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Taken from

 who took it from

 who… I don’t know…

Meant to be completed by ADULTS

Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?
‘Have you ever kissed someone?’
‘Told someone you loved them?’
‘Drank alcohol?’

Here are some questions for the people who are a little more mature.

1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
Electric.  I never really know how much it’s going to be.

2. Where’s the best place to eat a romantic dinner?
Uh…  I’m supposed to know this?

3. Last time you puked from drinking?
After drinking too much homemade wine at Chad & Michelle’s.

4. When is the last time you got drunk and danced on a bar?
Never danced on a bar.

5. Name of your 2nd grade teacher?
Mrs. Joy

6. What do you really want to be doing right now?
Eating dinner.

7. How many colleges did you attend?
Just one, UNL

8. Why did you wear the shirt that you have on right now?
Thought I was going out to dinner.  But I’m not.

9. GAS PRICES First thought?
Gas was $0.98 when I left Nebraska.

10. If you could be anywhere and take someone with you…Who & where?
Eric, Italy

11. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?
Crap, there’s a sparkly (migraine aura) in my eye.

12. Last thought before going to sleep last night?
Eric’s already asleep.

13. What chore do you most despise?
Laundry.  Might be different if I had a washer & dryer in my apartment.

14. If you didn’t have to work, would you volunteer at an art gallery?

15. Get up early or sleep in?
Who knows.  I’m at the whim of my body.

16. What is your favorite cartoon character?
Jeeze, what’s with the hard questions?  Linus, of Peanut’s fame.

17. Favorite NON sexual thing to do at night with a girl/guy?

18. A secret that you wouldn’t mind everyone knowing?
My secrets are secret.  There aren’t any I want everyone knowing.

19. Are you planning on remaining in your current field?

20. If you are not married, do you see yourself married in the next five yrs?
Married.  I see myself still married in five years.

21. Your favorite lunch meat?
Hard Salami

22. What do you get every time you go into a Wal-Mart?
Don’t go to Wal-Mart.  Everytime we go to Target, we get almonds.

23. Beach or lake?

24. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual that was invented by people who died at 20?

25. Who do you stalk on MySpace?
I thought this was an adult meme.

26. Favorite guilty pleasure?
Doctor Who

27. Favorite movie you wouldn’t want anyone to find out about?
Uh…  I like really stupid slasher films like 2001 Maniacs.

28. What’s “your” drink?
Vodka.  Just ask Joe.

29. Non-alcoholic:
Dr. Pepper

30. Cowboys or Indians?

31. Cops or Robbers?

32. Do you fall for the bad boy/girl type?
Naw.  I just fall for the arrogant geeks.

33. What Hollywood star do you think resembles you best?
Helema Bonham Carter

34. Which cast member of Friends are you most like?

35. What do you want when you are sick?
Orange juice.

36. Who from high school would you like to run into?
Rocky Hardy

37. What radio station is your car radio tuned to right now?
Don’t listen to the radio.

38. Norm or Cliff?

39. The Cosby Show or The Simpsons:
Definitely, The Simpsons

40. Worst relationship mistake that you wish you could take back?
Not asking someone out when I should have.

41. Do you like the person who sits directly across from you at work?
Heh, I work at home…alone…

42. If you could get away with it, whom would you kill?

43. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
Harlan Ellison

44. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?

45. Last book you read for real?
For real?  As opposed to—???   The Secret Medicine of the Pharaohs by Cornelius Stetter

46. Do you have a teddy bear?
Nope, just a meepit named Ted.

47. Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth?

48. Somewhere in California you’ve never been and would like to go?
San Francisco

49. Number of texts in a day?
Eh?  Oh, text messages.  None.

50. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or relationship?

51. Pencil or pen?
Pen.  Something smooth writing

52. Bueller??? Bueller??? Bueller??
I hear he needs a liver transplant…

53. How many jobs have you had?
Several.  All of which have included taking out garbage.

54. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hell if I know.

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It’s hailing!  Disc was canceled due to lack of numbers, but the weather’s become inclement as well.  It was only occasionally spitting rain when I was out running.  Now, it’s pouring with BB-sized hail.  It’s strangely not that cold.

Had a good run today.  I changed my route to avoid traffic problems.  I kept more upright and I think that helped my side cramp.  Did 4 miles in 35 minutes.

Mom called right when I got back.  Oma’s in surgery right now.  Mom said that her stress test was surprisingly good, but they’re still going to use a spinal tap and twilight sleep.  My mom sounded very positive, as did Oma yesterday.

Today, I’m set to finish the dishes, take a look at my short pieces.  Maybe do some market work.

But first, a shower.  And I think soup for lunch.

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Book #2 — The Secret Medicine of the Pharaohs by Cornelius Stetter

First, what’s the deal with the tabloid title?  The “Secret” Medicine?  What sort of medicine the ancient Egyptians practiced may not be well known, but it’s not really secret either.  This book is sprawling.  Stetter touches upon this, that, and the other without really delving into any subject in great detail.  He offers up quite a bit about Egyptology that isn’t directly related to medicine.  I already know what a wonder the pyramids and tombs are, and therefore I didn’t need a long section on their measurements.  How those hundreds of thousand guys schlepping stone around treated their blisters would have been more interesting.  There’s a lengthy bit at the end about the Book of the Dead, which isn’t medicine either.  I’d consider mummification only peripherally related to the health of the living.  Cures are listed out in a rather mundane manner, while circumcision is given several pages, revealing a prejudice in  Stetter’s for trying to prove the Judeo-Christian Bible wrong.  One reviewer on claims that the book is very inaccurate on many counts.  Despite all this, I liked the book.  It’s given me a glimpse or two in to what that culture might have been like.  Very different from that conjured by my imagination.