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?
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?
39. Favorite drink?
Coke! I have a poster.
40. Favorite sport?
Football, I guess. I'm not really a sports person.
41. Hair color?
42. Eye color?
43. Do you wear contacts?
Yes, but I'm usually too lazy to put them on.
44. Are you single?
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?
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?
54. Who is most likely not to respond?
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?
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.