i did an old email survey from maybe the year 2000, and i’m sure my answers now are very different from then (i didn’t have an original copy of my survey, so i stole a friend’s who had forwarded theirs).
> 4. They Might Be Giants - Maine
> 5. EEMP3P - The Order In Which I Hate Things
> 5 things that no one or not many people know about you:
> 1. sucked my thumb till i was 18
> 2. i actually did own a car once. it was a used crapper that broke down in a month. my dad sold if for 50 bucks and gave me the money. he probably still owes me $1450.
> 3. I once popped a neighbors tire by placing a GI Joe figure under their front wheel. i didn’t see it happen, but i put it there, and the next day that tire was flat. i think the figure was either Snow Job or a cobra guy that goes in the snow. it was white and snow related (i.e. - had a parka). no one ever said anything to me or my parents about it, so i was like “pheeew!” i’ve only ever told this to one other person.
> 4. i shoplifted a tiny book about michael jordan from a kaybee toy store when i was about 14.
> 5.i don’t think stealing from corporations is wrong (tho i would never steal from a human, whether or not i knew them)
> 5 things that you wish you’d said when you had the chance
> 1. “i’d like to speak to HR about your scheduling policies, because i think exceptions have been made that could be considered favoritism” (it probably would’ve ended the same)
> 2. “why, yes, i would like to see your new place, even tho it’s like 2am. sleep on the couch? yeah that’s cool.” (nothing might’ve happened, but something could have, cuz i would’ve actually been there, which is really the first step, right?)
> 3. “maybe i should stop after this 3rd PBR pounder”
> 4. “a new CD player? well, i do want to visit my sister while she’s staying in Japan, so maybe i should save my money…”
> 5. “no new taxes.”
> 4 things that people may think about you that aren’t true
> 1. i’m laid back
> 2. i’m “absent minded”
> 3. i take it all in stride.
> 4. i like my job.(this is mainly people at my job)
> 5 greatest things that happened to you this past year:
> 1. i’ll just say getting hired from being a temp, because more money and benefits and shit adults are supposed to care about *eye roll*
> 2. talking to my nephew about superheroes and him knowing who a lot of them are, not just that they look cool.
> 3. Bioshock Infinite (still stuck on that one level, and i really need to get back on that).
> 4. continuing with the GF, because she’s great.
> 5. uh, i guess getting my iphone. not that i’m a super tech-y guy, it’s just been fun.
> part 2…
> > i want… authentic being (“life in itself, for itself, alongside others, with things”)
> > i have… so much stuff.
> > i regret… wasted youth/young adulthood.
> > i wish… i could figure what i really want to do versus just what i don’t want to do
> > i love… pizza
> > i hate… this new culture that thinks racism/sexism/homophobia is fine as long as it’s all “just a joke”.
> > i miss… working with books.
> > i fear… ending up very bitter (as opposed to the slightly bitter i am now)
> > i hear… so much garbage, but so much good stuff too.
> > i search for… a good and balanced way, and i don’t mean that in a new age-y, dumb, spiritual way. i mean i’d like to balance out the hyper techno whatever shallow way our society seems to be going with compassion and rational empathy. keep your fun gadgets, but also don’t lose sight of people and their impact.
> > i look forward to… hangin’ out. also, seeing Man Of Steel, maybe today?
> last time you…
> > smiled: earlier whilst reading old emails.
> > danced: prolly at Karaoke.
> > smashed: haven’t smashed anything in awhile. bummer, as i really do enjoy it.
> > were sarcastic: i can’t count the moments when i’m sarcastic any more. it just happens.
> > kissed someone: this morning; the GF on the cheek, since she was still sleeping and i’m a continual early rises these days.
> > hugged someone: last night, again, the GF.
> > talked to an ex: i don’t do that. not interesting.
> > had a nightmare: it’s been a minute. i have unsettling dreams some times, but no full on nightmare in awhile.
> > last thing you read: old emails from my ole pal AJ.
> > last movie you saw on the big screen: Star Trek: Into Darkness, and i fucking loved it.
> > last phone number you called: GF
> > last show you watched on tv: maybe Veep? i don’t think i even watched any TV last night at all.
> > last song you heard: currently listening to Illuminations of The Beyond by Olivier Messiaen.
> > last thing you had to drink: diet coke.
> > do you…
> > have a crush? yes. despite having a stable and long time GF, i do still get/have crushes. i don’t act upon them, because, gross, but i do have them. i feel bad about it and generally keep it to myself. publicly, tho, i have tons of crushes on girls in bands. yeah, i still do that. actresses from shows and movies too. the GF usually just makes fun of me and rolls her eyes. recently there was an ad for a Julie Delpy movie. i turned to the GF and said “i have a confession to make: i pretty much love her…” her only reply “of course you do!”
> > boyfriend/girlfriend? yup. i protect her anonymity by HILARIOUSLY (*sarcasm*) referring to her as “The GF”. it has a funny ring to it, in my mind. most of you know her, but ya know, she’s not on here, so there’s that.
> > a dream that keeps coming back? not really.
> > remember your first love? yes
> > still love him/her? FUCK NO.
> > read the newspaper? nope. i maybe should? i don’t trust ‘em. sorry if that makes me a commie or something.
> > have any gay or bisexual friends? not enough.
> > believe in miracles? no, ma’am. it’s all coincidence.
> > believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever? i think we can try our best. how long is forever, anyway?
> > like the taste of alcohol? here and there. if you listen to my podcast appearances, you’ll recall i like good beers that are well crafted. now that i sound like a total pretentious knob…
> > believe in god? no. not even a “the force” type god. just ain’t nothin’ up there, and it’s been quite a journey for me to say that. also, to be completely accurate, i believe we can’t know (Agnosticism; the true definition, anyway).
> > have any secrets? yes. i initially thought i’d be coy, but why bother. i have secrets. you may or may not hear them someday, if i feel secure enough to give them out.
> > have any pets? not currently, but someday i’d love a fat dog or cat who is like “i don’t really want to run around, can’t we just sit here?”
> > go to or plan to go to a university? I fell victim to what my friend Trevor calls the great American Lie: “I’ll go back someday and finish…” at this point, i doubt i ever will. maybe i’ll get rich enough to get an honorary degree (i’m kidding. also, i think it’s from a movie or TV show).
> > have any piercings? no. not my steez.
> > have any tattoos? i don’t, but i do want some. i keep chickening out, so i’ll probably never get one/some. oh well. we shall see.
> > have a best friend?i have like a top 5. but they’re not ranked, so let’s say a “Furious Five” or “Fantastic Five” or sommat.
> > have bad habits? jeezis christ…
> > care about looks? hrmm… yes and no? i have gotten weirdly insecure about *my* looks, but that’s a symptom of getting older. there is a handful of “looks” i like on chicks, but i don’t think it makes them a better or worse person if they do/do not sport them. i’m an aesthete. for example, someone once said to me “i’m sick of girls wearing leggings as pants like under sweaters or shirts”, and my only reply was “you are DUMB.” sorry if that’s gross, but i like it, because i often like the rumps of girls. not trying to be a perv, just, ya know… whattayagonnado?
> > trust others easily? i think it’s entirely dependent upon the situation
> > take walks in the rain? only if i cannot avoid it, like i have no bus money and must walk from work. it wouldn’t be so bad if rain didn’t equal horrendous humidity here in PGH.
> > kiss with your eyes closed? from time to time