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That Really Long Q&A Meme


(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (Quelonzia works long hours.) I don't watch much TV these days.  (Summer rerun season, plus a new cable box with lousy User Interface Design.) I own lots of books.  (Holy crap, do I. I spend most of yesterday moving thirty-odd boxes of them from the garage into the house, and there are still more boxes I can't get to.)
I wear glasses or contact lenses.  (Spectacles!) × I love to play video games(Can't get into'em.) I've tried marijuana.  (Nossir, I don't like it.)
I've watched porn movies.  (Flesh Gordon. Of course. Though by modern standards, it'd barely rate an "R".) × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.  (Usually. That's a good weasel-word.)
I curse sometimes.  (Like a sailor. In fact, I was a sailor.) × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
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× I have broken someone's bones. × I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal. × I hate the rain(I LOVE the rain!!)
I'm paranoid at times.  (...or maybe they really ARE out to get me.) × I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.  (Just cosmetic surgery? Nope. Transhumanist enhancements that actually provide a functional improvement? In a heartbeat. Or the quiet whirr of a cardiac turbine.) I need/want money right now.  (Duh.)
× I love sushi(I kinda like sushi, occasionally.) I talk really, really fast.  (And really, really loudly.) × I have fresh breath in the morning.
× I have long hair(I have fast-growing hair. Got rid of the mullet a couple of years ago; time to get it trimmed, because it's coming back.) I have lost money in Las Vegas.  (I bought a Chevy van from a friend's family in Henderson; turned out the exhaust system was so modified that I couldn't get it smogged in California.) I have at least one sibling.  (Two sisters, both older.)
× I was born in a country outside of the U.S. × I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past. × I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
I like the way that I look.  (Ain't too bad for a human.) × I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months. I am usually pessimistic.  (I don't know when that snuck in. I'm trying to get over it, though.)
× I have a lot of mood swings. I think prostitution should be legalized.  (Most of the horrible things about "The Life" stem from its legal status. I'm not sure the corporatization of the sex industry would be much better, though.) × I slept with a roommate.
I have a hidden talent.  (It's so hidden I haven't found it myself!) × I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have. I have a lot of friends.  (The internet Is My Social Life.)
× I have pecked someone of the same sex. × I enjoy talking on the phone. I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.  (If you find good PJs, most people don't realize they're not real pants.)
I love to shop and/or window shop.  (The two are ENTIRELY seperate functions for me. Window Shopping is a way to kill time, to find things that might be useful, and to mock stuff that I'd never buy. Shopping is going out with a specific target in mind.) × I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal. × I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother(Hell no! My mom is cool!)
I have a mobile phone.  (Old and cranky, but it does everything I need it to do.) × I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.  (Nor the past six years, nor the past four decades.) × I've rejected someone before.
I currently like/love someone.  (And anyone reading this knows who.) × I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. × I want to have children in the future.  (I'm quite content with my stepdaughters and grandspawn.)
× I have changed a diaper before. × I've called the cops on a friend before. × I'm not allergic to anything.  (I'm allergic to EVERYTHING.

Well, not everything. Just animals, minerals, and vegetables.)
I have a lot to learn.  (If you're still breathing, you should say "yes".

If you're not still breathing, you probably STILL should say "yes".)
× I am shy around the opposite sex.  (Not since I got married, actually.) × I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.
× I have at least 5 away messages saved. I have tried alcohol or drugs before.  (Beer. There are gods of beer, you know.) I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.  (Or maybe she made the move on me.)
× I own the "South Park" movie. × I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal. I enjoy some country music.  (Sturgeon's Law also means that 10% of everything is NOT crud.)
I would die for my best friends. I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist.  (And I tend to blow things off entirely if I can't get them JUST RIGHT.) × I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
× I think Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.  (Meh, chocolate. See "allergies", above. But costumes, horror movies, bats and spiders? Rock on.) × I have dated a close friend's ex. I am happy at this moment.  (I have Quelonzia. I'm ALWAYS happy, even when I'm pissed or angry or depressed.)
× I'm obsessed with guys. Democrat.  (Old Skool. New Deal.) × Republican.
× I don't even know what I am(Sure I do. I'm a dragon.) × I am punk rockish. I go for older guys/girls, not younger.  (Definitely.)
× I study for tests most of the time. × I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.  (I've laced all my new shoes in the same obsessive-compulsive pattern since I was maybe four. Tying? Not so odd.) × I can work on a car.
× I love my job(s). × I am comfortable with who I am right now.  (I'm still working on me.) × I have more than just my ears pierced.
× I walk barefoot wherever I can. × I have jumped off a bridge. I love sea turtles.
× I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup(Can't abide the stuff, and thankfully, neither can my missus.) × I plan on achieving a major goal/dream. × I am proficient on a musical instrument.
× I hate office jobs. I went to college out of state.  (And flunked out.) × I am adopted.
× I am a pyro. × I have thrown up from crying too much. × I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
× I fall for the worst people. × I adore bright colours. × I usually like covers better than originals.   (Usually? No. But the Bonnie Tyler version of "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" is far superior to the original.)
I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays.  (Unless the food is really, really good, like Red Robin.) I can pick up things with my toes.  (Prehensile!!) × I can't whistle.
I have ridden/owned a horse.  (I've ridden them. Nossir, I don't like it.) × I still have every journal I've ever written in. × I talk in my sleep.
I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century.  (23d, 25, 30th...) I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.  (Shiny!) × I wear a toe ring.
× I have a tattoo. × I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with. × I am a caffeine junkie.  (Recovering Caffeine Addict. Like alcoholics, we're ALWAYS "recovering".)
I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.  (Actually, I'm completely tree-huggy rationalist.) × If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder(I honestly don't know.) × I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.  (I don't often GET one, but I ENJOY it.) I'm an artist.  (and I WILL start drawing again, SOON.) × I am ambidextrous.
× I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed. × If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony. × I have terrible teeth(Fluoridation is a wonderful thing. These gleaming choppers sure ain't genetic.)
× I hate my toes(I have GREAT toes. Perfectly formed, just the right length. And they're prehensile!!) I did this meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me. I have more friends on the internet than in real life.  (There's a lot of overlap. And how is it that these folks aren't in "Real Life" just because they live in imaginary places like Cincinatti and Des Moines?)
× I have lived in either three different states or countries(I've lived in California, and I've lived in Texas. Someday, I may live in the United States, if there's anything left of it after the current junta is finally ousted.) I am extremely flexible.  (At the age of 42, I still regularly sit in half-lotus, and can scratch between my own shoulder blades.) I love hugs more than kisses.  (You can sustain'em longer without having to take a breath.)
× I want to own my own business. × I smoke. I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.  (Hang on, that sentence doesn't hang together. "...More time on the computer than..." would work, and just ending it at "computer" would work, but...)
× Nobody has ever said I'm normal(Someone did, once.

I was sad for the rest of the day.)
Sad movies, games, and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then.  (I cried when Charlotte died.) I am proficient in the use of many types of firearms and combat weapons.  (I've been trained in pistols, rifles, and shotguns.

My marksmanship is on a par with Imperial Stormtroopers and original-BSG Cylons, though.)
I like the way women look in stylized men's suits.  (Rowr.) I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me.  (Of course, I don't LIKE it. Think about it; to answer "no" to that question, you'd have to ACTIVELY LIKE PISSING PEOPLE OFF.

...I know folks like that.)
I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.
× I have played strip poker with someone else before. × I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help. × I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.  (My knee-jerk reaction is always to answer "no", but I can tell you stories about places I've lived...)
× I can't stand being alone. × I have at least one obsession at any given time. I weigh myself, pee/poo, and then weigh myself again.  (I'm a scientist. It's all about accuracy.)
× I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment.  (Not CONSISTENTLY.) I'm a judgmental asshole.  (And you're a jerk.) × I'm a HUGE drama-queen.
× I have travelled on more than one continent. × I sometimes wish my father would just disappear.  (He does that, regularly. Usually on long road trips.) I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.  (VALIDATE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!)
× I am a Libertarian. × I can speak more than one language. I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be.  (...but I lie in bed staring at the ceiling.)
I would rather read than watch TV.  (Git outta my comfy chair, dammit.) × I like reading fact more than fiction. I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.  (In high school, I read James Michener's HAWAII in a day and a half, just before the final. I finished the last chapters on the bus to school.

I got an "A" on the essay.)
I have no piercings.  (Got a few nasty scars, though.) × I have spent the night in a train station or other public place. × I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.
× I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night. × There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may/may not have cried over it. × I like most animals better than most people.
× I own a collection of retro games consoles. × The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver. × I have hit someone with a dead fish.
I am compulsively honest.  (Well, it's more like, "I'm a terrible liar". Really, it's not a virtue if there's not a choice.) × I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired. × I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers.
× I have gone from wishing I was a girl to revelling in being a boy to feeling like a girl again in the span of five minutes, and not cared a whit for my actual sex. × I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders. I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.  (Rare, but it happens.)
× I find it impossible to get to sleep without some kind of music on. I dislike milk.  (SOY! Give me SOY! Other dairy products are fine, but plain o'l cow squeezin's are blaaah.) × I obsessively wash my hands.
× I always carry something significant around with me. × Sometimes I'd rather wear a wig in day-to-day life than use my own hair. I've pushed myself to become more self-aware and thereby more aware of others.  ("The unexamined life is not worth living.")
× Even though I live on my own I still cry sometimes because I miss my mother. × I hand wrote all the HTML tags in this document. I've liked something which a majority of people claimed was either bad or weird.  (Science Fiction. Comics. Role-Playing Games. Furry. Hell, EVERYTHING I've ever liked has fallen into that category at some time or another.)
× I have been clinically dead for a brief period of time. × Instead of feeling sympathy/empathy with people and their problems, I simply become annoyed. × I participate/have participated in auto drag races and won.  (No, but I regularly out-drive sports cars in my little four-banger Ford Aspire. Knowing your car and how she responds is more important than raw performance.)
× I do not 'get' most comedy acts. I don't think strippers are money-greedy or slutty for dancing. × I don't like to chew gum.
× I am obsessed with history/historical things and can't wait for someone to build a time machine so I can be the first to use it. × I can never remember for the life of me where I parked the car. I had the TEEN ANGST thing going for at least 2-3 years.  (Yeah, but I was also taking perscription allergy meds that May Cause Anxiety (or as I discovered years later, RAGING PARANOIA).)
× I wish people would be more empathic and honest with each other. × I play Dungeons and Dragons weekly.  (I am so desperate for ANY kind of tabletop RP that I'd even settle for D&D.) I love to sing.  (I'm TERRIBLE at it, but I love it.)
× I want to live in my mother's basement when I grow up. I have a custom-built computer.  (Does "piecemeal upgrade" count as "custom-built"?) × I want to create a certain someone's babies, even though there's a 0% possiblity of ever achieving it.  (But with enough creative genetic engineering, who knows?)
× I would be in a relationship with one of my pets if they were human. × I've gone skinny-dipping. × I've performed in three plays.
I enjoy burritos.  (Chile verde burritos, from an authentic taqueria.) × I'm Irish and loving it. × I have a thing for redheads.
× I am a twin! Most of the times, I'd rather do something intellectual instead of doing something generically 'fun'.  (Actual scene from my Coast Guard days:
"Wanna go get drunk?"
"Nah, I'm too into this Robert Anton Wilson book.")
× Once I set out to finish something, I always stay at it until it is completed before I move on to something else.  (ohgodiwish)
× I wish there were a way to erase past mistakes.  ("Learning experiences". I keep telling myself that.) × I sleep more than 12 hours a day. I wish I could be prouder of what I've accomplished, but it's never enough.  (Never. There are w0rlds to save.)
× I need more time to myself. × I wish I was more open-minded. × I hope that I go really prematurely grey.
I download songs from the internet.  (Sometimes, it's the only way to get them.) × I've just reenacted chapter 58 of Death Note with my best friend.  (Wha?) I say random things to freak people out.  (Cauliflower.)
× I'm still a little mad about the ending of Death Note(Huh wha?) × I love playing Truth or Dare. × I love listening to slow music, but I hate singing to it.
Music helps me remember that I am not alone.  (Music connects.) × Playing my favorite sport makes me temporarily forget my problems. I think this survey is particularly long.  (Really friggin' long.)
× I prefer my LJ friends to my real-life ones.  (Most of my RL friends HAVE LJs. So who's who?) × I can only hate someone that I love. × I've ordered an extra two shots of espresso to an Americano at Starbucks.
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