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?

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.

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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.

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*Disclaimer: This Is a Joke. Just in case you were wondering.

What are three ways to win your heart?
1.  Treating my dog like the very special lady she is.
2. Writing me love letters — honest but not sappy.
3. Making me feel appreciated and special.

Do you like lightning?
Sometimes. More often than not I start worrying about tornadoes, though. If I know I’m safe and there is no imminent threat to my life, then yes I find it beautiful.

Have you ever cut someone else’s hair?
In college, I used to cut my roommate Scott’s hair, which led to becoming the unofficial UNCA Tennis team barber. I would never attempt to cut girl hair, though.

Last person you said “I hate you” to?
I don’t say that to  people…….’s faces. I’m kidding! I love everyone.

Rain or sunshine?
Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Make you want to move your dancing feet.

Last stupid thing you said to anyone?
I take great pleasure in the notion that smoking might kill me before things actually get worse.

Biggest turn off?
Lack of intelligence.

Would you date someone who smokes?
No comment.

Would you date someone who was addicted to drugs?
Uh…depends on the drug?

What’s your biggest turn on, physically?
Hair/eyes. Specifically, sandy or blonde and blue.

Have you ever dated someone more than once?
Yep. Several times.

If you could go on ONE date with any celebrity, who would it be?
Adrian Grenier.

Do you hold grudges?
I do, but only temporarily. I’ll be fine in ten years.

Hugger or kisser?
How can that be an “either or” question?

Most important lesson you’ve learned from your exes?
People are just who they are. And you shouldn’t expect them to change.

Name three things you would not tolerate in a relationship.
1. Cheating.
2. Abuse.
3. Pet mistreatment.

Last person to see you cry?

Who/what made you cry?

Are you a forgiving person?
I think so.

I’ve come to realize the last person who gave me a hug…
is one of the best friends I’ve ever had.

What was the last thing you burnt?
Sage leaves or sandalwood incense.

What’s the most expensive piece of clothing you own?
Probably a North Face winter coat.

Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?
This is not something that happens in my life.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

When did you first start feeling older?
As ridiculous as it sounds now, my 24th birthday was the first one that I didn’t want to tell anyone how I old I was. But I’ve always felt older than I actually am.

Favorite guilty pleasure?

Is it awkward when you run into your exes?
I try not to, but yes.

Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle?
Many times. Mainly in high school.

Can you make yourself cry?
No. If I’m crying, it’s for real, man.

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…because I need something to do while I eat my lunch.

What’s bothering you right now?
The fact that my secret IM friend that I chat to while we’re at work off and on throughout the day just went offline to go to her company picnic. Boo.

What’s on your TV right now?
My TV at home is playing the movie Two Weeks Notice so my dog has something to listen to while she dozes.

Do you think the last person you kissed cares for you?
I guess.

Your backround on your phone ?
A picture of Birdy lounging in the hammock with me.

Where was your default picture taken?
At my house in Asheville that I miss very much.

Do you like phone calls or text messages better?
Depends on the person and the situation. I like it when my boss texts me, and I like it when I’m in a bad mood or in a hurry.

What is the last thing you drank today?
Ice water.

What are you doing this weekend?
Attending an Italian dinner hosted by my neighbors. Working on an art project I am making. Putting together an order of map stationery for a shop in Atlanta. And I dare say, drinking some beers.

What are you listening to?
Someone being trained in the next room. And my computer making “I’m working” noises.

Have you hit someone today?
No. Nor have I contemplated it. Yet.

Do you burn easily in the sun?
I’m half-Irish, half-Scottish. What do you think?

What/who do you miss?
I miss Asheville, or rather, living in a place like Asheville. I miss living in a house versus an apartment. I miss the mountains. I miss hippies. I miss my twenties. 🙂

What are you going to do after this?
Clean up my lunch dishes. Prepare for a meeting with a “consultant.” Try to figure out how to become a “consultant.”

Do you love Family Guy?
It might be my all-time favorite show. I have seen every episode more than once. It’s one of the only shows that makes me laugh out loud, even when I am alone.

Is there anything you would like to say to someone?
How come you never leave comments on my blog?

Doesn’t orange juice taste terrible after you brush your teeth?
Yes. Yes, it does.

Do you ever turn your cell phone off?
No. It turns itself off all the time, though, when the battery dies.

Who is currently in your house?
Birdy, sleeping in her pink recliner and barking at other dogs passing by.

Where would I have found you last night at 11:00 pm?
Asleep on the couch with the History Channel on TV.

Who was the last person to say “I love you” to you?
My friend Courtney. I have been having a bad week.

Do you care what people think of you?
I think everyone cares to some extent. But I think I probably care a lot less than most people.

Do you dislike anyone at this moment in time?
I seriously dislike Megan Fox.

Do you like water?
Love to drink it. Love to be in it. Love to look at it.

Are you wearing any socks?
Ew, no. I hate socks. I’ll be wearing flip flops (yes, even to the office – what?) until it’s cold enough to worry about losing feeling in my toes.

What’s the last piece of clothing someone borrowed from you?
People generally do not borrow clothing from me. I don’t know a lot of other short, pudgy hippies.

If someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?
That would depend on who it was. And in what way.

You kissed someone today, didn’t you?
Yep – Birdy! Oh, she’s not a person, you say? You know nothing of my world.

Have you ever had someone sing to you?
Yes, lots. But my favorite is Swamp, who sings when he plays guitar and belts it out so that the mountains echo it back and the deer scatter, even though he can’t carry a tune in a paper poke. His sister, a professional singer, says he compensates for pitch with volume. He puts his heart into it, though. And perhaps not surprisingly, he can sing Bob Dylan songs very well.

Any upcoming events you’re excited about?
I’m excited about hanging out with friends this weekend and getting to work on some art projects. I don’t look too much farther ahead than a couple days — some would say, to my own detriment.

What’s your plan for this Thursday?
Huh. See previous answer. That’s like 6 days from now.

Do you love someone you would give up anything for?
There is a limit to what I would give up for anyone.

Have you ever slept on the floor with someone you liked?
Yes, lots of times.

If you could go back in time and change things, would you?
I think it’s best to not live with regrets, because everything in the past worked together to bring you to the point you’re at now. But now that I am officially old, as of last Sunday, I am willing to admit that yes, there are a few things I would probably change, given the opportunity. I’m no longer sure that every bad choice is worth the learning experience.

Are you still going to do what you said you’d do at the end of this survey?
Yep. Off I go!