20 Questions

by Lucky Red Hen on September 30, 2012

My little girl has been asking us questions about our favorites and writing them in her little notepad like a reporter (she even comments on each answer, encouraging us and acting interested). She lost interest with me and moved on to someone else when it took me minutes to think of my answers because I don’t usually have just one. I like options.

Favorite animal? Well, in the zoo it’s a giraffe, but at home I dig dog’s, and although I don’t want the mess of their droppings and seed scattering I yearn to hear the “cheepa cherpa” of society finches.

Yes, I yearn but, if there is such a thing, Ben anti-yearns for them and that’s why we don’t have any. <sigh>

What if I were on a game show and had to answer fast about myself? What if YOU had to? Could you answer quickly or are you more like me and would have to think about each one first?

Play with me. Let’s figure these out BEFORE we’re on a game show. I’ll tell you mine then you tell me yours (add your link in the comments; or if you’re too private, email me yours instead). If you don’t want to play, don’t read the rest of this post. Also, no judging.


  1. COLD BEV: fresh-made lemonade (Newman’s Own, Chick Fil-A, Ooba’s)
  2. HOT BEV: hot cocoa with Pero and half-n-half (or heavy cream, like a mocha breve)
  3. SUMMER: meh (prefer spring), hammock, too hot, t-shirt, casual skirt, barefoot
  4. WINTER: bundling up cozy, watching snow fall, hoodies, jeans, staying home to snuggle
  5. BREAKFAST: cereal or green smoothie, but out I like hash browns (because I can’t make them at home), French Texas Toast, scrambled eggs sprinkled with hot sauce
  6. ACTOR: Heath Ledger (I refuse to watch the Batman movie he’s in because I don’t want The Joker as my last image of him); Robert Downey, Jr. (I’ve loved him from the beginning, not just because of Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes); Matthew McConaughey (would he PLEASE voice the male version of Siri?!?), Oliver Platt, Sam Elliott, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (those DIMPLES)
  7. ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock (I enjoyed her sister’s book, Confections of a Closet Master Baker), Frances McDormand (Fargo, anyone?), Charlize Theron (I love her versatility)
  8. CHILLIN’: crafts (jewelry, fabric), Sudoku, magazine, sit on the porch
  9. FUN: playing games with others, hanging with friendly people, craft fairs, in-home parties (like Tupperware), riding my Harley, experiencing new things (but I won’t bungee jump or sky dive, I’m afraid I’d die or mess my pants)
  10. FOOD: thin-crust pizza (no green peppers or pineapple), Alfredo (or just melted cream cheese like at The Pizza Factory with their bread twists), thick-cut fries (especially with the new ketchup packets you can dip into), Pugliese bread with stuff on it (artichoke dip, crab dip, Trader Joe’s bruschetta, pesto, whatev), grilled salmon, Thai
  11. DAY: Saturday, it’s usually open to do something fun with the kids or work on projects
  12. TIME TRAVEL: mid-evil times with knight’s or Pride & Prejudice era (as long as I live comfortably and I don’t get beheaded or a deadly infection)
  13. MOVIES: romantic comedy’s (Return to Me), dance movies (started with 1984’s Breakin’, classic), period pieces (Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth, although I like the 2-hr version for a quickie), definitely NO horror
  14. TV: FRIENDS and Firefly (Nathan Fillion) fan; we Hulu+ Castle, WHITES, New Girl, Grimm (it’s cheesy fun)
  15. CAMPING: I love not camping. Motel 6 is as camping as I want to get, and that’s pushing it… have you been barefoot on their floor?!? <shiver>
  16. ASSET: firm handshake, hug like I mean it, honest, tie cherry stems in my mouth to get free drinks
  17. FLOWER: peony, tulip, ranunculus, but not into cut flowers (they’re so expensive for as short as they last, I’d rather have a smile or the cash)
  18. GAMES: Mexican Trains (dominoes), Things, Pictionary, squirt gun into the clown mouth at the carnival
  19. TALENTS: wire wrap jewelry like a pro, being non-fashionable, self-with-friend cell phone portraits, organizing, trouble-shooting, secret keeper, eagle-eye target shooter
  20. TREATS: non-frosted brownies (corners), Chewy Spree, raw almonds, celery, Tillamook cheese with crackers, Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream, basil-infused homemade hummus, fresh fruit shake (huckleberry or peach), Rice Krispie treats, naked popcorn or way-buttered popcorn (depends on my mood), my husband’s peanut butter cookies

Alright, if you got this far it means you want to play 20 QUESTIONS with me, so copy/paste and plug in your answers then send me a link. I’m excited to get to know more about YOU!

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by Lucky Red Hen on June 25, 2008

NOTE: What in BLAZES is going ON with spacing on Blogger!?! Grr.
Azucar (wish I knew how to make that little accent mark) posted this about a personality test she and her team at work took a few weeks ago. No wonder we get along so well… we’re pretty similar (except she’s WAY smarter and uses words I never knew existed) :)
Reminds me of one of my junior high tests. Some ‘official’ type person came to Yucca Jr. High in Clovis (New Mexico, not CA) and had us answer pages and pages of a questionnaire then disappeared as quickly as she came.
I didn’t think much of it until the report came back several weeks later. The actual report might be saved and stuck in a box somewhere, but for now I’ll just go with my memory.
It reported that I’d do well in the following fields:
What the?!?
Except for Forest Ranger and Fish Hatchery being similar, that list doesn’t make sense. Most of my classmates got lists like these: Fireman, Policeman, Army & EMT; or CEO, Astronaut, Judge & Chemist. But my list? No, MY list had to be completely whacked so that I’d be more confused about my future after the report than when the magical test lady appeared in the first place.
No offense to people in ANY of these categories, but what in tarnation does a Cosmetologist have in common with a Lawyer? Or a Forest Ranger with a Cosmetologist? Or a Lawyer with a Fish Hatchery worker?
Let’s break it down…
Forest Ranger – introvert (which I’m not), solitary (for a little while, sure, but not for days on end), camper (I’m not allowed; Motel 6 is as close to camping as I get), main character from Barbara Kingsolver’s, Prodigal Summer (she lives in a cabin in a quiet forest and doesn’t see people for months; even her necessities gets dropped off without seeing another person)
Cosmetologist – conversationalist (sure love talking to people), artist (yes), doesn’t color in the lines (I can, but that’s so boring), people person (some think I am), works with hands (I don’t use my brain much, prefer touch)
Fish Hatchery – likes fishing (disgusts me; I can’t stand the idea of pulling a flailing, innocent fishy out of its habitat then let it gasp for water while it slowly dies… but I DO eat fish, just don’t want to catch it), away from the public (do you notice that every Fish Hatchery sign you’ve seen as you drive along a country road has an “Open to the Public” notice but another sign in place that says, “Closed for the Season”?)
Lawyer – knows the law inside and out (I can remember bits and pieces of something, but not every nook and cranny), obligated by their employer to sometimes defend a criminal contrary to their beliefs because of the law (drunk driver who killed an innocent victim but gets off on a technicality; I couldn’t do it), the guy that fought my settlement case for my injured back… he was a Tool (but it’s his job to defend his insurance company so they don’t have to pay as much)
Here are my results from the quick, online test:
ESFP – “Entertainer”. Radiates attractive warmth and optimism. Smooth, witty, charming, clever. Fun to be with. Very generous. 8.5% of the total population.
What do you think? Did they get it right with me?
I kinda like the “8.5% of the total population” part. Makes me feel sorta special, in a good way. Does that put me in the Top 10, somehow?
That was fun… you wanna do it? If so, come back and let me know what you are :)

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Reaction Time

by Lucky Red Hen on April 22, 2008

How fast are you?

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Type test

by Lucky Red Hen on March 31, 2008

So, what’s the range for speed typing? I haven’t typed in an office environment for ages, so I forget what’s fast and what’s not. This online pseudo test tells me I type 71 words per minute.
71 words


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Geography Getting Better

by Lucky Red Hen on January 22, 2008

Rumor has it that I’m not so great at geography… especially world geography.

But I’m getting better. Everyone cheer, “Hooray!”

I’ve put a game found on Design Mom, How Well Do You Know Your World (by TravelPod), on my bloggity blog for you to test your world geographic knowledge. I can get to level 6 but haven’t mustered the smarts to get past it yet. Operable word, yet.

Shouldn’t we all know where in the world everything is? Couldn’t hurt!

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What are you?

by Lucky Red Hen on January 21, 2008

Speaking of Democrat vs. Republican… what do you consider yourself? I took this quiz. They say I’m 82% republican, 18% independant and 0% democrat. I thought I’d be more independant and partially democrat. Although, see last post, I don’t realize what is what anyway ;o)

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Which Jane Austen Character Are You?

by Lucky Red Hen on December 27, 2007

I am Marianne Dashwood!:: M A R I A N N E ::
You are Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility!
You are impulsive, romantic, impatient,
and perhaps a little to vocal in your honesty.
You enjoy romantic poetry and novels,
and play the pianoforte beautifully.
To boot, your singing voice is captivating.
You feel deeply, and love passionately.

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What is YOUR pirate name?

by Lucky Red Hen on May 21, 2007

My pirate name is:

Dread Pirate Kidd

Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Even though you’re not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from
part of the network

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