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The Tell Me About You Meme
A 34 question survey, gakked from brak666.


1. Can you cook?
2. What was your dream growing up?
3. What talent do you wish you had?
4. Favorite place?
5. Favorite vegetable?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9. Worst Habit?
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
11. What is your favorite sport?
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
16. Do you have any pets?
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
22. What color eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or Draft?
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. In one word, how would you describe me?
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?



I'd love to learn these things about any of you...

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From:talktooloose
Date:March 8th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
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Oh gosh I have no time for this but wtf.

1. Can you cook? YES.
2. What was your dream growing up? ARCHITECT, COMIC BOOK ARTIST, THEME PARK DESIGNER
3. What talent do you wish you had? DANCE
4. Favorite place? MY BEDROOM FOLLOWED BY NYC
5. Favorite vegetable? RED PEPPER
6. What was the last book you read? THE UNAUTHORIZED X-MEN
7. What zodiac sign are you? PISCES
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? NO
9. Worst Habit? NOT BELIEVING IN MYSELF
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? YES! AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY
11. What is your favorite sport? BASEBALL, ICE-SKATING, CURLING
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? OPTIMISTIC
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? TALK ABOUT OUR LIVES
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? GOSH, NOT MUCH I CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I CAN'T READ LONG LISTS IN ORDER
16. Do you have any pets? TWO! CAT AND DOG.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? NOPE
18. What time is it where you are now? 1410 HOURS
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? APPROPRIATELY DISTURBING
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? FLAT STOMACH?
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? DEPENDED ON WHAT YOU NEEDED MOST
22. What color eyes do you have? WARM BROWN
23. Ever been arrested? NO
24. Bottle or Draft? IT'S THE INGREDIENTS THAT MATTER
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? GO ON A TRIP TO INDIA
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? NONE
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? A GOOD BRIT PUB WITH A REAL FIREPLACE
28. Do you believe in ghosts? I BELIEVE WE ARE ALL HAUNTED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? WATCH MOVIES
30. Do you swear a lot? FUCK YEAH
31. Biggest pet peeve? PEOPLE NOT CARING ABOUT QUALITY AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? ENTHUSIASTIC
33. In one word, how would you describe me? FASCINATED
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? I DOUBT IT. YOU NEVER KNOW.
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:50 am (UTC)
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10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? YES! AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY Me, too!

11. What is your favorite sport? BASEBALL, ICE-SKATING, CURLING
I wouldn't have guessed any of those.

21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? DEPENDED ON WHAT YOU NEEDED MOST A perfect - and perfectly you - answer.

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? GO ON A TRIP TO INDIA
If you do, I have people for you to look up and potentially stay with.

30. Do you swear a lot? FUCK YEAH

LOL!

33. In one word, how would you describe me? FASCINATED

That's just 'cause I'm fascinated by you!
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From:hominysnark
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
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1. Can you cook? Yes, very well, thank goodness.
2. What was your dream growing up? To make a living as an artist. Also, to be Batgirl.
3. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
4. Favorite place? Seattle.
5. Favorite vegetable? Baby corn.
6. What was the last book you read? Bang! by Linda Kaplan Thaler
7. What zodiac sign are you? Gemini
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Just my ears. Pierced, not tattooed.
9. Worst Habit? Smoking.
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? Alas, no.
11. What is your favorite sport? Football!
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Optimistic most of the time.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Try to sell you a used aardvark.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Hasn't happened yet.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I am incapable of sleeping with my feet covered, regardless of room temperature.
16. Do you have any pets? The World's Most Adorable Kitteh, Zonker.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? NO.
18. What time is it where you are now? 6:54PM, EST
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Depends on the clown.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I wouldn't have bags under my eyes.
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? I killed that cricket years ago.
22. What color eyes do you have? Mostly blue, with some hazel thrown in around the iris.
23. Ever been arrested? Nope.
24. Bottle or Draft? I don't drink beer.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Pay bills.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? I can't--it sticks to my dental work. *cries*
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? Used to be The Big Bamboo Lounge. It closed down, and I haven't found a suitable replacement yet.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, but I'm not sure precisely what they are.
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Watch movies.
30. Do you swear a lot? Hell yeah.
31. Biggest pet peeve? Stupid people.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Mellow.
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Cool.
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Maybe. :)
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
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Interesting! A few comments:
What was your dream growing up? To make a living as an artist. Also, to be Batgirl.

And you got one out of two! I think. You aren't Batgirl, right?

12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Optimistic most of the time.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Hasn't happened yet.


I'm finding 14, with its note of impending doom, hard to square with 12.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I am incapable of sleeping with my feet covered, regardless of room temperature.
It's a good thing you live in Florida!
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From:hominysnark
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
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You aren't Batgirl, right?

I'm afraid I can't share that information.
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From:kestrelsparhawk
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
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Okay, why not? 34 questions before I write a job description... stalling? Moi?

The Tell Me About You Meme
A 34 question survey.


1. Can you cook? Absolutely.
2. What was your dream growing up? To be a writer, and to have two brothers -- neither of them my current ones.
3. What talent do you wish you had? perfect pitch and the ability to read music the way I read English.
4. Favorite place? The Pacific Northwest.
5. Favorite vegetable? Eggplant
6. What was the last book you read? Risk, by Dick Francis.
7. What zodiac sign are you? Capricorn, not that I fit the profile.
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? My ears
9. Worst Habit? Ripping my nails out
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? You betcha.
11. What is your favorite sport? Polo.
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Yes.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Talk and listen. Probably laugh a lot.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Having siblings.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. Ummmm, this one actually stymies me. How about, I know how teargas smells.
16. Do you have any pets? two beloved cats living at a friend's house.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? No.
18. What time is it where you are now?7:05 p.m.
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Scary. Very definitely, scary. I have always been terrified of clowns.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? My weight.
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? Can't I be both?
22. What color eyes do you have? Green. Really green.
23. Ever been arrested? Once. For loitering near a federal building.
24. Bottle or Draft? Bleaggh. Beer? Semen and horse piss.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Probably blow it.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? I hate bubble gum. I can't even be around people chewing it, because the smell makes me sick.
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? I don't. Got out of the habit because I'm allergic to cigarettes.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? No, not exactly, but I can tell when a place is haunted.
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Write. And online chat.
30. Do you swear a lot? For the midwest, I do. Pretty average for west coast.
31. Biggest pet peeve? BAD SPELLING AND BAD GRAMMAR BY PEOPLE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER AND NOT JUST TYPOS!
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Passionate
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Smart
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Yes, of course.
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
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I LOL at the dream one.

Have we talked about Dick Francis? I think he's great.

I thought you'd say divorce was the worst thing that ever happened to you.

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From:kestrelsparhawk
Date:March 9th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
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I don't think we have! I was in fact kind of embarrassed, because he's less "literary" than, say, Laurie King. But I adore his work and am busily acquiring it all so I can re-read it.

You know when you said (in yours) that some questions depend on "mood at the time?" I think that's definitely true of me -- and you can tell that I've more recently been interacting with family. I thought of the divorce, but at least it's past tense; this is ongoing.
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From:mofic
Date:March 10th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't read Dick Francis for a long time, since I'm not at all interested in horse-racing. But once I started I was sorry I'd been so resistant! I love how he researches something for each one and how he works the horses in, and I think a lot of his characters are really memorable.

I totally get what you mean about divorce vs. what's ongoing now, and about depending on mood. But I also think it's indicative of you really healing from the divorce. I don't think when we first met you could have said anything but, no matter what your mood, no matter what was happening.

What is your icon? I can tell it says "catch me" but have no idea what the picture is.
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From:kestrelsparhawk
Date:March 10th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
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I think it's one of the HP book covers in an obscure (ie not my!) country. I know it's HP -- I suppose it's a little small, but if you blew it up you'd see a really nice drawing of Draco chasing Harry on broomsticks.

Yeah, I like Francis' careful research too. A friend of mine told me many years ago he thought the secret to a bestseller mystery was to give a good look at some new venue and how it works. He was into a charity auction that he thought would make a good backdrop for a mystery.

I think he was on to something.
From:thelastgoodname
Date:March 9th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
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1. Can you cook? Yes. Evidently, fairly well. Or at least that's what people tell me.
2. What was your dream growing up? Go to the Rose Bowl. (Or did you mean internalized dreams? To "grow up and read a lot of books." I have since grown up and gotten a PhD, but the jury's still out about whether I've actually accomplished what I had originally intended.)
3. What talent do you wish you had? Musical talent of any sort.
4. Favorite place? Libraries.
5. Favorite vegetable? Broccoli. Potatoes. Leeks. Something like that.
6. What was the last book you read? The Science Behind Montessori (the actual title escapes me; that's something approximating the subtitle. It's by Lillard).
7. What zodiac sign are you? Scorpio.
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? No.
9. Worst Habit? Procrastination (although if excellence is a habit, then lack of excellence is my worst habit).
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? I doubt it, but you never know online.
11. What is your favorite sport? College Football.
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? That depends: the world and most of the people in it are going to hell in handbasket and are there's not a whole lot we can do about it, but it'll all be okay in the end. I prefer to think of myself as an optimistic realist.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Get comfortable.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Nothing particularly bad has happened to me.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. (See below) I don't drink beer or wine, but I am a vodka and single malt snob.
16. Do you have any pets? Yes, but I'm allergic to dander.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? No.
18. What time is it where you are now? Afternoon, heading toward dusk.
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? I don't think about clowns very much.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I don't want to change anything; if I could change several things (or everything) for a little while, just to see what it was like, that might be interesting.
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? Your conscience if you were doing something stupid. If it weren't stupid, let's do it.
22. What color eyes do you have? Brown.
23. Ever been arrested? No.
24. Bottle or Draft? I don't drink beer.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Student loan payment.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Extra.
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? The John Hewitt.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Their existence is external to my belief (either they exist, so it doesn't matter what I think, or they don't, so it doesn't matter what I think; if their existence depends on one's belief in them, then they always already exist without active belief, but their existing-impact is similarly indeterminate. If I already believe in their existence, then their existence-impact is substantial for me whether or not their existence is objectively provable, and if I don't believe in their existence, then their existing-impact is hypothetical, with the same result if they didn't exist in the first place. Of course, if other people believe or not such that their behavior is manifestly impacted by this belief, then it doesn't matter what I think because I have to deal with their actions, regardless of my belief. This is also the answer to whether I believe in God or George W. Bush).
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Walk. Look. Walk while looking. Look while walking.
30. Do you swear a lot? No.
31. Biggest pet peeve? People who rush.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Philologist (in the obsolete use). Commensurate. Amphibolous. Pleonastic.
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Smart.
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Probably not (because I don't do memes, not because I'm not interested in your answers. I am in fact very interested in your answers, so I hope someone else posts it so that I can read them).
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
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Thanks for doing it! Now I have to find out what philologist used to mean.
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
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I only knew it as a sort of old-fashioned term for linguist.
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From:kosiah
Date:March 9th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
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1. Can you cook?

Yes, but I don't. I hate dishes. And grocery shopping.

2. What was your dream growing up?

To be an artist in New York City.

3. What talent do you wish you had?

A better memory.

4. Favorite place?

Brooklyn, NY. I know it's large and varied, but that's good.

5. Favorite vegetable?

Artichoke

6. What was the last book you read?

That I finished? No idea. Which is really really unlike me. Maybe Dan Savage's parenting memoir. Unless you count comics, in which case I guess Tales of the Slayer counts. Sorta.

7. What zodiac sign are you?

Capricorn.

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?

One tattoo. I drew the design myself.

9. Worst Habit?

Smoking. Except I quit over a year ago. But it was still a terrible habit. Now...I guess sloth. If that can be a habit.

10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?

We don't even know each other in</> LJ -- we belong to the same parenting messageboard thing and I followed a link to your lj. Since we both write fanfiction, I friended you :) Also, I like the X-Men, although it's not my fandom. I write Star Wars fanfiction. Sometimes I have trouble coming to terms with that still, since I hate Star Wars...but, there you go.

11. What is your favorite sport?

Steeplechase!

12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?

Pretty negative, I guess. At least in fiction where negative seems often more interesting. In the real world, I like to think the best will happen.

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

Ask you questions about introducing solids to your kids and bitch about real estate.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?

See #23

15. Tell me one weird fact about you.

I was raised Quaker.

16. Do you have any pets?

4 cats

17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?

No.

18. What time is it where you are now?

10PM

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

both

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

Cliched as it is, I wouldn't mind losing the baby weight.

21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?

Conscience.

22. What color eyes do you have?

Bluish.

23. Ever been arrested?

Yes. It sucked.

24. Bottle or Draft?

Draft.

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?

Lame as it may sound, prob a lot of online shopping. Possibly fritter it away on take out. Oh! And I'd buy a red and pink bugaboo chameleon. Or possibly red and orange.

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?

Bazooka, it has comics. (Does it still?)

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?

The Abbey, except I never go to bars anymore. Soda. Roebling Tea House.

28. Do you believe in ghosts?

no.

29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Formerly read or write. Now, sit in the tub without having a baby attached at the hip or boob.

30. Do you swear a lot?

Yes.

31. Biggest pet peeve?

Hyper New York parents.

32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?

Lazy.

33. In one word, how would you describe me?

I can't really. I don't know you. But you write well.

34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Sure.
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
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Brooklyn's one of my favorite places, too. Thanks for weighing in!
From:bfmomma
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
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The Tell Me About You Meme
A 34 question survey.


1. Can you cook? Yep! Love it!
2. What was your dream growing up? To be a teacher and have twin girls :)
3. What talent do you wish you had? Musical--esp. a decent singing voice
4. Favorite place? my home
5. Favorite vegetable? avocado
6. What was the last book you read? Lucia, Lucia
7. What zodiac sign are you? Capricorn
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? no... someday a tattoo, but not yet; ears pierced
9. Worst Habit? gossiping
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? Yep. Even IRL once!
11. What is your favorite sport? hockey
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? a little of each
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? listen to you talk about something--I'd probably request a childhood story!
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? my dad dying of cancer less than a year of diagnosis
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I think I've covered all those in other memes!
16. Do you have any pets? nope!
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? I could probably fake it ;)
18. What time is it where you are now? 10:14 pm
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? scary!
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? get rid of my facial hair (except the eyelashes and brows! lol)
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? IRL or online? :) PIC online, conscience IRL
22. What color eyes do you have? brown
23. Ever been arrested? nope
24. Bottle or Draft? neither--beer=yuck
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? put it on the remodeling loan!
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? none
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? bar? omg... that's a blast from the past!
28. Do you believe in ghosts? no
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? knit
30. Do you swear a lot? not a lot, but more than I should
31. Biggest pet peeve? habitual lateness
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? tired (it's been a long day)
33. In one word, how would you describe me? intelligent
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
possibly :)


I'd love to learn these things about any of you...

From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)

not really anonymous

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1. Can you cook? Yes
2. What was your dream growing up? To be a teacher
3. What talent do you wish you had? To be able to sing
4. Favorite place? my home
5. Favorite vegetable? broccoli
6. What was the last book you read? The Kite Runner
7. What zodiac sign are you? Leo
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? no
9. Worst Habit? smoking
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? Yes.
11. What is your favorite sport? Running
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Optomistic
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? talk
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? nothing yest, tfu, tfu, tfu
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I read LJs but don't have one
16. Do you have any pets? Three guinea pigs
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? Yes
18. What time is it where you are now? 23.43
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? scary.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? chin hair
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? conscience
22. What color eyes do you have? green
23. Ever been arrested? no
24. Bottle or Draft? draft
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? put it into the mortgage
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? none
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? the skeelig
28. Do you believe in ghosts? yes
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? read
30. Do you swear a lot? yes
31. Biggest pet peeve? stupid people
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? smart
33. In one word, how would you describe me? smart
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? I can not. but you could do it on this page.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)

Re: not really anonymous

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I thought i could add before I posted that it was Constance who posted.

Constance
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)

Re: not really anonymous

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No, but it was good that way, because I got to guess. Kendra just read The Kite Runner for school and really enjoyed it.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 26th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)

The Kite Runner

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Have you read it?

There was some melodrama towards the end, but it was overall a very good book. I learned a lot.

Constance
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From:mofic
Date:March 26th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: The Kite Runner

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I haven't read it, but I'd like to.
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Have we really only met once irl? It seems impossible after all these years.
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From:libgirl
Date:March 9th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
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1. Can you cook? Yes, I can
2. What was your dream growing up? ~looks around~ Alright. I wanted to be a teacher during the day, a volunteer librarian on the weekends and a spy on summer holidays--while I was writing my bestselling novels. What can I say, I had dreams ;).
3. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play an instrument,/i>
4. Favorite place? Papawl's house--KY
5. Favorite vegetable? Peas, I think
6. What was the last book you read? Almost Like Being In Love by Steve Kluger
7. What zodiac sign are you? Capricorn
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Piercings, ears, tummy, tongue
9. Worst Habit? Getting caught up in the little things
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? More than we did.
11. What is your favorite sport? I played Soccer/Football as a kid. I like, er, gymnastics to watch
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Optimistic
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?I won't tell if you don't ;)
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Hmm. I think good comes out of everything. I suppose the thing I've been able to find the least good is the sexual assault
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. The tip of my right pinky was cut off by a screen door when I was a child (This may be cheating, I might have told you this in one of these before.)
16. Do you have any pets? Two dogs, two cats, one chinchilla
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? Yes
18. What time is it where you are now? 4:32 AM,/i>
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? mostly cute
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I'd lose some weight
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?a bit of both--depends on the crime: murder? conscience, Fanfic? Partner
22. What color eyes do you have? brown
23. Ever been arrested? nope
24. Bottle or Draft? neither, I don't like beer
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? pay off my credit card and take care of my Mom
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Hmm. Dentyne Ice
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? The Irish Pub in Cape Town next to the hostel where we stayed ;)
28. Do you believe in ghosts? yes
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Spare time? LOL. Er, read?
30. Do you swear a lot? Depends on my mood. Not generally.
31. Biggest pet peeve? People who can't be bothered to return shopping carts to the return when it's 10 steps away or recycle when the recycling can is NEXT to the trash can. ARGH!
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? quirky
33. In one word, how would you describe me?indescribable
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?I reckon, especially since I already have ;)
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I learned some things from this. Plus now I really want to get stuck in an elevator with you.

But describing as "indescribable" seems like kind of cheating.

It reminds me for some reason of a CTTS. When Zara was little (8 or 9) we were reading something and the word "inexplicable" was used. So she asked me, "What does 'inexplicable' mean?"

"Can't be explained," I replied.

"Well, try" was the rejoinder.
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From:libgirl
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
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okay fine...I *can* describe you..but not in one word ~sticks out tongue~

literate (yes this is a compliment)
articulate
compassionate
realistic
fun
trustworthy

er..there's six other words, how's that?

;)

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From:tobias_cur
Date:March 9th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
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1. Can you cook? Yes, and very well I’m told.
2. What was your dream growing up? To be Starbuck from original Battlestar Galactica – mostly I wanted to be on television.
3. What talent do you wish you had? Talk to and understand animals.
4. Favorite place? Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy
5. Favorite vegetable? Brussels Sprouts with pancetta, braised in white wine and chicken stock. Not a huge veggie fan.
6. What was the last book you read? Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maquire
7. What zodiac sign are you? They call me Mr. Aries.
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? At one time, my ears were pierced, two in the left, one in the right, but now grown over. No tattoos as yet, but it’s on the list of things to do before I die.
9. Worst Habit? Smoking
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? Nope, unfortunately.
11. What is your favorite sport? (“The gays don’t catch…”) I’d have to say men’s figure skating. “Stop giggling!”
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? I like to think of myself as an optimistic pessimist, I like to believe things will turn out well, but I’m probably wrong about that.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Make a bomb MacGyver style, using only the contents of our bags, and pockets. In reality, stand in the corner having a panic attack.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? I was sexually molested at a young age.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I’m dyslexic, but that’s just uncommon. My pinky fingers are double jointed and bend the wrong way.
16. Do you have any pets? Three, all cats, all girls, all spoiled.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? Yes, but if you tell anyone I’ll deny it.
18. What time is it where you are now? 9:15am-ish
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? **screams and runs away** Scary!
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? Be young and hot (25) with the sexual savvy of a forty year old man, or loose weight. Learn to accept the way I look and see myself the way my partner sees me.
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? Your conscience, I’m a big chicken.
22. What color eyes do you have? Very Dark Brown!
23. Ever been arrested? Nope.
24. Bottle or Draft? Draft, but not domestic.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? New LapTop and peripherals, replace various electronics in home, new mattress, new couch…blow it before the bill collectors come a-callin’.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Anything mint flavored is good with me.
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? Starbucks, not a bar, but they do serve my drug of choice.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Absolutely.
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Sit looking out a window and day-dream.
30. Do you swear a lot? Like a drunken sailor with a sliver in his dick!
31. Biggest pet peeve? People who make vast sums of money, by handling other people’s money; they create nothing, nor improve anything in the world but the thickness of their wallet.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Eccentric.
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Savvy.
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Sure
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
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This was fun and I learned a lot about you. Caffeine is my drug of choice, too.
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From:notmonica
Date:March 9th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
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This meme has been sweeping my RL flist...but for you:

1. Can you cook? Yes, quite well. I don't like doing it but I love the results because I love to eat and you can't always find good Thai in Ohio or the perfect gnocchi in Colorado.
2. What was your dream growing up? To be a STAR!
3. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
4. Favorite place? Either Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho or Venice Italy.
5. Favorite vegetable? Red Peppers
6. What was the last book you read? Phantom of the Opera
7. What zodiac sign are you? Sagittarius
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Two hole in each ear
9. Worst Habit? Biting my nails
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? No
11. What is your favorite sport? Skiing
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Optimist
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Chat
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? My dad dying suddenly.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. Umm...I can't think of anything weird that you don't know about (hp, fanfic etc.)
16. Do you have any pets? Yes, 2 dogs and a cat
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? Yes, somewhere in the universe is video of me doing the Macarena in my wedding gown. *headdesk*
18. What time is it where you are now? 10 am
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Scary
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
Go back to when my hair didn't have greys. I hate coloring it.
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? Both
22. What color eyes do you have? Green
23. Ever been arrested? Yes
24. Bottle or Draft? Draft
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Take a trip and save the rest.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? I hate gum
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? There's a bar in Polaris, Montana (the only bar, it's also the post office I think). It didn't get refridgeration until the 80's (they kept the beer in a root cellar). Lots of atmosphere.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? read, garden, surf the 'net.
30. Do you swear a lot? Before kids I did.
31. Biggest pet peeve? spelling errors on publicly read items
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? energetic
33. In one word, how would you describe me? intelligent
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Sure.
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From:mofic
Date:March 9th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for indulging me. 15 is amusing - I learned all the weird stuff first!
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From:wneleh
Date:March 10th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
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I was going to answer in my own LJ so that I could control searchability, but then I saw Constance replied and I decided I could be brave too.

1. Can you cook? Yes, but the_gadgetman cooks better and enjoys it more, so he makes most of the interesting stuff around here (turkey in the oven right now).
2. What was your dream growing up? I wanted to go to MIT and become a mathematician and a writer and a mom. So I'm not doing too badly there. But, the motherhood part is sure hard!
3. What talent do you wish you had? Patience; and a memory would be nice.
4. Favorite place? There was this great pool in Singapore, but I forget exactly where (see above.)
5. Favorite vegetable? spinach
6. What was the last book you read? Book? Cover to cover? Nope, I read fanfic.
7. What zodiac sign are you? Libra
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? One hole each ear.
9. Worst Habit? Now that would be telling!
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? yes
11. What is your favorite sport? golf (to watch); I used to love playing basketball, but haven't played in years. I enjoy ice skating and lifting weights these days.
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? it's cyclic
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? dissect everyone we both know, until you made me stop.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? I've had a rediculously easy life
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I think you know them already
16. Do you have any pets? a cat and a hampster
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? no
18. What time is it where you are now? 7:20 p.m.
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? I try not to think about clowns
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I wish I'd take the time to actually change the things that are easy, like evening up my eyebrows in the morning or doing something with my hair besides wearing it down
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? depends
22. What color eyes do you have? I can never remember
23. Ever been arrested? no, but considered it today
24. Bottle or Draft? don't consume wheat products anymore, alas
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? gambling!?! not gonna happen
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? if I had gum, my kids would chew it before I could
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? I find it hard to find bars the right height. And then I go and do something silly like hang upside down and feel vaguely sick for the rest of the day.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? I've encountered several; or, rather, they've encountered me
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? write fanfic
30. Do you swear a lot? hardly ever
31. Biggest pet peeve? too many to count
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? out-of-sync
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Dalian
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? mabye
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From:mofic
Date:March 10th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you were brave, although I wish you were brave enough to tell me your worst habit.

What did you consider getting arrested for yesterday?

And I LOL that you can't remember your eye color.
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From:wneleh
Date:March 10th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Did you hear about the raid of the factory south of Boston? Apparently, of the O(10,000,000) undocumented immigrants in the U.S., we've got to start deportations with the working nursing mothers. At one point yesterday I'd gladly have participated in a blockade of Ft. Devons, where the people arrested were taken. But things seem to be sorting themselves out - not the way I'd have liked, but I no longer feel like shooting anyone (have I mentioned I think the world is a much safer place without me owning a gun?)

- Helen
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From:brak666
Date:March 10th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)

My answers

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1. Can you cook? Yes
2. What was your dream growing up? I wanted to be a voice-over actor.
3. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could draw.
4. Favorite place? Disney World
5. Favorite vegetable? Asparagus
6. What was the last book you read? Eragon by Christopher Paolini
7. What zodiac sign are you? Capricorn
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? No
9. Worst Habit? I'm a terrible procrastinator
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? We've met at cons.
11. What is your favorite sport? Figure Skating
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Generally negative
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Talk about slash and comics. And possibly comics slash.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? I've been pretty lucky in my life. Even the things that seemed horrible at the time generally turned out pretty well for me in the end. The time I dislocated my knee while I was on vacation was kinda bad. If that's the worst thing I can think of, I guess I'm doing all right.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. Whenever I have to put on anything that has a left and a right (gloves, shoes, socks, my contacts etc...) I always put the left on first. To the point where if I pick up a right shoe or glove without looking at it first, I'll put it back down and pick up the left one.
16. Do you have any pets? I have one cat and my room mate has two. They are decidedly not mine.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? It's been a while but I could probably remember if I had to.
18. What time is it where you are now? 8:01pm
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? SCARY!!!!
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I'd like more hair.
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? Depends on what you're up to.
22. What color eyes do you have? Hazel, the kind that change color depending on what I'm wearing.
23. Ever been arrested? No
24. Bottle or Draft? Draft if it's something I like, but I'm not snobby about bottles if there's nothing good on tap.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? I'd put half of it in the bank and use put the other half towards my car payments. Though I might take that half I put in the bank and use some of it to see some broadway shows.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? I haven't chewed bubble gum in years, but I was always partial to Grape.
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? Don't have one.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Not really.
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Video games.
30. Do you swear a lot? Fuck yeah.
31. Biggest pet peeve? People who go into the EZ Pass lane even though they don't have EZ Pass thus holding up the line for everyone, but most especially me.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? unusual
33. In one word, how would you describe me? smart
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Done.
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From:mofic
Date:March 10th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)

Re: My answers

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Oh, we have to talk Disney World some day! I loooovvvveee Disney World. I even went there to celebrate my fiftieth birthday.
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From:wneleh
Date:March 10th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)

Re: My answers

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Do you have a favorite spot at Disney World? Mine's the dino dig. I love to sit and read with my feet in those tiny, warm pebbles while the kids play.

- Helen
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From:mofic
Date:March 10th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)

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That is a great spot! There are so many good places, though, I'd find it hard to pick. At Animal Kingdom I also really like sitting and watching the tigers. And some of my favorite rides are in that one - the dinosaur ride, the safari, and the Kalahari Rapids.
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From:vorquellyn
Date:December 13th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
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1. Can you cook? Yep, don't like to though.
2. What was your dream growing up? To be a paleontologist/veterinarian/ballerina
3. What talent do you wish you had? coding in C based languages
4. Favorite place?
5. Favorite vegetable? carrots
6. What was the last book you read? Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
7. What zodiac sign are you? Capricorn/Aquarius depends on whether you go by when the water broke or when I actually made my exit
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? No
9. Worst Habit? I shotgun my sentences when I'm tired
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? I wouldn't even say we really know each other here
11. What is your favorite sport? Soccer
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Realist
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Either space out or talk about writing
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Sixth grade
15. Tell me one weird fact about you. I'm anosmic
16. Do you have any pets? A dog
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? Yes and I think it's fun
18. What time is it where you are now? 12:30 pm
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Depends on the clown
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? Less fat
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? probably the latter
22. What color eyes do you have? Hazel of the kind that shift with my moods. Yellow when I'm mad, grey when I'm excited, blue when I'm happy...
23. Ever been arrested? Nope
24. Bottle or Draft? Ick
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? text books and college loans
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? I don't
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? Nope
28. Do you believe in ghosts? kind of
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Write
30. Do you swear a lot? Not really
31. Biggest pet peeve? Normal people
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Tall
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Good-writer
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? If you want
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From:mofic
Date:December 13th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
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This was interesting to read. I had to look up anosmic.
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