What is the geekiest part of your music collection?
Definitely my Ookla the Mok, but my weird al and my simpsons cd’s probably help. i also have a physics lecture on CD
What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night?
depends on what i’m in the mood for, though lately i’ve been snacking on pistachios a lot
What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
not sure i have one, though i find leaving las vegas very depressing
If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?
WOW! i really don’t see any need for that! i’m not so pompous, i just don’t have any major complaints.
Do you have a completely irrational fear?
Yes. apparently i am terrified that i will be at a party and someone will spike my drink with alcohol. i don’t drink alcohol.
What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moment?
i guess i flush. and apparently i have some kind of hand gesture, too.
Are you a pyromaniac?
i love fire, but i have self control. how boring, eh?
Do you have too many love interests?
seems like a strange question. i’ll say “definitely not.”
Do you know anyone famous?
yeah, i met one of the founding members of the Free State Project a few weeks ago.
Describe your bed:
talk about a long story.
long story short: my waterbed busted, so now i sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor next to it.
Spontaneous or plan?
This question is too broad. it varies. i like to have things planned, but i can be rather spontaneous at times.
Who should play you in a movie about your life?
this is a hard question. i’ll let the casting director decide that one.
Do you know how to play poker?
What do you carry with you at all times?
wallet in left front pocket, keys and PDA in right front pocket, watch on right wrist(though i’m right-handed), and i always try to have a flashlight on me, besides the two on my keyring.
What do you miss most about being little?
Getting away with Irresponsibility. i love that liberty comes from the latin for “child.”
Are you happy with your given name?
It only occurs to me to question this when other people bring it up to me. I have always found names to be tremendously arbitrary. i think i rather like my name in fact.
How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?
not much, though i wouldn’t let them know how eager i was to sell right away, i’d try to bid ’em up a bit.
What color is your bedroom?
The walls are white, the carpet is beige. it’s not up to me, i live in an apartment. though i don’t much care either way.
What was the last song you were listening to?
Radiohead – No Surprises
Have you ever been in a play?
i was wilbur in our eighth grade production of “charlotte’s web” i am told i did well. i have blocked this from my mind for some reason. i can’t recall it at all.
Who is your best friend?
Have you ever been in love?
Do you talk a lot?
I think i do. I’m pretty sure it’s not annoying, though, people seem to enjoy talking to me.
Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?
For the most part, but that’s still not enough to motivate me.
Do transient, homeless, or starving people sometimes annoy you?
No. call me a jerk, but either find them of no concern or amusing.
Do you consider yourself to be a nice person?
Do you spend more time with your girlfriend/boyfriend or your friends?
i don’t have a gf right now, but i don’t have that many friends either, oh well.
What is your ideal marriage location?
I don’t have a preference. i am utterly indeifferent as long as my family is there.
Which musical instrument do you wish you could play?
Guitar first. then piano, then bass guitar, accordion after that. . .i wanna learn ’em all. too lazy
cotton. cheap and easy. no extensive care and feeding instructions required.
Something you love and hate?
one thing that is both? dunno.
What kind of bedding do you use?
it varies, sometimes i sleep on a sleeping bag with comforter and pillow, other times my floor-bed is a complex layering that goes something like: small foam rubber matttress, sheet, me, comforter, better comforter. with multiple pollows about for the latter configuration.
Do you tell your friends about your sex life?
For the most part no. there are a few people who, if they ask, i will tell.
What’s the one language you want to learn?
Conversational Latin. Honestly i want to learn every language. just like william sidis. obsessed with that guy.
How do you eat an apple?
if a knife is at hand i prefer to cut it, if not i eat it like my grandfather ate it, so to speak.
What do you order at a bar?
Have you ever pierced your body parts?
Do you have tattoos?
not a one.
Would you ever admit to having done plastic surgery any kind if confronted?
if i had it done i’m sure there would be a reason, and i wouldn’t be ashamed. i think. i can’t foresee the extenuating circumtances which would cause me to do that though.
What’s one of the “funniest” things you’ve ever done?
it’s a long story. ask me about it in person some time. HILARIOUS! seriously.
Do you drive stick?
what a shamelessly innuendo-worded question. i cannot drive a manual transmissioned car
What’s one trait you hate in a person?
I have a real problem with people who are genuinely stupid and closed minded. I also find i dislike people who are obviously “fake.”
What kind of watch(es) do you wear?
my watch is digital, it is a casio, and it has this thing attached to the side which tends to be a bit of a conversation peice. it looks like a laser and is actually a radiant thermo sensor. it measures, by detecting infrared radiation, the amount of heat coming off of whatever you point it at. it’s pretty accurate.
Most frivolous purchase?
you probably think i’m going to say the watch, but i have too many to narrow it down to just one. i consider the purchase of most of my material goods unnecessary and frivolous. sometimes i wish i could just move to a monastery some where and live as an ascetic(magic teaches me all my fancy words.)
Do you consider yourself materialistic?
yes, and i don’t particularly like that about myself.
What do you cook the best?
i make no palatable dishes. send help.
Favorite writing instrument?
mechanical pencil. very useful indeed.
Do you prefer to stand out or blend in?
blend in. so far it’s been working almost too well.
Do you have anything monogrammed?
not really. i wrote my name in sharpie on the bottom of my cup at work.
Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
Yes, but it’ll cost whoever wants to see it quite a bit of money.
What’s one car you will never buy?
a pickup truck ::shivers::
What kind of books do you like to read?
i’ve been forcing myself away from fiction lately, i’m trying to read things about politics, physics and paleoanthropology. all subjects which interest me greatly. well, not just paleoanthropology, but evolution in general.
If you won the lottery, what would you do?
quit my job, enroll myself full time at school, pay off all my mom’s bills, set up a trust fund for the future children i plan to have and commit myself to the relentless pursuit of self-actualization, whatever that means.
oh yeah, and invest like a fiend.
Burial or cremation?
buried, for traditions’ sake, but if something made that impossible, it wouldn’t bother me, after all: I’m Dead.
How many online journals do you read regularly?
zero. just typing that felt good.
What’s one thing you’re a sore loser at?
every game i lose to an opponent i feel is inferior. how contemptuous is that?
If you don’t like a person, how do you show it?
i am less responsive to discuccion with them, i try not to associate with them.
Do you cry in front of friends?
What kind of first impression do you think you give to people?
friendly and non-threatening. stimulating conversationalist? i’d like to think that.
What’s one thing you like to do alone?
read. i give in to distractions too easily.
Are you a giver or a taker?
i try to be a giver, i feel bad when i am a taker.
What have you stolen before?
i was a total klepto when i was a little kid, since then i’ve gotten better, though the RIAA would classify me a demon.
When’s the last time you cried?
i don’t think i’ve cried since i saw steel magnolias for the first time a couple years ago. i really don’t cry very often in general.
Favorite communication method?
Face to face talk. nothin’ beats that in my book
How many drinks before you’re tipsy?
i never drink. personal choice.
Favorite kind of porn?
Do you ever have to beg?
i have begged for things before. i’m not above it.
How often do you have sex?
as often as i can under my conditions. i will only have sex with someone i sincerely care about, and only when i feel they honestly want to and don’t feel pressured for any reason.
Have you ever done any illegal drugs?
Do you think you’re cute?
sometimes i say things which could be construed as “cute.” the definition i’m using is the one meaning “several shades shy of ‘witty.'”
Do you have problems changing clothes in front of friends?
this doesn’t really come up very often, but i suppose not. basically.
What’s the most painful experience you’ve ever had?
My dad died when i was a senior in high school. sep 23. worst day of my life. worst week. He was a really nice guy. incredibly smart and funny. i feel sorry for people i care about now who never knew him, because i feel like they’re missing out.
Sorry to end on such a downer, but that’s where the survey took us! i hope this has been as fun and educational for you as it was for me.
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