's car were you in last?
    My own. And since this question is so boring, I'll tell you a true story from my old car days. Our former neighbor, well off older man with a nice house, traveled a lot, also into wood carving and composting, but he had a terrible time with mice getting into his house. An entire nest of them lived under the compost pile he so carefully nurtured. After he died and the compost pile croaked off, the mice moved around a bit, and one got into the trunk of my car somehow and made a nest, which we didn't find until later. I drove into town one morning, stopped in at McDonald's, was inside eating my breakfast when customers stood up shouting, Look, a *mouse*! And I looked up to where everyone was pointing out the window, and sure enough, there was this big monster mouse running across the parking lot toward the building, and of course, I can clearly see that if he's going in a straight line, he must have come from MY car. omg. So I quietly finished my breakfast and left as quickly as possible and have wondered ever since then whether that McDonald's had to go through an extra inspection and pricey extermination over me bringing the biggest mouse anyone ever saw into town unawares.
    38. Where did u go?
    Oh, I had no idea the above question would be continued. I'm so glad now that I entertained you, because this one would have had no answer.
    39. What High School are you going to?
    I'm surprised to find myself running with a twitter gang, and I'm not sure there's a way out. I think I made it through initiation, not sure when I'll have to get the tattoo and cut off someone's thumb, but it's nice to belong, and I get perks all over their territory, and you can, too, come play with us!  Click the banner to go check it out.

    40. Are you going to homecoming?
    With my last batch of chickens I was able to figure out who laid which eggs, but I'm having a tougher time with this bunch. See that pretty speckled one? No idea, but I'm pretty sure it's not T'Pol's because she's not a heavy laying breed and we get one of these nearly every day. I'm betting it's Myka's, she's a production cross called an Indian River. The rest I'm pretty sure about.
    41. Have you ever been in an interracial relationship?
    I used to have this duck... I got a kick out of how badly the hens beat the crap out of him, but it never stopped him from trying again, over and over and over. I caught one of their fights on camera and put it on a youtube called Menage a Trois Gone Awry and didn't realize for years that it got all those hits because people thought it was a sex video. Sorry, it's gone now.  I'm dumb and deleted it.
    42. Is your birthday on a holiday?
    I was born on United Nations Day, which is one day after Weird Al's birthday.
    43. Are you old enough to vote?
    There was no vote, the groundhog said spring WILL come early this year, and no one can stop it. He's probably part of a crime fighting group hellbent on stopping an evil overlord conspiring to force us all into submission. I say Go Groundhog, yeah! 

    44. Do you have any friends or family in the war right now?
    The best way to eat bbq ribs is right over the pan they just cooked in. I just stopped and ate some. Live action survey here, folks! Ew. Oh, nevermind, that's just sauce on my keyboard. Little bit sticky now. And yes, I know people in the military. They rock. I hope they get awesome bbq ribs, too.
    45. Are you a vegitarian?
    No, but I'm an excellent speller. I do like vegetables, though.
    46. Do you worry about global warming?
    I worry more what's going to happen when I am forced to drive an electric car and desperately need a recharge and I'm still a mile from my house in very inclement weather. It'll be as fun as running out of gas all the time. I'm answering this question while I watch Nemo coverage on the weather channel. 
    47. Do you like polar bears
    I've heard that if you eat polar bear liver it will kill you because the vitamin A is so toxic. So if I have to eat a polar bear, I will probably stick to the filet mignon part.
    48. Do you like alligators?
    I have eaten alligator tail, and somewhere there is an alligator running around with a stub. I feel sorta bad about that.
    49. Which of the Marley brothers do you like best?
    I wanna change this. Which of The Sklar Brothers do you like best? I tend to go for glasses.
    50. What slang word do you call marijuana?
    Ha, this survey was written by a teenager on pot. How funny.
    51. Do you have to get your wisdom teeth out?
    No, but I bet you do, you rascally survey creator. Ask me if I've ever had heart surgery or something.

    52. Ashley or Mary-Kate?
    Kathy Griffin This pot smoking survey creator with a wisdom teeth problem has a crush on the Olsen twins. Of all the things I've ever put into a survey that could lose me followers, it's probably Kathy, but it's not like I inundate you people with her, so jump down to 53 if this annoyed you.

    53. Do you wear your sweetie's clothes?
    My sweetie crawls under the car and climbs all over the roof, there is no way I'm putting those clothes on. I fuss at him a lot for bringing spiders in. They hitchhike in and drop off in the kitchen as he walks by me, can't tell you how many times this has actually happened, and even though he might have *just* got back from deer hunting through all kinds of brush and wilderness, he never believes he's the one bringing spiders in.

    54. Do you have a tan?
    If you're into white Irish actor/directors named Eoin, there's a whole pinterest full of him at Eoin Macken. If you wanna know more go to his site at Blank Canvas Pictures. I'm mostly doing this because I like to irritate him, he retweeted me the other day, and I made a new friend on twitter because of it.

    55. Where were you one hour ago?
    Just one? Probably in the kitchen looking for something to eat.
    56. Life.. how do you feel about it?
    It sux, but I don't care. What the heck, I'll take it anyway. I kind of think pain is what drives us and makes us human, and I defy some wimpy alien to come inhabit THIS body.... BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
    57. Have you ever logged on to your bf/gf/crush's Myspace page?
    Scott is so paranoid he won't even let me watch him type in a password to one of his fantasy football teams so I won't be able to sabotage them after he took my team over and made me LOSE. >=l
    58. Which do you enjoy more: Soccer or Hockey
    I think I'm at zero on both. There is no 'more' than the other. However, I'm interested in Celebrity Soccer 6 because Team Merlin was at and near the top the last two years, and that's Team Merlin from the tv show Merlin, not the plane and helicopter stuff. You can get updates from SoccerSix on Twitter "The worlds biggest celebrity football tournament. 2013 dates coming soon!" SoccerSix recentaly retweeted me, too, pretty cool.
    59. Name someone you love.
    This is the other grandbaby under construction, 13 weeks. 
    60. Would you rather have a million dollars or true love?
    I've already got the true love, working on the million bucks. 
    61. Which of your MySpace friends has a naughty piercing?
    Every time I see the word MySpace in this survey I have flashbacks to what the world was like before facebook. MySpace was so a hundred years ago. That was even before I started following Wil Wheaton on twitter. I started following Anne (his wife) last month because I discovered it adds so much more depth to Wil's tweets. That very tweet Wil made right there is the one that compelled me to follow Anne on twitter, I couldn't imagine what he was talking about.
    62. Is your boyfriend/girlfriend a marine?
    "Scott is a workhorse. He is TOUGHER than a marine. He can carry a hundred pound river rock up a hill and then go get another one, and do this for a couple of hours before he even stops to get a drink. And he's not even a great big muscley guy." --Ok, I wrote that 6 years ago, before he wound up having hernia surgery... 
    63. Are you currently in a relationship?
    I *nearly* got Xander Bennett's book Cages for 2 cents on Amazon.com last November. That's right 2 pennies. I'm sure it was a typo. The order went through just fine, $4.01 with shipping, got notice of a ship date 3 days later, waited and waited and waited... Finally contacted Amazon in January and said Hey, whadup, didn't get my book, so they refunded. I looked it up again, discovered there are both new and used copies going for over $100 (one is currently at $169). Granted, some new and used are still under $40 (I got a good used one for about $30), but I think maybe those sellers just aren't aware other sellers are asking for way more because it's out of print. And I think the 2 cent seller I accidentally found must have panicked when my order came through and saw the 2 cent thing, held onto the book, entered a fake ship invoice, and sat back waiting for me to be refunded. It's all kind of funny, too bad it didn't slip on through, because I would have loved being able to say I got it for 2 cents. I asked Xander if he gets anything at all out of the copies going for over $100, he said not a dime from anyone. I looked up the publisher, they went out of business in 2010, and I'm thinking what a good lesson I'm learning for my own future. Mainly, if my publisher crashes, buy the books back up myself and relist them for collector prices because they're rare and out of print... Anyway, Cages is a cool story in the form of a bound comic (Melanie Cook illustrated), would love to see it as a movie, and here's a teaser.
    64. Would you rather date someone 2 years younger or older?
    I always sucked at dating. It was such a relief to get married and not have to go through the angst of dating any more. The few times in the past that I thought of divorce, just the fleeting thoughts of having to date again were enough to move my contentment back up a few notches. Way past that now, Scott and I went out on a date to AutoZone this morning and it was pretty awesome.  It's nice being best friends.
    65. What's your favorite junk food?
    Coffee. I know that's weird. I can have only half a cup a day because I'm so hypersensitive to caffeine, so I buy really nice expensive coffee for a beautiful experience.
    66. Who was the last person who messaged you?
    A twitter friend. I am ~really~ digging this commercial. I have to use the new iframe code so if you're on a computer you might have to click out to see it, sorry, but it's worth it. 
    67. Do you know what your wearing the 1st day of school?
    I just had a sobering thought. You know how it's always happy hour somewhere in the world? It's always the first day of school or training somewhere in the world.
    68. Are you taller than 5'6?
    Fernando doesn't seem too worried about it.
    Let's have a good day!  
  • My Survey Kicks Your Surveys Butt! {Great Grammar and Spelling}

    Are you cold, warm, or just right at the moment?
    At this moment my brain is stalled out in fuzz mode and I have no input on that and can't run a diagnostic. I'm trying to play wabble and fill out a survey at the same time while I listen to You Spin Me Round over and over and see if I can't kickstart some kind of linear thinking process. I'd drink coffee, but that's disastrous this late in the afternoon.
    Are you watching anything?
    I keep toggling over to twitter on the other browser, so I guess I'm watching the feed. The music is a video, but I shrunk it to do all this other stuff. The people in the wabble game are trying to get me to go see this stuff.
    Who was the last person to txt you?
    Eoin Macken. Ok, it was a mobile tweet. https://twitter.com/eoincmacken Ok, you dweebs who don't know who Eoin Macken is, he's Sir Gwaine on BBC One's/Syfy's Merlin. And I'll plug him for free, he's currently filming a new show called After Hours here in the States and you're gonna love it.
    How about the last person to comment you?
    Half the spams get to stay up just because I think they're so funny. One commentor gets blocked over and over because I'm evidently part of the great satan or something. Wonder how many blogs that person has created just to keep doing that. This one is for that person special.
    What was the last movie you watched at home?
    Wow, our memories are shot. Oh, yeah, Wrath of the Titans. No wonder we don't remember it. Hey, and Dark Shadows! Scott is saving me on this survey.

    Are you mad/frustrated at anyone right now?
    I started out a little frustrated because I had just woke up from a really rare nap after a big load of benadryl and got bombed with ten texts and calls all at once before my brain could boot up, and one of the calls was really for Scott about insurance (wtf MY number???) in the middle of a text reply I was fumbling badly, and I just lost it and busted up laughing and handed Scott the phone and had to IM someone to text someone else about something in question because I couldn't text back...
    What's for dinner tonight?
    I'm putting together the homemade stuffing for Turkey Day, which is a big deal here, so Scott got frozen tortellini, but it's his favorite so that's ok.
    Are any of your parents on your IM messenger(s)?
    Wouldn't *that* be scary.... My dad would be linking me left and right to rapture preachers and vitamin stores.
    Do you feel like you need to brush your teeth at the moment?
    Thanx, now I'm going to be obsessing over my teeth till I get up and go do that. Yes, I'm one of those weirdos. I carried a toothbrush around with me for years, finally just let it go and held it down to two brushings a day at home. I always have floss on me, though, in case MacGyver needs it for anything. He's my friend. I keep telling him to get his own man purse like Jack Bauer had, but he says it's too girly and I should have everything in my purse just in case, because you never know.
    When was the last time you took a shower?
    The funniest 'shower' discussion I ever saw on tv was Charlie Kelly from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia telling Frank that he could get a whole 'shower' in a public restroom out of one of those little restaurant wet naps. Can you imagine dating someone and finding that out about them??? haha
    What have you done today?
    *wow* You're a hard one, survey maker, you sound like other people in my life who think all I do is sit around on the computer, despite the fact that the laundry gets done, awesome food magically appears, all kinds of errands get taken care of in three different towns... Today I wrote a post about weird sexuality and psychological health as relates to a tv show (curious?) and helped Scott clean out the chicken house and made my homemade stuffing for Turkey Day on top of getting all his deer hunting clothes washed back up on top of my regular chores.
    Where are your pets right now?
    Huddled on a roost. Chickens are so easy, you don't have to train them to do that.
    Who was the last person you talked to in person?
    I'm about to ask Scott what in the world that noise he's making is. Sounds like he's taking something apart upstairs. He's an endless array of surprises.
    Do you miss anyone at the moment?
    My mom has popped into my mind quite a few times this week. I could psyche analyze that, but it's easier to think she's giving me little hugs from the other side.
    Have you ever felt like you found the "one"?
    I actually have found the perfect pie plate, from the Paula Deen collection.
    "Show this number 0063189951891 to a Walmart associate to find this item in your store." I use it heavily, at least once a week for the last two years.

    What was the last piece of candy you ate?
    Probably a few chocolate chips while I was mixing up a batch of cookies. Not really into candy. Well, except this kind lately.
    Are you thirsty?
    What I'd really love right now is a good cup of tea, but I've been having to cut my caffeine down again this month. They had a monitor back on me for a couple of days, but I think it was a bad sinus/ear infection more than thyroid kicking it off. Fun and games. This is old stuff, I had heart surgery 12 years ago. Other family members have skippy hearts and pace makers, really hoping I don't wind up like that. I've been kinda messed up ever since I had measles in high school, so all you people stressed out about vaccinations being harmful, lighten up. So is having the measles.
    Does that person that you last kissed mean anything to you?
    What, Scott? Dang, if you guys could see what walking behind him in his sleek black microfiber long underwear is like during deer season in between hunts, you'd melt. He's got a nicer butt and thighs than just about *anyone* I've seen on television. I don't know how I got so lucky. No, he refuses to let me get pictures so I can show you.
    Who was the last person to IM you?
    Only one person on the planet is allowed to IM me. And it's not Scott. He types too slow.
    What is todays date?
    NOW it is the day before Thanksgiving. At the beginning of this survey it was yesterday.
    Don't you hate it when your body parts fall asleep?
    My lower lip still goes numb since the Bell's palsy in 2004, and the back of my left eyeball still itches. Better than having a numb eyeball, I guess.
    Do you take any medication on a daily basis?
    When the economy crashes, everyone on thyroid and blood pressure pills will be screwed.
    What was the best moment of your life?
    I guess this is where most people say giving birth. I remember when our eyes locked for the first time, we were both pretty pissed off because it sucked.
    Are you single, taken, or is it complicated?
    I'm surprised Scott is so cool about how much I talk about us on the internet. All he does on the internet is play fantasy sports and buy stuff, but he's seen some of the trubba I get into and he's still cool with it. In fact, he recently upgraded our broadband and now wants to upgrade our phones *because* of some of the stuff I'm doing and the goals I have set.
    How old is the computer your on?
    *sigh* I wanna go back to bzoink and find this person and ask WHAT WERE YOU THINKING {Great Grammar and Spelling}. Were you being ironic??? Sarcastic??? Ok, sorry about that. I took this laptop in to the Geek Squad a few weeks ago thinking the worst, and all it needed was a new fan and a good dusting out. They told me as well as I'm taking care of it, it could last for years. Which is a relief, because I work this thing half to death. I'm noticing that I'm getting really super wordy with this survey tonight. I took a pain pill. Kinda floating through this.
    Did you ever wet the bed when you were younger?
    No one ever asks if I've been wet on by other kids.
    How much cash do you have on you?
    I have chapstick in my pocket.
    Who is always able to cheer you up when you're sad?
    Stuff like this really helps me get through rough days. Youtube fandoms rock.
    What is your blood-type?
    I wonder that myself. All these years of blood work and I have no idea.
    Have you ever faked sick?
    I have faked being just fine so much that I'm not sure how to act sick correctly. I can whine really well, but I just don't know how to croak off properly, so no one believes me.
    The last time you were in the fridge, what were you looking for?
    I have a complex rotation system for the eggs, because the hens are machines right now. I have around 5 dozen at all times, and I'm constantly racing to stay ahead of the new ones by clearing out the old ones.
    What type of day are you having?
    Pretty good, actually. Wore myself out getting a ton of stuff done.
    In your opinion, whats the best way for someone to die?
    I'm pretty sure that anything I prefer won't be what I get, just because the cosmic irony in my life is like that. I really should have just gone through this survey correcting typos like I do all the rest and take that stupid bit out of the title.
    How do you handle stress?
    By dumping words all over survey creators. Seriously, I'm taking this one's grammar and spelling personally for some reason.
    Anything good happening tomorrow?
    Do you like clowns?
    I've never understood the attraction to clowns.
    Has anyone ever under-estimated your intelligence?
    I like it when they do. It gives me incentive to plot demises.
    Has anyone ever borrowed something from you and never returned it?
    Worse than that, Scott is always putting things away for me and then forgetting where he puts them. His logic is vastly different from mine. We're going to have to work something out about the insurance, although going on a massive easter egg hunt in the event he croaks off might distract me from my sadness.
    Do you twitch when your falling asleep?
    Scott twitches, kicks, mimics walking, flips upside down, so many things in his sleep that I've slept on the couch for years, which also solves how often I'd be waking him up with my insomnia.
    In winter, would you rather wear jackets or hoodies?
    Scott wants to know how cold of a winter it is. He takes survey questions very seriously.
    If you could pack up and leave your life now to move away, would you?
    Oh, we SAY so, but it never happens. I'll believe it when I see it.
    Do you have an innie or an outtie bellybutton?
    It's a way innie. Was kinda funny getting to see the inside of it when I was pregnant, always wondered about that.
    Do you scrunch or fold your toilet paper?
    Scott says he's a folder. If I ever have money to blow, I want to special order cool toilet paper.
    Do you have a good relationship with your family?
    I own them when I make pie. >=)
    Can you crack your neck?
    The chiropractor told me this morning this is the worst he's seen my neck all fall. I recently stepped up my workout at the fitness center, so I guess I overworked.
    Have you ever been dared to do something you totally regretted?
    I posed this one to Scott and now he's stuck in the past. I'm relieved I didn't immediately pop up in his list.
    Have you ever blocked someone on MySpace before?
    Kevin Smith is my only friend on my myspace so far. I will never block him. It's a Kip Drordy thing, maybe.
    Do you feel you have a purpose or calling in life?
    Any time I feel guilty about using a paper towel or running water, I remember the opulence I see on A-List Listings and keep doing what I'm doing.
    Is your room painted or wallpapered?
    I've had cool ideas through the years, like different rooms in my house being decorated like Chinese and Mexican restaurants, but Scott sticks to plain painted walls. I've since decided I'm a minimalist, like a Vulcan, so it works.
    Do you lick your lollipops or suck them?
    Scott's headed out the door to the Turkey Trot now. He's hyper camera aware, no matter what he's doing or how subtle you are, he automatically snaps into THIS pose just before the click nearly every single time. Every time he gets excited about entering a contest to win a spot for an extra on a scifi show, I remind him that he can't NOT snap into this pose. We've been working on this for years.
    Has someone checked you out in a grocery store before?
    Security watched me one day in Walmart because I was loading up on flash drives. Even got a guy in a suit coming over to yap with me. I guess it's not cool to make big tech purchases before 8 a.m., or maybe they were bored. It could have been because I was such a knockout, but, no.
    What is the best kind of pizza in your opinion?
    It's a really close toss up between Pizza Hut and Papa John’s. Great, it's 6 a.m. and I'm already craving pizza.

    List three of your fears:
    Big spiders, dying naked, and being medicated against my will.
    Is there something that someone has done to you that you cannot forgive?
    I tried to be the brave one and take all the responsibility for what happened, but my psychologist pointed out I was coerced and really didn't have a choice, and that no decent human should have ever put me through that. I guess that's what the whole breakdown was about last spring. Sooner or later you just have to deal with the shock and the sadness.
    Have you ever felt stupid after saying something?
    I say something at least once a day that is face palm worthy. I rarely feel stupid. First of all, everyone else does it, too, and second of all, I'm way too busy to stop and cringe in despair over how I might look to someone else.
    Who was the last person to make you smile?
    A little tiny person waved to me.
    What color is your underwear?
    If I had my druthers, Jockey Classics for Women would have a wide range of collector prints, from china patterns to scifi to cartoons to beach scenes.
    Do you believe people who live in trailer parks are trash?
    I have lived in a trailer park. I have lived in worse than a trailer park. I've slept on floors and in a car. I have lived in a really nice house now for the last nearly 20 years. What makes a person trash is how they behave and treat other people. There is plenty of trash living on my nice street full of pretty houses.
    Have you ever cried so hard that you threw up?
    I have known people who have done that because they made such a circus out of crying, while other people I have known have suffered true sadness and despair without ever going through that. I have cried so hard I couldn't breathe and my diaphragm spasmed, which was so scary that I had to stop crying. I've never heard anyone else say that.
    Look to your right, what is the first thing that catches your eye?
    Scott is vacuuming the top of the microwave, bless his heart. He has me trained, I just stay out of the way. (I kinda skip around on these things, for those of you who are going, but- he just left for the Turkey Trot...)
    What color is your tongue?
    Have you noticed some people have really pointy tongues? Mine can't point like that.
    Do you find body hair sexy?
    Scott is a fuzzy guy, very huggable.
    Do you have freckles?
    Why don't humans have stripes? I think that would be cool.
    Do you put on deodorant on every day?
    Ah, the complexities of having to explain rotating off deodorant on shave days so I won't get a rash.
    When was the last time you yelled/felt like yelling at someone?
    I don't yell very well. I get cranky at Scott getting underfoot, but the whole yelling thing is too much work.
    What was the last compliment you received?
    Someone wanted me in a picture with them.
    Is there anyone who wont leave you alone right now that you wish would?
    I'm kinda liking the song Shadows on the Wind, and I like Shadow of the Wind. Do you think humans were born to have reflections like this? Do any other beings ever have thoughts like these?
    Do you scream at scary parts in a horror flick?
    I yell at characters who flub up. You should see Scott watching football, he actually leans right and left trying to help them zigzag around the field. It gets a little too interesting when I'm sitting on the floor at his feet getting a shoulder massage and someone fumbles the ball.
    Have you ever felt like life was unfair to you?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. *gasp* Oh, good one. You know what? I absolutely refuse to wallow in that crap. Some people see other people getting good things in life or being born beautiful or rich or whatever and feel galled about it all the time that life is unfair, but I just have to be thankful I'm still here. I have made it through so much unfairness, life has become a very precious thing. I don't have time to waste on poor me-ism. I'm busy doing cool stuff.
    What do you spend most of your time doing?
    Making life easier and more fun for other people around me. They think I rock. If I can't make it to the party, I bring the party to me.
    Who was the last person in your bed other then yourself?
    You mean like Scott? I like his smell in the sheets. Sometimes when I'm feeling really rotten and he's still at work, I take a nap in his spot because it's comforting.
    Do you really care what's going on in celebrities lives?
    I've got to stop living vicariously through Wil Wheaton and get me one of these.
    Have you ever broke a plate/bowl?
    Anything pyrex or corningware goes into spontaneous shatter events around me without provocation. It got creepy enough one year for me to clean all that stuff out of my house after a measuring cup exploded in my hand and glass coated the whole kitchen like dust, and it went through my robe and pajamas into my skin. I use stoneware and plastic almost exclusively now, and a little metal, but I'm really picky about that, too. And I'm not alone, you can find plenty of stories like this on the internet. It's a wonder tempered glass is still allowed to be so widely marketed for home food preparation.
    Does your house have air conditioning?
    This kind of question gets big stars for the survey creator, yes, I do, and I realize so many people in the world don't, so that's on my list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I saw old cars all around me last summer with their windows down in 106 degree heat, I really feel for people who don't have AC.
    When was the last time you felt like you didn't have a care in the world?
    This is the first Thanksgiving in about 8 or 9 years I have actually felt excited and happy about, and it's such a nice change. For anyone else dealing with family crises or illness and all the depression and anxiety that brings, big hugs. I love you. I know it sux. I know you cry. This song has been very very good for me this year.
    What was the last family get together you went to?
    I went to the sweetest little elope wedding a few days ago, stuff like that is precious and fun and worth getting so lost in the winding roads through the woods and hills that even the Tom-Tom gets confused. It was magical, like stepping into another world.
    What is your favorite restaurant?
    Before I exploded into food allergies shutting all that down, I was really into Ruby Tuesday. Everyone feels guilty now about going out to eat because all I order is milk or coffee, so I started packing my Spiderman lunch box and taking my own stuff to eat. It's surprising how sweet restaurant employees are to me, all I have to do is say "Sorry, I'm allergic" and hold up my cool lunchbox when they ask for my order.
    Has anyone ever drunk called/txted you?
    The way I fumble around myself with the brain fog and dyslexic fingers, I feel like I'm the one doing it to other people.
    Do you know anyone who has a homosexual parent?
    I'm sure I do, I'm just not aware of it. And that's how it should be.
    Have you ever moved? If so, how many times?
    I've moved often enough to dread going through that much work if we ever move again.
    What is your current myspace song?
    Yes, it's personal.
    What kind of color eyes do you like best?
    What kind of color eyes... arg. Ok, eyes. Always an eye color question. I'm not picky. However, given that dogs and cats can have yellow and orange eyes and birds can have red eyes, I've often wondered why humans don't have a much bigger color variety with eyes.
    Do you fake and bake or get a tan naturally?
    I burn faster than anyone I know.
    Do hate it when people are hypocritical?
    It kinda used to bother me, but wasting time on having feelings about other people's inconsistencies seems inconsistent with my own philosophies and lifestyles. I'd rather be too lazy to care. Except when it comes to survey creators who brag about their grammar and spelling and then slop their way through survey questions as bad or worse than other people. I don't know why this is bothering me so badly this week, I usually just blow it off or correct the typos.
    What was the last website you visited other then myspace?
    Someone is still myspacing... wow. I keep telling myself I need to go update my myspace and then I walk off and forget it.
    Have you ever tweeze your eyebrows?
    {Great Grammar and Spelling}, hun, you need a different verb tense. One of the weirdest things someone ever said to me out of the blue for no reason I could ever fathom was that the Egyptians used to tweeze their eyebrows, and I had no idea how to respond back so I never said a word, and the rest of the carpooling that day was so awkward I decided I just couldn't do that any more. If someone wants to say something about how I groom myself, just say it, I don't know how to play head games. I know, that sounds like a really lame thing to end the carpooling on, but this chick had over 20 cats and dogs captive in her trailer and her daughter got some kind of blood poisoning from an infection and I was very tired of hearing about what kind of sex her husband likes and the debates we used to get into over whether her psychology major carried more credence than my sociology major. In my opinion, the mentally skewed are attracted to psychology like flies, and me being on the more autistic side of life turns it all into weird Stephen King-ish stuff in my head. I don't need that kind of weirdness, I have enough of my own. If all it takes is my eyebrows to trigger someone, omg, get on meds or something *wow*. Yeah, the culminating last comment before I blocked that person from my real life. I'm a reactionary, it gets weird, I shut it down. I'm trying to get a better handle on that behavior and deal head on with letting it go, other people can be who they are and it's ok kind of thing. Wow, sorry, this got a little carried away. But like I say, if you do these things properly, it's like a psychological closet cleaning.
    Can you do a backwards london bridges?
    Do you mean like on the piano? Or like the youtube with the backward London Bridge song that's supposed to sound demonic? Or like actually playing it out like little kids? I'm epic failing at this, but at least I know it's London Bridge Is... I keep making noises of disgust, so Scott butted in, and now he wants to know where this person got their liberal education. I asked Scott if *he* got a liberal education. He said no. I said, And you've got great grammar and spelling, right? (He's terrible.) And he said, No, I just didn't pay attention. What a goob.
    What type of music could this world live without?
    There is one piece that comes on the Spa channel around 3 a.m. that is a flute solo called "Imagination" that seems like it lasts for about 8 minutes that is so terribly annoying that I not only wake up, but have to get up and go into the other room till it's over. THAT is 'music' the world could live without. It sounds like a kid got hold of a flute they found laying around on the ground.
    Do you have a job? If so, where do you work?
    My job is this. Being myself. I have goals, but the main thing is that I keep doing what I'm doing in order to reach those goals.
    What smiley do you use the most on the computer?
    Are any of your pets "overweight"?
    "No". My chickens get regular exercise and healthy greens and proteins. They lay better when they are trim and happy.
    Do you find it romantic when a guy/girl whispers in your ear?
    Scott's breath is so steamy that I just feel damp, and I always have to ask him to repeat what he whispers because it's so buzzy, but maybe I'm taking all that too literally, maybe I'm supposed to just go with it and see where it leads. Except he probably isn't whispering in my ear to be romantic to begin with, maybe he thinks he's being covert in a situation calling for synchronized action, or maybe he's telling me a joke or something. Isn't it funny how it all depends on how you see it? Like young people think something is so romantic because every little touch and eyeblink sets them off at that age, and years later the exact same thing is a nuisance.
    Who can you go to anytime of the day for anything no matter what?
    Surveys!!!! Yay! Survey creators are always there for me.
    What color is the shirt you're wearing?
    HA!!!!! You finally caught me wearing a different t-shirt! I'm wearing my Merlin tee today.
    Name three things around you:
    Pillows, remote, and the wonderful smell of herb roasted chicken. We're having stuffed cornish hens for Thanksgiving. Not doing a huge deal. Veggies and dip, green beans and potatoes cooked together so I don't have to mash anything, cranberry ambrosia, homemade rolls, apples to dip in homemade caramel sauce afterward, punkin pie.

    Do you believe you are a nice person?
    I try not to be. I'm such a pushover that I'm constantly taking the back seat to other people's priorities, and I'm changing that. I don't want to die bitter, knowhutImean?
    Are you hungry right now?
    Yes, actually. I woke up at 1:15 and now it's 2:40, and I think that's the problem right there, I need a snack. I'm real bad about forgetting to eat sometimes, and I don't recall having any supper last night. (Ha, this was another one of those skipping around questions. That was in the middle of the night, and now it's almost 9:30 a.m.)
    Has anyone ever bought you a ring?
    I don't wear rings because I know a couple of people who have lost fingers over rings getting caught on stuff, and I'm just klutzy enough to do the same thing, but I did let Scott buy me a pinky promise ring years ago, and he took me in so I could design it myself. It's a gold rose on a twisted rope band with a pink ruby set into the heart of it. I wear it on a chain along with a matching pinky twisted rope wedding band. Odd bit of trivia, for anyone wondering where the Pinky Guerrero name comes from that I use elsewhere, this is just one of the reasons. I've been a Pinky for a long, long, long time, just never used it publicly till this year. And then discovered there are a hundred Pinky Guerrero's out there.
    Name three of your favorite colors:
    Royal blue, sky blue, and the third is a toss up between midnight blue and cornflower blue.
    Don't you just hate that morning mouth taste?
    Scott is still very garlicky from the tortellini he ate last night. I like it, he smells delicious.  Since this is the last question, I'll tack on a pic of my turkey trotters.

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