Friday, 17 January 2020

My Answers to the Quiz, and Funnies

This quiz has been circulating among bloggers I read (like kylie and Joey), and, being bored on a stormy Friday evening, I thought I'd play along too.

Feel free to answer some or all of the questions yourself in the comments, or do a post of your own!

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Oh dear. I'm off to a bad start. That would be a lemon creme cookie. Well, actually, TWO lemon creme cookies. But I had a light supper just before that. So I was still hungry.  

2. Pajamas or gown?
Well, pj's make my legs too hot and then they get restless, and then I can't sleep, and if I don't get my sleep . . . let's just say you wouldn't like me when I don't get my sleep.

3. Worst physical pain you've ever been in?
It's a tie between labour and that time I fell down the stairs and hurt my back. In fact, I distinctly remember, after I fell, trying to get myself onto my hands and knees, thinking, "Whoa, this is as bad as labour was . . ." On the plus side, the intense pain passed faster than labour did. On the negative side, it took months for the lingering effects to finally leave, as opposed to labour, which was over in less than twelve hours both times.

4. Favourite place you've ever been?
Plonked in front of the computer reading blogs.

5. How late did you stay up last night?
I'm embarrassed to say.

6. If you could move somewhere else, where would you move to?
I like it right where I am. Also, the thought of moving horrifies me for so many reasons, beginning with cleaning and decluttering and staging the house to viewing/choosing a new house to finding new friends to finding a new job . . . so . . . you want me to move, you're going to want a few sticks of dynamite.

7. Christmas or New Year?
Yes. Or maybe no. Could you re-phrase that question, please? Or make it multiple choice or something?

8. When was the last time you cried?
Are we talking slightly blurry vision or ugly-crying?

9. What's the last photo on your phone?
I don't take photos with my phone because I am an unenlightened dinosaur.

10. Two of your favourite movies?
Awakenings, and any of the Pink Panther movies.

11. What's your favourite season?
The season to be jolly, fa la la, la la, la la, la la! And spring, with all its green colours and glorious peeping and cheeping.

12. Which famous person would you like to meet?
I can't think of anyone. Unless you count the arrogant, deceitful politicians who I would - in spite of my basically pacifist nature - like to meet so I could whack them over the head with a shovel.

13. If you could talk to ANYONE right now, who would it be?
My father, who passed away nearly five years ago. I miss his kindness and warmth.

14. Are you a good influence?
No, I'm a terrible influence. I stay up late and eat too many cookies and cry at the drop of a hat and spend all my time on the computer reading blogs and want to whack certain politicians on the head with a shovel.

15. Does pineapple belong on a pizza?
Pineapple belongs in pineapple squares. Mmmmm, pineapple squares. Start with a shortbread cookie crust, cover with icing, finish off with pineapple-whipped-cream-mixture. Wait, what was the question again?

16. You have the remote; what show would you be watching right now?
If I have the remote, then my husband is probably dead or nearly so, and I sure as heck wouldn't be watching TV, I'd be getting help.

17. Three people who you think will play along?
I try not to think; it makes my head hurt.

18. First concert?
Stars of the Music Festival, when I was four, with a group of six other girls (ages four to sixteen). We sang "The Gavotte" at the local festival, and then we got to sing again at the Stars performance. We all wore white blouses and plaid skirts and black shiny shoes. I have a picture as proof if you need it. (I peaked early; it's been all downhill since then.)

19. Favourite food?
You think I'm going to say cookies, don't you? Or pineapple squares? But it's actually homemade pizza, with onion, green pepper, mushrooms, pepperoni, and mixed cheese. Dang it, now I'm hungry again.

20. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A librarian/archeologist/geologist/wife/mother in that chronological order.  I would have been a terrible librarian or archeologist or geologist. I'd read all the books instead of helping people, and I hate getting my hands dirty or being outside in the heat or rain or wind or basically any inclement weather. I got to be a wife and mother, though, and feel they were the most important things I ever did. And now I'm a grandma. I never thought that far ahead when I was growing up, but that's pretty cool too.

I found some funnies about quizzes. Enjoy!

I'll be back on Monday, folks :)


messymimi said...

This would make a fun post, i'll think about it. Your answers were great!

Sharon M said...

I like these types of things. You get to know things about people. Great memes.

Elephant's Child said...

Fun answers - and 16 is most definitely true here too.

Bonnie said...

Love the funnies! I can relate to many of your answers and I'll give it a try but it will be a long comment....

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Ice cream sandwich
2. Pajamas or gown?
Pajamas in the winter
3. Worst physical pain you've ever been in?
Childbirth (natural)
4. Favourite place you've ever been?
In the middle of a forest or any wooded area
5. How late did you stay up last night?
1:30 AM, I’m trying to get to bed earlier these days
6. If you could move somewhere else, where would you move
I would not. We moved around all the time when I was a
child. No more.
7. Christmas or New Year?
Christmas because the family gets together.
8. When was the last time you cried?
A few days ago when watching a TV show
9. What's the last photo on your phone?
Our birdfeeder covered in icicles, taken today
10.Two of your favourite movies?
That’s hard, I loved The Notebook but it made me cry.
11. What's your favourite season?
Spring with new growths and fresh starts
12. Which famous person would you like to meet?
Robert Frost (if he was alive) I love his poetry.
13. If you could talk to ANYONE right now, who would it be?
My Mother who passed in 1988.
14. Are you a good influence?
Maybe sometimes, not always
15. Does pineapple belong on a pizza?
Sure, and in some stir fry dishes
16. You have the remote; what show would you be watching
right now?
What’s a remote? Oh, that thing stuck in my husband’s
17. Three people who you think will play along?
I’m not sure but I love to read how others answer these
18. First concert?
Paul Revere & the Raiders in the mid sixties
19. Favourite food?
Vegetables and ice cream, but not together
20. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you
grew up?
A mother, ballerina, fashion designer,
parapsychologist, then back to a wife & mother

baili said...

i really wish this can continue in future so i can read more and more from you dear Jenny :)

fantastic questions and remarkable answers by you indeed
so you been a singer with band wow this is amazing dear Jenny :)))
i bet you still hum in your spare times whether in kitchen or bathroom
i liked your answer about meeting politician lol
i think you are strong influence not like storm which bangs or blow away but like smooth drop which if you let it drop constantly will pave it's way straight inside the heart of rock :) your humbleness and calm attitude is overwhelming and your effortlessly done slight humor touch the spirit i believe and make readers believe that the person who wrote this is "pure " and "awesome"
keep taking good care my dear friend!

kylie said...

I love your take on these questions!

Feminism will have done its job when women can use remotes 😊

I just wanna know, do you not want to say when you went to bed because it was so late or so early?

dinthebeast said...

1. A white cheddar cheezit.
2. Neither.
3. When I cracked my kneecap playing basketball.
4. The Greek Theater in Berkeley.
5. 1:15AM
6. Back to Oakland, above MacArthur blvd.
7. I don't drink, so Christmas?
8. Watching a video about a rescued cat last week.
9. My phone doesn't have a camera. My old phone did, but I didn't use it much because it was really bad. I did take a picture of Brenda with it when I was in the hospital and she flashed me her bra...
10. On Any Sunday and Blazing Saddles.
11. Summer.
12. Robin Williams if he were still alive.
13. Right now? Mitch McConnell, but I'd probably go to jail for it.
14. Sometimes, but I didn't use to be.
15. Yes, with Canadian bacon.
16. No idea, as I've never owned a television.
17. The drummer, the bass player, and the other guitarist.
18. Norman Greenbaum and Joy of Cooking at the Muni Auditorium in Eureka when I was 8 or 9.
19. Burritos or lasagna.
20. From about 10 I wanted to be a motorcycle racer, I think before that I wanted to be an astronaut.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Funny quiz - or at least your answers made it funny. See you Monday.

crafty cat corner said...

The worst pain I've ever been in was when I fell backwards off of a chair that I was standing on to reach a shelf and banged my coccyx on a metal table leg. It was excruciating and I could neither sit or stand.
Last photo on phone was a rainbow yesterday.

River said...

My favourite season? Stone fruit season. Mmmm, cherries, apricots, peaches.....
great funnies

Marie Smith said...

Fun questions to answer. You made the answers interesting.

Martha said...

HAHA! This was fun. I especially enjoyed #12. Because I can relate. My shovel and I will happily join you :)

jenny_o said...

It was fun once I realized I didn't have to be serious for every answer :)

jenny_o said...

Glad you enjoyed them!

jenny_o said...

Ha ha! It would have to be that serious, wouldn't it? :D

jenny_o said...

I enjoyed your answers, Bonnie! You can join Elephant's Child and me on the remote-less bench here - ha ha ... And maybe someone can invent carrot ice cream; after all, carrot cake is a thing :) Thanks for playing along!

jenny_o said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this, baili - and your comments are always so kind. I DO still hum everywhere! Maybe that early start as a singer caused my humming - I never thought about that before :) Hugs to you, dear friend!

jenny_o said...

LOL on the remotes - that seems to be quite universal, does it not?

(Late, but don't tell anyone)

jenny_o said...

I hadn't heard of the Green Theater before - that's my "learned something new" for today.

Watching animal rescue videos does my head in too.

17 was a clever answer :D

jenny_o said...

Thanks for reading, MotherOwl!

jenny_o said...

That sounds VERY painful. The scary thing is that it only takes a few seconds to do the damage, but it takes so long to heal. Ouch.

jenny_o said...

That's a good season, too!

jenny_o said...

It was fun to do something different for a change :)

jenny_o said...

Maybe we can start a movement, Martha: Bloggers With Shovels and Attitude - lol

Diane Henders said...

I giggled my way through your answers - what fun! (And now I'm drooling over the pineapple squares - I've never heard of that recipe but I might have to try it.)

The true/false answer was brilliant! Must go and practice my penmanship now... ;-)

jenny_o said...

If you want the actual recipe, I'll post it or email it to you, Diane.

I know - that true/false printing was amazing! Somebody went to a lot of trouble to do that. lol

Diane Henders said...

Thank you - I'd love the recipe. It might be kinder not to reveal it, though - I'm still recovering from my excesses during the holidays! ;-)

jenny_o said...

Actually, I thought I remembered posting the recipe on my blog before, so I went looking and here it is:

Bear in mind that you MUST practice them at least a few times to be sure you can make them properly when you need them :D

nothoughtsnoprayersnonothing said...

If only I could put my answers into a eight line rhyme or a sing along song, I would be playing the Quiz game. Alas :(

I wonder how you would have answered the quiz ten years ago. (we will never know). But ten years in the future?? We will be waiting to read the results.

Diane Henders said...

Oh, I like the way you think! Thank you for the link. *drools quietly*

jenny_o said...

ha ha - and I wouldn't want to speculate what 'drools noisily' would sound like!

jenny_o said...

I hadn't thought about a comparison quiz in ten years' time - interesting!

You know, you COULD put your answers into a rhyme or song . . . if you ran out of room in eight lines you could double or triple it . . . just saying :)

The Blog Fodder said...

Love your answers. Some silly questions though. Who makes these quizzes up?

jenny_o said...

I agree - some of them seem out of left field. I just decided to have fun with those ones :)

Chickens Consigliere said...

okay I'll play! I love a good quiz. I answered over at my place. Also, I am a russet potato, in case you were wondering.

jenny_o said...

Why, that explains everything - russet potatoes are my favourite kind!

I saw your post before I saw your comment here, so I've already answered over there. Is that too confusing?