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100 things about meme behind the cut

1. My relationship with Tom is never what any LJer has expected. I try to keep my post about him to a minimum, as he is a little freaked out by it.
2. Tom and I met in straight biker bar when I was thinking I was already juggling too many men.
3. I told Tom I didn’t want a Long Term Relationship… almost eight years ago.
4. Tom hates it when things end. He mopes before a series finale. I like it when I’ve completed something. I like thinking that I saw every episode of Buffy.
5. My uncle was a sound engineer for Spinal Tap.
6. Everyone misspells my last name. It is not spelled like the Irish beer.
7. Everyone should see the movie, “Raise the Red Lantern”. Your enemy might not be the one you should be fighting. Maybe you will never even see the real bad guy.
8. I believe relationships are only as good as the work you put into them. If you expect them to be easy you should also expect them to be short.
9. Everyone in my family fixes/fixed things for a living, computers, cars, printers or people.
10. I am the tallest person in my family.
11. I am the hairiest one in my family. The other males in my family only have a sprinkling of body hair.
12. As I child I looked like my mom, but now look a lot like my dad.
13.I once got scolded by one of my photography teachers for the terrible care I had taken of my slides. He didn’t realize the slide I was scanning was a picture of my dad when he was 20.
14. My dad’s number one rule of the house was no riding motorcycles on the streets, dirt was fine but too many of his friends died on the streets
15. My parents wanted to wait to have kids, they were enjoying being married without children, but my brother came along. Once they had him they figured they might as well get the second one out of the way, so I was born.
16. My first sentence was, “Michael hit me.” (Michael is my brother)
17. When I was young I liked to play with the girls and was teased as being gay. I didn’t understand why. I figured I was going to marry a girl someday so I was just being grown up.
18. Since I’ve never had sex with a woman, am I a virgin?
19. The first porn I saw was called “Who slipped in the back door?” it was a straight mystery porn and the guys only wore condoms when they did the girl in the butt. I never saw the end so I don’t know who dunnit.
20. I do not have a profile on any “hook-up” site. I do have profiles on freindster and facebook. I just can’t be bothered with them.
21.I have two profiles on myspace… I can only remember the password for one… but I just can’t be bothered with them either.
22. In 2000 I went to New York and didn’t see the statue of Liberty, WTC or use the subway.
23. As I child I swam under the London Bridge… the one in Parker, Arizona.
24. When I was in seventh grade I flew from Florida back to Los Angeles by myself, I was really itchy. When I got home my mom told me I had chicken pox… and probably gave it to lots of people on the plane. She was just glad I didn’t show signs before I got on the plane.
25. My brother still blames me for giving him chicken pox and thus “failing a class he needed to graduate” like he wasn’t going to fail anyway.
26. My favorite childhood vacation was a two-week trip on a Lake Powell houseboat.
27. On the Powell trip I wondered into a caravan of Rattlesnakes. To this day I am still terrified of rattlesnakes. Other snakes don’t scare me. It’s the rattle that terrifies me.
28. I am not scared of heights, small spaces or flying.
29. I do have a fear of being electrocuted. Maybe I got the chair in a former life.
30. I don’t believe or disbelieve in former lives, reincarnation, Christ, or horoscopes.
31. I find it hard to believe that God would only create life on earth and think one species was more special than the rest. I also don’t think God would want us to kill in his/her name. If he/she wanted someone dead… lighting would be pretty easy.
32. I believe in Karma.
33. I believe the harder road has better views and fewer regrets.
34.I don’t believe in regret.
35. I feel a very strong connection to David on Six Feet Under. I feel like at my core our personalities are the same. I’m awkward, a little disconnected and too accommodating.
36. I enjoy being obsessed with things. I have healthy obsession when I just can’t get enough of something.
37. One of my earliest obsessions was with Antarctica. I couldn’t spell it, but I could name every base, penguin type, Glacier.
38. I became obsessed with Antarctica when I found out I had a long lost aunt who lived there.
39. I didn’t meet her until I was in ninth grade.
40. I was in RSP until eighth grade- and English class for kids with learning disabilities.
41. I was proud of myself for getting into below average English class with the ESL students, because I didn’t belong in RSP. I felt I finally had some control.
42. The next year I was in an accelerated English class with a lesbian teacher who hated me. I still passed.
43. While I did enjoyed reading “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding that year, I was frustrated by the authors, long sentences, and excessive comma usage.
44. When I was a kid I prayed I would never grow body or facial hair, like my dad.
45. Now I use way too many commas and string several ideas into one sentence, and am quite happy about being the hairiest person in the family.
46. I wouldn’t be a good celebrity because my dislike of my voice is that strong.
47. I wouldn’t be a good porn star or prostitute because I am cum shy.
48. I would be a good producer because I don’t think things should be good, you should work on them until they are great. If they aren’t great you shouldn’t present them.
49. I once wrote a great sequel to “Silence of the Lambs” for a creative writing class. The plot was a copycat killer eating Hannibal’s former patients and he wanted Clarice’s help to catch the real killer. The writing was crap but the plot was great and the characters were not changed to fit the new story line.
50. I hated “Hannibal.” Nothing annoys me more than having someone act out of character just to make a plotline work.
51. The first alcohol to make me puke was Ouzo.
52. I have only made that mistake a handful of times since then.
53. I am not drug person. I have a special hate for meth.
54. I wish my brother would forgive himself the way I have forgiven him. I dislike his constant apologies; they are unwelcome reminders of the past. He’s not the same person he used to be.
55. My brother and I have always been polar opposites. I marvel at his over seasoning and blatant disregard for his own health. Who works outside in Arizona without a hat or sunblock… my brother. He looks like leather.
56. The first concert I went to was Depeche Mode. The last concert I went to was The Dilatants.
57. My favorite song of all time is “Feeling Good”, Nina Simone (huff and herb Original Epic mix).
58. I like music with lots of deep bass sounds. I love music with such low tones you can barely hear them.
59. I want to produce a black metal band called San Francisco that only plays covers of disco songs.
60.I would love to be an Idea man. I have lots of ideas and I like to play things out in my mind. I love when someone asks me to help him or her figure out how to make something work better.
61. That said. American Idol, I would like to see a Diva Edition. America votes to see who’s top diva: Whitney, Celine, Madonna, Tina, Britney, whoever. The losing Diva’s have to release albums with past idol winners and the winner get to do an album with Kelly Clarkson. It’ll never happen.
62.Years ago I made Excel my bitch, and had it automate my work. I could finish what took my predecessor all week to do in two hours. I trained my replacement how to do it but he quit the next week.
63. I love Big Brother UK but can’t stand the American Version witch is like an indoor survivor. The UK knows how to pick interesting people to drive insane.
64. BBUK is the only reality show I would consider going on… my biggest fear would be having a them air footage of me having a wank… which they have done to someone every season I have watched.
65. The first CD I bought was Soft Cell “The Singles”
66. I have never broken a bone or spent the night in a hospital. Fractures are my limit.
67. My biggest fault is inaction. I’m far too good at inaction.
68. I hate going grocery shopping with anyone. Give me a list and let me do it or do it by your lonesome. I would rather get shots than go grocery shopping.
69. Tom likes to shop together and has no desire to split up to speed up the process. I hate grocery shopping with Tom… a lot. He reads the labels, every time, like they are going to change!
70. If I need butter I’m going to just grab the one with the elk on it. I know I like it. I’m sure it’s not that different from the one with Sacajawea on it.
71. I dislike throwing things away. I wish it were easier to recycle everything…everything!
72. I would be lost without spell check.
73. I like people. I constantly hear people say, ”I hate people!” I don’t feel that way.
74. I am very trusting of people face to face; I am very distrustful of people on the Internet or over the phone.
75. I’m sure you haven’t noticed… I’m terrible at responding… to email, comments… everything.
76. I’ve been playing World Of Warcraft for several years… yet all my characters are relatively low levels (36 is my highest) and I have never been on a raid. I not so sure I play well with others. It’s too much of a commitment. I like to stop to get snacks and go pee.
77. All my characters are Alliance. I tried playing Horde but killing famers and kids for pumpkins upset me.
78. I have doubts many people will make it to 78. This is not a test. I’m just think I’ve written too much detail
79. I have a Tagalog joke I tell Filipinos. It’s a horrible joke but they will always laugh and say they have never heard it before. The normal reaction is; “That’s terrible, I can’t wait to tell …”
80. I love taking quizzes, tests and surveys. I wish my geek magazines had those teen quizzes. “Find out what kind of online flirting habits will work best with your personality.” “Take our quiz to find your ideal social networking site”
81. So you would think I would be a meme whore… not so much.
82. I’ve never been laid off or fired… At least not one that stuck. I’ve been let go from my current company twice… they just changed their minds after realizing they needed someone who could fix Macs.
83. When I started it was a one day temp job but the IT department quit because of a merger… and I was asked if I could come back the next day. That was in May of 1999.
84. I wonder if I’ve become institutionalized to the company. I feel stuck but also safe here. It’s easy and the money isn’t bad, but I could probably get more elsewhere.
85. I liked being a temp worker. I enjoyed learning a new job and meeting new people.
86. I temped for Chronicle books, the Chronicle paper, and H&Q investment bank. I temped at the investment bank for 2 years. Investment bankers are insane.
87. I started my Livejournal in May of 2002 and I’ve only made 906 posts.
88. I’ve never added a guy as a friend based on his user picture.
89. I used to post more than I read; now I read more than I post. I have become a lurker.
90. “Slow” by Kylie makes me horny.
91. I don’t sing unless I’m alone. I might sing try “You know I’m no good” by Amy Winehouse- it’s deep enough without much pitch change that I might be able to do it without causing people to pierce their eardrums.
92. I want people to like me. Very few people liked me when I was in elementary and middle school.
93. If I had to choose between giving up alcohol or Coca Cola… Coke would be harder for me to give up.
94. I am currently scanning the negatives of photographs I took when I was younger. I’ll post some of the best and worst in the future.
95. I want to leave my LJ up forever. I’ve put far too much work into it to delete it.
96. During the time I’ve kept this journal I’ve only deleted one post. Which was also the spark for the only LJ drama I’ve been involved in.
97. I have lost count of the number of LJers that I have met. It has to be over 100. Mostly thanks to boysnight and the popularity of grubbybastard .
98. On a normal day to get to work I stop at 4 stops signs, make 4 right turns, change lanes 5 times, and go through one traffic light. The process takes about 10 minutes.
99. I have a fuzzy butt.
100. I think I should help bender772 with his number 100 because I can say almost the opposite.


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May. 2nd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
I can has bookmobile?
I still remember you arranging for someone to stop by 10 minutes into our first meeting so that you'd have an excuse to leave if you didn't like me in person. :)

May. 2nd, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Re: I can has bookmobile?
That just seems like so many years ago. Was it Lanny. I don't even remember anymore.
May. 2nd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
so you want to help bender772 with the 100..
May. 2nd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
We seem to have opposite situations. Tom has never let me in. I definitely like the idea of helping him. I hope I haven't crossed a line. If I have please accept my apology.
May. 2nd, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Not at all! Keep it coming.
May. 2nd, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite jokes goes as follows:

What do you call a Filipino acrobat? A Manila folder!
May. 2nd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
That's pretty bad. I'm pretty sure my joke was made up by a by a 6 year old Filipino girl who was teaching Tagalog to her best blond girlfriend.
May. 2nd, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
It's not always fun being on the wrong end of what we may wish to be doing. :D

I had no idea you grew up in Arizona!
May. 2nd, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I grew up in Long Beach, CA but we spent at least a month every year in the area between Parker and Havasu. We spent so much time in Arizona that my brother decided to move to Phoenix. I've been tempted to go camping there again but I worry that I would get my ass kicked by rednecks with actual red necks.

I think the government should be looking into using my untapped energy to power the west coast.
May. 2nd, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
You and me both. Just think, blackouts would be a thing of the past if they could just find a way to use our unused energy.
May. 2nd, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Get ready Baby!

I could never find 100 interesting things to tell about myself without making the reader want to stick needles in their eyes just to stop the agony.

But I loved the things you write about.


May. 2nd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
You're brilliant... and evil. I think you are a lot more interesting than you giving yourself credit for. I'm sure you could come up with a good list. It's took me a few days to make this one. I tried really hard to think of stuff that seemed interesting or random... like my route to work. It's just something weird that I pay attention to. I think the key to my insanely safe driving record is my lack of desire to change lanes.
May. 2nd, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
Do you always go the same way EVERY day because you feel you have to?

I'm sort of that way. If I change something in my daily routine I feel disconnected. Like I always eat the same lunch for months on end. Now it's PBJ and a pear. Drives Allan insne. LOL I know. I'll be the first to admit I'm a teeny bit odd.

Thanks for the compliment but I'd hardly call myself brilliant. I have great ideas but I'm horrible at trying to put them in writing. You on the other hand. I always look forward to a post by Monkeyx3


Since I did number 74 with you. Do I come across as untrustworthy? I've wanted to call again but didn't know what to say if I did. One day I hope we meet. You're in my top 5 people to meet.



May. 2nd, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
I don't feel I have to, but after driving in LA I learned to study the traffic patterns. I learn what lanes flow faster and where. it's amazing how often the slow lane moves the fastest despite the new cars merging on freeway. I do however tend to order the same things at restaurants... but I will never eat at the same place two days in a row unless I don't have a choice.

You come across as completely trustworthy and I have enjoyed our phone calls. I think you are a very honest person. A lot of people try to put their best foot forward and end up creating a whole new online personality that isn't who they actually are, but who they think people want them to be. As far as phones go, I tend not to trust people that are calling me for some sort of business. I will never give money credit cards or anything to someone who has called me. I have no way of knowing they are who they say they are.
May. 3rd, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
I think you're also an honest person because of what you write. What you write seems so open and you some how show your true emotions in your writing. I think if we lived in SF. We'd be friends. Tom seems to be very much the same as Allan in regards to certain thing. Just like having a LJ. He doesn't understand it at all. I've even showed him my LJ from time to time and he doesn't even understand that it's mine. He thinks it's somebody else's LJ..

May. 3rd, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
I definitely think we would be friends. Tom would probably want us to go on hikes with you. He loves to go for walks. About once a year Tom will tell me he read a bit of my LJ. He will be so proud of himself... it's really quite adorable.
May. 2nd, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
OH! And did you know what the youtube was when you opened it. Or did it take a minute. And if you knew what it was. Did you dare to watch the WHOLE video? LOL

May. 2nd, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
I knew what it was right away. I did not watch the whole video. I'm at work and am not wearing pants that would hide my... uh, emotions.
May. 3rd, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Get ready Baby!
HAHA. I guess you're right. I'm a little evil.
May. 2nd, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
I read em all!

So much I could say....but I'll stick with these.

93. If I had to choose between giving up alcohol or Coca Cola… Coke would be harder for me to give up.
SOOOO Ditto.

And mmmmmm I bet it's a CUTE fuzzy butt too
May. 2nd, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
My brother once said drugs got in the way of his alcoholism so he had to give them up. I feel the same way about Coca Cola, it's my main addiction... but it does mix well with rum.
May. 3rd, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
This list would make such a great movie, or a bunch of them, even. You're so wry. I love it.
May. 3rd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Really? Thank you. and I'll definitely take wry as a compliment. Thank you for that too!
May. 3rd, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
I see a lot of myself in your writing! Nice way to get to know someone. Your one fluffy monkey thats sexy my bf is a bit of monkey at times! :-)
May. 3rd, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
May. 4th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! If you ever want to know anything just ask! :-)
May. 4th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Wow. It's nice to see someone as detail-oriented as I am. ...and I had no idea we had *so* much in common. I'd begin to list the areas I share and/or overlap with your list, but that would probably be overly anal-rententive (and a long list).

I think I'll begin to contemplate a 100 list of my own, and we'll see if I can finish it.

Last note... I'm sooo glad we're finally getting to know one another better, tho I have no idea why it took us so long. {{{hugs}}}
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