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13 June 2003 @ 11:17 am
Vacationers go first (so, if you are going on vacation soon, let me know, and I will do the meme-y first)

1. What's the longest distance you've ever walked in a single stretch?

Golly. My parents say that we were really young and living in Oregon that we regularly went for 24-mile walks, but I doubt that I was really walking that as I was sub-8 at the time.

I would have to say that the longest walk I did was in preparation for the Breast Cancer Walk and was 20 miles. After the training walk, I had to go to work in Harvard Square, and then I walked home. So, 20 miles training, and then 4 hours of work, and another 2 miles to get home.

I would have beat 20 miles, except the long day of the BCW was the day with the snow and hail and freezing rain.

2. What's your least favorite insect?

Well, I certainly don't like horseflies or blackflies (also known as summer season and spring season in Maine). I think they all look neat, but they are a little on the hungry side.

3. What do you appreciate most about computers?

Their flexibility. I can draw, read, write, sing, listen to music, and more using my various machines. The only limits are in the imaginations of programmers and my desire to download. Honestly, the reason why I tried to teach myself programming (which was aborted because of my inability to focus on any one thing) was so that I wouldn't have to rely on other people for what I wanted my computers to do.

4. Do you believe in spirits, angels, and/or fairies?

That's hard. I play spirits, angels, fairies, and other characters that either resemble these ideas on a regular basis, but I view them more as personifications of what we either can't or don't want to explain or ideas and goals to attain. Fairies in general are personifications of eternal children, playful, mischievous. Angels are good, and spirits are otherworldly. I can't say that they don't actually exist, because that purports the conceit that the only things that exist in this world are the things that we see and physically experience.

5. What do you like/dislike about your body?

I could joke and say my body, but it is much more complex than that. Depending on the time of day, phase of the moon, amount of chocolate and veggies I have consumed, etc., I look on my body or specific body parts in one of two ways: strong, lithe and muscular, or fat. There really isn't a middle ground. So, today for example I was shelving books and could see my muscles working and my legs looked and felt strong and muscular and there was happiness. But later, I could walk down the street and look down and the only thing I will notice is how wide my calves are.

Overall, I dislike my lower torso most. I have more baggage there than any number of situps could destroy. Similarly, I like my legs, feet, wrists and hands most because they look either muscular and capable or thin and delicate.
Feeling like: thoughtfulthoughtful