Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003 - 12:47 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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101 Things about Me
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These are in absolutely NO ORDER whatsoever. Whatever came to mind. yup.
1. I like winter. yup. I appreciate summer cuz we have winter. I love winter in fact.
2. I wish I had thicker hair. That I could grow long. That maybe I could style. yup.
3. I always wanted to be the mom of a child or several. It hasn't happened yet.
4. This is in my profile but anyways, I am 40. This means I could have grandchildren by now.
5. I can speak English, French, a smidgen of Swedish, German and sign language. I wish I knew more languages.
6. I love cheese. Especially melted cheese. Like on pizza, spaghetti, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese fondue. But I like unmelted cheese too.
7. I love dairy products in general. I LOVE butter. And milk.
8. I don't think margarine is a good substitue for butter. It is made in hell I am sure.
9. I actually prefer cookies made with margarine than with butter. Go figure
10. I hate peanut butter cookies.
11. I like peanut butter. I will eat it with a spoon. I like peanut butter and dill pickle (Polski ogorki) sandwiches. mmm
12. I love pickled herring.
13. I am single. I have almost always been single. I don't want to be single. but I need to be right now.
14. I have one dog. A St-Bernard. She will be 8 years old soon.
15. I tried to get pregnant for 6 years, and stopped trying about 18 months ago.
16. My paternal grandparents were immigrants from Sweden.
17. My maternal greatgrandparents were German Lutheran immigrants from Russia.
18. I wear longjohns in the winter.
19. I dislike wearing pyjamas to bed. Though if it is cold, sometimes I leave on my long underwear, socks and sweatshirt til I warm up.
20. I like flannellette sheets in the winter and smooth high threadcount cotton sheet in the summer.
21. I hated the taste of alcohol for almost as long as I can remember. So I don't drink much.
22. For alcohol, I like the taste of Peach Schnapps, Corona with lime, Butterscotch Schnapps, Boomerang (hard lemonade), and sometimes red wine (not too dry) and Campari (nasty but I like it on ice with regular water).
23. I can't stand being hungover. That is another reason I don't drink much.
24. I am goofy. That is a reason I don't need to drink.
25. I like dancing and dance pretty well. That is yet another reason I don't need to drink.
26. I hate the smell of cigarettes. I don't smoke because of it.
27. I like the smell of pot. I tried it before cigarettes.
28. I don't like feeling out of it. That is a reason why I don't smoke pot much.
29. I like smoking the hookah. I find it relaxing. It gives me a slight buzz but I don't feel out of it, and I like how it smells.
30. Depression runs in my family.
31. I was hugely depressed (like the Bell Jar) in highschool.
32. That is one reason why I don't do drugs... the feeling of being out of it scares me. I started feeling out of it in high school after a party there was a lot of pot at.
33. I was depressed and contemplating suicide after university.
34. A complete stranger reminded me I have a mother who would hate that. That is why I didn't do it.
35. I have only one blood brother.
36. He did commit suicide at age 24.
37. I was the oldest of a miscellany of children including my blood brother, an adopted sister, an adopted brother, a step brother, a step sister, and a half sister.
38. I don't see any of them now. Though I talk to my adopted brother twice or three times a year.
39. I live alone.
40. I have two cats. One actually belongs to the dog. The other belonged to an ex. An ex-what is debatable since he was never a boyfriend.
41. I have never had a relationship longer than 2 1/2 years.
42. I have many friendships older than 10 years and quite a few passing 20 years now.
43. I spend a lot of energy maintaining old friendships.
44. I hate being rejected.
45. I hate being misunderstood.
46. I feel misunderstood alot. It leads me to conclude that I am socially inept alot. Though other people disagree with me on that point.
47. I like real Christmas trees. I don't see why it is any worse than buying woodchips for your hamster, or wood to pour concrete, or broccoli in fact.
48. I don't like most snack foods that are processed. I will eat them, but not desire them enough to buy them. This includes most chips, candies, cookies, cakes, pies etc.
49. I like tostitos corn chips and guacamole or salsa, or guacamole, salsa, sour cream AND melted cheese.. yes that is nachos! mmmmm
50. I like lots of different foods and like trying foods from different cultures.
51. I like to cook and bake.
52. I like to sew. I sew well.
53. I like doing things with my hands, including massaging, making bread, sculpting clay, fucking girls, polishing wood, picking my nose.
54. I smell things alot. Like before I pour something out of a bottle, or my fingers. My mom doesnt like this.
55. I talk alot. Many people would say too much.
56. I like when other people talk too. But I like being quiet with someone as well.
57. I know how to crochet and knit, but they are too slow and I get bored.
58. I read a lot.
59. I am addicted to books and magazines. I accumulate more than I have time to read.
60. I draw well since childhood. Now I do it for a living.
61. I don't have any tattoos. I have lots of birthmarks though.
62. I have three cuttings on my back. One is the cross of Mary, one is Ohm, and one is a sun.
The first was done with a smile on my face. The second hurt, and the third was done in insecurity and fear.
63. I used to be best friends with my Mom and I'm not anymore. She told me I'm abusive. That hurts me enormously.
64. I used to hate my father. Now I get along with him fairly well. I am alot like him.
65. I love to travel. I went to Sweden when I was 11, a European backpack tour when I was 17, moved from the prairies to Quebec when I was 19, travelled to the states nearly every summer since 1985, went to NYC in 1985 and 88, went out with women in Wisconsin, Detroit, San Fran and London UK. I have also visited Ireland and driven from Detroit to San Fran. I would like to travel more.
66. I loved my Grandmother. Her birthday was the day before mine. She raised 8 kids through the depression.
67. I squish my zits and pick at bumps on my body.
68. I like boys and girls.
69. I spend too much money on long distance phone calls.
70. I am more likely to spend money on people I love than on myself for big ticket items.
71. I am wordy and explain too much.
72. I get stressed out too easily. I am not so nice when I am stressed out.
73. I am very calm and supportive with other people's problems in comparison to my own.
74. I tend to have a cluttered livingspace but to be very organized. Does that make sense??
75. I get angry alot and have to listen to stupid phrases like "pick your battles", "don't sweat the little things", " it's not worth wasting your energy on" alot.
76. I dislike sports with rules and round sports related objects. I am bad at these sports. That is probably why I dislike them.
77. I am rather a perfectionist and am disappointed in myself if I do less than super super well. I expect myself to be in the upper 10% of doing anything.
78. I get frustrated when I am not good at something or make a mistake.
79. I think I am smart but I am not so sure it manifests itself in any meaningful way in real life.
80. I very much dislike racism and sexism.
81. I think patriotism is evil, yet I am patriotic.
82. Friends have said I am a complicated person. Or maybe complex.
83. Someone once told me I have "une caractère execrable"... this means a character like excrement.. ie shitty. oh well.
84. I mostly wear boring clothes, such as 501 jeans and tshirts and sweatshirts.
85. Ironically I love dressing up and have tons of clothes.
86. I have an antipathy towards naturally feminine dainty graceful women.. I think because I don't feel I can ever meet these ideals in any way. I consider myself to be a failure on the feminitity scale.
87. I like being a female. But sometimes I forget that I am.
88. I like pushing limits.
89. I am not a physical daredevil, and have never broken a bone in my body.
90. I like to eat dark swiss chocolate while I work, and drink hot drinks.
91. I insist on sleeping enough.
92. I am demanding of myself and others.
93. I think I am too lazy and undisciplined.
94. I admire diplomacy, discipline, calmness, honesty, loyalty, humour and a good work ethic in others.
95. I like muscles.
96. I like the taste of blood.
97. I want a best friend.
98. I like listening to talk radio esp where people with brains argue and discuss ideas.
99. I like little bits of lots of types of music. Most music I know has been introduced to me by someone I know.
100. I like dolls and human figure like things, such as mannikens and puppets.
101. I love nature.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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