May 19th, 2006
|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.
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: amused
Current Music: "Off to See the Lizard", -JB
1. Travel - Is travel an adventure, or a pain?
Always an adventure.
2. Religion - Are religion and ancestry intimately tied to you?
No. Not at all, really. I can see myself honoring the ancestors no matter what my religion is - but in different ways.
3. Family - How does your family influence the way you live your life?
I have some issues with men that partly stem from familial relationships. Also, I don't know that I entirely trust people to believe me when it comes to my health, because my parents have repeatedly shown that they think I'm full of garbage relating to that (and each time, wow, I've been right). This is programming that I have been working on getting past.
Negative stuff aside, I have a drive for success and refusal to give up that I learned at home. Both have brought me where I am today, which is loads better off than I'd have been without it. I am most excited in life by the opportunity to learn something academically, which I got from my time with my father as a child. Most importantly, feeling like I wasn't as important as my other siblings growing up led to me to develop a pattern of trying to prove myself in spectacular ways. Sometimes I've fallen because of it, but each time I've learned something intrinsic to help myself and my chances of success in the future.
So, yeah, as you can tell, my family has influenced my life. It might seem to people who know some of the story that it's all been negative - but I am truly leading a fantastic life - and all because I refuse to settle for mediocrity and the same old same old.
4. Love - Do you believe in love at first sight?
I've not experienced it, but that doesn't mean I don't believe in it.
5. Sex - How much info is too much info?
I don't want to hear about bodily fluids/products, they gross me out. Other than that, I'm an incredibly curious person. If someone said something I didn't want to hear, I'd tell them to stop or walk away. I'm more likely to be interested in the mechanics of a particular act/state academically than be automatically horrified. Things like genital mutilation and a specific vaginal piercing (not gonna elucidate you here, unless you really want to know) kinda gross me out.
6. Hobbies - What is your favourite thing to do when you're nervous or waiting for something?
Crochet. It keeps my hands busy, which for me is a really good thing. I should start a club called Fidgeters Anonymous.
7. Pets - Have you ever had a pet besides cats?
Yes. I've had two hamsters and three mice at one point. My sisters had birds, and as a kid I tried to adopt many a wild animal (which my mother never allowed, and all the better for that).
8. Friendship - How long can a friendship endure?
Forever, if each person's idea or need of friendship is being met. I think that some sort of contact between people is important, as well.