Sunday, January 13, 2013

Lazy Days

 (Napping/bonding time with the love of my life) 

I know I mentioned in my last post that one of my New Years resolutions is to keep up this blog - and I'm still planning on doing that! - but truthfully, right now, there's just not a lot going on in my life for me to blog about! I've been home for exactly one month, and in that time I have basically been the laziest fat ass known to man. Okay, I do work part-time, I re-joined the gym, I have started some school applications and I've been working on some radio and voice over ideas. So not all time has been completely lost! But to be honest I spend most of my time at home cooped up in my bedroom. Though being lazy is completely and totally glorious (there will probably never be another time in my life where I can do this!) I am starting to get the infamous "January Blues". The holidays are over, which means all my friends are now scattered all over the country doing their own thing while I sit at home and figure out my life. I have some small travels planned in February that I'm looking forward to, but until then I've been trying to figure out ways to occupy my mind. 

My main solution as of lately: Tumblr. It has been my absolute salvation and creative outlet. It's one of those websites that I go on expecting to browse for ten minutes and then before I know it I'm glancing at the clock saying "WHEN THE SHIT DID IT BECOME 4AM!?" A link to my personal Tumblr is in the sidebar, if you have one follow me and I will follow you back! 

So the other day I while I was browsing, I found this survey going around. The idea is that you fill it out now (in January) and then in December you go back and take it again and compare your answers to see what's changed.  I thought this was a neat idea so I figured I would do it and post it here! Some are just basic "get to know you" questions but most of them warrant a change of mind.

1) Do you have any strange phobias?
Whales scare the crap out of me. Also I’m terrified of getting stuck
in an elevator.

2)Do you have any sibilings?
A younger brother named Trevor and an older brother named

3) Do you have a collection of anything?
      Venetian masks!

4) Do you have any nicknames?
    My family and some close friends call me Lysie. I also get called
    Alice a lot which isn’t a nickname at all really!

5) What is your astrological sign?
Aries, moon in Capricorn, rising in Sagittarius

6) What is your heritage?
     Half Persian, half typical American jumble of like fifty different European cultures

7) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
I do. I’ve been in 6 car accidents :( 

8) Do you save money or spend it?
    Always been a spender. I have to really force myself to save.

9) What's the last thing you purchased?
Gasoline for my car

10) What do you think about most?
       Right now, my future.

11) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
      The Rolling Stones!

12) Favorite color?

13) What is your favorite word?

14) Do you believe in karma?
     Hell yes

15) Do you believe in magic?

16) What's your religion?
 I’m not religious at all. I do celebrate some Christian holidays (mainly Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween) and I have celebrated Zoroastrian holidays (Nowrūz and Yalda) but to be honest I’m willing to celebrate any holiday that gives me an excuse to eat copious amounts of food!

17) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
       Exploring! If not then I’m probably wishing I was inside hahaha

18) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?

19) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
     Ghosts – YES.  Aliens, maybe. 

20) Smell the air. What do you smell?
     The lovely candle I have lit - Makes my room smell like sugar

21) What's your favorite animal?
     Peacocks! And anything cute and fluffy.

22) What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
      Hate the sound of any sort of alarm, babies crying, and my next door
      neighbor's rooster. I love rain on a window. And good music, of

23) Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up.

     I Wished On The Moon - Billie Holiday
     It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like it) - The Rolling Stones
    Trampled Underfoot - Led Zeppelin
    Wait - M83
    You Really Got Me - Van Halen
    Chop Suey - System of a Down

   This is actually a pretty awesome playlist. Random, but awesome.

24) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart
      right now. Where are you gonna go?

25) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.

     “You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you
      know, just as you know less than you want to know.” Picture of
     Dorian Gray, everyone. Oscar Wilde is a deep guy!

26) What does your latest text message from someone else say?
      My brother sent me a photo of his lunch. He was eating at Boudin Bakery
      and wanted me to be jealous! It worked. 

27) What does your URL mean?
      It’s just my name. But my blog name came about because my name
     is French for Alice & Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is my
     favorite book. So I made a not-so-clever play on words and got
     “Alyse in Wonderland”

28) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
      Weakness: Impatience. I wasn’t sure about strength so I asked four people I’m close to
       – one said my work ethic, two said my intelligence and one said my creativity :) 

29) What's your biggest "what if"?
     When I was fourteen I moved away from my hometown. I often think of what my life
     would have  been life if I stayed there.

30) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
      I guess in a way I do, yes. I forgive but it takes me a loooong time to forget.

31)Have you ever been in love?

32)Describe the physical characteristics of your dream partner
     Tall, built, great smile, strong arms, pretty eyes, nice hands, good hygiene, dresses well

33)Describe the mental characteristics of your dream partner
     Funny, intelligent, kind, honest, open-minded, considerate, affectionate 

34) What do you want to name your children?
     If I have a son I want to name him Jack after my Grandfather. Daughter, I have no idea.

35) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
     Trust, honesty, respect, similar interests, can make eachother laugh, don’t constantly get mad/get in fights, don’t get sick of talking to eachother, like to do things together - this list goes on and on!

36) How can I win your heart?
      Take me on an adventure. Or cook for me!

37) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
      To blow all my money traveling Europe!

38) One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on
      the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The
      mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around
      your bed. What do you do?

       Freak the FUCK out. Anyone who says they would do otherwise is LYING!

39) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and 
      what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice!
      What is that power?

       I’m ALWAYS torn between invisibility, teleportation and telepathy. This time I’ll pick 
       teleportation. I could REALLY use that at the moment! 

40) You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a
      dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you
       if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
       Save the dog. Then get a new job! 

**** 2014 update: I went back to this post a year later and realized that NONE of the answers to my  questions had changed!! So it was never updated! Still a nice "get to know you" survey though!

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