he felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it

  1. Do you believe that people should be able to choose death for themselves if they want to end their lives? I do. I've had this argument so many times, in so many ways, that it makes me feel tired and sad to think about it. There are a thousand valid and compelling reasons against it, but if there is one reason for it, then I can't say it's wrong.
  2. Is there anything you morally object to? yes
  3. What would you never do for money? food service, prostitution, or public speaking
  4. Applebee's, the Outback, or TGI Friday's? Applebee's. I have lots of terrific memories with the old crew from the library at that place. I've only eaten at the Outback once (in Kentucky, of all places), and while TGI Friday's is fine, it's not a fave.
  5. Which do you drink the most: juice, soda, milk, or water? water
  6. What sport do you like to watch the most? golf
  7. What sport do you like to play the most? ping pong, or tennis
  8. Do you write poetry? miserably and rarely
  9. Are you aggressive? I can be. It doesn't happen often, and only in a couple of areas of my life. The most recent was a closed-door telephone call with a financial institution that had incorrectly advised me, inappropriately changed the status of my account, inappropriately charged fees, and then left me on hold for 10 minutes of my 30 minute break. By the time we were through, I was HOT. There was no yelling, but I absolutely let the "customer 'service'" representative have it.
  10. Have you ever fallen from grace? Ha! If I ever had that sort of grace, it's been gone a long time.
  11. Does it bother you when a band you like gets really popular? nah
  12. Has anyone ever won you a stuffed animal? not that I recall. I've been gifted strange little objects, though, which seem to be the sorts of gifts that I retain, lifelong.
  13. If yes, did you name it after the person who won it for you? that makes me laugh. It never would have occurred to me.
  14. Can you go one week without cursing at all? doubtful
  15. What's the best candy? homemade caramels
  16. Can you lick your own nose? yes
  17. What song would you like to hear spontaneously in a public place (like a store)? something like this...

  18. Do you ever make others feel unwanted? I hope not
  19. Do you think you have ever made others feel unwanted without realizing you were doing it? questions like this are so incredibly stupid. If I thought that, then, logically, I would realize it!
  20. Are you very sensitive to what other people are feeling and how they will react to certain things? some people, some feelings, some reactions, some things
  21. Have you ever climbed a tree? yup
  22. Do you feel somehow different when the moon is full? I don't think so?
  23. Who do you know that talks a lot but never really says anything? one of my coworkers at the old building. Great guy, but just not big on content in his conversation.
  24. Is world peace possible? no
  25. Who do you know that is making a huge life mistake yet you can't stop them? J
  26. What’s the mistake?
  27. Do you plan to own a home or rent an apartment for most of your life? own
  28. Would you enjoy going to a strip bar to see strippers (of whatever sex you find appealing)? as I understand it, "enjoy" is more than one ought to hope for. I think I'd like to see what the fuss is all about - and whether it's got the fa├žade that it's said to have.
  29. Would you ever consider stripping in a sexual way for money? no
  30. Would you ever consider being a nude model for an artistic life drawing class for money? no
  31. What are 2 goals that you have? "finishing" the update of my house, and losing 40 pounds
  32. What are 2 negative traits that you have? thinking like a lawyer, and reading too much
  33. Will these negative traits stop you from achieving your goals? the former will help; the latter will hurt
  34. Everyone knows that you are nice, fun, creative, and good but what are 4 other positive traits that you have? I'm loyal, observant, clever, and quiet
  35. How often do you daydream about your wedding day? rarely, if ever
  36. If you were hiring someone for a job but could only ask him or her 3 questions in the interview what would you ask?
    • Give an example of what you do when there is nothing to do--when you are all caught up on your work--and there is no one around to see you.
    • How would your former colleagues, siblings, nearest neighbors describe you?
    • What one thing are you least proud of--and what did it teach you?
  37. If you were interviewing someone for the position of your new friend but could only ask 3 questions, what would they be?
    • What is your definition of faithfulness?
    • Do you have state or federal security clearance?
    • What is your ideal ratio of together- to alone-time?
  38. Wholesome - Conducive to sound health or well being; salutary: simple, examples: wholesome food; a wholesome climate, Promoting mental, moral, or social health: example: wholesome entertainment.
    Do you enjoy wholesome activities (sports, cooking, beach, family time, zoo, museums, etc.)?
  39. If yes, what wholesome activity do you enjoy the most? museums
  40. Are you a wholesome person? no
  41. When was your first kiss and what was it like? May...something, 1983. It was much anticipated, somewhat stolen, located perfectly,
    chosen poorly, and agonized over in retrospect.
  42. Are you quiet and shy? at times, yes. Less so now than before. My inner "orange" is coming out more and more.
  43. Are you bitchy, cranky, whiny, miserable, depressed, needy, mean, flaky, shallow, obnoxious, inconsiderate, nervous, and/or stuck-up? yes, sometimes, not often, rarely, no, sometimes, rarely, no, HA, yes, rarely, sometimes, and probably?
  44. Do you come off any of these ways even if you aren't really like that? once again: stupid. question.
  45. Are you loud and unfriendly? never loud. Definitely unfriendly.
  46. Can a positive attitude/good personality make up for someone being less than beautiful? sure
  47. Can being totally beautiful and hot make up for a negative attitude/bad personality? no
  48. What are you seeking? the Grail
  49. Could you see yourself as a future nun/monk? HAhahahahahahaha
  50. Would you rather have a baby or get a pet? can I have a baby pet?
  51. What mistake do you repeat over and over? trying to spell "accommodate" without help
  52. What do you think of the restaurant Hooters? eh. It serves a niche.
  53. What are 5 traits that make someone ugly? intolerance, being pushy, not following through on promises, intrusiveness, making fun of the defenseless.
    And unkempt feet.
  54. Do you hate when people tell you to smile? eh. That's about their own discomfort with the dark side as well as the light side. Not my problem.
  55. Do you like the writing of Douglas Adams? I've never read anything that he wrote. Yes, I've tried.
[From the 5000-question meme; this is the second half of the thirteenth part. The title quotation is by Douglas Adams, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]

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