getting to know you

The first AND last time I will ever do this. So catch it while you can… Here goes…

1. What time did you get up this morning?         
7:20 am

2. Diamonds or pearls?
Coming from a family of jewlers, I love both. But if I had to choose, diamonds.Broke

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Brokeback Mountain

Sfu4. What was the last TV program you watched?    
SFU – Six Feet Under for those of you who don’t know. See it, rent it, take it in. It is the most brilliant television, EVER.

5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Enlish Muffin, PB, banana and string cheese.

6. What’s your favorite cuisine?


7.What foods do you dislike?

8. What is your favorite chip flavor?
Chocolate – is there any other?


9. What’s your favorite CD at the moment?
Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack


10. What kind of car do you drive? 
Honda Civic

11. Favorite sandwich? 
Tuna Melt


12. What characteristics do you despise?
Judgement. For sure.


13. Favorite item of
Pink stripey jammie pants


14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be?


15. What color is your bathroom?
white & pink & yellow–soon to be brown and the best bathroom ever

Favorite brand of clothing?
Not a brand gal – just price shopper. Nifty Thrifty me.


17. Where would you like to retire to?
Home_1my new home

18. Favorite time of the day?
generally – late nights.

19. What was your most memorable birthday?
My 30th – quite memorable – and not memorable the later the evening went on.


20. Where were you born?
Edina, MN

21. Favorite sport to watch?

22. Who do you least expect to send this back to you?
Not doing this part – too much pressure and judgement on those I distribute to.

23. Person you expect to send it back first?
Puke – I just hate the pressure.

24. What fabric detergent do you use? 
whatever’s on sale


25. Named after anyone?

26. Do you wish on stars?
what the hell kind of laim ass question is this?

27. When did you last cry?
I don’t remember


28. Do you like your handwriting?
For sure.


29. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?
Come on, really? No – I am an asshole.
Of course I would – this is lame.

30. Are you a daredevil?
I am a risktaker for sure.


31. Do looks matter?
no – what asshole would answer yes? Like for real.


32. How do you release anger?
I stuff it down and eventually explode. Real healhty like. Seriously – WTF.


33. Where is your second home?
Ok – I get it – this is about people who have money – and privilage – second home – hmmmmm…. my bed. And there but the grace of God (ohhhhh – I said it – God) go I that I have a bed.

34. What were your favorite toys as a child?
I had toys – I even had an Atari. Why didn’t I realize what a gift and blessing it was at the time?


35. What class in High School was totally useless?
American History – too bad I even failed it 5 times. I finally passed because the teacher died. That’s sad huh?

36. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Do I really need to answer this one?


37. Favorite movies?
Breakfast Club, Shawshank, Frida. So go ahead – judge me on my fave movies. Will you be my friend if my movie choices suck in your book? Am I a bad person because I don’t appreciate cinema the way I should? Should I pretend that my favorite film is some really obscure documentary to make you like me?


38. What are your nicknames?
Swanner, Swanny, Rae, Le Swan, bitch.


39. Do you think that you are strong?
no dumbass.


40. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? 


41. What are your favorite colors?
fall colors

42. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
my shitty attitude sometimes – like now.
and my feet perpeually smell.

43. Who or what do you miss the most?
my mom


44. Do you want everyone you sent this to send it back?
no – do not waste your time – and your jobs time – your are getting paid while you do this. not cool.

45. What color pants are you wearing?
not wearing pants – aparently only men and women who don’t wear skirts take this "fun quiz"

46. What are you listening to right now?
my fingers typing madly about how this type of communication just really irritates me. Why do my friends not ask for coffee – or to hang out and do this in person? and are these the questions we really want to know about eachother – or do they go so much deeper? and if they do – then why would we waste our time?  hmmmmmmm…. I wonder?

47. Last thing you ate?

48. If you were a CRAYON what color would you be?
every color – depending on the day


49. Last person you talked to on the phone?
someone calling from the Center for Non-Violence Peaceforce.


50.What is the first thing you notice about people?
Depends on the person. I do not look at all people the same way. I hope you don’t either.


Tea51. Favorite Drink?
Tea – black.


52.  Do you wear glasses?

53. Favorite Day(s) of the Year?
March 17th

54. Scary Movies or Happy Endings?


55. Summer or winter?


Hugs OR Kisses?
what kind of question is this – and who the hell would make any choose?

57. What Is Your Favorite Dessert?
the kind that comes after a wonderful meal with friends.


58. What Book(s) Are You Reading?
Mudhouse Sabbath, Contemplative Youth Ministry.

59. What’s On Your Mouse Pad?
No pad.

60. Editors Addition: If you got this far please comment and respond to this question only.
a. Why do we fill these out (in your opinion)?
b. How could we begin to really engage in dialog that matters, and does not ask us to judge one another by our short, unexplained answers?

2 thoughts on “getting to know you

  1. 1. I can only speak for myself, but I fill them out because I am bored and unhappy at my job. I actually seek out distractions.
    2. I don’t really take them seriously. Of course you cannot get to know someone in depth based on these shallow questions. But you may learn a snippet of trivia here and there about them, and sometimes you can gauge what type of mood they are in when they respond. I find that most people try to be as assy, sarcastic, and funny as possible. I actually look forward to their responses. But, then again, my job sucks!!!
    That’s my two cents, for what it’s worth.

  2. 1. Well, only YOU can answer as to why you filled it out. As for why I do (if that is in fact what you’re asking) is because, like Colleen, little snippets of trivia can be fun during a long work day. Sometimes it even puts a little smile on my face.
    2. First off, I’m not sure who’s judging anyone here. And as for engaging coversation? Well there is a time and place for that, but unfortunately some don’t have time for that during the day, so we seek fun tidbits about friends. Or, I guess, maybe it’s just one big offensive email and should be destroyed. I don’t know.

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