life began for me when I ceased to admire and began to remember

  • Have you ever had a dream that you chased only to be let down when you achieved it?
    law school falls into that category. The Village Idiot does, too. Thus far, the dream of this new job isn't exactly living up to billing.

    Anticipation is a rough habit. It can rob the joy from the present (and the future, really) and delay acceptance of what really is.
  • Is there anything about the opposite sex you just don't understand or comprehend?
    in some ways, men are simple creatures that require no great work to figure out. But in the ways that matter, they're mystical and complex and they bewilder me at every turn. All the good ones are taken, a good 75% of them cannot figure out how to have a conversation by text message (seriously, if you text me and then do nothing but stab one or two words at me, don't think I'm going to go out of my way to spend time with you. Use some imagination!), and even the ones that smell good aren't around long enough to make it worth my time to sniff.
  • Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?
    my graduate school mentor. He could lecture on the history of (what's the most boring thing I can imagine?) warm milk, and make it the most fascinating 90 minutes of your life. He is enthusiastic, deeply funny, engaging, erudite in the extreme, and genuinely warm. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of his class, and to have worked with him as my thesis advisor was a great learning experience in the subject matter, in research, and particularly in writing.

    And every year, on April 5, I remember just how much he loved music.
  • What's your favourite party game?
    Three Man

    Wait. How about Ping-Pong?
  • Is it acceptable or unacceptable to smack a child as form of discipline?

    I'm not a parent, and I am an attorney. {end disclaimer}

    I was spanked as a young child. I remember it, because it didn't happen more than a few times. And I didn't commit those infractions again.

    And, I've turned out reasonably well.
  • Can a heterosexual male ever wear pink?
    signs say Yes
  • Is it criminal to wear socks with sandals?
    it's not criminal, but it generally looks pretty silly. Still, I'd rather see socks than the gruesome foot care that some people reveal through their sandals. If you're baring them, take care of them.
  • If you were captain of a ship, what would you call it?
    the Bounty
  • If you were to join an emergency service which would it be?
    an "emergency service"? This is so British.

    I think I'd like to be a firefighter, until there was an actual fire.
  • If you were to join one of the armed forced which would it be?
    I'd love to say the Marines, but that's ridiculous. Navy wouldn't happen. Likewise Air Force. So, Army it is, then.
  • Whats the worst thing about being your gender?
    bra straps
  • Whats the best thing about being your gender?
    guys. Hee!
  • If you swapped genders for a day how would you spend it?
    scratching inappropriate areas, belching on command, and making outrageous comments. When do we start?

[ripped from here and carved into pieces; the title quotation is by Willa Cather]


  1. Finally got around to stealing this. And I'm giggling over you in turnout gear. ;-)

    1. I love how we went the same way, only opposite, with the ships we'd captain. :)

      You're right, I'd look like a squat yellow midget!

    2. I just reread my post and OMG--what drugs was I taking?? Typos corrected. But I also added, "when did captains start naming their own ships?" Did I miss a sea change? ha ha hah

      I think you're too tall to be a minion.

    3. This quiz was not written by an intellectual powerhouse, I'm guessin'.

      (I'm now wishing I'd chosen "Minnow".)

      Prehaps minions are actually 5' tall, and Gru is more like 8'?