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A - Act your age - Generally, anymore. I used to act older.
B - Breast size - I haven't got any
C - Chore you hate - Mopping, 'cause I always fuck it up
D - Dad's name - James
E - Essential make up item - I don't
F - Favorite actor - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, for looks; Anthony Hopkins, for performances
G - Gold or silver - Silver
H - Hometown - San Francisco, though I do still think of 'home' as being where i grew up, which is nearby
I - Instruments you play - Piano, violin, trumpet (only piano at all well)
J - Job title - Account Manager
K - Kids - Dear god no
L - Living arrangements - A non-romantic housemate/best friend/soulmate/whatnot
M - Mom's name - Diane
N - Number of people you've slept with - I've lost count... over 20
O - Overnight hospital stays - Just one, and that's more than enough
P - Phobia - falling.
Q - Quote you like - today's is: 'Anyone who enjoys politics or sausage should not watch either being made.' -- attr. Bismarck
In general: 'Poets have been mysteriously reticent on the subject of cheese.' Edna St. Vincent Millay
R - Religious affiliation - Pagan/Agnostic
S - Siblings - None
T - Time you wake up? - 8 weekdays; whenever weekends
U - Unique habit - Nightmare Before Christmas collecting
V - Vegetable you refuse to eat - okrah, gaaah- rhubarb's a close second
W - Worst habit - so many! Uhm... impatience.
X - X-rays you've had - many: several dental, head, wrist, both collarbones. Do MRIs count? If so, then two of those, as well
Y - Yummy food you make - The One Lasagne
Z - Zodiac Sign - Virgo
  • I think you'll find that the quotation about politics (laws, really) and sausage is from Otto von Bismarck. Americans have a curious tendency to re-attribute quotations to their own countrymen; Dorothy Parker used to complain that people kept attributing Wilde's epigrams to her.
    • I find it believed to be, but... not definitely attributed.

      Really? Bismarck's no better of an attribution as Twain (i.e.; both are apocryphal, as far as I can determine). And I just found an attribution, though non-scholarly, which says Bismarck said that nobody wants to see Sausage or War made... while this site suggests that he actually said 'men should not know how their sausages, or laws, are made'.
      this site suggests that it's both Otto and Sammy.
      Meanwhile, Bartlett's familiar quotations (10th ed) does not definitively attribute this quotation to the Iron Chancellor.
      Sure, it could be Bismarck. or Clemens. I think it could be a nameless 1800s US congressman, as well. It could even be Ambrose Bierce (who I can certainly imagine putting that in the Devil's Dictionary, though it is not there).

      I guess the attribution should be removed.
      • Re: I find it believed to be, but... not definitely attributed.

        Huh. Sorry for the unjustified certainty.
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