Archive: originally posted 10/10/2010 on Facebook.
Your ex calls wanting to hangout, what do you say?
Some get a come on over. Some, I don’t answer the phone. Some, I ask how the hell they found me.
What do you think about sex before marriage?
You’re kidding, right? Maybe not sex right before the wedding (you don’t want to be late — caterers can be testy) but… This is even still a question?
Remember the first time you kissed the last person you kissed?
Did your last kiss take place on a bed?
No — I was working and C was leaving for work.
Do you think the last person you kissed cares for you?
Without a doubt. (And why would anyone kiss someone zie doesn’t care about and who doesn’t care for zer? Not only do kisses put your health at risk, there’s trust issues up the yinyang … putting lips and tongue that close to teeth… )
Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
I’d miss it maybe from time to time, but there’d be more time for tea and coffee.
You think anyone’s thinking about you right now?
Honestly, I hope not. We’ve all got $#!+ to get done. Quality time’s fine with me.
What are some things that you have to have everywhere you go?
Vaporizer, sunglasses, lip sunscreen, regular sunscreen, keys, cards, phone
Is it usually easy for someone to make you smile?
Is your room ever clean?
Define clean. No piles up to my hips? Check. No paths through the clutter? Check. Stuff has a place? Check. 95% visible floor? Check. Surgical sterility? *snort* I have cats. Never gonna happen.
How often do you give out second chances?
I give lots, until I stop cold. When that happens, you’re done.
Is there anyone you wish you could be spending time with right now?
Yes and no. I like what I’m working on (other than this) so I don’t mind working alone, but I’d not object to specific people.
If you could change your eye color would you?
I’m used to this one. Maybe less blue sometimes.
Would you ever get your nipples pierced?
EEEP. Runs away. OWWW!
Did you sleep alone last night?
I haven’t been to bed. No, I don’t usually sleep alone, but I sometimes pull all nighters. Insomniac, here.
Has a boy/girl ever called you babe/baby?
Yes, they get to do it once before they get the don’t infantilize me lecture. There are other terms of endearment I prefer.
What would you say if you found out your last ex was in a relationship?
Publicly, Go, him. Privately, Poor girl. Unvoiced? Sweetie, get out now.
Was your last kiss with the opposite or same gender?
What do you need?
New optic nerves, new anterior cruciate ligaments, oxygen, water. Everything else is pretty much optional, but wants…
Will you cry at your wedding?
uh. I’m never getting married again. (With caveats, including death of current spouse, legalization of all marriages regardless of gender, and finding somebody else I’d be willing to be married to and who would put up with me… I think lightning striking me six times in the next six seconds is more likely…) (One…. Two…. Three…. Four…. Five…. Six. Yeah, still here.)
I didn’t cry when we did get married.
Do you think relationships are even worth it?
Yes (And the whole married thing.)
Have you ever fallen asleep with the last person you kissed?
Frequently. However, the cats usually wake us up.
Six months ago, did you like someone?
Yes. I like lots of people. Or do you mean liiiike? Yeah, I’m married. (That’s not a given, but in our case it is.)
Is tomorrow going to be a good day?
Can’t see any reason why not. Do you know something I don’t?
Last movie you saw in theaters?
Uh… I’m afraid it was Wolverine, but… I’m planning to see Half-blood prince Real Soon Now.
Ever dated a blond-haired, blue-eyed person?
Yeah. See above question about ex now dating again.
Are you afraid of roller coasters?
Only right after they have disasters and when the operator has more home-brew tattoos than teeth or fingers.
How’s your best friend?
In the midst of a complicated life, but aren’t we all?
(Stolen from Lorien. A very good answer.)
Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
Nope. Got one hole in each ear, no ink at all. I’m ready to stop.
What was the last thing you hid?
Like I’m gonna tell you… It’s none of your business where all those Balinese dancer gold ingots went.
If you could spend more time with someone you used to be very close with, would you?
Depends on the person. Sometimes people move out of each other’s lives for good reasons. Are there people I miss? Yes, but there are also people whom I miss because we grew in different directions and I’ll never be able to know the person who once was my friend because zie’s different now.
Is there someone you will never forget?
Yes, unless my brain turns to mush. And then there are those I’d really LIKE to forget…
Are you good at making new friends?
No. Acquaintances, sure. Friends are tough.
What’s on your mind?
Overriding? Why I’m trying to figure that out, when what’s on my mind is answering this question, except… that becomes circular really fast… How to break 350K words into two book length chunks and why I write 15% more words than I need to write…
Do you know anyone that smokes weed?
Maybe. I’m so violently allergic to the stuff that if I were allergic to bee stings the same way, I’d have an epi-pen. But one who is allergic to an illegal substance should never come in contact with it, so… and I’m really upfront about being allergic to it, so if I do know somebody who does, zie is careful about not ever doing it around me or being around me after the fact. (We’re talking anaphylactic shock and quick death… Hemp fabric gives me hives — that’s how allergic I am.) Nevertheless, I’m a big fan of legalization. If you want to do a drug that makes you hungry, paranoid, touchy and smell funny in the privacy of your own home, I have no problems. It can’t be worse than what comes with alcohol.
Are you mad at anyone?
I don’t think I’ve gotten over Dick Cheney yet… that’s gonna take a while.
Who was the last person to text you before you went to bed?
No texting yesterday and see the part about not going to bed.
What does your last text say?
Mind your own business. (That’s not what it said. That’s my reply.)
Do you love that person?
Yeah and more of the MYOB.
Are you listening to anything?
Just changed from Peter Murphy to VNV Nation Beloved. (“Working” playlist — 3 days of music, on random.)
Would you ever take someone back if they cheated on you?
Depends on the circumstances. If I know in advance, it’s not cheating. If I learn immediately after the fact and we discuss it, I may not object, I may encourage it (circumstantial thing). If there’s deception involved, that’s the key. It’s not the Tab A in Slot B that bothers me. It’s the lying.
Do you hate it when you go over to someone’s house and do absolutely nothing?
No. Action for the sake of action is highly overrated.
Do you know what it’s like to be truly happy?
Yes, and I even still have my soul.
Do you have trust issues?
yeah — who doesn’t?
Does anyone disgust you?
A few politicians. I’m sure their mothers love them… Again, behavior and honesty dictate a lot.
Has anything happened to you within the past month that has made you really angry?
I don’t get angry very easily, so no.
Have you ever slow danced with someone?
Yes, but… not in a long time. I married a non-dancer. Sad, that.
When was the last time you laughed really hard?
Reading Sydney Padua’s 2D goggles Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage (fight crime) online comic.
Do your parents force you to go to church?
I was taken to church. There was not much coercion involved… it was far more subtle than that.
Do you get along with girls?
I get along with people. I don’t go checking their genitals or their ID cards first. Some people I get along with have XX chromosomes. Some have XY. I don’t get along with some XX or XYs, too. Dumbassity or not has nothing to do with gender or chromosomal makeup. (and yes, those are different.)
How long do you have until your birthday?
Just under six months.
Who did you last talk to in person?
C. This morning.
Do you want your tongue pierced?
No! See the above about piercings.
Are there any bruises on your body?
Yup. Always. Hard looks bruise me sometimes.
How late did you stay up last night and why?
I’m still up. Working.
Are you alright?
I’m all right, but the above spelling’s going to cause the author a world of hurt.
Has anybody ever told you that you have pretty eyes?
When’s the next time you’ll see one of your closest friend?
The one I married? No later than 6:30 tonight. The one that doesn’t share a mortgage with me? Saturday at the latest.
What are you doing tomorrow?
Editing. Printing. Groceries.
What are you doing after this?
Editing. Exercising. (Episode of Angel, I think.) Shower. Edit. Nap. Edit. Call for curry. Edit. Sleep. Ah, the glamorous, exciting life of a professional writer.
Do you like winter?
Objectively, winter’s okay. I prefer autumn and spring. Subjectively, I do like winter because it symbolizes the fact that I never, ever, ever !!! have to endure another Phoenix summer. I will gladly take some cold weather if I never need live in the endless sauna that is the Mohave Desert now.
What’s something you can’t wait for?
September, when my phone contract expires. My current phone is dying, but I’ll get it to limp through, dammit!
When is the next time you will kiss someone?
Between 4:30 and 6:30 tonight.
(I love Lorien’s answer “prolly when I scoop up the kitten…” and I considered swiping it, but I looked over at the cat, and guess what she was bathing? So… no.)
You’re thinking about someone, aren’t you?
Usually, yes. But yeah. A few people.
Have you ever been in love?
Yes. (And again with the married. Okay, so not necessary, but it sure does help.)