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I'm not at all sure how this meme is supposed to work, but coastal_spirit says, "Please play with me." So, my friend, here it is, consider yourself tagged back.

1. Can you cook?
No. *laughter* I don't even boil water.

2. What was your dream growing up?
To be a writer. Still is.

3. What talent do you wish you had?
Art. To be able to draw like some of my friends... I'd love that.

4. Favorite place?
Unclear on this. Favorite place in the house? In the world? OK, if I could transport myself anywhere, I'd be on a hill, under a spreading old tree, reading a book, in the South Downs of England.

5. Favorite vegetable?
Brussels sprouts.

6. What was the last book you read?
I just re-read "The Shining" by Stephen King.

7. What zodiac sign are you?
Wonderful Sagittarius!

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
Ears only. I'm 54 years old. Only sailors got tattoos when I was growing up!

9. Worst Habit?
Chewing my fingers. Not my fingernails, but the cuticles and joints. Yeah.

10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
*HUGS* We sure do.

11. What is your favorite sport?
To do, or to watch? To do, swimming. To watch, football!

12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
Optimistic. I'm a cockeyed optimist.

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Giggle.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
The death of my grandmother.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
I love crunchy peanut butter, but dislike creamy.

16. Do you have any pets?
*snortgiggle* Yeah. A few. Two horses, two dogs, two cats, two birds.

17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
*spittake* No, and I never did. But it's a cute tune.

18. What time is it where you are now?
5:10 PM. Why?

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Scary. as. hell.

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
I'd have good teeth.

21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
Conscience.

22. What color eyes do you have?
Blue.

23. Ever been arrested?
Nope. I've gotten away clean every time.

24. Bottle or Draft?
Draft if I can get it.

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
Pay off the damn bills.

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
I don't.

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
I don't.

28. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes.

29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Read.

30. Do you swear a lot?
Not a lot. But some.

31. Biggest pet peeve?
The word "utilize".

32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
Happy.

33. In one word, how would you describe me?
Soft.

34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
Sure!

Comments

The way you did this made more sense than both the way I did it and the way it was originally posted. I followed the lead of the person who originally posted it, who posted it without answers, waited for replies, and then waited for others to post it on their LJ's, and then posted their answers in reply to that. This meant that you'd have to repeat the post several times, and is sort of a waste of time. I like the way you did it better. /babble

At any rate, here are my answers:

1. Can you cook?
Yes, but I don't like to. I pretty much stick to the basics.

2. What was your dream growing up?
To be a teacher, most specifically to teach kids to read and love books.

3. What talent do you wish you had?
Like you, I wish I could draw.

4. Favorite place?
With my family.

5. Favorite vegetable?
I think you are the only person I know who likes brussels sprouts! Mine is winter squash.

6. What was the last book you read?
Fruits Basket Volume 16.

7. What zodiac sign are you?
Scorpio.

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
Only one piercing in each ear. I'm boring.

9. Worst Habit?
Worrying and complaining.

10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
Yes, and I'm SO glad.

11. What is your favorite sport?
I don't do sports. I like to watch figure skating, though.

12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
Negative, unfortunately. But I'm working on it. ;)

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Talk about everything under the sun.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Different things at different times.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
I'm 53 years old and I like anime and manga. Oh wait, that's not weird to you, is it? *giggles*

16. Do you have any pets?
My two babycats, Mariemaia and Kenshin.

17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
I did once, but I don't remember it now. That's what I get for having a kid growing up in the 90's.

18. What time is it where you are now?
5:31 pm

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Neither. I think they're annoying.

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
I'd lose weight. Lots of it.

21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
Your partner in crime, definitely. ;)

22. What color eyes do you have?
Green.

23. Ever been arrested?
Nope.

24. Bottle or Draft?
I don't like beer.

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
Give half of it to Katie and Rachel and travel with the rest of it.

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
It's been a long time since I chewed bubble gum, but I used to love pink Bazooka gum. The little squares with the comics in them.

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
I haven't been to a bar in a looooong time, and I never hung out at them.

28. Do you believe in ghosts?
Probably.

29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Go online.

30. Do you swear a lot?
Yes, but not in public or around people that would be offended by it.

31. Biggest pet peeve?
Bigotry of any kind.

32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
Worrier.

33. In one word, how would you describe me?
Friend.

34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
You already did!


33. In one word, how would you describe me?
Soft.


I giggled when I read this. You need to clarify what you mean by this. It's probably regional, but calling someone "soft" around here tends to mean "soft in the head" or "daft" (which, I admit, is apt, but I don't think you meant that. *g*) For instance, one of Wes's "regionalisms" is: "You're softer than a sneaker full of puppy poop." LOL!!
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Your answers are better than mine. Especially #31, which is what I should have said. And you want to teach kids to read, and you'd give away some of that money. Of course, manga doesn't count as books, so I have one up on you.

Bazooka bubble gum! God, I used to *love* that stuff!! I quit chewing it around high school age, but I still remember the bright pink color and the little comic.

By soft, I don't mean soft in the head. (I don't think... *ducks*) It's not regional, it's a Kathyism. It means that you can be hugged, that you're gentle and kind, and that you provide a welcoming place in your presence.
I was actually thinking about #31, and probably the term "pet peeve" is a little less serious than the answer I gave. My "pet peeve", in a more frivolous light, would be women who pee all over toilet seats in public restrooms and don't bother to wipe them off. That infuriates me!

And who says that manga doesn't count as books? ;) You buy it at a bookstore. They have a good collection of it at many libraries. The stories are better and the characters are more absorbing than in a lot of "real" books I've read. Come on! Besides, I have a pile of borrowed manga stretching halfway across the floor and halfway up the wall in my computer room, and I'm dying to get to it, so I think the only thing that will drag me away from it anytime soon will be "The Deathly Hallows". *grins*

By soft, I don't mean soft in the head. (I don't think... *ducks*)

Yes you do, and you know it. *laughs*

It's not regional, it's a Kathyism. It means that you can be hugged, that you're gentle and kind, and that you provide a welcoming place in your presence.

Thank you. That's flattering and lovely. *hugs*