Moose and Trav, wry u do dis?
1: Put your iTunes on shuffle, give me the first 6 songs that pop up.Are You Gonna Be My Girl
- Mindy Gledhill10,000 Miles
- Mary Chapin CarpenterGonna Get Over You
- Sara Bareilles (FYI, I LOVE this video)Burn It To The Ground
- NickelbackWho'd Have Known
- Lily Allen
2: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
... I can think of two... both "celebrity crushes"... of the hardcore variety... but at the same time, I DON'T want to meet them, because I know without a doubt that I'd only embarrass myself. XD
3: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
"F'lar doubted that Fax would have attempted such" - Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
4: What do you think about most?
The random stories running around in my head that, during occasions of great boredom, are a higher priority than reality.
5: What does your latest text message from someone else say?
Excerpts: "Poor thing overheated in the humidity and blew up something important..." - Cheryl describing her long lost car that passed away over the weekend
6: Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
This time of year, in a pair of cotton shorts and whatever shirt or undershirt I wore that day.
7: What's your strangest talent?
I can make my lower lip tremble at will.
8: Finish: Girls are...
unlucky. We get all the sucky physical pains that guys never have to deal with.
9: Ever had a poem or song written about you?
Yes! I have a poem written by my supervisor/friend that talks about how I work through adversity with a cheerful attitude. I read it whenever I want to throw something at my computer for reading idiotic comments by co-workers.
10: When is the last time you played the air guitar?
... probably when cleaning the office, and iTunes started playing the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" them. FANTASTIC guitar stuff!
11: Do you have any strange phobias?
Escalators and tickling. I once tripped on a stalled escalator that tore my knee up, and my body reacts violently to tickling- sometimes with dangerous and painful consequences for the poor, unsuspecting tickler.
12: Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
Wads of tissue.
13: What's your religion?
Christian / Southern Baptist
14: If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
If I'm outside and NOT in the car, generally reading and/or listening to music while soaking up delicious UV rays.
15: Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
Behind. I can't smile right. I keep telling people that if you want a picture of me, it'll have to be candid, otherwise I'll look like a dork.
16: Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
I like individual songs more than actual bands or singers, and my "favorites" change very frequently. Right now, favorite songs are Safe and Sound
(Taylor Swift and The Civil War), Flightless Bird, American Mouth
(Iron and Wine), On the Radio
(Regina Spektor), Little Talks
(Of Monsters and Men) aaaaaaand... either Runaway Baby
by Bruno Mars or Send me on my way
by Rusted Root.
17: What was the last lie you told?
I have no idea...
18: Do you believe in karma?
When I'm feeling particularly piqued at someone, then yes. XDDD
19: What does your URL mean?
Comes from my favorite quote by J.R.R. Tolkein: Not all who wander are lost.
20: What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
A tie between my temper and pride, aaaaand... I don't know, my empathy?
21: Who is your celebrity crush?
Dammit, I was hoping to escape mentioning this on question number 2... well, two, really. Vic Mignogna (I could marry his voice, I swear) and... and...
... ANYWAY, NEXT QUESTION!
22: Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
23: How do you vent your anger?
Working at home has its advantages- I can scream at my computer all I want and no one looks at me weird. XD I also talk in my car or while laying on my bed, staring at the ceiling. Yup. Lots of talking to myself. Lots. Also, pacing.
24: Do you have a collection of anything?
Foreign coins and bills. Also, I have an Edward Elric plushie harem. >_>
25: Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
Video chatting. Doesn't take up my very limited minutes. :3
26: Are you happy with the person you've become?
Absolutely. And happy that I'm going in a direction that'll bring me even closer to becoming the person I want to be.
27: What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
That just-below-human-hearing sound right after you turn a tv on or off. Listening to wind rushing through long grass or water moving in streams.
28: What's your biggest "what if"?
What if I was granted a superpower? How would I go through daily life with it (in my head, I'm either a fire- or water-bender XD)?
29: Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
Perhaps and nope.
30: Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first?
The pad of paper I write work notes on.
31: Smell the air. What do you smell
... burned rubber? wth?
32: What's the worst place you have ever been to?
Hotel in Civitavecchia, Italy. ALL NIGHT there was someone messing with the doorknob to our room, and I couldn't sleep at all, being so freaked out. In my head, I was imagining where I would hide when our mysterious masked murderer burst into our room. But mom, getting ticked off, finally stood up, banged on the door, and ordered whoever it was to cut it out. There were no more noises, and I was eventually able to go to sleep.
33: Choose: East Coast or West Coast?
West. Hated living on the East Coast.
34: Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?
Well... I honestly don't know? I don't tend to pay attention to faces- only voices.
35: To you, what is the meaning of life?
To live a life full of loving and fulfilling relationships. And finding something to do that you can put your heart into. I know someone who doesn't have any "ambitions for a career" of any sort- she puts her heart into everything she does, so she finds satisfaction and peace no matter what her job is. That's what I want for myself.
36: Define Art.
I would say "anything you enjoy looking at", but then, something that you hate
looking at would also be worth calling art. So, I guess anything that makes you feel something.
37: Do you believe in luck?
38: What's the weather like right now?
87º F, Sunny, W-SW winds at 14mph
39: What time is it?
40: Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
Yes and no.
41: What was the last book you read?
Last book I finished was probably Dragonflight.
Right now, I'm rereading Debt-Proof your Kids
by Mary Hunt, Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon, and All Things Great and Small
by James Herriot.
42: Do you like the smell of gasoline?
43: Do you have any nicknames?
I would say "Crayon", but that rarely gets used, so just "Cray"
44: What was the last movie you saw?
In theaters: Snow White and the Huntsman (ugh, C-). On TV: Short Circuit (ADORABLE!)
45: What's the worst injury you've ever had?
I got a sprained wrist MAKING A SPECTACULAR DIVE FOR THE SAKE OF MY TEAM WHILE PLAYING DODGE BALL IN SUMMER CAMP! We won the game and I knocked out the most players from the other team. It was epic and SO WORTH IT!
46: Have you ever caught a butterfly?
Yup, a few times.
47: Do you have any obsessions right now?
A bunch of strong interests, but I wouldn't call any of them obsessions.
48: What's your sexual orientation?
49: Ever had a rumor spread about you?
Yes, in middle school.
50: Do you believe in magic?
In a young girl's heart.
51: Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
If they keep it up, then yes. If not, I can (eventually) forgive.
52: What is your astrological sign?
Just barely a Virgo, but people say I have some Leo in me as well.
53: Do you save money or spend it?
First, I pay off all my bills (credit card, car and student loans). But alongside that, I save. :3
54: What's the last thing you purchased?
A package of mini churros that weren't all that great. Del Taco makes MUCH better ones.
55: Love or lust?
56: In a relationship?
57: How many relationships have you had?
58: Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
I can when I don't have an ugly cold sore taking up most of my mouth.
59: Where were you yesterday?
At home, working.
60: Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
... no. Hell no.
61: Are you wearing socks right now?
62: What's your favorite animal?
Traditionally, it's been tigers. But more recently... owls. XDDD (But if I'm not limited by real animals, my favorite is and always will be dragons)
63: What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
My secret weapon can sometimes be my crutch, but it's the fact that I'm a nerd, and there's virtually nothing too weird or lame for me. XD
64: Where is your friend?
Which one? Some are here in SoCal, one is up north, one is in Oregon, then I have some in Idaho, Louisiana, and West Virginia.
65: Spit or swallow?
66: What is your heritage?
I have no idea what's on my black side, but my white side is primarily Irish with some Polish and Swedish. I have olive toned skin, red hair, and hazel eyes. XDDD
67: What were you doing last night at 12AM?
68: What do you think is Satan's last name?
Satan. I bet his first name is Mr.
69: Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off?
Hang on... I'm... not sure I... wait, what
70: Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend yourself?
I think so.
71: You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
Save the dog, get a newspaper article written about me, and shove it in my boss's face. If he/she fires the person who saved a dog, then he/she'll look like an ass. XDDD
72: You are at the doctor's office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live.
a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die?
In my head I wouldn't. But they'll eventually want to know why I'm crying hysterically...
b) What do you do with your remaining days?
See and spend time with everyone that means something to me.
c) Would you be afraid?
73: You can only have one of these things; trust or love.
74: What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
75: What are the last four digits in your cell phone number?
9 - 7 - 6 - 2
Doesn't mean that's the order they're in, though. XDDD
76: In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
Trust, support, acceptance of one another's weaknesses, commitment to one another, individual time, and a little bit of goofy childishness sprinkled with spontaneity.
77: How can I win your heart?
You already have it, bby.
78: Can insanity bring on more creativity?
There's a really good book called Imagine: How Creativity Works
by Jonah Lehrer that talks about how creativity isn't some gift that some people are born with that others cannot attain- that it's a series of experiences and processes that exposes your brain to chemicals and stimuli that help encourage creativity. There's a small section that describes people in their later years that have a sudden outpouring of creativity (ie painting, writing music, sculpting, etc) just as dementia is beginning to settle in their brains. And the book describes how one of the first parts of our brain to break down (at least with this particular disease) is the part that controls inhibitions- what we are and aren't supposed to do. When a person is no longer concerned with rejection or disapproval, they allow themselves to create freely without fear.
So, in conclusion, can insanity bring on more creativity? Sometimes, yes. But insanity is not required- just the right mindset. :3
79: What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
To start listening to myself and making decisions I can live with.
80: What size shoes do you wear?
81: What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
She was pretty damn awesome.
82: What is your favorite word?
I use "perhaps", "absurd" and "irked" a lot in my conversations, and always feel so spiffy for using them. XD
83: Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart
84: What is a saying you say a lot?
"At the very least,..." or "Worst case scenario,..."
85: What's the last song you listened to?Beautiful, Beautiful
by Francesca Battistelli
86: Basic question; what's your favorite color/colors?
Teal or a really stormy turquoise. But mostly teal.
87: What is your current desktop picture?THIS AWESOME ONE!
88: If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
Anyone or anything? Because I'd love to see an olympic-sized pool filled with jello explode...
89: What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
It's not the question, it's the person asking that would make the difference with me.
90: One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
Freak out, hard
, then pray that Brendan Fraser and Rachel Wiess are on their way.
91: You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
Either some elemental power (fire or water), or I'd grow a pair of big wings. Those are generally my two favorite dreams.
92: You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
With the experiences I have now? Hell, ANY point during the three months of seventh grade spent in Pennsylvania. I have so many more eloquent words to use against people that used to intimidate me. >3
93: You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
Nothing. Good experiences make you grateful and happy and bad experiences make you wiser and strong.
94: You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
I'm not uh "OH I WOULD TOTALLY BANG SO-AND-SO". I'd rather sit down for tea and a light lunch with Sara Barreilles.
95: You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
Pike Street Market in Seattle, probably. OR GO BACK TO TENRI, JAPAN, AND HAVE A REAL BOWL OF KATSUDON!
96: Do you have any relatives in jail?
Not anymore. ;D
97: Have you ever thrown up in the car?
Not that I can recall.
98: Ever been on a plane?
Since I was 2, and by myself since I was 5.
99: If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
I'd apparently be singing along to Rosie O'Donnell's version of "Trashin' the Camp" from Tarzan, since that's what's on iTunes right now.
100. Tag a few friends.
There's only a few who HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE THIS AND TAGGED ME... so those people. Go. Do it.