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    • CaliKitty

      Yup, yup and yup. When I was in high school we hosted a foreign exchange student from South America. She had dark hair, dark eyes, olive skin, and got a dark tan within 15 minutes of being in our SoCal sun. One day, my Mom put plates of food in front of her and my Dad and walked away. I asked, “Where’s mine?” She said, “Well, go put some lipstick on, so I can see where you’re sitting.” (That was her sense of humor.) One night in college my dorm mates and I were playing around trying on hair pieces and wigs. I put one on that was long and black, and my face apparently took on a green cast from the walls in our room. My African-American roommate looked freaked and said, “Girl, you look like a damn ghost!”

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      I got “Organized,” which is SO wrong. (“Secretive” or “Procrastinator” would have been more accurate.) My writing/printing say less about my personality than about the penmanship-obsessed nuns who taught me printing and cursive in elementary school. Practicing standard printing and then cursive writing on lined paper was a daily activity for Grades 1-3. After that, we got two grades on everything: one for content/accuracy and one for neatness/penmanship!

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      I’m familiar with most of these, although my ‘name’ song, “Victoria,” by The Kinks isn’t included. (It referred to Queen Victoria.) Two of my longtime favorites also weren’t included: 1) Elvis Costllo’s “Veronica” (co-written by Paul McCartney), which is about an elderly woman who remembers her younger life (sample lyric: “She used to have a carefree mind of her own/with a devilish look in her eye/saying you can call me anything you like/ but my name is Veronica…”); and 2) The Who’s “Athena,” which (imho) has some of the most poetic lyrics Townsend’s ever written (sample: “Athena, my heart felt like a shattered glass in an acid bath/I felt like one of those flattened ants you find on a crazy path/I’d have topped myself to give her time she didn’t need to ask…”). Here are links if you want to check any of ‘em out:
      Veronica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zifeVbK8b-g
      Athena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6FuscIwuTM
      Victoria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OErcvuaFkjE

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      I was expecting maybe BORING but got COLD: “You’re motivated by shit like money and power…” I’ve never been motivated by either of those things in my entire life. I spent most of my career working at jobs that paid little but I believed in what those organizations did (including a nonprofit that serves adults with disabilities). so I worked with others to do all we could to make things better for some people. It seems to me that the quiz may say more about the person who created it than the people who took it. This one’s a FAIL as far as I’m concerned.

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      So few Emmas to choose from? What about Emma Thompson - smart and sassy. For that matter, why limit it to current Hollywood? Why not include characters in history and literature, such as political firebrand Emma Goldman, poet Emma Lazarus (“Give me your tired, your poor…”), Jane Austin’s Emma Woodhouse, Marvel’s Emma Frost. I also have a problem with your poor selection of Harrys. Satirist Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap, The Simpsons) would be my choice. Or, since you included a movie character, the sexy mod 60s spy Harry Palmer (Ipcress File & sequals).

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      Hmm… “Rom Com: You’re sassy, energetic, and outgoing. Your love life is always an adventure, which would make for a perfect romantic comedy. You’ll bring the laughs AND you’ll get the guy (or girl) in the end!” Not so sure it’s accurate, but I’ll take it. Especially with Meryl Streep in the lead and Sofia Vergara as the villian. But who’s my romantic interest? They didn’t ask that! (I have a few ideas.)

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      I count myself in, because when I was growing up (back in the Bronze Age) there weren’t nearly as many tall girls/women as there are now and 5’8”-5’9” WAS considered tall. I’ve experienced all these things, but I don’t mind getting things from high shelves for people - I even volunteer if someone looks helpless. However, I resented having to pay adult admission when I was still a kid, because venues wouldn’t believe I was younger than 12. (I was already 5’4” at age 9.) I also had to deal with a shorter boyfriend’s constant snide remarks about my size - it really shook my confidence for a while. (Then I dumped him.) On the other had, my 5’10” friend and I got into an X-rated film when we were 14, even though they carded all the other girls who we knew were older than we were. And, when an obnoxious guy tried to crash a party at work, my colleague Laurie (6’2” former Olympic volleyball player who use to wear 3” heels) only had to stand up and tell him to leave. I’ll never forget the look on his face as he backed away. Amazons rule!

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      Went to Catholic school in Ohio many years ago when the church was a lot more conservative than now, and thus went to Mass every weekday before lunch in addition to Sunday. Re: #15, whenever we knelt like that Sister would lean over and smack our behinds. Also, our daily catechism classes often included a mix of conservative politics. (Sister Banshee shrieking “There’s a communist under every bed!”) Finally walked away from Catholicism in college (except when I had to go to church with my folks) and never looked back. As far as I’m concerned, my childhood church/school experience was good for nothing but jokes later on. There’s a reason for the old t-shirt slogan, “I survived Catholic school.” However, I did learn language skills - I was two years ahead of my grade level when we moved West.

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      I AM a baby boomer (early one) and most of these questions didn’t offer any reasonable options. When I got out of school there was a recession - worked at entry level jobs throughout my Twenties. No boomer I know bought a house earlier than their 30s - if they ever could afford to buy one at all. (Most still rent.) Etc. etc. Whoever made up this quiz clearly doesn’t know any actual baby boomers or maybe they’ve only met rich ones. I know very few rich people my age.