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May 19th, 2006


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05:04 pm - Questions to ask and answer
Taken from latexpussy's lj, here's a bit of a quiz:

Ask me one question for each topic (in depth or simple) and I will do the same for you.

1. Travel
2. Religion
3. Family
4. Love
5. Sex
6. Hobbies
7. Pets
8. Friendship
9. Literature
10. Movies
11. Home town
12. Physical Appearance
13. Volunteer Work
14. Life Goals
15. The World

My answers to her questions can be found in this entry.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Off to See the Lizard", -JB

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From:ariansdreams
Date:May 20th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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haha. You don't have to answer mine if you don't want to, it seems you have a lot of other ones to answer as well!

1.What is the most life changing experience that you’ve had while traveling? I’m talking about having feelings of wonder and awe, not like…breaking your leg while traversing the Pyramids.
2.You seem to me to be the type of person who generally follows rules. Which rules are more important, the rules with regard to your religion, or the law of the land? IE: What would you do if they contradicted each other, and which one has more sway over your actions?
3.Tell me one family dish that your Mom, and only your Mom (or whoever else does the cooking in your parent’s house), can make to your satisfaction.
4.If a law were passed in the United States that all marriages had to be arranged by one’s parents, would you marry or choose to remain single (or, really, do you believe love is spontaneous, or something that can be created?)?
5.Sex is overrated: True/False.
6.Tell me one hobby you have that has absolutely no merit whatsoever in terms of helping you to grow as a person. A just-for-fun time wasting hobby.
7.Do you use the cutesy baby voice when you talk to your pets? If no, tell me one weird thing that you say to your pets that you would never say if someone could hear you.
8.Have you ever exchanged tokens of friendship with someone (i.e.: Something that you both wear/carry in honor of your friendship)?
9.Have you ever identified with a character in a novel to the extent that you sometimes wonder what that specific character would do in any given situation? If so, what novel and character?
10.Is there a film that you watch that always has the ability to make you happy no matter what? What film?
11.Do you believe home is a place on the map, or do you believe that it has more to do with your proximity to the people you love?
12.Be totally honest: Is there any physical feature you have that you dislike, and if you could have plastic surgery to change it and have no one realize what happened, would you do it? (you don’t have to say the feature, just yes/no)
13.Have you ever been forced to do volunteer work (for school or otherwise) and didn’t feel good about doing it on the principle that it wasn’t technically “volunteer” work, because you didn’t actually do it of your own accord?
14.Do you feel that someone has to have goals in life in order to be happy and successful? Why or why not?
15.Who/What made the World?
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 21st, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
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1. What is the most life changing experience that you’ve had while traveling? I’m talking about having feelings of wonder and awe, not like breaking your leg while traversing the Pyramids.

Finding out that everywhere else was really just like America, but with different languages. It really reminds you that humans are all in this together, and the thing we have most to lose is each other.

2. You seem to me to be the type of person who generally follows rules. Which rules are more important, the rules with regard to your religion, or the law of the land? IE: What would you do if they contradicted each other, and which one has more sway over your actions?

Speaking most honestly, there is really only one rule in my life: Amusement. If I follow rules, it is because they amuse me. If I break them, it is in persuit of that amusement. In the game I play, that is the central, determining factor of whether something is in the "rules" or not. Does it amuse me or others?

3. Tell me one family dish that your Mom, and only your Mom (or whoever else does the cooking in your parent’s house), can make to your satisfaction.

Pancakes. The recipie comes from the back of a box of bisquick, but it cannot be duplicated.

4. If a law were passed in the United States that all marriages had to be arranged by one’s parents, would you marry or choose to remain single (or, really, do you believe love is spontaneous, or something that can be created?)?

I dunno. I guess it would depend on what my parent's taste was in women. . .

As for love, yes, it's spontaneous. But I think that, like mystical experience which can also not be created, certain factors can make it more likely to occur.

5. Sex is overrated: True/False.

I don't believe I'm qualified to give a black/white answer to that, unfortunately. I'd say that it probably can be overrated, but I don't think it necessarily is. I would say that the truest answer to that question would depend on your partner and what is important to you about sex.

6. Tell me one hobby you have that has absolutely no merit whatsoever in terms of helping you to grow as a person. A just-for-fun time wasting hobby.

Sleeping in my hammock. Though, honestly, I think that also helps me grow to some extent :)

7. Do you use the cutesy baby voice when you talk to your pets? If no, tell me one weird thing that you say to your pets that you would never say if someone could hear you.

I do not, generally, though my voice does change, as does the way I word things. Most likely, the things I'd say to my pets only if no one could hear me are things like, "I love you, I missed you, and I'm just happy to be with you." Those are things between me and the boys and girl.

8. Have you ever exchanged tokens of friendship with someone (i.e.: Something that you both wear/carry in honor of your friendship)?

I have. I carry a number of things one person in particular has given me. I don't exactly know why, but probably because they keep me in touch with her, and they keep me from missing her too badly.

9. Have you ever identified with a character in a novel to the extent that you sometimes wonder what that specific character would do in any given situation? If so, what novel and character?

I have. Norman Paperman from Don't Stop the Carnival.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 21st, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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10. Is there a film that you watch that always has the ability to make you happy no matter what? What film?

Just the thought of watching I Sailed to Tahiti With an All-Girl Crew makes me happy. So happy I don't actually have to put it into the DVD player to get a high out of it. Which is good, because it's a pretty bad movie.

11. Do you believe home is a place on the map, or do you believe that it has more to do with your proximity to the people you love?

A little from column A, a little from column B. There are certain people who are "home" and there are certain places who are "home." But I have never believed that it was "proximity" to those certain people that I love that makes a place "home."

12. Be totally honest: Is there any physical feature you have that you dislike, and if you could have plastic surgery to change it and have no one realize what happened, would you do it? (you don’t have to say the feature, just yes/no)

I can't say that there is. I'm extremely happy being who I am, who I have become.

13. Have you ever been forced to do volunteer work (for school or otherwise) and didn’t feel good about doing it on the principle that it wasn’t technically "volunteer" work, because you didn’t actually do it of your own accord?

Not really. I have never been stuck doing something I truly didn't want to do, because I back out of that stuff early on.

14. Do you feel that someone has to have goals in life in order to be happy and successful? Why or why not?

No. Peter Pan never did: I can think of no better example.

15. Who/What made the World?

It's a question that I generally do not really consider, and I'm not sure it's even an important one in my worldview.

But God, if there is just one, is a crazy lady holding a golden apple.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 21st, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
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1. Travel - Looks like my reasons to visit Texas are growing. What time of year should I travel down there?
2. Religion - What has been most helpful to you about your religion?
3. Family - Do you consider people not related by blood or marriage part of your family?
4. Love - Does love require romance?
5. Sex - Does sex require romance?
6. Hobbies - What's the strangest hobby you've ever picked up?
7. Pets - I know you have a cat. Any others?
8. Friendship - How does a friend become a friend?
9. Literature - Do you prefer poetry or prose?
10. Movies - What genre of movie do you love most, and which will I never convince you to watch?
11. Home town - How is where you live now different from where you grew up?
12. Physical Appearance - What do you look for in a potential date, physically?
13. Volunteer Work - Ever regretted volunteering for something?
14. Life Goals - What do you want to be when you grow up?
15. The World - What is directly below your feet?
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From:ariansdreams
Date:May 22nd, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
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1. Travel - Looks like my reasons to visit Texas are growing. What time of year should I travel down there?

Early Fall. Like...September/October. Before that is too hot, and after that is too cold. Plus the scenery is gorgeous.

2. Religion - What has been most helpful to you about your religion?

I would say a sense of purpose. I might have "mainstream" goals in my life, but I know that all of it means nothing if I am not spiritually motivated as well. My greatest goals in my life have to do with my religion.

3. Family - Do you consider people not related by blood or marriage part of your family?

Yes. Those people are few and far between, but there are a few of them.

4. Love - Does love require romance?

If you're talking about non-platonic love between a man and a woman, then yes. Definitely. But my idea of romance rarely involves candy and flowers and candlelit dinners.

5. Sex - Does sex require romance?

No. I think, for me, sex requires love, but some of the best sex I've ever had was utterly unromantic.

6. Hobbies - What's the strangest hobby you've ever picked up?

Strangest? I dunno. Rarest would probably be Henna. I have done henna before at Penn State events. I haven't done it in public for a long time, though.

7. Pets - I know you have a cat. Any others?

No, Rowan is my sole baby at the moment. I was thinking about getting some fish, but I just don't have time.

8. Friendship - How does a friend become a friend?

I don't have many friends. I try so very hard at friendship, and I almost never get the same effort back from people. So, I'd say a friend becomes a friend through the following process:

1. We have to respect each other, and like spending time together.
2. You have to be trustworthy.
3. You cannot be excessively flaky.
4. You cannot ever ask me for a loan, except in dire circumstances.

That's pretty much it. I'm sure I could think of more if pressed, but to be honest, I don't really enjoy the company of most people. I am very picky about friends.

9. Literature - Do you prefer poetry or prose?

Oh gosh. You're making me pick? I would have to say I prefer prose that sounds like poetry. Ha.

10. Movies - What genre of movie do you love most, and which will I never convince you to watch?

The genre of movie that I enjoy the most is..."Historical Fiction." I don't know if that is technically a genre of film (I know it is a genre of novel) so that is why I put it in quotes. I can't really think of a genre that I will never watch. I will watch pretty much anything, as long as there are good people there to watch it with.

11. Home town - How is where you live now different from where you grew up?

Er. You'd have to specify. I grew up all over the world. California, Scotland, Pakistan, Qatar, PA, TX, and having visited many, many countries in between. So I'm not sure how to answer this question.

12. Physical Appearance - What do you look for in a potential date, physically?

1.Taller than me
2.Weighs more than me, but not overweight
3.Passably decent looking, but this varies so much from person to person that I can't really specify. I will say that I am unlikely to date a man who is a blonde.
4.Good teeth.
5.He must smile more than he frowns, and not have an annoying laugh.

I can't think of anything else physical. It's the non-physical tests that men seem to fail more than the physical ones.

13. Volunteer Work - Ever regretted volunteering for something?

Hmmm. One time I volunteered to pick up pinecones for my dad when he said he'd pay us $.10 a pinecone. (okay, so I'm just using this as an excuse to tell the story, I know being paid is not volunteering) We had just moved to the farm in PA and they were all over our yard. I think my dad underestimated the drive I had to make money. When I was done, I counted the pinecones, and he ended up owing me over $200. He then said he was only going to pay me $.03 a pinecone. I did regret that, afterwards. Ha.
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From:ariansdreams
Date:May 22nd, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
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14. Life Goals - What do you want to be when you grow up?

Oh gosh. I am in school to be a teacher, but although I know I'd be good at it, I don't think that is what I want to "be." I'd like to be a published author, both in modern Pagan literature and young adult fiction. I'd like to be a mother and a wife someday. I'd like to be really, blissfully happy.

15. The World - What is directly below your feet?

Wooden floorboards.

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