April 13th, 2006

Roman

Oh thanks, Prom

I'm a Talent!

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

Talent: 51%
Lifer: 41%
Mandarin: 41%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

Roman

A new record

The other day the swimming pool was constantly full. People were waiting and some lanes had more than one swimmer. I was lucky to get in when a lane was available just for me.

Today, though. no. I got in when there were three empty lanes. I chose the farthest one, my fave. After I had swum five laps I stopped for a brief break.As I stood up in the water I watched the other two swimmers leave the pool. I had it all to myself. I hoped it would stay that way for a while.

It did. I put in another five laps, popped up to emptiness, then  another five, still empty, and finally after three more laps two people entered the pool. So I had it to myself for thirteen laps! My previous record was five.

Every time I get the pool to myself I think of a horror movie I saw a while back. I am not a horror fan so I don't remember the name of it. There was evil going on in a large mansion where several people lived. One person who lived there was a young woman who liked to swim in the large, deep, indoor pool. One day she was swimming under water and when she rose up to get some air the top of the pool had turned to glass. She drowned, needless to say, and when the others found her there was no glass. Just a dead woman.

I see the pool this way, as potentially becoming glass at any time. I am not seriously afraid of it but the thought is always there, competing with my utter enjoyment of my aloneness. Not even really competing. Just, perhaps, adding some spice to it.
Roman

You can't make me you can't make me...you ca....

prom tagged me. That means I have to list six weird things about me and then tag six other people and list them here, then tell each (in their journals) that they've been tagged. All right, I'll play.

Six weird things about me:

I like the feeling of a cat's tongue on my skin.
I am addicted to Sims 2.
I bought a bunch of fake barbies and fake 8" ceramic dolls so I can take pictures of them, posing in many different ways.
I have a crossbite that, I think, contributes to my tendency, at times, to bite my lip accidentally, often while swimming.
I like Anne Rice's vampire books, although I am in no way a vampire fan. I find them incredibly sensual, among other things.
I often find gay relationships (among men) more sexually alluring than straight.

Pay attention now. YOU are it:

n6vfp
jackiejj
the_fantum
againsthestream
attelage
dangerouslysane

Have at it!