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A Thefted List-Thing

Swiped from Ekilon's journal, who apparently borrowed it from someone else.

1. NAME: David
2. AGE: 23
3. HAIR COLOR: Usually chocolate brown, lighter in the summer, darker in the winter.
4. EYE COLOR: Dark brown, with occasional flashes of hazel and green
5. NICKNAME: Pookah, Syrin, Dave-who-was-grounded, Lone Wolf, Preacher, Hounddog, the list goes on.
6. FAVORITE ACTOR: Maybe Steve Buscemi, maybe Robin Williams
7. FAVORITE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock, though I couldn't explain why
8. FAVORITE MOVIE: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead! That movie rocks!
9. FAVORITE SNACK TO GET AT THE MOVIES: Popcorn with lots of butter. Oddly enough I used to hate the butter.
10. FAVORITE VIDEO GAME: Either one of the Ultima or Final Fantasy games, though I have played a lot of Madden NFL 2001 lately.
11. FAVORITE MAGAZINE: I like Newsweek's humor page and Maxim's covers. I spend more time reading newspapers than magazines, though.
12. FAVORITE BOOK(S): I'm a sci-fi/fantasy nut, and the Myth series by Robert Lynn Asprin is right up my alley.
13. BOOK YOU HAD TO READ FOR SCHOOL AND HATED: Something by Hemingway I've since forgotten. I just couldn't get into it.
14. FAVORITE TV SHOW: Either Whose Line Is It Anyway or The Lexx, though I don't watch much anymore. Becker's cool, too.
15. FAVORITE LATE NIGHT T.V. HOST: I used to like Letterman, but now I only hear Conan O'Brian when I'm up late and my roommate's watching in the next room.
16. FAVORITE BAND/SINGER: Toad the Wet Sprocket
17. FAVORITE SONG: Windmills. Easy one.
18. FAVORITE RADIO STATION: Baltimore's 98 Rock, though I think WRNR is getting a better selection.
19. FAVORITE MUCH MUSIC VJ: Mia culpa, yo no se.
20. DO YOUR PARENTS LIKE THE MUSIC YOU LISTEN TO? Some of it. They're not big fans of Tool or Nine Inch Nails, though.
21. HOW MANY CD'S DO YOU OWN? Way too many. It's in the hundreds, estimated at 400.
22. DO YOU USE NAPSTER? No. I have no issue with it, but I like to vote with my dollar and support the music I like.
23. FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE: Catherine Wheel, since Once Hush no longer exists. (I roadied for them.)
24. FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT: McDonald's. I'm not picky.
25. FAVORITE "REAL" RESTAURANT: Reflections in Ocean City, MD. They're excellent, and do some tableside cooking.
26. FAVORITE FOOD: Beef stroganoff. Beef + pasta + good sauce = amazing.
27. DO YOU EAT HEALTHY? Nah, I'm a slave to my hummingbird-speed metabolism.
28. CAN YOU COOK? I do okay, though I always make great desserts.
29. WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU HAVE EVER EATEN? Fried mashed potato balls.
30. FAVORITE CANDY: Hershey's Special Dark. I'm a chocoholic.
31. FAVORITE GUM: Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint Gum.
32. ARE YOUR SCHOOL NOTES NEAT? When I take them. I don't jot too many notes.
33. FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math. I enjoy it and have a knack for it. My physics interest is kind of a spinoff of that.
34. DO YOU EVER SKIP SCHOOL? I did, rarely. More often I'd skip single classes.
35. HAVE YOU EVER FOUND SOMETHING ROTTING IN YOUR LOCKER? I've forgotten I brought lunches, sure.
36. IS YOUR BEDROOM NEAT? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Only for 3 days after a cleaning binge.
37. WHAT DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR WALLS? Lightning at night on the Serengeti, a cool weird-looking Geiger-esque promo poster from something, a painting of a lady knight and her horse, and a Toad the Wet Sprocket poster.
38. DO YOU LIKE YOUR SHOWER TO BE COLD, WARM, OR HOT? The opposite of the air outside, so hot in winter and cool (not freezing) in the summer.
39. WHAT KIND OF RAZOR DO YOU USE? Electric Norelco. My facial hair is slow-growing, but looks decent as stubble.
40. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR TOOTHBRUSH? White and blue.
41. DO YOU FLOSS? Off and on, about once a month or so.
42. WHAT KIND OF PERFUME/COLOGNE DO YOU WEAR? I once wore California, when i had a free bottle, but I don't know where that got to. Otherwise, if there's a scent it's whatever massage oil or lotion I just used.
43. DO YOU FILE OR BITE YOUR NAILS? I try not to bite mine, but I lose the clippers easy.
44. DO YOU LIKE TO SHOP? If I have something to shop for.
45. FAVORITE STORE: Record & Tape Traders. See size of CD collection.
46. WHAT IS THE MOST YOU HAVE SPENT IN ONE SHOPPING TRIP? $500, but that was computer hardware.
47. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE A GOOD DRIVER? Yep. I treat my car well, and it treats me well.
48. WHAT BOTHERS YOU ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S DRIVING? Unpredictability, especially sudden braking for no apparent reason.
49. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? 99 Saturn coupe. With the third door. One of the first they made.
50. WHAT IS THE NICEST CAR YOU HAVE EVER DRIVEN? 99 Saturn 3-door coupe. I love my Saturn.
51. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR? I'm happy enough with my Saturn, and wouldn't want anything I couldn't afford to repair.
52. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE STANDARD? Yeah, but I prefer automatic.
53. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK: A "sour apple" shot or some cider. Can you tell I grew up near an apple orchard?
54. LEAST FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK: Any high-alcohol nasty-flavor drink. I don't drink gasoline for a reason.
55. MOST EMBARASSING THING YOU'VE DONE WHILE DRUNK: Deck the biggest bouncer in the bar square in the nuts. He shoved me out of a chair I'd passed out in. So say my friends when they pieced together the story. I didn't remember it, coming to on the street.
56. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PERSON TO GET DRUNK WITH?
57. HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN DRUNK WITH YOUR PARENTS? No, and I don't intend to.
[ Where'd 58 through 70 go? I don't know. I guess they didn't show]
71. FAVORITE AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE: Roller coasters, particularly the Grizzly at Kings Dominion. Wooden and it weaves through trees.
72. LEAST FAVORITE AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE: I can't remember the ONE ride I don't like. Ah well.
73. DID YOU WATCH SURVIVOR? Twice, since my parents were addicts and I scheduled visits badly.
74. DO YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THE INTERNET? Way too much.
75. HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET? Computer parts, CDs, and plane tickets.
76. HAVE YOU EVER TURNED SOMEONE DOWN WHEN THEY ASKED YOU OUT? Yeah, whenever I don't like their vibe.
77. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TURNED DOWN? I have been shot down a few times, yes.
78. DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN? I don't mind, but I'm not a camera hog.
79. DO YOU WEAR ANY JEWELRY? Nah. I once wore a pendant, but I gave that away.
80. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD YOU LOOK LIKE SOMEONE FAMOUS? Matthew Broderick. My old acting teacher thought I talked like him, too.
81. HABITS (BAD OR OTHERWISE): Game-playing, humming along to tunes in my head, telling bad puns.
82. WHERE ARE YOU TICKLISH? My sides & the soles of my feet.
83. DO YOU SWEAR A LOT? Not really. I'm conscious of my audience when I do. I pick up speech patterns well.
84. IF YOU COULD SLEEP WITH FIVE CELEBRITIES, AT DIFFERENT TIMES (OR AT THE SAME TIME, IF THAT'S YOUR KIND OF THING), WHO WOULD THEY BE? 5 celebrities? I'm picky personality-wise, but if they met that hurdle: Denise Richards, Kirsten Dunst, Mia Hamm, Elizabeth Hurley, & Jennifer Lopez.
85. ARE YOU A PACKRAT? Yes, I've got WAY too much junk, hence the room space issues.
86. WHAT COLOR UNDERWEAR ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW? Blue/green/white patterned flannel boxers.
87. DO YOU SAVE YOUR MONEY OR SPEND IT AS SOON AS YOU GET IT? Easy come, easy go.
88. FAVORITE PLACE TO BE KISSED? Top of the neck, like just under the jawline.
89. DO YOU LIKE TO CUDDLE? Definitely. One of those feline tendencies I have.
90. MOST EMBARASSING MOMENT: Being kicked out of shop class by the teacher when his class was disrupted when everyone in class was laughing at the teasing I was getting from the jerk next to me. I was laughed out of the classroom and ran straight home.
91. DO YOU BELIEVE IN SOUL MATES? Yes.
92. WOULD YOU RATHER BE ABLE TO FLY OR MAKE YOURSELF INVISIBLE? Flying. I can already get invisible enough for my taste, and just think of the views you could see, the places you could get to.
93. CAN YOU SPEAK WITH AN ACCENT? I can try. I do better at copying someone else's. Like I said, I pick up speech patterns well.
94. WHAT IS THE NICEST THING ANYBODY HAS DONE FOR YOU? Sent me skiing.
95. FAVORITE SAYING: ... but that's a whole 'nother story.
96. MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE: Winning the indoor soccer championship to finish out the season I set the league scoring record.
97. DO YOU PLAY ANY SPORTS? Soccer, whenever I can. But I'll play just about anything on a whim.
98. HOW MUCH WOULD SOMEONE HAVE TO PAY YOU TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD? $1000, if someone was that free with their cash.
99. HAVE YOU EVER BROKEN SOMETHING REALLY EXPENSIVE? Once, but it was a bar brawl and they started it.
100. DO YOU SMOKE? On rare occasions. And the only people I have to blame are me and that cute girl from Duquesne. I did kick the habit, but I don't have the drive to quit completely. Yet.
101. HOW MANY CAVITIES DO YOU HAVE? Two. In back.
102. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PIZZA? Cheese, tomato sauce, sausage, onion, green pepper. But if it's good pizza I'm open to suggestions.
103. WHAT WAS THE LAST PIECE OF REAL MAIL THAT YOU RECIEVED? A card from a college friend who's thankfully gotten his life back together.
104. WHAT SCARES YOU? Making a fool of myself unintentionally; not being taken seriously; getting myself into something bad I can't get out of.
105. DO YOU EVER DRINK RIGHT OUT OF THE MILK CARTON? Yeah, but I did live in a fraternity house for a while.
106. HAVE YOU EVER CUT SOMEONE'S HAIR? Only my own, and that was an adventure.
107. DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: If I could be any more "Average Joe" in my attire ... but demeanor-wise, I'm easygoing and wisecracking with an easy smile, and I get lost in my thoughts easy, too.
108. FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES: Comfortable but rugged sneakers. I run so much I need to take good care of my feet. I also blow out shoes quickly.
109. PET PEEVE(S): #1 Overinflated egos. #2 Whiny people who lack substance.
110. WHAT WOULD BE AN IRONIC WAY FOR YOU TO DIE? Killed after discovering a friend's dark secret.
111. DO YOU LIKE FILLING OUT SURVEYS? When bored.

Some of these were easier than I expected, some were harder.

- Pookah

Comments

( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
ekilon
Mar. 7th, 2001 12:43 pm (UTC)
*blinks*
You're 23?
pookah
Mar. 7th, 2001 01:26 pm (UTC)
That's a surprise?
Yeah, I'm 23, almost 24. March 16, 1977. Not fogey material, but I've got my degree.

I take it you thought differently? I do look younger, but I haven't even posted a picture or any kind of likeness up here. I even put my birthday in my profile.

*pause to reflect*

Heh. So where did you have me pegged?

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 7th, 2001 01:34 pm (UTC)
Hrrm, well...
I...
um.
Yeah. I guess I looked at 77 and thought something like '77. that's a long time ago'.

I didn't actually subtract.
or maybe I never looked.

Maybe it's that your life is far too together for you to be 23.
And you have a job with a computer company.

My mental image was somewhere around 38.

Don't laugh too hugely?
pookah
Mar. 7th, 2001 02:12 pm (UTC)
Objects In The LiveJournal May Appear ...
Well, I guess my life's a bit of a temporal illusion that way. I did skip a grade back in elementary school, so I graduated high school at 17. I did four and a half years of college so I got my Comp Sci degree at 21 in December 1998. I got hired right away and have been working for my computer company for 2 years now. That brings me to 23. I've been dating my girlfriend for almost six years, but we started at the end of my freshman year of college. I got lucky there. =)

I won't laugh too hugely. Maybe I am a little ahead of the game.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 7th, 2001 02:43 pm (UTC)
oddoddoddoddodd
Ever had something about your perception of a person totally CHANGED?

It's making my mind do little flipflops, for some reason.
pookah
Mar. 9th, 2001 10:59 am (UTC)
*ears perked up*
How did that change your perception of me? You definitely got my curiosity going with that comment.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 11th, 2001 11:02 am (UTC)
analyzation.
I've been thinking about this weekend-long, and came up with some answers.

My perception of your...

1. ...age was wrong, and that just generally weirded me out for a minute or two. That was the initial blinking part.

2. ...relation to me changed. I thought you were around the age of my parents... if I was classifying you friendwise, I'd call you an uncle-type, but not. No, though. You're actually the age of some of my college-type friends, and that totally changes some ways I'd interact with you.... in person.

3. ...thought-patterns changed. Fun-having older adult v/s thoughtful 23-year old. Yeah.

4. ...knowledge of the world changed. I have this tendency to think that older people know more. About anything and everything. I'm more likely to shrug and say 'there must be a reason they're doing that' if they're older. If they're my age, I'll look for another way to do it or change or something. Something.

Yeah.

Does that make any sense?
pookah
Mar. 12th, 2001 08:45 am (UTC)
Plenty of Sense
#1) Only natural.
#2) That's probably a good thing. *laughs* Otherwise, if it ever did happen, there'd be serious weird-out potential on both sides.
#3) Thoughtful. =) Thanks.
#4) A little vague, but I think I get the idea.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 12th, 2001 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Plenty of Sense
there we go.
I'm apparently always online for vast amounts of time.
and...
you're still 23 for 4 days.
You have a picture.
we think you look like 23.
it's a fun age to type.
I like your picture.
You're a boy.
You look like one.
Hmmm.
You're wearing a flannel shirt.
Ever thought about how odd stream-of-consciousness writing looks? Sounds? Whatever?
pookah
Mar. 12th, 2001 04:19 pm (UTC)
Streaming
It looks/sounds exactly as you type it, so how you phrase it is important to get the same kind of echo vibe as the words have when they bounce around inside your head and so that's why for me stream of consciousness writing tends more towards run-on sentences just because my mind tends to think more in thought-strings (reminds me of a book) and lines of reasoning that keep my thoughts connected and moving.

As for the picture, yeah, it's a decent one. I could get tons of pictures (and a few video clips) off of my laptop if I only knew where the external floppy drive was. I have a Sony laptop with a built-in camera. No help if I can't get the pictures off the laptop, though. That drive's around here somewhere ...

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 12th, 2001 07:21 pm (UTC)
more like...
a marble bouncing down one of those marble machines.
it's always going the same direction... but it takes interesting little sidetrips in the process.
and they're bouncy, kinda.
bouncy... I used to be bouncy.
If I typed everything I was thinking, my fingers would wear out :-)
gravity keeps my thoughts moving, not any particular connectedness. And then a little girl rebuilds the machine differently and puts another marble in at the top.
or something.

Ever noticed how sometimes small things spark more commentation than large?
Like... 'i'm leaving' or 'you're 23?'
of course, 23 was in response to a large post...

but I know of a post with 4... 6? comments on it now that was one sentence long and ended up with some frickin' long responses. It's somewhere on derf's journal... I don't feel like finding the address :-)

And then there was the 'jean is a giant booger' that got about the same amount.

odd.
pookah
Mar. 13th, 2001 10:29 am (UTC)
Self-Perpetuating
My thoughts tend to drive themselves. It's rare that I get my brain quieted down. Normally there's all kinds of discordant thought-lines streaming through and a musical track playing in the background. It's only when I get really focused on something that it all fades to mental white noise that I don't even hear.

One small phrase or idea can fire off many trains of thought in random directions, left to wander and wonder on their own. Longer posts give more direction to the thoughts, and so they reach their logical conclusion sooner, hence less to say. My two cents on the topic.

If I browse Derf's journal, I'll keep an eye out for that long-commented one.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:20 pm (UTC)
Self-Perpetuating? Perhaps.
actually, it was in our community

I love knowing how to link.

If you could read someone else's mind, how would you want the circumstances to be arranged?
everyone could everyone's?
you could everyone's?
everyone could yours?
selective?
temporary?
ekilon
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:22 pm (UTC)
And I did it wrong.
ekilon
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:24 pm (UTC)
Re: And I did it wrong.
pookah
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:33 pm (UTC)
Practice Makes ...
I think you got the hang of it now.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Practice Makes ...
frickin' finally.
you know how to delete comments?
posts, I can do, but comments?
if you don't know offhand, I'll get off my lazy derrier and look it up myself :-)
pookah
Mar. 13th, 2001 02:11 pm (UTC)
Look For the Big Red X
If you look at ALL the comments for a post, one of two things will happen.

A) It's your journal, so you can delete any comment.

B) It's someone else's journal, so you can only delete your own comments.

Basically, hit the big red X next to the comment.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 14th, 2001 03:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Look For the Big Red X
thank you, sir.
pookah
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:39 pm (UTC)
Circumstances
I'd like to be able to read other people's minds. It'd make it easier to interpret what people were saying (as well as to pick up what they weren't).

But I'm not sure I'd like everyone to be able to read everyone's mind or even my mind. Not all of the time. Maybe if there were some kind of consent involved, like the person being read could block out any prospective readers. So having it being selective in that way would be good.

Anything done by groups of people could be better arranged (sports, jobs, you name it) ... but I guess that would also mean that the distractions of one person could distract the whole group.

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 13th, 2001 01:50 pm (UTC)
Privacy?
And the privacy issue?
you'd like it to be selective...
could you screen people out of certain parts of your mind?
and if so, how's it different from telling half-truth lies out loud?
and if not, would you ever want to show anyone anything?
pookah
Mar. 13th, 2001 02:05 pm (UTC)
Screening
If one could be selective, that would make it less penetrating and threatening. But it would also make it easier to abuse on the side of the person being read. As you said, a lot like half-truth lies.

If it's like opening the floodgates, there's a certain amount of trust involved, knowing the other person could read through any part of your mind.

But then there's another point to consider. Would it just be surface thoughts, or would you include memory reading?

- Pookah
ekilon
Mar. 14th, 2001 03:18 pm (UTC)
your choice...
It's your hypothetical situation... I just wanted to know what you'd like to have happen.

*shrugs*
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