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Because I said I would.... [Oct. 18th, 2005|01:54 pm]

Sometimes these little things are fun, or informative, or just a good way to pass a few minutes of time. I don't normally post these, but what the hey, eh?

Post a comment requesting it, and I will:

1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I will construct a funny alter ego for you to use if you need to go into hiding.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me. (If possible)
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what musical instrument you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal. Feel free to alter the questions, but keep the spirit, and the number of them.

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[User Picture]From: qedrakmar
2005-10-18 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hit me! :)
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2005-10-18 06:14 pm (UTC)
1) I finally escaped your infectious KoL disease!
2) The Curly Shuffle by Jump 'n The Saddle
3) Derek Marr, part time insurance salesman, lives alone in a small apartment over a chinese food restaurant, but has frequent visitors. Makes most of his money on the ebay black market.
4) Chili takes forever to warm up.
5) Well, my clearest one is of you passing on the spoon of authority (was it a spoon?) at closing ceremonies.
6) Bass drum. Driving, thumping, intense ryhtym, but with a backbeat fun side. No one can resist the bass drum if they're around it for a while, they always take a playful thump at it.
7) How long have you had that facial hair?
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From: sarahsam
2005-10-18 06:06 pm (UTC)


I don't normally indulge my ego- but I'm sick today, so go for it! :)

[Given the time/distance since we last partook of each other's company, feel free to lie through your teeth.]
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2005-10-18 06:49 pm (UTC)

Re: *smirk*

1) You're one of the people I most wish I'd kept in touch with through college.
2) "Something More Than This" - October Project
3) Lilly von Smalle, from a cadet branch of the family. Your family immigrated to America in the late 1700's, and lived in the mansions of Newport for almost a century, but your great-great-grandfatherlost most of the family fortune whoring and investing in whaling ships. His investments did well until he spurned his business partner. After that, all the whaling expeditions ran into unusual troubles. Now you work as an assistant to the vice president of a clothing firm specializing in prison uniforms and maternity outfits. At night you study chemistry and go to clubs in fashionable go-go boots. Lilly von Smalle is only your Nom de Plume, of course, and you are really Alice Garlack.
4) "She likes the....." "She ought to Bess, it's her brother!" After dragging stools up to the middle of the stage.
5) Some time in Algebra II, tossing notes back and forth, one of which had 'Blue Blazers!" and a little jacket sketched on it by you...
6) Tenor Sax. Sometimes sultry, sometimes jazzing away, sometimes content to be in the backing section, once in a while in the lead. Rich in timbre, and shiny in color. And sometimes needs to spit.
7) What happened?
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2005-10-18 07:01 pm (UTC)

Re: *smirk*

Ah, yes. The full quote:

She likes the liver, Ben.
She ought to do, Bess. It's her brother's.
MRS BEYNON [Screaming]"
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From: sarahsam
2005-10-19 05:50 am (UTC)

Re: *smirk*

1) Better late than never?
3) This is a glorious alter ego! I think I will have to use it on a regular basis.
4) "Here's your arsenic tea, dear. And your weedkiller biscuit."
7) Such a broad question! I don't think I have enough time in the world to answer all the possible interpretations. Pick a few and I'll be more than happy to answer.
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[User Picture]From: dkaine
2005-10-18 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm a sap, and I miss you guys, so hit me as well.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2005-10-18 07:11 pm (UTC)
1) You have very infectious laughter.
2) "With a Little Help From My Friends"
3) Douglas Kaine is a consultant for the Gem Manufacturing company, designing new forms of paper clips. The unusual amount of money in the business means he drives a Miata, and looks out of place doing so. He lives in the suburbs, and plays golf on weekends. He has no children, but the store manager at EBX thinks he does because of all the videogames he purchases.
4) "Didn't you graduate?"
5) I have a hard time remembering... it was before you took time off...
6) The kazoo. Don't ask.
7) How's it going, huh? And why don't you visit?
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[User Picture]From: taellosse
2005-10-18 06:28 pm (UTC)
Clicked the wrong link the first time:

Mostly cuz I'm curious to see what you respond with, I'll have a go.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2005-10-18 07:30 pm (UTC)
1) We both made the same mistake at the same time. At least we met each other because of it.
2) "Anywhere Is" - Enya
3) Tae Lossel was born in California, of a German father and a Japanese-American mother. After a failed attempt to break into the professional surfer world, Tae instead turned to his other passion: murals. He started as a graffiti artist in his youth, but now regularly receives commissions to paint neo-modern murals on the sides of buildings. Although he is mostly known for Whelanesque seascapes, he occasionally delves into Mondrian or Wrightesque geometries, incorporating structural elements of buildings in his lines and images.
4) That little restaurant where we bumped into each other had good food.
5) Well, I first met you at Arisia, but the circumstances weren't that good. Times change.
6) Xylophone. Bright, clear, equally capable of single notes or chords, with a distinctive metallic element. Sometimes disregarded as childish or uninteresting, it has a surprisingly important role. Plus I once saw the flying karamazov brothers play one with bowling pins as they were juggling in the pins. A very impressive act.
7) Ever though of ending up further east, so we can hang out more often?
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[User Picture]From: taellosse
2005-10-18 07:51 pm (UTC)
1) Its been one of the wonderful/amusing ironies of my life that some of my best friends in recent years were all met through the same ex-girlfriend (and of course, most of them are not even friends with her anymore). You are certainly no exception.

3) Surfing, huh? That's a funny image, considering I've never been on a surf board in my life. *grin*

4) Yeah, its a pretty decent place. Mostly we go there when ladyarren's parents are visiting and they want to go out to eat.

5) Yeah, that wasn't an especially pleasant experience, though I enjoyed most of Arisia when it wasn't touching on that particular dysfunctional arrangement. Enough so that I returned the following year, anyway, though I haven't been back again since.

6) What an unexpected and interesting response. Hm.

7) Thought? Yes. At the current juncture it isn't likely to happen, though. Not through any particular desire on my part to stay here, but my wife is fairly committed to staying in this area at the moment. I'd need a pretty compelling reason to make it happen, and right now, I haven't got one. It is a shame, since I get to see all you folks so rarely this way, but I'm afraid it can't be helped at the moment.
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[User Picture]From: j_stone_
2005-10-18 06:32 pm (UTC)

Do it!!!

Obey the Stone!
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2005-10-18 07:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Do it!!!

I must... obey... the stone....

1) It took you a long time to get to a good level of facial hair.
2) "Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting" Sorry, has to be done. It's true.
3) Jeremy Stone was a government experiment gone awry. Some saw it went exactly as planned, but others say it went horribly, horribly worng. Enhanced beyond the capabilities of average man, he also proved uncontrollable by those who had altered him. Now a fugitive, he uses his faster than lightning reflexes, superhuman strength, and hypergenius saavy to take out third world dictators and government puppets across the globe.
Oh wait, that was your question. Ooops.
4) I'll bet you get straight A's, huh? (Lucky punks we left them alone)
5) As I mentioned before, I first remember you from Orientation week, where I only opted to talk to you because your t-shirt indicated you might have similar interests.
6) Some sort of Tympani or Steel Drum, where you can feel the sound go through you, and you can't help but get up and move because of the energy thrown off by them. One of the rare tuneable drums, which makes it highly adaptable. Sometimes it can be out of tune though.
7) To turn it around on you, What are you up to these days?
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[User Picture]From: j_stone_
2005-10-19 03:05 am (UTC)

Re: Do it!!!

1) It did indeed. And required much experimenting.

3) No, no. I'm perfectly willing to use that as an alias. Of course, I'll need said superhuman strength and lightening reflexes first.

4) That may have been the single most surreal moment of my life...

7) Like, you, there is too much. I will sum up. Grad school at Emerson, part-time work at WBooks, part time tutoring writing at Berklee. Boxing, Muay Thai, Gaming. My sweetie 3000 miles away, starting on her degree. Teh suxxors. Attempts at writing sporadic and slow, due to busy schedule. When degree done, likely leaving state to be with sweetie, until she is ABD. Then possibly returning, depending on jobby-job status, ect.
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[User Picture]From: chanaleh
2005-10-18 07:12 pm (UTC)
Hee hee... I can't promise to propagate the meme, but if you're bored, and willing to indulge me nevertheless, I'd be amused to see you answer this.
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From: asdr83
2005-10-18 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm willing to tread on dangerous ground. Also I promise not to pick a fight with you over anything you may write here.
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[User Picture]From: aerynne
2005-10-18 10:34 pm (UTC)
I dare you.
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[User Picture]From: in_water_writ
2005-10-19 01:54 am (UTC)
Indulge the little one!
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[User Picture]From: meranthi
2005-10-19 01:58 pm (UTC)
Sure...hit me. :)
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