November 27th, 2005

Candid Opinions

Ladies and gentlemen, a meme!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fourth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

In my case?

"Here, O Kulan Tith," he cried, "is he who has desecrated the temples of the Gods of Mars, who has violated the persons of the Holy Therns themselves and turned a world against its age-old religion; before you, in your power, Jeddak of Kaol, Defender of the Holies, stands John Carter, Prince of Helium!"

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) A Warlord of Mars


Burroughs could run off at the mouth like nobody's business, but MAN that boy could write a gripping tale!
Candid Opinions

Yes, another one. I didn't have a choice!

20 years ago I was: Getting my mind blown away by Back to the Future, still pretty young.

15 years ago I was: Wearing one of those funky tails, going to the East Coast for the first time, a youthful chap.

10 years ago I was: Hopelessly addicted to video games, still in school, starting to pick up a little German.

5 years ago I was: Not in a very good way; in college, not able to get my head together and stop having fun, a disappointment to myself and my family.

1 year ago I was: Learning a new trade, starting to get things going agian after too many starts having stopped, in Sausalito and having Strange Adventures.

Yesterday I was: Walking around Norfolk for 5 hours and exploring the surrounding towns, thinking about how I'd sent myself an entire country away from the people that I love in order to make things better.

5 snacks I enjoy: Starburst Smoothies, a nice chocolate milkshake, croissants, Ghiradelli squares, smoked oysters.

5 songs I know all the words to: The Bastard King of England, Paddy Lay Back, Baby Got Back -Sir Mix-A-Lot, The Wrong Way -Sublime, Maneater -Hall & Oates.

5 things I would do with a million dollars: pay off my bills, invest it to make more, help my family with a couple issues, buy a spectacular DVD library, take over the world.

5 places I would run away to: mountains, ocean, cyberspace, the redwoods, just about anywhere I can be alone with a good view.

5 things I would never wear: Pink, a muumu, neon colors, a woman's white trash novelty shirt, pantyhose.

5 favorite TV shows: Hmm, it's been a while... Megas XLR, Family Guy, Rurouni Kenshin, The Man Show, The Daily Show even though I still don't like Jon Stewart too much.

5 bad habits: addicted to internet and rp'ing, procrastination, running off at the mouth, inability to admit to being wrong when I know I'm right, often forget to modulate my 'very carrying' voice well.

5 biggest joys: Family, friends, snark, books, and the ability to better myself.

5 favorite toys: Computer, weaponry, Swiss Bubble Knife, my ring, my screwy imagination.

5 fictional characters I would date: Dejah Thoris, Chameleon of Xanth, Starfire, Princess Jasmine, Buttercup from the book of the Princess Bride... Man, it's really true! "I wouldn't go out with anyone willing to go out with me." Hah!

5 people I tag to do this: priestessnaoko, pinkcars, irishblessing, chaoticerotic, and my sister Meglet.