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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

120201 Survey From a Friend

1: What do you put on hotdogs?
Ketchup or hot mustard, no bun.

2: Do you say "anticlimatic" or "anticlimactic"?
Huh? I have dyslexia, and it took way too much time to see that there was any difference between those two words.

3: Do you check flyers before grocery shopping?
Usually, I check them in the store of my choice.

4: Blue, black, or some other colour pen ink?
Black. Just fussy that way.

5: Do you use your parking brake?
Rarely is it needed here.

6: Look to your left. How many framed pictures are on the wall?
Two. The current ministry poster with an original print symbolizing Ephesians “Dwelling Together in the Lord” and my grandfather’s painting of the Swiss Alps, “The Three Sisters”.

7: Do you know how to play chess?

8: How often do you clean the interior of your car?
I make my children do it once a week.

9: Do you ever read the last few pages first?
That spoils the story.

10: Ever fallen in the shower?
Not that I recall.

11: On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to swear at other drivers?
Swearing doesn’t help, but I will make comments on a person’s intelligence. 

12: What's the worst thing you've ever called someone you care about?
I don’t know. I have a temper, but I don’t think I ever called anyone anything bad. I usually tell them that the thing they did was stupid.

13: Do you have a Snuggie?
Nope. I have long johns and hand-crocheted blamkets.

14: Are you allergic to anything?
Many, many things. Tobacco, trees, grasses, legumes, and things people have called hypoallergenic, including aloe vera, lanolin. There is more, but this is already boring.

15: Do you have any TV shows on?
We don’t have any form of TV reception, except for pre-recorded video.

16: How many times do you hit the snooze button before finally getting out of bed?
Usually, I walk in from the other room to turn off the alarm, because I was already awake.

17: Ever driven away in anger?
Driven, walked, jumped off an embankment... My anger is not pretty.

18: What's your favourite freezie colour?
The one you can’t see.

19: Are you a vegetarian?
I like mine with a fine Chianti.

20: Do you have a garbage receptacle beside you? What's on top?
The can has paper and tissue in it..

21: Do you cross out your mistakes or erase/whiteout them?
One line through the mistake when I hand write, but usually, I type on a computer.

22: Ever torn something up that you instantly knew was too important for such treatment?
No, I crumple.

23: Do you think that things will get better?

Phillipians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 

I have personal optimism, but expect the world to get worse.

24: Do you have an unpopular opinion? What is it?
Not only do I anger non-Christians, but I make other Christians angry when I point out what the Word says.

25: What's your favourite quote? 
“Religion doesn’t set men free. Only the rightly-divided Word when it lives in men and prevails does that.”

26: Did you/are you going to go to prom?
When I was 14, I went with a senior.

27: What's the most physically painful thing you've ever experienced?
It wasn’t childbirth, even though I had no pain killers. An abbess tooth had me on the floor whimpering, and pancreatitis had me doubled over in pain so I could barely walk. The ER nurse asked me how I stood it. I focused on God.

28: What's the most emotionally/mentally painful thing you've ever experienced?
His crime, then the divorce.

29: Have you ever legitimately saved a person's life?
How does one define ‘legitimate’? 

30: What's your favourite book genre?
If you look at the number of books I read, one could say political. If you look at the ones I enjoy, it would have to be science fiction, (not fantasy).

31: Did you like "Gigli"? Be honest.
No, because I don’t know what it is.

32: Have you ever walked out of a movie at the theatre?
I walked out of two movies I paid to see. The first was The Exocist and the second was The Incredible Melting Man. I put them both in the same class. Videos and TV can be stopped.

33: Do you peek between your fingers during the scary scenes?
Almost nothing scares me, and coving my eyes certainly wouldn’t help. It is far better to see your enemy and prepare a defense. The last movie to scare me was The Grudge, because it was real, and temporarily, I had forgotten 1 John 4:4.

34: What was your reaction to Tatum getting killed whilst stuck in the pet door in Scream?
Not something I watched, so no reaction.

35: Do dogs like you?
Yes, but I don’t like them.

36: Would you say that you project an air of authority?

37: Do people listen when you speak?
Some give me undivided attention, and do as I say. Others don’t.

38: How are your elbows? Are they okay?
Yes. Why? Were you concerned about the eczema that went away when I started the gluten-free diet?

39: What is one thing that you do exceptionally well? Be honest.
I see historical patterns and generational strategies. Most American politicians see only up to the next election.

40: Do you use torrents?
We have torrential rains here. I stay away from illegal ones.

41: When was the last time you paid for music?
Last year sometime. I have most of what I like.

42: Are you addicted to technology?
Technology is a convenience that I like and use, but drop me in the wilderness or throw me back in time, and I may outlive and outshine the majority of the current crop of westerners.

43: Pick a person (you don't need to give their name). How do you feel about them? Be as honest as you can get yourself to be.
You inspire me. I wish you were here.

44: Do you check your computer's dictionary for the definition of words you'd otherwise feel confident about using during in-person interactions? Just to be sure?
Each of us has more than one vocabulary. For instance, each of us understands more words than we speak, and our speaking and writing vocabularies differ. I frequently check for proper spellings and for new words to increase my vocabulary.

45: How heavily to you rely on spellcheck and autocorrect?
Can you spell d-y-s-l-e-x-i-a? Sometime I cannot tell that there IS a difference between what I write and what spell check recommends.

46: Have you ever gotten into an argument on the internet? Did you win?
HA! There are no winners. Only hard feelings. 

47: Do you pause movies/TV shows if you have to go to the bathroom or the kitchen, or do you just let them keep playing?
Any time the TV in on, someone pauses for a break.

48: If you use a regular alarm clock, do you have it set to music or that obnoxious beeping?
I use my phone.

49: Peter Pan?
...should grow up.

50: How often do you fall up the stairs?

51: Do you pronounce "anti" as ant-eye or ant-ee? (Example: "That scene was very anticlimactic.")
How about “ant-ĭ” with a short ‘i’ sound? Isn’t it supposed to be the short vowel sound?

52: Do you pronounce "via" as vee-uh or vie-uh? (Example: "We can get there via Tremont Street.")
vee-uh. Our bus system is called VIA, and the vast majority of our residents speak Spanish.

53: How often do you forget to close your parentheses?
I may have done that once since I reached adulthood. I was taught algebra at an early age, and parentheses are crucial in both mathematics and Biblical research.

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