Getting to know you (a little), Part III

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  1. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?

    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?

    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?

    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?

    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?

    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?

    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?

    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?

    9. At what age will you be old?

    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?

    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?

    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?

    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?

    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.

    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of clothing that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?

    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?
     

  2. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?

    Yeah, kinda. There was this big issue a couple of years ago when I was at school when I really resented a certain teacher. Its a long story so I won't type it all out, but I really should have just forgotten about it and moved on at the time.

    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?

    Nah, well, I don't think so.

    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?

    0% and 100% at the same time

    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?

    I don't know because I don't really understand my answer :lol: I would tell you that I am actually very modest, but I'm too modest, so I won't. :laugh:

    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?

    I'm really not sure, I've never thought about it.

    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?

    Its fair enough!

    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?

    None, at all.

    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?

    Alcohol.

    9. At what age will you be old?

    When I feel it

    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?

    a blender?

    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?

    5... I don't see much truth in some people being naturally luckier than others, as a whole. I get really lucky sometimes, and other times, not at all. So an average 5 is probably accurate.

    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?

    I never really had expectations as a child for what life would be like. The only thing I can think of is that I always thought I'd be either a vet or a graphic designer. Which is now definately not an option.

    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?

    As much as the person I love needs.

    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.

    I'm sad to see any animal extint... hmm maybe a species of caterpillar or something.

    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of clothing that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?

    I don't like erotic clothing on guys :lol:

    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?

    A lot of things. I have more male attributes that female ones. For example, I'm not emotional, I don't talk a lot and I hate gossip, I can't stand clothes shopping, it takes me just a few minutes to get ready before I go out, my favourite sport's fanbase is hugely male dominated.... and there is plenty more!
     
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  3. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?
    Honestly, no. I don't think I have ever felt resentment towards anybody.

    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?
    Not in the slightest.

    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?
    Probably 50%.

    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?
    Probably 50%.

    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?
    I've never thought about it. It'd probably be something a little bit funny. Not distasteful though.

    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?
    I can relate to that. I believe a man is only a man if they can show emotion. A man who is scared to do so is not a man at all.

    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?
    0. Eww!

    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?
    Sherbet!

    9. At what age will you be old?
    I'll never be old. My body will age but the me inside will not.

    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?
    A laptop. I really want one but unless I win the lottery or someone gives me one I doubt i'll ever have one.

    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?
    Not very. I've always been an unlucky person.

    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?
    I'm not in a girl band.

    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?
    As much as it takes. I know people are in need all over the world but I don't have the means to help them. When I love someone I give them everything I've got.

    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.
    The white tiger. I've always found them to be beautiful and graceful animals. My dream was to see one up close and that dream came true.

    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of clothing that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?
    A paperbag over his head.

    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?
    Nothing. That's what men do right? ;)
     
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  4. Harmony

    Harmony Registered Member

    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?

    I have held resentment over minor things and for that moment I'm really angry about it, but I usually I get over it pretty quick.

    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?

    Nope, not at all.

    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?

    I'd say 99%. :p

    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?

    Nothing.

    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?

    I've never thought about it. :confused:

    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?

    Sounds like good advice to me.

    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?

    I've never eaten any, as far as I know.

    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?

    Always the vodka. :D

    9. At what age will you be old?

    When I start acting it.

    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?

    iPod

    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?


    I would have said about 4, before, but now I'll say 9. I've been very lucky this year. :)

    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?


    I'd say I was pretty naive as a child, about how I thought my life would turn out. So very different.

    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?

    I'm pretty much completely split down the middle with people. Strangers - I really don't think about at all. People I love - I would give up my life for them.

    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.

    A species of fly.

    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of clothing that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?

    Nothing, I prefer them without any clothes. ;)

    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?

    I'm such a tomboy, I've never done anything that's stereotypical of a girl. :p
     
  5. Hiei

    Hiei The Hierophant

    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?
    No. I feel that my resentment is justly felt.

    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?
    Not definitively, no. I, for instance, have always and will always love swinging. Unless that makes me an overgrown child. In which case, I change my answer to yes.

    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?
    .0000000000001%. I haven't met these one or two people yet, but I'm sure they're out there.

    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?
    Only as much as you'd expect.

    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?
    "Nothing of value was lost"

    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?
    John Wayne never cried. Chuck Norris never cried. Jet Li never cried. I think Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf is a pussy and needs kicked in the vagina.

    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?
    In terms of cans or the actual amount? As far as cans go, I'd say about 400 - 500 cans. I love spam!

    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?
    Jager.

    9. At what age will you be old?
    According to my sister, I'm already old.

    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?
    PS3

    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?
    10. I'm not dead and I haven't killed anyone.

    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?
    I didn't think I'd live to be this old, when I was growing up.

    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?
    I think it's more ethical to spend your resources on anyone you know than people you don't. Especially when you think you're in love.

    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.
    Sloth.

    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of clothing that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?
    Garter belts. Absolutely love em'

    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?
    I play with my hair almost all day.
     
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  6. ancredelamour

    ancredelamour Registered Member

    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?
    All the time with my ex-boyfriend. It's probably why we broke up! And I would hold the smallest stupidest things against him.

    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?
    No way, how could it! I don't see why you have to stop hating say... lego just because you aged a little bit.

    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?
    50%, you're either awesomer than me or you're not.

    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?
    I just tried to make it sound like I'm fair and love myself! HAHA i don't know!!

    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?
    WELL I was really hoping to not have a grave site or anything. But if I haaaave to then it would say "Here lies an atheist, all dressed up with no place to go."

    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?
    I think that guy has an awesome name. And my dad has never cried and I trust him more than anybody! He's wise and strong. Just because one won't cry, doesn't mean one can't feel remorse.

    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?
    Oh lord, from the age that I could chew food probably until I was 6 I ate it at least twice a week. So a lot more than any normal person should eat!

    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?
    yeast?

    9. At what age will you be old?
    I'll never be old.

    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?
    an iPod.

    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?

    I am 10! Extremely fortunate! Because I have running water and heat and a sturdy roof over my head and friends and family who love me and amazing pets and good educational possibilities etc. etc.!

    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?
    I had a tough upbringing, I expected everything to turn out for the worst. Things definitely haven't been turning out as poorly as I expected them to! Things are feeling pretty good.

    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?
    Well, I donate to some charities once in a while, but otherwise I don't think about strangers. But I mean, I'd much rather try to feed and shelter people in Canada rather than people in Africa, if you know what I mean. I would do anything reasonable for the people I know and love!

    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.
    UHHMM tasmanian devils?! I DONT KNOW! i don't want any animals to go extinct!

    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of [COLOR=#0000CC ! important][COLOR=#0000CC ! important]clothing[/COLOR][/COLOR] that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?
    If the clothes fit well and nicely, I'm all over them and ready to take it all off!

    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?
    I hack up goobies?!
     
  7. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Yes but I was really young. I let it ruin my life for several years.

    I think we are all overgrown children pretending to be true adults (not all are successful).

    Pick any number and divide it by zero.

    Same answer as #3.

    Nothing definite. I mean I've thought of this several times and my answer changes depending on my mood. If I were to die in a few minutes and have to choose now it'll be, "Spent the last minutes of her life replying to TuckerGently's thread"

    I like it when men cry, so I make them.

    A lot. I was served that for packed school lunches.

    Definitely vodka.

    When I have almost no one to email or call on the phone because they're dead.

    Not sure if it's "popular" but those ebook readers. I will always prefer reading and holding real books not electronic versions of it.

    An eight. I think I'm pretty much fortunate but I acknowledge that there are people who are far more fortunate than I am. Anyway while I say 8 on the scale, it personally feels 10 to me. Imagine if when I reach 9 on the scale!

    My idea of the whole giving birth in the hospital was very different from what I imagined it would be when I was younger. I also never imagined having this full control of and responsibilty for my household (no hired help).

    If I have to think of strangers in need for every cent I spend and emotional investment I make, I probably would be a miserable person. We have to accept that there are things we cannot control and change. Let it go and stop feeling guilty about it. We should just do our best for the ones we can make a big impact on and they're mostly the people we know and love. Go for it.

    There are species I probably haven't heard of and my life is fine. So I most likely won't miss them if they become extinct.

    My panties he just took off, over his head.

    I can get ready quickly. I don't have those long beautifying routines after the shower or when dressing up. In fact I get annoyed when I have to wait for my friends to get away from the bathroom mirror.
     
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  8. Oooh_snap

    Oooh_snap Living on the 0th floor V.I.P. Lifetime

    I replied to this once and on the last question I hit the backspace and it went back to the last page I viewed and when I hit forward all of my answers were deleted, so lets see if I can do this right this time LOL.



    1. Nelson Mandela once compared resentment to swallowing poison and then hoping for it to kill your enemy. Is there a time that stands out in your memory when you held resentment close and you should have been letting it go?

    I still hold a small amount of resentment toward my boyfriend for some things he said and did to me. Things that truely shouldn't be forgivable and he knew they weren't when he did them, but didn't care. I know it ruins us everyday, but I have gotten better. He has work to do too though.



    2. Does one's recreational preferences definitively distinguish a true adult from an overgrown child?

    I don't think it is necessarily their recreational preferences that make you a true adult or an overgrown child. I think it more has to do with whether a person puts their recreational preferences before responsibility. If someone doesn't pay their bills or go to work because of their preferences, then that could make them more of an overgrown child.




    3. What percentage of people in the world are more awesome than you are?

    3.14159%



    4. Candidly, how much of a part did modesty play in your answer to #3?

    None at all. Pi was the only thing that played a part in my answer.

    If I were to answer number 3 honestly, I would probably say 57.992%. That's bold for me because I am a modest person.



    5. What would you like as a grave marker epitaph?

    "Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up... no place to go"



    6. Gen. "Stormin' " Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Allied Commander in 1991's Operation Desert Storm, told Barbara Walters in an interview that he doesn't trust a man who never cries. What do you make of that?

    I would say that is silly.. No tears usually means dehydration. I'd offer the man a glass of water.



    7. How much canned Spam would you estimate you've eaten in your life?

    None, none at all.. and Never will I. Unless someone offers me an ungodly amount of money that will leave me set to be a lazy ass for the rest of my life.



    8. If you decided to invent an alcoholic drink, what would be the first ingredient you'd reach for?

    A bottle of vodka.. I'd pour it into my own bottle and name it something new.

    I'd make a useless alcoholic beverage creator.



    9. At what age will you be old?

    I'll never be old.. People can call me old at their discretion, but I just can't ever imagine myself being old.. Which maybe my idea of old is different from everyone else, but the day I feel old is the day I will die.



    10. What currently popular electronic device will you probably never own?

    An Iphone.. I have everything that it has to offer.. It just isn't all packed into 1 little thing.. I am fine with my PDA. I am just not so in love with the Iphone.. Oh well



    11. On a scale of 1-10, how fortunate are you, and why?

    I will say a 10. I have dealt with the loss of many loved ones and had health issues myself, but I am alive and happy. So, really I can't complain.



    12. How does your life differ from your childhood expectations for it?

    I most definitely thought I would be done with college and working an awesome job by now... Whoops, guess I was off.



    13. How large a portion of your primary resources (time, money, emotional strength) is it ethical to spend on one person you love, when you're aware of 99 strangers in equal need?

    The 1 person that I love with have to come with me to spend my rescources on the 99 strangers.



    14. Name a species in the animal kingdom whose extinction wouldn't bother you a whole bunch.

    I really can't think of an animal I would want to see extinct.. I guess just rapists and murderers...

    Next time around ask this question about insects, and I'll be prepared with an answer.



    15. What, in your opinion, is the most erotic item of clothing that your partner (or a potential partner) could wear?

    A smile.

    Yeah, it's not an article of clothing..

    I'm a rebel.



    16. What do you do that's more stereotypical of the opposite sex?

    I don't cry. I am very strong and can be semiemotionless.. and girls are known for being the overly emotional ones.
     
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  9. Atreyu

    Atreyu #2 New Zealander

     
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  10. OverLoad65

    OverLoad65 Registered Member

    Holding resentment? Many times. When I should've been letting it go? I can't really provide an honest answer for that. If I held it, I felt I had the right to.

    Not definitively, no.

    45-70%

    0 %

    A shield. True symbolism of my life.

    Antisocial Personality Disorder? Yeah, I agree with the General.

    0 %

    Full Throttle energy drink.

    65.

    iPod, iMac, Mac Book, anything with the letter "i" in front of it, or an Apple logo.

    8, because I have been very blessed by the powers that be.

    Still a work in progress. Much better than it could have ended up, for sure. I am definitely very optimistic.

    100%. She/he is your first responsibility.

    Mosquitoes.

    Latex body suit.... mmmmMmmmm now we're talking. :nod:

    Watch chick flicks.
     

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