| × I have broken someone's bones. (But someone's broken my bones...)
|| × I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal. (Ashamed? Yes. Already revealed? More than likely. (See comment to "psycho-ex."))
|| × I hate the rain. (I hated being pressed into a corner in the CPA Solarium by a bunch of jerks when I made the mistake of commenting, "Wow, look at all that rain!" They all pressed in on me saying, "Look at that rain!" or "Gee whilikers, lookit that rain!" and things to that effect. Punks.)
|✓ I'm paranoid at times. (That thing about the rain actually happened, but the root cause was my social ignorance more than any other practical, definable deficiency. I had been barking up the wrong tree for years and I still can't quite shake it.)
|| × I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. (Nah...)
||✓ I need/want money right now. (Doesn't everybody? =))
| × I love sushi. (I know nothing about sushi, which seems to be the recent craze among the youth intelligentsia. Fuck 'em.)
|| × I talk really, really fast. (Only non-native English speakers have reason to think so, though it is usually my traveling companions who are doing the commenting.)
|| × I have fresh breath in the morning. (Who does? =) This is why we brush our teeth after breakfast and before going out for the day. Everybody does that, right? Right?)
|✓ I have long hair. (... but it's been longer.)
|| × I have lost money in Las Vegas. (Never been.)
||✓ I have at least one sibling. (Two half-sibling, two stepsiblings, and a foster sibling. However, I was raised an only child most of the time.)
|✓ I was born in a country outside of the U.S. (Although some would dispute this in jest...)
|| × I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past. (Why would I?)
|| × I couldn't survive without Caller I.D. (... but I like it when it's there.)
|✓ I like the way that I look. (... but I didn't always.)
||✓ I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months. (... although this lie was to protect a dearer friend, and it was more or less innocuous.)
|| × I am usually pessimistic. (I sure used to be. I kind of am now; I was reading Wuthering Heights and got myself into a funk identifying with Heathcliff and that's why I'm wasting time with this meme, although it seems like it might be as effective a catharsis as a good ol' curse and bitch session. Fucking pessimists.)
| × I have a lot of mood swings. (Maybe I'm lying to myself here.)
||✓ I think prostitution should be legalized. (Although pride and arrogance will probably prevent me from becoming a customer until I reach the point of true desperation (some of my friends would argue that I'm already there).)
|| × I slept with a roommate. (Slept with? Like in the same bed? And... doing stuff?)
|✓ I have a hidden talent. (Maybe. For fear of reprimand, though, I will keep my counsel on this to myself.)
|| × I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have. (I sure can get hyper, but so can just about anyone.)
||✓ I have a lot of friends. (Although you could argue that although I achieved such things as getting elected to Student's Council in Grade XI, I really didn't have any. The worst part was back when I was still relatively religious and participating in youth activites with my church. They were a great bunch of kids, but I was included in a bunch of things because it was mandated to be so; perhaps I would have learned more if I'd spent the same weekends at an equivalent gathering of secular minds.)
| × I have pecked someone of the same sex. (Pecked? Oh, you mean a kiss? That kind of kiss? Then no.)
||✓ I enjoy talking on the phone. (My Uncle Shane once remarked, after I'd gotten off the phone with Michelle from my first CWY program, that I'd spent more time on the phone for that call than he had spent on the phone in the past two years. Granted, the call lasted over two hours. But most of the time I try not to spend too much time on it. This reminds me, I have a friend who talks incessantly on the phone rather than pay any attention to me when I'm in her house, but maybe that's a sign that she's not really my friend. Fuck. I hate this shit.)
|| × I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants. (Yuck, no way.)
| × I love to shop and/or window shop. (You need money to do that.)
||✓ I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal. (Enough to waste time on this, I guess.)
||✓ I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother. (But who isn't? =))
|✓ I have a mobile phone. (But who doesn't?)
|| × I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months. (Never.)
||✓ I've rejected someone before. (And that was a mistake.)
|✓ I currently like/love someone. (Or do I? Is it but a shadow that I love? Or an ideal? A lie? I need to get out of this place before I go insane.)
|| × I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. (I have some ideas, but for fear of reprimand and ridicule, I'll keep my simpleton dreams to my dullard self.)
||✓ I want to have children in the future. (Of course. If we fail to have children, we are failures in that singular, most important sense. I don't mean to say that there aren't great people out there who choose not to have children, so I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm more worried about never being in a real relationship than my genetic legacy.)
| × I have changed a diaper before. (I should have. What kind of guy am I? (Well, one who doesn't live with babies.) Heck, I've never even really cooked. Please don't tell anyone.)
|| × I've called the cops on a friend before. (I've called the cops about a threatening phone call... it became a bit of a funny incident in retrospect.)
|| × I'm not allergic to anything. (Maybe a few rare teenage athletes would be able to honestly check this one.)
|✓ I have a lot to learn. (LOLZ HELL YES)
||✓ I am shy around the opposite sex. (Or maybe more "awkward" than "shy." Or how about "completely and utterly inept?")
|| × I'm online 24/7, even as an away message. (Nah, that's 1am30rz.)
|✓ I have at least 5 away messages saved. (Hi, you've reached Will Matheson's computer, please leave a brief message at the sound of the chime...)
||✓ I have tried alcohol or drugs before. (Who hasn't? Okay, I mean that rhetorically.)
|| × I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past. (Would if I could.)
| × I own the "South Park" movie. (LOL NO.)
||✓ I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal. (Shoot, I'm doing that now. Crap.)
|| × I enjoy some country music. (Who does? =))
| × I would die for my best friends. (Maybe I just don't have any best friends. Please gloss over this one.)
||✓ I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist. (Why else am I typing out answers to each of these inane questions? Gee, I hope I can finish this by 20:00!)
|| × I have used my sexuality to advance my career. (What sexuality? It's been remarked that I'm attractive enough, but I can't use this in a sexual way because I can't see past the end of my nose. I need one of those little GPS navigation systems installed in my brain, except that instead of driving directions it gives flirting and dating directions.)
| × I think Halloween is awesome because you get free candy. (It's nice, I guess...)
|| × I have dated a close friend's ex. (Dated? LOLZ. Called her up to have her tell me that she's more interested in girls at the moment? Yes.)
|| × I am happy at this moment. ((Cue cynical, derisive laughter.))
| × I'm obsessed with guys. (No, not really.)
|| × Democrat. (I don't like labels.)
|| × Republican. (I don't like labels, but I'd like this one less.)
| × I don't even know what I am. (Oh, that's just a cheap cop-out.)
|| × I am punk rockish. (LOLZ)
|| × I go for older guys/girls, not younger. (I'll take 'em either way. You can rationalize anything these days.)
| × I study for tests most of the time. (No, intead I'm doing this...)
|| × I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met. (Okay, we seriously need to speed this up.)
|| × I can work on a car.
| × I love my job(s).
|| × I am comfortable with who I am right now. (I was not that long ago, but recent events and experiences have put me off my feed.)
|| × I have more than just my ears pierced.
|✓ I walk barefoot wherever I can. (Although that really only includes the beach.)
|| × I have jumped off a bridge.
||✓ I love sea turtles. (Awww, who doesn't?)
| × I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup.
||✓ I plan on achieving a major goal/dream. (I want to be a writer, as soon as I grow up and learn enough about something in order to write about it. This process will probably take a while. At 24, I don't really have that much credibility (a major ingredient in the successful communication of one's ideas), so it's not really worth worrying about just yet.)
|| × I am proficient on a musical instrument. (I used to play the piano a little.)
| × I hate office jobs.
|| × I went to college out of state. (I should have, and I probably will for my B.Ed., should I go that route.)
|| × I am adopted.
| × I am a pyro.
|| × I have thrown up from crying too much.
|| × I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
|✓ I fall for the worst people. ("Worst" in the sense that they don't fall for me. =))
|| × I adore bright colours.
|| × I usually like covers better than originals.
| × I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays.
||✓ I can pick up things with my toes.
|| × I can't whistle.
|✓ I have ridden/owned a horse.
|| × I still have every journal I've ever written in.
|| × I talk in my sleep.
|✓ I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century. (My mom's friend tells me this all the time, reinforcing a notion I've held since childhood.)
|| × I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
|| × I wear a toe ring.
| × I have a tattoo.
||✓ I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
|| × I am a caffeine junkie.
| × I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.
|| × If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder.
|| × I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
|✓ I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner. (Or a pitcher of ale, or a few shots of vodka; it really makes no difference.)
|| × I'm an artist. (No, just a wannabe.)
|| × I am ambidextrous.
| × I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed.
|| × If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony.
||✓ I have terrible teeth. (Just the bottom ones. I kind of have fangs there. The upper ones aren't too bad, and I've never had a cavity.)
| × I hate my toes.
||✓ I did this meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me. (I never get tagged, but I don't feel bad about this because it's just because I don't participate in very many memes. You have to tag to get tagged, anyway.)
|| × I have more friends on the internet than in real life.
|✓ I have lived in either three different states or countries. (I'm counting Alberta (three months) and Ukraine (six months) here, although some would argue that I shouldn't. But a few more weeks in Alberta would have qualified us for residency! =) As it was, I was disowned from Nova Scotia's medical services insurance and ended up getting a non-repeatable exemption to resume coverage. I made the mistake of following CWY instructions and actually informing them I'd be out of province. That was stupid of me (and of CWY to advise that).)
|| × I am extremely flexible. (Me? LOL.)
|| × I love hugs more than kisses.
| × I want to own my own business.
|| × I smoke. (I tried a cigarette once when I was in Poland, a girl I fancied wanted me too. Miranda, on my technique, remarked, "No, you don't take it like a toke...")
|| × I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.
| × Nobody has ever said I'm normal.
||✓ Sad movies, games, and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then.
|| × I am proficient in the use of many types of firearms and combat weapons.
|✓ I like the way women look in stylized men's suits.
||✓ I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me.
||✓ I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.
| × I have played strip poker with someone else before.
|| × I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help.
|| × I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.
| × I can't stand being alone.
||✓ I have at least one obsession at any given time.
|| × I weigh myself, pee/poo, and then weigh myself again. (Okay, *that's* obsessive behaviour.)
| × I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment.
||✓ I'm a judgmental asshole. (But I try really hard not to be; I'm changing - I mean, I *can* change; HONEST!!)
|| × I'm a HUGE drama-queen.
|✓ I have travelled on more than one continent.
|| × I sometimes wish my father would just disappear.
||✓ I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.
| × I am a Libertarian. (I don't like labels.)
||✓ I can speak more than one language. (Speak? Yes. Communicate? Probably not.)
||✓ I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be. (... if I'm really, really tired. If I merely *want* to sleep (say, to pass the time), it's not going to happen.)
| × I would rather read than watch TV.
|| × I like reading fact more than fiction.
||✓ I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.
| × I have no piercings.
||✓ I have spent the night in a train station or other public place.
|| × I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.
| × I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night.
|| × There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may/may not have cried over it.
|| × I like most animals better than most people.
|✓ I own a collection of retro games consoles. (This is only because I'm so far behind the curve. I'm still working on Final Fantasy II for PlayStation!)
|| × The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver.
|| × I have hit someone with a dead fish.
| × I am compulsively honest.
|| × I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired.
|| × I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers.
| × 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.
|| × I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders.
|| × I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.
| × I find it impossible to get to sleep without some kind of music on.
|| × I dislike milk.
||✓ I obsessively wash my hands.
|✓ I always carry something significant around with me. (My camera!)
|| × Sometimes I'd rather wear a wig in day-to-day life than use my own hair.
||✓ I've pushed myself to become more self-aware and thereby more aware of others. (I've still got a ways to go.)
| × Even though I live on my own I still cry sometimes because I miss my mother.
|| × I hand wrote all the HTML tags in this document. (LOL, no, I don't have six hours here. I wonder if I could get away with using HTML in these comments? Maybe it would be best to put them in after the fact, should the need arise.)
||✓ I've liked something which a majority of people claimed was either bad or weird. (Say, "Weird Al" Yankovic? =) LOL.)
| × I have been clinically dead for a brief period of time.
|| × Instead of feeling sympathy/empathy with people and their problems, I simply become annoyed.
|| × I participate/have participated in auto drag races and won.
| × I do not 'get' most comedy acts.
||✓ I don't think strippers are money-greedy or slutty for dancing.
|| × 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 can never remember for the life of me where I parked the car.
||✓ I had the TEEN ANGST thing going for at least 2-3 years.
|✓ I wish people would be more empathic and honest with each other.
|| × I play Dungeons and Dragons weekly.
||✓ I love to sing.
| × I want to live in my mother's basement when I grow up.
||✓ I have a custom-built computer. (We'll gloss over the fact that this hand-me-down computer was originally built in 1997.)
|| × I want to create a certain someone's babies, even though there's a 0% possiblity of ever achieving it.
| × I would be in a relationship with one of my pets if they were human.
||✓ I've gone skinny-dipping.
||✓ I've performed in three plays.
|✓ I enjoy burritos.
|| × I'm Irish and loving it.
||✓ I have a thing for redheads.
| × I am a twin!
|| × Most of the times, I'd rather do something intellectual instead of doing something generically 'fun'.
||✓ Once I set out to finish something, I always stay at it until it is completed before I move on to something else. (And when I don't, it's because I don't really care enough. Like about re-reading Wuthering Heights, for instance. Shoot, it's 20:04! I'd better get the lead out.)
| × I wish there were a way to erase past mistakes. (I used to wish for this with all my heart.)
|| × I sleep more than 12 hours a day.
||✓ I wish I could be prouder of what I've accomplished, but it's never enough.
| × I need more time to myself.
||✓ I wish I was more open-minded.
|| × I hope that I go really prematurely grey. (It's happening whether I like it or not, but I can live with it.)
|✓ I download songs from the internet. (OH FORGIVE ME RIAA FOR I HAVE SINNED)
|| × I've just reenacted chapter 58 of Death Note with my best friend.
|| × I say random things to freak people out.
| × I'm still a little mad about the ending of Death Note. (Gee, I wonder if the person who created this meme liked Death Note? I'd better Wikipedia it so I can get in on the humour. ... OH NO IT'S MANGA ARRGH MORE YOUTH INTELLIGENTSIA KILL KILL KILL)
||✓ I love playing Truth or Dare. (But I haven't played in a long, long, long time.)
|| × I love listening to slow music, but I hate singing to it.
| × Music helps me remember that I am not alone.
||✓ Playing my favorite sport makes me temporarily forget my problems. (My time in Poland turned me into an almost-competent volleyball player.)
||✓ I think this survey is particularly long.
| × I prefer my LJ friends to my real-life ones.
|| × I can only hate someone that I love. (No, I find my hate arises from misunderstanding or a pride-fuelled impression that I've been wronged. It doesn't have to involve love, although it certainly has in the past.)
|| × I've ordered an extra two shots of espresso to an Americano at Starbucks.