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What is the longest uninterrupted period of time you've ever watched TV? Were you alone or with a friend/partner? Do you tend to watch more TV when you're happy, depressed, or simply bored?
I'm not really a big tv watcher.  I like some shows, but nothing a whole lot.  I tend to watch more tv with other people, than say by myself.  And I watch it no matter what sort of emotional state I'm in.

Writer's Block: Life is a masquerade

Are you planning to dress up for Halloween? How long do you typically plan your costume? Do you keep it a secret?

I plan to dress up every year.  Most of the time, it doesn’t end up happening or being as extravagant as I had hoped for.  Worse than keeping it a secret, I talk about it with everyone I know and then show up where ever in plain clothes claiming to be a ‘construction worker’.  Bwhahahaha.

Writer's Block: Agree to disagree

Have you ever stopped being friends with someone over differences in political views? Are there any issues that are so important to you that you cannot be friends with someone who holds a contrary opinion?

While I have found myself in fist fights and tussles over political views (come on!  If words won’t make you think the way I do, my fists will!) I have never stopped being friends with someone over it.  Unless it’s their choice to no longer be friends with me unless I change my mind.  I’m opinionated, oh yes, and pretty stubborn when it comes to my ideals, but if everyone thought the same way I did, life would be so boring.  Plus, I’d no longer have a good excuse to start brawls.

How have the ways you use your PC to stay connected with family and friends changed over the years?

It’s 9 pm and only 96 people have responded.  Really, these sponsored prompts don’t seem to get nearly as much attention.  Plus, they kinda suck.  I mean, what the hell kind of writers block is that?  Lets see, Web cams, don’t use em, they kinda freak me out, though when a boyfriend of mine was stationed in Iraq I did use it then.  Um, conversations over IM?  Websites like this one?  Myspace, Facebook, other stuff.  This prompt sucks and I hate it.

How do you use your PC to achieve your goals and dreams?

Wow, I hope other people have better answers to this than I do.  I write a lot.  I tend to write long hand before I type stuff out, but I use a computer for that.  So that helps me achieve a goal I suppose.  I also have taken online classes, which can only be done with PC.  That helps with dreams and goals.  I also use it for research, again, same.  My PC is more my toy than anything else.  Without one life would be dull, and I think I’d go through DTs for the first couple weeks, but I’d get over it.

Writer's Block: Mirror, mirror

If you broke a mirror, would you worry about bad luck even if you're not superstitious? Would you walk under a ladder or cross a black cat's path on a dare? Is there anything you're superstitious about?

Mirrors, not so much.  Although I’d likely be pissed that I broke a mirror, cause that would suck.  At the same time I’d probably feel a twinge of apprehension about the whole thing.  Ladders, no way.  I work in the construction industry, and it’s amazing how many grown men of varying ages refused to walk under those things.  We deal with them on a daily basis and they’re all experts at getting around ladders without having to actually ever be under them.  When I started my job three years ago, it never bothered me.  But after seeing them bend over backwards (unconsciously, mind you, they just do it, and don’t even think about it) to avoid going under the damn things, I make sure I do the same.  I figure they have to know something.  The black cat thing doesn’t bother me at all, but that’s probably because I have a very black cat that loves to run around me all the time.

 

Other superstitions?  Open umbrellas in buildings bother me.  That’s about it! 

Writer's Block: Most memorable concert

What was the most memorable concert you ever attended? What made it so magical?


There are two concerts that make the most memorable on my list. The first wasn’t magical at all, though it was a little insane. When I was seventeen or so, I went to my first big concert, all by myself, without any parental guidance. While I’ve never been a big fan, my boyfriend at the time was and so I found myself dragged to a Tool show. We had lawn seats and I had never seen a crowd so big. Though incredibly disturbing it was something I would never ever forget. Maynard knows how to put on a hell of a show. The crowd started to surge part of the way through, and since Jimmie (the then-boyfriend) and I had gotten there early to snag good seats, we were pushed forward. So much so that we were forced up against the barrier quite uncomfortably. I was super tiny then, we’re talking 90 pounds with wet sweat pants on, and I started to freak out. Luckily for me, there was a group of college guys in front of us, whose friend had missed the show due to sickness. They must have thought I was cute or entertaining or felt sorry for me or something cause they gave my their friend’s seat. Jimmie was still stuck behind, but that was ok, ‘cause he ended up being a total jerk. But that’s another story.

The other concert was one I went to with my mom. I was 15 and she dragged me to a Bob Dylan concert. I was mortified the whole entire night by how excited she was to be going to his show. She was dancing and singing along and I was just so embarrassed. Now that I'm older I see that I missed out by not having so much fun with my mom. At the same time though, even though I was a ball of shame, I got to go to an amazing concert for one of the most talented singer/songwriters ever and I got to do it with my mom. It's a night I will never ever forget.

Writer's Block: Do you check your stars?

Do you believe in astrology? If so, how often do you check your horoscope and how does it impact your life? If not, do you get annoyed when people make assumptions about you based on your sign?

Astrology is a touchy subject for anyone I suppose.  I believe in it I guess.  But only to a point, and only if it’s done right.  I have the belief that some people have gifts that were granted to them, and the ability to use astrology is one of those gifts.  I know that I am exactly what my sign says I am.  I’m a Scorpio through and through, anyone who knows me know that there is no doubt of that.  I don’t tend to check my horoscope often, not really because I don’t believe that it would be accurate, but mostly because I don’t want to know what’s going to happen.  And I’m not really looking for any advice on what I’m supposed to do with my life.  I don’t get annoyed in the slightest when people make assumptions based on my sign.  More often than not, those assumptions are correct. 

Writer's Block: Sleep on it

Did you ever say anything to someone in anger that you lived to regret? Did you apologize? If so, did it bring you closer?

I say things I shouldn’t when I’m angry, all the time.  If I’m angry, I’m gonna end up saying something cruel and twisted that I don’t mean at all.  If I say something cruel and twisted, or bring up something horrific from the past, it’s a good bet when I’m angry.  It’s a really bad habit I have.  A reaction I use to protect myself.  I’m not all that big, but damn, I can cut people down with words in a heartbeat.  Do I apologize?  Most of the time.  All of the time.  I end up really embarrassed afterwards, which often just makes me even more hostile.  I don’t know if it brings the person and I closer.  Sometimes the words that have been said can’t be unsaid, and an apology just isn’t enough. 

Writer's Block: Would you want a do-over?

Given the choice, would you start this day over again? How about this month or this year?

Seeing as this day is turning into crap, one would think that I would say yes.  Please god, turn it back and let me start over.  But if I was to do that, I’d second guess all sorts of stuff in my life.  Going back three years, and then three more, then back to when I was fourteen and my pain-in-the-ass side came about.  It would never end.  Acting like we have that ability, or wanting for the chance to have a re-do, it’s just not a good idea.  That’s why each day is important, and ever decision we make is important too.  But without mistakes and mess-ups and the regrets that follow, we’d never learn anything.   So, I’m grateful for all the many, many mistakes I’ve made, and I’d never want to undo them. 

 

Isn’t that a load of righteous horse shit?  Yes!  Hell yes I’d get a redo on some things.  Especially what happened three years ago, or two years before that.  Knowing what I know now, I’d handle a lot of things differently.  Even if I lost that knowledge, I’d like to think that given another chance, I’d do things better.