The Ultimate Survey
Ultimate as in exhaustive…but I was bored before the gym, today, so I did it anyway. I hoped it would dislodge some writer’s block, and it did. Enjoy…
Who Are You?
What is your full name as it appears on you birth certificate: wouldn’t you like to know…
What do you like to be called: Seth, the B is
silent my first initial. I added it to my profile because it looks cool.
What are your nicknames: Supa Seth, Sethicus, Bingo
What is your alias? (Middle name, street you grew up on): Seth Portland
What’s your stripper/drag queen name? (Name of first pet, mother’s maiden name): Stinker McLeod (LMAO)
What’s your Mobster Nickname: 23rd Street Sethie (we know what I do)
What’s your Star Wars Nickname: Setha Mcabi Llasubaru of Chlor-tab
What’s your Spell Check name (words that replace your name in spell check): HA! Spell Check knows my name!
Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 34
Date you were born: Aug 7 1978
What’s your Sun sign: Leo
What’s your Moon sign: Virgo
What’s your Constellation Rising: Gemini (which explains why I am on the fence on a lot of things)
Notable Events on the Day You Were Born: Franz Wolpert died and Jimmy Carter declared an emergency at the Love Canal due to a toxic waste spill.
Parent’s names: Sharon and Danny
Current Residence: Potosi aka Podunksi (too quiet for me)
Eye color: Brown (hazel when I’m moody)
Hair color: Dark Brown (has been every color under the sun…at the same time, once)
What’s your most attractive feature: My smile…I get compliments on my traps and shoulders, though
Pets: 2 cats, Purrl and Mang. Both answer to “snack” They own the place, actually. I just pay the bills.
What are the perks of your job: I make my own schedule.
How much do you love your job: Enough not to quit, ever.
Are you an inside or outdoors person? Outdoors.
Do you have children? 2 cats?
What Laundry detergent do you use? Gain Apple Mango Tango
What color is your underwear: what? Argyle boxer briefs…green and blue…creeper survey.
Color of socks: HA. They match my underwear. I just realized this. HAHA
What color is your bedroom’s carpet: cream/grey, soon to be dark cherry
What color is your bedroom: white, soon to be tan
What color is your bathroom: royal blue and white
What did you want to be when you were little? the next Alan Greenspan (I was declaring this at the age of 4)
Favorite childhood memory: Coffee and reading the paper with Peep (my grandpa)
When Was The Last Time You:
Took a shower: 20 minutes ago (creeper again)
Received flowers and from whom: dudes rarely get flowers. I got a bunch of Bird of Paradise seeds for my flower garden about a month ago.
Watched Bambi: oh gosh…two or three years ago. I was babysitting, and the agreement was that we could watch Bambi if we could watch Mary Poppins, too (I have that movie memorized, by the way, and proudly so)
Got a real letter: about a month ago
Gave to charity: Goodwill, last weekend
What did you have for breakfast? oatmeal, eggs, spinach, tabasco sauce
What was the last book you read: Why We‘re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
What was the last CD you bought: Heart by Audrey Assad
What was the last movie you saw: Les Miserables
What will be the next CD you buy: Probably the newest from POD (Murdered Love)
Do you play the lottery: If I had a dollar…
Ever win? I’ve won once. The first time I played, it was scratch off, and I won $150. Been dry on the winning side ever since.
From whom did you get your last e-mail? John C. Maxwell
Last person you went to dinner with? my aunt and grandmother (Ta’Molly’s – yes I got enchiladas)
What are you listening to right now? Alice in Chains – Lesson Learned
Best thing that happened to you today: I woke up?
Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with everyone? No, other than sleep is overrated and I got an offer contingent on me writing 4 books (2 down).
What is Your Favorite:
Flavor: almond, vanilla
Breakfast cereal: Frankenberry (remember that?)
Candy: Reese’s peanut butter cups
Salad Dressing: Ranch
Food: Chicken prepared almost any way, pizza.
Cuisine: toss up: Mexican or Italian (tie breaker: which one serves more cheese?)
Breakfast Food: Monte Christo (when prepared right and served with cranberry sauce)
Lunch: chef salad
Alcoholic beverage: Adios Motherf*cker (TGI Fridays!)
Type of Ice: crushed
Your favorite potato chip? Salt and Vinegar Lays (it’s traumatic)
Favorite sandwich? Meatball sub from Subway
Ice cream: Pecan Praline
Sobe flavor: Orange Carrot Elixir
Soda: anything from Jones Soda, or homemade Italian Cream Soda
Restaurant: campy 24 hour shit like Village Inn or Tom’s Diner on Colfax in Denver
Fast Food Restaurant: Arby’s for the killer Reuben and curly q fries. They lose points for not serving Coca Cola products
Shampoo or conditioner: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree (love that stuff!)
Perfume/cologne: CO Bigelow Elixir Blue
Type of Underwear: boxer briefs
Shoes: Skechers Alley Cats
Accessory: Oakley Fuel Cell limited edition black on black polarized
Possession: My Canon 60D, which I refuse to attach any of my broken/dirty/non-Canon lenses to, thus it’s in the bag indefinitely.
Clothes: my extensive collection of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts. I can wear a different one every day for 2 months.
Favorite brand of clothing? Ralph Lauren
Color: black, grey, red, blue
Number: 4 (44, specifically)
Stone: lapis lazuli, hematite, bloodstone
Holiday: Christmas for sure
Day of the week: Thursday
Favorite time of day? Sunrise
Flower: red and white petunias (they remind me of pepper mint candy)
Smell: fresh baked read
Grade: sophmore year of high school – spent the entire summer in Dallas, met Oksana Baiul, got attacked by a squirrel, fell in love with alternative rock and metal, saw Alice in Chains in concert, so on and so forth.
Subject in school: English, economics, journalism, and photography (all of it, really, which is ironic)
Teacher: Mrs. Yaddow (she always brought her baby emus to school)
Birthday Present Ever: My 2006 Hyundai Sonata
Fairy tale: The Little Prince (anthing by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, really)
Poem(s): Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Type of music: rock, alternative, metal, christian, worship, jazz, indie rock, female singers
Song(s): depends on the mood, but my favorite singer of the moment is Audrey Assad
Song you love but are embarrassed to admit to: N*Sync’s cover of Sailing (by Christopher Cross)
Christmas Carol: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
TV show: current: Big Bang Theory … past: Carol Burnett Show way past: Laugh In
TV star: Ellen Degeneres
Magazine: The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Monacle, Writer’s Journal
Celebrity: Robert Downey Junior
Super Hero: Iron Man
Fraggle: Wembley. hands down.
Sesame Street Character: Oscar (because I can’t spell Snuffleupagus)
Zoo Exhibit: the tigers
Favorite sport to watch on TV: Ice Hockey, Football
Sport to Watch at the game: Football, Baseball
Sports team: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies
Car: My phantom black metallic 2011 Hyundai Sonata (r.i.p.)
Web Site: fark.com
Amusement Park Ride: The Mind Eraser (Elitch Gardens)
What do you want for Christmas: It’s early enough to start thinking about that, huh…yarn, sticks, crochet hooks, and a loom
If you were stranded on a desert island what book, album, and video would you want with you: Codex Seraphinianus, Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (Peter Gabriel), and not sure on the video – either Shawshank Redemption, Delores Claiborne, or something else from Stephen King
Which store would you choose to max your credit card: Barnes & Noble, the Apple Store.
If you could be any age, past, present, or future, what would it be: 25 (the quarter life crisis was fun)
If you could live in any decade in history, what would it be: 90s.
What childhood toy do you wish you still had: all of my Legos!
What movie makes you cry: The Other Sister (every dang time)
What appliance could you not live without: Foreman (Keurig is a close second)
Your lucky charm: A black wristband that declares “Your life won’t change until you change your life”
The person you worship the most: Several. I adore my little sisters (they’re twins and not so little, anymore).
Your bedroom is like: an office, more than my actual office.
Place to live: Durango, CO
Town to chill in/ Vacation spot: Durango, CO or Lake Powell
Place to retire: Durango!
Places you want to see but haven’t: The northwest – Vancouver or Seattle to be specific.
What is Your Least Favorite:
Food: I’ll let you know when I find out
Cuisine: I’ll let you know when I find out
School Subject: Math, because I could tell you the answer, but I couldn’t for the life of me explain how I got it.
The worst song you ever heard: Red Red Wine by UB40 (ear wig!!)
Most embarrassing CD in your collection: Bob Rivers’ Twisted Christmas
Characteristic: people who judge without asking questions
Which Is Better:
Hot tubs or pools: hot tubs
Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
TV or radio: Computers, with the TV on across the room.
Short or tall: shorter than me
Toilet paper over or underhand: under (cats have driven me to this, as they unroll the toilet paper when it’s over)
Coke or Pepsi: chai
Sprite or 7 Up: 7up
Coffee or Coffee Ice Cream: Coffee
Creamy or crunchy peanut butter: Crunchy.
Croutons or Bacon Bits: both!
What’s the right way to eat a Reese’s: all in one bite
Does cheese go on the bumpy or flat side of the Ritz: flat, so the salt (bumpy) can be savored
White or brown bread: LOL … brown
Beavers or ducks? Ducks
Beatles or Elvis: Elvis
Who are the most attractive male and female celebrities: Ryan Gosling, Charlize Theron
Are you a morning person or a night owl? night owl/morning person (I usually get up at 2-3am)
Disney or Warner Brothers: Disney
Pedicure or manicure? Mani (do NOT touch my toes, I laugh too much)
What first catches your eye in the opposite (or same) sex (ie, legs, boobs, etc): smile! and back
What do you look for in a person: authenticity, intelligence, character, proper grammar and punctuation
If you could be any place right now, where would you choose: the gym
Are you a dog or a cat person: Cats at home, dogs everywhere else
Razor, cream, or wax: kinky! razor
Plane, train, or automobile: automobile
Car or SUV: SUV
Lake, Ocean or River: lake. River, if we’re fishing.
2 doors or 4 (on a car): 4
Childhood Blanket or Stuffed Animal: Cuddles (my stuffed animal – have had it since I was born)
One pillow or two: 2, plus the body pillow on either side of me (like bumpers at the bowling alley)
Which came first; the chicken or the egg? egg at breakfast, so egg first…
Do You Believe In…
Horoscopes: proof that God has a sense of humor
Past lives: no.
Ouija boards: no.
Love at first sight: no.
God: He is the only explanation for my still being alive.
Aliens: I used to tell people I was a Zirconian.
Evil: Yes, and I can feel it when I pass people on the street.
Abortion: this is not something you “believe” in. Yes it happens, no I’m not “pro” but I’m also not one to tell someone else what to do.
Alternative music: LOVE it.
Do you love yourself: Yes, but I’m also very hard on myself.
Does life have a meaning: Yes, and no I don’t know what that meaning is, yet.
Do you know what it is: see above.
Is honesty the best policy: even when it hurts, yes.
Are you the jealous type: yes.
What’s your pet peeve: lack of blinker, lack of brake, ignorance of stop signs/lights, drunk drivers
What are you afraid of: dieing without fulfilling my dreams
Forgive and forget or hold a grudge: hurt me once, shame on you, hurt me twice, shame on me
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: successful novelist, underwear model
Most annoying thing is: when I have to be patient for anything.
What is your motto: Keep it Positive!
Who do you look up to: Christy Carlson Romano
Life Statement: Isaiah 53:5 (it’s true)
What Stuff Do You Do?
What kind of work do you do: I blog, I write, I study, I take pictures (hiatus until I get better equipment)
Do you cleanse your chakras: Yes as needed. Seems like I’m overdue for a balancing.
What are you listening to right now: Deftones (did we not just ask this?)
What is your favorite solitary activity: writing, Pinterest, NPR, cleaning house, knitting, praying
What do you do most often when you are bored: Write, pray
Word or phrases you overuse: “muy bien” “indeed” “awesome sauce”
Hobbies: reading, writing, blogging, studying, knitting, hanging out at coffee shops, listening to NPR
Bedtime: 7:30-8pm, but lately it’s been between 10pm-midnight. sometimes not at all.
Have You Ever…
What was the name of your first best friend: Wendy
What was the name of your summer camp: never went to camp
Do you remember the camp song: see above
Been toilet-papering: yes wrong house, too. that was classic.
Been Ding-dong-ditching: yes
Been toilet-papered: yes – physically AND our house.
What was your first job: paddle boat operator
How many times did you fail your permit or driver’s test: zero *on the promise that I’d NEVER parallel park, and I haven’t*
How old were you when you had your first kiss: 12
Most romantic thing that ever happened to you: I got randomly Frenched by a really hot hockey player. Sadly, this was around the time I realized I might be lesbian (I’m ftm, do the math)
How many people have you kissed romantically: 1, we were bored / it was a dare / not really romantic
Can you remember all of their names: yes.
Been in love before: no.
How many times: see above
Dumper or Dumpee: dumper (let her down before it happened)
Loved somebody so much it made you cry: frustrated, but no tears.
Ever fell in love at first sight: No
Ever been on a blind date: yes.
Ever been cheated on: no.
Ever cheated: No.
Ever had sex in a public place: Virgin! Beat that, promiscuous peasants!
Most humiliating moment: getting a swirlie after picking “dare”
Have you ever gone skinny dipping: Yes. They don’t call it “Shiny Hiney Cove” for no reason.
Played strip poker: Yep.
Paid for it: Dearly. And regretfully.
Cheated on a test: not on my own, no.
Run away from home: yes. came right back.
Broken the law: I have a tendency to speed.
Ever ridden in a police car: *sigh*
been arrested: *eye roll*
been convicted of a crime: no.
Ever ridden in an ambulance: yes. It’s deathly scary when you hear beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep and you’re the one the heart monitor is attached to. The AED hurts like a bitch when you’re awake enough to know and feel them.
Have you ever been in a car crash: one major – a rollover in a storm. Still not sure how I walked away from that one. I was rear-ended at a stop light (the other driver: “i’ve already been in 4 accidents this week, please don’t call the cops!”) And was broadsided by a car in a parking lot, once.
When was your last hospital visit: January 16-29, 2012. Not a good reason. Again, walked away unscathed, and more blessed than lucky.
Ever broken a bone: most of my toes, fractured orbital, left pinky finger, knuckles.
Ever been in a fistfight: yes, and I won. nobody hits a woman in my presence and gets away with it.
Had a medical emergency: was attacked in the face by a dog when I was 13.
Gotten beaten up: yes, but that’s a memory I don’t want to recall.
Ever seen a dead body: I used to work at a hospital. I’ve seen a lot of nasty accidents, too. Had a guy drop dead in front of me once, too. I said “good morning” and he said “great day, so far!” then just dropped.
Ever seen a ghost: Yes.
Been to Africa: no
Have you ever seen a black swan: Yes
What was your most embarrassing hair incident: the um…brass band of a bleach job.
What was the best costume you ever wore: Werewolf. Took 5 hours to put on and itched like a mo fo but it was AWESOME.
Which of your accomplishments in the last year are you most proud of: not dying of suicide, refusing to give up on myself (in the same sentence, the irony…).
What do you hope to have accomplished in the next year: published, NYT best selling author, living in Denver
What Would You Name Your…
Future home: Curry Lofts (literally)
Kids: It’d, Be, and Immaculate-because-it-ain’t-happening.
Future Pets: Swagger, Jagger, and Bob
Car: The Streak
Self: being ftm, I kinda got to do that: Benjamin Anthony Seth Hall
People In My Life
Who are your best friends: Cherie!
Who you chat with most: Cherie, Jessica, Ellen, Shayne, Deana
Name the person that you are friends with that lives the farthest away: Jane or Ti
Say a nice thing about the person you miss the most: My uncle, thank you for leaving behind an awesome CD collection (and the house I live in, now)
Craziest/silliest person you know: it’s a toss up between most everyone.
Do you get along with your parents: Usually. my family puts the fun in dysfunctional.
What color is the underwear of the person next to you: There’s someone sitting next to me?
Who did you last tell you loved them: My mom
Last person you went to dinner with? my grandmother and aunt (deja vu)
What food does your mom cook better than anyone else: smothered chicken
Who has been your friend the longest: Cherie, Gwyn (was my supervisor back in late 90s, really good friends, now)
Does it feel nice that someone wants to know so much about you: They must be very bored. And I did this thing, so I must be bored, too.