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Another game of questions

You've probably seen this meme before. My answers to 5 questions asked of me, and you can ask me to give you five questions for you to post in your journal and the cycle of Q&A continues.

From ekilon:

1. When we used to talk a lot, you were a programmer getting married eventually. Then you made posts about your house. Now I don't hear from you so much anymore. Summarize your current lifestyle and situation.

My current lifestyle is hectic but happy. I'm a married programmer with a house I own and a new old job. I've got too many time commitments, and more friends than I have evenings to hang out with. I slacked on my writing. I didn't feel too comfortable writing from my last job, because when i was in the office my officemate was usually there. I'm now back working in DC, in the same office I did three years ago, on the same project, with some of the same people. I feel better about myself than I did before, and I've kept going to concerts. That's a reasonable summary, I think.

2. If you have something you need to think about, how do you think through it? Do you just sit down and start thinking? Do you do something else while thinking? Do you write about it, draw about it, consider it while cleaning house?

I do something else while thinking. Usually something hand occupying. Then I let it simmer in the back of my brain for a while. It seems like it takes more time than effort. If I say, "I'm going to sit down and think about this," it doesn't work very well for me. My best ideas or rationales or answers come when I'm doing something else entirely. And yes, cleaning house is a good one. Very hand-busy but not brain-busy.

3. Are you a kitten or puppy person? Cat or dog?

Kitten person. Definitely. I do like wolves, but most dogs I've known are too loud, too drooly, too psychotic, or just plain dumb. Cats have smarts, stealth, and style. And I've gotten along with almost every cat I've met.

4. Why are long walks on the beach ideal for dates?

Because the view of water is always breathtaking
Because the sound of crashing waves is comforting
and keeps it from getting too quiet
Because the sand is easy on feet
and lets you walk further
Because the water laps at the beach in a pulse like a fluttering heart
Because there's always a breeze
Because on a good beach you can walk for minutes or miles
And because it's even easier to get caught up in that moment and hold on to it, take it and make it a half an hour where everything blurs but the two of you.

5. When will you be old?

When I stop feeling young, which is hopefully never. I want to be aged, not old. I want to carry on that same optimism and energy for as long as I can. I want to stay easily amused with a ready smile. I want to never take myself too seriously. As I continue to collect years, I want them to improve me and not weigh me down.

- Pookah


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 8th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
Could you give me 5 questions?
Feb. 9th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Re: five questions
1) How would you describe pointe to a dancing layman?

2) If you could build yourself out of pieces of your friends, what pieces would you take and from whom?

3) Your schedule has been hardcore for a while now. Do you consider yourself adjusted to it or not, and how do you/will you know when you are?

4) Do you have any techniques for pulling yourself out of a funk, or do you just let it run its course?

5) Who do you know who most deserves to be called a smeghead? (As a Red Dwarf fan, I think you know what I mean)

- Pookah
Feb. 14th, 2004 10:57 pm (UTC)
Re: five questions
Ooh, thank you so much! I'm making a post right now in reply...
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