231/365: 5-Question Friday (and a poll!)

TGIF! (and one more week till I’m on vacation!)

After the 5 Questions (hosted by Friday5.org), I have a little poll for my blog readers!

1. What was your most memorable alarm-clock failure?

I think it was probably in high school.. I had a cheap faulty alarm clock that, if the switch wasn’t in the perfect position, it would’ve turned off.. Had a few momentary panics of waking up late. Often though, I’m a light sleeper so I’ll hear my alarm – as long as it goes off.

2. What item recently in the news do you find most alarming?

It would probably have to be the London riots…

3. Of car alarms, burglar alarms, and smoke alarms, which do you consider most effective or useful?

Smoke alarms are definitely #1. It can save your life if you have a properly working one! Just last week, a house in Toronto was on fire, and there weren’t working smoke alarms in the house and 2 people needlessly died because of it. :(

4. If the shoplifting alarm is tripped as you exit a store, what do you do?

I stop, let them check my bag and demagnetize what they’ve most likely forgotten to do at the register and be on my way.

5. If you owned some kind of personality alarm to warn you upon first meeting someone of likely trouble in the relationship, what would be five qualities you’d set it to detect?

HAH! That’s a good one… I’d have to say… Sincerity, kindness, social skills, respectfulness and whether or not they’re boring!

Okay, on to my poll :)

I LOVE this blog theme I have.. fits well with the colour, design and little bird in the corner.. but I’ve kinda wanted to change it up a little bit.. So I’d like your input! I like the 2-column, fixed-width design.. and these are the ones I’ve narrowed it down to. Which do you like best?

Previews of the themes:

Bueno | Elegant Grunge | Rusty Grunge

EDIT: I removed the actual poll.. it looks like it was posting banner ads at the bottom of my post (I didn’t notice because it conveniently doesn’t show up to the author of the blog, so they don’t REALIZE it! Grr..) Okay, so it looks like it’s not related to the polls..? Because now they’re all showing up with banner ads! Need to rectify this.

Comments

  1. Car alarms are THE most useless and most annoying alarm!

    Why are there ads at the bottom of this?! Is that a default when you post a poll?

    • Hmm that’s weird, I don’t see any ads! Bottom of this post, or the whole blog??

      k, I logged out and checked out my blog.. you’re right – SO Weird.. I hate the ads. I’ll remove the “poll” aspect…

      Looked into it – apparently logged in viewers won’t see the ads that “pop up from time to time” to help pay for the free service.. What’s a bit shady is that those who ARE logged in, including the author of the blog, has no idea there are banner ads being posted with their posts!

  2. I voted to keep your blog as is. It’s clean and easy to read and I like the design. But of the three choices I’d pick Elegant Grunge. Only because I’ve seen the other two around a lot. It’s fun to change up your blog now and then, so have fun with it.

    That would be funny to have a personality alarm! I hate when stores leave the security tag on an item and you find out once you’re home and then you have to go back to have it removed.

    • I know.. I’m torn because I do really like this design too.. lol.. oh well. Maybe I’ll keep it like this for a bit longer till one really jumps out at me that I MUST change it to :D

  3. go with elegant grunge…its what I have ;)

  4. 1. What was your most memorable alarm-clock failure?

    um… within the last few months, I was taking a nap before work and I set my alarm, but for whatever reason, it didn’t go off! I ended up waking up at the time that I was supposed to be leaving for work. I ran around packing my lunch and getting dressed and ended up making it right on time.

    2. What item recently in the news do you find most alarming?

    The guy that went on the crazy rampage in Sweden killing all of those people. What the hell was the point in that?

    3. Of car alarms, burglar alarms, and smoke alarms, which do you consider most effective or useful?

    I agree – smoke alarms, definitely.

    4. If the shoplifting alarm is tripped as you exit a store, what do you do?

    again, the same as you – stop and let them check my bag.

    5. If you owned some kind of personality alarm to warn you upon first meeting someone of likely trouble in the relationship, what would be five qualities you’d set it to detect?

    stupidity (I can’t stand stupid people), rudeness level, generosity, kindness, and truthfulness.

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