Last night I received a call from the CDC on behalf of the Census. Or was it the other way around? I don’t know, I was pretty tired when Ari answered the phone. Yes, Ari was the one who got the phone. When I collected the phone from him, the representative from the CDC was very amused.

The CDC wanted to know all about me and my household. And (because I was bored and felt sorry for the representative on the other end whose job it is to call random people across the country) I agreed to participate in the survey while Ari got to watch a Blue’s Clue’s marathon.

Here are some random questions that the United States government wanted to know the answers to:
–How many people over the age of 18 live in your household?

Just the two of us living in sin. No wedding rings to speak of.

–How many people over the age of 12 months and under the age of three live in your household?

I really had to think about that one!

–Has the child over 12 months and under three years been vaccinated for varicella (chicken pox)?

YES! I had the chicken pox when I was three and (though I don’t remember it) I’m fairly sure Ari is not missing out.

–Do you use cell phones or a land line or both?

I’m pro land line and we have one, but I am mostly lazy and use my cell phone.

–Do you use cell phones more than your land line?

Unfortunately, yes. But I try to alternate ears so the radiation is equally distributed.

–How much money did you make last year?

Not enough!

—What is the phone number of the hospital that gave your child Hepatitis B vaccine.

Um….I have no idea! I do know that I still owe them money!

–Are you married, divorced or single? I said:

Honey, I’m waiting for my rock.
She laughed! And said:

So I guess you’re single then?

I ate a lot of cookies during this phone interview. I felt like I was a celebrity! They really were interested in what goes on in my life, or at least in my household.

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