Let's see... probably the "most romantic" thing I've done for a birthday, lately, was surprising my wife with Trans Siberian Orchestra tickets (and, of course, taking her to the show and dinner, etc). May not sound like much, really, but she absolutely LOVES TSO... won't go into the details of exactly how romantic the evening turned out to be other than to say... ahem... it could've been my birthday, too.
Think I've mentioned the height thing before (I'm an even 6 ft tall).
I'm about 6'4" give or take. You can't be accurately measured by someone who's not pretty close to the same hight as you unless they use a level. Since short people never want to admit that they are short, they always refused to use a level and every official document and doctor's file ever made about me lists me at several inches shorter than I really am.
I don't know if it counts as romantic, since I have absolutely no sense of proportion, but for Jana's birthday on the 16th last month... Well, first a little background - she's a regular customer who comes into the shop two to three times per week. Me, being who I am, make jokes, flirt, and give her a hard time. It's what I do. Monday the 12th, she passes an idle comment that her birthday is on Friday. The last day I'll see her before that will be Wednesday. So, of course, after getting out of work at 11pm Tuesday night (remember, this is Feb 13th), I decide that I should get her a gift. Birthday cards are not in high demand this day, but I find one... that was the easy part. I decide that jewelry is the appropriate gift for an attractive young woman. Nevermind that I don't know where she lives, what she does, her last name, how old she is, or really much of anything about her except for what she looks like - jewelry is the only way to go. I'm told I have absolutely no sense of proportion on a regular basis, but upon seeing what I decided on, every single person I showed it to insisted it was too much. That's because pretty much everyone I know lives their lives half-assed, I should let you know at this point. If no one tells me I'm being extreme or over-the-top, that's a good indication that I'm playing too conservative a game...
Of course, the jokers in question have closed for the night, though. Again - The night of Feb 13th... No one EVER buys jewelry then, right? You'd be amazed how often someone comes along to help you purchase your jewelry when you say things like "you have hammers in hardware, right?" and "If I pay for it, it's only vandalism. That's no bog deal. Mikey, here's my wallet, there's three hundred in cash in there after I pay for this. Follow us to the jail and bail me out."
Then, after all that, it turns out Wednesday is a holiday, and she didn't come in. My early birthday present turned into a late one. In the end, she turned out to rather like it, but I think maybe I should have gone with my first impulse and bought her diamonds... You can't go wrong with diamonds, right?
you don't know this chic except how she looks, you've never been out with her and only see her when she comes in to where you work and you were considering diamonds??
uh...not to tell you what to do Ryst, but that sounds really extreme IMO.
Maybe I missed it but what did you end up getting her?
"That's because pretty much everyone I know lives their lives half-assed, I should let you know at this point. If no one tells me I'm being extreme or over-the-top, that's a good indication that I'm playing too conservative a game..."
Also, I did know her first name at the time, and now I know her last name, too, so there.
Actually, I've only seen her twice since then. The first time she was on the phone the whole time. The other time, she was with someone, and I'm not the sort to interrupt. She usually comes through on Mondays, but was curiously absent yesterday. These things happen, though.
Not loopy, exactly how things should be! Ryst, you are awesomely cool for doing stuffs like that. Who cares about how expensive things are if ye get happiness out of it!? Hell, if everyone gave like you... well, I'll let imaginations fill in that dream!
"You may say I'm a dreamer.. but I'm not the only one.."
What's your favorite season?
hm.. i'm a summer person (don't like the cold)
What do you find most attractive in a person?
pesonallity wise: someone who dosn't just want to change me
physically: eyes and hair
When was the last time you cried? Why?
i was like 5 and i had fallen and scraped my knee
what's on your Christmas list this year?
same as every year alot fo rolplaying books
If you could trade places with anyone (living) for one day, who would it be and why?
a real black smith that forges swords and so on just to feel what it's like to creat somthing so, sweet as sword with my own hands
What do you like to do in your spare time?
work out take care of my neices, hang with friends, read write prep for both my D&D and wow campains, and that's all i can think of. oh yeah visit the inn
What Christmas traditions do you keep at your house or if you have started your own, what are they?
our family tradition is absoulute chaose till 5mins before the party starts becuse my family leaves everything till the last minute(drives me nuts)
What kind of nature do you think YOU have?
i am naturally a quit reclusive person till about two years ago so, now i'm still quit and all but, i'm out about and having fun alot more now.
what are your favorite names?
male: drake, sid, dan, ryu
female: katt, nina, mariah
If you could give anyone anything for Christmas, what would it be and to whom would you give it?
hm.. i would givehouse to my friends who are engaged and are looking for a place.
What is the worst lie you've ever told and why?
lol.. i told my buddie when i was 5 that my grand pa played godzilla.
what did you get for Christmas and was it what you wanted?
lets see i got some books (not role play related), i got some movies, and clothes. nope not what i wanted.
1. Fav Color
black and red (same as the first time you asked)
2. Fav Snack
wendies love those chicken burgers
3. Fav Beverage
4. Fav Sport to watch
not my thing i would prefer to play rather than watch
5. Dream Car
lol big foot. (traffic jam? i don't see any traffic jam?)
What's under your bed?
cheerleaders..KIDDING! about three storage containers filled with forgotten relm and similar novels, as well as a bunch of action figures i intend to sell from when i was a kid.
what's the last movie you saw?
What's your sun sign?
pices just a fish in the sea of life.
i've been told i'm a water element.
Do you have any nicknames and what are they?
moped, and the rest were more of insults.
What book or series of books made you really like reading? Or inspired you the most?the last vampire, and the 2nd edition player hand book.
Do you speak more than one language and what is it?
lol NO! i have an itn. score of 8 wich means i get only one laguage.
How do you build your hotdog?
ketchup, mustard, sweet relish.
what color are you people's eyes?
hazel when i'm calm. green when i'm i'm ticked.
do you have long fingernails?
a little longer than average.
what color is everyone's hair?
a very curly brown
i'm 22 just turned last feb.
who here thinks Britney Spears looks better bald?
un i would like to refrain from commenting.
which actors/actresses would you cast as your fellow rdinners?
i know i'm gonna spell this wrong. shawn connery the guy who played in lauge of extrodenart gentalmen.