Friday, October 20, 2006

The "Old People Survey"

Here's a meme that I had saved up and was planning to write for today. Sorry, but I can't remember where I swiped it from, it was at the same time I found the "Magic Meme". Also, I have no idea why it's called the "Old People" Survey.

"Old People" Survey

1. Do you have a college degree? Yes, I do. Got it on the second go-around after the first education attempt was interrupted by an unfortunate marriage.

2. What was the amount of your last electric bill? All my utility bills are figured in together so I’m not sure what the electricity cost.

3. Do you have life insurance? Yes, for my son if something should happen to me.

4. How many hours per week do you work? Officially only 40, but the reality is that it’s closer to 45-50. But that’s still better than when I had two jobs and was working 60-80 hours per week.

5. Favorite place to attend Happy Hour? At the bar/restaurant/laundramat thingy, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been there with friends.

6. How many miles is your commute to work each day (one way)? Much, much shorter since I moved into town. Now it’s practically just over the interstate bridge.

7. What time do you get up every morning for work? 4:30 or 5:00 a.m.

8. What is your definition of sleeping in late? 7:00 or 8:00 on weekends is sleeping in late for me.

9. Do you check your cholesterol on a yearly basis? No.

10. How large was your first cellular phone? I've never owned a cell phone but use one for work. It’s little.

11. Does your employer provide good health insurance? Yes, compared to most anyway. It’s one of the reasons I hang on to my job.

13. Did you use the internet to write a research paper? Nope, I finished school in the olden days. Hey, maybe that's why it's called the "Old People Survey"?

14. Have you attended a high school reunion? Never, and I have no desire to start.

15. How many jobs have you held in your professional career? Too many to count. Oh, you said “professional career” actually I’ve only had two jobs that used the skills that I learned in school.

16. Have you ever been fired or laid off from a job? Yes, I’ve been laid off a couple of times. It was not called “fired” as around here that term is only used for wrongdoing.

17. What is your favorite drink? Coffee, of course. But I’m also very fond of plain water and always carry bottled water.

18. What is the most expensive bottle of wine that you have in your residence? I don’t get into buying wine, except for gifts so probably $12 or so.

19. Have you been divorced? Yes, twice. Not planning to get married again.

20. How old were you when you stopped getting ID'd for alcohol? I still was getting ID’d occasionally in my 30’s.

21. Favorite casino? Haven’t been to enough of them to know, since I’m not into gambling and think it’s boring.

22. Are you happier now than you were in high school? No comparison, I couldn’t wait to get old enough to move away from home!

23. Did you ever have Hypercolor shirts? What IS that? So, I guess not…

24. Do you remember when Michael Jackson was black and attracted to older people? Yes, when the grown-ups said he was so cute. I liked the “Thriller” video too.

25. Do you remember when MTV actually played music videos? I haven’t had cable TV for years and years, but have heard rumors about that. What’s on MTV now, then?

26. Have you had a will made? Yes, back when I was a single-parent and had cancer. My son was still a minor. Everything has turned out OK so far though.

27. What music was in your cd / cassette player when you were 16? I came from a very strict family and never even had my own radio, let alone a cassette player or TV when I lived at home.

28. Favorite fancy / upscale restaurant? There are several nice ones in this area.

29. How long has it been since you attended a kegger? When I went back to school I GAVE one in the winter when I lived on the beach. It’s become legendary: dragging in the firewood, the daring rescue from the floating ice, the jumping over the bonfire (SLA’s burned boot), the giant slumber party for 20-30 people, cooking the mammoth breakfast the morning after, and other stories that are still bandied about today. But that was in the olden days ;)

Well, that was more than enough for one day. It does feel like I've done this meme before (and with the same answers). I'll get to your cool meme in a couple of days, Fizzy. Have a good day and a wonderful weekend!


Blogger deni said...

Ok, now I am going to 'date' myself, but I believe hypercolor shirts were those silk shirts with the shiny swirls through them in psychedelic colors they wore in the 70's.

Interesting meme, good answers.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Ooo...I love that meme!

I am right there with you on #11...that's a big part of why I stay too!

Totally agree with you on #14!

And the answer to your #25 as to what's on MTV now? Pretty much crap...I don't even think they play videos anymore! :(

8:04 AM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

What a good set of answers.
I look forward to reading your answers for the other meme.

12:40 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Very interesting!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I have the same question! If MTV isn't playing music videos what are they playing.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

It makes me sad that this is called an Old People's Meme. I guess if I were to do one relevant to me, it would have to be an Old Fogey's Meme or a Decrepit People's Meme...

7:26 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

Wow! Number 26 deserves its own post. 27, too.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Very cool! Thanx for sharing.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Happy and Blue 2 said...

I think you may have failed being an old person.
It always makes me chuckle when you mention the laundromat/bar..

10:16 AM  
Blogger Grant said...

I'm currently working 1 job, but getting more than 80 hours pwer week. I don't remember it being this tiring when I did it in my 20's.

1:34 PM  

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