Writer's Block: Thank You Month
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This question baffles me a little. How rude are some people? I say Thank You on a daily bases to various people in various places for various reasons. To family for helping me out, co workers for helping me with something, customers mostly because it's part of the job, servers at restaurants for bringing me my food. I even say thank you to my cat when he's climbing on stuff he shouldn't be and he listens to me when I tell him to get down. I believe people and animals alike respond to polite behavior.

Writer's Block: Free your mind
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Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?

Nope. Someone always has to have something to bitch about.

Writer's Block: More than words
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Which song lyrics send shivers down your spine and really hit you emotionally?

There's many but these are just a few simple ones.
 

Meradith Brooks – Wash My Hands


 

Meradith Brooks – Shatter


 

Dimmu Borgir - The Sacrilegious Scorn


 

Godsmack – Voodoo



Writer's Block: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Do you give your vehicles names? If so, what are they?

Nope. That's just silly.

Writer's Block: App Appreciation
I AM smiling
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How many apps do you have on your mobile phone? Which apps do you use the most?

Apps, ah no. I'm a hard working underpaid individual who can't afford a fancy app running phone. I have unlimited text messaging and unlimited web. Really I don't even NEED the web part of it. If I have time to be on the net it means I'm at home at my computer. If I'm not at home it means I'm busy and don't have time for that stuff.

Writer's Block: Cinqo de Mayo
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Do you celebrate your country's independence? If so, how?

First off I'm rather confused about the title as it has nothing to do with the question. Not only that but Cinco is spelled wrong. Cinco de Mayo is about a battle won not independence. Mexico's independence day is in September.

And as for the actual question that was asked, yes I do celebrate my country's independence. It's almost impossible not too. The 4th of July is pretty hard to get away from. There are fireworks being sold everywhere. In the area that I live surrounding small city's have carnivals for the kids where they shoot off fireworks normally over lakes. It tends to be a weekend event, not just the 4th itself. Many families have cook outs and go camping.



Writer's Block: Young and driven
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What is the legal drinking age where you live? Do you think it should be higher, lower, or remain the same, and why?

The age debate
You must be 21 here but in a lot of bars you can get a drink when your underage if your parent is with you. It's really all in where you go. Even though it's a law to check ID's a lot of places either don't or they go to extremes. I've had my ID checked more times after I turned 21 then I did before I was 21.

In some ways I think the age should be lower. It seems to work okay in other countries. Some countries people drink to enjoy the flavor with a meal, here we drink to get drunk. Kids are going to sneak around anyways because they think they are being cool so it's best to have them up front about it from the start.

Driving is a completely different story. You can get a drivers license at 16. I think that's too young. I think if young adults are aware of the effects of alcohol first hand before they can drive there would be less accidents. It's always easier for parents of lost family members due to a young drunk driver to try and push for a higher drinking age but they don't want to put the blame on them just not being old enough to handle the responsibility of driving – doing the speed limit – because that would be too much of a hassle to transport the kids to and from their part time jobs.
If more people waited to have children maybe they would be more likely to count them as a blessing and take care of them instead of treat them like they are a problem factor in everything they want to do.

If it's okay drive at 16 and put lives at risk, have sex when your 18 and create life you shouldn't have to wait until your 21 to drink a type of liquid.

I think this county has all of their priorities messed up.

Writer's Block: Cheating with a side of bacon
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Have you ever changed your eating habits for a new relationship (e.g., switched to vegetarianism, eaten more meat, etc.)? If yes, did you stick with it when you were eating out with other friends? Which lasted longer, the food regimen or the relationship?

Yes and no. It's never been anything drastic like choosing not to eat meat or anything like that. I think when your in a serious relationship you start picking up each others habits. I eat a lot more healthy now then I did before I started dating Chris. He encourages it but it's something I do for me, not him. There are things I think I would of never tried were it not for him, things I'm glad I did. That's just life though. I think if you can't be you and eat how you wish when your with someone that relationship is doomed from the get go. Being supportive and all together changing something for someone is completely different.

Writer's Block: Book based
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Is there a book you really loved that was subsequently turned into a movie? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?

 Interview With The Vampire is by far the best of all time for me. The movie and the book were so much alike, it was just perfect.

Queen Of the Damned, I didn't like the movie at first but it grew on me. It followed the book fairly well but it didn't live up to the hype. They tried to modernize it so much the old area scenes felt very fake. I really enjoyed the music in it though.

The Twilight series. The books were great but so far I've done nothing but laugh at the movies. So much has been changed. During the commentary play though of Twilight Rob at one point talks about a scene in the book he really liked and how it was different in the movie but then was informed by the director that, that was not something he read in the book but it happened to be just one of many variations of the script. I think it's a bad sign when your actors can't tell what's what.

The Hannibal series with Anthony Hopkins. I've never actually read the books but the movies are fantastic so the books have been added to my list of must reads.


There have been many comics as well that have been turned into movies like the Blade series, X-men, Superman, Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man and so many more. Those more often then not take the hero/villain they are focused on and form a story around it to fit the entertainment criteria.


Writer's Block: Talk to the animals
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What would you do if your pet dog or cat suddenly started to talk to you, but nobody else could hear it? Would you assume you'd gone mad or simply be happy for the company? Would you try to convince your friends and family or would you be satisfied keeping it to yourself?

 I'm sure I'd think I finally gone crazy and should be taken away in a straight jacket.

I think I'd conduct a few basic tests like ask anyone around me if they heard something when the pet talked, IF the pet talked when others were around. In the end I'm positive I'd keep it to myself. I don't know how I'd feel about it over all. I can see it from both ways. It could be a good thing to know what they are truly thinking or it could be a bad thing, just like with people.



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