The Captain has made another quiz. Here are my answers. Make sure to give his place a looksie.
What is the best hiding spot in your current place of residence?
For straight up hiding, I would say the back of my closet. It is at an odd angle and I have a hanging organizer in the middle I can hide behind.
But for jumping out and scaring my roommate (which I definitely don’t do weekly), hiding by the built-in is perfect because it means I can jump out in 3 directions, in case roommate changes course.
The person walking in front of you drops $20 on the ground and doesn’t notice. What do you do?
If I can tell who dropped it, I would give it to them but if its a crowded area and I’m unsure who it was, I will pocket it. I had that happen at a big convention once. I looked around to see if someone was looking for it, but when it wasn’t obvious, it became a situation of finders-keepers.
In elementary school, I read a book called, Lost in the Barrens. What is a book you read in school and what do you remember about it?
Lord of the Flies (I couldn’t remember the name, I asked my roommate what the “Fly boys” book was called). I remember it’s a group of young boys stranded on an island and they kill a pig and get all scary and murdery and dictatory. I don’t remember any flies.
In Eminem’s song, “Lose Yourself”, he says: “There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” Describe, in detail, your ideal pasta meal.
That is not an appealing way to start thinking of delicious pasta. You are diabolical.
Right now my favorite pasta is Daiya Mac and Cheese. It’s vegan, comes in a white box with a small photo of the orangy goodness on the cover. The meal itself is pure comfort food. Wonderful gooey, creamy ‘cheese’, which is orange, with elbow noodles cooked to perfect mouthfeel. If I am feeling especially indulgent, I’ll sprinkle cheest on it (that’s what I call nutritional yeast). Damn, now I want some.
On the side, I have sauteed greens and mushrooms.
I drink tap water with my meal.
Oh hey, I was able to move passed the Eminem visual. That must be a point.
If you and a partner went on The Amazing Race, would you be the driver, or the navigator in the backseat with a map? Explain your choice.
Definitely the Mapper. I don’t drive. I have no license, never have. I HATE driving. Plus maps are cool. Although I would honestly be mega distracted by the scenery. I promise we would miss some turns.
In Home Alone 2, Kevin (a 10-year-old boy) ended up in New York by himself, while his entire family was in Florida. What is something you did when you were 10-years-old, that “kids these days” wouldn’t understand?
There was a “forest” behind our house and my brother and I would go with the neighbor kids and spend the entire day out there. No parental supervision, no communication devices, rules or expectations. We would bring snacks and be there until just before dark. One of the neighbors hit golf balls in his yard and it became a game to see how many we could find. Our pockets quickly filled so we took our hoodies off and turned them into bags. Lugged so many golf balls home. My dad told us to sell them back to the guy at 10 or 25 cents a piece (something like that).
That was long. If you need a specific answer, I would say spending all day with neighbor kids outside with no screens. No matter the weather.
Is Tic-Tac-Toe a fair game? Not in one session. Whoever chooses the center wins, usually. But if you take turns, it evens out.
Velma, from the Scooby-Doo series, is known for losing her glasses. If you were a character in a TV show, what would you be known for?
Wanting to pet all the furry animals! I see an animal, I walk/run to it. My friend lives in Australia and said they plan to keep a leash or suit of armor on me if I ever visit because I will be attempting to pet all the ‘roos, wallabies, koalas and whatever else I see. I am told they are not safe to pet but I will try. The only animal this won’t happen with is a sloth (not in Aus) because doing so will literally kill them by slow-motion heart attack.
What causes you to lose your temper?
My mother. Almost every other sentence pisses me off. I have enjoyed barely hearing from her for the duration of covid.
How many contacts in your phone have you not communicated with in the last three years?
5 but two were offices, my old dentist and Child Protection Services (I used to work in childcare)
Think about items you might find in a Lost & Found. Now, draw as many of those items as you can in 60 seconds. Share your picture.
I did not draw as quick as I thought I would.
Text someone, “I can’t find my phone.” What is their reply?
I texted three friends because 1. I’m curious what they will say and 2. I can’t make decisions often, so why waste the energy trying?
First person, “Should I call it?”
Second person, “Oh no”
Third person, no response
You are alone in a city you’ve never been to, and have $500 to spend. What city are you in? What places do you go to? What do you spend your money on?
Oooh I would be in Seattle. No, San Fran. Wait, some place in Arizona. Dang it, see what I mean about decisions?
Ok I’ll choose San Fran because I want to spend a huge portion of the money on fruit. I am going to a picking orchard and getting 30+ pounds of citrus. Then go to a date farm and get at least 10 pounds of varying types. OOOHH then a farmers market for whatever I can’t pick myself.
I would get at least two pieces of weed chocolate. I don’t usually partake but my friend and I got a chocolate in Vegas once and it was just non-stop laughing for two hours while we tried to order food.
The rest of the money would be on vegan restaurants. I promise I’m not hungry while writing this, I just love trying new vegan shops on trips.
Crossing my fingers I win. I would love the paid trip to Cali. Or is it the $500 we win? Either way, I’m excited.