Ok, not really. I mean I tagged1 myself, so it doesn't count.Nevertheless, I ended up here through some vagarity of my site logs, and the guy was bold enough to put this Q&A in conjunction with his resume. He invited people to copy and use, and so, I did.
Do You have..A nickname? ... Not really. In high school, my friends called me Saj (from my initials - pronounced "sadge"). Lately, I'm occasionally called Sarita.
A pet? ... I've had 3 cats and 2 dogs in the past (none simultaneously), but now, no. Oops... almost forgot the little lizard George, but he's not really a pet.A car? ... 2005 MCS PW/B (Mini Cooper S, pepper white with black top and trim)
A GF / BF or Spouse? ... No (you don't want to get me started)Kids? ... No, but I'm enjoying watching a co-worker's son grow up, and hearing the tales of the son of my best friend.
A problem? ... Occasional deep loneliness, but I do my best to ignore it.A motto / sig? ... There's a line that separates reality from fantasy, but it's an imaginary line.
What is your..Religion? ... Some variety of intercultural paganistic gnostic-flavored awe with the mysteries of the universe
Political leaning? ... Liberal.Best physical features? ... Hair, eyes, and an infectious risa explosiva2 (yes, that's physical ... think lungs, vocal chords, brain)
Worst physical features? ... The extra pounds I can't seem to lose.Best personality features? ... Empathy, intelligence, honesty.
Worst personality features? ... Social insecurity, expecting perfection from myself, self-indulgence.Pet hate? ... Maliciousness.
Worst fear? ... Violence.
Where are you? ... At home.
What are you doing? ... Entertaining myself.
What are you listening to? ... "Chilanga Banda" by Café Tacvba
What are you watching on TV? ... CNN, but I'm not paying attention.
What are you looking forward to? ... San Jose, CA in November.
What are you not looking forward to? ... This one work project that's gonna be a bitch.
What is the nearest book you can see? ... "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell.
What are you drinking / eating? ... Water.
Who..Is your best friend? ... My cosmic soul brother David.
Do you respect? ... Honest, intelligent, irreverent people.
Do you despise? ... well, "despise" is pretty harsh, but I avoid, or at least am wary of, anyone who is dishonest, manipulative, or just plain mean.
Makes you laugh? ... Absurdity in the form of inexpected, delightful synchronicity tinged with a little of the surreal.
Would you like to spend a day with? ... My dad. Just to see what might have happened if he'd lived.
Would you like to spend a day as? ... The me I see in my head (as opposed to the me I see in the mirror). Just to see if there's actually a difference.
Would you maroon on mars? ... umm ... is there broadband there yet?
Was your childhood hero(ine)? ... I don't think I had one.
Who or what was the last..
Movie you watched? ... "Batman Begins"
Book you read? ... currently reading: "Aztec Autumn" by Gary Jennings; last completed: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Song you heard? ... "All Said + Done" by Dios Malos
Person you kissed? ... My ex (since I'm sure this question was intended as "kissed in some romantic way"). Otherwise, my mom
Person that made you laugh? ... Polo Jasso
Person that you argued with? ... Someone at work
Newspaper you read? ... like, in paper? the student newspaper at the university where I work. Online: The Washington Post
Thing that made you mad? ... An idiotic management decision at work
Thing that made you cry? ... A sudden, olifactory memory of something I may never smell again first hand
Band you saw live? ... yikes. That would be Marco Antonio Solís and Joan Sebasti´n a year ago. But I'm seeing Santana and Robert Plant at the beginning of October.
Accident you had? ... umm ... can't remember
Ex lovers? ... define "lover"
Previous Jobs? ... hoo boy, depends on how you count them. Let's just say I've been at it for 34 years (excluding the babysitting)
Scars? ... Spider bite on my right shin
Tattoos? ... none. not even fake ones
Piercings? ... earlobes, twice (each)
Pints a week? ... don't drink much. an occasional beer or glass of wine. or, depending on the company, something with tequila
CDs and DVDs you own? ... CDs. a couple hundred. DVDs a couple dozen (I've started late). But I still have some LPs, cassette tapes, and VHS tapes.
Books you own? ... Let's just say, if I had bookshelves in the form of the "normal" ones you might buy, they would be my biggest investment outside of my car and electronic devices
Have you ever..
Taken illegal substances? ... define "illegal" =)
Been arrested? ... nope
Fought the system? ... why bother, if you're not a masochist?
Given blood? ... nope. but I know a vampire =)
Been abroad? ... yep. but not often enough nor for a long enough period of time
Lived out a fantasy? ... yes, but only in my mind (so far)
Achieved an ambition? ... yes, amazingly enough
Had your heart broken? ... so many times, I don't think it'd survive another one
Broken someone else's heart? ... as far as I know, no, although there might have been one that was bruised a little
Cheated on someone? ... no
Fiddled your taxes? ... no. that implies there is sufficient income and assets to make fiddling worthwhile
Been in love? ... I've thought so, several times. But, in reality, just once.
Been in lust? ... Used to be, almost all the time. Now, it's been so long, I'm not sure I remember how
Stayed in the hospital? ... Nope.
What is the best..
Item you bought this week? ... Toe rings
Item you bought this year? ... My Mini Cooper
Thing that could happen today? ... Find out I'll have enough money to retire when I want to
Thing that someone could say to you? ... Sarah, I love you, please stay.
Present you ever got? ... Three times in the past 32 years friends have thrown me a great birthday party. I still don't fully understand why they did it, but I'm forever grateful.
Holiday you ever had? ... The month I spent traveling in August 1978
Food? ... Dairy Queen soft-serve ice cream
Music? ... The Beatles; most anything recorded in the 1960s and 1970s (pre-disco); prog of various sorts; the Mexican, Argentinian and Brasilian rock David's introduced me to; the regional Mexican I hear on the radio (how's that for eclectic)
Movies? ... "Annie Hall", "Y Tu Mam´ También", "El Callejón de los Milagros", "The Matrix"
Books? ... Charles de Lint, Tanya Huff, "Sarum" by Edward Rutherfurd
Place? ... San Francisco
TV Shows? ... I almost never watch TV anymore, even if the TV is turned on
Games? ... I'm not really a gamer. But I played Zork way back in ancient times, and I enjoy imagining worlds in Sims/Sims 2
Shop? ... Marshall Field's in Chicago, Fry's in south Arlington
Bar / pub / club ... Bear's Place in Bloomington, Indiana
1 -- Tagging is when a blogger posts some questionaire like this and then names you as someone to blog about it next.
2 -- A "risa explosiva" is a big, sudden, explosive laugh