Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
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Yay, a stupid meme! Baaaaaaah! Baaaah!

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (I didn't believe in love before her.) I don't watch much TV these days.  (Haven't had cable in many years. Love video games. Love movies. TV is mostly a vast wasteland.) × I own lots of books(What's a lot? One 5' tall bookshelf and two moving boxes worth.)
× I wear glasses or contact lenses.  (Normally yes, but temporarily not so.) I love to play video games. I've tried marijuana.  (And found I liked caffeine a lot better.)
I've watched porn movies.  (Watch video clips from porn sites almost weekly.) × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.  (Not sure - ask an ex. I try and behave sanely at all times, but I might sometimes fail.) I believe honesty is usually the best policy.  (Blunt to the point of offense by many people's standards. I do not see myself changing in this respect.)
I curse sometimes. × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.  (No, but the year before THAT was a real time of crisis...) × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.  (I used to carry a leatherman, and probably will again. But not right now.)
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× I have broken someone's bones(Not that I know of.) × I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal.  (If I knew what I was ashamed about, I'd try and change it.) I hate the rain.  (If it rains for two days in a row, I whine about living in Seattle. We Coloradans are like that...)
I'm paranoid at times.  (Genetic predisposition. Rarely a problem any more though.) I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.  (Is anyone truly *completely* satisfied with their appearance? I doubt it. I'd like straight teeth. I'd like no acne scarring on my forehead.) × I need/want money right now.  (Been there, but not just now.)
I love sushi. × I talk really, really fast.  (Only when I'm really, really nervous.) × I have fresh breath in the morning.  (Are you kidding??)
× I have long hair(Having curly hair pretty much precludes you from having attractive long hair.) × I have lost money in Las Vegas.  (I need to toss away $20 on the slots just so I can have the experience.) I have at least one sibling.  (I have two litle brothers and two little sisters, all out of college.)
× I was born in a country outside of the U.S. × I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.  (Uhhhh...) × I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.  (What do I look like, some stupid little drama queen who has a thousand false, shallow "friends" - all of whom I secretly despise? Nobody I don't ACTIVELY LIKE has my phone number, so I do not need caller id.)
× I like the way that I look.  (I could lose 5 pounds, but overall I'm pretty happy.) × I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.  (I have never knowingly lied to my friends. Really, I can't remember once. When the urge comes up (very rare), I simply say nothing instead. I don't believe in "little white lies." And if asked, I say what I think. It's a surprisingly easy and honest way to relate to people. Only shallow idiots get offended by the truth.) × I am usually pessimistic(Maybe 1/3rd of the time, so not "usually.")
× I have a lot of mood swings(Tough call - ask someone who knows me. I do mood swing, but do I do it "a lot"? I don't believe so, but how would I know?) × I think prostitution should be legalized.  (I think prostitution should be decriminalized and carefully regulated. I do not want anyone, ever, to engage in it against their wishes.) × I slept with a roommate(Have only had one roommate who was female, and she had a boyfriend. Pity...)
× I have a hidden talent(Not sure. Writing?) I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.  (o/~ I'm bouncing off the walls again!!) × I have a lot of friends(Nope. Much prefer a few good ones.)
× I have pecked someone of the same sex(Pecked? Does this have something to do with chicken suits? Kinky...) × I enjoy talking on the phone.   (Not generally.) × I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.  (I like baggy clothes, but not sweatpants for some reason...)
× I love to shop and/or window shop(Nope. Bought clothes for the first time in two or three years a week ago. Hopefully it'll be another two or three before I have to buy clothes again.) × I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal(I post a lot, but I'm not sure that qualifies as "obsessed." I'm OBSESSED with reading Slashdot, Digg and Metafilter - the continual posting to the LJ is just a side effect.) × I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother(Nah, she's cool.)
I have a mobile phone.  (Soitenly! Great convenience, provided you're VERY CAREFUL about who you give the number to.) × I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.  (I have been drunk when I passed out from being awake for 20+ hours in the last 6 months. Not sure if that counts or not...) I've rejected someone before.  (Twice in my life. I regret one of them, but not the other.)
I currently like/love someone.  ('Nuff said.) × I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.  (Having a plan or a direction to go in has never been my problem. Successfully executing that plan... that's sometimes the problem.) I want to have children in the future.  (After I buy a house.)
× I have changed a diaper before.  (Does changing a diaper on a baby doll during a CPR class count?) × I've called the cops on a friend before.  (No, you'd have to do something real bad to make me do that. I've had the cops called on me for insufficient reason before... I'd rather not do that to anyone else.) × I'm not allergic to anything.  (Bloodshot eyes on days when there are high concentrations of mold and ragweed pollen in the air. In dry Colorado, this rarely bothers me.)
I have a lot to learn.  (If you're not learning SOMETHING, you're living your life wrong...) I am shy around the opposite sex.  (Unfortunately.) × I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.  (I don't like IM much. I am on the net quite a lot, but IM just annoys me. It's an excuse for people to interrupt whatever you're working on and blabber at you about inane shit. If you want to reach me, it had better be important or interesting enough to merit an email.)
× I have at least 5 away messages saved.  (See previous re: dislike of IM.) I have tried alcohol or drugs before.  (I believe in moderation and self-control, but I am not a straight-edger by any means. I like wine. I like beer. I'm cool with other people smoking pot, even if I don't enjoy it personally. Prohbitions on LSD and other drugs that do very minimal damage are stupid.) × I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.  (Possibly... but it ended badly anyway, and that's the important thing.)
× I own the "South Park" movie.  (No, but I really should. Or even better, "Team America: World Police".) × I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal(Not that I remember.) × I enjoy some country music(With the exception of two Garth Brooks songs... nope.)
× I would die for my best friends(Depends on the situation. I might die *defending* them from something... but some kind of straight up trade, their life for mine? Doubt it.) × I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist(Not either with any regularity.) × I have used my sexuality to advance my career.  (I'm male, we can't generally sleep our way to the top. Bummer!)
× I think Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.  (I think Halloween is awesome because it's an excuse to dress up spooky and walk around outside at night. (Is that goth?)) × I have dated a close friend's ex(No. My friends have excellent taste. If someone is an ex of theirs, there's a reason.) × I am happy at this moment.  (No complaints.)
× I'm obsessed with guys(Uhhh..... yeah. What a FANTASTIC window treatment!!) × Democrat(Liberal and "small-L" libertarian, actually.) × Republican(Currently the party of corruption, unjust war and hatred for those different from you. Not that every Republican is like that, mind you, but the NeoCon idiots in the White House sure seem to be sending that message with a vengeance...)
× I don't even know what I am((Triumph)I am a HUGE NERD!!!(/Triumph) You got a problem with that? PUNK? Don't make me bust out the slide-rule on your ass...) × I am punk rockish.  (I would like to be, but no.) × I go for older guys/girls, not younger.  (Nope, ~3-5 years younger, but sharp as hell and my equal, is what I like.)
I study for tests most of the time. × I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.  (Make two loops, wrap 'em around each other. It's rarer, but many people still do it.) I can work on a car.  (Fuck yeah. I love all that mechanical stuff. Give me a torque wrench and watch me go.)
I love my job(s).  (I try and make it a point to get jobs I like. So far, done pretty well.) I am comfortable with who I am right now.  (Pretty much.) × I have more than just my ears pierced(No piercings. Not against 'em, just never saw the point for a guy.)
× I walk barefoot wherever I can.  (I hate non-enclosing shoes. All sorts of shit gets inbetween my feet and the soles of the shoes and makes it painful to walk, run, jump, climb... all of which I enjoy.) × I have jumped off a bridge(I want to go BASE jumping sometime, but haven't yet.) × I love sea turtles(Sea LIONS pwnz j00! ORK ORK ORK!!)
× I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup(Not goth.) × I plan on achieving a major goal/dream.  (Yes, I have a major long term goal right now - go expat. Maybe only the second time in my life. I like having one.) × I am proficient on a musical instrument(Lame punter at guitar and piano. No time...)
× I hate office jobs(If you find the right office job, it's not bad.) × I went to college out of state.  (Nope, in-state.) × I am adopted(Not as far as I know.)
I am a pyro.   (A bit. I like fireworks and campfires.) × I have thrown up from crying too much.  (Does this actually happen??) × I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.  (Yes, in non-reciprocated relationships. Love is not always a two-way street...)
× I fall for the worst people.  (Not generally. I'm pretty good about not dating bad people, and getting out early when I do.) I adore bright colours. × I usually like covers better than originals.   (Hell, Fuck, NO. Get original or get out.)
× I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays(No real feelings either way.) I can pick up things with my toes.  (Probably.) I can't whistle.  (Ah yes, bad teeth...)
I have ridden/owned a horse.  (Ridden. Ask me about C Bar T summer camp...) × I still have every journal I've ever written in.  ("Gay. Totally gay. Liberace gay.") I talk in my sleep.  (Major sleep-walker and sleep talker. Especially during periods of stress.)
× I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century(Nah, I like it here in the 21st. Pity so many seem stuck in the 19th...) × I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.  (Somtimes, yes.) × I wear a toe ring(Why would I do that? Just an invitation to pain and constriction of movement. Bad idea.)
× I have a tattoo(Not yet. I'd like some ink but can't settle on a design I like well enough to engrave permanently in my skin.) × I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.  (I only work with one person, so no... ;]) I am a caffeine junkie.  (Oh hell yes. Best. Drug. Ever.)
× I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.  (Mmmm... child of hippies, and lover of the outdoors, but not really a tree-hugger per se.) If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder.  (Oh fuck yes. I'll give you a hint - he's the 43rd president of the united states.) × I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.  (I have enough useless crap cluttering my life already. Silly.)
I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.  (Wine good. Good wine great.) × I'm an artist(Not in any traditional sense. I might flatter myself that my code or engineering rises to that level occasionally.) × I am ambidextrous(I want to be, but not there yet.)
× I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed.  (On my bed you will find a sheet, a blanket, and a pillow. That's all.) × If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony(I'm pretty neutral about clothes. I wear them because they keep me from freezing or being sunburned. If other people like what I wear, that's a nice bonus, but I don't sweat it.) I have terrible teeth.  (Pretty bad, yeah. My smile has been called "predatory." Hehhe.)
× I hate my toes(I rarely see them anyway since I always wear sneakers. But no, I'm not some image-obsessed, insecure weirdo who worries about the exact angle of his joints.) I did this meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me.  (It looked like a chance to toot my own horn, and I like that.) × I have more friends on the internet than in real life.  (Hmmm... six or seven IRL and maybe three on the net. Nope.)
× I have lived in either three different states or countries(No, but hopefully soon to be two different countries.) × I am extremely flexible(Not extremely.) I love hugs more than kisses.  (But not overwhelmingly, and that could easily change...)
× I want to own my own business(Not really. Never had an overwhelming desire to be in charge. Not status, money, or dominance obsessed.) × I smoke(Hell no. I prefer much quicker and more fun ways to kill myself. Like motorcycles.) I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.  (Fo shizzy, my nizzy!)
Nobody has ever said I'm normal.  (Girl in 9th grade: "Ben? He's really nice... but really weird.") Sad movies, games, and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then.  (I am a big softy, it's true.) × I am proficient in the use of many types of firearms and combat weapons.  (How many is "many"? I'm not bad with a handgun, I want to get better with a rifle, want to get better with a katana...)
× I like the way women look in stylized men's suits.  (Nah, the whole ambigous thing doesn't do it for me. Gotta have long hair, nice tits, etc...) I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me.  (I don't like it per se, but I can tolerate it if I feel I'm in the right and they're in the wrong.) × I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.  (Idealistic, I am. Unrealistic, even. But dreamer? I don't think I'm out of touch with reality enough.)
I have played strip poker with someone else before.  (Ah, high school... Ah, psycho blonde girls... Gawd I miss those days...) × I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help.  (No, the narcissistic types like me don't believe we have any real problems.) × I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.  (Nope, hard-headed realist. Show me a ghost and I'll believe. But I have yet to see one.)
× I can't stand being alone(I cope with being alone exceptionally well. Skill learned at a young age.) × I have at least one obsession at any given time.  (Not so anyone would notice, no...) × I weigh myself, pee/poo, and then weigh myself again.  (Stupid attempt at cheating for weight obsessed idiots. Losing two pounds of poo is not going to make you into a size 3. In short: "it's not the jeans...")
× I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment.  (Nah.) I'm a judgmental asshole.  (Oh yeah. Big time. I snap-judge ALL the time. I like to think that I'm usually right, too.) × I'm a HUGE drama-queen(Not huge. I can be dramatic when I'm angry, but not often.)
× I have travelled on more than one continent(Not yet... planning on it.) × I sometimes wish my father would just disappear.  (My father was somewhat absent and reclusive. I don't have any bad feelings for him at all.) × I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.  (I know my own skills fairly well, and become annoyed when other people don't see to understand how good I am at something that I truly have skill in.)
I am a Libertarian.  (Pretty much. Small-L libby with liberal tendencies.) × I can speak more than one language(I would like to be trilingual. Right now I'm mildly bilingual.) × I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be.  (Nope, I need dark and quiet. Light white noise to mask other nosie is even better.)
I would rather read than watch TV.  (Mostly. There are one or two good shows on TV, but that's it.) × I like reading fact more than fiction.  (No, I love fiction.) I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.  (Yes, I can remember the last time in fact.)
I have no piercings.  (Wouldn't hesitate if I wanted one, but haven't seen the point...) × I have spent the night in a train station or other public place.  (No, I almost never sleep outside my own bed. Maybe because I'm used to sleeping on a futon and eveything else feels weird.) × I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.  (Hell no, I love being a guy. Pass the beer! (BUUUURP!))
× I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night.  (My parents were startlingly competent with the joint custody arrangements. I have missed Christmas once or twice, but it was because I was in college and didn't make any arrangements.) × There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may/may not have cried over it.  (Never had a lack of purpose - even if it was just to get out of whatever mess I was in.) × I like most animals better than most people.  (Well, how much do most people like animals? I like cats, dogs, horses, tigers, bears...)
× I own a collection of retro games consoles(I guess the original XBox might be considered retro at this point... no longer own my original PlayStation, but I only tore it apart to look at the guts a couple years ago.) × The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver.  (Nope, I enjoy exercise. Not too much time lately though...) × I have hit someone with a dead fish(I wish - that would be cool! Huhuhuhu-huhuuh, yeah....)
× I am compulsively honest(Yup. And you bet there are plenty of people in the world who hate ya for it. Haters!) × I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired.  (Well, do you count my personality? ;D) × I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers.  (I'm male, nobody cares about my chest.)
× I have gone from wishing I was a girl to revelling in being a boy to feeling like a girl again in the span of five minutes, and not cared a whit for my actual sex(Nope, sorry, totally stuck on loving having a wang and being utterly testosterone poisoned.) × I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders.  (The incontrovertably heterosexual: it sucks to be us.) × I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.  (Eating yes, sleeping no...)
× I find it impossible to get to sleep without some kind of music on.  (Hell no.) × I dislike milk(Love milk.) × I obsessively wash my hands.  (Not even a trace of any kind of OCD on me AFAIK.)
× I always carry something significant around with me.  (Do you count my 1926 silver dollar money clip I got from my uncle as "practical", "significant" or both?) × Sometimes I'd rather wear a wig in day-to-day life than use my own hair.  (I don't mind my hair. The curly thing is annoying sometimes, but you deal.) I've pushed myself to become more self-aware and thereby more aware of others.  (Yes, I'm trying.)
× Even though I live on my own I still cry sometimes because I miss my mother(Nah, she lives 20 miles away. I can go see her any time I want.) × I hand wrote all the HTML tags in this document.  (I may be a huge nerd, but I didn't put any HTML tags in here.) I've liked something which a majority of people claimed was either bad or weird.  (Just about everything I like is considered weird by many people.)
× I have been clinically dead for a brief period of time.  (No, no real medical emergencies in my life. A few stitches here and there, but nothing life threatening.) × Instead of feeling sympathy/empathy with people and their problems, I simply become annoyed.  (Depends; if it's quite plainly their own fault and they never do anything about it, instead just whining...) I participate/have participated in auto drag races and won.  (Maybe soon, when I get the Z fixed. But I really prefer Autocross.)
× I do not 'get' most comedy acts(My sense of humor skews towards the absurd, irreverent and satirical. Think George Carlin.) × I don't think strippers are money-greedy or slutty for dancing.  (Um, strippers ARE generally in it for the money. That's okay, I have no problem with that. It is their job, after all. What's with the bashing on strippers? Are you jealous because I give them attention that I don't give to you? Is that why you're afraid of strippers? Because you're jealous?) I don't like to chew gum.
× I am obsessed with history/historical things and can't wait for someone to build a time machine so I can be the first to use it.  (I'd like to see the Pax Romana, but it's not something I'll be terribly disappointed if I die without getting around to.) × I can never remember for the life of me where I parked the car(My spatial memory is reasonably good. Too much Legend Of Zelda (mental spatial mapping skills) as a kid.) × I had the TEEN ANGST thing going for at least 2-3 years.  (Too hard to say - ask my 'rents.)
I wish people would be more empathic and honest with each other.  (Big time. Especially the "honest" part.) × I play Dungeons and Dragons weekly.  (Never liked RPGs. Never felt like I wanted to be anyone but who I am, flawed though I may be.) × I love to sing(But I suck at it, so I don't.)
× I want to live in my mother's basement when I grow up.  (No, who does??) × I have a custom-built computer(Not yet, but my next one will be.) I want to create a certain someone's babies, even though there's a 0% possiblity of ever achieving it.  (Oddly precise statement! Yup!!)
× I would be in a relationship with one of my pets if they were human.  (I have no pets, and probably won't until I have a house and a yard. I don't have the burning need for companionship that some people seem to have...) I've gone skinny-dipping.  (No big deal.) × I've performed in three plays(Never performed in a play. I suspect I'd suck as an actor. Lack of empathy and emotional expressiveness.)
I enjoy burritos.  (Mmmm, burritos...) × I'm Irish and loving it.  (English and French, with an infitesimal amount of Cherokee many generations back.) × I have a thing for redheads(Not particularly. Long is more important than color.)
× I am a twin(Nope, but my little brothers are fraternal twins!) × Most of the times, I'd rather do something intellectual instead of doing something generically 'fun'.  (False dichotomy. Some stereotypically intellectual things are great fun. Some "fun" things are pretty intellectual.) Once I set out to finish something, I always stay at it until it is completed before I move on to something else.  (I am generally tenatious, but not every time.)
I wish there were a way to erase past mistakes.  (Boy would that be nice...) × I sleep more than 12 hours a day.  (Nah, 8-9.) × I wish I could be prouder of what I've accomplished, but it's never enough.  (Not necessarily. I'm pretty proud of a few things I've done and don't believe they could be done much better.)
× I need more time to myself.  (Nah, I get as much alone time as I want. I'm good at that.) × I wish I was more open-minded(I won't claim to be the most open-minded person in the world, or even the most open-minded person in the city I live in. But I'm pretty damn open-minded.) × I hope that I go really prematurely grey.  (Hell no. I may say "Get old or die tryin'" but I don't have to like it!)
× I download songs from the internet.  (Once in a while.) × I've just reenacted chapter 58 of Death Note with my best friend.  (Don't even know what that is.) × I say random things to freak people out.  (Yes. Great fun. ;])
× I'm still a little mad about the ending of Death Note(Once again, don't know what it is.) × I love playing Truth or Dare(Not so much. Not much of an exhibitionist.) × I love listening to slow music, but I hate singing to it.  (Neither. Most people can't stand my fast, hard-hitting taste in music.)
× Music helps me remember that I am not alone.  (I almost never feel lonely.) × Playing my favorite sport makes me temporarily forget my problems.  (Does hiking count? If so, then yes.) × I think this survey is particularly long.  (YA RLY!!!!)
× I prefer my LJ friends to my real-life ones.  (Nope, mostly the other way around. I don't even really know several of the people on my LJ friends list.) × I can only hate someone that I love.  (Nope, I can hate many people based on my lack of respect for them.) × I've ordered an extra two shots of espresso to an Americano at Starbucks(I don't drink coffee. Really, I don't. Don't like the taste.)
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