12.12.2009

Poll of Randomosity Thirteen

It's another Poll of Randomosity! Here's my THIRTEENTH set of TEN random questions that I must know the answers to:

1) Are you superstitious about numbers?

2) Have you ever been to a casino?

3) Do you like Dollhouse?

4) Is mainstream media becoming more tabloid like in its approach to journalism?

5) Do you prefer extreme heat or extreme cold?

6) Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu?

7) What is your favorite dressing for a deli sandwich or wrap?

8) Do you ever try to speak and have no sound come out?

9) Which character on television right now stands out the most for you?

10) Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu?


For me, the answers are:

1) I fixate on certain numbers, and some fascinate me. I sometimes find myself adding up all the digits on a person's license plate while stopped at traffic lights. It passes the time and keeps me sharp, and probably a little insane. But I didn't skip my 13th poll, so that's something.

2) I have not. I've been in the vicinity of casino games at feasts and barbecues. I'm spending this weekend at Atlantic City, which will be my first foray into a real one. Hopefully I'll have fun and won't lose too much money. I expect it will go a little something like this.

3) I didn't like it as much as Whedon's other shows, but it was clear from the beginning that he was going somewhere with all of this, and now that his plans are unfolding everything is building momentum and growing like a snowball rolling down a mountain. Each episode is better than the previous one, and more's the pity that they've been cancelled and are just burning off episodes now. Maybe it took too long to get to where it's at now. Maybe it went over too many people's heads.

4) Absolutely. I don't condone infidelity. I don't think it's right. But I don't think the affairs of an athlete, a golfer for example, are as newsworthy as a politician or someone who's making decisions that actually affect our daily lives. The line between CNN and TNZ is blurring.

5) I think I prefer the opposite of whatever I'm enduring when it comes to temperature extremes. For me, 60 to 70 degrees is comfortable. I don't like to sweat, especially if I take a walk on my lunch break from work. But now it's getting really cold and I can't even eat lunch outside on my favorite new pier. Even armed with a hat and gloves, I was frozen to the bone just walking one block from my car to a pizza place. It's time to break out the heavier jacket and ski mask I think.

6) Sometimes. Sometimes really overwhelmingly so.

7) I find that sometimes something as simple as mayonnaise adds just enough flavor to an Italian hero with pepperoni and salami. Depending on what type of sandwich I'm getting, I also enjoy honey mustard or Russian dressing.

8) I've been doing that a lot lately. If I greet someone in the hall or say goodnight as I'm leaving, and it's completely inaudible, it's not terrible because it can go unnoticed. But sometimes people greet me and I'll nod and reply, but either I make no sound or the barest grunt that's the beginning or end of the sentence I'm saying in my head. I need to work on that.

9) That's way too general of a question, and hard to narrow down, but the one I had in mind when I wrote it was John Noble as Doctor Walter Bishop on Fringe, because that guy knocks it out of the park and steals the show every time he speaks. A brilliant scientist, but childlike in the aftermath of insanity, he can switch from comic relief to heartbreaking emotion just by changing his tone of voice or subtly altering his expression. And I really liked an observation in the most recent episode about how his madness actually made him a better, more compassionate person. Great character.

10) Sometimes. Sometimes really overwhelmingly so.

And you, my loyal readers? Where do you stand on these inquiries?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Kev said...

1) Are you superstitious about numbers?

No.

2) Have you ever been to a casino?

Yes.

3) Do you like Dollhouse?

Enough to keep watching.

4) Is mainstream media becoming more tabloid like in its approach to journalism?

Abso-friggin-lutely!

5) Do you prefer extreme heat or extreme cold?

If I have to choose an extreme - it'd be cold.

6) Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu?

Only once in my life.

7) What is your favorite dressing for a deli sandwich or wrap?

I prefer no dressing, but a small amount of ranch or italian, or even russian dressing depending on the other contents of the sammich, would be okay.

8) Do you ever try to speak and have no sound come out?

Sure.

9) Which character on television right now stands out the most for you?

None.

10) Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu?

I coulda swore you just asked me that.

12/12/2009 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Krispy said...

1) Are you superstitious about numbers?

Only in that any time I try to come up with a list of something I strive for ten.

2) Have you ever been to a casino?

Nope. No interest.

3) Do you like Dollhouse?

Oh, good Lord, yes. (Wait, I thought that said Tollhouse. Nevermind.)

4) Is mainstream media becoming more tabloid like in its approach to journalism?

Clearly, though until the Tiger debacle I'd have not thought it possible.

5) Do you prefer extreme heat or extreme cold?

I'd rather deal with the cold. When it gets colder you can always pile on more blankets, over-shirts, coats, etc. When it's too hot, once you get down to bare skin, where do you go from there?

6) Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu?

Never. Not once in my life.

7) What is your favorite dressing for a deli sandwich or wrap?

The first thing that comes to mind is that I like Subway's chipolte sauce.

8) Do you ever try to speak and have no sound come out?

I can always produce sounds, but intelligible words are sometimes a struggle.

9) Which character on television right now stands out the most for you?

Now, as ever, Homer Simpson.

10) Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu?

Not until very, very recently.

12/12/2009 9:33 PM  

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