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19 February, 2006

Have you ever...?

Another 'Have you ever...?' meme questionnaire, this time via Calephetos.
Sorry to stereotype, but it is a bit 'LiveJournalist', and I found myself answering several questions with recollections of my late teens/early twenties.

1. Taken a picture naked? Good start.... Taken whilst naked: yes, as it happens. Had taken whilst naked: not to my knowledge! Well, not since I was a new-born baby, anyway.

2. Painted your room? I think so, but it was in my mother's house, and I only had nominal input into the colour (white with a hint of green).

3. Kissed a member of the same sex? Nope.

4. Drove a car? Driven, not 'drove'. Yes, anyway. Not within at least the last five years, though.

5. Danced in front of your mirror? The odds of that ever happening are less than negligible.

6. Had/Have a crush? Yep.

7. Been dumped? Ooh, about 15 years ago, and it was fairly trivial anyway, in hindsight. I have dumped, which was probably one of the most stupid things I've ever done.

8. Stolen money from a friend? No.

9. Got into a car with people you just met? Frequently: when I started at Lancaster University, the hitching scheme was still in action, so I got into cars with strangers on a daily basis, just to travel into town.

10. Been in a fist fight? A few times at school (I still have a scarred lip) and once at University.

11. Snuck out of your house? Not my own – why would I need to? I frequently sneaked (not 'snuck', FFS) out of shared houses, for reasons which seem downright bizarre now, and out of my mother's for reasons that still seem entirely justified.

12. Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back? Yes.

13. Been arrested? Sort-of. It was a misunderstanding, and I wasn't charged.

14. Made out with a stranger? Not really, and a long, long time ago.

15. Met up with a member of the opposite sex somewhere? That can't be as innocuous as it seems. Taking it at face value: yes, of course.

16. Left your house without telling your parents? Er, daily. I don't live within 100 miles of my parents.

17. Had a crush on your neighbour? Nope, never.

18. Ditched school to do something more fun? Too right! I was ****ing good at it, too, and no-one ever noticed.

19. Slept in a bed with a member of the same sex? Yes. It was all very pragmatic.

20. Seen someone die? Yes. I don't want to elaborate on that.

21. Been on a plane? Yes, frequently.

22. Kissed a picture? Eh?

23. Slept in until 3? Only if I hadn't got to bed until 09:00-ish. I've never slept that late after a normal night's sleep.

24. Love someone or miss someone right now? Yes.

25. Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by? Yes.

26. Made a snow angel? That's not my sort of thing.

27. Played dress up? Surprisingly, yes.

28. Cheated while playing a game? Routinely.

29. Been lonely? Yes.

30. Fallen asleep at work/school? Yes.

31. Been to a club? Yes. I've occasionally enjoyed it, too.

32. Felt an earthquake? Yes, but only the trivial type we occasionally experience in the UK.

33. Touched a snake? Yes, a few times.

34. Ran a red light? I don't think so. If I ever have, I must have been unaware of it, and still am.

35. Been suspended from school? No.

36. Had detention? Yes. I don't remember why.

37. Been in a car accident? Yes. My mother ran her car into the back of another, at least 20 years ago. No-one was hurt. I've been knocked off my bike twice.

38. Hated the way you look? Ha! Yes.

39. Witnessed a crime? Several times; most drug-related, but a couple of assaults, too.

40. Pole danced? I've danced in Poland.

41. Been lost? Yes. Usually in utterly familiar locations, such my own office building.

42. Been to the opposite side of the country? I'm on the west coast of mainland Britain. I've visited the east and south coasts once each, but never the north coast. I've been to the top of Ben Nevis, and underground in the Yorkshire Dales. I've never been to Northern Ireland.

43. Felt like dying? Have I been suicidal? No!

44. Cried yourself to sleep? Yes.

46. Sang karaoke? No way!

47. Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Yes. I can't think of a specific example, offhand.

48. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? No.

49. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Never felt the urge.

50. Kissed in the rain? Yes.

51. Sang in the shower? I don't think so.

52. Made out in a park? Yes.

53. Had a dream that you married someone? My dreams aren't that improbable.

54. Glued your hand to something? Several times, including to itself.

56. Gone to school partially naked? Weird question. No.

57. Been a cheerleader? Er... that's not a fetish I've ever been tempted to consider.

58. Sat on a roof top? Yes.

59. Brushed your teeth? Twice daily.

60. Been too scared to watch scary movies alone? There are a few psychological horror films I don't wish to see. Watching alone or with someone wouldn't make a difference to me.

61. Played chicken? Only as a child. Not with anything dangerous, like cars.

62. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Not that I remember, though I'm comfortable around water, so it wouldn't be that much of a big deal.

63. Been told you're hot by a complete stranger? Yes, though sarcasm and alcohol may well have been involved.

64. Broken a bone? Yes. My left little finger (it still locks) and my right ring finger, in separate incidents. The latter required the insertion of a metal plate.

65. Been easily amused? Daily, by things no-one else finds amusing.

66. Laughed so hard you cried? Very occasionally.

67. Mooned/flashed someone? Only Helen, which probably doesn't count.

68. Cheated on a test? Yes. If I don't respect society's petty rituals, I feel no obligation to play by their rules.

69. Forgotten someone's name? Frequently. I usually need to be told someone's name three times before it sticks.

70. Slept naked? Regularly.

71. Gone skinny dipping in a pool? Not in a pool.

73. Blacked out from drinking? Once, in my first year at University: after six pints of Guinness and 1-2 bottles of strong cider, I woke up in an adventure playground.

74. Played a prank on someone? I don't think so. I don't really like practical jokes.

75. Gone to a late night movie? I don't think so.

76. Made love to anything not human? What? No!

77. Failed a class? That's not really an aspect of the UK education system. I only just scraped through 'A' Level Chemistry, and cheerfully forgot it all moments after the exams.

78. Choked on something you're not supposed to eat? I don't think so.

79. Played an instrument for more than 10 hours? I don't play a musical instrument at all.

80. Cheated on a girl/boyfriend? No.

81. Celebrated the fourth of July? Why the **** would I even acknowledge some other country's holiday?

82. Thrown strange objects? Probably. Nothing in particular springs to mind.

83. Felt like killing someone? Yes.

84. Felt like running away? Yes. Especially during my PhD.

85. Ran away? No.

86. Done drugs? Yes.

87. Had detention and not attend it? No.

89. Made a parent cry? Yes. Not deliberately, but I don't regret it, either.

90. Cried over someone? Yes.

91. Owned more than 5 sharpies? A sharpie is a marker pen, right? If so, yes. So what?

93. Had/have a dog? Yes, an Airedale terrier, during my teens.

95. Owned an instrument? Andy bought me a guitar, but I haven't learned to play it, and I have a suspicion I physically couldn't, as I don't have full, conscious control of my left little finger.

96. Been in a band? No.

97. Drank 25 sodas in a day? 'Sodas' are fizzy soft drinks, right? No. That many Cokes would probably kill me. [Apparently not.]

98. Broken a CD? Yes.

99. Shot a gun? I vaguely remember firing a rifle, but I can't remember where (Norway, maybe?) or when.

100. Had feelings for one of your best/good friends? Yes. Almost by definition, I love my close friends.


Very Livejournalist? Too right. Variations of it have been floating around for trhe last couple of years (probably a lot longer) and I think the various authors tend to be 14 year olds from Ohio with over-eyeliner'd icons ;)

Posted by Calephetos at February 19, 2006 08:35 PM

> 14 year olds from Ohio with over-eyeliner'd icons

But that only accounts for half the entire internet ;-)

Posted by Siobhan Curran at February 19, 2006 08:44 PM
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