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Saturday, August 8, 2015

50 ODD Things about you!

Before I post this old survey, which has never before been made public, I will give you the background hidden behind it, from original posts on the same private blog that same day, also none of which has ever before been made public. I apologize if you find this TMI disenchanting, but since so many of us wind up lurking the medical forums through the wee hours, I say what's the difference.

I cannot say enough about hot chocolate.  Bliss in a mug when nothing else in the world can reach through that titanium wall of pain.  I feel like my pain is almost visible, like a force field around my body, as if I were a Star Fleet ship.

Today, I drive to therapy completely wasted out of my skull.  I can't stand this.  If I don't drug up, I'll be shaky and white and probably make far more drastic driving errors than I would bombed out of my mind.  When I get back home again later I'll post again, because one or two of you might worry if I don't...  Which I appreciate.  You don't have to let me know how scary I sound, and if you saw the highway I have to drive down you'd turn white yourselves.  But if I don't get to therapy and get some relief, I'm going to curl up in a ball and have a VERY bad day.

The antibiotic is making my stomach hurt so bad.    I can barely sit here.  I could only sleep in two hour batches last night, and that only twice.  It's hard to concentrate on my book, but easy to do the dishes like I'm trying to race away from my own body somehow.

In about 20 minutes I'll be floating, and this part will once again be a foggy memory.  In the meantime, hot chocolate is my best friend in the whole world.

Made it home in one piece, yay!  Going to bed.

:edit:  Ok, this is roughly about 2 hours and 15 minutes later.  I'll just add to this one.

First of all, they got after me for not icing down when my back is killing me, so right now I'm sitting here with an ice pack.  I'm not fond of ice packs at all, but ok.  I do have to admit, it does help.

Woke up just in time to take more antibiotic, vicodin, and librax, so I naturally had to eat again with it, and my stomach is REALLY crabby with me.  All I could get down was a bowl of cheerios with a little milk.  I had taken naproxen in the car with a little jug of chocolate milk before I came home, and then made myself eat some real lunch (burrito) before I crashed, so I woke up to about 798 billion intestinal cells having some kind of riot with all their little picket signs, throwing their little hardhats around in disgust, generally disturbing the peace.  I think their demands include upending an entire bottle of acidophilus into my gut in one go, but I keep telling them the little buggers are just going to be killed off by the antiobiotic anyway, I can't just send them to their deaths like that.  So far there hasn't been any real marching in the streets or anything, although at this point I'd almost be relieved to be stuck in the bathroom for a little while, if they do decide to just boink it all and do the angry mob thing.  I'm not sure exactly which med is responsible for all this dang bloating, maybe several of them, but I know better than to double up on the librax, even though the bottle says I can.  I already look pregnant and have put on ten pounds now from the prednisone, can you imagine putting the entire snake in there to SLEEP?  There is no way in hell or high water I'm going back to the ER because I'm eating librax like candy and shutting down my entire digestive system.  I'm shocked the bottle even suggests that.

It's kind of funny if you think about it.  What are you hooked on?  Meth.  And what are you hooked on?  Alcohol and bong hits.  And how about you?  Vicodin and librax, doc, and you gotta help me poop, man, I'm dyin'.....

Yeah, there's no way I'm going in there for THAT.  I'll just have to tolerate the little picket signs and keep pushing the fiber.  I have limits to what sort of pride I'll chunk out the door in the name of pain.

That concludes the real life stuff. I'd like to reassure everyone that I'm much healthier now, pain levels are way down compared to back then, and I'm off most of the meds and functioning pretty well around my home. There really is hope when the world sux, but sometimes it takes a lot of time to get stuff figured out and straightened out. Please don't give up hope. If I can come back to a functional life from several years of nearly complete immobility, excruciating pain, agonizing depression, and severe brain fog, I believe we all can, but we've got to be willing to let go of our self destructions. At the time, my diabetes wasn't as yet diagnosed and I didn't know I was complicating my autoimmune problems and healing from a herniated disc with my carb-rich diet.

The reason I shared that here is to help readers understand the importance of developing a good habit of positive distraction for psychological health during long-term illness. Putting words together is a great coping strategy for me. No matter how difficult your situation might be, if you can put your mind to a distraction, you CAN get through it. This is what Surveypalooza is all about.

This survey was originally posted on 8-8-07 on a private blog. I felt too ill that week to include links and vids, as per my usual.

50 ODD Things about you! (This came with skipped numbers, so it's not 50. I suspect alcohol was involved with either the survey creator or the previous filler-outer because the skipping is so outrageous.)

1. What's your number #1 priority?
Food.  Looking in the fridge for something good.  Finding cheese and melting it on a burrito.  Thinking about how good cashews would be on a pile of Chinese food.  Making a hot egg sandwich on toast.  Remembering the last time I had lamb chops and drooling.  Reading how to cook a possum from an ancient recipe book my mom received for a wedding gift.  Wondering if I could make a really good quiche from scratch.  Deciding that it would be awesome to roast a turkey sometime, instead of waiting for Thanksgiving.  Picturing what it must have been like to roast a goose back in Dickens' time.  Thanking God I don't have to literally go out and butcher an old hen for Sunday dinner nowadays.  Watching the Food Channel.  Melting slices of snicker bar and marshmallow onto a graham cracker in the microwave.  Eating a good cheese ball.  Why do I think about and appreciate food so much?  Because I have such a hard time eating it.  I was born with severe digestive difficulties.  I spent the first 8 years of my life on Donnatal, an anti-spasmodic.  I've spent half my adult life on Librax.  It literally hurts to eat.  When I CAN eat, I enjoy food more than you can possibly imagine.

2. What is your favorite possession?
My pet chicken, my lawn chair, and a long handled spatula.  Ok, so I pluralized it.  Honestly, I'm so nonmaterialistic that I can't think of a single thing in or out of this house that I'd truly bemoan missing if the house burned down, because I'm so bad about laying something down and forgetting about it in the first place.  I think I'd mourn getting a hole in my favorite sox more than anything.

3. Do you own a gun?
It's called a "salad shooter".  I can pelt you with raw veggies in the face at 60 paces.

4. If you could tell your last ex something what would you say?
Smooth move on the software creation... are you rich now?

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
THEY get nervous when they see me coming.  I get anything I want.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Genius.  Pure genius.  The people who make hot dogs are a blessing to ball parks and theme parks and raceways everywhere.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Homemade hot chocolate from a recipe I invented and took years to perfect.

9. Can you do push ups?
I push the guide up and down all the time with the remote.

10. Is your bathroom clean?
My tub sparkles and still looks brand new after 14 years, thanx to Scott.  And I still have my original kitchen trash can, too.  I believe in the power of Windex on all surfaces after they've reached a certain level of crustiness.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
That earring broke a long time ago.  I still mourn.  It was a long dangly lapis star and moon with gold beads.

12. Do you take painkillers?
They take ME.  Ask me a better question, like how high my pain tolerance is compared to the general public, and why Paris Hilton takes more vicodin for cramps than I do for lupus flareups around disk bulges.

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
They have to be lured?  Funny, I didn't realize that.  I thought they sort of more like have to be peeled off.

14. Do you have A.D.D.? [Attention Deficit Disorder]?
Better yet, I'm aspie.  Challenge me with something a little less fundamental and fashionable.  I own a Geek Squad t-shirt.

15. What's your name?
My 'Indian' name is currently Up Late Folding Laundry For Desperate Teenage Daughter.

16. Middle Name?
Falling Asleep In This Chair While I Wait For The Dryer To Buzz.  (FAITCWIWFTDTB for short.)

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
1. I should have taken sploit up on that offer for a back rub before she went to bed.
2. I could be watching youtubes.
3. How many more of these things do I have to go?  38?  Will I make it?  Ok, no, we took a vote, and it's pretty clear I'd better go to bed with the rest of my cells or there will be a big mess to clean up from the strikers taking off on me.

(Two hours later, up for pain pills.)

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought recently?
1. A cantaloupe.
2. Doctorial services.  (copay)
3. A birthday card for my sister.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
1. The above-mentioned hot chocolate.  OH so good.
2. Homemade limeades.  Juice from 1/2 a lime and a small bottle of sprite.  OH so good.
3. Homemade ice tea from those little Lipton tea bags, not the big ones, just a dash of sugar.  OH so good.

22. Current worry?
Dang, only TWO hours of sleep this time...  Sure hope I get back to bed soon, this sux.

23. Current hate?
*Brain screeches to halt as I search for something I hate.*  Oh, yeah, child rapists/murderers.  Too bad we've done away with drawing and quartering, burning at the stake, and generally gouging eyes out and chopping hands off.

24. Favorite place to be?
In my body.  I know, I know, it hurts a lot and we don't always agree on things, but in the end, I'm always glad I'm in here and not booted out just yet.

25. How did you bring in the New Year?
I wasn't aware I was the one who brought it in...  *looking around*  Oh.  Well, then, I guess it's all my fault.  Sorry about that, folks.

26. Where would you like to go?
BACK TO BED.    Ok, I'll think of something 'real'.  Um, I'd like to be able to go to Panama City again, definitely in off season, of course, and do some more shopping and ocean hanging-outing.

27. Do you own slippers?
I'm down to one pair.  The big colorful turkey slippers finally bit the dust.

28. What shirt are you wearing?
A really old faded tie-dye that looks like a few Easter eggs met untimely deaths.

30. Favorite color(s)?
Royal blue LED lights.

31. Would you be a pirate?
They used to call us hackers.

32. Are you gay?
Aside from letting Scott touch me, I'm asexual, and if that bothers you (that really does bother people, it's so weird), then maybe you are a-phobic.  Ha, I am so funny.

33. Do you sing in the shower?
We are all glad I do not sing in the shower, but no one can stop me singing everywhere else.

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child.? 
A garbage truck.  I had a nightmare about a garbage truck when I was about 3 that sticks with me to this day.

35. What's in your pockets right now?
I'd love to say money, but alas, I'm not having pockets at the moment.

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
Clean.  I don't recall ever having theme sheets.  I nearly fell over the first time I saw a kid's room with themed sheets and curtains and wallpaper and stuff.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Being flipped out of a car window during an accident.  It hurt.

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
I think Scott really likes me sometimes.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
I'm never outside long enough anymore to see shooting stars, but I will tell you this.  One time I saw one coming RIGHT AT ME while I was driving.  I'm sure it never made it real close, but I watched it burn up and disappear and was really unnerved the rest of the day.

45. What's your favorite book?
All-time fave-- Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.

46. What's your favorite candy?
I'm not a big candy person, but I do head straight for the Cadbury eggs when they are in season.

47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding?
We just ran off and got hitched, no family, no song.  Didn't think we could take the headache the second time around for both of us.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
"I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead" by Weird Al.

49. What were you doing @ 12 AM last night?
I swear I have an alibi, just let me sit here and think one up, ok?

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
Already?  It's 4 in the morning, dang.  And I'll never get back to sleep, so I may as well just frickin get up again.  And tonight we're going Already?  It's 2:30 in the morning, dang.  But maybe I'll get back to sleep after I get another pain pill in me this time.  And more benadryl.

Again, sorry no fun links, pix, or vids, but I've especially had this one on my mind all week. Hugs to all of you, hang in there, you can do this.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Something different, because I'm tired of the same old questions.

Originally posted on 8-17-07 on a private blog. I created this survey, but the experienceproject site is no longer accessible without signing up, so I have no idea if it's still available and how many people have taken it.

Something different, because I'm tired of the same old questions.
1) What scares the crap out of you more than anything?When people walk quietly into the room and I don't realize they're there until they suddenly talk to me. I jerk really hard, they fall over laughing.
2) You've just stepped dripping naked out of the shower and suddenly spy the biggest spider you've ever seen about 2 feet from you. What do you do?I lunge at the beast with a Xena war cry and smash it under the towel, then throw up on the towel, then throw the towel away.
3) One of your friends tries to pawn off a kitten or a puppy on you. You...tell them 'Grampa' would be happy to get rid of it for them, sure, you'll run it over there, no problem.
4) Popsicle or snowcone?Red popsicle, blue snowcone.
5) When someone gripes about the price of gas, you...Remind them how much their flavored water costs per gallon.
6) Favorite time of day?Dusk to dawn. There is something magical about being on the dark side pointed away from the sun.
7) Nice restaurant with a date, what's the most embarrassing thing you've done?Accidentally flipped a big steak knife through the air, just missing an old lady. Yep, it's true.
8) What would YOU like to see on the Food Channel?Someone milking goats and making homemade goat cheese.
9) What worries you more, environmental issues or the rising cost of health care?I don't worry. I watch Spongebob.
10) If someone offered you a hundred dollars to swallow a bug, would you do it?No. But I know people who would. And as soon as they'd swallowed it I'd ask them if someone just sprayed insecticide around anywhere... sorta mess with their heads.
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Yes, I made this one up.    

So a few years later the Food Network or Channel or whatevs finally did have a show with milking goats and making goat cheese.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Confess Your ABCs Survey

I'll confess my ABC's (caution- this is the first survey I've done in 16 months, I may be a bit rusty)

A- Age:
I was 3 the first time I saw the Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan show. My dad wasn't thrilled that I was instantly glued to the set and wouldn't respond or move. I've never forgotten that experience.

B- Biggest Fear:
Aside from spiders, which I bring up constantly, I have no greater fear than evil Mickey, but more in a sad 'you fools' kind of way than actual terror.

C- Current Time:
It's always now.

D- Drink you last had:
The messy mess of my past is soon to become a messy mess in my future. I hope it's worth something.

E- Easiest Person To Talk to:
You're all in my head with me.

F- Favorite Song:
Knock yourself out.

G- Grossest Memory:
I've been known to make people sick, so maybe not here. Perhaps something cheerful. Click to lose yourself in oreo heaven.

H- Hometown:
Recovering from a recently occurring biblical event. Click pic for bigger.

I just noticed I is missing. Someone doesn't know their ABCs.

J- Jealous Of:
Super jealous that @bonenado can eat or do anything he wants and cure any consequences with a single pain pill. He is my Iron Man.

K- Killed Someone?
Maybe. Ok, yes, yes I did.

L- Longest Relationship:
Everybody knows my weakness. (note- I had this coded in place before I heard Dylan mention Lexx, in case anyone is thinking that's the only reason this vid is here. No, this vid is here because I may or may not be a robot.)

M- Middle Name:
Yablo, but not to be confused with this Yablo or Yablo's Paradox, although much respect for that. My nick came from this guy, and I once built a website called Yablo's House.

N- Number of Siblings:
They worry about me.

O- One Wish:
I hope revenge is sweet.

P- Person who you last called:
I don't call people. The person who last called me was a >spammer< from Hobbes, New Mexico. I guess someone figured out how to break through the National Do Not Call Registry.

Q- Question you're always asked:
What kind of sex do I like. I have never once answered this question truthfully. Faithful lurkers can now furrow their eyebrows.

R- Reason to smile:
Why so serious, right? Fear the smile.

S- Song you last sang:
You guys really don't want to know where I go.

T- Time you woke up:
2007. I have long since lost the original artist on deviantart for credit, perhaps it went private or was deleted. I'm the one who colorized it blue.

Here you go, pony style.

U- Unique Talent:
Remembering things and then tangling up convos with people who don't remember things and getting them all riled up because I assumed their brains were working. Most of you haven't ever seen this happen. Those who have- well, let's just let disgust keep us in our respective corners.

V- Vacation Destination:
Sorry for the quality, youtube is very aggressive about stopping this one, and many thanks to the brave fan who's managed to keep it up this long. My best vacas ever have been being left behind for a week. You guys have no idea.

W- Worst Habit:
Reacting to people trying to have discussions with me.

X- Xrays you've had:
This is my fave mug ever. You can buy one, too, by clicking on the pic.

Y- Your favorite food:
Every time I name a fave food in a survey I wind up having an allergic reaction to it. At this point I'm terrified to mention that I eat at all. Let's have a quick moment of silence for all my fave foods I can no longer eat without risking anaphylaxis.

Lemon pie

Peanut butter cookies (also includes the Kisses, which aren't manufactured in a dedicated peanut and nut free facility)



There's more but I'm going to let it go. These are the biggies. I miss them a lot.

Z- Zodiac Sign:
I've been told by a number of people through the years that I am the most super Scorpio they've ever encountered, and some claim I'm inherently all the evil in the zodiac. This quote seems apt.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

the smooshed together survey

Originally posted on 2-9-13.

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?)

(:edit: 5-15-15 I can't believe I missed transferring this survey, I guess it was too disheartening to face for awhile. You know what? Let's find that video!) (Better yet, here is the banned one!)

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 Vimeo So if you want more live updates on what Andrew Lee Potts is doing, be a good fan and follow these other twitters, too.

Andrew Lee Potts on Twitter
Keychain Productions on Twitter

:edit: 5-17-15 And now he's got his Wireless web series going. You're welcome. Click the pic to see the cool new website.

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 parceled 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??? (:edit: 5-18-15 I obviously filled out this survey before South Park did any kind of 3D and there were actually still videos of fans acting out South Park before everyone in the world started copying South Park going 3D or before the latest games came out or cosplaying, so instead, have a cute fan-made mashup. Actually, that was so awesome, I'm sticking a second one in by the same person.)

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 recently 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 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. (:edit: Scott is 5 years older than me, by the way.)

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. :edit: Since this survey is pre Pinky Stuff, I have no idea what commercial that might have been. The Xanga server transfer did such a thorough job of wiping vids that there weren't even broken codes left laying around for hints. Here is one of my all time faves.

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!


:edit: 5-17-15 Just wanna add that this particular survey was so code smashed that it took me an extra year to even face it, and I am rebuilding it line by line just to make it legible again with real videos, because this is important to me. I know no other way to thank all the cool people making awesome gifs, cartoons, youtubes, artwork, and everything else on the internet that keeps me going.

This is for all the people reading the internet in the dark because they can't sleep, or hanging on during the day while they're feeling alone waiting for time to pass. I'm with you. I am one of you.

We can do this, guys.