This should keep you busy and add some joy to your humdrum summer existence .
This was the survey I would give my students at the start of the school year .I would then have them write an autobiography about themselves. Next, they made these huge identity collages. It was a hoot to go back and read the same autobiographies to everyone when June came around. Nine months are like a thousand years to a teenager. SO much happens to them in those crucial developmental years. How could they not be affected and changed?
Oh to be in the classroom again.
Answer these if you like and send your answers to email@example.com. I would be interested in all of your answers. My answers can be found on the second list below
NICKNAME(S)? BIRTHPLACE? WEBSITE? FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING? FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? FUTURE CAREER GOALS? PROBABLE CAREER? FAVORITE FOOD? FAVORITE DRINK? (Non-alcoholic) FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? FAVORITE SCHOOL ACTIVITY? LEAST FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? LEAST FAVORITE SCHOOL ACTIVITY? WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR TOWN? WHAT DO YOU LIKE LEAST ABOUT YOUR TOWN? GREATEST ADVENTURE? MOST ROMANTIC MOMENT? HOW MANY PILLOWS? PETS? THREE FAVORITE MOVIES? (THIS YEAR) THREE FAVORITE MOVIES? (ALL TIME) THREE FAVORITE TV SHOWS? (THIS YEAR) THREE FAVORITE TV SHOWS? (ALL TIME) THREE FAVORITE SONGS? (ALL TIME OR THIS YEAR) THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS OR CDs? THREE FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS? FAVORITE SINGER? FAVORITE MUSICAL GROUP? FAVORITE CELEBRITY? LEAST FAVORITE CELEBRITY? MALE STAR? FEMALE STAR? WORD OR PHRASE YOU OVER USE? BODY PIERCINGS OR TATTOOS? IF YOU COULD WITNESS ONE EVENT IN HISTORY WHICH WOULD IT BE AND WHY WOULD YOU GO THERE? WHAT DO YOU THINK OTHERS ADMIRE ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF? WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF IF YOU COULD? IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU GO? WHY? WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL? (INCLUDE EVERYTHING) WHAT LIVING PERSON WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH? WHAT DEAD PERSON WOULD YOU MOST HAVE LIKED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH? THREE BOOKS TO TAKE TO A DESSERT ISLAND? THREE PEOPLE YOU KNOW TO TAKE TO A DESSERT ISLAND? THREE WISHES? (NO FAIR WISHING FOR MORE WISHES) SPORT YOU MOST LIKE TO WATCH? SPORT YOU MOST LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN? WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? WHO DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT HISTORICAL PERIOD WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO LIVE IN? FAVORITE MONOPOLY PIECE? SPIRIT ANIMAL? FAVORITE ANIMAL? BEST AND WORST PARTS OF LIVING IN THE FUTURE? DO YOU PREFER CATS OR DOGS? WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SPICE GIRL NAME IF YOU WERE IN THE GROUP? DO YOU PREFER COKE OR PEPSI?
FULL NAME? Calvin
NICKNAME(S)? Cal, Kal, Ka'el, C'Kal, Mr. H, Monkey Boy
BIRTHPLACE? St. Bonifac Manitoba
WEBSITE? You know it.
FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING? Blue Cheese
FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Pistachio with chocolate chips
FUTURE CAREER GOALS? Permanent, full time teaching position. Graphic Novelist and Storyteller. Paid Blogger, Time Travelling Adventurer
PROBABLE CAREER? Selling ladies shoes at Sears
FAVORITE FOOD? Seafood soup, mushroom pizza, steak, Chinese food, french fries Pop Tarts, Berries.
FAVORITE DRINK? (Non-alcoholic) Pepsi or Hawaiian Punch
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? Language Arts, Social and Drama
FAVORITE SCHOOL ACTIVITY? Field Trips (as a student) Staff Meetings (as an adult)
LEAST FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? The Hated Math
LEAST FAVORITE SCHOOL ACTIVITY? Religion Class and Assemblies
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR TOWN? It is small and beautiful like a park.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE LEAST ABOUT YOUR TOWN? Too many people are finding that out.
GREATEST ADVENTURE? Hopped a freight train from Shilo to Winnipeg.
MOST ROMANTIC MOMENT? Walking in the snow with Tara Crandal hands down
HOW MANY PILLOWS? Never Enough - I am like a Sultan with my pillows
PETS? Cat - Admiral Fluffy Von Scootchie-Baloo (Of the Manhattan Scootie-Baloos)
THREE FAVORITE MOVIES? (THIS YEAR) 'How To Train Your Dragon', 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', 'Prince of Persia', 'All Star Superman', Thor, Captain America, Super 8.
THREE OR MORE FAVORITE MOVIES? (ALL TIME) 'Legends of the Fall', 'Dune', '13th Warrior', 'To Kill A Mockingbird, 'Dr Strangelove', Phantom of the Opera'
THREE FAVORITE TV SHOWS? (THIS YEAR) 'Stargate Universe', 'Good Wife', 'The Avengers', 'Spartacus - Gods of the Arena', 'Survivor', 'Amazing Race', 'Community'. 'Real Housewives', 'Wizards of Waverly Place', Modern Family, 'The Middle', 'Chelsea Lately', Hell's Kitchen.
THREE FAVORITE TV SHOWS? (ALL TIME) 'WKRP in Cincinnati', 'MASH', 'Barney Miller', 'The Prisoner' (McGoogan makin trouble) 'Star Trek' (all versions), 'I Dream of Jeannie', 'Simpsons', old 'Twilight Zone'.
LEAST FAVORITE TV SHOWS Shows so bad that you actually watch them more than you would EVER care to admit. You know all the characters and for some reason these shows hypnotize you when they are on. Kinda freaky if you think about it too much. - 'Full House' (YIKES)
THREE FAVORITE SONGS? (ALL TIME) Drove All Night - Roy Orbison Constant Craving - k.d. Lang Time of the Season - Zombies Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS OR CDs? Currently - Garbage Version 2.0 Mathew Good Band - Underdogs Smiths - Louder Than Bombs John Mellancamp - Uh Huh Our Time in Eden- 10,000 Maniacs Eurythmics - Greatest Hits
THREE FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS? Right Now - Van Halen Really cool one by Tool - Sober Stay - U2
MUSICAL SHAME? Actually can sing all the words to ALL the hits of the BEE GEES.
FAVORITE CELEBRITY? Selena Gomez
LEAST FAVORITE CELEBRITY? Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilara
MALE STAR? Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Indiana Jones Sean Connery as James Bond
FEMALE STAR? Jennifer Connelly in The Rocketeer Jenneane Garofalo in Mystery Men and The Truth About Cat's And Dogs?" Selena Gomez in anything but especially 'Wizards of Waverly Place'
WORD OR PHRASE YOU OVER USE? "Too Funny!" "Classic" "Give It a Rest"
SUPERPOWER YOU WOULD WANT? It begins and ends with TIME TRAVEL or having the powers of the RESURRECTION MAN
BODY PIERCINGS OR TATTOOS? None but want to pierce my ear with a diamond stud and get a Superman symbol tattoo.
IF YOU COULD WITNESS ONE EVENT IN HISTORY WHICH WOULD IT BE AND WHY Birth of Jesus or Man's First Landing on the Moon - to see if they really happened. Plus that whole Planet of the Apes thing would be cool to watch from a nearby hilltop.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OTHERS ADMIRE ABOUT YOU? My caring nature, my ability to listen, my boundless energy and enthusiasm, my sense of humour, my prolific creativity
WHAT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF? Same thing
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF IF YOU COULD? I would be an attractive guy.
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU GO? The mountains of Western Canada. They are majestic. But only if I could live in a barn house with satellite TV and surface to air missiles to deal with intruders or trespassers.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL? (INCLUDE EVERYTHING) Seafood Soup, Lobster, Chinese Food, Pepsi, Pineapple Dream Squares, and a Cyclone
WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED METHOD OF EXECUTION? Shot to the head...Soviet style.
CUT OFF A TOE OR WATCH 8 HOURS OF 'THE BACHELOR'? Cut off TWO toes. And maybe a finger.
WHAT LIVING PERSON WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH? Stan Lee, the creator of Spiderman, the Hulk, the X-men, and so many other great comic book characters. Or Selena Gomez because she is such fun and nice to her fans.
WHAT DEAD PERSON WOULD YOU MOST HAVE LIKED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH? Jack Kirby (master comic artist) or Leonardo Da Vinci
THREE BOOKS TO TAKE TO A DESSERT ISLAND? Dune by Frank Herbert Watchmen by Dave Gibbons Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
THREE PEOPLE TO TAKE TO A DESSERT ISLAND? Leonardo DaVinci, Selena Gomez, Mila Kunis
THREE WISHES? (NO FAIR WISHING FOR MORE WISHES) World Peace To Be In Love No more hunger or want Superpowers - if I can scam one more wish.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE? I have the power to anticipate when the phone is going to ring about a second before it does. Sometimes I know a person will call within a half hour and they do.
SPORT YOU MOST LIKE TO WATCH? The Olympic Games, Hockey (when my country is playing), Fencing, Horse Jumping, Curling
SPORT YOU MOST LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN? Fencing or Floor Hockey or Curling or Bowling
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? Action Figures, Comic Books, Art Books, Music CDs, Computer Stuff, Photographs, Picture Books,
WHO DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN YOUR LIFE? My Parents- they are kind and generous with their resources and time.
WHAT HISTORICAL PERIOD WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO LIVE IN? 1700s in France - Musketeer - Just to be able to carry a sword in public and have the chance to use it occasionally. WAAAAA HOOOOOOO! But they would need 20th Century plumbing.
FAVORITE MONOPOLY PIECE? It begins and ends with the magic hat. I don't play Monopoly unless I am the magic hat.
FAVORITE ANIMAL? Domesticated House Cat ("Its a Puma")
BEST AND WORST PARTS OF LIVING IN THE FUTURE? Robots that will do all the work for us and dispense Pepsi on demand. However, the worst part will be when these same robots go nuts and turn on humanity.
DO YOU PREFER CATS OR DOGS? Definitely Cats, dogs are too needy. Cats RULE. They are familiars who protect my soul. If a cat loves you then you are pretty cool. They are very particular about us humans.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SPICE GIRL NAME IF YOU WERE IN THE GROUP? Pepsi Spice - think of all that endorsement money????
DO YOU PREFER COKE OR PEPSI? Pepsi, Coke is an evile corporation that is working for the alien invasion agenda. Coke may try to kill us but Pepsi is pure and good and will SAVE US ALL!
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.