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the 5 question meme and my 5 answers.

1. Leave me a comment saying anything random; a favorite song lyric, your favorite kind of sandwich, something random, whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you 5 personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will respond to those 5 questions in YOUR LJ.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

these questions were asked by opheliascreams  

1) What's the craziest situation you've ever been in?

That is a hard question because i have been in some crazy ass situations.  When i was 7, i was playing hide and seek with a friend and my sister. I decided to hide in the laundry chute. BAD IDEA. i was all of like 65 pounds at the time, but i managed to get wedged in there. Several hours later and after a fireman injured his shoulder for life, i was able to safely slide to the bottom.
When i was ten, i was in South Dakota visiting family out there who i'd never met. The family is huge and they threw together all these activities for us to do. One of them was a barnyard dance. Everyone wore cowboy hats and bandanas and boots. I do not always like to dance, so i went for a walk. There were some cows staring at me so i said "moo" ... a bunch of times and one of them started walking towards me and i got scared and ran off. While running, my foot got stuck in a hole... a rattlesnake hole as i later learned, but thank goodness the rattlesnake was not there.
When i was 14, i met some people in a youth group who were taking a bus from Danvers Massachusetts to Denver Colorado to see the pope for World Youth Day in 1993. i somehow managed my parents into letting me go. i guess they though "how bad can it be if its a trip to see the pope?" oh dear... I was raised catholic and had to attend CCD as a child. But CCD was horrible because it was just like school. The same kids from school tormenting me as they always did. It is hard to learn when everyone is staring at you and making faces and threatening to beat you up or grab your tits between classes. It's hard to learn when you are terrified. So, just like in school, i learned very little from CCD. Because of this, i was unaware that bringing my witchcraft books and tarot cards was "not cool" with the catholic leaders. I did not even really know who or what the pope was, except that he was old and rode in a funny car (the popemobile)
Anyway. The night before the pope's mass, there were hundreds of thousands of people all camping in a feild. there was a crowd for like 7 miles of people in this deild to see the pope. I ended up sharing a sleeping bag with someone and when we woke up the next morning, the Pope's mass had started, and i was half naked with a person i knew for 3 days. I was kind of embarrassed and was crazy, and i overdosed and my stomach was pumped in a middle school lavetory. Why not a hospital? People who attended Pope-a-palooza/ Godstock came from all over the country and all over the world, and no one was prepared for the altitude's effect on hydration. People were dropping like flies at the pope's mass and all the hospitals were full, and EMT's were called on from all over colorado to rehydrate people in any buildings they could. It was assumed at first that i dropped because of the hydration as well, but it was found out that i ODed.  When i returned home from the trip, i was supposed to go straight to a rehab, but the rehab wouldnt take me because i wanted help.
And in general, any time spent in psych hospitals i would say were kind of crazy times. and i have spent about 2 and 3/4 years inside hospitals if you add up the time. LOTS of craziness going on there. Ironically, the most fucked up crazy stuff that goes on in the psych wards is usually due to doctors, nurses, councelers or insurance companies. The "crazy people" are usually wonderful, and i really really enjoy their company. (NOTE: not ALL doctors, nureses and councelers are fuct up. in fact, many of them are some of the best people in the world... but whenever anyone in power abuses me or people i care about and keeps you trapped in the abuse by using the power they have over you, then i got no respect for that.
Anyway. Those are just a few examples of crazy situations.

If you want to read a story i wrote (its one of my favorite things i've written) about being stuck in an isolation room at McLean hospital because i had been exposed to the chicken pox, and was forced to stay in a room alone with a toilet, a sink, a bed, some markers and a radio... the link to the story is here. (it could be triggering.  There are a lot of references to self injurious behavior. i was 15.

i would be so happy if anyone took the time to read this (:


What's your favorite song?
ooh, i dunno. I guess right now i'm in love with Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" song. i like to blast it and sing along. But my musical taste is large, varied, and good (i think)
3) Winter or summer?
4) What was your first pet?
I had a dog named Poco until i was about a year and a half old. I was told he ran away, but i think Poco was the dog that accidently hung himself on his leash. i guess i understand why my parents told me he ran away.
5) Boxers or briefs?
i wear both, because briefs are cheaper and sometimes ya just need to buy underwear of some sort... like when i'm too depressed to do the laundry, i might buy some cheap briefs... but i prefer boxers. i love the idea of boxer briefs and i own a bunch but they all give me wedgies, so i dont know why i buy them.. but girls and thongs... that confuses me as well. i mean, i like to look, but damn, i would not want a string up my ass all day.


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Jul. 29th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Read the story you linked to - wow! That is amazing, are you going to continue it? I spent a little time in similar places as a teenager because of substance abuse and to detox, so this really brought back memories too - not all of them as unpleasant as you'd think.

The "crazy people" are usually wonderful, and i really really enjoy their company.

Haha - definitely can relate and agree with that observation. ;)
Jul. 29th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
thank you. and i know what you mean about it sometmes not being that unpleasant.
did you ever see shawshak redemption? if so, you know how morgan freeman talks about being "institutionalized" - at first you hate the walls, then you learn to deal with them, and if you are there long enough you begin to depend on them.

i was institutionalized. i still am, but i'm trying to fight my way out of it, because i wana be free of that dependance. i want to work to make the system a better, safer, kinder place, and it hard (tho not impossible) to do that while stuck in the system oneself

i've written other things about the places like that that i've been. if you follow that link from before and go to my word gallery you will see others (there are brief descriptions and it says if they are about psych wards. my art is on there in the eye gallery if you wanna see any too.
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Jul. 30th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
random comment
i'm listening this this song right now
Jul. 30th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Re: random comment
interesting. i've heard something else by them but i forget what. it sounded very different i think
Jul. 30th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: random comment
1. what do you want for christmas?
2. what was the most interesting thing that happened when you were 12 (either in your life or in the world in general)
3. if you were going to put the alphabet in a different order, what order would it be... type it out.
4. if a cliche blog dj landed on your house in a rocket ship that looked like a giant flying package of vegemite and asked you if you wanted to go to the moon for lunch, would you go?
5. did you o to a prom? what did you wear?
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Jul. 30th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
hey do you have msn / another form of instant messaging service? I'd <3 to talk to ya sometime.
Jul. 30th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
1. where is your favorite place to be?
2. if someone left a bottle of wine, a dog and a pillow on your doorstep with a note that said "please take these they belong to my dead relative", what woud you do with these items. you don't know who left them.
3. think about your past week's experiences. if you could keep one and throw one away, what would they be?
4. if you could have any superpower, what would you want?
5. have you ever spent your own money on vegmite?
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Jul. 30th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
Reuben sandwich.
I visited McLean years and years ago when a friend was there.
Jul. 30th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
1. what is your favorite movie that has come out since 2004?
2. are you allergic to anything?
3. how do you deal with anger?
4. what was your favorite toy as a child?
5. if you woke up one day, and realized you had tuned into a strawberry and there was nothing you could do about it, would you cry?
Jul. 30th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
I'm sick and I sound like a bullfrog.
Jul. 30th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
hey, me too! how strange. i'm sorry you are sick. i'll have to ask u some questions in a minute
Jul. 30th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
1. who is your favorite visual artist?
2. have you ever kissed a frog?
3. if you could spend 2 hours alon with any fictional charcter, who would it be?
4. do you agree with the old saying "the show ain't over till the fat lady sings"?
5. have you ever been to any huge musical festivals? which one(s)/who played?
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Jul. 30th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm reading your thingo, story, thing, well. diary. Memoir. I'm enjoying it but it's taking me a while to read. I haven't found out what eventuated of the bedsheet yet, I'm up to the part where you meet the boy who listens to cypress hill.
Wait. I kept going. I've read the whole thing. I wish you still had the sheet, you should've just offered to pay for the bloody thing. That nurse is a nasty c. Well was. I'm sure it's a few years ago now. I hope she got the shingles.

Anyway. I liked it alot. even though I dislike stories about loony bins and self harm because I get all 'it's too close to home' and kick it in the groin. -My scars are horrendous which bothers me because some of them are 10 years old almost and it feels a bit stupid that they're still there, I have very light skin and marked easily so. -Most on my arms because when I had ocd I marked them out in texta first to make sure they were parrell to one another. ^_^ It's hard to find a spot where you can do that.

You're a good writer, you should focus on it or something something. Um. it's past 2am. I'm sorry. This isn't very eloquent. However, I read it, and enjoyed it 11/10
Jul. 30th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
thank you.
yes, the story took place in 1993, so it was a long time ago.
there are supposed to be creams and stuff that help with making scars less visible. tattoos work as well if you're willing to get inked
Jul. 30th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Wow thats hard to believe that it was so long ago. I shouldn't appaul you and mention how old I was in 1993 but I will anyway because it's so strange to think of time like that, I was 4/5 in 1993! Isn't it weird how the internet seems to make people colide when they would've never had it not existed.

I wish something in hospitals had changed since 93, sounds like the same old shit for me at it was 14 years ago.

As a reply to your other comment, reeces peanut paste cups were what I Was referring them to, I get them at the imported lolly shop I buy my dr pepper from, you can't get dr pepper in Australia and I go ballistic for the stuff, so much so that I'm willing to pay $3 AU for a 200ml can. Wait. You wouldn't know how much 200mls is, fuck. Um. A cup and a half. I think.

I actually went to get laser surgery on my scars after trying every pharmacy product avaliable to little avail, it cost $200 for the consoltation for them to tell me I wasn't a suitable candidate, because it takes the pigmentation out of scars, and none of mine are red looking. I doubt I'd get tattooed in that area for the sake of not wanting to wear a long sleve shirt at work for the rest of my life. I just hope they fade or I gain the ability to grow new arms and legs like this alien can in farscape (tv show).

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