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She’s Outta This World!

She said, “Thom hosted this quiz on his site and I just took it. You won’t believe what it says.”

He said, “Oh?”

“It says I am a spaceship!” She answered, then read aloud:

You’re so weird that you’re practically out of this world.
You are a total dreamer.
You are obsessed with conquering the impossible.
You are wild and adventurous.
You love thrills of all sorts.
You are a true sensation seeker.
You are always looking for that next high.

And then she added, “Can you believe that?”

He said, “Well, I don’t know. A couple of them sound pretty close.”

“What?” She queries. “It says here I’m always looking for my next high!”

“Yes, dear,” he answered, “But you know that doesn’t necessarily mean drugs. ”

“Fine,” she says.  “But what about this, “I love thrills of all sorts?”

He moved from his desk to hers so he could clearly see her and said, “I’m afraid that’s true.”

“Well, okay,” she said, “I guess it is.  But how about this wild and adventurous thing?  It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden my bike off a cliff

He interrupted, “Or moved to Hawaii with someone you met on the internet?”

She said, “That doesn’t count, that was you!  Besides, I think I may have settled down some.”

He said, “Maybe  you have — but I still think that remains to be seen.”

She said, “What about this part that says I am obsessed with conquering the impossible?”

He said, “Well dear, you are very tenacious about somethings and you don’t seem to know when to quit.”

She said, “I know when to quit.  I quit when I’ve succeeded, and if I succeeded then it wasn’t impossible, was it?”

He said, “Yes, dear.”

She looked at him very closely searching for sarcasm.  He maintained his most innocent expression.

She said, “This says I am a total dreamer!”

He nodded.  “I’m afraid so.”

She said, “No, I can be serious, so this isn’t 100% true and therefore I am NOT a total dreamer.”

He said, “Yes, of course, dear.”

Again she stared at him searching for sarcasm.  He smiled back benignly.

She said, “This says I am a true sensation seeker.  Do you agree with that?”

He emphatically answered, “Yes!”

She said, “No, it’s wrong.  I don’t seek sensation, I create it.”

He said, “It’s all the same.  If you don’t believe me, let’s ask Doug.”

She said, “Doug thinks I’m all about self-promotion!”

He said, “I rest my case.”

She said, “So then you think this is true?  I’m so weird I’m out of this world?”

He said, “Well, you are unique, but I wouldn’t go that far.”

She said, “No?  But you just explained to me why you think every single point is true.”

He shrugged and said, “Well, dear, if the shoe fits …”

She lifted both her feet and waved them in the air.  “Barefooted!”  She cried.

He turned around and walked away shaking his head.  “I always love it when you give me proof.”

Now she’s sitting there wondering what the heck that was supposed to mean?


    1. Doug — if I set my mind to it, I could find numerous comments on this blog and yours, where you marvel at my prowess of self-promotion.

      1. Oh, excuse me. I didn’t say you were innocent of self-promotion, just that I don’t think “shill” contains all that you are, but just a prodigious portion. Spaceship is more comprehensive.

      1. Thom, she just on her way to visit the people from my home planet (or some other orbiting body, depending upon whom you ask and what day of the week it is). 🙂

        Oh Quilly, you’ll love them there. They’re loving and kind, and best of all they’re Methodists. 😉 LOLOL (Kidding all you non-Methodists. I love you all.)

      2. Thom — yeah, well, airplane or not, everytime I look over my shoulder, you’re not all that far behind!

    1. Actually Shelly, by the time we moved, I’d known him for almost a year and we’d spent 6 weeks together in Friday Harbor. It really wasn’t as gutsy as it might sound. And two years later I still think it one of the wisest decisions I’ve ever made.

  1. Just took the quiz myself. And found out I’m not even motorized! It says I am bicycling.
    “You are an energetic, driven person. You try to live a good life.
    You are industrious and determined. You happily and willingly do hard work.

    You are deeply philosophical. You are concerned with doing things the best way.
    You love freedom to explore and experiment. You don’t like rules.”
    I guess, it’s fairly accurate.

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  2. From one “Spaceship” to another, except for that obviously biased “weird” comment in the description. I wouldn’t rather be anything else. I kind of has that adrenaline junkie connotation, but I have a totally different take on it. Where some people talk about doing stuff, we actually DO it! That can make other people very nervous. 😉

    1. And then they start dialing numbers and trying to get people to come fit us for those little white coats with the wrap-around sleeves!

  3. … that not a single shoe would fit his beloved, unique and only Quilly! 🙂

    I’m away on vacation – catch up with you when I get back.

  4. There’s not need to explain HIM. Afterall, he’s a scientist. And, like men, scientists are not meant to be understood but rather to be accepted for how they are. As they are.

    Forever and ever.


    1. Dr. John — then it is true. If you associate with someone/something long enough. their characteristics will rub off on you.

  5. I always enjoy your he/she posts. I had to go take the test too. I also got spaceship ranking though I don’t think I’m very space shippy… I went back and took it again, changing two answers where I was torn in my decision… and then I was a bicycle… So does that mean I’m a flying bicycle? And if so, does that put me in the same category as the WIcked Witch of the West? (or was it East?)… In any case I’m an agoraphobic bicycling space ship. Yikes. How scary is that?

    Oh… and I think the description fits in the most flattering way. As “he” said… you are unique.

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    1. Raven — your comment made me laugh out loud at work, while sitting in my cubical all alone. I got many strange looks for the rest of the day.

  6. Can’t believe I did not comment here!! Oh yes, now I remember I wanted to come back and read what the others said. This comment section has a very interesting life of it’s own you know?

    By the way, a spaceship and a bycicle = ET phone home? LOL!!

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  7. I see the two of you are back in fine form. Or is it that you have more time now to put these anecdotes down for posterity?

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