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Posted on 2005.30.06 at 10:56
How I feel about it all: hungryhungry
Soundtrack: Rufus Wainwright - Greek Song
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1. What color are your kitchen plates? Melmac, in dark green, light green, grey, orange, and...I think that's it. Also a few random black ceramic ones. I love me my Melmac.

2. What book are you reading now? I'm reading three. Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe, American Gods by Neil Gaiman (reread) and The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House, also by Neil (and all teh lovely illustrators). Also dabbling into actually reading Out of the Fog: Treatment Options and Coping Strategies for Adult Attention Deficit Disorders by Kevin Murphy and Suzanne Levert. They'll all be put aside in two weeks, however. *cheers*

3. What's on your mouse pad? mawaridi's H/D "Armchair" drawing. I have an infrared mouse, I don't even need a pad, but I love it so much, it stays.

What is your favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit, if I could ever find anyone to play with me. I'm SO bringing it to TWH.

5. What is your favorite Magazine? I have several, actually. My all-time favourite was Ina May Gaskin's now-defunct Birth Gazette. I also like The Compleat Mother (even though my own kids are well past the agerange), Sage Woman, and The Nation. *crunches granola*

6. Favorite smell? That Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey soap that songdog makes. It brings up an old, old, old, nonverbal memory. Also very newborn baby. Anyone who's ever smelled one can testify to that, I think. It's unique, and very primal.


7..Least favorite smell? Vomit.


8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake
up in the
morning?
Is it my day off?


9. Favorite color? Black and green.


10. Least favorite color? Orange.


11. How many rings before you answer the phone? As few as possible. I hate ringing phones.


12. Future child's name? Well, I do have current children. If I'm ever fortunate enough to be blessed with kids in the future, I'd sure like Conor Draco for a boy. Dunno about a girl.


13. What is most important in life? My kids, without question.


14. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, geez.


15. Do you like to drive fast? Not really.


16. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Sometimes my cat eats a big dinner and curls up with me. And I do have a stuffed Ewok on my bed.

17.Do you like Storms? Thunderstorms? Oh, yes.

18. What type was your first car? 1975 Datsun B-210 Hatchback . Only mine was dark green.

19. If you could meet one person dead or alive who
would it be?
I can only pick one! Well, I'm going to be a rebel and pick two of each. For the living, Jimmy Carter and Stephen King. For the dead, Helen Keller and Jesus. Perhaps even at the same time. Of course, there's John Lennon and Johnny Cash and Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King, Jr. and OMG Bobby Kennedy. But alas, too many to list.


20. Favorite Alcoholic Drink? Korbel Brut.


21. What's your sign & birthday? Gemini. 5 June, JUST LIKE DRACO.


22. Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yep. I also like 'em raw and peeled with salt.


23. If you could have any job, what would it be? Midwife. And novelist.


24. If you could have any color hair, what would it be? Red hair that never goes gray.

25. Have you ever been in love? Yep.

26. Is the glass half full or half empty? I drink out of the can.

27. Favorite movie? Velvet Goldmine

28. Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? Well, I learned on an IBM Selectric, not a computer, but mostly, yes. Only not the numbers. I never learned properly where to put my fingers for them. I was absent that day, or something.


29. What's under your bed? My bed doesn't have an under.


30. What's your favorite number? 4

31. Favorite sport to watch? If you guys don't know by now, I'm not going to tell you. D00d. For me? THERE IS NO OTHER SPORT.

32. What is your single biggest fear? Getting old. I think I fear that more than death.


33. Who sent you this survey? peacey


34. Person most likely to respond? songdog

35. Person least likely to respond? peacey, because um. She sent it.

36. Favorite CD? Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton and Bernie.

37. Favorite TV Shows? Babylon 5, The first six seasons or so of The X-Files, M*A*S*H, Welcome Back, Kotter, lots of old 70s sitcoms.

38. Ketchup or mustard? Both.


39. Hamburgers or hot-dogs? Sushi.


40. Favorite soft drink? Diet Coke.


41. Favorite Books? Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The Harry Potter series. Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. LOTR. Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and American Gods. About a zillion others.


Also, does anyone else find this article a tad offensive? (link from patchfire).

Comments:


diamond_dust06 at 2005-06-30 13:41 (UTC) ()
A tad offensive? That article is ridiculous! I'd think that the reason that parents are less likely to be divorced if they have sons rather than daughters (which I don't believe in the first place) is because it's the male child who passes on the father's name. Daughters are pretty much adopted into their husband's families, while the sons continue their fathers' lines. So if you leave your family and you have sons, then your name will be lost. But if you have only daughters, then it's okay, because your name has been lost anyway.

Actually, put that all in the past tense, because those are antiquated ideals. But they unfortunately still seem to hold in some regions of the world today :-/
zeus55
zeus55 at 2005-06-30 15:25 (UTC) ()

My Rant Answers

1. What color are your kitchen plates? Melmac:light green, blue, yellow, teal. Also, hand-painted Italian china with fruit and vines.

2. What book are you reading now?

3. What's on your mouse pad? Block Island scene.

4. What is your favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit; I'm a tournament-level player.

5. What is your favorite Magazine? New Yorker.

6. Favorite smell? My wife's perfume.

7. Least favorite smell? Excrement.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? I wish I could sleep at night!

9. Favorite color? Green.

10. Least favorite color? Brown.

11. How many rings before you answer the phone? As many as it takes for to get to the telephone.

12. Future child's name? I am finished having children. My daughter's name is Anastasia.

13. What is most important in life? My wife and kids, hands down.

14. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.

15. Do you like to drive fast? Yes.

16. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Until I was four, I slept with my monkey, Jackie.

17.Do you like Storms? Thunderstorms-yes; snowstorms-hate them!

18. What type was your first car? White 1962 Ford Falcon.

19. If you could meet one person dead or alive who
would it be? Robert Kennedy, on the day before the California primary!

20. Favorite Alcoholic Drink? Johnny Walker Blue

21. What's your sign & birthday? Virgo. September 10, 1955.

22. Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Oddly, I prefer the stems to the flowers.

23. If you could have any job, what would it be? Orchestra Conductor.

24. If you could have any color hair, what would it be? Black, like it is now.

25. Have you ever been in love? Oh, yes!

26. Is the glass half full or half empty? Half full, absolutely!

27. Favorite movie? Casablanca.

28. Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? Only when I am looking at the keys!

29. What's under your bed? Ugh, you don't want to know.

30. What's your favorite number? 7

31. Favorite sport to watch? Are you kidding? RED SOX BASEBALL!!

32. What is your single biggest fear? Abject Poverty.

33. Who sent you this survey? Primroseburrows.

34. Person most likely to respond? songdog.

35. Person least likely to respond? zacks.

36. Favorite CD?

37. Favorite TV Shows? The West Wing. Older shows: Quantum Leap, Hill Street Blues, ER, All in the Family, Laugh In.

38. Ketchup or mustard? Relish.

39. Hamburgers or hot-dogs? Cheezeburgie, Cheezeburgie, Cheezeburgie,!

40. Favorite soft drink? Snapple.

41. Favorite Books? Wuthering Heights; Time and Again.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-30 16:19 (UTC) ()

Re: My Rant Answers


Trivial Pursuit; I'm a tournament-level player.

Oho, just you wait, buddy.
zeus55
zeus55 at 2005-06-30 16:36 (UTC) ()

Trivial Pursuit

I accept your challenge! En garde!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-30 17:24 (UTC) ()

Re: Trivial Pursuit

Whee!
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2005-06-30 18:02 (UTC) ()

Re: My Rant Answers

19. If you could meet one person dead or alive who
would it be? Robert Kennedy, on the day before the California primary!


Yes. Shades of Quantum Leap. The world might have had a chance to be much better than it is right now.

29. What's under your bed? Ugh, you don't want to know.

It's not that bad! Your shoes are there, and a plastic storage container with papers and cds in it. And dust. And sometimes the dog.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-30 16:16 (UTC) ()
Not to mention that people can find statistics for anything. peacey was saying that someday there might be a survey that tells us that people who have moles on their upper left arms are more likely to get divorces than people who don't. I only have two freckles on my left upper arm, what's my excuse? peacey says they don't count.
diamond_dust06 at 2005-06-30 16:23 (UTC) ()
"Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that."

-Homer Simpson
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-30 17:24 (UTC) ()
That SO deserves to be someone's .sig line.
History Has Dreamed Of Us
inkandalchemy at 2005-06-30 16:02 (UTC) ()
*blinks* Well, it is rather offensive, but actually? Just looking at myself and my friends... it does hold true. I have only two friends whose parents are still married (kind of sad even by itself, isn't it?) - one of them is the daughter of a pastor, and there are two boys and two girls in her family. The other is the eldest son of a family with four boys and one girl. Then there's my ex-stepmum, who had 5 daughters, and who's been married and divorced three times now (and seems to be looking for a 4th.)

How incredibly bizarre. O.o;
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-30 16:17 (UTC) ()
I can't see how there's a real connection, here. It seems like someone's pulling connections out of their arse in this article.
The Moonlight Sonata
moonlight69 at 2005-07-01 02:02 (UTC) ()
What is your favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit, if I could ever find anyone to play with me. I'm SO bringing it to TWH.

WAH WHY DID YOU NOT BRING IT TO NIMBUS, WOMAN? I can never find people to kick my butt in TP, and I love it. :D
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-01 11:25 (UTC) ()
We DID have Trivial Pursuit at Nimbus! littlealex answerd a question wrong about China, while we all listened to the Billy Joel of the Endless on aegeus's iPod. Maybe we played before you got there?

Wah, you are not coming East this year. *weeps*
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2005-07-02 16:11 (UTC) ()
29. What's under your bed? My bed doesn't have an under.

You know, you'd think so, but you'd be amazed at what you can find underneath when you pick it up!

Also, does anyone else find this article a tad offensive?

*raises hand* I do, I do! Sheesh. Even if this guy does believe that parents prefer boys, he didn't have to be so mean about it.
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