I found this meme a while ago and filled it out. It’s a bit long but kind of interesting.
What is your name?: Maddog
Are you named after anyone?: Not that I’m aware of
What’s your screen name?: Maddog
Would you name a child of yours after you?: Probably not, although I do have a cousin named after me.
If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name be?: I’m not sure, maybe Ruby.
If you could switch names with a friend who would it be?: As long as I could keep my last name I’d like it to be Doug or David. I always wanted a name that started with “D”
Are there any mispronunciations/typos that ppl do w/ your name constantly?: My last name is always butchered, and the same mistakes are almost always the same since most people don’t believe the name is real.
Would you drop your last name if you became famous?: Never
Your gender: Male
Do you want to be?: Nope although there are no prospects on the horizon
Your age: 42
Age you act: About 25
Age you wish you were: I’d love to be 25 and know everything I know now.
Your height: 6’0″
Eye color: Very blue
Happy with it?: It’s one of my favorite things about myself.
Hair color: Dark brown with beginning traces of grey when I let it grow long enough to see it.
Happy with it?: When I was a kid I wanted blond hair, but I like my hair just fine now.
Lefty/righty/ambidextrous: Right handed
Your living arrangement: Two dwellings. A two bedroom aparment in NYC and a three bedroom house in Iowa that is great for what it is.
Your family: I don’t understand this question
Whats your job?: college professor at the moment
Piercings?: Not anymore
Obsessions?: only ice cream at the moment…and maybe sex. But not at the same time.
Addictions?: Diet Coke
Do you speak another language?: I barely speak English.
Have a favourite quotation?: Not really.
Do you have a web page?: Yes and a blog
Do you live in the moment?: Not very often.
Do you consider yourself tolerant of others?: Most of the time.
Do you have any secrets?: Many
Do you hate yourself?: Sometimes.
Do you like your handwriting?: I like my printing. I don’t like my writing.
Do you have any bad habits?: Too many to mention.
What is the compliment you get from most people?: You have nice eyes.
If a movie was made about your life, what would it be called?: I’ll let you guys decide.
What’s your biggest fear?: Failure. It’s sometimes debilitating.
Do you ever pretend to be someone else just to look cool?: Not in a long time.
Are you a loner?: Not by choice, but I seem to find myself in that position a lot.
What is your #1 priority in life?: Getting a job.
If you were another person, would you be friends with you?: I’d like to think so. I’m funny and silly, and very devoted. Often I do the work to stay in touch with people from my past.
Are you a daredevil?: Not with physical activities. But I’ve been known to take chances I shouldn’t.
Is there anything you fear or hate about yourself?: My weight more than anything.
Are you passive or aggressive?: Yes, I am both, depending on the activity.
Do you have a journal?: I haven’t journaled since my old roommate in NYC found one and read it. Then confided he had done it. My blog is the closest I get to journaling.
What is your greatest strength and weakness?: I procrasinate. I am very dedicated to a project once I agree to do it.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?: My weight, which is directly related to my eating habits.
Do you think you are emotionally strong?: Depends. When I have to be I am.
Is there anything you regret doing/not doing in life?: I regret not finishing grad school earlier and not forcing my mom to talk about my real father years ago. I regret letting “Sam” get away from me.
Do you think life has been good so far?: For the most part, my life has been great.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from life?: You get back what you put out. Karma is a very strong thing.
What do you like the most about your body?: My eyes.
And least?: My weight.
Do you think you are good looking?: When I’m skinny I think I’m very attractive.
Are you confident?: Sometimes, much more so when I’m thinner than right now.
What is the fictional character you are most like?: I have no idea.
Are you perceived wrongly?: I’m told sometimes that I am intimidating and I’ve never seen it…but a lot of people say it’s true…so there must be something to it.
Do drugs?: Not in a long time.
Read the newspaper?: Nope, they just collect in a pile on the floor.
Pray?: Not as much as I should.
Go to church?: Not in a long time.
Talk to strangers who IM you?: I haven’t been IM’d by a stranger in forever.
Sleep with stuffed animals?: Nope, but I have a large collection to Teddy Bears my mother has given me over the years.
Take walks in the rain?: Not in a long time.
Talk to people even though you hate them?: When I have to.
Drive?: I’ve never minded driving. In fact I’m about to drive from Iowa to NYC.
Like to drive fast?: Not nearly as much as I did when I was younger.
Would or Have You Ever
Liked your voice?: Yes
Hurt yourself?: That’s a story in and of itself.
Been out of the country?: Yes, several times.
Eaten something that made other people sick?: I’m sure I have.
Been in love?: Yes.
Done drugs?: Yes.
Gone skinny dipping?: Yes. In the Pacific Ocean and the Kentucky River.
Had a medical emergency?: My appendix.
Had surgery?: Yes. My appendix burst in December of 2003 and I had emergency surgery and spent 8 days in the hospital.
Ran away from home?: Yes. Another long story.
Played strip poker?: Not that I remember.
Gotten beaten up?: Not since elementary school.
Beaten someone up?: not that I remember.
Been picked on?: Yes
Been on stage?: Yes
Slept outdoors?: Yes
Thought about suicide?: Another very long story.
Pulled an all nighter?: Too many to count. The last one within the last year.
If yes, what is your record?: Way toooooo many to count.
Gone one day without food?: Not on purpose.
Talked on the phone all night?: Yes
Slept together with the opposite sex w/o actually having sex?: Yes.
Slept all day?: Yes
Killed someone?: No
Made out with a stranger?: Yes
Had sex with a stranger?: Yes
Thought you’re going crazy?: Yes.
Been betrayed?: Yes
Had a dream that came true?: Yes.
Broken the law?: Yes
Met a famous person?: Bob Hope in 1983 on a high school trip to New York. He was wearing orange sneakers.
Have you ever killed an animal by accident?: Yes
On purpose?: Do you count fishing?
Told a secret you swore you wouldn’t tell?: Unfortunately yes…
Stolen anything?: Another long story…did I mention Karma earlier.
Been on radio/tv?: Yes, both.
Been in a mosh-pit?: Nope.
Had a nervous breakdown?: Yes.
Bungee jumped?: Twice.
Had a dream that kept coming back?: Nope.
Believe in life on other planets?: Human life…not necesarily. In other forms of life…why not.
Magic?: Not really
God?: A higher power yes. A Christian God…I’m not always sure.
Love at first sight?: Yes.
Yin and yang (that good cant exist w/o bad)?: Unfortunately, I think that’s the case.
Witches?: Why not. There are people who call themselves witches. Who am I to argue?
Easter bunny?: Hmmmm.
Believe its possible to remain faithful forever?: Yes, although very difficult.
Believe theres a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?: There’s something at the end of the rainbow.
Do you wish on stars?: Sometimes.
Deep Theological Questions
Do you believe in the traditional view of Heaven and Hell?: Depends on the day.
Do you think God has a gender?: I always picture God as a man but that’s because as a youngster in Sunday school God is referred to as “him” and “he”.
Do you believe in organized religion?: I believe organized religion exists. Do I want to be a part of it. Never. There’s too much hate preached by most “churches.”
Where do you think we go when we die?: I have no idea. On somedays heaven. On others….you just die.
Do you have any gay/lesbian friends?: Yes.
Who is your best friend?: Michelle and Todd.
Who’s the one person that knows most about you?: Michelle and Todd.
What’s the best advice that anyone has ever given to you?: To go back to grad school.
Your favourite inside joke?: Do you want to act up, act in or act out?
Thing you’re picked on most about?: Depends on whose doing the picking.
Love and All That
Do you consider love a mistake?: I have fallen for the wrong people a couple of times but don’t know if it was a mistake.
What do you find romantic?: Long walks holding hands. Candle lit dinners. Snuggling on the sofa.
Turn-on?: Sense of Humor.
Turn-off?: Racism…another long story.
First kiss?: My first kiss with a guy was my senior year of high school at a speech tournament. The guy was in college and I didn’t even know his name. I did know that I liked it and wanted to do it some more.
If someone you had no interest in had interest in dating you how would you feel?: Uncomfortable. It’s happened a couple of times and it never ends well.
Do you prefer knowing someone before dating them or going out?: Not always.
Have you ever wished it was more socially acceptable for a girl to ask a guy out?: That doesn’t affect me in the slightest.
Have you ever been romantically attracted to someone physically unattractive?: Hmmm. Not that I remember.
What is best about the opposite sex?: Hmmmm.
What is the worst thing about the opposite sex?: Hmmmmm.
What is best about your sex? Hmmm…….
What is the worst thing about your sex? Inability to remain faithful.
What’s the last present someone gave you?: My friend Curtis gave me a gift certificate to I-Tunes for my birthday.
Are you in love?: Not romantically.
Do you consider your ’significant other’ (or whatever) hot?: I wish I had a hot significant other.
Right This Moment…
Are you going out?: Not tonight. It’s almost 1:30 a.m.
Will it be with your significant other?: Nope.
Or some random person?: Neither.
What are you wearing right now?: Boxer and a long sleeve t-shirt.
Body part you’re touching right now?: I’m not…although I may have just scratched my balls.
What are you worried about right now?: Finding a full time job.
What book are you reading?: I just finished In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
What’s on your mouse pad?: It’s an Office Depot mouse pad
Use 5 words to describe how you’re feeling?: Bored, Scared, Depressed, Horny, and Lonely.
Are you bored?: Very
Are you tired?: Yes
Are you talking to anyone online?: No.
Are you talking to anyone on the phone?: No.
Are you lonely or content at the moment?: Lonely
Are you listening to music?: No, it’s quiet.