aftermath

we dream, we create, we change, we love

Archive for the ‘strawpoll’ Category

Zookept

Where would you rather spend the day: Aquarium (1) or Zoo (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 For a break from life in the zoo.

What with Emperor Precious, chillin’ Dylan, whiney Tiny, Lady the tramp, little boy Blue, sweetie Cuddles, birdie Gertie, and our very own hippo Butterball, I’m in the zoo day in and day out.
 
Besides, what actuary wouldn’t love taking a dip with the sharks?
 
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

18 January 2009 at 9:33 am

Posted in strawpoll

Windows, the Non-Crashing Version

leave a comment »

Where do you prefer to sit when you fly: Window (1) or Aisle (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 Adding my own images to my copy of http://snurl.com/9lps6.

Not that I fly all that much anymore. Except in my head. Where I also prefer the window seat. 3A if that one’s not yet occupied, please.
 
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

7 January 2009 at 8:20 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Temporarily Anti-Social

leave a comment »

What social network do you belong to: MySpace (1) or Facebook (2)?

strawpoll

Response: 2 Only for th brief breath it should take until there’s something (not myspace) better.

I only let myself get dragged into Facebook out of wanting a plausible micro-blogging alternative to the censor-happy Twitter. Alas, beneath all the hoopla pop, Facebook is as weak on its micro-blogging as it is on all else, so much so that recently it even attempted to buy out Twitter, after the style of Microsoft vs Yahoo: as in, if you can’t program it adequately on your own, then buy (or steal) it; while the intended victim gnaws on its own entrails.

But I’m only visiting, not moving in. Facebook is already fast going in the ditch the suicidal LiveJournal has been digging: instead of reaching up and out from a smooth college culture to the professional and sophisticated spheres, Facebook is headed for turning into a MySpace wannabe: a cute little playground for the kiddies, but not where anyone over the age of 14 would care to admit to belonging, unless you’re they to watch over your children.

//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

9 December 2008 at 9:38 am

Posted in strawpoll

Treat Me to a Trick

leave a comment »

Which part of Halloween are you looking more forward to: Trick (1) or Treat (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 You can’t reach an old dog with new treats.

Whereas we’ve seen enough monsters, goblins, ghouls, zombies, and other abominations wallowing in the grave the GOP is digging itself into this year to last us a lifetime of Halloweens.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

29 October 2008 at 4:45 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Bookish

leave a comment »

Are you currently reading a book: Yes (1) or No (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 Dawson’s Practical Lessons in Actuarial Science http://tinyurl.com/5kogmh

  Whereas, a hundred years after mine was published, nobody will remember. Dawson knew how to pick a subject that survived his own lifespan. Good actuarial sense, that.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

12 May 2008 at 6:42 pm

Posted in strawpoll

What’s On My Mind?

leave a comment »

If you could read the minds of one gender (think Mel Gibson in What Women Want): men (1) or women (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 2 Because I prefer roller coasters over merry-go-rounds.

“Women are irrational, that’s all there is to that! Their heads are full of cotton, hay, and rags.” – Professor Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady

But then again . . .

“if my thought-dreams could be seen, they’d probably put my head in a guillotine.” – Bob, It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

21 April 2008 at 5:06 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Rather Be Blogging

leave a comment »

Do you think this week’s questions have been interesting (1) or boring (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 …Until today’s, which is more boring than all the week’s intersting ones combined.

Better yet, I could be off doing something worth blogging about.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

20 April 2008 at 2:59 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Underline This

leave a comment »

When you are reading some text, do you prefer to: highlight (1) or underline (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 Because whenever I underline I keep wanting to point and click.

HTML pioneers did publishing an unpardonable sin worth the worst penalty imaginable when they stole underlining for links.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

15 April 2008 at 11:35 am

Posted in strawpoll

Living Diary

leave a comment »

Deep, dark secrets – Have you ever tried to keep a diary: Yes (1) or No (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 2 And th deep dark secret one I’ve been keeping is way too private to let you know about.

This much I’ll tell you, though: you’re in it.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

14 April 2008 at 8:54 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Veggie Tall Tales

leave a comment »

What do you eat more of: fruits (1) or vegetables (2) ? (Remember, a tomato is a fruit.)

strawpoll

Response: 2 Because I don’t answer every single strawpoll with complete honesty.

When they can make a broccoli ice cream or broccoli pie or broccoli tart taste as delectable as the blueberry versions, maybe I won’t need to lie.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

10 April 2008 at 7:48 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Board, Not Boring

leave a comment »

Classic board games: Monopoly (1) or Scrabble (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 2 Making up our own words is more delightful than cheating everyone out of their money.

  Almost a decade before I knew what an actuary was, my Monopoly trades were formulated on the basis of an estimation of the present value of multiple future contingent events.

But that was all just monopoly money compared with the lasting legend of a fantasy word created under ad hoc rules for a Scrabble moment that can turn a game into a smile.

//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

2 April 2008 at 11:19 am

Posted in strawpoll

Outing My Eating

leave a comment »

Do you go out to eat more than three times a week: Yes (1) or No (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 Just doing my part to keep Houston ranked #1 in restaurant meals per capita.

Look for us at Panera, Chipotle, Fuddruckers, Bennigan’s, Pei Wei, Chili’s, Olive Garden, La Madelaine’s, BJ’s, TGIF, Subway, Prince’s, Schlotzsky’s, Jason’s Deli, Rachel’s Cottage, Black-Eyed Pea, Cafe Express, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s, Texas Roadhouse, Gringo’s, Las Haciendas, Cici’s, or of course Papagayo’s.
 
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

25 March 2008 at 10:31 am

Posted in strawpoll

Not Exactly Actuarial Models

leave a comment »

Pirates of Silicon Valley – would you rather be: Bill Gates (1) or Steve Jobs (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: 1 – Mediocre incompetent arrogance is easier to live with than parochial holier-than-thou arrogance.

But Richard Corey over either.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

21 March 2008 at 11:36 am

Posted in strawpoll

Coffee, Please

leave a comment »

Cola Wars: Coke (1) or Pepsi (2) ? (and for those who don’t drink either, share your favorite commercial!)

strawpoll

Response: Coke – Pepsi tastes like a poor attempt to imitate what some fool thought coke should taste like.

  Not that I drink Coke more than once or twice a decade. But if the choice were anything at all liquid, including castor oil or kerosene or even what Gallo calls wine, I’d chug the other liquid before I’d so much as let my lips touch any Pepsi.
//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

20 March 2008 at 7:26 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Think In Ink

leave a comment »

Back to office products: pen (1) or pencil (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: pen – bic medium black ballpoint is magic!

  Sweet touch of permanence!

Dream in ink, even!

//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

6 March 2008 at 5:15 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Can’t Get No Worse

leave a comment »

Who will have a better day today: Hillary Clinton (1) or Barack Obama (2) ?

strawpoll

Response: Clinton eenie meenie minie moe

  eenie meenie minie moe
catch a liar by the toe
who’s the best one? we won’t know
eenie meenie minie moe

my mother told me to pick the very worst one ’cause then it can’t get no worse

//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

4 March 2008 at 9:36 pm

Posted in strawpoll

Or Age Before Beauty

leave a comment »

Which came first: the chicken (1) or the egg (2)?

strawpoll

Response: chicken – the egg was too scrambled to cross to the other side of the road in time to be first.

Besides, the egg was always slower to arousal than the chicken…

//www.internetbumperstickers.com] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

1 March 2008 at 3:01 pm

Posted in strawpoll