Jan. 5th, 2008

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1. First name? Michael
2. Were you named after anyone? shrug. it is my dad's middle name.
3. When did you last cry? Also shrug. I'm a guy, with that ground in "no emotional outbursts thing"
4. Do you like your handwriting? nope. its shit.
5. What is your favourite lunch meat? ham. but proper ham
6. What is your birthdate? 10 aug
7. What is your most embarrassing CD? I dont got CD's at this time in my life, all mp3s
8. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? probly, if I got to know me. although I'd get really annoyed at me from time to time.
9. Do you have a journal? hmmm. yes. but I dont post much. and when it was written, I didn't write much
10. Do you use sarcasm a lot? yeah
11. What are your nicknames? ish. mick. 's about it these days. and I'm shedding the ish one on a rapidish basis. I've got online ones, but skunkboy is the longest term one of those, and I'm not using it for anything except the journal these days
12. Would you bungee jump? yes
13. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No. not unless they're boots with laces.
14. Do you think that you are strong? nope.
15. What is your favourite ice cream flavor? vanilla, for eating with pie.
16. Shoe Size? 7. I think. not sure which system thats in
17. Red or pink? red
18. What is your least favourite thing about yourself? my procrastination.
19. Who do you miss most? in no particular order, my parents. my sister. my brothers. andrew, daniel, malachi, aimee, sharon, bonnie.
20. Do you want everyone you send this to, to send it back? send?
21. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now? stripy fluro thermal pants, no shoes
22. What are you listening to right now? the ticking of my alarm clock
23. Last thing you ate? reheated leftover nachos.
24. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
25. What is the weather like right now? cold. overcast.
26. Last person you talked to on the phone? some guy from a recruitment company
27. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? hair.
28. How many countries have you visited? 3. Australia, sweden, england.
29. Favourite Drink? really expensive red wine.
30. Favourite Food? varies from craving to craving. A good steak is great, but I'm all about the stews at the moment
31. Hair Colour? brown, darkish
32. Eye Colour? blueish
33. Do you wear contacts? sometimes
34. Where were you born? newcastle. aus
35. Last Movie You Watched? So the drama
36. Favourite Day Of The Year? Either all days are sacred or none are. I haven't decided yet.
37. Scary Movies Or Happy Endings? I'm generally against horror movies. otoh, the wrong happy ending can actually do a real number on my mental state for some reason. shrug.
38. Summer or winter? coolish summer. with a decent ice rink to play hockey at.
39. Hugs or Kisses? just keeping physicial contact with someone as you drift off to sleep, or watch TV or engage in some other lethargic activity. then kisses. then hugs. in order of lowest rated preference
40. What Is Your Favourite Dessert? a good fruit crumble of some kind is great.
41. Who Is Most Likely To Respond? gah. filler
42. Who Is Least Likely To Respond? as above
43. Living Arrangements? me. one room in a suburban terrace house shared with two housemates who are away at the moment.
44. What books are you reading? just finished Making Money. Pynchon's Vineland.
45. What's On Your Mouse Pad? mouse pad?
46. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? no TV. did download some of season 4 of Kim possible
47. Favorite Smells? girly shampoo. fireworks
48. Favorite Sounds? soothing music. kickarse explosions. sultry voiced women promising sex
49. What's the furthest you've been from home? sweden? i think. depends what I count as home
50. Do you have a special talent? procrastination. moping. I could mope for Australia.
mickyfinn: (Default)
well, I've fallen off the wagon again. will try again once I'm back at work
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(you can read the preamble, or skip to the bottom for the question)

preamble/rant )

So, Question time. Advice you'd give to a young person. (anything up to and including university student). Advice based on things you wish you'd done differently. If it only applies to a small group of personality types, make a note.
mickyfinn: (Default)
this is for all children who live at home, and all parents who have their children living with them.

Yes, the house belongs to the parents, and yes, they can enact the "my house, my rules" system. But usually, the rules have to change as the children get older. The thing is, most parents do it by changing the rules whenever they get around to thinking of it, or by some sort of strict age thing.

I think there should be more negotiation to it. figure out what living at home provides them, and how it restricts them, and be prepared to negotiate one thing away for another. allowances have to be made for the capabilities of their age, but try and start early on. And try to keep as few non-negotiables as possible.

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