July 11th, 2011

Self

Writer's Block: Stomach pains

If you had to participate in an eating contest, what food would you pick to eat?


Well, it depends on what kind of eating contest it is. If it's the eat-as-much-as-you-can kind, probably cake. I can eat SO MUCH CAKE it is obscene. And by cake I mean actually cake, not dry sponge smothered in sucrose cement from your local grocer. Chiffon cake with whipped cream and fruits. Mmmm...I bet I could eat a whole one of those, especially if it was filled with flan pudding *u*

If it's the eat-it-as-fast-as-you-can-with-no-hands then definitely pudding pie. I was in a French silk pie eating contest of this type once, and it is great fun! The crust is surprisingly hard to get at though; the trick is to flip the pie over on its side so you don't get stuck gnashing at it stuck to the plate after lapping up all the pudding. If they did one of these with just the pudding and no pie crust it'd be even more amusing!

Вопрос дня: Ужасный начальник

Who was the worst boss you’ve ever had? Did you ever get your revenge?

С ужасными начальниками могу работать до тех пор, пока удаётся избегать с ними личных конфликтов.  Последний такой ужасный начальник - типичный "Карабас Барабас", 2 года удалось более или менее спокойно работать в его "труппе", а потом пришлось уйти к его врагам-конкурентам.
selkies

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

Yes, I would and I have.  I have done so twice now actually, and for all I know might someday yet again.

The first was for my father when he was dying, and my help was needed.  I'd say that wee needed each other as there was a situation that I needed a way out of.

The second was when I finally got an apartment for the kids and I, and I was able to leave my childhood home after mother and I were both stable enough, in order to raise my kids again... this time on my own.

Would I do so again?  Yes, if needed so that ALL of the ones I love can be together.

Вопрос дня: My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump

What’s your favorite Tom Hanks movie or character, and why?

"Форест Гамп", потому что интересно было смотреть...люблю, когда при просмотре фильма возникают эмоции и переполняются чувства..

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


Yes I will...Mom always told us that if we have a dream we must follow it and we must go wherever it takes us and if we time came that we already found our other half she told us to go wherever our husband takes us :)...It's like the shoes that always go with us no matter where we go :)

Writer's Block: Stomach pains

If you had to participate in an eating contest, what food would you pick to eat?

Coconut Cream Pie. Especially if my Gramma had made them. Gold medal all the way. A close follow up would be Pumpkin Pie. I have no idea why I picked pies for my choices, especially since I haven't had either one in ages. They are my favourites, and easy to stuff myself with. And I have a wicked craving now...
ice cream

Writer's Block: Stomach pains

If you had to participate in an eating contest, what food would you pick to eat?

Does snacks count? I can eat so many of those, since it's hard to get sick of them.
Other then chips or sour gummies, I would choose... dimsum! :)

But, I can never finish any foods on time anyway! :). I'm an extremelyyy slow eater.
Watch me finish my small lunch within an hour!

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


I'm open to entertaining a new place and space, in general, but I wouldn't uproot for someone unless it were an established relationship, a serious commitment, a well thought out move, plans for my new life in that location and there were more in that location (work, friends, things that would keep me busy) than just that person. The location should ideally be somewhere where I would otherwise choose to live. My partner wouldn't appreciate me just showing up on her doorstep and it wouldn't make me very happy to do so, for that matter.
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Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Душевное равновесие подобно воздуху,которым мы дышим совершенно о нём не думая,когда нам его хватает...Но малейшая его нехватка остро нами ощущается...При недостатке кислорода начинается удушье...
Совершенно не переношу состояние тревоги,тоски...возникают эти ощущения нередко и небезпричинно...Стараюсь поскорее избавиться от этих ощущений...Медитировать не умею,но научилась отключаться пусть на короткое время,зато - практически в любыж условиях,в автобусе,на улице,присев на скамейку...и переключаться-на книги в книжном магазине,игрушки-в игрушечном...Помогает разговор с незнакомыми людьми на отвлечённые темы,общение с детьми...можно начать стирку,выплакаться,прокричаться...это когда уже невмоготу..."Есть люди,которые то впадают в депрессию,то   выпадают из неё"-это про меня...Только два или три раза я позволила себе курсы грандаксина,который является дневным малым транквилизатором...но в тех обстоятельствах без лекарства я бы не справилась...

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Writer's Block: Showing your pride

What do you so strongly believe in that you would march in the streets to support, and why?


LGBT rights. Tolerance. Equality. Acceptance. Stopping hate.
I actually do march in the streets for that. It's quite hopeless in a country like mine, but I would die if it meant at least one gay person was equal to a straight one in every aspect of his life.
Me

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


Basically the answer is yes. It would be a little hard to prove based on my previous experiences but if the situation was right I would. There is nothing tying me down to where I am except my job so if the progressive career decision between the two of us was to move to a new place then I think we should.

On the other hand, my career is likely to pull me away from where I live in about a year. I would like to think that someone who loves me would follow me but there isn't anyone in that category right now so it really isn't much of a decision.

This is actually a really interesting question because it is in the near future. Unless you find a job that is going to have you cemented to a city and then start a relationship, you will most likely need to pull someone along as you develop your career. It is the near future because I know this is the level of relationship I would like to get to while I am still developing my career (because it is going to take a while).

Вопрос дня: Ужасный начальник

Who was the worst boss you’ve ever had? Did you ever get your revenge?

Конечно, это же жизнь... самый худший начальник, затмивший всех худших начальников женщин, был мужчина... я в один прекрасный момент перешла в другой отдел в течение 1 дня... и он перестал быть моим начальником.. :))) и у него появилась головная боль, кому передавать те дела, что вела я... улыбаюсь до сих пор...
slightly strange

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I did.. and it didn't work out at all. And then, I moved to another city with someone I loved, and that didn't work out too well either. I wouldn't really undo any of the actions though, they helped me learn that it's okay to put myself first sometimes. That it's not totally selfish to say, no thank you. Eh, I've just learned that there's no point in regretting the things that didn't work out as planned, as long as I tried and gained knowledge that will allow me to grow. 
Ruby 2

Writer's Block: On the menu

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Was it any good?

Cricket.  I had this biology teacher once, this hippie weirdo and he somehow had developed a thing for crickets.  I don't remember whether his were baked or just dried out but they were salty and crunchy.  Definitely the weirdest thing I had ever eaten, but I wouldn't say no to it if asked to try it again.
yeoltoorshul

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

sure would. I could live in almost any city. I mold well in any environment. it's the people though that I might have trouble getting used to. but it's all for the experience. it's an adventure, and a lesson in its self. I'll see this as a new beginning, a new way to learn about different views of the world and perception. I have no trouble with this
Avi Me

Writer's Block: Let freedom ring

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

A bunch of people gather together stuffing their faces with BBQ goods pretending to be patriotic while waving the countries flags and complaining about the parking for the fire works.
Dogs are everywhere, a lot will die or become lost because the amplified BOOMS of the show will have them running for the hills, and unfortunately in front of the on coming traffic of the parents who are smart enough to book it out of the populated area before the end of the show.
Merchants will line the streets and areas selling country flags that were made in China and over priced jewelry that people will wear only once a year. There will be vendors selling beers and wines to allow the country another opportunity to come up with a clever excuse to get drunk, then go blow shit up.
A huge tradition is also to break the law. Shooting off illegal fire works happens to be a great tradition.
All of this is happening of course to celebrate the countries "Independence" from tyranny, unfair taxation, non-representation, and centralization. All of which we no longer have, we just think we do.
We have a monarchy, a ruling class, whether we want to believe it or not. The only difference is, they rule from behind the curtain. They pay off the government officials openly, it's called campaign funding. Or, the government officials serve on the board of those companies and makes money on the side while pushing the de-regulations and bail outs for the Wall Street Government. All of their bonuses, stocks, etc... aren't taxed and if they are... didn't Obama just say he was keeping the tax relief for the rich? A fact of which the top 1% of the population takes advantage of and pretty much is the only one reaping the rewards while the rest of us panic about our kids educations, our teachers salary, the police brutality ratings, and our own job security among a great many other things.
We think we have representation as well. Sure we can petition to attempt to get something changed, but the corporate offices pay billions of dollars a year on lobbyists who currently out rank our congressmen more than 5-1. We can enter any court room, senate hearing and watch... but can we speak up for ourselves when they have paid consultants in the THOUSANDS to shut us down?
They buy off the news casters so the majority of Americans sit home while listening to crap like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh thinking the world is full of "evil terrorists," "cynical socialists," "dangerous communists," and the like all of which want to rob them of their freedom, money, and property.
All of this is ok though, we can be distracted by loud, overpriced, polluting light shows while we stuff our faces with another processed hot dog and talk about how great our country is as we celebrate it's independence from Britain on the incorrect historical date.
Welcome to America, I can't wait 'til I get the HELL OUT!

/rant /rant /rant

I've been typing for a long time for my "book." And I realized that so far the structure of the story is half assed pieced together and jumpy. I was proud of the fact I was ACTUALLY typing lines, and if you read a scene at a time, I'll admit it is fairly good. It's just when you read it collectively that it turns into complete and utter crap. My transitioning needs a shit ton of work, so I'm grumpy.
I've been staring at the screen for a while and realized that it is 3:00 AM and I should concentrate on sleep. Then I found this question and for some reason the idea of any American acting patriotic at this point in time... pissed me off.
I don't remember who said it, but I like the quote (or a rendition of): "Of course I LOVE America. I LOVE the idea of America! I just don't like the reality."

I also wish to point out that many of the Dresden Books by Jim Butcher have MAJOR typos. Every page I have to stare at a word for a second and tell myself that I'm not crazy. That the sentence, "I waved to hi, and waited for him to notice me," indeed doesn't make sense. That editor needs a good swift kick in the pants.

Of course... I shouldn't judge, my grammar, spelling and sentence structure is kinda fucking terrible. I feel like I get worse and then I think it has something to do with with reading so much crap on Icanhascheezburger...

Anyway... NIGHT!

Writer's Block: Stomach pains

If you had to participate in an eating contest, what food would you pick to eat?

Oh my goodness.... though it isn't realistic that I would end up winning this contest but pizza of course.
I am in love with pizza and all it has to offer. Simple pizza...cheesy and pepperoni galore.

Bruno's pizza was my absolute favorite childhood food memories.
Every weekend my family and I would eat there and it was so delicious. Never disappointed. 
bashful laugh

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


I don't think moving to another city would uproot my entire life. But yeah, I would. I'd move a lot farther than a city, for that matter.

Wow, I don't even remember the last time I did one of these. It was... a long time ago. I haven't even been using his journal very often, which is sort of a shame. I actually got a little concerned because some of the viruses lately have been passing me by, and I wasn't sure if it was just plain luck or because the community was getting ready to forget about me. Seriously, I was freaking out because something strange wasn't happening to me. That's not what I'd call healthy.

I should probably make sure not to bring any of that up at the next psych evaluation.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


No, because "love" doesn't automatically imply trust and I would have to really trust somebody to feel safe doing something like that. It stands to reason that if I trust somebody that much then I do love them already.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I would. I've considered it in the past. It depends on where, how far from my hometown, and if there was a good reason or not. I would do anything for the people I love. Moving is not that big of a deal, not with quick means of travel available. I'm stubborn though, I'd need a very very good reason to move if I did. 

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I would do anything for the one I love. You know all the lyrics. Monica-  I would cross the ocean for you, I would go and bring you the moon. I promise you, for you I will...Brandy's cover of the Brian Adams song--= I would lie for you, walk the wire for you, I would cry for you, yeah I'd die for you...You know it's true...everything I do...I do it for you...and of course the most recent...Bruno Mars---I would catch a grenade for ya, put my hand on the blade for ya.  I would do anything for ya... I would go through all this pain, take a bullet straight through my brain...I would die for you baby...but you won't do the same.... If I were given the choice to pack up everything and give it all up for the one I love I would gladly do it.  The way I feel is like I've felt for no other and anything he desired I would gladly give... Anything he told me to put aside, I would cast away, because in my life....I only want to be with him....So truthfully, yes... I would uproot my life and move anywhere my love told me to...
KH: sora crown

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

In my current relationship, I would without a doubt. Cameron is training to be an officer in the army, so when he gets his commission, we will have to move to a base he gets stationed at.

But it's ok, because army wives are very supportive and are going through the same thing I am going through. The community is so tight knit that we should be fine.
Viral, TTGL, CS5, Sweet!, Original

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

Absolutely, as long as there was a high sense of commitment and a foreseeable future together. Of course I'd have to consider what I have where I'd be living currently, but I'm sure there would be ways to arrange for the best of both worlds.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I would indeed.I've actually done that before for someone that I love very much---me!

I am no stranger to leaving people and places that I love behind. it is not done out of malice, but of necessity. Not pleasant, not fun, but taken as opportunity, much can be learned, and new new rewards can be discovered...

Ecks Oh!
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Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

Yes.

I started dating toby when I was 18. But he was still 16 and in high school. A few months into our relationship his family moved to Michigan from Ohio. We tried to do the long distance thing. The cost of gas and the fact that i couldn't drive down there was getting to be to much.

I really loved him and we wanted to be together all the time. So I moved in with his family. I left my job, school, and family. but everything worked out, I just got the same job out there, I really didn't like going to college, and well the family part is still hard after five years.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


Absolutely. I have before, I probably would again.

God knows if David needed to move, I'd go with him. I can't imagine what life would be like without him. It's like he's grown on as another part of myself. There's no location or thing that would matter enough that I would have to leave him.

That said, if we had to spend time apart due to work or something, I think we'd do just fine.
Corgi laying down

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

yep, in a beartbeat. It's true what they say... home is where the heart is. It's also called being a military wife, an experience I wouldn't have changed for the world. I met so many interesting people, worked in interesting places, and had the chance to see and experience things I never would have if I stayed in my little college town. Life is an adventure, go enjoy it.
tohru and kyo

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

Well it would depend on why they were relocating and if we were in a serious relationship or not.  You can fall in love and things still not be exclusive (for the other person).  So certain prerequisites would have to be met before I would consider something as big as that.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?
In the summer of 1998, I did uproot my life to move BACK to a city where the person I loved resided. She was in college at the time, so she was not going to move down to Georgia to be with me. Realizing how much I loved her, I got my old job back, packed up my few belongings, and moved back north. One year later we were married. Today, I can boast that we are together still and raising two wonderful sons. Although I still think about how differently my life might had turned out if I had stayed down south, I wouldn't change what I have now for anything.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I wouldn't uproot my life and move to another city for someone I love- whether they are family or friends.  Once I'm settled in a place, it's really hard for me to move all the stuff I have already settled into where I am.  If I had to move, I'd have to start my life all over again in a whole new surrounding.
alice curtsey

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


Yes, as long as it was in a climate I would be willing to live in. i.e. I am not probably going to move to the arctic circle/Alaska/literally the middle of nowhere.

It would also depend on the circumstances on why I was moving.

BUT say should my fiance get the job of his dreams elsewhere, then yes I would move.
quill by musesrealm

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


I can and did, and am very happy as a result. Of course I also went due to school, but if I'd been accepted at Drexel in Philly, he'd have uprooted his life, too.

And in great news: I got my financial aid refund. I'll be able to repay you kind folks who have helped me out. :)

Also: Josh turned 18 on Friday. I'm a bad mom, as I forgot to call him (I meant to!)... but now I'll be able to finally get him a good coming-of-age present, and hopefully make up for my horrible oversight.
  • paulgt

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

At this point in life, no.  I am established, have two businesses and don't have much time for a relationship.

That said; if I was single and working in Appleton, Wisconsin, and met someone from a distance, I would still say no.  LOL.  

People who pick up all their stakes, sell out and move to another city for someone appear pretty desperate to me.  I have always said that if you can't live with yourself, by yourself, and be totally comfortable, then you don't belong with any one else until you can.  IMHO.

What about you?

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

It was scheduled for me once with someone i didnt really love (even though it was hard, i'm so glad it didnt happen)
and i plan on moving somewhere warm and far away with the man i am spending forever and ever with :)
thats the plan after I graduate
dragon

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I totally would, and have, though perhaps love of my friends wasn't what the question meant. When my best friends suggested Whitehorse, I was hesitant and even said something along the lines of, "Have fun, I'll miss you, but there's no way I'm moving someplace so frakking cold."

But they warmed me to the idea, and after about a year of planning we packed everything and moved north. Those of you on my friends page know all the details of how THAT turned out, but long story short after a few years they moved back to BC (something I can not see myself ever doing) and later I moved here, to Alberta, which feels much better and more home like. I guess you could say I uprooted my life to come here, too, but since my love came with me it probably also doesn't fit the question.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

Yes.  In fact it's something Brian and I have talked about... if one day the cost of living here goes way up, or the input costs here, if the ground just stops producing, or whatever... we'd be willing to sell up and move to start over farming in another state where it's cheaper.

Of course I hope it never comes to that, but I'd do it.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


I have and would again. Several years ago I retired from a long term job, packed up a house I had lived in for 12 years, compressed everything I own from an entire house to two rooms and moved 2200 miles to take care of my mom. I do not have a single regret. We had a wonderful, irreplaceable year together before her final illness and death.

If someone I love needed me I would be there in a heartbeat..
pANDA

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

I would go anywhere in the world for the person I love. In the past I found myself in this situation: I had just moved abroad and my fiancee wanted me to move back home with him, while I wanted him to move abroad with me. He didn't come, and I didn't go back. That was the end of our relationship, we tride long distance but it just didn't work. I made me realise something: how strong is the love I have for this person if I am not willing to make a compromise for him, and he is not willing to make it for me? So I decided that I would've made a huge mistake marrying that guy and decided that before I accept any future proposal, I will ask myself and him a simple question: will you move to another country for me/him? It is a big test for a couple and even great couples who'v been going strong for a long time find out they can't face it!
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Writer's Block: My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump

What’s your favorite Tom Hanks movie or character, and why?

Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors. I really can't pick just one of his roles.  How can you choose? With movies like Big, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, Cast Away, Toy Story,  Sleepless in Seattle, and Forrest Gump.  His diversity as an actor amazes me.  The romantic in me usually picks You've Got Mail or Sleepless in Seattle.  Women dream of a man that appreciates and notices the little things that make her special. 
pete, chilli

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?
It would depend if I was happy already. If I was fucking miserable where I was, I'd welcome a change in locale. Also, it would depend on where said loved one was moving. I mean, I'm not going to uproot myself from, like, New York City to move to Nebraska or something.

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?
To answer that question, yes I would.

Once one finds love, go get it. You never know what a move could bring.

You don't know what you could be missing. There could be some great opportunities to where you are going.

And finally, if you don't, someone else will and you could have lost the best thing that ever happened to you.

For the longest time I told myself I couldn't do it, but then I gave it a lot of thaught. Would the other person do it for me? Someone has. Sadly, he and I are no longer together but he is with someone who makes him happy and I couldn't be more happy for him and her. They are both awesome people.

Alright, I'm off. An entry to come soon...probably in about an hour or so. That or when I'm finished writing it. Sometime today. LOL!

Lily

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?

Yup, I've done it for my family and I'd do it again. 

That said, I don't relish the idea of moving far away.  If I did, though, I think I'd want to move to a different state altogether.  Portland or Seattle are obvious choices for family, but I think I'd like moving to Mass too.  I'm sure I'm idealizing it, but it would be cool to move somewhere with some incredible history that is so different from CA.  

I'd be able to get used to snow...I think...

Not to mention Marriage equality!  Oh to be in a state where you don't have to differentiate!  (I do wonder, though, how long it would take me to remember to say, "By the power invested in me by the state of MASSACHUSSETS."  Minor detail.)

But, really, yes, I would move for someone I loved.  I'd move to support a loved one, and I'd move to be with someone I really loved.  But I'm not sure I'd move just to be with someone I kinda liked.  I'd have to be seriously considering marriage, I think.