Sunday, October 12, 2008

Life Experience Meme

We all probably need to step away from the politics for a bit. Mrs F got this in an email, and we both purloined it for use as a blog meme.

The stuff that’s true is in BOLD. (I've modified slightly to make this more gender-neutral...)

APPEARANCE:
- I am 5′6 or taller.
- I think I’m ugly.
- I have many scars.
- I tan easily.
- I sunburn easily.
- I have a tattoo.
- I am self-conscious about my appearance. Not excessively, but I think about it. Sometimes.
- I have/I’ve had braces. I did. For years.
- I wear glasses. If I'm awake, they're on.
- I’d get/have gotten plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free.
- I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger.
- I have had more than 2 piercings.
- I have had piercings in places besides my ears.
- I have freckles.

FAMILY/HOME LIFE:
- I’ve sworn at my parents.
- I’ve run away from home.
- I’ve been kicked out of the house.
- My biological parents are together.
- I have a sibling less than one year old.
- I want to have kids someday.
- I have children. 2 girls.
- I’ve lost a child.

EMBARRASSMENT:
- I’ve slipped out a “LOL” in a spoken conversation.
- Disney movies still make me cry. I cry at the drop of a hat watching movies.
- I’ve snorted while laughing.
- I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried. All the time.
- I’ve glued my hand to something.
- I’ve laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose. Not "till" as in a build-up, but from a sudden burst of laughter while eating or drinking.
- I’ve had my trousers rip in public.

HEALTH:
- I was born with a disease/impairment.
- I‘ve had stitches. Not many.
- I’ve broken a bone. Slipped in the leaves and fell on the curb as a kid. Broke a part of my hip. No cast or treatment required.
- I’ve had my tonsils removed.
- I’ve sat in a doctor’s office with a friend.
- I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed. I'd advise not waiting until you're 39.
- I’ve had serious surgery.
- I’ve had chicken pox.

TRAVELING:
- I’ve driven over 200 miles in one day. That's nothing. I'll do 400-600 miles without a second thought.
- I’ve been on a plane.
- I’ve been to Canada.
- I’ve been to Niagara Falls. As a kid.
- I’ve been to Japan.
- I’ve been to Europe. Paris.
- I’ve been to Africa.

EXPERIENCES:
- I’ve been lost in my city. Here as a newbie. In New York if I went too far out in the boroughs.
- I’ve seen a shooting star.
- I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas. I have a dog...
- I’ve pushed all the buttons in a lift.
- I’ve been to a casino.
- I’ve been skydiving. Photographic proof was just hung up in the house.
- I’ve gone skinny dipping.
- I’ve played spin the bottle.
- I’ve crashed a car. A few.
- I’ve been skiing. A lot.
- I’ve been in a play. Not a fan of public speaking/appearances.
- I’ve met someone in person from the Internet. Other bloggers, no match.com stuff.
- I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
- I’ve seen the Northern Lights.
- I’ve sat on a roof top at night. Often, in Brooklyn.
- I’ve played chicken.
- I’ve seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- I’ve eaten Sushi. No thanks.
- I’ve been snowboarding. Not as successfully as skiing.

RELATIONSHIPS:
- I’m single.
- I’m in a relationship.
- I’m available.
- I’m engaged.
- I’m married.
- I’ve gone on a blind date.
- I have a fear of abandonment.
- I’ve been divorced.
- I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.
- I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t.
- I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.
- I’ve kept something from a past relationship.

SEXUALITY:
- I’ve had a crush on someone of the same gender.
- I’ve kissed a member of the same gender.
- I’ve had sex with someone of the same gender.
- I’ve had sex with more than one person at the same time.
- I am a cuddler. An incomaptability with Mrs F.
- I’ve been kissed in the rain.
- I’ve had sex outdoors.
- I’ve hugged a stranger.
- I have kissed a stranger.
- I have had sex with a stranger.

HONESTY/CRIME:
- I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t. I can't think of a specific, but i'm sure I have, do, will...
- I’ve done something I promised myself I wouldn’t. See above.
- I have lied to my parents about where I am.
- I am keeping a secret from the world.
- I’ve cheated while playing a game.
- I’ve cheated on a test.
- I’ve driven through a red light.
- I’ve witnessed a crime.

- I’ve been in a fist fight.
- I’ve been arrested.
- I’ve shoplifted. As a kid.

DRUGS/ALCOHOL
- I’ve consumed alcohol.
- I smoke cigarettes.
- I smoke pot.
- I regularly drink.
- I’ve taken painkillers when I didn’t need them.
- I’ve taken cough medicine when i wasn’t sick.
- I’ve done hard drugs.
- I’ve been addicted to an illegal substance.
- I can’t swallow pills.
- I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem.

MENTAL HEALTH:
- I have been diagnosed with depression. Nothing debilitating...
- I shut others out when I’m depressed.
- I take anti-depressants. Helpful...
- I have had an eating disorder.
- I’ve slept an entire day when I didn’t need it.
- I’ve hurt myself on purpose.
- I’m addicted to self harm.
- I’ve woken up crying.

DEATH:
- I’m afraid of dying.
- I hate funerals.
- I’ve seen someone dying.
- I have attempted suicide.
- Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
- Someone close to me has committed suicide.

RANDOM:
- I can sing well.
- I’ve stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
- I open up to others too easily.
- I watch the news.
- I don’t kill bugs.
- I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for sake of being able to rhyme.
- I swear regularly. Goddamn right.
- I am a morning person.
- I paid for my mobile phone ring tone.
- I’m a snob about grammar.
- I am a sports fanatic. Less so than before.
- I play with my hair. If rubbing your own bald head counts...
- I have/had “x”s in my screen name.
- I love being neat.
- I love Spam.
- I’ve copied more than 30 CD’s in a day.
- I have fired a gun. Skeet and clay shooting.
- I don’t know how to shoot a gun.
- I am in love with love.
- I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
- I laugh at my own jokes.
- I eat fast food weekly.
- I believe in ghosts.
- I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
- I can’t sleep if there is a spider in the room. Not if it's near me—I'd need to "take care" of it. I have mild arachniphobia.
- I am really ticklish.
- I love white chocolate.
- I bite my nails.
- I play video games.
- I’m good at remembering faces.
- I’m good at remembering names.
- I’m good at remembering dates.
- I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

Get on it, folks. You know who you are.

6 comments:

rob said...

Hey Furious,
If you want us to take you seriously, you need to put a little more thought into these things:

you have snorted while laughing

and

you have been to Canada

:)

Mr Furious said...

Don't know why I missed the Canada one...and the laughing? I know I have an out-of control (at times) laugh, but I don't think I snort...

rightsaidfred said...

>>>>I have fired a gun.

I wonder if they meant THE gun.

Mr Furious said...

???

rightsaidfred said...

In some slang gun=penis

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