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This is fun!

Leave a comment and

1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.

2. I'll tell you what song or movie or other thing reminds me of you.

3. I'll pick a toxic substance to wrestle you in.

4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).

5. I'll tell you my first or clearest memory of you.

6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.

7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.

8. Repost this in your journal if you want...


1. I've always thought you were a ton stronger than me (emotionally, that is) and I've always admired that.

2. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. It's unique and poetic and smart and sappy and... like you, really.

3. Arsenic.

4. Branmuffin-face-head

5. My clearest memory of you is Physics class with the cheating. :)

6. A cat.

7. Where do you go to buy nice, cheap "big girl" clothes? I always end up spending way too much on clothes

hungover? have a hair of the dog that bit you...

I used the phrase "hair of the dog that bit you" last night and you said you hadn't heard that phrase before. Maybe you were just too drunk, but here's an explanation...

from RandomHouse.com:

In its current usage, the phrase "hair of the dog that bit you" (or its shortened form, "hair of the dog") is an allusion to the practice of drinking some of whatever it was that put you in that state in the first place, as an antidote to its ill effects. This metaphorical usage has been around at least since 1546, when it appeared in Heywood's "Proverbs", the first book to be printed of English colloquial sayings: "What how fellow, thou knave, I pray thee let me and my fellow have a haire of the dog that bit us last night. And bitten were we bothe to the braine aright."

The "dog" in question doesn't necessarily need to be liquor, either, as illustrated by this quote from The Detroit Free Press in 1888:
TRAVIS: 'Hello, De Smith! You're looking better than expected.
I understood that you were completely crushed by that love
affair. How did you recover?'
DE SMITH: 'Hair of the dog that bit me. Fell in love with another girl.'
There is in fact a literal meaning to this phrase, we just have to dig a bit further into its past, when a common remedy for a dog bite was to apply a hair from the biter to the wound on the bitee. This belief in turn stems directly from the even older belief that "like diseases are cured by like remedies," in Western medical tradition first formulated by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. The dictum "similia similibus curantur" (Latin for 'likes are cured by likes') is the basis of the homeopathic system of medicine, developed in the late eighteenth century by Samuel Hahnemann. The homeopathic remedy for hangovers is a dose of the apt-sounding nux vomica (lit. 'vomiting nut'), the poisonous seed of a tree containing strychnine.

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I don't remember you saying that, but I have never heard that phrase before. Hmm.

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1. You're the only one around who rivals my dirty mind.

2. Waking Life.

3. Plutonium

4. "I'm not drunk! I'm not. Nope."

5. Computer competition.

6. A puppy. I don't know why.

7. How difficult was it for you to decide on a house to buy?

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For the record I TOTALLY disagree with number one. Comment.

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No, really, he is. Whenever I have any dirty thought whatsoever, he's thinking the exact same thing. Then we bust out in uncontrollable laughter and everyone else is like "what?"

Although, I can talk dirty with you, too. :)

1. You make the bestest thank you cookies.

2. Closer, because of the photography thing and the fact that it's a wee dirty (see above.) :)

3. Jimsonweed concoction

4. "I heard you give good gifts"

5. I remember cookie goodness and extensive mathematical equating.


7. What's the craziest thing you've ever done?


Remind me, por favor...because I think I remember when it was said...but who said it to whom???

It's been bugging me since I read this.

Re: Presents

You said it to me, silly. Right after we met.

You said something like "I heard you give good gifts, so I have to make sure we stay friends" or something.

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How difficult was it for you to decide on a house to buy?
It was very difficult at first, but, you know, you get to a point where you realize you're either going to make a decision or you won't, so you commit yourself to making a decision, then you figure out what that decision is going to be.

For me, I came up with so many guidelines for what I wanted, what I had to have, what I thought I could afford, etc., and those guidelines provided a method of narrowing down my options in a very objective way. That made it a lot easier.

I think buying my house wasn't as difficult as it was scary. It's a huge sum of money and a long-term commitment and it felt like I was mostly alone. My mother and step-father came to visit and looked at a couple houses with me and that made a world of difference, but, even then, I knew it was a venture I was going at mostly alone.

oooh! Me too!!


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1. You are a very honest, strongwilled and principled person.

2. Erin Brocavich, 'cuz of the "take no prisoners" attitude.

3. Arsenic

4. SummerQuest. (Oh, the drama. I have to laugh at my youth).

5. The first memory I have of you is being at SQ and talking to you while walking up the big hill about vegetarianism. God, that was forever ago.

6. A grizzly bear! You're one tough cookie. ;)

7. Which do you like better: China or the US?

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definitely the US. China is very much a comfort zone type of place. It always feel like there's a safety net here. Being here feels limitless but very limited at the same time. And eventually you realize no matter what happens you always feel like a foreigner and never just a regular person, you always have to have your guard up, which gets tiring after a while.

Why wrestle me in Arsenic?

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You didn't notice the pattern with the poisons? I picked a poison that started with the same initial as the person's first name. msjellybean was the hardest; there are no J poisons!

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Clever. Sorry for the trouble--blame my parents!

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