1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says.
...around in confusion. "He sounds like he's having a... (from Diane Duane's Wizard's Holiday)
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
The phx_devry West Lab North on MFE printer.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV? On DVD? On actual TV?
Umm... ... ... On DVD, either snippets of the first Scooby-Doo movie, or Finding Nemo. On actual TV... snippets of whatever marxdarx was watching. The last thing I watched on actual TV for myself was footage of the Mars rovers landing and NASA people getting very, very excited.
4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is.
Erm, I'd say 10 to noon.
5. Now look at the clock; what is the actual time?
5 til noon. I just heard the bell ring. ...Oh. Til 1. Yeah. That's what I meant. Yeah. *nods sagely*
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
People talking quietly in lab, rolling backpack wheels squeaking and clonking on bumpy tile, footsteps in the hall, the quiet clatter of keyboards, someone's keys clanking, the printer next to me idling, and the air conditioning system.
7. When did you last step outside? what were you doing?
Walking back to school from work, where I'd been consulting with the schedule boss about how to best schedule everything.
8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
Mail. I'm so boring.
9. What are you wearing?
From the toes up: Black athletic sneakers, generic, black socks, black slinky-fabric skirt (beat up), navy blue cotton shorts (pocketless), tannish underpants, a *checks* black bra, a black long-sleeved cotton T-style shirt, faded, a brown and tan Casio digital watch from my parents for my last birthday, a silver star edged with Celtic knotwork with a small amythyst in the middle on an adjustible-length black nylon cord, one silver rose stud earring in the second hole on my left ear (I have two piercings in my left ear and one in my right), my glasses, a navy blue headband, and a black floppy hat.
10. Did you dream last night?
Yes. I was correcting a bus map and I think working out a bus schedule, and talking with Darkside, just BSing. I was very unhappy to be woken up, because I was home.
11. When did you last laugh?
Not sure. ...Oh. This morning. Over the "my roommate picked up a hooker" joke series caused by her giving me a ride to school.
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Starting from the south (the way I'm facing) and proceeding deosoil: a whiteboard, a clock, a security camera, two speakers, an open door; a notice with the lab policies, a fuse box, a bulletin board with club and school notices, lab policies on cleaning screens and cell phone usage, light switches; a double door with some notices, a window with some notices, a large window giving view into the lab, another double door with notices (the cell phone policy); the attendance card-swipe machine, light switches, a small whiteboard, an observation window into the lab East of us, a "No Food or Drink Allowed" notice.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
I looked in the mirror this morning as I was brushing my hair, if that's what you mean.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
More applicable to me than many of the other silly quizzes out there.
15: What is the last film you saw?
Hm. That would have to be while bleeding, so I would say that it was Matrix: Reloaded.
16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
A toss-up between a sturdy car and insurance for same and a few brand new computers. And I would probably sneakily get a certain someone some car repairs and pay off some school loans.
17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
I currently manage nine communities. Only one of them is fiendishly popular, and that is note_to_cat. The others are phx_devry, freshstartwrite, phoenixglambomb, holyterrors, note_to_kid, my household's private community, and library_monkeys. I'm thinking of starting another community for the support of those who do market research by phone.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Invent 100% effective birth control for both males and females. Cheap to free. Worldwide.
19. Do you like to dance?
Yes, with the right partner.
20. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nutcase or someone who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
Specifically, he is a power-crazy nutcase who is proving that power-crazy nutcases are fricking dangerous, and he has taken Saddam Hussein out of the power structure in the Middle East, which has needed doing, though I highly disagree with his methods. If there had been a constitutionally sound vote to involve the US in this to the degree that it is, I would be all for it -- that is to say, taking out Hussein. The actual methodology of the restructuring I think may not be the best, that is to say, I wish it looked actually sociologically sound.
I do not, however, like the idea of saying, "Oh, we're everybody's friend... what do you mean you hate us?" If the US wants to be a rich fat imperialistic bastard, let us by fuck make no bones about it. And the rest of us can move to Canada. Please. (Note that Alaska should probably, in this political worldview, be a separate country. I'll go there.)
21a. Imagine your first child is a girl; what do you call her?
Elizabeth. For any number of reasons. This would probably be shortened to Beth in short order. It would be a toss-up between Elizabeth Anne and Elizabeth Carol.
21b. Imagine your first child is a boy; what do you call him?
That would depend on the last name. David and James are high up in the running; Brian is right out. Probably some uncontroversial Biblical name, or a family name from the sire's line.
22. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Of course. *insert snarky comment about already being a broad here*
But seriously, since the only land I have strong ties to is Alaska, and my family/friends are widely distributed because the Internet is my home country now, I see no reason why I couldn't live in another country.
I would probably opt for an English as first language country, or a strongly English-speaking country with a Romance language as the alternate, because despite my ability to pick up useful words and phrases from other languages quickly, I don't think I have what it takes to learn a completely new language to primarily function in as an adult.
I do enjoy the US, but I think that other countries might have many of the same freedoms without the hollering and flag-waving about them. I might want to be local to the E and John, actually...