Sunday, October 14, 2007

Al's questions...

Once again, some questions (if you don't know what's going on here, scroll down a bit and read the 3 blog posts before this one):

Do you ever regret getting your tattoo? Side question: Do you ever think you'll get another one and if you did, what would it be?

Nope, no regret. Although I do sometimes wish it looked slightly different and will probably "jazz" it up someday. But I definitely don't regret what is on me right now. And yes, yes, yes I will be getting more tattoos. Unfortunately, to the chagrin of my parents, I will probably be the one in the extended family that ends up with a menagerie of tattoos. Probably a whole lot of small ones, although I did once see a huge one that I would consider. I'm just not ready for that kind of tattoo commitment yet. My next two tattoos are already planned. I'm just waiting on them to make sure they hold - I always try to wait a longish amount of time so that I don't brand myself impulsively.

Tattoo the second: stars on the top of my foot. Colored. The color is up for grabs at this point - possibly primaries...maybe something like teal, gold, eggplant? I'm not entirely sure on that yet - that may be something I'd discuss with the tattooer.

Tattoo the third: An owl...location still in question. Possible hip bone, on the front or back...not sure. One color. Not sure if it's black...

What is YOUR definition of chemistry?

Should I give back story on this question? Ok - so I'm questioning my judgment on all things having to do with men. Maybe that's not even clear enough....I can't decide one way or the other about someone, if I'm crushing on him or not. So I was wondering if chemistry can be a one way street (thoughts readers?). And then Al and I got into a convo about chemistry. My definition is somewhat limited, something along the lines of: the sizzle you feel around someone you're clicking with. However, I think this is too narrow. I now may adopt Al's definition which was (I paraphrase): when your personalities click/bounce back and forth with someone. When personalities play well together....

How would you answer this question: "So Katie, what's your story?"

When I read this question, I think the appropriate answer is one or two sentences:

Twenty-something reluctant scholar who spends her days laughing with other nerds while making websites for librarians. Is hopelessly attached to her family and a few good friends while spending most of her time around other humans being socially awkward.

So Al, here are your questions. Answer them at will:
  • I heart that story question, so I'm going to make you answer your own question. So Al, what's your story?
  • If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days what would it be? If you could only read one thing? Watch one thing? Listen to one...CD?
  • When you imagine your future, what does it look like?


  1. My definition of chemistry is definitely more akin to Al's. I'm not sure chemistry is actually always sexual, which makes that whole sizzle thing sort of a moot point. Chemistry is more about the nifty way two personalities can sort of cleave to one another along all their jagged lines and broken places. And that can definitely happen platonically, I think. Sometimes I wonder if people don't mistake sizzle for chemistry, and think that actual chemistry is more comfortable. It might still get you all adrenilined up, but it's also just a very comfy sense of rightness. It's maybe a bewildering combination of both.

  2. 1. An owl? Why?

    2. What is your favorite color and why? When did make that your favorite color?

    3. How do you look back at your sorority experience?

  3. re chemistry, if i may be permitted to borrow this phrase, it's a sort of snap crackle and pop quality to any relationship; can be platonic, can be not-so-much-so. in my experience it can manifest as rat-tat-tat witticisms as easily as what you might call zing. and in regard to your wondering whether crushing or not, i think you can have chemistry with someone on some channels but maybe not on others, and that's where either your head or your gut pipes up with that feeling that maybe this isn't the thing ... it can also manifest itself as irritation. mysterious, chemistry. and i wasn't very good at it in school either.

  4. I have a question: "Whats a Budgen?"