I’ve been doing these surveys online.
You can earn money on them. I’ve probably gathered $10 toward my stupendous PayPal balance by revealing my spending habits, taking quizzes about commercials that air during Live PD, and disclosing just how Hispanic I am.
Not overly, it turns out.
I mean, I rock the cuisine and will always retain my honey-roasted complexion. But these surveys ask if we speak Spanish in the home or watch Spanish-language programming. No and no. (Those words, luckily, are the same in English and Spanish.)
One of my girls used a bad word in Spanish to identify her sister once on the turf soccer fields where they play, and that got rave reviews from the Hispanic players within earshot, but does that really count?
The girls asked a question about Spanish for this week – but luckily, it was in English.
1. How do you spell zero in Spanish?
That could be the shortest answer in Go Ask Daddy history. But that’s not what we’re about around here. I could also refer you girls to this video, in which the white-sounding dude has a better accent than I do.
So maybe I can do better at home.
Such as, there are cero tortillas left after my snack. Or, the Rockies lost 13 to cero. Or, there’s cero chance we’ll know if your training session is canceled because of storms until we get there.
Or, I just wrote an answer, literally, from cero.
2. How many points do you have to win in Family Feud?
MORE than cero.
For that part at the end, which I mistakenly called the Showcase Showdown the other night, you need 200 points between two contestants. That’s the part they call Fast Money. To even get that far, the family must have 300 points in the head-to-head competition.
I’ve got a problem with Family Feud.
You should have to get something right to win. Just because the other family doesn’t know isn’t good enough. If you get three strikes on your family’s turn, and the other side can’t get it, the next team to get it right should win.
Here are some interesting facts about Family Feud:
– You must actually be family – by blood, marriage or adoption.
– Richard Dawson is the longest-tenured Feud host, at 10 years in two stints (1976-1985, 1994-95.). The shortest? Louie Anderson, with three (1999-2002).
– Dawson, the dude who kissed female contestants on the lips? He married one. He kissed Gretchen Johnson in 1981 and married her in 1991.
3. Are egg yolks good for you?
To take egg yolks out of a recipe feels worse than letting a family win by the other family losing on Family Feud.
Yolk has iron, folate, and vitamins. Eating just egg whites seems elitist. Plus, a warm tortilla and egg yolk? That’s the breakfast of champions. A couple of nutrients in the yolk – lutein, and zeaxanthin – are good for the brain and eyes (don’t ask which is which.)
Studies show you can eat as many as three egg yolks and be fine – and although I don’t have the science in front of me, they’re probably healthier than a slab of livermush.
Eating the whole egg as Louie Armstrong intended boosts your good cholesterol but not your bad. And the fat in egg yolks helps bring down the bad cholesterol, according to studies at the University of Connecticut, a leader in Eggology and women’s basketball.
Sounds kinda scrambled to me.
4. Would you eat these?
I would have a week ago. I just gave up flour and sugar, and I’m not trying to talk too much about it. Not because I wonder if it’ll stick. I just don’t want to sound like vegans, who sneak their eating life into every conversation imaginable.
Person: Say, did you see the new Avengers?
Vegan: Yes, and I don’t eat animal products of any sort.
If they were whole wheat, yes. Actually, maybe on the 18th of the month, I will. I’m considering the 18th as my cheat day. I can go apeshit, eating muffins and cupcakes and cookies and Totino’s pizzas. Not sure that’ll be a good choice, but a boy can dream.
You girls tend to pick those “wacky ass” flavors, as I call them.
Me? Give me a plain chip. Why, in my day, they didn’t even have Doritos. You had two choices: Wavy or not wavy. And you loved it. Then Pringles came around and you could get them in a can and make duck faces. But mostly, we were just happy to have chips.
5. Doesn’t your left arm hurt when you have a heart attack?
Yes, although it might just be anxiety.
Not JUST anxiety. Anxiety is bad too. Probably like some of those women Richard Dawson kissed back in the 80s felt. But seriously, yes, during a heart attack, a person could feel pain in their left arm as one of the symptoms.
It comes on suddenly and gets worse very fast.
Other symptoms can include pressure or pain in the center of the chest, and pain in both arms, actually. It might go away and come back. It might affect your neck and jaw. People often feel sick or dizzy, too.
Whew. I hate ending on serious questions because there’s nothing to make fun of! xo