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Enough about meme, let’s talk about you

This one’s going around, and I keep meaning to answer it myself, which I will in a future post. But I’d like your answers to these as well.

YOU’RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, and I want to know 36 things about you. I don’t care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine … You’re on my list, so I want to know you better!

Be honest! Copy from here, and then answer the questions in a comment and re-post the EMPTY questions in your own journal

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

2) What was your dream growing up?

3) What talent do you wish you had?

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

5) Favorite vegetable?

6) What was the last book you read?

7) What zodiac sign are you?

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

9) Worst Habit?

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

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) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)

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 crime partner or my conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Bottle or can soda?

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

27) What’s your favorite place 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) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?

35) Do you believe in God?

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

    Yes. Yes, and yes. 🙂

    2) What was your dream growing up?

    Being a teacher.

    3) What talent do you wish you had?

    Guitar playing. I’m working on it!

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

    A wonderful occasion, because it’d mean we were together. 🙂

    5) Favorite vegetable?

    Broccoli.

    6) What was the last book you read?

    Uglies, Scott Westerfeld.

    7) What zodiac sign are you?

    Libra.

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

    Ears are pierced, 8 pointed blue and white star on my left shoulder blade.

    9) Worst Habit?

    Nail biting.

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

    Yes. And I’d even take you there in my car.

    11) What is your favorite sport?

    Playing: Disc golf. Watching: Basketball.

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?

    I am trying to be more optimistic.

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

    Hope it stayed stuck for a couple hours. 😉

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

    My parents dying.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

    I’m afraid of edges, not heights.

    16) Do you have any pets?

    Three cats.

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

    I would be overjoyed!

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)

    You were pissed off at Shawn for something, and he was bitching about it. (mmmm, mud history.)

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

    Most are scary. I like Flint, the PBR rodeo clown.

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

    Better teeth.

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

    Partner! Woo! Let’s take over the world!

    22) What color eyes do you have?

    Brown.

    23) Ever been arrested?

    Nope.

    24) Bottle or can soda?

    Bottle.

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

    Fix up the escort of doom and come visit you.

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?

    Home.

    28) Do you believe in ghosts?

    Nope.

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

    Read, LJ, watch tv.

    30) Do you swear a lot?

    Fuck yeah!

    31) Biggest pet peeve?

    There are all these STATES between Michigan and Georgia. WHY?

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

    Squishy.

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

    Yes, but not in the traditional sense.

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?

    Right where I do.

    35) Do you believe in God?

    No.

  2. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
    Yes, two actually -- Marjorie and David
    2) What was your dream growing up?
    I had many dreams including wishing I could be a courtesan
    3) What talent do you wish you had?
    To really play the piano well
    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    Depends entirely on circumstance and temperature -- could be hot chocolate on the mountain or diet soda by the pool …
    5) Favorite vegetable?
    Carrots
    6) What was the last book you read?
    Sniper by Pavel Hak
    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Capricorn
    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
    Only ear piercings in the usual place
    9) Worst Habit?
    Picking skin off round my fingers
    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
    I’d probably be walking right along with you
    11) What is your favorite sport?
    To watch -- ice hockey; to do -- snow skiing
    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
    Yes 😉
    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
    panic
    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    can’t remember
    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    I’m a civil service librarian
    16) Do you have any pets?
    cat
    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    I’d ask you to come right in and make up a bed cos you wouldn’t be going home any time soon, right?
    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
    this is where I get to admit that I’ve forgotten where I met you …
    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?
    My hair -- I’d like thicker hair so I could have options about how to wear it
    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    conscience
    22) What color eyes do you have?
    hazel
    23) Ever been arrested?
    no
    24) Bottle or can soda?
    either
    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
    put it in the bank and think about it
    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    I don’t think I want to hang anywhere thank you, I’m not a bat.
    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    No
    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
    knit
    30) Do you swear a lot?
    sometimes
    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    bad spelling and grammatical errors in official publications
    32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
    Me
    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    dunno, wassat?
    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    Cambria, overlooking Moon Stone beach
    35) Do you believe in God?
    No

    • 18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
      this is where I get to admit that I’ve forgotten where I met you …

      I’m not sure we have met in person. I think we only know each other from alt.poly.

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

    2) What was your dream growing up?
    escapist fantasy du jour

    3) What talent do you wish you had?
    any of a number of musical talents. unless you mean like, telekinesis, or teleportion, or the like.

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    beer’s fine. rum and decaff coke better.

    5) Favorite vegetable?
    tomato (unless you want to be a stickler about it), then cucumber

    6) What was the last book you read?
    Stephen R. Donaldson’s Fatal Revenant. fairly large WTF moment in there. Not sure I can continue with those.

    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Aquarius

    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
    None

    9) Worst Habit?
    leaving the seat up?

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
    presuming I was operating the vehicle, yes.

    11) What is your favorite sport?
    none, really.

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
    Negative. I try to keep it mellow though.

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33574

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    I’m not going there.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    I’ve been in a house during a near-miss by a tornado. The house was on stilts. around the stilts, there were wiggle marks.

    16) Do you have any pets?
    yes, an aging neutered tomcat

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    that depends. were on a pretty rigid structure most times.

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
    now here’s a guy who is in search of word combinations that would
    make a good band name.

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

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

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    hmm.. at my age [inclusive of responsibilities]? leaning towards conscience.

    22) What color eyes do you have?
    Blue, unless there green. supposedly they are green when… well, you know the urban legend about green M&M’s?

    23) Ever been arrested?
    not really

    24) Bottle or can soda?
    can

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

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    The Den, with computer, kid, and toys.

    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    Yes

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
    currently? practice making music, despite not being particularly good at it

    30) Do you swear a lot?
    !@$@ @#%# ^$#^$ &%&%& yes.

    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    Repetition.

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    yes, somewhat.

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    a house very near the beach.

    35) Do you believe in God?
    Yes. it’s his fan clubs I have concerns about.

  4. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
    Yes, and have been for nearly 13 years

    2) What was your dream growing up?
    To be a writer

    3) What talent do you wish you had?
    I wish I could sing. And I know everyone can sing. But I sounded like Amy Lee.

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    Baileys on ice

    5) Favorite vegetable?
    brussell sprouts

    6) What was the last book you read?
    I am currently reading AJ Jacobs “A Year of Living Biblically”. I just finished “Fragile Things” by Neil Gaiman

    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Aries

    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
    I just have regular ear piercings. No tatoos

    9) Worst Habit?
    laziness

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

    11) What is your favorite sport?
    Football (watching, not playing)

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
    Generally optimistic

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
    Chat about nifty stuff like movies and music

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    I have been very blessed in my life. I haven’t experienced much tragedy. I think when I found out a family friend had been killed in a brutal boating accident at the age of 22.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    I use to collect model horses

    16) Do you have any pets?
    Yes, Piglet.

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    We could watch a movie on the theater screen and I would give you snacks and drinks

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
    That you are a fun and caring guy

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
    neither, actually

    20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
    I need to be healthier, but that is all.

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    I am always accused of being a conscience.

    22) What color eyes do you have?
    green

    23) Ever been arrested?
    nope

    24) Bottle or can soda?
    I prefer fountain soda

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
    I would get started with some buildings on the land in Asheville.

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    The land in Asheville!

    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    yes

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

    30) Do you swear a lot?
    yes

    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    people who can’t get my first name right. I hate being called “Laurie”.

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    yes

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    Asheville NC

    35) Do you believe in God?
    I believe in several of them.

    • 6) What was the last book you read?
      I am currently reading AJ Jacobs “A Year of Living Biblically”

      That’s on my want-to-read list. I really enjoyed The Know-it-all.

  5. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
    Yep, married, faithful, loving every minute of it…

    2) What was your dream growing up?
    Probably to be a fighter pilot

    3) What talent do you wish you had?
    Something musical

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    Southern Comfort and orange

    5) Favorite vegetable?
    Beans

    6) What was the last book you read?
    The Darkest Evening Of The Year by Dean Koontz. Page 352 made me throw it across the room.

    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Capricorn

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

    9) Worst Habit?
    All of them

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
    No, because I never learned to drive, don’t have a car, and as for the other sort of ride see the answer to question 1.

    11) What is your favorite sport?
    to do -- swimming or martial arts
    to watch- not sure

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
    Yes, usually. But not always

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
    hope you don’t fart

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    First love died, gran died, mum died, career almost died. Take your pick.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    My hearing extended into the 21.1 range, which apparently makes me an Alsatian

    16) Do you have any pets?
    Four cats

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    I’d think was a bit odd but try to help

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
    Not sure

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
    Repulsive, which is closer to scary than cute

    20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
    Wouldn’t bother

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    Depends on the crime

    22) What color eyes do you have?
    Usually blue

    23) Ever been arrested?
    No

    24) Bottle or can soda?
    Bottle- so I can seal it back up if I don’t finish it in one go

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
    Pay off some debts and buy a big flat-screen TV

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    Otto’s cafe in Vienna

    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    As recordings, perhaps

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
    I’m a guy, work it out for yourself

    30) Do you swear a lot?
    Absofuckinglutely, you cunting bastards.

    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    Right now, direct marketing calls

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    Oh yes.

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    Vienna or a nice mountain with a pacific ocean view

    35) Do you believe in God?
    Depends on your definition of God

  6. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship? Yes, I think marriage counts as serious 🙂

    2) What was your dream growing up? To be a veterinarian (I’ve done it too, and more)

    3) What talent do you wish you had? The ability to strum like Steve Macdonald, fingerpick like Daniel, know all the chords that Nate does, have the ability to write original songs like so many of my friends do, and have the stage presence of Tom Smith. Without having to practice :-). You can see why I don’t really play guitar.

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be? Hot chocolate with cinnamon (if it’s cold outside), root beer float (if it’s hot)

    5) Favorite vegetable? Hmmm, I like lots, but if I have to limit it to one, winter squash (any of them -- pumpkin, butternut, acorn, delicata, etc)

    6) What was the last book you read? e-book or printed? Printed “Firestorm at Peshtigo”, ebook (or at least read in electronic format) was a manuscript I’ve read for a friend (and I was re-reading it). In progress currently? Print = “In Defense of Food” (reread), “Farthing”, “Kitty and the Silver Bullet”; ebook:

    7) What zodiac sign are you? Scorpio (on the cusp with Libra, IIRC)

    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where. Uh, no. Not interested in any, esp. the piercings.

    9) Worst Habit? Procrastination. Large portions of procrastination.

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? You, yep. Folks I know/have met, yep. If I haven’t met you, probably not.

    11) What is your favorite sport? to watch? Nascar Nextel Cup (on TV -- I’ve no interest in going to a race). Second up? Olympic Three Day Eventing and Cross-Country Jumping (equestrian events). Doesn’t mean I watch that much of either ::sigh::

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? I try for optimistic, but have a tendency to be dragged down by the pessimists.

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Talk and sing, most likely. And have you help distract a kid or two, depending on who’s with me 🙂

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Bing embezzled by an employee. Verified losses of ~$80 K (but I suspect they were a LOT higher than that, sadly). There’s court-ordered restitution, but I’ll be surprised if I actually end up seeing any more money than I’ve gotten back so far. And if I do, the IRS counts it as income ::sigh::

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you. I have a double toenail on the little toe of both feet. And my second toe is longer than my “big” toe (also on both feet).

    16) Do you have any pets? 5 cats, and two children under 3.

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? Come in, sit down, and have a nice visit (once you warm up -- it’s COLD outside!)

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!) Big cuddly teddy bear

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Eh, I don’t really think about that much one way or the other.

    20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? Drop the extra 60 pounds or so I’m carrying (it would have the added benefit of making my feet hurt less). If I can get a second thing? something to improve my vision so I don’t have to deal with glasses (and no, contacts aren’t a good option for me, unfortunately)

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Depends on what you’re doing. More likely your conscience.

    22) What color eyes do you have? Blue-gray

    23) Ever been arrested? Nope

    24) Bottle or can soda? Bottled, the rare times I drink soda. And NOT cola.

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Pay off bills. If you make it $100,000 (with the taxes taken care of), I might swing a trip to the UK con 🙂

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at? Home, or a couple of specific cons (aren’t they the same thing?)

    28) Do you believe in ghosts? Kinda.

    • Back up to that reading thing, I seem to have missed adding the current ebook is something or the other from Baen’s Webscription (goes off to check): “Better To Beg Forgiveness”

      29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read and sleep (not that I get much spare time, with the kids)

      30) Do you swear a lot? I’m trying to cut back (see the part about kids). I guess that means a qualified “yes”

      31) Biggest pet peeve? “designer” dogs

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

      33) Do you believe/appreciate romance? Oh, yes

      34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose? I actually have found Iowa to be quite nice 🙂

      35) Do you believe in God? Agnostic -- I suspect there’s something there, but I haven’t seen any direct proof.

      And I guess I got a bit verbose, as LJ wanted me to trim my response 🙂

    • 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship? Yes, I think marriage counts as serious 🙂

      Well, yknow…marriage, selling your business, moving halfway across the country, 2 children. You might have just been kidding. 🙂

  7. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship? No, but im not giving up hope.

    2) What was your dream growing up? Living in a gnome village and being its champion Druid. My second dream was to have super powers and help my dad get bad guys (he was a police officer) My third dream was to have my own landscape design company.

    3) What talent do you wish you had? A better memory (if that is considered a talent)

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be? Diet Dr Pepper. Yes, im a pepper!

    5) Favorite vegetable? Spinach

    6) What was the last book you read? Dragonsblood

    7) What zodiac sign are you? Aquarius

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

    9) Worst Habit? Hmmm …. either worrying or maybe my clutter or maybe sometimes just bad gas

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

    11) What is your favorite sport? Soccer. I actualy played on a youth team for a couple years

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? I try to be optimistic but I have my moments

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Probably talk about gaming and food

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Hmmm …. probably a car accident in 1982 that put me in ICU for 4 days

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you. Hmmm …. not sure about that one. Im pretty normal with a bunch of weird friends

    16) Do you have any pets? No (unless dust bunnies count, then I got lots)

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? I would invite you in and ask if everything is ok cause you would be in Maryland

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!) Nice person

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary? More funny then cute (unless they are those female clowns, then they are cute)

    20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I would get rid of the scar’s on my forhead

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Depends on what you where doing.

    22) What color eyes do you have? Green

    23) Ever been arrested? No

    24) Bottle or can soda? If its Dr Pepper, does it realy matter?

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Put it in my house and pay off some bills

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at? The Ott House or with my board gaming friends

    28) Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, but have never seen them or been around when they showed up

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Game in the winter, garden in the summer

    30) Do you swear a lot? Very rarly

    31) Biggest pet peeve? Smokers that toss their cigy butts out the window.

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance? All of my girl friends to date have not been much on romance so I dont know who well I would deal with it if I had to.

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose? A warm south pacific isle or Southern California

    35) Do you believe in God? Yup

  8. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
    Yes we are.

    2) What was your dream growing up?
    I don’t think I ever had one.

    3) What talent do you wish you had? I wish I found it easier to play by ear and the self confidence to believe I’m good enough.

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    Orange juice and club soda

    5) Favorite vegetable?
    spinach (japanese style)

    6) What was the last book you read?
    Gotta love depression.

    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Virgo and I’m a Monkey

    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
    Yes, I’ve got a koi transforming into a dragon on my back. The legend of why a koi jumps. I have 3 piercings in each ear lobe. I have 2 ear lobes.

    9) Worst Habit?
    Investing very little energy on my wellbeing and happiness, lots on others.

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? Certainly unless I was riding my motorcycle because I’ve not been riding long enough to be safe with a passenger.

    11) What is your favorite sport?
    verbal ping pong? bedroom gymnastics? I played competative tennis as a teen and taught gymnastics as an older teen. I’d like to be good at golf but my boobs got in the way of my drive.

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
    I’m pollyanna, if pollyanna can be depressed.

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
    Start singing?

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    Oh, do you really want to go there?

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    I have no idea how many dulcimers I own as they are on loan all over North America with people who wanted to play an instrument all their lives and were told they couldn’t.

    16) Do you have any pets?
    2 dogs and 8 cats.

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    I’d say hi, warn you that if you were allergic to cats or dogs we’d have to go over to the other side of the house. Then I’d make sure you had been fed and watered and we’d get comfortable doing something you wanted to do. Music, reading, chatting or sleeping.

    18) What was your first impression of me?
    Sounds like an interesting person but actually haven’t met you.

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
    Depends on how talented they are and what they are doing.

    20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I’d love to wake up a LOT thinner. Or 8’4″ if I need to be height weigh proportioned

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    that would depend on what you were doing and whether I felt it was wrong for you, or for me to participate.

    22) What color eyes do you have?
    Blue

    23) Ever been arrested?
    No but I have spent 26 years in Federal Penitentiaries.

    24) Bottle or can soda?
    Can, definately and drink it out of the can.

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
    Give it away most likely, or
    Book the 2010 WorldCon in Melbourne Australia.

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    Pondside, our home.

    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    Yes, my Dad is still here. We see him sometimes and hear him a lot.

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
    internet, play guitar and dulcimer, sing, make jewelry and art cards and scrapbooking.

    30) Do you swear a lot?
    More than I should.

    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    People who will neither make a decision or pass the responsibility.

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    Yes I do and I do indeed.

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    I would like to live here in Victoria, BC but I’d like my darling Stephen to be here too instead of Australia.

    35) Do you believe in God?
    Which one? I believe in higher powers and personal power. I am happy to note that people do believe and I advocate it, Just don’t want to be forced to believe what anyone else believes. I do believe that there is no One God that wants people to go around killing other people in their name.

  9. Ha! Bet you didn’t think you’d see a reply from me 😉

    But… this is what happens when I’m working from home 🙂

    1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
    Yes

    2) What was your dream growing up?
    To be a Disney Animator

    3) What talent do you wish you had?
    Um, is patience a talent?

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    Alcoholic? Long Island Iced Tea or an Appletini. NonAlcoholic? Arnold Palmer

    5) Favorite vegetable?
    Tomato / Broccoli

    6) What was the last book you read?
    Do Tech books count?

    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Aries

    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
    Ears are pierced.

    9) Worst Habit?
    Interrupting, tho I really really try to be conscious of it.

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
    Yes, but you are still too tall for my car

    11) What is your favorite sport?
    Hockey/Baseball

    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?
    No idea 🙂

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    I would say there’s nothing that’s happened so far that I couldn’t overcome.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    Hmm. I don’t know of any weird facts.

    16) Do you have any pets?
    I am owned by 4 cats

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    I’d open the door!

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
    Gah! I can’t remember that long ago.

    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 have perfect vision.

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    Partner in Crime, for sure.

    22) What color eyes do you have?
    Blue

    23) Ever been arrested?
    Nope

    24) Bottle or can soda?
    What ever is handy, tho I am really really trying to cut my soda intake

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
    Pay off ALL of my credit cards.

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    Duh! Disneyworld 🙂

    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    Yes

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
    See # 27 😉 I can usually be found riding in circles on the TTA at the Magic Kingdom.

    30) Do you swear a lot?
    Sadly, yes.

    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    Listening to people eat/crunch/make other noises

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    yes 🙂

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    Um, I’m living here now 🙂 Tho’ in reality I’d be about 30 miles closer.

    35) Do you believe in God?
    Well, I believe in *something* but not necessarily God. And I’m flat out not interested in organized religion

  10. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
    Does married count?
    2) What was your dream growing up?
    Depends on what age. To be a pilot, or a computer programmer
    3) What talent do you wish you had?
    I wish I could improvise more fluidly on guitar
    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
    Single malt scotch
    5) Favorite vegetable?
    Brussel Sprouts
    6) What was the last book you read?
    “Catalyst: Accelerating Perl Web Application Development” by Jonathan Rockway
    7) What zodiac sign are you?
    Leo
    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
    No.
    9) Worst Habit?
    Snoring.
    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
    Yes 🙂
    11) What is your favorite sport?
    Cricket
    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. A lot, probably.
    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
    Cataract -- the sense of slowly losing one’s ability to focus is terrifying.
    15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
    I have double-jointed cats.
    16) Do you have any pets?
    Three cats.
    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
    Kettle on, arrange the spare bed, sort you out WiFi access 🙂
    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)
    Ah. A kindred spirit
    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
    Neither, really.
    20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
    My weight.
    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
    I believe it’s already documented we’re partners in crime.
    22) What color eyes do you have?
    Brown
    23) Ever been arrested?
    No
    24) Bottle or can soda?
    Can. No contest.
    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
    Pay off a chunk of the mortgage.
    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
    Does IRC count?
    28) Do you believe in ghosts?
    No.
    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
    Browse the web.
    30) Do you swear a lot?
    Too much 🙂
    31) Biggest pet peeve?
    Wilful ignorance
    32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
    Auto-didactic
    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
    Yes.
    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
    Right here.
    35) Do you believe in God?
    Yes

  11. 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. 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. I probably groaned at one of your puns, but I don’t remember. 🙂

    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 . Cook. Watch DVDs with .

    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.

  12. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship? Nope.

    2) What was your dream growing up? To be a marine biologist and work at Woods Hole.

    3) What talent do you wish you had? The ability to play great guitar without practicing.

    4) If I bought you a drink what would it be? Single malt scotch.

    5) Favorite vegetable? Asparagus or Edamame

    6) What was the last book you read? The Keeper of Cats by Elizabeth Boyer

    7) What zodiac sign are you? Aquarius

    8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where. Nose and ears pierced. Butterfly tattoo on left breast, pegasus on right breast, butterflies in smoke on left shoulder, sun/moon on right shoulder. More tattoos planned.

    9) Worst Habit? Hiding inside my busy life and not staying in touch with friends.

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? Absolutely!

    11) What is your favorite sport? Uggg….sports….

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

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

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Lots of things that I purposely don’t remember.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you. I’m shy and always feel alone in a crowd. If you think otherwise, then my illusion works well.

    16) Do you have any pets? Three cats and a snake.

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? Cool!

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!) Honestly, it was so long ago I don’t remember. Too much has happened in my life since then.

    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? I don’t know that I’d change anything at this point -- I feel good looking at myself.

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Depends on the situation -- more likely conscience.

    22) What color eyes do you have? Green!

    23) Ever been arrested? Nope.

    24) Bottle or can soda? Neither -- I prefer to drink from a glass and I rarely drink soda.

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Pay off my credit cards and buy an 8-harness Baby Wolf weaving loom.

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

    28) Do you believe in ghosts? Yup.

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? What spare time?

    30) Do you swear a lot? Hell No.

    31) Biggest pet peeve? Programmers who are so into the Gee-whiz factor that they don’t listen to what their users really do/need.

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance? yes.

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose? Germany or Ireland.

    35) Do you believe in God? Yes, and she talks in my ear all the time.

  13. 1) Are you currently in a serious relationship? Yes, since 1976.

    2) What was your dream growing up? Didn’t really have one, although I went to college to be a doctor.

    3) What talent do you wish you had? To cure the incurably sick.

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

    5) Favorite vegetable? Catsup? 🙂

    6) What was the last book you read? The watch wher book by McCaffrey and her son.

    7) What zodiac sign are you? Capricorn, but I’m also half Vulcan (and part white dragon :).

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

    9) Worst Habit? I’ve been an evil-weeder since 1963.

    10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? Yes, assuming I was in my vehicle and had room.

    11) What is your favorite sport? It used to be pocket pool. Now? Watching drivers deal with a rotary in rush hour.

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Um, yes? I like to consider myself a Realist.

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Ask you to sing some of your songs.

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Chosen One being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you. I have a “sick and twisted mind”. (What’s that you say? That’s not so weird in this community? [eg] )

    16) Do you have any pets? Not any more. Chosen One and I have both been Friends of Felines for many years, but Chosen One became allergic to them after our last cat and, when he died (age 19), he became our *last* cat.

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? “Welcome!”, followed by “Any kitanzis nearby?”. 🙂

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!) My ghod, kitanzi’s brought an Ent to the con!

    19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary? No.

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

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? No? They’re both in *your* mind.

    22) What color eyes do you have? Swamp Thing green.

    23) Ever been arrested? Not in this life.

    24) Bottle or can soda? Bottle, please.

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Pay the taxes on it and make our house handicapped accessible.

    26) Why not?

    27) What’s your favorite place to hang at? The hat rack in the downstairs guest room? 🙂

    28) Do you believe in ghosts? Dunno.

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

    30) Do you swear a lot? Not that fuckin’ much, for Chri’s sake! 🙂

    31) Biggest pet peeve? I’ve never had a peeve of any size for a pet.

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

    33) Do you believe/appreciate romance? See 1).

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose? Wherever Chosen One is.

    35) Do you believe in God? Dunno. Does/do he/she/it/they believe in me/us?

    Ann O.

  14. Anonymous

    1) Are you currently in a serious relationship? No.

    2) What was your dream growing up? Be a princess rescued by my prince

    3) What talent do you wish you had? Draw

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

    5) Favorite vegetable? Chinese Vegetables

    6) What was the last book you read? The Number, by Lee Eisenberg

    7) What zodiac sign are you? Gemini

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

    9) Worst Habit? Not putting on make-up?

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

    11) What is your favorite sport? Sport?

    12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Negative-prone

    13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Scream (^_^) who know what will happen in the dark!?

    14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? I’ll know when it happens

    15) Tell me one weird fact about you. I like bald men with tattoos. Basically men who look dangerous

    16) Do you have any pets? Yes -- 5 terrapins

    17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? Offer you a cup of coffee

    18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!) Talented

    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? Be thin

    21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Con-science

    22) What color eyes do you have? Very dark brown

    23) Ever been arrested? No

    24) Bottle or can soda? Bottle

    25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Save half, and have holiday with the other half

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

    28) Do you believe in ghosts? Yes

    29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read, sleep, be alone

    30) Do you swear a lot? No

    31) Biggest pet peeve? Boring conversations

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

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

    34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose? Japan

    35) Do you believe in God? Yes

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