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TMI Tuesdays #9

February 5, 2008

Q 1. by what nickname(s) were you known as a child?
A 1. ry

Q 2. do you have a favorite poem and, if so, what is it?
A 2. i’ve posted it before here

Q 3. what is your greatest regret in life, something that you failed to do that you wish you did?
A 3. i don’t believe in regrets but i do think that there were times in my life when i could have tried harder but didn’t for no other reason but sheer laziness.

Q 4. you are tired and hungry, but it’s too late to cook. if any snack food were available to you, what would you choose and why?
A 4. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with doritos (in the sandwich, NOT on the side) would be a top five pick. other things on the top five list would be chef boyardee spaghetti and meatballs (heating in the microwave isn’t really cooking, right?), cheerios with whole milk and bananas, wavy chips and onion dip, and chex mix (the real homemade kind). but, i’m a good eater and haven’t had any of these things in any great quantity in quite some time. i would likely throw some pasta on the stove or heat up something frozen like quorn nuggets. for me, it’s never too late to cook.

Q 5. what is the oldest item of clothing (not jewelry!) that you wear regularly and what do you love about it?
A 5. my adidas shirt. i bought it at a thrift store when i was in high school. it was quite worn when i bought it but i could go bra-less in it ’cause the adidas logo goes right across the chest. now it’s so thin i have to wear a cami or tanktop underneath! but it’s so damn soft and i get lots of compliments on it and it’s vintage and i love it.

Bonus Q: name a movie or TV show that changed your thinking or behavior.
Bonus A: six feet under which started in 2001 – after my father’s death and before my mother’s. i was depressed and anxious and having a very difficult time dealing with my grief. the first episode, for those who don’t recall, introduces you to a family who runs a funeral home.  the father of the family is killed in a car accident and the family is forced to deal with their own grief. one of the brothers in the family starts to ask a series of questions about grief as a social construct, about how so many other cultures do it so much differently than we do.  why, if death is universal, do humans celebrate/mourn it in such varied ways?  it was all so simple yet so pedantic. i was really drawn into the theme of that first episode – grief as a (distinctly western?) social disease? – and i remember having one of those “ah ha” moments. i never watched much more of the show after that first episode but it really helped heal me.

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TMI Tuesdays: MySpace Quiz Style

January 31, 2008

LATE EDITION!

1.who are you currently texting?
i guess i’ll send mr. d a little “i love you”

2. are you comfortable with answering personal questions?
erm, have you read the blog?

3. have you ever cried and didn’t know why?
i always know why

4. when is the last time you were truly happy with your life?
i am very happy and content right this very second

5. where was your default MySpace picture taken?
sitting at the bar in my kitchen, christmas eve 2006, getting drunk on mojitos with mr. d. there are some other very interesting pictures from that night as well

6. do you think long distance relationships are ever really worth it?
worth it? sure

7. whats your favorite color?
purple

8. what do you do when you had a bad day?
act like a pissy bitch

9. have you ever visioned your own wedding?
sure, but that vision has changed a lot over the years. today i see a big, casual party with lots of friends and family

10. when is the last time you personally made someone else cry?
a while ago, but no so long that i’ve forgotten

[ i feel like i’ve answered some of these questions before…] 

11. what is your current ringtone?
vbrate and a low beep for calls, vibrate and an “asian” theme for texts

12. do you believe exes can really ever be “just friends”?
i think it takes time and that no matter what you or the other person says, there are always leftover feelings

13. what are you wearing on your feet?
black boots, aquarius socks

14. what do you wear to bed?
nada!

15. last thing you said?
“it’s better than having people bitch at me when they run out of ink!”

16. would you be able to date someone who had a kid with someone else?
i never have and unless mr. d knows something i don’t, i never will

17. when is the last time you were on a vacation?
i took the week between christmas and new year off this year but didn’t go anywhere. i guess before that would be orlando with mr. d and about a year ago hawaii

18. do you make your bed every day?
no. when did this go out of fashion, mr. d?

19. are you too shy to tell people when you’re developing feelings for them?
never

20. do you use the internet or television more?
i don’t “use” the tv. i watch it, sure, but use it?

21. who messaged you last?
mr. d messaged me back

22. how do you like your eggs?
scrambled, soft or boiled or over medium or poached.  as long as they aren’t burnt or rubbery or totally raw, i’m happy

23. when was the last time you told someone you loved them?
see # 1

24. Hello Kitty or Strawberry Shortcake?
strawberry shortcake

25. what are your plans tonight?
hopefully sex! it’s been a day or two since i’ve had a good rimming

26. if you could pack up and leave your life now to move away, would you?
as long as my boy could come with me.  oh, and EMMA!

27. have you ever done any acting on stage?
i was really into performing arts during my first two years of high school. then i found drugs and sex to be more entertaining

28. do you like being in pictures?
not really unless they come out superfantastic.  i’m very critical of myself in photographs

29. do you cry easily?
yes. at least once a day

30. have you ever been more attracted to a significant other’s sibling?
never

31. where is your phone?
in my purse on the floor under my desk

32. do you enjoy romance?
as long as it’s tasteful and not cheesy

33. do you tend to fall for people easily?
not typically

34. have you spent more time in your life single, or in a relationship?
i’ve had a string of long term relationships with bouts of singledom in between. i prefer to share my life with a partner

35. have you ever felt invincible?
no. if anything i feel meek

36. Lyrics stuck in your head?
“i’m not gonna write you a love song ’cause you ask for it, ’cause you need one”

37. do you always get along with your siblings?
my brother and i were best freekin’ friends in high school. i’d say we’re fairly close now

38. would you rather be cheated with, or on?
duh

39. do you feel like you’ve got some growing up to do?
no way. i’m grown up enough

40. what did you do last night?
got home late from collecting signatures at the polls, ate some dinner, watched some tv, drafted a young democrats email, went to sleep

41. do you want to be king?
actually, my real name means “little prince”

42. are you tired?
no! the 6 a.m. work out actually gave me energy today

43. how many more people do you think you’ll kiss before you die?
you mean kiss kiss? i’d be happy to keep kissing the same guy i’ve been kissing for a while, thank you

44. any friends you’d like to tell how much you appreciate them?
sure!  all of two them that read this blog

45. last time you walked farther than one block?
all the time.  today, in fact, when i walk home from work

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blog the workday away

October 13, 2007

It’s been one of those days – stacks of other people’s bank records spilled all over my desk, five pages of notes detailing each account, a calculator clicking away as i try to figure out where the fuck this bastard hid $125,000, soggy mayo laced lettuce from taking my lunch break in the middle of the chaos. 

And now it’s quarter-to-three and my boss is twittering away in her office looking like she’ll be going energizer bunny styles until 5.  This on a day I was hoping to leave early.  Hey.  Lady.  It is Friday you know!

Every day this week she’s sauntered into the office after 11, only to take a lunch at 1 and then call in around 1:30 (presumably at her house or in the pedicure chair) to say she “doesn’t have any work to do” so she isn’t coming back. 

Yeah.  You don’t “have any work to do” because you just plopped it all into my in-box. 

I know.  I know.  It’s my job, you’re right.  But most of the shits she shat in my box are things she used to do herself but that I took over for her when she was swamped. 

Um.  It doesn’t look like she’s swamped of late.  Her nails look way too nice for someone so busy she has to write me a two page note instructing me to call her fiance and ask him to come by the office and check our air conditioner filter.  Hu?  You didn’t chip your polish writing the note so I doubt you’ll do any damage making the phone call.

This morning, with nothing pressing on the calendar, I was pretty confident I would have the good fortune of finding my ass at home in time for Oprah.  But now she’s twittering and I look really busy neck high in financial documents. 

Though, technically, I am getting paid to blog…so…

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What is your erotic personality?

September 7, 2007

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Thanks to Ren for this gem of work procrastination…

What’s your erotic personality?

I’m “The Student”.

The Student doesn’t care a whit about sexual boundaries or conventions. New, unexplored, and even unusual sexual experiences motivate this erotic type. Learning is just as exciting as doing, so even research involving no involvement of the flesh can be as arousing as sex itself. The Student possesses an insatiable curiosity about all things sexual and appreciates others who share that curiosity, although they don’t always need that quality in a mate. The Student is compelled to experiment with new sexual pastimes out of a sincere desire to experience whatever pleasure they offer. The Student will often delve very deep into a sexual topic or activity to ensure the experience is complete.

I’d say this is true. I enjoy learning new things about my(sexual)self and I’ll try just about anything once.

So what is your erotic personality?