Monday, June 13, 2005

The "Odd Wife" poll

I saw this over at The Odd Wife, whom I think would probably enjoy BY&M. I emailed her about it, and she said the poll is rattling around the 'Net and doesn't appear to belong to any one particular source.

So with a nod in her direction (and whoever started it), here's the same survey she and some of her fans did as if Cassie DiMarco had taken it. The key to the poll:

X = have done

(Cassie's side remarks are in ordinary parenthesis and red)
[My side remarks are in square brackets and blue, to clarify a few things]

( ) snuck out of the house
( ) gotten lost in your city
(x) seen a shooting star (P. and I slept underneath the stars when we drove across the desert coming East to Yale in 1972)
( ) been to any other countries besides Canada
(x) had a serious surgery (Tonsils out!)
(x) gone out in public naked [starting with the book cover!]
(x) kissed a stranger
(x) hugged a stranger
( ) been in a fist fight (does punching Angie Zambrano when I was 10 count?)
( ) been arrested
(x) laughed and had milk/coke come out of your nose (peed my pants once from laughing, too)
(x) pushed all the buttons on an elevator (aren't buttons made to be pushed?)
( ) swore at your parents (my father would've broken my jaw)
(xx) been in love
(xxx) been close to love
(x) been to a casino (passing through Tahoe with P. on our way back to Yale from California)
( ) been skydiving
(x) skinny dipped (in Lake Tahoe while cars drove by 10 feet above the embankment w/o seeing us!)
(x) skipped school (kicked out of Temple for playing pinochle in the Student Union almost every day)
(x) seen a therapist (in CA because I was unhappy there, too)
( ) done the splits
(x) played spin the bottle
(x) gotten stitches (a dog bit me through the fence in the backyard when I was 10)
( ) drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
( ) bitten someone (do love bites count?)
(x) been to Niagara Falls (driving back to Yale)
(x) gotten the chicken pox
(x) kissed a member of the opposite sex
( ) crashed into a friend's car
( ) been to Japan (does "The House of Japan" restaurant in Philly count?)
(x) ridden in a taxi (P. drove a taxi the Summer after he graduated Penn, and we made out and more in the back during one of his shifts)
(x) been dumped
( ) shoplifted
(x) been fired (my drawer was missing $20 and it WASN'T my fault)
(x) had a crush on someone of the same sex
(x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
(x) gone on a blind date (no worse than some dates where I knew the person in advance)
(x) lied to a friend
( ) had a crush on a teacher (I did think Mr. Yates, my chorus teacher, could walk on water)
( ) celebrated Mardi-Gras in new Orleans
( ) been to Europe
( ) slept with a co-worker (at the Yale library? Surely you jest)
(x) been married
( ) gotten divorced
( ) had children (and don't plan to anytime soon!)
(x) seen someone die (my grandfather)
( ) had a close friend die
( ) been to Africa
( ) driven over 400 miles in one day (that trip back to Yale. Iwored a halter top and shorts with no panties while the hot winds from the Badlands blew through the car's open windows, since we didn't have air conditioning)
( ) been to Mexico
( ) been to India
(x) been on a plane (when we flew to LA after we got married)
( ) seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show [though it was released in 1975]
( ) thrown up in a bar
( ) purposely set a part of myself on fire
( ) eaten sushi (does tempura count?)
( ) been skiing/snowboarding
( ) met someone in person from the internet [no Internet in 1975]
( ) lost a child
(x) gone to college/university
( ) graduated college/university (Are you kidding? Temple expelled me for my grades, and Yale won't let me in)
(x) fired a gun (went hunting with one of my boyfriends before I met P.)
( ) purposely hurt yourself (not physically at any rate; what about falling in love with someone when you're already married?)
(x) taken painkillers
(x) been intimate with someone of the same gender

And for our readers, why is it that we aren't shocked if a woman checks the last box, but would probably be so if a man did? Is same-gender intimacy more acceptablee among women than men? Girl-girl sex and petting seem to be popular in the media right now. Frank answers and comments welcome.