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A very truncated version of a meme
Carol_on_Bik
brit_columbia
I got this from  [info]bronze_ribbons. I was tempted to do the whole thing, but eventually decided to make it short because I suspect I'm only considering it so I can get out of working out! And I must not do that. I've missed too many workouts lately due to being too busy at work.

But I'll answer six of the questions right now.

1. Do you comb or brush your hair? Brush. My hair is very thick and eats combs for breakfast. Snaps their little teeth right off.
2. What are you most fussy/perfectionist about in your home? Nothing, really. My husband has got the market cornered on fussy/perfectionist domestic behaviour. There's nothing left for me.
3.What's your dream vacation? I don't know, since I don't like traveling. Maybe something that involved a really nice luxury hotel and lots of solitude and I could come home again after two days.

Let's just jump straight to...

9. What's your favorite scent/perfume to wear - candle to burn? Anything citrus or fruity, which is odd, since I don't like the taste, texture or stickiness of fruit at all. However, I think it smells great! I only wear men's colognes, and only citrussy ones.
10. Coffee/tea - black with milk, sugar? Coffee: decaf with soya creamer, a spoonful of cocoa, a few drops of orange extract, and a lot of drops of stevia. Lately I've been adding honey. Tea: Herbal or green, I have plain with no milk or sugar. I don't drink black tea anymore, but used to drink it with 2 percent milk and no sugar. I never drink ice coffee or tea, no matter how hot it is.
11. Are you looking forward to summer? Nope. I don't like warm weather and I get sick of bright sunshine after about a week of it. I like a moody changeable sky, and cooler temperatures. Plus, because I have a long-haired cat, I spend every summer rollering cat hair off my clothes and furniture, and removing individual cat hairs from my eyelashes and lips, and even my food, if I have made the mistake of hugging the cat in the hour before eating.

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I'll Bite:

(Anonymous)

Am guessing you'd like us all to play along:

1) Do you comb or brush your hair? Brush. I have poker straight dishwater blonde hair.

2) What are you most fussy/perfectionist about in your home? Clutter! And I still have too much stuff!

3) What's your dream vacation? Warm secluded island, like on Lost.

4) Have you discovered anything because of fandom? I'm not the only woman who likes to see/read about men kissing :)!

5) What's your favorite domestic thing to do? Stay home, I am a real homebody.

6) Do you remember the pairing that got you into fandom? Heero/Duo. God they were fifteen, kind of makes me cringe....

7) What's the oddest compliment you've ever received? When I was younger people told me I looked like Sally Field. And Linda Blair!

8) What are your favorite non-fandom websites to visit? Deviant art, Teefury, Shadowscapes, Allrecipies.com.

9) What's your favorite scent/perfume to wear - Scents give me a headache; I haven't worn perfume since I was 18.


10) Coffee/tea - Barf to both. Yeah I am a freak I know!

11) Are you looking forward to summer? Hell yes I live in Michigan; we have four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, Summer.


I will add a few questions of my own:

12) What is your OTP? Drake/JJ of course!

13) What other Yaoi websites would you recommend? Starfighter, Teahouse comic, Misadventure Central, yes-rhade lj, The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal. I love that one :)!

14) What talent/ability do you wish you had? I wish I could sing! And be athletically coordinated.

15) What talent/ability do you have? I can draw. And I make the best pies ever, especially the homemade crust!

16) If you could change three things from your past, what would they be? (Nothing too heavy please): Don't lay out in the sun; stick with art and go to art school; stop doing high inpact aerobics because you're going to end up just as fat but with a wrecked back on top of it!

17) What thing about you surprises people the most? I don't own a microwave or TV.

18) What event in History would you like to go back to witness? The Sermon on the Mount. Closely followed by any Jimi Hendrix live performance.

19) What's on your iPod? The Crystal Method, Duran Duran, Metallica, Stevie Nicks.

and lastly:

20) What celebrity would you most like to have lunch with? JK Rowling, I still have a lot of questions!

Okay y'all, let's see how many more questions you can think up!


(Bronze Ribbons, by the way, is a kick ass writer, and I wish she'd finish the handcuffs story Not as Dumb.)


This was a fun meme, brit. I hope some of your other reader's respond as well :)!


--Moontatoo :)


Moon! You're reading Not as Dumb, too? Wow! Th things you find out when you do a meeme. I mean meme.

Re # 2: I have too much clutter, too. But I'm married to a pack-rat. I have to get rid of things when he's not looking. Not that it works.

You know, your number 4 is my number 4. I had NO IDEA until I read Fake in 2005 that I was not the only female in the world turned on by M/M.

Your number 11 made me laugh. Sounds like my kind of place. But cycling is probably a bitch, huh?

Okay, now for reaction to your questions... Okay, THREE of your questions.

#15: Talents: I'm going to define 'talent' as something that one is naturally good at from the get-go, as opposed to a skill that had to be laboriously and painfully acquired. I was always a singer and an artist. Additionally, I was a story-teller from the age of four. I was a runner, good at sprints, and long distance.

Everything else came hard. *Sigh.* But at least now I can say I have a few skills.

#17: You don't own a microwave??? A TV I could understand, but microwaves are essential to my happiness! Wha-wha-WHAT do you eat when you come home from working a long shift and the menfolk are hungry and cranky?

# 19. I don't have an iPod. Probably because I'm a person who loves silence. So is my husband. Outwardly we're so different that no one can understand why why married each other and stayed together, but I put it down to the fact that we both like silence most of the time and when we're ready for music, we a always like and hate exactly the same songs!

This was fun! Thanks for being the person who turned me on to Starfighter and Teahouse. Have you ever read Oglaf? http://oglaf.com/cumsprite/ if not!


Re: I'll Bite:

(Anonymous)
Oglaf is the dirtiest most hilarious thing ever.....! Yes I had read it, just couldn't remember the name.

NO ONE can believe I don't have a microwave. I don't miss it at all. We reheat everything in the oven.

Until about 6 uears ago, I didn't have a credit card either !

--Moon

Somehow I knew you would be aware of Oglaf. It's sometimes a bit incomprehensible, but I love the art and the wildly imaginative story lines.

You're not the only person I know who doesn't have a microwave. I have a girlfriend who doesn't believe in them for health reasons, and she also reheats everything in the oven. Such a pain! I'm too impatient to wait. In fact, I'm the person who stands in front of the microwave, chanting, "Come o-o-o-o-o-on, hurryuphurryup!" if it takes more than a minute to heat my food.

Ooh I want to play along too! :D It's fun to find out more about each other - especially when the information is so wonderfully unnecessary.

1) Do you comb or brush your hair? Brush. My hair is far too thick and stubborn for combs.

2) What are you most fussy/perfectionist about in your home?
Doors! I can't stand it when I leave a door open on purpose and someone closes it; or, the opposite, when I close the door of my room, someone comes in and leaves it open when he or she goes out again. Oh, and I hate it when the air in the room is stuffy, that's why I'm obsessed with ventilation.

3) What's your dream vacation? A nice hotel in a tropical area and a lot of pristine nature, including a large beach.

4) Have you discovered anything because of fandom? I've discovered that fanvideos are a fantastic way to pay tribute to any and every fandom.

5) What's your favorite domestic thing to do? I have to agree: staying home is awesome! At least when you have a laptop, a cat, a little sister, a balcony and sunshine.

6) Do you remember the pairing that got you into fandom?
Dee x Ryo, of course! They were the first pairing ever that I really fell in love with.

7) What's the oddest compliment you've ever received?
During the sports course at school, my friend told me that I looked like a running giraffe. xD

8) What are your favorite non-fandom websites to visit? Youtube, boyxboy.de, weheartit.com, freestyle-story.com

9) What's your favorite scent/perfume to wear? I don't wear any perfume. And when it comes to deodorant, I'm fine with everything that smells sweet.


10) Coffee/tea - Coffee only without caffeine and with lots of soy milk. But I prefer herbal tea.

11) Are you looking forward to summer? Totally! I'm always sick during autumn, winter and spring, and I'm always cold, too.


Now let's go on with the new questions:

12) What is your OTP? Definitely Dee x Ryo!

13) What other Yaoi websites would you recommend? Yaoi-Kiss.com (thanks to that page, I got to know FAKE and many other yaoi animes ;D) and boyxboy.de (the only website I found where the stories do not center upon fandom; it's in german, though)

14) What talent/ability do you wish you had? Being athletically coordinated, oh yeah, that would be a dream! ;D

15) What talent/ability do you have? I'm not bad at running, not bad at drawing, but I wouldn't call that a talent. But I guess I'm really good at inventing stories, writing and editing fanvideos!

16) If you could change three things from your past, what would they be? (Nothing too heavy please): Don't stop horseriding; buying a laptop with higher capacities; and finishing that one story I was writing before I got tired of it.

17) What thing about you surprises people the most? I'm not watching TV at all. I'm not listening to mainstream music. And I think many people would be very surprised if they ever found out about my yaoi obsession! xD

18) What event in History would you like to go back to witness? The fall of the Wall.

19) What's on your iPod? Pop, K-Pop, Rock, Metal, Acapella-Metal, Dubstep, Crazy songs that noone knows, International songs, Mashups, ballads - simply everything! ;)

and lastly:

20) What celebrity would you most like to have lunch with? I'd also prefer JK Rowling, although then I would probably be too excited to eat one bite of my lunch!

Oh, I'm so with you on the doors one. In my case, it's the bathroom door. My husband has the annoying habit of walking into the bathroom when I'm trying to relax/meditate in the bath and demanding to know where I 'hid' sundry items that he cannot find and is feeling too lazy to look for. Then he walks out again and leaves the door wide open! Grrrr.

But on the other hand, I'm infamous for leaving cabinet doors open, so I guess I drive him crazy right back.

LOL -- a running giraffe! You must have long legs, you lucky girl.

Sorry, I don't have the time to play along (ugh, summer work XP), but I love your answers!

My husband has got the market cornered on fussy/perfectionist domestic behaviour.
I know from personal experience that two perfectionists/fussy people in a relationship doesn't really work, so I'm glad you two balance each other out so well!

Anything citrus or fruity
I once read somewhere that fruit scents, especially citrus ones, are supposed to be energizing, so maybe that's it? I have a bottle of mango mandarin body splash that I find incredibly refreshing.

I think you're right about perfectionists who are very fussy about their domestic environments -- two people like that simply cannot live together without wrecking their relationship. So the fussy types who need to control the domestic environment need to seek out easygoing types like me. But I know I drive him insane because he has a million rules, and I can't remember most of them. This is partially his fault because he is constantly amending his rules. The thing I fall back on is when I remind him that he knew what I was like before he married me! His big mistake was thinking I was trainable. Actually, a lot of people make that mistake about their significant others.

Citrus scents are an instant mood lifter for me. I would love to have a house in an orange grove, as long as no one expected me to eat the oranges!

Sorry to hear you're so busy! Is it school-type work or job-type work?

So the fussy types who need to control the domestic environment need to seek out easygoing types like me.
Exactly! Sometimes it seems like there can only be one set of rules re: cleanliness/household stuff, and when two people with different but iron-clad rules clash, trouble ensues.

Is it school-type work or job-type work?
Job-type (well, intensive job search) work, ugh.

Good luck! I hope you find a well-paid interesting job.

I suspect I'm only considering it so I can get out of working out!

Heh. I was totally procrastinating, but on project management. (Dear client, what's a tactful way of asking you please not to get arrested before we're done with my phase of production? Between that and the barfing dog [three mornings straight], it's a miracle I'm this cheerful right now. [Then again, I did have five glasses of wine with dinner -- a five course benefit thingie. Yummy wine-food pairings FTW!])

Five glasses of wine? I love you! SOME people might think that five glasses is an excessive number, but those are the people who get very happy/cheerful/musical on less than half that amount and don't understand what it's like for those of us with hardier livers and an enthusiastic appreciation of the art of pairing wine with food.

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