San Francisco, California*
You've already heard about Putnam ad nauseam. SF is where TNG lives and I visit him there regularly - and to catch up with old friends as well. (And I'm going back there in a week and a half!)
I'd been hoping to do some traveling abroad in 2006, but that didn't materialize. 2007 is looking good for that, though. Better get started on that passport application.
-Which of the same habits you had as a teenager do you still have?
Coffee. Oy, frackin', vey.
-What notions about "the adult world" that you had as a teenager have you been disabused of, and how did they differ from what you thought?
That when adults (especially teachers or professors) act like they know what they're talking about, they actually know what they're talking about. BWAHAHAHAHA!
-Do you still listen to the same tapes you listened to at 16--not just the same music, but the same tapes? Which ones?
You betcha. I love cassettes. I still have some of the tapes my friend Chuck made for me, including a demo for Leigh Gregory's band (of which Chuck was a member).
-In Googling/Myspace searching your high school crushes (I'm not going to even bother asking whether you have, because of course you have), what have you found out about them?
Nothing. Actually I've very rarely googled my high school crushes because I still have these very juvenile crushes in adult life.
-What have you done as an adult that as a teenager you never thought you'd do?
Hmmm .... that's be a post in itself.
-How do you feel about the fact that the mainstream world views LiveJournal as the province of teenagers, and you're your age and on LJ?
Ummm, this should worry me?
-Do you think there is a certain type of adult that does LJ? If so, what type is that?
No idea. One of the things that's changed is that as a teen I copped an attitude of "I don't care what other people think of me" ... but now as an adult I REALLY AND TRULY DON'T GIVE A FUCK except that I like to have friends, so I focus on the things that matter - people skills, relationship skills, and so on - and forget about the BS.
-Do you have more money or less money than you did as a teenager?
Lots more. But there's this thing called "rent", that I don't recall having to worry about when I was sixteen ....
-Of the things that you didn't like about yourself as a teenager, which ones have changed, and in what way?
I'm a lot more comfortable around people, I find dating much easier, and I just generally feel way better about myself and about life.
-What do you think of today's top 40 music?
-What do you think of 80s top 40 music when you hear it today?
Heh. Love it. Maybe I'm biased, but I really think the songwriting was much better.
You scored a 300 out of 400 on language knowledge.
Outstanding! You've scored higher than even most Anthropology students would. You are probably a Linguistics or Anthropology Professor yourself (or at least a Grad student). You may even speak several languages and are possibly working on a new one. If not, then you just have an endless drive to learn about the different cultures of our world. Regardless, you are one of the gems of any society, always promoting a deeper understanding amongst all people. Unless you cheated of course.
My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
|Link: The World Languages Test written by jeremie096 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
ETA: No, I didn't cheat!
| You scored as The Granola Dyke. Your love for the environment and passion for your beliefs can be a bit overwhelming at times, but your friends and family know you mean well.|
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Happy Camper - Reverend Horton Heat
Bullet - Reverend Horton Heat
Overture (Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Disc 2) - Dream Theater
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One - King Crimson
Red - King Crimson
Overture 1928 - Dream Theater
Beer 30 - Reverend Horton Heat
Stream of Consciousness - Dream Theater
Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny (as performed by Joe Satriani, true to the original)
17th Century Chicken Pickin' - Impellitteri
Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
Damage Control - John Petrucci
Searching - Joe Satriani
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Honky Tonk Parts 1&2 - Bill Doggett
America The Beautiful - Black Label Society
Speedball - Black Label Society
Rat Salad - Black Sabbath
Time is Tight - Booker T & the MGs
Green Onions - Booker T & the MGs
Nottingham Lace - Buckethead
Speed Metal Symphony - Cacophony
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
Apache - Cliff Richards & The Shadows
Journey of the Sorcerer - The Eagles
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Erotomania - Dream Theater
Frankenstein - Edgar Winters Group
Fire on High - ELO
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
Hocus Pocus - Focus
Maggot Brain - George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Beck's Bolero - Jeff Beck
Summer Song - Joe Satiani
Rumble - Link Wray
Orion - Metallica
The Call of Ktulu - Metallica
Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy
Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
YYZ - Rush
La Villa Strangiato - Rush
Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani
Spanish Fire - Impellitteri
Fire Garden Suite - Steve Vai
For the Love of God - Steve Vai
Little Wing - instrumentalized by Stevie Ray Vaughn
Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani
Tequila - The Champs
Pipeline - The Ventures
Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
Sparks - The Who
Tommy Overture - The Who
Triad - Tool
Eruption - Van Halen
When the Water Breaks - Liquid Tension Experiment
Evil Eye - Yngwie Malmsteen
Soul Sacrifice - Santana
Or add your own. (Hat tip: Dean Esmay.)