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Monday, July 31, 2017

167 lame questions because I can't sleep

I started this on May 1st and promptly forgot about it after question 28.

I haven't had to fall back on a survey in years, but I'm having one of those nights where I have absolutely no one to talk to and my fave game server is down. I'll elaborate- I could talk to someone, but they'd hate me long before I got done venting. And for waking them up and dragging them out of bed.

Anyway, this one comes from A ‘Throwback Thursday’ Survey Like From The MySpace Days and immediately looked so stupidly lame at the top of the search engine list that I had to grab it to vent all my wrath, rage, and ruin upon. Before I begin, I just wanna say the answers I'm erasing from the person before me are even more lame than the questions (and which you can still see on the original post I linked up there), and since you can look up who it is, you too can lean back, roll your eyes, and utter a disgusted "Lame!" Also, wtf is up with stopping at 167??? Who the hell makes them thisss longggggggg??????? And then suddenly stops at a weird place?

Inserting psyche preparation...


1. Last beverage:
In a house of 4 people and me being the only one who washes the dishes, the last used beverage left for dead that I freakishly spilled all over the counter trying open a child proof sippy cup was a form of chocolate milk. Could've been some kind of nutrition shake, not sure if it was the adult kind or the kid kind, but the main thing was that it was chocolate, that it wasn't finished, and that it was left as is to go rank. I'm cleaning a ~straw~ here, people.

2. Last phone call:
In or out? To or from? On my phone or someone else's? How am I supposed to answer something so vague? Besides, we have the govt to keep track of these things. It's out of my hands. Ok, I'll bite. It's normally a collection agency. Despite years of compliancy, I was finally forced into studen loan default after 3 different total disability debt relief rejections (one time was over a comma my doctor didn't do correctly, apparently), and my lawyer just said don't pick up the phone. I have openly addressed this in Dear Gregory, which apparently hit a nail for a number of people, netting 4x my usual amount of readers. Yes, two years later I am still ignoring daily calls.

3. Last song you listened to:
*looking for facepalm post* Lemma 'splain. My fave headphones died last month, my new headphones for my phone crapped out several days ago, my Beats refuses to work in my phone, and my others are computer-only. I lost my earbuds. Add some super life swamp that kept me from listening to ANYTHING else since this next happened and ta-da, irony comes back to bite since I thought I was being funny posting this one on my last Pinky post. Whee, guess what we get to see again. 🙄


4. Last time you cried:
TODAY. I cry every day. Everyone on the whole planet should be crying every single day because this is a really hard place to ace a pop quiz on the meaning of life. If you aren't suffering or repentant or lonely or sad, you will be.


5. Have you dated someone twice:
😑 I actually wondered today where my life might have gone if I never had. Any of them. I really am in that kind of funk.

6. Have you ever been cheated on:
Pets do this behind our backs all. the. time. The whole loyalty thing is a sham.

7. Kissed someone & regretted it:
Raging case of strep from a 3 year old doesn't scare me.


8. Have you lost someone special:
Can I just throw in how briefly this was both asked and answered before me? We are on the planet of death and  howling despair, o.m.g. YES. And since I dragged it out over several months on a blog, you can go look that up.

9. What are your three favorite colors:
Royal blue, sky blue, and a cross between azure and cyan. Since hex charts don't accurately represent these colors in NATURE (our screens doing the glowy bit in more or less intensity actually changes how they look, yes, I am THAT picky with color), then I invite you to go find these colors in real life.

Royal blue embroidery thread.


Sky blue. I've spent hours of my life staring at the sky out of building and vehicle windows and from outdoor seating while I think many thoughts. Did you know that blue wasn't even recognized as a color in worldwide human vocabulary until somewhat recently?
Humans Didn't Even See The Colour Blue Until Modern Times, Research Suggests


My state song growing up includes the line "Under a sky of azure, where balmy breezes blow, kissed by the golden sunshine, is Nuevo Mejico." Azure is a littler harder to pin down, but it's a super cool word and lends an exotic feel to a visual.


Here is cyan. Some of you are wondering by now what in the world matters about such minute differences. I don't know. All I know is that since I was a child, the color blue has felt extremely important for some reason, and that 'navy' in the fashion industry (especially with polka dots) and 'ford blue' on vehicles (especially associated with farming and rednecks) are very big mistakes in this particular parallel dimension.


10. Met someone who changed you in the past month:
The answer I just erased actually stopped me in my facepalm tracks. I used to think the answers were stupid from teenagers, but a middle ager going back for nostalgia is even stupider. Sorry, back to me. A very real person who has changed me lately is someone I've never met in person but who demonstrated uber amounts of patience and perseverance getting a creative effort off the ground, and how I felt experiencing that work is exactly what I'd like to reproduce in my own readers.


11. Kissed anyone on your friends list:
And there we have the answer to all the other questions that left us wondering who the cheater was behind all the vague answers. I'm about ready for Barry to screw up Flashpoint now. Sorry, I'm not usually this distracted by previous answerers. My friends list includes just about anyone who even vaguely knows me from a distance, so I think a better question is kissed anyone who has threatened physical harm or lawsuit. And the answer is "Yes". People who know how much of a total germ phobe I am are usually very surprised to hear this.

click to find out

12. How many kids do you want:
*goes back in time and changes history* *immediately angsts about not having kids in one's life, goes back and changes history again* *runs into this question and...* I remember when my sister used to daydream about having 12 kids.

13. Do you want any pets:
I had a pet named Wolfie on the game server. He followed me and other players around demanding attention and handouts.


14. Do you want to change your name:
Pinky said I had to stop changing my name. We're (I'm) still working on the depersonalization and dissonance issues with my psychologist. exactly

15. What did you do for your last birthday:
Experimented with chocolate waffles and came away with probably never again, even though they weren't that bad.


16. What time did you wake up today:
I can't believe people really answer stuff like this. I woke up before everyone else even though I got to bed after everyone else, because that's what good meemaws DO.

17. Name something you CANNOT wait for:
Tomorrow morning's coffee. 4 more hours. Wonder if I can finish this before then.


18. Last time you saw your mother:
I've extensively blogged about how agonizing it was losing my mom so slowly. If someone can tell me in comments the last time I saw her, I'll totally give you a real prize of some kind, like maybe actual mismated #PinkySox I've worn, along with my official fansite card.

19. Most visited webpage:
Pinky blog. Wait, you mean what I visit most? I've lived in youtube since 2006.

20. Nicknames:
Ok, so the guy before me was Nicholas Cage... j/k

21. Relationship status:
If we glance across all the medias, I have pretty stable relationships with most of my connections, although cousins and people who get too close seem to get loaded onto giant rubberbands and shot into space sooner or later, so we'll just call it complicated.

22. Zodiac sign:
They're trying to tell me I can't be a scorpio any more.
Your life is a lie: The zodiac has changed — here's your (new?) sign


23. Male or female:
I'm so glad I'm not married to the previous survey taker. I'd hafta slap him for being too cliche'd in the I think I'm cute department. What was the question again? Oh, yeah, I love androgeny and asexuality. I was really into Taelons in the series Earth: Final Conflict. Believe it or not, some of us have been gender-conscious for decades before the current generation showed up.


24. Height:
Oh, here we go, I'm getting some chocolate chips. Srsly, I can't even think about going back to sleep yet. I'd love to talk it out but hauling people out of bed at midnight to talk about old PTSD triggers is frowned upon as dysfunctional.

25. Do you have a crush on someone:
Yes. I blame these guys.


26. Piercings:
These are the next suggestions after that last vid. I wanna know why Benny shows up in so many weird places.


And, honest opinion, *not* the BEST VIDEO EVER. Just saying.

27. Tattoos:
I'm actually starting to get sleepy. This was a good idea.

28. Strong or Weak:
Tea or coffee? Or something else?

(and she went away and didn't come back for days)

Now it's June 26th.

FIRSTS

29. First surgery:
Since my parents failed to do anything about me dramatically flailing in wallowing pain, I had to wait till my wisdom teeth grew in.

30. First best friend:
A little girl from India who could barely speak English. We shared a swing and joyously counted to 20 between trading off. I loved hearing her count.

31. First sport you joined:
Voluntarily, right? Is Red Rover a sport? Because I turned it into a sport, kinda on the level of roller derby but with more flipping.

32. First vacation:
I never took a real vacation in my life until I met @bonenado. I was hiding how ill I felt (spoonie on antibiotic) and the resultant crabbiness had him threatening to just leave me in a strange city. I've been super honest ever since, and he's never left. Our kids discovered heated swimming pools and we like to never got them out. The zoo was really cool but the heat was wicked. I about died going up the arch because super claustrophobic, heights problem, the arch swaying in the jet stream...

33. First school:
A pricey kindergarten because back then schools didn't have them. I was in trouble con-stant-ly.

34. First pair of trainers:
Right. I got three pairs of shoes at one time my entire childhood- church shoes, school shoes, and play shoes. I wound up with the cheapest sneakers available and wore them till the soles flapped, and it never slowed me down climbing trees and jumping fences and wrecking my bike.

WHICH IS BETTER

35. Lips or eyes:
I just discovered Top Blog Directories To Submit Your Blog To and am finding out one can pay search engines to pump up their search cred. I'm just shaking my head. You know the big money makers are all about lists, right? Lotta lists and all kinds of ads and popups everywhere. That's the problem with the digital age, all the app creators and money bloggers are clogging the servers up with digital money changing accounts. Wait, what was the question? Lips or eyes... Here's a good one. Check out this guy's eyes. Hang in there to the end, I laughed so hard.


36. Hugs or kisses:
I guess this which is better is about potential love interests and not food. Bummer. I think they should get more detailed with the questions, like which is better, sunburn hugs, or morning breath kisses.

37. Shorter or taller:
This is pretty important if you're planning on riding a horse and get queasy over heights and you're not used to a live beast you're on doing whatever it wants if you don't know how to control it. I slid off onto a gravel pile once and bruised up my whole rib cage. I couldn't move for hours. I tend to go for the smaller horses since then.

38. Older or younger:
The only older pet I've had was a chicken. All the rest managed to croak off or get killed long before their expiry dates.


39. Romantic or spontaneous:
Neither. God help the soul who crosses my path and feels a compulsion to seek out my company.

40. Sensitive or loud:
Neither. Don't touch me and don't talk to me. lolz Actually, I'd prefer a scifi junkie who doesn't mind a lot of DVR pausing to pursue major discussions and likelihoods and diving into frenzied IMDB searches. Incidentally, @bonenado is cool with that and also doesn't talk much during TV, although he does tend toward interactive if the action is too intense. I've learned not to sit too close.

41. Hook-up or relationship:
I told @bonenado as long as I have good internet and decent satellite or cable TV, I'll follow him anywhere.

42. Shy or outgoing:
Can we get past this real life stuff now? We're in the digital age. You should be asking keyboard or audio chat.

HAVE YOU EVER

43. Kissed a stranger:
Here, we go, confessions. I like kissing and stuff, but I'm really not into poor mouth hygiene, so I draw the line at double arm's length away from strangers. I know that seems anti-kissing, but it's really about being a germ phobe, totally different thing. The real question is whether you'd give mouth to mouth to someone gross and whether you'd fail the faith in humanity thing because of it.

44. Gotten a speeding ticket:
Even better, I've gotten to ride home in the front seat with highway patrol because I was too wasted on meds to make it in to work. I got caught driving too cautiously and slow.

45. Lost glasses/contacts:
Let me count the ways my glasses have been busted. Smashed in the face by a dodge ball, dropped on driveway chat after a screw fell out, rolled over on in my sleep, stepped on when I was looking for them in the dark, so many ways I've destroyed my expensive eyewear.

46. Sex on first date:
I can't even imagine that.

47. Broken someone’s heart:
Left and right in a variety of ways, I'm sure, but it probably had more to do with me being oblivious than anything.

48. Been arrested:
I'm so surprised I haven't been. Most people think I'm joking. I'm not joking.

49. Have you turned someone down:
The stupid thing about that is it makes people try harder, like it's a game to win or something. That's when I wind up doing something mean and instantly get hated for life. It's like ripping off bandaids, just yank those suckers off right away.

50. Fallen for a friend:
I'd make a good dog, I fall for anyone with food.

51. Moved out of town:
I'd love to move to a new country every year, see what the world is like besides on my TV.

BELIEVE IN

52. Miracles:
Pretty sure what you're doing right now is a miracle. You can call it science and think it's mundane, but something in my head going into your eyeballs over time and distance is a miracle, is it not?

53. Love at first sight:
So many times. Mostly with food, horizons, galaxies, books, the high blue sky above a desert, forest in the moonlight... Humans are made to fall in love, I think, we are so easily enamored of things we see around us.

54. Heaven:
I don't think it's what a lot of people think it is.

55. Santa Claus:
I didn't find out there was a Valentine fairy till after I got grown up. I felt so gypped.

56. Kiss on the first date:
@bonenado and I didn't kiss till our third date and that must've been the magic number.

57. Angels:
I don't think they're what some people think they are.

58. Yourself:
I can always count on me to keep my sox washed.

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY

59. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time:
I'm currently binge rewatching The Guild. I'm in a weird place. It helps.

60. Been in love with someone you couldn’t be with?:
My whole life is about not being able to be with people I love. If I could move to Houston right now I'd be with my Batman.


61. Ever cheated on somebody:
I just fixed a blogger stat cookie problem on a different blog, so I guess I just totally cheated on all you guys.

62. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?:
As I wrote in another survey- All the way. All the dang way.

63. Are you afraid of falling in love:
Fear the evil villain falling in love...


64. Was your last relationship a mistake?
I accidentally created a monster.

65. Do you miss your last relationship?
Oh, are we only talking about love interests? I count anyone who looks at me weird in a pharmacy line as a relationship. Wait, that's a brief encounter. Or are those when you actually talk out loud to someone? I get all these things mixed up. At any rate, if we are doing 60 in separate cars on a highway and neither one of us suddenly mangles the other up, I call that a successful relationship.

66. Who did you last say “i love you” to?
I say I love you willy nilly. I don't keep track of these things.


67. Have you ever been depressed?
*looks at wrist* All my life. I've been told I'm not maniacally depressed, but people are still afraid of me.

68. Are you insecure?
Is it odd that I'm more insecure about who can get into my stuff in a digital game than who can get into my stuff in real life?


69. How do you want to die?
I *DON'T* want to die. Also, I don't a freaky stalker taking this seriously and granting my wish if I actually describe the kind of death I'd prefer over another kind of death, capiche? Good lord, people.

70. Do you bite your nails?
I keep them mowed so I won't. I've bloodied myself ripping hangnails out by the roots.

71. When was your last physical fight?
Moc mob spawning all over me out of the blue affects me very physically, so pretty much every day. Gotta keep that ol' adrenaline exercised.

72. Do you have an attitude?
I keep attitude by me in a snack bowl. Always there when I need it.

73. Twirl or cut your spaghetti?
I haven't had pasta in years. I miss it, but not the 30 pounds I've totally kept off since I stopped eating it.

74. Do you tan a lot?
What is up with all these real life questions? Doesn't anybody making surveys ever do anything else online besides make surveys?

75. Ever eaten food in a car while someone or you are driving?
A better question would be ever eaten in front of a woman in labor. Yes I have. Don't do that, btw. It's not cool.

76. Ever made out in a bathroom?
Dear previous middle aged survey taker- This question didn't ask for your entire history of bathroom sex. Yes or no would've sufficed, like so many of your other very boring answers.

77. Would you take any of your exes back?
Most of them are still arm's length.


78. Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Number 62 covered this. And yes I totally would, as many times as I could to as many places as I could.

Coming back to this at 6 a.m. on the 28th of June.

79. What are your plans for this weekend?
@bonenado's stepdad passed at home last night. I'm going to spread rumors about the woods being haunted now.

80. Do you type fast?
I keep saying I'm going to leave all the typos in one of these days. I type at ludicrous speed with both dyslexia and nerve challenges in my arms/hands/fingers. Sometimes even I don't know what I thought I was doing.

81. Can you spell well?
I used to be the person you'd automatically push into a spelling bee, but since the big brain crash in 2004, I've had to look up lots and lots of words that I used to know, over and over and over. I can't seem to retain the spelling. It's like I went dyslexic. I'm like that with numbers now, too.

82: What are you craving right now?
Chocolate chips. I've sworn off nachos and chocolate chips this month, my last two major carb vices. My coffee is screaming for chocolate chips in my mouth this morning, which I very rarely do, but this morning needs help.

83. Have you ever been on a horse?
On Mo Creatures you can get on a horse, a zorse, a winged horse, a bat horse, a fire horse, a fairy horse, and all kinds of other things like ostriches, scorpions, winged panthers, elephants, dolphins, etc. I have a horse named Westley (from Princess Bride) and a fairy horse named Smoak (from Arrow). I haven't saddled my ostriches yet, and my dolphin swam away in the ocean, so I may hafta get another one.


84. Would you live with someone without marrying them?
These kinds of questions are so vague, like it automatically assumes sharing living space with a love interest. There are very few people I allow into my home, much less cohabit with, so this question is fairly moot, even though I am actually married. I once had a roommate many years ago who thought it would be funny while she was at work to call the cops and complain about my loud partying, and they really did show up around midnight and dragged me out of bed, and I was obviously not partying. I swore off sharing living space with ANYONE after that who didn't pass a rigorous testing period, and that meant years later that @bonenado had to get an apartment near me and then wait 3 years to marry me. That is how seriously I take cohabitation. I don't share space easily. We have clearly demarcated and practically police taped DO NOT CROSS lines of each other's junk we don't touch, even after nearly 24 years of marriage.

85. What’s irritating you right now?
Nothing. I'm in hardcore aspienado shutdown. It's not the same as feeling numb, more like being in a deprivation tank. I'll deal with my feels later.

86. Have you ever liked someone so much that it hurts?
That constant ache which lends to the overarching existential dilemma, yes.

87. Does somebody love you?
Apparently, because they keep coming back.

88. Have you ever changed clothes in a car?
While driving. My talents used to be endless. I'm not that bendy any more, and my cognitive response time is laggy.

89. Milk chocolate or white chocolate?
Survey taker before me- "Despise milk as a drink. Coffee, juice, water or soda for me." Um. Ok, this is probably how you failed tests in high school. Keeping in mind I'm going through and deleting middle age responses before I come up with my own responses, boink that, I love milk. I grew up on fresh cow and goat milk, you can make tons of stuff with it like puddings, soups, sauces, cheeses, need I go on, and it's pretty awesome as a side with a snack. I've also lost weight drinking it in a probiotic protein mix, so there.

90. Do you have trust issues?
I don't trust anyone at all. I never have, never will. Being public has been a huge leap for me, and access trust in game is as angsty for me as real life is. @bonenado is the same way. I have never breached his internet perimeters, partly because I find fantasy baseball excruciatingly dull, but neither have I ever known his password to his league because he probably fears retribution if he ever irks me badly enough. I'm not into that kind of sabotage, although I am very capable of it. I appreciate that he's never tested me like it's some kind of game to see how upset I'll get. I'm not sure anyone else would have survived me this long without significant grudge holding.

91. Longest relationship?
I believe I've mentioned the African dwarf frog that was left behind for college and I kept cleaning the tank until one day I woke up and realized I'd had that frog in my house for ten years, and promptly tossed it off the deck to a chicken.

92: Do you believe your most recent ex thinks about you?
All the time. And not because I have a narcissism dx. I can see the stats.

93. Have you ever walked outside in your PJs?
And I've slept in my clothes, I thought we got past all this back in the 1960s. Oh yeah, that's a lost piece of history to the Gen Xers. Weird to think of Gen Xers being middle aged now.

94. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Previous survey taker- "I don’t believe we’re controlled." Answer the question, dammit! Ha, finally an answer that provokes actual thought, although it still lacks substance. Some of you know how I feel about synchronicity. That doesn't mean someone is at the helm controlling #allthethings. It means we synergistically fit into each other's lives, and I think that's a pretty good reason for things happening.

95. Did you have dream last night?
All the years I've had vivid dreams and no one ever actually asked this on a survey. Now I'm on CPAP completing dream cycles and waking up naturally not remembering my dreams and NOW this question shows up. I'm going to go take a shower.

96. Have you ever been out of state?
Ug, super ticked right now. Another blogger fail. The comments on another blog sit in pending until I do something, like publish or delete, but there is also a 'not spam' option, right? I wanted to send a couple of comments that got auto filtered into spam back to 'pending' and possibly even publish them, but clicking 'not spam' just made them vanish, like they were deleted. I'm so pissed. The only options I had in the auto filtered spam were 'not spam' and 'delete'. Super fail, blogger, SUPER. FAIL. They were legit and valuable to me.

For you gamers out there, that's the equivalent of your fave pet glitching out of existence and admin saying they can't replace it. The frustration is very real.

97. Do you play the Wii?
Ok, we finally get to a gaming question, and it's so lame my brain fell out. Starting to wonder if this survey was created from a women's prison. That would explain the rabid length and the weird cut off number. If internet time and accessible websites were restricted and monitored, I can totally see clinging to a survey creation site as long as I could, and under pressure so I'd have to slap out the questions without getting to take my time and glance at a television and snack and text my way through it. Hmm.


98. Do you like Chinese food?
I love dipping spring rolls. Now I'm wondering if prison food ruins Chinese food. I mean, if they have food theme days, right.

99. Are you afraid of the dark?
It's weird reaching a place in your life where you realize the stuff inside of you is darker than anything around you, even when it's pitch black. I think we fear what is inside of us more than we fear the actual dark, but honestly, yes, I absolutely do not want to run into spiders in the dark so I usually have some kind of light. I was cured of walking around in the dark even in my own house when I nearly stepped barefoot on a spider as big as my foot, and I'm totally not kidding about that. I live in Mirkwood.

100. Is cheating ever okay?
Now it's July 3rd. Is that cheating?

101. What year has been your best?
Probably the one where I realized I am who I want to be, not who people say I am. I think I was about 11.

102. Do you believe in true love?
I can't decide if the previous person failed to get the question or settled for wrapping a tiny brain around immutable circumstances. I think the more important question is whether true love believes in us. And the answer is necessarily yes. Which moots out everything else you think about it. It's not like we have to make a logic proof out of it.


103. Favorite weather?
Inside a temp controlled building.

104. Do you like the snow?
I love looking at it through windows or in pictures.

105. Do you like the outside?
I would love the outside if I didn't burn immediately and snot up over everything and wasn't carrying around a positive Lyme marker. I do actually miss it, though.

106. Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby?
No one ever calls me baby. I'm not the sort that word springs to mind around in any context.

107. Have you ever made out for more than a half hour straight?
*looking at watch* I kinda like the sprints.

108. What makes you happy?
When peace and quiet reign over my immediate environment for longer than 5 minutes. (Can you tell I'm really tired today?)

109. Ever been to Alaska?
I keep actually facepalming over the previous answers. I've caught myself actually really doing it 3 different times now, putting my hand to my face to rub my forehead and close my eyes. I wish just once I would run into a survey where the person before me was actually having ~*~fun~*~ filling up time answering mundane questions. I also want to know why Alaska? What is so exotic about Alaska that no one ever says Hey, ever been to Maine? Ever been to Kentucky? Ever been to see the twine ball that Weird Al sings about?


110. Ever been to Hawaii?
Grrr. People who know anything about anything are wowed when I say I've been to the Cliff Dwellings.

111. Do you watch the news?
All I have to do is pull up a search bar in any browser or social media to have anything breaking shoved in my face. People still sit and watch news?

112. Do you love MTV?
People still watch MTV? lol Actually, season one of The Shannara Chronicles aired on MTV. For those wanting to continue following, it's imperative to know it's moving to Spike TV for season 2.

113. Do you like subway?
Years ago I thought I did, but honestly, it was never quite what I wanted. If I could get in there and build my own, fine.

114 Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed?
Definitely created in a rush from a prison. And the previous answer looked like it was caught pretty flat-footed. That wily honesty, gets you every time.

115. Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
He'd better like me, or I'll stop doing his laundry.

116. Why did you decide to do this quiz?
Someone's been in counseling, I see. I really should have been paying more attention, I'd probably get clues why this survey creator is in prison.

117. Have you ever seen someone you knew and purposely avoided them?
I got right in his face and he still avoided me. #awkward... Ex-coworker I didn't get along with (ok, I reported him for hiding merch from a regional visit instead of failing to get it tagged and onto the floor because he tried to blame it on me being a lazy lead and it backfired on him being an incompetent assistant manager to the point where they had to promote him right out of the store, and *bing*, there he was, some kind of lead or assistant management in Walmart) (more like a big step sideways and maybe a rung or two down in life after several years), and if I know my store policies, associates are supposed to acknowledge customers. I practically stepped into a tango with the guy and he still managed to get around me and pretend I wasn't there. In all honesty, it was one of those sudden lame oops moments, and in even more honesty, I haven't set foot back in that particular Walmart since. I don't usually reach that level of bad blood with people, but I will definitely stand up for myself to any boss shoving their crap over on me to shine better to people above them. So, person who answered this question before me, how do you feel about those vague brief answers now? Shame on you.

118. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around?
I want to meet the person who answered before me. I usually want to meet the survey creator, but this guy has got me fascinated. I want to know every detail of his apparently very confused average IQ on the edge of jumping off a cliff out of sheer boredom life. He's NOT sounding adequately content, despite the brave attempts at the casual it's all good.


119. Who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to?
In my head or in real life? I could simply just say "Scott" and move on, like the guy before me wrote "my wife" and moved on. WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HER??? omg, I bet she hates you. You dropped her like a piece of furniture, dude. At any rate, Scott generally has to peel me off because once I start talking I don't always stop. I'm a living run on sentence.

120. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
Oooo, wife vs mother, weighing options, and he bailed. He brought them both up. I'm calling this one guilty conscience pulled between two women. I wanna know what that deep convo was about. I personally could go into all kinds of crap of my own, but it's been so interesting here that I'd probably get shot on facebook.

121. Ever bought condoms?
I've made that mistake, yes. I've also learned not to shop for jeans, underwear, and socks. The occasional shirt is fine. Scott is a very picky guy. There are right and wrong shades of green, and I could go over a whole list, but it's ridiculous.

122. Ever gotten pregnant?
3 times. One baby. My endocrinologist thinks I carried to term against all odds. Pretty sure my entire existence is against all odds.

123. Have you ever slipped on ice?
Wait... that was too synchronous. It's almost like this guy is talking to himself. Did HE make up these questions??? O_O Wo. What if he's the one on a timer in a prison life marriage or something, being monitored and wrestling to get a mental grip. I wonder if his mom lives with him and his wife. That would be wild.

124 Have you ever missed the bus?
And he's got kids that missed the bus or something. I wonder if this is the big talk he got caught in between his wife and mom about. Maybe one is blaming the other for lack of kid control or something.

125. Have you left the house without money?
I'm not sure whether to start feeling sorry for this guy or what. I mean, obviously he doesn't get the TV after work if he's doing this. He should be gaming.

126. Have you ever smoked cigarettes?
Serious smoker, too. Money is tight, he's smoking. One of the reasons I quit was because I added up how much money I had burned up in a year and was appalled.

127. Have you ever smoked a cigar?
I used to keep a cigar in my panty and sock drawer because it smelled good.

128. Did you ever drink alcohol?
Oh yeah, this is about me now, not the previous survey taker. I've gotta stop responding to him. "Ever" is a dumb word. Anyone who has used real vanilla or accidentally swallowed Listerene has drank alcohol.

129. Did you ever watch “The Breakfast Club”?
A Breakfast Clubber, there we go. That says it right there. Me, I watched stuff like Star Wars a hundred times, you know? My marriage would never make it if Scott were a Breakfast Clubber. Dude who did this before me- There are these cool werewolf and vampire shows. Go watch those. Amazing how they take your mind off.


130. Have you ever been overweight?
I swear, he's both the question and answer person. It's bugging me. I've never seen a survey so personally synced before, like someone is having a convo with themselves.

131. Ever been to a wedding?
Freakin bored I am. That's Yoda talk. I wonder if Yoda was ever married...

132. Ever been in a wedding?
Super facepalm into my monitor, this guy's been a wedding DJ... Adam Sandler didn't exactly make it cool, dude.


133. Have you ever been on the computer for 5 hours straight?
I'M TELLING YOU. I wanna reach back in time through our monitors and squeeze some thoughts into his brain, like WHY AREN'T YOU GAMING OR LIVE TWEETING OR WATCHING YOUTUBES OR SOMETHING.

134. Did you ever watch TV for 5 hours straight?
There's that word again, 'ever'. Maybe I have, and maybe I haven't. Maybe I fell asleep somewhere in there. Maybe I got up a lot with the show paused. Maybe I forgot to come back and then rediscovered I was only halfway through a show when Scott got home from work. Maybe it took me 3 weeks to watch one episode of something because I'm the kind of person who doesn't sit and stare at a TV very well.

135. Ever kissed in the rain?
I've never made out in the bed of a pickup truck, or in a tent, or even just in the woods, which is really sad since my entire life has been spent around these kinds of things.

136. Did you ever shower with someone else?
Ah-HA. It wasn't his wife! Pretty sure he was needing to share a bare hint at a clue. Get it? Bare. Nevermind.

137. Did you ever fail a driver’s test?
Lame question. Of course I did. I wonder how many times I've answered this one.

138. Ever been outside your home country?
Ok, how does one 'sort of' have been in France without mentioning any other part of Europe or even any other continent besides North America? You know what, I should really pull my psychologist in on a survey sometime, just do one right there in the office with him, see what it's like bouncing my head around talking out loud instead of just to myself on a survey.

139. Ever been on a road trip longer than 5 hours?
Probably my 15th facepalm. What guy does not pee by the side of the road? I'm sorry, I think I've been sucked into the survey taker from a Bates Motel kind of story.

140. Ever been to a professional sports game?
I saw the original Harlem Globetrotters. Well, maybe the second incarnation with one or two originals still in. I think they're in like their 20th incarnation now, or maybe even split off into a franchise of Harlem Globetrotter groups. Kind of like the fake Beatles in Branson.

141. Have you ever broken a bone?
I've had days/weeks/months/years that felt like every bone in my body was broken. Then when I really did break a bone in my foot, I walked around on it for two weeks before I went in for an x-ray because I thought surely it would hurt more.

142. Did you ever win a trophy in your life?
Hang on, I'm going to get Scott to scratch my back.

143. Ever get engaged?
Wow, I actually came back.

144. Have you ever been on a diet?
I've let nachos and chocolate chips back into my life. I make even poorer choices without them.

145. Have you ever been on TV?
Yes, several times. I should leave you all hanging.

146. Ever ridden in a taxi?
I can't even imagine voluntarily getting into a car that numerous other people have been in. I still bugs me to sit on a couch in my psychologist's office that hundreds of other people have sat on.

147. Ever been to prom?
"Yes. I took Bobbi Hibbits." So close to Bilbo the Hobbit... I was hoping there was finally a good answer in here. My prom story is stupid and already crabbed about in another survey under the 'childhood' section.

Prom sucked because I had to wear an ‘old lady’ church dress with long sleeves and my mom picked me up before the dance started.

148. Ever stayed up for 24 hours or more?
I had a euphoric episode that lasted 12 days. I didn't sleep.

149 Have you ever been to a concert?
No one ever brings up the children's concerts that tour to promote television shows, like Raffi and the Wiggles. I've been to a children's concert that was NOT any of those guys. I was vastly underwhelmed.

150. Have you ever had a crush on someone at work?
I have crushes on just about everyone at some time or another. I think it's part of my crazy brain chemicals bouncing around.

151. Have you ever been in a car accident?
If you're new and don't know, I'll indulge you enough to say yes.

152. Ever had braces?
I'm trying to get to 167. There are fireworks going off at a neighbor's house and Little Einsteins on the TV and it's almost 11 p.m. I think Bunny fell asleep so there's not much keeping me up now.

Now it's July 29. That's right, another month just flew by.

153. Did you ever learn another language?
I looked up 'giant space crickets' on google search because a really big cave cricket bouncing around my kitchen this morning seemed inspiring. I take back everything I ever said about our crickets being ginormous. Feel free to plug that one in and get sick. I'm not even going to link it, so you're taking full responsibility for your own actions here.

154. Do you wear make-up?
Let's immediately divert to youtube, shall we? I like this song.


By the way, if you are wondering "zucchini???", it all started in comments here. You're welcome.


155. Did you ever have your wisdom teeth taken out?
These kinds of questions make me wanna reach through my monitor through time and change them, like this one could be Did you ever dream you'd sneeze your dentures out? Cracks me up when I see someone do that. He shall remain nameless.

156. Did you ever kiss someone a different race than yourself?
So like I'm a human race kissing an alien race? I can't be sure. Most of it's pretty blurry.

157. Ever dyed your hair?
Wo, dude, guy before me remembers the YEAR, musta been stellar. My own dye fails are too boring to even mention.

158. Did you ever wear someone else’s clothes?
Can't. Take. This.


159. Ever ridden in an ambulance?
Very seriously, I can tell you many things about ambulances, their staff, their components, and how the only way you can get comfortable is to go unconscious. I should write up a FAQ sheet about what to expect on your joy ride.

160. Ever ridden in a helicopter?
I can't any more. Gotta bail again. So close to 167.

Now it's July 31st.

161. Ever caught the stove on fire?
Since I know people who have not only done this but seriously burned themselves and/or their houses, I earnestly prayed early on in this house for it to be protected from ever burning, and there have been several times I've been extremely thankful it hasn't, because it certainly could have.

162. Ever met someone famous?
I'm not good at this. I don't know how to gush properly. I also suck at small talk. It gets weird and awkward very quickly because I auto-assume everyone is a normal person and I have no social skillz. I've breezed right by famous people like they weren't even there and never blinked an eye. You'd fall over if I ever made a list, and most of it was very accidental. However, I've gone a little more in-depth on Pinky blog at I'll make you famous.

163. Ever been on an airplane?
My first airplane ride at 17 was in a private plane that spontaneously changed flight plan without reporting so we could shortcut over a mountain range. The turbulence was insane, and I watched my uncle fight to stay in the air while he handed me two puke sacks to fill up from a very expensive lunch he'd fed me just before takeoff. Ever since then I've had to be drunk or fairly heavily sedated just to walk onto a plane. I'm not fun to fly with. Oh, and I have a peanut allergy, so one flight I was on some guy behind me griped all the way to Houston about not getting any peanuts. I really don't wanna die on a plane.

164. Ever been on a boat?
Not crazy about boats, either. Big water under me brings out all kinds of life preservation anxiety.

165. Ever broken something expensive?
It's ok.


166. Did you ever kiss someone before you were 14?
Ug, this is stupid.

167. Did you ever find something valuable on the ground?
This finally concludes one of the most boring dragged out surveys I've ever done. I cannot believe the person before me took himself so seriously and never broke out of lie detector mode.



Original from- Remember The MySpace Survey? Here's One I've Done

Friday, November 11, 2016

survey from November 21, 2007

From a private blog. This is how I got through stuff before I had twitter. This was just before we found out I had a very nasty cytomegalovirus infection that took me down for months. It's a mono strain that can hit your liver like a freight train, so basically it was like having hepatitis with a lot of complications.

I started this at 5 a.m. this morning.  It's now 1 a.m.

1. What was the highlight of your day?
Getting to sleep for 3 hours before I woke up coughing.  Later on my highlight will be seeing my family over the hills and through the woods.  I'm pretty excited about that.

2. Who's car were you in last?
I was in my baby Lamborghini ripping up the road to the doctor.  Unmedicated, for a change.  Totally at one with the broken CD player and 
Star 105.1 .

3. When is the next time you are going to kiss someone?
Scott gave me a teeny quickie kiss on the way out.  He keeps forgetting I'm lethal, toxic, and poisonous and keeps doing that.

4. What color shirt are you wearing?
My favoritist old raggedy black t-shirt in the whole world.  I'm not going to throw it away until a nipple actually shows.

5. How long is your hair?

Still way above my waist.  Waaaay above.  I won't be able to make a ponytail for months.  Possibly longer.

6. Last movie you watched?

The Kingdom of Heaven, with Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson and many other biggies.  I thought they did a really good job on the war.

7. Last thing you drank?
Hot honey milk.  Did you know honey bees were European and near Eastern before they came to America?  One brave bee named Christopher C. drew up a plan for world dominance, and their Queen, Isabee, approved.

8. Last thing you ate?
About 5 hours ago I was finishing up cashews, cheese, and crackers.

9. Where did you sleep last night?
I was really hoping to get more sleep than this.  I took some benadryl, maybe I'll get a quick nap in before I have to leave later.  I'm having to sleep on the couch lately so I don't choke on my own phlegm.

10. Are you happy right now?
No one ever asks me if I'm thrilled.  How come no one ~ever~ asks me that?

11.What did you say last?
I'm sure someone's got it on record somewhere.  I think it was 'see ya' or 'you too' or something as Scott walked out the door.  Maybe you can google that if it's so important.

12. Where is your phone?
Do phones have GPS tracking systems in them yet?  I know the CTU people in 24 can track cell phone signals, but that's only if they're actively being used.

13. What was the last museum you went to?
My room is a lot like a museum after an earthquake.  Antiquities in piles all sliding back out of order.

14. what color are your eyes?
I will be so surprised if I find out later they're not really brown and that I've been delusional all this time.

15. Who came over last?
We can always count on Twinkles.


16. Who are you talking to?
Very surreal.  My first thought was, who are YOU?  You know you're a hermit when you really think you're having a conversation with a survey.

17. Who/what do you hate/dislike currently?
Sinus pain and pressure *can* be your friend if you'll just give it a chance.

18. What are you listening to?
Predawn Weather Channel music, but they keep interrupting it to talk about some places having snow.

19. If you could have one thing right now what would it be?
3 more hours of sleep.  I think I'm going to stop for awhile and try laying down again.

20. What is the best smell.

::11 hours later::  Ok, I'm back.  My most favorite smell ever is the smell of newly made alfalfa hay bales in the night air mixed with the smell of my dad's sweat.  I hope heaven smells like that.  At least for me.

21. Who is always there when you need someone to talk to?
I never lack for a survey.  No matter how badly I suffer and moan, the survey people always spend quality time with me.  Like now, for instance.  My right ear is hurting SO bad, it feels like the eardrum is going to violently explode and the wall will be spattered with inner ear fluid.  I won't go into other details of sinus and respiratory infection right now.  But the survey stays through it with me, steady as a rock.  Nearly everyone else leaves the room gagging when I go into detail.

22. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Drugging myself into a stupor and praying for sleep.  At midnight, and I distinctly remember this, I was uncontrollably hacking what felt like chopped vegetables out of my chest and thinking how sharp some of the pieces felt.  Kinda like a cement contractor had been mistakenly called in, and now we're breaking up the new sidewalks in my bronchials with jackhammers and flinging the shards willy nilly into the upper stratosphere.

23. Are you left-handed?
Do you think it's odd that very few people care if I'm right-handed?

24. What's for dinner tonight?
Scott's on his own.  If I'm lucky I'll get a piece of preformed caramelized pizza.  (~later~ I wasn't lucky.)

Where did 25 go?

26. When is your birthday?
I so don't care right now.  My ear thinks I should spit on this question.  My ear is wondering why nobody cares, why isn't someone pouring some magical hot eucalyptus oil into it and topping it off with cotton?  I'm telling my eardrum to just shut up and burst already, I'm sick of its whining.

27. Who was the last person to send you a text message?

Twinkles.  The typos were pretty funny.  I don't think she checks to see whether the automatic word thingy grabbed the right word.

Where did 28 go?

29. Where was the last place you went shopping?

I get my drugs at Walgreens.  They may be maddening about a few policies, but I love their national database.

30. How do you feel about your hair right now?
Not a thing.  It's about the only thing on my body not complaining right now.

31. Do you have any expensive jewelry?
I put together a really cool charm bracelet one year that retails for nearly $400 total.  I'm afraid to wear it anywhere.

Where did 32 go?

33. Where does most of your family live?
This is something a stalker or killer would ask.

34. Are you an only child or do you have siblings?
I allowed my parents to continue procreating after they had me, but they had to agree to love me the most.

35. Would you consider yourself to be spoiled?
Is having to pull weeds all summer until your fingers callous a form of being spoiled?  I won't go into the rest of the chores.  Yes, # 34 was obviously tongue in cheek.

36. What was the first thing you thought when you woke up this morning?Quick, get to the bathroom before you hack up slime all over yourself, and actually, go even faster than that before the coughing makes you pee the couch.  Nothing like coming out of a dead sleep in full blown cough spasm running through the house mode.

37. Do you drink beer?
If I had some hot beer I'd pour it in my ear and get it drunk so it would shut up.

38. Myspace or Facebook?
Youtube.

Where did 39 go?

40. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
My ear is reminding me how badly I hated history.  I think it might have a gun.
Where did 41 go?

42. Do you have any hidden talents?
I think my greatest achievement is 20 years of severely chronic insomnia.  I hide it well.

43. Have you ever been in a wedding?
My ear is demanding a wooden stake to drive through my eardrum.  I offered a toothpick, and it threw a fit that it wasn't one of those colored party pics.

44. Do you have any children?
Do they count after they're grown up and gone?

45. Did you take a nap today?
This is probably the root of the ear problem.  No, I didn't.

46. Isn't LOST an awesome show?
Call me abnormal for not thinking so, but it was like Gilligan's Island on acid.  The extent to which the boundaries of credibility were pushed were like an experiment on my poor husband's brain.  I watched him watching the show.

47. Do you want to be famous one day?
Just for one day?  Depends.  You know that kid that made the youtube about not picking on Britney?  That rocked.  I mean, to simply scream and cry at a camera for a couple of minutes like that and become such a big hit on world news, wow.  You really have to admire the luck some people have.  Nearly 13 million views and 186,000 comments in only two months and still rocking on. 
That youtube alone inspired a whole new genre of video response.

48. What do you say a lot?
My ear is now tanked on codeine and quietly contemplating whether the universe ever feels like bursting, and where exactly the 'drum' would be located.

49. Could you handle being in the military?

I suppose I'd be the world's fastest curl up and die recruit.

50. What is your average cell phone bill?
Scott takes care of that stuff.  But he does fuss a bit sometimes about 411 calls, me suddenly sucking up his share of minutes after weeks of near inactivity, and reminds me that even receiving a text message eats up quarters.  We don't text enough to warrant purchasing a plan, so I remind him that it's still cheaper than what it would have been with a plan.  I'm not big on texting, but sometimes it sure comes in handy.  Like when you lose your voice for 4 days straight during a really nasty chest cold.

51. Do you believe in Karma?
My ear is making monk cheese and humming to itself.

52. Ever been to Las Vegas?

It shows up on tv so much that surely that must count as a visit by now.

53. What are you doing today?

After a doctor ~~ORDERED~~ me to do nothing the rest of the week, I spent the day driving about 120 miles and hanging out in a nursing home eating turkey dinner.  I felt so weak and wiped out that I just laid my head on my mommy's shoulder and told her I'm puny, I need my mommy, and she squeezed my finger.

54. Have you ever been gambling?
My ear says 
gamboling is good for the soul.

Where did 55 go?

56. Have you been to New York City?
I've watched Ghostbusters I and II a number of times.  I feel like I have.

57. Have you ever been to Disney World/Land?

That is one of a long list of places I've never ever been to in my life.

58. Do you have a favorite cartoon character?
Darkwing Duck is dang cool.


59. Last thing you cooked?
Yesterday's roast.  I think the drugs are about to take me away from you.

60. Stupidest thing you ever did with your cell phone?

No recollection of stupidity with my cell phone.  I'm sure Scott would say it was dialing 411 to get a phone number I could have looked up in a phone book, and then not using the house phone.

61. Last time you were sick?
My ear says illness is all in the mind and offers you a piece of monk cheese.

62. Random fact about you?

I prefer briefs to thongs.