Satisfy My Curiousity

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
— Albert Einstein

I’m feeling kind of random and inquisitive.  Please answer any or all of the following questions in the comments.

1. How do you eat corn on the cob (i.e., one long row at a time before moving down or around the whole cob at once before moving to the side)?  And while we’re on the subject, do you use corn on the cob holders?

2. If you’re married, what was your wedding song?

3. What’s your single favorite piece of clothing or jewelry?

4. Justin Timberlake – yea or nay?

5. What’s your standard order at Starbucks?

6. Why does plucking your eyebrows make you sneeze?  Or is that just me?

7. Why do people continue to insist that muscle weighs more than fat?  (I’m asking because I actually got the idea for this post from another blog whose author posed the question Does muscle weigh more than fat?  Nearly all of the commenters said it did, but all you have to do is google to know that it DOES NOT.  Just sayin’.)

8. What is the deal with Nascar?  Seriously.  I was at Nate’s this weekend; he was out with Molly, I was home with the kids watching Game 2 of the Rays/Sox series.  He came home and immediately switched to Nascar.  I just do not understand the appeal of watching cars circle a track endlessly, even at high speeds.

9. What is your position on chocolate milk?

10. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

11. What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume?

12. Are you tired of answering questions yet?

13.  What’s your favorite number?

14. Which color Starburst is the best (keep in mind there is only one right answer to this)?

15. Do you have any questions for me?

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12 thoughts on “Satisfy My Curiousity

  1. #7 Because it does. Muscle does not weigh more than fat, any more than lead weighs more than feathers. A pound is a pound is a pound. Your insistance misses the point. 5 lbs. of fat is much bulkier than 5 lbs. of muscle and this is what most people are refering to with the statement.

    You speak to the letter of the statement, they refer to the spirit.

  2. 1. I don’t really like corn.
    2. “To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks
    3. No idea
    4. Yay
    5. Skinny vanilla cappuccino (or gingerbread latte in season)
    6. Yes – there’s a nerve in your face triggered by plucking your brows – which is why you sneeze. I read it in the Oprah magazine.
    7. Who knows – I mean, a pound of muscle and a pound of fat are both still a pound. But I think muscle is maybe more dense – and definitely more compact.
    8. No clue. I drive every day and no one calls it a sport. I hate Nascar.
    9. Eh.
    10. No
    11. Cookie Monster
    12. Yes
    13. 16, because my bday is on the 16th. As in THIS THURSDAY.
    14. Yellow.
    15. If I put all these questions in MY blog will YOU answer ’em? 😉

  3. Karen, no – they’re not talking about the spirit, they’re talking about density, which is different. Obviously by volume, muscle weighs more than fat – more muscle fits in the same space (i.e., 5 pounds of muscle fits into the same space as, say, 3 pounds of fat), but when people say “Muscle weighs more than fat,” that is not an accurate statement.

    And I thought for sure you’d take me up on the Nascar question.

    Lyrically, Billy Joel does an amazing version of that song (I actually have three versions on my iPod – those 2, plus Trisha Yearwood). And of course I’d answer these questions on your page, or any others you pick!

  4. 1. I eat my corn on the cob from left to right. Just like an old fashioned typewriter. No cob holders.

    2. Not married but I do have a pet peeve about wedding songs. Obviously people aren’t really listening to to words of a song or they wouldn’t have chosen a breakup song.

    3. My red pajamas.

    4. Yea to eh. I enjoy him but I don’t own any of his music.

    5. Grande non-fat, no whip peppermint mocha. Only half of the chocolate and peppermint syrups.

    6. I don’t think I have the sneezing issue when I pluck the brow.

    7. Because they want to hold on to a possible reason they don’t see the numbers on the scale.

    8. I have to admit. I kind of enjoy Nascar. Not that I understand anything about it but I can watch it. Though not from start to finish.

    9. I’m pro-chocolate milk.

    10. I’ve started my Christmas window shopping.

    11. Belly Dancer.

    12. No

    13. I don’t think I have a favorite number.

    14. Yellow

    15. Nope.

  5. I have the Billy & Trisha versions – I prefer the Billy Joel version. Hubs preferred Garth. I didn’t want to nitpick, so we danced to Garth. The part that cracks me up is the line “I know you haven’t made your mind up yet” – funny, after you’ve just said “I do” – know what I mean?

  6. 1. Kind of a combination of both.

    2. I am divorced. My wedding song was “Just Thinking” by Lari White.

    3. I have an aquamarine and sapphire ring that I adore.

    4. Nay

    5. I don’t have one.

    6. It doesn’t make me sneeze.

    7. People are stupid?

    8. I grew up in auto racing, and I don’t like NASCAR either. My type of auto racing is dirt track open wheel (sprint cars, midgets, Silver Crown). The races are super fast and also super short, and the cars don’t just drive around in circles, but they slide around on the track a lot too. I occasionally turn on NASCAR to check in on my friends that have moved up to that series, and I inevitably fall asleep.

    At the same time though, I have to say that I don’t understand the whole “What’s the deal with NASCAR?” question (which I get a LOT because people know I’m into racing). I don’t really get the point of baseball. Fat millionaires swinging a stick and pretending to run? But when baseball is being watched or discussed, I don’t wonder about the people who do enjoy it or question the appeal or interject my belief that it’s a stupid sport. It’s clearly appealing to some, yay for them. I don’t like defending my love of my sport, so I don’t make people defend their love of their sport. People like different things.

    9. Blech.

    10. No.

    11. Raggedy Ann

    12. Nerp

    13. 8

    14. Red

    15. Nerp

  7. 1. eating corn? Only one way, across the row like a typewriter

    2. Married 18 years, proof you don’t have to have a big reception and/or a wedding song and still say married.

    3. white gold oblong hoop earings. boring I know, but still…

    4. Justin T? Nay

    5. Order at Starbucks? Oatmeal raisin cookie 🙂

    6. Have no idea about the eyebrows

    7. Muscle v.s. fat…we have to have some excuse for gaining weight while training hard hoping to lose it!

    8. NASCAR? What makes people want to do that? I have no idea, and more, don’t care.

    9. LOVE chocolate milk

    10. Christmas shopping is 1/4 done (one gift purchased, by accident!)

    11. I only remember one Halloween costume, an Indian, with a headband and two or three feathers. It was raining. The feathers dropped, rain ran into my eyes and it was cold.

    12. Not tired of answering questions..yet

    13. Favorite number…59…which is how old I’m going to be forever, once I get there.

    14. Favorite starburst color….PINK!

    15. So…are things still going well in D.C.?

  8. And Janey, I wasn’t asking (or didn’t intend to come across as asking) anyone to “defend” Nascar. I was honestly hoping someone might try to explain the appeal to me, because I’d like to understand it. It’s like hockey to me; I don’t get it, but I assume that’s just because I don’t understand it. I think if I did, I might enjoy it more (which would, incidentally, be appreciated by a certain someone close to me).

    Like, with Nascar, is part of the appeal the off-track drama between the drivers from rival teams (I follow sports generally enough to know there was some fight between two drivers not too long ago)? How do people form allegiances to particular drivers? I mean, it’s not like other pro sports, where a city has a team and being from that city often leads to rooting for that team. As best I can tell, women pick their drivers based on sex appeal, and I have no idea how men choose (and maybe that’s sexist or stereotypical, but again, I don’t understand it, so I’m giving you my perspective from the outside).

    It seems to me there has to be more to it than watching cars endlessly drive around a track at high speeds, occasionally bumping each other, wrecking, catching fire, etc. What I know about racing comes from the Days of Thunder ride at Kings Dominion (which no longer exists) and Talladega Nights, so someone should really correct me, and that’s why I’m asking.

  9. 1. Combination, and yes to holders, as I have wimpy fingers.

    2. Married 27 years, no song. Quickie wedding. 😛

    3. My wedding band – sapphires & diamonds.

    4. Justin Timberlake – I liked him in Shrek

    5. Triple venti non-fat sugar free vanilla latte. But I cut those out due to budge constraints.

    6. I have mine waxed.

    7. People are dumb.

    8. If I watch Nascar on TV, I nap between laps 10 and 10 ’till the end. I think people like the crashes.

    9. Yay.

    10. Hell to the no.

    11. Hunting accident victim.

    12. Not for you.

    13. 12

    14. Pink

    15. Not at this juncture.

  10. 1. How do you eat corn on the cob? And while we’re on the subject, do you use corn on the cob holders?
    Like a typewriter with no holders

    2. If you’re married, what was your wedding song?
    “More Than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw

    3. What’s your single favorite piece of clothing or jewelry?
    My wedding ring….corny, I know

    4. Justin Timberlake – yea or nay?
    Oh yea!!!

    5. What’s your standard order at Starbucks?
    Triple Venti Non-Fat Cappucino….sometimes with sugar free syrup

    6. Why does plucking your eyebrows make you sneeze? Or is that just me?
    It’s just you 🙂

    7. Why do people continue to insist that muscle weighs more than fat?
    I dunno

    8. What is the deal with Nascar? Seriously.
    I don’t get it either, but I liked the movies 🙂

    9. What is your position on chocolate milk?
    Never really had a craving for it

    10. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
    Yes, actually 🙂

    11. What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume?
    A fifties style poodle skirt costume, my mom made it!

    12. Are you tired of answering questions yet?
    Not really

    13. What’s your favorite number?
    11, my birthday

    14. Which color Starburst is the best?
    I don’t eat Starburst a lot but I would have to say pink and red are pretty close

    15. Do you have any questions for me?
    How’s David? 🙂

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