Sunday, June 3, 2012

Restoring my Faith in Humanity

So I was walking home from my friends house just now, right? And quite a few people walked passed me, not to mention the people working in their yards or driving by. And I nodded or smiled or said "hi" to every single one of these people, and none of them, and I mean NOT A SINGLE ONE, nodded or smiled or said hello back. They didn't even spare me a glance. Except for one. I smiled and said hi to this one black lady (rare enough as it is, as my neighborhood is predominately made up of snobby white folk) who was walking her dog AND talking on a cell phone, so she was busy enough and had a rightful reason to ignore me. And guess what? She answered back. And she didn't just say hi, oh no. She said, "Honey, what are you doin out here all on your own? You're too young!" I kind of chuckled, unprepared for her to answer. I thought that she was just joking or something. But she was waiting for a response, so I said, "I'm walking home." She said, "Good."
Now, most kids my age would have a problem with this, thinking along the lines of who does she think she is? She can't tell me what I should or shouldn't do! or I am not that young I can't believe she said that! But I thought that her reaction to my existence was sweet. I appreciated the fact that she cared about a stranger's well-being enough to inquire where she was going when it was almost dark. When no one else did. Thank you, stranger, for restoring a little of my faith in humanity.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Best Asks Ever (aka more about me)

Found these asks on tumblr, and felt like answering them.

The best asks, ever.

What eye color do you find sexiest?
Green? Or Ice Blue? Maybe Hazel?
White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?
If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?
Sharpie tattoo meaning temporary, right? Umm...the My Chemical Romance spider. Or Yin-Yang.
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
Medium town, and yes. Very much so.
Your favorite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favorite)
Dumbledore. Real Adult? Possibly my Fourth Grade Teacher, Ms. Wood
What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?
Peanut Butter Cup
Most embarrassing moment from your elementary school years?
I wet my pants during field day.
Most embarrassing moment from your middle school years?
I wet my pants in front of a good friend. Who was a guy. My bladder is a rebel, okay?
Most embarrassing moment from your high school years?
I'll get back to ya.
Pirates or ninjas? Why?
Ninjas, cuz Ninjas.
Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet off the ground?
I don't know. I never had a tape measure with me...Maybe?
Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set?
Yes. and Yes. I was taking a walk with my friend yesterday and made her stop at a tiny playground with a tiny swingset. I squealed and made her swing with me.
If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?
A baby sloth. Or panda. Or koala. Or any baby animal, really. I'm aloud to be girly sometimes.
What's your most favorite part of your body?
My legs
What's your most favorite part of your personality?
I can make friends with almost anyone if I want to.
Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?
Lady Gaga. But The Fame, not Born this Way.
Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through?
Have you ever watched any major sporting event drunk?
I have never done 2 out of 2 things in that question.
What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life?
Off the top of my head? Goat cheese on everything pretzel thins with lox.
Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with?
Butter. But are you kidding? I grew up with freaking olive oil.
Whole, skim, 1%, or 2% milk? (Did you know they make 1 1/2% milk?)
Dunno. 1%?
Which continents have you been on?
North America.
Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories?
Nope. I can read for hours in a moving car. Or even a moving bus. And none that relate. But i did throw up on a boat once...
Backpacks or satchels?
Depends on if they have a cool pattern. I have one of each. But i'll say backpack.
Would you wear a rainbow jacket? A neon yellow sweater? Checkered pants?
All of the above.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Probably Fairly Odd Parents. If I could choose now, I'd say Powerpuff Girls or Avatar.
If you had to have a cow or a pig, which would you take? Why?
Cows. Because they are probably on the list of my top 10 favorite animals. Without counting, I'd say number 6.
If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Richmond, right where i am now.
Longest plane ride you've ever been on?
6 hours.
The latest you've ever slept?
1 pm.
Would you buy a sweater covered in kitten pictures? Would you wear it if someone gave it you for free?
If it was a good price, and sure.
Do you pick at scabs?
Yes. Kill me now.
Favorite kind of bean? Kidney? Black? Pinto?
Jelly. But seriously? Refried or Garbonzo.
How far can you throw a baseball?
As far as I trust the baseball.
If you had to move to another country, where would you move?
Probably somewhere in the UK. Maybe New Zealand or Israel. If there was no language barrier? Thailand.
Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Vietnamese? Korean? Nepalese? How was it?
No, yes, yes, no, yum.
Small, liberal arts school or public university? Why?
I couldn't honestly tell you the difference.
A relationship with love or one with sex?
Preferably both? And right now, none. But if i had to choose, Love. Duh. I already said I am entitled to be at least a little girly.
Do you eat enough vegetables?
Probably not.
Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers?
Would you scratch a crotch itch in public?
Not on purpose.
Do you swear in front of your parents?
Sometimes. If descriptions are in drastic need of color.
Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween?
Last year, i was a bed bug. I wore my pj's, wings, and antennas. This year i was punk rock Dora the Explorer. I even had the backpack. But no one could tell what i was.
If you could change your natural hair color, would you? To what?
Yup. Bright Red. I already did. (well technically, they're just strips on each side.)
Do you want to get married? Have kids?
Yes. 2 or 3.
Do you use a reusable water bottle? If not, you should.
Well, I re-use normal water bottles? Does that count?
City or nature person?
Haven't decided yet. It depends on my mood.
Have you ever used something other than "makeup" as makeup? (Like paint? Markers?)
Well I used water color tubes as face paint once. That count?
Can you walk well in high heels? Even if you're a guy?
Sort of. Not well.
Post 5 awesome things about yourself. BRAG AWAY!
I was born in LA.
I'm near sighted in one eye. Unfortunately, they don't sell monacles. We were gonna start a club.
I'm a moderately good artist. And a moderately good singer. And a moderately good musician. And a moderately good actress. And a moderately good writer. And a moderately good friend. I guess I'm just moderate at everything.
There is no one exactly like me.