Friday, May 09, 2008

thirty-six

This is a meme. This is only a meme. For the next thirty-six questions, this blog will conduct a meme. The idea is, you post replies to the following questions in the comments, then send the meme along, because the whole point of memes is to send them along to someone else who will continue to spread the meme. None of this bears mention. Memes aren't important. Occasionally they can be fun, and in some rare instances thought-provoking. (#32 took me a long time.)

I answered the meme on my loveliest's Livejournal blog.

Thirty-six things about you.

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A.

6) What was the last book you read?
A.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A.

9) Worst Habit?
A.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A.

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A.

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

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A.

16) Do you have any pets?
A.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A.

18) What was your first impression of me?
A.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A.

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

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A.

23) Ever been arrested?
A.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A.

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

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A.

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A.

35) Do you believe in God?
A.

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

2 comments:

Lulu--Back in Town said...

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. I think you know the answer to that.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. It varied. Thought I wanted to be a veterinarian for a while?

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. Hrm. I have a lot of half-assed talents that I wish were more thorough. But I guess I'd like to be able to dance, or play violin.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. You tend to bring me jinnandonyx or beer. But in a Place? Maybe a mojito? Or Anything.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. Bell peppers! Or cooked, broccoli.

6) What was the last book you read?
A. Going Postal, Terry Pratchett, I think. Terry Pratchett owns my brain.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Virgo.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. Five extra holes in the ears.

9) Worst Habit?
A. Dwelling, I think.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. I'll offer you a ride! Heh heh. Yeeeeah.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. Penguinspenguinspenguins.

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A. I try to be optimistic about possibilities, intentions, motivations, but underneath it I live with the assumption that the worst is going to happen.

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

No, I think you're right, though. Keep on doing whatever we'd been doing beforehand.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. We talked about this.

I love you so much.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I'm way too fascinated by the prospect of growing poisonous plants. I don't want animals getting near them? But I have the feeling the urge it comes out of some kind of unhealthy misanthropic place. Like, I want to grow oleander so that when I do go mad, in the end, I have something to make cookies for the neighborhood with.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Arthur, Alexander, and you, my pet!

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'd cry. :(

No, I don't know how you would. Getting home early, I guess? I'd probably be caught in the act of being lazy, and feel kind of sheepish, but then put down the laptop and come kiiiiiiss you.

18) What was your first impression of me?
A. That you were broody and wonderful and sexy. I had this sense that you were tuned into the worst workings of the world, like you were in on a terrible secret the rest of us didn't know yet, but that you'd help me with lifting the scales, what. It was like magic. I wanted to know more. I knew you were intelligent and that you knew the things going on in the world that people ignore were important. I also thought you wanted to be tied down by Geraldine Finn to atone for your sins as a male.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Depends. I feel bad for the ones who aren't scary, they don't get much love, but the image of the creepy clown is overwhelming, sometimes.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. Maybe make my itty bitty waist itty-bittier again. Or get gone the cleft in my chin.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Some of both.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. I don't know.

23) Ever been arrested?
A. Not yet. :(

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. I wish we could get bottles more cheaply.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Probably pay off my student loans. See if my mom would let me work at her debt, but probably not, at that amount. With what's left... probably savings and/or charity. I'd probably let myself get some more expensive booze, once or twice, get a nice pair of shoes, get a bunch of cool yarn for knitting. And I'd probably set some aside for whenever my poor old laptop lets go, for one of those hot little Mac Airbooks. And, let's be fair: probably porn.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. Mama's dining room, Grammy's back yard, this couch, X'ina+Guerin's.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. I'm not sure. I'm a kind of ghost agnostic. I think in a purely physics kind of sense, there's going to be escaped heat, escaped energy, leftover matter, etc, and I think it's reasonable to think that sometimes some of that hangs together, maybe leaves an imprint that can sometimes be perceived. Past that, I'm not sure. I'm sure a lot of reportings can be explained in other ways, but I also wonder with the sheer quantity of reportings if some of them have been the case. There's probably only so much hysteria to go around. I've never met any, but it seems like about half of the people I've known have had some experience or another.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. You, baby. Er, and porn. Or, wait... Fanfic. No, wait, that is porn... What do we mean by spare again? If we're talking about Lauren alone with no work time, probably drink pink wine in front of bad TV, alternated with fanfic and writing and chasing kittens.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. Fuckin' A, I do.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. Not sure. People dropping statements matter-of-factly, as if I could never dare to disagree with them, as if it was purely common sense, when I don't agree and don't think it is common sense, and in fact find it mean, badly thought out, or otherwise offensive. I don't need to hear about someone else's prejudices. I appreciate politics, but if we're talking polar to mine, I appreciate the consideration that I could POSSIBLY disagree.

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
A. Yours? Me? Iunno.

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. Oh, I do. I get way too gooey about pink carnations, candlelight, chocolate, etc. Lay it on me, love.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. I don't have a belief in any diety. I don't have a positive belief that there is a lack of deity, because there's no way to prove either way--so in the classical sense, that makes me an agnostic. But I don't have the feeling that there is one. So basically, no.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Done did it.

Robert Kirkman said...

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A.Yes.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. Growing up.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. I wish I were a better fiddler. I wish I had an easier time remembering people's names. I swear, one of these days I'll look in the mirror and think "now, who the hell is that?" I'd also like to be able to talk less and listen more attentively.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A.I don't know. You'd have to tell me, since you've already bought it.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. Yes. No, really. Do I have to pick just one?

6) What was the last book you read?
A. Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Didn't I just say I was reading Dawkins? Stars are just stars.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A.No. None. Not anywhere.

9) Worst Habit?
A.Checking email entirely too often.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. As I'd probably be on foot, too, what would be the point?

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. No. No, really. Do I have to pick one?

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A. More optimistic than can really be justified, but what the heck?

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. Pretend we were trapped in the turbolift of a starship in the 23rd century . . . that or make obscene mad-libs out of passages from whatever books we happened to have with us.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. It's not something I burden my friends with.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I'll think about that one and get back to you.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. No.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'd say, "Hey, man! I wasn't expecting you!"

18) What was your first impression of me?
A. Hmm . . . that was a long time ago. I barely had impressions of myself at the time . . .

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Mostly scary, but sometimes in a cute way.

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

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Conscience, most likely, but it depends on the crime. What did you have in mind?

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Hazel-ish brown-ish. My wife calls me "ol' swamp eye".

23) Ever been arrested?
A. No.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. Neither, thanks.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Buy strange musical instruments, starting with an octave fiddle.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. The kitchen.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. No.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Play music. Dance. Otherwise, read.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. Hell no!

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. The lingering death of the adverb. I get real, real upset about it.

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. No.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. No.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Not likely. I don't believe in memes, either.