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V-Day - 1: 2 Memes

Had my anime group meeting today. We watched Karas, 2 eps of Gankutsuou and 2 eps of Kannaduki no Miko.

I thought it went well but I hope I wasn't too Nazi-esque. "You will watch anime and you will discuss it. You will not waste time deciding what to watch."

Once again, that guy would speak only to me, and he just wouldn't quit!

We had a couple of walk-ins, HS students. One was just thrilled to see Karas . I put him on the spot and made him lead the discussion after, though I helped. The other claimed to be named Mohammed Ali, so he uses his middle name. MA was like the only one there to speak to the theme of the movie in discussion rather than just saying it looked cool. I hope they both come back.

Tomorrow is the big day and no, I'm not all packed.

Infected by manonlechat.

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1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll challenge you to try something.
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I'll tell you something I like about you.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
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Seen several places, this particular one is from alf_b because she did it so tidily.

How many keys are on your keychain? Which one?

What curse word do you use the most? It's situational. At work, I use "bugger".

Do you own an iPod? I am not a sheep has to have what every other member of the herd has. I have an Archos.

What time is your alarm clock set for? Alarm clock! I don't need no stinkin' alarm clock!

How many suitcases do you own? Define suitcase. Define own. They're really the family's suitcases...

Do you wear flip-flops even when it's cold outside? As often as I wear them when it's warm outside.

Where do you buy your groceries from? pilgham does most of the grocery shopping. The things I buy usually come from Trader Joes.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? I don't find myself very photogenic so it is very convenient to take the picture.

What was the last movie you watched? X-3

Do any of your friends have children? Yes

If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would buy? How big a lottery are we talking? 1 million or 100 million? For the first, maybe a new car. Mine is only 5 years old but there is always the allure of later and greater models, plus it's white. Now, 100 million is change you entire life style size, but I'd probably still buy the new car first while I was researching where to move to. In either case, the car would be a Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon.

Has anyone ever called you lazy? I have.

Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster? There have been (rare) occasions when I self medicated with alcohol, but generally I only have trouble sleeping if I have taken an allergy medication with an upper or something similar.

What CD is currently in your CD player? The only CD player I listen to regularly is in my car. It contains Naruto Best Hit Collection.

Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk? I ingest more regular milk because I put it in my tea.

Has anyone told you a secret this week? Don't recall.

When was the last time someone hit on you? Besides my spouse? July 2004. He hit on pilgham and I, both.

What did you have for dinner? I refuse to answer on the grounds it may incriminate me and it was from Taco Bell.

Do you wear hoodies often? What, exactly, is a "hoodie"?

Can you whistle? Not without mechanical assistance.

Have you ever participated in a protest? Yes, but I was just going along for fun. Not that I disagreed with the cause or anything. Though when I got there, I did disagree with some of the methods.

Who was the last person to call you? On the phone? Or do you mean when pilgham yelled up the stairs asking about lunch?

What is your favorite ride at an amusement park? I love all of the Whirl-a-Vomits and Tilt-a-Spew type rides.

Do you think people talk about you behind your back? I've heard them. In the walls.

What area code are you in right now? 847

Did you watch cartoons as a child? What kind of a question is that for an upstanding American consumer?

How big is your local mall? Including the currently empty stores?

How many siblings do you have? 2. A brother 13 years older and a brother 11 years older.

Are you shy around the opposite sex? I am shy around everyone but I am becoming better at faking it. One thing about being middle-aged, I really don't give a shit anymore.

What is your biggest regret? This has been thoroughly covered elsewhere and my big regret, or at least the best I could come up with, was deemed not regretty enough.

When was the last time you laughed so hard your sides hurt? Usually my jaw gives out first.

What movie do you know every line to? Silent Movie

Do you own any band t-shirts? No

When was your last plane ride? A week ago last Thursday.

How many chairs are at your dining room table? 5. Just don't ask how many we can sit in.

Do you read for fun? I don't read LJ for work, if that's what you mean.

Can you speak any languages other than English? Mother.

Do you do your own dishes? I place them in the DW and remove them.

What color is your bedroom painted? Battleship grey and I'm not proud of it.

Have you ever cried in public? I'm only human.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Yes.

Which do you make, wishes or plans? I make a wish then I make the plan to bring it to fruition. The hitch comes on the follow through.

Are you always trying to learn new things? I don't try. They just seep in.

Do you shower on a daily basis? Another topic that has been covered thoroughly elsewhere.

Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos? No.

Do you believe that the guy should pay on the first date? I believe the person who does the inviting should pay. Thus, I asked pilgham out and I paid or tried to. I think he got the movie. Maybe he was afraid I would dun him for sex?

Can you skip rocks? In the past, I have been known, on occasion, to successfully skip a rock.

Have you ever been to Jamaica? No.

What to snack on at the movie theaters? Gimme the classics, Milk Duds or Sugar Babies.

Who was your favorite teacher? It's funny. THere were lots of teachers I didn't like and some I liked but none really stick out as a favorite unless you count Dr. Bruce Kraig who I had a crush on in college.

Have you ever dated someone out of your race? Does sex count as dating?

What is the weather like? Rainy and warm.

Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos? If I was single but they have to show some creaativity. Give me some good old Yakuza style art; not "MOM".

Do you have an online journal? ...

What was your favorite class in high school? Not gym.

Do you enjoy traveling via airplanes? Now that I'm bigger AND the seats are smaller, no.

What personality trait is a must-have in your preferred gender? humor

Have you ever been attracted to someone physically unattractive? I thought Danny DeVito was teh hot sexxors in Other People's Money.

When was the last time you slept on the floor? Directly on the floor or on a sleeping thingy on the floor?

What is your favorite alcoholic drink? The one in front of me.

Does your closest Starbucks have a drive-thru? I don't even know where my closest Starbucks is.

Do you like your living arrangement? You mean, town house, husband, child, etc? Yes.

What is your mother's hometown? Kansas City, MO and I am not telling you her family name.

How many hours of sleep do you need to function? I usually run on 6.5.

Do you eat breakfast daily? Yes, of course.

What was the last thing to scare you? If you mean heart racing scared it was a couple of months ago and I went to make an acute turn past a car waiting to turn (the little black rectangle), down a short steep hill towards the river (all in about 50 yards) and missed the brake and hit the accerator instead. The red line is my path, though I hope I drove it better than I drew it.

Are your days full and fast-paced? Not if I can help it.

Did you ever get in trouble for talking in class? No, the teacher just ignored me and my buddy, or maybe that was because we were the only girls.

What is your favorite fruit? Depends on the season, tangerines and cherries.

Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages? No. If I look back there I look to see how much sugar.

Are you picky about spelling and grammar? Moi?

Do you believe in life on other planets? Yes.

Have you ever been to Six Flags? Yes.

Who was the last person to piss you off? How pissed? I live in a constant state of mild annoyance.

Do you believe that God has a gender? How can I believe that soemthing that doesn't exist has a gender?

What was the last thing you ate? A banana.

Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex? I probably mistakenly believe I get along about the same with both.

What did you dress up as for your first Halloween? Either a Martian or a Mummy. It doesn't really matter as my brothers dressed me up and I had no say.

How did your parents pick your name? My first name is both my aunt and my great grand mother's middle name. My middle name is the family name of a great or great-great grandfather.

Do you like mustard? Yes, but no solo.

What do you tell yourself when times get hard? This too shall pass.

Would you ever sky dive? Maybe.

Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back? bed.

What character from a movie most reminds you of yourself? Wash from Serenity or, I have previously mentioned, Totosai from The Island of Lost Swords That Transcend Time. I'm a geek not a fighter.

Have you ever bid for something on ebay? Yes.

What do you think of Angelina Jolie being pregnant? Is Angelina Jolie pregnant?

Do you enjoy giving hugs? Only to pilgham and MD. I refuse to hug anyone else.I don't want them in my personal space.

Would you consider yourself to be fashionable? If Hawaiian shirt and jeans are fashionable...

Do you own a digital camera? Yes.

If someone you had no interest in dating expressed interest in dating you, how would you feel? Flattered.

What celebrities have you been compared to? Margaret Thatcher.....Actually, I don't think I have ever been compared to a celebrity.

Who is your favorite Star Wars character? Han is the bishiest but I will have to go with Chewbacca as being the most cuddly and least angsty.

Does it annoy you when someone says they'll call but never do? Yes, mightily.

What books, if any, have made you cry? I tend to avoid books that I think will make me cry because it is not something I enjoy. Right now I'm fogeying and can't think of a one. I'll fill this in later if one comes to me.

Do you think you're attractive? Depends. From the neck up I am pretty happy with myself. Right now, my figure leaves me cold. On the whole, I think when I am vivacious, I am fairly appealing. And I do have red hair.

What are you allergic to? Pollen. People who think they know it all and don't.

Are you a jealous person? Yes.

What's your opinion on sex without emotional commitment? It worked for me. I think it is fine as long as neither party is emotionally committed. The issues come when there isn't a balance.

Do you ever feel guilty after eating meat? Of all the things in my life that I occasionally feel guilty about, eating meat isn't one of them.

If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name have been? Thomas. If MD had been a boy she would also have been Thomas.

Mood: excitedexcited

Sometimes, being a dictator works. 'Sides, maybe they'll actually learn something from it...and the highschool students? They're used to being put on the spot ^__^ I'm sure they'll be back, especially if you have more Karas episodes to screen!

Can't do any more Karas until the rest comes out. It's apparently a trilogy. The first movie ends really abruptly.

THe meetings are supposed to be rated but I don't know that anyone besides me has ever filled the things out.

You know, when you move to Chicago, you could come, too. Though we do meet on the north side (Skokie) and it would dispel any illusions you might have about me.

I'll have to look into that once I figure out where we're living. Near as I can tell, it'll be on the north side of downtown chicago, but that's about it. At the very least, I should be close to the two train stations ^__^

When & where are the meetings? Are there prereqs to attending (membership, dues, library card, etc.)?
I might try one, if it's not too late, and I'm not feeling too pukey.

We meet Sundays from 1 to 5 at the Skokie Public Library. The next scheduled meeting is July 16th which has a theme (my innovation and somewha debated; this will be the trial balloon) of sword slingers.

I was going to open with Samurai Deeper Kyo and then other members are supposed to sign up to bring other swordy anime.

This is through Meetup but since it is in a public venue, and more participation is better, you don't have to be a member to attend but here is our meetup page: Anime Shin-Gen

One doesn't have to arrive right at 1 and stay all the way through to 5, attend what you are able. The HS boys I mentioned had to leave at 3 when their ride came.

was wondering about the anime club, sounds like things are going well, Mrs. Anime-Nazi. You're leaving tomorrow! I didn't realize, wow - I'm going to miss you, and Plgham too, and even Noko a bit. *cries on shoulder* Take lots of digital pics and be sure to give us the blow-by-blow details just like that woman on Noko's journal. I want to know what you guys ate for breakfast, dammit, and if the waiter was fast with the drink refills or not!

I'm getting separation anxiety already! And what do you mean the last time someone hit on you was July 2004? I hit on you all the time. I guess I'm being too subtle. I'll try to be more blatant and sexually explicit. You were born so many years apart from the rest of your siblings...very interesting to me. That map was great, must have been scary stuff - did you pull over and re-prioritize your life afterward?
Okay, I'll stop with the questions. Have a great trip if we don't chat before you leave. :)

so what's the big idea doing a challenge meme if you're leaving? if you get around to it, hit me! if not - have a great trip and report back!

One thing about being middle-aged, I really don't give a shit anymore.

Yeah, no kidding. It takes me so much closer to my long-time ambition of becoming a brassy broad.

Oh, and packing? Remember, they have things like toothpaste in Britain. All you really, absolutely need to pack are your passport and an ATM card (preferably a credit/debit card). Bon voyage!

I missed this! Do me? (Meme one?) S'il vous plaît?