Thursday, February 28, 2008

Getting to know me...

Everyone else is doing it . . .

1) Ever been in a relationship lasting over 5 years?
18 with my boyfriend/husband, 17 with one dog, and 14+ with my two cats.

2) What was one of your dreams growing up?
I would be trapped in a white maze with statues that were white, and they shot darts out of their heads. It was freaky and creepy.

Oh. That type of dream. Be able to fly. Or be an astronomer. To have a zeppelin.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
Perfect pitch.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
I'm usually the driver, so a Coca-Cola. Otherwise, depending on my mood and the place it'd be a Midori Sour, a bitter beer, or a scotch.

5) Favorite books?
The Silmarillion, Shadow of the Moon, Childhood's End, any RAH, The Aeneid.

6) What was the last book you read?
Like a Charm
Currently reading The Hidden City by Michelle Sagara West

7) Astrology: Menace to science education or entertainment?
It's so silly how can it be considered a menace?

8.) Any tattoos and/or piercings? Explain where.
I think I have 5 holes between the two ears. That's all. For now...

9) Worst habit?
Procrastination.

10) Best attribute?
I don't know. My stellar charm and wit?

11) What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, playing games, quilting, cooking, eating, adventuring

12) Do you have a negative or optimistic attitude?
Optimistic pessimist. I like to hope things will go well, but I don't expect them to. I know better.


13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
See if we could figure out how to make it work or escape, because that would be fun.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Not something I choose to disclose. Not to be a downer, but hell, bat at #6 I was honest enough to admit the last book I read.

15) Best thing to ever happen to you?
Probably my super spouse. I'd probably be dead without him.

16) Tell me one weird fact about you.
I can flex my pectoral muscles, and make my breasts move. I can do the Ahhhnaald/Hans & Franz thing.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
I'd wonder how the hell you got here without letting me know (I'm easy to find, but it is Alaska!). I'd encourage you to admire my redneck compound, and suggest we grab some coffee somewhere else. 400 sq ft of cabin is awfully small.

18) What was your first impression of me?
Made me smile. That's a good thing.

19) What scares you?
On a small level - creepy bugs creep me out. On a big level, feeling helpless. I hate it, hate it, hate it.

20) If you could change one thing about how you are, what would it be?
More trusting. But I'm not comfortable with that.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
Yes.

22) What color eyes do you have?
Green

23) Ever been arrested?
Not yet.

24) Favorite dessert?
Rhubarb pie/Rhubarb crunch

25) If you won $1000 today, what would you do with it?
Pay some bills. $1000 isn't much money these days.

26) Tell me something you want me to know about you.
Once I'm done with grad school I'm thinking about getting my CDL and working in the construction industry because I like the people.

27) What’s your favorite place to hang out?
Someplace peaceful and stress free

28) Do you believe in ghosts? Aliens?
Ghosts. No. Aliens. Life off of earth, of course.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Read or cook/bake. Play with Lego. Admire my fabulous shoe collection. Play with makeup. Target practice. Cat wrangling.

30) Do you swear a lot?
Like a sailor. I was raised by sailors.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
People who are cluelessly inconsiderate. If you're being an asshole on purpose, I can live with that. But if you're an asshole because you're just clueless and self-centered, well, you probably piss me off.

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
Inquisitive

33) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?
I'm a sap, or course. Easier to believe in romance than horoscopes or ghosts or the afterlife.


34) Most unusual place you’ve had sex?
Unusual by whose standards?

35) Do you believe in an afterlife?
Nope.

9 comments:

Michelle K said...

More green eyes!

It's a conspiracy!

vince said...

Despite the negative connotations of jealousy, green-eyed people rock! "Green-Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf has alwyas been a favorite song (and thus I date myself).

400 sq ft of cabin is awfully small. Wow, and I thought my apartment was small. You didn't finish saying what scares you on a big level.

Tania said...

Thanks Vince! I went back and added in some things and fixed the typos too. I was in a training session supposedly working when I was writing up the answers.

The only good thing about my 400 sq ft is that I've owned it free and clear since I was 21. Otherwise, it's really too damn small for two people, two cats, and lots of books.

Tom said...

Tania, great answers. My first thought was, you are very close to your husband (all the time).

Books can be insulation as well as recreation. :)

Shawn Powers said...

Mmmm... Rhubarb. We could do a rhubarb challenge! Although, I think it might degrade into, "Who can eat the most leaves without dying."

Rhubarb Snuff Films on YouTube... News at 11.

vince said...

I was in a training session supposedly working when I was writing up the answers.

I'm so proud of you! A marvelous Dilbert moment.

Oh, and while I heartily approve of training, when trapped in the corporate world I can't say I ever found training sessions to equal real training. Thus the tunnel I dug to escape.

And the will NEVER find me. Hahahahahaha!

Jeri said...

Yep, 400 square feet would be more of a one-person and one-cat sized cabin to me... but I bet it ensures you and your husband stay on good terms!

I need to downsize - but probably not that far. :P

Michelle K said...

I asked my husband, and he says the living space in our house is 600 square feet, so we've got TWICE your space PLUS two finished rooms in the basement!

The nice thing about a small house is that for the most part you can yell and the other person can hear you no matter where they are. That's always convenient.

serge-lj said...

You could combine your dreams and live in a zeppelin where, to get to your throne room, people must walk down an aisle that's lined with white statues on both sides, and those statues shoot darts at those visitors who forget to pay the $1000 entry fee.