Zelophehad’s Daughters

Some Random Questions

Posted by Lynnette

Just for fun:

What was the last website you visited (before this one?)

What is your favorite animal?

How often do you check Facebook?

What was the last book you read?

What is your favorite breakfast food?

What is your favorite season?

How often do you read ZD?

What color are your socks?

Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?

Do you prefer the phone or email?

When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?

Who are some of your favorite authors?

What time do you usually go to bed?

What device are you using to access the internet?

What is your dream profession?

26 Responses to “Some Random Questions”

  1. 1.

    1. Facebook
    2. fave = cats
    3. I check FB a few times a day
    4. Freakonomics
    5. breakfast is a cup of dark hot chocolate
    6. season is summer
    7. about once a week
    8. grey stripes
    9. yes, Rocky Horror I’m embarrassed to admit
    10. I’d rather email
    11. I’ll agonize over a font if it’s for a specific project, but I’ll just go with helvetica otherwise
    12. umberto eco, jk rowling, jrr tolkien, roald dahl
    13. 9-10 pm, and then I surf the internet or read blogs for an hour!
    14. my macbook on an airport (wifi)
    15. I wish I were a pro singer / actor — but first I’d need to know how to sing and act!

  2. 2.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    FB

    What is your favorite animal?
    dogs

    How often do you check Facebook?
    At least a dozen times a day

    What was the last book you read?
    Moneyball

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Smoothies, or biscuits and gravy

    What is your favorite season?
    Autumn in the Midwest

    How often do you read ZD?
    Whenever you guys post something, which isn’t often enough.

    What color are your socks?
    Black. I buy them all the same color and style so I never have t match them.

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    One of the Star Wars movies, I think.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    It depends. Email mostly, but with close friends or family I like to hear their voices.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    Nope

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Elmore Leonard, David James Duncan, Anne Lamott

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    Around 10

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    laptop

    What is your dream profession?
    Proprietor of a marina and bait & tackle shop on some remote lake in the Northern woods.

  3. 3.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    ldsblogs.org (which referred me here. before that: tnr.com)

    What is your favorite animal?
    Tigers (HS mascot)

    How often do you check Facebook?
    too often

    What was the last book you read?
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, GOOD WIVES

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    waffles

    What is your favorite season?
    spring

    How often do you read ZD?
    every new post

    What color are your socks?
    white

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    nope.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    email, by far

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    I’m old fashioned and boring: Times New Roman

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Ulrich, Robert D. Richardson, Lee Child, Jill Lepore

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    between 11pm and 1am

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    laptop and iPad

    What is your dream profession?
    professor of history

  4. 4.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    MormonMentality.org

    What is your favorite animal?
    No idea

    How often do you check Facebook?
    Every 10-15 minutes on a good day. (just kidding, every hour on the hour)

    What was the last book you read?
    I’ve been reading a Dr. Laura book…before that I skimmed through a few breastfeeding/diet books…though the last book I finished completely was a polygamy novel.

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Bacon

    What is your favorite season?
    Winter

    How often do you read ZD?
    Once or twice a month

    What color are your socks?
    Don’t wear socks

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    I’m sure I have, but I don’t care for them.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    Email–I check it more often. Though texting by far is my favorite.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    No.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Don’t have a favorite author.

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    9-9:30pm, though it all really depends on when the baby goes to sleep.

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    Laptop

    What is your dream profession?
    Still figuring that out.

  5. 5.

    Gmail & Google Reader
    Dolphin?
    I quit last week because the answer was “Too Often”
    “Austenland” by Shannon Hale. I finished it Monday.
    My grandmother’s ham/egg/croissant casserole
    Spring
    Whenever something new is posted via Google Reader, then another check a day or two later for comments.
    Usually I don’t wear socks. Yesterday they were Navy.
    Yes. But the last movie I saw in the theater was HP6 in 2009.
    Phone for family, email for most everything else.
    Nope. Times New Roman all the way!
    Thomas Hardy!, Michael Pollan, Shannon Hale for fluffy reads.
    In bed at 10pm, lights out at 10:30.
    Netbook computer.
    Professor of Civil Engineering with mostly teaching duties.

  6. 6.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    Times and Seasons, where I tried to leave a comment but was stymied by the captcha, because apparently I am a spambot.

    What is your favorite animal?
    As a child, definitely the horse, but these days I’m leaning towards the Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.

    How often do you check Facebook?
    The better question would be “how often do you not check Facebook?” I always have the tab open when I’m at my computer and I check anytime there’s a notification.

    What was the last book you read?
    I just finished a book about Sufism, and I also just finished listening to You Know When the Men Are Gone.

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Special K with red berries, preferably with vanilla yogurt instead of milk.

    What is your favorite season?
    The rainy season in the tropics.

    How often do you read ZD?
    Every time there’s a new post.

    What color are your socks?
    I rarely wear socks, but when I do they’re colorful. (Yes, that’s right, I’m the most interesting sock wearer in the world.)

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    For a new movie, no, but I did see Rocky Horror once.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    Email, email, email.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    Never.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Too many! That’s a copout answer but it’s early in the morning

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    I have to wake up at 7 and I’m obsessive about getting 8 hours of sleep, so I fall asleep no later than 11 (though I usually get in bed to read around 10).

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    My work laptop.

    What is your dream profession?
    I adore my current profession…but if I’m dreaming about the future, I’d love to be a full-time book reviewer.

  7. 7.

    Just for fun:

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?) — Outer Blogness

    What is your favorite animal? — dogs

    How often do you check Facebook? — maybe 3 times in the evening, when I’m home from work.

    What was the last book you read? – Investigating Paranormal State, Book One (Kirby Robinson and Lisa Maliga)

    What is your favorite breakfast food? greek yogurt mixed with Kashi Go Lean cereal

    What is your favorite season? Autumn

    How often do you read ZD? At least 2 or 3 times a week

    What color are your socks? Today they’re beige

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie? Heck yeah! Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter….

    Do you prefer the phone or email? Email. I loathe talking on the phone.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use? It depends on what I’m writing.

    Who are some of your favorite authors? CC James (aka Clover Autrey), Geoffrey Chaucer

    What time do you usually go to bed? Between 9 and 10

    What device are you using to access the internet? Normally my laptop

    What is your dream profession? Best selling author

  8. 8.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    Times and Seasons

    What is your favorite animal?
    I’m a cat guy

    How often do you check Facebook?
    At least a dozen times a day

    What was the last book you read?
    Bountiful Harvest (S. Kent Brown Festschrift)

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Sausage

    What is your favorite season?
    Fall

    How often do you read ZD?
    Whenever a new post is put up

    What color are your socks?
    Dark blue

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    Maybe when I was young; I’m too old for that sort of thing now

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    E-mail (but phone for my kids)

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    Sometimes

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    When I was a boy, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, James Herriot

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    10-10:30pm

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    My work laptop in a docking station

    What is your dream profession?
    University professor (ha! Fat chance of that ever happening…)

  9. 9.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    ancestry.org- are we all pumped about the 1940 census release?

    What is your favorite animal? horse

    How often do you check Facebook? 1/wk if dull 1/hr if interesting

    What was the last book you read? God is Not One- Prothero

    What is your favorite breakfast food? good, strong coffee

    What is your favorite season? spring

    How often do you read ZD? daily- if there isn’t a post I refresh for the quotes.

    What color are your socks? red- handknit

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?HP with my kid

    Do you prefer the phone or email? phone

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use? not always

    Who are some of your favorite authors?george eliot, john irving, dickens, austen, lamott, rothfuss, roethke, rich, dickinson, oh you know

    What time do you usually go to bed? 11

    What device are you using to access the internet? pc/laptop

    What is your dream profession? maybe atheist military chaplain

  10. 10.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    Netflix, “very long wait” for War Horse.
    What is your favorite animal?
    Puppies and kittens. Not dogs or cats.
    How often do you check Facebook?
    Couple times a day.
    What was the last book you read?
    The Healing–great book
    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Well…sometimes a Coke. But, were I independently wealthy, it would be: fruit plate with perfect melons, grapes, strawberries; perfect orange roll, ham and eggs scrambled with brie; hash browns, hot chocolate with heaps of real whipped cream and a Coke.

    What is your favorite season? Autumn. I hate summer. Hate it.
    How often do you read ZD? Several times a week, but I wish it were more.
    What color are your socks? White
    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie? Nope
    Do you prefer the phone or email? E-mail, hands down. I have a friend who stopped speaking to me over it.
    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use? Sometimes, I do, actually.
    Who are some of your favorite authors? Anne Tyler, Elizabeth Berg, Alice Hoffman, Wally Lamb, Kent Haruf.
    What time do you usually go to bed? I get OUT of bed several times a day, 8 am; 11 am; 3 – 5 pm. That’s about it.
    What device are you using to access the internet? laptop
    What is your dream profession?
    Checker at Wal-Mart–loved that job. Seriously. If I could do it for fun four hours a week.

  11. 11.

    #1, Meems, I wish I could sing, too! I sing all over the place anyway, sooo envy people with talent.

    #2, Mark, Anne Lamott is the bomb :)

    #4, Newly Housewife, you visited us!

    #7, Faith, Chaucer? I’m not worthy.

    #8, Kevin, really, the Bronte sisters? That’s so cool. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a guy say that. Or read it.

    #9, Crazy woman, totally stoked about the census. I might find my dad!

  12. 12.

    1. Well, I have about ten tabs open. But I think the one I was looking at right before I looked here was a CNN article.

    2. Tigers. Tigers are cool.

    3. I’m not on Facebook.

    4. Are we talking the last book I finished, or the last book I read from? Because the last book I actually finished was ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy, but last night I was reading this book about patriarchy that I picked up for fifty cents at a used book sale. I can’t remember the name. I’m mid-way through about nine books right now.

    5. Pancakes with maple syrup with hashbrowns and fried eggs.

    6. I like summer, because it’s not cold.

    7. I read ZD whenever there’s a new post (yay! for ZD).

    8. I’m not wearing socks. I feel like such a rebel.

    9. Nope.

    10. It depends on who I’m talking to, and why I’m talking to them. If the conversation is recreational or with someone I care about, I much prefer the phone.

    11. No. I generally always use either Times New Roman, or whatever sans-serif font comes up first when I get sick of that.

    12. Issac Asimov, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ted Dekker, Orson Scott Card, Agatha Christie, Oscar Wilde. I could go on, but I don’t have time.

    13. About ten. But I usually get up at three or four, so that’s not as early as it sounds.

    14. A computer on the campus computer lab.

    15. Dream profession? Realistically, I want to be a political strategist. That’s what I’m working toward. But in a dream world . . . I just want to dig. I want somebody to hand me a bunch of shovels and a wheelbarrow and a big pile of dirt and just say, “Ashley, dig. We will pay you a living wage to stay here and dig and cart the dirt back and forth for no reason. Have fun.”

  13. 13.

    Facebook

    Dogs

    Too much.

    No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

    The classic – eggs, toast, bacon

    Spring! But we don’t actually get spring here. :-(

    Whenever there’s a new post. Or when I need bostering from the archives.

    Black trouser socks

    I have. Last one was a double feature sing-along of “Once More With Feeling” (musical Buffy episode) and “Dr. Horrible”. It was wild.

    Email all the way!

    My default is Calibri. I really like it.

    Ann Patchett, Christopher Hitchens (*sniff*), Michael Chabon, Rudy Wiebe, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Elfrida Jelinek, Russell Banks

    11:30pm

    Work computer (shhh!)

    New Yorker staff writer

  14. 14.

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    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)

    Gmail

    What is your favorite animal?

    I always said mongoose, as a kid.

    How often do you check Facebook?

    nightly

    What was the last book you read?

    Finished? Elements of Style.

    What is your favorite breakfast food?

    Um. Depends on the day. Right now I could go for some waffles.

    What is your favorite season?

    Notsnow.

    How often do you read ZD?

    Couple times a week.

    What color are your socks?

    Orange.

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?

    Yes. LOTR3. I think that’s the only one.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?

    Email. Email. Email. Don’t call me.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?

    No. Not anymore.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?

    Vonegut and Heller sprung to mind first, weirdly. I must be nostalgic for WWII.

    What time do you usually go to bed?

    Midnight.

    What device are you using to access the internet?

    Desktop.

    What is your dream profession?

    Sitting in a room alone typing.

  15. 15.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)

    Google Reader

    What is your favorite animal?

    I’m not sure I have one. As pets, I like rats, birds or dogs. I think whales and anteaters are fascinating. I had a horse phase as a kid as well.

    How often do you check Facebook?
    more times a day than I should

    What was the last book you read?

    Pride and Popularity by Jenni James

    What is your favorite breakfast food?

    Lately it’s steel-cut oatmeal with blueberries and toasted pecans. I also like some nice thick European hot chocolate with brioche or croissant.

    What is your favorite season?

    Autumn.

    How often do you read ZD?

    whenever a post pops up in my reader

    What color are your socks?

    gray

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?

    I remember seeing at several midnight movies at the Varsity Theater at BYU

    Do you prefer the phone or email?

    Email. I don’t mind talking on the phone to close friends, but otherwise email.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?

    No.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?

    I don’t even know how to start answering this question. There are too many to even name.

    What time do you usually go to bed?

    between 10:30 and 11:00

    What device are you using to access the internet?

    Laptop

    What is your dream profession?

    Being an independently wealthy member of the aristocracy with nothing better to do than travel, read books, garden, and throw lavish parties.

    I do enjoy being a librarian so I guess that will have to do.

  16. 16.

    1. Facebook
    2. Actual: most vertebrates Fantasy: Unicorn
    3. Several times a day
    4. Finished: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Unfinished: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
    5. Fruit and cream filled crepes, cinnamon rolls, or chocolate chip pancakes
    6. Spring or Summer
    7. When a title intrigues me, or I’m overwhelmed and need to engage my mind.
    8. Dark blue
    9. Yes
    10. Email
    11. Not anymore
    12. Piers Anthony, Sharon Shinn, Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson
    13. 9pm or 10pm
    14. Desktop
    15. Don’t know, something involving neurology, psychology, and philosophy

  17. 17.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    noncuratlex.com – It’s a funny legal history blog written by one of my former professors.

    What is your favorite animal?
    Living – cat. Extinct – stegosarus

    How often do you check Facebook?
    A few times per day

    What was the last book you read?
    Flunking Sainthood by Jana Reiss

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Toasted whole wheat sesame seed bagel with vegetable cream cheese

    What is your favorite season?
    Fall

    How often do you read ZD?
    Whenever there’s a new post. I have it in my RSS reader.

    What color are your socks?
    Purple and gray striped. (3 shades of purple and 2 shades of gray)

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    Yes. I saw the midnight showing of the second Harry Potter movie. I wasn’t interested in the movie, but I was interested in my date.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    Email.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    I just spent 20 minutes today debating between Cambria and Garamond on my resume. I decided on Garamond.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Soren Kierkegaard, Ayn Rand, John Locke

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    Between 10 and 11.

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    Laptop hooked up to a docking station with peripherals so that it functions like a desktop.

    What is your dream profession?
    Law professor

  18. 18.

    Last website – Facebook
    Favorite animal – giraffe
    Check Facebook several times a day. Okay, several dozen.
    Last book read – A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic
    Favorite breakfast food – waffles
    Favorite season – fall
    Read ZD when I check my Google Reader.
    Color socks I’m wearing – right now, white, but if I’d known you were going to ask this, I would have put on something more festive.
    Never been to a midnight showing of a movie.
    Email over phone any day.
    There are too many fonts to choose from. I get overwhelmed by too many choices. So I just use whatever the default font is.
    Favorite authors – Flannery O’Connor, Kazuo Ishiguro, Chelsea Cain
    Usual bedtime – midnight
    Accessing internet via laptop.
    I don’t have a dream profession. My dreams are dead.

  19. 19.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    Mormon Archipelago
    What is your favorite animal?
    Kittens
    How often do you check Facebook?
    a lot, when I’m at the computer
    What was the last book you read?
    Read? Book of Mormon Girl. Finished? The Stand, S. King
    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    bacon or leftover pie or bacon pie. But I’d settle for brioche and hot chocolate.
    What is your favorite season?
    Spring or Fall
    How often do you read ZD?
    Whenever a new post shows up, or if I’m following comments
    What color are your socks?
    Black, when I wear them
    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    Can’t ever remember doing that
    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    Phone for my kids, or email is fine, but I hate texting
    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    I always dither over fonts. I have some favorites.
    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Evelyn Waugh, Patrick Rothfuss, Austen. P.G.Wodehouse. There are more.
    What time do you usually go to bed?
    Oh dear. After midnight
    What device are you using to access the internet?
    iMac desktop
    What is your dream profession?
    Travel writer. Or maybe a jazz singer. Perhaps an artist.
    Still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

  20. 20.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)

    Gmail

    What is your favorite animal?

    hmmm. I’m a cat person, but I don’t know what my *favorite* animal is. I did want to be a veterinarian when I was little. Along with the first female President, a best-selling author, and an astronaut. And the owner of horse ranch.

    How often do you check Facebook?

    Frequently. Far too frequently.

    What was the last book you read?

    Free Markets and Food Riots: The Politics of Global Adjustment

    What is your favorite breakfast food?

    I’m not a breakfast person, mostly because I’m not a morning person. I do like scrambled eggs, though.

    What is your favorite season?

    I like all seasons. I don’t like living in places that lack seasonal variety, which makes me frustrated in my current city…

    How often do you read ZD?

    Regularly.

    What color are your socks?

    I hardly ever wear them. I do have a lot of over-the-knee socks in my drawer. They’re my favorites.

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?

    Yes.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?

    Email.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?

    Sometimes. I like lots of different fonts.

    What time do you usually go to bed?

    I’m a night owl. Lately I’ve been taking over-the-counter sleep aids to try to get to sleep earlier, but even then I’m lucky if I’m asleep by midnight.

    What device are you using to access the internet?

    Laptop.

    What is your dream profession?

    I wish I knew! Something that involves international travel and lots of reading.

    Now I want to hear Lynnette’s list. :)

  21. 21.

    rebecca j- unacceptable! check the trash heap, find a dream and dust it off for us.

    mommie dearest- your reading list makes me swoon!

  22. 22.

    Thanks to everyone who’s answered this–I’ve been having fun reading the responses. (And yes, galdralag, I should probably answer my own post. :) )

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)

    BCC, I think. Though nine times out of ten the answer would be Facebook.

    What is your favorite animal?

    Definitely a cat.

    How often do you check Facebook?

    Umm, very often. Very, very often. I think I won’t try to estimate a number.

    What was the last book you read?

    The last one I finished was The Book of Mormon Girl, by Joanna Brooks. (Bet you didn’t guess that one!)

    What is your favorite breakfast food?

    I like a lot of breakfast foods, but I’d probably have to go with French Toast. Especially cinnamon roll French Toast.

    What is your favorite season?

    Autumn. At least, in places where it’s cool and pretty, as opposed to the hottest time of the year (as it is in my area of California.) I miss fall in Utah, with its clear blue skies, crisp air, and trees with gold and red leaves in the mountains.

    How often do you read ZD?

    I check it every day, and read every new post and comment. (Unless it’s been a long time since we posted, and I know that checking it will make me feel guilty.)

    What color are your socks?

    I’m barefoot at the moment. But the last pair of socks I wore were pink.

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?

    Yep. The second two LOTR movies, and one of the Harry Potter ones. And maybe others that I’ve forgotten.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?

    Email all the way. I’m a little scared of the phone.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?

    Way too long.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?

    Chaim Potok. Robin Hobb. Brandon Sanderson. Margaret Atwood.

    What time do you usually go to bed?

    If I’m doing well, I might make it by 1:00. But often it’s later than that.

    What device are you using to access the internet?

    A laptop. A very slow laptop that is kind of driving me crazy.

    What is your dream profession?

    Theologian-in-residence.

  23. 23.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?) Facebook

    What is your favorite animal? I find all animals kind of smelly and I prefer not to be around them. Unless they are toy animals. My favorite toy animal is Eeyore.

    How often do you check Facebook? Way more than I care to admit.

    What was the last book you read? The last book I finished was Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett, but the book I most recently read from is Rachel Maddow’s Drift.

    What is your favorite breakfast food? Hash browns. Either homemade or the McDonald’s variety.

    What is your favorite season? Summer, because I prefer to wear sandals rather than any other shoes.

    How often do you read ZD? This is my first visit; I like it so far!

    What color are your socks? White.

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie? Once, in college. I did not enjoy it. I think it was a superhero movie.

    Do you prefer the phone or email? I would prefer the pony express to the phone, so yeah, email.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use? No. Times New Roman or nothing.

    Who are some of your favorite authors? Tolkien, Geraldine Brooks, Anne Tyler, Neil Gaiman, Jasper Fforde, Margaret Atwood, Richard Russo, Thomas Hardy, Roald Dahl.

    What time do you usually go to bed? Ten or eleven. I love sleep.

    What device are you using to access the internet? Laptop.

    What is your dream profession? Question writer for Jeopardy.

  24. 24.

    Welcome, Thursday! I hope you continue to enjoy it here!

    And now, for my responses:

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?)
    The Exponent

    What is your favorite animal?
    A moose. This might change if I ever actually met one. I understand they can be quite intimidating. But something about the word “moose” and their size and shape makes me laugh!

    How often do you check Facebook?
    How often do I not? If I’m awake, I get anxious if it’s been too long since I looked at Facebook.

    What was the last book you read?
    The last one I finished was Orson Scott Card’s Folk of the Fringe. It’s a collection of short stories about Mormons and associated people who survive a limited nuclear exchange that leads to the collapse of the United States. I really liked some of the stories but liked others less.

    But right now I’m in the middle of a fascinating book, Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature, about the historical decline of all kinds of violence. So far my favorite bit is the theory that the invention of the printing press and the rise of literacy led people to be less tolerant of violence in everyday life because they got in the habit of imagining one another’s experience in ways they hadn’t before.

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Leftover pizza

    What is your favorite season?
    I can’t say that I have one. I think mostly of the parts of seasons I object to, like the horrible heat of a Texas summer.

    How often do you read ZD?
    I check at least every day even when we’re quiet. When we’re busy, nearly as often as I read Facebook.

    What color are your socks?
    I’m not wearing any. At church today, I wore some rather boring blue socks. I’m not a very interesting sock wearer.

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie?
    Yes, I believe I saw one of the new Star Wars movies at a midnight showing, and perhaps a Star Trek movie as well. But I can’t remember for sure.

    Do you prefer the phone or email?
    Email, and it’s not close. I can draft and edit for tone to try to reduce the probability that I’ll come across like a blathering idiot.

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use?
    When I first got a computer, I did, but I must have gotten it out of my system, because now I hardly ever do.

    Who are some of your favorite authors?
    Chaim Potok, Bill James, Dave Barry

    What time do you usually go to bed?
    As late as I can get away with. Midnight to 1am is typical.

    What device are you using to access the internet?
    A desktop computer. I’ll be dragged into the future kicking and screaming!

    What is your dream profession?
    Analyzing stats for a major league baseball team.

  25. 25.

    What was the last website you visited (before this one?) my email

    What is your favorite animal? dog (border collies and golden retrievers)

    How often do you check Facebook? I don’t have a Facebook account.

    What was the last book you read? I am reading The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, and I have a stack of books I would like to read.

    What is your favorite breakfast food? fruit

    What is your favorite season? spring

    How often do you read ZD? regularly

    What color are your socks? white

    Have you ever gone to a midnight showing of a movie? once, and I slept through most of it.

    Do you prefer the phone or email? email, except with close friends and family

    When you write something, do you spend time contemplating which font to use? I do when I am making a flier or poster.

    Who are some of your favorite authors? Marilynn Robinson, George Herbert, John Donne, John Milton, many anonymous medieval poets

    What time do you usually go to bed? too late

    What device are you using to access the internet? my laptop

    What is your dream profession? to teach, read, and research without the stresses of academic bureaucracy.

  26. 26.

    I loved this post just because I got some great book recommendations from it! But I can’t answer the questions because obviously I haven’t read ZD since this was posted :( Blog following FAIL.

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