Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quiz Time

I have been doing these for 5 years on here and over on Flickr so I gotta be honest I have no idea what has and hasn't been asked anymore. I figure you might either so I am just gonna wing it today.

As always PLEASE copy and paste the questions in your comment. PLEASE do not just number them. That requires people scroll up and down (on their phones most annoyingly) and it just makes it not as fun to read your answers if we have to go back and forth looking for questions.
Ya got me? Good!
Lets play!

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)
3. What is the last thing you ate?
4. What time did you get up today?
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
10. What is your writing implement preference?

36 comments:

Cara said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means? I am a language freak, so I never not know for long!!
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word) Ugh - womb. Someone mentioned it on twitter the other day and now it freaks me out.
3. What is the last thing you ate? Hmm... I should go make breakfast. Last thing I ate was tacos last night for supper!
4. What time did you get up today? I awoke at 7:00, but I got out of bed at 8:00 (mere minutes ago)
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty) Ezekial or Esther. Then I could nickname him/her "Kit-E"
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)Leila from Futurama
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants. I used to always use Kaitrin Jenkins. I may have to actually name my daughter that, I've used it so often
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see? The stash of receipts, spoons, empty granola bar wrappers and random power cords that are right beside the door from when I emptied my purse last night
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them. No shoes - just argyle gym socks. Even my gym clothes are nerdy-chic!
10. What is your writing implement preference? bic crystal blue pen or black ultra thin sharpies.

Juani said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

I really can't think of any that I don't know the meaning,but there are plenty that I think are stupid.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

Pussy.It started out as a cute word for a cat,but all the dirty-minded men in the world have forever ruined that word.

3. What is the last thing you ate?

Half a chocolate easter egg.

4. What time did you get up today?

06:30 am

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

If it's a boy, Spartacus.If it's a girl,Sura.I watched the series Spartacus:Blood and Sand again this past weekend,and are obsessed with it all over again.

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

Stewie from Family Guy.He is beyond awesome.

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

I always wished my name was Sarah.It's easy to pronounce and spell,and sounds pretty.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

Well,you would see how badly decorated our place is,as well as the constant barrage of cat hair taking over our apartment (we have 4 cats).

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

Just plain black sandals, the kind you would basically wear to the beach or something.It's hot today,so no fancy shoes for me.

10. What is your writing implement preference?

A black liquid gel ink pen.

byhillary said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

until recently I didn't get "not mutually exclusive" I asked on facebook and got HILARIOUS answers and turns out many others didn't quite get it either.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

it is a tie between mealy and phlem

3. What is the last thing you ate?
Apple pie

4. What time did you get up today?
5:52 then again at 6:22 Dave sets his alarm 8 min fast then gets me up at "6:30"

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

Muffinbutt

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
hrm... Does Cartman count? or Butters?

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

I never wished for another name but I do use Matilda at restaurants or starbucks.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

You see a cat face at eye level. The tree is in front of the door and waffle always jumps up there to greet who ever is coming in.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

Dansko. Blue slight shimmer. Clogs.

10. What is your writing implement preference?

Pen preferabily a pilot with the razor point. I don't like people to use it because they ALWAYS mangle the tip.

Cassykins said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)
I don't know that I hate any specific words, but I have the term, "Bless their heart." The lady across from me at work has said it at least 10 times since we got in today and it's only been 1.5 hours.
3. What is the last thing you ate?
Chick'n parm last night. My mommy made it.
4. What time did you get up today?
6am
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
Paddington. Because that was the runner up name for the ferret we just got and I would want to name -something- that.
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
Currently Finn the Human from Adventure Time (I watch so many cartoons that I'll never just have an all time favorite)
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
I don't really like my name, but I don't know what would be better. I did change it from Cassie to Cassy in high school, but that was more because people kept spelling it wrong and it was getting annoying to correct them.
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
I think even seeing the front of my house is embarrassing enough (our house is not very nice looking) but you would just see the staircase right inside the front door which isn't so bad.
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
Yes, grey mid-calf boots that Matt got me for Christmas (from DSW)
10. What is your writing implement preference?
Sharpie. I don't have much opportunity to use them, but I love them.

EvaNadine said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

i cant think of any at the moment that *I* dont know the meaning of (though im sure there are PLENTY) but one phrase that drives me batty when other people get wrong is "care less." too many people say "i could care less" when it SHOULD be "i COULDNT care less." the whole point is that you care the least amount possible, and its not possible to care any less than you do! if you say "i could care less" then it means you actually DO care a little bit.
it makes me stabby. :X

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

moist. the sound of it...what it means...the way it makes me feel. sticky-icky!

3. What is the last thing you ate?

homemade pumpkin pie oatmeal and chai tea.

4. What time did you get up today?

the alarm goes off when my clock reads 6:00 (which is really 5:50 since i have it set 10 minutes fast).

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

i would HOPE that it would be a cute orange kitty so i could name is Butterscotch (Scotch for short) -- i used to have 2 cats named Bailey (black kitty) and Chardonnay (white kitty - Char for short) and i always thought i needed to round it out with a cute orange kitty named Scotch.

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

it varies. lately, i have been enjoying Ben 10. but going back to the classics, i loved me some Snorks!

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

when i was in, like, middle school, i went through phases where i made people call me other names. i was Tyler for a while and Addison for a while. now i quite like my name. :)

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

the first thing you will see are TONS of moving boxes -- we just bought our (first!) very own house and just moved in like 2 weeks ago. still settling!

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

nude gladiator-style high-heeled sandals from Payless.
better yet, a photo:
http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/132/3/AAAAC6YS0-0AAAAAATI-aQ.jpg?v=1298686555000

10. What is your writing implement preference?

pen. preferably felt-tip. they are just fun.
but if im at work, ball-point.

Heather said...

1.What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means? - I can't think of anything in particular.
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)- optimize
3. What is the last thing you ate? slice of cucumber
4. What time did you get up today? 5am
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)BooBoo Gataki!
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)Scooby Doo (if comic book it would be WonderWoman of course)
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants. I like the idea of using a fake name... I always wished my middle name was my first - Andrea
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see? You see a green chair.
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them. Black flat loafers from Browns. (they were too expensive but the leather was like butter and of course now that leather has stretched out so much that I have to wear socks to keep them on and I've had them for only three weeks!)
10. What is your writing implement preference? pens with blue ink

byhillary said...

For a second I wondered "sister heather or friend heather" then you said booboogataki and I knew it was you!

byhillary said...

Yeah on the house! I don't drink the alcohols but I am all for naming pets after food-stuffs.
Just ask Waffle McButterpants.

byhillary said...

ilovepaddingtonbearsomuch

byhillary said...

oh I forgot about stewie! I love the way he says wheat thins.

byhillary said...

My friend's bebe is ezekial and they call him zeke which is also an awesome kitty (or kid) name!

Teresa Kulupka said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

- i usually look that stuff up, but i still don't get/care what 'mitigate' means.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

- offline - as in 'let's take this offline' :P

3. What is the last thing you ate?
-organic apple slices from costco

4. What time did you get up today?
7am

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
- our cats usually have hyphenated scottish names, so new cat would likely be Frodo Radium Mcpoopypants

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
- from when i was a kid: Dot from animaniacs
- now: Fry from Futurama

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
- i've always been mad that people can never spell my name or give me stupid nicknames. i like Emily or Alexandria

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
- that pile of garbage bags intended for goodwill

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
- not right now, it's 70f in IL, which means barefeet.

10. What is your writing implement preference?
- that pen i got for free somewhere that says 'season's greetings'

mamichan said...

I love these posts!

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?
--Right now none... but when I was little and learning English, I thought "wassamatta" was one word... it took me years to realize it's "what's the matter" - I was probably in 4th grade when I figured that one out.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)
--Tie between moist and panties. It's really hard for me to watch sanitary pad commercials.

3. What is the last thing you ate?
--breakfast - local organic duck egg over easy with 3 thin slices of baguette and jack cheese

4. What time did you get up today?
--alarm rang at 8, got out of bed 8:20 am

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
--Neko chan

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
--Oh this is hard. Probably Pingu.

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
--I always wanted a fake name - it's hard growing up with a foreign oddball name in an Italian-American/Catholic community. As a kid I wanted a normal name like Jen or Heather. And in Japan, my name is a unisex name but it's more common with men so I wanted a different Japanese name too. In high school I used Linda as an alias. I think it was too obvious a fake name though so I switched to Mimi. I still use that sometimes.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
--the empty cookie boxes all over the couch.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
--yes. tone-on-tone grey heeled mary janes. most of the shoe is leather, trimmed in suede.

10. What is your writing implement preference?
--gel pens from Japan!

Beth said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

custody of money (my son is a journalist in that industry and I have no idea what it means even tho he's explained it many times. I just nod like I'm smart or something)

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

Wait

3. What is the last thing you ate?
rice krispies with banana

4. What time did you get up today?
5:30 am

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
- our cats usually have hyphenated scottish names, so new cat would likely be Frodo Radium

-Lily (there's a story here)

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
- Dora

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
- I've always wanted a name that you can't shorten so I'd say Lisa

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
My beautiful picture a friend gave me that I admired in Hilton Head. She had it delivered! You would love it.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
- plain black pumps

10. What is your writing implement preference?
- Uniball Signo

Kristine said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means? Bandwith~I do know what they mean, but really?

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word) Snow, makes me cringe.

3. What is the last thing you ate? Skittles

4. What time did you get up today? 5:40 am

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty) Jewel, I am now a dog person, but seems like such a perfect cat name for a lovely calico kitty!

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets) Smurfs

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants. I used to use a fake name during my "bar hopping" days when I did not like a guy who was bugging me, Connie was the name I used and the local college sports call line was the number I gave out. None of them ever recognized the number~ LOL

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see? First thing you see? My beloved mutt Daisy, she insistes on greeting all who enter. What I don't want you to notice is the drift of same beloved dogs fur under my favorite squashy leather armchair. I sweep several times a week, but she sheds white drifts of fur constantly.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them. Yes, leopard print mary jane's with black patent leather heels

10. What is your writing implement preference? keyboard :)

Beck, At Her Best said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

Anything involving "seeds" in sports

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

Moist. or Hump.

3. What is the last thing you ate?

Frozen fruit (it was frozen this morning anyways, great by lunch though)

4. What time did you get up today?

6:47 am because I actually managed to sleep through the night.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

Emperor Blerrghhhhh.

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

Buttercup! From The Powerpuff Girls

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

I like my name but apparently can't say it. Ill say Hi I'm Beck and theyll say Oh nice to meet you Beth!

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

My front door is really the back door and you'd have to walk by our garbage cans so you've already seen what I wouldn't want you to see. oh wells

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

Black suede Michael Michael Kors open toe pumps. First time in bare feet this year! yay

10. What is your writing implement preference?

A Pink Pentel RSVP Fine point pen. My BF recently broke the one I'd had for 4 years and I made him buy me a whole new package of 5 just to replace the one.

Lorena said...

QUIZ TIME !!!
1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?
OXIMORON
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)
the word HUSBAND
3. What is the last thing you ate?
lasagna
4. What time did you get up today?
5:10 AM
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
PEPPER. My pretend cat is called PEPPER.
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
Doraemon
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
Yes, Laura.
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
YOur eyes.
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
Black soft leather flats, Vera Wang Lavender.
10. What is your writing implement preference?
BIC Ballpoint pen. Those you get free from hotels.

Megan Mae said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

Umm. I'm like Cara, I am interested in language so I try to find out what something means all the time. Especially if it's something I hear a lot.

I suppose the word "meta" (in relation to gaming) would be the closest, but I kind of know what it means but not like a straight definition.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)
Decimate.
EVERYONE uses it to mean "destroy" or "obliterate" (both equally effective words). As a Latin student, I know decimate broken down should and did mean "to reduce by 10%" (aka not as awesome as obliterating another's army amirite?), but since the word has come to mean something different in common vernacular, I just get to sit and twitch.. and occasionally look like a crazy person when correcting people I know well enough to correct.

3. What is the last thing you ate?
Herbed goat cheese (99 cents at aldi, hell yeah!) on club crackers with minestrone soup. Mmm lunch.

4. What time did you get up today?
9:15 am. Same time I get up every Tuesday and Thursday... and everyday since my internal clock wakes up anyway.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

Umm.. Hm, I think it would depend on the cat. My cats have always told me their name in one way or another. We have cats named from books, television, history. Currently we have Annabelle (she acts like a Southern Belle having "vapors", and very regal acting), Sammy-crazy-pants shortened to Sammypants most of the time ("Sam" from Samhain since we got him around then and he's all black), Spike (to balance his timid nature), and "Cat's Eye" Gomez (from a book).

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
Ugggggggggggggggggggggh, that's hard. Minerva Mink (god that's a throwback)

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

I frequently wish I had another name. I like my great grandmother's name "Malverie Mae Spencer".. I also liked my boy-name alternative (ya know the name I would have gotten had a been a boy?) which was Spencer McKenzie.. I think it would have made a cute name, but my parents were not hipster-y.

My current name doesn't lend towards many nicknames. I have used a few pseudonyms while placing orders or whatever, but nothing consistent. I do have a pen-name "Lena Ridere" (anagram of Irene Adler) but I haven't published anything under it since my current story project got stalled.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

The hospital bed? My hubby's grandmother had to have a hospital bed moved into the house after her fall and it's directly beside the front door in case of emergencies.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
I am wearing black socks.. however I did just take off my lace up distressed Frye boots. They are brown with a 4 inch heel.

10. What is your writing implement preference?
You know those pens that "feel" good when you're writing so you barter with whomever owns it so you have that good writing pen? Yeah those.

Dave77459 said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

N/A

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

"No problem" – really, it is "you are welcome" (I hope this qualifies)

3. What is the last thing you ate?

I had a burger at a place that I had passed a hundred times. It was really good!

4. What time did you get up today?

4:50AM, as always. I don't work tomorrow and I will get up at the same time.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

If it were another snowshoe like Porter, I would name it Bandit. You know we named Porter after Jamie's favorite style of beer... the foam is the color of our cat. <3

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

Been a while since I watched cartoons, but I loved The Tick.

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

I don't wish I had another name, but when I go to a restaurant with my office mates, I use the name of the guy immediately in line behind me. "Really? Two Guo-Pins in a row? How'd that happen?"

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

The kitty litter. Our cat sends it flying.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

I am wearing Red Wing steel toe/steel shank boots. I wear my work boots when I ride Roxie.

10. What is your writing implement preference?

My Mont Blanc pen.

Just kidding, I don't have one. I like to use new fine tip Sharpies if I can. It makes me feel like an architect.

byhillary said...

Once upon a time I had a friend who had the same taste in pens as myself and she was given a mont blanc pen and she hated it.

byhillary said...

Re the pink pen. That is SO something Dave would do. Buy me a pack for the one I like. I'm missing one marker from my pack of scented markers on my desk and I'm tempted to buy it so I have it.

byhillary said...

I have looked up not mutually exclusive a dozen times. I still had no idea what it was until my friends put it in relatable terms. They were hilarious. You can see it on Facebook still probably.

byhillary said...

I love hotel pens!

byhillary said...

Lis. I bet people call lisas lis.

Hillary has way too many nicknames.

byhillary said...

Combining your two words have the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

byhillary said...

I approve of all pet names that have Mc.

TropigothMama said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means? I can't pronounce it - it's a Filipino phrase X)
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word) "religion" - it sounds like a disease.
3. What is the last thing you ate? A waffle with peanut butter and syrup.
4. What time did you get up today? I woke up at 6:45am, got up at 7:45am. (I had to nurse and then play with my daughter, haha)
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty) Peanut! Haha.
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets) Ruby Gloom. If you don't know who Ruby is... I'm sorry.
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants. I like to combine my middle name with my first name - HollyElise. Sometimes I wish my parents had just named me that!
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see? First thing you see - bookshelf fulla random books (mostly sci-fi). Thing I hope you don't see - dust bunnies under the couch.
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them. I am barefoot, but my nails are painted! My big toes have purple polish and my other toes have red.
10. What is your writing implement preference? Pencil, so I can erase my mistakes (from writing too fast) or a pen with black ink.
:)

whenlifehandsyouapear said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means? Well, up until a few minutes ago, it was 'pariah'. I've heard it used at least 3 times in the past few weeks, but just looked it up a second ago, because I've been meaning to, and this post reminded me.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word) Probably 'moist'.

3. What is the last thing you ate? A roll

4. What time did you get up today? Around 7:00. It's spring break, but that doesn't mean my kids will sleep in.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? Sprinkles, thanks to Angela on the The Office. (BTW, Waffle is probably the cutest kitten name EVER.)

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets) Hm...I don't really have an answer for that.

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants. No, no fake name, no different name, no nothing.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see? Probably my sons dirty socks. I can't seem to get those kids to pick them up and take them to the laundry room to save my life.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them. Nope, barefoot, which I usually am unless it's cold.

10. What is your writing implement preference? A nice black gel pen, not too fine. I don't really have a brand preference. I really, really dislike blue ink for some reason. I threw away a perfectly good pen the other day just because it was blue and I don't know how it got in my house. I cringe when I have to fill out paperwork somewhere and they hand me a blue pen, so sometimes I whip out my own pen instead. And come to think of it, that's probably a better idea anyhow because I'm slightly germaphobic.

byhillary said...

Dave's comment.


1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

If I haven't heard it before, I'm googling it when you leave the room.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

Salve. Balm. Moist.

3. What is the last thing you ate?

Fried chicken salad with dill dressing.

4. What time did you get up today?

5:52. It felt like 4:52 though for some odd reason I don't want to talk about.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

Sprinkles McChristmas

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

Bobby Hill.

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

When I was little I desperately wanted to be named Zach. Now not so much.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

Hillary pointed out once that Waffle is on the left and Daisy is on the right. It happens every time regardless which door. I want to try coming in a window once to see if it still works. I hope you don't notice the mess.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

I am not. Wait, do you have a fetish?

10. What is your writing implement preference?

Pilot Razor Points, Sharpie Fine Point Pens, or flare tip anything in black.
I despise blue Paper Mate stick pens. They get all this gunky blue schmeh around the tip that makes me queasy. When I find one I usually throw them away. It's my little way of giving back to the world.

Sent from my iPhone

byhillary said...

Apparently my blog wouldn't allow you to copy and paste in the comment field on an iPhone when the comments were embedded so I changed it to pop up comments and now you can copy and paste on iPhone. No idea why that is the case.

Amanda said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?
basically any sports terms, I just plain don't care enough.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)
Frock. Come on, it's a dress. doesn't 'dress'm sound so much prettier than frock??

3. What is the last thing you ate?
A grilled cheese. NOM.

4. What time did you get up today?
7 AM

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)
Sir Scruffles of fluffland. Sir or Scruffles for short. Or Walter. I'm really fond of naming animals human names.

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)
Hello Kitty!

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.
I went through a hippie phase in high school where I wanted to be named Rhiannon. I think it stems form the 8 other girls in my grade that had the same name as me...

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?
The first thing you'd probably see would be my small herd of pets.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.
No, I'm not, but the last shoes I wore were faux-snakeskin ballet flats.

10. What is your writing implement preference?
I definitely prefer pens. Especially those that were free.

byhillary said...

@ Dave. You KNOW I love those weird blue pens and I hate those marker pens you have. They are too fat!
Re the cats EVERYTIME. I think cause waffle has to be I front of door and daisy is smarter an knows which way it swings. I forgot bobby hill!!! I change my answer to bobby hill!! Will you get over the daylight savings thing? Oy vey. What's wrong with balm? Did you get hooked on razors by the same person I did? I want those purple ones. Where did they go?

@whenlifehandsyouapear you sound like my husband (Dave not dave77459 who is a friend) he also gets twitchy with blue pens.

@holly I use pencils most the time too. I even invested in a dr grip pencil because of that. I even have a nice little case with extra erasers in it. I should take a picture because its so damn cute.

ARGH turning off embedded comments screwed it all up I dont know which reply went to who already. DOH. Sorry if I didn't reply to you!

Kitty said...

Hillary, I answered you quiz in my blogging entry today at www.flinthillskittykitty.com

Good to have you back blogging!

Robin said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

"Martinizing." What the HELL does that mean?

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

Ok, it *is* slang, but I've always hated the word rad. Say radical, damnit. Also, the word "fart." Blegh.

3. What is the last thing you ate?

Leftovers from lunch: patty melt and fries.

4. What time did you get up today?

Ha, um. Noon. Whateva, I work nights.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

Boom. Easy. Female: Moxie. Male: Maynard.

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

Babs Bunny (Tiny Toons), Uncle Scrooge (Ducktales! Woo oo!), and Homer Simpson (some TV show, or something).

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

Layla Zimmerman has been my alias since high school. Back up fake name: Natalie Fontana. I use fake names ALL of the time.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

Books. Books and music. Also Adipose from Doctor Who.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

Practical, comfortable, and sneakery.

10. What is your writing implement preference?

Pens just look prettier. Pencils are more fun for drawing.

IrishRedRose said...

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means? I can't think of one because I will google any phrase I don't get immediately. I think the last one was yesterday--"pit maneuver" for how cops stop an escaping bad guy by blocking his car with theirs. It confused me because it sounded like 'pit stop'.
2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word) when I answer interesting questions like this all the answers I would usually have fly outta my head. But I have always disliked 'luxury', especially when it pronounced 'lugzhury'. I will think of more as soon as I post this. *sigh*
3. What is the last thing you ate? The remnants of a Cobb salad, and half a chocolate chip cookie.
4. What time did you get up today? 8:30ish, which is unusual for me; but I had an eye exam. I am a night person, albeit perpetually trying to reform and screwing my sleep cycle up even further lol.
5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty) Right now I am thinking "Puddles O'Meowly"--a variation on one of my Dad's old jokes. Right now I have two elderly kitties who are "forgetting" to aim for the box so probably puddles are perpetually somewhere in my thoughts.
6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets) Snoopy and Bugs Bunny, a tie.
7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants. Julia; sometimes I add Greenwood for the last name.
8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see? Many kitties, all coming to greet and investigate and sniff you and tell you stuff. Probably hoping to con you into feeding them something, too. ;-)
9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them. Lavender suede "Simple" brand sneakers. Quite comfy.
10. What is your writing implement preference? A conventional pen with either lavender or aqua ink--my faves. I once read Lewis Carroll always used lavender ink... I also like the new "gel ink" pens as they're so easy on your writing hand. They just glide over the page. Fountain pens are wonderful as well.

Katie Mann said...

I know I'm late doing this, and I don't care. I love quizzes, and I want to play!

1. What word or phrase do you hear all the time but honestly don't know what it means?

Nothing - I have a pretty good vocabulary, and I'm pretty isolated so don't hear a lot of other people talking.

2. What word do you HATE? (not new slang. Make it a legit word)

It's not a word - it's a phrase "my bad". Seriously, if you're sorry say so, if you're not don't try to fake it with some stupid phrase. I especially hate this coming out of older people. It's bad enough coming out of my young adult children.

3. What is the last thing you ate?

A bowl of Lucky Charms - just finished it. It was great.

4. What time did you get up today?

7am - I get up at 7am Monday - Friday to get my kid ready for school.

5. If someone handed you a kitten and asked you to name it what would you name it? (say you hate cats and you watch how fast I figure out how to ban you from the INTERWEBS. Not that anyone would be you know I like to be fiesty)

This happened to me last Thursday. Actually my husband handed me two kittens. We named one Isabella (because if she was rowdy, we could call her Izzy and if she was sweet, we could call her Bella - this name was planned in advance). The second kitty was a surprise. I named her Topaz because it was my mom's birthstone and I still miss my mom.

6. Favorite cartoon character. (not including muppets)

Tinkerbell and Hello Kitty

7. Did you ever wish you had another name? What was it? OR do you have a fake name you use in public sometimes? Like in restaurants.

I was supposed to be named Jennifer, but then I was born with red hair so my mom named me Katherine - not sure why - in French class in high school, we got to pick a "French" name - I chose Renee - that was fun.

8. I just walked in your front door. What is the first thing I see or you hope I DON'T see?

The "art" that I made that is hanging in our living room.

9. Are you wearing shoes? Describe them.

Yes. They are the best shoes ever. They are black clog style shoes with flower cut-outs and peep-toes. They are made by Rialto. Only pair they had. On clearance for 75% off, and I had a coupon.


10. What is your writing implement preference?

Uniball pen. I like that it's like felt tip marker ink in a ball point pen. It feels substantial when you write with it.