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03 March 2011 @ 07:50 pm
I'm alive. When I mentioned to Nick-the-supervisor that I always expect he'll beat me up but know he could never do it better than I, he told me he would leave the 'beating up' to me because I seem 'rather adept.' I knew there was a reason I liked Nick. (;

(I'm making light here, as I often do. It was difficult and I bit my lip a lot but I got through to a very strange lecture and now some quiet library time with Clover. I think I needed this time for putsing around. Hopefully I have appeased you, albalark? :D )

And this is ganked from many off my flist: kellychambliss, mothwing, kitty_ryan, peroxidepirate and possibly more now. (:

A. Age: Sometimes 6, sometimes 21, sometimes 42, sometimes 84, sometimes somewhere in-between or on either side. Your guess is as good as mine – we’re all a bunch of onions growing layers, aren’t we? (;

B. Bed size: When I’m in on bed in the UK, it’s a single. When I’m on my bed in the States, it’s a twin-or-less. But since I often-times avoid my bed, I often have a floor-sized bed – optimal stretch opportunities! (And some rolling around, you know, like an animal.)

C. Chore you hate: I pretty much hate any chore that comes after the ‘Write To Do List’ chore. Well, at least until I forget to hate it – then I start liking most things.

D. Dogs: I have a smelly old-man pug named Muggzzey; I’ve had him since I was 9. Before him I had Drew, a Great Dane/German Shepherd/Labrador mix. His name was rather fitting. I love dogs, and cats, and ferrets and mice and rats and snakes and tarantulas and snails… Someone once told me to read My Family and Other Animals because it “is me.”

E. Essential start to your day: I don’t think there is one? I can’t think of one thing I have to do consistently every day… ‘Waking up,’ I suppose, but I’ve had some days I didn’t do that and felt fine too. BREATHING! I find that to be quite essential to start my day.

F. Favorite color: Rainbow. And even if you don’t think that’s a colour, you’d have me lying if I put anything else down – nothing ever fits ‘favourite colour’ as well as rainbow. Plus, if black can be considered a colour despite not reflecting/emitting any visible light to us… then rainbow can be a colour – it’s just a downplayed white anyway!

G. Gold or silver: Silver! I like silver shinies.

H. Height: … … … *Sigh.* 4’11”.

I. Instruments you play: Ukulele. Flute once upon a time. Recorder once-upon-a-time-before-that.

J. Job title: Procrastinator. Erm. Student.

K. Kids: That would be incredibly awkward for me at the present moment. No spawncreatures presently, but it’s an open possibility for the future. They’re just not, you know, coming from this body.

L. Live: In the ‘not dead’ way, yes, absolutely. As for where I live…well, my heart lives somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Does that make me an Atlantic Sea Monster? I think it should. I want to be a hardcore mermaid. I’ll have my mermaid friends knit me cold-weather apparel (I can’t lie, I don’t think I’d be able to knit as a mermaid either).

M. Mother’s name: Gerri. Adoptive mothers: Zazabeth, Carolyn and a number of others. (I have been taken into a number of families.)

N. Nicknames: Kiwi. Kiki. Kiki Wiki. Kiwi WeeWee. Cro. Ol’ King Cole.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Not a HUGE number, but too many for my fried brain to generally remember. Every night tends to feel like an eternity; I try not to remember unpleasant eternities.

P. Pet peeve: Chewing. I cannot handle open-mouth or incredibly loud chewing. I will hear it over other noises, including my own thoughts, and it drives me absolutely batty.

Q. Quote from a movie: “Harold, everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much.” – Maude; Harold and Maude.
(Also: “A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.”

“You sure have a way with people” – “Well, they’re my species!”

“The earth is my body; my head is in the stars.”

“Consistency is not really a human trait.”

“It's all memorabilia, but incidental and not integral, if you know what I mean.”

And of course “Oh, Harold... That's wonderful. Go and love some more.”)

Can you tell I love that film possibly a little too much? I think it and Monty Python and the Holy Grail got me through high school, with a little Better Than Chocolate and If These Walls Could Talk II for some lesbian positivity.

R. Right- or left-handed: Right, regrettably; I wish I could be more flexible with it.

S. Siblings: One brother. 18. Keele University. I call him “Dweeb” and it is not without reason. (However, I am considering switching to “Ax” soon, within the next few years. He’s moving up from Monkey Boy to Robe Boy to Dweeb and soon enough possibly to Ax…)

T. Time you wake up: I think I realised over the summer that set to my own devices, I could be waking up at literally any hour of the day or night from sleeps or naps. For classes usually somewhere between 7am-12 noon. At my leisure, anywhere from 8am to 4pm. All depends on what sleep schedule I’m keeping at the time.

U. Underwear: Bras: I like colour and patterns; today’s is green and pink like a watermelon. Sizing is my main problem. And nowadays when I’m home I give up on bras altogether and lounge around with a leotard under my jammies/clothes. Pants/panties: I like strange pants. Often boyshort style when I can get them. Otherwise bikini, occasional thong (oh I know, gasp gasp, how could you?). And I’m going to be honest, when it’s been too long since my last bout of laundry, I can occasionally be found in bathing suits.

V. Vegetables you dislike: I’m going to go with garlic too. I really don’t like garlic. [ETA: That may be a slight exaggeration. I mean, garlic can definitely be present in food and I will not run away. It just isn't my favourite taste. (: ]

W. What makes you run late? My brain. When it doesn’t want to do something, it can be…exceedingly stubborn.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Oh good gillyweed. Hmm. I think I’ve had a variety of head, hand and hip/leg? Possibly more. Just don’t ask me when - though if you really want to be bored, you could ask me the whole pre-, during- and post-x-ray nurse script; I could give you that with relative ease.

Y. Yummy food you make: I really don’t ‘make’ anything yummy. Really. Pre-made is about as sophisticated as I get. And I don’t make any nummy things consistently enough that I would deem them ‘yummy food I make.’

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: I haven’t been to a zoo in ages, but if one had a margay, I think I’d just about faint. And then sit there staring at it for about 6 hours. Otherwise, I don’t tend to do ‘favourite’ well.


"It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues."
[W. H. Davies]
Current Mood: curiousCurious.
therealsnapetherealsnape on March 3rd, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for making me learn a new word today. Margay. I googled images, and they're seriously cute.

And another garlic hater? Am I going to get a coven full of still-closeted vampires at Diacon? Garlic really doesn't kill humans, you know. Still, I'll adapt. I'm good with picky eaters. Really, I am.

I love your many rainbows, btw.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Paint the flowers me.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Margays are definitely cute. And at least it's always a good topic of conversation when anyone asks me "what's your favourite animal?" expecting something simple. (Hah! Never ask a biological scientist what her favourite animal is unless you want a long conversation!)

'Hater' may be a bit of an exaggeration - as I may have exaggerated my feelings toward garlic - but I'm not the most dedicated fan either, haha. It's more in places that I can taste garlic over other things; my housemate puts garlic in most things and I never mind when he makes me eat it, since it's always a more minor ingredient. (: But I do think you may have a coven full of closeted vampires at DiaCon. Real ones. Not the sparkly ones.

Awwr, thank you! It's nice to know someone appreciates the colour. :D
101mutts: Britomartis butterfly101mutts on March 4th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
I thought you said you grew a half inch over 4'10 3/4"? But I'm assuming you're rounding. I just thought it was pretty cool when we were the same height.

you could ask me the whole pre-, during- and post-x-ray nurse script; I could give you that with relative ease" Now I'm tempted to for laughs.

Awwwr Harold and Maude.
Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Grass-root upbringing.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness, I don't even know my own height at this point. It doesn't help that I change by a quarter of an inch depending upon which leg I stand on.

I wouldn't suggest the script. It has a lot of "are you sure you're not pregnant?" until even my mother is barging in to say "she's a lesbian virgin! She's not pregnant!"

Harold and Maude. ♥
kellychamblisskellychambliss on March 4th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
I should definitely have used "procrasinator" as my job title, too.

I hear you on the chewing. Or rather, I hope not to hear you!
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Kiwi.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
I feel it is certanily as much your job title as mine - and I do mean that in a good way! (Bad procrastinators are the worst. If one is going to procrastinate, at least be good at it!)

I hope you will not hear my chewing, for it means I'm doing a dreadful job with my own pet peeves.
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Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Keys.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
I stood shock still for a moment after reading your comment. A live demo! We'll see. You may have to go Teskey on me and pull me out of my shell for that one - and I warn, it may take some significant yanking.

Glad to have some agreement on the rainbow front! C:
albalarkalbalark on March 4th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
This made me smile the whole way through, Kiwi!

I especially love how you handled the 'age' question; I knew just what you meant. ::g::

And Harold and Maude! What a fabulous movie! I haven't seen it since my own college days, so I may have to go hunt it down for another viewing.

When I do my own, I'm going to be quoting you on W.

Thanks for the grins!
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Plait || Tangled together.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Awwr, I'm glad you got some smiles out of it! (: Ah, yes, the 'age' question; I'll admit it always confounds me a bit, since the number of years I've been on this planet never seems to cut it.

Oh, yes, absolutely go hunt Harold and Maude down! And let me know when you're going to watch it! I'll throw it in too and we can watch it 'together.' It's been too long since I've seen it as well and I think I need another re-watch; it tends to return my perspective on life to me whenever it wanders away.

Glad to have gifted you some grins! :D
þeof in þystro: Hatmothwing on March 4th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
I love the wax crayon rainbow picture at the bottom, it's so colourful and cheery. :D

Harold and Maude omg. That movie is awesome, and that reminds me that I badly need to rewatch it with Crocky.

I didn't know what a Margay was but that has to be the cutest cat ever. <3
Kiwi Crocus: Cat || Black cat stare.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad you like the crayon banner - it makes me smile. (:

I love Harold and Maude more than I can describe, as is probably evident. Yes yes, I hope you do rewatch it soon! I'd love to see it mentioned a few times on my flist, which will happen if you & Crocky and albalark all watch it. (;

Margays are definitely ridiculously cute. I love that they're wild cats but are so small.