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Getting to know you (AKA Slam Book) Challenge

by Nan Jacobs
copyright 11-17-2001


Age Rating: 10 +

This reminds me so much of the "Slam Books" we used to circulate in junior high. First came a sign-in page--you chose a number and wrote your name or alias beside it. At the top of each following page was a question (such as those below). The number of questions/pages was limited only by the imagination, interests, and patience of the originator. You then wrote your sign-in number under the question and scribbled your answer beside it, and then passed along the contraband. If we were lucky, the Slam Book made its way around the classroom without the teacher confiscating it. Maybe that's why they were called Slam Books… if the teacher came near, you had to quick slam them shut. :-)

At any rate, it has been interesting to follow the answers of others. Here are mine, blissfully done without the threat of confiscation to censor answers.

LIVING ARRANGEMENT?
One husband, one son, two cats, three rabbits, seven tow trucks, and they all live together in a little wooden shoe.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
There's a pile going all the time. Something for any given mood or reading circumstance. *G* Right now: Fire by Sebastian Junger; The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe; From Chaos to Calm by Heiniger and Weiss; Get out of my life---but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony Wolf; See How They Run by Bethany Campbell; SCORE! By Gene Hart; Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells; Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin; Crazy For You by Jennifer Cruise.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSEPAD?
A tow truck. ::sigh::

FAVOURITE BOARDGAME?
Mancala, cribbage, Mastermind

FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
Kelly said: "MLM, of course :-)"
hehe, ditto… Plus "Outside"

FAVOURITE SMELL?
Fresh peaches

LEAST FAVOURITE SMELL?
Dirty bathrooms, cigarette smoke… or worse, both together. YUKKKKKKK

FAVOURITE SOUND?
The ocean, or pure silence

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
"No."

FAVOURITE COLOR?
Depends on mood. Usually bright colors

FAVOURITE FRUIT?
Peaches, grapefruit, cantaloupe

HOW MANY RINGS TO ANSWER THE TELEPHONE?
The less the better in 24-hour towing. Police radio room gets impatient.

FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
All done, thenkyou velly much.

WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE?
Keeping perspective in all areas of life, keeping priorities straight: fit the big stones in the jar first. The sand will always fit in between.

FAVOURITE FOOD?
Fresh corn on the cob, fresh garden tomatoes

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
Chocolate? Chocolate. Chocolate! Choklit… choklitchoklitCHOKLIT--------Arrrrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhhh gottagetmesome

DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
I think so, but my husband does not agree. lol

DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Two cats usually impede my leg movement. Does husband count after thanksgiving dinner?

STORMS: COOL OR SCARY?
Incredibly cool and terribly scary. We are always getting struck by lightening where we live. You just have to respect the power of them.

WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
1971 Opal Manta. Orange with a black hood! It had a button on the floor to press with your foot for the washer fluid. :-) I'm easily pleased.

IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Must we choose?????? Hadrian…. Attilla…… Hitler (I have so many questions); Osama (questions…. questions…); any Afghanistan citizen….. JFK…. FDR….. Kaiser Wilhelm (why the pointy hats??)…King Tut (I bet he never imagined he'd be traveling the world post humously--or should that be hummusly' heh)… Jesus of Nazareth…. Pilot…Mohammed…… Buddha…. Neil Armstrong….. Allen Iverson….. Somebody stop me…….

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
Margarita or wine

WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
Capricorn.

DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
Do you have a problem with that? Who started these questions--George Bush (not Dubya)? Waste not want not I say.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE JOB IN THE WORLD?
Anything in which I felt I was making a "difference" for people or animals. Writing.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HAIR COLOUR?
Rich chestnut brown with glints of red, like my husband's remaining hair.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
Well, yes, I believe I am. *big grin*

IS YOUR GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?
Overflowing. Wanna share?

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIES?
2001 A Space Odyssey; West Side Story; Thin Red Line (new version--never saw the first one); A Soldier's Story; Mystic Pizza---somebody stop me please…..

DO YOU USE THE RIGHT KEYS WHEN WORKING ON A KEYBOARD?
MFDS: Multi Finger Dysfunction Syndrome. Need i sya moero?

WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED?
Um……..ah…… uh oh………….

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE NUMBER?
16 What's your favorite letter?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?
North American football; figure skating; volleyball; ICE HOCKEY (in person only--not even TV's puck tracking thing can keep up with the speed of the game)

WHO IS YOUR CURRENT FAVOURITE BAND OR RECORDING ARTIST?
Mozart…. Back Street Boys……Joan Baez……. Dylan…….Shania Twain….Verdi…Toby Keith…Beatles…. Stones….Grateful Dead…. Tiny Tim….Beethoven… Somebody stop me…….

ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?
Interesting you should ask. Yes. No. Hmm. Depends on your definition of religious. Do I believe there is a greater power? Yes. Do I believe It "watches over us"? Not necessarily. There are too many conflicting interests in this earthly world. I think it's supreme arrogance to claim that It's on this one's side or that one's side. It's on the side of all humanity, of all that exists and, if It indeed cares, we humans are breaking Its heart. Do I believe one needs "faith" or "spirituality", no matter how one defines it or how strongly one feels it? Yes.

(You were expecting a simple yes or no from the Wind Queen? *smile*)






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        11-20-2001     Beverley McInnis        

Nan, I enjoyed reading this and getting to know you better. I loved the musical West Side Story and laugh every time I see Mystic Pizza. Mozart is my absolute favourite classical composer. I'll pass on Tiny Tim though. **g**

Never had slam books in my schools. I've heard of them from tv shows and movies though. I laughed as I read your intro to this...about the books.



        11-17-2001     Nan Jacobs        

ahem, Bob, Allen Iverson doesn't fit ANY mold. LOL. And ooopsie... Pilate not Pilot... well, I could fib and say I meant Pilot as in Chuck Yeager....

LOL, Jackie- well, Tiny sure played a mean Ukelelelele. I always get confused between him and Howard Stern, though. :chuckle:

David, you have me blushing. :) But, well, although it's really uplifting to think of myself that way (shining in all directions), I think it's actually more like spinning out of control. :sigh:

Ah, John, are you telling me my bathroom's dirty? LOL!

        11-17-2001     John Mcleod        

Well I won't smoke in your bathroom Nan, LOL. It has been fun getting to know you, glad you did it.


jm

        11-17-2001     Jackie Moranty        

Nan, I like Tiny Tim! I get a huge kick out of him. O.K., nobody read that. . . At least we've got Toby Keith in common. LOL Jackie

        11-17-2001     Bob Church        

Okay, quick quiz...

Which name does not fit the mold?

A) Jesus of Nazareth

B) Pontius Pilate

C) Buddha

D) Mohammed

E) Allen Iverson


ROFL... Relax, Nan, and take a tylenol. After your nap we'll address this! Heehee....

Very cute!

        11-17-2001     Nan Jacobs        

YIKES! Tiny Tim? Did I say that????



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