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[personal profile] riyku
seen this hither and thither. 41 questions ahoy!

1. Are you named after someone?
Yep. Ted Kennedy's daughter. My sister is named after a Grateful Dead song.

2. When was the last time you cried?
Two Saturdays ago while writing a fic. It was ridiculous. I was ridiculous.

3. Do you like your handwriting?
Eh, it's okay. I'm left-handed, so it's generally a bit of a mess.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Vegetarian over here, so nope.

5. Do you have any kids?
Dear lord in heaven, no. Not much into kids until they become angsty teenagers, when we can talk about music and books and stuff.

6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Probably, in that fondly indulgent, head-shaky way.

7. Do you use sarcasm?
Mostly in fannish interaction. Not really in an everyday kinda way.

8. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yeah, although it was touch and go as a kid.

9. Would you bungee?
No way. And it's not because of a fear of heights or falling or anything. It's more like I don't trust human engineering. I'm convinced that sucker would snap.

10. What is your favorite cereal?
Raisin Bran, especially with a banana cut up in it.

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
When I wear boots, yes. Most of my shoes have buckles though, and I never unhook those.

12. Do you think you’re strong?
Physically, yeah. I have arms like a longshoreman. Emotionally, when I need to be.

13. What is your favorite ice cream?
This coffee gelato I tripped across the other day with little chocolate flakes in it. Otherwise, salted caramel.

14. What’s the first thing you notice about someone?
I don't much pay attention to people unless we interact, so I gotta go with the way they talk.

15. Red or pink?
Both, but it depends on the red and the pink.

16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I procrastinate terribly.

17. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now?
Snowflake pajama bottoms (hooray Old Navy after-christmas sale!) and bare feet.

18. What was the last thing you ate?
Greek salad. Does the merlot I drank afterward count? I feel like it counts.

19. What are you listening to right now?
Sally MacLennane by the Pogues.

20. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Mint green.

21. What’s your favorite smell?
Fresh rosemary. I can't pass by a rosemary plant without nipping a little bit off and rubbing it on my wrists.

22. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
A contractor about replacing my roof. Don't get me started.

23. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
Not much into sports, except for bull riding. Love me some cowboys.

24. What’s your real hair color?
Brown, with an increasing amount of silver, I think. It's blue right now, so I'll report back on the silver (eventually).

25. What’s your eye color?
This weird brown-green-gold thing.

26. Do you wear contacts?
Used to, but then I had to get some metal removed my eye a couple of years ago and I haven't been able to stand them since.

27. What’s your favorite food?
These fries that I had at BarleyMash this past year as SDCC. Topped with cheese and roasted veggies and more cheese. It's a tragedy that I live three thousand miles away from those fries.

28. Scary movie or happy ending?
Scary movies. Hands down.

29. Last movie you watched?
Room 1408. I'm going through a John Cusack phase. Again.

30. What color shirt are you wearing?
Hot pink.

31. Summer or winter?
Summer. Always always always.

32. Hugs or kisses?
Depends on the person, but usually both at the same time.

33. What’s your favorite dessert?
Carrot cake with cream cheese icing, especially when it's cold.

34. What book are you reading?
Half-way through Make Something Up by Chuck Palahniuk.

35. What is your profile pic?
Um. I think y'all are pretty familiar with my lampshade. Been using it for years.

36. What did you last watch on TV?
Um. Room 1408.

37. Favorite sound?
Depends. I do like the sound the crowd makes at a concert right before the band comes on stage.

38. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
The Beatles.

39. What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
Geographically, the Czech Republic. Morocco, if we're talking about the farthest I've ever felt away from home.

40. Do you have a special talent?
I mean, I write, but I don't think I'm especially talented with it. I can look at an artifact spread or an aerial photograph and figure out how people used the land there several hundred years ago, but that's not unique. Let's just say I have a series of knacks for things.

41. Where were you born?
Naptown. (Annapolis, if you're unfamiliar with the lingo.)

....and I'm off! So much to do today and I need to get it done so I can do nothing tomorrow.

Date: 2016-08-20 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Ah good choice on the sounds - that moment of anticipation is always great.

Date: 2016-08-20 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
Isn't it though? And so is the first few notes of every show. Love it.

Date: 2016-08-20 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gojyochan.livejournal.com
This is wonderful and it made me feel like I know you just a little better than I did before reading it and that makes me incredibly happy. It's the little details. ::hugs you::

Date: 2016-08-20 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
Oh you. Darling you. I hibernated in a big way last night, but I remember seeing in a daze that you are writing fuckpig? If you need anything, I'm so entirely yours. Soundboard, cheerleading, ANYTHING. xoxo

Date: 2016-08-21 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gojyochan.livejournal.com
Yes!! Jensen follows Jared to Philly after Slutpunk Blues. Putting too much pressure on myself over it but I'm maybe halfway done? Going to try and work on it tonight!! Thank you as always for the encouragement, you're the absolute best. I'll give you a nudge if I get stuck. ❤️

Date: 2016-08-20 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flawlessglitch.livejournal.com
I mean, I write, but I don't think I'm especially talented with it.

How does it feel to be so wrong? Asking for a friend.

Date: 2016-08-21 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
Please tell your friend that I still maintain that everything I do is two parts luck and one part shoddy judgement.

Hope the move is going smoothly!

(also, I saw Josie last night. total fluke. we're meeting for coffee this week, and i'm still not sure how that happened).

Date: 2016-08-21 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flawlessglitch.livejournal.com
Whoa, whoa, whoa. I'm gonna need more details than that, kid. Text me. Or email me. Or whatever.

It's going. Shipping the boys off on Wednesday, movers/painters/cleaners/landscapers all coming throughout the week. You can imagine my anxiety level, I'm sure.

Date: 2016-08-20 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-tiger.livejournal.com
Oh god, now I want those fries. Preferably followed by that ice cream.

Date: 2016-08-21 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
Oh god those fries, tig. Not sure if it's a good or bad thing that I live so far away from those fries.

Date: 2016-08-21 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deirdre-c.livejournal.com
Physically, yeah. I have arms like a longshoreman. Emotionally, when I need to be.


Date: 2016-08-21 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
I love you back. And yeah, lifting fifty pound buckets of dirt over my head has left me with a certain skill set. ♥

Date: 2016-08-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fridayblues.livejournal.com
Greek salad is my best friend now after coming back from Greece :D
More power to tomatoes, olives and goat cheese!

Date: 2016-08-23 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
nothing better than tomatoes, olives and cheese! i live off it, honestly. hope your trip was good! xoxo

Date: 2016-08-21 10:53 pm (UTC)
sillie: (BigBang2010AmriaDean)
From: [personal profile] sillie
This meme is so much fun. Thanks for sharing! :D

Date: 2016-08-23 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
it was a good way to procrastinate for a while. thanks! ♥

Date: 2016-08-22 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amypond45.livejournal.com
Oh man I got all excited thinking we had the same first name then I googled it and oh well :) Still, we have the Beatles in common, although I really do love the Stones, too. And at least we live on the same coast! Also, absolutely on the carrot cake. Cold. Duh. And John Cusack. We have the same eye color!!!!!

Date: 2016-08-23 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riyku.livejournal.com
pardon me while i stare at your sam icon for an inappropriate amount of time....

so much the same! that's what i like about these memes--getting to know each other a bit better.

and john cusack. oh god. i got to talk to him on the phone once--it was a charity thing--and i swear it was the most star-struck experience of my life.

Date: 2016-08-24 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amypond45.livejournal.com
omg John Cusack defined my youth! His dad graduated from the college where my husband teaches, and about ten years ago he came along with his kids and did a thing and I was invited to the reception (as a faculty wife) and I COULDN'T GO. It was just too much! I'm such a wimp. YOU TALKED TO HIM? Gawd. You are my hero (as if you weren't already...)

Date: 2016-08-23 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jimbobjoe.livejournal.com
Room 1408 John Cusack \o/ \o/ \o/

Love me some John Cusack! I can't not watch Con Air because of him.

Date: 2016-09-22 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quickreaver.livejournal.com
I love these little nuggets of you. :)
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