Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
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Mixed poll

In this poll, "I" is you, the poll-taker, not a guess at what you think is true of mrissa.

The early questions in this poll were inspired by a locked entry one of you posted. Please note that you don't have to have good answers to all of the options in the first question if it doesn't bother you not to.

A "zipper song" is one where you can fill in a nearly infinite number of words into a spot and have different verses. The one Pete Seeger teaches on one of his albums with Arlo Guthrie is "Raggedy Raggedy," where you can change "raggedy" to "homeless" and a million other things.

Also remember, as always, that you can submit lj poll answers without answering all the questions. So if you don't want to talk about purpose in life but are perfectly happy telling me you are an incurable whistler, go for it. The two halves of this poll are not particularly connected. They just occurred to me at roughly the same time.


Poll #973949 time frames and background music

Which of these questions gives me the most trouble?

What am I going to do today?
12(13.3%)
What am I going to do this week?
6(6.7%)
What am I going to do this month?
5(5.6%)
What am I going to do this year?
4(4.4%)
What will I be doing in ten years?
19(21.1%)
What am I doing with my life?
29(32.2%)
Eh, none of these bother me even a tiny bit.
15(16.7%)

A sense of purpose in my life is:

difficult
6(6.7%)
easy
0(0.0%)
multifaceted
10(11.1%)
unnecessary
2(2.2%)
essential
3(3.3%)
practical
0(0.0%)
philosophical
2(2.2%)
related to the people I think of as my family and close friends.
3(3.3%)
related to the people I think of as my community.
0(0.0%)
related to the world as a whole.
0(0.0%)
oh, fine, tickybox already.
2(2.2%)

When I'm home in normal circumstances and not specifically/seriously practicing an instrument or vocal music:

I have music of my own choice playing (CDs, computer playlists, iPod, etc.).
10(11.0%)
I tend to have radio or an internet station playing music I didn't choose in specific.
2(2.2%)
I often sing to myself.
3(3.3%)
I often hum to myself.
0(0.0%)
I often whistle.
0(0.0%)
I sometimes sing, hum, or whistle.
5(5.5%)
I rarely sing, hum, or whistle.
3(3.3%)
I only do these things if no one else is around to hear.
2(2.2%)
I only do these things if someone else is around to chime in.
0(0.0%)
I ticky the tickybox.
3(3.3%)

The noises I make when I'm by myself or in a totally comfortable home situation are:

singing known songs in their entirety.
0(0.0%)
singing snippets of known songs.
2(2.2%)
singing what I can remember, interspersing "lala...something something" when I forget.
0(0.0%)
scat singing/improvisational singing.
0(0.0%)
making up random lyrics to known tunes.
0(0.0%)
making up immediately relevant lyrics to known tunes ("laaaaaundry is such a lonely word...").
3(3.3%)
singing "zipper songs" (see text outside poll).
0(0.0%)
singing known lyrics to made-up tunes.
0(0.0%)
making up both lyrics and tune.
2(2.2%)
humming tunefully.
2(2.2%)
humming tunelessly.
2(2.2%)
whistling.
0(0.0%)
mumbling to myself.
0(0.0%)
silence.
6(6.5%)
tickying the tickybox as loudly as it will ticky.
1(1.1%)

I know:

lots of songs, all the verses.
39(42.4%)
lots of songs, mostly the chorus and mumbling through the verses.
17(18.5%)
well enough to sing along with lots of things in groups but not much music if I have to come up with it all by myself.
14(15.2%)
a few songs here and there.
6(6.5%)
very little vocal music.
5(5.4%)
that it's best for the health of others if I don't sing.
10(10.9%)
why the tickybox sings.
1(1.1%)
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