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Reeka's blog: "Survey"

created on 04/15/2007  |  http://fubar.com/survey/b73809

1. Ever been compelled to fill out an asinine survey? Yes - why else would I have a whole blog full of them?

2. Ever tear the tag off of a mattress depsite risk of fine and/or imprisonment? No, I'm too much of a rule-follower.  Although the tags DO say "except by owner" and I own my mattress... I keep the tags on the pillows too.  *hangs head in shame*

3. Ever used an aeresol can other than directed (bonus cool points for as a flamethrower to kill a spider) Yes - as a flamethrower - but for mosquitos, not a spider

4. Ever put in excess of 5 pringles in your mouth at once? Never even more than one - never had the thought to.

5. Ever been driving and kinda flinch because you dont remember part of the ride? All the time.  Especially when I was a teenager; it's a miracle I never got into any accidents.

6. Ever sneezed in your hand, and then were immediately confronted by someone that wanted to shake? Once.  When I was meeting Governer John Engler.  I shook it anyway cuz he was a Republican :P

7. What diversion did you create to get them to shake the other hand? OTHER hand?  I don't get it.

8. Ever been so drunk you ate all the individual components of a sandwich, but never actually made a sandwich? (ie-peice of bread, piece of meat, piece of cheese, squirt mustard in mouth) Probably, but I would've been too drunk to remember doing it.  I know I've done it with cracker sammiches, though... some ritz, cheese, summer sausage, more ritz...

9. Not counting medical facilities or online...Whats the largest number of people that have seen you naked at once? Junior year of high school; jumped into a pond where my top promptly fell off and I was none the wiser until I got out of the water and the 4 guys' eyes were fixed on my chest and I finally looked down.

10. What was the situation in question 9?  Ummm yeah, already answered that.

11. Have you ever recycled a miss work excuse? And did anyone remember you already used that one?  Only when it was the truth - too many medical issues to fake an illness.

12. Ever knock one off in traffic?  Yes.  And was cheered resoundingly by the semi truck driver next to me :s

13. Ever peed on a jellyfish victum? And did they ask you to first? or did ya just let it fly  No, but I WAS stung by a jellyfish, and my husband refused to pee on it.  Even in the freshwater shower.  Pussy.

14. Have you ever verbally said an internet acronym in r/l?  Oh Em Gee!!! Like all the time.

15. What is the most embarassing concert youve attended that you dont normally mention?  Kenny Rogers / Dolly Parton, when I was about 6 years old and they were playing at the fairgrounds where I was attending a chili cook-off.

16. Have you ever pitched a beer can out the passenger window into the bed of a pickup and it was sucked back in the back sliding window and nailed the driver in the head?  No, and I find that frighteningly randomly specific.

17. Have you ever shot a road sign? No.

18. Have you ever had an injury and lied about the cause? Yes.  Those pesky curling irons sure took advantage of my clumsiness when I was a teen...

19. Ever been asked to leave a late night breakfast joint?  Yes :s  Even a BAR, and I was cut off before 6pm on St. Patrick's Day a couple years ago.  And I'm such a fun drunk!  They must've been worried I'd scare other customers off by taking off the rest of my clothes.

20. Explain in one sentence, no less than 10 words, no more than 15, how you feel about RediWhip. Oh, how I love to lick designs into it on a man's chest!

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I hate this tagging nonsense...



1) Put your iPod/Windows Media Player on Shuffle
2) For each answer push the "Next" button for your answer


1.) If someone says "Are you okay" you say: Suicide (Soundgarden) - lmfaoooooo
2.) How would you describe yourself? Gypsy Road (Cinderella)
3.) What do you like in a Guy/Girl? Rest In Peace (Extreme)
4.) How do you feel today? I Me You (Jim Noir)
5.) What is your life's purpose? Keep the People Working (Julian Lennon)
6.) What's your motto? Blow Me A Kiss (Bob & Tom) LOLOLOLOLOL
7.) What do your friends think of you? This Photograph Is Proof (Taking Back Sunday)
8.) What do your parents think of you? Harvester of Sorrow (Metallica)
9.) What do you think about very often? Everlong (Foo Fighters)
10.) What is 2+2? Hello City (Barenaked Ladies)
11.) What do you think about your best friend? Deck the Halls
12.) What is your life story? Popular Girl (Survivor) OMFG that is soooooooo wrong!
13.) What do you want to be when you grow up? Hate to Say I Told You So (The Hives)
14.) How do you feel when you see the person you like? What Is Love (Howard Jones)
15.) What will you dance to at your wedding? One Vision (Queen)
16.) What will they play at your funeral? Not the Doctor (Alanis Morissette)
17.) What is your hobby/interest? Four In the Morning (Night Ranger)
18.) What are you afraid of? Uninvited (Alanis Morissette)
19.) What is your biggest secret? Italian Leather Sofa (Cake)
20.) What do you want right now? Shine (Collective Soul) yeah, bling me!  :P
21.) What do you think of your friends? In the Blood (Better Than Ezra)
22.) What will you name this note? Heart of Gold (Neil Young)

I tag nobody cuz I believe in the golden rule :P

There are kooks running around camp this week talking all about Enneagrams, and what type people are.  Enneagrams are a personality type characterization, with 9 different types.  So, at meals I keep hearing bits of "oh, he's a 7, so you can expect that..." and such.  I finally took the time to take a sample quiz to find out what type I am, and afterwards I read all of the descriptions and realized that what it told me was spot-on.

The Romantic (the Four)

Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
  • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
  • Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
  • Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
  • Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!

What I Like About Being a Four

  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
  • my ability to establish warm connections with people
  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
  • being unique and being seen as unique by others
  • having aesthetic sensibilities
  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

What's Hard About Being a Four

  • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
  • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
  • feeling guilty when I disappoint people
  • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
  • expecting too much from myself and life
  • fearing being abandoned
  • obsessing over resentments
  • longing for what I don't have

Fours as Children Often

  • have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original game s
  • are very sensitive
  • feel that they don't fit in
  • believe they are missing something that other people have
  • attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
  • become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
  • feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)

Fours as Parents

  • help their children become who they really are
  • support their children's creativity and originality
  • are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
  • are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
  • are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

Several people have asked me about my religious beliefs.  I decided it might be a refreshing change from my usual whining / ranting blogs, so I thought I'd share some of my history and details of my beliefs.  As always, if ya don't wanna read it, stop now.

I was raised by a single mom.  Since she worked full time, and they didn't really have latchkey childcare at the schools then, I spent a lot of time with a family nearby.  They were Free Methodist.  I only went to church with them once, but often stayed at their house on Wednesday evenings when my mom wanted to go out, so I went to their church youth group.  Luckily, it wasn't terribly religious, because I'd learned early on that the rhetoric they were spewing didn't make sense.  I learned the basics of their beliefs, and the one time I went to church was because I won an award for my essay on what Christmas was - the other kids had all talked about presents and Santa, but I was clever enough at the ripe old age of 8 or so to realize that it was the church asking for the essay, so I should write about Jesus.  I had to go to the service so the pastor could present me with a bible - which I liked only because I could practice looking up passages so I could win more of the contests in the youth group :P

After I was old enough to watch myself, I stopped going to church.  Except the occasional weekend when I'd stay with friends and go to their church Sunday morning just 'cuz.  I knew the basics of what they believed, but still wasn't sure why people who were supposed to love others spawned so much hate at those who didn't believe what they did.  Eventually, I learned that I mostly blamed organized religion because they perpetuated hate, especially in the middle east.  That might've had something to do with the face that I was dating an arabic guy when the Kuwaiti attacks happened and Desert Storm started - and people would jeer at us.

Fast forward to my daughter being born in 2002.  It got to be a big hassle to travel for holidays - hubby's father lives in WI and his mom is in IA.  In the summer of 2003, his stepmom had a proposition for her sons and extended family - we all go to a Unitarian Universalist summer camp in Lake Geneva for a week.  The reasoning being, they had plenty of room for us all, and we'd be able to spend all our time socializing with each other instead of cleaning and cooking and such.  She offered to pay for all of us, in hopes that we'd enjoy the experience enough to come back every year.

The week was like nothing I'd ever experienced.  So many people from so many walks of life, but all FRIENDLY.  Bumperstickers proclaiming liberal beliefs, and often atheistic, littered the cars in the parking lots.  Openly gay couples not afraid to hold hands in public, and nobody giving them dirty looks.  In a word: acceptance.  I came back from that camp with a new outlook on life.  We returned the following year and I had a similar experience.  At this point, I started asking my anti-religious husband if he would accept me finding a UU church and going.  We tried to find one, but they tend to be closed for the summer while everyone's off doing their own thing.  It took a few more years before we stuck it out long enough to go to one of our local UU churches.  I walked in and immediately saw a coworker, and we were greeted with teh same kind of attitude we'd seen at camp - just a very welcoming and familial experience.

The beliefs of unitarian universalism range the gamut from wiccans to recovering catholics / lutherans to atheists.  Personally I identify myself as agnostic because although I don't believe in a deity, I'm prepared to change my mind if someone can provide me with enough proof.  The principles of the "religion" are based on acceptance, keeping an open mind, and being the best person we can be because we respect our fellow man, not because we're motivated by what may or may not happen when we die.  And what really draws me there is religious education - they essentially teach the kids about all the major religions so that they can make an informed decision when they reach age of consent to join the church themselves.

I have lots more to say, but this is long-winded enough already :P  Stay tuned for the next part, where I'll explain the 7 UU principles.

Blame Philemon.  I know he got it from someone else, but it's his fault I saw the damned thing.


Do you have any alcohol bottles in your room?

Ummm yeah, I have some Mike's Hard Pomegranate in my mini-fridge

 Last person to text you?

Shawn (h)

Do you think you like anyone?

Yeah, but I really should stop thinking so much...


Who's the biggest whore you know?

RL?  Dirty Chris.  But since none of you know him, I'll say online it would be.... hmmmm...  I plead the 5th

Do you prefer to be friends with boys or girls?

Srsly?  Neither.  I prefer to be friends with men; most women I know are either too catty or I'm too prone to want to switch teams ;)

Ever been so drunk someone else had to carry you?

No, but I've fallen on a cop once when I was drunk... ahhhhh Senior Walk memories

Had sex in a movie theater?

Not really... in high school I got fingered a few times but that's as far as it got

Has any one of your friends ever seen you cry?

Yeah, most of them.  It's kind of hard to avoid the last couple years... if you've seen me, you've seen me cry.

Do you hate anyone?

I think so... but I haven't seen her around lately so the feeling's fading

Do you straighten your hair often?

Does using a round brush with a hair dryer count?  If so, yes... otherwise no

Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with?

In some ways

Want someone back in your life?

Not particularly... but I'd like to get rid of someone.


What type of bread did you use on the last sandwhich you made?

White, I think - the kids don't like wheat so we don't buy it often.

How many doors are in your house?

One for each room plus a couple exits.

 Got any bad habits? If so, what are they?

ALL of them?  How long do you people have?

What was the last compliment you received, that made you smile?

My daughter said I was the best mommy ever :D

What event would you go back in time to see, if you could?


Honestly... I can't think of a thing.  There are a few things I'd CHANGE if I could, but just seeing something, not so much.

Do you remember the last thing you said you wanted?

Yeah, I ordered a natural burger with extra pickles and a Coke.

Who was the last friend you hung out with & what'd you do together?

Sara, at her Luau Grad party for her MBA

Who is the person, other than a spouse, that you are closest to?


 Do you know when to use 'to' & 'too'?

Yes.  Also, your/you're, their/they're/there, and most other things people seem to have trouble.


Who do you currently live with?

My kids and that guy I stupidly married


Favorite board game?

Life.  Cuz it's the only time I can say I've been a winner at the Game of Life.

Do you ever wonder what people think when they look at you?

I try as hard as I can not to.

Do you like trying on clothes or not? & Why?

No, cuz they all look like crap.

What are your thoughts on marriage?

I guess it's OK for some people... kinda like religion.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

My 6" R2D2 action figure with the working door... I would hide stuff in there :P

Are you currently IN love with anyone?



Difference between loving someone & being in love with someone? Yes or no?

I think there is, but my marriage counselor said that was a crock when I told him tha


Don't you hate when reruns on TV are in a random order?

Yeah.  My OCD hates for things to be out of order when they don't have to be.


Do you ever watch any crime shows?



Do you ever get frustrated & say 'nevermind' when people just don't get it?



Have you ever SERIOUSLY considered any kind of plastic surgery?

HELL yeah, it was that or walk around with only 1 boob - but I'm not sure at this point that I chose the better option :/

Does blood make you queasy?

Not my own - thank goodness, or I'd be passing out twice a day when I check my blood sugar.

Do you ever walk alone at night just because, or does that freak you out?

That would freak me out.

Without trying, do you act differently around different friends?

Of course!

What was the last thing you drew/wrote on your own or someone elses' skin?

Boob salute for Durham after my mastectomy

The last time you spent money, what was it on & how much did you spend?

Dinner, $42

Who was the last person you avoided/ignored?

Some weirdo named william on facebook

Did the last person you talked to in person annoy you in anyway?

No, he's the one I vent to when others annoy me.

Where are you sitting right now?

My bed

Would you change yourself for someone you loved?

I did, too much.  So gradually I didn't even notice until I reconnected with a friend from college who reminded me of all the things I used to LOVE...

Do you have any drugs in your bedroom?

Norco, metformin, excedrine, ambien, benadryl, and ibuprofen


Do you hate it when people smoke around you?



Has anyone put their arms around you in the past 5 days?

My kids and my mom

Is it ever too late to apologize?

Yes, but better to do so late than never.

Do you ignore people when you're mad/upset with them?


Have you ever tried to drink something but you missed your mouth?


Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet?

Barefoot, unless the ground is too painful


Your result for The Personality Defect Test...

Emo Kid

You are 43% Rational, 14% Extroverted, 43% Brutal, and 29% Arrogant.

You are the Emo Kid, best described as a quiet pussy!  You tend to be an intuitive rather than a logical thinker, meaning you rely more on your feelings than your thoughts.  Not only that, but you are introverted, gentle, and rather humble.  You embody all the traits of the perfect emo kid.  You are a push-over, an emotional thinker, gentle to the extent of absurdity, and so humble that it even makes Jesus puke.  (And Jesus almost never pukes, being immortal and not requiring an act of puke to dispell toxins from his corporeal manifestation.)  If you write poetry, you no doubt write angsty, syrupy lines about depression, sadness, and other such redundant states of emo-being that go something like this:

life is a spike / upon which i have impaled mysefl / fuck you dad

So, your personality is defective because you are too gentle, rather underconfident in yourself, decidely lacking in any rational thought, and also a bit too inhibited.  Plus, your poetry really upsets your father.

I probably made you cry, didn't I?  Fucking Emo Kid.

To put it less negatively:

1.  You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2.  You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3.  You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4.  You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.


Your exact opposite is the Smartass.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hippie, the Televangelist, and the Starving Artist.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way.  For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well.  Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo KidIntuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving ArtistIntuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-SlapIntuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The BruteIntuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The HippieIntuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The TelevangelistIntuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard BullyIntuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class ClownIntuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The RobotRational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty IntellectualRational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful LonerRational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The SociopathRational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-RaiserRational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The BraggartRational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist PigRational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The SmartassRational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!

About Saint_Gasoline

I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes.  I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order.  I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer.  If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at SaintGasoline.com.

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Your result for The Sexual HELL Test...


Raw score: 76%

You're just about as deep in sexual hellfire as a person can get. Virtually no urge, however demented, will go ungratified; practically no boundary will go uncrossed. You're probably proud of your adventurousness, and, honestly, you should be. Few people are confident enough to pursue pleasure on their own terms.

Your morals could sink a bit further, sure, but it's likely that you've got a pretty good idea of what you're into and what you would do...above all you're honest with yourself with what you want. If more people were honest with themselves, you'd have a lot more company down in the flames.

AVOID: the lost souls in sexual heaven and (above all) the denizens of sexual purgatory. You don't need any prudes or wishy-washers in your life.

Take The Sexual HELL Test at OkCupid

Your result for The What type of MAN turns you on Test...

Tough guy

You scored 80% masculine, 71% athletic, 36% exotic, and 44% refined!

You love men, you love testosterone and you know it. You like a bad-ass man who knows what he wants. He isn't what you might bring home to mom but I don't think it really matters - he's hot! Someone like.....Vin Diesel. But let's face it, the whole point of this was to look at a bunch of hot guys. If you liked what you saw, please rate my test!

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