5/20/2005

Silly Little Survey: Part Deux

Filed under: — Kate @ 11:40 pm EST

Well, as this week draws to a close, I’m just a little bit closer to cracking up and going to live in a padded room. So as I sit here, sipping some sherry, catching up on some TV, I was thinking… the last little survey I did was fun, so I thought I’d try this again. In honor of my wonderful week of wankers, some of the questions are about work. Answer truthfully or lie your ass off, whichever you prefer.

1) On a scale of 1-10, rate your job on its suckitude. Let 1=7th level of hell and 10=72 virgins in paradise. If you don’t have a job, I guess you can rate how much that does or does not suck.

2) Are you listening to music or watching television at this exact moment? If so, what’s on?

3) What’s your favorite film from the original Star Wars trilogy?

4) Boxers or briefs?

5) How long is your commute and how much money do you piss away each week on gasoline?

6) What’s the image on your computer desktop (background)?

7) When you walk into a bar, what drink do you most commonly order (can be non-alcoholic if that applies).

8) How’s the weather in your current location (specify Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin).

9) Vanilla or Chocolate?

10) Do you have any super powers?

9 Responses to “Silly Little Survey: Part Deux”

  1. Manchild Says:

    1) 7. There are some downbeats, but on the whole I enjoy it.
    2) No. It’s quiet. Believe it or not, I hardly ever watch TV. (At most, 8 or 9 hours a week.)
    3) Empire
    4) Briefs.
    5) Depends. Hardly ever more than an hour. And I have no idea how much the petrol bill is. I don’t look at those numbers.
    6) My personal laptop has the standard customised image that came with WinXP (with the company logo on the hilltop). My work laptop has a photo I took in Collieure, from when I was learning to Scuba dive.
    7) I don’t have a common starting drink, but I usually end on a gin and tonic.
    8) Blue skies. Some clouds. 21 celcius.
    9) Vanilla. I can’t stand chocolate flavour.
    10) Not that I know of, but I have a secret identity or two.

  2. Lushy Says:

    1) On a scale of 1-10, rate your job on its suckitude. Let 1=7th level of hell and 10=72 virgins in paradise. If you don’t have a job, I guess you can rate how much that does or does not suck.

    I would say a 4. I like my coworkers and hate my actual work.

    2) Are you listening to music or watching television at this exact moment? If so, what’s on?

    I’m playing Star Wars Episode III on PS2.

    3) What’s your favorite film from the original Star Wars trilogy?
    Empire

    4) Boxers or briefs?
    Boxer briefs!

    5) How long is your commute and how much money do you piss away each week on gasoline?
    3 miles. I fill up at about $36 every 2 weeks.

    6) What’s the image on your computer desktop (background)?
    At work it is a company logo. At home it is Bono performing City of Blinding Lights with confetti all around.

    7) When you walk into a bar, what drink do you most commonly order (can be non-alcoholic if that applies).
    Crown and 7-up. I have a love of whisky

    8) How’s the weather in your current location (specify Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin).

    A sunny California day.

    9) Vanilla or Chocolate?
    Chocolate, although I love Vanilla.

    10) Do you have any super powers?
    Yes. I have the powers of diffusing a bad argument, high intensity driving, and white boy dancing ability. I still can’t read women’s minds or save my hair, but I am working on that.

  3. Larakin Says:

    1. 7 I really enjoy it, but I am getting burnt out
    2. iPod is Playing “Losing Lisa” by Ben Folds
    3. Empire or Jedi Depending on the mood I am in.
    4. Neither ?! ;-) Boxers otherwise…
    5. 17 Miles. and being the Data Junkie I am I have all sorts of information about the gas in my truck.

    Since Jan 6, 05 (the day I bought it):
    Miles Driven: 8337
    Miled Per Day: 61.76
    Total Cost per mile (Gas, Ins, Registration, Maintinance): $0.27
    Average MPG: 18.461

    Gas:
    Total Payed: $1093.86
    Cost Per Mile: $0.13
    Per Day: $8.10
    Per Month: $243.08

    Average Price Per Gallon (Premium): $2.296
    Total Gallons Used: 449.006

    6. It is an Image of Raven Canyon near Moab (my favorite camping spot).

    7. Smithwick’s (from Ireland)

    8. Clear and 78 F

    9. Depends… Cake: Chocolate Ice cream: Vanilla

    10. Like Marcus Brody in Indianna Jones, I can Blend in and dissapear in any situation, (oh wait maybe thats because Im a geek and I just stand in the back dark corner all the time?)

  4. John Says:

    1. 3 - Hate it, but unfortunately, it works so well with my schedule, sicne I do it whenever I decide I have time.

    2. Listening to the soundtrack from Legend.

    3. Return of the Jedi

    4. All kinds

    5. Don’t own a car, and man does that make me happy!

    6. I downloaded background from the broadway show “Avenue Q” I think it’s about time to change it.

    7. Vodka gimlet

    8. Chilly and dark. That’s all I can tell from here.

    9. Vanilla, unless it’s really good dark dark chocolate - love that shit!

    10. Backrubs - I’m popular at parties!

  5. Stan Says:

    1) On a scale of 1-10, rate your job on its suckitude. Let 1=7th level of hell and 10=72 virgins in paradise. If you don’t have a job, I guess you can rate how much that does or does not suck.

    6 at the moment…it changes daily

    2) Are you listening to music or watching television at this exact moment? If so, what’s on?

    Breaking the Habit by Linkin Park

    3) What’s your favorite film from the original Star Wars trilogy?

    RotJ-Ewoks are cool

    4) Boxers or briefs?

    Briefs

    5) How long is your commute and how much money do you piss away each week on gasoline?

    19 miles each way $40 every 4 days

    6) What’s the image on your computer desktop (background)?

    Work-X-Men
    Home-Bullseye:Greatest Hits

    7) When you walk into a bar, what drink do you most commonly order (can be non-alcoholic if that applies).

    Diet Coke

    8) How’s the weather in your current location (specify Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin).

    Same as yours

    9) Vanilla or Chocolate?

    Chocolate

    10) Do you have any super powers?

    Yes

  6. Melissa Says:

    1) On a scale of 1-10, rate your job on its suckitude. Let 1=7th level of hell and 10=72 virgins in paradise. If you don’t have a job, I guess you can rate how much that does or does not suck.

    8.5 - The perfect job would be no job but mine as it stands is pretty sweet. I don’t deal with many (if any) people on a daily basis, I am not micro-managed and my benefits are good. My co-workers are friendly, we do a lot of fun office stuff and my boss lets us go early on Fridays if the department Chair is out of town and it’s slow. Once school lets out in June, it will be casual wear all summer. I am VERY lucky to like this place so much and I know it.

    2) Are you listening to music or watching television at this exact moment? If so, what’s on?

    Music. Indie 103.1 webcast. No idea what the song on now is.

    3) What’s your favorite film from the original Star Wars trilogy?

    Empire

    4) Boxers or briefs?

    Have to agree with Tom on this one. He looks best in boxer briefs.

    5) How long is your commute and how much money do you piss away each week on gasoline?

    7 miles (I know, I’ll shut up now. I love my job and I have the tiniest easiest commute…sorry). I spend a fair amount on gas because I’ve been driving to my folks’ every weekend to work and every other week to spend the afternoon with my grandmother and they all live about an hour away.

    6) What’s the image on your computer desktop (background)?
    Cartoon image of a guy on a boat fishing with a May calendar. I get a new one every month from sugarqube.com

    7) When you walk into a bar, what drink do you most commonly order (can be non-alcoholic if that applies).

    Whatever the house wine is and a glass of water.

    8) How’s the weather in your current location (specify Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin).

    Hot and awesome. Awesomely hot? About 85 degrees.

    9) Vanilla or Chocolate?

    Spumoni

    10) Do you have any super powers?

    If planning a wonderful wedding WAY under the national average cost is a super power…then yes. = )

  7. Holz Says:

    1) On a scale of 1-10, rate your job on its suckitude. Let 1=7th level of hell and 10=72 virgins in paradise. If you don’t have a job, I guess you can rate how much that does or does not suck.

    8… I happen to like my job on most days, mainly mecause it always to do this. My new job I’m starting? Well, that’ll probably lower the score a bit.

    2) Are you listening to music or watching television at this exact moment? If so, what’s on?

    All my songs at work on shuffle. Currently listening to If I Had a $1,000,000 live from Rock Spectacle.

    3) What’s your favorite film from the original Star Wars trilogy?

    Empire, of course.

    4) Boxers or briefs?

    Neither, most of the time, I’m a firm believer in going commando. Still, sometimes Boxers if I feel like I need it.

    5) How long is your commute and how much money do you piss away each week on gasoline?

    Last week: 1.3 miles, spent about $50 a month. Now, about 20 miles… no idea on the cost yet.

    6) What’s the image on your computer desktop (background)?

    Work: Ghost Roder’s flaming motorcycle from the upcoming movie.
    Home: A “dirty” advertisement at a pool setting where there’s alot of subliminal shots, but nothing actually dirty… kinda hard to explain

    7) When you walk into a bar, what drink do you most commonly order (can be non-alcoholic if that applies).

    MGD, bottle… if they don’t have it (rare), Coors Light. I’ve gotten away from mixed drinks.

    8) How’s the weather in your current location (specify Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin).

    Finally beautiful. Firefox Weathercast says 62 degrees F, going up to 76 by midday

    9) Vanilla or Chocolate?

    Vanilla, with chocolate topping.

    10) Do you have any super powers?

    I have the uncanny ability to stop any conversation, simply with the power of my 5% Tourette’s twitch. I also can switch between TV shows with skill of returning to the original programming just as the commercials are ending.

  8. Kate Says:

    1) 3.5, I guess. I have issues (too numerous to list) with my job, and the stress level is much higher than it should be because of those issues. I’m also expected to do a lot more work than is humanly possible in a 40 hour work week, and I don’t get paid overtime. However, I realize that it could be much worse. I could be flipping burgers at McDonald’s.

    2) Currently listening to a bootleg of U2 in Hamilton, ON 10/13/01. It was given to me by a fellow U2 fan yesterday when I was waiting in line (all day) for the concert.

    3) I’ve always had trouble with this one. It’s funny how I like to ask questions that I myself cannot answer… Anyway, I guess I’d have to say Jedi, though it would be more definitive if there were fewer Ewoks and less idiotic music.

    4) Although I recognize the practicality and occasional necessity of other forms, I like my men in boxers.

    5) I walk about 5 city blocks (0.5 miles, according to Google Maps) each way. I can usually do it in just under 10 minutes, depending on traffic lights and my footwear. I don’t have a car, but between mass transit and the occasional cab, I probably spend about $15 per week–but no car payments, repairs, insurance, parking, etc). When needed (probably 8-10 times a year), we do rent a car, which runs ~$120 (including gas) for a weekend.

    6) At work: a field of yellow tulips. I think it came with windows, but it reminds me of the movie Big Fish.
    Home PC: a modified image of an early painting for an absinthe advertisement. Here’s a resized image of it.
    Home Laptop: Black and white Rattle & Hum era sillohouette of Bono (got it here). Soon to be upgraded to one of the photos I took on the Elevation Tour, as I am finally over my grudge about the current tour.

    7) Tom Collins

    8) Currently 55 F, with light drizzle. Lovely.

    9) Dark chocolate

    10) I am a champion procrastinator. I can identify hundreds of songs from their opening chords, and instantly recall the lyrics to many more (but half of the time I can’t remember where I put my glasses or my keys). I’m told I have a large vocabulary, but I think that’s a bit of an aggrandizement.

  9. Edo Says:

    1) On a scale of 1-10, rate your job on its suckitude. Let 1=7th level of hell and 10=72 virgins in paradise. If you don’t have a job, I guess you can rate how much that does or does not suck.

    I don’t have a full time job, so 10 for that. Self-employment leaves me with plenty of free time; 10 again. Not making mucho dinero sucks, so 0 for that. (10+10+0)/3= 6.67

    2) Are you listening to music or watching television at this exact moment? If so, what’s on?

    At this exact moment I could be listening music, or watching TV, but instead I am filling out this stu^Z^Z^Z survey.

    3) What’s your favorite film from the original Star Wars trilogy?

    None of them, in a void, are worth much. The sum is greater than its parts. Hence, all, including the lnew trilogy and the Expanded Universe (books, videogames, etc.)

    4) Boxers or briefs?

    All feel equally restrictive to me. I’d rather go freeballin’. Stupid public morality laws disagree, so the judge forced me to wear boxers. And pants.

    5) How long is your commute and how much money do you piss away each week on gasoline?

    Don’t have a car, don’t drive. Kate will answer this question better than I am willing to.

    6) What’s the image on your computer desktop (background)?

    Again, Kate will take care of this. Myself, I stopped caring a long time ago, as 99% of the time, when I am in front of the PC, I have application windows covering all the real estate. (Transparency be damned!)

    7) When you walk into a bar, what drink do you most commonly order (can be non-alcoholic if that applies).

    Beer. What kind depends on availability and beer, but mostly local microbrew->national microbrew->import->high-end import. Under no circumstances will I drink anything that says “light”. I will also not touch generic Eurocrap such as Heineken.
    Used to be more about mixed drinks, but a cost/volume/benefit determines I am more likely to enjoy a good brew.
    *edit: I’ll drink anything as long as it is free.

    8) How’s the weather in your current location (specify Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin).

    Crappy compared to the prettier places in this world. I’d like it warmer and beachy.

    9) Vanilla or Chocolate?

    Chocolate, the darker the better. As a sidenote: chocolate homemade ice cream will taste far better when prepared using a vanilla base. Yes I make ice cream at home. Yes, I weigh 450 pounds.

    10) Do you have any super powers?

    No.