Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Getting Laid

The other day, I asked Mr TR if he thought I was laid back. He laughed, and I stomped off in indignation.

It's hard to hide from the truth.

Okay, so I'm not laid back. But really, have you ever met a writer who is? To test out my theory that writers are, in fact, the antithesis to laidbackness, I've devised this handy three-question survey.



So! Are you a laid-back writer? If you answered A on the first one, B on the second, or A on the third, it's pretty certain you're not. Drink some wine! Results will be shared in the future.

61 comments:

  1. Getting laid? Sign me up! Oh, wait, that wasn't the question...
    I'm half laid back - does that count?

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  2. I am the opposite of LAID back. I'm more of a freaker-outer-then-get-to business-er(!)

    And alcohol always helps.

    BTW, you had me at Laid.

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  3. Laid back? That’s a term for other people, not me. Now then where’s my bottle? Cheers

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  4. I'm actually very laid back. Even in times of stress, the best way for me to cope is to work as hard as I can. I guess I figure everything in life has a 50/50 chance, so I might as well throw my hat into the success option of the equation.

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  5. I try to be laid back, but when something freaks me out, I lose it, haha. I guess I need some wine.

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  6. I'm a combination of several people here. Sign me up for getting laid too! lol

    Candyland expressed my views pretty accurately.

    FREAK OUT and get TO WORK! AND have the wine handy.

    "Fasten your seat belts. It's gonna be a bumpy night!"

    I just saw ALL ABOUT EVE the other night. Who is better that Bette Davis?

    Talk about laid back....


    Michael

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  7. Having yet to experience these things I'm not sure how I'd react. However, I do know when under a dead-line I do very well.

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  8. Looks like getting laid to get laid back is a popular option! Shame it's not on the quiz, people! :) You'll have to make do with wine!

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  9. Getting laid! That is sooo much fun, lol.Oh wait, that’s not what we’re talking about.

    No, actually, I’m not laid back at all. I freak out and panic about everything.

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  10. Couldn't resist clicking the title to THIS post!! Loved it! Yeah, I'm not so laid back. But I could drink wine at any time of the day, for sure.

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  11. Post title made me look twice! :-) I'm not at all laid back. I'm very stressy. I waste so much of my time worrying!

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  12. LOL That was a fun little quiz.

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  13. I am a fairly relaxed person - it is out of necessity. However, I am emotionally and intellectually intense at all hours of the day and night. Probably why I have insomnia. The body rests while the mind goes into overdrive. Also, being an alcoholic helps a lot.

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  14. Was going to do the quiz but...you know, looked at it a bit and then...well...poured another glass. Think I may be a bit TOO laid back sometimes...

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  15. I'm pretty laid back about most things. Yay! Though I'm sometimes too laid back.

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  16. How'd I do!!! Laid back! Right? Just for the record I did procrastinate over the wine choice to be honest.

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  17. Gosh, surprising number of laid back writers here! Perhaps too much wine? Or... other activities?

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  18. Laid back? I'm laid back. Who said I wasn't laid back? It was my agent wasn't it? Oh wait I don't have an agent. Where was the tequila button? I would have choosen that one on all 3 questions.

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  19. I am SO HOT with a deadline. It's NOT having one that makes me a dithering mess!

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  20. Duh, I just realised I used 'antipathy' instead of 'antithesis'. Now I'm freaking out. See how laid back I am? Not!

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  21. Hee, love this poll! I'm so very not laid back, and deadlines have me running away and screaming in terror.

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  22. Love the poll!

    I'm not laid back. I tend to stress out over things.

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  23. ...I AM laid back.. cept for when formatting.. and drafting.. and re-writing..*humph*

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  24. I'm laid back until the day before the deadline - then I'm a complete mess! (it's a procrastination thing...) Guess I need to run up to my local liquor store? :)

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  25. I'm probably one of the most laid back people you'd meet... sometimes to my detriment. Whereas I don't think it's a necessary quality in the least for a writer, it works for me somehow or other.

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  26. Nothing against caulking but I think I'd tell my husband where to take his. Also, I think I need to drink more wine. Then I'd get laid more. Ahem, I mean, I think I'd be more laid back.

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  27. My habits are strange in that, when I realize I have to get something done, I start to freak out. But as the deadline gets closer, I become more laid back. o_o it is really weird!

    Interesting quiz. Being that I am not 21 yet, I suppose I can't really choose drink wine. =P

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  28. I don't think I've ever been laid back. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a picture of me in the dictionary next to the definition for "neurotic". But like you said, a lot of writers aren't laid back. I think it's because we spend a lot of time analyzing what we write and what others write. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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  29. I go from moments where I'm totally laid back (maybe a little too much) to moments where I'm anything but! Maybe I should start drinking wine to relax... ;)

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  30. What a fun questionaire! LOL! I think by nature we writers are very intense people.

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  31. It will be interesting to see what the results will be.

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  32. Aw, I thought I was...but now you come to mention it...
    Where's the wine?

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  33. Like Alex I got the wrong context of "Getting Laid"....lol.
    I take each day as it comes why fret and worry about what you can't do anything about,

    Yvonne.

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  34. I actually am pretty laid back, to tell you the truth. I am a total tortoise. I set myself a pace that is minorly demanding and stick to it, knowing I just can't do much more. In December I had a couple marathon stressful days, but they were because my people provding feedback were latish (and I hadn't expected necessary changes to be quite as extensive). That SAID... I generally drink wine through it all.

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  35. Can I answer all of the above for each question?

    I think I'm very laid back unless someone or something changes one minute of my plans without asking me at least one week in advance.
    ; )

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  36. If my girlfriend ever told me to caulk something I'd rephrase her sentence in a similar, albeit naughtier manner.

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  37. I'm so laid back...I can smell my own farts! :)

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  38. Ok I admit it.

    My name is Old Kitty and I am an alcoholic. I like my wine. So sue me!

    LOL!!!!! Talli!!!! Getting laid (back) is very good indeed!

    Take care
    x

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  39. Now that's what I call a teaser title.
    Sometimes I'm a little too laid back.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  40. Ah, hilarious!

    I am definitely not a laid-back writer. In fact, I fear I'm not laid-back at all anymore! My brother, just today, yelled at me for being so testy and told me to "calm down sometimes". Ha!

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  41. I freak and work and drink wine at the same time... what does that make me? lol

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  42. That is pretty funny! I'm not laid back, even if there is NOTHING happening...

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  43. That post title is a real eye-catcher, Talli. And I definitely believe that getting laid is the best way to get laid back.

    But I must already be laid back. I answered C on all three.

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  44. You already know what each of my answers would be ;)

    *takes a gulp*

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  45. I'm actually pretty laid back in many areas of my life - but if an agent is emailing me????? Not even a little bit! :)

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  46. Hehe.. I think I do more freaking out than anything else.. but eventually I calm down ;)

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  47. I'm from the Hemingway school of writing. So of course every answer was drink wine.

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  48. I'm pretty laid back, as a general rule. When I have revidions or deadlines I tend to allow myself time to *react* then buckle down and get 'er dun. :-)

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  49. Getting laid. LOL. You do think up the funniest titles!

    I fear I am the exact opposite of laid back. Now where is that vodka and coke?

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  50. I go along with the drink wine answer at all times. Well, except when I'm working - Ican't type and drink wine!

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  51. haha! I chose drink wone for all of them. Best way to escape responsibility :o)

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  52. I'm totally laid back, except when I'm not. Writing tends to be one of those times.

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  53. Wine is typically the best response. :-p

    I am very laid back. Well, more calm than laid back, I think. I figure I can't control anything other than me, so I chill out and do what I can.

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  54. Yeaaah, I don't think I'm that laid back. I don't fall apart (for long) but I'm not all hey-it's-cool-what's-happening-man? either. Especially when it comes to my writing. I don't like interruptions, although after some gnashing of teeth, I can settle down. LOL

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  55. I took the test! Do I get laid? :)

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  56. Oh dear! It appears I'm the opposite of laid back!! I answered the 'wrong' thing on every single one.

    Of course, this quiz is unfair to Buddhists. =) We don't drink wine! (Well, this one doesn't, anyway.)

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  57. I love how you have "Drink wine" as an option for all the questions. But yeah, I don't think writers are very laid back.

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Coffee and wine for all!