Internet Meme - Getting to Know You

Thursday, February 28, 2008
I got this from Jim Wright, who got it from Story Bones, who got it from Camille Alexa. I don't know Camille got it - she may have written it her ownself, or gotten it from somewhere else. If you really want to track it down, feel free to contact Jack Bauer to take on the task.

So here are my answers:

1) Ever been in a relationship lasting over 5 years?
Yes, I've been with my Smart Man for 10 years in April, and I was with the father of my children for 7 years.

2) What was one of your dreams growing up?
To be a marine biologist, working with Orcas.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
I wish I was athletic. I'm not. I can barely get out of bed without falling on my ass. I just don't have any natural ability.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
My standard drink is Mike's Light Cranberry, but I really like those funky fruity fru-fru drinks, like Mango Daiquiri. Hmm...

5) Favorite books?
To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert Heinlein
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Neanderthal Parallax by Robert Sawyer
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Damage by Jacqueline Hart

6) What was the last book you read?
Darwin's Children by Greg Bear

7) Astrology: Menace to science education or entertainment?
Menace. Definitely a menace.

8) Any tattoos and/or piercings? Explain where.
Ear piercing. Four tattoos - one on my stomach, one on my left arm, one on my left ankle, and one on my right calf.

9) Worst habit?
I smoked for years and years. Then my Smart Man and I quit together six or seven years ago. But that's a story for another day.

10) Best attribute?
Generosity.

11) What are your favorite hobbies?
Knitting, Reading, Blogging, cooking, then eating the cooking, watching television, SHOPPING.

12) Do you have a negative or optimistic attitude?
It depends. Sometimes I'm ridiculously optimistic in terms of wanting people I know to do the right thing. Yet I expect politicians and other public people to act the ass. Weird.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
I'm a bit claustrophobic, so I'd try real hard not to cling to you in wild-eyed panic.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
That's a tough one. Everyone has their crosses to bear. However, my father died of alcoholism much too young, and never knew my children.

15) Best thing to ever happen to you?
I finally pulled my emotional head out of my ass, which allowed me to enjoy and maintain meaningful relationships with friends and family.

16) Tell me one weird fact about you.
When it comes to my dog Boogie the Giant Schnauzer, I am completely soft.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
You'd be invited to dinner, of course.

18) What was your first impression of me? (Since I swiped this list from Jim Wright's site, I'll answer him).
Hm, a Navy vet, like me. Hey! He's kind of funny! Why does he live in Alaska? It's cold there. He seems like a smart, honorable guy. Hey! He's got a blog! How come I didn't know he had a blog?

19) What scares you?
Losing people close to me due to circumstances beyond my control.

20) If you could change one thing about how you are, what would it be?
I want to be able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Like that's ever going to happen.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
I'd be your crime partner, but we'd only do crime against the immoral and wicked, in order to sooth my conscience.

22) What color eyes do you have?
Green, the color of polluted sea water.

23) Ever been arrested? If so, what for?
Nope, not even when I should of been. I follow the 11th Commandment.

24) Favorite dessert?
Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream Ice Cream.

25) If you won $1000 today, what would you do with it?
Save some, spend some. Probably on the shiny.

26) Tell me something you want me to know about you.
My guilty pleasure is watching "Psych" on the USA Network.

27) What's your favorite place to hang out?
My house - usually my desk.

28) Do you believe in ghosts? Aliens?
No ghosts. Aliens? Yes, in the sense that I believe there are non-Terran life forms in the universe.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Read, baby. I never have enough time to read...

30) Do you swear a lot?
Fuckin' A Skippy, baby. Like a sailor.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
There's so many!! Let's see...Young Earth Creationists. Those who try and push their unverifiable beliefs on others. Parents who don't take care of their children to the best of their ability. People who abuse or abandon their pets. Trolls. People who talk loudly on their cell phones in the grocery store. Insomnia. Willful ignorance. People who run red lights. I could go on for days, really.

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

33) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?
Only if it's sincere and thoughtful. Contrived romance is vomit inducing.

34) Most unusual place you've had sex?
Hot Chicks don't tell.

35) Do you believe in an afterlife?
I wish. In spite of my skeptical leanings, I would really like to be able to suspend disbelief and live a life of faith. I envy that in others. I just can't bring myself to do it, though.

13 comments:

Michelle K said...

Wow. Lots of green eyes around these parts!

Cindi in CO said...

I find it interesting how many of our answers match up.

But my eyes are blue. Irish blue, baby.

John the Scientist said...

You were in the Navy and you are claustrophobic.

Uh-huh.

Janiece Murphy said...

Cindi...duh!

John, I'm only claustrophobic in places that I'm not familiar with, or when there's tons of people I don't know...like a Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong, for example.

::shudder::

Jim Wright said...

Yeah, like Michelle said, lot's of green eyes in this crowd.

And yes, Hong Kong can be just little crowded, but it's still a great place

Janiece Murphy said...

We need to be more diverse.

C'mon, guys, recruit your brown-eyed pals!

John the Scientist said...

Well, I'm blue-gray.

Despite going to high school here, my wife had never heard the classic explanation for brown eye color until she met me.

I also introduced her to "if I want any more shit out of you, I'll unscrew the top of your head and dip it out" - not aimed at her, of course.

And if you think Hong Kong is crowded, my office in Japan was served by the busiest train station in the world. I quickly learned to get to work early. I don't like having some dude in white glocves shove my nose into the armpit of some salaryman reading a pr0nographic manga version of "Sailor Moon".

John the Scientist said...

And unless he's a real genetic anomaly, MWT has to have brown eyes.

Michelle K said...

Janiece,

I hate crowds of people to the point they freak me out.

I always set on the end seat throughout college, and pretty much avoid the mall from Nov-Jan and do my weekly shopping before 10AM because no one else is around.

Maybe we have gathered so many green eyed people because we're superior and want to be around others like ourselves?

Hmmm....

Janiece Murphy said...

John, thanks for that mental image of your Japanese train ride. Really. So charming.

Urp.

And yeah, where is MWT?

Michelle, I'm more claustrophic about crowds than I am about enclosed spaces. I'm not sure why...

John the Scientist said...

My Japanese trian ride was quite pleasant.

If I got on the train before 7:00 AM.

MWT said...

>.>

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Have I ever mentioned how much I hate memes? (Like modern-day-equivs of chain emails!) And that I vowed never to do one on Blog of Siram?

(...yes, I have brown eyes.)

Janiece Murphy said...

Hi, MWT. No need to participate. Nathan dosn't want to, either.