I do miss having a dog. :/
Killer II: The Collaborative Meme Strikes Back
-= YOUR PAST, YOUR PRESENT, YOUR FUTURE =-
morganmuffle: What is the one thing that cheers you up when you're feeling down?
Reading Harry Potter - one of the first three, usually.
soupytwist: If you could somehow magically save one item from your past which you no longer have, what would it be and why?
Probably my CD collection. I still kick myself over the loss of it.
anthon1: If you met yourself and had no idea who you (the other you, not the you that's answering the question) were, what would you (the meeter) think of yourself? (The met) (Note- the English language needs more pronouns)
I'd probably think that I say stupid things that I think are funny but no one else does and that it was a shame I was so fat because I'm so pretty. Wow, that all sounds horrible...
eilanhp: which colours are the clothes you wear most often and why do you wear these colours?
Usually black leggings and all sorts of colored tops, but I love wearing red.
loupnoir: What item do you have that really is quite useless for your current life but you cannot bear to part with it?
Probably all my old memorabilia from when I was a hockey fanatic back in San Diego. I have a ton of the stuff and no real use for most of it, but I haven't been able to bring myself to throw it away. Yet.
septemberrains: What is your most embarassing memory of your teenage years?
What wasn't embarrassing would be a better question. Probably one of the times when I was told that a boy liked me, only to find out it was yet another joke on the fat girl when I tried to talk to the guy in question.
bbathory: It's ten years down the road, and you are, by your own measure (if not necessarily society's), successful. What does this mean?
That I am healthy and making someone happy who is making me happy in turn.
sarendipitous: Ten years ago, what did you imagine your life would be like now?
I'm trying to think... 10 years ago I was one year out from college and still didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, although I was seriously considering going back to grad school to become a sex therapist.
-= FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD =-
amaterasu: If you could relive a meal from your past, which would it be and why?
I've been missing Wings n' Things (which are only around San Diego) a lot lately, although I'm not certain if that's what you mean.
lessthanpie: Which snack food best represents you and why?
Honey BBQ pretzel pieces - sweet and savory and crunchy all at once! I have no idea what that means...
mickat24: If you were having dinner with the Queen (at your place), what would you serve her?
I would order Chicago-style pizza and salad from Lou Malnati's because I figure everyone should have REAL pizza once in their lives. ;) Plus I'd be too damned nervous to make a decent meal if I tried to cook.
-= THE BENEVOLENT DICTATOR'S SECTION =-
muffinbutt: If money and availability were no object, what is the one thing you would most want to give to another person, and to whom?
1) The one I would get benefit from: Give a billion pounds to Mark so that we could live together and not have to worry about jobs or immigration or whatever.
2) The one I wouldn't really benefit from: I would give money to another person who needs some medical treatment their insurance company won't pay for - it doesn't matter what it is, just that it's medically necessary and the insurance industry sucks.
chinawolf: If you could move to any place in the world, provided money were no object, where would you move?
I think this is a pretty obvious one, but England. :D
nostrademons: If you could include one question on a meme, what would it be?
Describe your favorite sex act. *grins*
spin1978: What is the one place on the planet that you have absolutely no desire to visit in any way, shape, or form?
Let's see - anywhere that has extreme heat, extreme cold, or lots of nasty bugs. I imagine that covers a lot of the world...
-= EMOTE, PEOPLE, EMOTE =-
autumnlaborra: Describe one your most vivid dreams in as great detail as possible. It doesn't have to be a particularly good or bad dream, just one that you remember really well, for whatever reason. Include how long ago you dreamed it, and any guesses as to why you dreamed that.
One that I have recurringly is of being in undergrad and for whatever reason, missing my classes and failing. I distinctly picture my Shakespeare class for this, for some reason. It's hard to even describe it - just this feeling of panic, of always waking up after the class was over.
wordplay: Tell me about the most interesting (be it moving, important, ridiculous or whatever) experience you've ever had at a museum or memorial site.
I can think of a couple for this, but here's the more interesting one: twice while in school (I think once in middle and once in high school) my class was taken to a place called the Robert Crown Center. It has these mannequins, for lack of a better word, in a theatre that are clear and have the organs showing (fake ones in plastic - it's all plastic) and the show is basically about human reproduction. The different organs light up as they are discussed. I'm probably not explaining this well, but you'll have to take my word that it was really cool and likely part of the reason I became so fascinated by human sexuality.
wowbagger: Tell me a story about two people who changed your life. (That is, two different stories.) One good, one bad. You can take this any way you like; one changed your life for the better, one for the worse; both good, though one was in bad circumstances, etc.
My aunt (my uncle's wife, J) was the first person who showed me that you could be a big girl and still be pretty. Until that time, I just thought I was a lump. It was hellish to find clothes that fit when I was a teenager (so much has changed since then), but she helped find me stylish clothes that didn't look as though my grandmother should wear them, helped me with makeup, and most importantly provided a great role model. I actually wrote to her a few years ago and told her how much that all meant.
My ex-husband changed my life a great deal. If he hadn't been such an ass, if I hadn't woken up... my life would be completely different now. For those who don't know, I had a brief marriage when I was young and stupid - I was 24 and relatively inexperienced. I ended up marrying a drug addict who refused to hold down a job and was verbally and emotionally abusive. I think I forgot to mention I was really naive, too. He told me he would change for me and I stupidly believed it. We were together for about 3 years altogether, 1 1/2 years before getting married and then 1 1/2 years of actually being married until I left. There's certainly a lot more to this, but in a nutshell my life ended up a lot better than it was - I'm sure I never would've gone back to get my master's degree or be working in a better job and I certainly wouldn't have met any of you, and especially not Mark. *clings*
hannab8: What is the best bit of advice given to you by a parent or guardian?
I'm not sure it's advice, per se, but my parents insisted on us going to college. I especially didn't want to - don't ask me what I thought I was going to do, I think school just bored me too much. Needless to say, university was a much bigger challenge and I'm very grateful that I went.
-= IN PERPETUITY =-
anugua9: You have been memorialized as a sculpture. Describe it. Who is the sculptor? Of what material? What pose?
For right now, I think Mark would have to be the sculptor, because he thinks I'm beautiful the way I am, and I can't really see it currently. He'd have to choose the material and pose, too. Next year, I think the answer might be that I would be the sculptor...
manubai: If you were to be memorialized, why medium would you choose? (As in paint, sculpture, photograph, film, etc...) Keep in mind it would be displayed in a public place.
How about a recording? Me talking... I think that talking and laughing are good representatives of me.
perceval: Which inscription would you like to see on your tombstone?
I don't intend to have one - I plan on being cremated. I'd like my ashes spread somewhere meaningful, though I haven't decided on that yet.
-= BRING ON THE APOCALYPSE =-
raenaissance: If the world was ending, and you could only save 3 people, as well as yourself, who would the 3 people be?
ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH. Ummm, Mark of course. *bites nails* My mom. *wails* Lauren.
angelofthenorth: this reality is being destroyed. You have to choose a fictional reality to spend your life in - must be a work published professionally - which do you choose and why?
Gee, I wonder... Harry Potter!
luminousmarble: You're the person on the space shuttle to a new planet entrusted with bringing one (and only one) game from Earth. It could be a board game, a card game, or one that needs no props--don't worry, someone else is taking care of sport(s). What do you choose, and why?
Trivial Pursuit. It's my fave board game and it would teach the people loads about earth. :D
-= IMAGE, TEXT AND MEDIA =-
calimie: What publically known person do you worship and adore endessly? (If you do, anyway)
Brendan Fraser. The Mummy was on last night! *drools*
aome: Provide a book quote which really touched you or struck you in some way (include the source).
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh I can't think of anything (and I haven't many books handy anyway).
hiddenhibiscus: True or False: Watching/Reading Harry Potter with my child is more fun than alone.
N/A currently, but I hope to find out one day.
sophie10: What is the one book that you read over and over again?
It's not one book, but I've read David Eddings' The Belgariad and The Mallorean series more than any other books, although the HP books are closing in.
glissando: What books are you currently reading, and why?
The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan (Book 5 of The Wheel of Time series). I'm reading it because I am always reading something, and currently Mark and my brother are providing me with reading material. This one came from my brother (obviously I've read the first 4 already) and they're pretty good, although they do make me want to scream in places.
redwood7: What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Why was it so terrible?
Probably the second Ace Ventura film. The first was quite clever, but the second I couldn't even finish - it was horrid.
hildigunnur: Name the three songs (artists, groups) that annoy you the most. You know, the ones they can use to torture you.
They do exist, but I can't think of any for the life of me right now...
-= YOU'RE A WITCH, HARRIET! =- * -
uninvitedcat: What would you most like to see happen and why,
a) in Real life in
ii) A year's time: To have lost a lot of weight and be much healthier and happier.
b) in Fandom in
ii) A year's time:
cynthia_black: If you were confronted with a Boggart, what shape would it assume, and how would you change it to make it funny?
Probably a spider or some other bug. Ron's idea in the movie was quite good - or maybe a giant bug zapper?
slowfox: If Hedwig turned up on your windowsill, which single one of the Harry Potter books would you send a 10 year old Boy Who Lived as a warning of what he was up against, and why?
Gah. GoF, so that perhaps he could avoid the cup and therefore not help to bring Voldemort back and Cedric wouldn't get killed, either.
-= THE HATSTAND RETURNS =-</font>
lync: If you were to design a "believable" reality tv show, what would its premise be and why should I watch it?
I DETEST reality shows. How about a show that shows what actors and actresses and models look like without makeup and the nice clothes and all that?
piperx: Do you believe in UFOs?
Hmmm, not really. I need proof and so far there isn't any. Logically, it would make sense that we would not be alone in the universe, but so far any neighbors haven't come around to say hello - except to people who live in the middle of nowhere who have limited education, apparently.
whitealbum: With reference to your own experience, answer this question: what is the difference between a penguin?
Killer II is the second iteration of the collaborative meme, and you can copy all the questions, including the markup tags, cut tags and html links, from this post here.