try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

she gives a smile when the pain comes; the pain gonna make everything all right

from songdog

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (Quite a few, actually, but not like, a SO or anything.) I don't watch much TV these days.  (Not unless you count watching decade-old shows IN THEIR ENTIRETY on my computer monitor. Oh, and Family Guy. Family Guy is <3.) I own lots of books.  (That's like saying "I breathe air".)
I wear glasses or contact lenses.  (Just for reading. I want to get those colour contacts, though. I've always wanted green eyes. And I could get turquoise and magenta and purple and stripey, and it would be so cool!) × I love to play video games(I used to. Zelda for original Nintendo, baybee.) I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies.  (I've never *owned* any, mind you, but it's hard not to see porn movies. They're everywhere.) × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.  (No, but wouldn't that be FUN?) I believe honesty is usually the best policy.  (I do, actuall.y. Aren't I a dork?)
I curse sometimes.  (Christ on a pony, why the fuck would I say that kind of shit?) × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.  (I change constantly. A lot, I dunno.) × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.  (No, just my Howitzer.)
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× I have broken someone's bones(I've never even broken any of my own bones.) × I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal.  (I am really a man. Fooled you with that foam-rubber uterus, didn't I?) × I hate the rain(Depends. I hate DRIVING in the rain, but I love a good storm.)
I'm paranoid at times.  (How did you know, anyway? Have you been watching my house? *looks around warily*) I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.  (Heck, I'd be willing to PAY FOR IT if i had the cash.) I need/want money right now.  (Tomorrow's payday, and boy am I glad.)
I love sushi.  (Sushi is the food of the gods, and the god of the foods. Tuna sashimi is love.) × I talk really, really fast.  (I talk faster than some, but I'm not like that guy who gives the legalese in commercials.) × I have fresh breath in the morning.  (There are people who DO?)
I have long hair.  (Not as long as I'd like it to be.) × I have lost money in Las Vegas.  (Never even been to Las Vegas. I don't need to go there to lose money, anyway. I lose things all the time right here in RI.) I have at least one sibling.  (She's the cute one.)
× I was born in a country outside of the U.S.  (Only in my wildest dreams. I have a mental list of countries I'd like to have been born in.) I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.  (Not eyelashes.) × I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.  (Survive? Isn't that kind of overkill? Liek, I'd fall down DEAD if I didn't know it was work calling?)
× I like the way that I look.  (mneh. sometimes.) × I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.  (Why would I do that?) × I am usually pessimistic(No, although I've occasionally been nihilistic. Oh wait, that's mr_t00by, not me.)
× I have a lot of mood swings(I prefer tire swings and porch swings.) I think prostitution should be legalized.  (Absolutely. Let's give them stuff like medical benefits, regular testing, condoms, pension plans. I'm for it.) × I slept with a roommate(Slept slept or SLEPT (nudge, nudge, wink wink) slept?)
I have a hidden talent.  (I can move a bone in my ankle. I know, it's impressive. No autographs, please, it's late.) × I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.  (I'm not really hyper.) × I have a lot of friends(I have a few close friends.)
I have pecked someone of the same sex.  (Yea verily. Was it good for you, darling?) × I enjoy talking on the phone.   (Not really.) × I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.  (I live in a town, actually.)
I love to shop and/or window shop.  (Specific shops, like bookshops and thrift stores. I pretty much hate the mall.) × I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal(I wouldn't say obsessed. Although I am obsessed with Google. Ask anyone.) × I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother(I love my mum!)
I have a mobile phone.  (And I know how to use it.) × I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.  (Ouch. Thankfully, no. I'm not even sure I've BEEN drunk in the past six months.) I've rejected someone before.  (Maybe when I was seventeen or so.)
I currently like/love someone.  (lots of someones.) × I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.  (I think I'll become a nun.) I want to have children in the future.  (Just let the check mark sit there and don't even go there.)
I have changed a diaper before.  (I seem to remember doing that with ONE OF MY FOUR CHILDREN WHO WERE ALL BORN IN THE EIGHTIES) I've called the cops on a friend before.  (Nope, just the neighbours in my old place) × I'm not allergic to anything.  (Poison ivy, and opiates make me sick, but that's about it.)
I have a lot to learn.  (Gods, we all do.) × I am shy around the opposite sex.  (No, not at all.) × I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.  (Well, I do have cable.)
I have at least 5 away messages saved.  (Of course!) I have tried alcohol or drugs before.  (Although my first reaction was what? Before breakfast? Because then it would be no.) × I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.  (I think I kissed the boyfriend of my sister's friend when I was like fifteen. It was probably his fault.)
× I own the "South Park" movie.  (I think my kids do) × I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal(No, but I've avoided doing other things.) I enjoy some country music.  (By that I mean REAL country music. Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson. Not the crap that calls itself country these days.)
× I would die for my best friends(I'm waaay too self-preservationist for that. For my kids, though? Without a second thought.) × I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist(BWAHAHAHAH no.) × I have used my sexuality to advance my career.  (Woah. Now that's an idea. Because everyone at work has the hots for me, after all.)
I think Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.  (Among a host of other reasons.) × I have dated a close friend's ex(Is it possible to say sorta? Explaining takes exactly two hours to tell quite a while.) I am happy at this moment.  (Downright chipper!)
× I'm obsessed with guys(Not that I know of.) Democrat.  (Well, independent, really, but I lean left. Even to the left of Democrat, actually.) × Republican(No thanks.)
× I don't even know what I am(LA's fine but it ain't home; New York's home but it ain't mine no more....) × I am punk rockish.  (Well I LIKE punk rock.) × I go for older guys/girls, not younger.  (Never thought about it. I don't think it makes a big difference to me.)
× I study for tests most of the time.  (Yeah. Liek I studied for a week for my last blood test. Got a C.) I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.  (Yes. I use a corset knot my mum taught me.) × I can work on a car(I'd like to learn, actually.)
× I love my job(s)(Mneh.) I am comfortable with who I am right now.  (pretty much) I have more than just my ears pierced.
× I walk barefoot wherever I can.  (I used to. But now I live in teh city, and bleh. Hot asphalt.) × I have jumped off a bridge(Not that I can recall.) I love sea turtles.  (Who doesn't?)
× I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup(I might spend MAYBE twenty bucks a year on makeup, if that.) I plan on achieving a major goal/dream.  (Several, actually.) × I am proficient on a musical instrument(I can sing. The voice is a musical instrument.)
× I hate office jobs(I actually liked my office job.) × I went to college out of state.  (CCRI. In-state.) × I am adopted(No, but I'm considering adoption.)
× I am a pyro.   (No, but I've danced to "Disco Inferno".) × I have thrown up from crying too much.  (I would never even let myself get close to that state, because I am an EMETOPHOBE.) × I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.  (THIS SELECTION IS WAY TOO EMO FOR ME.)
× I fall for the worst people.  (Not the worst, but certainly the strangest.) × I adore bright colours(I adore lots of colours) × I usually like covers better than originals.   (Well, that depends.)
× I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays(Don't HATE them, but they're boring.) × I can pick up things with my toes.  (I don't think so. I'm too lazy to try.) × I can't whistle(I can whistle, but I can't use layers in photoshop. I'd gladly trade skills.)
I have ridden/owned a horse.  (I've been on one, never owned one.) × I still have every journal I've ever written in.  (Dude, I can't find my car keys. I'm gonna know where old journals are?) I talk in my sleep.  (Sometimes, but not as much as songdog. And I've been told I speak English, which she does not.)
I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century.  (Oh, yes. Well, at least the wrong decade.) I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.  (Like whether I've paid the phone bill. Not good.) × I wear a toe ring(I know HOW to wear one.)
I have a tattoo.  (On my ankle, and I'm getting another one, on my neck or wrist, haven't decided.) × I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.  (I get along with most of them.) × I am a caffeine junkie.  (No, not at all anymore.)
I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.  (Pretty close) × If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder(Never never never.) × I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.  (Like dryer lint? Old paper cups? People named Charlie?)
I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.  (At least one. Although I've been into Mike's Hard Lime recently.) × I'm an artist(I want to learn to draw.) × I am ambidextrous(I wish I were.)
× I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed.  (In my yoot, this was true.) × If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony(I don't mind seeing other people naked. For me it's more like "If it weren't for the fact that I'd freeze my arse off", I'd live in one.) × I have terrible teeth(I used to have terrible teeth as a child. They got better.)
× I hate my toes(I love my toes. I'd walk funny without them.) I did this meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me.  (I was supposed to be tagged?) × I have more friends on the internet than in real life.  (This may be, but they're mostly friends that I saw first on the internet and then met in RL.)
× I have lived in either three different states or countries(Two different states.) × I am extremely flexible(Timewise, yes. Bodywise, I'm out of shape.) × I love hugs more than kisses(I love both. I don't get enough of them these days.)
× I want to own my own business(I have a fantasy about owning a little consignment shop, but I don't really want to do it.) × I smoke(If you count vacation!cloves, which I don't.) I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.  (Sadly, yes.)
Nobody has ever said I'm normal.  (Thank the gods.) × Sad movies, games, and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then.  (Not usually, just inner angst. Sad GAMES? HOW CAN A GAME BE SAD? "Oh, teh angst. You have Boardwalk and I have Park Place!") × I am proficient in the use of many types of firearms and combat weapons.  (Sure. Especially the Howitzer.)
× I like the way women look in stylized men's suits.  (I like the way k.d. lang looks in men's suits, but I've never really thought about women in general. I like guys in eyeliner, though.) I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me.  (I hate it when it's my fault.) I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.  (The word is AIRHEAD. I'm a Gemini with ADHD. Get over it.)
I have played strip poker with someone else before.  (Well, we used to start when we were teenagers but I'd usually chicken out.) I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help.  (Once, a long time ago, I saw a therapist briefly. Didn't help much.) I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.  (Not sure what they are, but yeah. I've had too much first-hand experience to not believe in it.)
× I can't stand being alone(I should get out more, actually. I tend to covet alone time.) I have at least one obsession at any given time.  (At least one. And ain't it fun?) × I weigh myself, pee/poo, and then weigh myself again.  (No, I just pee/poo and then weigh myself. Why weigh before?)
I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment.  (Yesyesyes.) I'm a judgmental asshole.  (Hehee. I try to work on that. I hate judgemental people AND HERE'S WHY... Erm.) × I'm a HUGE drama-queen(No, not at all. HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT TO ME!!!????)
I have travelled on more than one continent.  (North America, Europe, and Africa.) × I sometimes wish my father would just disappear.  (I sometimes wish my father would come back.) I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.  (Sometimes, not always.)
× I am a Libertarian(Okay, I so just read this as "I am a Librarian".) × I can speak more than one language(I want to learn Russian, German, Hebrew, Irish, Scots, and Canadian. Right now, I'm just speak the one language, because American public schools basically SUCK.) × I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be.  (It depends on how knackered I am.)
I would rather read than watch TV.  (Gods, yes.) × I like reading fact more than fiction.  (I like nonfic, but I'm a story junkie.) I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.  (Many, many times.)
× I have no piercings(Now that would be boring. Even though I only currently have two.) × I have spent the night in a train station or other public place.  (Bus station. But I was actually waiting for a bus.) × I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.  (No, but I'd like to spend a week as a man. Preferably a bisexual man. Heck, I'd like to DATE a bisexual man. Alas, I do not know any. Such is my life on earth. Gods, this emo survey is catching. Soon I'll join a band with three names in the title. *weeps* Then they'll be sorry. *angsts*)
× I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night.  (OH YOU EMO PEOPLE.) × There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may/may not have cried over it.  (This is a very emo selection.) × I like most animals better than most people.  (My cat IS people!)
× I own a collection of retro games consoles(No, but my kid does.) × The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver.  (Shiver? No. Wimp out? Yeah.) × I have hit someone with a dead fish(No, because I never assault people with dinner.)
I am compulsively honest.  (I can be.) × I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired.  (I was born with one that WAS repaired.) × I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers.  (If I did this and don't remember it, well. It's just not FAIR.)
× I have gone from wishing I was a girl to revelling in being a boy to feeling like a girl again in the span of five minutes, and not cared a whit for my actual sex(I don't understand the question.) × I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders.  (Two on Kinsey. That's my only label. It's all a number line.) I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.  (Seriously.)
× I find it impossible to get to sleep without some kind of music on.  (I go through phases.) × I dislike milk(I only like skim milk.) × I obsessively wash my hands.  (No, but I obsessively have to eat two bites of everything (or multiples thereof). Can't eat one or three. Even numbers.)
I always carry something significant around with me.  (Yes. My brain!) × Sometimes I'd rather wear a wig in day-to-day life than use my own hair.  (I like my hair. As long as it sits under all the colour and doesn't go all rooty on me.) × I've pushed myself to become more self-aware and thereby more aware of others.  (I've pushed myself to become more obtuse and thereby pretty much ignore others. Okay, just kidding, but this question sounds pretentious, like the woman who said she wasn't starting her baby on solids until twelve months. Pre-Ten-Tious.)
× Even though I live on my own I still cry sometimes because I miss my mother(Dude. I'm FORTY -FOUR.) × I hand wrote all the HTML tags in this document.  (Like did I make this quiz? I don't think so.) I've liked something which a majority of people claimed was either bad or weird.  (Yeah. Guys in eyeliner. ;))
× I have been clinically dead for a brief period of time.  (Woah. I think I'd remember that. Or maybe not.) × Instead of feeling sympathy/empathy with people and their problems, I simply become annoyed.  (No, and I this question annoys me. I have no sympathy for it.) × I participate/have participated in auto drag races and won.  (NASCAR is the Antichrist.)
× I do not 'get' most comedy acts(My favourite joke is from some random comedy act. The comedian said something like, "people in the 13th century didn't walk around aaying, "woah, this is a long time ago!") I don't think strippers are money-greedy or slutty for dancing.  (I know of one woman who put herself through nursing school by stripping. Why not? I really think sex workers are a legitimate profession. Much more fun than working at the DMV.) × I don't like to chew gum(Cinnamon gum, yummy.)
× I am obsessed with history/historical things and can't wait for someone to build a time machine so I can be the first to use it.  (Not obsessed, but fascinated.) × I can never remember for the life of me where I parked the car(Sometimes.) I had the TEEN ANGST thing going for at least 2-3 years.  (Probably, anyway. I was a teen in the first Ice Age.)
I wish people would be more empathic and honest with each other.  (Completely.) × I play Dungeons and Dragons weekly.  (No, but I'd LOVE to learn!) I love to sing.  (I do!)
× I want to live in my mother's basement when I grow up.  (My mother has a cellar, dude. I have no desire to live in it with the washer and the boiler and the food for the feral cats.) × I have a custom-built computer(I did once.) × I want to create a certain someone's babies, even though there's a 0% possiblity of ever achieving it.  (I want to have anyone's babies! I just want one.)
× I would be in a relationship with one of my pets if they were human.  (I love my cat, but not that much. Besides, even if he were human, he still would have no testicles.) I've gone skinny-dipping.  (Yes!) I've performed in three plays.  (A long, long time ago)
I enjoy burritos.  (Sure.) I'm Irish and loving it.  (What's not to love?) × I have a thing for redheads(Well, hmm. I am one, but I like all kinds of colours.)
× I am a twin(Wouldn't that be cool? Then I could speak twinspeak to it. Unless it died, like in Nell, and I turned into a wild girl living in the woods. But hey, then I'd get to hang out with Liam Neeson a lot.) Most of the times, I'd rather do something intellectual instead of doing something generically 'fun'.  (But really, why are these mutually exclusive? Can't you have fun taking a history class if you like history? I'd have more fun doing that than, oh, jogging or going to the mall. Or listening to Modern Country.) × Once I set out to finish something, I always stay at it until it is completed before I move on to something else.  (*sporfle* Not even close.)
I wish there were a way to erase past mistakes.  (Absolutely. But then, some mistakes have Good Things that go with them. Like my marriage was a mistake, but my kids are so cool it's not even funny.) × I sleep more than 12 hours a day.  (I sleep more than 2 hours a day.) × I wish I could be prouder of what I've accomplished, but it's never enough.  (Sometimes I know that it's never enough; survival is fine but satisfaction is rough [/Melissa Etheridge])
× I need more time to myself.  (I should spend more time NOT with myself.) I wish I was more open-minded.  (I'm pretty open-minded. Except when I'm being hopelessly judgemental. So I thin k I'll check this one.) × I hope that I go really prematurely grey.  (I ALREADY AM)
I download songs from the internet.  (AND I'M PROUD OF IT) × I've just reenacted chapter 58 of Death Note with my best friend.  (I don't even know what that is.) I say random things to freak people out.  (I don't really say them to freak people out, it's just my normal way of speaking.)
× I'm still a little mad about the ending of Death Note(See previous Death Note wtf? Comment) I love playing Truth or Dare.  (I think I would, actually. I'd do dares alla time of course. Unless it involved eating something disgusting. Like cilantro or tripe.) × I love listening to slow music, but I hate singing to it.  (Listening, singing, I love it all!)
× Music helps me remember that I am not alone.  (Music helps me remember that I love music. This is getting more emo all the time.) × Playing my favorite sport makes me temporarily forget my problems.  (I don't play sports. I watch baseball. Which causes completely intrinsic problems of its own. I am a FREAK about my boys at times.) × I think this survey is particularly long.  (Not really, but I do think it's particularly emo.)
× I prefer my LJ friends to my real-life ones.  (I love all my friends!) × I can only hate someone that I love.  (I don't hate anyone. I did once, and it certainly wasn't someone that I love. Bleh. Was too much work, though.) × I've ordered an extra two shots of espresso to an Americano at Starbucks(I cannot tell you how very much I deplore Starbucks (I said I don't hate people. I reallyreally hate Starbucks. And Walmart, thanks for asking. Even though I had to buy a strapless bra there recently. It was a BRA EMERGENCY! So I'll donate eight bucks to, okay?)
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