Monday, December 18, 2006

alphabet meme

Stole this one from Stariel:

The Letter A
Are you available?: Not to date. But in the metaphorical sense, as in being open to things? Yes, pretty much... :)
What is your age?: 25
What annoys you?: Slow and/or poorly designed websites. People with terrible T (or other forms of transportation) etiquette. When my foot falls asleep.

The Letter B
Do you live in a big house?: Nope, a small apartment.
When is your birthday?: May 8.
Who is your best friend?: Gosh, I don't know. Dan, Jen, Chandra, my sisters of course...I don't have a "best". Just plenty of very excellent ones. ;)

The Letter C
What's your favorite candy?: Peach blossoms.
Who's your crush?: Danny! (Shhh. Don't tell.)
When was the last time you cried?: I teared up while watching a sad movie this past weekend.

The Letter D
Do you daydream?: Kind of...I won't get into an analysis, but I don't have like elaborate storylines going in my head, I just do drift off onto other topics way too easily!
What's your favorite kind of dog?: Miniature Pinscher (with a teeny spiked collar!), or Chocolate Lab. Or, a mutt!
What day of the week is it?: Monday (ugh).

The Letter E
How do you like your eggs?: In a very cheesy omelet.
Have you ever been in the emergency room?: The only time I can really remember right now is when my grandfather was there because he was having breathing problems.
What's the easiest thing ever to do?: Avoid doing work. (Case in point.)

The Letter F
Have you ever flown in a plane?: Yes, but only a half a dozen times (twice to TX, once to Miami, once to Zurich (on my way to France), and once to Japan..and I think one other time? I can't remember).
Do you use fly swatters?: Nope.
Have you ever used a foghorn?: No...have you?

The Letter G
Do you chew gum?: Often, yes. I have this constant fear of assaulting people with my horrendous breath unless I've got a lovely minty bit of flavor in my mouth.
Are you a giver or a taker?: Oh man...I want to be a giver all the time, but I am pretty demanding emotionally of others, I think.
Do you like gummy candies?: Yes. Probably too much, although they are definitely never my first choice when faced with candy options.

The Letter H
How are you?: Doing all right. Kinda stressed.
What's your height?: 5'1" (sometimes I can stretch to about 5'1-1/2", hehe).
What color is your hair?: Naturally it's a dark brown. It's been just about every color, but right now it's just a few shades darker than what it truly is.

The Letter I
What's your favorite ice cream?: Chubby Hubby, and Moose Tracks frozen yogurt if it's done by the right company, which of course I can't remember the name of right now...! Also, Haagen-Dazs' Dulce de Leche.
Have you ever ice skated?: Dad used to take us lots when we were kids. I haven't been in ages, although I did bring my ice skates up to Boston in hopes of someday making it out to the frog pond...or that rink down the street!
Do you play an instrument?: I played violin from age 7 through 14, and then I picked up the guitar for a little bit, but I'm not terribly talented in either, and it was mostly frustrating more than anything else. Although I do feel lucky to know as much about music & musical notations as I do (well, what I remember, anyway...).

The Letter J
What's your favorite jelly bean?: I don't like jelly beans all that much...but if they're the big Brach's kind, I prefer the pink & white ones (I hate the black ones, and don't like the orange, green, or yellow ones. Red & purple are okay).
Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?: Um...yes? (Are you asking me to tell it, or just answer the question?)
Do you wear jewelry?: I have 7 earrings & 1 industrial & 1 navel ring that I never take out; usually I wear my watch & several rings; when I am dressing up I'll wear necklaces & dangly earrings in earring holes #8 and #9.

The Letter K
Who do you want to kill?: I hate this question; no one!
Do you want kids?: I don't really right now, but I'm open to changing my mind....
Where did you have kindergarten?: Union School

Letter L
Are you laid back?: Heh...I can be, but more often than not I'm stressing over something or other!
Do you lie?: Like Stariel, I usually just prefer to bend the truth or omit, mostly because I am terrible at lying, though.

The Letter M
Whats your favorite movie?: Stand By Me (among tons of others).
Do you still watch Disney movies?: I didn't much even back in the day, and I haven't seen one in forever, but if someone were to bring over a copy of The Little Mermaid, certainly wouldn't be averse to a viewing...
Do you like mangos?: Not really. I always have to warn people to remind me that I don't like them in my Indian food, because whenever I go out to eat the dishes with mango always sound delicious, but then I get them & end up hating the taste! Oops. But they are fun to cut up! (I learned how at the WLP.) Also, I prefer spelling it "mangoes".

The Letter N
Do you have a nickname?: I had plenty of variations on "Ari" when I was in high school (such as "Ari Atarai" and "Safari", but I don't even go by "Ari" all that much (I prefer "Arianna" in most cases). My sisters have some nicknames for me that I don't care to disclose. And Dan has some more that I also don't care to share.
What's your favorite number?: 8
Do you prefer night over day?: I love the quietness and stillness of night, and how much more I feel like I can get done, but I do also love the clarity of daytime -- being able to see my surroundings clearly, and I just love when the days get longer in the summertime, and I can do things well into the evening without requiring lights. Hmm. I guess I would still say I prefer night, always have, although I guess that's starting to change as I get older...(as is my ability to stay up late).

The Letter O
What's your one wish?: Peace.
Are you an only child?: No, I have 2 older sisters.
Do you wish this was over?: Um...because I should get back to work, yes, but otherwise, I don't mind it.

The Letter P
What one fear are you most paranoid about?: I think most people will agree I go absolutely crazy about bugs, and even when they're nowhere near me I can imagine them crawling on me, ew.
What's a personality trait you look for in the sex you like?: That much-lauded "sense of humor" is definitely key to me. I have got to have someone I can laugh with.

The Letter Q
Are you quick to judge people?: I think on first sight, yes I often place them into those automatic "categories" based on who they remind me of, but I am also very willing to let people prove themselves to me through their words & actions. I don't think I judge complete strangers or people I encounter briefly throughout the day, but I do know that sometimes I can cattily put other girls in compartments, based solely on how nice or mean they look. :( I think we all kind of evolutionarily have a bit of an instinct to do that to people, whether we want to or not. We used to need to be able to decide quickly (and accurately!) whether or not we could trust a stranger who was approaching us. I think it's natural of us to want to assign people roles, but at the same time I hope we've all evolved into moving beyond that, and seeing people for who they are on the inside, NOT the outside.

The Letter R
Do you think you're always right?: I know I desperately want to be, but I don't usually actually think I am. I give way usually much too easily.
Do you watch reality TV?: I don't watch TV at all.

The Letter S
Do you prefer sun or rain?: Sunshine.
Do you like snow?: The first fall, yes. The 80th? Not so much. And never when it's all slushy and brown. But I love how quiet it makes everything, at first.
What's your favorite season?: Spring, with fall a close second.

The Letter T
What time is it?: 4:29pm
What time did you wake up?: 6:20am
When was the last time you slept in a tent?: I think the last time we went camping was when I was in my sophomore year of college? So about 6 years ago, yikes! With my family, in NH. Oh wait, maybe we didn't actually camp that time, just had a campfire. Hmm. Then before then it has to have been when I was 11 or so, when we camped our way across Canada. Unless I'm forgetting something big. In any case, I've been dying to go again ever since, but despite big plans, it never actually seems to happen.

The Letter U
Are you wearing underwear?: Yup.
Do you prefer underwear or thongs?: Underwear, no question!
Underwear or boxers?: Ditto.

The Letter V
What's the worst veggie?: Lettuce.
Where do you want to go on vacation?: Back to France & Amsterdam, or to Africa perhaps? I also wouldn't mind seeing Jamaica (birthplace of ska, among other things), but I don't want to be one of those rich tourists that gets shuttled off to one part of the island, although I know they say that the rest of the island is very dangerous to outsiders. I also would love to go back to San Francisco. And Japan, for that matter!
Where was your last family vacation to?: With my entire family? I think, again, it was that cross-Canada trip. I haven't traveled with my parents or sisters in ages. :(

The Letter W
What's your worst habit?: Nail biting is a bad one of mine. (Writing way too much might be another....)
Where do you live?: Boston.

The Letter X
Have you ever had an x-ray?: Before 2003, I had had only dental ones and a few hip ones when I was too young to remember much. Since? I've become a goddamn pro. I get x-rayed every time I see my hip doctors. Don't even get me started on CT scans and MRIs, either.
Have you seen the X Games? No, but I believe Bethany saw them when she was doing the RISD summer program, right?
Do you own a xylophone?: I do not.

The Letter Y
Do you like the color yellow?: Yes, it's okay. Not my favorite, but it can be pretty in certain shades.
What year were you born in?: 1981.
Whats one thing you yearn for?: The question to have correct punctuation, for one thing. But to be serious, I don't know if there's anything I yearn for. It's such a strong word. I have the love I need from my family & friends, and I can't think of a single material thing that I am dying without. So, hmm. I guess I'll just go with "peace on earth", since I definitely would love to see that!

The Letter Z
What's your zodiac sign?: Taurus.
Do you believe in the zodiac?: I like reading my horoscope from time to time, but I never actually believe it's going to happen. I have to say that sometimes I feel like those sign descriptions are spot-on, but that's probably because they could really be adapted to fit anyone.... :)
What's your favorite zoo animal?: Monkeys.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

yes, i saw the xgames. they used to get in my way on the way to class, darn those street lugers!!!!