Category: Survey

Okay, so this is what happens when I don’t get enough sleep the night before and don’t have any major “ah ha” moments during the day. I ened up taking silly random quizzes on the Internet and posting the results.

Now, to be honest, I usually have a tendency to try to find the most sordid, potentially TMI tests possible. However, tonight, I decided to keep things fairly tame by taking the following quizzes:

What age do you act? (My actual age, by the way, is 25.)

You Act Like You Are 15 Years Old

You are a teenager at heart. You don’t quite feel like a grown up yet, but you don’t feel like a kid.
You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

You’re quite rebellious, and you don’t like being told what to do. You like to do things your way.
You have your own unique style, taste in music, and outlook on life.

Do you follow your head or your heart?

You Follow Your Heart

You’re romantic, sentimental, and emotional.
You tend to fall in (and out of) love very quickly.
Some may call you fickle, but you can’t help where your emotions take you.
You’ve definitely broken a few hearts, but you’re not a heartbreaker by nature.
Your intentions are always good, even if they change with the wind

What personality disorder are you? (To be honest, a better question would probably be which personality disorder aren’t I?)

You May Be a Bit Borderline…

Your mood swings make a roller coaster look tame!
When you’re up, you’re a little bit crazy…
And when you’re down, your whole world is crashing
Scary thing is, these moods can change by the minute!

Are you a feminist?

You Are 91% Feminist

You are a total feminist. This doesn’t mean you’re a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It’s a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.

How Irish are you? (The technical answer, by the way, would be that I’m a fourth Irish. I’m also a fourth Italian, a fourth German, and a fourth Basque. Of course, most people would probably just say I’m a country girl from Texas.)

You’re 80% Irish

Congratulations, you’re a shining example of an Irish lass (or lad).
There’s hardly anyone more Irish than you!

How cluttered is your mind? (Very cluttered, I imagine.)

Your Mind is 86% Cluttered

Your mind is incredibly cluttered. You have so much going on in there, it’s hard to think straight.
Consider talking to a therapist. It’s a good idea to sort through your thoughts, if only to see which ones are worth hanging on to.

Hopefully, I’ll have an ah ha moment tomorrow because I’m not sure how many more of these quizzes I can take before I start taking them way too seriously.

Yes, this is another one of those silly and ultimately pointless online surveys that, for whatever reason, give me so much joy.

I have to admit though that I’ve noticed a disturbing trend whenever I go searching for silly online surveys.  Along with the expected purity tests, when-will-you-die predictions, and “who is your celebrity boob twin” reports, I’ve discovered that all of my favorite quiz sites have been infected by thousands of different surveys all concerning one human being.

That human being is Justin Bieber.

Every site I go to now seems to be full of surveys designed to let me know just how likely it is that I will some day end up as Mr. Lisa Marie Bieber.  What’s disturbing is that, if the surveys are to be believed, the chances are pretty good.

Now, to be honest, I have no desire to marry Justin Bieber.  First off, I don’t know that I ever want to get married, secondly, I tend to prefer older men and third, from what I’ve seen on TMZ, he kinda sorta appears to be a little dumbfug toadsucker.

Still, it disturbs me that I’m going to be 25 on November 9th of this year and already, I find myself thinking “What’s wrong with kids today?”  When did I become an adult and why didn’t anyone warn me ahead of time?

Anyway, considering that I’m apparently getting older, it’s perhaps appropriate that I took a survey of my fears.

Measure Your Fears – Would You, Wouldn’t You, You Did
Created by beindthecurtain and taken 62405 times on Bzoink
Pet a snake: Wouldn’t
Spend a week in an empty room: Would
Ride in a hot-air balloon: Did
Sky dive: Wouldn’t
Sing in front of a huge audience: Did
scuba dive: Wouldn’t
Sit in the front seat of a roller coaster: Wouldn’t
Deliver a baby: Would
Swim across the Amazon River: Wouldn’t
Change careers: Would
Disappear for a long period of time: Did
Walk through the forest alone at night: Did
Join a space mission: Wouldn’t
Tell everyone what you honestly think of them: Did
Call off your wedding: Did, kinda. Long story.
Walk naked through New York City for 10 minutes during rush hour: Would
Walk up to Mike Tyson and call him a girl: Wouldn’t
Disarm a bomb: Wouldn’t
CLean the outside windows of a skyscraper: Wouldn’t
Draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa with a permanent marker: Wouldn’t but not because of fear. I don’t deface art.
Go on tour with Elvis: Wouldn’t
Go swimming during a thunder storm: Wouldn’t, can’t swim
Preform surgury on your best friend: Would but my friend would die
You’ve been totally Bzoink*d!
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I used to love to read the Proust Questionnaires that would appear in the back of Vanity Fair magazine.  The questionnaire, which was popularized by the French writer Marcel Proust, is made up of 20 questions that, when answered, are supposed to reveal who you are as a human being. 

Vanity Fair, of course, always enlists some celebrity to answer the Proust Questionnaire and occasionally, they make for interesting reading.  After you read enough of them, you come to realize that the Proust Questionnaire doesn’t so much reveal who someone is as much as it reveals who that person wants you to think he or she is.  The Questionnaire is less about the real person and more about the various personas that all of us — famous or not — tend to adopt in order to survive from day-to-day.  The Proust Questionnaire is ultimately less about who we are and more about who we think we are.

Anyway, I’ve always wanted to fill out the Proust Questionnaire myself so that’s what I’m going to do right now.  Who needs Vanity Fair when you’ve got wordpress, eh?

(I should add that what I’m answering below is Vanity Fair’s version of the Proust Questionnaire.  Much like the purity test, there’s several different versions.  By the way, the last purity test I took said I was still 6% pure so yay me!)

Lisa Marie Bowman’s

Proust Questionnaire

1) What is your idea of perfect happiness?

For me, perfect happiness would be to live in a nice, spacious loft with a movie theater and a used book store located on the floors below me.  I’d spend my days writing and/or reading and my nights at the movies.  Every weekend, I’d throw a huge party that would inevitably end up with all of my friends hanging out on the roof into the long hours of the night.  And then, once I got bored with the party, I would say, “Go home!” and everyone would have to leave.

2) What is your greatest fear?

Becoming a boring, bland, anonymous person who settles for security at the cost of my own independence.

3) Which historical figure do you most identity with?

Sylvia Plath.

4) Which living person do you most admire?

There’s actually three and I admire and love them all far too much to rank one over the other.  They are my three older sisters — Erin, Melissa, and Megan.

5) What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Far too often, I’m self-centered, selfish, moody, and way too needy.

6) What is the trait you most deplore in others?


7) What is your greatest extravagance?


8 ) On what occasion do you lie?

On occasions that I’m later ashamed to remember.

9) What do you dislike most about your appearance?

My nose.

10) When and where were you happiest?

The summer after I graduated high school, traveling through Europe and especially Italy.

11) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would allow myself to let go of all the anger and sadness that has built up inside me over the past few years.

12) If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

My mom would still be with us.

13) What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

I’m alive, stable, and independent.  I’ve never given into the temptation to just settle for what everyone claims will make me happy.

14) If you died and came back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

If God likes me, I’ll come back as a cat.  If he doesn’t like me, I’ll come back as myself but with an even larger nose.

15) What is your most treasured possession?

My mind.

16) What do you regard as being the lowest depth of misery?

Being anonymous and forgotten.

17) Who are your heroes in real life?

My sisters.

18) What is it the you most dislike?

Being talked down to.

19) How would you like to die?

I wouldn’t. 

20) What is your motto?

Stay supple.


I have never…

For some reason, I have never been able to resist an online survey. Those who have followed me long enough on twitter might remember that, when I first created my account last year, I used to take close to 40 personality quizzes a day and then tweet the results.

(And though many of those quizzes were ultimately rather pointless, I did occasionally learn something about myself. For instance, I discovered that I’m a good kisser, a Libertarian, a Deist, and that I am apparently Angelina Jolie’s boob twin.)

But for whatever reason, I still love tracking down and doing those stupid little quizzes and tests that I used to take so seriously just a few years ago. Maybe it’s my way of fighting back against the fact that I’m not a little girl anymore, that I’m an adult who has to deal with the real world. Or maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to talk about myself.

Who knows?

Last night, before I went to bed, I took the time to do the following quiz. The quiz itself is a variation of the I Have Never game. Looking over the results, I don’t really know that they say much about who I am as much as they just simply reflect the fact that I’ve never slept on broken glass. Do the experiences make us or do we make the experiences? I sincerely hope it’s the second one.

(One last sidenote: Just from going by this quiz, it might sound like I have a tendency towards shoplifting. This could not be further from the truth. It’s just something I used to do…)

Created by letseatsomebrains and taken 162 times on Bzoink
Slept in a bathtub?: Yes
Slept in a closet?: Yes
Slept in a boat?: No
Slept in car?: Yes
Slept in someone else’s bed?: Yes
Slept on the bathroom floor?: Yes
Slept on grass?: Yes
Slept on glass?: No
Slept on someone?: Yes
Slept during a movie?: Yes
Slept during school?: Yes
Slept during something ‘important’?: Yes
Slept with your eyes opened?: No
Slept with no clothes on?: Yes
Slept with a hat on?: No
Laughed at someone with a disorder?: No
Laughed at someone who was just butt ass ugly?: No
Laughed at somone for not even being funny even though they tried to?: Yes
Laughed in someones face for saying something dumb?: Yes
Laughed in the shower?: Yes
Laughed in class when it was quiet?: Yes
Laughed during a ‘talent show’?: Yes
Laughed during sex?: Yes
Laughed during a physical?: Yes
Laughed by yourself?: Yes
Laughed by a priest?: Yes
Laughed by a tree?: Yes
Laughed while someone played you a song?: Yes
Laughed while at the dentist?: Yes
Laughed while smokeing a cigarette?: Yes
Been Drunk?: Yes
Been drunk in public?: Yes
Been drunk at a store?: Yes
Been drunk at your house?: Yes
Been drunk with friends?: Yes
Been drunk with you bf/gf?: Yes
Been drunk by yourself?: Yes
Been drunk at a park?: Yes
Been drunk at school?: Yes
Been drunk at work?: No
Been drunk at friends relatives house?: Yes
Been drunk at a friends house?: Yes
Been drunk at a funeral?: No
Been drunk early in the moring?: Yes
Been drunk late at night?: Yes
Stolen anything?: Yes
Stolen food?: Yes
Stolen a CD?: No
Stolen clothes?: Yes
Stolen bracelets?: Yes
Stolen a necklace?: Yes
Stolen anything from Hottopic?: Yes
Stolen anything from Clairs?: No
Stolen anything from Walmart?: Yes
Stolen anything from Target?: Yes
Stolen alcohol?: Yes
Stolen shoes?: Yes
Stolen anything for someone else?: No
Stolen anything for a family member?: No
Stolen anything just cause you were bored?: Yes
Had sex?: Yes
Had sex indoors?: Yes
Had sex in the shower?: Yes
Had sex in the kitchen?: No
Had sex in your room?: Yes
Had sex in someone else’s room?: Yes
Had sex in public?: Uhmm…define public.
Had sex in the mall?: Does the parking lot count?
Had sex during school hours?: Yes
Had sex in a car?: Yes
Had sex infront of someone?: Yes
Had sex in a theater?: Yes
Had sex at a concert?: No
Had sex and not enjoy it?: Yes
Had sex and enjoyed it?: Yes
Smoke weed?: Yes
Smoke weed in public?: No
Smoke weed in the bathroom?: No
Smoke weed in your backyard?: No
Smoke weed in a friends backyard?: Yes
Smoke weed at a friends house?: Yes
Smoke weed with your bf/gf?: Yes
Smoke weed and no one died?: Yes
Smoke weed and watch a movie?: Yes
Smoke weed at a concert?: Yes
Smoke weed in a van?: No
Smoke weed somewhere awesome?: Yes
Smoke weed at your house?: Yes
Smoke weed all day?: No
Smoke weed at went to a family event?: Yes
Done nothing with friends aall day?: Yes
Done something fucking retarted with friends?: Yes
Done something absolutly fun with friends?: Yes
Done something you regret with friends?: Yes
Done something cool with a friend?: Yes
You and a friend ever walk all day together?: Yes
You and a friend ever laugh for no reason?: Yes
You and a friend watch movies all day long?: Yes
You and a friend listen to music all day long?: Yes
You and a friend gone joy riding all day long?: Yes
Slapped a friend?: Yes
Sneeze on a friend?: No
Spread a rumor about a friend?: No
Get annoyed by a friend?: Yes
Love a friend?: Yes
You’ve been totally Bzoink*d!
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