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06 December 2009 @ 12:22 am
On Pain Of Pain  
Somebody made me do it, not saying who.

A meme. Yay.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I get my middle name from my grandfather, and my last name from my parents. Other than that, no.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Does sniffling from watching TV count? Probably sometime watching Buffy again, then (I'm incredibly easy when it comes to the whole watery eyes thing). Otherwise, er, sometime around the run-up to the trial after my dad's death, probably. And even then, I'm not the full-on sobbing type, probably haven't done that since I was still in the single digits.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HAND WRITING?
Yeah. It's very neat -- of course, I always print, I never write cursive in any language.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Bacon? No, corned beef, actually.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
I'm pretty sure I don't. Pretty sure.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Depends what other person I was.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Of course not, I'd rather die in a fire.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
No.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Peanut Butter Crunch (with the Captain).

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Less than I used to.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
That peanut butter and jelly flavor ice cream Ben & Jerry's made for a short time. I miss it.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Uh, depends on the person.

15. RED OR PINK?
Red. Pink is wrong.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I'm really way too good at being mean.

17. [THIS QUESTION INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK.]

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
Don't care. Possibly not even less.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
If I was wearing pants (which I'm not, I'm in my room) they'd be my black jeans, or at least they were today. If I was wearing shoes (which I'm not, I'm indoors, and in Japan), they'd be my black Nikes, or at least they were today.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Rush - Anthem [rotating through the stuff I haven't listened to in a while. This one was last listened to in early January of 2008].

22 IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Black.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Garlic, maybe. Food, certainly.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Friend Evan, I think. Don't spend much time on the phone in Japan.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football. American style.

27. HAIR COLOR?
Brownish blonde.

28. EYE COLOR?
Brown.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Wendy's hamburgers.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Neither.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
District 9.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Sage with big orange picture thingies. It's my Arches National Park Shirt.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs. Kisses are messy.

36. [THIS QUESTION WAS REMOVED WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE. OR JUST PLAIN MISSING IN ACTION.]

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Who cares?

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Who cares?

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition].

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Not using one right now. The one in my bag is a Rice University logo pad, and that's the one I would use if I was using a mouse, which I'm not.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Nothing, but Buffy on DVD.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)?
A cat purring.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Rolling Stones at their best. Beatles more on average.

44. WHERE IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport or so.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Gaydar that's approximately five percent more accurate than random chance.

46 WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
United States of America

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
Don't care.

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
In Tokyo. Oh, how? By poking random things on the internet.

The OCD among you can already tell me which three numbers were missing. Can't you?
 
 
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thjazithjazi on December 5th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I missed #12. The shame.

And really, instead of garlic and food, you should have answered: ai.

I have to say though, that until my wife was gone (on a 2 week trip) I didn't realize how much I missed my wife's smell. I usually keep an unwashed shirt around just so I can smell it every now and then. Wow, that reads a lot creepier than I thought. It would probably be easier if she wore perfume- I could just use a spray bottle.

And, if it weren't for her smell, garlic and onions frying would pretty much be the best smell- well, that and 'za.





Aifebruaryfour on December 6th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
instead of garlic and food, you should have answered: ai.
But Ai's not his favorite smell! I have been considering getting garlic perfume. ^_^
thjazithjazi on December 12th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Bread with fried minced garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar works pretty well. Toast 'em in the oven and eat one before he comes home.

Mmmm garlic.

Ahh, OCD, you've forced me to go look up and try and find the original quiz-meme to see which ones doug skipped/altered/didn't answer. I did manage to hold out for a few days, at least.

Bllgh.

Douglas Triggs: warning: motivational hazarddoubt72 on December 12th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
I didn't skip them, they were gone by the time it got to me. So I have no idea.
thjazithjazi on December 15th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Yep, I had figured that out eventually. Couldn't find the person who first omitted them, but it was all over .jp facebook missing the appropriate numbers.

For the curious:
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?

There are variations on all q's 44 and above, but generally the meaning is there. #48 doesn't show up at all in most the american examples, but is in the .jp facebook ones.

Doug, don't answer these- I just put them up so no one else has to waste their time.
Douglas Triggs: robot art headdoubt72 on December 15th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
Hah, no worries, I'm done with it.

However... You, my friend, frighten me some.
thjazithjazi on December 18th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
That makes at least two of us. Sometimes I do get obsessed with mysteries. Probably why I have avoided the Kryptos-CIA sculpture/puzzle all these years. My secondary dream of working as a cryptographer for the NSA or CIA ended when I fell in love with a woman of the wrong nationality.
Aifebruaryfour on December 6th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
... I can't believe I missed #12. I fully agree with #16. Also, Doug is good to me. ♥

Edited at 2009-12-06 03:20 am (UTC)