Also, I've been seeing a lot of I-wish-I-could-go-to-Alpha-this-year posts, and I feel the same way. But I had my two years, and I'm getting old (my sister told me today that I seem so old... and I kind of feel old because when she's my age, I'll be 30). It's awesome seeing how the workshop is evolving and taking off, and I'm proud that I was there the first two years of its existence. And seeing many Alpha friends at Confluence is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Less than a week left! Yayyyyyy!!!!!!!!
11 layer Cake
LAYER ONE: Spell your name with bands/artists:
-- Name: Frances P. Knuckleschmiter
-- Current Location: on my bed
-- Eye Color: gray
-- Hair Color: debatable, but I say golden brown
-- Righty or Lefty: righty (probably my only dominant trait)
-- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
-- The shoes you wore today: my flaming Darth Vader sandals (I love being able to wear kids shoes)
-- Your weakness: yarn
-- Your fears: medical procedures
--Your perfect pizza: smothered in veggies, cheese, and garlic, no tomato sauce, and a crispy crust
-- Goal you'd like to achieve: complete independence
-- Your best physical feature: perfect eyesight
-- Your bedtime: whenever I feel like it
-- Most missed memory: just hanging out with my crazy college friends, and Alpha
-- Pepsi or Coke: they're both gross
-- McDonald's or Burger King: I have a McDonald's guilty pleasure, even though I can't eat almost everything they serve (even the FRIES have beef flavoring, and I LOVE their fries)
-- Adidas or Nike: cheap kiddie shoes
-- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: I love Lipton green tea with citrus, and I couldn't find any big packs of them at Giant Eagle today, which made me sad
-- Chocolate or Vanilla: vanilla
-- Cappuccino or coffee: coffee (I hate the taste but love the smell and coffee ice cream)
-- Smoke: NEVER!
-- Curse: on special occasions
-- Sing: yeah, especially in the car
-- Take a shower everyday: usually, except when I stay with Rose and/or just get lazy
-- Have a crush(es): no
-- You think you have been in love: blah
-- Like(d) high school: no, although senior year was kind of fun (I took mostly electives, and by that time people had mostly stopped making fun of me), up until I got appendicitis
-- Want to get married: not particularly
-- Believe in yourself: yeah
-- Get motion sickness: no
-- Think you're a health freak: no way, I try to eat organic but never exercise
-- Get along with your parents: so-so
-- Play an instrument: I used to play piano and guitar
LAYER SEVEN: In the past month...
-- Drank alcohol: yeah, a couple Mike's on Tuesday
-- Smoked: NO
-- Done a drug: no
-- Gone to the mall: yesterday
-- Eaten an entire box of Oreos: no
-- Eaten Sushi: I don't think so
-- Been on stage: no
-- Been dumped: no
-- Gone skating: no
-- Made homemade cookies: no, but I should
-- Dyed your hair: I tried putting purple streaks in, but it didn't work
-- Stolen anything: no
LAYER EIGHT: Ever...
-- Played a game that required removal of clothing: no
-- Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: no (moderately drunk, yes, but nothing more)
-- Been called a tease: yes
-- Been beaten up: not really
-- Shoplifted: well, I used to swipe gum when I was 7
-- Changed who you were to fit in: no
-- Age you hope to be married: 83
-- Numbers and Names of Children: 13 �: Amy and Antonio the twins, Durga, Ganesha, Hanuman, Jason, Eblis, Shock, Shirley, Ayla, Boomer, Pippi, and Persephone (ah, the old Adeville stories�)
-- Describe your Dream Wedding: After the craziest bachelorette party ever (with strippers of every gender and persuasion and lots of girly drinks), the wedding would be in the middle of the woods or maybe somewhere cool like Stonehenge. I'd wear green. At the reception, the DJ would play the funky chicken, lots of Sinatra (I do love Sinatra), and songs from various musicals. Then a massive cake fight would break out. And that's it. I should totally be a wedding planner when I grow up. I also think this is one of the reasons I should never get married.
-- What place would you most like to visit: Greece and India
LAYER TEN: In the opposite sex..
-- Best eye color? doesn't matter
-- Best hair color? doesn't matter either, but a jewfro gets big bonus points
-- Best weight: not manorexic (hee, I learned that word from Kyle XY) or obese
-- Best articles of clothing: a bow tie and loincloth (that's what all my manservants will wear)
-- Number of people I could trust with my life: a few (I'm not going to waste time pondering the exact number)
-- Number of CDs that I own: a bunch (ditto)
-- Number of piercing(s): none, though I had my ears pierced 15 years ago
-- Number of tattoos: none
-- Number of cars your family owns: 4
Your Real First Name
What do people call you
Ade, Frances P. Knuckleschmiter, Hey You Short Girl, etc.
What does your last name mean
"hound of the plain," it's Welsh (all together, my full name means "dark young warrior hound of the plain," or at least that's my favorite way of putting it)
in a hospital room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, CT
Where do you live now?
Do you like where you live?
it's a little dull here, but they put in a Panera like a mile away, so that makes it much more bearable
I used to have more friends here, but they grew up and moved away� Megan and Laura are still here though
What college did you attend?
Are you currently employed
well� I have an internship, but it's all XP and no treasure
What do you like most about your job?
I practically worship Francesca, she's such a wonderful, amazing person, and we've become good friends
What do you like least about your job?
occasionally she asks me to call people, and I HATE calling people (I do it anyway without complaining though)
What do you drive?
2002 Toyota Echo, I love my car
Can you drive a stick?
no, but I might learn this summer if I want to drive the red pickup truck in Vermont
Democrat or Republican?
I don't associate with any political parties - I have my views, many issues I have no opinion on, and I don't particularly care about politics. But my views tend to lean towards the left somewhat (it really depends on the issue though), and according to those online quizzes, I'm a Libertarian, but I don't plan on labeling myself
three cats, three rats, and some fishies in the pond
writing, video games, knitting, crocheting, saying random quotable things, cooking, puzzles, drawing, reading, LJing at buttfuck in the morning, buying mass quantities of yarn
milk is yucky, but chocolate makes it better
Theist or Atheist?
kind of a not-particularly-religious pantheistic pagan
Name something you love to do, but suck at
Katamari Damacy! Whyyyyyyy can't I get past certain levels? It's so easy! And addicting! I just suck at it! I'll never live up to my giant-royal-father-with-the-big-crotch-b
Favorite Pizza Topping
Pizza From Mars' veggie pizza, which is garlictastic and delicious, and I also like mushroom and pineapple
Foods you could not live without
macaroni and cheese, frozen burritos, iced tea, and apple juice
Beverage of Choice
iced tea, or a Mai Tai if they have it
Is there any food you refuse to eat?
pork (I refuse to eat meat in general, but especially pork, it's just gross), meat/fish/dead animals, plain milk, marshmallow cereal, celery, habanero peppers (I'm building a tolerance to spicy foods, but this is still a big NO), and swiss cheese. There are other foods I don't particularly like but will tolerate, but these are foods I flat out refuse to eat.
Professional Sport of Choice
fencing, figure skating, and gymnastics (I'm a spectator athlete)
Favorite Athlete in your sport of choice
maybe Michelle Kwan, she's just wonderful
Are you athletic?
not any more (I haven't been for a good 10-15 years)
What sports do you play?
I used to do ballet, gymnastics, softball, tennis, and occasional dodgeball with friends, and then in college I fenced for a while, but now I'm just lazy
Song that you currently relate to most
Reliant K - The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
Mephistopheles, Agamemnon, Persephone� I like long, archaic, important-sounding names
Something you like
Something you don't like
Telephone or Email
email, I hate using the phone
Name 3 things you just don't get
1) why people have armpit hair (I understand the hair everywhere else, but not where it's already warm and tends to trap bacteria)
2) why I bought that mannequin 5 years ago (in retrospect, I'm glad that I did, because it's come in handy several times)
3) financial things, like mutual funds, the stock market, taxes, etc.
What would you do if you didn't have to work
sit around playing video games and knitting all day� oh wait�
Ever been attacked by an animal?
I've been bitten by two small, yappy, overprotective dogs. When I was 13, I got bitten on the cheek by a cairn terrier for no reason other than I walked through his yard. A few years later, I was hanging out with a friend and her chihuahua, and she said, "hit me, she'll go crazy" (I slapped her lightly on the arm, and the evil chihuahua lunged at me)
Ever been attacked by a human?
yeah, but I put up a good fight
Name 3 household chores you really hate
2. cleaning litter boxes and cages
3. cleaning toilets
How do you go about avoiding these chores
I usually procrastinate until it's absolutely necessary
Your Favorite Store
Toys 'R Us, pet stores, book stores
fresh cut grass, vanilla (apparently it makes me go nuts), coffee (I hate the taste though), apple pie
people disregarding personal space, parents who bring young children out in public late at night, parents who either ignore a crying child or scream at them, bad parents in general, when my sister locks the bathroom door that goes to my room and doesn't unlock it so I have to walk all the way around at 3 am when I'm not at all coordinated and steady on my feet, computer problems
Ever work retail?
Best Job you ever had
working for Francesca
Worst Job you ever had
all those light industrial temp jobs - packing cookies, hard hats, and coffee, fire cleanup, and working with metal tubes - basically anything involving standing all day or night
What are your short term goals?
getting a job, publishing a novel, moving somewhere
What are your long term goals?
complete independence and stability, joining the Red Hat Society (27 more years�), and having a manservant in a loincloth fetch me drinks