Just when you thought there was NOTHING new to learn about me, along comes Monday and another set of delightfully random questions. Don't say I didn't warn you...
Who is the last person you high-fived?
Will. We are the masters of the “up high/down low/too slow” routine. Although lately we’ve been into the fist bump. Much more hip.
If you were drafted into a war, would you survive?
Listen – if things get so dire that they start drafting women of a certain age, we’re all in trouble. But in the unlikely event I do get the notice, I think the lack of room service and indoor plumbing might do me in before the enemy does.
Do you sleep with the TV on?
I like to fall asleep with the telly on, but thanks to the sleep timer, it’s just for about 45 minutes. Sleeping with the television on can lead to weird dreams, especially if you drift off to something like Criminal Minds (SERIAL KILLERS!) or Law & Order: SVU (SEX CRIMES!). So I’ve heard, anyway.
Have you ever won a spelling bee?
Heh. Seriously. No. Hell no. I have many gifts, and proper spelling isn’t one of them. If you’ve ever IMd or texted with me for any length of time, you can attest to this.
Have you ever been stung by a bee?
Yes. Wasps too. Had minor allergic reactions to both. Scared me to death because when I was a kid, I read this book called A Taste of Blackberries which tells the story of a boy whose best pal dies because of an allergic reaction to bee stings. Talk about a great thing to stick with you for decades…
How fast can you type?
Really really fast if you don’t count typos. Or misspellings. Heh. I’m actually pretty fast. I had to work on the speed thing in college to reach a certain WPM to get into a required reporting class. Hours spent banging away on my faithful little electric typewriter paid off. But if you bought stock in white-out in those days, I probably made you very very rich.
Are you afraid of the dark?
Regular dark? No. But something like cave or cavern dark with bats and bugs and things that go bump in the night – you betcha.
Brown. The shade that deepens in color depending on what I wear.
Have you ever made out at a drive-in?
You betcha. I am a big fan of the car make-out. It’s fun and reminds me of being a young thing when grabbing time and location to play tonsil hockey with the object of one’s affection was always a bit of a challenge.
When was the last time you chose a bath over a shower?
It’s been waaaaay too long. I can’t even remember the last time I took a good bubbly soak. Hmmmm…
Do you knock on wood?
Yes. Just in case. You never know.
Do you floss daily?
Can you hula-hoop?
Once upon a time, I could. Haven’t tried in a while.
Are you good at keeping secrets?
I am very discrete when need be. Have anything you’d like to share?
What do you want for Christmas?
Do you know the Muffin Man?
No, but I know the Muffin Top Man. Me and Elaine Benes.
Do you talk in your sleep?
I don’t think so. I know I snore (shut it) but I think that’s the only utterance I make.
Who wrote the book of love?
Either Sir Shakespeare or Señor Neruda or Lord Byron. Sigh.
Do you make up your own words?
Heck yeah! Thought I made up one last night – concussive. But alas, someone beat me to it. I’m particularly fond of “conversate” and the classic “strategery.” If only Words with Friends thought the way I do about such words…