(Started last night, posted today.)
Body: taken from whoever Nadine via Gareth’s Livejournal
WHAT MADE YOU SMILE YESTERDAY?
Making it home from my day down in San Diego and seeing Marie at the Airport.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT 8 THIS MORNING?
Sleeping! It is/was Sunday.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING 15 MINUTES AGO?
Watching “Without a Trace” on CBS
SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN 1995?
Nearly failed a couple of classes, met Marie, fell in love, realized I really liked Anthropology, worked at the Manhattan School of Music for the summer,
LAST THING YOU SAID ALOUD?
I don’t recall exactly, but my memorable sentence for the evening is “Am I your crunchy captain?” (as I got myself a bowl of cereal.)
BEST ICECREAM FLAVOR?
Baskin Robbin’s Burgundy Cherry (its replacement, Cherries Jubilee, is almost as good, and there are quite a number of other almost-as-good from other brands like say, Thrifty.)
LAST RAINBOW YOU SAW?
Over the bay, several months ago after moving down here to Foster City.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SISTERS?
ARE YOU VERY RANDOM?
Very no. Sometimes a bit, sometimes not so much.
DO YOU WANT TO CUT YOUR HAIR?
It’s not quite so short anymore but it’s not curly in the back yet so there’s a little longer to go.
ARE YOU OVER THE AGE OF 25?
Yes. I’m old enough that by the old adage of “never trust anyone over 30,” you should not trust me.
DO YOU TALK A LOT?
Yes, once I know people. And online. Not so much with new people I don’t know yet.
DO YOU WATCH THE OC?
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE CALLED STEVE?
I used to (Steve Colamaria, a buddy of mine from High School who I’ve lost touch with) and a couple of coworkers at USF. I can’t think of any I know now.
DO YOU MAKE UP YOUR OWN WORDS?
Rarely. Though Marie insists I make up some of my older-fashioned conjugations, such as “snuck”
ARE YOU TICKLISH?
4TH PERSON ON YOUR MISSED CALLS?
Do people really always have their cell/mobile phones so close at hand to check this for their blogmemes? Probably Marie, but I don’t feel like bothering to check.
WHAT DID THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECEIVED SAY?:
DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS?
Used to. Not really sure when I stopped, but a long while back. Have even gotten out of the habit of chewing on pens.
DO YOU HAVE CURLY HAIR?
Only when it grows out, which I rarely allow it to do.
WHAT IS THE NEXT CONCERT YOU’RE GOING TO?
I have no idea. None soon.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
Me. Followed closely by Marie.
DO YOU WATCH TV?
Yes. Too much of it.
EVER BEEN HUNTING?
No, though I’m not opposed to it and it sounds fun in theory.
IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE?
Uh, I’m married now. I have no idea if I’d marry again if something happened to Marie.
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?
“Stash,” or arguably “Keir,” having been known by my middle name between ages 2 and 18.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT?
I’m not sure I do. Marie and I were in love when we first saw each other, but we had been talking for a long time before that… *lol* I’ll spare you the detailed story here, but we met online before it was cool, let alone routine, to do so.
YOUNGEST PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY?
Gareth and Stephan jointly, unless one of them has a kid they’re not telling us about.
IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE?
No. I’m not a big fan of illegal drugs, but I believe in better living through Chemistry.
ARE YOU A HEAVY SLEEPER?
If it’s dark, yes. Light tends to wake me up, but I can sleep through loud noise, motion, etc, no problem.
LAST MOVIE THAT YOU WATCHED?
In the theater, A Good Year
On DVD, Accepted.
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Ads following the end of “Without A Trace”
ARE YOU CURRENTLY DEPRESSED?
Nope. Congested from the tail end of a head cold (or allergies which will last all winter… we’ll see) but otherwise I feel good.
DO YOU THINK ANYONE MISSES YOU RIGHT NOW?
Marie is about 8 feet away, so the one person who I could depend on to miss me doesn’t right now. Dunno, maybe my family back east? Probably not.
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
Over 30, under 35, I’m sure you can find an exact number elsewhere.
WHAT AGE DO YOU WISH YOU WERE?
25 was good.
ARE YOU IN A COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP?
DO YOU HATE MORE THAN 3 PEOPLE?
I don’t hate anyone individually.
FAVORITE CANDY BAR?
I can only pick just one?
ARE YOU NAKED?
Least favorite school subject?:
maybe math maybe french
HOW MANY PAIRS OF SHOES DO YOU OWN?
7, I think, if sports sandals count.
HAVE YOU EVER THROWN UP IN PUBLIC?
I was in a fraternity at Dartmouth, you do the math.
WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
WHAT TIME WERE YOU BORN?
You’re not cleared for that.
DO YOU LIKE BEER?
Some beers, at some times.
HAVE YOU EVER MADE A PRANK PHONECALL?
Yes. During junior high school, I was bad about it and trying out new 800 numbers. My favorite discovery – that 1-800-HITLER-1 went at the time to a law firm, and being an annoying little s*** at the time, I left a message asking “do you know that your number spells 1-800-HITLER-1?”
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING CD YOU OWN?
Britney Spears, don’t remember the title but it’s the one which “Oops I did it again” came out on.
ARE YOU SARCASTIC?
WHAT ARE YOU FAVORITE COLORS?
HOW MANY WATCHES DO YOU OWN?
Two. Both broken.
SUMMER OR WINTER?
IS ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU?
FAVORITE COLOR TO WEAR?
Yellow, it’s happy. Though I don’t wear that much of it.
PEPSI OR SPRITE?
WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME?
The Bay Area. I’m an expatriate New Yorker.
HAVE YOU EVER SLAPPED SOMEONE?
HOW MANY VIDEO GAMES DO YOU OWN?
More than I care to count.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PET?
Mine personally? A goldfish named “Mighty mouse,” followed by a small catfish named “Train”
My folks had two cats (as Gareth mentioned), Titania and Twerp
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU’RE OLDER?
Unless I’m somehow very wealthy, not the Bay Area.
DO LOOKS MATTER?
Yes, but only as one thing among many other things.
DO YOU USE CHAPSTICK?
No. Nor any other sort of lip balm.
ARE YOU TOO FORGIVING?
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU WANT?
None, but I’m not going to get any grandchildren without children first, so we’ll see.
FAVORITE BREAKFAST MEAL?
The scrambled eggs which come with a McDonalds Big Breakfast – I’d really like to know what they do to make the eggs taste so good.
DO YOU OWN A GUN?
EVER THOUGHT YOU WERE IN LOVE?
Still do! Prior to Marie, a couple of times. One of them, I still think I was right – in an immature way though it was – although the relationship didn’t last.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
At some point stressed out over job searching back in late February, I think.
WHAT DID YOU DO 3 NIGHTS AGO?
Thursday night? Heck if I remember.
HAVE YOU EVER CALLED YOUR TEACHER MOMMY?
Not that I know of. I don’t recall calling my *mother* “mommy,” as my folks were quite early on “Matt and Kim” rather than “mom and dad”
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE NAMED BERTHA?
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT SOMEBODY RIGHT NOW?
I’m thinking I’m a dope for bothering with a LJmeme this long.
DO YOU OWN A DIAMOND RING?
No, though I’ve bought two of them for Marie.
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HAIR?
No. Gah. If I had a choice between being taller and naturally straight hair, I’d have a very hard time deciding which to take.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A CRUSH ON YOU?
Can it still be a crush after 12 years?
WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN MAY OF 1994?
Partying towards the end of my Senior year of high school, and getting the LAN installed at Hunter.
ARE YOUR TOENAILS PAINTED?
ARE YOUR FINGERNAILS PAINTED?
No, nor have they ever been since I’ve been old enough to remember.
ARE YOU CLOSER TO YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER?
You’re not cleared for that.
FAVORITE PHYSICAL FEATURE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
No, I like the dark
HAVE YOU EVER STRIPPED?
Not commercially, but I’ve gotten naked in a semi-public situation.
EVER BROKEN A BONE?
No, though I’ve come close to it a handful of times. Which is amazing to me given how accident-prone I am.
ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?
Not in the slightest. I’m insufficiently religious to even manage to be an atheist anymore.
DO YOU CHAT ON INSTANT MESSAGING PROGRAMS OFTEN?
HAVE YOU EVER BROKEN SOMEONE’S HEART?
Not that I know of.
DID YOU LIKE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR?
They were OK.
HAS ANYONE EVER CALLED YOU A TEASE?
Not to my face, or that I’ve ever noticed.
DO YOU HAVE A BIRTH MARK?
Not that I know of.
CAN YOU COOK?
Yes, but I bake better.
WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?
* Cashews, walnuts, pistachios and other tree nuts/their close relatives (amazingly, peanuts are fine.)
* California winters
* Tobacco smoke
DO YOU TEXT MESSAGE OFTEN?
A fair bit. Less than I used to, despite the fancy phone.
MONEY OR LOVE?
DO YOU HAVE ANY SCARS?
More than I ought to. See “accident prone” above?
WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
In general? Marie to find a nursing job she’s really happy with, but that will have to wait for the spring.
This second? To finish this so I can watch the rest of my Rome episide on DVD and then go to sleep.
DO YOU ENJOY SCARY MOVIES?
Sometimes, but generally they’re not my favorites.
DO YOU ENJOY GREASY FOOD?
HAVE YOU SEEN ALL THE ROCKY MOVIES?
Don’t think so – I only remember seeing the first three.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU SAID I LOVE YOU TO?
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU MAD?
Some sow on a cell phone who nearly rear-ended our car this morning.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU CRY?
Can’t think of someone who did so individually.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON WHO CALLED YOU?
Other than Marie, it was my other brother Stephan.
2 thoughts on “Stupid blogmeme, courtesy of Gareth.”
I didnt know you suspected I had secret love children.
1800hitler1 that is great….
who has a crush on you after 12years?
I’m more inclined to suspect Gareth. That said *lol* with all of your international travel…
Hint: 12 years is (rounding up a few months) how long Marie and I have been together.
1-800-Call-Spy was another great one – “US Army Call Spy Hotline,” whose overnight answering machine message also noted that for urgent matters you should call your local FBI office.
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