is the best compliment you have ever received? A female boss of mine lavished prase on me for an invention of mine that had become lucrative for my company. I could barely speak afterward.
I hope you got a wopping bonus too! What was the invention, out of interest?
Yes, I did get a nice bonus. The invention is a water-based adhesive, which works better, is safer, and is "greener", than the currently more generally used solvent-based adhesive in the construction industry.
Post by strawberrysweetie on Jan 25, 2013 3:52:57 GMT -5
yay...I'm so fuckin' bored. Brace yo'selves!
How did you find Shy United? Through internet searching of my problems, I believe. A long, long time ago now.
Why did you choose your username? It was actually my mother's nickname in high school...due to her blushing. I hadn't ever had a nickname up to that point, so I stole hers basically. I figured it fit for this site, since it's typically associated with shyness.
Do people have "nicknames" for you? I have gained quite a few nicknames over the past year, actually. Mostly due to my short stature. There are variants of my first name, but I'll just not disclose them here. But yeah.... mini-me, Little Mama, wife (pretend/joke, obviously)...other terms used less often, mostly by random people: shorty, half-pint, fun-size, Miss Kansas, Smurfette, chipmunk, M.a.r.i.n.e girl (some weird-ish old man) :S I actually feel like there have been quite a few more, but they're fading from memory already. Oh yeah...and Mimi...by certain youngins in my family who couldn't pronounce my name properly. Quite honestly, I loved/love that.
If you could choose a nickname for yourself, what would it be (other than your Shy United username)? Meh, never really give it any thought.
What is your... Age? 25 *sigh* Gender? "I'm not a woman. I'm not a man. I am something that you'll never understand." (okay, I just wanted to be an ass and quote a Prince song.) FEMALE (I'm not really a fan of these looks-based questions, but here they are if you wish to answer:) Height? 4'9''...but then someone measured me the other day and tried to say I was an inch shorter. I'm pretty sure I'm 4'9'' though Build (skinny, muscular, overweight, etc.)? Shit? I need to lose 30 lbs. Again. And I'm working towards that. Again. With my height, 5 lbs is noticeable on me. 10 lbs makes a massive difference in my appearance, if that tells you anything. Speaking of which, it really irks me when tall people say that they're 40 lbs overweight...and I look at them and think they look thin. Damn you, tall people. Damn you all. Hair color? Blonde. Or at least I call it that. A darker blonde, I guess. But all natural! Hair length/style? Medium, I s'pose. Eye color? Blue Skin tone? Fair....with a capability to tan. Facial hair? Nope. Describe any tattoos or piercings: Standard both ears pierced...at least hopefully they haven't closed up. I should probably check that soon. Anything else you want to mention about your appearance: Shit. What do you like most about the way you look (even if you don't think you're good-looking, there's got to be something)? The color of my eyes. To a lesser extent, the color of my hair...wish it was even lighter. Yep, just the colors! Actually, I quite loved how the South/humidity seemed to naturally curl my hair. But I'm not typically in such a climate. Do you wear glasses? Yes, unfortunately. I'd rather have perfect eyesight, as contacts don't really work for me long-term. Wear any hats? Not really. Though when I worked outside, I'd often wear a ball-cap style hat. How would you describe your personal style in terms of how you dress? Plain. Casual. I wish I had a better sense of style. I really need to start trying harder.
Do you speak with a regional accent (or do others say that you do)? If so, what? Everyone has an accent. Mine's pretty much basic American, I guess. Midwestern. For that reason, no one really comments on it where I'm from. What region of your country do you live? Midwestern U.S. What countries have you visited? Grand Cayman. I very much wish I could add more here. Maybe one day. What languages do you speak? English. I should teach myself some. I know a tiny bit of Spanish and hope to expand on that, possibly. Any pets? None of my own. Do you smoke? Nope. But I was slightly tempted to not too long ago...just to take one puff, for the hell of it, had the circumstances been different. Definitely never want that habit, though. What is your living arrangement (i.e. do you live with others)? With my parents and one younger sib. I love them very much, but...fucking kill me. I feel I'm too old for this. How do you decorate your living space (like posters and such)? Some posters I've had since college. I don't feel like describing them.
I understand these questions can be a little more sensitive... What is your relationship status? Single. I'd rather be dead. Shoot me, please. When was your first kiss? Or have you experienced that yet?
I have this vague memory of when I was in daycare that some boy kissed me on the cheek. But this doesn't count. I question if it even happened or if it's just a false memory. I probably fantasized back then, too...
The only other thing even remotely close was last year (24)...on B.o.u.r.b.o.n St...in a dance-y place with booze...and this foreign-y guy, whose name I do not know...he brushed my lips, tried to kiss me, but I didn't reciprocate. So, this does not count either, really. In my opinion.
Are you a virgin? "I'm, like, the least virgin-y virgin ever." YUP. But it's not like I'm 'saving myself.' The good news is...is that I can still sell myself. That would be my only reason to 'save myself' at this point. I could use the money...oh, look, I'm making plans to move to Nevada now. Why hasn't anyone killed me yet? Do you consider yourself straight, gay or bi? Straight. What is your "type"? Men that hate me/aren't attracted to me? Or men who are already taken. Apparently.
In terms of a relationship, what I'd find ideal though? At this stage, any man within a 10 year age difference, but he has to be at least the same age or older. I've learned that a sense of humor is extremely important in friends or otherwise, so we must enjoy each others company in this way. And also be able to talk to each other about the deeper issues. Unfortunately, such a man obviously doesn't exist for me. In terms of looks, there's no particular 'type' necessarily. Just someone I am attracted to.
I must say, though...I hate rich businessmen type people. People who don't understand feelings. People who are only all about money and/or don't give a shit about anyone's feelings or other matters if they don't concern their own.
Do you have a celebrity crush? "crush" is too strong of a word, really. But if you want names, in terms of attractiveness, I've always liked the looks of younger Harrison Ford and younger Richard Gere. Michael Vartan. Pat Mastroianni. Sam Jaeger ;D And to sound completely ordinary...Bradley Cooper's nice to look at. I love a great smile.
Favorite (multiple answers possible) ..snack food(s): meh. Trying to be healthy again, so fruit. ..dessert(s): umm...Ice Cream is always a favorite. Brownies. Chocolatey things and chocolate. All the makings of the devil! I'd be quite happy if all junk foods were banned in the U.S. ..alcoholic beverage(s): oh god, any and all. Amaretto Sours, Whiskey Sours, Margaritas, Sangrias, Long Island Iced Teas...mixed drinks most of all. Irish Car Bombs are fun! Sparkling wines, sweet wines. Not crazy about beer, but there are some out there that I like. Unfortunately have to massively limit myself on such drinks now. ..non-alcoholic beverage(s): Water (the only thing that truly quenches my thirst, calorie-free!), Coffee, Coffee based drinks (cappuccinos/lattes) Describe your dream pizza: Only the best from New York City! Do you follow any particular diet? Well...not necessarily. If I feel I need to get away from a bad eating phase, I'll sometimes do South Beach Phase 1 for a little while...which is fairly strict, to clear my system of feeling like it 'needs' sugar. I use weight watchers points method to keep track of what I'm eating. Basically, I have to eat fairly small breakfasts and lunches to have a decent meal at dinner, to do well and eat in moderation. Which I have to consciously make myself do. One thing I try to significantly reduce if not completely get rid of is bread, since it's quite unnecessary. (still good, but I can't afford it calorie-wise ) Is there any food or drink you like, that others might find strange? hmm...sauerkraut, maybe. Must be the German in me! But when I use it, people have complained about the smell...
What are your hobbies? Currently....catching up on TV shows I've missed, movies, recently getting back into reading. I love music so much....I wish I could go drink and listen to live music. (I miss "The Big Easy"). Jogging's great, and is my favorite form of exercise. What do you do when you're bored? Cry? Feel sorry for myself? Lament?! If I can't focus/concentrate/lose myself in any of the hobbies listed. Which happens way too often! What are your obsessions? bahahaha. I'll pass on this one. What are your phobias? Oh boy. Fear of losing loved ones and of also being alone/lonely forever... these both top my list by far, and equally. Fear of failure, of not finding something to financially support myself. Fear of myself and feeling like I'll be my own worst enemy for the rest of my life...are other fears. In terms of anxiety...I find interviews and performance evaluations absolutely dreadful. What genres of music do you like? I like quite a variety. The oldies have a special place in my heart forever and always. In terms of modern-day bands...I've invested money into Maroon 5 and Coldplay, so it's safe to say I'm a fan of them. On pandora, I seem to like the Alternative radio the best in terms of genre based stations. I really like dance-y type songs...like "Feel So Close" and "Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris, "I Cry" Flo Rida...even better if they have relatable lyrics really. Don't know if there's a certain category for such songs...just, songs I can work out to/dance alone in my room to. What are some of your favorite movies? Old standard favorites: Saturday Night Fever, Jaws, It's a Wonderful Life What kind of television shows do you watch, and what draws you to them? What shows have you been watching recently? It depends. Recently, I've gotten back into working my way through Scrubs. I also have several I've been trying to catch up on: The Walking Dead, Glee. Caught up on Dexter and Girls...at least what Netflix has. Need to catch up on Parenthood at some point. I love Friends and Sex and the City. What draws me to them? Various reasons...comedy for most of them. Others because they have a good/interesting-to-me storyline. Occasionally, I'll watch something like "Deadly Women" (true crime stories) or shows based on people's varying psychological problems...but I've watched less of these over the years, probably because they are quite depressing...and also I try not to become obsessed over *too* many shows. In fact, I hate watching actual television for the most part, because of commercials...so much wasted time! I could extend this rant, but I won't... What type of books do you read, if any? What do you like about them? Recently getting back into reading. So far, mostly picking ones that have been recommended to me or have been on my list for a while. It depends, though. My child mind loved horror type books (think Goosebumps)...in middle school, I liked thriller type books....I need to figure out what my adult mind likes most now--it's a work in progress. What fictional character do you most identify with and why (if any)? Several, I suppose, in varying ways. Maybe I've not run into a character that's exactly like me. But mostly anyone who is neurotic. Anyone rejected. Anyone with low self-esteem. I find parts of myself in these people. What magazines do you read? Right now...catching up on Shape, which I had received over the past year (only because I got the subscription for free). I won't be ordering any for a long while, though, I imagine. What websites do you visit? Top secret information, jk. Meh, not that many really. What was (or is) your favorite academic subject? Growing up? Band, when I did it. Some English classes in the later years (quite a few crappy teachers, though, which can ruin it)...though oddly I'd wind up getting Bs in some English classes. Whereas I'd receive As in classes I hated. In college, psychology and criminal justice sort of classes...as those did turn into my major/minor. Is there anyone famous you idolize or look up to? Meh. Not really. Everyone has their faults. I suppose right now, I admire Jillian Michaels, just from a health/fitness perspective...I respect her even more since she was once overweight, but overcame it and developed a healthy lifestyle for herself. And tries to inspire others...even though she may come off as harsh. I don't even watch her show or know all that much about her, though, so....whatever, lol. It's better off that way, really.
When you were a kid... What was your favorite "kid's show"? I loved Rugrats. Scooby-Doo. I also loved shows like Full House and The Brady Bunch. I know I watched a shit ton of TV growing up, but those are ones that come to my mind. What did you want to be when you grew up? Veterinarian (stopped having this desire around 8th grade...when it turned to Psychiatry...and then to Clinical Psychology when I discovered you had to go to Med School to become a Psychiatrist) And now, well, I have no fucking clue. What religion were you raised in, if any? Catholicism. Key word is "raised." I've grown away from religion and lack any sort of faith now really.
Do you believe in ghosts? Once I see it for myself, I'll believe it. I guess there's a possibility....those shows with medians saying they're speaking with spirits and telling people things they couldn't make up do creep me out. Then again, it's a show...and you can't believe everything on TV...or anywhere really, can you? Do you cuss a lot? I'm sure my posts reveal this. I think in cuss words a lot. I cuss around people I'm comfortable with...but not a whole lot IRL, necessarily. I usually greatly hold back. I try not to cuss around family, though it has come out more in recent times, but definitely not around children. I like to cuss, though. It feels good to me. And I think it suits my mostly negative/cynical personality...and parts of my sense of humor. Any words or phrases that you overuse? Most definitely "I don't know." "Sorry"...I do say that a lot, too. "Like," "Umm" probably, and "Well..." Boring stuff. I've realized I'll say "Oh, definitely" a lot lately...upon confirming or agreeing with something, for some weird reason. What is the best compliment you have ever received? Meh. I really don't think I'm complimented all that much. I guess being told I have "pretty eyes"...as that's about the only physical related compliment I'll accept. And, there have been a few times where people expressed their faith in me...saying something along the lines of..."you'll do well in whatever you decide to do." That gives me a good feeling, if only for a little, especially if it comes from a supervisor of some sort...but then I typically downplay it somehow, as I don't believe it. And just blame it on the fact that they don't know me well enough. See? I can't accept compliments. If you had one million dollars to give to charity, who would you give it to (not including yourself, family, or friends)?I'd have to research. Lots and lots of research. And try to sneak into the organization somehow myself to confirm they do all good.
jeeeez-us. That did take forever! I'm curious to see even more responses, though....do it, people!
jeeeez-us. That did take forever! I'm curious to see even more responses, though....
I know - I probably should have cut out a few questions. I felt like I had to ask all the basic kinds of questions. Thanks for taking all that time to respond, by the way.
Maybe I could have lived without knowing everyone's "favorite dessert" and "dream pizza". What am I, 11?
nah, I didn't mean it in a bad way. I like to know all these sorts of things about everyone...y'know, 'cause I'm very nosy! Besides, I have so much damn time to spare lately. I basically seek out time killers.
But yeah, I mean to be able to go from "waaaah, I'm single, a virgin, live at home, and want to DIE" to....basically, "NYC pizza, baby!"...can be a good thing, right? A bit of relief. To notice...or be reminded of...the simple pleasures in life...*ahem* even if something like NYC pizza is technically no longer in my grasp. ha.ha.ha.
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2013 2:47:16 GMT -5 by strawberrysweetie
When you have the time, the following are a bunch of questions to get to know you better.
***Important Note*** All of these questions are completely optional. Feel free to skip any question you're not comfortable answering. Also, answering this survey at all is optional, of course.
There are a few questions I didn't include, because there are recent discussions on it (like job), but they could be included in the future. Also, I know that the sheer number of questions may be off-putting. You can answer just some of these questions at a time, if you'd like.
Here are the questions...
How did you find Shy United?
Did a search and it came up.
Why did you choose your username?
My original username was "AlwaysAlone" I think that says it all. Then I changed it to various names with "audio" as part of it. I'm an audiophile for one thing, plus I did one of those aptitude test thingy's back around 1990 and the "choice computer" said my ideal job would be "sound editor" (LOL): pretty smart computer there!
Do people have "nicknames" for you? Unfortunately no. Not now anyway. "Retread" when I was a child - I really hated that one I think the reason's obvious but if it is not: I think "retread" was meant to call me "retard". I puzzled over it for years, and I knew a retread was something to do with car tires, and why in hell kids would compare me to a car tire was beyond me.
If you could choose a nickname for yourself, what would it be (other than your Shy United username)? Those who are familiar with my old posts know what my self appointed nickname is.. But for those who don't, it's "toenails" LOOOL.
What is your... Age? Too old (52) Gender? female (I'm not really a fan of these looks-based questions, but here they are if you wish to answer:) Height? 5 foot 5 inches Build (skinny, muscular, overweight, etc.)? used to be an ectomorph, more now a more filled out version and more endomorphic (rounded). Medium build according to a physician I'd seen in the 90s according to her assessment of my wrist size. Hair color? Dark brown: very dark brown, so dark it's mistaken for black. Hair length/style? long and usually in a ponytail to get it out of my way. Eye color? light brown Skin tone? light Facial hair? Describe any tattoos or piercings: no tattooes no piercings Anything else you want to mention about your appearance: ugly (according to most men, and probably most women also, especially the 20 something snobs in my city) What do you like most about the way you look (even if you don't think you're good-looking, there's got to be something)? see above answer Do you wear glasses? yes Wear any hats? only in the wintertime cuz I hate my ears being cold How would you describe your personal style in terms of how you dress? casual, ugly looking like a bum or hobo because I don't know or can't get my clothes to look nice on me: even if the clothes themselves are all right!
Do you speak with a regional accent (or do others say that you do)? If so, what? I don't think so, except that I say certain words differently than some people. For example. if someone thanks me, when I say you're welcome, it comes out "you're WUL-come" instead of "well" on that part LOL. What region of your country do you live? Eastern Canada (Fredericton, NB) What countries have you visited? Only America (twice at 18, Maine, to visit a boyfriend LOL, and again around 2002 Niagara Falls, NY for Church convention thing at the time lol) What languages do you speak? Primary (mother tongue): English; know a few Spanish words or phrases, know some French but not enough to be classified as Bilingual so haven`t been able to get an office job in my city which is in one of Canada`s two ``Officially Bilingual`` provinces, the other of course being Quebec!!! Any pets? none now, but love and adore cats. If I stay in this icehouse I live in now LOL and can put up with the cold and my noisy upstairs neighbour, I might try to get a `biscuit kneader` for company LOL. Do you smoke? nope. Tried it age 11, smoked about half a pack, got violently ill after coming home after playing with my cousins. Swore off it for awhile, then took it up temporarily for about 2 months when I was going with that boyfriend I mentioned in the question above regarding what countries have I traveled to. I quit cold turkey one day. Then took it up again very temporarily in around 1995 or 1996 for about 2 or 3 weeks, then quit cold turkey again, then around july 1996 smoked one cigarette bummed from a guy I was going with and never smoked anymore again LOL. What an eyeful of answer here! What is your living arrangement (i.e. do you live with others)? Got my own apt finally. How do you decorate your living space (like posters and such)? It`s very sparse. Got a few pictures just sitting on the window sill all beside each other as neatly as I can position them. A few calendars here and there. Not much décor.
I understand these questions can be a little more sensitive... What is your relationship status? Single (divorced actually, no children) When was your first kiss? Or have you experienced that yet? July 1977 from my first boyfriend Are you a virgin? I guess not *rolls eyes at myself* Do you consider yourself straight, gay or bi? straight What is your "type"? I`m still trying to figure that out. Definitely NOT someone passive toward taking my part if someone harasses me, but yet dishes out harassment to ME in a marriage or ``going together`` (whatever) relationship. Definitely not someone who will pick on every little inclination I have because he doesn`t think it`s ``right``. Or who criticizes me because I have thoughts or obsessions that I can`t get out of my head (not mean thoughts or obsessions, I mean thoughts or obsessions like ``can`t stop thinking about that spider on the floor`` thoughts like that (sorry if I`m grossing anyone out, don`t mean to - sorry guess this answer`s turning into a rant at my ex LOL) Do you have a celebrity crush? yes. I`ve had a lot from age 12 on. But lately, I have a crush on one of the guys on ``Just for Laughs - Gags`` (that`s a Canadian program based out of Montreal, Quebec) where they film people in different (usually embarrassing) situations. Show has me in stitches LOOOL. Anyway there`s a dark haired fella on there, usually plays a cop, but plays other characters or situations also, and he has the most wonderful smile which melts my heart. But alas, he`s probably only about 30 or 35 so I just have to admire him from afar *sigh* LOL.
Favorite (multiple answers possible) ..snack food(s): toast with butter or margarine, potato chips, chocolate bars (lately though, I`ve been trying to (operative word: ``trying`` - LOL) to give up or cut out sugar since my adrenals are blooming shot!) so I make this afternoon ``snack`` of spinach (cook 2 cups and it goes down to about half a cup or so LOL - actually I just quickly stir fry it for a few seconds in olive oil til it wilts down and then I add a clove of chopped garlic, then I put it on a plate and add 1 tsp of grated parmesan cheese. Low carb snack with a nice salty taste since my adrenals crave the salt LOL. ..dessert(s): Oh MY - would I ever love to have some just plain New York style Cheesecake right now. Oh well a girl can dream right? hahaha. ..alcoholic beverage(s): coffee liquor with some milk (had some Friday night with my broccoli, carrot, and chicken leg supper) ..non-alcoholic beverage(s): tea, water, root beer, vegetable juice, small amount of orange juice (cuz I`m ``trying to cut out the sugar``, or reduce it down at least) Describe your dream pizza: whole wheat, thin crust, extra cheese, onions, ground beef (blimey I`m hungry LOL) Do you follow any particular diet? As stated above, I am ``trying`` to reduce my sugars. Sometimes I have a cup of coffee with whole milk, no sugar. Cooked veggies, broccoli and carrots usually. Spinach snack. I need to cut out bread, but I`m addicted to it LOL. I want to do the ketogenic diet (mostly fat, medium protein, very low carb (less than 60 g carb a day to produce ketones; hence the name ``Ketogenic Diet``). Because I read within the last week or two in my ongoing internet research, especially in the area of health, that a ketogenic diet emphasizing fat, causes the body to use fat as energy, but also it activates GABA the calming neurotransmitter, so I thought in time it would help reduce my sensitivity to sound. It also activates the mitochondria which is the energy centre in the body i.e. Kreb`s cycle and all that, etc. and maybe it will help my fatigue go away. I`m tired ``ALL the TIME``! (I put that in quotes for a reason which will become known to you in a future question which the answer will be there LOL) Is there any food or drink you like, that others might find strange? perhaps garlic
There once was a girl who was very friendly, saying Hi to everyone she met. But as the years went by she either was rejected or made a lot of enemies. Consequently she became more and more reclusive to protect both herself and those she would no longer come into contact with: protecting herself from rejection and the others from her.
Thought I would totally scare people off if I didn't split these into two parts ...
What are your hobbies?
reading, surfing the net, baking (sometimes lol), walking outdoors, playing the guitar, singing, writing songs, etc.
What do you do when you're bored? write emails LOL
What are your obsessions? cats, trying to ignore that lady upstairs who gets on my nerves with her foot stomping, wishing I hadn`t moved over here
What are your phobias? others`noise, bugs in the house, police, prison (I`ve always been afraid of getting into trouble with the law and having to either go to jail, or prison, or (when I was a child) ``jeuvenile hall``, etc. This is part of the reason for my joblessness. I`m phobic that I will lose my temper to such an extent on the job that I will get into trouble with the law and end up in jail or prison.
What genres of music do you like? rock, metal (but not death metal because it sounds like dogs barking to my ears LOL, grunge, dance, disco,, old style country and western, fiddle music, classical, jazz, blues, rock blues, etc. etc. etc.
What are some of your favorite movies? Star Trek, Star Wars (been getting into that of late cuz of Justin.tv on a channel where I`m a mod LOL. The host who streams the movies is a Star Wars fan and has been playing the older Star Wars movies. I love the special effects LOL. Other fave movies are My Fair Lady, The Net (Sandra Bullock, who is my favourite actress), Demolition Man, All the whole PuppetMaster movie franchise movies sequels prequels and all LOL (Hi Blade! LOL) Got into Puppet Master in 2011 and was so enamored I even had a youtube account devoted to it then, lol.
What kind of television shows do you watch, and what draws you to them? What shows have you been watching recently? Scifi esp Trek but I mostly watch it online of course. Shows I`ve been watching lately: The Bachelorette LOL, America`s Got Talent, Bold and the Beautiful, Price is Right, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, etc. Nothing all that exciting lol.
What type of books do you read, if any? What do you like about them? Star Trek. Well I`ve been a scifi fan or Trekkie since Dad got me into it when I was in grade 4. Aside from Trek, mostly nonfiction books about health. I`m also reading an audiobiography of Stompin`Tom Connors (country music artist). It is very touching to my heart cuz the things he wrote in this book, his feelings of loneliness, are exactly how I feel so it is probably one of my top 5 favourite books now.
What fictional character do you most identify with and why (if any)? One of the boys from one of Dickens`books (forget name right now).
What magazines do you read? News magazine comes in the mail every month (subscription). Other than that, I read (at the library): Reader`s Digest, Psychology Today, that sort of thing. I like Woman`s World magazine also cuz it has a few health articles in it lol.
What websites do you visit? SU, Youtube, Justin.tv, Google search, Ilive.to (for tv channels), CTV.ca to catch up on the Bold and the Beautiful LOL, The Weather Network (first site I open when I wake up, should really set it as my homepage I visit it so much), MSN, etc.
What was (or is) your favorite academic subject? Math was my best subject when I started in grade 2 (never saw grade one lol), later on English, sometimes French. I still like Math a lot, but not Geometry (failed that in my soph year): I could remember the Formulas (I still know the Pythagorean Theorem lol), but couldn't apply them to get the right answer then, unfortunately. Never went to University. Community College my best subjects were: Communications (same as English grammar and spelling), and Typing lol.
Is there anyone famous you idolize or look up to? Not sure right now lol.
When you were a kid... What was your favorite "kid's show"? KidStuff was probably my favourite. But before then it was a toss between The Flintstones and The Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Hour or Show LOL.
What did you want to be when you grew up? In grade 4 I wanted to be an astronaut (because of - you guessed it - Trek LOL), but when I found out or surmised you had to be in excellent physical condition, I gave up my aspiration for that. Grade 5 I wanted to be a writer because this was the grade in which I started to write short stories for a hobby (even our teacher in English class used to read them to the class - lol the kids were glad when he did cuz it got them out of that day`s grammar lesson lol) High School I wanted to be lead in a rock band hahaha *rolls eyes at myself*.
What religion were you raised in, if any? Catholicism. I never made my ``first communion`` (shame on me LOL) but never told my parents (I lived away from home and they just assumed I had done it). I don`t go to Church, any Church now. I read the Bible sometimes that`s about it lol.
Do you believe in ghosts? wow what a subjective subject LOL. It`s hard to answer that one. I know that spirits exist, but they`re fallen spirits, demons. Ok I`ll be quiet now LOL.
Do you cuss a lot? yep. Mostly blimey, bloody, blooming, and damn. Funny thing though about me: I never really started cussing til sometime in the late 2000s lol.
Any words or phrases that you overuse? lots probably: the above question cites 3 (all except damn), y`know, whatever, ``All the TIME!!!`` - LOL (this is what I referred to earlier lol)
What is the best compliment you have ever received? don't know, not sure, can`t remember, lol
If you had one million dollars to give to charity, who would you give it to (not including yourself, family, or friends)?
Prefer not to answer this.
There once was a girl who was very friendly, saying Hi to everyone she met. But as the years went by she either was rejected or made a lot of enemies. Consequently she became more and more reclusive to protect both herself and those she would no longer come into contact with: protecting herself from rejection and the others from her.
Vodka cranberry, or for beer maybe a bitter ..non-alcoholic beverage(s):
Water Describe your dream pizza:
Lots of cheese, thinner crust, very little sauce, plus pepperoni, pineapple, and black olive Do you follow any particular diet?
No, except I try to avoid MSG Is there any food or drink you like, that others might find strange?
I could eat mayonnaise out of the jar - I hear other people find that strange, also I like breaded calamari Part 2
What are your hobbies?
Reading, drawing, sewing What do you do when you're bored?
Get sucked into the internet What are your obsessions?
Currently Game of Thrones What are your phobias?
Spiders What genres of music do you like?
I'm all over the place but the majority tend to be popular songs or songs from musicals What are some of your favorite movies?
Lord of the Rings, The Godfather What kind of television shows do you watch, and what draws you to them? What shows have you been watching recently?
Mostly I like shows with strong characters that I admire, or something fun that is completely unlike the real world. Because it's summer and there isn't much on right now I've been watching Heroes of Cosplay and American Ninja Warrior. Otherwise I wrote a whole list of some of my favorite shows on the "What are you watching right now" thread What type of books do you read, if any? What do you like about them?
I like fantasy and mystery. Fantasy because I can escape into it and it feels like I'm going on an adventure. Mystery because I love trying to guess "whodunit" and then be totally surprised by the unexpected reveal at the end What fictional character do you most identify with and why (if any)?
I know there are some that I can't think of right now What magazines do you read?
A few cooking magazines that my mother gets. Haven't had a subscription of my own in years. What websites do you visit?
Shy United, Facebook, Blogger, and Pinterest mostly What was (or is) your favorite academic subject?
In high school - History, in college - Anthropology/Archaeology Is there anyone famous you idolize or look up to?
Not really When you were a kid...
What was your favorite "kid's show"?
Maybe Rainbow Brite, or Care Bears, or Garfield and Friends, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, whatever was on for Saturday morning cartoons What did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian What religion were you raised in, if any?
None Other randomness:
Do you believe in ghosts?
I'll believe it when I see it for myself, but there is some pretty compelling evidence on ghost hunting shows Do you cuss a lot?
A little inside my head, hardly ever out loud Any words or phrases that you overuse?
Interesting What is the best compliment you have ever received?
Nothing really stands out, I seem to just get generic compliments If you had one million dollars to give to charity, who would you give it to (not including yourself, family, or friends)?
I'd do some research to see where the money went first, then pick something close to my heart or inspirational
Because I feel like a puppet. Lifeless. Without any puppeteers. Do people have "nicknames" for you?
Yes. It's a transformation of part of my first name so it doesn't have any meaning to it : "Louc" (from the time I was in school) or "AL" (by my sisters and my brother) If you could choose a nickname for yourself, what would it be (other than your Shy United username)?
I have no idea.
What is your...
Male (I'm not really a fan of these looks-based questions, but here they are if you wish to answer:)
1m70 or 5'5"? Build (skinny, muscular, overweight, etc.)?
Skinny to medium I guess Hair color?
Black Hair length/style?
Very short (1cm? growing fast) Eye color?
Dark brown Skin tone?
Slightly dark? Facial hair?
Nope. Doesn't look good in it. Describe any tattoos or piercings:
None Anything else you want to mention about your appearance:
Nope What do you like most about the way you look (even if you don't think you're good-looking, there's got to be something)?
Don't know Do you wear glasses? No. But my left eyes doesn't see that well.
Wear any hats?
Sometimes a cap when it's sunny. How would you describe your personal style in terms of how you dress?
Casual I guess.
Do you speak with a regional accent (or do others say that you do)? If so, what?
Some say I have a slight belgian accent as I speak French. I clearly have a French accent as I speak English. What region of your country do you live?
Wavre, Belgium. What countries have you visited?
USA (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco), United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan. What languages do you speak?
French, English, a bit of a Chinese dialect,a tiny little bit of Dutch. Any pets?
Nope. Does my brother cat counts? Do you smoke?
Nope. What is your living arrangement (i.e. do you live with others)?
I live with my parents and my brother. How do you decorate your living space (like posters and such)?
It isn't decorated.
I understand these questions can be a little more sensitive...
What is your relationship status?
Single When was your first kiss? Or have you experienced that yet?
Last year Are you a virgin?
Yes Do you consider yourself straight, gay or bi?
Straight What is your "type"?
Don't know Do you have a celebrity crush?
Favorite (multiple answers possible)
..snack food(s): Chips (paprika) ..dessert(s): Ice cream (magnum) ..alcoholic beverage(s): Sweet cocktails ..non-alcoholic beverage(s): Ice tea Describe your dream pizza: Don't know Do you follow any particular diet? Nope. Don't eat much between my meals? Is there any food or drink you like, that others might find strange? I don't know
What are your hobbies? Watching movies, playing games, watching anime, surfing on the web. What do you do when you're bored? Same as above. What are your obsessions? I don't know. Questioning my life? What are your phobias? Spiders!!!! What genres of music do you like? I listen to everything except for some rap. What are some of your favorite movies? Star wars, Lord of the rings, Matrix, inception. What kind of television shows do you watch, and what draws you to them? What shows have you been watching recently? Game of thrones. I like the feel of it. The character, the scenery,... What type of books do you read, if any? What do you like about them? Novel, thriller,... It just has to entertain me, to get me elsewhere. What fictional character do you most identify with and why (if any)? I don't know. What magazines do you read? None What websites do you visit? Many What was (or is) your favorite academic subject? Good question. I don't know. Is there anyone famous you idolize or look up to? Nope.
When you were a kid...
What was your favorite "kid's show"? Don't remember. What did you want to be when you grew up? Don't remember What religion were you raised in, if any? Catholic.
Do you believe in ghosts? Not really. I have to see one first. Do you cuss a lot? Not a lot. Sometimes. Any words or phrases that you overuse? I don't know. What is the best compliment you have ever received? Well. I don't remember them as I don't believe them. If you had one million dollars to give to charity, who would you give it to (not including yourself, family, or friends)? Well. Don't know. Randomly? To help autism?