ironymaiden: (taciturn man)
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1) Do you want to get married?
no. i am already married. i would not like to change that.

did i want to get married? not for the sake of "being married", no. but certainly at the time i thought it was the natural thing to do to express our commitment and it continues to have financial and legal advantages that i consider very important. (it was also useful to get our families to treat us like full adults.) i know people who have been shut out of making medical decisions for their partner and that set of rights is very important to me.

2) Where would you like to get married?
if i could do it again, i'm kind of obsessed with this place, which remains mysterious but seems like it should be a private club. since i probably don't have the connections for that dreamy view, The Ruins would be nice. (it's hard to tell from the website, but that swanky eccentric inside is nested inside what looks like a rotting warehouse with trees growing through the broken roof.) or maybe i would make everyone go out to Kalaloch or Doe Bay. My one regret about my actual wedding and reception was that we didn’t have a pig roast.*

3) If you were getting married in a week, who would be in your wedding party?
is that a logistical question? there were no attendants when we got married, because to be honest neither of us had wedding-party-worthy friends living nearby. [personal profile] mimerki and [personal profile] scarlettina, I guess?

...I've never been in a wedding party. There's only one person I wish had asked me and we're no longer friends.

4) What would your wedding colours be?
at the actual event i had red roses, green ivy, and heather in my bouquet; my dress and my hair were trimmed with ribbon roses in a variety of colors. nothing matched. i suppose if i had to make things match they would be green.

5) Does marriage mean to you 'til death do us part?'
well, it's working out that way so far and i hope that it continues so, but i'd be lying if i said that i never had times of doubt. i feel lucky that we've been able to work that out.

so no, i don't think it can be "til death", at least not legally or religiously. i think everyone who gets married for love thinks that it's going to last. but i think that people grow and change over their lifetimes and maybe you were really perfect together in the moment, but you don't grow in complementary ways. when that happens, you should be able to go. unhappy marriage is the worst.

*in PA there was this dude who would bring the equipment to your house. He had a rotisserie smoker he towed behind his truck and he would cook, carve, and serve a whole hog.
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1. If you could, would you be a movie star or a rock star?
movie star. I was a better actor than musician.

2. Have you ever been in the media (TV, Radio, Papers)?
yes, I received newspaper coverage for plays I acted in and directed. I was featured in my college alumni magazine. I was recognizable in a concert crowd picture in Rolling Stone.

3. Do you know anyone who's been on a reality TV show?
No, thank goodness.

4. Have you ever met anyone famous?
Sure, but they're niche famous (game designers, genre writers, software industry). Mainstream famous, one time i had lunch with George RR Martin. I've worked with a bunch of actors who might look familiar but you wouldn't know by name - my Bacon number is 3.

5. Who would play you in a movie?
Hmm. That means I'm supposed to choose someone younger than me? Jennifer Lawrence.
ironymaiden: (joe metro)
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1. What is your current main mode of transportation? e.g. car, bike, subway, walking etc.
I'm car-free and multi-modal. Toss up between bus and walking.

2. Are you satisfied with your current main mode of transportation (answer to question 1)? Why?
Yes. I like reading and knitting, I don't like stop and go driving or hunting for parking.

3. Do you think you'll change your means of transit soon? e.g. buy a car, get rid of your car, walk more etc.? If so why?
No.

4. If time distance and money were not factors how do you prefer to get from point A to point B?
train. (we have talked about moving to light rail.)

5. What was your worst transit experience?
depending on a taxi that never arrived.
ironymaiden: (DW friends)
1. How did you name your pets?
There was some research done on dog names that suggested that they best understand two syllables with a vowel sound at the end. So we start there. Then no duplication with friends, family, or their pets. Must be spelled such that a vet office or stranger reading the collar tag can pronounce it.
after that, it's what is pleasant to say and/or meaningful to us. I've written a longer bit about naming our current dog previously, I'll try to link it. Leela (Sevateem, not Turanga) is just right.

2. Poirot or Miss Marpel?
Brother Cadfael.

3. Do you have a FB account too?
yeah. Facebook is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. I don’t browse it anymore. My friends have instructions to earburn me if they want me to see a thing.

4. Books - hardcover or paperback
books! Paperback or ebook; hardcovers are inappropriate for my lifestyle. I like hardcover for reference and game books.

5. Mobile(cell phone): Windows/Android or Apple?
The question is poorly formatted, Windows Phone and Android are separate operating systems. /pedant
Android. I had an iPhone but then they got too big to fit in my pocket.

Questions from [community profile] thefridayfive
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1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?
yes. gathering things makes something in the old basic part of my brain really happy.
2. What was the last thing you purchased?
Bed, Bath & Beyond - steel mixing bowl, SilPat, salt cellar w/little spoon, shelving steps, and one of those thingys to defeat the overflow drain and let me fill the tub full
3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?
actual store. i like to browse and i like to see and feel product. i'm big on quality for price. i only buy stuff online if i've already seen the item in real life, or intangibles like concert tickets.
4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?
nope. but i did periodically get all the loose change from the bottom of mom's purse if i put it in rolls. it could really add up.
5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?
a new VCR. the old one wasn't working, but it may have just needed a thorough head cleaning, and the new one isn't as nice a machine.
ironymaiden: (Default)
1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?
yes. gathering things makes something in the old basic part of my brain really happy.
2. What was the last thing you purchased?
Bed, Bath & Beyond - steel mixing bowl, SilPat, salt cellar w/little spoon, shelving steps, and one of those thingys to defeat the overflow drain and let me fill the tub full
3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?
actual store. i like to browse and i like to see and feel product. i'm big on quality for price. i only buy stuff online if i've already seen the item in real life, or intangibles like concert tickets.
4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?
nope. but i did periodically get all the loose change from the bottom of mom's purse if i put it in rolls. it could really add up.
5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?
a new VCR. the old one wasn't working, but it may have just needed a thorough head cleaning, and the new one isn't as nice a machine.
ironymaiden: (Default)
1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space.
compact
2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer.
intense Italian
3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime.
challenging, engaging, rewarding
4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical (work) day.
fragmented, frenetic, stressful, pointless
5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life.
rapturous, stimulating, creative, quality, solvent
ironymaiden: (Default)
1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space.
compact
2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer.
intense Italian
3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime.
challenging, engaging, rewarding
4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical (work) day.
fragmented, frenetic, stressful, pointless
5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life.
rapturous, stimulating, creative, quality, solvent
ironymaiden: (Default)
Friday five

1. What food do you like that most people hate?
scrapple, especially when they know what's in it

2. What food do you hate that most people love?
fresh tomatoes

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?
Gwyneth Paltrow

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find
attractive?
Harvey Keitel

5. What popular trend baffles you? ultra low rise jeans

BTW, C got home safe, but thanks.
ironymaiden: (Default)
Friday five

1. What food do you like that most people hate?
scrapple, especially when they know what's in it

2. What food do you hate that most people love?
fresh tomatoes

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?
Gwyneth Paltrow

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find
attractive?
Harvey Keitel

5. What popular trend baffles you? ultra low rise jeans

BTW, C got home safe, but thanks.

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