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Comment with "Come at me, bro," and:
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

These questions are courtesy of shouldboverthis 

1. What do you do for a living and do you enjoy it?

I am currently finishing my 2nd year of 3 as a family medicine resident.  Residency is a whole lot less like Grey's Anatomy and a lot more like Scrubs than you might think.  Overall, I enjoy practicing medicine.  There are aspects of the job that are less than ideal, but there are rewarding moments that make it worthwhile.  2 years out of med school and I still find it odd to think of myself as a doctor. 
2. We're both Whovians and Trekkies: do you ship or slash in those? Why or why not?

Once I obtained my first shiny pair of slash goggles a few years ago (has it really been that long!?!) I started seeing the possibilities in everything.  Though I was raised on TNG and was well acquainted w/ TOS, it wasn't until the reboot came out that I turned my goggles onto Star Trek and got into Trek slash.  I have a few ships in that fandom now.  It is practically canon, after all. 
As far as Dr. Who goes, I'm relatively new to that fandom.  When we got BBC America, the first Doctor I saw was the 9th.  Ehh.  I mean, I knew about the guy with the great stripey muffler from back in the day, but I didn't really get it.  The 10th doctor was an improvement and what got me into Dr. Who in earnest.  I don't really slash/ship for it (besides canon and certain Victorian reptilian detectives, of course).  Torchwood is a different story...  I dabble in way too many fandoms, btw.
3. How many states have you visited, and what have been your favorites?

I have been to 44 states.  I lack Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Alaska, and Hawaii.  There are certain regions of the country that appeal to me more than others, but every place I've visited has it's own brand of beauty.  I love the Pacific Northwest and Oregon would definitely qualify as one of my favorite states.  It has every type of terrain you could ask for - coast, mountains, rain- (or fog-) forests, desert .  And Oregonians are historically very free-thinking types.  It's a very cool place.  I also have a particular fondness for the Southwest and the Black Hills of South Dakota. 
4. What's your favorite book by C.S. Lewis?

That's tough!  I have a hard time singling out a favorite anything - color, song, movie, food...  I'm stalling.  Of course, I grew up reading and rereading The Chronicles of Narnia, so they have a special place in my heart.  But as to his other writings I am torn between Surprised by Joy which is an autobiography, and The Great Divorce which is kind of a fantasy/allegory about the afterlife.  Some of the imagery  made a lasting impression on me. One of my most treasured possessions is a first edition of the former that I found on one of my trips to England. 
5. What's your favorite part of fandom and what is your least?

I have become acquainted with some amazing people through fandom, and I love that!  There are a lot of creative and talented people writing about stuff that I never thought anybody but me was interested in.  I like the sense of community that there can be.  I suppose my least favorite thing would be the drama - which I am only peripherally aware of, really.  I don't like when people get bent out of shape because someone doesn't agree with their particular point of view, especially as it regards fiction about fiction...  But then again, thinking too highly of one's own opinions is not limited to fandom nor am I immune. 


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Jun. 21st, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)

Though I was raised on TNG and was well acquainted w/ TOS, it wasn't until the reboot came out that I turned my goggles onto Star Trek and got into Trek slash.

Same here. TNG was my first Trek love and I haven't really shipped anyone in it until very, very recently with Wesley/Traveler. I mean, I can kinda see Data/Geordi, but I never really felt it. Also, I can totally see Picard/Q (lol, who can't?), but again I just can't quite get into it. And TOS is slashy fun, but my slash goggles really only work with AOS.
Jun. 23rd, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Comin' up with questions is harder than I thought... or else I'm overthinking it. Well, here goes!

1) I see you are a fan of vegetarianism. Are you a vegebletarian and if so, for how long and why?

B) What was your favorite book when you were a kiddo?

III) What's the strangest food you've ever tried?

Quatro) What languages do you speak or would like to learn?

question the fifth) What's your fav place to hang out and relax?
Jun. 22nd, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Don't taze me, bro! Come at me, bro!

(Because, why the hell not. We're ElJay Friends and I know nothing about you, and you about me.)
Jun. 23rd, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Okay LJ buddy, let's get acquainted!

1) From which part of the globe do you hail?

2) When you were a kid, what did you wanna be when you grew up? What do you wanna be when you grow up now? (I kinda wanna be a travel photographer when I grow up...)

3) Do you have a favorite relative? (Mine is my cool, kinda hippy aunt.)

4) What song could you listen to over and over and over and over...?

5) Toothpaste - cinnamon, mint, or other?

Okay, so random questions are random... :-D
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
OOOH neat. If I say it'll get better after residency will you buy it? Almost there, congrats!!

You must get to Hawaii. Probably Alaska has its awesome too but...well I don't like being cold. So.

I grew up on Narnia too. Come to think of it there's this weird lamp post in the middle of my back yard. I should really get a photo if it before Mr Snick takes it down this weekend and cuts off my only exit out of this crazy place.


Come at me, bro? :D
Jun. 23rd, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
OMG! I'm jealous of your lamppost! That is awesome! When I bought my house they threw in a giant wardrobe. It kinda gives me warm-fuzzies.

1) So, how did you meet the legendary Mr. Snick?

2) I know you have superhuman powers of taste. If you could have any other superpower what would you choose?

3) How many places have you lived and which is your favorite? (BTW, would you spell that w/ a u?)

4) If you were in a band, what would it be called?

5) Who was your childhood hero and have they stood the test of time?
Jun. 23rd, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)

We have wardrobes too (but they are boring Ikea PAX ones). They are huge and they cover up a closet, which clearly wasn't big enough, so that you'd never know the door was there. When our friend saw them he insisted that we need to cut a hole in the back and dig a tunnel from the closet to the back yard so that you could go through the wardrobe into Naria. I. Just. I'm so totally doing it

Answers posted :)
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Sure, come at me bro (although I'll likely only answer here, so with that caveat ...)
Jun. 23rd, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
1) What was your first job?

2) What's the farthest you've traveled from home?

3) Do you collect anything? If so, what and why?

4) What was the last book that you read?

5) If you could hang out with anyone currently living, who would it be?
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
(1) I worked in a cafeteria at a department store while I was in university. It was otherwise populated by little old ladies who all warned me to ensure I stayed in school, lest I end up like them, working at the cafeteria for 20 years. I worked there for the summer, but quit a few months into the semester.

(2) I was born in India, but grew up in and live in Canada, although I travel back to India to visit relatives every few years. I was last there in May, stopping in Europe along the way (Vienna going, London return; I have friends in both places; conveniently, my brother's fiance lives in Paris, and I was there last fall).

(3) Not really. I accumulate crap like no one's business, so if I buy it or get it it never leaves. It's a blessing I'm not into collecting things.

(4) A romance novel I picked up at Canadian Tire; I read it while travelling and then leant it to my mother. High brow I ain't. *g*

(5) Alas and alack, since missing hanging out with the White Collar writing crew, them! Again, I am a woman of shallowness and culturelessness. I know I should have higher aspirations, I just--don't. :-(
Jun. 26th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
meh, culture is overrated. ;-) But you are a world-traveler. Very cool.
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Jun. 23rd, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
I know, right? The goggles are firmly affixed!

I think Narnia is definitely worth a try. I couldn't put 'em down when I was a kid, and I still enjoy them.

1) So, you've introduced me to several new fandoms. What's your favorite fandom that a friend introduced you to and who introduced you?

2) How did you come to be in your current career?

3) What does your significant other think about fandom?

4) What's your favorite pet, in your childhood or now?

5) What's your favorite way to unwind?
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Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
No antagonism intended ;-). Have some questions!

1) If you could live in any historical era besides your own, which would you choose and why?

2) What are you reading now (or what was the last thing you read)?

3) If you were in a band what would it be called and what genre would you play?

4) What's your fav comfort food?

5) If you could pull up stakes and move anywhere in the world, where would you go?
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