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Lifted from badrahessa

I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. (Some I know too well - ha!) I read your journals, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you for your interest in my words.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they listen in rapture to the love-music of mud-bears." (Think of it as your Yule present to me.)

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.

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furious_mold
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
OK - I'm Nicole. I've been married for 2 years (big life change, so it seems important to me...hopefully for a long time!) to Max. We live in Polish Hill. I'm still interested in most of the interests listed on my profile page, if that gives you an idea of what I'm like. I'm kind of grumpy. I used to be into punk rock stuff from age 12 until about 17. (Makes sense at that age) I read a lot. I'm having trouble with being unemployed right now and feel depressed about that. ( I got a job somewhere a few months ago, but the store never opened!) I listen to a lot of Middle Eastern music. Um...
morrigan716
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
I don't have this problem anymore, but when I was a teenager, I used to have issues with cutlery. Well, specifically with spoons. I was so particular about spoons that I preferred to use a plastic one that I could use once and destroy. I'm not sure why this was or how I got over it.
kassyd
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Hello. I'm Amber, and I am currently a fifth-year at Antioch college. I met you once behind the c-shop during alumni reunion in summer '06 and then again this last term during the crisis. I'm a writer, my home away from Antioch is in Rhode Island, and I like dogs. I don't know why you initially added me to your friends list, you may have been one of the alums who sent my roommate things like an old lamp and a pamphlet (addressed to reverend jenna - her last name) on the rapture. I read most of your posts, and you seem to be the person on my friends list who posts most often. I also like cooking, Degas, really dramatic music, and House.
bluescissors76
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
I AM NEVER GOING TO BE OUT OF DEBT.
_aqualung_
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
none of us are
anjeelou
Dec. 18th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
-I love reading memoirs of crazy Impressionist artists. My favorite book is the compilation of Vincent Van Gogh's letters to his brother.
-I don't like red wine. Or any wine, really. My old boss used to tell me it was just because I "wasn't grown up enough" yet, and eventually I would like it. In my mind, though, wine is just a snootier version of beer but with the same theory - it doesn't ever really taste good (unless it's super expensive), but you work to acquire the taste just to keep up appearances.
-I always end up dating people who have entirely too strong nesting instincts, and it makes me craaaaazy.
-I think that adding a string part to ANY song in ANY genre of music makes it exponentially better.
-I just bought a bag of the new "chocolate and marshamallow" Hershey's kisses hoping they would be amazing, but they're actually pretty gross.

Okay, so that last one wasn't too profound, but there's five things about me!
_aqualung_
Dec. 18th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Beer is much more difficult to make than wine.
writer00
Dec. 18th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I still think Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band of all time, but I mostly love their slower, more contemplative songs (Thank You, The Rain Song, Going to California). 80s band OMD is also up there as one of my top five favorites.

When I was in Italy, I once rented a boat for water skiiing, but before meeting up with my friends at the appointed secluded cove, the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed (just like Gilligan's), the engine died, and the boat sank. I found myself swimming for almost a half an hour before being rescued by a local fishing boat.

I don't have webbed toes.
furious_mold
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh, sorry...had to butt in and agree with you on Led Zeppelin here. I was just listening to them the other day and thought, "Damn. DAMN! UNGH!


*crawls back into cave*
writer00
Dec. 18th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
And Robert Plant still makes amazing music. The new one with Alison Krause is amazing, as was his last solo album.
acrossthewalls
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
I think you originally added me because we both tried to quit smoking at the same time and it became relevant enough at one point to talk about it in the Pittsburgh lj community. That attempt failed, but I'm pretty much done with cigarettes. I went from smoking half a pack a day at the worst to what I estimate now at about 0-4 cigarettes per month. Yes, I cheat a little, but smoking is no longer part a big part of my lifestyle. w00t.
safya
Dec. 18th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
i am so busy right now that i am using the only free time i will have all day to browse the internet. i sometimes wonder if the internet has an overall positive impact on my life, but i can hardly imagine life without it (even though i didn't have it until i was in college)
xpoetcrushx
Dec. 18th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
I consider myself an 8th year Antioch student. I thought of this just now and will continue it until I die, which, I hope, will be when I am an 88th year Antioch student.
I still cheat at smoking, and I feel really bad about it every time after. Like sleeping with an ex. Which I have not done in just over four years.
Sometimes, when we are really really bored, I read parts of the dictionary to William. We've only done this once, but I feel confident that it will happen again.
I thought "Serenity" and "Stardust" were really good movies.
I think some of my thoughts and feelings have only ever been and only ever will be best expressed by Bob Dylan.
I had no idea that when college was over I'd have very few opportunities to drink and dance to the point of exhaustion with people I loved and feared and felt close to and lonely amongst. If I'd known those opportunities were so few, I would've taken many more people home with me over the course of those five or six years.
There are several hundred people in the world who have no idea how much I love them and why and I feel incredibly stupid for never telling them.
I'm on the internet right now, listening to my music player, because of the annoying Christmas music out in the foyer.
I really like this little confessional.
jadedsquirrel
Dec. 19th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
I'm a second year kid from the 'och, we met on the stoop during Homecoming and I went through with my threat to friend you.

I have twelve holes in my face, not counting the naturally occurring ones.

I play alt-cello.

I like cheese.
i3uffalogirl
Dec. 19th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
My name is Sarah, and I am currently a graduate student at SUNY Binghamton, trying desperately to finish writing my thesis so that I can start trying to find a real job. I have gone from studying psychology (at IUP!) in my undergrad to biological/biomedical anthropology: mostly public health and epidemiology. I really like applied work, and I’m doing my thesis on obesity and physical fitness in a local middle school. I have learned a ton in the last few years, but my education has overworked me and stressed me out more than anything. I’ve got a significant other named Jeremy that I’ve been living with for the last year and a half, and he’s awesome. He’s been really helpful during this insanity.

I have spent so much time at the computer writing papers and doing research that I’ve gone from spending tons of free time on AIM and Livejournal to avoiding it like the plague. My shoulders and neck are having some pretty serious problems as a result of spending too much time sitting at a computer. I still kill time occasionally reading your Livejournal entries, or exploring profiles on MySpace, but I don’t type as often as I used to. It’s mostly because of computer-related pain, not for lack of wanting to connect with friends.

I met you through one of my best college friends, Mikey, who I REALLY miss, but don’t often have the opportunity to see or talk to. I wish he would travel to see me, rather than me just driving the 5+ hours to Pittsburgh to see him. I miss all of the Pittsburgh crew.

I always appreciated that you were taking tons of awesome pictures during times where I was having too much fun to bother carrying a camera. When I think of you, I think of that, and you coming to a rave at a roller rink ACTUALLY wearing roller skates. That and Billy Bragg.

I still love dancing, and do it every chance I get. I’ve also recently started drawing again, which I had a bit of a hiatus from because of school. I’ve got a pretty cool website that will be updated soon (no, I didn’t make it, I traded a drawing for it!), at: www.freewebs.com/sarahkwalker

I’ve also recently joined the local pagan community, and I feel right at home with them. I love it. Happy Yule!
anjeelou
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Hey Sarah? Where are you? I sent you an email on Facebook but I don't really know how to contact you anymore... phone number or whatnot? We need to get to Pittsburgh, or something... I have some Expedia.com hotel coupons that could be useable if that helps anyone... ;)
rachelmichellek
Dec. 19th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
we've "canceled" christmas this year due to poverty
(Anonymous)
Dec. 20th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
A relative of Bob Hemelrick
I know you dont know me but i am Bobs cousin and found your web pages on the net and have tried to contact you.I live in kansas and had not seen him since 1992 and did not here till the drunk driver hit himplease contact me at dshemelrick@yahoo.com
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