[ Nicknames ] Bear, Tai'lah
[ Screen names] Greygirlbeast, Nar'eth
[ Birthday ] May 26, 1964
[ Age ] Do the math.
[ Weight ] 175 lbs.
[ Astrological sign? ] I don't do that astrology dren.
[ Chinese zodiac sign? ] Ah, whatever. Dragon. I think.
[ Location ] Nurn, in the south of the Land of Mordor
[ Marital Status ] In a committed relationship. I'd be married were this country not run by homphobic asshats.
[ Eye color ] black (though I usually wear hazel-green contacts to keep the MiBs at bay)
[ Shoe size ] 9
[ Parents still together? ] No.
[ Siblings? ] A sister.
[ Nieces/Nephews? ] A nephew.
[ Kids of your own? ] Never.
[ Grandkids? ] Given the above response, that would be a neat trick.
[ Pets? ] Hubero Padfoot Wu (Siamese/Tonkinese asshole) and Chiana (Siberian dwarf hamster)
[ Education? ] ongoing.
[ Rent, lease, or own your home? ] rent
[ Have any credit cards? ] Too damn many.
[ What do you drive? ] I don't drive.
[ Color ] Green
[ Number ] 7
[ Animal ] cephalopods, lepidosaurians, cats, bears, crocodilians and most other archosaurs (birds included), gorillas, elephants, pinnepeds, whales, and otters
[ Vehicle ] car
[ Flower ] irises, Peruvian lilies, roses, daisy fleabane, violets, daisies, all the Orchidaceae
[ Shape ] triangle
[ Drinks ] stout, ales, comospolitans, absinthe, tequila, vodka
[ Soda ] root beer, Orange Crush
[ Book ] We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
[ Band ] The Decemberists
[ Song ] "Fascination Street" by The Cure (and a thousand others)
[ Food ] Well, I eat a lot of it.
[ Color your hair? ] Oh, indeed.
[ Twirl your hair? ] No.
[ Have tattoos? ] No.
[ Piercing? ] Yes, though not as many as I once did.
[ Cheat on tests/homework? ] No.
[ Drink/Smoke? ] I do drink, but quit smoking in 1997.
[ Like roller coasters? ] Yes, though I have not ridden one since 1983.
[ Wish you could live somewhere else] New England
[ Want more piercings? ] Probably.
[ Like cleaning? ] I don't like it, but it must be done. I hate clutter and mess.
[Write in cursive or print? ] I print, so that people may read what I write.
[ Carry a donor card? ] No.
[ Swear a lot? ] Fuck yeah.
[ Own a web cam? ] Yes
[ Know how to drive? ] Yes
[ Diet? ] Occasionally
[ Own a cell phone? ] Yes
[ Ever get off the darn computer? ] Hardly, ever, or so it seems.
[ Habla Espanol? ] Just a tad.
Have you ever...
[ Gotten a speeding ticket?] Many, long ago.
[ DUI? ] No
[ Been in a wreck? ] Not since 1998
[ Been arrested? ] Several times
[ Been in a fist fight? ] Yes
[ Kicked someone in the nuts? ] Yes
[ Stolen anything? ] Yes
[ Held a gun? ] Yes
[ Drank? ] I assume this means something other than water or my own saliva. Yes.
[ Been so drunk you couldn't remember your name?] Bingo.
[Considered a life of crime? ] Yes (an assassin, specifically)
[ Considered being a hooker?] Yes
[ Cried over a girl? ] Yes
[ Cried over a boy? ] Yes
[ Lied to someone? ] Times beyond counting.
[ Been in love? ] Three times for sure now.
[ Fallen for your best friend? ] Yes.
[ Made out with JUST a friend? ] Yes.
[ Been rejected? ] Yes. But not since 1997.
[ Used someone? ] We all use someone, sooner or later.
[ Been used? ] Yes.
[ Been kissed? ] I love quizzes written by preteens.
[Current mood] hungry
[Current music] Rasputina
[Current taste] saliva
[Current hair] dirty
[Current annoyance] my blasted feet
[Current smell] Spooky cooking
[Current thing I ought to be doing] helping Spooky cook
[Current windows open?] no
[Current desktop picture] a jellyfish
[Current book] The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien et John Steinbeck: A Biography by Jay Parini.
[Current crush] Besides Spooky? Nymphadora Tonks and River Tam.
[Current favorite celeb] Adrien Brody
[Current hate] waste
[Current job] author
The last time
[Last book you read] Steven Bach's Final Cut
[Last movie you saw] My Fair Lady
[Last thing you had to drink] Besides my own saliva? Red Bull.
[Last thing you ate} Sardines, pasta salad.
[Last person you talked to on the phone] my lit agent
[Do drugs?] Whenever possible.
[Have a dream that keeps coming back?] Yes.
[Play an instrument?] Alto sax, drums, dulcimer, keyboard.
[Believe there is life on other planets?] It would be idiotic to believe otherwise.
[Remember your first love?] Yes
[Still love him/her?] No
[Read the newspaper?] No
[Have any gay or lesbian friends?] Duh.
[Believe in miracles?] No
[Believe it's possible to remain faithful forever?] Depends.
[Consider yourself tolerant of others?] Yes
[Consider love a mistake?] No
[Have a favorite candy?] Skittles
[Do well in school?] I did okay, though not really as okay I I would have like to have done.
[Go to or plan to go to college] As they say in Georgia, done been.
[Wear hats?] Yes
[Hate yourself?] I have issues with myself.
[Have an obsession?] Several.
[Have a secret crush?] No
[Do they know yet?] It wouldn't be a secret, then, would it?
[Collect anything?] Yes. Fossils, books, coffee cups, enemies.
[Have a best friend?] Yes
[Close friends?] A few.
[Like your handwriting?] No
[Care about looks?] My own? Yes, for I am wicked vain. In others? Not as much.
[First crush] A girl in 4th grade. Wait...there was a girl before that, in 1970.
[First kiss] I cannot recall.
[Single or attached?] See above.
[Ever been in love?] See above.
[Do you believe in love at first sight?] Not really.
[Do you believe in "the one?"] You mean Neo?
[Describe your ideal significant other] Spooky.
Well, that was perfectly pointless.
* According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.), a meme is "A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another." A questionnaire, however, is "A form containing a set of questions, especially one addressed to a statistically significant number of subjects as a way of gathering information for a survey." But I guess this is one of those web things, like writing mic when you actually mean mike...