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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 @ 1:37 am
leslie knope in love
i guess the cool kids are actually calling them memes these days, but in any case, here are my answers to 80 questions:

1. What curse word do you use the most?
probably dammit (because i can use it in any company), followed closely by fuck and shit. i also say "jesus fucking christ" a lot.

2. Do you own an iPod?
yes. her name is Kaylee Marigold Beesly, after (respectively) the character on Firefly, a Streetlight Manifesto song, and the character on The Office.

3. What person on your flist do you talk to the most?
i have been distinctly uncommunicative for a while now, but i would say mordyn4 and sainfoin_fields.

4. What time is your alarm clock set to?
my regular alarm clock is set for 7:45, my old cell phone's alarm is set for 8:30, and sometimes i set my new cell phone's alarm to 8:45 if i'm afraid the others won't cut it. i have a bit of a problem waking up, see.

5. Do you still remember the first person you kissed?
hahaha yes i totally do. ah, memories.

6. Do you remember where you were on 9/11/01?
i do not, but presumably i was at school since that's what i was doing then.

7. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
take the picture, generally. well i suppose it would depend.

8. What was the last movie you watched?
The Bounty Hunter, i'm a little embarrassed to admit. but right before that was The Runaways which was much better and i will probably see again soon!

9. Do any of your friends have children?
not the ones i'm actually close to.

10. Has anyone ever called you lazy?

11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep?

12. What CD is currently in your CD player?
i don't use my actual cd player anymore, but the last physical cd i listened to was Streetlight Manifesto's new 99 Songs of Revolution: Volume One. the last album i listened to on my ipod was Bjork's Debut, and up next is Dead Man's Bones. (i decided this after watching these videos earlier.)

13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
i really really love both but i don't have chocolate that often.

14. Has anyone told you a secret this week?
not that i currently recall.

15. When was the last time you had Starbucks?
i don't know. i don't drink coffee but i do occasionally go there for people in the office, and i enjoy the mango/banana/whatever smoothies. they also have super good rice krispy treats.

16. Can you whistle?
not well at all.

17. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
i used to have a set answer to this question (eyes probably) but now i would say it very much depends on what about someone is of notice.

18. What are you looking forward to?
Hot Tub Time Machine! zomg. :O

19. Did you watch cartoons as a child?
yes but i don't really remember which specifically. definitely some Nickelodeon.

20. Do you own any band t-shirts?
um, yes. band tshirts make up the majority of my wardrobe. in fact, i just ordered a new one tonight.

21. What will you be doing in one hour?
sleeping, hopefully.

22. Is anyone in love with you?
i sincerely doubt it.

23. What was the last song you heard?
i forget. something from my myspace playlist. i just logged in for the first time in a month and i decided to update my songs a bit.

24. When was the last time you cried?
i don't remember exactly, but sometime over the last few days while driving. [good] music makes me cry all the time lately.

25. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?
desktop. (Catherine.) i don't have a laptop.

26. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
in general, yes; i definitely want more tattoos. i don't have any finalized ideas for the next one yet, though.

27. What's the weather like?
i dunno. it's midnight, so, cold. during the day it's been sunny.

28. Would you ever date a girl/guy covered in tattoos?
it certainly wouldn't dissuade me.

29. What did you do before this?
read my flist.

30. When is the last time you slept on the floor?
i have no idea. not any time recently, that's for sure.

31. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
hahaha. um. i have been saying for years that i've been tired since high school, and while i realize that my untreated depression, terrible diet, and lack of exercise certainly aren't helping, i really do believe that i built up a sleep deficit that has yet to be paid back. so, to function, not much because i'm used to abusing myself in that way, but to feel well-rested, probably in the area of 11 hours.

32. Do you eat breakfast daily?
no. i occasionally eat brunch on weekends.

33. Are your days fast-paced?
at work, yes; otherwise no.

34. What did you do last night?
watched the most recent episode of Ugly Betty with my sister after helping her move some boxes from her old house to the new one.

35. Do you use sarcasm?
yes. all the time. (i wanted to say, "no. never," but sarcasm doesn't always translate in print.)

36. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
earlier today i was thinking about this, and i literally had to say to myself, okay well i was born in '81, so this year i'll be turning 29. since my birthday hasn't happened yet, i must be 28! i'm not quite sure how i managed to not know that otherwise.

37. Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
insanely. not so much with the capitalization, though. you might have noticed.

38. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
is that the same as Great America or Marine World/Discovery Kingdom? if so then yes, otherwise nope.

39. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex?
i tend to trust females more readily, but i enjoy the company of all genders equally, i'd say.

40. Do you like mustard?
yes i do. my favorite sandwich ever is turkey, avocado, and dijon from Michael's Sourdough. they make their bread fresh and often have to close because they've sold out, it's so good. but aside from that i like regular mustard much more than dijon.

41. Do you sleep on your side?
yeah. i almost always fall asleep on my left side and wake up on my right side.

42. Do you watch the news?
no. i never know anything that's going on.

43. How did you get one of your scars?
the only scar i can think of is on the back of my right ankle, and it's from shaving. geez now i feel like such a girl.

44. Who was the last person to make you mad?
my co-worker who sits in the cubicle next to mine. he had a long conversation this morning that made it hard for me to concentrate and i was trying to get something done.

45. Do you like anybody?
i like lots of people.

46. What is the last thing you purchased?
the Dead Man's Bones shirt i linked to ^ up there. before that, delicious chicken tikka masala for dinner last night. mmmmm.

47. What side of the heart do you draw first?
the left.

48. Can you dive without plugging your nose?
i don't think i remember how to properly dive. but i don't usually hold my nose while jumping into water.

49. What colour is your razor?
blue and turquoise.

50. What is your blood-type?
i don't know, actually.

51. Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?
hmm. probably nobody in reality, but in theory, any of my favorite singers or actors/actresses, so i could pick their brain.

52. What is a rumor someone has spread about you?
i can't think of any.

53. How do you feel about carrots?
i like them but i don't eat them very often. some cooked-but-not-mushy carrots with a little garlic/butter sauce sounds pretty fabulous right now, though. i think i'm getting hungry.

54. How many chairs at the dining room table?
four, but they're not mine and i've never sat there.

55. Which is the best Spice Girl?
i'm hesitant to pick one because i have no idea what any of them are doing nowadays except that posh is married to david beckham, but when they were around i always liked Scary the best.

56. Do you know what time it is?
well i'm on my computer and it has a little clock, so yes.

57. Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince Theme Song?
i think so. i haven't heard it in a while though.

58. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?
be rather unhappy. and now i have "Love in an Elevator" or whatever that Aerosmith song is called in my head.

59. What's your favourite kind of gum?
Peppermint Orbit. i am a gum addict; i regularly go into costco just for a box of gum. (if you don't know what costco is, it's a huge store where everything is sold in bulk and it takes a thousand years to get through the checkout line no matter what time you go in.)

60. T or F: All's fair in love and war?
false. few things are fair.

61. Do you have a crush on anyone?
i always have crushes on people. lately i've been super digging beyonce and lady gaga, even though i don't usually like pop or dance music at all. carey mulligan is my new moviestar girlfriend. and katherine from the show Greek is my most recent tv crush. (i'm not actually a lesbian, i just can't think of boys i really like right now. oh well.) oh oh! i got one: ben whishaw. he's such an incredible actor, i could watch him forever. if you haven't seen Perfume: Story of a Murderer and Bright Star, check them out. they're good movies even if not for his amazing performances.

62. Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the meaning?
unfortunately yes, but then i always second-guess myself and i enjoy knowing the meaning of things anyway, so i usually cave and check the definition first.

63. Do you like to sleep?
yes, very much so.

64. Do you know which US states don't use Daylight Savings Time?
no, but i know which general area they're in. and i actually didn't know that such a thing existed until just last week, so isn't that fancy timing.

65. Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart?
just the chorus, cuz that's the only part that's in everything.

66. Do you want a bright yellow '06 mustang?
oh heavens no. if you want to give me a car, i would really love a 2000-ish Honda Accord.

67. What's something you've always wanted?
happiness. i'd settle for that Accord or my very own apartment though.

68. Do you have hairy legs?
eh, they're a little hairy at the moment.

69. Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?
i'm dirt-phobic so whichever would be clearer/cleaner.

70. Do you wear a lot of black?
yes. i frequently have to make an effort to change it up a bit.

71. Describe your hair:
it's rather unspectacular: light ash blonde, straight, a little longer than shoulder-length (because it's due for a trim).

72. Do you have Entomophobia?
not generally, but i am irrationally afraid of spiders and have a strong hatred of mosquitos.

73. Are you an adult?
yes although i don't think i really live like one.

74. Where is/are your best friend(s)?
my best friend and i broke up the last time she came to visit, so i don't really have one anymore.

75. Do you have a tan?
i am the untannest person ever. i don't tan; i burn, so i generally avoid sunlight. edward cullen and i would get along in that way.

76. Are you a television addict?
i wouldn't say i'm specifically a tv addict, but i am definitely a movie addict and i am currently actively watching more shows than i have in years. that's just because i got bored though. tv in general pisses me off because i deeply loathe commercials.

77. Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?
for the most part.

78. Are you a sugar freak?
yes, but not just sugar; carbs in general.

79. Do you like orange juice?
yes but i can't stand pulp.

80. What sign are you?

wee! that was fun. :D
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 @ 8:46 pm (UTC)
I forget, have you seen I'm Not There? Have we talked about it? Ben Whishaw is in that and it's one of my favoritest movies.
Thursday, 25 March 2010 @ 4:02 am (UTC)
i totally have and i totally loved it, but i hardly remember it! i think that means i need to see it again, eh?
Thursday, 25 March 2010 @ 4:19 pm (UTC)
I'm randomly picking 62. to comment on - yesterday I said, "I don't think it's worth reporting because it seems to be endemic to how all tickets are processed."

And the way everyone blinked, I thought I'd used the wrong word.

Someday I'll live somewhere else.
Friday, 26 March 2010 @ 5:00 am (UTC)
i'm getting the feeling that your co-workers need to attend some sort of vocabulary class. hee. :P

oh, i've got it! get one of those word-of-the-day calendars, and leave it somewhere everyone can see. slowly but surely they will learn to understand the things you say. XD
Friday, 26 March 2010 @ 3:34 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA. I was thinking about doing that, but these people have control over my schedule (life) so I thought maybe it was best to leave them blanketed in ignorance. They seem happy that way. :P

I am really loving your icons, btw.
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 @ 5:47 am (UTC)
(wow i suck for not replying to this for a thousand years!)

indeed, that is probably a smart plan. ;)

eee, thanks! :D there was an adjustment period of me getting used to having pop divas in my icons since that's usually not my thing and i am quite picky about what i will use to represent me in that way, but i'm mostly over it now. and i like yours too! madonna is totally blending into my background and it just made me think of the trapper-keeper (i think that's the proper spelling) episode of South Park. madonna is trying to eat my lj! XD
Friday, 09 April 2010 @ 3:47 pm (UTC)
Yesterday, my 73 year old mum said she'd decided she liked South Park after hearing a lovely interview with the writers on NPR. Haw haw, I dunno. Just had to come over and share. :P
Saturday, 10 April 2010 @ 7:42 am (UTC)
that's pretty awesome of her! i was a pretty big SP fan for a long time but i haven't been watching for a while just because i don't really watch tv anymore (just a few specific shows). i really respect those guys for doing their own thing and not letting The Man get them down. :P anyway, i wonder if she would actually like it if she saw it, since it's so toilet humor-y. it does have some pretty great, actually intelligent moments too though. *ponders*
Sunday, 11 April 2010 @ 2:17 am (UTC)
Exactly, I wonder the same thing. But I like that she thinks she'd like it. :D
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