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Ganked from blusilva. Please answer these questions in comments if you are so inclined.

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so i can fill it out for you? (it's okay if you don't).

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dazzleland
May. 22nd, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
1. Your Middle Name: Annette
2. Age: 37
3. Single or Taken: Taken
4. Favourite Movie: The Color Purple
5. Favourite Song or Album: ever??? God it changes so much. I can't answer that. Right now my fave cd is Year Zero/Nine Inch Nails. Fave song is Makes Me Wonder by Maroon 5.
6. Favourite Band/Artist: Duran isn't my #1 list right now...so it's NIN and Robbie. I can't betray my Robbie. <3
7. Dirty or Clean: my men? dirty. My house? clean please.
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings: I don't have any tats, but my ears are pierced like the rebel I am.
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ? we met once!
10. What's your philosophy on life? everything happens for a reason.
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty? half-empty. I'm a total pessimest.
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? yes.
13. What is your favourite memory of us? eeerrrrrrr...lemme get back to you!
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure? pedicures!!
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you: I have steel rods in my back.
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they? win the big lottery, there would be a cure for scoliosis, I could quit work and be comfortably wealthy.
17. Can we get together and make a cake? SURE!
18. Which country is your spiritual home? England
19. What is your big weakness? chocolate
20. Do you think I'm a good person? From what I've heard, yes!
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school? Engrish and Art.
22. Describe your accent: HICKSVILLE!!!
23. If you could change anything about me, would you? you're too tall! ;)
24. What do you wear to sleep? a tshirt and underwear. I can't stand sleeping nekkid.
25. Trousers or skirts? trousers.
26. Cigarettes or alcohol? booze.
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? go shopping with you. You look like you have a great sense of style!
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you? yep!
notgruntled
May. 22nd, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Part 1
1. Your Middle Name: Flint. My mother's mother's family. the first Flint landed in Massachusetts around 1640. Like the Kennedys and Rockefellers, we like to use the middle name to keep the family legacy alive. Unlike the Kennedys and Rockefellers, the name doesn't come with a fuckton of money.

2. Age: 37. Too old to be young and too young to be old. I guess that's the definition of middle-age, but damn it, I hate that phrase. I'm not having a "mid-life crisis." I'm just riding out a crisis that started at about fifteen.

3. Single or Taken: Single.

4. Favourite Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird. I've written before, in other discussions in other forums, that your favorite move reflects who you are and who you want to be. When I was a rebellious child, I wanted to be Huck Finn. When I was a young idealist, I wanted to be Charles Foster Kane. When I wanted to be an ardent lover, I wanted to be Richard Blaine from Casablanca. And when I think of being a father and teacher -- I don't have children, but I have nieces and a nephew, and my life is at that stage -- I want to be Atticus Finch.

Aside: Okay, so this meme started somewhere in the Commonwealth. The unnecessary 'u' in "favourite" is a dead giveaway.

5. Favourite Song or Album: "What'll I Do," written by Irving Berlin. Recorded by a great many singers.

6. Favourite Band/Artist: the Beatles are the obvious choice, but it varies from day to day. It varies by mood. Some days I'm Louis Armstrong, and some days I'm Metallica. I can't imagine someone choosing to live on one form of music any more than I can imagine someone wanting to live on one form of food. Variety, as they say, is the spice.

7. Dirty or Clean: Depends on the day and the hour. I can do clean-shaven and well-scrubbed, but I tend to lapse into scruffy and slovenly when I'm at home and alone.

8. Tattoos and/or Piercings: No, and no thanks. I have no judgment or condemnation for folks who are into body modification, but I'm not. Chacun a son gout.

9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?: Not recently, but yes.

10. What's your philosophy on life? : Shit happens. I know that's bumper-sticker philosophy, and I hate glib answers, but as I've lived and learned I've come to expect than nothing will be what you expect. Most of us who are staring down the barrel of forty are working in careers that did not exist when we were twenty.

11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty? : It will be more empty later than it is now. That is why bottles are made. If you didn't want it consumed you wouldn't have put it in a bottle.

12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Yes. For example, a spouse who cheats does no favors by revealing the cheating. If they're halting it, won't do it again, then telling the truth will only cause pain. It's selfish; if you confess to infidelity, you gain relief at the cost of pain for your spouse. That is selfish.

Cheating is wrong. Take the hit. Don't spread the pain. If you're gonna do it again, be honest and fair, and break off the relationship. If you decide not to do that again, deal with the guilt, do right in the future, and shut the fuck up.
notgruntled
May. 22nd, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)


13. What is your favourite memory of us? 10-year high school reunion, on the top floor of the old DeKalb County Courthouse. You walked in standing straight and strong and confident -- all the things you weren't in high school (honestly, in high school, who is?). And you were, and I mean this in the most respectful way, smokin' hot.

Some folks didn't recognize you. Some folks who did recognize you felt that there were other folks in the room who would feel ashamed. I hope they were. And I hope that I was at least a lesser asshole back then.

14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure? Law & Order. I can't bring myself to stop. Since Buffy and Angel stopped production, that's where I'm fixated. Original, CI, SVU, I'm all up in that shit, as the kids like to say.

15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you: I hate to fall back on the easy one, but I once wore a Care Bear costume on national television.

16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they? a) Give me a clear vision of what I want to do with the rest of my life. I'm not looking for a strategy. I'm looking for a direction. 2) Give me a plan. Because even if I know what I want, getting there is another issue. III) Give me about a ton of gold bouillon. Because no matter what the plan is, a whole lot of money can never hurt.

17. Can we get together and make a cake? Sure, But I wouldn't be much help. I'm a competent cook, but baking is my weakest suit.

18. Which country is your spiritual home? The USA. Sorry to choose the obvious, but this is the only home I have known. My best friend lives in Bangkok, and I have gone there and learned a lot, but my home is here. They have much to teach us, and we have much to learn. But this is home.

19. What is your big weakness? I hardly know where to begin. I'm a classic jack of all trades, master of none. I'm a better engineer than most writers, a better writer than most physicists, a better photographer than Stephen Hawking, and a better singer than Richard Dawkins. If I have any use in this world, it is as a translator. Someone who knows just enough abut each little piece to stitch them together.

20. Do you think I'm a good person? Absolutely. High school was never easy on anyone, but you got both barrels, which I won't belabor. And you came out more centered than I am, let alone all of those folks who were so nasty back then. I have never done time in prison. I assume you have not.

Some of our classmates can't say that.

21. What was your best/favourite subject at school? Social Studies. English was a close second. My mother was an anthropologist and my dad a counselor, and there were many published writers in the family. There was always a distinction between learning how to write and learning something worth writing about.

22. Describe your accent Mostly Midwestern Neutral North American. I can bring the drawl when it fits.It's not even a question of effort -- you just settle in to the local groove. I meet the audience.

23. If you could change anything about me, would you? Nothing springs to mind.

24. What do you wear to sleep? In the summer, drawers. Sometimes with a sweatshirt and sweatpants. Air conditioning and heat are getting expensive these days, so I dress accordingly.

25. Trousers or skirts?

I'm not Scottish.

26. Cigarettes or alcohol?

Or?? I don't recall a time I met one without the other, and I don't remember lacking either in my house.

27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)

BASE jumping without a 'chute. If you're certain that you will be dead by day's end, why not go out screaming?

28. Will you repost this so i can fill it out for you? (it's okay if you don't).I think I did that on a previous pass, so no thanks.
blusilva
Jun. 1st, 2007 07:55 am (UTC)
1. Your Middle Name: Ann
2. Age: Almost 41
3. Single or Taken: Single
4. Favourite Movie: Star Wars
5. Favourite Song or Album: Kashmir
6. Favourite Band/Artist: The Beatles
7. Dirty or Clean: Both
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings: None
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ? Kinda
10. What's your philosophy on life? Today it's "You'll survive"
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty? Mostly empty, although I pretend it's at least half-full.
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? No.
13. What is your favourite memory of us? Arriving at the airport, with you from the back seat intoning "This Airport brought to you by the letters L A and X." Makes me laugh every time I see it in person or on TV. I saw it on CSI tonight and laughed and and laughed. And thought about YOU.
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure? Disneyland
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you: I once wanted to be a cloistered nun.
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they? 1. Money. 2. MONEY. 3. MO MONEY.
17. Can we get together and make a cake? I'm not very good at cakes, despite the fact I took Cake Decorating in 8th grade.
18. Which country is your spiritual home? Um, I'm not ready to claim any of them at the moment.
19. What is your big weakness? Pretending the future isn't ever going to come.
20. Do you think I'm a good person? Sure, why not?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school? English/Reading.
22. Describe your accent. Valley Girl
23. If you could change anything about me, would you? No.
24. What do you wear to sleep? It all depends what I fall asleep wearing.
25. Trousers or skirts? Jeans.
26. Cigarettes or alcohol? Both, together.
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!) We'd watch old Duran vids all day long and then we'd order in whatever you felt like eating.
28. Will you repost this so i can fill it out for you? (it's okay if you don't). Nope, already done.
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