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February 4th, 2005


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10:50 am - pix_kristin Made Me Do It
Well lookee here, it's a meme. Or maybe it's 62 memes in one!

1. First name?
Sunil! God, weren't you people paying attention the last entry?

2. Were you named after anyone?
Sunil the Magnificent, Prestidigitator of Prestidigitators. (That would be a no.) My middle name is my dad's name, but that's standard naming procedure.

3. Do you wish on stars?
No. Mischa Barton will not grant my utmost desires, no matter how strongly I direct my wishes toward her.

4. When did you last cry?
December 25, 2004. A reaction to my mom's not taking my sudden career change so well.

5. Do you like your handwriting?
It's not pretty like a girl's, but it's nice and small. I don't hate it.

6. What's your favorite lunch meat?
Turkey ham. Or just plain chicken, really.

7. What is your birth date?
September 12, 1981.

8. What is your most embarrassing CD?
Let's look through the collection. There aren't any CDs in there that I'm embarrassed to have, though there are a few that I don't really like enough to have spent money on. I guess the obvious answer here would be Avril Lavigne's Let Go, but I'm only embarrassed superficially, cause I like most of it.

9. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?
I think I agree with the popular answer here, which is yes, but I'd be pretty irritated with me.

10. Are you a daredevil?
Ha. Ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Oh dear. Me. Daring. Like a devil. Oh man. Tell me another one.

12. Do looks matter?
Yes. Sorry, but they do. They are not the end-all-be-all, by any means, but they play an important part. We are physical beings, and our physicality separates us as individuals. I can't look at someone and say, "God, that guy has the best knowledge of Buffy trivia I've ever seen." But I can look at someone and say, "God, that guy has something hideous on his shirt. I'd better go tell him."

13. How do you release anger?
Music. Either I turn up loud, angry music and soak it in, or I try to calm myself down with my calming music. I also steam a lot, which is not so much releasing anger as keeping it in. I TALK IN ASSCAPS with Aarika. I write something really bitchy and post it.

14. Where is your second home?
Is my first home, by default, the "home" with the rest of my family? Cause that would make this right here my second home. Or we could say my second home is "the Internet," cause I spend enough time on it for it to count. I should pay rent. Oh wait, I do! Damn you, Comcast.

15. Do you trust others easily?
I think I try to give other people the benefit of the doubt. I trust all right, but it takes some time and conversation before I decide to really open up. My short list of confidantes is fairly low.

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Transformers? I had Chromedrome. And I had these trucks I liked to smash together. I made up little stories, with the Farmer and Bigfoot trying to save Chromedrome from the green-and-purple alien. And then Chromedrome II, the little driver dude, lost an arm, so I called him Moodock.

17. Which class in high school do you think was totally stupid?
Probably government. I was never much for the social sciences.

18. Do you have a journal?
The hell? This must have originally been an e-mail survey, cause LOOK AT THE SCREEN, FOOL.

19. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
No, no I don't. I am serious at all times. In fact, I don't even know what "sarcasm" is. Is it like an orgasm?

20. What are your nicknames?
I have none, if we're talking in real life. It's all Sunil, all the time, unless you're my mom, who calls me "Chikhu." Polter-Cow, on the other hand, has become P-C, P-Cow, Noise-Cow, Ghost Cow, Cow, Polter, Polty, Spectral Bovine...

21. Would you bungee jump?
There's this thing where I'm afraid of, uh, dying.

22. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No way. That's such a waste of time.

23. Do you think that you are strong?
No. In any sense of the word.

24. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Officially, mint chocolate chip. Though chocolate almond is up there, if only for the Screw Yer Roommate memories.

25. Shoe size?
9 or 10ish, depending on the brand.

26. Red or pink?
This is the stupidest question in the history of memes.

27. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
That despite all the undeniably selfless things I do, they're all driven by a core of selfishness.

28. Who do you miss most?
I can't answer this question. I miss a lot of people, especially my Rice friends. Instead I will answer the question, "Who do you miss most recently?" That would be debetesse, who was not here yesterday night as she was a week ago.

29. Do you want everyone to whom you send this to send it back?
God, do you think I'm made of time? I can't read all those!

30. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?
Brown cargo pants, and I am barefoot.

31. What are you listening to right now?
Chevelle's "Another Know It All" is ending, and "Bend the Bracket" is starting...now. Mmm.

32. Last thing you ate?
Honey Nut Chex and milk.

33. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Burnt sienna.

34. What is the weather like right now?
A wee bit nippy.

35. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Daniel Hayes, the doctor I interviewed for my latest article.

36. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Everything above the neck. I am a lover of faces. And hair, hair can do a lot.

37. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Blondie? I guess she's all right.

38. What is your ethnicity?
Indian.

39. Favorite drink?
Coke! I have a poster.

40. Favorite sport?
Football, I guess. I'm not really a sports person.

41. Hair color?
Black.

42. Eye color?
Brown.

43. Do you wear contacts?
Yes, but I'm usually too lazy to put them on.

44. Are you single?
Terminally.

45. Favorite food?
Pizza. I don't know. It's the easy answer. I like a lot of food.

46. Last movie you watched?
Van Helsing. Yeah.

47. Favorite day of the year?
May 13. What? Hell if I know, geez.

48. Scary movies or happy endings?
Scary movies. Happy endings are fine, but they're so...predictable and blah, unless done properly. Scary movies are at least fun.

49. Summer or winter?
Summer.

50. Hugs or kisses?
Well, I am the Hug Conduit, but I've been low on kisses for some time now. You can hug more people than you can kiss, theoretically. I'll be greedy and say I like the sexy breathy hugs that turn into kisses.

51. Do you have any favorite rants and, if so, what are they?
Well, there's the now classic PHARMACOLOGY IS NOT PHARMACY OMGWTF. I'm not really Ranty McRantypants, especially since I didn't do the rant meme, but if you want rants, put in a request. I'm really good at using as much profanity as is humanly possible. Oh! Everything I ever write about my parents. That counts, right?

52. What is your favorite dessert?
I don't have a favorite dessert! I mean, I won't turn away a brownie sundae, or some cheesecake, or chocolate-covered strawberries, but maybe if you give them to me all at once we'll have a problem.

53. Who is most likely to respond?
norahrose

54. Who is most likely not to respond?
fishinginthemud

55. What books are you reading?
I'm not reading any books at the moment, dammit! Unless you count Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes. But I am reading many comic books, and those count, right? They're like really long books that never end. Daredevil, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Powers, The Pulse, Secret War, The Ultimates, Ultimate Nightmare, Batgirl, Nightwing, 100 Bullets, Fables, Y the Last Man, and Ex Machina.

56. What's on your mouse pad?
Mouse...pad?

57. What did you watch last night on TV?
The O.C. and The Daily Show.

58. Favorite smells?
Smell is my least favorite sense. I'm not into the whole smelling thing. Chocolate is good, coffee is good, various foods cooking are good.

59. Favorite sounds?
Oh, so many. Good music, of course. Lots of little things, like a match lighting, an umbrella opening, arrows whizzing through the air. Laughter that really does sound like bubbly champagne.

60. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
I've heard more of the Beatles, and I'm pretty sure if I had an equal listening set I'd still choose them.

61. What's the farthest you've been from home?
That would have to be India, would it not?

62. Do you have a special talent?
Apparently I'm good at this writing thing. I notice when people change their b.org taglines. I make people laugh. I'm a good hugger, and purportedly a really good kisser. I can do whatever a spider can. No, wait, that's someone else.
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Sarah Fimm - Sexual Animals

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From:norahrose
Date:February 4th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
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No, no I don't. I am serious at all times. In fact, I don't even know what "sarcasm" is. Is it like an orgasm?

Yes. Yes it is. At least it is in my life.
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From:ariiadne
Date:February 4th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)

Jess fixating on food? What? NEVER!

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But what abooout.... a cheesecake with brownie chunks mixed in a la mode topped with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate syrup? HUH?

...hmm, that's actually a pretty good idea. And I haven't made a cheesecake in awhile...

Also, you are exactly 11 days older than me. So we really are almost the same age.
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From:alliterator
Date:February 4th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
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The O.C. and The Daily Show.
What? No Point Pleasant? Man, that show is sooo easy to make fun of. Really.

And I would kill for your comic list (at college now - no comic stores nearby).
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From:sterope
Date:February 5th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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Yay! I love surveys! I seriously think I'm the only person who unties their shoes before taking them off. I always do that. I guess I'm crazy.
From:fishinginthemud
Date:February 5th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
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I want a rant. Give me a rant, dammit. And when you're done, I want MORE RANT.

Arrows whizzing through the air do sound awesome. Less so when they hit their target and make that squishy sound.
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From:pica_scribit
Date:June 12th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Watch me do this instead of sleeping or going to the post office like I should.

1. First name?
Mary

2. Were you named after anyone?
Mary Olive Louisa Wade (great-grandmother) and Mary Catherine "Molly" Martin (great-great-grandmother)

3. Do you wish on stars?
I used to, but since I recently made the decision to put superstition aside and pursue reason, I'm trying to avoid fantasy ideas like wishing. At least, outside of fiction. I want to try living totally in the real world.

4. When did you last cry?
I don't know? I'll frequently shed a tear or two when watching TV or reading a good book, but that's not the same as having a good, heart-cleansing cry. Oh, wait. Actually it was the night my laptop was stolen. Two minutes of crying in the kitchen at work, splashed some cold water on my face, and back to it. Then again the next morning, when I realised they'd taken my truck keys, too, and I had no way of getting home and no friends to come rescue me. I cried then because I realised there was no one I could count on who lived close enough to do any good.

5. Do you like your handwriting?
My handwriting is chicken scratch. It has really suffered since I began typing absolutely everything. It used to not be too bad and look sort of like my grandmother's, which I liked. Now, it's just kind of embarrassing.

6. What's your favorite lunch meat?
Ummm...on a sammich? Probably tuna. At least, that's what I end up eating most often.

7. What is your birth date?
4 Oct 1978

8. What is your most embarrassing CD?
I got rid of almost all my CDs last year, including any that might be considered embarrassing. But I have a ton of music that definitely qualify as guilty pleasures. Meat Loaf, for sure, though I've gone off him a bit in the past couple of years. Most of the music I have is sort of folky and less-than-mainstream. No need to feel embarrassed about stuff no one else has ever heard of.

9. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?
Maybe. I feels like I'm not very good at being friends with anyone these days, so myself and I would probably end up drifting apart and becoming people who used to know one another.

10. Are you a daredevil?
Depends on the situation. I don't tend to go in for activities that are physically dangerous, but I do like having adventures. I'm not afraid to venture out on my own and try new things. Except food. I can be a total wuss about trying new foods.

12. Do looks matter?
Probably. Of course I want to say "no", but I think we all know that there are physical features that attract us and ones that don't, and for the most part, that's going to be the first thing that draws one to another person. Or at least, that's true outside of Internetland. On here, we can all just dazzle one another with our sparkling wit, never bathe, comb our hair, or change out of our PJs.

13. How do you release anger?
I get in my truck, head out onto the freeway, crank up the music, and scream my head off. That, or punching upholstered furniture. Plus the occasional LJ rant.

14. Where is your second home?
Umm...how can you tell which one is the second one? Which one is the first? I grew up in the Pacific NW, with lots of summers and Christmases spent in Montana, but since then I have lived and felt at home in Scotland, Vermont, and Virginia. I miss Scotland the most, so maybe that's my second home?

15. Do you trust others easily?
As my dad says, "trust anyone once." Then you'll know whether it's worthwhile to trust them again. I don't live in fear or paranoia like some people (mom) seem to. That doesn't mean I'm going to trust a stranger with my life on a whim, or pick up hitchhikers when I'm driving across the country by myself (probably).

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Hard to say. I had a lot of toys. At one point, my parents made a rule that if I wanted to get a new toy, I had to get rid of two. But there are only a few that have made it this far with me, and of those, I think only my Pound Puppies, Luke and Han, are worth mentioning. Yeah, I was a geeky kid.
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Date:June 12th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
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17. Which class in high school do you think was totally stupid?
Lots of classes were stupid at my high school. My high school sucked. We had a French teacher teaching Japanese, English teacher teaching math, and a football coach teaching English. Chaos!

18. Do you have a journal?
More than one. One of them is paper, but I haven't written in it in years.

19. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
It's only my primary means of communication.

20. What are your nicknames?
I never really had any nicknames, apart from online handles.



21. Would you bungee jump?
Maybe? But I might change my mind at the last minute.

22. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Not if I can help it.

23. Do you think that you are strong?
Physically? No. Emotionally? Tough as nails. Well, sometimes.

24. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Anything with caramel in it. Actually, I am down with most flavours.

25. Shoe size?
8 or 8.5

26. Red or pink?
I'm not even sure what this means.

27. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I'm too afraid of failure to try to do anything difficult. When the going gets tough, I tend to cut and run.

28. Who do you miss most?
That's a hard question. Most people I don't really have to miss, because they're never more than an email or an IM away. Except for Charles. It's been six and a half years since he told me he never wanted to see or hear from me again. Shit, he lives seven miles from here, and I think about him every time I drive past his street. I know if I ever actually ran into him face-to-face, I would panic. Probably run away or pass out or something ridiculous like that. But at one time, we had something amazing. I don't think he and I would be good for one another anymore, but I will never not miss what we had, on some level.

29. Do you want everyone to whom you send this to send it back?
N/A

30. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?
Hot pink and black checked PJs and barefoot.

31. What are you listening to right now?
Kitty snores. Traffic sounds.

32. Last thing you ate?
Blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns.

33. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
What kind of a question is that?

34. What is the weather like right now?
*checks* White sky. High cloud cover. Probably high 50's-ish.

35. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Dad.

36. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Hair. Eyes. I'm a sucker for curly hair, dark eyes, and long lashes (on any gender).

37. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
"Sent" is the wrong word, but yeah, you're sort of all right. ;p

38. What is your ethnicity?
Blindingly-white northern European.

39. Favorite drink?
Chai. NOT from Starbucks. Bleh.

40. Favorite sport?
Quidditch? I lack any real interest in athletic competition.
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From:pica_scribit
Date:June 12th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
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41. Hair color?
Dark brown.

42. Eye color?
Greenish-brown hazel.

43. Do you wear contacts?
Nope.

44. Are you single?
2.5 years and counting.

45. Favorite food?
CHEESE! Especially British cheese with flavours!

46. Last movie you watched?
Possibly "Return of the Killer Tomatoes" or "Local Hero".

47. Favorite day of the year?
BS question.

48. Scary movies or happy endings?
Probably happy endings, but really neither. I'm not into being scared for entertainment. I like character development and dialogue over action, tension, and death. Gimme a good BBC drama or comedy any day.

49. Summer or winter?
Both seasons have their charms, but I'm gonna have to go with summer.

50. Hugs or kisses?
It's been a while since I had much of either, and I miss both. But what I really miss is having someone to snuggle with while watching geeky TV. And maybe a little snogging during the boring bits.

51. Do you have any favorite rants and, if so, what are they?
I have some favourite ranting topics. My parents (especially my mother). Mark Driscoll and his cultastic mega-church. Idiots I encounter at work. I can also riff endlessly on feminism, religion, and LGBT rights.

52. What is your favorite dessert?
Depends on my mood, but I like most of them. Chocolatey ones are especially good. But pie! And cookies! And I make a totally kick-ass vegan apple spice cake (ask Mark).

53. Who is most likely to respond?
N/A

54. Who is most likely not to respond?
N/A

55. What books are you reading?
Not really any right now. I'm such a slacker. Tamora Pierce, David Levithan, and Umberto Eco all have new novels out in the past year, and I haven't read a single one of them. :(

56. What's on your mouse pad?
I think I know what one of those is.

57. What did you watch last night on TV?
Daily Show, Colbert Report, Buffy.

58. Favorite smells?
Spices. Lilacs. Fresh-mown grass. The air before a thunderstorm. And a large number of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents.

59. Favorite sounds?
Leonard Cohen's voice. Jason Webley's accordion. Great Big Sea's fiddle. Slow, sad cello music. Evening nature sounds like nighthawks and crickets and frogs. Scottish accents. The TARDIS engine.

60. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
I was totally Beatles-obsessed at the age of 13. Taught myself to play guitar out of a Beatles songbook, and could identify who sang which songs just by the sound of their voices. Never had much time for the Rolling Stones, but I suppose they're all right.

61. What's the farthest you've been from home?
Prague.

62. Do you have a special talent?
I'm pretty good at being diplomatic, and I think I'm getting better at writing. I'm fucking awesome at road trips. And I can identify human fetal bones like nobody's business, but for some reason, people don't like to hear about that one.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:June 12th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
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What the fuck human fetal bones oh yeah you're an archaeologist or something.

Prague! I want to go to Prague. How is it?

But what I really miss is having someone to snuggle with while watching geeky TV.
I would like this too.

And maybe a little snogging during the boring bits.
This would be good as well.
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From:pica_scribit
Date:June 12th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Prague was fucking awesome when I visited for a week in 2005. The food was fantastic, everything was really cheap, and everyone spoke English. It was sort of ridiculous. I had my phrase book, and learned all the different accent marks and everything, and then no one would even let me try to mangle the language. The only person who refused to speak English to me was the woman at the International Help Desk at the train station. WTF? My favourite thing I saw there was the Sedlec Ossuary at Kutna Hora. An entire church decorated with nothing but human bones. I might be a little bit morbid. But yeah, archaeologist.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:June 12th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
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I like fantastic food that is really cheap! Budapest was like that; I had a wonderful meal for, like, twenty or thirty dollars (appetizer, entree, dessert, drink, everything). And then there were the crepes that were, like, two bucks. THE MAGIC OF FORINTS.
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From:pica_scribit
Date:June 12th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Paris was the best place I've ever been for food. OMG, duck prepared a different way every night! Heaven! And wandering the banks of the Seine felt like being in a movie. I would go back there in a heartbeat.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:June 12th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Scotland! I really liked Scotland.

Okay, now I'm feeling kind of embarrassed that you're reading these really old posts. It was a different time, a different me, a different journaling style. There are many old posts I look fondly upon! Others, not so much. I hope you get to the good stuff.
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From:pica_scribit
Date:June 12th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Well, fair's fair. You have access to most of my old LJ entries, going back to 2001 on my primary journal. Yikes! Talk about another lifetime!

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