San Luis Obispo, California
This one from my friend Steven
Something people hate to find on their windshield?
A wet leaf (when I'm inside the car & can't whisk it off)
Something a man might buy before going on a date?
Something you cook in the microwave?
An item found in an old man’s wallet?
Something always stocked in the refrigerator?
An item found in grandma’s purse?
A clean hankie
A fruit that isn’t round?
Something you put on a Christmas tree?
Something you find in car glove box?
The instruction manual
This one from my brother Bruce & my friend Brigit:
Steak or Seafood?
Italian or Chinese?
Pepsi or Coke?
Diet Dr. Pepper (or Diet Coke)
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate & Peanut Butter
How many tattoos?
Ever hit a deer?
No -- once a possum, once a chipmunk.
Rode in a ambulance?
Netflix or Hulu?
None so far
Sunrise or Sunset?
Ocean or Mountain?
Dogs or cats?
This one from my niece Anna:
(X = Yes)
Shot a gun?
X (long ago, BBs as a child)
Gone on a blind date?
X (with Uncle Ron's brother!)
X (only in order to do homework)
Watched someone die?
X (pets, not humans)
Visited South America?
Visited Las Vegas?
Visited Central America?
Seen the Grand Canyon in person?
Flown in a plane?
Served on a jury?
Traveled to the opposite side of the country?
Visited Washington, DC?
Swam in the Ocean?
Cried yourself to sleep?
Played cops and robbers?
Played cowboys and Indians?
X (and pioneers!)
Recently colored with crayons?
X (colored pencils)
Sang karaoke, a solo or duet in church?
X (I believe my mom forced me to play the clarinet a few times -- ugh!)
Paid for a meal with coins only?
X (One time when I took Sam & his friend through the McDonald's drive-thru for milkshakes & then realized that I had only brought my keys & drivers license, no purse or billfold -- so we had to use our emergency toll coins, plus the McD's window cashier gave us size large but only charged us for size small, when she realized that we had barely enough $. Wasn't that the sweetest?!)
Made prank phone calls?
X (maybe once or twice in junior high)
Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose?
Not my style.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue?
Had a pet?
Been downhill skiing?
Not for me.
Been water skiing?
Not for me.
Been camping in a trailer / RV?
X (not for me but did it anyway)
Been camping in a tent?
X (not for me but did it anyway)
Driven a motorcycle?
Been bungee-jumping (ripcord jumping)?
Gone to a drive-in movie?
X (the good old days! ~ see above!)
and tell this young woman to wise up!
Done something that could have killed you?
X (Pre cell - phone era, I accepted help from a very creepy guy to fix my car when I was stalled on the side of the road in Indiana. I look back and cannot believe that I said "okay" when he said, "Now we need to take your car for a test drive." In the end, he patched my radiator hose and handed me a Christian pamphlet, and I drove off untouched & unharmed. So maybe he was just a good Samaritan. But still, poor judgment on my part, and gives me tremors in my stomach to think that I could have never been seen again.)
Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life?
Rode an elephant?
Rode a camel?
Eaten just cookies, ice cream or cake for dinner X
Been on TV?
Not my dream.
Stolen any traffic signs?
Just a plastic milk crate from the grocery store
Been in a car accident?
Been in the Hospital in past 24 months?
Not as a patient.
X (used to be a regular)
Gotten a speeding -or any type of ticket- in the past 12 mo.
I am a very slow driver.
Gotten a piercing?
X (just the standard one per ear; Auntie Marion took me to the jeweler in Neu Ulm, Germany, for my 27th birthday)
Driven a four door vehicle?
X (not only 4 - door, but also standard shift!)
Ever owned your dream car?
Paid for a stranger's meal?
Now's the time!
Driven over 100 mph?
I wouldn't dare!
Written a published book / poem?
Been scuba diving?
Too scary for me!
Earlier in the month, in honor of James Lipton
(September 19, 1926 – March 2, 2020)
Steven asked us all to answer the sacred ten questions:
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay & Walt Whitman
What turns you off?
Litter, cigarettes (esp. when the 2 are combined in the form
of litterers dropping their used filter tips -- oh so gross)
What is your favorite curse word?
Oh for f--k's sake!
Other favorites are "Gosh darn it"! "Dag nab it!" & "Golly dang!" -- all
the innocent things that I wasn't allowed to say as a kid, not even "Gee"!
What sound or noise do you love?
Anne Murray, Alan Parsons, any guitar solo by John Denver
What sound or noise do you hate?
A sad barking neighbor dog
What profession other than your own would you like to have tried?
Accounting (Go figure!)
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Now shall you know even as also you are known." (I assume they all speak King James' English in Heaven, right?)
Additional quizzes . . .Possible ~ Plausible ~ Improbable
Class of '75
Challenges: Special K & Ten Favs
"You're Out Walking"
"Take This Quiz!"
"Monday: Pop Quiz"
"Talk to Me"
From my brother Bruce & his daughter Anna