A friend of mine alerted me to a midnight screening of "Once More With Feeling" at the IFC Film Center. I'm debating going. It sounds like it could be a good time... maybe I could inject some witty AP...? There are a lot of Buffy-heads here. Any suggestions?
Yoinked from suitboyskin is another meme:
Can you walk around your house at night with the lights off and not run into anything?
I used to, but since I re-arranged my apartment I can't. On the other hand, lights are now more accessible.
Ever taken your frustration/bad mood out on others?
Um... yeah. sheepishly slinks away
Ever had a huge argument and then realized that you were wrong?
Sometimes. I'm usually pretty good about admitting it when it happens, though.
Ever thought someone was hopeless?
Ever been so dazed that you take a drink of water but completely miss your mouth?
Heh. Yes, but I plead motor vehicle bumpage.
Ever dropped your toothbrush in the toilet?
Have you ever dropped something in the toilet that you HAD to retrieve?
Can you sleep better at night or during the day?
I sleep just fine in either, but I prefer to lurk at night.
Do you print out pictures of celebrities/musicians off of the Internet?
Only if I need them for album art for my mixes.
Have you ever entered an art contest?
Yes, I have. My illustration won the cover to a school production that I then didn't end up seeing because it was sold out. I always thought that was unfair.
Do you remember the Lisa Frank phase?
I must have missed that one.
Is your favorite color evident by the clothes you wear?
Coats and sweaters or tank tops and bathing suits?
Well, doesn't that really depend on the weather?
Do you think everyone should have a significant other during the winter months?
I wouldn't mind having a significant other period.
Is there a movie that you can really relate to?
Is there a movie that I can't relate to? Oh, yeah. A.I.
Ever found lyrics to a song that almost exactly describes you?
Ever go to a place of business so often that customers think you work there?
Yes and no. For a very long time after I
was firedstopped working at Tower, I was still asked a lot of questions when I would go in there to shop.
Do you think movies overemphasize the differences in society? (Sexual preferences, racial, cultural, religious identities, etc.)
Movies as a general rule only reflect the social realities of the times they were produced in. Movies are made by people, they are not entities unto themselves.
Do you look at people in the car next to you at the stoplight?
If I'm bored.
Was there a book series you read growing up?
Many. I couldn't possibly remember them all.
Do you write letters on notebook paper, stationary, computer paper, other, or all?
I've heard of this physical writing thing... it was a fad before the Twenty-First Century, no?
Ever written a letter to someone and weren't able to give it to them because it was so personal and detailed?
Where do your wet towels end up after your shower/bath?
In the hamper. That's what I bought it for.
Ever guessed what time it was and been off by hours?
Ever slept nude?
Only when I'm with somebody else.
Ever walked around your house nude?
Anyone ever accidentally see you naked?
Not really. But I live alone.
Do you dental floss daily?
Er... not really.
Are you able to act?
Acting is scary. It really takes a lot to get yourself back into your own head afterwards.
Can you give public speeches without freaking out?
Yes. I'm not one for stage fright.
Ever had to think extremely hard to remember what happened the day before?
Only when I've been really, really drunk.
Do you drive through town, or around it?
I live in New York, dude. There is no "around" it.
Ever find humor in a part of a movie that no one else does?
What do you spend most of your money on?
Rent, food, CDs and DVDs.
What do you waste most of your money on?
Rent, food, CDs and DVDs.
Can you like the lyrics without liking the song?
I guess. Since most of what I listen to is large scale symphonic film music, this doesn't really come up very often. Usually when it does, it isn't me saying it (I have friends who love the lyrics of "All Along the Watchtower" but don't like either Bob Dylan's version or the Jimi Hendrix cover, which I don't get).
Can you like the song without understanding the lyrics?
Heh... once again, I listen to a lot of large scale symphonic film music... so we're talking about people chanting in ancient languages ("Duel of the Fates," "Riders of Doom") and fictional languages (the Lord of the Rings scores). And who knows what the fuck James Brown be sayin' anyway, so I would say it's pretty easy.
Are accents a turn on?
Yeah. Not a big fan of the Deep South, though.
Do you dream more good than bad?
When I do remember my dreams, which is extremely rare, they are usually rather sedate.
Radio or cd's?
I never listen to the radio. Nor do I listen to my mp3 player on random.
Movies or TV series?
I like both, but when it comes right down to it, I love going to see a movie.
Ever regret saying something hurtful?
Yes. I do right now. sheepishly slinks away
Ever regret expressing your love?
Yes. People find that you're easier to use after you've done so.
Do you think some things should be left unsaid?
It depends on the situation... so I'd say that there are some times when that is the case.
Do you stand up for others?
At times. If I think somebody is being treated unfairly.
Do you know the difference between standing up for others and fighting someone else's battles?
Absolutely. Standing up for others is a matter of correcting an injustice. Otherwise, you should be able to handle yourself.
And yoinked from several others If you hate stereotypes and think people should just shut up and stop POST THIS
Pick the stereotype that fits you:
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
I'm EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.
I'm a NEGRO so I MUST carry a gun.
I'm JAMAICAN so I MUST smoke weed.
I'm ASIAN, so I MUST be smart.
I'm NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, so I MUST be a loser.
I'm JEWISH, so I MUST be greedy.
I'm GAY, so I MUST have AIDS.
I'm a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a sex-tape.
I'm ARAB, so I MUST be a terrorist.
I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.
I'm religious so i MUST shove my beliefs down your throat
I'm an ATHEIST, so I MUST hate the world.
I DON'T HAVE A RELIGION, so I MUST be "evil" and not have any morals.
I'm REPUBLICAN, so I MUST not care about poor people.
I'm DEMOCRAT, so I MUST not believe in being responsible.
I am LIBERAL, so I MUST be gay.
I'm SOUTHERN, so I MUST be white trash.
I TAKE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, so I MUST be crazy.
I'm a GUY, so I MUST only want to get into your pants.
I'm IRISH, so I MUST have a bad drinking problem.
I'm INDIAN, so I MUST own a convenient store.
I'm NATIVE AMERICAN, so I MUST dance around a fire screaming like a savage.
I'm a CHEERLEADER, so I MUST be a whore...
I'm a DANCER, So i must be stupid, stuck up, and a whore
I wear SKIRTS a lot, so I MUST be a slut.
I'm a PUNK, so I MUST do drugs.
I'm YOUNG, so I MUST be naive.
I'm RICH, so I MUST be a conceited snob.
I WEAR BLACK, so I MUST be a goth or emo.
I'm BLONDE, so I MUST be a stupid ditz
I'm a WHITE GIRL, so I MUST be a nagging, steal-your-money kind of girlfriend.
I'm CUBAN, so I MUST spend my spare time rolling cigars.
I'm MEXICAN, so I MUST have hopped the border.
I'm NOT A VIRGIN, so I MUST be easy.
I FELL IN LOVE WITH A MARRIED MAN, so I MUST be a home-wrecking whore.
I'm a TEENAGE MOM, so I MUST be an irresponsible slut.
I'm POLISH, so I MUST wear my socks with my sandals
I'm ITALIAN, so I must be a gangster
I'm MIDDLE EASTERN, so I must be a TERRORIST!!
I GOT A CAR FOR MY BIRTHDAY, so I MUST be a spoiled brat.
I'm PRETTY, so I MUST not be a virgin.
I HAVE STRAIGHT A'S, so I MUST have no social life.
I DYE MY HAIR CRAZY COLORS, so I MUST be looking for attention.
I DRESS IN UNUSUAL WAYS so I MUST be looking for attention.
I'm INTO THEATER & ART, so I MUST be a homosexual.
I'm a VEGETARIAN, so I MUST be a crazy political activist.
I HAVE A BUNCH OF GUY FRIENDS, so I MUST be fucking them all.
I HAVE A BUNCH OF GIRLS WHO ARE FRIENDS, so I MUST be gay.
I have BiG BOOBS, so I MUST be a hoe.
I'm COLOMBIAN, so I MUST be a drug dealer.
I WEAR WHAT I WANT, so I MUST be a poser.
I'm RUSSIAN, so I MUST be cool and thats how Russians roll.
I'm GERMAN, so I MUST be a Nazi.
I hang out with GAYS, so i must be GAY TOO
I'm BRAZILIAN, so I MUST have a BIG BUTT.
I'm PUERTO RICAN, so I MUST look good and be conceited
I'm SALVADORIAN, so I MUST be in MS 13
I'm POLISH, so I MUST be greedy
I'm HAWAIIAN so I MUST be lazy
I'm PERUVIAN, so I MUST like llamas
Im a STONER so i MUST be going in the wrong direction
Im a VIRGIN so i MUST be prude
Im STRAIGHT EDGE so i must be violent.
I'm a FEMALE GAMER, so I MUST be ugly.. or crazy.
I'm BLACK so I MUST love fried chicken and kool-aid.
I'm BI so I MUST think every person i see is hot.
I'm ASIAN so I MUST have a small penis.
I'm a GIRL who actually EATS LUNCH, so i MUST be fat.
I'm SINGLE so I MUST be ugly.
I'm ASIAN so i must be a NERD that does HOMEWORK 24/7
I'm CHRISTIAN so I MUST hate homosexuals.
I'm MIXED so i must be SEXY
I listen to MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, so I MUST be a scene kid.
I'm MUSLIM so i MUST be covered up at all times.
I'm in ORCHESTRA/BAND, so i MUST be a dork.
I HAD AN AFFAIR ON MY SPOUSE, so I must be a sleazy, horrible person.
I'm BLACK so I MUST believe JESUS WUZ A BROTHA
I'm MORMON so I MUST be perfect
And from the lovely melancthe was yoinked this meme:
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate... with chili powder.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Chanukah Harry wraps them himself. I don't know about Santa, Christians don't have much of a work ethic... doesn't he have South American elves for that?
3. Coloured lights on tree/house or white?
Multi-colored, one would think.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
5. When do you put your decorations up?
I personally do not.
6. What is your favourite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
7. Favourite holiday memory as a child?
Opening the Millenium Falcon action playset. Still the best Chanukah gift, ever. Thanks, Mom.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I couldn't believe the charges when I heard them, though I wasn't particularly surprised to find out that he settled out of court.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Actually, my father's side of the family celebrates Christmas on the Eve anyway. I don't really know why.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Well, when I used to decorate it with my father, we would often make our own ornaments. One of the benefits of being artistically inclined.
11. Snow? Love it or dread it?
I don't hate snow, but it can be very inconvenient at times.
12. Can you ice skate?
13. Do you remember your favourite gift?
14. What’s the most exciting thing about the holidays for you?
Seeing the family.
15. What is your favourite holiday dessert?
Yon chocolate mousse.
16. What is your favourite holiday tradition?
Wine. Lots and lots of wine.
17. What tops your tree?
Growing up, it always used to be a star.
18. Which do you prefer – giving or receiving?
That's a rather personal question, isn't it?
19. What is your favourite Christmas song?
"The Little Drummer Boy" cover by Vince Guaraldi for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Best Christmas album ever, and I worked the Christmas section at Tower Records for four years, so I know what I'm talking about. It's just been remastered, too.
20. Candy canes?
I'm not a big fan of mint.
You Can't Say That on Television (with Alanis Morrissette) was the first time I ever heard the Canadian pronunciation of "about." It took me several weeks of watching the show to realize that it wasn't a joke.