Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pop quiz #1 - Winner announced!

Thanks to everyone that took the quiz. To those of you that stopped by and didn't play, I'll find you and.....

Just kidding. I'm way too nice to do that and I'll stop crying from the rejection by this weekend, I promise.

There were 2 outstanding responses from VE at VE's Fantastical Nonsense and quirkyloon at Quirky Musings of a Loony Mama and although I love VE to death, I'm going to have to go with quirkyloon as she got some of the answers correct and her answers also showed imagination and creativity.

So I present to quirkyloon the ReformingGeek Perspective Cat Award. I designed it all by myself though I will admit to being at the Neanderthal stage with some of this stuff.

Congrats quirkyloon!

Now for the correct answers and a bit of explanation.

1. I graduated _______ in my high school class.
  1. You graduated?
  2. First
  3. Fifth
  4. Eleventh
  5. Too far down to count
Believe it or not. I didn't realize what my ranking was until the spring semester of my senior year. Everybody was talking about the Top 10 and I'm asking "the Top 10 what"? Then they explained and told me I was at #5. I remember being surprised and a little proud. I don't know how I did it besides showing up and doing the work and that English and Math were easy for me.

2. After college, I almost became a/an __________.
  1. Nurse
  2. Pharmacist
  3. Air Force Officer
  4. Real Person
Yeah. Jobs were scarce when I graduated so I took the exam to join the Air Force as an Officer. I did real well in English and Math but the Engineering questions might as well have been in Chinese.

3. I wore ________in sixth grade.
  1. braids
  2. glasses
  3. a training bra
  4. all of the above
I was a goofy near-sighted kid with long wavy hair and no boobs. What did you expect?

4. My very first job was a _________________.
  1. Trash Specialist: flirting with boys sweeping up after slobs at Six Flags
  2. Hollywood stunt double
  3. Sales clerk
  4. Bean Counter
At age 16, I was boy-crazy. Duh. Six Flags was a great place for boy-crazy girls and girl-crazy boys. My BFF and I worked there all summer. Sweeping trash meant I was mobile and could yak flirt between sweeps.

5. I have had my _________ surgically altered.
  1. face
  2. eyes
  3. boobs
  4. all of the above
I had Lasik in 2005. Yippee! No more glasses or contacts to correct my distance vision. Reading glasses are an entirely different matter and a subject for another post. In a few years, I'm probably going to want the face lift and I'm taking donations for the boob job. ;-)

6. I went to the principal's office in 7th grade because I got caught __________.
  1. fighting
  2. stealing
  3. setting my English teacher's beehive hair on fire
  4. being late for school one time too many
Blame it on hormones or whatever but me and this mean ugly boy got really mad at each other. I shoved him and he kicked me. Oops.

7. I met my husband ________.
  1. at a bar
  2. at work
  3. stole him from my sister
  4. at the mental hospital
Ahhhh. How sweet. When I first started working 20+ years ago, there were a bunch of single folks. Quite a few of us ended up as couples and about 1/2 as many of us are still together. ;-)

8. My cat's name is _______.
  1. Vader
  2. Snookums
  3. Tuxedo
  4. FatLazyDumbassHairball
Hubby calls him FatLazyDumbassHairball or FuzzBall or DumbCat but his official name is Darth Vader. He is a Tuxedo cat with a patch of black hair covering one eye and a patch of white hair covering the other eye. We probably should have gone with Phantom.

9. Ages ago, I had a job interview with _________.
  1. Time Magazine
  2. Wally-World
  3. Sears
  4. CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
No really. It was in Fort Worth and I had a hard time finding the entrance. Gee, you think? It didn't have a big sign that said CIA in black bold letters. I had just finished college. The position was in IT and I got the formal "eff-you-very-much" reply of "We are looking for someone with more experience".

10. My mom's family did which of the following to make ends meet during the Great Depression:
  1. made/sold booze
  2. grew/sold pot
  3. sold their children to the highest bidder
  4. lived as gypsies
Yep. They were Bootleggers. If you are anywhere near Mansfield, Texas, there may still be some barrels buried out there somewhere (or there may be a Wal-Mart built over it).

Have mercy on me for revealing these things. A smiley goes a long way.

Just ahead this weekend, I will be getting red in the face by revealing songs that shame me, a tag from VE. Don't miss it.


Anonymous said...

I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won! I won!

Happy happy joy joy

Dance dance dance!

I won!!

Thankee ma'am!!!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask, how do I get the code...I'm so excited...I want the code. I want it NOW!!! Gimme,gimme,gimme,gimme,gimme!!!

I want the, now, now, NOW!!!

Purty please?

tee hee

Sorry RefGeek for my spaz attack, thank-you so much for the award. (wipes tear away) It's my first ever! I got verklempt!

So what do I do now?

tee hee

I am pretty ignormaus about these things! So sorreee!

ReformingGeek said...

@quirkyloon: I learn new stuff every day. I hope you enjoy the prize. I had fun making it!.

To collect your award, you should be able to save it as an image to your desktop (Right-click, Save Image As) and then insert it into your blog the same way you have inserted images in the past. If you use blogger, you would add it using the Image Widget.

There may be other/better ways to do this but this is the way I've always done it and it seems to work well.

Let me know if you need more information. You can contact me at

Unknown said...

I think somebody needs to hit QuirkyLoon with a tranq gun there to get her off the ceiling. :) She's going to wear herself out.

Fun trivia in your list-- and that picture of the cat always makes me chuckle. There's a bit of Cheshire in that thar cat!

PS- Your sixth grade looks sounds strikingly like mine. How did we ever survive??

ReformingGeek said...

@Jenn - Thanks. I have no idea how I survived. I guess I'm tougher than I look.

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"