September 12th, 2003


Five Question Maddness!

From ocean_star:

1 - What is your favorite kind of "ethnic" food, and why?

American. Hey, it's an ethnicity! I really don't like rice. I despise Mexican cooking. French food comes with snotty waiters and weird cheese, and Italian isn't really Italian anymore (they stole it from China and France to start with, anyway).

Give me a cheeseburger, a pizza, or a good steak any day.

2 - Has anyone deeply affected your life, and he/she isn't aware of it? (excluding Jimmy :-)

Yeah, there are a couple. All of them women, surprisingly (or not, depending on how well you know me).

One made me understand myself better. She helped me define my own stance on a few issues: monogamy, trust, and friendship.

One taught me how to flirt, and where to draw the line.

One taught me never to trust a woman.

One taught me only to distrust certain women.

One solidified my idea that guys are just terrible people, and pretty damn useless.

One taught me not to walk down certain paths.

One reminded me that there's nothing wrong with falling in love occasionally.

3 - What excites you?

Flirting. It's fun, it's fast, and it's harmless.

4 - Do you ever want to be a father?

Very much, but I've come to terms with no kids. I have my cats. I'm set. Or so I keep telling myself.

5 - What would be a perfect day for you?

To wake up at the crack of dawn, the temperature at about 50 degrees in early spring. The day clear, the sky blue. Watch the sun rise over the mountains.

I'd walk all day. It would be nice to start the day in the mountains, walk out through the foothills, and down onto a beach. (If anyone knows where I can do that, let me know; 30 miles is about my day-hike ability.) Let's assume that I can do that.

I'd end the day on a quiet beach. Not something private, with just me, but something without a road nearby, without kids, without loads of people. I need to be able to look at the occasional hottie, but I don't want sensory overload. There would also be a bar (something like Captain Tony's in Key West) nearby where I could order chic drinks (Margaritas, Rum-Runners, etc.).

I'd watch the sun set over the waves, drinking a mango margarita, watching the hotties and listening to the waves hit the shore. I'd fall asleep in my hammock, slung between two palm trees.
  • Current Music
    "Makin' Music for Money", -JB

Five Question Madness!

From bean_drui:

1.where would you most prefer to be stabbed with a short sword?

Hm. . . Anywhere except the stomach or groin. Maybe the left arm, since that wouldn't impare my ability to crack their skull with my right arm in retaliation.

2.a long sword? (just kidding)
real 2.blonde, brunette, or redhead?

Redhead, all the way. I like darker, more auburn hair best. I tend to find black hair boring, brunettes look mousy, and blondes have never really impressed me.

On an interesting (and even slightly related) side-note, one of my friends told me I have to watch out for redheads because they tend to balloon out as they get older. I don't think I buy that. . .

5.if a pirate were to issue you an ultimatum: walk the plank and take your chance with the sharks or join him on the high seas pillaging and raping (consentually) young wenches, what would you choose?

Well, let's see. . . Death, or booty. . . Death, or adventure. . . Death, or wenching. . . ? You'll forgive me if I don't see the *choice* inherent in this? Let it be said that, while I'm not really interested in life on the high seas, I'm very interested in any employment venue where I might get to go a-wenching.

17.try to imagine nothing. what does it look like?

Amusingly, when I first heard that there was "nothing" outside the universe, I connected this with God, who also hung out "outside" the universe. So I imagined this big, old, white, bearded guy standing in blackness and looking at a globe that was the universe. Then I realized that "nothing" wouldn't look black, because black is "something".

Amazingly, I have a conception of what "nothing" would look like. It's impossible to describe, though, because once you start describing it, it becomes "something". Suffice it to say, it looks like what is outside the universe.

4 1/3. what condiment would you prefer to bathe in?

Something tasty, I think. Honey would be the best bet. Not only is it a natural antibiotic, meaning I'd actually get clean, it'd be fun to invite someone to lick it off :)

Ketchup, horseradish, mustard, and that stuff they put on chillie dogs just aren't as sexy as honey. :)
  • Current Music
    "Desdamona's Building a Rocket Ship", -JB

Questions for three people!


1. So what *exactly* is up with this Snape fetish? I'm really confused! Feel free to share that twisted fantasy you've been refusing to share, too :)

2. You've talked before about trying to find a path for . . . well, ever since I met ya. How's that going?

3. Is NYC everything you remembered/thought it would be?

4. What's your idea of a romantic night?

5. What, exactly, are your feelings about the colour green?


1. What drew you to Paganism?

2. What's the sexiest thing about a man?

3. Describe the sexiest thing about a woman?

4. What's the craziest thing you ever did, and what did you learn from it?

5. What is it you do for a living? I don't think I ever asked that before. . .


1. What drew you to Scotland (or is drawing you)?

2. If given the choice between death or renouncing your puny human religion and worshipping Cthulu (complete with glossy paperback Necronomicon), which would you choose?

3. Describe the ideal ice cream cone.

4. What is a "vacation" to you?

5. Complete this sentance (or paragraph, if you feel so inclined): "bean_drui opens her bedroom door, and a shocked gasp escapes her lips when she sees. . ."
  • Current Music
    "Mexico", -JB

Five Question Madness!

This is getting really fun!

From autumnfey:

1. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars all the way. Star Trek was, in general, boring and not terribly creative. I played more creative D&D games.

And what is cooler than a light sabre? Honestly!

2. What was the worst date you were ever on?

My first. It was terrible. It was with a girl I'd had a crush on for a year, I think. She was smart, sexy, and really cool. But the date is kinda funny.

See, I'd never been on a date before, never danced with a girl, never been to a nice restaurant with a girl, never kissed a girl, never dared to ask a girl out before.

Well, I asked her out, and she said yes. I was (understandably) very happy with this. (She was a cheerleader, too, so I scored big!) Anyway, a couple of days later, she said she'd set up us going out with some friends that night, as fit us going to the dance as "friends". I was speechless.

So the next day (because I couldn't think of anything to say about the "friends" thing that day), I cornered her and clarified that I'd not asked as friends. She said she knew, but she wasn't interested in a relationship. So I accepted that.

So I go to pick her up, and I'd underdressed terribly (this is why I refuse to be out-dressed anymore when I go out). Anyway, I walked in, and she was wearing a beautiful dress and had her hair all down. I hadn't logically thought this out yet (women are prettier with hair down, of course. . . It's simple), but I had expected her just to have her hair back in a ponytail (as she always did at school). So I was kinda shocked when she didn't. At least I hid that shock well (I think) or hopefully it was taken as being in shock of her beauty.

So we go out to eat. I hate seafood, but we went to a seafood restaurant. So I ordered steak. That got me some odd looks. Nothing I could do about it, though.

We get to the place the dance is at, and we have to get pictures. Well, I didn't count on that, so I was short on money. I had to borrow to get the pictures purchased.

Then I tried to dance. Boy, did I suck. I mean it. I was very unfamiliar with the music that was playing, I was uncoordinated, and I was freaking nervous. Didn't help that it was hot in there.

At one point I just had to give up on the dancing (or risk hurting someone), and I was dragged kicking and screaming back onto the dance floor by my date.

Well, I was cool with the slow-dances. For the most part. At one point, we sat out a few, and got some punch (what is it with punch at dances?). Well, she spilled it *down* her dress. I was careful not to find it too funny, though. Fortunately, both the punch and the dress were red.

At the end of the night, I drove her home, and I had no idea what to do, but I took the safe route and hugged her. I still don't know if that was the right choice, but it seems to have worked out.

Well, I had a fun time with her, that's not to be denied. But it was being with her that made it good, despite all the bad stuff that happened.

Despite that, I didn't ask her out again, despite the urging of several friends.

3. If you could eliminate one store (or chain of stores) from the face of the earth what would it be (don't worry about the happless workers)

I've never considered any store to be evil or bad. I think it would be one of the chocolate chains, though. They support slave labour and destroy the economy of the areas around their fields.

4. Did you make a list of the things you wanted to do/be when you were a kid? If so, is there anything on the list you haven't done yet?

No, and I refuse to make such lists now. Of course, there are things I want to do that I havent' done yet, such as hike the AT (I almost managed that one). But I have what I want, and that's what's important.

5. And just to make you think some - Deities - are they real apart from the human consiousness (physically and metaphorically) or a result of the constructs of our minds and collective thoughts (not making a real or just imaginary judgement call here). Sort of a chicken and the egg question (did they help create us or did we help create them) . . .

I believe that the Deities are entirely separate entities from us. I do believe that our worship makes Them more aware that we're here, but I don't think They ever forgot about us. They just pay us more attention when we worship.

And They, of course, created us. I see it pretty simply.
  • Current Music
    "Love in the Library", -JB