As seen at Seeking Solace's place.
Explain what ended your last relationship?
Um. . . Mr. Trillwing was my first boyfriend. He's more embarrassed by this fact than I am, but I don't usually advertise it. I was a late bloomer. :)
When was the last time you shaved?
What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
Wishing I could nap. I had already been to the grocery store and washed the car.
What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Being a slave to Bloglines.
Are you any good at math?
I do not know this "math" you speak of.
Your prom night, what do you remember about it?
I didn't go to prom. Just not my thing. (See response to first question.) I seem to remember hanging out with a couple of friends and doing dorky crafts or something. But that may be a completely inaccurate account of the evening.
Do you have any famous ancestors?
Locally famous, yes. Anyone you'd know, nope.
Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Who hasn't? I've got a LOT of student loan debt.
Do you know the words to the song on your MySpace profile?
Last thing received in the mail?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
How many different beverages have you had today?
Five. Orange juice, apple cider, water, Pepsi, soy milk. That's an unusually high number--as well as an insane number of calories to be taking in through liquids. Oops.
Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machine?
Yes. And I am officially declaring this an asinine question.
Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Can't remember because I don't care. It also depends on how you define "concert."
Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
Ohhh. . . I don't know. Eight years of braces? Or the two oral surgeries, each of which removed four molars? Probably the braces, since I had anesthetic for the surgeries.
But seriously, Mr. Trillwing beats us all in this category.
What is out your back door?
I don't have a back door because I live in an apartment. What kind of classist question is that? ;)
Any plans for Friday night?
I'll be visiting my parents.
Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
Salt-encrusted tresses? Not so much.
Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Yes. I prefer the caramelized variety.
Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Yes, as a child.
Do you re-use towels after you shower?.
Yes. A little trick I've learned from all those California droughts.
Some things you are excited about?
Moving on to the next stage of my professional life, whatever it may be.
What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?
I don't eat Jell-O. I'm vegetarian.
Describe your keychain(s)?
Nothing but a couple of rings with too many keys. I used to have a pewter Tyrannosaurus Sue, but it fell off.
Where do you keep your change?
When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
When was the last time I spoke in front of a group of people that wasn't large? I teach at a research university, for goodness' sake. In many ways, some of our departments are like accredited diploma mills. (Oops. Did I just say that aloud?)
The biggest group of people in front of whom I've spoken was several thousand, a capacity crowd at my high school graduation at a municipal football stadium. And no, for those of you keeping track, I wasn't a valedictorian. (See "math" question above.)
What kind of winter coat do you own?
The one I actually wear? It's a black wool peacoat. In storage are my heavy-duty Midwestern parkas.
What was the weather like on your graduation day?
Gorgeous every time.
Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Open, unless I'm napping.