Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy second birthday, Red Blue Green!

I started this blog on October 17, 2007, so it's just over two years old. Though I foolishly cancelled my MySpace account without realizing that my MySpace blog, which I started in 2005, would disappear with it, I'll always think fondly of that blog, which documented my five months in New York in 2006 and helped me develop a consistent blogging voice and style.

Without further ado, I'll continue an anniversary tradition: embedding a video wherein Thom Yorke performs the beautiful song that gave Red Blue Green its name. Enjoy!

I'll also take a modified version of the survey I used to kick off the MySpace blog nearly four years ago:

Name:Neal Elliott Schindler
Birthday:February 9, 1979
Birthplace:Detroit, Michigan
Current Location:Seattle, Washington
Eye Color:Brown
Hair Color:Brown
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right
Your Heritage:German/Jewish
The Shoes You Wore Today:Brown Eccos, as always
Your Weakness:Pasta/noodles; Lost; petting animals even though I'm allergic
Your Fears:Not realizing my creative potential; remaining overweight for the rest of my life
Your Perfect Pizza:Every vegetable imaginable needs to be on there
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Handling the big new challenges that seem to be coming my way
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:FYI
Thoughts First Waking Up:It's cold in my room!
Your Best Physical Feature:Eyes, I'm told
Your Bedtime:Midnight, these days
Your Most Missed Memory:College in general, Spain specifically
Pepsi or Coke:Neither
McDonalds or Burger King:Hell no
Single or Group Dates:Group
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Neither
Chocolate or Vanilla:Vanilla
Cappuccino or Coffee:Mint tea
Do you Smoke:No
Do you Swear:Yes, too much
Do you Sing:Rarely
Do you Shower Daily:Yes!
Have you Been in Love:Absolutely
Do you want to go to College:I'm in college: community college
Do you want to get Married:For sure
Do you believe in yourself:More than I used to
Do you get Motion Sickness:Occasionally, when I read on the bus
Do you think you are Attractive:Sometimes
Are you a Health Freak:Not yet
Do you get along with your Parents:The remaining one, yes
Do you like Thunderstorms:I miss them
Do you play an Instrument:Not really
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Once or twice
In the past month have you Smoked:No
In the past month have you been on Drugs:No
In the past month have you gone on a Date:Yes
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:Yep
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:No
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:I have, and it was wonderful
In the past month have you been on Stage:I walked on the stage at Kirkland Performance Center
In the past month have you been Dumped:No
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:Sadly, no
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:No!
Ever been Drunk:Of course!
Ever been Beaten up:Yep
Ever Shoplifted:Not that I can recall
How do you want to Die:Peacefully, painlessly
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:A writer; a filmmaker; a counselor for people with eating disorders
What country would you most like to Visit:Thailand
Number of CDs I own:I have more than 10,000 iTunes
Number of Piercings:None
Number of Tattoos:None
Number of things in my Past I Regret:A few, for sure; I can think of four right now

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