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tell me about yourself

At the request of the curiously sunny sunshine_tears:

Name: Mark

Birthday: July 14

Birthplace: Kendallville, IN, USA

Current Location: dispatch in the Noble County Sheriff's Department

Eye Color: Hazelly (is that a word?)

Hair Color: dark brown

Height: 6'0"

Right Handed or Left Handed: right

Your Heritage: Cherokee Indian, Irish, English

The Shoes You Wore Today: extremely old black Reebok's

Your Weakness: chocolate, females

Your Fears: spiders, failure, screwing up

Your Perfect Pizza: all meat, extra cheese

Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: sell a novel. Actually, just surviving winter would be ok.

Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: :-)

Thoughts First Waking Up: "Where did THAT crazy dream come from?"

Your Best Physical Feature: eyes, I'm told

Your Bedtime: about 8 a.m., most days

Your Most Missed Memory: I don't remember. (You *asked!*) taking long trips back when I could afford it, I suppose.

Pepsi or Coke: Mountain Dew

MacDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds -- love their fries

Single or Group Dates: single, I suppose.

Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea. Seriously, is there a difference?

Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate, duh.

Cappuccino or Coffee: tea. But I don't know what brand.

Do you Smoke: no

Do you Swear: sometimes -- more in winter than in summer.

Do you Sing: when I'm alone, so no one can complain.

Do you Dance: With me there's a fine line between dancing as grand mal seizures.

Do you Shower Daily: sometimes twice a day.

Have you Been in Love: Oh, yeah.

Do you want to go to College: not anymore!

Do you want to get Married: what, again? I'm willing to entertain the possibility.

Do you belive in yourself: Eh. Sometimes.

Do you get Motion Sickness: Only if I try to read while moving, or sometimes if I'm moving backward.

Do you think you are Attractive: not really

Are you a Health Freak: I'm up with the *idea*.

Do you get along with your Parents: I hardly ever see them. So, yes.

Do you like Thunderstorms: Very much, although not directly overhead.

Do you play any Instrument: Not at all

In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Not even in the last decade.

In the past month have you Smoked: no

In the past month have you been on Drugs: Do vitamins count?

In the past month have you gone on a Date: no, and thanks for reminding me

In the past month have you gone to a Mall: Yes, the same one where sunshine_tears works.

In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: No

In the past month have you eaten Sushi: No

In the past month have you been on Stage: I gave a speech at my daughter's wedding -- does that count?

In the past month have you been Dumped: nope

In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: No -- have you been paying attention to our weather?!

In the past month have you Stolen Anything: no

Ever been Drunk: So they tell me.

Ever been called a Tease: no

Ever been Beaten up: Yes

Ever Shoplifted: no

How do you want to Die: in bed

What do you want to be when you Grow Up: A world famous, award winning novelist. Or just a novelist.

What country would you most like to Visit: Canada. In summer.

~In a Boy/Girl~

Favourite Eye Color: no preference

Favourite Hair Color: red

Short or Long Hair: long

Height: no preference

Weight: Hm... less than me.

Best Clothing Style: never really thought about it ... personally, I'm all for the comfort.

Number of Drugs I have taken: no illegal drugs

Number of CDs I own: no idea -- but a lot.

Number of Piercings: 0

Number of Tattoos: 0

Number of things in my Past I Regret: You want me to count ALL those?!



( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 15th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
I see we share a dancing style.
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, instead of the "Electric Slide", we've got the "Finger Stuck in Electric Outlet".
Nov. 16th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
I ever the opportunity arises, I thing we should avoid both dancing in the same room at once, we make take down innocent bystanders. Or get co-opted by the military as a joint WMD.
Nov. 16th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
::sigh:: My typing... it is teh suck this morning. Sorry.
Nov. 17th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh -- MORNING. That explains everything!
Nov. 17th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
When you mentioned us dancing in the same room I immediately pictured the party scene in AtS where Angel and Wesley "danced". I should think that image should be incentive enough.
Nov. 16th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
..I can't do the eletric slide.
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
the electric slide
The only time I ever did it was when I was a little kid and tried to fish some bread out of the toaster with a fork.
Nov. 15th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
LOL "Best Clothing Style:...all for the comfort" made me think of Gilda Radner's immortal line: "I base my fashion sense on what doesn't itch."
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
what doesn't itch
Why, I think that's a fine way to choose your clothing!
Nov. 15th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: No -- have you been paying attention to our weather?!

So it's a safe assumption you're not a fan of the polar bear swim? *g*
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
polar bears
Those people are nuts, even by nuts standards. Every January 2nd they must have to go in for a testical retreaval operation, at which time they need to have their head shrunk as much as their other body parts did.

In other words ... no.
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
you do have gorgeous eyes..
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
*looks in mirror*

I'm going to have to take your word for it. :-)
Nov. 16th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
you do! promise. scout's honor.
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Do you know your ancestry (surnames) enough to know where your Cherokee roots are?

I also have Cherokee ancestry and have been going NUTS trying to prove it because my family moved around so darn much, they're impossible to find on the census.
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
I believe some family members are doing the roots thing. I'm very much interested in finding out, but I'm also that fatal combination of lazy and busy, so I've never dug into it very much. The only thing I know for sure is that my grandmother, who was half Cherokee and half Irish, went by the name Alice Moore, and that her ancestors were of the group that stayed in the Appalachian hills, rather than be moved west by the US government.
Nov. 16th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: ancestry
Yeah, my mom's trying to do ours, and got really far on everything else, but hit a dead end with the cherokee part, and could only go back so far, or couldn't find the right person or something. She has the Dawes records and stuff but somethign doesn't match right or something.. idk.
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Re: ancestry
Well, the Cherokees who got forcibly moved had to leave a lot of their stuff behind, including what little they kept in the way of written records. The ones who stayed behind probably tried to cover up their tracks to keep from being relocated themselves, so an awfully lot of geneology information is probably lost forever.
Nov. 19th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: ancestry
Yeah, that was our problem - multiple name changes and lost records.
Nov. 19th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: ancestry
It's worse for me, because I've got a roadblock on the white man side, too. The story goes that one of my ancestors, a Revolutionary War veteran, killed a man in North Carolina and then fled to northeastern Tennessee to avoid prosecution. I'd imagine he took steps to prevent a paper trail that could follow him to his new home!
Nov. 16th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: ancestry
I wonder if mine were, too. My great-great-great grandmother's name was Hannah Bennett. The census at the time wasn't detailed enough to list if she was Cherokee, but several cousins all seem to say the same thing; that she was a Cherokee medicine woman.

Since they moved around SO much, it's been impossible to find them in any census beyond 1860!
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: ancestry
Nobody appreciates records at the time they're written down, and so things get caught in that gray time between when the records are legally required and when they become historicaly significant. It's sad, how much history gets thrown into the trash -- or, as in our late 1800's courthouse fire, how much gets lost accidentally.
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