30 Days, 30 Questions

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maiken's picture
maiken says:

Welcome to 30 Days, 30 Questions! Every morning I will post a new question. Take the day to ask your friends, family, coworkers, or strangers and tally the results. You can ask the same people or different people each day.
Return to the "30 Days" Buzz blog as soon as you can and use the template to post your answers.

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November 1st question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?

1- I don't drink coffee,
2- I don't like black coffee,
3- I will drink it if there's no other option,
4- Sometimes I like it black,
5- I love black coffee!

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:54am
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jmarckel says:

4 - Sometimes I like it black

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 8:58pm
Alustaerial's picture

How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
My answer: 1
Friends and Family Tally: 1-2, 2-1, 3-1, 4-2, 5-2
Comments, none

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 8:38am
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arianrose says:

November 1st question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
1- I don't drink coffee,
2- I don't like black coffee,
3- I will drink it if there's no other option,
4- Sometimes I like it black,
5- I love black coffee!

My answer:
2 - I prefer more milk and sugar in my coffee than actual coffee, and if I can add flavor, all the better!

Friends and Family Tally:
1 - 1
2 - 3
3 - 2
4 - 0
5 - 1

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 7:36am
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joyousduck says:

How much do you like black coffee?
My answer: 4
Friends and Family:1-1 vote, 2-2 votes, 3- 2 votes, 5-2 votes.
One person does not drink coffee for health reasons. I love it black, but started adding cream to cut back on the acidity. Strangers at the coffee shop were happy to answer the question, but the people in the bookstore thought the question odd.

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 11:34am
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Fazzie says:

4- Sometimes I like it black

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 4:40pm
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gaut0038 says:

How much do I like coffee black?
-1. I don't drink coffee
Friends/Family: 5/6 people say they don't drink coffee and 1/6 say (2)I don't like black coffee

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 6:37pm
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Minigo says:

I love black coffee. And actually, I don't understand why many folks (especially in the USA) seem to prefer it very light (and compensate by drinking huge quanitities of it). A short expresso, that's the real coffee experience - for me.

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:46am
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Cynsharpe says:

The Day's Question: November 1st question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
Your Answer: 3
Friends and Family: 1-1, 2-0, 3-3, 4-0, 5-1

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:13am
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Mkelly001 says:

How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
3- I will drink it if there's no other option.

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 12:13pm
teaha's picture
teaha says:

2

posted on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 12:53am
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Kelly1021 says:

4 prefer it with milk, but sometimes I like it black

posted on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 1:01am
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grandpa says:

Sometomes I like it black but especially when it is flavored.

posted on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:04am
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Luraloo says:

How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?

Me: 3
Friends and Family:

family member #1: 5
family member #2: 3
friend #1: 5
friend #2 : 4

Comments:
My boss is from the east coast and he started talking about what a 'regular coffee' was there vs. the midwest. On the east coast, regular means two creme, two sugar. Regular coffee here is black coffee.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 12:14pm
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Liza says:

I'm from the East Coast, and I love getting coffee at Dunkin Donuts because of the cream, but I hate getting coffee at Dunkin Donuts because of the sugar. Doesn't matter, though: I'll take either option over black coffee!

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 1:03pm
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Joe says:

Dunkin Donuts has delicious coffee.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 2:26pm
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Lukas says:

4. I don't usually drink coffee, but when I do I like to taste it so I prefer it black.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 1:08pm
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Shana says:

Black Coffee Question
Myself: 4
Friend 1: 3
Friend 2, 3, 4: 1

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 2:10pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

The Day's Question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
Your Answer: Black coffee meaning:
1. Not a mocha or latte but could have sugar or cream added into black coffee or
2. Black coffee meaning black coffee without sugar, cream, honey, etc?
If #1 from above, then 4. If #2 from above, then 3.
Friends and Family Tally: 5, 5, 5, 3, 2
Any Comments from You or Others: One person responded I love black coffee, but I don’t drink coffee.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 2:25pm
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maiken says:

Joe, I was referring to your second meaning of black coffee- coffee without cream, milk, sweetener, sugar, chocolate powder or added syrup.
Which meaning of black coffee was your friends and family tally reflective of?

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 4:45pm
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Joe says:

#2...

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 10:22am
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Slayerwolf says:

The Day's Question:How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
Your Answer:1
Friends and Family Tally:1,1,1,1,1,1
Any Comments from You or Others: No we are not tea people either coffee is just not my immediate family or friends thing

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 3:47pm
maiken's picture
maiken says:

Question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
My Answer: 3
Other Friends and Family Tally: 3,3,4,5,5,5
Any Comments from You or Others: One friend was confused if I was asking his preference for coffee over other beverages. He told me he only drinks coffee like twice a year, thus prefers other beverages over coffee. But when he does drink coffee he drinks it black. I thought that was pretty hardcore.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 3:58pm
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DebtheReb says:

Answers for Question 1:

Myself: #1 (yucky yucky)
My FB friends: Seven = #1; Three = #2; Two = #3; One = #4 and One = #5.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 4:04pm
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proot says:

How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
I rate it at 3
One friend rates it at 2
Another friend rates it 3
Two women who run a coffee shop rate black coffee 5

I used to drink coffee black. Then I had coffee in Spain, with hot milk and raw sugar, and while I will drink black coffee if no cream is available, coffee with cream is what I love now.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 4:11pm
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Former paleo Jess says:

How much do you like black coffee?
Your Answer: 5
Friends and Family Tally: Answer 1: 6, Answer 2: 2, Answer 3: 5, Answer 4: 1, Answer 5: 2
Any Comments from You or Others:
one friend selected 4.5 (not counted in tally above) and one a 6- "I like to chew it" (also not counted but a perfectly acceptable answer in my book).

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 9:01pm
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YSC Robby says:

How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
My response: 5 - I love black coffee!

Facebook responses:
4 don't drink coffee,
3 don't like black coffee,
4 will drink it if there's no other option,
3 sometimes like it black,
10 love black coffee!

I started out tough, drinking it as thick, black and crunchy as possible - thanks camping! Now I've settled in to a more manageable mixture of dark roasted tar and milder stuff. I think I'm toeing the line of coffee snob.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 9:03pm
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wren says:

me: 1 (HATE coffee)
Friends: 1 (7 votes) actually one said -3 and I'd agree.
2 (no votes)
3 (2 votes)
4 (1 vote)
5 (6 votes)
Most people either love it black or hate coffee period.
One person suggested it's better with Bailey's.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 9:42pm
DebtheReb's picture
DebtheReb says:

Bailey's ... Yum

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:47pm
Peter K's picture
Peter K says:

The Question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?
Your Answer: 5
Community Tally (from FB): I got a 1, 2, & 5
Any Comments from Community: I like it black, but not as tarry as Robby perhaps. I prefer a medium roast.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 9:47pm
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SNAFU says:

The Question: How much do you like black coffee ona scale of 1-5?
Your answer: 2; I have to have milk, syrup and/or chocolate in it. Straight black on it's own yuck.
Community Talley: Apparently there is no clear winner here...we either <3 or hate it.
Comments: "Black coffee is for grown ups with very poor pallets!" "Coffee Coffee Coffee can not get enough of Coffee Coffee Coffee"; "I run on coffee!"

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:11pm
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Mark R Trost says:

November 1st question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?

My Answer: 3.

Family

Father - 2
Mother - 3
Brother - 1

Friends

1- 11
2 - 5
3 - 7
4- 2
5 - 9

Comments -

from woman - "Babe, black coffee isn't a flavor - it's an attitude."
from male friend - "Marky, Halloween must have been a bitch for you.! Jesus, ever hear of moderation?"
from female friend - "I won't drink it at all if you put sugar in it. Tea either. This makes me weird here in the south...};->"

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 4:18pm
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Carrie P says:

My answer: 3

from Facebook friends and in-person encounters:

5 people chose 1 as their answer
1 person chose 2 as their category
2 people chose 3
1 person chose 4
3 people chose 5

One respondent from the East Coast thought that drinking coffee with LOTS of cream was an East Coast thing, and that people in the Midwest seem more likely to drink coffee black or with just a little bit of cream. I'd never heard this regional generalization before and found it interesting.

I drink coffee black only when I'm on a road trip with my husband. I'll share sips from his thermos of black coffee then, and I associate the bitter taste with travel and companionship. Otherwise, I drink coffee with 2 percent milk at home, and with half-and-half at coffee shops.

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:24pm
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DebtheReb says:

It's November 2nd, where is question #2?

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 8:43am
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travob says:

The Question: How much do you like black coffee on a scale of 1-5?

Your Answer: 2,
Community Tally:
1-7
2-4
3-4
4-1
5-4
Any Comments from Community: It appears the black coffee drinkers are very proud. They are the only people to make any comments.

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 9:15am
maiken's picture
maiken says:

Alright early risers, here's

question 2: Have you ever fasted, not eaten for a day?

Answers: Yes, No, Sort of- I tried but didn't make it

and please explain your answers (health, religious, other reasons.)

Nice work on question 1, I will tally the responses we've had so far and get back to you later in the day. Any other coffee responses are still welcome.

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 9:20am
Joe's picture
Joe says:

The Day's Question: Have you ever fasted, not eaten for a day?

Your Answer: Never even tried. Food is too awesome, and I know my willpower is seriously lacking.

Friends and Family Tally: Neither the 5 year old or the 1 year old I asked have fasted for a day. I'm not sure the 1 year old understood the question though, so can't be 100% sure. Though I think I can say he has eaten every day of his life...

Any Comments from You or Others:

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 5:15pm
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arianrose says:

Alright early risers, here's question 2: Have you ever fasted, not eaten for a day?
Answers: Yes, No, Sort of- I tried but didn't make it

My answer: I don't think so. When I was a Mornon, we fasted once a month, but only for two meals.

Friends and family tally: 2 yeses, 5 no's.

Fully half the people asked replied "well, not intentionally, but I got busy/couldn't afford food when I was younger/forgot to eat."

No one in my survey fasted for religious reasons.

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 7:38am
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mostcurious says:

I'm in agreement with whoever said can we have separate threads or something for each question? This format is confusing!

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:33am
mostcurious's picture
mostcurious says:

Is there a simpler view of these questions? This page is confusing.

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:34am
maiken's picture
maiken says:

Mostcurious, I am working on a solution to this... it may take some time to see any serious changes but for the time being, I am putting

Daily Questions

in bold and posting

Daily Results

in bold so they will be easier to see. Hope that helps a little. Thanks for your participation and patience.

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 5:03pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Question #2: Have you ever fasted for a day?

Me: Yes. More than a day. And frequently. But not really on purpose. When I lived alone, it was easy to get caught up in doing other things more enjoyable than cooking just for myself, and if you ignore being hungry long enough, it kind of passes. I kind of rely on others for cues about eating; thank goodness I'm surrounded by mostly healthy eaters!

I got 5 responses, and everyone had fasted. Three were mostly inadvertent fasters like me. One had been doing diets and cleanses and now looks back on that period as a time of disordered eating overall. And one said, "Good Friday, anyone?"

posted on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:36am
teaha's picture
teaha says:

no i like food too much

posted on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 12:54am
Kelly1021's picture
Kelly1021 says:

question 2: Have you ever fasted, not eaten for a day?
Answer: No.

posted on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 1:07am
AMP's picture
AMP says:

I have fasted for medical reasons and in the distant past for religious reasons. I have also undertaken limited diet fasts for health reasons.

posted on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 9:46pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Hold on! One more response to question #1: how much do you like black coffee?
Your Answer: Not at all. Cream, and lots of it, or no coffee at all, please.

Friends and Family Tally: 14 responses; four people said 1; four people said 2; three people said 3; one person said 4; and three people said 5.

Any Comments from You or Others: Strong opinions, on all counts. My favorites, though: "Black coffee? What is that, other than the step between brewing the coffee and adding the cream and sugar?" and "I like my coffee and beer like my women: dark and bitter."

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 10:20am
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Luraloo says:

Nov 2nd: Fasting

Me: Yes, I fasted with a friend for Ramadan. I also sometimes fast before getting on an international flight as airline travel (landing specifically) can make me feel ill.

Coworkers: Yes, I work part time in a Jewish synagogue. There are 3 or 4 fast days a year, the big one being Yom Kipur, so everyone fasts at least once a year. There is also a fast day to commemorate the destruction of a temple, and another the day before passover where only the first born child fasts.

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 10:36am
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DebtheReb says:

Have I ever fasted for a day?
Yes.
I fasted once for a diet program.

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 11:04am
maiken's picture
maiken says:

Deb, don't forget to ask friends and coworkers. Do you have any predictions of your yes/no count for this one?

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 12:10pm
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goer0080 says:

For the coffee response, I, personally, am a 4. Out of my coworkers I have 1-4, 2-5s, 1-3, and 1-2.

For the fasting response:

I have one no response and 3 yes responses. One "yes" response was due to Ash Wednesday, a religious holiday. Another one was due to forgetting to eat and "starting a diet." The last response was due to childbirth. The child took a day to come out, and no food is provided when you're pushing!

posted on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 2:37pm

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