|Girl Ellen was forced into dresses by her mom, |
but secretly liked the corn-shaped barrettes.
|Girl Jeannie styling in her horn-rim|
glasses, cowboy boots and
Please take the following quiz to determine if you are more like Superromance author Ellen Hartman or Jeannie Watt.
Because there's a prize involved.
Keep track of your answers, then follow the scoring directions at the end.
BOOKS1) It's you, your hammock, a perfect summer day, and one hero from a classic novel. Who do you choose?
2) I reread favorite books:
A. All the time. If it's good, it's even better the second or twentieth time.
B. Rarely. Too many books, too little time—but I will reread favorite scenes.
3) Reading the end of the book first is:
A. WRONG. It's bad and wrong and should result in a loss of library privileges until you learn to read books properly.
B. Totally legal—especially if it’s an animal story.
NEW MOVIES4) The one movie I will not miss this summer:
A. Channing Tatum's stripper movie.
B. Magic Mike.
C. This is a trick question. Real fans of Channing Tatum's stripper movie know A and B are the same thing.
D. Who are these people?
OLD MOVIES5) My favorite old movies are:
A. 80’s teen movies
B. 40’s detective movies
C. 60’s beach movies
SPORTS MOVIES6) We agree that the all-time greatest sports movie ever is Slapshot, a hockey movie starring Paul Newman. So, what's the second-greatest sports movie of all time?
A. Remember the Titans. No...Miracle...No...One on One (young Robby Benson!!!!). Wait, Hoosiers is amazing and I have such a soft spot for Air Bud Golden Receiver. Ah, it doesn't matter anyway. Second place is really the first loser, so who cares what comes in next? Sports movies are awesome.
B. I can't believe someone made a list of sports movies that doesn't include Rocky.
C. The obvious answer is Major League. And number three is The Replacements.
LOOKING GOOD7) I have a separate dresser entirely devoted to my underthings.
B. False. And I'm laughing at you if you picked True.
8) When it comes to shoes:
A. My most exotic pair has high heels and zebra stripes.
B. My most exotic pair would be completely appropriate for an afternoon of tennis. (Playing or watching.)
9) In 1985:
A. I got my hair permed in the salon--only a pro could give me those perfect spiral curls.
B. At the kitchen table--the smell of the solution will always remind me of my mom/sister/cousin-who-went-to-beauty-school.
C. I may have been a girl, but I was not a Material Girl. No perms for me.
WEDDINGS (AKA An Excuse to Mention the Goat)10) My wedding memorabilia includes:
A. A snap shot of my mother and mother-in-law having coffee under the wedding goat.
B. A life-size wedding portrait. (Almost as good as having a wedding goat.)
ORGANIZATION11) The things I write on my calendar include:
A. Nothing. I have a calendar because my family makes a photo one, but I don't write anything on it. Live in the moment, baby!
B. My menu, my to do list, my goals, my deadlines, my appointments—and anything else I can think of.
12) I plan my outfits for the week:
A. Never. How would I know what I want to wear on Wednesday until it's...you know...Wednesday.
B. Sometimes, but I reserve the right to change my mind.
C. Always. It saves me time in the morning.
13) The one organizational tool (calendar, phone, receipt folder, notebook, etc.) I can't live without is:
A. Nothing. Organization stresses me out. I don't even have a watch. If it's important, I write it on my hand. If it's really important, I use a Sharpie.
B. All of the above. Organization makes it easier to procrastinate well while still making deadline.
COOKING AND OTHER NECESSARY EVILS14) Neither of us is the primary cook in our household, however….
A. When I do cook, I get deeply into it and love to try new things.
B. When I do cook, I put lots of raw food in pretty bowls and call it a buffet. Or else I make grilled cheese.
15) If I had to choose a household chore as a favorite, it would be:
A. Polishing the silver.
B. Laundry. I love the chemistry involved and the satisfaction of successful stain removal.
STRESS16) When I’m stressed while writing or working, I:
A. Drink lots of coffee or tea and become wildly distracted by…well…everything.
B. Eat M&Ms and watch the Magic Mike trailer on repeat.
WINNING17) When people purchase beer for me as a prize after winning Internet bets, I prefer my beer
A. As a slow pour with a shamrock drawn in the creamy head.
B. In a bottle.
C. In one of those big, red plastic cups.
D. I don’t really care, as long as I’m sitting with my friends when the payment is made.
Each answer selection is followed by a J or an E. If you have more J’s, you’re more like Jeannie. If you have more E’s, you’re more like Ellen.
1. (a) J (b) E; 2. (a) J and E (b) no points ; 3. (a) E (b) J; 4. (a) E (b) E (c) E (d) J; 5. (a) E (b) J (C) no points; 6. (a) E (b) E (c) J; 7. (a) J (b) E; 8 (a) J (b) E; 9. (a) E (b) no points (c) J; 10. (a) J (b) E; 11. (a) E (b) J; 12. (a) E (b) J (c) no points; 13. (a) E (b) J; 14. (a) J (b) E; 15. (a) E (b) J; 16: (a) J (b) E; 17: (a) J (b) E (c) no points (d) j and e
If you're an Ellen, you like your classic heroes broody and untamed, but your personal reading habits tend toward the orderly and well-loved. You not only know who Channing Tatum is, you've seen Step Up and the 21 Jump Street movie. When it comes to sports movies, you like your angst followed by triumph. You won't win any style awards based on the contents of your closet, but even Martha Stewart would approve the interior of your silver chest. Planning ahead gives you hives and you've been late for your share of RSVP's, but you can be flexible and like to rise to the occasion. Cooking will never be high on your list of fun times, but you have your staples and no one goes hungry (although they might go for takeout when your back is turned). Your favorite household chores are the ones with a stunning Before and After contrast--dusting just doesn't have the same rewards. Your favorite times are spent with good friends--beer's not necessary, but if they're serving it, you like yours cold.
If you’re a Jeannie, you like your heroes with a touch of wry cynicism that hides a caring heart. You wonder who Channing Tatum is and you’ve watched and loved the original 21 Jump Street. You like your sports movies raunchy, but have nothing against angst preceding triumph. You enjoy dressing up and your closet is organized—not because you’re OCD, but because you need to remember what all you have in there. You also enjoy not dressing up—old sweats are your friend, but you don’t wear them to the grocery store...usually. You have a lucky shirt/socks. You enjoy cooking, but you also love it when you can get someone to cook for you--no need to hog all the fun. Your favorite household chores are those that involve organization—like, say, laundry. Plotting, planning and scheduling make you very happy—as does a closet full of shoes. And yes, you may have a dresser dedicated only to your underthings--but it's probably a very small dresser, right? Your favorite times are also spent with good friends—who may well be buying the cold beer.