Hello, break time. I really need you today. Girlfriend is dragging. Lack of sleep has made for a long morning, but don't you worry, faithful readers...I was up doing awesome things.
Now on to Part 2 of the longestsurveyever series.
You’ve got the TV on, but you’re not really watching. What channel is the TV on?
I have this weird habit of turning the guide on and then getting distracted, so it just sits on the screen. Also, I haven't watched "live" tv in so long that my television has been on the SyFy channel for at least a week now. I have no clue what I would have been watching on that channel.
Name a song that never fails to make you happy.
So many! Lips of an Angel by Hinder, Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani, Under Pressure by Queen, anything by Eric Church or Bret Michaels. Also a ton of songs by Theory of a Deadman and Seether. And Nickleback. And Cher.
You know at least one person named Michael. Tell me about him.
I have a cousin named Michael, but I haven't seen him in like ten years. The only other Michael I can think of is Zawisky, who texted me when I was in the hospital back in June, but has since deleted me off Facebook. Not really sure what is up with that.
Have you ever read the “missed connections” on Craigslist? Have you ever posted one, or wanted to?
I am not big into Craigslist, but I have seen the missed connections section, and it makes me giggle. One time a guy asked me out in Wal-mart and gave me his number, which I never used. I wonder if he posted a message to me there?
If you could pick anywhere to live the rest of your life, where would it be?
I am not going anywhere - my roots are too deep here in the Omaha metro area. However, if I could take every single person with me, I would move somewhere where I never have to get in my car and see a single digit temperature. (Mother Nature is a tricky bitch.)
Can money buy happiness?
I think having enough money to cover bills and buy toys makes a person happier, yes. I don't think it's enough, though. So no. It can get you started on the road to happiness, but then you have to finish the trip yourself.
Do you drink? Smoke? Do drugs? Why, or why not?
I don't really drink anymore - maybe once a month. I get wasted maybe twice a year? I have no problem with people that do, I just hate wasting time being hungover. I don't smoke, I think it's gross and I wish I could get my parents to quit. Maybe I should convince the grandkids they need to ask them to quit. Also, I don't and have never done drugs. I don't know how, and I don't know how I would get them. I never really cared before about people who do drugs, I figured it was none of my business. However, now I think people who do drugs and put them above their families (including their awesome, adorable, loving daughter) are scum of the earth and the most selfish sonsabitches I have ever known. And I will punch her in the face if I ever see her again.
Is there anyone close to you that you know you can’t trust? You don’t have to give names.
Of course. I have learned there are some people you can't count on for certain things. It's fine. You just adjust and depend on them for other things. Or cut them out.
Where was your favorite place to go when you were a little kid?
I loved going to my Grandma and Grandpa Neppl's for a lot of reasons - the swing on the tree, the basement, Grandma's flower beds. I also loved going to my Grandma Wilson's, but only when Grandpa was alive. He would lie in the living room with us and watch cartoons. Also, we would sometimes get to hang out in Aunt Juana's room, who had every cassette tape imaginable and tons of makeup and hair stuff. Also Grandma had this awesome toy box and a ton of books. Whatever happened to that woman? Now she is a rag.
Have you ever spent a night in the hospital?
I never had an overnight hospital stay (besides being born, which I don't really remember) until this year when I had my tumor removed. My first gig in the hospital was for the angiogram and the removal, and that took 5 days. Then I got to spend another night there when I fainted and got admitted through the ER. I never plan on staying in a hospital again, and even asked the nurse if she would arrange a tubal removal surgery to yank out my one tube, just to guarentee no future overnight hospital visits. She was not on board. She was, however, on board with getting me out of there as soon as possible, as I proved to be a very difficult patient.