Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Really Need to Replenish the Stockpile

Chili stole this from Chatty and I'm going to keep it going like a chain letter.

1. If you were to attend a costume party tonight, as what or whom would you go?
The Swamp Thing. I just got out of a 90 minute bath and I'm all pruny. I have some fake leaves around here somewhere and I could put all sorts of weird makeup on so the scar wouldn't matter.

2. What are your choice of toppings on a hamburger? And do you prefer gas or charcoal grilling?

Can I get a hot dog instead? OK, so if not and if I'm really feeling decadent what I like is cheese, ketchup and sometimes some mayo, too. I would not know the difference between 2 burgers cooked those ways. I just like what I like, I rarely know why.

3. You are chosen to have lunch with the President. The condition is you only get to ask one question. What do you ask?

What will it take to get you to step down right now? No, wait, not that. How do you live with yourself?

4. It’s your first day of vacation, what are you doing?

Still. Sleeping. Then maybe eating something deliciously decadent.

5. What is your concession stand must-have at the movies?

Sno caps. Even in this year of living weightlessly I get them. I go to the movies seldom enough that it works out all right.

6. Which do you dislike most: pop-up ads or spam email?

Pop ups hands down. Fuckers.

7. What do you think Captain Hook’s name was before he had a hook for a hand?

Eugene. Lefty. Sir.

8. Rock, paper, or scissors?


9. How long was it from ‘the first date’ until the proposal of marriage? How long until the wedding?

Uh.....I don't know, who are we talking about? None of these questions apply to me.

10. Which is worse, being in a place that is too loud, or too quiet?

Too loud.

11. What is one quality that you really appreciate in a person?


12. At the good old general store, what particular kind of candy would you expect to be in the big jar at the counter?

Rock candy on a stick.

13. What is the most distinguishing landmark in your city?

Now? Or then? Now the Empire State Building.

14. Everyone hears discussions that they consider boring. What topic can put you to sleep quicker than any other?


15. How many times did it take you to pass your drivers test?

Twice. I failed the written. The time I passed the mean guy giving the test claimed I made a rolling stop but I still passed. The test was a doozy. You went up the hill, onto the highway, around the block, into the parking lot and backed into a parking space.

16. If you had to have the same topping on your vanilla ice cream for the rest of your life, what topping would you choose?

Hot fudge! Though I never eat vanilla ice cream if I can help it so it's sort of a useless question for me.

17. What food item would need to be removed from the market altogether in order for you to live a healthier, longer life?

Jell-o pudding cups.

18. You are offered an envelope that you know contains $50. You are then told that you may either keep it or exchange it for another envelope that may contain $500 or may be empty. Do you keep the first envelope, or do you take your chances with the second?

Probably I'll feel the pressure to be more of a courageous leaper than I am so I'll take my chances.

19. If you had to choose, which would you give up: cable TV, or DSL/cable internet?

Cable TV as long as I get to keep my Netflix.

20. What is your highest level of education?

I have a BFA in Drama and I did a year of post graduate work in acting in the UK.

21. How much is a gallon of gas in your city? What was the highest it’s been?

I have no idea. I mostly stick to public transportation.

22. What kind of lunch box did you have as a kid?

I had a Peanuts lunch box and my mom probably still has it. I usually had hot lunch, though.

23. What would you rather have, a nanny, a housekeeper, a cook, or a chauffeur?

Housekeeper. I'll stick to public transport, I can go out to eat and I'd rather hang with my own (fictional) kids.

24. Would you rather be trapped in an elevator, or stuck in traffic?

Stuck in traffic. If all else fails at least I can just walk away.

25. Lets say a brick fell on your foot, and your kid is standing right next to you, what is your ‘cleaned up’ swear word?

I enjoy a nice "FFFFFFFFFFor CRYING out loud!"


  1. I was told I swung too wide on a right turn (and, really, I did. I was driving a big Olds that I wasn't used to), but I still passed. My guy was mean, too...

  2. Anonymous1:04 PM

    Since the only comment so far is on the driving test, I'll keep up the pattern.

    I had to take the test twice too. The first time I aced the written, but failed the 2 part driving part. I think I passed the actual road driving part, but failed the part that was supposed to be about parallel parking, but wasn't. There were 5 cones set up. Kind of in the shape of the front of an old fashioned new england church. You had to drive forward between 4 of the cones - 2 on each side of you - then go either left or right of the cone straight in front of you and stop when that cone was even with your back wheels. Then you had to back up to your original position. UGH! I had practiced this in driver's ed, but my driving instructor wouldn't let us look behind us during the backing up part. He insisted we had to memorize the angle the front of the car was at when we were going forward, and replicate it in reverse!!! I think he just wanted everyone to fail! So after I failed the test, I practiced this part with my mom and she said, "Why aren't you looking behind you?" Anyway, I passed the test the second time, but I STILL can't parallel park!!!

  3. Thank god we didn't have to parallel park. I CAN do it now but it took years of practice and it's still a rare day that I get it in one go. Not supposed to look behind you? Who teaches that? ALWAYS look behind you!