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31 July 2006 @ 09:50 am
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The Not Really Secret Six Meme
1) I escape reality via role-playing. Currently, I run one Star Trek RPG and participate in a second. Between the two of them, I have eight characters. That's a lot of competing voices in my head.

2) One of the things I miss most about home is not getting to hear people (like my mom and her friends) speaking Farsi on a regular basis. I grew up with English and Farsi; hearing it is a comfort thing for me. I'm not fluent, but I know enough to be dangerous. If I listen in on a conversation, I can give you a general idea of what's being discussed.

3) High school! I a) was never asked out on a date, b) graduated valedictorian, c) held a second-degree brown belt in karate, d) accidentally tattooed myself by kneeling on a freshly sharpened pencil. The "tattoo" is a little gray dot on my right shin, just above my foot.

4) Started playing piano when I was six, viola when I was nine. I can dabble a tiny bit on guitar as well.

5) I have, in all, four piercings (two in each ear). That sounded so badass until you got to the parentheses, didn't it? I'm considering two more for my left ear, but since I'm a pussy about such things, it's probably not happening.

6) The sickest I've ever been was when I had pneumonia at seventeen (during finals week, of all times). Imagine being nauseated all day long and coughing up the contents of your left lung every five minutes. I was incapacitated, hospitalized for a short time, and lost five pounds. And I had to make up those finals. >.<


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Lisa Maesielisamaesie on July 31st, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
I have two "pencil tattoos" like that on the side of my left foot. The first time, the tip of the pencil broke off in my foot (was a tough time getting it out, let me tell you), the second time it did not. Both times were from stepping towards a pencil that did not just want to kick away.

My mom dated a guy who had several of them in his rear end. (I didn't see them, I just heard about them.) Apparently when he was a kid, a couple rather nasty bullies would stab him with pencils if he was in front of them as he climbed onto the bus.
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on July 31st, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Your family speaks farsi? I just realized I have no clue in regards to anything about your ethnicity O_o
Miusherimiusheri on July 31st, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hehe! My mom was born and raised in Tehran, went to England to get her Ph.D. in chemistry, then came to the US for her post-doctorate work. The revolution in Iran occurred while she was here, and she decided to stay in the US. She's quite outspoken; she would've landed herself in trouble if she'd gone back. She's able to visit Iran every few years, at least, but she's not about to visit anytime soon. Much to my chagrin- I have yet to go, and would really like to go with her one of these days. Certain leaders in that area of the world need to get their heads out of their asses first, though.

My dad, on the other hand, was born and raised in South Carolina, but his ancestry is primarily Irish. He met my mom at Clemson, then the two of them went to Arkansas, and that's where I was born. Thank GOD we didn't stay there.

What about you? Interesting pedigree at all? ;)
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on July 31st, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
oh god! you mutant! you're speaking farsirish! from iraneland!

But seriously, that's a cool combination. I think I'm more than a little boring being the generic caucathingy that I am. My mom is from... Michigan. My dad was from Pennsylvania until he moved to Michigan as a kid.

If you go back down the line, it's just brit brit brit german brit german. It's a wonder I have straight teeth.

Some weird sense of verbosity is pervasive in this particular line of the family leading towards me; we're all very well-spoken and reasonably well-educated at the barest minimum. My mom was an english and graphic design major, my dad's parents were both teachers, and it's become a sort of memetic inheritance that I'm very, very wordy. My first college acting class got me all enunciating-y and everybody thought I was british... O_O
Ellieellie on July 31st, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
I role play too.
Miusheri: mayat_tempmiusheri on July 31st, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
*gasp* No! I never would've guessed! ;)
Ellieellie on July 31st, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Well, we were discussing secrets that weren't secrets!
J.P.tierceljm on August 1st, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
So how was your valedictory address?
Miusherimiusheri on August 2nd, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
It was fun. I managed to slip in a G.I. Joe reference!