Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen


A meme from clevermanka's journal:

1) My uncle: mostly features in my stories as my aunt's foil or accomplice.
2) Never in my life: will I live in California again. My mom said never to say never, because she said she said she'd never live in Chicago, and then I was born there. But I'm saying it anyway: never.
3) When I was five: I met the friend I've had the longest. I believe I promptly started worrying about him and haven't stopped since, except for about five minutes last year.
4) High school was: a waste of my time and annoyed the pig. (This is an expression of my grandfather's; no specific administrators are being called pigs here. Particularly not the one who e-mailed me this year. If I called her rude animal names, pig would not be the head of the list.)
5) I will never forget: the words to dozens of songs I hate. Dozens. Perhaps hundreds.
6) I once met: enough Famous Author People in one weekend to make my head spin. Now my head has a significantly larger moment of Famous Author inertia. (You can take the girl out of the lab....)
7) There’s this girl I know who: comments on my livejournal and makes me happy.
8) Once, at a bar: twice, if by sea.
9) By noon I’m usually: ready to take a break, since I've been going hard for five or six hours.
10) Last night: I talked to Andrew, one of my best friends from college.
11) If I only had: patience.
12) Next time I go to church, I: will try not to be cranky, but I make no guarantees.
13) Terri Schiavo: should never have had her personal tragedy made into a political crusade -- or at least not that political crusade.
14) What worries me most: is not something I'm going to tell you all just like that if you don't know about it already. If it's any consolation, I worry about a lot of stuff.
15) When I turn my head left, I see: bookses! The last half of the history section, plus economics and philosophy and my old journals.
16) When I turn my head right, I see: closet doors and timprov playing his game.
17) You know I’m lying when I say: (Honestly, I don't know. Everything I say that's sometimes a lie is also sometimes true. Things like, "I don't want a hug": sometimes I don't want a hug from the person who's hearing it. Or "I'm fine." Sometimes I am fine. Sometimes I'm saying it with my head between my knees.)
18) What I miss most about the eighties: is Kookaburras (Girl Scout cookies with caramel and no coconut). Look, I was 11 when it stopped being the eighties. I wouldn't be a kid again for love nor money, and my damn generation has managed to hyper-nostalgize our childhood shows and toys, so it's not like the things I enjoyed at the time are unavailable. I can't avoid the damn eighties. If they'd asked about the nineties, that would be a different story.
19) If I were a character written by Shakespeare, I’d be: miserable.
20) By this time next year: we'll either have gotten somewhere with something major in our lives or I'll know whether we can endure another year without it.
21) This time last year: it was hitting me once again that some of the people I liked a lot also liked me, which was nice, and some of the people I was starting to love were starting to love me, which was even nicer.
22) I have a hard time understanding: why this song sucks so much in this version when its studio version rocked. Stupid man.
23) If I ever go back to school I’ll: have to be the teacher, because I am no longer at a point in my life where I care to have my studies directed externally.
24) You know I like you if: you are good at reading people who alternate between Scandosotan-arm's-length and cocker-spaniel-puppy body language patterns. If you see the puppy bits at all, it's an excellent sign, but not seeing them is no guarantee.
25) If I won an award, the first person I’d thank would be: my family, collectively, by birth, law, and choice, not necessarily in that order.
26) Quine, Kierkegaard, Bentham, Rawls: and Sartre are people I don't want to write sentences about just now. I just added Sartre so there was an and.
27) Take my advice, never: (I think this one is mispunctuated.)
28) My ideal breakfast is: early and immediately available. A flour tortilla smeared with Nutella, with a row of strawberries in it, is wonderful. Chocolate-chocolate chip cherry scones are also nice. I am a breakfast person.
29) A song I love, but do not have is: likely in the CD collection of either Ed Spande or Matt Hirsch.
30) If you visit my hometown, I suggest: eating at Vivace if you have money and Buffalo Company if you don't.
31) Tulips, character flaws, microchips & track stars: don't scan well enough together to make a song. At least not a good one.
32) Why won’t anyone: (whine firmly squashed)
33) If you spend the night at my house, don’t: forget to ask permission. I told ladysea the story about this, and I don't feel like going into it further. Still.
34) I’d stop my wedding for: a time traveler, at this point; at least, it would take one. I've told you all the ninja story, right?
35) The world could do without: all sorts of things I'm glad it doesn't have to. Necessity is a very cold standard.
36) My favourite blonde is: markgritter. I'm not usually much for total orderings, but that one's pretty clear. Unless the e is gender-indicative, in which case I don't have one. Er. A favorite blonde, that is. I still have a gender regardless.
37) Paper clips are more useful than: sentences about them.
38) If I do anything well, it’s: letting little kids know when I'm fond of them. This surprises me, but it appears to be true, and I hang onto it when I don't seem to be able to make other things go well.
39) One decision that consistently haunts me is: (not applicable; I am a satisficer, not a maximizer, if I'm getting the terminology from that Scientific American article down right)
40) And by the way: I'm going to go get dinner now. And it will be tasty and the company will be good, and I like my life, even if some parts of it frustrate me.

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