Saturday, January 21, 2006

The email version of a meme

Every couple of months I get one of these emails. You all know the kind I mean where you have to answer a bunch of questions and then forward it to all your friends (many of whom promptly block you from their email). According to the instructions - "The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you." The end result is that you get a lot of emails back from people you don't know telling you that you're pretty normal (a state that I work hard at avoiding). So I got one yesterday from a co-worker and decided to inflict it on all the innocent parties who are so foolish as to visit this blog.

If you read further, you will learn 38 things you never wanted to know about me. If you're obnoxious, you'll follow the instructions at the end and send these questions with your answers to all your soon to be former friends. If you're really really obnoxious, you'll answer me (at which point, I will post at least one esoteric proof from mathematics).

1. What time is it? 9:34pm
2. What's your full name? MathCog Idiocy (you all didn't think I'd give you another name, did you?)
3. What are you most afraid of? Fire and airplanes
4. What is the most recent movie that you seen in a theatre? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5. Place of birth? New York City
6. Favorite food? sushi, chocolate, pasta
7. What's your natural hair color? I've pretty much forgotten
8. Ever been to Alaska? No
9. Ever been toilet papering rolling? a really long time ago
10. Love someone so much it made you cry? Yes
11. Been in a car accident? Yes
12. Croutons or bacon bits? Bacon bits
13. Favorite day of the week? Friday
14. Favorite Restaurant? had favorites in CT, but not around here
15. Favorite Flower? Day lilies and black-eyed susans
16. Favorite sport to watch? Dog agility
17.Favorite sport to play? Dog agility
18. Favorite Drink? Earl Grey tea
19. Favorite ice cream? chocolate
20. Disney or Warner? Warner
21. Favorite fast food restaurant? none of them
22. What color is your bedroom carpet? sort of beige
23. How many times you failed your driver's test? None (I should have the first time)
24 . Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? Sue
25. What do you do most often when you are bored? read
26. Bedtime? 11:30-12:00
27.Who will respond to this e-mail the quickest? Since I'm gonna cheat and blog it, probably no one.
28. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond? See above
29. Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses? Refer to question 27.
30. Favorite TV shows? NUMB3Rs, Charmed, NOVA
31.Ford or Chevy? Ford I guess since I like Mustangs better than Camaros (and assuming that I got the make/model right)
32. What are you listening to right now? the geese making geesy noises
33. What are your favorite colors? Black, blue, red
34. How many tattoos do you have? none
35. How many pets do you have? One dog, one cat, one pigeon (There are also 2 other cats that are my housemates and a gaggle of geese, ducks and chickens that aren't pets)
36. Which came first the chicken or the egg? chicken
37. What would you like to accomplish before you die? turn the whole world into math nerds 3
8. How many people are you sending this e-mail to? see question 27

And the original email return directions:
Now, here's what you're supposed to do... and please do not spoil the fun. Hit forward, delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you. Remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you.


Teresa said...

LOL - nope I hardly ever do those... so I won't do this one either. I don't mind the memes so much because they're shorter - the long list of question emails I find to be a bore. After all - who cares what the last movie I saw at the theater was? (If I can remember it!).


MathCogIdiocy said...

But you are brave enough to chance the appearance of a math proof! *grin*

Harvey said...

"3. What are you most afraid of?"

Getting tagged with a meme.

*runs & hides*

Teresa said...

LOL - Math can't hurt me... I can defend myself... equations at 20 paces.

MathCogIdiocy said...

Harvey - I'll have to remember to tag you if I ever get a chance. *grin*

MathCogIdiocy said...

Teresa - Name your seconds. My seconds (Canter sets and Riemann Zeta function non-trivial zeros) will be in touch with your seconds. *grin*

Teresa said...

Okay I had to ask around a bit, but the Bernouli sequence and calculus integral have decided they would back me up. LOL.

MathCogIdiocy said...