Roger has a quiz-thing! Remember those? They used to be so common in the high days of blogging, and they were always–well, usually–fun and reliable ways to generate a bit of blog content if you were hard up for inspiration. So, let’s do this!
1. Do you like your handwriting?
Not especially. Over the last few years my day-to-day scrawl has become even worse, so I have to remind myself to write more slowly if I want to be able to read my own stuff. I have given some thought, and even made a few small efforts, to revive my cursive, but wow, that’s hard now. I’m going to have to dedicate energy to that, if I want it to continue. Luckily, it gives me a good excuse to use my fountain pens.
2. Do you like roller coasters?
I haven’t been on one in forever, so I’m not sure anymore! But I used to like them quite a lot, though with two provisos: 1. I don’t like being flipped upside-down, and 2. I don’t like coasters in the dark where I can’t see what’s happening.
3. Do you like scary movies?
I love the horror genre, but I don’t like too much gore, and I prefer my horror in print or viewed on the small screen, with lights on.
4. Do you like shopping?
Depends on what! Antiquing? Books? Vintage clothing? That’s all a blast, as are souvenir shops in places I’m new to visiting. Art and craft shows, too. Trips to Target/Wal-mart? Ewww, no. And if I’m looking for something I have to have–say, a showerhead breaks and I need a new one–that’s a drag.
5. Do you like to talk on the phone?
I do not. I’ve been this way forever. When The Wife and I started dating and I returned home to WNY in summer while she stayed in our college town, I didn’t call her enough and my phone calls were of the grunted-reply variety. It took her a bit to get used to my distaste for talking on the phone. Later, I got a telesales job where part of our performance metric was how much cumulative time we spent on the phones. It’s no surprise that I got fired from this job. (That was part downsizing, part “This guy sucks at this”, and we ended up moving a month later so I would have quit anyway, so I honestly can’t hold a grudge.)
6. Do you sleep with the lights on or off?
Off, but I need a bit of light somewhere, be it the light from outside through a window, or a tiny nightlight, something. I get freaked out when I try to sleep in complete darkness.
7. Do you use headphones or earphones?
When I walk doggos around the neighborhood, or sometimes at work when I’m doing something repetitive. Or when I’m at home working, or I’m writing someplace out and about. I actually like headphones a lot and I have several. My favorites now are my Bluetooth earbuds and a pair of Bluetooth over-the-head headphones
8. Do you have tattoos? Do you want any?
No. I do think about it once in a while, but it’s nowhere near a priority for me to get one.
9. Do you wear glasses?
Yes! I’ve had glasses in one form or another ever since I was in first grade. Ask my mother about the time I stepped on my glasses! She loves that story! (I don’t think she likes that story, actually.)
10. What is your strangest talent?
I’ve honestly no idea.
11. Have you ever been in the hospital?
No. I figure that string
12. What color mostly dominates your wardrobe?
Blue, because of the overalls collection.
13. What’s your most expensive piece of clothing?
A pair of Hickory-striped vintage Lee overalls. No, I will not divulge how much I paid for them.
14. Have you ever had braces?
No, thank God. As a trumpet player in school, braces would have been an absolute curse. I seem to recall a dentist who wanted to put me in braces, but my mother put the squash down on that idea.
15. Have you ever been on TV?
Yes. In college, one year our annual Big Christmas Concert was recorded and televised on Iowa Public Television. A while back, a college friend who was also in that concert digitized it and put it online. Ye Gods, how I hated my hair back then! Since then I have not been on teevee to my knowledge, unless it was a crowd shot at some event I visited.
That was fun! More quiz-things, I say! [bangs ale flagon on the table]