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March 8th, 2007
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The Tell Me About You Meme

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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.
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