Notologist - We leave notes around and see who writes back.

Found a note? Write back.




Maria found…

What was the last thing that made you smile?

And wrote back…

Just seconds before I found the note I smiled at the adorable baby face of a guy sleeping in the library.

Swattie found…

If you didn't need me, what would you do?

And wrote back…

Use my other hand.

JP found…

What was your first thought this morning?

And wrote back…

Man, what a weird dream...it could definitely be a sci fi movie

I found…

Your thoughts on democracy?

And wrote back…

really a pretty swell form of government!

sorie found…

What do you worry about?

And wrote back…

I worry about not living up to the high expectations my family, teachers, and professors set for me now that I\\\'m an adult and finding the roadblocks that can get in the way of accomplishing goals.

R found via Polyvinyl

What are you suspicious of?

And wrote back…

the government

Moira found via Polyvinyl

You look stressed.

And wrote back…

How did you know!? I was in the middle of finals...

They found via Polyvinyl

Is less more?

Probably not...

josh found via Polyvinyl

Are you part of a revolution?

And wrote back…

musical revolution cultural revolution digital revolution spiritual revolution

Josh found via Polyvinyl

Do you lie?

And wrote back…

I lie impulsively to my parents and myself

'Z found via Polyvinyl

Why bother?

And wrote back…

because Saturday does Look Good To Me.

TeamPeeta found…

Write something back!

And wrote back…

Found at B&N on top of Mockingjay, 2nd book in Hunger Games trilogy. Ironic. I had just come from seeing the movie. The odds were in my favor. Signed: Adult dork who is a middle schooler at heart.

Mike found…

Favorite pizza toppings?

And wrote back…

pepperoni, tomatoes, sausage, chicken

Hmmnn found…

Do you smell something?

And wrote back…

I do. It smells like fear. Fear and cookies.

Julian. found via Polyvinyl

Are you from the future?

And wrote back…

I AM THE FUTURE

samuelscharf.com found via Ninth Letter

Art is dangerous.

And wrote back…

"Art is dangerous"LY AWESOME!

Swid found via Ninth Letter

Parking is for customers only.

And wrote back…

They can have it. I don't have a car and I'm not buyin' anyways!

Alex found via Polyvinyl

Are you sneaky?

And wrote back…

Not usually. My presence can be quiet though. Other than that I'm pretty transparent.

Ag91 found…

A sketch of an angry cat.

And wrote back…

Why is he angry? God is Great. Live Life with Joy. Smile it make you feel better and makes everyone around you feel better and wonder why you are smiling. I am happy, that is why I am smiling!

elixireleven found…

What are you about?

And wrote back…

Reading, writing and retaliation. What are YOU about?

Fabrice found…

Aren’t you glad you made it this far?

And wrote back…

I am actually It took your note for me to realize

Tom found via Polyvinyl

Where are you?

And wrote back…

I'm lying on my bed in Dublin, Ireland enjoying some tea

ShillDog found via Polyvinyl

Actor that would play you in a movie?

And wrote back…

A hybrid cross between Paul Rudd and Jude Law.

aBlGchicken found via Polyvinyl

Do you like it here?

And wrote back…

yes

Viggars found via Polyvinyl

I secretly despise…

And wrote back…

nothing really. I openly despise a few things though...

Jorin found via Polyvinyl

Do you trust other people?

And wrote back…

I believe in people. And part of being a person is being fallible, so sometimes yes and sometimes no. And sometimes I'm wrong in that and sometimes I'm right, either way. ONE HAND CLAPPING MY FRIEND.

Jeff. found via Polyvinyl

If you wrote a book, what would it be about?

And wrote back…

I would write a sprawling 1000-page novel about the direction of our culture, what deaf people hear in their head when they think, and cheese dip. There will be footnotes.

They found…

What are you tired of being told?

I'm tired of being told what time I have to come home

Zenufar found…

Have any tattoos?

And wrote back…

no. having no tattoo is the new tattoo.

Justin M found via Polyvinyl

Happy birthday!

And wrote back…

Funny, because I received the note around my bday. Happy Birthday to you too.

Library Girl V found…

Is there life after death?

And wrote back…

Yes I believe there is life after death...but not here on Earth...

Corey V. found via Polyvinyl

Shampoo: first or last?

And wrote back…

Shampoo goes on right away. Shampoo is washed out at the end.

Corey V. found via Polyvinyl

Favorite country? Why?

And wrote back…

England. So much history, so little space.

Brian C. found via Polyvinyl

Do you like your name?

And wrote back…

I guess my name is ok but i wish my parents had asked Frank Zappa to name me.

Ryan K. found…

Memory you wish you could forget?

And wrote back…

The memory I wish I could forget is the look of my mother at my step-father's memorial service.

nikku neko found via Polyvinyl

Can you keep a secret?

And wrote back…

sometimes, i keep a secret frighteningly well- so well that i could almost drown in holding it. sometimes i don't and spill it out every which way. i'm an inconsistent creature, i'm afraid.

jon found via 826DC

Do animals look better in antlers?

And wrote back…

Absolutely. I wish all animals had them. Dogs. Cats. Birds. Whales. Everyone except bears. They're dangerous enough already.

cv found…

Over easy? Or scrambled?

And wrote back…

Scrambled, of course, with a good amount of cheddar cheese mixed in!

StonePIG99 found…

Will humans ever teleport?

And wrote back…

Absolutely!!!!!! And I hope my kids or my kids/kids have the opportunity to experience it.

They found…

Do you have a nemesis? Who?

I sincerely hope not.

LosingMyEdge78 found…

Do you feel old?

And wrote back…

Only when I'm waking up at dawn instead of going to sleep at it.

joao found…

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

And wrote back…

maybe to confuse us or to make us think about it instead of letting us do our jobs. The universe has strange ways to mess with our head.

Adrienne found…

Do you have a nemesis? Who?

And wrote back…

Back when I worked at Target, a 3 year old kid who would come in all the time and make a mess, kick and scream. We made up one day when he was lost and I found his mother with him. No hard feelings.

RomanSF found…

What’s your favorite kind of cheese?

And wrote back…

A german cheese called "Harzer" is my favorite, but a close second is Parmigiano-Reggiano. Both rule. OK and blue cheese. :)

jronimo found…

Do you have a hero?

And wrote back…

My dog! Charmed life: has people running out to get food for him, doesn't have to work, gets felt up all the time, always makes his voice heard, and goes out and gets bitches whenever he wants...

pal found…

Sun rise or sun set?

And wrote back…

I love to watch the sunset on the ocean.

Tandemodus found…

What’s next for you?

And wrote back…

I want to figure out how to leverage my company's talent to attract the right type of clients looking to tell and communicate their unique story through effective design, both print and digital.

Patrick Hicks found…

When did you learn to teleport?

And wrote back…

When I was six. Imagine my surprise when I appeared in London's Trafalgar Square...a little more concentration, and I was in Dublin. Now, during lunchtime, I just pop over to Rome or Tokyo for a meal.

MichelleFromADL found…

1+1=

And wrote back…

Much more than 2... Think 'synergy'.

Egide found…

? or !

And wrote back…

! because life is an adventure waiting to be experienced! Questions are important, but most people don't have the courage to ride the wave unless they know why. Sometimes you just have to say why not!

Luisa found…

Mubarak?

And wrote back…

finally resigned. "YAY!" for freedom and democracy :)

f. gruve found…

Why did you say that to him?

And wrote back…

He deserved it. I told him my roommate was off limits!

Art Major found…

What do you regret?

And wrote back…

I wish I could say that I regret nothing. I regret taking so much so seriously for so long. If I hadn't taken life so seriously then, I'd probably be happier now.

F. Mousekewitz found…

Why did you say that to him?

And wrote back…

I didn't actually say anything to him but if I did I would say, "Happy Birthday Lisa, Lisa, it's your birthday" (in best fake michael jackson on the Simpsons voice)

Keith found…

Who is the one person that motivates you?

And wrote back…

My wife! We're making software together, and she helps motivate me to get it done :)

Theatre Amy found…

Were you having a good time?

And wrote back…

I was having a good time, right up until one of my assistants flashed me as she crawled through the window of a locked booth. Then it was just awkward.

Megan G. found…

Hot dogs or hamburgers?

And wrote back…

Hamburglars! Watch your back. Hot dogs need not worry.

Tim H. found…

What’s your favorite color?

And wrote back…

Gray...nothing is more neutral and yet so personal.

Lee Copp found…

Do you like how you look?

And wrote back…

Yes, I am a young handsome ginger man who has found Miss Right. Miracles do happen!

TheBestPart found…

Are you involved in a conspiracy?

And wrote back…

Absolutely not! Why, you haven't heard anything have you? Because then I have to kill you.

Chicago-G found…

What do you miss the most?

And wrote back…

smoking and the summer of 88 and Ed and Eugene and the creative space something to do with cool sand

Drusilla found…

There’s nothing like being astounded.

And wrote back…

Human connection is, after all, so rare.

Jesus found…

They’re coming!

And wrote back…

So y'all better hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands!

Maid Froufrou found…

Have any big secrets?

And wrote back…

Juicy question. Everyone has secrets lying around in their closet. The longer they lie around the bigger of a secret it seems they become. Listen closely, I'll share one with you. This one time I...

Monteau found…

Would you rather be French or English?

And wrote back…

I speak French fairly well and have spent a great deal of time in France (also in England actually). I really enjoy French cuisine (not so for most English food). So - French.

George Jetson found…

Are you sneaky?

And wrote back…

I can be sneaky, but usually for a good cause. Like planning a surprise party...

Brick City Diva found…

What color are your underpants?

And wrote back…

Zebra print and neon yellow with a lime green bow. (I have the matching bra to go with the thong too!)

Aden found…

Do you want the American dream?

And wrote back…

That depends on how you define the american dream, I suppose. Sure I want a nice house, good job and family, but i'd like to do it without leaving shoe prints on anyone along the way.

Stressica found…

Actor/actress that would play you in a movie?

And wrote back…

Can't think of anyone that's just the right mix of nerd yet not socially awkward and a great dancer. Guess I'll just have to move to Hollwood!

IJM found…

Are you good or evil?

And wrote back…

I am beyond good and evil

Troonks found…

Why do you like your significant other?

And wrote back…

I like my significant other because he's really cute.

thestranger found…

It’s hot in here.

And wrote back…

"If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." ~Alphonse de Lamartine

Josh Frank found…

Pencil or pen?

And wrote back…

Pen. They're mightier than swords, right? So you can use it to write something OR fight a pirate.

dress code found…

iPad or Kindle?

And wrote back…

iPad for sure. We like to read books that are books, not eBooks, and iPads do so much more. But, we still love you Jeff Bezos and will take a ride on your rocket ship when it comes out.

yogagirl found…

You look stressed.

And wrote back…

Hell yeah

Magical Pete found…

Favorite place?

And wrote back…

Barry's Magic Shop, of course!

I found…

You look nice today.

And wrote back…

So do you.

leglosby found…

Did Abe Lincoln lie?

And wrote back…

Of course he did, but who doesn't...everyone lies. Subjective or objective lying...everyone does it...unfortunately.

D'vashti found…

Memory you wish you could forget?

And wrote back…

My ex Stevie, because she has forever ruined fleetwood Mac for me.

They found…

What’s with her hair?

Rough morning and night before!

matt found…

Zombies or vampires? Why?

And wrote back…

i'd rather fight a zombie than a vampire because they seem easier to defeat, but if i were to 'turn' into one or the other, i'd rather be a vampire because they are much sexier.

John found…

Last lie you told?

And wrote back…

Thanks so much for making dinner. It was fantastic!

Shirley found…

Actor/actress that would play you in a movie?

And wrote back…

From a looks perspective, Marion Cotillard. Really, I'm not making this up! People tell me this! In terms of sensibilities, it's trickier. If I could be animated, I'd like it to be Lisa Simpson.

Vicki found…

Favorite memory?

And wrote back…

March 30, 1986 when I met my Portuguese Love Stud, Antonio, in Paris while doing light graffiti photography at the Eiffel Tower. Married 23 years. <3 lightgraffiti.com vickidasilva.com

Juliette found…

What’s wrong?

And wrote back…

I was on the metro in DC when I saw this on one of the seats, and I was intially confused about who left the note, then i read it and said this is pretty neat! Sodecided to write back. Great Idea!!

Steven found…

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would you pick?

And wrote back…

Hamburgers. Love pretty much any type of burger. Favorite is a bacon blue cheese burger with a soft fried egg on top.

everett found…

Nerds or geeks?

And wrote back…

I am a nerd.

Kiren Ahuja found…

Why does Marge put up with Homer?

And wrote back…

Because they're soul mates. Didn't you see "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer"? Check it out. Spiritual coyote Johnny Cash. Doesn't get any better than that.

Green Line found…

Tell us a story.

And wrote back…

Someone started playing the guitar on the train the other night, which was weird. Then someone else started singing along, which was weirder. If they were good it would've been cool, but they weren't.

Poor found…

Tell me about your dream job.

And wrote back…

My dream job right now is any job that pays money, I've been unemployed for four months. So do you have a job for me?

Derrick found…

Coffee or tea?

And wrote back…

Green Tea. It's the flavanoids.

Andy found…

What makes you sad?

And wrote back…

Crying walrus

Atombomb found…

What is your first memory about money?

And wrote back…

The tooth fairy leaving me $.50

kaitlin found…

Argyle socks.

And wrote back…

only for the very hip or very nerdy. not for mere mortals to attempt

Marci found…

Salt or sugar?

And wrote back…

I like both, but if I had to choose, I'd pick sugar. Though, chocolate with some sea salt on top tastes great too.

Jessica found…

What’s the furthest you can run?

And wrote back…

It depends on who's chasing me!

Emily found…

What state do you like least?

And wrote back…

The state of confusion. Seriously, I would say of all the states I have been to, New Jersey is the worst, but probably because I have only driven through on the way to other places.

Chicago Q2 found…

Weirdest thing you’ve seen?

And wrote back…

Guys that don't sit next to each other on the el - what is up with that!

Kendall found…

Who are you?

And wrote back…

We are the all-singing, all-dancing shit of Blagden Alley; we are morons; we are code gods; we are a pain in many distinct asses. We are Baltimore, Istanbul, Poznan, Mexico City, Houston. We are we.

Puddles found…

Would you rather lose a toe or your sense of smell? Why?

And wrote back…

A toe, because I have nine more.

Holmes found…

What is your blood type?

And wrote back…

It's O Negative, the Red Cross always want it!

MissT found…

What’s your problem?

And wrote back…

According to my counselor, abandonment issues.

Paul found…

Would you give up a toe to be really attractive?

And wrote back…

No, I wouldn't. Giving up a body part for personal beauty is ridiculous. It comes from inside, not loss of digits.

Rebecca Jo found…

Best and worst moments of your life?

And wrote back…

The best- The first play I was in, it changed my life. The worst- When my mom died.

Laurie found…

Favorite color? Why?

And wrote back…

Sometimes it's red, sometimes it's turquoise, sometimes it's yellow, sometimes it's... With so many colors/hues, why pick just one? (BTW, this is the 2nd Notologist note I find; same place, same spot)

beatrice found…

What’s your guilty pleasure?

And wrote back…

lesbian porn- and I'm a happily married heterosexual woman.

KG found…

Are you religious? Why?

And wrote back…

Nope. I think religion does more harm than good... wars, Waco, etc.

Francine found…

What’s your favorite dessert?

And wrote back…

Dessert isn't my favorite meal. So I don't have a favorite.

Toya Bee found…

Italian or Mexican?

And wrote back…

mexican is my favorite choice

K found…

Who do you envy? Why?

And wrote back…

Those secure enough to live without envy.

John_chicago found…

Favorite drink?

And wrote back…

Newcastle beer

Andrew found…

Nerds or geeks?

And wrote back…

Evolution.

Steve found…

Where would you prefer to die?

And wrote back…

Some place else. As Woody Allen once wrote: "I'm not afraid of my Death. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

Nathan Wallace found…

A bad sketch of a fish.

And wrote back…

the internet has transcended itself as a digital body and become a physical entity

Rae found…

What’s your biggest regret?

And wrote back…

It hasn't happened yet.

Anne found…

Would you describe yourself as sexy?

And wrote back…

It's not one of the first adjectives that springs to mind. I guess if someone asked if I COULD be sexy, I'd say yes. But do I think of myself as sexy on a regular basis? No, I'm just not tall enough.

They found…

Do you believe in god?

we made god

Tim found…

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

And wrote back…

I have a special crate.

Emily found…

Do you wish you could quit your job?

And wrote back…

This is an annoying question, coming from you.

Drew found…

If you could go back in time what year would you go to?

And wrote back…

2002. I had just turned 21 and was in college at the time - I would have changed my major, traveled the world and studied (and partied) harder than I did with more confidence!

Margie found…

What do you feel guilty about?

And wrote back…

Responding to this message....

Alicat_Boston found…

What’s your favorite restaurant?

And wrote back…

My favorite restaurant is Thai food, the House of Siam, on the corner of Waltham and Columbus in the South End of Boston. I often order the Duck Ginger.

Mac found…

Where do you see yourself in five years?

And wrote back…

I see myself as a 6th grade teacher. Married to the best thing that has ever happened to me...and debt free!

EKQ found…

Are you greedy?

And wrote back…

Yes. As much as I'd like to think not, I am a greedy and jealous person who tries very hard to be generous.

Greg G. found…

Would you stop talking to your parents for $1 million?

And wrote back…

I wouldn't, money ain't everything dawg.

Pirate found…

Would you spit in a stranger’s drink for $50?

And wrote back…

Or course, i'd then use the fifty to buy them a new one and go about my day.

Ken found…

Do you lie on Facebook?

And wrote back…

No. And when I found this note in the library, I thought it was the cover of a book with the title "Do You Lie On Facebook?"

Tori found…

Are you a zombie?

And wrote back…

Indeed I am. And not only am I a zombie, I am the leader of the zombies. The apocolypse begins when I say so; watch your back. 8D

spk found…

Where are you going?

And wrote back…

Assuming this question was meant metaphorically, I'm going right where I want in life, and I deserve it.

SA found…

What scares you most?

And wrote back…

It's a toss up. I'm not exactly thrilled about death. Never have been. But considering the current economy, it seems like losing my job could actually be worse than dying. So, unemployment.

They found…

If you could start over would you? Why?

start over what?

johnnypickle found…

Curious?

And wrote back…

Very much so, I love this kind of random crap.

AriaSole found…

What was the last book you finished?

And wrote back…

Sounds horrible but im not much of a book reader. More US Weekly....

PokeyLokey found…

Will 2010 be better than 2009?

And wrote back…

Of course! That's what the new year is all about! Promise, hope, the possibility of amazing things happening....

Cam found…

Do you have a car?

And wrote back…

Not yet, but it's gonna come! And you?

BigBanksCanEatIt found…

If you could fly anywhere, where would you go?

And wrote back…

Somewhere warm, where the credit card companies, whom I owe about $80,000, can't find me. LOL If I ever fix that problem, I will NEVER get a CC again! But I guess I need 1 to buy that plane ticket ...

iggle found…

Do you like rainy days?

And wrote back…

warm and dry inside w/ your loved one, curled up with an absorbing book or DVD, a hot mug of tea or a good bottle of wine, open window, listening to the rain and a good Pandora station... perfection.

Aaron found…

Favorite news channel?

And wrote back…

news is a conspiracy.

complexx80 found…

What do you think about Obama?

And wrote back…

He needs to grow a pair.

Hmmnn found…

Would you rather cook or clean? Why?

And wrote back…

Hmmnn... I think I'd rather cook. Usually I can eat what I cook. Most the time I can't eat what I clean. And I like eating... so cooking it is.

Abs found…

Why do you like chocolate?

And wrote back…

Chocolate cupcakes!

JoyJoy found…

You’re funny.

And wrote back…

Maybe sometimes.

Maggie found…

What are you most afraid of?

And wrote back…

I wondered who left this note and if it was someone I work with. I wondered why they picked this question.

Debbie found…

What do you think about global warming?

And wrote back…

It's real and we need to do something about it (save the polar bears).

Linda found…

Twenty inches of snow.

And wrote back…

Sure hope not!

Christine found…

A sketch of a #2 pencil.

And wrote back…

I though it was a little strange seeing the note on my keyboard. I have no idea who put it there.

Laura found…

Do you like to travel?

And wrote back…

Love to travel (although not so much when it is work-related). Best trip so far was a 6-day leisure trip to Florence, after which I took a train to Rome and went on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. :)

Kelly found…

Ever read a Stephen King book?

And wrote back…

I devoured his books when I was younger. "The Stand" is by far my favorite.

Taylor found…

Cow milk or soy milk?

And wrote back…

Definitely cow milk. I tried soy milk once... It didn't sit well with my stomach not to mention it tastes funky.

GWTNHVT found…

Spring or fall?

And wrote back…

Since it was freezing outside with strong winds when I found it, SPRING! (Not to mention my spirits at this time)

Justin found…

Do you trust the media?

And wrote back…

Not really. There's so much demand for content right now that good reporting is really hard to come by. News has become a product. It's actually pretty sad.

Rutger found…

How’s it going?

And wrote back…

Fine

R found…

Have any big plans?

And wrote back…

!

Joe Mama found…

Where did you come from?

And wrote back…

I thought there was a missed connection at the gym.

Al found…

Do you go to church?

And wrote back…

I don't go to church. Organized religion makes me feel uncomfortable, and leming-ish.

Robin found…

If you could go to space tomorrow, would you?

And wrote back…

No, I wouldn't. I think we should focus on discovering Earth first. A lot of folks haven't even left the US!

Sassy Tiger found…

Are you a spy?

And wrote back…

Yes. Especially when it comes to my roommate and my boss.

Erin found…

Do you wear socks with sandals?

And wrote back…

Absolutely not. Horrible idea. Makes me think of middle-aged dudes who have no sense of style whatsoever.

Joe found…

Do you have a tattoo?

And wrote back…

No, I don't but I have been thinking about one for years

jim found…

Do you have a lucky number?

And wrote back…

yes

Sarita found…

A sketch of a #2 pencil.

And wrote back…

I picked it up on the Metro because I thought I could use it for a bookmark.

Jesse found…

Aren’t you glad you’re right handed?

And wrote back…

How does who know I am right handed??? I don't know whether right or left is good, but I'm glad I have hands!

fuzzydisco found…

A sketch of a smiling cat.

And wrote back…

Kimbo sent me a portrait of Sam the cat!

Numb Chuck found…

Which do you prefer: morning or night?

And wrote back…

mourning knights, please

Ethan found…

If you had to spend $10,000 today, what would you buy?

And wrote back…

Gold.

Michelle found…

You’re too modest.

And wrote back…

Accurate. Finding this note burried in a nordstoms sitting chair has been the best part of this forced shopping outing.

La Shisha found…

A sketch of an envelope.

And wrote back…

Reminder: I gotta send out xmas cards soon.

Ki'Ka found…

This is not a $10 bill.

And wrote back…

Darn it!

Lise found…

Do you like dogs?

And wrote back…

I do but can't have one at the apartment I live at. : (

They found…

How’s it goin?

Hey, why did you guys leave this note? What difference does it make to you anyway since you dont know me? Just so you know, things are going fine with me, but what if someone dying or sad found it?

Jamie found…

What’s your favorite movie?

And wrote back…

The correct answer is Mary Poppins. It's a non-stop thrill ride combined with edge-of-your-seat entertainment. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll laugh some more...what more could you want in a movie?

Kim found…

Do you like snow?

And wrote back…

I like snow, but mostly in smaller quantities. When I lived in Chicago, we had too much snow. Here in D.C., we don't have enough. Maybe NYC would have a medium amount?

Phil found…

A sketch of a cat.

And wrote back…

The cat in this sketch looks pretty cool. Does he have a name? If not, maybe his name should be Ed.

Rob found…

Did you have fun last night?

And wrote back…

I was thinking about my night yesterday. I had a lot of fun at my friend's housewarming party. The note caught my attention because I could tell that someone had put a lot of effort into the design.