Please complete the following:

1. My favorite pizza topping is…

2. My most despised celebrity is…

3. Because…

4. The best book I last read…

5. The worst book I last read…

6. My hidden useless talent is…

7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…

8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…

9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…

10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…

11. My favorite household chore is…

12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…

13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…

14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…

15. My biggest pet peeve is…

16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…

17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…

18. I really regret that time I…

19. The last movie I walked out on was…

20. It may shock you to know that…

Your answers today.  My answers tomorrow.

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  1. Please complete the following:

    1. My favorite pizza topping is…cheese

    2. My most despised celebrity is… I only get to pick ONE???

    3. Because…There are WAY too many who are overexposed, and obnoxious, and annoying. Now…honestly, I can’t answer that question. Because with Murphy’s Law, I’d end up getting an acting job and having to work with the person I just dissed.

    4. The best book I last read…Sue Grafton, W is for Wasted

    5. The worst book I last read…not applicable…because if I hate it, I don’t finish it

    6. My hidden useless talent is…football prognostication

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…prickley pear

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…crappy chocolate; good chocolate; chocolate chocolate: Hershey’s

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Hmmm…in which one would I get the most screen time with RDA? Or Shanks? OR Judge? Or Flanigan? Or Hewlett? Is there a pattern here? Write an episode with all these fabulous men (cannot forget Mr. Don S. Davis, RIP), including Mr. Browder, of course, but if he could play Crichton, I’d appreciate it, and I want to guest star in THAT episode! How lucky was Amanda Tapping to get to work with all these wonderful men!

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…mine- entertainer. I was born an entertainer, and I live for creativity. But…if I HAVE to answer the question, I’d say: a production assistant on a Clint Eastwood movie set. Can you imagine how much you’d learn by osmosis? Just by being there?

    11. My favorite household chore is…cooking.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…a senator. For an acting job. Then the politicians started turning into rats. Funny, but they didn’t mention that when they came to get me…to play a senator?!?!?

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…I can’t think of an answer when I received bad customer service in the last month. Then I started wondering if I had GIVEN bad customer service in a month. If so…I apologize. Just know that I have been trying.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Dallas Cowboys losing to the Lions in the last minute of last week’s ballgame! HeartBreakVille
    http://youtu.be/8D3job9YSX0

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…people who give you their word and they break it.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…corn on the cob…in the microwave…not a good combination (was making it for a friend.-who requested using the microwave. I would NEVER of my own accord, do such a thing!)

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Texas. Or Branson. Or…The moon? Alpha site? ISS?

    18. I really regret that time I…bought the next size down jeans, figuring I was just a couple of pounds away from wearing them. Yeah…I’m still waiting…and waiting.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…I’ve never actually walked out of a theatre for a movie. Did walk out of a live show once. The last movie I turned off the DVD? Can’t remember. But, the last TV show? I didn’t make it through this week’s episode of Nashville. I wanted to. Chip Eaton is the only reason I was hanging on. But I’m probably done with that show.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I built the 305 small block Chevy, that’s in my pickup right now.

    Your answers today. My answers tomorrow.

  2. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    pepperoni.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    kim kardashian.

    3. Because…
    she’s not a real celebrity. attention and fame without earning it.

    4. The best book I last read…
    official stargate sg1 novel: survival of the fittest.

    5. The worst book I last read…
    i’m going to have to get back to you on that one.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    playing online pool. talent is debatable…

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    tofu.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    starbucks.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    urgo. it seems pretty safe! :p

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    sam carter’s.

    11. My favorite household chore is…
    washing the dishes.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    a starbuck’s barista.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    a waitress getting mad at me because i wanted extra powered sugar.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    two broke girls. i do wtf’ing every episode. why do i watch this stuff!?

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    hypocrisy.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    food. i’m better at eating it.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    vancouver. i love the cool weather and scenery!

    18. I really regret that time I…
    lost my cool at work, in front of customers.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    the remake of ‘the haunting’.

    20. It may shock you to know that…
    i want to be a tv scifi writer.

  3. . My favorite pizza topping is…spinach and mushrooms and fresh basil.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…(I don’t waste my energy on them!)

    3. Because…I have better things to do – like play on Joe’s blog.

    4. The best book I last read…The Human Division (Scalzi)

    5. The worst book I last read…Farewell, Dorothy Parker. Predictable. Not worth the time.

    6. My hidden useless talent is… mwah hah hah. If I told you I’d have to kill you.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… a slice of bologna slathered with mayo and wrapped around a dill pickle. You asked… I almost ate horse sushi in Kyoto, but chickened out at the last minute.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Dove.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Common Ground. Or maybe The Queen. Just one word of explanation: TODD

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… mine. I kind of like what I do.

    11. My favorite household chore is…does cooking count? No? Making beds.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… a renaissance wench. And I looked darn good.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… fortunately I haven’t needed any service in the last month. But usually it is the cable company and their endless holds.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… Honey Boo Boo.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… automated telephone answering “trees” – especially the ones that never let you talk to a live person.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…cheesy buttermilk biscuits – they came out like hockey pucks. I’m improved since then.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have second and third and fourth homes in… Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria: the island of Lipari near Sicily; Kanazawa, Japan and maybe Seattle or Portland. Do not dream small dreams.

    18. I really regret that time I… didn’t ask my former college roomie to be my maid of honor.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…I have never walked out on a movie.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I’m terrified of heights. Which is why it’s good that I’m only 5 feet tall; if I was any taller I’d be too scared to stand up.

  4. Barb and just got back from dinner at the Pourhouse…great Scotch Egg! And now we’re relaxing in the hotel room. So while Barb is taking a bath, I thought I’d fill in your questionnaire.

    1. My favorite pizza topping is…jalapeños!

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Miley Cyrus or Amanda Bynes due to their negative influence on young women,

    3. Because…I said so! (said to my teenage son who was protesting his chores).

    4. The best book I last read…The Proteus Operation (James P. Hogan).

    5. The worst book I last read…an early Michael Crichton work that even he admitted was sub-par in the foreword (it was one of his first, but not a good example of his later works). I can’t remember the title though.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…being able to “pop” my ears without swallowing or using my throat muscles. Useful for commercial flights though?

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…that I knew about? Jalapeno scorpion candy popsicle.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…none of them…I’m allergic.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Window of Opportunity!

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Mike Melville’s (the test pilot for the first commercial sub-orbital flight in Spaceship One).

    11. My favorite household chore is…vacuuming…yeah, I know…weird.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…a 1500’s Chinese Lord for a murder mystery game called “Who hung Woo?”

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…my insurance company hail roof damage claim. After three inspections over 7-weeks, they still don’t have a claim response.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Miley Cyrus twerking.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…drivers shoulder-riding and cutting you off just to get one car length ahead (hey we’re all in the same traffic backup!)

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…hard to say I asked Barb, and she said she couldn’t remember the last time. Maybe when I under cooked some rib-eyes about 10 years ago? But I like ’em rare to medium rare anyway.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Savannah! Food, family, warm weather, what’s not to love?

    18. I really regret that time I…whoa. This is a dangerous one. My safe answer is not buying more stock when the company I worked for went public (6x growth in one year!)

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…a film I saw in Texas in ’92. I can’t remember the title, but it was about a screwed up pair of people who anesthetized their lives through meaningless sex, and graphic relational abuse. Thing was it was promoted as a film of redemption, but I was so disgusted with the subject matter I simply got up and left halfway through.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I like some ABBA songs. Yeah, I know it’s sad.

  5. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…Mushroom & pepperoni
    2. My most despised celebrity is…Pee Wee Herman
    3. Because…just because.
    4. The best book I last read…The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
    5. The worst book I last read… I’ll have to check for the title. It was for book club. One of the few ones I ever did read, but it was truly terrible.
    6. My hidden useless talent is…being able to move my big toe bone over the joint back and forth.
    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…caviar.
    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…what we gave out for Halloween.
    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…one where I was Joe Flanigan’s love interest.
    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…president of the United States.
    11. My favorite household chore is…sleeping…no? I have no favorite chore. That is why they call it a “chore.”
    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…SGU Extra.
    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…the Wells Fargo person who made me cry.
    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Game of Thrones Red Wedding.
    15. My biggest pet peeve is…liars and people who take advantage of people (and that usually goes hand in hand).
    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…Dinner.
    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Vancouver.
    18. I really regret that time I…told Cheryl I was going to private message her and she died without me getting back to her.
    19. The last movie I walked out on was…(how about fell asleep in…Troy; don’t think I’ve ever walked out on a movie)
    20. It may shock you to know that…I can’t stand to listen to styrofoam. I have to plug my ears to unpack a package. Chalk on a blackboard too.

  6. @livingforcreativity:

    I’ve rebuilt engines too. In fact, as part of a ’76 Corvette restoration project, I’m rebuilding a small block 350 with my daughter right now (at least when I’m at home):

    http://www.corasgarage.com/

    My daughter Jackie is doing most of the blog updates, but I take most of the photos.

    @Tam Dixon:

    My HTML mistakes were all un-intended, I swear!

    On meeting with Joe, we’ll see how things go (hey I rhymed 😉 )…the schedules seem pretty full.

  7. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…cheese.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…1? Just 1? Ummm…Kim K.

    3. Because…You’re really asking me that? She is fake.

    4. The best book I last read…I don’t get to read much for pleasure, so I would have to say it is a 3 way tie: The Battle for God, The Odyssey, and Beowulf. Sense a pattern?

    5. The worst book I last read…Fellowship of the Sausage Ring: A Meditation on Wascht.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…apparently, cow whispering.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…headcheese.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…chocolate is chocolate, though I have my favorites.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…hmmm, I don’t know. All of them? I’m adventurous that way.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…the job where you don’t have to do anything. Seriously, I would love to be an ethnopharmacologist or may a photographer.

    11. My favorite household chore is…there is supposed to be a favorite one? Brushing the dogs, if I had to pick.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Gaia.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…CenturyLink. Enough said.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…any time I surf by a reality show.
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    15. My biggest pet peeve is…hypocrisy and dishonesty; they go hand-in-hand.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…a baked potato. I set the timer wrong, never thought about it again. It actually caught the microwave on fire. The Chief of Police was sitting at the table drinking a soda and eating a piece of pie. She’s never let me live it down.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…on a deserted island.

    18. I really regret that time I…freaked out over having to take Cal III and changed my major from Pre-med to Anthropology/Sociology and Psychobiology.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…I don’t go to movie theaters. It’s too loud and I get a migraine. Plus I can’t stand the chattering, cell phone usage, chomping on food, and kids running up and down the isles.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I’m actually an adventurous person.

  8. 1. Pepperoni
    2. Penny Marshall
    3. “Laverne”
    4. “The Pigman”
    5. “The Age of Innocence”
    6. Tarzan yell
    7. Sardines
    8. Hershey?
    9. “Children of the Gods”
    10. Pope
    11. Mowing
    12. N/a
    13. N/a
    14. Ad for upcoming “Psych” the musical ! Breath of fresh air.
    15. Movie credits shrunk, fast-forwarded through by networks.
    16. Pimento cheese
    17. Prague
    18. Met Sean Connery and didn’t get a picture.
    19. “Haunted Honeymoon”
    20. I love King’s novel, but film wise, adore Kubrick’s interpretation of “The Shining”.

  9. 1) Sausage

    2) Can’t really choose from so many i.e. the Kardashians, anyone from Jersey Shore, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton, etc.

    3) Stupid knows no bounds

    4) Stargate Atlantis Reliquary

    5) Stargate Atlantis Entanglement

    6) Being a fountain of useless knowledge

    7) Sweetbreads

    8) Dark chocolate

    9) Stargate Atlantis Rising (both parts)

    10) A member of a gate team

    11) Ironing

    12) Abby Sciuto from NCIS

    13) A cashier helping me checkout using the self-scanner then not giving me my twenty bucks change back, but leaving it behind for the next customer after supposedly collecting it with my receipt and handing both to me.

    14) A commercial for Carl Jr.’s new buffalo bleu burger

    15) When someone laughs at another person and treats them like an idiot when the other person is right and the jackass is wrong.

    16) Risotto (I could have mortared a house with it!)

    17) England

    18) Dunno???

    19) None.

    20) I was born in a fire station.

  10. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    cheese, cheese, glorious cheese

    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    Jen

    3. Because…
    Reminds me of cardboard.

    4. The best book I last read…
    The Bible

    5. The worst book I last read…
    A big collection of Haunted House Stories. I’ve been working on it for about 10 years.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    Hmmmm. Don’t know.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    Still eating my peanut butter & bologna with mustard

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    If it’s crappy, I ain’t eating it.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    Runner. Come to mama!

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    Maybe someone who doesn’t go to the office and writes sci-fi and fantasy all day long and plays with dogs.

    11. My favorite household chore is…
    Mowing the lawn. From raggedy to beautiful.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    A bum.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    Ever try calling the state of NY government to talk about employer withholding? I actually yelled at them. Before they would answer a simple question, I had to have an officer of my company get on the phone and tell them I was okay. I said “Do you think an officer is sitting in the cubical beside me or standing around!?” “That is like me saying I won’t talk to you until you get the governor on the phone!!” He calmly said, “Ma’am that is not the same thing.” I didn’t get an answer to my question.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    Just last night. Sy-Fy channel, Meteor. When the science girl gets all down in the dumps because she was disconnected when a meteor hit her headquarters. She is about to give up when suddenly, the music lightens, she looks up and says she can go on because they need her, or something like that. It was so corny. I changed the channel.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    Speeders through constuction zones, or putting your pants/shorts on and your big feet get caught in the legs! 😡

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    Hmmmm?

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    Wyoming or Montana – some place beautiful and majestic

    18. I really regret that time I…
    Hummmm? I forget bad things.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    Chariots of Fire. Long time ago.

    20. It may shock you to know that…
    I have an 820 FICO score?

  11. @stargateatlantisseasonsix: did you read the stargate atlantis legacy series of novels? these were the first official novels i read, and i LOVED them!! i wish this would have been a mini series!

  12. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms lots of cheese and sauce
    2. My most despised celebrity is…quite a few goof balls there
    3. Because…egotistical, self righteous, self serving…they are legends in their own minds! welll….just because!

    4. The best book I last read…Ender’s game, Speed of Dark
    5. The worst book I last read…hmmm
    6. My hidden useless talent is…flexing ears – not popping, but kinda isometrics with the “muscle” tissue in inner ear.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…black pudding
    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…window of opportunity

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Sam Carter
    11. My favorite household chore is…NONE!
    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…kinda a SG team member

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…dealing with cable company “service.” HAH!
    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…so many of the reality shows and competitions just are over the top. Oh…and America’s funniest videos – many times are just an embarrassment to the people doing it.
    15. My biggest pet peeve is…insincerity, lying, not keeping commitments

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…don’t cook.
    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Hawaii
    18. I really regret that time I…some missed opportunities of not taking the other path/the other choice. Odd, how these just pop up in memory and nag at you from time to time.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Battlefield earth
    20. It may shock you to know that…I R old!

  13. Second try, I lost the first one.

    1. My favorite pizza topping is…Bacon

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Any Kardashian.

    3. Because…Really?

    4. The best book I last read…The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer.

    5. The worst book I last read…Some trashy romance of my moms.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…I can mirror write.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Haggis

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…PB M&Ms, PB Snickers. See the theme.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Zero Hour.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Movie/TV Critic.

    11. My favorite household chore is…Laundry?

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Beats me.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…some commercial for men’s penis enlargement.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…As in cooking or baking? LOLOL.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…England

    18. I really regret that time I…I smacked my brother in the arm when he was wearing a cast on it. :p

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Tess

    20. It may shock you to know that…Um….um…..still thinking.

  14. Please complete the following:

    1. My favorite pizza topping is pineapple

    2. My most despised celebrity is any Kardashian

    3. Because I dislike “celebrities” who don’t really do anything.

    4. The best book I last read was the bible.

    5. The worst book I last read was it was so terrible I forgot the name. And plot.

    6. My hidden useless talent is being able to point out every plot hole of every show/movie to my wife.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was a whole grilled fish, head and all on a skewer (I’m not that adventurous, I just picked at it).

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate are those white chocolate Purdy’s “happy face on a stick”.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be the last episode of SGU, to see what happens next.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be Bill Gate’s? Then I’d cash out as soon as I got it.

    11. My favorite household chore is folding laundry while watching a show.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was in my formal kilt.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was asking at McDonalds what items still had Monopoly stickers on them. “Angus Third Pounder”. “Okay I’ll get that”. Drive out of the drive through only to discover that it didn’t. After I specifically asked for them. Should have just got a Jr. Chicken.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was a Sears commercial about a Squirrel Uprising. YouTube it.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is gaping plot holes in TV shows (Castle is the worst for that. I don’t know why I still watch it. Or ever started. I think just for Nathan Fillion).

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make a cake and somehow put in about 25% as much flour as I should have.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in Central Europe. Switzerland maybe. And do day trips to different countries.

    18. I really regret that time I accidentally wiped out my entire camera memory, trying to just delete one picture. Mid-trip.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was Wild Wild West.

    20. It may shock you to know that I live in White Rock.

  15. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…Stuffed crust! Okay, pepperoni.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Justin Bieber

    3. Because…he seems like a snot-nosed brat and he can’t sing, either.

    4. The best book I last read…Call Me By Your Name, by Andre Aciman

    5. The worst book I last read…War and Peace (Sorry, Sheppard.)

    6. My hidden useless talent is…Memorizing things quickly. (Useless now, good back in the day.)

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…frog legs, probably.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Hershey, I guess?

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…McKay and Mrs Miller – 2 Rodneys? Why yes, I will. (Also the scene where John guffaws amuses me to no end – and it’s one of the only times he really laughs.)

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…the president’s.

    11. My favorite household chore is…laundry

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Last Halloween’s “Bryce” Banner. Tomorrow night I’m going out as Black Canary.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…TODAY. Petty, but it was a bunch of kids younger than me who could not find the item the computer said they had and so they just gave up. Didn’t try to ask a manager or anything. That would NOT fly in my store!

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Some parts of 2 weeks ago’s Supernatural episode. (Also, any Housewives episode ever.)

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…when my roommate leaves dirty dishes and then vanishes to her boyfriends for a week.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…Haha, the other night I was so tired and stressed, I messed up mac n’ cheese.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…London!

    18. I really regret that time I…agreed to a date, recently.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…I’ve never done this, actually.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I started out as a theatre/dance major and am now almost done with my (non-theatre) PhD.

  16. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…almost anything, (a Fat’s Special in MSP)
    2. My most despised celebrity is…cannot say (though I am in agreement with those who said Kardashians)
    3. Because…at this time what difference does it make
    4. The best book I last read…”Unbroken:…” by Laura Hillderband, a compelling story the made me go “Wow!”
    5. The worst book I last read…”Outpost” by Jake Tapper, a very compelling story but just made me angry.
    6. My hidden useless talent is…can’t say other wise it would not be hidden
    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Roasted Grasshopper, pigs stomach with bitter mellon.
    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…those little block things by Hershey’s
    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Unending (I would replace Mike Shanks), 100 days (not sure if I would have left), Whispers (just to see Leela Savasta, and the girl gang up close)
    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Stargate Technician, “chevron one encoded, chevron two….” (love Ponytail’s answer)
    11. My favorite household chore is…mowing, shoveling snow if it is powdery.
    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…Illinois Department of Rev telling me I did not file a return, (So what about the check of mine you cashed?) It started in May and continues to this day.
    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Reality TV
    15. My biggest pet peeve is… people not being able to use the plural form of the verb “to be”.
    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…when I tried to brown the crust of a pie with the broiler and it turned in to flambé.
    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Hawaii maybe near Kona, Trang Thailand-still has that provincial feel but not poor nor isolated.
    18. I really regret that time I…got out of bed.
    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Transformers, could walk out as I was on the plane. Did anyone find the third one to make any sense?
    20. It may shock you to know that…I am handy making things with wood.

  17. 1. My favorite pizza topping is… Cheese. Just lots of cheese. I also like various (normal) meats.

    2. My most despised celebrity is… Oh, I don’t despise celebrities. Although I’d say the ones I’m most tired of hearing about are the Kardashians.

    3. Because… I don’t even have any clue who they are, but the media seems to think I need to know all their drama.

    4. The best book I last read… Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours, by Jim Butcher

    5. The worst book I last read… Treasure Hunters, by James Patterson (et al)

    6. My hidden useless talent is… Bending my fingers crooked in kind of a gross, old witch sort of way because they’re double-jointed.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… I honestly don’t even know. Maybe alligator? I’m not very experimental when it comes to food.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… Hershey, I guess, although I prefer good chocolate.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… “Michael”. I would try to get that whole thing fixed before it had a chance to go off the rails. (I <3 Michael. He could have made such a cool SG team member.)

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… J.K. Rowling's

    11. My favorite household chore is… Who likes chores?

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… Hm, I cobbled together a hobbit costume last year–for a Halloween party I didn't end up going to. Does that count?

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… The cafe in my work building, a couple days ago. Paid way too much for a mediocre low-carb version of a burger (patty, cheese, and bacon), and had to go back twice before they could get even that right, and seemed kind of annoyed with me for doing so.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… Don't watch a lot of actual TV, but I saw a news clip recently on the internet about some lady with 15 kids who was already getting money from the government and donations from neighbors and was all full of righteous indignation that "somebody" needs to take responsibility for "these" (her) kids.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… Biggest? Maybe people messing with my stuff. (Using my toiletries without asking, cluttering up my room without putting it back, leaving the toilet seat in my bathroom up, etc.)

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… I don't cook much, and when I do, I usually succeed. Although this one time I forgot you can't put metal in the microwave. I just remembered something about baked potatoes getting wrapped in foil. That didn't go well.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Scotland

    18. I really regret that time I… I don't really do a lot of regretting. I try to learn from things and move on.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… I don't really walk out on movies. If I like it enough to go see it, I'm not usually so disappointed that I walk out. Although I do kind of wish I'd walked out of the first Scary Movie when I saw it.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I've written a novel about a Christian vampire. People usually laugh when I tell them that.

  18. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    Combo – cheese, pepperoni, sausage, bell pepper, onion

    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    Sponge Bob Square Pants

    3. Because…
    It really bothers me that Sponge Bob is a multi-billion dollar property. I see nothing redeeming about that show.

    4. The best book I last read…
    Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow, The Foundation Trilogy, The Illustrated Man – I love all the old classic sci-fi stuff.

    5. The worst book I last read…
    The Silmarillion – that book is sooooo boring.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    I can fold several different types of paper airplanes. (Not so useless, I guess, as I have 4 kids and can always make them toys with a piece of paper.)

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    I’m fairly conservative, so probably cow’s tongue or chicken foot soup.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    Hershey’s Kisses – If I was to eat a candy bar, it would be a Kit Kat. But, I prefer chocolate chip cookies.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    AWESOME!

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    Probably my own. I’m trained to be a computer programmer. I love computer programming so much that not only do I do it at work, but I write games in my spare time. That said, there are plenty of stuff that I would love to do… paint, write music, write a book, travel, go to space, etc. But, I think for a job, I better stick to programming. HOWEVER, if I was to switch to something else, it would be something that provided residual income. I guess I don’t have to tell you how good residual income is. 😉

    11. My favorite household chore is…
    Mowing the lawn – it always looks so nice when I’m done.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    Peter Criss of KISS – My mom sewed a complete custom costume and I had the full face paint. I think I was 13 or 14. I won the costume contest at the party I went to.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    McDonalds Drive Thru – I asked for my drink to be half coke, half diet coke. The girl said that they couldn’t do special orders on drinks. I told her, “You can do it. I believe in you.” When I got to the window, the girl started giving me a lecture about why they wouldn’t do it in the future. I interrupted her to explain that I have the money so I’m in charge. “Customer Service” means you SERVE me. She just looked at me like I was crazy.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    Honey Boo Boo – I couldn’t turn the channel fast enough.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    People that talk in the movies.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    an inside straight at a Texas Hold ’em table. 🙂

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    a beach community, like Monterey or Santa Cruz, CA. I live in the mountains so the beach would be nice.

    18. I really regret that time I…
    got married – What the hell was I thinking?!

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – I was a teenager and after seeing him in Labyrinth, I expected quite a different move from David Bowie. I really should go back and watch it again.

    20. It may shock you to know that…
    You can find my name in the Paint.NET about box – I contributed 2 effects to the free Windows paint program. Millions of people all around the world use that software. So, if you’ve installed it on your computer, you have a little bit of me on your hard drive.

  19. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…pepperoni and more pepperoni

    4. The best book I last read…Ptolemy’s Gate

    6. My hidden useless talent is…My face makes babies laugh they’re at the Comedy Store.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…gator nuggets

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Critical Mass

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…pretty much every other minute of AHS Coven

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…when people don’t give their seat up on the bus to senior citizens.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…diet brownies,

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Italy, a lakeside villa like the one in Enchanted April

    18. I really regret that time I…I feel awful if I give strangers bad directions.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Olympus Has Fallen.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I don’t own a microwave.

  20. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…Veggie…tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, olives…

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.

    3. Because…That man is completely self serving, a micromanager, liar and is doing more harm to this country than any other leader ever.

    4. The best book I last read…Captains Courageous by Kipling.

    5. The worst book I last read…Prey by Michael Crichton

    6. My hidden useless talent is…Like Norm on Cheers, I know lots of useless facts.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Whale blubber in the North West Territories.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Mars bars…I love them.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Anything with Ba’al in it. He may be evil, but he is also suave and damned good looking.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Prime Minister Harper so I could clean up all of his stupid mistakes.

    11. My favorite household chore is…brushing my cats.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…a sports mascot. Those costumes need to be dry cleaned more often.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…Drive through at McDonalds…they forgot half the order. We didn’t find out until we got home, went back, didn’t get an apology.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Honey Boo Boo.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…stupid advertisements on TV.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…Red Lobster biscuits that didn’t turn out.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Belize

    18. I really regret that time I…Told off a Social Services Director whom I indirectly worked for many years ago. It didn’t achieve anything, although she deserved it.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…I rarely go to movie theaters, so I don’t really walk out on movies.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I love the north and try to spend time in the Arctic any time I can.

  21. Sorry, Joe, although it looks like fun, I don’t do this type of survey online for security reasons.

  22. Please complete the following:

    1. My favorite pizza topping is… the sauce

    2. My most despised celebrity is… Joan Rivers

    3. Because… she’s a mean spirited b***h

    4. The best book I last read… Across Realtime by Venor Vinge

    5. The worst book I last read… Dune: The Machine Crusade. too bloody for me.

    6. My hidden useless talent is… none of my talents are useless but some are hidden.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… I don’t eat weird things.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… anything M&M

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Urgo, just love that one.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… photographer on the International Space Station

    11. My favorite household chore is… avoiding them for as long as possible

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… hum, can’t remember the last time i dressed up

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… haven’t had any

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… the nightly news report, for today

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… people that think a business owner shouldn’t be tipped…if I did the work and you’re happy and you would have tipped an employee for the same work, then tip me for doing the work.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… my Mom’s vanilla cookie recipe and I forgot to add the baking powder, they were tasty but extremely thin

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Antarctic, I like the cold and I’ve been told I can sometimes be anti-social

    18. I really regret that time I… didn’t speak up when someone said something I knew was wrong even though I knew I had the correct information

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… The Santa Clause 3

    20. It may shock you to know that… I’m younger then I feel

  23. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…spinach & feta – add caramelised onions & mushrooms & I’m in heaven..

    2. My most despised celebrity is…anyone who appears on that dreadful E! Entertainment Channel..both Stateside and UK

    3. Because…they make an art-form out of making an over-indulged, talentless, moneyed lifestyle look more odious and boring than it could possibly ever be..

    4. The best book I last read…hmmm..probably “I Claudius” as I re-read that to tie in with a fairly recent re-run of the BBC’s most excellent series with Sir Derek Jacobi

    5. The worst book I last read…I tried to get into the Hunger Games, gave up – don’t see the hype myself..

    6. My hidden useless talent is…I have no useless talents ..

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…weird to some but delicious to me – horsemeat – about 2 weeks ago…

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…I don’t eat crappy chocolate – my husband’s family live in Belgium & I live close enough to keep myself stocked with the truly delicious stuff..

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Crystal Skull as long as I could be invisible with Daniel Jackson..

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Chef at the Bluewater Cafe & Raw Bar – I have extreme Kitchen Envy when I eat there and spend more time staring at the Chefs and Sushi Masters than concentrating on my plate..

    11. My favorite household chore is…Cooking

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…I haven’t dressed up since my early 20’s …I loathe fancy dress & costuming…

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…the Pharmacy on Thursday..queuing for ages & meds not in stock when I got to front…however NOTHING will ever beat British Airways for stinking customer service…2+ years and I still haven’t forgiven them..

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Sharknado – even after ALL the warnings..

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…disloyalty – especially from someone thought to be a good friend..

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…I don’t have disasters, see above re: cooking & wanting to be a chef at Bluewater Cafe…

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Coal Harbour, Vancouver – penthouse – aim big is my motto..

    18. I really regret that time I…I don’t have regrets, certain circumstances in my life have taught me not to have regrets, every mistake can be learned from..although I might possibly say “that first cigarette”…but I did finally give up 6 years ago…

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…”Song of the South”, Disney – I was 5

    20. It may shock you to know that…Michael Shanks is my favourite actor…no really, *snerk*…

    Your answers today. My answers tomorrow.

  24. 1. Pepperoni. When done right it is a good mix of taste and crunch.

    2. Kanye West.

    3. He exemplifies whats wrong with celebrities.

    4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    5. I hate to say it, but its got to be The Autobiography of Mark Twain. Every few months I pick it up read a little bit more, get tired because I have yet to get to Twain’s writing and stop reading for a while.

    6. I am a big guy, but I can sneak up on people like a ninja.

    7. Fried Alligator. I know not all that weird…

    8. M and M’s I guess. (nothing against them, they are just not the high end of chocolates.)

    9. Given the right person stuck with, Window of Opportunity.

    10. Arne Harris, may he rest in peace.

    11. Uh yeah.. no.

    12. I don’t remember.

    13. I can’t speak on this because I have far to many to count.

    14. I really don’t remember. But I can go with Kayne and Kimmel’s feud.

    15. Lack of respect

    16. Actually I have been pretty successful in all that I cook. Though I did manage to burn a tv dinner.

    17. Alaska.

    18. I guess those times I make the wrong choices, college, high school, etc.

    19. The Perfect Storm, it wasn’t my choice.

    20. I don’t remember the best thing in my life happening to me on a night that I consider one of my worst.

  25. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    Pepperoni

    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    Russell Brand

    3. Because…
    Before he was as huge as he is, he used to host a terrible show on Channel 4 (UK), and it was incredibly cringeworthy. I’ve never managed to get over that.
    First impressions, and all that!

    4. The best book I last read…
    Sorry, I’m not much of a book reader, more a Magazine enthusiast. The last book I read was Robert Llewellyn’s “Man in the Rubber Mask”, but that’s an autobiography, not a novel. It was good, though! I enjoyed it very much!

    5. The worst book I last read…
    Again, not much of a reader, and if I can’t get into a book I generally won’t bother to. I find Star Trek novels incredibly difficult to get into. People keep buying me them (I am very much a Trekkie), but. I’m not sure what it is about them. I just can’t ever seem to find any that I like!

    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    I have no talents! I can write videogames within ludicrously short amounts of time, (AGameAWeek) but that’s not really something I’d call a “Talent”, in that you could’ve ever sit in front of people and go “Hey, look at my awesome talent”, and then hammer away at a keyboard for the next few hours! It’s not really something that you can show off!
    I’m terrible at playing music.. Although I can compose, I just can’t play it, and need to get the computer to do all my playing. My lack of hand/eye co-ordination results in zero sporting talents, and I’m probably the most unartistic person you’ll ever see.
    Woot!! Go me!

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    I’m stuck in a small town in the middle of nowhere. There’s very little available in our local stores that I’ve not eaten, but that’s not exactly a huge range of foodstuffs.
    A bland and unvaried diet, I’m afraid.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    Tesco’s own-brand cheap and cheerful Dark Chocolate. It isn’t anything fancy, but when you’re in the mood for something chocolately, that tends to hit the spot.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    Unending. A peaceful, relaxing life!

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    I seem to be quite good at problem solving, and figuring out odd things, but quite what sort of job that would be, I’m not sure. Maybe a detective!!! 😀

    11. My favorite household chore is…
    Changing the toilet roll.. Because everybody else puts the roll the wrong way around! Grrrr!!!

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    I haven’t really been out of the house since my surgery last year, so.. um.. Patient, I guess!

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    *shrugs* Sorry, nothing but good service, lately, I’m afraid.
    I ordered some batteries from Amazon a few months back, which never turned up. Got my money back from them fairly quickly.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    Other than Breaking Bad, probably Doctor Who’s “Introducing!” moment.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    “should of”… RAWR!!!

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    Saw a recipe on one of those Saturday Morning Cookery shows that are all the rage over here. They made a nice looking casserole with Sausages and Rice and stuff. Looked yummy.
    Tried it out.
    It wasn’t yummy.
    .. It wasn’t yummy at all…

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    I’m very comfortable where I am. I’m a bit of a recluse, if I’m honest, so probably somewhere way out in the middle of nowhere, where nobody can bother me!

    18. I really regret that time I…
    realised I needed the space, so threw out a rather alarming number of magazines.
    Never throw away old magazines!!!

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    I’ve pretty much given up on Movies, altogether. The last movie I watched was last Star Trek one. I can’t even be bothered to watch the more recent one.
    .. Tell a lie, the last movie I watched was Ashens Quest for the GameChild… But I enjoyed that, so that doesn’t count!

    20. It may shock you to know that…
    I’ve had brain surgery. You can’t tell.. i’m perfectly normal!!!!!

  26. Please complete the following:
    1. My favorite pizza topping is…mushrooms/banana peppers – a tie
    2. My most despised celebrity is…The Kardashians BAR-NONE!
    3. Because…They are nothing but Media Whores and would date and marry anyone with enough fame and money
    4. The best book I last read…The Day after Roswell by Col. Corso/William Birnes
    5. The worst book I last read…6 Armies in Normandy by John Keegan -so boring
    6. My hidden useless talent is…being able to make my eyelids pop i guess lol
    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Raccoon and I don’t recommend it.
    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…white chocalate
    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…SG-1-S10E20″Unending” or Atlantis S02Ep02 The Intruder I guess because both are chalked full of The Daedalus and i’m a Daedalus fiend. lol The more i get to be in the Daedalus and see more of it etc. I’m completely happy. (I’m pathetic, i know)
    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Col. John Sheppards’ Job-you didn’t say anything about real or not. lol
    11. My favorite household chore is…Cooking and if thats not considered a chore, i pick vacuuming lol
    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…The Highlander/AdrianPaul as Duncan MaCleod
    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…Dealing with Comcast-Xfinity on reprograming one of my boxes. Each one for each room, has to be programed individually.
    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…on the Walking Dead when the car got stuck on top of all those zombies. Why didn’t they push it off and get back in than to run in the woods? The car served as a bigger and better defense than running in the woods. lol It wouldn’t have been hard to push the car forward off of mashable beings lol then, hop back in and take off. WIth the speed and defense of the medal to push them out of the way, they could’ve been safe in no time.
    15. My biggest pet peeve is…my ex would shave her legs everywhere and would smack the head of her razor on tables and anything else. The hair and shaving cream would be all over what she was useing to unclog her razor. Coffee Tables, The Island in the kitchen and so on. She then would walk off and not even clean it up! I gave her the “digusted your not whom i thought you were” stare. Finally i did boot her out. Completely awful and disgusting, right?
    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…Barbecue Chicken…I’ve learnt that recipes don’t mean it’ll turn out awesome just because you follow to the letter. lol It takes experience and know how when attempting fate by useing the magical world of spices and other amazing things. lol
    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Scottlands’ Highlands
    18. I really regret that time I…decided to start dateing my ex lol 7 years completely wasted. lol
    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Mirrormask
    20. It may shock you to know that…I’m a Ufologist and i believe the U.S. Government or a faction of them are hiding knowledge and proof of some sort of presence of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (E.B.E.s) and keep trieing to Cover-up everything by any mean possible. Like useing Disinformation Agents and The Media to discredit people and laugh at anyone who says they’ve seen anything out of the ordinary. Even though most of the Astronauts who have walked on the moon and etc believe that this is true and have seen many things in space and have admitted to our Government threatening anyone who says a word. Which is why none of them came forward till now, after they aren’t threatened with their careers etc. Now they have nothing to lose and want the truth out there to everyone before they die. They want Freedom of Knowledge to mean what it promises all of us in our Admendments. Also for everyone to know that NASA is not an organization to tell the truth. They ARE a part of our government and military and in their “contracts’ and etc. They cannot tell anyone anything they’ve seen or know. That it’s a part of our Military and all information and knowledge is to be classified and hidden from the public. Most people think it’s a public organization that reports to the public and everything is transparent. Not so. On the surface, thats what they want everyone to think. They are completely withholding everything and disinformation to confuse everyone. Thats why there are two different audio systems to all astronauts. The public channel that we hear when we watch missions on tv etc. Then there is the military channel that they switch to when they don’t want anyone to hear what they are saying. Thats also why there is a 20second delay on the video feed. Everything you watch that you think is live and supposed to be isn’t. It’s 20seconds behind on purpose. IT’s not like that at space command, only what the public sees. That way anything “pops up” that we aren’t suppose to see,…..they can flip the switch to something else etc. This was put in place after a certain space mission showed some amazing things on the vid and the public went wild. After this, they put this delay in place and most do not know it. This is why they airbrush ALL pictures from Mars, the Moon and so on. Yes you can say i’m an aluminum hat wielding fellow. lol Except i look for proof. I don’t believe everything i hear or even see. I do research for hours and hours and hours before i make a decision on everything. So, this is my opinion but, everything else is fact. It all can be found online on professional sites and etc. that are gaurenteed vids and pics that aren’t messed with. “sorry so long”
    Your answers today. My answers tomorrow.

  27. Ponytail: You’re hired! When can you start coding for me? BTW, I can’t pay you.

    JeffW: Did your airlines change the e-rules yet? Good luck catch up with Mr. M!

    Answers or at least some:

    1. My favorite pizza topping is…Mushroom.
    2. My most despised celebrity is…Kanye West
    3. Because…he’s so full of himself
    4. The best book I last read…Dick Francis-Crossfire
    5. The worst book I last read…Can’t remember, if it’s bad then I usually put it down and find another. Life is short.
    6. My hidden useless talent is…I can peg you between the eyes with a rubber band. I have perfect aim with those things. It came in handy on the school bus.
    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…frog legs. Tasted like…. chicken 🙂
    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…M&M’s
    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…I can’t remember the name but it’s the one with “all chick team” fighting wraith zombies?
    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…A chocolate taster
    11. My favorite household chore is…Hmmm, I got nothing. Pretty much hate all chores.
    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Peter Pan
    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…My car was promised on Wednesday but they screwed up-it was Thursday.
    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…The Finale of Battlestar Galactica
    15. My biggest pet peeve is…people who sit in their cars playing with their phones and ignoring the green light. Arg!
    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…Can’t remember, I’ve been lucky in cooking lately.
    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…A beach front area. Someplace warm, doesn’t matter where.
    18. I really regret that time I…How much time do you have? 😉 Probably things dealing with my bipolar SIL. I have no tolerance for crazy.
    19. The last movie I walked out on was…I don’t remember ever walking out but I did sleep through Jessica Rabbit.
    20. It may shock you to know that…I’m pretty much an open book. I’ve shocked you all I can.

  28. 1. egg

    2. Ehm, There are a few Dutch ones but you probably wouldn’t know them.

    3. They’re mostly all a bunch of overacting cry babies.

    4. Do comic-books count? Cause then it’s the prequel to Man Of Steel

    5. Probably “Oorlogswinter” by Jan Terlouw, We had to read that too many times back in high school.

    6. My Jim Carrey impersonations, And not even any of his newer films.

    7. Accidentally swallowed a bug once.. Gross.

    8. Kinder Chocolate.

    9. The Fifth Race, Or any episode containing ascension.

    10. Someone who is close to a well funded retirement.

    11. Are you kidding me?

    12. Superman

    13. This week as I tried to get an appointment for a haircut for my dog with someone who just wouldn’t call back after ten phonecalls.

    14. Probably some of the many inventive kills in The Walking Dead.

    15. People smoking.

    16. Tomato Soup, Learned that lesson, Now I buy cans instead of making it myself.

    17. New York.

    18. Performed on stage in front of a large group of people having not rehearsed nor planned on a single thing (Why would I do that, Well the sign-up wasn’t voluntary)

    19. I’ve never done that, But I’m sure I’d walk out of a screening of any Dutch film ever made in the history of ever.

    20. My name isn’t actually Angelus 😉

  29. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    Chicken, specifically on Thai chicken pizza (tomato allergy precludes normal pizza)

    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    right now, Bethenny.

    3. Because…
    She has a talk show and I have no clue who she is. One of the Housewives? Her voice makes Fran Drescher sound like an angel.

    4. The best book I last read…
    Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

    5. The worst book I last read…
    So bad I don’t recall the name and author, something with vampires and lesbians.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    catching flies in mid-air.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    “sushi” made from rice krispies, cut up gummi bears and sprinkles. I spit it out.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    Butterfingers, with peanut butter cups and peppermint patties a close second.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    So many favorites. The Ties That Bind would be fun.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    Secret luxury resort “shopper”. Or art curator.

    11. My favorite household chore is…
    cooking.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    Criminologist for RHPS.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    I guess I’ve been lucky this month, everyone has been cheerful, professional and polite.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    See #3.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    people who can’t pay me back pretending they’re busy. If you’re broke, you’re broke, but don’t string me along or avoid me. We’re still friends.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    pecan pie. I used a new recipe and screwed up the ingredient proportions.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    Kona or Kauai. Maybe Santa Fe.

    18. I really regret that time I…
    married a lazy slob. Never marry a musician. Or date one. Or that other thing.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    Again, something involving vampires and lesbians. Back in the 80s.

    20. It may shock you to know that…
    I once had a Top Secret clearance, and was responsible for multi-million dollar communications systems, vital to national and world security. Yeah, both amuses and amazes me too.

  30. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…

    Kalamata olives, prosciutto, and fresh rosemary. Oh, and cheese, of course.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…

    Will Ferrell

    3. Because…

    He’s Will Ferrell.

    4. The best book I last read…

    The Bible.

    5. The worst book I last read…

    I don’t read any bad books.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…

    Picture straightening.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…

    Humble pie.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/dasNdanger/chocopoo_zpsb3e76742.jpg

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…

    Vegas.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…

    Yours. Duh.

    11. My favorite household chore is…

    Taking naps.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/dasNdanger/frenchmaid.jpg

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…

    I didn’t have any because I am just the sweetest, most agreeable thing there is! Isn’t that right? Right? RIGHT??! DAMMIT, AGREE WITH ME!!!! 😡

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…

    Will Ferrell.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…

    Pet pee.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…

    Love. Next time I’ll use extra shortening and parchment paper. 😛

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…

    Lochdubh, Scotland.

    18. I really regret that time I…

    Spilled my guts on Joey’s blog.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…

    Dances With Wolves

    20. It may shock you to know that…

    Some of my comments herein are facetious. 😉

    das

  31. 1. My favorite pizza topping is… cheese.

    2. My most despised celebrity is… Justin Bieber.

    3. Because… Canada is ashamed of him being born on Canadian soil.

    4. The best book I last read… The Big Sleep.

    5. The worst book I last read… any Paulo Coelho book.

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I wish I had one.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… worms.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… chocolate with strawberry filling.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Window of opportunity.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… yours.

    11. My favorite household chore is…ironing.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… Bruno Mars.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… a saleswoman in Player’s Room.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… a horrible dubbing. “The apple never falls far from the tree” was translated as “The kiwi never falls far from the tree”

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… no idea

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… American pancakes with oranges.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Prague!

    18. I really regret that time I… didn’t buy that white leather jacket.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… the Hobbit.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I work for 5 dollars/hour.

  32. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…anchovies. Or mushrooms.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Oprah Winfrey.

    3. Because…”Vajayjay”. Dr. Phil, her “expertise” on EVERYTHING, etc.

    4. The best book I last read…Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

    5. The worst book I last read…can’t remember

    6. My hidden useless talent is…cat whispering

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Maybe not weird to most Jewish people, but gefilte fish. Oy.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…M&Ms

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Prometheus Unbound

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…my veterinarian’s

    11. My favorite household chore is…laundry

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Star Trek science officer.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…Easy! The “Dental Bitches” (that’s how I had them listed on my phone) at my last dentist’s office. Oy again.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…19 Kids and Counting.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…bad spelling and punctuation!?…! Vajayjay, vacay, cray cray, too.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…apple and sage pork something something, it was AWFUL.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Florida’s east coast, right on the beach.

    18. I really regret that time I…Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention. 🙂

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Solaris

    20. It may shock you to know that…Nope, not going there! 🙂

  33. 1. My favorite pizza topping is… ranch dressing

    2. My most despised celebrity is… Jenny McCarthy

    3. Because… she’s an anti-vaccine idiot.

    4. The best book I last read… Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Dr. Paul Offit

    5. The worst book I last read… Hmmm, not sure…

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I can pick things up with my long toes.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… octopus

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Cadbury

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Window of Opportunity (as long as I remembered the loops!)

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… Sam Carter’s (I can pick a fictional job right??)

    11. My favorite household chore is… cooking

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… a mom. Oh wait…

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… probably a cashier or something – I’m pretty forgiving. A few months ago though I had to deal with a lady in billing who apparently didn’t know how to use a computer and didn’t want to try.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… Not sure! I have a terrible memory.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… people who opt out of vaccinating. Get your damn shots and be glad we live in the modern era! (PS don’t forget to get your pertussis booster via the tdap!)

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… orange chicken in the crockpot 🙁

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Australia – somewhere near Sydney.

    18. I really regret that time I… spent way too much money 😛

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… years ago… Mickey Blue Eyes

    20. It may shock you to know that… I’m a Calvinist and a pastor’s wife. And I drink my coffee black because of Captain Janeway.

  34. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    Salami, Tomato, And Basil
    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    all of them
    3. Because…
    they are famous for nothing more than they are famous

    4. The best book I last read…
    Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (simply funny lol)
    by Jenny Lawson
    5. The worst book I last read…
    Ringworld’s Children Larry Niven ( sometimes is better do only 1 book)
    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    i play ping-pong using the two hands
    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    Arroz con Fardacho- lizard rice

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    Godiva but better is one i buy last year in belgium
    http://www.chocolatsgerbaud.be/2013/choco-index.php

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    Sg1 Window Of Opportunity (i want play golf through the gate)
    Sg1 Heroes ( i want save Janet with my hands)
    Sg1 Unending ( i want live all this time with them and remember)
    Sga Tao of Rodney ( i like cry some times)
    Sga Enemy at the gate (i want to be in the Atlantis Balcony)

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    I want be Bill Gates ( only for the salary off course) for the work per se i ever want to be an astronaut(anyone even a Russian)
    11. My favorite household chore is…
    Watch TV, opss crap this is not a chore…

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    Cardinal ( a catholic one) in carnival.
    The best thing was to find some nuns in a bar.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    No problems here in moths.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    All the reallities make me wtf

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    People who remember you only to ask a favor.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    i get than othe make the complicate things

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    London,Paris, Newyork, LA and Tokio…. a in Brussels to for the chocolate

    18. I really regret that time I…
    I no regret if i did
    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    Will Smith´s After Earth i cant i try but i cant..
    20. It may shock you to know that…
    My last Dog live until his 16 years (Is a lot for a dog i can assure you)

  35. 1. My favorite pizza topping is… mushrooms.

    2. My most despised celebrity is… any Kardashian.

    3. Because… they are annoying and have no redeeming value.

    4. The best book I last read… The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. First of the Longmire books. I like the show so thought I’d try the books. So far so good.

    5. The worst book I last read… Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo Mystery set in Amish country. Female protagonist started out well but wimped out in the end.

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I’m good at recreating things in cross-stitch embroidery. Whee!

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… sea slug. Got to go to a traditional Chinese wedding and reception and decided to be brave and try all the food even though I didn’t know what most of it was.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… Hershey’s Dark.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… “Michael” or “The Shrine”

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… Joe’s.

    11. My favorite household chore is… vacuuming.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… a nun.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… the third phone call trying to straighten out my DirecTV bill.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… the new Ironside pilot.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… spelling or grammar mistakes in a newspaper/magazine/other professional article.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… teriyaki beef = shoe leather.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… some place tropical.

    18. I really regret that time I… didn’t go see Yul Brynner in “The King and I”

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… History of the World Part I

    20. It may shock you to know that… I have a potty mouth.

  36. @ Sparrowhawk – *See answer to #20. 😉

    @ Everyone – I have learned much about my fellow Mallozzians…mostly that everyone watches Honey Boo-Boo. 😉

    das

  37. Hi Joe

    1. My favorite pizza topping is… Bacon, double cheese burger

    2. My most despised celebrity is… Kardashian’s any and all

    3. Because… you really need an answer?

    4. The best book I last read… The Last Threshold, by RA Salvatore

    5. The worst book I last read… The Last Threshold, by RA Salvatore He killed off Drizzt!!!

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I can bend my thumbs back

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… a fly, it drowned in my Coke…

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Cadbury

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Moebius Parts 1 & 2

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… I like my job

    11. My favorite household chore is… cooking

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… Friar

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… haven’t had one recently

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… the ref’s in football.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… idiot customers

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… Tea Biscuits, I left them in too long.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Australia

    18. I really regret that time I… No Regrets, it’s a rule I have

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… never walked out on one

    Elminster

  38. @Shannon: “15. My biggest pet peeve is… people who opt out of vaccinating. Get your damn shots and be glad we live in the modern era! (PS don’t forget to get your pertussis booster via the tdap!)” WELL SAID!

    1. “@Deni @Shannon: “15. My biggest pet peeve is… people who opt out of vaccinating. Get your damn shots and be glad we live in the modern era! (PS don’t forget to get your pertussis booster via the tdap!)” WELL SAID!”

      I’m your worst nightmare then. My pediatrician is in 100% agreement that his vaccines resulted in his autism. I have the lab work to prove the toxic heavy metals in his body (including mercury, aluminum, etc.). AND she gave us an exemption forever from any further vaccinations. This is someone associated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Not a quack. So you know, you’re entitled to your opinion only if you have thoroughly read the research on it and not what the CDC and NIH regurgitate to you because the CDC admitted a LONG time ago that the mercury in the vaccines was causing autism, what the community discovered in a FOIA request of a meeting they had (not open to the public), but come live in my hell for a little while. I seriously doubt you’d last a month. We will have to live with this for the rest of our lives. Also, there are many other true medical reasons why people have to opt out of vaccines as well as religious reasons. If you believe in the power of your vaccines, then my unvaccinated child is of no threat to you and if he gets something because I chose not to cause further insult to his brain. He has encephalopathy from it. But all you need to do is respect that my mainstream pediatrician in a very prominent children’s hospital disagrees with you and it is HER opinion that matters.

      The government is quietly acknowledging this is the case: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/post2468343_b_2468343.html (Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children with Autism) from January of this year.

      We are very well educated parents and probably know more about biomedical than you do. It is speculated that two-thirds of all children with autism have mitochondrial disorders. What is that, you ask? Something that is CONTRAINDICATED in vaccinations. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/new-study—mitochondrial_b_147030.html

      Don’t really care for David Kirby? Okay, here are scholarly articles about it.

      http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003815

      http://www.getimmunocal.com/Autism/Refs/Oxidative%20stress%20in%20autism.pdf

      http://abcmt.org/A%20Novel%20Form%20of%20Mecury%20Poisoning.pdf

      http://www.articles.complexchild.com/june2009/00128.pdf

      Here is a doctor from the Cleveland Clinic talking about mitochondrial disorders.

      So don’t condemn all of us just because you dislike Jenny. Her child apparently recovered. Mine never will. And he will be a burden to society for the rest of his life. I do plan to get him tested for mitochondrial disorders and then I will know for sure.

  39. @Kevin Roberts… you will like this then:

    A few years before dad died, my brother and I were visiting with him. Dad was a Navy man, three war vet, a non nonsense guy who mocked the supernatural and the extraterrestrial. “I have something to tell you”, he blurted out as we were casually chatting. My brother and I were puzzled, half expecting to be told of a half-sibling in Japan (Dad really, really loved Japan).
    “I met an old woman up in Adak when I was stationed up there. (In the late 60s). She said she’d had signed a confidentiality paper when she worked at Roswell, but she told me she was too old and didn’t give a damn anymore. She told me she saw the bodies.”
    And he’d not say a word more on the subject. I was shocked, because Dad was NOT the kind of man who believes. Either he didn’t believe the old woman until his later years, or he did and he wanted to pass that on before he too passed away.
    I never believed in UFOs, but the simple phrase “I saw the bodies”. Well. Now I doubt.

  40. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…pepperoni.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…uhm, uhm, despised?

    3. Because… I don’t know who’s truly contempt-able and who is just putting on.

    4. The best book I last read…Bible

    5. The worst book I last read…the last half of the unabridged version of Stranger in a Strange Land. Because the middle was a good ending and the rest was evangelizing this psychopathic, imaginary religion that wins everyone over to conformity.

    I’d only read a bad book for my science fiction fan credentials. I struggle to get through a book now because I get interrupted so often. It’s just not fun. Later I’ll read more books.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…I can put my elbows together and turn my wrists out to make a perfectly flat volleyball hitting surface, but my friend says if I hit a ball like that against someone bigger than my six year old, I’d bust a bunch of capillaries.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…on purpose? pigeon brains with cinnamon salt.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… what’s crappy chocolate?

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Window of Opportunity. I have some studying to do and I can never get enough life done to get around to it.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…an inventor with plenty of stuff and space.

    11. My favorite household chore is…picking up the toy food. It involves a fabric bag that’s “hungry” and it snatches toy food out of children’s hands and sometimes swallows their arm, but they keep feeding it.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Senator Amadala.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…that my car developed new problems so immediately after leaving the shop for repairs, twice in a row, that I have to suspect sabotage, but not accuse so surely as to enshrine the suspicion in a review.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Beyblade. The toy makes sense. The show is people waiting for the results of a game of chance and intense music and flashy graphics while they wish really hard to win. The kids still want to watch it, but I’ve banned it for sheer inanity.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…people calling taking on upper class values “bettering yourself”. It’s bettering your financial opportunities by learning how to play a game better. It is not improving your character, which, if you were all that great to begin with, would be a large part of what your “self” is composed of.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…rendering a whole crockpot of lard and cracklings without realizing the crock liner was cracked. The food was fine once I worked out the kinks, but the mess was horrible. I’m not including the fire that resulted from not following JeffW’s directions for the cheesecake. That was awesome.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…the woods.

    18. I really regret that time I…showed how tough I was by sticking it out longer.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…the Batman with the freeze guy.

    20. It may shock you to know that…the first time I trick or treated I was in the sixth grade and I wasn’t allowed to say “trick or treat” because that’s presenting an ultimatum to an adult.

  41. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…mushroom

    2. My most despised celebrity is… I don’t relly despise anyone.

    3. Because… I wouldn’t like to be despised

    4. The best book I last read… The Shadow of the Wind

    5. The worst book I last read… Da vinci code

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I can touch my nose with my tongue

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… haggis

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… cadburys

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… 1969

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… my job

    11. My favorite household chore is… eating leftovers

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… witch

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… smokers

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… dinner

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Tuscany

    18. I really regret that time I… walked around Walmart with a pair of (clean)underpants stuck to the velcro on my jacket hood.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… The Mask

    20. It may shock you to know that… I can’t stand ice cream.

  42. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…feta.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…my Mum said do not say anything if you cannot say something nice. (Kim K).

    3. Because…see above (What is she famous for again).

    4. The best book I last read…The Power Trip from Jackie Collins.

    5. The worst book I last read…never finish bad books.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…I can put my foot behind my head, hey at my age it is pretty cool.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…bird seed.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…ALL chocolate is gooooooood.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…where Jack and Samantha get married.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…boss of MGM. Get those movies made and even more Stargate.

    11. My favorite household chore is…laundry.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…do not dress up.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…when I brought my work clothes, lady was just rude.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Miley Cyrus doing anything

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…double negatives.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…meringue.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Townsville, where Mum lives, right next door.

    18. I really regret that time I…punished my daughter but got the wrong child.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Titanic, utter rubbish.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I swear a lot.

  43. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…mushrooms

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Miley Cirus…no, Justin Beiber…no, Miley

    3. Because…what a waste of talent and opportunity!

    4. The best book I last read…”The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King

    5. The worst book I last read… my own

    6. My hidden useless talent is…

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Pickled pigs’ feet

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… Hershey’s

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…Threads

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…I really have no idea.

    11. My favorite household chore is…dusting

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…Good grief, I don’t remember!

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…my IP taking 3 weeks to transfer my service to a new address. Come on, guys! It’s not that hard!

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Vince on “Sons of Guns” walking out on his job without telling anyone.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…People who become too familiar too quickly. I just met you; please don’t hug me.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…I was just boiling water and butter together and was supposed to add the sauce mix in with it. Forgot the sauce mix. Burned the butter to the bottom of the pan. Pan was ruined,
    and now I’ve officially burned water. Awesome.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Dubois, Wyoming. Seriously.

    18. I really regret that time I…Led that one guy on because I was just too young and stupid to realize he was serious when I was just having fun.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…Haven’t done that. Almost did for “Where the Wild Things Are” though. If I hadn’t had my kids with me, I would have been out of there.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I don’t like Hemmingway.

  44. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…
    black olives or mushrooms (tie)

    2. My most despised celebrity is…
    98% of the U.S. Congress

    3. Because…
    they have forgotten who they’re serving

    4. The best book I last read…
    Currently reading The Cuckoo’s Calling – so far, excellent!

    5. The worst book I last read…
    I didn’t finish it, it was that bad. And I’ve wiped it from my mind.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…
    Chicken dancing?

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…
    chocolate ants

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…
    Tootsie Roll

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be…
    Window of Opportunity – it might be fun to do anything and get a reset

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…
    my own – I love my work

    11. My favorite household chore is…
    cooking

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…
    Mother Hubbard

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…
    the phone company

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…
    109 yard return for a touchdown in football last weekend

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…
    poor usage of there, their, they’re, its and it’s, to, too, and two, effect vs. affect, …you get the picture

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…
    an overcooked roast – I fell asleep

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…
    the mountains

    18. I really regret that time I…
    I took a sleeping pill and have no memory of the insanity that my husband witnessed

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…
    I don’t go to the theater often

    20. It may shock you to know that…
    I’m a grandmother

  45. Okay, here goes –

    1. My favorite pizza topping is…pepperoni. Boring, I know.

    2. My most despised celebrity is…any one that thinks their opinion on something they know nothing about is relevant. Or Dane Cook.

    3. Because…re Dane Cook – because he’s Dane Cook!

    4. The best book I last read… “Little Princes” by Conor Grennan.

    5. The worst book I last read… N/A – I don’t read bad books! If they don’t catch me by the end of the first chapter, I lose interest. But, I can’t remember reading any bad ones recently.

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I use ALL my talents, as few as they are!

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…witchetty grub in Australia. Tastes like eggs! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchetty_grub

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… any Stargate episode!

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… Chris Hadfield’s. He was commander of the ISS. Plus, just all around cool guy.

    11. My favorite household chore is…avoiding household chores.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… IT consultant.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…Bell Canada (of course) for not calling me back about my request for a service change. STILL haven’t called back yet.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…Rob Ford’s approval ratings are UP???!!! Toronto, you disappoint me. And the rest of the planet.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…people trying to get into the elevator BEFORE people can get out. *STABS*

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…many years ago, I made a white cake that for some reason seemed to actually take on mass as it cooled until it was like a slab of marble. Hard as marble, too.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Vancouver, of course.

    18. I really regret that time I…ate that ham sandwich that didn’t taste quite right.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…never. After paying that much, I’m suffering through it.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I have nothing to shock you. My life’s an open book!

  46. Geez, lots of questions, well, okay…

    1. My favorite pizza topping is… sliced mushrooms

    2. My most despised celebrity is…impossible to limit this to one (any kardashian, anyone with a “posse”)

    3. Because… isn’t it obvious?!

    4. The best book I last read… “Smallworld: A Science Fiction Adventure Comedy”

    5. The worst book I last read…”When Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior’s Path”

    6. My hidden useless talent is… pointing out aloud grammatical errors found within a projected presentation during a VP meeting.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… microwave bacon – UGH!

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… any made from a packaged, desiccated powder — YUM!

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… “Rising”

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… writing for a new Stargate TV series

    11. My favorite household chore is… nothing, nada, zip – I despise housekeeping

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… Mrs. White from Clue

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… dealing with Comcast Cable via chat. The agent was an imbecile.

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… anything out of the mouths of Bill Mahr, Piers Morgan or Al Sharpton at any time, about anything.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…Obamacare

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… a boiled egg – I overdid it.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…West coastal Ireland

    18. I really regret that time I… spoke aloud at that VP meeting about incorrectly using “their” for “there”.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… Greystoke – Tarzan, the first Alien film and a few others… can’t remember which was last one.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I love snacking on black licorice nibs and sugar-free Werthers coffee caramel hard candies.

    I feel so exposed.

    My answers today. Your answers tomorrow.
    2cats

  47. 1. My favorite pizza topping is…Pepperoni

    2. My most despised celebrity is…Dane Cook

    3. Because…He is the Nickleback of the comedy world. He sucks, but people still love him.

    4. The best book I last read…I re-read Hunt For Red October after Tom Clancy died.

    5. The worst book I last read…Polar Shift by Clive Cussler.

    6. My hidden useless talent is…Juggling

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was…Chicken Hearts

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…none.

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… 200 – too much fun.

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be…Author Lawrence Block

    11. My favorite household chore is…Dishes

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as…A Mad Scientist

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was…Rude counter person at a fast food restaurant (big surprise)..

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was…The Denver Broncos/Indianapolis Colts game.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is…smokers.

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make…Cinnamon and Sage turkey legs (cinnamon and sage is NOT a surprisingly good combination despite what the author said).

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in…Maui

    18. I really regret that time I…Drank way too much in college and started drunk dialing everyone. Even my parents.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was…None.

    20. It may shock you to know that…I have some Michael Bolton songs on my iPod.

  48. Oh, and here is a great interview of Dr. Hilleman from Merck who tells you how vaccines were created in the beginning and admits quite honestly the methods they used to produce them, including getting monkey illegally into the country. Also putting things they know could produce cancer in those mighty vaccines. http://youtu.be/4W2MJbcgn1g

  49. More education for you about vaccines. This comes straight from the CDC web site: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

    Let’s take one list of the added ingredients in just one of the vaccine (as an example): formaldehyde, octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100), sodium phosphate, gelatin (standard formulation only), thimerosal (multi-dose vial only) , egg protein

    Formaldehyde: The stuff they put in dead frogs to preserve them for biology class. From the National Cancer Institute’s web site: “Formaldehyde has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

    Octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100): You’ll love this one: http://datasheets.scbt.com/sc-281181.pdf They recommend gloves, goggles and a respirator when handling this baby.

    Sodium Phosphate: Well, on this sweetheart, the FDA just released new warnings for this product when used as an oral solution for bowel cleansing to include acute kidney injury. Imagine what putting it directly into your veins can do for your general well-being.

    Gelatin: Only nontoxic thing in this mess.

    Thimerosal: Oops. Mercury is still IN the vaccines, at least this one, as the CDC admits. Mercury shot directly into your veins. You spill a drop of this from an old thermometer and they send people in haz-mat suits to you for clean-up. And guess what they aren’t telling you. It is still showing up in other vaccines, too: “The thimerosal was removed mainly by switching to single-dose vaccine vials that do not require a preservative. Today, American children under age six are routinely exposed to thimerosal only in some influenza vaccines, though trace amounts occur in one formulation of the combined diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine.” http://www.salon.com/2013/06/30/world_health_organization_approves_use_of_mercury_based_preservative_in_vaccines_partner/

    And aluminum is the new mercury and aluminum is very much still present in vaccines. Aluminum has already been implicated in Alzheimer’s (yet they want to give old people shots with aluminum in them–makes NO sense). And they are finding that Alzheimer’s and autism are very closely linked. In fact, a drug they are using to treat Alzheimer’s, Namenda, is showing great promise in the treatment of autism. My son’s psychiatrist is in the middle of a study for it and he smiled when he told me he could not really share the results of it…yet. He wanted us to try something that was chemically similar though. We are in the process of taking objective data on it (prior as a baseline, and a week of 2-hour data collections on 5 different target behaviors at the same time of day to see if there is any effect as we go up on the dose. My son’s school is also taking data to see if they see any at school.

    Just wanted to share with you cutting edge research in mainstream medicine.

  50. @PBMom: You know, Hilda, G-d forbid we should say anything contrary to what you believe to be true. I am so sorry about what happened to Patrick and countless other children, but I am entitled to my opinion REGARDLESS of whether or not I have “thoroughly read the research”. One could also argue that for people with Cancer, COPD and a myriad of other ailments, getting the flu or pertussis can kill. If you saw my 58 year old cousin in leg braces and crutches, still bitter because his mother didn’t believe in vaccinating against Polio when he was a kid, maybe you’d measure your words a little more carefully. Have you seen a child die of malaria? Yellow fever? How about rabies? Furthermore, people deciding not to vaccinate are only protected from life-threatening disease because the great majority of people do vaccinate. This is a concept known as herd immunity. The large number of immune people in a population reduce the prevalence of disease, indirectly conferring protection to those who are not immune. As soon as large numbers of people stop vaccinating, herd immunity is broken down and we will begin to
    see a resurgence of serious, life-threatening and crippling disease. Of course it’s a concern that vaccines may have some link with autism. But the scientific evidence behind any links are inconclusive. For me, I do know for a fact that vaccines protect against deadly disease, and I don’t know that vaccines cause autism. Therefore, I feel the benefits of vaccinating largely outweigh the risks, and my grandson’s pediatrician strongly supports this viewpoint. Hilda, you are not my worst nightmare, My worst nightmare is Michael getting polio or the like because we didn’t vaccinate.

    1. @Deni I am not antivaccination. I am against the amount of vaccines they say we need. Who needs one for the chicken pox? Seriously? Chicken pox is not a deadly disease. And they said it would only take one. And they were wrong. Yes, it is true that some people die from complications of every disease, but they also die from getting the vaccine. And my nieces got them all (chicken pox vaccine) and still got chicken pox anyway. There are definitely really important reasons to get vaccines. But you would think in this age of medicine, they could green the vaccines, that they could not try to continue to make vaccines versus medicine because they cannot be prosecuted if something goes wrong with someone when they receive a vaccine. Why wouldn’t a company create a vaccine when the government will bear the cost of anything that goes wrong versus creating a drug that will do the same thing, but if something went wrong with the drug because, oh, let’s say they falsified research as they are so often caught doing nowadays, they can be made to pay out claims that can cost THEM profit.

      Do you know there are 150 vaccines in the pipeline? This should be worrying people why they want to create vaccines versus medicine for diseases.

      Polio was an awful disease. That is definitely one I would consider getting a vaccine for if the child does not have any contraindication for anything else. I think the approach to stop those from getting vaccines that should not is simple enough. Do you know how they give the PKU test at birth? Why can’t they hold off on getting a newborn just born their first injection at the hospital (and WHY would a baby need to be protected from hepatitis–they are not high-risk people?) until they test that baby to be sure they do not have a mitochondrial disorder? Easy enough solution. Too common sense for politics I guess because the pharmaceutical company are big lobbyists in Washington.

      I believe in sensible vaccination. I believe in giving single-dose vaccines and not 6-9 in one shot. And I believe it is time we insist that drug companies take out all the toxins in the vaccine that could be causing the problem. It’s not the disease they are trying to prevent us from getting that is in the shot that is the issue–it is all the toxins. And I believe that physicians need to tell parents getting the vaccines ALL the possible side effects and let them read the package insert so that they can ask questions. All we were told is that he could have a localized inflammation, possibly a fever, but that’s it. They didn’t tell me he could scream uncontrollably for days or have seizures, etc. That is NOT informed consent and I am 100% for informed consent. They do need to tell parents that although it is rare, death after vaccination does occur. They certainly are required to name side effects like that on a TV commercial when they are advertising a product, so why not vaccines?

      And yes, you are entitled to have an opinion. But I had the right to respond to that, too as long as Joe will let me.

    2. And just FYI, about people with cancer, COPD, etc., vaccination about the flu is not recommended because of their immunocompromised situation.

  51. @PBMom: So why all this,then? You went off on me because I agreed with somebody that was in favor of people getting vaccinated, then told me

    “If you believe in the power of your vaccines, then my unvaccinated child is of no threat to you and if he gets something because I chose not to cause further insult to his brain. He has encephalopathy from it. But all you need to do is respect that my mainstream pediatrician in a very prominent children’s hospital disagrees with you and it is HER opinion that matters.”

    I never said people with cancer, etc. should get vaccinated, I said they could die from getting the flu. That said, people with COPD should absolutely be vaccinated against influenza, pertussis and pneumonia.

    While I agree with you regarding the manufacture of vaccines, until there is something better, I’d still rather vaccinate than not. And while I understand your stance on chickenpox, it is not without its complications, either. Pregnant women can have serious complications from it. I got it when I was 32, and it was not what my children had. To me, getting the disease and then having to cure it versus not getting the disease at all is a no-brainer. Growing up in a Latin American country, I got a lot more vaccines as a child than children in the US get, and I’m glad I did. I’ve seen what can happen to unvaccinated populations, and it sucks.

    Again, I’m so sorry about what happened to your family. I wish somebody could fix it, and no, I can’t imagine what your life must be like. But please, don’t insult me by telling me I wouldn’t last a month. Any mother worth anything will do whatever is necessary for her children.

    1. @Deni “So why all this,then? You went off on me because I agreed with somebody that was in favor of people getting vaccinated…”

      That is not the wording used. The wording used was “My biggest pet peeve is… people who opt out of vaccinating. Get your damn shots and be glad we live in the modern era! (PS don’t forget to get your pertussis booster via the tdap!)”

      There is a difference.

      I know good mothers and fathers who haven’t been able to cope with autism. The good marriages that have split up (75% divorce rate), Usually it is the dad who walks out (but I know of a few fathers where the mother has left) leaving the single parent trying to figure out how to get a job when no one will watch the child. I know good mothers who have lost their minds and killed their kids and then killed themselves because the support services they needed are just not there. I know good families who are having to fight the state because some asshole at a school district decided to call CPS on them to retaliate on them advocating for their child, and their child has now been removed to a foster home where they are being abused. There are parents who have been killed by their child with autism. I can go on with endless examples. It is just a fact that these are stressors that normal families with normally developing child do not have to face. I’ve heard from school district people that I am not common (most parents don’t even go to their IEP meetings for their children). My friend, who went into special education because of Patrick said that she has a participation rate of 20% of her parents. 2 out of the 10 students she has come to IEP meetings, 0% of her parents have done what I have done. And 8 parents don’t care and don’t work with their child at home.

      I could not imagine walking in the shoes of anyone who has a child with a different disability or chronic illness. I would insult them to presume I did. I would like to think I would do everything possible to move heaven and earth for that child, but I won’t insult them to think that I could do what they have found a way of doing. It is not personal. As well, I would not presume to understand the challenges of raising a neurotypical child are. It would be wrong for me to assume that too because they are separate challenges in that, too. If I didn’t have Jeff, I can tell you with no reservation that I would not have been able to keep Patrick in this house as long as I did. I would have had to give him up to the state to be put in a residential facility because 1) I would not have been able to work (and would receive no help from the state on that issue) 2) I would not have been able to cope 3) I have no family support and most of our local friend/church support disappeared when his behaviors escalated back in 2005). And I’m a good mother, but that is just the reality of things. And good parents are having to make these awful decisions every day. So being a “good mother” does not mean you will be able to care for your child with autism at all.

      All I want is for people to stop villianizing parents and adults who choose to opt out of vaccinations when we all have opted out because we have very good reasons. We may not agree about those reasons, but don’t impose your moral values on my life. (And when I say “you”, I mean universal “you”, not “you” Deni).

      I’m done. I’m not going to read anymore posts on this particular blog post because I’m just so incredibly upset that I have been sobbing about this since last night. I have enough stress right now. I’m tired of having to justify my decisions to a country that makes judgments about a life they don’t understand.

  52. (Sorry, Joe, just one more and then I’m done…)

    @PBMom: When my daughter was 3 months old, she got Kawasaki disease. She was in the hospital for a month, had partial paralysis on half her body and was a very sick baby. KD has been linked to vaccinations, as well, and I agonized over further vaccinations. Thirty-something years later, the evidence is still inconclusive. Vaccine deferral was advised for a year, and that’s what we did. Do you think for one minute that I wasn’t scared shitless to vaccinate again? I didn’t want to vaccinate my son when he was born 3 years later, but did it because I really believe that the benefits outweight the risks. Between my daughter’s KD and my son’s premature birth, I had a hellish time for a couple of years. To assume that you’re the only parent who has researched these issues is naive. Obviously, this has nothing to do with vaccine safety and manufacture, but maybe next time you start insulting someone’s intelligence, you’ll think twice.

  53. Wait, @PBMom, what’s with your comment “Don’t really care for David Kirby? Ok, here are some scholarly articles about it”
    WFT???? people are writing scholarly articles about me?

    1. David Kirby: This particular David Kirby writes for the Huffington Post. When I saw your name posted on a comment, I did actually laugh for a minute, so thank you for cheering me up.

  54. You see, because I only read your blog at work, I miss out on the weekends and all the fun stuff! Here we go!

    1. My favorite pizza topping is… Pepperoni.
    When you can do the basics right, everything else falls into place. But, when bacon is cooked correctly, it can go with just about any type of pizza!

    2. My most despised celebrity is… Seriously, I couldn’t name just one.

    3. Because…They, and western society’s unfathomable fascination with them, are the reason behind a lot of our western culture’s moral and ethical decline. Can you name one GOOD reason ANY of the Kardashian Klan(or Beiber, of Cyrus) should looked up to or have their lives be modeled after? I think not.

    4. The best book I last read… Do comic books count?

    5. The worst book I last read… Again, do comic books count?

    6. My hidden useless talent is… Being able to navigate my house in pitch black darkness.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… Fish eye, on a dare.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is… Wonka Bar. Not crappy to me! 😉

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Outside of the obvious(Window of Opportunity, 100, 200), there really are too many great episodes amongst all three series. But, I think I can safely rule out anything on SGU simply because I’d be stuck on that ship for life(potentially). I’d be happy just about anywhere else. 😉

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… A.J. Ellis, catcher for the Dodgers. (I was a catcher for about 8 years and decided not to pursue it after age 18. Probably could have made it into the minor leagues easy enough, but probably not the majors. Of all the guys I played with that got drafted, only one made it to the majors. He was better than me, too.)

    11. My favorite household chore is… Vacuuming. But I love to cook, too.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… Willie Roberston from Duck Dynasty. Had to. I’ve got the long hair and the long beard for it and my nieces and nephews practically demanded it. That, and I’m the spittin’ image of him.

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… Can’t think of one that stands out right now. I’m usually wading through a see of mediocrity when it comes to that. The only thing that stands out these days is when someone really knows their job and does it well. Sad, isn’t it?

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… Matthew Stafford jumping over the line for that game-wining TD. WTF in a great way since he’s on my fantasy team!

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… PEOPLE WHO CHEW WITH THEIR MOUTH OPEN!!!

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… Pork stir fry. I don’t know what happened. It used to be one of my staples. I guess I put too much of something in….

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… Santa Cruz. Used to live there over the summers. It’s already my “second home”, might as well have a house there full time.

    18. I really regret that time I… Never asked out my best friend Amy so many years ago. I think it’s why I’m such a fan of AU stories… 😉

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… Does almost walking out count? I almost walked out on Man of Steel. I was that unimpressed.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I hate everything Disney. Well, I’ve mentioned it before, so not so shocking, really. But just modern Disney stuff, classic Disney is fine. The new Disney is all about manufacturing stardom sans any real talent of any kind and they are marketing wizards that know how to get a kid to “gotta have” something even before they know what it really is. Their shows and stars seem to be void of any real morals, ethics, or true family unity. I guess it makes sense with all their political correctness they “have” to have. The apple has fallen far from the tree Walt…

    -Mike A.

    PS. You should probably include these, too:

    1. The TV show that I’d be embarrassed if people knew I watched is….

    2. One of my favorite things that most people would find odd is….

    My answers:

    1. …Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders:Making the Team. Yes, seriously. I started watching the show 7 years ago because, well, I’m a guy, and those girls are seriously cute and they’re dancing around in tight clothing. Well, to my surprise, you actually get swept into the story and emotions that go along with the try-outs, the training camp, and I’m only slightly embarrassed to say that I’ve been choked up on more than one occasion when they announce that year’s squad. You get to be so happy for them, it’s weird. I haven’t watched all of this year’s series yet because I’ve been busy most Friday nights and from the first couple episodes, it looked as though they were pushing the T&A factor a bit. I kinda feel like it cheapens the show.

    2. …I (will) have a classic arcade room in my house. I’ve got Donkey Kong, Mr. Do’s Castle, Chexx USA vs. USSR Bubble Hockey, The Addams Family pinball, and Twilight Zone pinball, and hope to add a Galaga, Ms. Pac Man, Rampart, and a Funhouse pinball machine when all is said and done. I just have to find a house with big enough bedrooms. Houses in my area, over the last 10 years, have had ever decreasing dimensions for bedrooms.

  55. 1. My favorite pizza topping is… green peppers and onions, occasionally with pepperoni. And I’m a firm believer that cheddar cheese should NEVER appear on a pizza. (Flying Wedge, I’m looking at you!)

    2. My most despised celebrity is… oh, there are so many, it’s hard to choose just one. Probably Rush Limbaugh. (But honourable mention to: Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Terrence Howard.)

    3. Because… Rush is so repulsive, I don’t even know where to begin with the because. Because he peddles misinformation and outright lies to the masses? Because he’s a racist? Because he viciously attacks private citizens (as opposed to public figures) and riles up his listeners to attack them also?

    The becauses on the “honourable mention” part of my list are much the same, except for Terrence Howard, whom I despise because he’s a misogynistic, physically and psychologically abusive pathological liar. (For legal reasons, the foregoing is only my personal opinion of him based on what I’ve seen of him in interviews and media reports. /libel suit defence)

    4. The best book I last read… Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong, and What You Really Need to Know, by Emily Oster

    5. The worst book I last read… The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan (This is also the most embarrassing book I last read, as it’s part of the Percy Jackson franchise, which I started reading when my 11- and 14-year-old nieces were staying with me for 3 weeks in August.)

    6. My hidden useless talent is… I can fold my tongue into a sort of flower shape. This talent won me an ABC T-shirt when I went with a bunch of people from my USC residence hall to be in the studio audience for “Anything But Love”, and I agreed to perform this stunt for the studio audience at the behest of the warm-up comedian.

    7. The weirdest thing I ever ate was… bone marrow at Refuel. Not that weird, I know. I’m an adventurous eater, but I haven’t been presented with too many opportunities to indulge in especially weird offerings.

    8. My favorite crappy chocolate is…Snickers bars

    9. If I could live through any Stargate episode, it would be… Upgrades

    10. If I could have anyone’s job, it would be… Steven Moffat’s

    11. My favorite household chore is… cooking. But I don’t like it enough to actually do it very often.

    12. The last thing I dressed up as was as… a demon cow. (Cow costume, complete with udders, topped with an evil red devil mask with holograms of skulls in the eye sockets. This was my outfit for handing out sweets to the little kiddies this year.)

    13. The worst customer service moment of the past month was… haven’t had a bad one recently

    14. The last thing I saw on t.v. that made me go WTF? was… last night’s Sunday Night Football, when Indie recovered a fumble (as called on the field) but the call was reversed with a complete lack of corroborating video evidence for the reversal.

    15. My biggest pet peeve is… people who drive unreasonably slowly, especially when they’re on the fucking freeway

    16. My last recipe disaster was the time I tried to make… shepherd’s pie, and my husband doubled the amount of butter that was supposed to go in the mashed potato top. In his defence, Canadian butter doesn’t come cut into sticks by default. Being an American and finding this practice both inconvenient and, frankly, barbaric, I had cut the butter up into sticks myself and wrapped the sticks in foil, so the original measurement markings from the packaging were no longer available to him. He thought each stick was 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup. Disaster ensued.

    17. If I could afford it, I’d have a second home in… the Hollywood Hills, overlooking the LA basin

    18. I really regret that time … when I was around 10 and got angry and threw a wooden hairbrush at my older sister. Thank goodness she deflected it.

    19. The last movie I walked out on was… I’ve never actually left the theatre in the middle of a movie, because whenever I’ve been at a bad one, I’ve been with other people and the darkened movie theatre is not the most appropriate place to have a discussion about how bad the movie you’re watching is. But the films I WOULD have walked out on, had I been alone are: Kids; Eyes Wide Shut; Cry Baby.

    20. It may shock you to know that… I wrote and produced a sitcom pilot my final semester of film school — an experience combining both the most elating moments of my career and the most devastatingly soul-crushing.

  56. I know, I’m late to the party, but for some reason this sounded fun.

    1) My favorite pizza topping is olives. black/green/klamata/all of them.

    2/3)My most dispized celebrity is kind of vague anymore. Glen Beck’s idiotic tyrades & his followers used to annoy me so much I named my bad gallbladder after him. When I was a kid there was this guy that announced baseball games on AM radio, my dad would listen to it in the car & my brain shattered with every syllable. I try to stay away from celebs most of the time these days, sans the Internet.

    4)I listen to audio books when I’m in bed. I think I’ve listened to a biography on Cleopatra & her family like 5 times in the last few months. The last paper book I read was “Geisha:A life”, I like reading about different cultures & such.

    5)The worst book I last read….it has been awhile since I’ve read some absolutely horrible. I can’t even remember. I guess reading mostly classics has an up side.

    6)My hidden useless talent is hard to pick since I have so many. I can fold up the tip of my tounge like an acordian.

    7)The weirdest thing I ever ate was probably when my parents traded someone for gopher meat. Don’t ask me how it tasted, I can’t remember. As I can remember I friend of mine put some decorative yard plants in a dip one time & I broke out in hives.

    8)My favorite crappy chocolate is Hershey’s Symphony bars with toffee. I’m more of a dark chocolate snob so I don’t know why I love it so.

    9)If I could live through any Stargate episode it would be the one Ronan & Teal’c get together to save the day. Of course I would just get in the way while swooning.

    10)If I could have anyone’s job I would be a studio artist that actually sold stuff.

    11)My favorite household chore is bathing, that counts right.

    12)The worst customer service of the past month was when I literally waited so long for the waitress to come back & ask for my order, that I went to the counter and payed for my tasty berry iced tea because I was then running late.

    13) The last thing I dressed up as was a respectable member of society.

    14)The last thing I saw on TV that made me go WTF, was some talk show with a lady from The Real Housewives, as the host. I try not to watch much daytime tv but I was at a friends house.

    15)My biggest pet peeve is when people try to proselytize their religion/diet/activities to me, especially when I tell them to stop.

    16)My last recipe disaster was when I tried to make lentil patties without a recipe. I kinda made omlettes instead.

    17)If I could afford it I would have a second home in Amsterdam, since it’s the only super cool place I’ve been. But England might be cool.

    18)I really regret that time I *sensored for legal reasons*

    19)The last movie I walked out on was probably when my Landman was watching an Ayn Rand movie.

    20)It may shock you to know that I grew up on a goat farm in Amish country & now live in The Hood. I’m not that shocking.

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