What’s the meaning or inspiration of your blog’s title?
My original title was “Le Seul Mot Juste” because I used to be a pretentious bastard and all pretentious bastards needed a MySpace blog in 2006, right? Now it’s “Eigenblogger,” which I like a lot better. The prefix “eigen” means “own,” so it kind of fits with what I do here, which is basically just blogging for my own sake of archiving my nonsense life. I don’t mind the readers, though!
What do you consider your biggest strength?
Can I say my immune system? My immune system is unstoppable.
What do you consider your biggest weakness?
Tell us why we should like your favorite band.
I don’t know if I have a favorite band. You should like WALK THE MOON because if you ever get the chance to listen to any of their other songs apart from “Shut Up and Dance,” you’ll see that they’re consistently good and not just a one-hit wonder.
You should like Coldplay because Coldplay.
Who is your favorite model of all-time? Why?
Bohr’s model of the atom.
Does it bother you when people talk about their pets? Why?
Pets are the best! Why would it ever bother me?
Tell us about your favorite holiday.
LEIBNIZ DAY LEIBNIZ DAY LEIBNIZ DAY LEIBNIZ DAY
Technically it is a holiday up here, but it should be a holiday everywhere, dammit!
What was the last fabulous meal that you ate? Where were you?
Our wedding dinner was pretty fantastic. Fettuccine Alfredo, really tasty sorbet, and our wedding cake had a near-illegal amount of chocolate in it.
What’s your lucky number and why?
I’ve always liked 11. I don’t know if it’s lucky or not, but I seem to run into more than an expected amount of double or triple numbers (like 11 or 66 or 222) in my life.
What are five things you hate?
People who don’t know how to walk courteously, people who don’t know how the crosswalk buttons work, #hashtags, yoga pants in non-yoga situations, emojis. So nothing too serious.
What are five things you love?
Teaching statistics, color, music that makes my crotch tingle, walking, and Nate.
Tell us a secret you can because other than us, who’ll read this anyway?
I just ate like 15 M&Ms. IT’S NOT EVEN M&M TIME YET.
What is the favorite body feature of yourself?
I don’t have one. I hate my body.
Is there a tattoo that you want? If you don’t have one, gun-to-your-head so you have to get one, what would it be?
I’d still like to get a little tiny integral sign tattooed on me somewhere. The main problem is that there’s not really a good spot for a random integral sign without it looking weird.
What do you love about yourself?
“Love…about…self?” I don’t know what these words mean together.
What do you hate about yourself?
I am the worst person. Seriously.
Who is someone you miss?
I miss my dad, yo. It’s not like he’s dead or anything, but I never see him anymore and I miss hanging out with him and my mom together a few times every week. Makes me miss when I was back in Moscow and it was just my mom and my dad and myself and we’d always go out for dinner on Thursdays and he would gossip about the U of I.
Nickname: Dr. Poopenstein
Height: I DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER YOUR STUPID QUESTIONS
Star sign: Aquarius
Hogwarts house: I have no idea.
Favourite color: Orange
Time right now: 0:09
Lucky number: 11
Average hours of sleep: What is this “sleep” you speak of?
Last thing I googled: “Anytime Fitness Calgary.” The weather’s going to be garbage soon and I want a gym I can go to when it’s -40 outside but I still want to exercise.
Favorite fictional characters: Captain Queeg (The Caine Mutiny) and Gordon Freeman (Half Life) are the two I’m thinking of right now.
Number of blankets you sleep with: Two + sheet.
Dream trip: Either Antarctica or Hanover. I’d probably pick Hanover because traveling there would be easier and involve more Leibniz obsessing, whereas traveling to Antarctica would be more difficult and cause more damage to the fragile ecosystem down there.
What do you post: On Tumblr? Pokemon Go stuff, sun .gifs, cloud pictures, math stuff, stats stuff, Leibniz stuff, Achievement Hunter stuff.
Most active followers: No one follows me. ‘Tis lonely on Tumblr, it is.
When did your blog reach its peak: When I posted this freaking thing. It still gets notes. What is wrong with people?
What made you get a tumblr: Achievement Hunter. It’s where I discovered them, after all.
Do you get asks on a daily basis: HA.
Why did you choose your URL: “Nailpit” is my old go-to name for gaming, internets, etc. I came up with it when I was 7.
Favourite music artist: Picking just one is impossible. But right now I’m especially digging WALK THE MOON.
Song stuck in your head: None right now, surprisingly.
Last movie watched: I can’t remember.
Last tv show watched: Fringe.
What are you wearing right now: Tank top and pajama pants. Stylin’.
When did you create your blog: 2012.
Do you have any other blogs: YOU’RE READING IT!
Pokemon team: Instinct.
Dream job: Statistics teacher.
Following: 49 blogs. Mostly math- and stats-related.
1. Do you like blue cheese?
I like most types of cheese. Blue cheese is not one of those types.
2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? If yes, how did you quit?
Nope! I’ve never had the desire to. It seems pretty gross.
3. Do you own a gun? How are your feelings about gun control/2nd Amendment rights?
I do not own a gun, no. I don’t really want to, though I’ve always thought shooting (like at a range or skeet shooting or whatnot) would be a pretty cool hobby. BUT. I don’t know what the US is doing wrong as far as gun control goes, but it’s very obvious that they’re doing SOMETHING wrong. It needs to be fixed, and it needs to be fixed fast.
4. What is your favorite flavor of water?
Um…water-flavored? I HATE flavored water. A few weeks ago, I was on mile 15 of a walk and was SUPER thirsty. I went to a Safeway and grabbed the first normal-looking bottle of water I could, bought it, and went back outside. Without looking at the label, I opened it and took a big drink. Turns out it was grape-flavored water. Almost puked. Thirst was not quenched. Rage was fueled.
5. Do you get nervous before a doctor visit? Why?
I used to. But I don’t go to the doctor anymore, ‘cause they’re all hacks. Unless my illness/injury is at its absolute maximum severity, I can handle it on my own. Doctors can suck it.
6. How do you like your hot dogs?
Cooked, in a bun, and covered in a lot of ketchup. Simple.
7. Although it’s been asked a lot, tell us about a favorite movie that you haven’t shared before.
My favorite movies is Sunshine. But a movie I enjoy that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is The Music Man. It’s fantastic. See?
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
I’m not usually thirsty in the morning. Though if I am, I want water.
9. In a dating situation, have you ever misrepresented yourself to seem cooler or hipper? (Yes we know for most of you it was long ago…)
CAN’T GET HIPPER THAN ME, BRO!
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Why?
My engagement and wedding rings. For obvious reasons.
11. Favorite hobby? Tell us about it so we understand it.
I actually don’t have a lot of what you would consider “hobbies.” I have a lot of things I like, but they don’t really translate into actual hobbies. Unless looking stuff up about [insert interest here] is a hobby. Then I have plenty.
But as far as traditional, non-debatable hobbies go, I’d say drawing is my favorite. It’s very tedious, and thus very relaxing.
12. Do you have A.D.D., or have you suspected it?
Nope. Never expected it, either. And I honestly think that’s overdiagnosed nowadays, anyway.
13. What’s a thing you dislike or would change about yourself?
I do not have enough time to list everything I dislike/would want to change about myself right now. There’s a lot of it.
14. Middle name? Like it or not?
My middle name is the most common female middle name in the US (Marie). It goes well with my first and last names, but I’d be okay with a more unique one.
15. Name three random thoughts you might have on this week:
*stressed screeching* (it counts as a thought)
I’m happy to see my mom, but I miss Nate.
I NEED MORE WALKING MILES!
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Tell us a bit about them.
Um…I basically just drink water. So…water, water, and water. Not sure what else to say.
17. Current worry:
DON’T GET ME STARTED
18. Current annoyance:
DON’T GET ME STARTED
19. Favorite place to be in the summer? Give us a wee bit more than “the beach”.
Out walking. Anywhere. I like summer in Moscow because all the students are gone, but I’m enjoying walking in Calgary during the summer too, especially now that I’ve found the River Walk. It’s even better when it’s not storming.
20. How do you usually ring in the new year?
21. What have you done this summer that’s special? Pictures please.
I ruined our planned vacation for this summer, ‘cause I’m just that special. So no pictures of that. Sorry.
22. Have you ever walked into a room with just shoes on?
Um…yes. Yes I have.
Down the Rabbit Hole
1. What was the subject of one of your memorable YouTube holes?
Heh. That sounds dirty. A few years ago, I found a gifset on Tumblr that ended up being from the video, “Gaston’s Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell.” So, of course, I watched it on YouTube, which led me to the vast and wonderful world of YouTube poop. Does that count as a YouTube hole?
2. What was your most recent Wikipedia hole like?
Cheese. I had looked up Colby-Jack cheese on Wiki to see if there was any reason listed as to why Canada has absolutely zero Colby-Jack within the entire country (seriously…no C-J up here. Nate had never even heard of it). That led me on a wonderful journey though the cheese articles on Wiki.
3. What’s a recipe you got from the internet and actually prepared? How did it turn out?
I found this recipe in early 2014 (I think?) and it looked so good that Nate and I decided to try it out on our first Valentine’s Day together. It tastes as good as it looks, seriously. TRY IT.
5. What apparently popular website can you just not get into?
Instagram. What’s the point? GET A BLOG YOU PLEBS
1. You’re building your dream house. What’s the one thing that this house absolutely, positively MUST HAVE? (other than the obvious basics of course)
I don’t know if it’s a “must have,” but I’d love to have a dedicated exercise room. Like with a treadmill/bike/elliptical/weights in it. That’d be great. I’d be in there all the time.
2. What is your dream car?
A soft-top Jeep Wrangler. Preferably yellow, but that’s not as important, as I can always get it painted. I don’t know why I love that particular type of car, but I’ve always wanted one.
3. What is your favorite website that isn’t a blog.
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…Food Gawker’s nice. I also like that Mathematician of the Day website, ‘cause mathematicians.
4. iPhone or Droid, which do you want/have?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S6!
5. When you’re feeling down or lonely or just generally out of sorts, what do you do to cheer yourself up?
Nothing. I brood. I win the gold medal in brooding.
6. Tell me about something or someone that you love that most people seem to hate.
I love stats. A lot of people don’t, which makes me super sad. That’s why I want to be able to teach it so that it’s accessible and not scary.
7. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Depends on how old I was. I wanted to be someone who made a difference, at least.
8. Would you go on a reality show if given the chance?
Maybe? Depends on what it is. I remember wanting to be on Fear Factor when that was a thing.
9. Who was your favorite teacher when you were growing up? (Grade school, Middle School, Jr. High or High School only.)
Grade school: Mrs. Donovan, the year-long sub for 2nd grade (she liked me and let me sit in a fridge box in class ‘cause I was a weird little bugger)
Junior high: Mr. LaFortune, my earth science teacher! In 7th grade I was really into riding my bike everywhere, and Mr. La was an avid bike-rider, so we’d talk about that. He also let me act as the Alex Trebek of our little Jeopardy!-like reviews of the material.
High school: Mr. Garrett, my band teacher! He also taught band in junior high, but I wanted to put Mr. La for that one, haha. Mr. Garrett is awesome. He’d give us “tests” in band, which was code for “we’re not doing anything today but watching a movie.”
10. You get one pass to do something illegal or immoral. What are you gonna do?
Jaywalk! JAYWALK LIKE THE WIND!
(I actually don’t know.)
11. What were you doing 10 years ago?
August 2, 2006? Well, thanks to the miracle of daily blogging, I can tell you exactly what I was doing! While my blog post for 8/2/2016 is just talking about the fact that I know a lot of people whose birthdays are August 2nd, looking at other blogs around that time, I was cleaning up my stuff and packing things to head off to college at the end of the month! Exciting times. I remember doing that.
12. By this time next year, I …
Will hopefully have a stable job (teaching stats perhaps?!??!?!?!).
13. What is something that you need to do but you’ve procrastinated on?
Making my PowerPoint slides for my defense next Monday. Still haven’t even started those, haha. Oops.
14. What is your greatest pet peeve?
I don’t know if I can pick just one. People who don’t know how to courteously use a sidewalk. Company logos changing for no good reason. Twitter.
15. Tell me about your most recent trip of more than 100 miles?
Did we drive more than 100 miles on our botched road trip this year? I’m pretty sure we did. There’s not much to tell about that, though, so blah.
16. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
17. What are you dreading at the moment?
My thesis defense next week. I want it to be over, but I don’t want it to happen, haha. Just give me the degree, seriously.
Hi. Here’s a music survey thingy. ‘Cause I’m too anxious to blog about anything else.
So, the rules are: put your MP3 player, iTunes, Spotify, etc. on shuffle & list the first 9 songs. NO SKIPPING! You must also include your favorite lyric from each song.
Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk
Now you’ve been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you’ve had enough
Of our love, our love
Pompeii – Bastille
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
Sun & Moon – Above & Beyond
I’m sorry baby
You were the sun and moon to me
I’ll never get over you, you’ll never get over me
Your Love – Nicki Minaj
Find me in the dark
I’ll be in the stars
Find me in your heart
I’m in need of your love
Your Love, your love, your love, your love
Crushcrushcrush – Paramore
Nothing compares to a quiet evening alone
Just the one-two of us, who’s counting on
That never happens
I guess I’m dreaming again
Avalanche – WALK THE MOON
You got a look in your eyes
I knew you in a past life
One glance and the avalanche drops
One look and my heartbeat stops
22 – Taylor Swift
We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way
It’s miserable and magical
Breezeblocks – alt-J
Muscle to muscle and toe to toe
The fear has gripped me but here I go
My heart sinks as I jump up
Your hand grips hand as my eyes shut
Buildings and Mountains – The Republic Tigers
How do cities understand?
We drink our wine and wonder why we’re really here
What’s the point of even asking?
You take the good and bad and make the best of it
We have to travel tomorrow and I’m feeling anxious about it. Have a survey.
Can you stay inside all day without getting bored?
Yeah, but only every once and awhile. I need to go do my walking or I get really anxious.
Tell us a TV show that we should watch.
Community is the best freaking thing, yo.
When was the last time you were at your home computer all day?
ALL day? I’m not even sure.
What websites other than your own do you visit daily?
Ye olde standards. Reddit, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, emails.
Do you have a favorite day of the week? Why?
I’ve always liked Tuesdays for whatever the hell reason. Fridays are Fridays, of course, but Tuesdays have always just been nice days for me, regardless of what’s going on in my life.
Did you ever watch Saturday morning cartoons? What was your favorite?
I usually had Cartoon Network on at my dad’s on Saturdays, yes, but I much preferred the Friday night stuff. I remember when Adult Swim started, haha.
Were you a comic book fan?
Did you earn an allowance when you were a kid? How much? Was it tied to chores?
Maybe for a little bit with my mom; I can’t really remember. My dad would give me $20 to spend at the mall on weekends, but I think he just did that to give me something to do while he went to Hallmark.
What is the fanciest type of car you’ve ridden in? What occasion?
I’m trying to remember if I’ve actually been in a limo, or if I’m just making nonsense up. I honestly am not sure.
What’s your favorite sport to watch?
Ever tried surfing?
Nope. And I don’t really have any desire to.
Have you ever been to a live major team sporting game?
Nate and I went to the Giants/Braves game in San Francisco.
From a scale of 1 to 5 how athletic are you (1=nerd, 5=very athletic)?
Um…3? I have no idea.
What’s your favorite horror movie?
Not a horror movie fan. Unless Final Destination counts in this category. If so, Final Destination, the original, or Final Destination 2.
What is your favorite cult classic movie?
Tremors! That counts.
About how many times do you go to the movies a month?
It probably averages out to about 0.16 times or so.
Favorite movie, which one came to your head first?
Sunshine. It will always be Sunshine.
What if your life was like a movie? What type of movie would it be?
Not a movie I’d ever want to watch, lemme tell ya.
Do you like long series movies, like “Lord of the Rings”?
Not in particular. I’m not a big movie person in general.
Blood Type: O+
Nickname: I don’t have a consistent one.
Relationship Status: Engaged to the best man on the planet, thank you very much
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Favourite TV Show: Metalocalypse. I don’t care that it’s over, I love it
Long or Short Hair: It’s decently long now, I guess
Do you have a crush on someone: I’m pretty sure it’s beyond a crush at this point, haha
What do you like about yourself: *Nathan Explosion voice* NOOOOOOOOOOTHIIIIIIIIIIING!
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
List of three favourite colours: Orange, yellow, lime green
I’m about to: BREAK
Listening to: The TV
Kids: GOD NO
Get Married: Is that a command? DO YOU DARE ME TO GET MARRIED?! I’ll do it, watch me!
Career: Hopefully something in stats, and hopefully soon
Phone Call: Nate
Song you listened to: Tightrope by WALK THE MOON
HAVE YOU EVER
Dated Someone Twice: Nope
Been Cheated On: Indeed
Kissed Someone and Regretted It: Yes
Lost Someone Special: Apart from my grandma and grandpas, no one super close and special, no
Been Depressed: Yes
Been Drunk and Thrown Up: I’ve never been drunk
Kissed a Stranger: No
Had Glasses or Contacts: I’ve got glasses right now!
Had Sex on the First Date: Nope
Broken Someone’s Heart: Maybe? Not sure
Turned Someone Down: Just the stalkers
Cried when Someone Died: Yup
Fallen for a Friend: Hahahahaha. Haha. Ha. Oh, 2008.
IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU
Made a New Friend: Yes
Fallen out of Love: Nope
Laughed Until you Cried: A few times, yeah
Met Someone Who Changed You: No
Found Out Who Your True Friends Were: Bah
Found Out Someone Was Talking About You: BAH
Kissed Someone on Your FB List: Yes
WHICH IS BETTER:
Lips or Eyes: Eyes
Hugs or Kisses: Depends on who it is
Shorter or Taller: SHORTER, DAMMIT
Romantic or Spontaneous: Every survey has these listed like this, as if they’re opposite. Can’t romance be spontaneous? Can’t spontaneity be romantic?
Sensitive or Loud: LOUDLY SENSITIVE
Hookup or Relationship: Relationship
Troublemaker or Hesitant: Neither?
Best Friend: Anastasia. We were a freaking awesome duo, yo
Sport I Joined: T-ball, bitches!
Vacation: Oregon coast, probably
DO YOU BELIEVE IN
Miracles: Only on 34th street
Love at First Sight: Yup
How many people from your FB list do you know IRL: All of ‘em
Do you have any pets: Jazzy!
Do you want to change your name: Nope
What did you do for your last birthday: Nothing special. It was a school day, I think
What time did you wake up today: Late, haha
What were you doing last night at midnight: Watching TV with mom
Something you can’t wait for: WEDDING!
Last time you saw your mom: Just a little bit ago
What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: I’d be okay if the thesis stuff was over
Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: My uncle and my old band teacher!
What’s getting on your nerves: Life
1 – If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with?
I’d say Nate, but that would imply forcing him to be stranded on an island as well. So…Donald Trump? At least he’d be away from the US, and I could probably push him off a cliff.
2 – What do you feel right now?
I feel cold. But that’s standard.
3 – What chocolate is your favorite?
Don’t mess with my peanut M&Ms, man. Just don’t.
4 – Why did you create a blog account?
Peer pressure, haha. Do you see what you’ve done, Aneel and E’raina? DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE??
5 – Who is your favorite blogger?
Dave over at Blogography is awesome. I’ve been reading his blog for a long time, but I’m too shy to actually contact him and tell him he’s awesome. ‘Cause I’m a winner.
6 – When was the last time you cried? Why?
Pretty recently, and I have no idea why.
7 – Who is your best friend?
8 – What kind of music do you listen to?
I’ll listen to almost anything, but I prefer songs with a really strong, upbeat tempo.
9 – Do you have troubles sleeping at night?
10 – What do you prefer, jeans or shorts?
11 – Did you try to change for a person?
I used to. Now I don’t care. Either like me as I am, or don’t bother with me.
12 – Are you in a good or bad mood?
I’ve been in a constant bad mood since February 1st.
14 – Do you have a grudge against anyone?
I don’t know if you’d call it a grudge…I’m extremely angry at them, let’s just say that.
15 – Are you a crybaby?
16 – When people praise you for your looks, what feature do they praise?
17 – What hair color do you prefer?
Either really dark or blonde, haha.
18 – If you can change anything about yourself, what is it?
A lot of things. Too many things to list here.
19 – Can you live without internet?
Yes, but it would be hard, at least at first.
21 – Did you have an accident last year?
22 – What are you thinking right now?
“It’s 5 AM, I should sleep. BUT SCREW THAT!”
23 – Have you been hurt so bad that you can’t find words to explain how you feel?
I used to think so, but it really wasn’t that bad.
24 – Do you have trust issues?
25 – Who’s the person who first comes to your mind when someone mentions “love”?
26 – Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be”?
It is the best of all possible worlds, after all.
27 – Do you believe in destiny?
28 – How do you look right now?
29 – Did you ever feel like you’re not good enough?
Always. Haha, this is a depressing survey.
30 – Favorite city?
I love Calgary, but I also love Vancouver. In a different way, though.
When was the last time you got a nose bleed?
I get them every month or so, sometimes twice a month. It might be because it’s fairly dry up here.
Do you keep magazines by your toilet?
If you were a waiter/waitress, would you make good tips?
Ha. Probably not.
Have you ever stolen a road sign or traffic barrier?
What are the best kind of Girl Scout cookies?
Trefoils. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar and an awful person in general.
When was the last time you purchased alcohol?
Do you find it attractive when a guy actually shows his feelings?
Of course. Everyone should be able to express their feelings.
Are you a fussy eater?
I am. Deal with it.
List everything you ate and drank today:
An English muffin and some water.
How are you sitting?
LIKE A BOSS
Waiting for something?
I’m waiting for the semester to end. I’m waiting to see what will happen in my future. I’m waiting to get a break from all this. I’m basically a ball of anger and anxiety right now.
Do you like pretzels?
Not really, no.
Do you wait until you’ve completely finished a certain makeup product before you buy a new one?
Yup. I haven’t bought new eyeshadow in like 13 years. Which is probably bad, but hey.
Did you wake up before 8:00 a.m. this morning?
Have you ever told anyone you were okay when you really weren’t?
Welcome to the past two months, yo.
Do you have reason to cry right now?
It’s me. I can always cry over something.
How many sodas a week do you have?
Do you shop at Victoria’s Secret?
I like La Senza better.
Are you into sports?
Is walking a sport? I like to watch baseball, I suppose.
Can you easily touch your toes?
I have never been able to touch my toes. I always failed the “flexibility” part of that Presidential Fitness Test. I could do like 13 pull-ups, but could never touch my toes.
What did the last shoes you wore look like?
They’re my walking shoes!
What do you currently hear?
My compy making noises, Jazzy squeaking.
Have you ever done yoga?
Do you text a lot?
I text my mom all the time.
Do you have a fax machine at home?
Do you know anyone who has diabetes?
My grandma. My cousin.
Have you ever had to block anyone online?
No. I just ignore people and hope they go away.
Are you afraid of thunder and lightning?
I love thunder and lightning. Unless I’m out walking in it.
Are you a shop-a-holic?
Nah. I like to look at things, but I rarely buy a lot.
Are you healthy?
Healthier than most, I think.
SPRING FORWARD, BITCHES!
Have a survey.
When was the last time you moved to a new house?
June 2015. Hopefully that will be the last move in a looooong time.
What’s the most interesting thing in the room you’re in?
On a weekend, how long do you typically lay in bed before getting up?
When I was on my own, probably around noon or so. Now it’s a few hours earlier. Usually.
How long was your longest relationship?
My longest relationship is my current one! 15 months and one day.
What’s your star sign?
Now what’s the star sign of your significant other or crush?
Which cities and/or states have you lived in?
Moscow (ID), Troy (ID), Vancouver (BC), London (ON), Tucson (AZ), and Calgary (AB).
What can you tell me about how your parents met and how old were they?
All I really know is that they met at the U of I.
Are you in college and if not, where do you want to go to college and why?
Hahahahahaha. I’ve been in college for 10 years now. I’m a freaking professional at this college stuff.
What makes your bedroom special to you, or what’s your favorite part about it?
Nothing, really. It’s a room, it’s got a bed in it, I crash in the bed. The end.
When washing your hands, do you wet your hands or put soap on first?
I wet my hands first. Putting soap on first is weird, yo.
If you had to pick one chore to do today, what would it be?
Dishes. I don’t mind dishes. Though they don’t need to be done right now.
When was the hardest you ever cried and what was the circumstance?
Due to the fact that I’ve probably spent about 30% of my life crying, I am unable to pinpoint an exact circumstance that led me to cry the most.
Where do you usually buy your clothes?
Thrift shops, like Goodwill or whatever that one up here is. Can’t think of the name.
Are your fingernails currently short or long?
If you had to be a school teacher, which subject would you teach?
Statistics! I don’t care if “school teacher” sounds like it implies kindergarten/elementary school-level teaching. Those 6-year-olds would know how to do hypothesis testing like nobody’s business.
When it comes to relationships, are you the jealous type?
Used to be. I try not to be anymore.
What do you usually order at Jamba Juice?
Never been to a Jamba Juice.
How long have you had your cell phone?
Since summer 2014.
Which gift cards do you have in your wallet?
Which celebrity do you think is the prettiest nowadays?
Who did you last talk to about the person you love?
My mom. Wedding stuff!
Is there something you’re not looking forward to?
Everything related to school. Every. Thing. My motivation is so far down the toilet it’s actually become reclaimed and is being used to water lawns.
Would you prefer a thunderstorm or for it to be snowing?
Depends. Am I out in it? Snow. Am I watching it from the nice warm inside? Thunderstorm.
What’s your favorite thing to shop for?
Nothing, really. Not huge on shopping.
Who was the last person you talked to last night before bed?
Is there anyone you trust that you shouldn’t?
Are you excited for anything?
Going back to Moscow for a stint and seeing my mom and Annabelle. I miss both of them.
Has anyone of the opposite sex been on your mind lately?
Will you be in a relationship in the next month?
I hope so!
Do you think the last person you kissed cares for you?
I hope so!
Thinking back five months ago, were you single?
Do you have a lighter in your room?
What’s to the right of you?
Are you in a good mood?
Not as good as I could be.
Are you wearing socks?
Yes. I’m freaking freezing.
What’re you thinking about?
The future. And stressing about it.
What color shirt are you wearing?
Do you love anybody?
Have you kissed a boy in the last three days?
He is no boy. He is a MAN!
Who was the last person you sat next to on a bus?
Some random dude? I don’t pay attention, I just avoid eye contact and hope I’m not stinky.
Will your next hug take place within less than three hours?
No, but that’s just because it’s like 3 AM and Nate and I won’t be awake together until the morning.
What was the last drink you consumed?
Where are you currently placed?
Have you ever had your heart broken?
Yeah. Sorta. Who cares.
Do you want kids?
If someone loved you right now, would you want them to tell you?
Have you ever fallen completely in love?
Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries?
I’m more about just acknowledging them than celebrating them.
Have you ever been given eleven roses and a fake rose?
Can’t say that I have.
Who’s with you at the moment?
Who last walked through your front door?
Where are your favorite shoes?
On their little pad in the hallway.
What color’s your underwear?
Has a tragedy ever happened in your life?
Are there some songs you can’t listen to because they remind you of someone?
What’s the biggest annoyance in your life right now?
DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED
When will your next kiss be?
Who last called you?
I have no idea. It’s been awhile since I talked to someone over the phone. My dad, maybe?
Have you ever kissed someone with braces?
Where is/are your best friend(s)?
DO NOT HAVE
What is your least favorite salad dressing?
I don’t know. I really have only ever had Caesar, ranch, and Italian. Vinaigrette doesn’t sound appealing, though.
What is your least favorite fast food restaurant?
Least favorite? I’ve never really been a fan of Burger King, but I haven’t had it in a long time and never ate it regularly or anthing. So.
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Well, my favorite used to be Bonanza, but the world is a horrible place and Bonanza went out of business. I’m not sure if you’d consider Mongolian BBQ a sit-down restaurant. I mean, you can sit in there…I’m going to count it. Mongolian BBQ.
On average, what would cause you to flirt with the server?
What food could you eat every day just to “get along”?
Healthy option: broccoli. Unhealthy option: M&Ms.
What pizza toppings would make you hurl?
Pineapple. That just doesn’t sound appealing on a pizza.
Number of contacts you’d never let your significant other see on your cell phone?
Zero. First off, if I had a contact I wouldn’t want Nate to see, that probably means that something’s wrong. Second, I have like seven contacts. Two of them are my parents, three of them are people I NEVER talk to, and I can’t even remember the rest.
Number of contacts in your email address book that are exes?
Do you judge others about the wallpaper on their computer?
That’s an odd thing to be judgmental about.
What is your favorite technology from the past that is now obsolete?
The slide rule!
Do you have stuff on your computer that you’d never want someone to see?
My garbage stories, but that’s mostly because they’re garbage.
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Do you like your smile?
No. Probably because it’s the least photogenic smile ever.
What’s your best feature?
I like the color of my hair. If that even counts.
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Appendix, wisdom teeth.
Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
WELL IT’S OBVIOUSLY MY SENSE OF SMELL
When was the last time you had a cavity?
I’ve never had a cavity. At least officially. I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, though.
What is the heaviest item you lifted last?
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
I don’t know if I was knocked unconscious when I had my first (or second) concussion.
If you could, would you wanna know the day you were going to die?
Is love for real?
Damn straight it is.
If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
Doctor Poopinmeyer! I dunno.
What color do you think looks best on you?
Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
Have you ever saved someone’s life?
Has someone ever saved yours?
Not directly, no.
Would you walk naked down a public street for $100,000?
Sure. $100,000 is quite a bit of money.
Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
If I wasn’t in a relationship, sure.
Would you cut off one of your little fingers for $200,000?
Would you never blog again for $50,000?
NEVER! My blog is important to me and I have to hit my 10,000th post.
Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?
What is in your left pocket?
I don’t have any pockets right now. Wearing pajama pants.
Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
Hardwood everywhere but the bedrooms.
Could you live with roommates?
I’ve done it before. Though I think I was lucky and got the 4 (well, 3) best roommates possible.
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Where were you born?
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Friend you talked to?
Last person you called?
Person you hugged?
I really miss my mom. She’s not having a good time right now. I also miss Annabelle.
Is “cold” a mood?
A baseball game.
The baseball game, intermittently.
First place you went this morning?
Bathroom. Or if you mean out of the house, the bathroom in the math building (I had to change from my walking clothes to my school clothes)
What can you not wait to do?
Get this semester over with. Go visit my mom/dad/kitty.
What’s the last movie you saw?
Um…Age of Ultron, I think.
When was the last time you got caught cheating?
Are you a sexy person?
Now that the survey’s (or meme) done what are you going to do?
Screw around on the internet. Or play The Sims.
Section 1: Questions About iTunes & Your Songs
How many songs total do you have?: 3,716
How many artists total do you have?: I have no idea. There aren’t a lot of artists for whom I have more than three songs maximum. Maybe 600? 700? No idea.
How many playlists do you have?: 32, haha.
How many music videos do you have (if any)?: 9.
How many TV shows do you have (if any)?: Just 1. All the seasons of Metalocalypse!!
How many podcasts do you have (if any)?: 2. Strong Bad Email (yeah, I know.) and 5 Second Films.
How about books (if any)?: 1 actual book (Leibniz’ Monadology) and 1 audiobook (The Great Gatsby).
How about apps (if any)?: 28, though I only use about 6 or 7 of them frequently.
What is the longest song you have?: New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak (42:37).
Shortest?: Acoustic Jam by Dethklok (0:28).
Do you use Ping?: No.
Do you use the iTunes Store?: Yup.
How many songs have you purchased from the iTunes store?: Haha. A lot.
Have you recently added an album?: Nope. It’s very rare that I’ll buy an entire album.
Which song has the most plays?: Currently it’s Work This Body by WALK THE MOON.
Do you have a lot of songs you haven’t listened to?: On this computer, yes. I’ve listened to all the songs I own at least once, but I just got this compy in February 2015, and thus have a good number of songs (1,993, to be exact) that haven’t been played yet.
Section 2: Genre Bolding
Bold the genres you have on your iTunes.
Christian & Gospel
Section 3: Shuffle
Simply put your iTunes on shuffle, then write the song you get for 20 shuffles
Carry On – Fun.
Candy Shop – 50 Cent and Olivia
Float On – Modest Mouse
Orinoco Flow – Enya
All Star – Smash Mouth
Good Morning Starshine – The 5th Dimension
Bird Dog – The Everley Brothers
Midnight – Coldplay
Without Me – Eminem
I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
Trololo (Chiptune Remix) – Robinerd
If We Ever Meet Again – Timbaland
Sleepyhead (Little Vampire Remix) – Passion Pit
Beast – Nico Vega
Possession – Atom and His Package
Caught Up – Usher
Let Me Go – 3 Doors Down
Hook Me Up – The Veronicas
Cupid’s Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes
Atlas – Battles
Section 4: Alphabet – Artists
Name an artist you have for each letter/number.
B: Barenaked Ladies
C: Cut Copy
D: Deep Forest
E: The Everly Brothers
F: Fleet Foxes
G: The Guggenheim Grotto
H: Hot Chip
I: Imogen Heap
J: James Horner
K: The Killers
L: Lady Gaga
M: Miike Snow
N: Neil Diamond
O: OK Go
P: Pony Pony Run Run
Q: Queens of the Stone Age
S: Sugar Ray
V: The Veronicas
W: WALK THE MOON
Y: Yngwie Malmsteen
Z: Zeds Dead
#: The 1975
Section 5: Top 25 Most Played
List your Top 25 most played songs.
Work This Body – WALK THE MOON
Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear) – Daft Punk
Jealous (I Ain’t With It) – Chromeo
Say What You Want – Barenaked Ladies
Over My Head (Gabe Flaherty Remix) – The Fray
Gold (Thomas Jack Radio Edit) – Gabriel Rios
This Is So Good – Ehrencrona|
Pieces of Me – Ashlee Simpson
Good Life – OneRepublic
Lone Digger – Caravan Palace
Call on Me – Eric Prydz
Get Over It – OK Go
Doin’ It Right (Decadon Remix) – Daft Punk
Did I Say That Out Loud – Barenaked Ladies
I Won’t Let You Down – OK Go
Amazon – Gabe Flaherty
Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
Dare You to Move – Vitamin String Quartet
Pumped Up Kicks (Gabe Flaherty Remix) – Foster the People
Sleepyhead (Jazzsteppa Remix) – Passion Pit
Take a Walk (A Capella) – Passion Pit
Madness – Muse
Suit & Tie (Oliver Nelson Remix) – Justin Timberlake
Mirrors (Radio Edit) – Justin Timberlake
Sleepyhead (Cillo Remix) – Passion Pit
This survey’s hella long, but I’m hella nervous, so this is all you get today.
1: when you have cereal, do you have more milk than cereal or more cereal than milk?
Definitely more cereal than milk. But I guess the only two cereals I ever even have with milk are Fruit Loops and Rice Krispies; the rest I eat dry.
2: do you like the feeling of cold air on your cheeks on a wintery day?
It’s always freaking windy here, so not really, no.
3: what random objects do you use to bookmark your books?
Usually index cards, or torn off corners of paper.
4: how do you take your coffee/tea?
Plain? I don’t drink coffee, though.
5: are you self-conscious of your smile?
I smile like a turd.
6: do you keep plants?
In socialist Canada, plants keep YOU!
7: do you name your plants?
In socialist Canada, plants name YOU!
8: what artistic medium do you use to express your feelings?
What are these…”feelings?”
(I draw and write.)
9: do you like singing/humming to yourself?
I like singing out loud better, but sure.
10: do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach?
On my back or side, usually.
11: what’s an inner joke you have with your friends?
“Love is universal: true or false?”
12: what’s your favorite planet?
Uranus. ‘Cause it’s all tilty.
13: what’s something that made you smile today?
14: if you were to live with your best friend in an old flat in a big city, what would it look like?
I don’t know if I have a best friend. Is Sean my best friend even though I haven’t talked to him in like 40 years? If I lived with Sean again, there’d be guitars (both real and of the Rock Band variety) EVERYWHERE. We probably wouldn’t be the tidiest of people, either.
15: go google a weird space fact and tell us what it is!
Jupiter’s day lasts 9 hours and 55 minutes. That’s not too weird, but I’m too lazy to Google something and that’s just a Jupiter fact that I knew.
16: what’s your favorite pasta dish?
Penne noodles with broccoli and feta. So good.
17: what color do you really want to dye your hair?
I don’t want to dye my hair.
18: tell us about something dumb/funny you did that has since gone down in history between you and your friends and is always brought up.
That time we were hooliganing around Moscow and I had the back of the Subaru open for like half a mile.
19: do you keep a journal? what do you write/draw/ in it?
My blog is my journal.
My blog is my life.
20: what’s your favorite eye color?
21: talk about your favorite bag, the one that’s been to hell and back with you and that you love to pieces.
The Kipling black bag that my grandma got me. I use it on my walks.
22: are you a morning person?
23: what’s your favorite thing to do on lazy days where you have 0 obligations?
Go walking! Get some miles, yo.
24: is there someone out there you would trust with every single one of your secrets?
25: what’s the weirdest place you’ve ever broken into?
I’ve never broken into anywhere.
26: what are the shoes you’ve had for forever and wear with every single outfit?
I haven’t had any shoes “forever,” but I do wear my walking shoes with everything.
27: what’s your favorite bubblegum flavor?
Whatever that watermelon flavor of the 5 gum is.
28: sunrise or sunset?
29: what’s something really cute that one of your friends does and is totally endearing?
I have no idea.
30: think of it: have you ever been truly scared?
Yes. Idler’s Rest. I was sure Rob and I were going to be killed.
31: what is your opinion of socks? do you like wearing weird socks? do you sleep with socks? do you confine yourself to white sock hell? really, just talk about socks.
I like wearing socks, but that’s mainly ‘cause I’m always so freaking cold. But they have to be ostentatious socks! The weirder, the better.
32: tell us a story of something that happened to you after 3AM when you were with friends.
It was summer 2010 and I was visiting Moscow from Vancouver. Matt, Maggie, Alex, and I commandeered my mom’s car and, after being hooligans in the downtown fountain and at Shari’s, we drove out to Idler’s Rest (this was like two and a half years after Rob and I almost died out there, so we felt safe) and we all just had a bitch/cry fest about how none of our lives were what we wanted at the time. It was very cathartic.
33: what’s your fave pastry?
34: tell us about the stuffed animal you kept as a kid. what is it called? what does it look like? do you still keep it?
The main one I can remember is Missy Witch-Witch. I had her over at my dad’s condo and she hung out on the top bunk with me. I still have her…somewhere.
35: do you like stationary and pretty pens and so on? do you use them often?
I think you mean “stationery.” Not a huge stationery user. And the only pens I like anymore are those four-color ones.
36: which band’s sound would fit your mood right now?
I could go for some Muse.
37: do you like keeping your room messy or clean?
38: tell us about your pet peeves!
PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW HOW TO WALK COURTEOUSLY. IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE YOU LITTLE TURDS
39: what color do you wear the most?
40: think of a piece of jewelry you own: what’s it’s story? does it have any meaning to you?
My engagement ring means very, very much to me.
41: what’s the last book you remember really, really loving?
The Leibniz bio. It’s wonderful. It’s the closest thing I have to the real Leibniz.
42: do you have a favorite coffee shop? describe it!
43: who was the last person you gazed at the stars with?
44: when was the last time you remember feeling completely serene and at peace with everything?
Ha. It’s been awhile.
45: do you trust your instincts a lot?
My instincts are usually right about the “big” things, like moving to Calgary and whatnot.
46: tell us the worst pun you can think of.
Do physical comedians suffer from post-dramatic jest disorder?
47: what food do you think should be banned from the universe?
Celery. The hell even is celery? It’s not a food, that’s for sure.
48: what was your biggest fear as a kid? is it the same today?
I have no idea what my biggest fear was as a kid.
49: do you like buying CDs and records? what was the last one you bought?
I haven’t bought a physical CD in a long time. I can’t even remember the last one I did buy.
50: what’s an odd thing you collect?
51: think of a person. what song do you associate with them?
I associate The Butt Song with pretty much everyone from marching band.
52: what are your favorite memes of the year so far?
I don’t know if this counts as a meme, but I like the “tag yourself, I’m ______” thing going around on Tumblr.
53: have you ever watched the rocky horror picture show? heathers? beetlejuice? pulp fiction? what do you think of them?
None of the above, at least in their entirety.
54: who’s the last person you saw with a true look of sadness on their face?
Probably my mom. Which is the most depressing thing ever.
55: what’s the most dramatic thing you’ve ever done to prove a point?
56: what are some things you find endearing in people?
I’ve always found it nice when someone has something they’re either borderline obsessed with about or just plain obsessed with. Unless it’s something like meth. Then there’s an issue.
57: go listen to bohemian rhapsody. how did it make you feel? did you dramatically reenact the lyrics?
Bohemian Rhapsody reminds me of high school drama class, ‘cause we’d all get super pumped by that song before we had to perform.
58: who’s the wine mom and who’s the vodka aunt in your group of friends? why?
59: what’s your favorite myth?
I don’t think I have one.
60: do you like poetry? what are some of your faves?
Not the world’s biggest poetry fan.
62: do you drink juice in the morning? which kind?
No juice for me. Though I like apple juice.
63: are you fussy about your books and music? do you keep them meticulously organized or kinda leave them be?
I’m fussier about my music being organized than my books. You should see my iTunes playlists/orders.
64: what color is the sky where you are right now?
Black. It’s night.
65: is there anyone you haven’t seen in a long time who you’d love to hang out with?
66: what would your ideal flower crown look like?
…is this something I should be considering?
67: how do gloomy days where the sky is dark and the world is misty make you feel?
AWFUL. Like “Vancouver flashback” awful.
68: what’s winter like where you live?
Not as bad as I was expecting, but Nate keeps assuring me that these past two winters have been abnormally mild.
69: what are your favorite board games?
Scrabble. Sorry! Monopoly.
70: have you ever used a ouija board?
71: what’s your favorite kind of tea?
72: are you a person who needs to note everything down or else you’ll forget it?
73: what are some of your worst habits?
74: describe a good friend of yours without using their name or gendered pronouns.
Fizzbitch! That’s all that needs to be said.
75: tell us about your pets!
GLADLY. Annabelle is my British Shorthair and is my perpetual kitten. Jazzy is our triangle-on-face calico. She’s just a purring machine disguised as a cat, I’m pretty sure.
76: is there anything you should be doing right now but aren’t?|
Thesis stuff. Studying.
77: pink or yellow lemonade?
78: are you in the minion hateclub or fanclub?
79: what’s one of the cutest things someone has ever done for you?
Nate wrote me a letter for Valentine’s Day last year.
80: what color are your bedroom walls? did you choose that color? if so, why?
Are they white? I think they’re white. I didn’t choose the color.
82: are/were you good in school?
83: what’s some of your favorite album art?
I like the art on The Guggenheim Grotto’s first album, but that’s mostly because of the texture of the packaging.
84: are you planning on getting tattoos? which ones?
I still want a Leibniz-related tattoo. Doesn’t have to be big. Just a Leibniz-related tattoo.
85: do you read comics? what are your faves?
I don’t read comics, really.
86: do you like concept albums? which ones?
87: what are some movies you think everyone should watch at least once in their lives?
Everyone needs to watch Sunshine. It’s a fantastic but horribly underrated movie. Just the music alone makes me want everyone to see it.
88: are there any artistic movements you particularly enjoy?|
89: are you close to your parents?
Yeah. My mom, especially.
90: talk about your one of you favorite cities.
CALGARYYYYYYY! I really like it here. It’s way sunnier than any other city I’ve ever lived in, it’s big, it’s clean, I’m not terrified to walk alone at night, the mayor’s a badass, and it’s in Canada. What more do you want?
91: where do you plan on traveling this year?
92: are you a person who drowns their pasta in cheese or a person who barely sprinkles a pinch?
Cheese is the best, yo.
93: what’s the hairstyle you wear the most?
Whatever the hell my dorky hairstyle is.
94: who was the last person you know to have a birthday?
95: what are your plans for this weekend?
IT’S THE WEEKEND NOW OMFG
96: do you install your computer updates really quickly or do you procrastinate on them a lot?
I usually just wait until my compy has to do it itself.
97: myer briggs type, zodiac sign, and hogwarts house?
INTJ, Aquarius, and I’m not sure.
98: when’s the last time you went hiking? did you enjoy it?
Nate and I went on a little hike with my mom while we were in Lewiston. It was fun.
99: list some songs that resonate to your soul whenever you hear them.
Sleepyhead, O Magnum Mysterium, Doin’ It Right.
100: if you were presented with two buttons, one that allows you to go 5 years into the past, the other 5 years into the future, which one would you press? why?
The one that takes me to the past. A lot of things I could correct/make better but still end up right where I am now.
Do you really expect me to come up with a witty title for every single one of these? I CAN BARELY COME UP WITH ACTUAL CONTENT FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE SO SHUT YOUR UNGRATEFUL MOUTH NO WAIT DON’T GO WHERE ARE YOU GOING PLEASE DON’T LEAVE–
What was the last movie you watched?
Uhhhhhh…what was the last movie I watched?
What was the last song you listened to?
Jenny by the Studio Killers
What was the last show you watched?
Broadchurch. WAIT THAT’S A LIE, I watched a Steven Universe episode the other night.
What was the last book you read?
The last one I finished was The Scarlet Pimpernel. Currently re-reading Lord of the Flies (since I last read it in 8th grade and didn’t really appreciate it then).
What was the last thing you ate?
Broccoli and pasta.
If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be?
I’m happy where I am right now, but if I had to pick, I’d pick Hanover. Because reasons.
If you could pick a decade to travel back in time, what would it be?
1690s! Because reasons.
If you won the lotto and millions in cash what would be the first thing you would do?
Put most of it in something that would gain a lot of interest. Then go to Hanover. Because reasons.
Which fictional character would you like to hang out with for a day?
What was the last fandom you joined?
Probably the Steven Universe fandom. I saw a lot posted about the show on Tumblr and finally decided to check it out awhile back. It’s an awesome show; go check it out!
What time is it?
Quick. What’s the first green thing you see?
Do you like those Sudoku puzzles?
I haven’t done one in a long time, but they’re not too bad. My mom’s addicted to them, though, haha.
Do you own a plaid shirt?
It’s sort of plaid, yeah.
What’s your favorite kind of pie?
Not a huge pie fan, but I suppose apple is my fave.
Have you read a book today?
Not today, no.
Do you like going to museums?
Sure. Art museums especially.
Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? Or your nation’s capital?
I’ve been to D.C., but I haven’t been to Ottawa.
Have you ever been to the state of Washington?
Indeed. Many times.
Do you like apple juice?
Yup. It’s pretty much the only juice I like.
How cold is it outside?
Decently cold. It’s been cold ever since we got back.
Have you ever taken a course in Chemistry?
Once, in high school. But for some reason they put me in the class that was full of the hooligans of the school, so my teacher didn’t really get to teach so much as just yell at people for being disruptive. She liked me, though, ‘cause I was quiet and actually did my work.
Do you like to draw?
Yes. Too bad I suck at it.
What do you put on your french fries?
Salt. Probably too much salt. I care not, though, ‘cause I don’t have French fries very often.
Do you like everything to match?
I make my clothes match…in my own weird way.
Do you like mustard?
Would you ever work at a movie theater?
Not if I didn’t have to.
Do you have a phone charger in your car?
Have you ever slept through an alarm?
Do you like to hold hands?
I do indeed.
Do you want a tattoo?
When is the last time you ordered from a catalog?
I’ve never personally ordered anything from a catalog.
Do you know anyone who has a collection of old records?
What’s the name of the gas station you last stopped at?
No idea. That one on the corner by our place, but I can’t remember the name.
What was the first song you heard today?
Work this Body by WALK THE MOON.
Have you ever gotten a magazine subscription as a gift?
Yeah. My mom got me a subscription to Mental Floss when I was in high school.
What was the last video you watched on YouTube?
A compilation of Zachary Pionia vines.
Have you ever sacrificed something for someone you love?
Nothing big. But I would!
Have you ever had your picture in the newspaper?
Yeah. I was on the front page of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News when I was in 4th grade.
Are you unhappy at the moment?
I’m okay. The new year always makes me sad for a few days.
Who did you last hang out with?
When’s the last time you got in trouble with your parents?
Like…serious trouble? It’s been awhile.
How many children do you want?
Exactly zero. Zero’s a good number.
Are your nails painted?
Nope. I haven’t painted them in awhile, actually.
Do you need to take a shower?
I just did!
Have you ever watched “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”?
Jesus god, no.
Are you single?
Do you have any career ideas in mind?
I WANT TO TEACH STATISTICS JUST GIVE ME A JOB DAMMIT CAN’T YOU SEE HOW GOOD MY TA REVIEWS ARE
Do you have any gay friends?
Yup. At least I used to. I don’t really have any close friends up here and I’m not sure if any of my semi-close friends are gay.
Are you gay yourself?
Are you doing anything this weekend?
Probably going walking, unless it’s super cold still.
How many brothers do you have?
Do you like Mexican food?
Not in general, no. Too spicy.
Did you go to work today?
“Work” (aka TA duties) haven’t started yet.
How old are you and how old do you act?
I’m 27. Depending on what I’m doing, I either act my age or like a 12 year old. There’s not much in between.
Are you old enough to buy alcohol?
Yup. But I don’t think I ever have.
Are there any framed pictures of you in your house?
When was the last time you ate a banana?
It’s been quite awhile.
Have you ever taken the eHarmony personality quiz?
Nope, not eHarmony.
Have you told anyone you love them today?
Yup! Nate and my mom.
Are you in any physical or emotional pain right now?
Is the sun still up or is it dark?
It’s dark, yo.
Have you seen all “The Hunger Games” films that have been released so far?
No, and I don’t really have the desire to.
How many times have you been sick this year?
Zero. But the year just started, so…
Who did you text today and what did you talk about?
My mom. Just saying hi.
What color’s your toothbrush?
Uhhhhhhhhhhhh…green and white, I think. I never pay much attention, I just shove it in my mouth.
(Don’t use that quote out of context.)
Do you have a favorite author?
It’s probably Jules Verne. He’s awesome. OR F. Scott Fitzgerald, though I think I like a broader range of Verne things than Fitzgerald things.
Is Christmas a joyful time for you or just plain stressful?
I like Christmas.
What time do you plan to wake up tomorrow?
If you met your twelve-year-old self right now, what do you think they’d think of you?
“Older Claudia! Y U so short?”
At what age did you have your first significant other?
What was the most drastic change you made to your appearance?
Getting rid of my bangs (that is, growing them out). I’d had bangs for like 800 years and then just got sick of the upkeep.
Is there anything you hope your significant other or future significant other never finds out about you?
I’m actually a time traveling beluga whale. Don’t tell anyone, it’s a secret. NATE, DON’T READ THIS!
Is there anyone you still wonder about from your past?
I wonder about a good number of people I went to high school with, just ‘cause. Especially my little group of friends.
What physical characteristics are you most ashamed of or embarrassed by?
Everything? Mostly the two moles I have on the side of my face. They are the UGLIEST THINGS. I hate them and have seriously considered saving up money for surgery to get them removed.
Do you have any secret boards on Pinterest and if so, what are they and why are they secret?
I don’t have a Pinterest and I don’t want one.
What’re most of your Facebook posts about?
Probably my walking distances/milestones.
What was the last article of clothing you bought?
Tanktops. Like seven of them. I have a problem.
It’s December 26th! As per tradition, here’s my answers to the end-of-the-year survey. ONWARD!
What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?
Got engaged! (I have a feeling that this will be the response for a lot of these questions this year.)
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
There will soon be a blog post regarding this!
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Did anyone close to you die?
My grandma on my dad’s side.
What countries did you visit?
I guess I technically visited the US, since I don’t actively live there right now.
What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?
A Master’s degree in statistics.
What date from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 19th. Engaged! (And then we watched the new Star Wars, ‘cause we’re awesome.)
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Is getting engaged an achievement?
What was your biggest failure?
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope! I AM GOD OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
What was the best thing you bought?
Big Compy? Small Compy? It’s pretty bad when you have to buy two new computers in one year, but whatevs.
Where did most of your money go?
School, rent/condo fees, broccoli, our road trip.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
What song will always remind you of 2015?
Gold by Gabriel Rios
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Moved. As in, moved houses. I only did it once, but I’ve done it so much that I’m sick of it. (Of course, it was for a good reason this time. I wouldn’t want to change it because of that.)
How will you be spending Christmas?
CHRISTMAS WAS YESTERDAY. IT WAS FUN.
Did you fall in love in 2015?
More IN love, yes.
How many one-night stands?
Over NINE THOUSAND!!!!
What was your favourite TV program?
Metalocalypse still wins, but of the shows that were new to me this year, Community definitely wins.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
I re-read The Caine Mutiny (and the Leibniz bio as always), so both of those are tied.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
That will be revealed on the 31st!
What was your favourite film of this year?
Of the movies that were new to me this year, I really liked The Avengers. Yes, I’d never seen it before. Shut up.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27 and did absolutely nothing worth mentioning on my birthday. It was a school day, haha.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably satisfying?
Not sure. It was a pretty good year.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?
What kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure(s) did you fancy the most?
Who did you miss?
My mom. And Annabelle.
Who was the best new person you met?
I don’t know if I met anyone new this year.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015:
DON’T GO TO SAN FRANCISCO
Worst Christmas song?
I’ve never really liked “I’ll be Home for Christmas” for some reason. It’s not horrible, but it’s not my favorite.
If you were a Christmas character, who would you be?
The polka clarinetist from Home Alone. The guy John Candy played. That counts, right?
What type of decoration should stop being made?
Tinsel. It’s pretty, but cats eat it and get sick.
Tastiest holiday treat?
Those seven-layer cookie things my mom and I used to make.
Favorite pop culture/stereotypical Christmas icon?
Probably Santa. Santa rocks.
Know how to make cookies/brownies/cake from scratch?
Ever cut your mouth on a candy cane/candy?
Candy canes are the spawn of the devil. I don’t know how anyone can eat one without their mouth spontaneously gushing blood from a million cane cuts.
What other culture would you like to experience Christmas with?
What kind of pattern/pictures do you like on your wrapping paper?
I like shiny paper.
Will Did you make a Christmas picture for your blog/website/profile?
Three best things about Christmas?
Hanging out with my immediate family, sorting presents (yes, I like to sort them more than I like to open them, haha), having a break from school.
What is your go to flavor of salad dressing?
What’s the t-shirt you wear the most?
Either my Leibniz shirt or my Black Mesa shirt (most of the other shirts I wear are tank tops, not t-shirts).
What TV show can you quote the most?
Do you put your left shoe on first or your right?
Left. Always. If I catch myself accidentally putting the right one on first, I’ll take it off and start again with the left.
What’s your study routine?
I still use notecards. Super dorky, but it works really well for me.
One sound you can’t stand?
Babies crying (GET THEM AWAY) or cats mewing in pain or confusion or fear (BRING THEM TO ME I WILL COMFORT THEM)
Hot showers or cold showers?
Hot (but not too hot) showers.
Breakfast or no breakfast?
What age were you given “the talk?”
I don’t think I ever actually got “the talk” in its entirety, all at once.
Ice in drinks or no ice?
No ice. My teeth hurt always.
What’s one Halloween candy that you would hate getting as a child?
Tootsie Rolls, though I always gave them to my mom.
Blue jeans, skinny jeans, leggings, shorts, or no pants at all?
Jeans of all sorts suck, leggings are nOT PANTS, shorts look awful on me, so I guess I’d have to go with no pants.
What’s one slang term you refuse to use?
“Smol.” Or “Bae.” Not a fan of either of those, really.
Could you ever be a vegetarian?
Sure. I eat meat on occasion, but it’s not a necessary thing for me.
Hardback, paperback, or e-books?
Would you rather go through the drive thru or go inside?
Do you keep your car/room neat or messy?
What’s the first app you check when you wake up?
There isn’t one.
If I looked in your wallet, what would I find?
Like 800 Loonies and Toonies. And a little pebble because it’s smooth and I like to keep it with me.
Spicy food or non-spicy?
Non-spicy. Like, the least spicy it can possibly be.