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Why is it Wednesday? It really should be Friday right now.

Especially when last night featured an apocalyptic storm outside my window, which on one level was actually kind of exhilarating to be awake for, but on the other level… I was awake for, from 2-4 AM, when I had to open the store at 9:30 today.

Well it all worked out (more or less? I ended up getting to work in time to open it…) but the sleep patterns have been super wonky lately, with my body clearly telling me “Too much shit is going on right now, you definitely need to be asleep as much as possible.” (Which sadly demonstrates how low my stress threshold has gotten.) But sadly we have two more days in this godforsaken week.

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If I can be perfectly candid I’m getting the serious urge to move to the city and ditch this whole “learn to drive” project.

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meadek said: I'm blushing so much you jerk

Ugh I’m the worst.

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little-spoiled-brat said: 38, 39

38:Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.

One of the major heartbreaks in my life occurred the week I discovered Pinkerton by Weezer, so…

On the plus side, one of the funniest things I ever collaborated on writing was done sitting in a friend’s backyard listening to the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, so there’s that too.


39:Talk about things you wish you’d known earlier.

How to drive.

How to do laundry.

How to start a conversation with a woman.

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meadek said: Odds, 9-23

9:Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.

Well, I’m obviously physically perfect, so long as you dig pale, below-average-height skinny guys with glasses…lately I feel like my facial hair

11:Talk about the best dream you’ve ever had.

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13:Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.

"Well, I liked it.” (She agreed, for what it’s worth.)

15:Talk about the time you were most content in life.

You know, we never recognize these things when they’re upon us, and I couldn’t pick out a time when I knew… maybe in my second year of University when everything seemed briefly in place. There have also been stretches throughout the last year and a half when at the end of the day I was perfectly happy with the status quo.


17:Talk about someone you want to be friends with.

There are certain types of people I always like to meet, but I think I’m set for now, you know?


19:Talk about something that happened in middle school.

Okay, when I was in Grade 8, the science teacher was Mr. Marks, kind of a young-cool roguish dude who joked around with students and had a bit of a sardonic sense of humour. One day I heard from someone else that he made a joke to some of the other kids in class that “What’s another use for grease? Scott’s hair!” And true, I had super-greasy hair at the time, and laughing about myself has always kind of been my thing… but I’ve always felt that if I could Quantum Leap back into some point in my life, I’d go to him and say “Hey man, you’re what, 35? And you get your jollies throwing zingers at insecure 13-year-olds? Maybe think about your life a sec.”

For the yearbook that year, I actually wrote a mini-roast of each of the teachers, and man, I could have cut so much deeper on that, but it was just sharp enough to sting without crossing the line.

21:Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.

We already did this one! It was pretty much just that one time.

23:Talk about a time someone turned you down.

Ehh. Being on the merry-go-round of (mostly online) dating for a while means that I’ve had a lot of people just kinda drop off, or had to drop away from people if I felt the need… so rejection becomes this mere absence, this lack of response, “take the hint.” In general, it’s the disappearing act… and I’m so protective of myself that I never seem to find myself in a position where a direct rejection is necessary anymore. That said, there have been a few over the years, usually variations of “I’m not looking for this/anything right now” or “My ex really messed me up” etc etc… stuff I can respect, even if it doesn’t feel great for selfish reasons.

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summacumnihil said: 8 and 28

8:Talk about the thing you are most proud of.

I’ll always point to the play I wrote, which is now sadly five years in the past… the fact that I wrote it, rewrote it, handed it to someone who cast it well and directed it, and then it was put on for four roomfuls of people who howled with laughter (well, one seemed a bit dead) is a feeling I have chased ever since.

Motivation for the future.

28:Talk about your fetishes.

I’ve got a serious thing for women in suits. Like, if a famous actress wears a tuxedo to an awards show or something.

This is by far the least scandalous answer anyone could give - I could probably dig down and expose some seamy part of my personality - but that’s what I’m saying right now.

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little-spoiled-brat said: 2, 14, 24

2:Talk about your first kiss.

The whole story is somewhere on this Tumblr but I don’t feel like digging it out… the long and short of it is that it was disgustingly ideal, at the end of an delightfully nervous teenage date, after a several year flirtation, waiting to hit the 17th hole of a glow in the dark mini-putt. I just remember her singing along to whatever boyband song was playing, and me playfully telling her to cut it out, and she said “make me,” and I just knew that was my cue. I also remember kissing her as much as possible between that moment and her mom arriving to pick us up… and trying to get way further than I could reasonably expect.

14:Talk about a vacation.

You missed summa picking the same question, but here:

I’m the worst at vacations. I pretend I like them because you’re supposed to, but I get stressed about having to enjoy myself and experience the new setting. I hate having to find places to eat because I’m generally too uncomfortable to eat at all. For me, my ideal vacation was the weekend I spent in New York three years ago; I still gush about it to my friends. My last big one was to Vancouver, with my brothers, and there was a lot of stress involved in that, but the moments I could get away and just experience the city on my own were fun. (The moments where my brothers experienced the city on their own were also stressful.)

When I was a kid vacations were to our campsite where we had a trailer. It was largely a social thing, I had friends I could only see there, and there were activities, but not too much… I nourished my love of comics and writing there because there was so little else to do. We also did March Break at Niagara Falls, which was thrilling just to be in a hotel and surrounded by all those wonderful tacky tourist traps. “Mom, dad, can we do the Funhouse today? And the Haunted House? And the Guinness World Records place?” And then we’d see the falls (“Oh cool, water”) and go across the border and pretend like it was some big whoop to go shopping in a different country.

Of course, I may have some time to take a vacation in October, so… who knows.

24:Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.

I’ll never forget, about a year before that first kiss, another girl I liked rebuffing me by pointing out how terrible I was at hiding my fixation with her, and how I let this affect my mood all the time and basically let myself be a mopey bastard for all of Grade 10 hoping somehow my sadness would be, I guess, a turn-on.

What she told me in one of our last conversations before a year of non-communication, probably runs counter to what you’re supposed to tell someone, but it was the tough love I needed: “Nobody likes a mopey person.” I recognized it as truth right away, and after a while I absorbed the lesson that if I want people to be attracted to me, if I wanted to be someone people liked to know, I had to make alterations to my personality. It wasn’t that I had to fake my way through life and pretend to be happy, but I had to give up the self-absorbed delusion that I was involved in some kind of grand tragedy of a life, where my outwardly-expressed misery was going to make people sympathetic to me and give me attention. I had to get interested in other people, and offer them something in exchange for their time and attention. And then, if we got to know each other, I could open up and say “Hey, I’m feeling lousy today because of a girl.” And they’d care because they’d seen me being upbeat and warm, and I was otherwise a funny and nice person.

I flatter myself that more than a decade later I’ve long since absorbed that lesson and have made myself into the guy I envisioned being back then, but since then the horizon has moved and I’ve still got some work to do.

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Still plenty of good ones.

  • 1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
  • 2: Talk about your first kiss.
  • 3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
  • 4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
  • 5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
  • 6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
  • 7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
  • 8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
  • 9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
  • 10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
  • 11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
  • 12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
  • 13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
  • 14: Talk about a vacation.
  • 15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
  • 16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
  • 17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
  • 18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
  • 19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
  • 20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
  • 21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
  • 22: Talk about your worst fear.
  • 23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
  • 24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
  • 25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
  • 26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
  • 27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
  • 28: Talk about your fetishes.
  • 29: Talk about what turns you on.
  • 30: Talk about what turns you off.
  • 31: Talk about what you think death is like.
  • 32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
  • 33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
  • 34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
  • 35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
  • 36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
  • 37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
  • 38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
  • 39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
  • 40: Talk about the end of something in your life.