Random Survey

Do you have any special talents?
Oh, I have many.

Do people ever mistake you for being a different race?
Actually, yes. An ex-boyfriend always told me that I looked like an Eskimo. A friend of mine in Asheville who used to teach on the Cherokee Indian reservation said I looked like I could be related to a lot of her students. I think it must be because I have almond eyes and high cheekbones. And we do have some Cherokee in our family, but it’s very little. But genetics are funny sometimes.

Do you collect anything?
Lots of things. Music, photography, concert posters, scarves, rocks, shells, foreign currency, vases, turtle things, tree things.

Would you tattoo someone’s name on your body?
Hell no.

Do you have any friends with “benefits?”
Those are the best kind, aren’t they? *wink*

How old were you when you moved out of your parents house?

Who do you miss right now?

Are you drinking anything?
Not currently.

What is the last restaurant you ate at?

What is your favorite fruit?

Do you believe “Once a cheater, always a cheater?”

Do you sit on public toilet seats?
Yes, get over it.

What is a goal you would like to complete this year?
Be able to sew using a pattern.

Have you ever ran away from home?
I think I may have pretended to once.

Where were you 2 hours ago?
Sitting in this same damn chair.

Describe the shirt you are wearing?
Black V-neck, ties in back.

Do you know anyone named Bob?
I can’t think of any.

Do you take your daily vitamins?
Yep – D, B12, and Fish Oil.

Where is your most ticklish spot?
Probably my feet or my sides.

Last thing you bought from Walgreens?
Birthday cards

When did you last go swimming?
Couple years ago.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing someone I love, or becoming homeless, or living in a post-apocalyptic world like in The Road or Children of Men and not being brave enough or strong enough to do what would be necessary to survive.

When did you last hold a baby?
A few weeks ago.

If you had the opportunity to open a store, what would you sell?
All the cool crafty stuff I make! Or medical marijuana.

What did you last cook?
Nachos. If that counts.

What is your favorite piece of furniture you own?
Definitely my bed.

Where is your favorite place to eat?
I have to choose ONE? That’s BS.

What is your favorite movie theater?
I-MAX at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Do you have a favorite number?

Random Survey…Because I’m Too Tired to Think Too Hard

How did you get one of your scars?
I have a scar on the pad of my right middle finger. When I was 3 or 4, I was hanging out with my dad in his workshop and picked up an exacto knife. Guess how I figured out the purpose of that tool?

How did you celebrate your last birthday?
Mellow Mushroom with friends and family.

How are you feeling at this moment?
Exhausted after working a 60 hour week.

How did your night go last night?
Great! Saw Toy Story 3 in 3D in the theater with my friend Jeff.

How did you do in high school?
Awesome at everything. Except Calculus.

How did you get the shirt you’re wearing?
I found it at Goodwill. It says “I Climbed the Great Wall.”

How old will you be at your next birthday?
32. Er, 29.

What did you do last weekend?
Um…I’m not sure I can even remember. I made a whole bunch of recycled map stationery and jewelry and posted them on Etsy. I watched some TV. I accidentally locked Birdy in the car with my keys in 100 degree heat. I slept. I went to the grocery store. I garden-sat for friends. I actually finished unpacking my house, which I have lived in now for about 2 months.

What is the most important part of your life?
I’m not sure how to answer that. I guess I would say friends/family and art/music/literature.

What would you rather be doing?
Right now I’d rather be on a kick-ass road trip or having really good sex than sitting here exhausted from working.

What did you last cry over?
I cried last week because I felt like everything was going from bad to worse and I couldn’t catch a break. And I was really upset with myself for accidentally locking Birdy in the car when it was so hot. And I was struggling with a couple of friends who were making me feel negatively.

What always makes you feel better when you’re upset?
Getting love from Birdy. Driving around and blasting music in the car. Throwing things. Cursing. Sleeping. Kind, loving, supportive words from friends. Crafting. Sitting on my patchwork quilt in the sun. Music. Feeling a sense of accomplishment.

What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other?

Sparks/Chemistry, similar personality/interests, and humor.

What did you have for breakfast?
Homemade hash browns, my specialty.

Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend?
Haven’t we all?

Have you ever had your heartbroken?
Haven’t we all?

Have you ever been out of the country?

Have you ever done something outrageously dumb?
All the time.

Have you ever had sex on the beach?
Not that I can recall.

Have you ever dated someone younger than you?

Have you ever read an entire book in one day?
Yes. I think the last one was Harry Potter 7.

Who was the last person you saw?
My boss.

Who was the last person you texted?

Who was the last person you hung out with?

Who was the last person to call you?

Who did you last hug?

Who is the last person who texted you?

Who was the last person you said “i love you” to?
My cousin Chip

Where did you last go?


Where did you last hang out?
At my house

Do you like someone right now?
Okay, I think this is a middle school survey. But yes.

Do you think anyone likes you?

Do you ever wish you were someone else?


Why did your parents give you the name you have?
My dad had a college professor whose daughter was named Maegan and they liked it. And also because it’s Scottish and we have Scottish ancestry.

If you could have one super power what would it be?
Tough one. Selective mind-reading.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you?
No, I think everything works out the way it’s supposed to.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring one thing, what would you bring?
I hate this question. First of all, never gonna happen. Secondly, WHO could pick just one thing? But really, I guess a satellite phone.

Would you ever get back together with any of your exes if they asked you?
Probably not. Unless the laws of the universe somehow got reversed to allow for the possibility that people actually change.

Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love?
Absolutely. It grows back.

Are you happy with your life right now?
Yeah, I’d say I’m happier with it overall than I have been in a long time.

TGIF! Random Survey

I’m in a really bad mood right now, and I needed to do something to take my mind off that fact. I mean, how hilarious is that picture? Anyway, my answers will probably be short and uninteresting because I am pissy.

When was the last time you shaved your legs?
Couple weeks ago maybe

What were you doing this morning at 8:00 am?
Drinking a diet Coke at my desk

What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Talking on the phone at my desk

What are you wearing right now?
Black pants and a green striped sweater, like an idiot, because it’s like 100 degrees out. My brain doesn’t function before 9 am.

Are you mad at anyone right now?
Unfortunately. I actually considered going to a shooting range for the first time in my life today, just because I thought it might be a good way to release anger without doing something stupid, like plowing my car into a tree.

The last two people to say they loved you?
Coocatchoo and my mom

Kissed someone in the last 24 hrs?
Lady Bird Schmooper Boots Hooz

Are you happy with your living arrangement?
Totally! I continue to dig living alone, and I continue to dig my new house as opposed to apartment life.

Last thing received in the mail?
I pretty much only ever get bills and junk. Opening the mailbox is not the fun event it was when I was a kid.

Do you have any famous relatives?
It’s possible that I am related to Abraham Lincoln based on family and community folklore, although it will never be proven. I have an ancestor who was the first person to use the title “Prince of Wales.” I don’t think any of my living relatives are famous though.

Have you ever had sex in a public place?
Yes. Wouldn’t you like to know where.

Have you ever been searched by the cops?
Yes, many times. Damn hippie profiling.

How is your hair?
Very long, parted in the middle, light brownish/dark blondish, wavy, product-free

How many different drinks have you had today?
2 – Diet Coke and tea

What have you eaten today?
Fruit cup, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, plain M&Ms

Are you any good at math?
Heck no

Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
No. I search for wildlife and then follow around crabs and stuff.

Are you taken for granted?
Pretty much. But then again, I guess most people are.

Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
Yes. It may have involved illegal substances.

Do you like the ocean?
Love it more than a lot of things, including a lot of people.

Do you stay friends with your exes?
Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. Depends on many factors.

What are you excited about?
Seeing my friends get married tomorrow in Asheville.

What did you do two nights ago?
Went on a blind date with a “very nice young man.”

Are any of your great-grandparents still alive?

Do you remember the most naughty night of your life?
“Naughty” is relative. I’ve had a few nights I would put in that category, but always in a good way. One of them might have been that “awake for 48 hours straight” question above.

Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
Alone! Or with someone as long as they’re not making me hot. I can’t sleep when I’m hot.

TGIF Random Survey

What is your favorite possession?
Um…my dog.

Do you own a gun?

If you could tell your last ex something what would you say?
You don’t deserve me anyway.

Do you get nervous before doctors appointments?

What do you think of hot dogs?
I will eat one on the 4th of July. I like the taste of them, but the thought of it makes them hard to eat.

What’s your favorite Christmas song?
Everything from The Nutcracker.

What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Diet Coke/Pepsi with lemon

Can you do push ups?
No, I’m a weakling girl.

Is your bathroom clean?
At the moment, yes.

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
A necklace I made that is a big star-shaped piece of green agate hanging on a strand of hemp.

Do you take painkillers?
Tylenol or Advil

What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
Hmm…my captivating charm and beauty? My stunning intelligence and wit? Nah, it’s probably the boobs.

Do you have A.D.D.?

Still have a birthmark?
A couple. I have a small mole on my left ribcage and one on the back of my thigh.

What are you doing tonight?
Oh, man. I am so looking forward to SLEEPING and vegging out with the Bird Dawg while catching up on my TV for the week. I still need to watch Lost. And I still have more moving and cleaning and unpacking to do. Ugh.

Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
I wonder if they’re working on the roof yet.
I wish my drink was colder.
I feel  kinda nauseated.

Name the last 3 things you have bought.

Name 3 things you drink regularly.
Diet Pepsi

Are you on a diet?
No, but I need to be.

Current worry?
Money money money money. MONEY!

Current hate?
John Mayer. Douche.

Favorite place to be?
Driving in my car with Birdy hanging out the window and listening to reggae.

How did you ring in the New Year?
By going to bed at like 10:00 pm. I was sick.

Where would you like to go?
Where would I NOT like to go?

Why do you wanna go there?
I want to see and experience as much of the world and its people as possible.

What shirt are you wearing?
A purple cowl neck shirt from Target.

What is your current relationship status?

Favorite color(s)?
Green, turquoise, orange

Would you be a pirate?
Captain Jack Sparrow – yes. Somali kidnappers – no.

Do you sing in the shower?
No, but I always used to. I don’t know why I stopped.

What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
I was afraid my neighbor’s pet snake would escape and come into our house through the toilet. No idea.

What’s in your pockets right now?

Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Fractured cheekbone. Yes, I literally broke my face.

Best feeling in the world?

Worst feeling in the world?

Does someone have a crush on you?

Do you wish on shooting stars?
No, but they do make me ponder the mysteries of the universe.

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite candy?
Reese Cups and Smarties.

What song do you want played at your wedding?
Totally depends on who I’m marrying.

What song do you want played at your funeral?
I don’t really care. I won’t be there.

What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping hard.

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
Man, I’m gonna sleep SO LATE tomorrow!

TGIF! Random Survey

It’s been a crazy week. I had two night-time seminars, which means I haven’t been at home much this week. Which is why Birdy is currently under my desk in my office, passed out from built-up anxiety of having to guard the apartment. On Tuesday night, my boss played a horrible practical joke on me regarding the location of a laptop. (“You don’t have it? I thought you got it!”) Unfortunately I couldn’t see him laughing in the text message. So I’m ready for some down time. Seriously. On a happy note, I was told to pick up a package earlier in the week, and I didn’t think I’d ordered anything. It was a wonderful surprise from my friend, Cheryl. She sent me a huge book of vegan recipes from Amazon with a sweet note. I can’t wait to start trying some of them! I promise to post the results. In fact, I have a good vegetarian recipe to post as soon as I can find the pictures. Until then, enjoy this random info about me. 

Is your second toe longer than your first? No

Do you have a favorite type of pen? Oh, yes. Pretty much anything that’s not ballpoint.

What color are your toenails usually? Toenail colored. When I get pedicures I go for turquoise glitter, though.

What was the last thing you highlighted? A signature line.

What color are your bedroom curtains? It’s actually a giant Indian mandala tapestry in blues and purples for light blockage.

What color are the seats in your car? Dog hair colored.

Have you ever had a black and white cat? Yes. His name was Sylvester. So original! He was cool.

What is the last thing you put a stamp on? An invitation to a company event.

Do you like cinnamon toothpaste? No.

Closest thing to you that is yellow? Tube of Carmex.

Last person who gave you a business card? Manager of the Twin City Chop House.

Last person you wrote a check to? Cancer research in memory of someone who just passed away.

Last time you had someone cook for you? Around Christmas, Al made me some awesome spaghetti casserole.

How many emails do you have? Like 5 or 6, but I only check two and have most of them forwarded.

Last time you received flowers? Coocatchoo gives me flowers quite often in the spring and summer.

Do you play air guitar? No, I play steering wheel drums.

What is your high school’s rival mascot? When I was there, it was the Cavaliers. I’m guessing it probably still is.

Last thing you read in the newspaper? One of Jenny’s blind employees got hit by a car this week walking to work.

Last place you had pizza from? Barley’s Taproom in Spindale, NC

Last time you had a Krispy Kreme doughnut? Dude, I can’t even remember. Which is way too long considering that I live in Krispy Kreme’s headquarters city.

Have you ever drunk Crystal Pepsi? Yes, we thought it was so cool when it came out until we tasted it. Gack.

Random Survey

Tough Questions.

If you were paid a million dollars to spend the night in a supposed haunted house, would you do it?

If you could trade places with any person living or dead, who would you trade places with?
Reese Witherspoon. Although I could probably answer that differently on a daily basis.

If you could shorten your life expectancy by 10 years to become more attractive, would you do it?

Whom do you admire and why?
I admire people who are full of positive energy, kindness, and humility, who are nonjudgmental and a bit unconventional. People who are able to accomplish great things without having a meltdown before they get there.

What was your favorite bedtime story as a child?
Alexander and the Magic Mouse by Martha Sanders. “The Old Lady, her Magical Mouse, a Brindle London Squatting Cat, a Yak, and Alexander, the smiling alligator, lived together on a hill without any friends until the thirty-day rain endangered the town below them.”

You’re walking down the street. You come across a burning building. A woman says her baby is trapped inside. What would you do?
Find out if the fire department had already been called. If not, call them. If so, try to keep the mother calm until they got there.

If you could choose the future profession of your son or daughter, would you?

What was your best experience on drugs or alcohol?
Feeling like the universe allowed me to exist in a bubble of happiness and euphoria for a few hours, with a complete lack of insecurity or sadness.

What was your worst experience on drugs or alcohol?
Going to the emergency room with a friend who was having a panic attack.

As your walking down the street you find a suitcase full of money sitting next to a parked car, would you take it?
Probably so. I might not keep it, but yeah, I would take it.

If you found that a close friend has AIDS, would you still hang out with them?

In front of you are 10 pistols, 5 of which are loaded. If you survive you’d receive 100 million dollars. Would you be willing to place one to your head and pull the trigger?
Probably not.

Do you believe in ghosts, werewolves or vampires?
I believe in ghosts…or at least a form of existence in some other dimension that we sometimes encounter. As for things like werewolves and vampires…doesn’t seem likely, but a lot of things don’t. I’d say possible but not probable.

If you could live forever, would you want to?
Dear God, no.

Which fictional movie character most resembles who you are?
Tie between Bridget Jones and Nora Wilder in “Broken English.”

If you could go back in time, which time period would you visit?
Early 1800s.

If they were to televise a live execution, would you watch it?
No, and I don’t get people who would answer yes to that question.

If you could be the president of the USA, would you be willing to do it?

If you could choose the sex of your unborn child, would you want to?
Not really.

Would you rather live longer or be wealthy?
Give me the money now and a year to travel with it, and we can call it a day.