Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Random deets from Mr. Interweb

Yesterday was such a Debbie Downer. Time for some good-ol'-fashioned Google-inspired random questioning. Today's oddball questions (and post-inspiration) are taken directly from this site which I stumbled upon as I was looking for journal topics to use with my 9th graders.  Voila.


1.  Who controls the TV remote control in your family?

Me if I'm alone in the room.  E if we're together.  Apparently my skills in the commercial-skipping department are sub-par and require that a more experienced remote-wielder take charge.  I don't mind, really.  I'm a happy passenger in cars and I'm happy to let someone else control my TV destiny.  Or else that's what I say until I get up and go watch TV in our bedroom.

Witness my mad Photoshop SKILLZ.
2.  Name your favorite animated movie and tell why you like it.

I have a lot of unabashed love for animated (cough, cough-Disney) movies, but I would say it's a tie between The Sword in the Stone and Robin Hood for hand-drawn.  I think Toy Story 3 wins for computer-animated.  That darn movie really got me.  Ask me again tomorrow and it will be a different set, but certainly Disney.

3.  Which person would you like to see more often than you do now?

There are too many to list.  It's unfortunate that life takes you away from people even if they live geographically close to you.

4.  If you were an animal, what would you be?

A cat of some sort.  It would be pretty rockin', too, except for the butt-lickin'.

5.  What superpower would you like to have? What would you do with it?

I'd like to have the power to make it through my day without getting tired.  I swear I always feel run down during the school year.  I'd like to have the energy to run five or six miles in the morning, stand up in cute heels all day, and then cook dinner for my family at night.  That's all.  But all of that without one drop of fatigue.  Wouldn't that be the bee's knees?

Honorable mention: the power to run without ever experiencing an injury again.

6.  If you had to move to another state, which one would you choose?

I don't have a particular state in mind, but I'd like to go east coast, preferably mid to southern states.  I have no interest in being anywhere with a ridiculous annual snowfall, but I'd like all the history.  Plus it's different over there.  So anti-California.  Something... you know, Colonial.  What would that be, one of the Carolinas?  Maryland?

7.  What special talent do you have?

My elbows both hyper-extend.  Don't worry, it's not cute.  I won't take a picture.

8.  What can you do that makes people laugh?

See #7.  Also I do all kinds of funny dances and songs and accents when I'm cooking and the kids are sitting in the barstools as my audience.  I can make them laugh, easy.

9.  Can you pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time?


10.  Name four items that can always be found in your refrigerator.

Claussen Kosher Dill Pickles, cheddar cheese, Annie's Asian Sesame Dressing, eggs

11.  Who is the best laundry folder in the family?

Effort and consistency? E.  Precision (when trying)? Me.

12.  If somebody makes a mess, who cleans it up?


13.  When was the last time you sent or received a card from someone?

Sent: Father's Day (hand-delivered, does that count?) Received: I think it was for my birthday, from an aunt and uncle.  This question reminds me that I could be better about writing cards.  It is one of the great joys of my life to sit down and write out a good card.  I should do it more often.

14.  Which do you prefer, a shower or a bath? Why?

Bath, duh.  That way I don't have to expend any energy standing up (see #5).  The only thing in the minus column for baths is that it's way too hard to shave.  So since I have that crazy obsession, showers win out most often.  Given my druthers, though, I'd choose bath every time.

15.  If you were in danger, who would protect you?


16.  Which do you prefer, inside or outside? Why?

I'm so predictable.  If it's sunny, then I'd say outside.  If it's cold, definitely inside.  Sunny days mean running in the warmth or taking a long walk.  Cold means wrapping up in one or twenty of my quilts and wearing a beanie and thick socks while I shake my fist and curse the world.

Duh end.