Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 2

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 2

Cheers to all of us thieves!

23. Do you ever walk around the house naked?

24. If you were an animal what would you be? Why? A house cat. Lie around all day, play with random small things, bask in sunlight. Sounds nice.

25. Hair color you like on someone you’re dating? My husband's hair is brown.

26. If suffering an injury, would you rather be left blind or deaf? I honestly don't know. Probably blind, if I HAD to. I can listen to audiobooks, listen to the TV, listen to music. I don't think I could live without music!

27. Do you have any special talents? Don't we all?

28. What do you do as soon as you walk in the house? Take off my shoes and hang up my key.

29. Do you like horror or comedy? Comedy

30. Are you missing anyone? Yes.

31. Where do you want to live when you are old? Don't know. We'll see where I am at that point!

32. Who is the person you can count on the most? My husband.

33. If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be? I don't know.

34. What did you dream last night? I don't remember.

35. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football

36. Are you named after anyone? My middle name was my grandmother's middle name.

37. What is your favorite alcoholic drink? I stay away from hard alcohol, but occasionally drink a little wine.

38. Non alcoholic drink? Dr Pepper or chai tea latte

39. Have you ever been in love? Still am.

40. Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes.

41. Have you ever been arrested? No.

42. What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas

43. Would you ever get plastic surgery? Maybe.

44. Have you ever caught a fish? Yes.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 1

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?
Um, no. Does that work?

2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated? 3 or 4 years, I think.

3. Ever been in a car wreck? Yep.

4. Were you popular in high school? Not really.

5. Have you ever been on a blind date? No.

6. Are looks important? Sometimes.

7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more? A few.

8. By what age would you like to be married? I got married when I was 22.

9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them? I don't generally seek out that info.

10. Have you ever made a mistake? Never. I'm perfect! ;-)

11. Are you a good tipper? When I have a good server, I am a generous tipper. When the server doesn't stand out, he/she gets the standard 15%. If I have a shitty server, they get less.

12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut? Well, I rarely get a cut without color, so it's been $100+. I don't know what a cut on its own would cost.

13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? Not that I remember.

14. Have you ever peed in public? Sure. I do it all the time - at the restrooms in a restaurant or at Target or whatever! ;-)

15. What song do you want played at your funeral? I'll Meet You There by White Heart or a song by Matthew West that I currently forget the title of.

16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay? I'm not, so this is a non-issue.

17. What would your last meal be before getting executed? Alaskan King Crab Legs, fries, biscuits from Red Lobster, shrimp, mac and cheese, and lots and lots of chocolate for dessert.

18. Beatles or Stones? Neither.

19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be? I'll let God make those kinds of decisions.

20. Beer, wine or hard liquor? A little bit of wine. (Too much alcohol upsets my stomach.)

21. Do you have any phobias? Yes.

22. What are your plans for the future? Immediate future: get my ankle healed up so I can start running again. I miss it already!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

FFI we go!

1. Beware of pissing me off when I have PMS (I'm just sayin').

2. I hate snow.

3. And since we are here, we might as well make the most of it.

4. Do you believe in spirits?

5. Where you go, there you are.

6. Soup from Panera is one of my favorite meals when it's cold out.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading, tomorrow my plans include relaxing and running – not at the same time, though – and Sunday, I want to not freeze my ass off at my daughter's last travel soccer game!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Add Some Sparkle to Your Toesies!

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about gifts – if you haven't started already. I don't know about you, but one of the last things I remember tends to be the stocking stuffers. I don't know why, but almost every year I'm scrambling to find something to fill the stockings – something that hopefully everyone will like.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's the Bzz: Bil-Jac Dry Dog Food #imabzzagent

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We have a 5-year-old beagle named Sawyer. He's generally a very good dog, and your typical chow-hound. He'll eat just about anything. Oddly, though, for the past several months, he'd been ignoring his bowl full of food for an entire day before eating his breakfast. It would get eaten right before it was dinner time. As I mentioned, he's a beagle. Beagles generally are not picky dogs. We're not sure what was up with that, but it seems to have passed now. You see, thanks to BzzAgent, we were able to sample Bil-Jac Dry Dog food. (Well, when I say we, I really mean Sawyer was able to sample it. No humans in this house ate any, at least so far as I am aware!)

We decided to try the 2-bowl challenge. All you do for that is put a small amount of his regular food in a bowl and a small amount of Bil-Jac in a bowl and let the dog pick.

Sawyer barely even considered his previous food. He inhaled Bil-Jac, and suddenly was very much looking forward to meals every day. He still looks forward to meals every day now!

With the exception of his eating habits, I'm not sure I could say he's changed much otherwise. He's in need of knee surgery, and still has regular problems with his bum knee(s). I never expected the food to fix that, of course. I'm sharing that because I think it's entirely possible that the lack of change in his behavior is because of his knees. His coat does appear to be a bit shinier, but that could be simply because I expect that to happen.

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My husband and I are both quite impressed with this food. Sawyer hasn't been this enthusiastic about his everyday food since he was a puppy!

We'd like to continue feeding this to our dog, but I'm not sure if we will. While it's clearly an excellent product, it is expensive. More expensive than the brand we'd previously fed Sawyer. I'm not sure if Bil-Jac fits into our budget. We'll try to make it work, though – I can say that with confidence.

So, yes, I would highly recommend Bil-Jac dry dog food. (And Sawyer would, too!)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

FFI we go!

1. It's easy to see something, but I couldn't tell you what at this point.

2. My daughters are my darlings.

3. Once upon a time, well, it sounds like it's gonna be a great show! I'm looking forward to checking it out soon.

4. And they lived happily ever after ... the end.

5. What is not today's question. Today's question is where.

6. I sure hope my MIA package from LeapFrog gets here sooner rather than later.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to celebrating my baby girl's 4th birthday with the kiddos and my parents, tomorrow my plans include the final rec. soccer games for the season and spending time with my parents and Sunday, I want to not stress over Natalie's birthday party. It's at Monkey Joe's, so it should be pretty easy to avoid a lot of stress!


Five Question Friday

1. Do you prefer your ice cream in a bowl or in a cone? Depends. I love waffle cones/bowls. But, don't always want to deal with the drippiness of a cone. Then I go with a bowl.

2. What three things do you love the smell of? Lilacs, spring/summer rain, my babies when they're clean

3. Giftcards or no? (In regards to gift giving...) Yes.

4. What sports did you play in high school if any and do you still play them? I was on the poms squad my senior year. I know some people don't consider that a sport, but it was an excellent aerobic workout on a regular basis! And, uh, no, I am not still doing anything of the sort. My poms days ended with high school graduation.

5. Were you in band in high school? What instrument did you play? No, but my freshman year I played violin in the orchestra. Sophomore through senior year I was in choir. I sang first soprano.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mompact Review & GIVEAWAY: Twooth Timer

Motherhood leaves women with all sorts of new worries, jobs, and roles. In addition to caring for your children, taking care of the big things (like feeding, nurturing, etc.), and being their biggest cheerleader, moms also have to worry about the little, day-to-day things. Many of these things are much bigger, because they can help our children develop lifelong habits. Fortunately, other moms have got your back! Mom inventors have created many wonderful things to help moms with all sorts of tasks, problems, etc. that come as part of the job.

Today I am thrilled to share the Twooth Timer with you!

The what?

The Twooth Timer! In short, it's a 2-minute timer that helps ensure your kids brush their teeth long enough for maximum health! It's cute and fun to use, and can help your children develop a healthy habit that will last a lifetime!

From the company's Web site:
Experts recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes. A recent study found young adults spent less than 35 seconds brushing their teeth.
New research is that finding heart disease and strokes, as well as diabetes and respiratory disease, may be linked to gum disease. Consider your mouth as a doorway to your body. Plaque is a colorless film of bacteria that sticks to teeth and if not properly removed, can lead to gum disease. The bacteria associated with gum disease can enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Good oral hygiene is the best prevention.
Healthy habits begin early and our award-winning, mom-invented products are designed to help children achieve good dental health and have fun doing it! Recommended by dentists and dental hygienists for a lifetime of healthy smiles!

Look at that timer! Isn't it cute? Here are some more facts:
  • Convenient size - 3¼" H x 2¾" W x 2½" D
  • No batteries needed
  • Helps reduce dental bills by improving dental hygiene
  • Works with all types of toothbrushes - manual and electric
  • Easy to use! Simply turn the top to the 2 and begin brushing. Stop when the bell rings.

My Thoughts: I gotta tell ya, I love this little device! I first heard about it in a survey with QuestionMoms, and was thrilled when this was one of the products available as part of the Mompact Blog Hop event!

My kids have been using this for a few weeks now, and it does its job. My oldest, who is 8, will not brush without it now! She loves it. I don't have to be there – she goes up to brush her teeth, starts the timer on her own, and brushes until it rings! We haven't been to the dentist yet since it arrived, but I look forward to her telling him about it. I think he'll be proud of her!

Now, did I mention how cute it is? It's bigger than I thought it'd be, but I like it. It stands out on our (regularly cluttered) bathroom counter, which means it doesn't get forgotten. Plus, it's sturdy. I know for a fact, because it's been dropped at least a couple of times ...

I only have one teeny tiny complaint, and it really is small. The timer, when it rings, is loud. It sounds like a kitchen timer (which is how I know for sure my daughter's using it, because I can hear it from downstairs), and is probably just as loud as one. Because of that, my younger two (5 and 3 years old) aren't big fans of it. The ringing apparently is a bit loud for their sensitive hearing – or something. BUT, I like it loud because – as I just mentioned – I can hear it ring when I'm downstairs, so I know it's getting used. I suspect that as the other two get older, they will come around and start using it, too.

The Final Word: Wonderful product that is sure to help your kids develop healthy habits, and hopefully keep those habits for life!

More Information: You can find out more about the Twooth Timer and the company at the following links.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Lower 40 Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Who is the last person you high-fived? One of my kids. Probably my son, but the girls are into high-fives, too, so I don't know for sure.

2) If you were drafted into a war, would you survive. It depends on what I had to do. On the front lines? Probably not, but then who knows?

3) Do you sleep with the TV on? No.

4) Have you ever drunk milk straight out of the carton? Ick, no!

5) Have you ever won a spelling bee? No. I always wanted to when I was a kid, but my nerves always got the best of me.

6) Have you ever been stung by a bee? Yes, a few times over the years.

7) How fast can you type? Fast enough.

8) Are you afraid of the dark? Not usually.

9) Eye color: Brown

10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in? Yes

11) When was the last time you chose a bath over a shower? I can't remember.

12) Do you knock on wood? Yes

13) Do you floss daily? No

Where's number 14?

15) Can you hula hoop? I'm not sure. I was good at it when I was a kid, but that was a long time ago ...

16) Are you good at keeping secrets? Depends on the secret.

17) What do you want for Christmas? An iPad.

18) Do you know the Muffin Man? I did, once upon a time ...

19) Do you talk in your sleep? I sure hope not! That would be mighty embarrassing!

20) Who wrote the book of love? God


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

W.T.F. Meme: Dogs on surf boards join a Facebook status chain

1) Last week women on Facebook started another one of those supposed "raise breast cancer awareness" status chains which end up just confusing men. This one had me saying "I'm 14 weeks and craving Skittles." Instantly people started asking me if I was pregnant. This has angered some people (including a blogger who posted a rant about it because she says that "pretending you're pregnant isn't cute"). What do you think of status chains like this? They haven't bothered me before, but I refused to post this one. I agree that leading others to believe you're pregnant when you aren't just isn't good. This one, I felt, was wrong. So, I opted out.

2) Do you think people should be able to buy music and share it with everyone he or she wants or should everyone have to purchase the songs themselves? I think a limited amount of sharing would be OK, but sharing with anyone and everyone who's interested doesn't seem right. Why would anyone buy any music if they could just get it from anyone willing to share? (Napster, anyone?)

3) How often do you (or your significant other) vacuum your house? What's a vacuum?

4) Monday was National Cheese Pizza Day. What toppings do you like on your pizza? My favorite is taco pizza. When I can't have that, I like pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, and (sometimes) green olives.

5) The Thought Catalog has posted a list of great songs to cry to. What is a song that can easily bring you to tears? Nothing comes to mind. I'm not one who cries very easily.

6) Beanie babies were a big craze in the 1990s. What is a toy that you collect or used to collect? I was in college when Beanie Babies came out, and have TONS of them. I don't really collect toys anymore – unless you count the toys my kids play with.

7) Buddy, a 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, will be the first animal inducted into the Surf Dog Hall of Fame. Do you enjoy seeing animals do crazy stunts? I don't seek it out, but if I happen to see something it depends on what it is.

8) September is Fall Hat Month. Do you like to wear hats? If so, what type of hats are your favorites? I'm not big on hats. I only wear them when absolutely necessary to keep my ears from freezing off.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Flirty Aprons

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This one cracks me up!!! I would love to see Den Farlow rock this!
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

FFI we go!

1. The only question is why.

2. I can read a 500+ page book in one dayif it's really good.

3. Three of the many things on my desk: my mouse, my iPod Touch, and a stack of papers.

4. Taking my son for "pre-op" blood tests is the one thing I HAVE to do today!

5. I love playing with the cats or my computer.

6. Umm ... I'm not sure what overwhelms the senses.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching 27 Dresses, which arrives from Netflix today, tomorrow my plans include stuff around the house, reading, being Abby-free overnight for her BFF's sleepover, and Sunday, I want to read – I have three books to get done by Monday – which is also the last day of summer break!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

FFI we go!

1. Summer is quickly coming to an end, at least for my kids. I have mixed feelings on that. It'll be nice to get back into a consistent routine and have some peace, but I'll miss them. And I'll miss sleeping in.

2. The TV channel is unchanged through most days, as the kids love PBS shows (But, no, the TV isn't on all day.).

3. Aargh! I'm actually not all that frustrated at the moment. This is unusual, but I'll take it.

4. I don't do well when I have to wake up early in the morning.

5. Seven: Umm ... is a movie I've never seen.

6. Insomnia sucks; don't you think?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing my book, tomorrow my plans include hair appointment and laundry and Sunday, I want to get ready for my mom's visit next week (it was postponed)!

My Own Page #imabzzagent

Thanks to BzzAgent, which gives me the opportunity to try many different products for free (so that I'll tell my friends, readers, family, and others about them), I recently discovered It's kind of a one-stop shop for all of your online things. Actually, I think it's better described as an online business card. (And who knows? Maybe that's what they call themselves, too. I'm not sure.) It's really neat. You can link to your facebook, twitter, blogger, wordpress and other social networks; add other links and pictures. Make it a page completely about you. It's highly customizable, and I envision having a lot of fun as I get more ideas about what to do with it.

And right now, they're offering 50 free business cards from MOO if you create your page. You do have to pay shipping, but MOO is a great service! (I'm not sure how long that's going to last, so don't wait if you want to take advantage of it!)

While you're there, look me up: If you have a page, let me know.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

W.T.F. Meme: Ehh, what's up with you?

1) CBS debuted a show titled "Same Name" over the weekend which has famous people (including David Hasselhoff, Kathy Griffin, and Reggie Bush) switch places with everyday people with the same name. Do you share the same name with some famous person? Not that I know of.

2) If you do have (or theoretically if you did have) the same name as a celebrity, would you trade places with the celebrity for a while for a television show? Sure. Why not? It might be fun.

3) Today (July 27) is Bugs Bunny's 71st birthday. What should he do to celebrate his birthday? Eat some carrot cake.

4) What has been your favorite movie so far this year? The final HP, of course!

5) If you were a tour guide for your city, what three places would you take visitors to see? I'd take 'em up on the bluffs so they could see the gorgeous view of the river. Then to the John Deere Commons, because you can't come to the Quad-Cities and not go there! Finally, I'd take them to Jim's Rib Haven for the best barbecue EVER!

6) How often do you screen your phone calls? Every time the phone rings. (I check caller ID. If I don't recognize the name/number, I don't answer.)

7)  27-year-old Amy Winehouse died over the weekend. Were you a fan of hers, or were you like me and barely knew anything about her until after she died? Barely knew anything about her. I knew about her drug use thanks to Leno/Letterman. But that's about it.

8) Who is another celebrity you feel died too young? Heath Ledger

9) If you had the power to decide people's fates, would you consider it a blessing or a curse and why? A curse. That is a HUGE responsibility. I think I'd rather leave that up to God.

10) Wanting to go to a taxidermist to get your dead dog/cat stuffed -- normal or creepy? Very creepy.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Twenty-Fiver Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Tell us about something that made you laugh last night. Um ... something on Leno.

2. What were you doing at 8 PM last night? Um ... changing Natalie's sheets, I think.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Playing Bingo Blitz on Facebook. Yes, I know, I'm pathetic. LOL

4. What happened to you in 2006? (Feel free to republish an old post from '06.) I suffered from postpartum depression when my son was a few weeks old.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? I don't remember. Something to Mr. Ham a few minutes ago. Obviously it wasn't important!

6. How many beverages did you have today? A couple. I didn't really count. Although, if by "beverages" alcohol is implied, then the number would be a big, fat ZERO.

7. What color is your hairbrush? Black and silver.

8. What was the last thing you paid for? Some stuff on Amazon.

9. Where were you last night? At home.

10. What color is your front door? On the inside, it's white. On the outside, it's a dark wood stain, but I have no idea what one would call it.

11. Where do you keep your change? Most of it lives in my wallet.

12. What’s the weather like today? At the moment, it's pretty calm.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Better Batter at Maggie Moo's

14. What excites you? Music, reading a REALLY good book, my children's accomplishments, God

15. Do you want to cut your hair? No. It's short enough as it is.

16. Are you over the age of 35? Nope.

17. Do you talk a lot? Sometimes.

18. Do you watch Franklin and Bash? Haven't heard of it.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? Who doesn't?

20. Do you make up your own words? Very rarely. I'm into proper grammar, spelling, etc. I don't do non-words! ;-)

21. Are you a jealous person? Not nearly as much as I used to be. God has taught me to let go and to trust others.

22. What does the last text message you received say? It was from my mom saying she's coming to visit in a few days. :-)

23. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Bed

24. Who’s the rudest person in your life? I am not going to publicly shame anyone, sorry.

25. Are you crushing on anyone that you shouldn't be? No. I'm married. I only have eyes for Mr. Ham.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Honesty Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Complete the Sentences:

Right now I'm feeling...exhausted. I have a migraine trying to settle in, and that always wipes me out.

When I'm alone I feel...relaxed. It's nice to get some peace and quiet sometimes.

When I'm surrounded by people I feel...frazzled. I don't do large crowds well.

One thing I hate is...debt.

One thing I really like about myself is...being left-handed.

When I'm feeling sad I...sometimes cry, sometimes wallow in it, sometimes find a way to perk up. It all depends on the circumstances.

When I daydream it's usually about...finally being debt-free.

I'm afraid of...snakes. We're talking actual phobia here.

I'm happiest when...I know that I'm loved.

One thing that really worries me is...making ends meet.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be...I would be frugal to the point of being stingy. I wouldn't spend money on ANYTHING except absolute needs – unless I could pay cash.

If I could be with anyone right now I would be family.

The family member I am closest to is...if you mean physically, my son. He's sitting right by me. If you mean relationship closeness, then my husband – of course!

If I was really honest with my father I would tell him...I'm thinking biological father right now. And to him I'd say you are NOT my dad, NOT my father. You are the sperm donor. Nothing more.

One thing I regret about my life is...letting debt get out of control.

If I only had one more day to live I would...spend it with God and my family.

If I was really honest with my mother I would tell her...nothing you need to know. ;-)

One thing about me that nobody knows is...nothing I'll tell you, because then it'd no longer be something no one knows! After all, there's a reason no one knows! ;-)

I hope that someday in the future...we can be debt-free and I can make my husband proud of me.

When I think about my family I feel...happy.

Something I'm really embarrassed about is...not something I'll share here.

One thing about me I never want to change faith in God.

One thing I feel really proud of is...having finished my bachelor's degree and having my wonderful family.

Blogsville has helped me to...Blogsville? Is that meaning blogging in general? If so, it actually has helped me find myself in many ways.

One thing I like about blogsville is...being able to be me, and making lots of new friends.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

WINNER: Rafflecopter Test Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who helped me test Rafflecopter! This seems to be a very popular means of entering giveaways, and it's so easy to use – on both ends! Selecting a winner is so easy it's crazy! And no more screen shots of the winner info, either! Check out the widget (both here and on the giveaway page!)

Winner has been e-mailed. I need to hear back in 48 hours.

I think Rafflecopter is AWESOME! And, yes, this will be how I conduct my giveaways here on Ramblings & More from here on out! :-)


Sunday Stealing: The Plaid Hat Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. When showering, do you start the water and then get in, or get in then start the water? Start the water first. I get in when the temperature is perfect.

2. Have you ever showered with someone of the opposite sex? I am married, so what do you think?

3. Were you ever been forced to shower with one of your siblings? Not that I remember.

4. Have you ever dropped your soap on your foot? You mean while in the shower? Probably.

5. How old do people say you look? I haven't asked anyone, so I have no idea. I don't think I want to know ...

6. How old do you act? My age, most of the time.

7. What’s the last song you sang? I'm not sure. One of the last songs I listened to in the car. I love to sing while driving. Actually, I love to sing.

8. Have you recently become a member of anything? Um, no. I don't think so.

9. What are your plans for next weekend? I believe some family will be out to visit. Regardless, I WILL SEE THE LAST HARRY POTTER!

10. Do you kiss with your eyes open or closed? Usually closed.

11. Whats the sexiest thing about Sarah Palin? Can't say I've ever thought about it – nor do I plan to.

12. Who’s the sexiest famous woman alive? If you said "most beautiful" I probably could come up with an answer. As I'm not attracted to women, I can't say I find anyone sexy.

13. Who’s the sexiest famous man alive? Tough choice. Johnny Depp or Matt Damon or someone else (names elude me at the moment)

14. Does your family have a crazy uncle? Doesn't every family?

15. Have you ever smuggled something into another country? No.

16. Do you live in a city with a good sports team? Not really. I don't follow the minor league crap we have going on here. I miss Chicago sports ...

17. What is the most unusual? "Most unusual"? Most unusual what? "Unusual" is not a noun.

18. How do feel about the Goth people? I don't.

19. Can you fix or your significant other your own car? OK, someone ought to take a good look at these questions before posting them. This doesn't make any sense. I think I know what's being asked here, but c'mon!

20. Would you want to kill Casey Anthony yourself if you were guaranteed to get away with it? What kind of question is this? I would not kill anyone, regardless of whether or not I'd "get away with it." I answer to a higher judge, and even if no one here on Earth knows what I do, God will. There is no getting away with anything.

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