Every so often I see a list of questions making the blogger rounds, sometimes it even gets sent to me but, and I know I’m a blogger so this sounds weird, I don’t actually want to sit down and list answers to a bunch of questions all about me. However, one night last November, John and I answered a giant list of questions together. That was a whole different story, we laughed and talked and teased and discussed and had a lovely evening and then the list and answers were forgotten. Today, I was prowling through my drafts looking for inspiration and pulled it up. The answers are still all true so if you want to know what John and I think of a whole lot of random things read on…
Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Both. It doesn’t matter until winter when it’s really cold and then we have to close them because our closet is quite possibly the coldest room in the house.
Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? No, John just shaved his head again and they never put anything worth taking in them.
Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Nothing may be tucked in because that would make your feet trapped and claustrophobic and who could sleep in a situation like that? (To let the record show, John thinks its ridiculous!)
Have you ever stolen a street sign before? John has, and other random acts of vandalism, I have not.
Do you like to use post-it notes? “Dear God, it’s one the best inventions ever!” – John And yes, I like them too.
Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Bees. Bees don’t actually attack when they are swarming- big bears do.
Do you always smile for pictures? Mostly.
What is your biggest pet peeve? “People who don’t throw away the sandwich box at work. What a stupid question. Why isn’t it everybody’s?”- John We are both surprised that I can’t think of one, must have been a good day.
Have you ever peed in the woods? The question should be, “Have you peed in the woods today?” John-yes, Jessie- not since yesterday
What about pooped in the woods? Yes.
Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? You don’t need music to spontaneously dance in the kitchen together.
Do you chew your pens and pencils? “Pens? Pencils? I never chew my keyboard” – Jessie “I’m a chemist, lord knows what’s on the pens and pencils.” -John
What is your song of the week? Shut up and dance with me is stuck in both of our heads, possibly the kids’ fault.
What’s your least favorite movie? Jessie refuses to answer because that’s by nature a ridiculous question. John, apparently, hates the LEGO movie.
Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? If we told you it wouldn’t be very well hidden now would it. But it would for sure be in a tin, because I love tins.
What do you dip a chicken nugget in? We are a BBQ or Ranch house.
What movies could you watch over and over and still love? John can re-watch movies an alarming amount of times, I don’t.
Were you ever a boy/girl scout? No Boy Scouts and one short stint as a Brownie.
Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? No, we are too old for that shit.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? When our friend’s husband died.
Can you change the oil in a car? John is a super fantastic oil changer – so I don’t have to be.
Ever gotten a speeding ticket? “The more interesting story is when I talked myself out of a speeding ticket by telling the officer I was going to study organic chemistry at 7 on a Friday night, sadly it was the truth.” – John “Nope, I drive nice and slow, that way everyone else wants to drive so we get there faster, then I don’t have to drive and we get there faster – win win.” – Jessie
Ever ran out of gas? Yup.
What is your usual bedtime? 12 – 1 Am
Are you lazy? John isn’t lazy, he says he could be, but he isn’t. I’m not lazy it’s just that after a day of super productiveness I sometimes need to reward myself by reading an entire book.
What is your Chinese astrological sign? Apparently we are a Monkey and a Snake – and we are not impressed.
How many languages can you speak? We are pretty good at English and if pressed John thinks he could still navigate a French speaking country. I however panic in the face of foreign language and could not. (Update: In the last year we have now learned to sing in Portuguese, though we don’t always know what we are singing about and John can count to ten in Korean.)
Do you have any magazine subscriptions? Only nerdy ones. National Geographic and Discover.
Which are better, legos or Lincoln logs? That’s… That’s… such a ridiculous question. You can build houses, barns, other square buildings, and fences with Lincoln logs. You can build ANYTHING with Legos. Also I might have a MiniFig obsession…
Are you stubborn? “I’m gonna let you take this one…” – John. “Yes. I think yes is the correct response here.” -Jessie
Who is better, Leno or Letterman? John says Letterman, I dislike them all.
Ever watch soap operas? John hasn’t but in college I was a regular Days watcher.
Are you afraid of heights? John climbs high things for fun while I try not to watch.
Do you sing in the car? Totally.
Do you sing in the shower? Never. That would mean you would be wasting time in the shower and then you’d be in there longer and that would be ridiculous.
Do you dance in the car? Only when there isn’t oncoming traffic watching.
Ever used a gun? Not today, and that’s a serious issue when it’s November.
Do you think musicals are cheesy? Of course they are it’s part of their charm.
Is Christmas stressful? No. Having a kid’s birthday on December 23 might be though.
Ever eat a pirogi? “What’s that?” – Jessie “Yup, made by a polish woman.” -John
Favorite type of fruit pie? Apple… or blueberry.
Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? Paleontologist, Astronaut, Doctor, Veterinarian, Elementary School Teacher. You can guess who’s who on those.
Do you believe in ghosts? “Nope.” -John “Except when its a dark and stormy night and I hear funny noises then my imagination tries to convince me otherwise.” -Jessie
First concert? I don’t remember. John saw Air Supply with his mom.
Nike or Adidas? Ummm dude, shoes are foot coffins, they are both evil!
Cheetos or Fritos? Doritios is the -itos we should be talking about here!
Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? John loves sunflower seeds, but they aren’t really food so I’m choosing peanuts for both of us.
Ever take dance lessons? They don’t give those out in cars so no. John took a swing dance course in college though.
Regularly burn incense? Does burning oak in the wood stove count?
Who would you like to see in concert? The Piano Guys, Little Big Town (but I couldn’t remember their name so I’m probably not going to make that happen) John’s adding Rush, I don’t even know who that is.
What was the last concert you saw? Great Big Sea
Are you patient? Do elephants fly?
Which are better, black or green olives? Ick. I give all my olives to John and he says their isn’t’ enough data in the question to make an informed decision. Fancy green, canned crap, black.
Can you knit or crochet? I could knit, not sure I remember how anymore though.
Best room for a fireplace? The middle one.
Who was your HS crush? Somethings should die with High School.
Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? No, that’s what the three year old tries and it doesn’t work for her either.
Do you have kids? Three
Do you want kids? Three is good, no more please.
What’s your favorite color? Blue
Do you miss anyone right now? Not more than usual.
How about you?
Have you ever answered questions with someone before?
We were sort of half watching a game show programme last night where couples win by answering questions about each other. I did wonder if we would know each other’s answers these days.
I like the region-specific questions/answers here: never heard of Lincoln Logs, Leno and Letterman are names I’m vaguely aware of. The first one about the closet being the coldest room in the house had me in stitches: while the dictionary assures me it also means a small room here too, more typically we mean a wardrobe. I’ve never heard it refer to a bedroom. How you manage to sleep in the wardrobe I couldn’t fathom😉
There are so many words we use interchangeably now as we pick them up from all the US dramas on t.v. – I’m more likely to say “movie” now than “film” and have been known to write “awesome” in comments.
Lincoln Logs are building pieces intended to look an act like individual logs that you would make a tiny log cabin out of, they are fun, the girls have some… but LEGOs are better! 🙂 Leno and Letterman aren’t worth talking about. And the first question was asking about the doors of the closet (I think you would call it a wardrobe?) attached to your bedroom. Which it certainly doesn’t say, but I was so confused when I read your response to that I had to go back and look at the question- regional differences indeed!!! But ours is a large walk in closet off the bedroom and since mostly heat with a wood stove that’s not even a little bit near the bedroom closet that room is FRIDGID in the winter. If we don’t close the door you can feel the cold seep out toward the bed at night!
You two should find a list to answer together- loads of fun! 🙂
I now know everything of any importance there is to know about you (with the possible exception of what you like for breakfast). Clearly we are now BFFs and I will be sending you my bank PIN.
For breakfast I really prefer 30 more minutes of sleep above all else. 🙂
But I’m going to at least have to know your post-it-note feelings and chicken nugget dipping preferences before I could possibly accept your offer of BFF and PIN number! 😉
Ranch dressing, and post-its are one of the truly great achievements of modern times, along with antibiotics and right-turn-on-red. And mojitos.
BFF’s it is! 😀
I enjoyed your responses — the sense of humour comes out all the time. That’s the best part for me. And you’re brave 🙂
Some of your answers made me laugh out loud, and then of course I had to explain and share with my wife, and she laughed too. Fun post. I always loved Lincoln Logs, legos can kill you if you step on them wrong. I actually love doing these lists, but worry about too much info being sent out into the blogosphere. 🙂
I’m glad you liked it! 🙂 Sometimes I worry about the amount of info I’m sending but so far I’ve been blessed to have a really good group of readers. And- even a bad reader can’t do too much damage knowing my preference is for Doritos and that I hate olives- at least I hope not! 😉