What's your favorite cereal?
Right now I'm in a Honeynut Cheerios phase.
Is there a bus stop near your house?
Yes, THANK GOD there's one right down the block, closer than the currently-closed-for-repairs train station (have I complained about that enough?), actually. [But I still prefer taking the train.]
Do you prefer red wine or white wine?
Red. I got it in my head that white is more likely to give me a headache.
What's the last airport you were at? Why were you there?
LaGuardia. Because I mistakingly thought that the 10-15 minutes I would save (should have saved) on the drive back home were worth flying into that hellish, third-world airport.
Who do you live with? (with whom do you live?)
No one. (No-body.)
Do you read reddit? If so, how often and what subreddits do you like?
No. I don't know [or care] what reddit is (though I've read the word). I mean maybe after a sentence or two of definition I'd most likely decide I am indeed not interested.
Have you recently broken up with a significant other or even just a friend?
Yes. I feel I'm always doing that. It seems these days that people only need the phone/net version of you though.
What's the weather like today? Is it nice enough to go outside?
It was hot, but so breezy! So yes being out was nice. Later on you could feel the humidity building up though, so walking home wasn't as nice & I installed myself in front of the A/C as soon as I got home.
Do you know anyone who's had a baby recently?
Yes. My friend Lori had Adrian in April. And my friend Melissa had Cormac in October.
Have you used a pen or pencil today? What did you write down?
Yes, a pen. My name, the date, times, hospital locations, doc's names, and numbers.
What does your last text message say and who is it from? You're welcome. Thank you for using 311 Text.
A 311 operator.
Can you count how many times you've seen your favourite film?
I don't have one.
When was the last time you ate marshmallows?
Probably last year. My parents got me into it at an older age (they're such snackers!), and I crave and get a bag about once a year.
Do you listen to any podcasts? How do you listen to them?
No. I mean I've listened to a few people have recommended, but for some reason I'm just not into listening to podcasts. I've listened on my phone.
How old will you be in the year 2030?
How often does the kettle in your house get used?
What makes you think there is a kettle in my house?
Does your skin bruise easily? Do you have any bruises right now? What from?
No, and no.
What was the last thing you spent $150 or more on?
Probably a plane ticket. Oh no, a credit credit card payment, ugh!
Do you prefer yes or no questions or more open-ended questions?
It depends on whether I'm in the mood for talking or not.
What brand of toilet paper do you usually buy?
Scott. No frills & it lasts forever.
If I knocked on your door right now, would you be acceptable dressed?
It depends on who you are, but I guess not lol.
Why did you leave your last job?
Because money and status.
What color were the last socks you wore?
Hot pink I think.
Are you studying currently? What level of education and what do you study?
I'm always studying. One time some guy on the train asked me if I was in school (I was reading), I said no and he could not comprehend, then, why I was reading a book. "For fun?" Mostly. But there's stuff I love and need & I fold the pages & underline & reread. The level of education is superficial, like everything I've studied. I mostly study what being a human is like, and how to deal with the hard things in life.
Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and left without paying?
Yes. Many times. You know, when other people pay.
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
We have a new dispatcher and around 4:40ish she'll say something weird like, 'Thank you for today. You're all awesome. Tomorrow will be even better.' (I'm not used to it.) The first time, I hit the pavement & the subway quick. Then at like 5:02 she was like, 'Well it's been swell,' or whatever. So Josie and I became concerned about which text means you're dismissed. Today, around 4:40ish again, she said 'Thank you for--' and I was literally like See ya! And started to head out. I texted Josie just to be silly, 'That means bye, right?' And she replied, only that instead of replying to me she replied to the work group! :'D I felt particularly silly during this toothy lol episode because at the time I was crossing the avenue, and I thought that people in their cars might be judging me for living my obviously fun phone life instead of seeing where I'm going.
What's your favorite scent of air freshener?
The white Lysol. I think it's fresh laundry. I haven't bought it in a while.
How many weddings have you ever been to?
Do you know anyone named Nora?
No. [But the patient I just had on day two of answering all these (and proofreading) was named Nora!]
Are your hands and feet in good condition or could you do with a mani-pedi?
They're in good condition. I moisturize every day. I should put some polish on my nails today, or at least file them. My toenails are periwinkle & shiny.
When was the last time you played a board game? What did you play?
Probably Scrabble and I must have wanted to get a Q to try to use a winning technique, but Rose's ten-year-old son must have beat me anyway. And he was nine at the time.
How old were you when you first became sexually active? (consensual sex act)
The consensual sex act? Almost 17.
Have you ever been to a festival for beer or other type of alcohol?
Do you own a record player and/or vinyls?
When was the last time you went out for drinks?
About three weeks ago.
Have you ever been to a strip club?
What's your favorite kind of smoothie?
Some berry with chocolate and peanut butter in it.
Do you know anyone with a 'virtue name'? (Google it)
No. But I love Hope, and Constance. And Temperance but just cuz of Bones
Would you ever wear real authentic leather?
I probably do.
Have you taken out the trash today?
How often do you wear make-up?
Mostly Monday through Friday.
What's your opinion on The Simpsons?
Do you prefer horizontal or vertical stripes?
What's your favorite brand of deodorant/antiperspirant?
Good question! I've searched high and low and long for the perf thing. It doesn't exist, yet. Blows my mind really. Most recently I've been fairly satisfied with the Donna Karan Cashmere Mist antiperspirant (it's just that the smell gets on all my clothes, though, and it's an antiperspirant, so it's probably staining them, too).
I am more satisfied with Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant, in Lavender Vanilla. The scent is very subtle. But it is just a deodorant, so you'll only smell fresh while you are fresh. I will definitely be purchasing the Pure Vanilla scent next though, as well. FYI there's a bunch of scents and you may test them all at C.O. Bigelow.
Other than that, I like the Burt's Bee Herbal Deodorant (smell nice/kind of protects, around the house); and the Dr. Hauschka's Rose Deodorant (smells superb!/kind of protects during light activity/it's $$$ though) (the Donna Karan is expensive, too, but will last way longer).
If I could only use one for the rest of my life it'd be Dove's Unscented aerosol antiperspirant.
In the words of mommy when I first began my search: "No one is going to tell you when you smell."
Do you know anyone who has been through a divorce?
If you had the money, would you take taxis everywhere instead of driving?
No. I'd have a nice car and a funny driver who was sometimes quiet, too.
Have you ever done a juice cleanse?
No. I hear you start to miss chewing (and you're hungry of course, when there are plenty of involuntary tortures!)
Do you have any friends who you can't decide if they're attractive or not?
All my friends are attractive obvs.
Is the inside of your fridge clean right now or does it need a clean out?
Yeah, kind of. There are two unfinished beverages in there (silly habit), and four celery stalks that may or may not be usable for a juice.
When was the last time you washed the dishes?
The day before yesterday.
Are there any magazines that you read on a regular basis?
I answered this recently. The Atlantic, and The New York Review (which I actually haven't read in a while).
Do you have to pay for parking in most places in the town/city you live in?
In a considerable portion.
What's the first thing you tend to do when you have a headache?
Tell me about your responsibilities at work.
I'll save that for my résumé.
What's your favorite style/cut of underwear?
The kind that is literally just a rectangle, so flattering, but they're hard to find, especially in a brand/fabric I like.
Can you hear lots of traffic from your house? Does it bother you?
Have you ever had proper Canadian poutine with the squeaky cheese?
Yes a friend made me come out all the way to Forest Hills, Queens, for it once.
Do your parents know how to operate smartphones and/or computers?
Yes. And they're their pacifier, too.
How old are your parents, anyway?
Mommy is 61, daddy is 71.
Are you allergic to anything? What do you have to do to prevent them?
No-t that I know of, like I tell docs/medical personnel. I don't know, just be you. Till your throat starts to close up.
What song is stuck in your head at the moment?
None. Thank God.
Do you hate it when people try really hard, or do you kinda like it?
I love it. It's cute.
What's your boss' first name? Do you call him/her by that name?
Well he deserves his privacy. But no I never utter his name. And I call him something else to others for lol's.
The boss always
must have a nickname. (It's freaking hilarious, actually, and endearing.)
When was the last time you wore a uniform of any kind? What color was it?
When I was a candy striper? White and red stripes, on white, hence the name.
Do you complete a survey before taking this one? Will you take one after?
Huh, yeah probably, I like them.
Have you ever lost enough weight to drop a dress size?
Umm... Sizes are kind of made up depending on the maker. I fluctuate a couple of pounds and wear different sizes.
What's your favorite kind of bread?
When was the last time you got pizza? What toppings did you get?
Haha. I had Lauren over specifically for the purpose of getting Domino's, which I hadn't had in years. I was disappointed that they changed the style, but it was still fun. I got jalapeño, pepperoni, and pineapple. I remember saying, "You can get three
toppings?" That was... Dunno, like three weeks ago. I'm not a huge pizza person thank God. It's one of the worst foods.
Do you own Monopoly? Is it the original or a special version?
No, but I want to.
What was the last thing you said out loud?
Thank you? I'm at work. That's my filler word.
You have to choose one: cats or dogs?
Would someone being either a cat or dog person effect you dating them?
Yes, I prefer dog men. In fact, a cat man would need a lot of other amazing qualities for me to consider dating him.
How do you travel to and from work?
To: bus (currently) (ugh), train. From: train, walk.
Do you primarily use cash or card for your purchases? Why?
Cards. It's faster and leaves a record.
Have you ever been to a stadium concert?