Friday, October 3, 2014

Soul-searching Via Facebook Quizzes


If you read my sleep-deprived post from yesterday, you can probably guess that I spent the first half of my day, um, not at my best--mentally speaking.  Activity level:  unshowered/barefoot/nightgown.

Since it was all I could to sit upright in front of my computer, and my budget hadn't changed significantly since I woke up, I found myself randomly clicking on those quizzes everyone passes around on Facebook.  You know, just to see what the folks at wherever dot com really know about me.  Here's what I found:

1.  I am 19% white trash, with great family values.  Hey, I am country now!  (random What About Bob reference)

2.  My inner 80s movie star is Meryl Streep.  Because I can wear many hats and adjust to all situations with style and grace.     Cool.  That accounts for that other 81%.

3.  My worst trait is:  Laziness.   Well....duh.  See 'activity level' above.

4.  My hippie name is Silent Echo, because I "have a quiet wisdom that people respect and admire".  Ummm.  Getting a little off course here.  I'm rarely quiet.  Or wise.

5.  My aura is gold, because I am "enlightened, calm, and transcendent and I lead a charmed life."   BAHAHAHA 

6.  My gift is 'compassion', because I've always felt an innate need to care for others.   Right.  Like right now, I feel I should write shorter posts, for you.

7.  I have an UNcheckered and hence really straight-laced and conservative past.  Bingo.  Although I'm still on the run after taking that candy in 3rd grade.  Assumed name:  Silent Echo.

8.  I should be "Getting Entrepreneurial" right now.   No.  I tried that.  It didn't work out so well. But I am knitting a sweater, which could hypothetically be worth a lot of money. If I were to sell it.  Next?

9.  My magic powers are: intuition and communication with animals, because I always can sense what's going to happen, and I understand animals better than humans.  Well, animals are simpler, but I pretty much never "know what's going to happen".  Hence the insomnia.

10.  I am "48% likely" to do something I will regret this weekend.  Check.  I already regret doing those stupid quizzes.  There's 20 minutes I won't get back, right there.

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I did manage to sleep for about 3 hours yesterday, straight through a lovely sunny fall day, which is a shame because there aren't many of those left.

On the plus side, I *do* feel a little better today, and it's comforting to know my white trash-ness is only as much as Dolly Parton's.

Have a great weekend, y'all.


  1. Those quizzes are just so freaking dumb...and I take every single one I see. I even took the one to find out which 'big bang theory' character I am and I've never seen a single episode of the show.

    1. ahahaha!! Too funny. What the heck, though? I can't believe I wasted that much time on those. I blame the insomnia...

  2. I've been off of Facebook for 2 1/2 years plus and still my mother in law asks me if I "saw xxxxxxx on Facebook?" I am glad that I no longer get the 8 million quizzes and requests from Farmville, but I do miss playing Scrabble (I guess now there's Words with Friends) with people. Didn't you know someone named Silent Echo before?

    1. I have a love/hate thing with FB, so I tend to only use it to keep tabs on my kids and far away friends :0) but I strictly tune out the endless LOOK WHERE WE WENT THIS WEEKEND nonsense. bleh. Another rant entirely. Oh wait, I already wrote that one, haha.

      ...-and it was Morning Star... LOL!