Not just a survey…yes, it’s a meme! I tag E, D, J, kc, and R with doing it. I doubt anyone will complete it…as for your excuses R and J, just post it in here as a comment. And E, didn’t you say you wanted some writing prompts?
Have you ever had an argument with a teacher?
It’s not so much that I argued with him but he got snarky with me. I got up and left the classroom and he promptly wrote me a very apologetic email.
Can you count in Roman numerals?
I’m pretty sure I could wing it in context.
Are you bilingual?
Yes. My Mom tried desperately for trilingual. It was in the same vein of her giving me a very formal name that I can revert to whenever I get a PhD. The trilingual has only partially worked out, but thanks to Sesame Street’s Spanish Word of the Day I know now how to ask for un abrazo. Rar.
Abrazo means hug, you perverts.
Do you know how your car’s engine works?
I would say yes, yet my father would say no. It’s interesting because what I do know I seem to remember picking up from him. The neatest trick is getting that little throttle thing (*ahem*) to rev the engine without sitting in the car and pressing the pedal. AMAZING!
Can you program the time on a VCR?
In this day and age I should question what a VCR is, but sadly, I am old and this is what my job was when I was younger.
How many email addresses do you have?
Welllllll…shoot…I would say around…five? Maybe?
Do you own a slinky?
Yes…it’s in storage. Where are there stairs in flat lands of the desert? They don’t even have basements here. No stairs = boring slinky.
*thinks* Wait, I look at stairs when leaving my apartment! I need my slinky stat! There has to be a research paper in that.
Do you talk to yourself?
I do. I’m witty and charming.
Do you have a tough time remembering people’s names?
For the most part.
“So…was it good for you?”
“I…um…wow, what’s your name again?”
Did you go stag to your Senior Prom?
Nope. I was planning on it, because HWSNBN was in a funk. Then I asked my friend’s older brother when she, my stag-mate, asked some random dude. That meant that for two consecutive prom years I went with college guys. [Hi David!] There’s a claim to fame.
Is any leftover food currently residing in your refrigerator?
Some pasta, some filet medallions and some mashed potatoes. I’m eating the rice and the sweet potato currently.
Are you high maintenance?
High maintenance, no; neurotic, yes. There is a very, very fine line there.
How do you want to be proposed to?
Wow… I should have read farther into this survey…
Um, perhaps let’s explain how I would not like to be proposed to. I do not want to be tied down, my eyes held open by clamps, or drugged. That said, I don’t want to just know you for a couple of months, not be dating, yet still be asked how we should plan the rest of lives after college.
*drinks a shot of Gatorade* It is still before noon. I have standards.
Do you work out regularly?
*coughs* Um, yes. Yes, yes.
Do you care about your appearance?
I do sometimes, but my appearance doesn’t care about me; I shouldn’t be so invested.
Describe the person of your dreams:
He would have actual humor and wit, would appreciate my punnyness, would not like to kill me or have me killed with a knife, and would sacrifice time with the ubiquitous “the guys” to hang out with me. I would also like him to know the meaning of ubiquitous. That’s all for just starters.
Do you like to be tan?
Nope, I want my spider veins to be seen far and wide.
If you had your choice of anyone in the world to spend a night with, who would it be?
Noam Chomsky would probably win me major academic points, but I’d probably fill out the wrong paperwork and get stuck with Conner Oberst.
How many keys are on your key ring?
How much money is in your wallet/purse right at this moment?
Oh, probably about 20 bucks.
What is your favorite spice or seasoning?
Seasoned Salt! What does that mean – I don’t know!
What does your name mean?
Prophetess of Doom. Hey, hey!
Do you give your pets holiday presents?
I used to buy raw hide bones for my puppies, but le Kitty has not gotten anything yet. She barely earns her Kibble around here anyhow.
When doing up your jeans, do you button then zip? Or zip then button?
Really, I have no idea. I think I zip, then button. What does that say about me…?
How far would you go on the first date?
Depends on how far he’s willing to drive me; or, if I’ve hit the jackpot, where his frequent flyer miles will get us.
Do you sleep on your side? Stomach? Back?
I fall into that state before sleep on my side or stomach, but end up sleeping on my back.
Have you attended a high school reunion yet? How was it?
Jen just reminded me that there may be a five year reunion this year. I don’t think I’m attending. Not enough people have died, divorced, gotten thick with children, or fallen into a vacuous ruin yet.
Are you ticklish? Where?
Wer will das wissen?
Would you rather change your past or know your future?
Do you believe in saving yourself for marriage?
It’s like I’m dating this survey.
Would you pick up a hitchhiker?
No. Funny story though; when my Dad moved out of the house for the first time, his mom loaded him up with so much stuff just so that he couldn’t pick anyone up. I think he said that’s how he ended up with an Elvis lamp on the passenger seat.
Would you consider yourself a worrier?
*worries about being a worrier* Also, see the zipper vs. button question.
Do you notice when your crush/significant other changes something about themselves?
Yes. This one guy (well two of them have done this and both scenarios were about the same) cut his mop to an uneven close shave which made his head even more round and noticeably unattractive. This is where the theory sprung up that I should be with SO when he does damn wacky things with his appearance. At least at that point, I can brace myself and not have to gather my jaw off the ground when I do see it. It’s hard to answer with your jaw like that, especially when he gives you a jubilant smile and asks you what is wrong.
Do your first impressions of people usually stick?
What movie can you watch over and over?
“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take…OUR FREEDOM!”
Do you like to cook?
Do plants die in your care?
Usually, but I have one tenacious spider plant in the living room that is giving me a run for my “I Kill Plants” t-shirt.
What’s one thing you feel you must do in your life before it ends?
I use to say something self-inspiring like “write a book.” Now it’s more like, “have a cute and adorable baby.” Damn ovaries.