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In which firecat grills folks

via serenejournal et al.
in the interest of learning a little more about the people who read here: Copy the questions to a comment here and answer them, or answer whichever ones you're willing to answer. And feel free to copy the empty questions to a post of your own.

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? (hmmm...careful!)
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.

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer 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.

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
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.

And if you want my answers, let me know in your comment :)

Comments

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ex_serenejo
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. I'm in two serious romantic relationships, and I'm in serious nonromantic relationships with other people (family of origin, chosen family, etc.). Fortunately, my serious relationships are also often silly relationships. Too much serious isn't good for Serenes.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. To be a singer. I was young for my peer group, so I always imagined I would be this prodigy singing star. When Tanya Tucker had a hit at age 13, I cried.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. I wish I were a really good listener.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Virgin bloody mary, if we were at a bar (I have this thing about trying that drink in every bar I'm in). Otherwise, water or steamed soy milk or a soy latte, or whatever else I was in the mood for?

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. No way I can pick one favorite, but some of my faves are artichokes, asparagus, red bell peppers, and onions.

6) What was the last book you read?
A. I'm in the middle of Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs. The last book I finished was Double Cross, by James Patterson.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. I don't have a zodiac sign. I opted out. someotherguy had his removed via psychic surgery.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. My ears are pierced. Three holes total.

9) Worst Habit?
A. Interrupting people.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Of *course*, if I were driving, but I'm as likely to be walking and want to walk with you.

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

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A. Optimistic, but a bit disillusioned.

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

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. Having to give my sister's kids back to her even though I knew they'd be better off with me.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I loathe tangerines.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Nope, but I have step-pets (one dog, two cats, and two rats) and grandpets (one dog, one cat, and a snake).

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. You hungry?

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. Curvy, cute, quiet.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Neither. I was terrified of them when I was a child.

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

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Potentially both or neither. Depends on the crime.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Brown (the color of root beer, I've been told, and I kinda like that)

23) Ever been arrested?
A. Nope.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. Couldn't possibly care less. I'd rather have water.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Put it in the bank and use it as backup money for those months when I don't make enough to pay my bills

27*) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. My home!

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Nope

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Some favorites: Have sex. Hang out and take walks with someotherguy. Cook. Watch DVDs with stonebender.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. Yeah.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. Hmm. Dunno. Today, I'm really happy, so I can't bring the irritating stuff to mind.

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

33) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?
A. Yep.

35**) Do you believe in God?
A. Nope.
firecat
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
What's one of your favorite ways to prepare artichokes?
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ljgeoff
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
here ya go
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. yep

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. I dreamed about being something cool when I grew up, like an astronaut or a oceanographer or a writer. I dreamed about having a dad like Baloo or The Scarecrow. I dreamed about having children of my own.

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

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. salad greens

6) What was the last book you read?
A. "A Princess of Roumainia" by Paul Park

7) What zodiac sign are you?

A. *snirch* Capricorn

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. neither

9) Worst Habit?
A. emotional eating

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Well, since I offer rides to people that I don't even know, then I'd say, yeah, it'd be weird not to offer a ride to someone as cool as you.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. I'm not much of a sport person. Um, to do - running (I was in hs track) and to watch - soccer.

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

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. make up evil overlord plans?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. Having my house searched by the police.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I have one degree of separation from Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and the Bishop of Canterbury.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. currently four cats and one dog

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'd offer you a cup of coffee or tea (with a really surprised look on my face)

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. You were much more quiet than I expected.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. neither -- they don't do much for me. But I used to know a guy who went to clown school, and he was a nice guy, so they don't (and never have, really) scare me.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. Now that I'm in my late 40's, the fat on my upper arms is real loose and flappy, and seems disproportionately big compared to the rest of me.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. I'm very gullible and somewhat of a rule breaker, so definitely partner in crime.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. brown

23) Ever been arrested?
A. yep

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. depends how much money I have

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

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. Oi, you're gonna make me think? What household chore do you not mind doing? Dishes.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. I like to go to a quiet restaurant and write.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. kinda. my head isn't too sure, but my gut says something is there.

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

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. not much; more if I'm around someone who swears

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. meanness

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. I love romance!

35) Do you believe in God?
A. hmm. kinda

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. yeah, but not tonight

And if you want my answers, let me know in your comment :) sure!
firecat
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Re: here ya go
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
Yes, several

2) What was your dream growing up?
I wanted to be the world's most popular paleoanthropologist rock star.
(Actually, those were dreams of two separate times in my life, but it sounds cool.)

3) What talent do you wish you had?
I have the talent to be sort of invisible. I wish I had been granted the talent to turn off the invisibility when I want to.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
Coffee or artificially sweetened cola, possibly

5) Favorite vegetable?
Green beans

6) What was the last book you read?
On audio, Dune (3d re-read). On paper, Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan

7) What zodiac sign are you?
Scorpio, & laughing about it

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
3 holes in my earlobes. One virtual tattoo that migrates around.

9) Worst Habit?
Getting sucked into time-wasting on the computer like this.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
Assuming I was driving a vehicle with extra passenger capacity, yes.

11) What is your favorite sport?
Sumo (not that I watch much of it, I just like the idea)

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
Yes

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Press the call button, unless you had done it first. Then make evil overlord plans.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
I've had a pretty sheltered life. I guess the time I had to put Silver (a semi-feral cat) to sleep.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
Nothing about me seems particularly weird to me. YMMV.

16) Do you have any pets?
Yes, two cats

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
Gape in surprise for a minute, then invite you in. That's assuming I answered the door in the first place.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
My first impression of you was your posts on Usenet, and I remember that you had an idea of combining an old folks' home and a day care, and I thought that was amazingly cool.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A few clowns are cute. Most are just annoying.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
I would like to be more observant.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
Depends what you were contemplating.

22) What color eyes do you have?
Brown

23) Ever been arrested?
No

24) Bottle or can soda?
Don't care.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
Put it in the bank.

27*) What's your favorite place to hang at?
On my couch.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
No. I believe that people take a long time to let go of stuff that they are used to. And I believe people are sometimes uneasy in places they haven't been before.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Knit. Watch DVDs. Read.

30) Do you swear a lot?
Not a whole lot in public. Under my breath/to myself, more.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
Hypocrisy

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
What an oddly worded question. I suppose the answer is yes.

35**) Do you believe in God?
Intellectually, no. Emotionally, I find myself unable not to "believe in" something. The something is not really what most people mean when they say "God," but I don't have a good name for it.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
Already did!
wcg
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. Yes. More than one.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. To be a writer and a teacher.

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

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Depends on the time of year. Either a cup of hot tea or a glass of iced tea.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. Carrot

6) What was the last book you read?
A. Bait and Switch, by Barbara Ehrenreich

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Cancer, according to the newspapers. Gemini if you go by the constellation the Sun was in the day I was born.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. No

9) Worst Habit?
A. Picking my nose

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Sure, if the traffic allowed me to get over to the curb.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. (Spectator) Pairs skating; (Individual) Target shooting

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

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. Do what I could to make sure you were comfortable. Presumably we'd have already used the emergency phone to call for help.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. Don't want to talk about it.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I once went surfing naked during a typhoon

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Yes

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'd say "Stef! What brings you here?!?! Come in!"

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. Really interesting, intelligent person. (from posts on a.p.)

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Depends on the clown. More are cute.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. I have no idea. I've worked 53 years to look like this. Why change now?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Depends. Would it be a crime of conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Blue/grey with gold flecks

23) Ever been arrested?
A. Yes

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. Embrace the power of 'neither'

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Deposit it in my bank account.

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A metric chuck-load.

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

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Not most of the time

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Go for a walk (in nice weather) or read.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. No

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. Intolerant people of all stripes

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. In the sense that the troubadours wrote and sang, I appreciate it. Not so much in modern notions, though I do believe in long lasting love.

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. What's the difference between a duck? A banana about this yellow.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. Sort of. Not the God of orthodox Christianity, but in spite of a lot of doubts, I still hold with a Power (or Powers) in the universe.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Nah, but you're welcome to tell me in comments.
firecat
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
What did you think of Bait and Switch?
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sistercoyote
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Most of these are in <lj user="Serenejournal">'s post
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. Only with myself.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. See serenejournal's post.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. There are very few talents I don't have that I want. The ability to be graceful, I guess.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. If we're drinking hard liquor, an Absolut Lemonade, or a personal made up drink (Scaly Iguana: 1 shot Midori, 1 shot lime juice, crushed ice, fill the rest of the glass with sprite or other seven-up-type drink). Otherwise: hot chocolate if it's cold, good root beer if it's cold.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. I, um, don't eat vegetables.

6) What was the last book you read?
A. See my answer in serenejournal's post.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Cancer

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

9) Worst Habit?
A. Limiting myself because I think I "have" to do something.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. If you looked like you were enjoying the walk, probably not. Otherwise, of course.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. I don't do sports.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. Pull out my stashed knitting and go through it while we were talking.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. I'm not going to answer this one, because I don't feel like tempting fate.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I own between ten and twelve necklaces and wear them very seldom.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Not at the moment. I miss my bRat children.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. "Um, Hi. Have a seat while I find the floor? Want something to drink?"

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. DO NOT WANT! Even relatively non-offensive clowns like those found in Cirque du Soleil creep me the heck out.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. The way other people react to it.

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

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Hazel

23) Ever been arrested?
A. Nope

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. Bottle (I'm a freak)

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. See my answer to serenejournal's post

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. I don't much hang.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Sometimes.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Read. Knit. Dork around on the computer.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. less than I used to, more than I should FCVO should

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. I don't believe in "Love at First Sight," though I do believe in romantic gestures. I just don't know if I'd appreciate them when directed at me, or remember to direct them at someone else.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. Yes. Maybe. No. Ask me next week.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Probably not, though I'd be curious to know what you have to say.

firecat
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Re: Most of these are in <lj user="Serenejournal">'s post
I own between ten and twelve necklaces and wear them very seldom.

Ditto, although I have more than that (many of which I made myself). It didn't occur to me to think this was weird...

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
Yes, several

2) What was your dream growing up?
I wanted to be the world's most popular paleoanthropologist rock star.
(Actually, those were dreams of two separate times in my life, but it sounds cool.)

3) What talent do you wish you had?
I have the talent to be sort of invisible. I wish I had been granted the talent to turn off the invisibility when I want to.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
Coffee or artificially sweetened cola, possibly

5) Favorite vegetable?
Green beans

6) What was the last book you read?
On audio, Dune (3d re-read). On paper, Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan

7) What zodiac sign are you?
Scorpio, & laughing about it

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
3 holes in my earlobes. One virtual tattoo that migrates around.

9) Worst Habit?
Getting sucked into time-wasting on the computer like this.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
Assuming I was driving a vehicle with extra passenger capacity, yes.

11) What is your favorite sport?
Sumo (not that I watch much of it, I just like the idea)

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
Yes

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Press the call button, unless you had done it first. Then pull out the knitting...

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
I've had a pretty sheltered life. I guess the time I had to put Silver (a semi-feral cat) to sleep.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
Nothing about me seems particularly weird to me. YMMV.

16) Do you have any pets?
Yes, two cats

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
Since I sometimes don't recognize people when I meet them in person having only seen photos, I might ask who you were. Then I would invite you in. That's assuming I answered the door in the first place.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
"Coyotes! Dogs! Knitting! Unusual attitudes toward relationships! Fat politics! This is someone I'd like to get to know better."

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A few clowns are cute. Most are just annoying.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
I would like to be more observant.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
Depends what you were contemplating.

22) What color eyes do you have?
Brown

23) Ever been arrested?
No

24) Bottle or can soda?
Don't care.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
Put it in the bank.

27*) What's your favorite place to hang at?
On my couch.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
No. I believe that people take a long time to let go of stuff that they are used to. And I believe people are sometimes uneasy in places they haven't been before.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Knit. Watch DVDs. Read.

30) Do you swear a lot?
Not a whole lot in public. Under my breath/to myself, more.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
Hypocrisy

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
What an oddly worded question. I suppose the answer is yes.

35**) Do you believe in God?
Intellectually, no. Emotionally, I find myself unable not to "believe in" something. The something is not really what most people mean when they say "God," but I don't have a good name for it.
mallory_blog
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. No

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. To be an artist

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. Longer arms so I could scratch that spot right in the middle of my back

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

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. ?

6) What was the last book you read?
A. The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Sag

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

9) Worst Habit?
A. ?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. No

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. ?

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

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

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

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I have a missing tooth up front

16) Do you have any pets?
A. 6

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'm probably not home

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. You give good blog

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

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. both

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. blue

23) Ever been arrested?
A. no

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. bottle

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

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. ?

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

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. yes

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

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. no

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. ?

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. meh

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. dumb survey

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. no
mjlayman
Jan. 31st, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
Longer arms so I could scratch that spot right in the middle of my back

I use my hairbrush for this.
sarahmichigan
Jan. 30th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. Yep. We're going on married 11 and together 15 in the spring.
2) What was your dream growing up?
A. Early, to be a ballerina, later to be a writer.
3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. Picking up foreign languages easier.
4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. A glass of red wine, or a microbrew.
5) Favorite vegetable?
A. Potatoes. If we're talking non-starchy ones, then probably broccoli.
6) What was the last book you read?
A. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (and I currently have 3 other books in process right now)
7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Virgo
8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. Ears (from age 14) and nose (self-administered during college)
9) Worst Habit?
A. Nail/cuticle biting
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Of course!
11) What is your favorite sport?
A. Shyah- right. I watch figure skating during the Olympics sometimes.
12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A. Mostly optimistic, I think.
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. Ask you questions to start a conversation to while away the time
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. My dad dying.
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I like tomato sauce but don't like raw tomatoes.
16) Do you have any pets?
A. Yes, one cat.
17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'd ask if you'd like to stay for dinner
18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. I don't know you in real life, but on-line, I just thought you were veyr wise.
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Eh, neither.
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. I would look more "put together" in the sense of looking ready for business.
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Partner in crime
22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Brown
23) Ever been arrested?
A. no
24) Bottle or can soda?
A. I like glass bottles, but they're hard to find these days.
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Invest some, give some to charity, splurge with a little. Definitely save some so that I could quit my job and try freelancing.
27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. Home, in our little home theater in the basement. Barring that, a groovy little coffee shop.
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. No
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Read
30) Do you swear a lot?
A. Fuck yeah!
31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. At work, it's been people who can't frigging read directions and then whine to other people when they screw up.
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
A. Sarahlicious
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. Yes, depending on the definition. Definitely not a hearts & roses gal for the most part, though.
35) Do you believe in God?
A. No

firecat
Jan. 30th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
We're going on married 11 and together 15 in the spring.

Heh, it's 10 and 16 for my primary and me.
starcat_jewel
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
My answers are here.
fauxklore
Jan. 30th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. Sort of. Robert and I have the world's longest running brief meaningless fling.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. The first thing I remember wanting to be was an astronaut. Later I read about Madame Curie and wanted to be a chemist.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. I'd like to pick up foreign languages easily.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Depends on my mood, but a gin and tonic is typical.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. I eat carrots almost daily.

6) What was the last book you read?
A. I'm in the middle of D. R. Meredith's By Hook or By Book.

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

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. No. I have had mehndi (henna tattoos) done, but the whole idea of anything permanent creeps me out.

9) Worst Habit?
A. Sloth.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. If I noticed you, sure, but I can be kind of oblivious.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. To watch - baseball. To play - hmmm, I'm more a walk or dance than sports person, though I used to play tennis. And I do like to swim, though I rarely do.

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

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

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. I was hit by a car when I was 15. I wasn't really injured, but it was traumatic anyway.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I always set the alarm clock for times ending in 17, 37 or 57.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Not currently.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. The odds are that I wouldn't be home. If I were, I'd invite you in, of course.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. I think I first ran into you long ago on either soc.singles or alt.support.big-folks and thought of you as one of the saner, more articulate posters to those groups.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. I don't really think about clowns. More silly than cute or scary, I guess.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. My front upper teeth. It's a long story, involving an adult tooth not coming in, a couple of episodes of minor surgery and years of unsuccessful orthodontia.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. It would depend on the crime in question, but more likely your conscience.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. My documents list my eyes as hazel, though I have to admit I'm not entirely sure what color "hazel" is. I think of my eyes as sort of greyish-green.

23) Ever been arrested?
A. No.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. I mostly drink bottled seltzer. If I do drink soda, it tends to be cans because they're typically smaller.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Save half and use half for a trip somewhere.

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. Are there any goals you've given up on? I've sort of accepted that I'm not going to win the Olympics or the Nobel Prize, but only reluctantly.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. The deck of a small ship on the ocean. Just staring out at the water and sea birds. I can settle for watching the sea from land.

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

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

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. I swear more than I'd like to, but less than most people I know.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. Voice recognition systems.

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. Yes.

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
A. Wait, there was already a blank one. You want two? How do you feel about people who can't count? A. They should not be allowed to write surveys.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. I believe in the godly.

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

And if you want my answers, let me know in your comment :) Well, you've already answered a few times :)
firecat
Jan. 31st, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
the world's longest running brief meaningless fling.

How long is that?
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mjlayman
Jan. 31st, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. Nope

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. To be an astronaut, but I found out that you have to have perfect eyesight.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. I'd like my voice back.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Iced tea -- unsweetened

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. Green beans with almonds

6) What was the last book you read?
A. Probability Sun - Review here.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Fisss

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. I've had my ears pierced once each, three times. The holes closed up during both long hospitalizations and now I need to wear earrings every other day or so to keep the holes open.

9) Worst Habit?
A. Taking over.

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

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. To watch: extreme sports like boarding and biking. To do: play board games.

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

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. Ask if you were familiar with the elevator and should I go ahead and sit down now or wait and see if they got us out before I fell down. Then we'd talk.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. Tie: My father, and how sick I am.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I can herd cats.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Three cats. They can be seen here. They're back on the bed now, but not in that particular configuration.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I'd ask you in.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. I originally knew you from your OH and he certainly likes you a lot! Then I got to know you myself and thought you were very active in causes.

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

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. I'd like the arthritis and gout to go away so my hands look normal again.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Conscience, definitely. Unless it's a first amendment kind of thing.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Medium brown with a gray ring around them.

23) Ever been arrested?
A. No, just held briefly for first amendment kinds of things.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. Ick.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Fix the washing machine, pay off my credit card, put $750 in my checking account so I don't have to pay the minimum balance (I'm getting close to having that extra now), and give the rest to the local charity.

26) Have you read my post yesterday about how doctors treat fat people and the training against bias?
A. You should.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. Where my friends are.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Nope.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. What spare time? Handwork, mostly.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. Never, or blaspheme, not that I believe in gods.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. People assume fat people are stupid and lazy.

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. Yeah, but I don't date anymore. I think it would be too hard as sick as I am.

26) Why would somebody not answer the phone number on a for rent sign when I'm calling to tell them they have the wrong zip code on the sign?
A. I guess I'll find out. Or not.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. Nor any of the other supernatural thingies.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Hmmm... okay, but I'll specify I'm putting it up for you and others aren't required to fill it out.
firecat
Jan. 31st, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
26: I did, and I agree!
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demonspawnmom
Jan. 31st, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
I forgot to add, yes, I'd like to see your answers!
demonspawnmom
Jan. 31st, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. Yes
2) What was your dream growing up?
A. To be an actress
3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. Math
4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Iced tea with lemon
5) Favorite vegetable?
A. Carrots
6) What was the last book you read?
A. Textbooks - still reading!
7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Taurus
8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. Two Tatts (one on chest, one on inner arm), ear piercing, hood piercing
9) Worst Habit?
A. Picking my nose
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. If I had a car, yeah
11) What is your favorite sport?
A. Boxing
12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A. 50/50
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A. Listen to you
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. Marriage
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I'll eat liver but not brains.
16) Do you have any pets?
A. Does a husband and kids count?
17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. Invite you in for coffee and/or dinner.
18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. Wow, a crocheter I can listen to!
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. I like clowns, expecially with garlic sauce.
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A. Get rid of my damned paunch.
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Heh - I'm tired of being a goody-two-shoes.
22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Brown (red because I'm sick)
23) Ever been arrested?
A. Nope.
24) Bottle or can soda?
A. Neither.
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Pay off my debts and buy a good used car. After that, invest.
26) Do you enjoy chocolate?
A. Yeah, baby!
27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A. Home.
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Yep.
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Listen to music, crochet, vegetate.
30) Do you swear a lot?
A. Fuck yeah - and get away from me with that bar of soap!
31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. Arrogance coupled with incompetence.
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
A. Restless
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. If "romance" is what is outlined in novels and chick flicks, no.
35) Do you believe in God?
A. Which one?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Just did.
37. May I unscreen your your answers?
A. Of course. Have fun!
firecat
Jan. 31st, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
one on inner arm

Do you have a picture of that? I don't think I've seen a lot of inner arm tats. It's a spot my virtual tat hasn't thought about yet.

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chickenwitch
Feb. 1st, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
Yes.

2) What was your dream growing up?
I wanted to be an ice skater or hockey player.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
I'm not sure, I don't spend to much time wishing for things to be different.

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

5) Favorite vegetable?
Greenbeanonionredpepperzucchini potatoes, but they are hard to find, even Trader Joe's doesn't carry them.

6) What was the last book you read?
All seven of the Kate Elliot 'Crown of Stars' series, you can't read just one. Currently Nuclear Waste Stalemate by Robert and Susanne Vandenbosch.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
Leo.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
Ears pierced, I have always wanted a tattoo.

9) Worst Habit?
Worrying late into the night or alphabetizing the soup cans, I'm not sure which is the worst.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
Yes! If I was driving.

11) What is your favorite sport?
Hockey, love to go to games, not interested in watching it on TV.

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

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Push the emergency button, sit on the floor, chat, empty my purse to see what food we had to eat.

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

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
I sneeze so loud that I scare people, really, I do.

16) Do you have any pets?
No, but I am waiting for the price to come down on the genengineered Ashera GD.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
First I would run around trying to find clothes enough to see who was at the door (usually by then the person knocking has left), I would let you in and rejoice, offer you food or a nap depending on what you needed.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
Shy, generous, huggable.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Neither, I find them Irritating

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
That I could learn to take off my rose colored glasses, when I really should.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
As long as the crime did not hurt anyones feelings, or is against the law, I would be your partner in crime. I love mischief!

22) What color eyes do you have?
Hazel.

23) Ever been arrested?
Yes. Throwing water balloons at the picketers outside of an abortion clinic.

24) Bottle or can soda?
I use soda cans, only because bottles are not available for my fav soda.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
I would spend 25%. Buy my best friend Janole a cable connection for a year, she uses dial-up. Give $500.00 in food to the local food shelter (with my thrifty shopping I could triple the cash worth), buy my SO ten books off of his amazon.com list, visit Aahz and Stef in CA, then put the remaining 75% in the bank.

26) Do you mind being short, fat and sassy?
Nope, love it!

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

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
I'm indecisive, I don't have enough concrete evidence to make a decision.

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

30) Do you swear a lot?
Hmmm, I am not sure, I don't think so.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
People who smoke in public, then throw their lit cigarettes on the ground. Really, any one who throws trash on the ground, out their car window, etc.. It is such a visual irritant that I clean up my neighborhood so I don't have to look at the trash.

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

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
Yes.

26) What is your secret vice?
McDonald's French fries.

35) Do you believe in God?
Not in the sense of my Catholic upbringing, I don't pray to God. I do believe in miracles, I just don't know 'who' is responsible for them.



firecat
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
Throwing water balloons at the picketers outside of an abortion clinic.

That's a great thing to get arrested for.
sinshan
Feb. 9th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A. No

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. I don't remember having one.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. I like the talents I have, but I would like to use them more.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A. Brandy, a double, Germain-Robin.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. onion

6) What was the last book you read?
A. The last one I finished was _Consider the Lobster_, David Foster Wallace.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. Leo

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A. Pierced ears, one hole each in the usual place.

9) Worst Habit?
A. Procrastination.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Yes, but then I'd recognize you. If I'd never met you, the answer is no.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. To play, baseball; to watch, ice skating.

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A. Both, depending on the subject.

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

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. My father's death, and the aftermath within my family.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A. I sometimes wonder if I'm a computer program.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. Nope.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I might cook, or we might go to the museum or something.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A. On the net: smart, some edges. In the flesh: about the same.

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

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

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. That would depend on the crime.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. I have a blue ring around mostly green with a brown ring around the pupil.

23) Ever been arrested?
A. Nope.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A. I don't drink soda much anymore, so I don't care as much about the container. I like glass bottles.

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

26) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
Q: Favorite drug?
A. LSD, when I was younger, no favorites anymore.

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

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Yes.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Read, paint, write, make jewelry.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A. No.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A. I hate the sound of fingernails being clipped.

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
A. One word isn't enough, but having spent time taking this poll the one word that fits in this moment is: Thoughtful.

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. I appreciate it.

34) This was left blank in the original. Pick a question you would like to be asked, and answer it.
Q: Have you ever marched in a protest?
A. Yup, yup, yup!

35) Do you believe in God?
A. Which one? Not really, spiritual not religious. I should probably write my own religion, it wouldn't take a lot of time or paper.

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

>And if you want my answers, let me know in your comment :)

Well of course I do!
firecat
Feb. 9th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
What talents would you like to use more?

LSD was also my favorite. Although mushrooms were a close second.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
Your answer works for me too

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
After the call button was pressed, talk and knit (I usually have some knitting with me)

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
Assuming I had answered the door, invite you in and apologize for the clutter.
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