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*Stolen from Ruby's journal*

[ ] Kissed someone before dating (Well, not in high school)
[ ] Gotten a phone taken away at school (phones weren't such a big thing back then)
[ ] Gotten suspended (no, but I did get kicked out of a class once for drawing on the blackboard)
[ ]Gotten caught chewing gum (even though I don't much like gum, it wasn't taboo to chew it at my high school)
[ ] Gotten caught cheating on a test (did it once; didn't get caught)
Total so far: 0

[x] Arrived late to class more than 5 times (I'm sure it's been too long to remember accurately though)
[x] Didn't do homework over 5 times (again...)
[ ] Turned at least 3 projects in late
[ ] Missed school just because you felt like it
[ ] Laughed so loud you got kicked out of class
Total so far: 2

[ ] Got your mom, dad, etc to get you out of school
[ ] Text people during class (I'm not sure texting existed back then...)
[x] Passed notes
[x] Threw stuff across the room
[x] Laughed at the teacher (I'm sure it happened)
Total so far: 5

[x] Took pictures during school hours
[ ] Called someone during school hours
[x] Listened to iPod,CD, etc during school hours (on occasion, in certain classes)
Total so far: 7

[ ] Threw something at the teacher
[ ] Went outside the classroom without permission
[x] Broke the dress code (If you wore shorts, it was impossible not to break it.  They didn't sell them long enough to pass the code.)
[x] Failed a class (A math; I'm hopeless at that subject.  The teacher passed me anyway because I'd had good attendance and turned in all my homework.)
[x] Ate food during class (Certain classes.  Or hell, sometimes we'd have parties in one of the classes.  That counts, right?)
Total so far: 10

[ ] Gotten a call from school
[ ] Couldn't go on a field trip or dance cause you behaved badly
[ ] Didn't take your stuff to school
[ ] Given a teacher the finger when they werent looking
Total so far: 10

[ ] Faked your parents signature
[x] Slept in class
[ ] Cussed at your teacher
[x] Copied homework (Math was the only one.  Pretty much had to in order to pass.)
[ ] Got in trouble with the principal/vice principal (Wait...some schools have VICE principals?  Weird.)

Total so far: 12

Multiply by 3*

Post as "I screwed up _% of my teenage life"

I'm sure I've gotten a few of these wrong.  Maybe I needed to check more, maybe not.  But as it's been awhile since high school, I think that's okay!  XD
So as you may or may not know, I have a thing for cats, and greatly appreciate the animal sanctuaries that help the big ones which are hurt or that people have tried unsuccessfully to raise as pets and have ended up with nowhere to go...etc, etc, you get the idea.  One such place, located in Florida, is called Big Cat Rescue.  Well, I received their fall newsletter a few days ago, and it had in it an article about a 'sanctuary' in Indiana that was keeping cats in deplorable conditions, and apparently had been for years.  The author of the article is at the moment fighting for animal rights, and trying to get the laws which govern these sanctuaries revised (At the moment, the laws are pretty lacking).  She's gotten together a petition to aid in her cause, and I thought that the least I could do is sign it...but why not spread the word?  After all, there's gotta be other animal lovers out there!  


Sign the Petition Here:…
Another quiz (that I [once again] stole from Ruby's journal...wherever you get those things Ruby, they're fun! :D)  

What age will you get married?

Put an x in every box that applies to you
then add them up, and thats your age!

[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee (even though I'm really a tea person)
[x] You keep track of dates using a calendar (well, half the time)
[ ] You own more than one credit card (not even one)
[ ] You know how to change the oil in a car (wish I did, though)
[x] You've done your own laundry (bleh)
[ ] You vote in every election (but if there's ever something I really care about on the ballet then yeah, I'd vote)
[x] You can cook for yourself (very well, thank you)
[ ] You think politics are exciting  

[ ] You show up for work late a lot
[x] You always carry a pen in your bag/purse/pocket (and paper, can't forget that!)
[ ] You've never gotten detention (I did on several occasions, but school was so long ago that I forget why)
[ ] You have forgotten your own birthday at least once
[x] You like to take walks by yourself (well, not in town)
[x] You know what credibility means, without looking it up
[x] You drink caffeine at least once a week

[x] You know how to do the dishes
[x] You can count to 10 in another language
[x] When you say you're going to do something you do it  
[x] You can mow the lawn (dude, I used to LOVE mowing the lawn when I was a that weird?)
[x] You study when you have to (Or WANT to.  Learning's fun, kids!  *Cheesy smile and big thumbs up here*)
[x] You have hand washed a car before (Even participated in a full blown carwash.  In Girl-scouts, I think)

[x] You can spell experience, without looking it up
[ ] The people at starbucks know you by name  (The grocery store's a different story, though...)
[x] Your favorite kind of food is take out (Well, not necessarily favorite, but I do eat out a lot)
[ ] The first thing you do when you wake up is get caffeine (Not anymore.  I limit myself on sodas)
[x] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need (But really, where's the fun in that?)
[x] You understand political jokes the first time they are said (Sadly, sometimes yes)
[x] You can type pretty quickly

[x] Your only friends are from your place of employment (Or former place of employment.  Really, a lot of them are...hell, I can even say now that a couple of my oldest friends also used to be co-workers, since we all worked together a bit last year.)
[x] You have been to a Tupperware party (And it ROCKED!)
[x] You have realized that no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job (I do get treated better by the tourist-customers now than I did at age 17...)
[x] You have more bills than you can pay (alas)
[x] You have been to the beach (Oooh, I wanna go back!)
[x] You use the internet every day (Most every day, anyway)
[x] You have been outside of the state 3 or more times (Vacations, then I used to work in a different state than I lived in.)
[x] You make your own bed every morning (Or afternoon, whenever...)

27, eh?  O_O  I guess we'll find out if this internet quiz prophesized correctly in a couple years. . .*Insert trippy sci-fi kinda music here*
Five favorite shows (in no particular order)

1.  The Producers
2.  South Pacific
3.  Chicago
3.5 My Fair Lady
4.  Brigadoon
4.5 Cabaret
5.  Carousel
Yeah, I cheated (and probably would've cheated even more, but I'm not taking the time to go through my knowledge of musicals to remember the rest that I like a lot!)

Five favorite actors (Broadway or not)

1. Nathan Lane
2. Patrick Stewart
3. Johnny Depp
4. Paul Giamatti
5. Jim Cummings
(The list would probably be a bit different, but once again I'm not gonna take the time to think it through.  Nathan Lane would certainly be on there either way, though!  Hm...would people I know count?  I could put Richie and James up there...XD)

Five favorite actresses (Broadway or not)

1. Helena Bonham Carter
2. Jane Leeves
3. Cree Summer
4. Jennifer Aniston
5. Um...myself?  
(I really can't think of any actresses...even the names I put on there were just the first ones that popped into mind.)

Five favorite Broadway songs

1. I could've danced all night (My Fair Lady)
2. If I loved you (Carousel)
3. Look to the rainbow (Finians Rainbow)
4. Stars (Les Misérables)
5. Into the Fire (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
(There are a lot more, too...these are just some random ones from my favorites list.)

I tag YOU!  Whoever wants it, go for it.

* Choose a singer/band/group
* Answer using ONLY titles of songs by that singer/band/group
* Tag 6 more people (let them know they've been tagged)

It's Tori time!

1. Are you male or female?
Strange Little Girl

2. Describe yourself.
Devils and Gods

3. What do people feel when they're around you?
Bouncing off Clouds

4. How would you describe your previous relationship?
Little Earthquakes

5. Describe your current relationship.
A Sorta Fairytale

6. Where would you want to be now?
Jamaica Inn

7. How do you feel about love?

8. What's your life like?
Pandora's Aquarium

9. What would you ask for if you had only one wish?
Amber Waves

10. Say something wise.
Enjoy the Silence

You can be tagged if you wish to be.