The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 November 2005

Do this, don't do that

So the question is, "Have you ever....?"

Smoked a cigarette or tried it: Never touched the stuff.

Crashed a friend's car: No.

Stolen a car: No.

Been dumped: This implies being in a position from which dumping is possible. (As a rule, however, I tend to flee first.)

Shoplifted: No.

Been fired/laid off: Not lately, but yes.

Been in a fist fight: No.

Snuck out of your parent's house: Yes.

Been arrested: No. I have had some interesting encounters with the police, but none got to this point.

Gone on a blind date: Yes. To make sure I didn't come back, she left town.

Lied to a friend: If I had, it was for something utterly trivial.

Skipped school: More than I should have.

Seen someone die: If you mean "at that exact moment," no.

Been to Canada: Missed it by one block or the width of an inlet.

Been to Mexico: No.

Eaten Sushi: No. There's something disquieting about it.

Met someone in person from the internet: Dozens.

Taken pain-killers: Almost daily, it seems.

Had a tea party: Not since I was five.

Cheated while playing a game: Not intentionally.

Fallen asleep at work: Sometimes I do my best work under those conditions.

Used a fake ID: No.

Felt an earthquake: Yes. I did not enjoy it much, and said something unkind about Carole King afterwards.

Touched a snake: Yes. What's more, one or two of them tried to return the favor.

Been robbed: Break-in about five years ago.

Petted a reindeer/goat: When I was very, very young, maybe.

Won a contest: I won a football pool at work once. (Well, okay, twice.)

Been suspended from school: Yes.

Been in a car accident: A petroleum tanker drove over me in 1985.

Had braces: No.

Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night: Almost did a quart once.

Witnessed a crime: No.

Swam in the ocean: If you want to call my haphazard thrashing "swimming," then yes.

Sung karaoke: I have performed; I hesitate to call it "singing."

Paid for a meal with only coins: Once, but it was like $2.69.

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose: Not during this, but yes.

Been kissed under mistletoe: No, which is particularly galling, since it's the state flower.

Crashed a party: I seldom go even when I'm invited.

Worn pearls: Not my style.

Jumped off a bridge: No.

Ate dog/cat food: No.

Kissed a mirror: No.

Glued your hand to something: No, which surprises me.

Done a one-handed cartwheel: Not even with two hands.

Talked on the phone for more than 6 hours: I think my record is about 4:20.

Didn't take a shower for a week: No way.

Pick and ate an apple right off the tree: Yes.

Been told by a complete stranger that you're hot: No. Nor by acquaintances or friends, either.

Been drafted by the A's: They would have told me, wouldn't they?

(Via Tinkerty Tonk; the last item is not part of the original meme.)

Posted at 10:11 AM to Screaming Memes


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"Been kissed under mistletoe: No, which is particularly galling, since it's the state flower."

Your state flower is a parasite?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:18 PM on 26 November 2005

And this surprises you?

(Yes, it's true.)

Posted by: CGHill at 10:54 PM on 26 November 2005