Paula made me do it. And I'm trying to cool down after a lovely walk in the sun after having been to the post office and then deciding to walk around the pond on my way home, stopping to look at black coots feeding their young, a magpie taking a bath, and crows looking at me quite leerily, and then stopping off at the store for almonds (good if you get gas) and Nestea Peach - the sugar content be damned, it's nice and cold and tasty! Uh, right, so here I sit. May as well meme. (Then I have to go finish packing.)
What is your salad dressing of choice? Olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Or blue cheese.
What is your favorite fast food restaurant? McDonald's. It's the only one where I live.
What is your favorite sit down restaurant? Any of the Chinese ones.
On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant? Norway doesn't do tipping, but if I'm extra pleased, I'll leave up to 10%.
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Cold cereal. I do that already.
Name three foods you detest above all others. Whisky (it is too so a food!), string beans, jello.
What is your favorite dish to order in a Chinese restaurant? Chicken cashew.
What are your pizza toppings of choice? All of them!
What do you like to put on your toast? Butter and jam.
What is your favorite type of gum? Cinnamon.
Number of contacts in your cell phone? Hardly any. I don't use my cell that much.
Number of contacts in your email address book? Several dozen.
What is your wallpaper on your computer? At work: A ladybug (came with the Mac). At home: See photo; took it myself.
What is your screensaver on your computer? A slideshow I made of National Geographic pictures.
Are there naked pictures saved on your computer? No. I'm so disappointed.
How many land line phones do you have in your house? One.
How many televisions are in your house? One.
What kitchen appliance do you use the least? The egg cooker.
What is the format of the radio station you listen to the most? This question is irrelevant to Norway, where commercial radio stations play only top 40 stuff, and the non-commercial do all-purpose programming.
How many sex toys do you own that require batteries? None.
What do you consider to be your best physical attribute? Eyes.
Are you right handed or left handed? Right.
Do you like your smile? Yes, more and more!
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom teeth. All four.
Would you like to? If I ever get a mole on my face, yes.
Do you prefer to read when you go to the bathroom? Sometimes.
Which of your five senses do you think is keenest? Vision.
When was the last time you had a cavity? A few decades ago.
What is the heaviest item you lift regularly? The shopping. And then the trash.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? No.
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Not without knowing why I was being told.
If you could change your first name, what would you change it to? To Keera. I like my first name.
How do you express your artistic side? Blogging, photography and my work (graphics designer).
What color do you think you look best in? Cerise.
How long do you think you could last in a medium security prison? I'd probably be sent to isolation pretty quickly (after losing every fight). And that I'd probably enjoy.
Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake? No, only on purpose.
If we weren't bound by society's conventions, do you have a relative you would make a pass at? I think society's conventions are a good thing. Unless we're talking second cousins.
How often do you go to church? Never in this country unless it's a funeral.
Have you ever saved someone's life? Maybe. If so, it's weird to think about.
Has someone ever saved yours? Once I was about to grab a live wire, but was stopped in time. Y'know, it doesn't have the impact it should.
For this last section, if you would do it for less or more money, indicate how much. [This'll be a waste of time. Money isn't much of a motivator for me.]
Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000? No.
Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100? Dang. I could've gotten paid?
Would you have sex with a member of the same sex for $10,000? Y'mean I could get paid to do that?
Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000? Absolutely not. I need 'em for typing blogs.
Would you never blog again for $50,000? Yes, but I'd be lying.
Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000? If I could be persuaded to do it for free, I'd do it for money. I'm not sure you could pursuade me.
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? No.
Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000? No.
Would you shave your head and get your entire body waxed for $5,000? No, that's too expensive. I can get that done for 1/100 the price... Oh, you mean I would get the $5000.
Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000? Ooh, toughy. Uhm, could I? Would I? Is the money worth never turning the TV on for anything, like even the news? One could do a lot with $25,000 (which is about what I earn a year). What if it were $1 million? [thinking] No. The answer is no. I don't know what I'd do with the money, so I can't see giving up some favorite shows and good movies for it. Though we are talking only a year. No. The answer is still no. OK, I'm done. It's "no".