Joy (cithra) wrote,

also not being a car person

Even though I've finally figured out what this Friday Five business is, thanks to some friendly pointers, my answers would all be the same: "whatever the person giving me a ride is driving." Dull, dull, dull. So I'll propagate the A-Z meme instead.

A - Act your age - Hard to say. People are usually a few years off when they guess, though never in one particular direction. How does a 37 act, anyway? I'm a prime example of many things, however, so perhaps I'll say "yes" and move on. :) Then one of the math people will come along and tell me 37 isn't prime after all.
B - Boyfriend - not for many years. No girlfriend, for many years, either.
C - Chore you hate - I think I hate them all equally. I also hate the way household chores fractally multiply to fill whatever time is available - there's always something more that needs to be done, even if you're one of the fanatical people with little index cards listing jobs in order of how often they need to be completed. If you finish the daily, there's the weekly ones. And the monthly ones, and the six-monthly ones and so forth.
D - Dad's name - Edwin Theron. He went by both, depending.
E - Essential make up item - well, if I wear make-up, it's most likely to be eye-shadow/eyeliner. But I don't actually consider make up 'essential'. Sunscreen, maybe.
F - Favorite actor - Johnny Depp. Simply because even if he's in something that is complete drek, he's still a delight to watch. And he's come so, so far from "21 Jump Street".
G - Gold or silver - silver, mostly.
H - Hometown - well, I grew up in Bremerton, but found nothing terribly homey about it. I felt temperamentally well-suited to Bellingham, and missed it terribly for a year or so when I left, but I've made my peace with Seattle and I quite like it here, now. Home is where I keep my cat, to mangle a phrase, more than any particular sense of place.
I - Instruments you play - I have had lessons upon the violin, clarinet, guitar and piano. I may still be able to pick out "Chopsticks" on the latter if compelled, but don't count on it. I've been known to carry a tune sans bucket, and I own both a recorder and doumbek, though I forbear on the former for the sake of the cat.
J - Job title - Human Resource Specialist.
K - Kids - No.
L - Living arrangements - studio apartment, just me and the cat.
M - Mom's name - Sarah.
N - Number of people you've slept with - a cast of thousands. (Ask a euphemistic question, get a euphemistic answer.)
O - Overnight hospital stays - 3. One for the gastric bypass surgery (about a week, I forget), one for the hernia repair surgery (complications arising from dehydration turned an overnighter into a week), one for a research study I agreed to take part in where I stayed in hospital for 24 hours and they drew blood periodically (through an IV, thankfully, so it wasn't 24 hours of being stabbed by a needle every hour on the hour).
P - Phobia - flying stinging insects. This is a genuine 'how did I get across the room here oh hey look a wasp' involuntary movement phobia, so don't bother telling me to "stand still and it won't bother you" unless you can figure out a way to short circuit my CNS response.
Q - Quote you like - "The heart has reasons Reason knows nothing of" Blaise Pascal
R - Religious affiliation - animist
S - Siblings - two younger brothers
T - Time you wake up? - left to my own devices, somewhere in the neighborhood of ten a.m. Currently sometime between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. - the latter being when my alarm is set so that I can theoretically get to work on time.
U - Unique habit - I often sleep on top of the bedcovers. (Hmm, maybe 'making the bed' belongs up there under C.)
V - Vegetable you refuse to eat - I hate carrots. I don't care what you've done to them, or haven't done to them. Carrot juice is even worse. I won't eat raw tomatoes either, but they are at least ok (if not essential) once they've been beaten soundly and cooked into submission.
W - Worst habit - I am a restless, noisy sleeper. I thump my foot and talk in my sleep, which sounds charming until you're the one being kept awake by it. I like living alone... :) Oh, and I can get a little ...verbose, at times. You may have noticed. I should give cookies to anyone who makes it reading this far.
X - X-rays you've had - oh, probably a dozen or so. Maybe more, I'm not sure about infant-hood. Since becoming an adult somewhere in the low double digits, especially if you count dental x-rays.
Y - Yummy food you make - vegetarian "cans" chili. [Because it's all cans - 2 cans of beans, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of tomatoes, a can of diced chilies, etc.]
Z - Zodiac Sign - Libra

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