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10 October 2005 @ 01:17 pm
memememememe from lease and debela  
Let's see if I remember how to do the lj cut.

Tired of the "getting to know you" surveys written by high school students? This one was devised by honest to goodness adults (20 and 30-somethings). Fill in your answers and spread the insanity in whatever manner you see fit.

Do you have a job or a career?

What is your job title?
Famous writer.

Have you ever been fired?
Yes. Well, laid off, which amounts to the same thing. Twice.

What was your worst work experience?
Well, the one that makes me livid to think about was the HR debacle at my former place of employment. (story continues here, here, and here.) I suspect this is not what the question meant to ask, but it's the answer I came up with anyway.

Name 3 things on you desk.
Day planner, digital camera, stack of ElfQuests.

Why did you leave your last job?
It left me.

Have you ever been...
...engaged? Yes.
...married? Yes.
...divorced? No.

Do you have children? If so how many?

Have you ever:
...rented an apartment? Yes
...rented a house? Yes, if condos are houses.
...Owned your own home? Yes
...was it a house or condo? House.

Do you think real estate prices are just obscene?

What is the price of a 3 bedroom house in the town you live in?
$215K, in my neighborhood.

How do you feel about property taxes?
They're necessary.

Do you think a 'hot car' is one with great gas mileage?
Er. No. I have yet to see a hot car that also has good gas mileage. Cars with great gas mileage can be awesome, but I have yet to see a hot one.

Do you own your own car? sort of
-Is it new or used? Used
-Ever been in a car accident? One.
-Did your insurance premiums going up worry you more than the physical injury? Er, no. Weirdo.

How old were you when you lost your virginity?
I don't answer questions like that in forums where my mother might read it. Or anybody else, for that matter.

Where did you watch OJ's Bronco car chase?
I didn't.

Where were you when you heard about space shuttle Columbia exploding?
Columbia? I'd just gotten up. I was at home. Challenger, I was in the car on the way to school. I still remember feeling sick and hollow.

Where were you when the World Trade Center collapsed?
I'd just gotten out of bed because my back was spasming so badly I could hardly breathe. I logged onto Too and someone said, 'Somebody just flew a plane into the World Trade Centers.' I went up and turned on the tv just in time to watch the second tower come down.

Have you ever used an Apple IIe?
Of course. Philistine.

Do you remember Friday Night Videos?
Er. No. What are they?

Do you know Where The Beef is?
If Deborah hadn't said at Wendy's, I'd have probably thought it was at McDonalds.

Do you know the Facts of Life?
No, but I know that isolated prototypes of a cross-section of societal behavior patterns indicate that a predicitable population trend begins in the primary stages of adolescence.

Or what Willis was talkin about?
I don't even know what that show *is*.

Who is your favorite Bond?

Star Wars or Star Trek?

What was your favorite Indiana Jones Movie?
Last Crusade. The other two were too scary.

Are you concerned with your cholesterol level?
My what?

Are you concerned with your blood pressure (and what was it last at)?
No, and no idea.

Do you have a 401k or a 403b?
Not anymore.

What percentage of your salary do you put in it?
I don't.

Do you donate to charity to help people, or for the tax write-off?
*peer* To help people. The writeoff is a nice side effect.

Did you vote in the last election?

Are you liberal or conservative?
Left-leaning liberal feminist, sir!

Are you a member of a political party? Which one?
Yes, Democrat.

When was the last time you were in a place of worship (church, temple, etc)?
Uh. We went into Trinity Church in NYC in 2002, and I think we went into St. Patrick's and St. John the Divine's Cathedrals, too. If you want to know when I last attended a worship, which is a different question, the answer is "Never."

Do you accept Erik as your personal Pope?
Just Mewilhelmina_d on October 11th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'm very curious now. Whatever happened with the married name HR issue?

PS - LOVE your writing! :)
kit: fireflymizkit on October 11th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
Infuriatingly, what eventually happened was that I continued to refuse to provide the documents until they changed their policy, so instead, they took my immediate HR person's word for it that I was in fact married to this man who had a different last name than I did. So, in short, from my persepective they continued to believe I was lying to them, or might be lying to them, but were willing to accept that someone in HR with the same information was telling them the truth. The whole thing just *pisses me off*!

I *love* your icon. Waaaaugh. That was the Best Episode.

And, thank you! :)