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1. Have you ever had an addiction?
~Never anything too serious. Just a caffeine addiction. I know, sounds silly, but I firmly believe that many people are addicted to caffeine and that it will some day be shown that this leads to early heart attacks and death. When caffeine becomes outlawed for its narcotic-like effect (the "perk" you get) and the negative effects on the body (the "death" thing) there will be a great uprising and thousands will die. They will be called the Starbuck Wars for years to come. Who will win? Nobody yet knows, the future is cloudy - probably because I haven't had my coffee yet this morning.

2. Are you afraid of the dark?
~Hmm. No? I don't mind the dark, but I tend to have a very very vivid imagination of what could be in the dark. I dread opening my eyes at night because my mind has pictured someone standing over me, or someone just walking into my room with some kind of weapon. Strangely enough the thought of zombies at night don't scare me so much - they'd have to get in the house and even though I'm a very heavy sleeper most of the time, I'd like to think that someone battering their way into the house would wake me up and if not me then Maria, who would then wake me.

3. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
~Whatever kind I'm currently eating as long as it's not nasty.

4. Have you ever been to the circus?
~Lots of times. When I got older I started to feel bad for some of the animals. Still, the non-animal acts are usually fun.

5. What do you think of North Korea testing nuclear weapons?
~They want to test? Fine. No problem with that. I think we need to start making sure we have interceptor missles prepped and ready to shoot down anything that might be fired at us. The moment that North Korea fires ON somebody? Yeah, there's unfortunately going to be a lot of loss of life. In North Korea.

Five Things About Me

1. I love playing first person shooter games like Halo, Star Wars Battlefront, Doom III, etc. The problem comes in with the fact that I absolutely suck at them. They're a lot of fun when you're NOT the worst player around. I don't have time to practice at it because I'm working either on the job, around the house, or whatever. I'm a very casual gamer who aspires to be so much more.

2. I don't know how to tell a good story. A good story is supposed to have a beginning, middle, and ending. My stories usually have a beginning, middle, and a fizzle. They just kind of peter out with me saying something like "and I thought it was funny..." while everyone around me looks confused.

3. Before getting me through the American adoption program my parents were going to adopt a young black child. It stuns me to think that my father, who once said that Sherrill (the town I'm from) was getting "weird" because he saw a black man walking down the street*, was going to adopt a black child. Okay, so this one isn't about me, but it's something from my life.

4. I get VERY easily distracted. One of the reasons my room was never clean as a kid was because I would quite often pick up a book from my room and start reading my favorite parts from it. This comes through now when I'm cleaning - books, computer, movies, all these things get in the way. I just tend to be very very moment oriented instead of broad-spectrum.

5. If I could choose only one thing to spend my money on for the rest of my life, assuming that I'd be fed and have a roof over my head, I would choose books. I love books - they can take you places, open your eyes to new ideas, and just about every silly cliche you've ever heard about books is true.

What would you choose?

*My dad's not a bad guy, I swear - he's just from a very secluded town and a very secluded life.
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What songs would you play to match these situations?

1. At a sporting event:
~That's not an easy one to say because each sporting event merits its own kind of music, really. So, I'll say "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," how's that?

2. At a party/social event:
~"Putting On The Ritz" is the first song that comes to mind. Of course, depending on the party/social event I could very well be singing it in a bad karaoke style instead of just playing it.

3. Utterly depressed:
~Probably a mix of Apocalyptica doing Metallica on Four Cellos with some Banya remixed classical/dance music done up, and a little Nightwish with some Trans-Syberian Orchestra thrown in for good measure. Not that I have a playlist entitled "Music for Depression" or anything. :)

4. Driving in a car:
~I like something I can sing along with in the car, so probably some Ookla the Mok, Weird Al, and 60's tunes.

5. Feeling lustful:
~Maroon 5. Yes, trite answer, but they do it for me. So?

Things I'm Proud of That Don't Actually Matter Much At All

1. I'm one of the fastest typists that I've ever met, and am very proud of that fact. I'm not the fastest I've ever met, but definately up there. I'm extremely competitive about this, is that wrong?

2. In 11th grade my French teacher warned us that if we didn't do our homework we would have to get a 100 on every single test that year, or we would fail. I passed without doing any homework. In retrospect, it was still worth it.

3. I have strong calf muscles. They're not as good as they used to be, but I'm working on getting them back to when they were rock-hard.

4. I have very good aim when I throw things, but it only seems to function when people aren't looking. I guess you could say that I choke a lot.

5. I am unable to bake foods. I try chicken, and no matter how long I cook it it's still pink and underdone. I try cakes, they always come out dry. I just can't use an oven properly for foods that I make. I don't know what's wrong with me, especially since I'm pretty handy with just about every other type of cooking. Can anyone make suggestions? Specifically the chicken. I hate underdone chicken, even after I cook it thoroughly the thought of it having been underdone makes me sick. I have weird food things.
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Friday Five

1. What's missing from your life?
~Parties. Must have more parties!

I guess that's my way of saying there's really not a whole lot missing from my life right now. I mean, sure I would enjoy going out a little more, and maybe travel, but these things are transitory and only come up in my mind when someone asks me a question that reminds me of them. Therefor I'd have to say there's really not a lot missing. This is a good thing.

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] akdidge doing the Friday Five like he said he was going to is missing from my life. :-p

2. Do you like to get drunk?
~It's all about circumstance. I don't like getting drunk for the sake of getting drunk, but being with friends and drinking is fine, playing a game and getting drunk because of it is fine too. But just drinking and getting drunk in order to BE drunk? Too much risk involved. Or something like that. (I mean, what if the zombies come when I'm drunk? Yeah...)

3. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
~Yes. It was nice. :)

4. Do you smoke?
~Only when I'm on fire.

5. What makes you happy?
~Wow. Lots of things. Reading, my girlfriend, philosophy, thinking about a fantasy future that will never happen, my dogs, mowing the lawn, getting a room in the house completely clean just in time to have people over to dirty it, friends, roleplaying, this list could get really really long. In general I AM a happy person. I like to LET things make me happy. The other day, I sat and stared at the outside just so I could marvel and how beautiful the sun looked through the trees, shining off the emerald grass. So, lots of things.

5 Things About Me

1. Until a few years ago I did not like steak. I believed that Salisbury Steak was "as good as it gets." I had never had true steak, and thought that all steak was like that. Thankfully Maria opened my eyes, and I have realized that the food I had as a child is not all the food there is in the world.

2. I have mentioned this before, but it's important - Until I was in my late teens I truly thought parsley was poisonous. My grandmother told me it was when I was six or so, and that stuck with me through at least the next ten years of my life. I quietly would dose myself with it when we went out to eat, small bites only, so that I would become immune in case I accidentally ate some later.

3. I try not to get too into video games. I become addicted, and tend to ignore my real life for a quick fix on whatever game of the month I'm playing. Lately it's been Morrowind, which I am slowly pulling myself away from even though I just added the two expansion packs and am excitedly enjoying the main story of one of them now. I'm tinkering with the thought of trying to create my own "mods" for it.

4. I am very apt to do weird things just because I think I'm funny when I do them, and maybe have the off-chance to entertain maybe one other person. I think I'm one of the few people that actually, seriously finds themselves funny, even though other people really don't. For example, the other day I posted this, titled "3 Things, Each Stranger Than The Last" and though nobody said anything, I thought it hilarious that I didn't put a "2" in there. Had anyone said anything, like "You say 3 things, but there's not a 2!" I would have replied "Strange, huh?" And then laughed at my own cleverness. And hey, number 3 on that list was really only funny to me and the guy that made the list, never intending for anyone to take him seriously, so, I guess what I'm saying is I'm insane. Deal with it, you know you love it.

5. I get extremely insecure about really stupid things, and I'm sure it pisses people off to no end, which then makes me even more nervous because I'm sure that I've pissed people off and they're all mad at me which makes them even madder when I have to ask them yet another question about something I "think I know, but just want to make sure I'm doing right." This is most obvious at work, but is also horrible when I am giving directions. Though I've lived in this house for a year now I still turn to Maria to confirm my directions when I give them, or just defer to her completely about it.
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Friday Five

1. When is the last time you were broke?
~Two days ago, when the stove started leaking gas and I had to give up the little bit of money I had in order to help purchase a new one. Now, however, I am getting that money back because Maria got profit sharing this quarter at her job! Yay!

2. What makes you lose focus?
~Just about anything from a video game to a umm I'm going to go play a video game now.

3. How tall are you?
~Five foot eleven and three quarters, damn it.

4. Are you brave or cowardly?
~You know, I'm pretty cowardly in non-serious situations. Spider? Run like hell is coming after you! Serious situations? Well, I'd like to think I'd be brave, but thankfully I've only been in a few situations I thought were serious enough to warrant bravery, and I did what I had to do.

5. What's in your pocket?
~Well, about $15 in my front right pocket and my mostly empty wallet in my left front pocket. And I guess my hand as I search each one.

Five Things You Probably Don't Know About Me
And Might Not Want To
but maybe should


1. I'm extremely creative in my head, but the minute it comes to putting it down on paper I go blank. Whether it's drawing (which I can't do) or writing (which I try to do), once I look at that blank page, my mind copies it. As I write this right now, that's exactly what my brain is doing, going blank.

2. If I had to choose one meal to eat for the rest of my life, and I could have any variation of that type of meal as long as it remained the same basics, it would be soup and sandwich. Many people would think of me as a steak and potatoes kind of guy, but I prefer soup and sandwich over just about anything else. I guess it's the little kid in me.

3. I don't talk much about religion, so here you have my answer: I believe. All of it. Everything. It all exists, and they're all right. Everything. Yup. Deal with it. You get exactly what you believe you deserve.

4. I still want to grow up to be a ninja. This is just another proof of me being a big kid. Nothing wrong with that, right? I hope I never grow into an adult because then I couldn't be a Toys R Us kid.

5. I often experience time displacement. It's not as simple as I think it's Tuesday when it's really Friday, but that happens all the time. Instead, I sometimes think it's 2009, but it's actually 2004, oh, wait, 2006. I even thought I was 29 the other day, to the point where I corrected my mom on a bit of family knowledge, and got some really weird looks from the rest of my family. I have no idea why this happens, but it's definately weird.
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1. Have you ever ridden a camel?

I've ridden a camel a few times, usually at Renaissance Fairs, or the like. I stopped riding them when I hit a certain weight barrier because then I start to feel bad for the animal, but yes, I have ridden on camels, and their actually rather docile. That could be because they're tied up, but what do I know? I've also ridden elephants.

2. When you are outside, what does the horizon look like?

Houses. I don't live in a development, but I do live in a Suburb. There's really no such thing as a "horizon" here. That's life, I suppose.

3. Who is the last person to leave you a message?

Depends. My boss left me a voice mail message, but [livejournal.com profile] akdidge left me a livejournal message while another friend that none of you know left me an email message, and these were all relatively around the same time.

4. How many hours did you sleep last night?

About 7. I just got up. Unfortunately the seven hours of sleep didn't help the headache I had when I went to bed.

5. Chocolate: take it or leave it?

MINE! YOU CAN'T HAVE MY CHOCOLATE!

*ahem*

FIVE THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME BUT SHOULD
Theme: Useless


1. I want to be a musical person. I grew up learning how to play the cello, and it's been years since I've played but I still remember it all. My father taught me a little guitar, I taught myself a very little piano, and for a year or two I took trombone lessons. I love to sing, even if I'm not that good at it any more. Some day I'm going to take these smatterings and get kind of serious about the whole thing, because I love learning semi-useless stuff, especially when it's about music.

2. When I was 13 or 14 my parents bought me the Klutz Juggling for the Complete Klutz book, and I've been doing it ever since. It wasn't as hard to learn as I thought, up to a point anyways, and when I was younger I had perfected all sorts of tricks. As I got older, it got less impressive to friends because they had seen all my tricks, so I stopped, and I've since lost the ability to do under the leg and behind the back, but I can still do the good old "1, 2, 3" with a few tricks. I find Juggling to be amazingly catharctic, and do it whenever I get a chance.

3. I can use DOS like it's nobodies business. Oh yeah boys! Seriously, growing up I didn't have many people around me that knew about computers, so as a youngish child I took to using the "help" option a lot, and learned just about every thing you could do in DOS. I could run little programs, set up variables, and made some text-based adventures that were pretty intense. About a year after this, we changed computers and it came with this thing called Windows? Anyone heard of that? Yeah, I had no idea what the hell I was doing. Heck, I'm still kind of dissapointed by the change!

4. I am very flexible, especially for a fat guy, but only half of me is. I can put my left foot behind my head without too much strain, but if I do the same thing with my right leg, I would hurt it. I can also touch the inside of my left arm with my left thumb, but can't do the same with my right arm. It's always puzzled me as to why I would be so flexible on one side, but not the other. When in Lotus Position, my head is almost always resting on my feet, there's very little "stretch" there for me.

5. When I was thirteen and in Boy Scouts I got to shoot a rifle a few times. It was fun, and according to my scout masters, I was a natural. They even asked me to join a competition after they saw me shoot a few times. Unfortunately my mom didn't want me using guns, and I haven't picked one up in about 13 years. I wonder if I'm still any good, but doubt I'll ever find out, unless the zombie apocalypse happens.
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1. What's the weather like?
~Dark, cold, and kind of dreary. Of course, this being Buffalo it snowed yesterday, and will probably be around 60 or so later today.

2. When is the last time you felt appreciated?
~I just recently had a friend tell me that she's not in love with me, or sexually attracted to me, but that she likes me. I felt appreciated, strangely enough. :)

3. What is the last bad news you heard?
~How bad are we talking? I mean, my boss just told me not to come in until noon when I had already woken up at 6am thinking I had to be there by 8am. In my little sheltered world, that's pretty bad news. Not because of the lost hours, understand, but because I got up an hour earlier than I would have otherwise.

4. What is your favorite sad song?
~Oh gods. Today you mean? Lacrymosa, Requiem done in a chorus style, sung in the original Latin. Yeah, that's right, I'm geeking it old school!

5. Tell us about something you're obsessed with:
~I'm absolutely, completely, 100% obsessed with being the best, most accurate, and fastest transcriptionist at work. I want to go with such speed that I can write what people are saying as they are saying it. In fact, I've been working on my psychic powers so I can write what they're saying before they say it!

Okay, maybe the psychic powers things is going to far. That's why it's called an obsession. Duh. :)

FIVE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME

I was going to write this up, and then remembered that it was Friday Five time, so I'm doing a double 5 today, I guess. Hopefully I keep it interesting enough to be read without boring anyone. Pancakes!

1) In case you didn't know, I'm adopted, and so are my four siblings. I'm from the United States, and they're from Korea. Please understand, though, they ARE my "real" brothers and sisters, and my parents ARE my "real" parents. Just not biological. It's an important distinction, to me.

2) I live with my amazing girlfriend, whose name is Maria. I love her very much!

3) My favorite thing to do is to read. I know that sounds stuffy and boring, but a nice night to me is laying in a cozy room reading a book with a good friend nearby to share funny quotes and quips with. Of course, talking to said friend is good too.

4) I get easily obsessed with things. I jump from one "want" to another in an instant, and that new thing is almost always the coolest thing ever. Unfortunately, this isn't just about toys, it happens in my search for running businesses as well. I'm trying to curb this impulse, but it's difficult.

5) I'm happy with who I am, for the most part. Sure, I want to change a few things, some bad habits, lose weight, but I like me. I have a bad sense of humor that I like using far too much, I love having friends to talk with, I'm obsessed with this computer thing (it'll never catch on), and I like to think I'm a pretty good guy. I'm not wildly successful yet or anything, but I'm okay with that. I like me, and want others to do the same thing, but if they don't then that's okay too.

That's me. I'm thinking I might do this every Friday, when I think about it, along with the Friday Five. It's kind of fun for me to come up with 5 things that I think are important to know about me.

Later, I'm going to write a LARPing post, about some of my misdeeds and adventures. Yay!
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Good morning you shiny people you! I hope things are going well. To continue something I haven't done in a while, I decided to do the Friday Five today. I figured it would give me a chance to write a little bit about nothing, since the questions aren't usually all that probing, and it's a quick easy thing to do.

Of course, it would be nice if the Friday Five was UP this early in the morning. As it stands, it's not, so I can't do it.

I'm going to make my own.

1. What did you have for breakfast yesterday?
~Breakfast? I don't eat breakfast, normally. I probably should, but the most I usually have is a glass of something to drink, and my Ginkoba pill that I'm not sure actually works but gives me a nice placebo affect either way.

2. Have you ever eaten dog food?
~No. The smell of dog food, wet or dry, makes me feel physically ill. Then again, lots of smells make me feel like I'm going to get sick.

3. Who would win in a fight, Chuck Norris or ANYONE ELSE?
~Chuck Norris, duh. He'd even defeat the bear from the bear vs. shark battle.

4. What do you think Chuck Norris ate for breakfast yesterday?
~Oatmeal. With a side of kick-ass!

5. How do you feel about French Fries?
~I've found that most places don't know how to make really good french fries, and to fix that they try to season them with a salt, pepper, sugar combination that no longer makes them fries, and turns them into a snack. Fries should be crisp, lightly salted, and served with a condiment of choice on the side. Most places make them soggy, heavily salted, with a condiment of choice on the side. 1 out of 3 ain't bad, right?

There you go. That's todays not-really-Friday-Five! Come back next week for such doozies as "What color underwear are you wearing!"

Okay, not really.

So, I have to feed the puppies before work. Don't want to forget that. Everyone have a good day, and remember, "Be excellent to one another!"
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1. Have you seen Lemon Demon? I think my favorite Flash animation/music video is The Ultimate Showdown, which begs the question - Which would win in a fight? The bear (after kicking the shark's ass, by the way), or Chuck Norris?
There's a bunch of free MP3's to sample their work. So far, my favorite song is "I've Got Some Falling to Do," or maybe "Dance Like An Idiot," but I'm not halfway through the list yet, so don't quote me there.

2. I have to go fill out some paperwork for a temp job that starts next week. It's only a week long, but it's a little extra money and might help my reputation with the temp agency, which is always good when all you really want to do is work three or four days a week. Yeah, that's what I really want to do, work three or four days at temp jobs each week, which will bring in a little money, but allow me time at home to work on the house, and get some serious work done on the ((**SECRET PROJECT: YOU DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT SECURITY TO VIEW THESE WORDS**)). I'm really excited about that! You think it'll work?

3. At five in the morning I had to bring my dog outside. He's old, small bladder, I suppose. As I peered around, my eyes slightly unfocused and not nearly as aware of my surroundings as they should have been, I spied something outside, something moving. As I drew closer to my window, I realized there was a person, shambling down the sidewalk. Imagine my surprise, the first zombie, in my neighborhood! I decided after a moment of initial "grab weapon, kill funny-moving person-shaped thing" that this was just an old person out for a walk. At five in the morning. They were dressed for a jog, and what light there was showed no rips, tears, blood, or anything strange beyond their decidedly slow and shuffling gait.

If I was wrong, let me just apoligize to the world right now, k?

4. By my birthday, I'm going to be well-known around Buffalo in some small circles that have no idea who I am right now. This strangely excites and slightly scares me.

5. There is no number five.

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