Q is for Quiz thing

Rode in the back of police car?

RussianDollI’m much more prone to do one of those quiz things when I’ve gone three or four days without blogging, which happens periodically, when I am away at a conference or the computer doesn’t work.

This is a way to ease back into the blog habit, the rhythm.

From Facebook, where one is supposed to put an X if you have done it, but I found that boring. It’s called Bucket List, which I REALLY thought was inane.

But still I play along. “You’ll be surprised at the responses.” Yeah, right.

Fired a Gun – my grandfather’s rifle, when I was about seven. Knocked me on my keister.
Been Married – more than once.
Fell in love – more than once.
Gone on a blind date – I don’t believe so.
Skipped school – in 12th grade, to go to some antiwar demonstration. In college? Several times in the latter period.

Watched someone give birth – the Wife gave birth to the Daughter.
Watched someone die – my mother. And I hadn’t realized it.
Been to Canada – several times, most recently in 2011.
Ridden in an ambulance – just once, when I was 19.
Been to Hawaii – no. And I was invited. 1995.

Been to Europe – no, and I want to.
Been to Las Vegas – no, but I’m not hankering to do so.
Been to Washington D.C. – several times, most recently in 1998, I think.
Been to Nashville – yes, for a conference.
Visited Florida – at least twice, Orlando and Miami, both for conferences.

Visited Mexico – at least twice.
Seen Grand Canyon in person – no, and I’d like to.
Flown in a HELICOPTER – no.
Partied so hard you puked – yes. But it’s not not hard partying, it’s changing liquors.
Been on a cruise – no.

Served on a jury – no. Called at least four times, appeared twice, went through voir dire once.
Been in a movie – no.
Danced in the rain – of course.
Been to Los Angeles – no. Anaheim is as close as I’ve gotten.
Been to New York City – MANY times, most recently in 2013.

Played in a band …in high school – I was a percussionist for one concert. Found it extremely difficult to wait for 30 or 40 measures, not seeing where everyone was.
Sang karaoke – never, actually.
Made prank phone calls – No, and I find doing so really annoying.
Laughed so much you cried – sure.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue – of course.

Had children – one.
Had a pet – several, but a large gap from my 20s to my 60s.
Been sledding on big hill – sure
Been downhill skiing – no.
Been water skiing – no.

Rode on a motorcycle – on the back, once or twice.
Traveled to all 50 states- only 30.
Jumped out of a plane – no.
Been to a drive-in movie – yes, as a child.
Rode an elephant …at the circus– no.

Rode a Horse – yes. First time: June 9, 1976.
Been on TV – locally several times. Twice nationally.
Been in the newspaper – many times.
Stayed in the Hospital – at least twice.
Donated blood – about 150 times.

Gotten a piercing – no.
Gotten a tattoo – no
Driven a stick shift vehicle – tried mightily, but no.
Driven over 100 mph – no.
Been scuba diving – no.

Lived on your own – for years.
Rode in the back of police car – yes.
Got a speeding ticket – no.
Broken a bone – yes, a rib.
Gotten stitches – a few times.
Traveled Alone – yes, for a couple weeks in 1998 most recently.

Here’s another: Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer. “It’s fun. Who doesn’t love a game of Scattergories? Come on! Try it!!!”
Name – Roger
Animal – Rhino
Girl’s name – Olive
Color – Ecru
Movie – Until the End of the World
Something you wear – Denim
Drink – Mead
Food – Dill pickles
Item in the bathroom – Soap
Place – Poland
Reason to be late – Drinking

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ABC Wednesday – Round 19

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

21 thoughts on “Q is for Quiz thing”

  1. Fired a Gun – no, even never touched one
    Been Married – once-still am.
    Fell in love – more than once.
    Gone on a blind date – no
    Skipped school – no

    Watched someone give birth – no, did it myself.
    Watched someone die – no.
    Been to Canada – no.
    Ridden in an ambulance – to often, don’t remind me please.
    Been to Hawaii – no. .

    Been to Europe – living there.
    Been to Las Vegas – no.
    Been to Washington D.C. – no.
    Been to Nashville – no.
    Visited Florida – no.

    Visited Mexico – no
    Seen Grand Canyon in person – no.
    Flown in a HELICOPTER – no.
    Partied so hard you puked – no
    Been on a cruise – no.

    Served on a jury – no.
    Been in a movie – no.
    Danced in the rain – of course, still do.
    Been to Los Angeles – no.
    Been to New York City – no.

    Played in a band …in high school – no.
    Sang karaoke – no.
    Made prank phone calls – No.
    Laughed so much you cried – yes
    Caught a snowflake on your tongue – of course.

    Had children – 6.
    Had a pet – several, dogs, cats, birds and guinepigs.
    Been sledding on big hill – no
    Been downhill skiing – no.
    Been water skiing – no.

    Rode on a motorcycle – no.
    Traveled to all 50 states- not one.
    Jumped out of a plane – no.
    Been to a drive-in movie – yes.
    Rode an elephant …at the circus– no.

    Rode a Horse – yes.
    Been on TV – Twice nationally.
    Been in the newspaper – yes.
    Stayed in the Hospital – to often.
    Donated blood – no, not allowed to.

    Gotten a piercing – do ears count/ 3 in each
    Gotten a tattoo – one
    Driven a stick shift vehicle – no.
    Driven over 100 mph – yes.
    Been scuba diving – no.

    Lived on your own – yes .
    Rode in the back of police car – no.
    Got a speeding ticket – to often.
    Broken a bone – lots in my back when i was 16.
    Gotten stitches – several times.
    Traveled Alone – no.

    ;-0 was fun Roger

  2. Okay, I’ll play.

    Fired a Gun – no
    Been Married – twice, currently separated
    Fell in love – more than once.
    Gone on a blind date – once at university 1st year
    Skipped school – Never!
    Watched someone give birth – nope but did give birth
    Watched someone die – my father
    Been to Canada – born in Canada and lived here all my life
    Ridden in an ambulance – twice
    Been to Hawaii – twice
    Been to Europe – yes – Great Britain, France, Italy
    Been to Las Vegas – no, but I’m not hankering to do so.
    Been to Washington D.C. – no
    Been to Nashville – no
    Visited Florida – no
    Visited Mexico – does Tijuana count?
    Seen Grand Canyon in person – Yes Amazing!
    Flown in a HELICOPTER – no.
    Partied so hard you puked – yes.
    Been on a cruise – 3 times.
    Served on a jury – no.
    Been in a movie – no.
    Danced in the rain – HATE rain!
    Been to Los Angeles – a few times
    Been to New York City – no but would love to go
    Played in a band – no
    Sang karaoke – never, actually.
    Made prank phone calls – No, and I find doing so really annoying.
    Laughed so much you cried – sure.
    Caught a snowflake on your tongue – of course.
    Had children – two.
    Had a pet – mostly dogs – one cat and she was miserable
    Been sledding on big hill – sure
    Been downhill skiing – no.
    Been water skiing – yes.
    Rode on a motorcycle – on the back, once or twice.
    Traveled to all 50 states- only 9.
    Jumped out of a plane – no.
    Been to a drive-in movie – yes, as a child.
    Rode an elephant – no.
    Rode a Horse – yes.
    Been on TV – no
    Been in the newspaper – my own birth announcement
    Stayed in the Hospital – unfortunately many times
    Donated blood – no but I should
    Gotten a piercing – only ears.
    Gotten a tattoo – no
    Driven a stick shift vehicle – yes, my first car was a stick
    Driven over 100 mph – yes, foolishly.
    Been scuba diving – no.
    Lived on your own – for years.
    Rode in the back of police car – no.
    Got a speeding ticket – yes.
    Broken a bone – yes, ankle.
    Traveled Alone – yes, but met so many people I never felt alone
    Here’s another: Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer. “It’s fun. Who doesn’t love a game of Scattergories? Come on! Try it!!!”
    Name – Leslie
    Animal – Elephant
    Girl’s name – Teresa
    Color – Amber
    Movie – Rambo
    Something you wear – overalls
    Drink – soda
    Food – avocados
    Item in the bathroom – Soap
    Place – Paraguay
    Reason to be late – yelling at the kids

  3. I like finding out about others through things like this. But my post took too long for me to do this right now. I’m making a note to come back or maybe I’ll do it for my post tomorrow.

  4. Hope you are okay with these very long comments!

    Fired a Gun – Yes, my Ruger SP101 357 Magnum.
    Been Married – Only once, this December it will be 42.
    Fell in love – more than once.
    Gone on a blind date – Maybe once.
    Skipped school – I’m sure in high school. When I was teaching I skipped school at least once a month for my mental health.

    Watched someone give birth – no, I couldn’t see the mirror when I gave birth since I didn’t have my glasses on.
    Watched someone die – yes, my father in law.
    Been to Canada – several times since I have been connected with the Mennonite Girls can Cook.
    Ridden in an ambulance – just once, when I was 40 something after face planting off a bicycle while I was cycling down hill.
    Been to Hawaii – yes. once in 1997 to celebrate our oldest son’s graduation from high school.

    Been to Europe – yes, Italy with my hubby on a business trip.
    Been to Las Vegas – yes, with hubby for a conference December of 2000ish and I’m not hankering to do so again.
    Been to Washington D.C. – twice, most recently in 2011 on a business trip with hubby.
    Been to Nashville – yes, driving our daughter back to North Carolina.
    Visited Florida – just once to Orlando on a business conference with hubby.

    Visited Mexico – just once to Tijuana and Tecate.
    Seen Grand Canyon in person – yes , once in 1985.
    Flown in a HELICOPTER – no.
    Partied so hard you puked – no. But hard enough that I cried uncontrollably.
    Been on a cruise – no.

    Served on a jury – yes. once to the bloody end.
    Danced in the rain – yes…I live in the Seattle area.
    Been to Los Angeles – I was born in East Los Angeles.
    Been to New York City – just twice , most recently in 2002ish.

    Played in a band …no but I sang in a band.
    Sang karaoke –yes.
    Made prank phone calls – Yes, and I’m not proud of it.
    Laughed so much you cried – many times.
    Caught a snowflake on your tongue – of course.

    Had children – three.
    Had a pet – I’m pet challenged but I did have a pet pigeon.
    Been sledding on big hill – Yes.
    Been downhill skiing – yes.
    Been water skiing – yes.

    Rode on a motorcycle – on the back, once or twice.
    Traveled to all 50 states- only 30.
    Jumped out of a plane – no and hopefully never.
    Been to a drive-in movie – yes, as a child and teenager and adult.
    Rode an elephant …at the circus– no.

    Rode a Horse – yes.
    Been on TV – when I was little on the Howdy Doody show.
    Been in the newspaper –yes.
    Stayed in the Hospital – 5 times.
    Donated blood –no, I’ve had to have so many blood draws in my life that I get panic attacks when the needle comes too close.

    Gotten a piercing – just ear piercings for earrings.
    Gotten a tattoo – no
    Driven a stick shift vehicle – yes many times.
    Driven over 100 mph – no.
    Been scuba diving – no.

    Lived on your own – no, in my culture you lived with your folks until you married and I was happy with that arrangement.
    Rode in the back of police car – yes in Mexico, long story.
    Got a speeding ticket – yes.
    Broken a bone – chipped a bone.
    Gotten stitches – a few times.
    Traveled Alone – yes, many times and I’m more comfortable eating alone.

    Here’s another: Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer. “It’s fun. Who doesn’t love a game of Scattergories? Come on! Try it!!!”
    Name – Ellen
    Animal – Nighthawk
    Girl’s name – Kathy
    Color – Yellow
    Movie – White Christmas
    Something you wear – Socks
    Drink – Sangria
    Food – Apple
    Item in the bathroom – astringent
    Place – Toledo
    Reason to be late – Oscar night traffic

  5. Name – Ian
    Animal – Narwhal
    Girl’s name – Lydia
    Color –Amber
    Movie – Reservoir Dogs
    Something you wear – Socks
    Drink – Sangria
    Food – Avocado
    Item in the bathroom – Indigestion tablet
    Place – Trinidad and Tobago
    Reason to be late – Overslept

  6. I would love to participate but very short of time
    at present. trying to catch up after being away for
    a week.
    I enjoyed reading this particularly your experience of
    Jury duty. Thankfully I haven’t been called but I guess
    there’s still time!
    Best wishes,
    Di.x.
    ABCW team.

  7. Too lazy to answer ALL questions, but at least some. Been to Las Vegas,
    Been to Nashville,visited Florida, Orlando and Miami,and a lot more States, had always at least one cat, and I rode on a camel !

  8. I forgot to mention that I really got a kick out of the Russian Doll (Matryoshka) at the ticket booth. I first saw it on facebook and made sure all my Russian friends saw it, too.

  9. I answered the prompts as I read your responses. Yup. These quizzes are fun. I like it when I remember something like going down to the river with the older brother when I was in my 20s. He taught me how to shoot a rifle. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the satisfaction of shooting cans down.

  10. I decided to go with the “Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer” Question Game:

    Name – Arnoldo
    Animal – Ocelot
    Girl’s name – Tina
    Color – Aqua
    Movie – Around The World In 80 Days (1956 Version)
    Something you wear – Sweater
    Drink – Rum and Coke
    Food – Enchiladas
    Item in the bathroom – Shampoo
    Place – Oaxaca
    Reason to be late – Ambulance was on the road

    That was Quite Fun, my dear friend!

  11. What a fun post ~ love the comic strip ~ had enough quizzes after 2 Master’s degrees ~ so for going that ~ here are a few tidbits ~ I am like everyone else, been married, had bio son, 2 step sons, saw death of loved ones too many times, traveled the world and ‘home is best’ ~ Tao will add to my ‘bucket list’ each day ~ thanks for being you and enjoy ~

    Wishing you a lovely week with lots of fun of your choosing ~ ^_^

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