Layer One - Stats...
-- Name: Erik. i'm finally getting used to my new middle name and no longer feel compelled to state it each time. (it's Martin. i like it lots.)
-- Birthdate: january 10 1962. according to my mother the sun didn't come out for six weeks that winter. i was born on a wednesday too.
-- Birthplace: Puyallup WA USA
-- Current Location: San Francisco CA USA
-- Eye Color: dark brown
-- Hair Color: medium reddish brown
-- Height: 5'9"
-- Weight: 170 lb
-- Righty or Lefty: all righty!
-- Zodiac Sign: capricorn on the outside, aquarius on the inside
Layer Two - Describe...
-- Your heritage: my paternal grandmother's family came over from what would eventually be germany in the mid 1800s. they settled first in iowa and then in south dakota. other branches of the family are variously from germany and england but dates of arrival in north america are vague.
-- The shoes you wore today: i haven't put on shoes yet. i'm wearing these leather house moccasin type things that housemate c says are extra faggy. [note: this question was answered in the morning before donning shoes. i did wear shoes today but i'm way past this part of the questionnaire now.]
-- Your hair: pretty darned short and beginning to thin. my doc gave me an rx for propecia just last night. i haven't decided whether i'm going to take it or not.
-- Your eyes: dark and round. i like them.
-- Your weakness: powells.com
-- Your fears: growing old and dying alone and destitute. if i stopped shopping at powells.com perhaps i would have some savings at least.
-- Your perfect pizza: medium with spinach, feta and tomatoes. i eat one of these a month.
-- Goal you'd like to achieve: get real job before reaching retirement age
Layer Three - Tell...
-- Your most overused phrase on AIM: "hehe." or "haha!" when i am particularly amused.
-- Your thoughts first waking up: has c made the coffee yet? no? go back to sleep.
-- Your best physical feature: my long skinny white legs. they are less blinding with pants on.
-- Your bedtime: 10pm on work nights. dawn on nights off. this might have something to do with my being unable to regulate my sleep cycle.
-- Your greatest accomplishment: staying sane or producing at least a facsimile of sanity.
-- Your most missed memory: i am having some trouble figuring out what a "missed memory" is. i miss doing certain drugs. is that what you mean? most specifically i miss lying on margie's roof in athens giggling at the night sky for no reason at all. as for the memory i aim at but miss most often, well, that wouldn't really be a memory now would it. it would be something like a hole in memory.
Layer Four - You prefer...
-- Pepsi or Coke: beer
-- McDonald's or Burger King: taqueria cancun
-- Single or group dates: i prefer dating alone. wait. i didn't mean it quite like that.
-- Adidas or Nike: skechers.
-- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: coffee
-- Chocolate or vanilla: reese's peanut butter cups
-- Cappuccino or coffee: more coffee. coffee all day and into the night.
Layer Five - Do you...?
-- Smoke: i smoked tobacco for one day when i was in art school because all the other students smoked and i thought that's what an artist had to do. couldn't figure out what the fuss was about when pot was so much more instantly gratifying.
i will admit to smoking cloves for a time. this was before they were pathetically trendy. i think.
-- Cuss: embarrassingly enough i cuss around my family. it just comes out before i can stop it.
-- Sing well: used to. my range is about four steps wide now.
-- Take a shower everyday: no not everyday. every other day. americans are too damned clean.
-- Have a crush(es): i have a couple of nascent attractions that in another life would have blown up into crushes by now. as is they pretty much signal to me to run in the other direction as quickly as possible.
-- Who are they: yeah wouldn't you like to know.
-- Do you think you've been in love: oh yes. i've given that up for the time being.
-- Want to go to college: what. i thought i was already there.
-- Like high school: i'm supposed to be able to remember high school?
-- Want to get married: um no. i want to drive forever.
-- Type w/ your fingers on the right keys: usually but my keyboard is odd in that it has the little nubbies on 'd' and 'k' instead of 'f' and 'j' so when i go to use other computers i get confused.
-- Believe in yourself: well so far i haven't killed me so i guess i've got something going for me.
-- Get motion sickness: yes except on trains. this is god's gift to me.
-- Think you're attractive: when i don't think i'm hilariously funny-looking.
-- think you're a health freak: no but i do watch my cholesterol. it happens around this age.
-- Get along with your parents: who wrote this thing?
-- Like thunderstorms: now that they no longer seem to have it in for me personally, yes.
-- Play an instrument: guitar and air drums. not metallica.
Layer Six - In the past, did/have you...
-- Drank alcohol: in a minute i have to go get more beer.
-- Smoke(d): didn't you ask this question already?
-- Done a drug: 'a' drug? yeah. sure. heh.
-- Have Sex: voluntarily and involuntarily. the latter is pretty awful.
-- Made Out: back in the days when i couldn't figure out why kissing boys didn't turn me on i had no clue what the point of making out was. now of course kissing anyone turns me on.
-- Go on a date: you know i don't know if i've ever been on a 'date.' what constitutes a 'date'?
-- Go to the mall?: as in 'go to the mall to hang out with friends'? only in my dreams. seriously. i dream about this.
ok. i'm usually alone at the mall in my dreams but i am there expressly to hang out and have a good time.
my real life mall phase was pretty much past by the time hanging out in malls became a youth culture.
-- Eaten an entire box of Oreos: i don't think i've ever eaten an entire box of anything. at least not in one sitting. eating is one of the few things i've not done to excess.
-- Eaten sushi: yeah. i don't quite understand what the big deal is.
-- Been on stage: oh yeah. it's better than sex.
-- Been dumped: yes but if you are going to dump me you have to hit me over the head with it or i won't realize it is happening.
-- Gone skating: i rollerskated to BTO you young whippersnapper.
-- Made homemade cookies: hehe. ask lisagail about the 30-second chocolate chip cookies we made in that inferno of a gas oven at 10th and Juniper.
-- Gone skinny dipping: god no. body issues.
-- Dyed your hair: please. i came of age in the 80s. what do you think?
-- Stolen anything: i used to compulsively steal pens when i worked at an office supply store. i mean i wouldn't just take home the one i happened to use that day. i took boxes and boxes. it was years before i had to buy one new.
i love pens.
Layer Seven - Have you ever...
-- Played a game that required removal of clothing?: i've played a game where someone else was required to remove clothing. does that count?
-- If so, was it mixed company: mixed in what way? we were of varying sexualities so you could say we were especially mixed.
-- Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: is there a difference?
-- Been caught "doing something": i've never been caught doing anything. my life has been the perfect crime.
-- Been called a tease: apparently i was a frustrating number for those boys i let kiss me back when i didn't really like kissing boys. i was like, are you done yet? no i'm not going to let you take my shirt off. why would i want to?
-- Gotten beaten up: not yet. i used to try to get into fights with annoying men in clubs but they would always stare at me exasperatedly because i was a girl and they couldn't hit me.
these days not being a girl i have actually become more mild mannered.
-- Shoplifted: not in the classical sense.
-- If so, did you get caught:
-- Changed who you were to fit in: i've tried things on but if they didn't fit i took them off.
Layer Eight - The future...
-- Age you hope to be married: i hope not to be married for ages to come.
-- Numbers and Names of Children: doubtful
-- Describe your Dream Wedding: the whole crowd comes over to cheer as we have sex. i mean isn't that what it's about?
-- How do you want to die: i wish to be mauled by a cougar in the olympic rain forest. i've stated this so many times certainly the cougars know and are waiting for me by now.
-- Where you want to go to college: after i get my PhD i'm going to enroll at DeVry and reach for the sky.
-- What do you want to be when you grow up: solvent
-- What country would you most like to visit: chile. way down there on the tip in the mountains.
Layer Nine - Opposite sex (or the same?) you're going to have to define 'opposite' before i can answer
-- Best eye color? blue. brown. green. i don't care. i have an eye fetish. i like them all.
-- Best hair color? don't really dig mousy brown but just about anything else will do.
-- Short or long hair?: this all depends on the face but broadly speaking on the men i like short and on the women i like long. call me old-fashioned.
-- Best height: not too much bigger than me. i don't like to feel small.
-- Best weight: sufficient to indicate healthy appetite.
-- Best articles of clothing: black levis.
this is beginning to sound a little narcissistic isn't it.
-- Best first date location: bar that is quiet enough to talk but loud enough not to talk if i decide i don't like you.
-- Best first kiss location: at night on a dark city street just out of reach of the streetlamp. fog. radio through an open window.
Layer Ten - Number of...
-- Number of girls I have kissed in my life: including all those games of spin-the-bottle? 10 maybe. when you think about it i've been very chaste.
-- Number of girls you have made out with: this is embarrassing. 4.
-- Number of girlfriends you've had: 1-1/2
-- Number of boys I have kissed: again with the spin-the-bottle but i'd say about 7.
-- Number of boys you have made out with: 4. i enjoyed it with precisely one.
-- Number of boyfriends you've had: i think some of those boys thought they were my boyfriends but really i've had none. there was that one delightful fling but it never became a steady thing.
-- Number of drugs taken illegally: varieties or occasions? either way all you really need to know is 'considerable many.'
-- Number of people I could trust with my life: 1. maybe 2.
-- Number of CDs that I own: i've never counted them. i'm not going to stop and count them now.
-- Number of piercings: 3. all ear. one still works. i've had the same earring in it now for about 15 years.
-- Number of tattoos: none. soon. i mean it.
-- Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: i have absolutely no idea. the band made it into this and that paper but i don't know how often they mentioned any of us by name.
-- Number of scars on my body: hard to count. they run together. if you don't know already you don't want to.
-- Number of things in my past that I regret: only one but not even entirely that one. mostly i am happy to have lived through anything even when excruciating.