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Polling Week Seven - The Longest One
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Last week of my weekly polling business. (Though it's been fun so who knows? Perhaps these shall reappear sometime when my schedule allows and questions come to mind.) Figured it was best to do a big finish with a big poll:



Following is a list of gifts I received from (very awesome and generous) class families at the end of school last year. Check all the gifts that you would appreciate if someone gave them to you.

An adorable stuffed elephant.
10(8.3%)
A gift card to Macy's.
12(10.0%)
A handmade wooden sign with my (or your?) name on it, shaped like a pencil, to hang in a classroom/on a classroom door.
9(7.5%)
A bouquet of flowers.
13(10.8%)
A box of 48 (!!!) Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
10(8.3%)
A picture frame.
6(5.0%)
A Starbucks mug.
9(7.5%)
Non-Starbucks mugs.
11(9.2%)
A gift card to Victoria's Secret.
5(4.2%)
A jelly bean assortment.
11(9.2%)
A single yellow rose.
9(7.5%)
A paperweight that says
2(1.7%)
A candy dish that says
2(1.7%)
Assorted Bath and Body works stuff.
9(7.5%)
Other/None.
2(1.7%)

Curious minds need to know. You are taking this poll in the...

Early morning.
1(6.2%)
Mid-morning.
2(12.5%)
Early afternoon.
2(12.5%)
Late afternoon.
3(18.8%)
Evening.
4(25.0%)
Night.
4(25.0%)
From somewhere far beyond the simple dimension of time.
0(0.0%)
Other.
0(0.0%)

Many people I know (including myself) have an uncle named Larry. One of my tutoring insisted that Larry is just an uncle's name. So I need to see if this applies outside of Brooklyn. Do you have an Uncle Larry?

Yes.
2(12.5%)
No.
13(81.2%)
I have a Larry in my family, but he is not my uncle.
0(0.0%)
Other.
1(6.2%)

In honor of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, check all the types of summer camp you attended as a youth.

General day camp.
8(23.5%)
Sports-centered day camp.
0(0.0%)
Performing arts day camp.
3(8.8%)
Science day camp (zoo, aquarium, space, etc.)
2(5.9%)
Other type of day camp.
2(5.9%)
General sleepaway camp.
4(11.8%)
Sports-centered sleepaway camp.
5(14.7%)
Performing arts sleepaway camp.
3(8.8%)
Science sleepaway camp (zoo, aquarium, space, etc.)
0(0.0%)
Other type of sleepaway camp.
4(11.8%)
I did not go to any type of summer camp as a youth.
3(8.8%)
Other.
0(0.0%)

What is the best way you ever spent the summer as a child or as a teenager?

Regardless of your birth date, which zodiac sign do you feel best represents your personality?

Aries (competitive, enthusiastic, impulsive).
0(0.0%)
Taurus (dependable, patient, stubborn).
2(12.5%)
Gemini (friendly, adaptable, indecisive).
1(6.2%)
Cancer (sensitive, compassionate, moody).
1(6.2%)
Leo (confident, encouraging, vain).
1(6.2%)
Virgo (helpful, reliable, perfectionist).
1(6.2%)
Libra (adventurous, hospitable, indulgent).
1(6.2%)
Scorpio (passionate, wise, secretive).
0(0.0%)
Sagittarius (playful, independent, insensitive).
0(0.0%)
Capricorn (ambitious, practical, serious).
0(0.0%)
Aquarius (intellectual, innovative, distant).
2(12.5%)
Pisces (free, sensitive, unstable).
1(6.2%)
Other.
2(12.5%)
None.
4(25.0%)

And regardless of *my* birth date, which zodiac sign do you feel best represents *my* personality?

Aries (competitive, enthusiastic, impulsive).
1(7.7%)
Taurus (dependable, patient, stubborn).
1(7.7%)
Gemini (friendly, adaptable, indecisive).
0(0.0%)
Cancer (sensitive, compassionate, moody).
0(0.0%)
Leo (confident, encouraging, vain).
0(0.0%)
Virgo (helpful, reliable, perfectionist).
3(23.1%)
Libra (adventurous, hospitable, indulgent).
2(15.4%)
Scorpio (passionate, wise, secretive).
0(0.0%)
Sagittarius (playful, independent, insensitive).
0(0.0%)
Capricorn (ambitious, practical, serious).
0(0.0%)
Aquarius (intellectual, innovative, distant).
1(7.7%)
Pisces (free, sensitive, unstable).
0(0.0%)
Other.
3(23.1%)
None.
2(15.4%)

What is one thing you like about your actual birth date?

And what is one thing you do not like about your actual birth date?

Following is a list of the top ten largest zoos in the world (based mainly on number of species that call each zoo home). Check each that you've visited.

The San Diego Zoo.
5(18.5%)
The London Zoo.
3(11.1%)
The Bronx Zoo.
5(18.5%)
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.
0(0.0%)
The Moscow Zoo.
1(3.7%)
The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
1(3.7%)
The Beijing Zoo.
0(0.0%)
The Toronto Zoo.
2(7.4%)
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
2(7.4%)
Berlin Zoological Garden.
2(7.4%)
Other.
4(14.8%)
None.
2(7.4%)

When you think of the word zoo, what is the first animal that comes to your mind?

Do you prefer to use standard graphite pencils or mechanical pencils?

Standard pencils.
6(37.5%)
Mechanical pencils.
7(43.8%)
Screw pencils - erasable pens 4ever!!!1!!!1
0(0.0%)
I prefer to avoid handwriting at all costs - that's what computers are for!
1(6.2%)
Other.
0(0.0%)
None.
2(12.5%)

What qualities/traits are necessary for success in your job/career?

And which qualities/traits would make success in your particular job/career difficult?

What is your stance on open relationships?

All for them.
0(0.0%)
I understand the appeal, but think the cons outweigh the pros.
3(18.8%)
I don't want any part of it, but I am supportive of others giving this a shot.
9(56.2%)
I don't think they make sense.
1(6.2%)
Other.
2(12.5%)
I don't have stances.
0(0.0%)
I don't have relationships and thus do not feel qualified to have an opinion on this matter.
1(6.2%)

Check all of the animals you've had as pets.

Dog.
9(14.1%)
Cat.
6(9.4%)
Hamster.
7(10.9%)
Fish.
10(15.6%)
Mouse.
3(4.7%)
Guinea pig.
5(7.8%)
Bird.
3(4.7%)
Snake.
1(1.6%)
Iguana.
0(0.0%)
Ferret.
1(1.6%)
Rat.
2(3.1%)
Turtle.
3(4.7%)
Rabbit.
5(7.8%)
Frog.
1(1.6%)
Other/None.
8(12.5%)

If you currently have pets, what type? What are their names?





ETA: Two of the choices on the first question ended up not showing up completely due to quotation marks. To clarify, the paperweight and candy dish both say stuff about how teachers are important and make a difference and all that usual jazz./ETA

Thanks for the indulgence and happy August! Hope everyone is doing okay in the summer heat (or enjoying not being in it, depending on where you are).
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My 30 pets:

Dog: Kaiya
Cats: Gollum & Grendel
Sugar gliders: Bug, Gobo & Lotus
Degus: Smokey, Bubble & Squeak
Hamster: Taco
Mice: Oreo, Nilla, Toffee & Houdini
Gerbils: Fang, Thing 2, Peach, Ebbie, Frack, Bink, Noodle, Snickers,
Bumble, Bee, Spot, Booper, Smudge, Thumper, Mango & Pickle

I hope you do continue with the occasional polls -- they are a lot of fun! :D

I am quite amazed that "giraffe" is leading the zoo association question 2:1 right now against the nearest competition (tie between lions and elephants).

My "Other" on the open relationship question: I think there are situations where it may be the best option for a given set of people and more power to them in those cases. Which is close to the "I want no part of it but am supportive" option, except I don't have a personal objection to it. Like, my partner would be strongly opposed, so obviously not in my current relationship. But if I were with someone and they wanted to try it, it would not be a dealbreaker for me (I think; this has never come up for me outside of hypotheticals).

I was just talking about my feelings about open relationships bc I come across a fair amount of people on okc in them that I'd otherwise be interested in. I went on a date with one and liked her, but I dont think I can do the open relationship thing, at least not now, though I consider trying to be in a relationship with someone who is to keep options open but likely couldnt. But I see how they seem to make sense- that I dont know I fully 'believe' monogamy can always work, it allows you to have different things with different people, you wont maybe get as sick of who you're with, etc.
But I still desire a monogamous relationship for myself if ever possible.

Don't stop the surveys!

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