The Captain’s Quiz 3: The Escape Quiz

Paul has once again brought us a quiz to participate in! And hopefully I will win it (for the 3rd time in a row).

The rules are simple, just answer the questions! Then Paul will mark them and give points and hidden bonus points and all those fun things that happen in quizzes. If you want to participate, I gladly invite you to try to take away my throne (and I will be very angry if you do) click and any one of Paul‘s name and it will take you right there.


1. You and a stranger are stuck in an elevator for three hours. After how many minutes would you tell them your name?

Honestly, I probably wouldn’t tell them my name. Who is this person Paul? As a woman, I always give as little personal details as possible when talking to a strangers. But I would definitely talk to them because I’m a talker. Do we know how long we will be in the elevator? Probably not so it would just be casual conversation. If they told me their name I would totally tell them mine if they were a woman. A man, it depends on the vibe I would get from them. I might tell them a fake name – yes I have one LOL and no I won’t tell you because I trust you (and you already know my real name) and thus you never need to know the fake name.

2. You’re the first person to enter the movie theatre. Which seat do you choose and why?

That is a VERY excellent question! And it 100% depends on the theatre. If it’s one of those theatres that only has the large block of seats in the middle, then I usually go half way up and then in the middle of that row. OR if I think it will be a busier movie, I’ll go to the very top row and go in the middle. I sometimes fidget a lot and cross and uncross my legs and sometimes like to put my feet up. So if it’s busier then the middle will be fuller of people and I’d annoy more people, so I take my not-able-to-sit-still-self to the back to avoid annoying others who are trying to watch the movie in peace. If it’s one of those theatres that has the seats over the exits, I go to the row that is directly over the exit so I can put my feet up on the concrete barrier that is there without the fear of annoying anyone, and BONUS I get a ledge to put my children’s combo popcorn box on because I just want a small amount of popcorn not a whole bag.

3. If you were to navigate a giant maze with one celebrity, who would it be and why do you think you’d work well together?

Shemar Moore! Hands down. Now it might just be because I’ve been binging Criminal Minds a lot, but from interview I have seen he seems to have a very light hearted personality who enjoys being fun but underneath that there is a super smart and intuitive guy. I tend to over react in maze situations (hate them) so having that cool thinking head about would be a good thing.

But also here are my superficial reasons: 1) he’s super hot so I would just flirt and be sassy the whole time. 2) he’s super sarcastic so I feel like we’d be able to have good conversation even if he wasn’t flirting back. 3) he’s super buff and strong so if we got lost and someone had to go up in the air to see over the maze to see which direction we are going, I have a feeling he’d be able to lift me for a few seconds to see. 4) he might have brought his dogs with him and I just want to hug them cos they are super duper cute.

4. Eggs can be cooked in many different ways. Pick one and build a meal around it. What is included in that meal?

I could make zucchini fritters (zucchini, break crumbs, cheese, eggs, seasoning, mix and cook in a tiny bit of oil) to pair with some herb roasted chicken and pan sheet roasted veggies with olive oil/Greek seasoning all over them. Serve up with some tzatziki sauce and YUM you’ve got an amazing meal. And now I want all of this. DANG IT!

5. Select the task you’d be able to complete the fastest and explain why:
A) Blow up (with your mouth) and tie 3 balloons
B) Pop 150 balloons with a thumbtack

I choose A – It’s just three balloons. And yes, my cheeks would hurt after, three is basically my limit. Even with stretching out the balloons and blowing them up and tying them off, it would still be faster. Popping 150 balloons would always take more time. And even more time for me because I hate to hear the popping noise, so I would do it slowly and create a small hole to let the air out instead of a severe POP!!! which would cause me anxiety.

6. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a talk show hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Using the same format for the title (Ex. Poodles on Patios Getting Crumbs), what would be the name of your talk show?

Teachers in Classrooms Getting Chocolate. And it would be in my old classroom because it still has the box in my filing cabinet that says “vitamins” on it where I would hide mini-chocolate bars and teachers would come in and get some because they all knew it was there. “Miss E do you mind if I have a vitamin?” “sure no problem, top drawer” I didn’t even have to stop teaching lol.

7. Arthur is an animated educational television series for children. What are 5 television shows you watched as a child?

Animaniacs, The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, Recess, Pengu, Beetlejuice, and of course, Arthur.

8. Pillows provide support and help keep our upper body aligned during sleep. What is the strangest place you’ve ever fallen asleep? Tell the story, if there is one.

At a table in a restaurant, when I was 26…. Okies so I was traveling around Scotland for 7 days. It was my first (and actually only) holiday by myself and I was on a tour-bus trip. We got started right away and had packed days! Up and ready by 8 to leave the hotel, traveling all day and seeing the sites and then a new hotel the next night. Factor in the time difference and it was a lot. So the last day, we were back in London and I was flying home the next day. I was having dinner at the hotel restaurant and I didn’t even notice but I legit fell asleep at the table. I guess I smashed my hand on the table or the waiter did and he asked if I was ok, and a nice couple one table over who were also on the same tour as me were very concerned but I said I was ok and just tired. I paid my bill and went to my room to sleep in an actual bed HAHA

9. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a song by the band, Tears for Fears. If you could be in charge of anything, what would it be?

The public school system. After seeing how it has been run over the last two years with strikes and the pandemic and now the Catholic board STILL doesn’t have a contract, and seeing my friends who work but those boards struggle with placements and things. I think I could do a better job. I have ZERO experience but I still think I could do a better job.

10. Your closet is a portal to a new “location” (think: wardrobe to Narnia), where does it lead to? What do you see?

It leads to the land where house hippos live. There was a commercial about them when I was little and I legit know that Santa is breeding them because an elf wrote to me and said they were! So it would probably open up in the North Pole, lots of snow, Santa’s workshop, and then, just off to the side, past the barn with the reindeer, will be a mini barn, obviously it needs to be insulated well since the house hippos like it warm. And inside would be lots and lots of house hippos all sleeping in little nests of dryer lint and with little trays of peanut butter toast laying around for when they got hungry. Such a beautiful place!


1. Please enter the correct 6-digit passcode to successfully escape this quiz.


13 thoughts on “The Captain’s Quiz 3: The Escape Quiz

  1. THE HOUSE HIPPOS!! I remember those commercials. I always thought it was really cute as a child, although never thought they were real? I think because I had already read The Borrowers at that time so my logic was like, okay this is fictional, like The Borrowers.

    Ah falling asleep at the table sounds stressful! Glad everyone was so nice about it.

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    • Haha perfect timing with your comment! I’m not sure if I thought the house hippos were real when I was younger. My hippo obsession didn’t start until my 20’s haha.

      And I think I just was sitting up and dozed off for a second? I remember being upright haha but very awkward after haha!!

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  2. Even reading the balloon question has my anxiety rising. Strangely this is the second blog post I’ve read this week that has balloons in it! I do not like balloons, because they pop and go bang on a whim. I used to think how brave I was always letting the Barbarians have balloons. I even used to sew balloon ball covers (which stop the balloon going down so fast) so they could play with balloons all the time.

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      • They are perfect gifts – I give them as part of baby gifts when the baby has an older sibling/s (because they are probably the perfect age for one). Balloons are light and when you toss them are slow (so easier for toddlers to follow to catch) plus the size is appropriate, and they are easy to hold. The balloon cover is like a fabric ball shape (think like a beanbag cover) – you blow the balloon up inside the cover and tie it off, and it is a fabric balloon ball. Littlies absolutely love them – and so do the parents.

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