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Quiz Bowl

Got this from a long line of fine upstanding netizens, most recently zenicurean:

The phone rings. Who do you want it to be? It's a lot easier to say who I don't want it to be.
When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Yes. I've been called a boy scout over this. In fact, I was never a boy scout. So I must just be a goody-goody.
In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? I'm a giver and a taker.
Do you take compliments well? No. But I could use the practice. *flutters eyelashes*
Are you an active person? Only somewhat. I know what I should be doing, but that couch is just so enticing.
If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? Today I might, because I'm wearing shoes made of leather, and I could always chew on the leather when I run out of food.
Do you like to ride horses? I haven't ridden one since I was a very small child. These days, it would be animal cruelty for me to ride anything smaller than a Clydesdale.
Did you ever go to camp as a kid? No. And my parents never got me a pony, either.
What was your favorite game as a kid? Turning the dining room into a fort using boxes, chairs, blankets, and the dining table.
If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you get involved with him/her? Nope. The attached are off-limits, no matter how hawt they are.
Are you judgmental? A little bit, but I try to not be (or at least to not show it).
Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? Depends how different. I refuse to date anyone who might burn me at the stake.
Do you like to pursue or be pursued? I believe more in serendipity than a chase.
Can you speak another language? No. I'm afflicted with Americanitis in the language department.
If you had to choose, would you rather be deaf or blind? Deaf? Blind? Choose? *head explodes*
What's your favorite food? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with potato chips in the middle. (Plain potato chips, that is.)
Do you know how to shoot a gun? The end with the hole in it points away from me, right?
If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? A guitar (the Washburn).
How often do you read books? I only typeset or edit them; I never get to actually read them.
Do you think more about the past, present or future? Probably more about the future, which is really funny considering my total lack of a single, well-thought-out plan for the future.
What is your favorite children's book? Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
What color are your eyes? Hazel. (Which I'm not sure is a color, really; it's kind of the ocular equivalent of "plaid.")
How tall are you? I'm ten feet tall. And bulletproof. Oh, wait, I haven't had any bourbon in days. OK, 6'4" (or 1.93m)
Where is your dream house located? Probably slightly south of Marquette, Michigan, off the main highway though not too far off, with lots of trees and a good sauna and space for a recording studio. Doesn't mean I'm actually working towards it, because it would also require the dream distribution of friends to make it work, and Dave, for one, doesn't like the idea of 250 inches of snow a year.
Last person you talked to on the phone? Dave, last night.
Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? Yes, back when I was this big *makes thumb and forefinger about the size of a photo booth photo*
When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? 2004? I think.
What are your keys on your key chain for? Two for the house, one for the car, and the little tiny key is for the lock on a guitar case, though whether it's the Washburn's or the Martin's, I cannot say.
What's your favorite color? Black. Which of course is all of them.
Where was the furthest place you traveled today? From home to work, about 18 miles.
Where is your current pain? In my right foot, because I always sit with my foot stressed in some way. Yes, it is a dumb thing to do.
Do you like mustard? Sometimes I like honey mustard. Don't really like spicy mustard. And keep that French's yellow stuff away from me.
Do you prefer to sleep or to eat? I'm working on a way to sleep and eat at the same time.
Do you look like your mom or dad? Hard to say. Neither of them was ever very hairy.
How long does it take you in the shower? Between 10 and 15 minutes, probably closer to 10.
Can you do splits? I've left splits in bowling, and sometimes I've picked them up.
What movie do you want to see right now? Right now? I'd like to see an episode of either Northern Exposure or The Red Green Show.
Do you put lotion on your dogs or cats? Lotion ... on your dogs or cats... ok I give. Why would one do this???
What did you do for New Year's? Went to a great party at jjfmi and walruswoman's and stole one-quarter of John's iTunes collection.
Do you think The Grudge was scary? The which?
What was the cause of your last accident? It's always the other guy.
Do you own a camera phone? No. I'm one of those funny people who like to use an actual camera when he needs a camera. I don't own a phone camera, so why would I want a camera phone?
What are you drinking? Coffee, but it's work coffee so it kind of sucks. And now it's cold.
Was your mom a cheerleader? Um, no. Did they have cheerleaders at Catholic high schools in the 1950s? Seems totally incongruous to me.
What's the last letter of your middle name? E. (There, don't you know so much about me now?)
Who did you vote for on American Idol? I voted with my remote control for Dr. G, Medical Examiner reruns.
How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Nowhere near enough. *whimper*
Do you like care bears? In my day, the bears did not care. They just ate you.
What do you buy at the movies? Sometimes popcorn, sometimes a soft drink. It depends on whether I had to spend all my money on the ticket. (I used to get in free a lot, thanks to having family working at two different cinemas.)
Do you know how to play poker? Yes. Well, I know the rules. I probably couldn't bluff my way out of a paper bag, though. And I don't have any of the right headgear.
Do you wear your seatbelt? Yes. Not because the law tells me I should. (I actually believe there shouldn't be a law, but that people should have common sense.)
What do you wear to sleep? Wear? Um, er, that's awful personal, don't you think? Which probably tells you that I don't have a big budget for pyjamas.
Anything big ever happen in your hometown? It's happening NOW, biyotches. It's called the World Series. (Although both teams are from the Midwestern U.S. Funny how that makes it a "world series".) Other than that... the glaciers retreated, the forests thrived, then some wealthy French guy came, and it all came to tears after that.
How many meals do you eat a day? Usually three during the week, two on weekends.
Is your tongue pierced? No. I actually can't imagine a worse location for a piercing, in fact.
Do you always read MySpace bulletins? I didn't even know they had bulletins until someone told me I should've sent some for my last show. We're lucky ANYONE came.
Do you have pets? Do peeves count?
Do you like funny or serious people better? Yes.
Ever been to LA? The Lesser Antilles? No, 'fraid not.
Did you eat a cookie today? Not yet, and I might not eat one today, which would make up for yesterday when I had two.
Do you use cuss words in other languages? Only very rarely in French, because Mom used to have a book of French cuss words and impolite language, which was really funny when my sister and I were around 10 years old.
Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? I always have paid, unless it was explicitly stated by the artist that the songs were available for free. Not only am I a boy scout, I'm a provider of intellectual property too.
Do you hate chocolate? Not only do I love chocolate (and the darker, the better), I do not trust those who do not like chocolate.
What do you and your parents fight about the most? I don't fight with my parents any more. I used to, but then (1) I grew up, (2) My mom mellowed out, and (3) My dad, well, let's just say one doesn't fight with the dead; it's ... unseemly.
Is your cell usually on vibrate or ring? It's usually off entirely. But when it's on, if I'm in a concert or a restaurant it's usually on vibrate, but when I'm alone it's on ring.
Are you a gullible person? What's that behind your back, a bridge?
Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? When I have one, I need him/her to be happy, yes. Sad boyfriends/girlfriends are less fun. Oh, that's not exactly what you meant.
If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be? Maybe recording engineer for someone like Edgar Meyer or Joshua Bell. But I'll probably have a different answer tomorrow.
Are you easy to get along with? I think so. And if you don't agree, you're a jerk.
What is your favorite time of day? Between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Why? Seemed like a better idea than rambling on about politics or personal legacies, I guess. And I'm out of cute critter photos for the time being.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Do you like care bears? In my day, the bears did not care. They just ate you.

Oct. 24th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
We had to avoid the lions and the tigers, too. But that was before Hobbes came along.
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Do you like to ride horses? I haven't ridden one since I was a very small child. These days, it would be animal cruelty for me to ride anything smaller than a Clydesdale.

The last time I rode a horse cured me of it. 'Cause in single moment I went from looking between his (her?) ears to down his (her?) ride side!
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oops. That's not necessarily the best view of a horse.
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