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The Big 5 Personality Test

Posted by Scott Holstad on November 4, 2013

I saw this OCEAN test online and couldn’t resist taking it. I’m not too happy with the results, but oh well. I prefer traditional and familiar experiences, am neither organized nor disorganized, enjoy quiet time alone, am neither very forgiving nor irritable, and I’m generally an anxious person and tend to worry about things. Basically, I’m not much of a winner.

I’m a O5-C52-E15-A57-N90 Big Five!!

How do you score on this test?

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A New Meme

Posted by Scott Holstad on May 2, 2012

A New Meme

 1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
 No. I bring my own with me.

3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
 Out. I can’t sleep unless my feet are sticking out from under the sheets or I get too hot.

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

5: Do you like to use post-it notes? 
Yes. Quite frequently. I don’t know what would happen to me if I couldn’t make notes for myself….

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
 I don’t cut out coupons at all.

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? 
I guess bees? Both options suck.

8: Do you have freckles? 

9: Do you always smile for pictures?
 Rarely. I don’t have a natural smile. That sucks.

10: What is your biggest pet peeve?
 Stupid drivers. Like run red lights stupid.

11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

12: Have you ever peed in the woods? 
Yes, but it’s been years.

13: What about pooped in the woods? 
Yep. As a young boy scout. What the hell kind of question is that, though???

14: Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? 
I don’t usually dance when there IS music playing. (Except in my mind, but that’s different.)

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils? 
I suck on my pens. Bad habit…

16: How many people have you slept with this week? 

17: What size is your bed? 

18: What is your song of the week?  Van Halen’s new “The Trouble With Never.”

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

20: Do you still watch cartoons?
 Reruns. I like Pinky and the Brain.

21: What’s your least favorite movie? 
That’s a tough one. Maybe Mommie Dearest….

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
 Do you think I’d tell you???

23: What do you drink with dinner?
 Crystal Light or water or a decent dark beer.

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
 Honey mustard.

25: What is your favorite food?
 My girlfriend’s meatloaf, closely followed by Pizza Hut pizza (or Mellow Mushroom – very good too…).

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
 The Crow, Old School, The Matrix, The Hangover, Star Wars (the original first one), Mars Attacks, Iron Man, The Eagle Has Landed, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
 My girlfriend.

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout? 
I already mentioned that I was a boy scout.

29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
 Hell no!

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 
What’s a letter?

31: Can you change the oil on a car? 
I have, but I prefer to pay someone else to do it.

32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket? 
Several, but not since 2004.

33: Ever ran out of gas? 

34: Favorite kind of sandwich?
 Grilled cheese.

35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?
 Pancakes and bacon.

36: What is your usual bedtime? 
10:30 PM.

37: Are you lazy?
 Not usually.

38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? 
Spider Man. A scarecrow. A vampire.

39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?

40: How many languages can you speak?
 English. Took four years of German, but barely remember it. Picked up some Korean while living in L.A.

41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions? 
Yes. Entertainment Weekly. Los Angeles Magazine.

42: Which are better Lego or Lincoln Logs?

43: Are you stubborn? 
I can be pretty darn stubborn when I want to be. However, I can’t come close to my girlfriend. She’s the best at being stubborn. LOL!

44: Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
 John Stewart.

45: Ever watch soap operas?

47: Do you sing in the car?

48: Do you sing in the shower?

49: Do you dance in the car? 
No. That’s a stupid question.

50: Ever used a gun? 

51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
 In 1995, for headshots for my sixth book, Places.

52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?
 For the most part, yeah.

53: Is Christmas stressful? 
Now that I’m no longer with my ex, nope.

54: Ever eat a pierogi? 

55: Favorite type of fruit pie? 

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? 
Architect, lawyer, US Ranger, state senator.

57: Do you believe in ghosts?
 Not too often.

58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? 

59: Take a vitamin daily?

60: Wear slippers?
 Actually, yes.

61: Wear a bath robe?
 Every morning.

62: What do you wear to bed? 
T-shirt and boxers.

63: First concert? 

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
 Target rocks!

65: Nike or Adidas?
 New Balance.

66: Cheetos or Fritos? 

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? 

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? 

69: Ever take dance lessons?
 Yes, in college.

70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
 Social worker.

71: Can you curl your tongue?

72: Ever won a spelling bee?
 Never participated in one.

73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
 I think so.

74: Own any record albums?
 A bunch!

75: Own a record player?
 Sadly, not anymore. I wouldn’t mind getting one again.

76: Regularly burn incense?

77: Ever been in love? 
A few times. One major time. Now.

78: Who would you like to see in concert?
 Queen, Pink Floyd, Chick Corea, U2, Depeche Mode, Norah Jones, Journey, Front 242, David Bowie.

79: What was the last concert you saw? 
The Cure. But I’m going to be seeing Crosby, Stills, & Nash, then Van Halen, and later Dead Can Dance this summer!  J

80: Hot tea or cold tea? 
Cold tea.

81: Tea or coffee?

82: Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?

83: Can you swim well?

84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? 
I guess so.

85: Are you patient?
 Much of the time.

86: DJ or band at a wedding?
 Band. Definitely a band.

87: Ever won a contest? 
Yes, but nothing major.

88: Ever have plastic surgery? 

89: Which are better – black or green olives? 
They both suck.

90: Can you knit or crochet?

91: Best room for a fireplace?

92: Do you want to get married? 
Sort of….

93: If married, how long have you been married?

94: Who was your high school crush? 
Melanie P. She had beautiful thick brown hair and big brown eyes you could just sink into. Lovely to look at, very smart girl. Yeah, my high school crush….

95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

96: Do you have kids?
 No. I’m allergic.

97: Do you want kids?
 No. See above.

98: What’s your favorite color? 
I don’t know. Red, maybe…

99: Do you miss anyone right now?
 Marcy, Celeste, Marc, Ami, Karen, Arnold, Little Amy, Andrea, Emily, and my late Uncle Earl and Uncle Ken.

100: How tall are you?
 About five foot eight.

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20 Questions

Posted by Scott Holstad on June 26, 2011

20 Questions

Delete my answers and substitute your own. Enjoy!

  1. I’ve come to realize that… I have taken far too many things for granted in my life, even when I thought I was not doing that. It’s a tragedy & I’m trying to remedy that.
  2. Reconciliation is… ideal, but not always realistic. This is exactly the opposite of how I have felt my entire life, but I have wasted way too much time over the years trying to reconcile (or even simply remain on the same friendly terms…) with various people for various reasons and I can count on one hand quite easily the number of times it was worth the effort. Move on.
  3. I talk… more than ever, if you can believe that. I have a lot to say. I spent the last 7+ years living with someone who really didn’t like to hear me talk much, but who preferred watching TV. Like 24/7. For years. Yeah, good times. I’ve got a lot to say and a lot stored up, so sorry….
  4. I love… one special individual more than anyone I ever have at any time in my life, to a shockingly higher degree than I ever knew was even possible. Yeah, I admit it. I also dearly love my parents, my kitties, and several of my good friends who have stood by me over the years. My list of friends I “love” has diminished greatly over the past two years. Pity.
  5. My best friend/s… are fewer than I thought in number, but are critically important to me and people I feel confident I’ll remain loyal to forever and who will be there for me forever. I’m blessed in this regard.
  6. Love… is a newly important word to me, as most of my life it was largely an abstract concept, outside of my loving family. In my middle years, I have been blessed to discover what I now believe “love” is and is meant to be, and I had no freakin’ idea this was a possibility.
  7. Marriage is… hit and miss. Usually a mistake. Usually entered into too soon and without sufficient forethought. A business partnership. Yeah, I’m jaded.
  8. Somewhere, someone is thinking… “I wonder what that whining, bitchy drama queen Scott is going on about now.” Seriously. You think I’m joking….
  9. I’ll always… remember times, places and the special people who have gone out of their way to save my ass in the biggest and worst of situations. Foremost among these are my parents and my best friend, Marcy. Emily, Jim & Eunice, Arnold & Sarah, and Ami have been there for me too. Many thanks.
  10. I truly relax… nowhere. I stopped being able to relax years ago and now I no longer know how to, which is pathetic, and I even feel tremendous guilt if I even make an attempt to relax! Therapy is clearly in order.
  11. My cell phone… is my life. I store everything in my iPhone. I’m not kidding. If that ever disappears, I’m more screwed than if my wallet disappears.
  12. When I wake up in the morning… I now thank God for allowing me to see the sun rise once more, to be able to draw a breath, to have friends and family (and kitties) who love me. I no longer take these things for granted.
  13. Before I go to bed… I talk to my special loved one for as long as possible in order to end each day on a positive, loving and blessed note.
  14. Right now I am thinking… that I have a lot more to be grateful for than I – or most other people – would typically realize, looking at circumstances.
  15. Babies… make me break out in hives. I’m horribly allergic them. Always have been, always will be. I find them quite distressing.
  16. I am committed to… doing everything possible to survive. And to love and live more strongly and sincerely than I ever have in my life before now.
  17. I miss… my cat Rocky, who died in August 2007. I also miss seeing and hanging with my best friends back out west, including Marcy, Celeste, Marc, Emily and Rachel.
  18. Tomorrow… is a hope and a goal, but not a guarantee.
  19. I really want to be… healthy enough to live long enough to have a quasi-“normal” life and a happy one, to whatever degree that is possible.
  20. I hate… people who don’t understand and who don’t even try to make a serious damn effort to understand.

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