Friday Five for February 6, 2004
Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m giving any really fun answers to this week’s questions. Sorry. I’ll try to do better next week. I’ve got some kinda fun real posts that’ll be popping up today and tomorrow. I hope that’ll make up for this lameness. 🙂
1. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Hmmmm … I suppose some people might think my whole transition thing is daring … but I really don’t consider it such. My approach to it has pretty much been extremely slow, methodical, evaluative … not much daring there. And really … it’s treatment-oriented in my mind … survival and quality of life improving. So unless you’d say someone who is just seeking medical treatment is daring … I wouldn’t consider any of this daring. On the other hand … some of the things I’ve done while this process has been going on … aren’t really daring, but just stupid risky … going to the Republican headquarters to pick up some Kick Ass in Iraq signs while in Amy-mode, practicing my girl dance moves with unknowing boys, placing myself in situations where there’s a great likelihood of encountering people I know that don’t know … I’ve tried to stop doing such stupid things.
With that being said … I really can’t think of anything really, memorable daring … most of my daring things are spur of the moment thing acts … besides, I generally cheat so that most of my dares have a fair chance of success.
Let’s see … I skydived once … I suppose that might qualify as the most daring … I’ve done gravel pit lake, cliff jumping … I jumped off the top of a barn …. hmmmm, I’m beginning to see a disturbing trend of me jumping off from/out of things … odd. 🙂
2. What one thing would you like to try that your mother/friend/significant other would never approve of?
Well … as far as my mother goes … I’d have to say every single act I think of that satisfies my innate attraction for discrete intimate moments in quasi-public locations is something of which she would NOT approve !! 🙂 On the hand, I would expect, or at least hope, that they are the same things for which my significant other someday WOULD approve !! 🙂 As far as The UnUsual Suspects go … I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t approve of me singing a Def Leppard tune on kareoke night ! Pour Some Sugar On Me !!! 🙂
3. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your risk factor? (1=never take risks, 10=it’s a lifestyle)
It really depends on what is being comtemplated … as far as in a business work environment, I think I’m pretty much a risk taker … I’d put myself at an 8. As far as on a personal level … in the past, I’d probably say I was very risk averse … around a 1 or 2. Though I do think that as I’ve come into my own more and more … my personality seems to be heading into a personal acceptable risk level of around 5 or 6. Though The Suspects, Shaft, Ex can probably answer that better than I can.
4. What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you as a result of being bold/risky?
On advice of counsel (yeah, so, sure … it’s my own advice) … I will not answer that questioooon ! 🙂
5. … and what’s the worst?
Looking up and seeing The UnUsual Suspects just shaking their heads … in compassionate sorrow … accompanied by complete silence interrupted only by the occasional whimper of a bar patron … after I finished a rendition of Mr. Jones done entirely in one note, with a Boy Dylan, English accent while occasionally screwing up the lyrics … even with the kareoke prompter. I don’t do The Counting Crows anymore … and it’s a moment to this day … collectively as a group … we just don’t mention !! 🙂
Now … as a reward for those viewers that suffered through my answers this week … here is something sorta funny, amusing, disturbing and painful for you to read … though don’t go there if you’re not entertained by penis stories !!!! 🙂
Geoffrey !! Listen to her !!!! Share the story … share the story !!! Seriously, it won’t change our respect for you one bit !!! 🙂 LOL
Thanks…..Now she’s trying to talk me into re-telling my pants shitting story. I think I’ve lost enough self-respect for one week though, thanks.