The Not So Manly Meme
1. Boxers? Briefs? Boxer briefs? Thongs? Bikinis? Commando?
I do like boy-shorts, but usually wear regular (girl) briefs or bikinis. Thongs are the invention of the devil, and commando is gross.2. What’s your fussiest personal care routine?
I've tried to de-fuss as much as possible, but I try very hard not to put on deodorant until I've been out of the shower for at least 10 minutes. Otherwise, I can't think of anything much I fuss about, especially in girl terms.3. Do you have a favorite tool? Power or manual?
There are just so very many ways to go here that are 100% snarky that I can't decide which one to go with. So I'll just say that I really do like screwdrivers, manual if-you-please.4. Can you change your own oil? Do you?
I could probably figure it out if I wanted to. Beast has always done it for all the cars we've owned. If he weren't here I'd take it to Bob (our regular repair guy) or JiffyLube.5. What’s the "manliest / 'womanliest" thing you do on a regular basis?
I hate this question on principle. I'm kind of the least "womanly" woman you're likely to meet, and I'm clearly not manly.6. What’s something "manly" that you never learned how to do?
Pee standing up.7. Do you ever cry? If so, what’s your trigger?
What isn't my trigger?? I cry all the time. Less than say 10 years ago, though, so by the time I'm dead I'll probably have stopped completely. Today it was the music, the fellowship, and a baptism.8. Do you have a chivalrous streak? How does it manifest itself?
Uhm. I hold doors for people...?9. Do you have a chauvinistic streak? How does it manifest itself?
...I'm getting irritated... I'm sure there are times when I'm adamant that certain people act in a certain way, but I really try NOT to do this, at least not SERIOUSLY!10. What’s your favorite movie?
"Heathers"11. What’s the dumbest, testosterone-inspired thing you’ve ever seen?
War, any war but especially the one in Iraq, ranks right up there.12. What quality do you think makes a good man good? Do you have that quality?
Trustworthiness, dependability, kindness, strength of character. I have lots of these characteristics, but they don't often show up at the appropriate times or amounts.... By the way, these are the same qualities that make good women. Just to be clear.13. Toilet seat up or down?
I don't really give a shit (ha ha), but Beast prefers it down along with the lid.14. If your significant other is away, do you cook for yourself or eat out of cans and boxes (or rely on local drive-throughs and delivery)?
I tend to nosh when Beast travels. I definitely don't cook, unless it's a matter of heating up leftovers in the microwave.15. What societal expectation of being a man / women do you most resent?
I'm not a fan of societal expectations of any kind that are based on gender.16. What’s the best part - societal-wise - about being a man / women?
See previous answer.17. Will you stop to ask for directions?
Of course. I've done it before, and I'm sure I'll do it again.18. What’s one thing about your significant other that you just cannot understand, no matter how hard you try?
I don't understand his drive. He's like the Energizer bunny, with added stubbornness.19. What do you need to have in the shower?
Well, water, I guess.20. Do you burp/fart/scratch? Do you do anything stereotypically male?
Yup, all of the above. I swear too. And drink. And wear pants. And watch football games and NASCAR. I think Vogue and Mademoiselle are the stupidest goddamn waste of paper, I hate cooking, and I don't crave jewelry and flowers for every ridiculous occasion. But...yup, just checked: I'm definitely a girl.