Wednesday, March 03, 2010

quiz time kittens

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
2. Whats your favorite book?
3. Lake or Ocean?
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
5. Middle name?
6. Lefty or Righty?
7. Define irony.
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?

Please as always copy and paste the questions in your response. Waffle says scrolling is the devil.
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34 comments:

Erin said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
Nope. I've seen the House of Not Sure, Let Me Get Back to You.

2. Whats your favorite book?
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. And I read it BEFORE Oprah picked it for her club, let the record show.

3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean, but I don't go in very far.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby 'cause it's got pretzels in it.

5. Middle name?
Sandra (after my mom's sister who died before I was born)

6. Lefty or Righty?
Southpaw

7. Define irony.
I'm gonna have to watch "Reality Bites" and get back to you.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Heck yeah! But not in yeeears.

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
My right ring finger. The nail is the hardest of all 10 fingers to paint for some reason.

hillary said...

ah reality bites reference. Bonus points.

C Lo said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
YES. Actually in college I stage managed a production of the play. LOOOOVE it.

2. Whats your favorite book?
"On The Road"

3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cherry Garcia

5. Middle name?
Not telling

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty

7. Define irony.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Of course. Who hasn't?

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
My left pinky.

hillary said...

I should of censored you for not answering one! ha.

Plenty of people haven't ridden in gocarts and I call them sad.

Kelly said...

Waffle is adorable.

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
No...I actually don't really know what it is. A movie? a TV show?

2. Whats your favorite book?
These are totally cliche, but I loved Love in the Time of Cholera and The Great Gatsby. However, I have a terrible memory when it comes to books... I have to reread them every couple years or else I totally forget them. And I love the whole Narnia series too. Basically anything by C. S. Lewis - I'm not religious, but although a lot of his works are about Christianity or have religious undertones, I still really enjoy them. He gives my brain and heart a workout.

3. Lake or Ocean?
Lake. But a big one!

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies n' cream. Also, peanut-sprinkled Dibs.

5. Middle name?
Lynn

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty

7. Define irony.
Oh man...I'm going to do this without looking it up or reading previous comments, so I can't promise I'll be close to the truth. Irony is like sarcasm, you say one thing but you mean the opposite. I hope. Or else I'll look dumb.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Yes! My cousins had one when I was little and we spent whole weekends in that thing. And last year BF and I went to the longest gocart track in the US. I smoked him. (So then we had to go again so he could prove to me that he could beat me, which he did. So we're even.)

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
My left pinky finger

hillary said...

Kelly it is a movie and it is probably one of my faves of all time. it is the reason I started wearing red lipstick. Parker Posey is so amazing in it.

EvaNadine said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
House of Representatives, House of Blues, House of Style...but no House of Yes.

2. Whats your favorite book?
I only get one? Then I'm going with "A Light in the Attic."

3. Lake or Ocean?
I live in MD, and last I checked, we don't have Lake City -- we have Ocean City!

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
lime sherbet and Ben + Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk

5. Middle name?
Jane

6. Lefty or Righty?
righty-tighty!

7. Define irony.
Glad you asked us + not Alanis -- girlfriend is clueless!

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
fo shizzle!

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
I need pinkies for drinking tea.
I need my left ring finger because I'm getting married.
I need both middle fingers for obvious reasons.
Pointer fingers and thumbs are way to necessary to part with.
So yes, I'm also gonna say right ring finger.

Kelly said...

Ooo I'll have to find it then!

hillary said...

I am surprised we have two right ring.

I am trying to answer people as they post because it gets SO hard doing it at the end.

treesaw said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
Mais oui!
2. Whats your favorite book?
The Edible Woman - Margaret Atwood.
3. Lake or Ocean?
When I swim I always seem to swallow water so I choose lake. Salt water is barfy.
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peanut butter cup ice cream in a waffle cone from the Balderson's ice cream shop in Carleton Place, Ontario. Oh my. Worth the drive. Except maybe if you live in Boston, but from Ottawa, totally worth it!
5. Middle name?
Michelle. So does not suit me.
6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty.
7. Define irony.
The smell of your hands after touching iron. "My hands smell so irony after a day of pounding nails."
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Hells yes! I've also been kicked out of the go-cart place for driving recklessly. Badass!
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
Left pinky.

Moni said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
Nope, never heard of it.

2. Whats your favorite book?
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. It plays into my fears about being a messy lawyer!

3. Lake or Ocean?
Always ocean. I'm from Bermuda! I've never swam in a lake and don't want to!

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Right now it's Ben and Jerry's peanut brittle. I had it last night and it was delicious.

5. Middle name?
Annette Carla-Marie (there's a long story behind my second middle name, which I added when I was about 6)

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty with some lefty tendencies

7. Define irony.
It's like rain on your wedding day.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
No, unfortunately.

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
I'm also gonna go with the left pinky.

hillary said...

teresa best definition yet!

Jane W. said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes? No
2. Whats your favorite book?
Animal Dreams
3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Anything with chunks of peanut butter in it.
5. Middle name?
Used to be Christine; now it's Opera (my maiden name)
6. Lefty or Righty?
Lefty.
7. Define irony.
Life with a child.
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
No.
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
Pinky.

mamichan said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
bien sur.

2. Whats your favorite book?
just one? Hmmmm. Then I will go with "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay.

3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean! Lake swimming is kinda icky.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
mint chocolate chip. preferably not green.

5. Middle name?
don't have one. japanese people only have first and last names. no hyphenated names either!

6. Lefty or Righty?
hand, righty. foot, lefty.

7. Define irony.
i can't. but Alanis got it wrong in her song.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
yes. in japan and in illinois.

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
right pinky.

Lorena said...

Waffle made me nervous.... here I go:
1. Have you seen House of Yes?
NO
2. Whats your favorite book?
1000 years of solitude and Mary Queen of Scotts
3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Brownie...
5. Middle name?
Carmen
6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty
7. Define irony.
When you say what you want to say in mean way, which usually shows off jealousy.
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
yes
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
Does my tiny toe count ?
If it doesn't I would give someone else's finger not mine..

Emily Kennedy said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
Erm - I think so. I can't remember, but I love Parker Posey.

2. Whats your favorite book?
You can't ask a literature major that question. The Passion by Winterson? Howard's End by Forster? Too many!

3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean. Lurve it.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Rocky road. And I haven't had it in forever.

5. Middle name?
Jean

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty. But my husband's a Lefty, and I kind of wish I was.

7. Define irony.
Darkly humorous unexpected outcome. I'm sure that's incorrect.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Heck yeah! I totally should have raced them!

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
Probably my right ring finger.

hillary said...

Moni it POURED on my wedding day. Middle of winter in New England and it POURED. I heard the lyric about 11dy times that day.

hillary said...

Emily As a matter a fact I can ask anything I want. :)If you love parker you should see it!

Lorena remind me not to stand next to you when the guy taking fingers comes by!

Masami are Japanese gocarts any different?

Steve Sparshott said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?

Bungalow of No.

2. Whats your favorite book?

I can never answer this. But the thick fog that's surrounded the "Steve's Favourite Author" plinth cleared recently, revealing a statue of Poe Ballantine.

Sorry, I thought the question was "Do a terrible metaphor".

3. Lake or Ocean?

Ooh! I'm grateful for an opportunity to be near either. Probably ocean, though, I like coastal towns.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?

Pistachio, closely followed by rum'n'raisin.

5. Middle name?

Yes. That is, yes, I have one, not "My middle name is Yes." That would be silly, unlike, say, Beldon.

6. Lefty or Righty?

Was a righty, but my right hand doesn't work any more. So: lefty by default.

7. Define irony.

BRILLIANT! I was just thinking about this today. Honest!
There are two types. The one defined by Troy (Ethan Hawke) in Reality Bytes, where the meaning is the opposite of the statement, is one, although that's sarcasm too.
The other type's hard to define; something like "The character of the statement or action is opposed or tangential to the nature of the person making the statement or the situation in which the action takes place."

Snappy eh? Simplest example I can think of is getting run over by an ambulance.

Or, what Teresa said/

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?

No.

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?

Right hand, 2nd or 3rd, they don't do anything anyway.

hillary said...

Steve if you ever can come to Boston a coastal town I would buy you run raisin ice cream and take your to the gocart track where I would cut off you right ring finger.

Steve Sparshott said...

Thanks! Can we watch House of Yes? Sofa Cinema doesn't have it. Actually it does, but it's the band Yes in concert.

I bet The Film Shop up the road has it.

hillary said...

Yes we can watch it I own it. Waffle would insist on sitting on your lap.

T2 said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
Yes, but not the movie.
2. Whats your favorite book?
The Leaves of Grass: Whitman
3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Whichever is dished out for me.
5. Middle name?
Lee
6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty
7. Define irony.
Getting marraige tips from Tiger Woods.
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Yes.
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
Left pinky.

hillary said...

Terry I would LOVE to go gocarting with you!

Lorena said...

Mr. Finger Taker, take Hillary's, take Hillary's...
:)

Becky said...

Hahaha I love T2's definition of irony.

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
No, I haven't. I'm sure my roommate has told me to see it, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I can get boyfriend to get it on Netflix! He came with so many perks.

2. Whats your favorite book?
My "I have a degree in English Literature" answer is East of Eden by Steinbeck. My "I like kinda raunchy books" answer is The Other Boleyn Girl series by Phillipa Gregory. What? It's historical. Right?

3. Lake or Ocean?
Being from Florida dictates that I say ocean.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
I can't believe no one has said Ben & Jerry's Phish Food yet. Second favorite? B&J's cinnamon bun.

5. Middle name?
Lauren...named after the character on Young & the Restless. I shit you not.

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty, but ambidextrous when applying mascara.

7. Define irony.
There's different types, but the simplest definition is when something is not as it would actually seem.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Yep! I've driven one, too. They're super fun!

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?

I'm gonna go with right ring finger, too!

hillary said...

Next you guys are gonna say you haven't seen Party Girl.

Becky I was named after a soap opera actress and a star wars character.

Work With What You've Got said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
OF COURSE I HAVE!
2. Whats your favorite book?
The Time Traveler's Wife
3. Lake or Ocean?
Ocean
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peanut Butter Chocolate from Baskin Robbins
5. Middle name?
Dyan
6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty. My parents are both Lefty and used to say everyone was left handed until they sinned.
7. Define irony.
Irony. Uh...Irony.It's a noun. It's when something is... ironic. It's, uh...Well, I can't really define irony...but I know it when I see it!
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Yes, but I didnt love it.
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
pinky on my right hand.

hillary said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
Yes it is one of my favorite movies. Dave and I have watched it so many times we can quote it in that annoying way people who have seen a movie too many times can. It is also the reason I started wearing red lipstick.

2. Whats your favorite book?
A tree grows in brooklyn

3. Lake or Ocean?
I used to say LAKE but then I saw too many CSI shows about bodies in lakes so I say ocean because all that salt has to kinda dilute the bodies?

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Buttercrunch the yellow kind with the little crunchies and NO NUTS that is not true butter crunch

5. Middle name?
Legally I don't have a middle name. It is Leia but somewhere along the way with the government it got screwed up and Hillary Leia is legally my first name. Well actually it was LENA for 24 years and NO ONE KNEW when I got married and changed my name the woman said OH you're changing your middle to Leia too? I said WHAT? She said your middle name is Lena like Lena Horn. In 1978 the person typing up my SScard mistyped and NO ONE NOTICED! So for 7 years it's been Leia and it was Lena before that. ha.

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty with lefty tendencies because my right wrist hurts so much of the time. I am a left mouser now.

7. Define irony.
The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Yes and I LOVE THEM. I think it has something to do with the fact that I don't know how to drive.

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
Left pinky

Lemondrop Marie said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes? No
2. Whats your favorite book? Totally Tolkien geek- LOTR
3. Lake or Ocean? Ocean
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream? mint
5. Middle name? Marie
6. Lefty or Righty? Righty
7. Define irony. Me no longer fitting in pants I once hated but now would love to wear.
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart? yes, and wrecked one.
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be? I suppose the pinky- I hate wearing pinky rings but have loads for all the others, and the thumb is so useful.

How did I do, Waffle?


Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Karlee said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?
No, I'd never heard of it until this.

2. Whats your favorite book?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

3. Lake or Ocean?
Lake. I come from a landlocked state so the ocean kind of freaks me out with being so big.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Ben and Jerry's Half Baked

5. Middle name?
Paige

6. Lefty or Righty?
Righty

7. Define irony.
Saying something while meaning the opposite, it's like sarcasm without the vocal inflection.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?
Nope

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?
I'm also going to go with left pinky.

Heather said...

Have you seen House of Yes? Nope
2. Whats your favorite book? I'm leaning to The Hobbit or perhaps Murder on the Orient Express
3. Lake or Ocean? hmmm so many benefits and horribleness to both...ocean.
4. Favorite flavor of ice cream? rum raisin
5. Middle name? Andrea
6. Lefty or Righty? righty for most things.
7. Define irony.Leaving this one blank.
8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart? Nope
9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be? probably a pinky - creepy question - dammit! now I'm thinking about why I have to give it up. There had better not be any zombies involved!

mamichan said...

Japanese gocarts are the same.

I've been wanting to do a quick summer trip to Wisconsin Dells (home to a bunch of water parks) because they're supposed to have a really really good gocart track.

Tina said...

1. Have you seen House of Yes?

One of my favorites! I own it. Sadly, I only own it on VHS, so I can't watch it anymore.

2. Whats your favorite book?

The Lost World. or the Harry Potter books.

3. Lake or Ocean?

Ocean. I grew upon the east coast beaches, in fact. Never could get used to Texas lakes.

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?

vanilla bean

5. Middle name?

Louise

6. Lefty or Righty?

right, but always wanted to be a lefty

7. Define irony.

The justoposition of two things or ideas that highlights their incongruities.

8. Have you ever ridden in a gocart?

Many moons ago.

9. If you HAD to give up a finger which would it be?

Left hand pinky.