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Q&A
impykins sent me these in email...


What time is it?
19:45

What color are your kitchen plates?
Mainly white which a kind of green nature pattern around the edges. I also have these cool blue, rust, etc, swirl color heavy stoneware plates I picked up from a potter in Berkeley when I lived there. But a could of them have hairline fractures. Almost invisible, but liquid will seep through the plate.

What are you reading now?
Programming PHP from O'Reilly

What's on your mouse pad?
I don't have a mouse pad. My laptop has a touchpad, and for desktops I use a Logitech Trackman+ Marble trackball.

Favorite board game?
I don't play board games that often. I suppose Monopoly, or maybe Risk.

Favorite magazine?
Aviation Week

Favorite smell?
Ooh, that's a hard one. I love a lot of different scents. I think perhaps lilac.

Least favorite smell?
Decaying flesh. Really. Like having a mouse die somewhere and then smelling that. Or having someone leave some kind of meat out that rots, etc.

The first thing you think of when you wake up in morning?
Generally incoherent. If my alarm is going off then my lizard brain is thinking "STOP THE NOISE!" But I generally lay around for a while hitting snooze thinking completely nonsensical thoughts - basically waking dreams - until my brain boots up and I realize I have things to do.

Favorite color?
Red and/or Black.

Least Favorite color?
I don't think I have one. There are a lot of 'designer' colors that I think look lousy.

How many rings before you answer the phone?
It depends on how close I am to the phone, of course. I check Caller ID before answering. If I don't recognize the ID I generally allow my machine to answer it (after 3 rings). If I it is someone I know, then I'll pick up. If I'm in the middle of something (cooking, etc) I'll just let the machine get it. I don't feel the need to obey a ringing phone, if I'm busy then I'm not available.

Future child's name?
No idea. At this time I don't intend to have children, so I haven't considered it at all. If I ever decide to have children, then it will be worth consideration.

What is most important?
My friends.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate. Especially dark chocolate.

Do you like to drive fast?
Yes.

Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
No.

Storms cool or scary?
Cool. Especially major thunderstorms - those are very cool.

What type was your first car?
The first car that was mine, not just the families, was a red 1989 Dodge Daytona ES Turbo.

If you could meet one person dead or alive who would it be?
I never know what to say to this question. Just meeting someone isn't a huge deal. And who knows who would really be interesting to chat with. I'd like to chat with Timothy Leary again, that was cool.

Favorite alcoholic drink?
Single Malt Scotch. Aside from that, Guinness.

What is your sign?
Capricorn.

Do you eat the stems of Broccoli?
Yes.

If you could have any job what would it be?
Something geeky. Ideally I wouldn't have to worry about money, but I'd be able to spend all my time working on cool projects.

If you could have any color hair and style what would it?
Probably long jet black hair with a fair bit of body. (As opposed to my dark brown hair which is exceedingly fine.) Or perhaps just shaved - hey, that's how I wear it now. :-)

Is the glass half full or half empty?
It is twice as large as it needs to be.

Favorite Movie?
MU. I don't have 'a' favorite. There are many different films I love - The Hunt for Red October, Schindler's List, The Crow...

Do you type with your fingers on the right keys?
No.

Favorite sport to watch?
Eh.. F1, or perhaps NASCAR.

What is your single biggest fear?
I've covered this in more detail in the past - dying of a withering disease like Alzheimer's, losing my brain/mind.

Say one nice thing about the person who sent this to you.
I can only say one nice thing about impykins? She's a lot of fun and sweet to chat with.

Person most likely to respond?
Um - lizzielizzie? Heh, I really don't know.

Person you sent this to who is least likely to respond?
z_gryphon - he's not into the whole Q&A thing.

Favorite CD/groups?
Ani DiFranco, Pink Floyd, NIN, Red Hot Chili Peppers, um, ah... Crap, I like a lot of music.

Favorite TV Show?
Probably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Then perhaps Stargate: SG-1

Ketchup or mustard?
Both. If I have to pick one - ketchup on burgers, mustard on dogs.

Hamburgers or hot dogs?
Burgers.

Favorite soft drink?
It changes. Currenty that orange Mountain Dew, whatever they call it. I also really like Wild Cherry Pepsi.

Favorite place you have been?
I really liked my trip to London. I must go back. Ditto for Sydney. But of any one specific place, probably the day I spent in La Rochelle, France.

What Screen Saver is on your computer right now?
None - well, unless 'turn off the screen' counts.

Burger King or MC Donald's?
Of the two? McDonald's - I like their fries better.

What time is it?
3Am Eternal! Um, no, 20:15

I am: thoughtful thoughtful
Current Media: TiVo: Modern Marvels

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Comments
jetblack From: jetblack Date: August 30th, 2003 05:19 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
*cough cough* Remind me to never read your posts when I'm eating. Decaying flesh? Ew.

-- ZC :)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 30th, 2003 05:20 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, it is an unpleasant order. Putricine is the chemical, I believe. We had a mouse cack in our apt back in 1994 or so, under a big chair in the corner. It went unnoticed until our noses alerted us. I had to handle it.
robotech_master From: robotech_master Date: August 30th, 2003 07:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Putricine & Zodiac

The chemical is also referenced in Neal Stephenson's Zodiac, his second novel (which is, wonder of wonders, actually written in the past tense), involving environmentalist action groups in present-day Boston. (The title comes from the protagonist's stipulation that it's a lot easier to get from place to place in Boston by Zodiac boat than by car.)

As the protagonist starts to find out that lots of people are out to get him, he synthesizes about a quart of putricine with a fractional distillation system to use as a defensive weapon a la mace. After reading it, I found myself wondering just how easy that would really be to do, and how many college chemistry students have pulled pranks involving it...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 31st, 2003 01:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Putricine & Zodiac

Yeah, the stuff reeks. And that's a good book. :-)
From: iwascaite Date: August 30th, 2003 07:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The glass isn't half full or half empty, it is twice as large as it needs to be...

This is one of my favorite life viewpoints. I am never the one thinking it, but I want to be. I love it because it doesn't focus on the positive, which I truly believe is just as unnatural as focusing on the negative.

And I have glasses like your Berkeley plates, let me tell you how much that sucks... :-)
malone From: malone Date: April 27th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Part One

What time is it?
1:54pm *Time for me to bore you with this quiz*

What color are your kitchen plates?
My favorite are solid black with sunflowers painted in the center.

What are you reading now?
”The taking” by Dean Koontz

What's on your mouse pad?
Same as you – touch pad. The computer in my office is a mouse pad a Frued with a “No symbol” across his face.

Favorite board game?
Ooooh I LOVE Risk! I really love pictionary and games like that.

Favorite magazine?
I don’t read magazines … I do like to flip through Trents “Stuff” magazine at times.

Favorite smell?
Home made patchouli oil

Least favorite smell?
Crack Rock (have you ever smelled that shit!)

The first thing you think of when you wake up in morning?
”Who the fuck is calling me and why must I stop cuddling?”

Favorite color?
Grey, black, purple

Least Favorite color?
Orange

How many rings before you answer the phone?
Only phone I have is an emergency phone – usually 1-2 rings.

Future child's name?
KT (Just the initials for Kimberly & Tatia)
or
Nicole

What is most important?
To live each day like it’s going to be your last.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Depends on my mood – usually Vanilla cause I get enough chocolate from M n M’s! lol

Do you like to drive fast?
Yup

Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
lol, Yes. I sleep with a 3 foot bear named “BoB” (and I know that’s odd that I gave the other ‘bob’ that nick name, but I was looking at my bear at the time! lol)

Storms cool or scary?
Cool. Especially major thunderstorms - those are very cool. (in other words, ditto)

What type was your first car?
1965 Ford Mustang Fast Back … gah I loved that car! (Was my brothers)

If you could meet one person dead or alive who would it be?
My Mother

Favorite alcoholic drink?
Killians Irish Red (SP?)
Red Wine (The good shit)
Vodka and Jamba Juice
Tequila Poppers
JD
… need I made a list!? lol

What is your sign?
Capricorn

Do you eat the stems of Broccoli?
Nope, cant stand broccoli

If you could have any job what would it be?
Psychiatrist, with a book or two under my name.

If you could have any color hair and style what would it?
I like how it looks now – been this way since I was 12 – with the exception of when we all shaved our heads in support of my Husband losing all of his hair. I liked the feel of my head then, but not the look.

Is the glass half full or half empty?
Either way, when it’s empty I would appreciate a refill.

Favorite Movie?
Shooting Lilly, House of Cards, American Beauty, Adaptation are all at the top of my list. I love a good movie and own way too many to list.

Do you type with your fingers on the right keys?
When I have both hands to work with yes.

Favorite sport to watch?
Baseball and NASCAR
malone From: malone Date: April 27th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Part Two


What is your single biggest fear?
Flying and Butterflies equally.

Say one nice thing about the person who sent this to you.
You really do make me beautiful! I only hope that I make you feel half of what you make me feel, and with that I will truly know love in the way that it should be. Life does exist after death, you teach me that everyday, and in every way just by being who you are and by simply saying “Hi”.

Person most likely to respond?
Not you … you don’t reply to my e-mail anymore! lol

Person you sent this to who is least likely to respond?
Oh … you again.

Favorite CD/groups?
Rusted Root, REM, Ani DiFranco, Linda Perry … really just depends on my mood at the time, again I have too many CD’s to pick just one.

Favorite song is Moon by Rusted Root.

Favorite TV Show?
The O.C. (yes I do know how pathetic that is)

Ketchup or mustard?
Ketchup

Hamburgers or hot dogs?
Burgers

Favorite soft drink?
(it’s called live wire by the way)
Coke.

Favorite place you have been?
”I really liked my trip to London. I must go back. Ditto for Sydney. But of any one specific place, probably the day I spent in La Rochelle, France” … damn you have been all over my family’s hometowns! (Not Australia though). For me it’s a tie between my Home Las Vegas, USA and my home London England

What Screen Saver is on your computer right now?
After Dark Hoola Hoop Girls

Burger King or MC Donald's?
McDonald's - I like their fries better too.

What time is it?
2:12pm *Time for me to stop taking quizes right now and get back to my paper work 'pouting'*
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