Have you ever…
1. gone on a blind date?
I’ve never met someone for a date without seeing a photo first, but several people have looked different from what I expected (not in a good way).
2. skipped school?
I skipped school when I was a senior in high school — I went on a short road trip with a few girlfriends — but it was technically “Senior Skip Day.” So, yeah, that probably doesn’t count. We weren’t supposed to skip school that day, but a lot of people did.
3. watched someone die?
Yes. In 2002, I was in the room when my maternal grandfather was taken off a breathing machine in a hospital in San Bernardino, Ca.
4. been on the opposite side of your country?
I lived on the opposite coast for a year (summer ’05 to summer ’06) and have visited multiple times.
5. swam in the ocean?
I’ve been in the ocean, but seeing as how I can’t swim, I’ve never actually swam in the ocean.
6. had your booze taken away by the cops?
Not yet…but it might be a fun way to meet someone! Maybe I’ll try that tonight — I’ll sit outside with a big ‘ol bottle of rum in my lap. If the cop isn’t hot, then I’ll hide it when he comes around. If he is hot, I’ll stand up and wave it all about (“Hey, lookie here what I have!”).
7. lettered in high school sport?
I didn’t play sports in high school. I was home-schooled for most of my K-12 education, so I only went to public high school for my junior and senior year.
8. played cops and robbers?
Is this a game with specific rules and such? In that case, no. I grew up with two sisters who were close to my age — our brothers are younger — so we played with Barbies or made mud-cakes outside.
9. sung karaoke?
I seem to remember singing karaoke with a group of girl friends when I was in my early 20s. Never by myself, though (and I plan to keep it that way).
10. paid for a meal with coins only?
When I was a freshman in college, age 17, I used to go to Wendy’s all the time and buy food from their dollar menu. ($1 for a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger; $1 for large fries. Are they still so cheap? This was over ten years ago.) So I’m sure at some point, with such a cheap meal, I must have paid with coins.
11. made prank phone calls?
I made several calls to boys when I was in high school. There was always a friend there egging me on.
12. laughed until some sort of beverage came out of your nose?
13. written a letter to Santa Claus?
My siblings and I weren’t raised to believe in Santa Claus. I told this to someone not long ago and they were quite shocked. I never felt like I was missing out, though — I still got presents.
14. watched the sunrise with someone you care about?
Have I sat in a certain location with someone I care about for the sole purpose of waiting for the sun to come up? No.
15. been kissed under the mistletoe?
16. ever been arrested?
Not yet. But see #6, the one about me sitting outside with booze. I may be arrested yet!
17. gone ice skating?
Once. I was a senior in high school, and I went to a rink in Charlottesville, Va. with some friends. I fell on my butt at one point, but I remember it was fun because I slid about 10 feet. Like a Slip ‘n Slide!
18. been skinny dipping outdoors?
Not yet. But I’m not entirely opposed to it, depending on the situation.
19. been on TV?
Not that I know of. Maybe one day. I should apply for a reality TV show or something…ha!