emsk: (Swirlside)
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I am 5’4 or shorter.
I have many scars.
I tan easily.
I wish my hair was a different color.

I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
I have a tattoo.
I am self-conscious about my appearance.
I have/I’ve had/I need braces.
I wear glasses/contacts
I’d get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free.
I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger.
I have more than 2 piercings.

I have piercings in places besides my ears.
I have freckles.

Family/Home Life:
I’ve sworn at my parents.
I’ve been kicked out of the house.
I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want to have kids someday.
I have children.
I’ve lost a child.

I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a spoken conversation.
Disney movies still make me cry.
I’ve snorted while laughing.
I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.
I’ve glued my hand to something.
I’ve laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
I’ve had my pants rip in public.

I was born with a disease/impairment.
I’ve had stitches.
I’ve broken a bone.
I’ve had my tonsils removed.
I’ve sat in a doctor’s office with a friend.
I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.
I’ve had surgery.
I’ve had chicken pox.

I’ve driven over 200 miles in one day.
I’ve been to Canada.
I’ve been to Niagara Falls.
I’ve been to Japan.
I’ve Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
I’ve been to Spain.
I’ve been to Africa.
I’ve been to Italy.
I’ve been to France.
I’ve been to London.

I’ve been lost in my city.
I’ve seen a shooting star.
I’ve wished on a shooting star.

I’ve seen a meteor shower.
I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
I’ve been to a casino.

I’ve been skydiving.
I’ve gone skinny dipping.
I’ve played spin the bottle.
I’ve been skiing.
I’ve been in a play.
I’ve met someone in person from the internet.

I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I’ve seen the Northern Lights. I've seen the Aurora Australis, does that count?
I’ve sat on a roof top at night.
I’ve played chicken.
I’ve played a prank on someone.
I’ve ridden in a taxi.
I’ve seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I’ve eaten Sushi.

I’ve been snowboarding.

I’m single.
I’m in a relationship.
I’m engaged.
I’m married.
I’ve gone on a blind date.
I’ve been the dumpee more than the dumper.
I miss someone right now.
I’ve been divorced.
I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.

I’ve had a crush on someone of the same gender.
I’ve kissed a member of the same gender.
I’ve had sex with more than one person at the same time.
I am a cuddler.
I’ve been kissed in the rain.

I’ve had sex outdoors.
I’ve hugged a stranger.
I have kissed a stranger.
I have had sex with a stranger.

I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t.
I have lied to my parents about where I am.
I’ve cheated while playing a game.
I’ve run a red light.

I’ve been suspended from school.
I’ve witnessed a crime.
I’ve been in a fist fight.
I’ve been arrested.

I’ve consumed alcohol.
I’ve smoked a cigarette.
I‘ve smoked pot.
I regularly drink.
I’ve taken painkillers when I didn’t need them.
I’ve done hard drugs.
I’ve been addicted to an illegal drug.
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1) Cats or dogs? Birds or snakes? Aardvarks or hedgehogs?
Cats, even, and hedgehogs.

Not that I don't like dogs - I'm known some lovely dogs, particularly Nay's two guide dogs, and they are faithful, loving, intelligent, wonderful critters. But you just don't get the spice of devil in a dog that I like in a cat - I much prefer the idea that the cat hangs round Because It Wants To, as opposed to "because dogs are loyal!". As my better half points out, I love cats for all the behaviours that would infuriate me in a human. Selfish, wayward, loving only when they want to be, cupboard-loving... But, y'know, then Tigra runs to me when I get home and flumps on the floor for belly rubs, and purrs at me, and I am unashamedly owned by a cat.
Birds... eh, birds are OK. So are snakes. We don't have snakes in NZ, so I can't claim any familiarity with them; birds, we have lots of, but other than recognising them as a useful part of the food chain, I really don't care much for them either way.
Aardvarks are awesome, but I have a soft spot for hedgies. Possibly for no better reason than their utter cuteness, with the little pointy faces and squidgy paws. Hedgehogs are cute!

2) What's your favorite unexplained mystery?
I am generally not particularly credulous. I believe in "Things Science Can't Explain, Yet" rather than "The Mysteries of the Paranormal!" I'd like to know things like "where did dragons enter into mythology, and was there a real creature they were based on?" or "The Loch Ness Monster, seriously, people, why?"

I'd also love to know if there is any scientific basis for any psychic manifestations, ever, because while I do not believe in 99.9999999% of stated claims to psychic ability, where did the idea come from in the first place? Does psychic ability boil down to "some people are just really TUNED IN to other people and read them forthwith? what about parent-child bonds of the "no, I know something is wrong with my kid" variety?"

You get the drift. I would like science to find definitive answers to some of these things, and until such time as the science is legitimately available, I will remain cynical.

Mysteries of the criminal nature rarely interest me, unless they are fictional and I will find the answer at the end of the novel. This may be a head-in-the-sand approach, but I take it anyway.

3) If you could spend five minutes perceiving the world exactly like another person, whose point of view would you choose?
Does it have to be a person? Because, honestly, I can think of very few people whose heads I would truly like to be inside. It might make them easier to understand, but I still doubt I'd enjoy the experience.

I would love to perceive the world from the perspective of my cats, though.

4) Do you own any music that you would never, ever let your RL friends see? If so, what?
It's not so much that I wouldn't let them see it as I wouldn't play it. I still have various teeny-popper CD's hanging about that, in deference to happy teenage memories, I refuse to throw away. They include the Spice Girls, 5ive, Backstreet Boys, B*Witched, and, er, Ricky Martin. Periodically these CD's are excavated, usually if I'm on a long drive by myself and thus have no company to object to the singing-along.

There was also a certain undertone of "rock music is evil" at home that didn't dissipate until I was fifteen, sixteen, or so, at which point my taste pretty much changed wholesale.

5) What kinds of TV shows did you watch as a kid?
I didn't. I watched the advertisements. No, seriously - as a toddler, I'd run into the lounge the second I heard the jingles of whatever-the-hell was being advertised, dance around to the tunes, then toddle off when the program came back on. I was also terrified of one particular cartoon character - I don't remember any of this myself, but Mum's told me. No idea who she was, but I'd scream and scream in terror at her on the TV. Mum patiently taught me how to change the channel so the scary would go away; until the day that the show segment ended with one of those "now don't change the channel, kids!" and I bolted into the kitchen, screaming my head off, because the scary lady said I wasn't allowed to change the channel.

Yeah, I have no idea either. I don't think I was the most logical thinker at that point.

Subsequent to toddlerhood, I don't recall watching much - I was a reader, not a television watcher, Mum was a bit anti-television anyway, and the only things I really wanted to watch were deemed inappropriate. I have vague recollections of paying passing attention to after-school TV once in awhile, and Sunday morning music videos when I wasn't being dragged to church. I did, somewhat to my shame, watch Roswell obsessively as a teenager, but that's about the only TV series I ever paid attention to until I left home, acquired the Internet, and began inhaling various series wholesale.
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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] te_hazazel

List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
Tag seven people to do the same. (or not)
Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it". (do what you want)

1) I cannot abide leaving a telephone ringing. This happened well before I ever worked in a call centre or on a phone-based job; it just drives me absolutely frantic that I might not know what someone wanted to tell me. The advent of text messaging and voicemail has sliiightly assuaged this.
2) I have arguments inside my head before I go have them with another person. This usually means that I've got all the ranty bitch mostly out of the way first, but can also backfire via me forgetting that some of the conversation only happened inside my skull, not outside in Real World Land. (Sorry, beloved.)
3) I adore lilies; but only the oriental or peruvian variety. Good old white funereal lilies, I really dislike.
4) Very little makes me happier than a cat greeting me happily. They are so independent and selfish, so it gives me a real lift to be loved by one. Even if I know it's really cupboard love, they purr at me and this is a Good Thing.
5) I am a ridiculous fan of the Terry Pratchett Discworld series, and tend to be able to quote (not quite verbatim) from just about any of them at no notice. I own every book and have re-read them a large number of times. I was very sad when his premature Alzheimers diagnosis was announced.
6) I love to cook. LOVE. And have a tendency to assume that anyone and everyone visiting me needs to be fed vast amounts. Periodically I have to be politely reminded that a) I am not feeding the five thousand and b) other people may not be interested in what I like to cook and c) my friends all have mothers and don't need me to play MotherCook for them.
7) I both hate and love clothes shopping. I enjoy the stereotypical trudge-around-mall, but find it ultimately depressing to find that yet again my 36G bust is denying me pretty tops, or that my wide fat feet are denying me pretty shoes. One time I bought pants, I had to try on sixteen pairs before I found some that fit. I tend to buy multiples of things, and as a result have three identical pairs of shoes.


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