I feel like doing one of these because it’s been a while and I like the randomness of this one.
Is there a rail line near your house? If so, is it noisy and bothersome?
I live directly across the street from the largest railway hub on the entire West Coast. 85% of trains that come to the West Coast have to go through my city, which was originally called Junction at its founding. Consequently, I’m completely comfortable with shaking and loud train noises to the point where my first apartment in Chicago was actually directly next to the L train (like the rails were a foot outside my window) and it didn’t bother me at all.
What’s your favorite flavor of potato chip?
I miss the Ranch Wavy Lays, they’ve disappeared. But if they don’t have those, I like plain salted potato chips. I don’t mind BBQ, but if they’re too weird (Chicken and Waffles), I don’t understand the point.
How far do you live from the nearest international border?
The Mexican Border is just over 500 miles south and the Canadian border is about 900 miles north.
Do you know anyone born on the 29th of February?
I do, and he acts like he’s only 6 years old. What an asshole.
What’s the tastiest thing inside your refrigerator right now?
I have Chinese food. My medical food/formula (the coffee flavored one is really good). And a cheesecake.
Do you have a name that can also be used for the opposite sex?
Gender specific names are odd… But I do have one, I think. But I mean, if I met a girl named Justin, I wouldn’t really think twice about it.
What model of car do you drive?
Quitting driving was my 2020 resolution and I’ve stuck with it.
Have you ever dated someone you work with?
Yes. It wasn’t any more or less drama, in fact, it was easier for communication because I couldn’t run away from them.
Who was the last person to call you?
TJ called me last night.
Do you have a lock number or pattern for your phone?
Yes, it’s one of my student ID numbers scrambled. My iPad is my mother’s social security number… kind of like an anagram.
Is your pantry messy at the moment?
I have too many cookies but other than that it’s pretty decent.
List all of your siblings’ middle names.
Michael and Albert. You can really feel their Mexican heritage.
How are you feeling today?
I’m tired. And I’m irritated that the power keeps going out. I’ve missed two days of work this week.
What’s your favorite type of juice?
Carrot or Apple juice… oh, I have a bottle of each in my fridge, too! I can’t stand orange or pineapple juice because the citric acid really upsets my stomach.
What was the last present someone gave you and what was the occasion?
Oh God, I don’t know. Probably Christmas. Honestly, gifts rarely make much of an impact on me. Give me your time.
Do you ever let your phone go completely flat before charging it again?
Yes, I nearly always do this.
When was the last time you left the house? Where’d you go?
I went to Jacob’s birthday party last night and it was fine but a bit of a disaster since the power went out and we were all in the bar in the dark. But I kicked ass at pool.
Are you in any sort of physical pain right now, even if very mild?
The twisted ankle is very mad at me for going out last night.
What was one of your favorite movies as a small child?
Do you know the middle name of the last person you texted?
Yes, I think it’s James.
Do you have any food intolerance’s or allergies?
Don’t even get me started… although, since the pills are working, I guess not any longer.
Is there any cereal in your house? What kind?
I have Raisin Bran, but that’s it. I kind of hate cereal.
What’s the most number of people you’ve ever lived with?
I’ve lived with five other people three times. I honestly didn’t mind it for the most part… just the cockatiel and the science roommate were a little much. I’m sure there are entries on them way in the back.
What is in the drawers beside your bed?
I don’t have drawers beside my bed. Or any kind of nightstand.
Where’s your favorite place to be when you feel depressed?
.....what? I’m not sure I understand this question at all.
Are you currently looking forward to tomorrow?
It’s gotta be better than today. (Thanks Kylie!)
Have you ever faked sick?
I’ve had things wrong with me and blamed them on sickness, not realizing that I really was sick.
Have you gone to a coffee shop within the past week?
No, all the coffee shops in this area are owned by Christians and therefore, there’s always some group of white women, cloistered in a corner with their feathered, blonde Joan Jett hair, whispering and hallelujah-ing over brand new copies of The Purpose Driven Life or some such nonsense when what they’re really doing is gossiping about the mom they hate at their daughter’s school all in the guise of a “Prayer Request” (“She really needs some prayer, she’s so selfish and she didn’t invite my Meghan over for Joey’s birthday. We need to pray that she gets moved by the spirit of charity”). Plus, I don’t drink coffee any longer, yet another thing I left in 2020. I make tea at home.
Have you ever slept in a tent, indoors or out?
Not lately. Honestly, I can’t think of when the last time I was in a tent… probably around 2001.
Last three texts on your phone are from?
TJ, Richard, and Comcast informing me that my power is back on.
Are you afraid of flying?
Do you have freckles?
I have a ton and I hate them.
Do you have plans for today?
Yes, so let’s hurry this up, please.
Would you rather date someone five years older or five years younger than you?
It doesn’t really matter to me. Age is such a strange and abstract thing. I want people who’ve lived and had experiences, and age doesn’t really qualify you much in that arena. Just because you’ve been around a certain amount of time doesn’t mean anything. Seeing something and experiencing it are two different things. I’ve known 19 year olds who had more life experience than 65 year olds.
What were you doing at 7:45AM this morning?
Trying to get my internet to work.
Are you usually awake at midnight?
No, not at all.
Does it get really cold where you live?
Cold is relative, isn’t it? I think 52 degrees is fucking freezing when, in fact, it is not freezing because scientifically 32 degrees is freezing.
When you get home from school / work do you change into your pj’s right away?
Irrelevant. I’ll come back to this questions when I have a job that requires me to change out of my pjs for some kind of work clothes.
What is the temperature currently in the town you live in?
What is one thing in the room you’re in that reminds you of somebody?
Nothing. I’m not sentimental like that.
What is the last thing you plugged into an electrical outlet?
That’s an awfully personal question.
The last time you went to the mall, what did you go for?
I think I went for a blowjob. Oh Grindr....