Tuesday, February 17, 2009

25 Things I Felt Like Sharing

I got tagged by Xodiaq, so here goes:

1 - I know there are things about me my friends don't know but I'll never put those things in a meme as I want to keep my friends.

2 - I have five separate circles of friends and wonder how they'd get along with each other if I introduced them.

3 - I have one hair on my cheek that keeps growing. It's the transparent sort of blonde of most facial hair so no one else notices it. I call it my beard.

4 - I have stood on the edge overlooking the oceans that sandwich this country I live in, but the water was completely untouched by me.

5 - I have found it's best not to stand on the roof in a windstorm or wear an antenna in a lightning storm.

6 - I made a usenet troll so angry by correcting his spelling he told me I was a worse person than Slobodan Milosevic and sentenced me to a mythical level of hell--in all caps.

7 - I have written scripts, novels, and short stories I'm not ashamed of.

8 - I carry mice to safety with my bare hands.

9 - I once rescued a butterfly from the jaws of death and for weeks after, I'd see it flying around my flowers with the two holes through its wing. New York butterflies are pretty tough.

10 - I've had dreams that warn me when someone I love is about to die, I've had dreams where my loved ones who have died come to see me to show me they're okay, since I was little I've had a recurring dream where I'm wandering in a ransacked shopping mall, but I also have chronic insomnia so a lot of the time I miss my dreams.

11 - I've seen every lunar and solar eclipse visible in my time zone since 1992 from my backyard with the exception of the April 1995 eclipse, which was completely clouded over all night. The first eclipse of 2000 started out clouded over on account of the snowstorm we were having but it was windy, so I sat there with my best friends at the time and waited. It was a pretty awesome eclipse.

12 - I save the WeatherPixie PNGs if she has a cat or dog with her. I started in 2002 and this year so far I've racked up over 1500 PNGs.

13 - I've been present at the deaths of three close friends, and never felt more like I needed to live on in their honor. I love to listen to stories about those who have gone before and have a tendency to ask spirits not to follow me into the bathroom.

14 - I enjoy weird YouTube videos so much I have to restrict myself to only watching them on the weekend or I'd get nothing done.

15 - I have wonky eyes and rarely appear to be looking at what I'm looking at. People on the Internet won't know this, but people in real life have mistaken me for blind, autistic, uninterested, rude, and stupid. It comes from having to live with metal in both eyes for 388 days as a child, and that experience also gave me the ability to not give a wet slap what people think of me and my wonky eyes.

16 - I love earrings. I had my ears pierced in a jewelry store that sold gold razor blade pendants by a woman who used the same pen to mark my ears and have customers sign things. 15 years ago I pierced my own ear to celebrate installing my first drive, giving me three places to stick earrings. I secretly enjoy confusing people who aren't sure if I've lost an earring.

17 - I relate everything to music. The radio/last.fm/MP3 folder are my tarot decks and everything can be explained in a song lyric. I don't know why I do this, I just do.

18 - I love figure skating so much I wanted to be a skater until I realized money and rinks were required. I stood next to Tai Babalonia and Randy Gardner for five minutes in 1980. They were really tall. I can name just about every Olympic figure skater for the past twenty-five years, to the point where I can explain the Gritshuk/Platov/Usova/Zhulin thing to people who have no idea what Ice Dancing even is, and I DON'T KNOW WHY.

19 - I have to keep my nails cut short. The feeling of having nails long enough that any white shows makes me want to punch things, and I don't know why.

20 - I am capable of playing five musical instruments yet I don't play them in public, and I don't know why.

21 - I've learned not to talk too much, write too much, eat too much, think too much or feel too much and I don't know why.

22 - I am allergic to everything, and I don't know why.

23 - I let people get away with saying the most ignorant, banal shite without so much as thinking of different ways I might like to punch them in the head, and I don't know why. But then I also say the most ignorant, banal shite when I'm tired, and I don't know why.

24 - I never pass up a chance to play with my cats and dog, I enjoy it more than anything because in that moment I know they want to be playing with me too.

25 - I have achieved such a state of inner peace I could leave right now and have no regrets, knowing I lived how I wanted and grateful to be with who I wanted. There's nothing I want that I don't already have.



Wigwam Jones said...

You are a very interesting person. I don't have wonky eyes, but I do have one ear bigger than the other, and it sticks out, too. And I have one blond hair that grows out of my forehead. Very fine and hard to see, but sometimes I notice it when it gets long. Then I pull it out, but it grows back. Funny I have no hair on top of my head, but this mutant keeps growing back on my forehead. Typical.

BrideOfPorkins said...

Someday we'll find out our mutant stray hairs hold the key to some great genetic mystery and we've gone and pulled 'em all. ;)

Ari said...

This is so wonderful. You are so wonderful, too. It is wonderful because it is you. :)

BrideOfPorkins said...

Aww, thanks Ari!