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Sunday, Jul. 03, 2005 - 9:26 a.m.

Your full name: Brin-Marie McLaughlin
Age: 40
Height: 5' 5"
Natural hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Number of siblings: One by chance, many by choice.
Glasses/contacts?: No, although I bet I'll need glasses pretty soon.
Piercings: two in each ear.
Tattoos: not yet

FAVOURITE (As of this moment)
Color: Red
Band: Keane
Song: "Girl" - Beck
Stuffed animal: Bedfull o' Bunnies!
Video game: Crystal Castles
TV show: Reno 911, South Park
Book: "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" - Lynne Truss
Food: Beef. It's what's for dinner.
Game on a cell phone: none
CD cover: Angel With A Lariat - k d lang
Flower: Pink roses
Scent: Sandalwood / Drakkar Noir / Bulgari Blu
Animal: Bunny Rabbit
Comic book: Spunky Knight #4
Cereal: Not Anymore
Website: Memepool.

DO YOU
Play an instrument?: Piano and guitar
Watch TV more than 60 hours a week?: No
Like to sing?: Yes
Have a job?: No
Have a cell phone?: Yes
Like to play sports?: No, but I'll watch anything but basketball.
Have a crush on someone?: Yes.
Live somewhere NOT in the United States?: No
Have more than 5 TVs in your house?: No
Have any special talents/skills?: I can write normally with my right hand and backwards with my left hand, at the same time
Excercise daily?: Nope
Like school?: Nope.

CAN YOU
Sing the alphabet backwards?: No.
Stand on your tip toes without wearing shoes?: No
Speak any other languages?: Some Spanish, and some ASL
Go a day without food?: Yes, under duress
Stay up for more than 24 hours?: Yes, but you won't like me.
Read music, not just tabs?: A little
Roll your tongue?: Yep
Eat a whole pizza?: Depends on the pizza.

HAVE YOU EVER
Cried to get out of trouble?: Yes
Gotten lost in your city?: Only once.
Seen a shooting star?: Yes.
Been to any other countries besides the United States?: Canada and Mexico
Had a serious surgery?: Yes. Colectomy & Ileostomy in 1983
Stolen something important to someone else?: Yes.
Solved a rubiks cube?: Nope
Gone out in public in your pajamas?: Yes
Cried over a girl?: Yes
Cried over a boy?: Yes
Kissed a random stranger?: Once.
Hugged a random stranger?: Yes. Somebody crying in an apartment parking lot; I walked her to the school across the street and listened to her because it was late at night and I thought if she stayed there in the apartment parking lot, somebody would call the cops because of the noise.
Been in a fist fight?: Once, and I won. Big time. Gave the jerk a nosebleed.
Laughed and had milk come out of your nose?: No
Pushed all the buttons on an elevator?: No. People who do that should be sent to Hell.
Gone to school only to find you had the day off because of a holiday/etc?: I lived three houses down from my school, so a couple of times I got dressed and left the house, but didn't actually walk all the way down the block when I saw the empty schoolyard. :-)
Swore at your parents?: Yes.
Been to warped tour?: WTF is a warped tour?
Kicked a guy where it hurts?: No. I would never do that.
Been in love?: Yes.
Been close to love?: Yes
Been to a casino?: Yes
Ran over an animal and killed it?: Not personally, but I was a passenger. Do yourself and me a favor and never ask me to tell the story of the Exploding Deer.
Broken a bone?: Broken upper jaw in car accident in 1983. Different car accident than the one involving the Exploding Deer.
Gotten stitches?: Yes. After that major surgery, they were very nice and sewed me up.
Had a waterballoon fight in winter?: Nope.
Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour?: No.
Made homemade muffins?: Yes
Bitten someone?: Not without being invited to do so.
Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld?: Yes, Disneyland
More than 5 times?: Yes
Been to Niagara Falls?: Nope
Burped in someones face?: Not on purpose.
Gotten the chicken pox?: Yes.

WHENS THE LAST TIME YOU
Brushed your teeth: An hour or so ago
Went to the bathroom: Ditto
Saw a movie in theaters: The Incredibles, February of 2005
Had a snow day: n/a
Had a party: a couple of years ago
Had a slumber party: several weeks ago with JJ
Made fun of someone: I don't remember
Tripped in front of someone: Don't remember
Got sick: I'm sick right now
Cursed: Fuck!!

PICK ONE
Fruit/vegetables: Fresh fruit
Black/white: White
Lights on/lights off: On
TV/movie: TV
Car/truck: truck
Body spray/lotion: Spray
Cash/check: Cash
Pillows/blankets: Pillows
Paint/charcoal: Paint
Chinese food/mexican food: Chinese
Summer/winter: Summer
Snow/rain: Rain
Fog/misty: Fog
Rock/rap: Rock
Meat/vegetarian: Meat
Chocolate/vanilla: Chocolate
Sprinkles/icing: Neither
Cake/pie: Neither
French toast/french fries: Neither anymore
Strawberries/blueberries: Blueberries
Ocean/swimming pool: Ocean
Hugs/kisses: Hugs
Cookies/muffins: Neither
p33n/bewbz: 3iTheR / 0r.:-)
Wallet/pocket: Pocket
Window/door: Window
Emo/goth: Goth
Pink/purple: Pink
Cat/dog: Cat
Long sleeve/short sleeve: Short
Pants/shorts: Pants
Winter break/spring break: Spring
Spring/autumn: Spring
Clouds/clear sky: clear at night, cloudy during the day
Moon/mars: Moon

LOVE AND ALL THAT CRAP
Have you ever been in love?: Yes
Do you believe there is someone for everyone?: Yes. And that person loves me. Am I lucky or what?
What is your idea of the best date?: Laughter and eye contact and courtesy and kindness.
What was your first kiss like?: surprising.
How old were you when you got your first kiss? 12

WORD ASSOCIATION
Slippers: Bunny
Hat: Ass
Hard: On
Free: Space
Space: Time
Taste: Quality
Red: Eyes
Deep: Throat
Heart: Bleed
Cord: Lamp
Cheese: Burger
Rain: Storm
Work: Stoppage
Pedal: Bicycle
Head: Give
Bed: Sleep
Fluff: Cowan
Hardcore: Fandom
Knife: Shonen
Jump: Cut

I....
am: watching Wimbledon coverage
want: this haircut to last forever
need: to get over this sinus infection
crave: consideration
love: you -- like no other and more than anyone.
hate: this stupid sinus thing
did: used to wish I had smaller breasts. But not now. I've decided they'll do.
feel: tired.
miss: Uncle Joe
am annoyed by: people who say 'NOO kya lur', including Dubya.
am tired of: worrying about the wrong things
will always: try to see the best in everybody, even though some folks do an excellent job of hiding it.

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