nicked from laululintu
What's on your bedside table?
My bed has a huge lightbridge, with rolltop trays on each side. the headboard and the trays are full of books. I have a protein bar, in case I can't sleep (must remember to change the one that's there) alarm clock phone, eyedrops, glasses case, badger balm, cup of writing implements. The bottom shelf on my side of the tower has the reference I would have to wander the house for if I didn't have it right there when I read in bed - Jobes Dictionary of Mythology Folklore and Symbol being the most used. Several historical maps from old Natty Geo's that cover the historical periods I like to read, pictorial guide to sumo terms, name dictionary, Morgoth's Ring - that sort of thing.
What is the geekiest part of your music collection?
I am all geek, and that depends on which ones you would find geeky. Yes, I have the Abba Box set, the BeeGee's from when they were folk, lots of yodeling cowboys - you name it and we probably have it. Jim collects Christmas music, so we even have things like Tiny Tim and Ru Paul...
What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night?
cheese stick. protein bar. whipped cream. peanut butter on a spoon.
What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
If it can't make me cry, it should not be allowed to be called a movie. I cry at commercials.
Do you have a completely irrational fear?
insects (not completely irrational - they honestly do head straight for my face no matter how many people are in a room/canoe/country) Flying.
What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moment? bite my lip
Do you ever have to beg? Seldom. Not at home.
Are you a pyromaniac? not as bad as Jim
Do you have too many love interests?
Do you know anyone famous?
Describe your bed
Queen sized water bed, huge lightbridge that can be turned off while lying down, bookcases down the sides, journal storage in the headboard. dark blue comforter with moons and stars.
Spontaneous or plan?
Who should play you in a movie about your life?
Divine (and while we are about it, John Waters should write/direct)
Do you know how to play poker?
yes, but I don't like to play. I am a canasta girl
What do you carry with you at all times?
tweezer (my belt tool of choice)
How do you drive?
cautiously. I hate to be up the ass of the guy in front of me, and I like to stop and then roll up. Jim does not like these things, and even though he is a better driver than I am, they make me cringe. At least he is not addicted to automotive ballet at 90 miles an hour like my brother (and three quarters of Long Island, which is why I hate to have to go there)
What do you miss most about being little?
the boundless energy, and joints that did what I asked. And of course, my mom.
Are you happy with your given name?
Do any of you know it? Does that answer your question?
How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?
there isn't that kind of money around. I am not the kind of guy who makes financial trades for things I love.
What color is your bedroom?
dark sage green
What was the last song you were listening to?
Deep Dark Ocean - Oysterband
Have you ever been in a play?
yeah, in school
Who are your best friends?
Chris; Terry, Melissa and Jen, Annaliese and Lee, Denise, Robin
miryam; mrkinch, nessime, avon. I plan on adopting Kortirion and Flick. This was dangerous at 7am, I have undoubtedly forgotten someone...
Have you ever been in love?
I think I have always been in love
Do you talk a lot?
It seems that way, but not when contrasted by how much of my day is silent
Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?
yes, though I would trade this physical body in a heartbeat
Have you ever done any illegal drugs?
Do you think you're cute?
no, I have *cough* charatcter
Do poor, homeless, or starving people sometimes annoy you?
no but they sometimes frighten me
Do you consider yourself to be a nice person?
Do you spend more time with your girlfriend, boyfriend, or your friends?
there is no sense in this for me. I spend my time with me, and then with jim, who is my best friend, and exchanging words with those I think are worth it.
What is your ideal marriage location?
I love the northeast. but I would go further North if all things were equal. Toronto calls to me.
Which musical instrument do you wish you could play?
cotton and denim
What kind of bedding do you use?
I love sheets. They are a weakness, though I have begun to outgrow it. I like 200 thread count cotton. I like LOTS of pillows, I like to sleep up high. Cotton blanket and comforter thrown over on Jim's side. My laptop has it's own pillow. I cannot sleep with a top sheet over me.
What kind of soap do you use?
What's the one language you want to learn?
What do you order at a bar?
seltzer. When I drink I usually like gin and tonic, plum wine at the japanese restaurant
Have you ever pierced your body parts?
only my ears on purpose
Do you have tattoos?
no, but don't count me out yet
Would you ever admit to having done plastic surgery of any kind if confronted?
I would, but I would never have it electively. And I like scars, they show character - I show mine.
What's one of the "funniest" things you've ever done?
Do you drive stick?
In theory. I haven't had to for many years, and you would not want me to remember how on your car...
What's one trait you hate in a person?
What kind of watch(es) do you wear?
don't. But I have three watches hanging over my desk. One has the old mac symbol Claris the Dog-cow; one is powerpuff girls, and one came out of a machine at the beach - it has no battery in it because when it does, it will not stop playing Scotland the Brave no matter what buttons I push.
Most frivolous purchase?
I do not have a car, a house or kids. Therefore, I revel in frivolous.
Do you consider yourself materialistic?
no, not in the sense of what I would trade for what. My toys are toys.
What do you cook the best?
parmesan crusted chicken, lasagne, low carb french toast
Favorite writing instrument?
my mac. eberhard faber-mongol pencils, 482 no. 1. vintage Shaeffer Targa fountain pens. Bullet space pen in the pocket of my jeans.
Do you prefer to stand out or blend in?
I just prefer to be
Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
my standard outfit - black jeans, grey mens singlet. What sex would you like me to dress like?
What's one car you will never buy?
Have you ever done drugs?
no. didn't we already have this question? is this a trick?
What kind of books do you like to read?
it would be easier to tell you that I don't read contemporary fiction as a rule. I like history, science, language, travel narrative, poetry, biography, mysteries and science fiction/fantasy.
If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
buy a house with a pool, preferably indoors
Burial or cremation?
burn baby burn
How many online journals do you read regularly?
*laughs* look at my friends list!
What's one thing you're a sore loser at?
things that were unfair, and I can be a pretty damn sore winner at them, too....
If you don't like a person, how do you show it?
I am the frozen, silent type. Sometimes I just go to sleep in my chair.
Do you cry in front of friends?
What kind of first impression do you think you give to people?
I think they find me unsettling
What's one thing you prefer to do alone?
everything but sex
What's the worst thing you ever said to someone?
told my ex to get out.
When's the last time you cried?
tonight, listening to Dave Carter
Favorite communication method?
What is one thing you don't leave home without?
I have never left home without my clothes
What's the most painful experience you've ever had?
Losing my mother. But the truth of this is very weird - things that happened to me at fifteen seemed so heartbreaking, yet they were nothing - and now big things seem to effect me less as long as they don't effect *me and jim*
Can you type with your eyes closed?
I can't even type with my eyes open.
Can you ski?
no, though it runs in my family
Can you speak in sign language? a little. I have two favorite cousins who teach the hearing impaired, and they taught me a little as a kid
Can you do the butterfly stroke?
now, this may qualify for the funniest thing I ever did...
Can you say the alphabet backwards effortlessly?
no, my brain is all about pattern, and it does not work the way it used to
Can you tie a knot in a cherry stem with your tongue?
no, and I would not have a cherry in my mouth to begin with
Can you run a mile in under ten minutes?
in under ten days?
Can you stand the sight of blood?
Can you read palms or tarot cards?
Can you admit it when you're wrong?
yes, but I want to point out to one particular friend who is probably shaking her head at this, that I am not going to back down if I'm not, and your opinion is not law
Can you ask for help when you need it?
Can you tie a necktie?
windsor, half windsor and four-in-hand
Can you successfully pierce someone's ear?
did my own in the sixties
Can you play soccer?
Can you sing?
used to - still make noise
Can you name three kinds of clouds?
cirrus, cumulus, stratus?
Can you make a joke out of anything?
Can you perform CPR on another human?
Do you know what CPR stands for?
Can you read minds?
sometimes, in dreams
Can you write better poetry than Shakespeare?
no. have we run out of good questions?
Can you speak more than one language?
Do you know karate?
Can you freestyle?
swimming and writing