We have a winner
i am reblogging this for the sake that i want to see what people who follow me have to say about this and can keep tabs.
Not all women want the same thing or define strength in the same way. On the other hand, men are not merely reactionary.
Chivalry isn’t dead.
I’d venture that it isn’t so much about chivalry, specifically, but rather a scarcity in general courtesy and kindness. For the most part, people simply aren’t nearly as gracious and polite to each other as they could/should be, regardless of social standing, individual strength, convention, or culture.
“I don’t see what’s so t’riffic about creating people as people and then gettin’ upset ‘cos they act like people,” said Adam severely. “Anyway, if you stopped tellin’ people it’s all sorted out after they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive.”
— Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett via itsgoodomens
- Song: One? That’s completely unreasonable. This week probably something by The Rescues or Josh Ritter or The Last Five Years soundtrack.
- Shoe size: 6.5-7.5 range.
- Sushi: Spicy tuna roll, spicy crunchy tuna roll (recently discovered), california roll. But I always prefer straight sashimi (the fish minus the rice).
- Skipped school: Certainly. Not much in grade school, but as necessary.
- Slept outside: In a tent, in a car, and out in grass. Happily when possible without being eaten to death by bugs.
- Seen a dead body?: Hm. Yes. My grandfather. New Year’s eve.
- Smoked?: I’ve tried it. It never did anything for me.
- Skinny dipped?: Maybe a jacuzzi a while back, but not pool/lake/sea/+.
- Shower daily?: Not if I can help it. If I’ve sweat alot (which I am not prone to) or my hair needs the wash, then it’s worthwhile.
- Sing well?: Not anymore. Once upon a time, but apparently that is long gone. Doesn’t stop me from serenading myself, though. This is probably also true for my rapping skills. But apparently my humming is appreciated.
- In the shower?: Of course I sing in the shower. Excellent place for singing, thinking, remembering, and also for washing one’s hair.
- Swear?: Rarely in front of people, but I’ll curse to myself when I’m particularly annoyed at something. Took me many years to become remotely comfortable with swearing.
- Stuffed Animals?: A few key favorites over the years. I keep 2-3 for various reasons.
- Single/Group dates: The specific people make a much bigger difference than the number of them at a time. Also really depends on where/what the date is.
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Yes please on both counts, and their many friends. Blueberries are easier to eat whole by themselves; strawberries are better with cake and icecream.
- Scientists need to invent: Human teleportation; I love travelling but dislike all modes of transportation (in more than small doses).
- Time for bed: My sleeping schedule was always a wreck, but I’m generally close to 10:40pm-12:30am nowadays. I prefer to get to bed on the early side, but I’m still not so great at accomplishing that.
- Thunderstorms: Lovely, as long as I didn’t particularly need to use my computer. These are especially marvelous over a lake (appreciating from indoors or a deck).
- Touch your tongue to your nose?: Never. I don’t conceive of ever accomplishing this, and I think that’s completely reasonable.
- Unpredictable: Me? Sometimes, I think. I think I’ve also become more predictable over time; I do not consider this a particular problem to me—yet.
- Under the influence?: After a respectable number of drinks? I’m influenced by many things, many of them defined in childhood.
- Understanding?: For the most part I think I am; I think it’s very important to try.
- Vegetable you hate: Things that are especially tricky to chew (the kind you can chew and chew and they never quite disintegrate properly for swallowing).
- Vegetable you love: I consider these all generally “vegetables” because they would all be welcome in a vegetable soup/salad/vegetarian curry/etc.: carrots, mushrooms, potatoes baby spinach, eggplant, avocado.
- Vacation spot: One place? Home. One more? S.E.Asia. But I’m still waiting for my trip to Barcelona.
“All we could see of each other — all we could see of ourselves — was a ragged person-shaped outline, a game of connect-the-dots without enough dots.”