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Jul. 9th, 2016 | 05:56 pm

I have to do something while I wait for the laundry.

While I agree with spacefem that this version is technically cheating because there are multiple questions in each prompt, they're still somewhat fun. So off we go!

1. Would you ever go "under the knife" (or laser, or dental pick) for cosmetic purposes? What and why, and would it really be worth it?
Sure. I don't particularly see any reason not to pursue procedures that I know are relatively safe. And my one friend that has had Botox in his face actually looks younger than me now despite actually being 37. :P

2. Describe your dream home, including location, design, and who/what’s in there with you.
First a bit of a tangent: two of my coworkers have "lake houses," basically vacation cabins a couple of hours from the city, and the stream of complaints about keeping up two homes makes me visibly roll my eyes. Like, I'm not going to feel bad for you because your family can afford your own personal vacation getaway.

With that in mind, my dream is to own one home. I don't need it to be big, but at least 1,300 square feet would be nice. The dream home is probably a Craftsman-style with an enormous wraparound porch. I would not like to live in a neighborhood where there aren't mature trees, or where I can't walk to places to get basic stuff like coffee and groceries. That still describes a whole bunch of the world, so who knows? This describes a good portion of DC, for sure, but absolutely ideal might be Palm Springs. I believe it's B and me in there. Maybe we'd get dogs with the space?

3. You have one month to travel the world, all expenses paid. Where do you go and what do you do once you arrive?
I've always wanted to do a jaunt around the coastlines of Europe, mostly the Mediterranean but also all the way up the northern side of France, the Benelux countries, and Scandinavia. With an entire month, I could probably even fit in Great Britain and Ireland! With all expenses paid, I would also come back significantly heavier from gorging on Parmagiano Reggiano and other local foods.

4. What scares the bloody heck out of you? Would you face it down if someone paid you? What’s your price?
I'm very very much not a fan of water. But if you want to teach me to swim in your pool, I'll do it for a mere $200/hour. If you insist on my doing it in a lake or ocean, probably $500/hour.

5. You’re stranded on an island. What five simple items do you have with you? How do you survive? Anyone in particular you’d like to be stranded with? What would they bring to the table?
A whole bunch of twine, eyeglasses, a Nalgene, a Swiss army knife, and a Fleshlight. I know what I need to get by. I would bring B because he was a Boy Scout and has particularly strong survival skills like butchering meat. No idea how well-equipped this island is, so it is hard to say exactly how we'd survive. Most likely he would do all the hunting and foraging while I tried to write a book about the experience on palm fronds to shop to publishing houses later. :)
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badger

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from: badger
date: Jul. 9th, 2016 10:18 pm (UTC)
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"while I tried to write a book about the experience on palm fronds to shop to publishing houses later. :)"

Long-term goals are good to have, especially in arduous situations, so this is honestly not a bad idea :).

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 12th, 2016 12:37 am (UTC)
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Fair enough!

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 11th, 2016 03:04 pm (UTC)
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i joke about my botox fund all the time. i wouldn't actually go under the knife, but a filler or two; i don't really see an issue with that (provided it's not done to excess).

a fleshlight, or a flashlight? ;)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 12th, 2016 12:37 am (UTC)
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Fleshlight, all the way!

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 12th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
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ha! pack a camera, please. ;)

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