1. Is there some physical feature or characteristic of a person that makes you all lightheaded and swoony?
I'm a big fan of eyes in general, and it helps if I feel comfortable enough to actually look into someone's eyes - it's kind of a rare occurance.
2. You’ve just graduated college. Are you in the same field/planning the same kind of future that you were when you started?
Well, ish. I originally wanted to be a linguist, and I still want to do something with languages. Ideally, I want to be a literary translator, and I guess that's been what I've wanted to do for a couple of years now.
3. If you had to leave Oregon, but could settle anywhere else in the world you wanted, where would you choose, and why?
Oooh, tough question. I think I'd want to go back to Spain, where we were stationed when I was 11.
4. Are you going to get any more tattoos? If so, what and where?
I've been thinking about it. Possibly a symbol for wisdom, either another hieroglyph or a character in Japanese. As to where, I'm not sure. Definitely someplace that can't be seen when I'm wearing shorts and a tank top. :)
5. What kind of five-year-old were you?
Heh. Well, I was abominably cute, if I do say so myself. Long curly black hair, dimples, long eyelashes, big brown eyes, the works. By five I was already realizing that I wasn't quite like other kids, because while they were learning their ABC's I was reading my brother's Hardy Boys books. I think that was the year I got glasses (huge honkin' thick ones, no less), and my geekdom went from there.
1. From whence came the epithet "Mortimer the Mighty"?
(Pet peeve time! It's whence, not from whence. Whence literally means "from where." Woo, the Mad Grammarian strikes again! :) )
It comes from a website that generates slogans. I typed in Mortimer, the name of a small critter that became my mascot in college at he was the only thing I could draw (that's him in the icon), and one of my favorite slogans was "The Mortimer is mightier than the sword."
2. How much do you enjoy rain? (Alternately, how much rain do you enjoy? And what the hell is up with Portland's weather?)
I adore rain. If I'm to be out and about, then I rather like the Portland Drool (tm) where it isn't quite raining, but it's still wet. If I'm to be inside, then I'd rather a heavy rain or a thunderstorm. Mmm, thunder...I wish I knew what was up with Portland weather, too. This whole "heat" thing is for the birds.
3. Which role would you love to be cast as?
Oooh, I like that question. As far as musicals go, I'd kill for Gypsy or Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. If gender weren't an issue, I'd adore playing Javier in Les Miserables.
4. Calliope music: entertaining, or disconcerting?
Disconcerting. No question about it.
5. How on earth did you get the impression that I am a "good sir"?
I call most of my male friends good sir at some point, usually when I'm being humorously pretentious or ridiculously polite.