Monday, April 23, 2007

my love of thinking about myself over-rules my hatred of facebook/myspace/blog memes.

A- AVAILABLE: romantically? no. at this moment, in terms of not doing anything? yes. obviously. Since I am filling out this crazy acrostic quiz.

B - BIRTHDAY: Dec. 23

C - CRUSHING: I have minor crushes on people that usually only last a few seconds or minutes. I have had a crush on James for six years. That may be cheesy, but I don't care. You can suck it up, Internet.

D - DRINK YOU LAST HAD: As I type this I am drinking sugar-free Fresca. It is one of the things I inexplicably buy at the grocery store, like Peek Freans cookies. If we are talking alcoholic drinks, then it would probably be a white russian. I drink them while I do dishes, and pretend to be a glamorous 1950s housewife. It passes the time.

E - EASIEST PERSON TO TALK TO: This is a hard one. I have a pretty easy time talking to almost everyone. The best three are Meghan, Courtney, and James. All three of them know me so well I barely even have to talk.

F - FAVOURITE BAND: It changes all the time. I saw Snow Patrol a couple weeks ago, and they were amazing, so that is as good an answer as anything.

G - GUMMY BEARS OR GUMMY WORMS: Worms. More surface area.

H - HOMETOWN: Edmonton. I was born in Vancouver and grew up in Toronto and Regina, but this is home for me now.

I - INSTRUMENT: I used to play the piano when I was small. I hated lessons with a fiery vengeance. My mom always told me I would appreciate being able to play, and if I gave it up I would regret it later. But eventually she tired of fighting with me about it and I was allowed to quit. Now I (predictably) regret it.

J - JUGGLE: I juggle ideologies.

K - KILLED SOMEONE: Nope, although I have killed more pet fish than I can count. I have also killed houseplants, although many of them came from IKEA and thus were probably doomed. How can healthy plants come from IKEA? There is no full-spectrum light! I'm just saying.

L - LONGEST CAR RIDE: This is difficult. I really have no sense of distance. I have driven from Toronto to Price Edward Island, and from Regina to Toronto.

M - MILKSHAKE FLAVOUR: Chocolate. I'm a purist.

N - NUMBER OF SIBLINGS: 1 (a little sister)

O - ONE WISH: I would probably wish for some property on which to build a house, which is weird, I guess, but isn't that what these lists are designed to do--make us feel unique?

P- PERSON WHO CALLED YOU LAST: My parents. At least it wasn't a telemarketer or something

Q- QUICKIE? Um, is that a question? Like, would I like a quickie? I am busy filling out this form. Also, I have a headache. No, for real.

R - REASON TO SMILE: I just ordered two posters on the Internet that are making me smile: one for the band The Decemberists, and one is a reproduction of a WWII poster that says "Keep Calm and Carry On."

S - SONG YOU LAST HEARD: A Northern Chorus- Remembrance Day

T - TIME YOU WOKE UP: I woke up at 8:30, which is about perfect for me. If I can wake up between 8 and 8:30, I am content. The later, or earlier, the grumpier.

U - UNDERWEAR: Generally, I am in favour of underwear. I like brightly coloured underwear, trashy underwear, and boys' underwear (when it is being worn by boys) (not that I am opposed to girls wearing boys' underwear, if they want).

V - VEGETABLE YOU HATE: I don't really hate any vegetable. I don't really like turnips, or asparagus. But I would hardly say I hate them. I'm just not that kind of girl--that's not how I roll!

W - WORST HABIT: Um.... allowing myself to be paralyzed by fear of failure and/or apathy. Is that too honest? If this were a job interview, I would probably say, "I'm just such a perfectionist! Nothing is ever good enough for me!" But to be honest, I think my inability to motivate myself to do things is my worst trait. If I don't care about something, then good luck. A good real-world example of this is the fact that the only 'A's I have gotten in library school have been in the four classes I liked the best.

X - X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD: I shudder to think how many X-rays I have had. Dozens. Dental x-rays, x-rays of my kidneys, x-rays when I broke my arm. Can we change this question to something else that starts with X? Like "X-Rated movies you've watched?" I don't like to think about the radiation.

Y - YOUR NUMBER OF FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK: I think I have 59 friends at present. I didn't even know I knew that many people, since I am not very friendly. And I know at least three people who are not even on facebook!

Z- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn. Here is what the Internet has to say about my astrological sign:

"Capricorns are among the responsible and traditional Signs. They are generally reserved, careful, and stable. Sometimes they may be overly critical, even bossy, but this is due to their strong desire to achieve their goals and not to a desire to be rude. In fact, Capricorns are generally polite because they understand that making enemies will not help them achieve in life." -some random astrology website

Ummm, bossy? I have no idea what these people are talking about. Seriously, though, I don't believe in astrology at all, but I am still pissed off by the description of Capricorns. Based on every profile I have ever read of them, I am among the most boring people in the world. Well, I reject it. I'm such a rebel. From now on, I declare my zodiac sign to be "Pirate."


so angry said...

I think "Your number of friends on facebook" is a BIG stretch for Y. Shouldn't it be YOGA, or YEMEN, or Y YOU GOTS TO BE THAT WAY BABY?

prolix said...

Yeah, a lot of the questions are sort of imaginative uses of the letter. I like "Y you gots to be that way."