LuvBrrdz Montgomery [luvbrrdz]
What is your favourite type of photography?
What hobbies have you got?
Parenting, Birds, Technology
In moments of tension, what techniques work in calming the mind?
Stop, breathe, collect my thoughts; get back to it!
A simple pleasure that for you is quite big or important.
Having a small bit of dark chocolate each evening when I get a minute to myself.
What is the greatest loss you have had in your life?
How do you respond to telemarketing calls?
I don't answer.
Of what are you an addict?
What was your first vehicle?
A 1965 Rambler
Does knowing someone's zodiac sign help you to better understand that person?
Please list something you have not yet done, but that you would definitely like to do someday.
In your lifetime, what is the best news you have ever seen printed?
When G.W. Bush was finally out of office.
A word or expression that you detest.
Do you believe many illnesses can be caused by the mind?
Do you believe it is true that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity?
Yes, and for many, much less!
Does brand name influence your buying habits?
Only if I am sure it means better quality. I won't wear clothing because it has a specific label on it.
Do you think tipping is a good custom?
Yes! Tips are financial motivation for people to do a good job.
Are there too many holidays in the work calendar?
Do you think the catastrophism about climate change has been exaggerated?
No, but I don't know if people truly understand the time-line.
Do you boycott brands if you learn they employ children in third-world countries or harm the environment?
Do you defend animal experimentation for the development of medicine that can save human lives?
What is your opinion of the rise in popularity of plastic surgery and implants?
It has gone too far. People are doing too much and becoming grotesque.
Do extraterrestrials exist?
Isn't it a bit pompous for humans to believe they are the ONLY inhabitants of a Universe that they do not know much about? Just because you haven't seen them does not mean they do not exist. Many creatures on Earth exist despite the fact that I have not seen them or heard of them...
What do you currently have in your MP3 player?
Mozart to Metallica
What books are you currently reading?
What do you use: Mac or PC and why?
PC - for compatibility.
Do you find the saturation of advertising in the media excessive?
Yes, especially on cable TV. I understand that the major networks who provide programming over the airwaves (free) need subsidizing, but we PAY for our cable channels, and should not be subjected to mostly PAID PROGRAMMING on channels we pay EXTRA for!
What were your favourite subjects when you were in primary/secondary school?
Music, Typing, Computers
Do you think video games, chat rooms, etc. have a dangerous addictive
effect on teenagers?
Do you defend urban graffiti?
Yes. IF it brings something beautiful to an otherwise bland or ugly place. NOT on our street signs or when used for gang territory markings.
Piracy continues to grow: What will happen to the music and film
industries and culture in general?
Those industries will always find ways to make their money. They will not wither and die.
How do you kill time?
Taking Care of Business in our household.
In which city do you live? What are your favourite and least favourite things about it?
LIKE: It's a small beach community.
DISLIKE: how muggy & buggy it is!
How do you define your political position? What is the ideology that inspires it?
With an open mind ...
What matters more in deciding your vote: the party, the candidate, or the ideas?
The candidate and his/her ideas. The party is not important. Divided we fall!
Do you think religion has a place in politics?
It's hand in hand whether we like it or not.
Are Right and Left obsolete concepts?
They definitely should be!
Why does hunger continue to exist in the world? Is this the result of a deliberate policy?
Because those who have excess are not willing to give up any part of that excess to help people who are starving. I believe those with excess deliberately choose NOT to help those who are truly in need.
Do you believe in any of the conspiracy theories regarding 9-11?
I believe that thousands of people die daily of diseases. We don't cease to function because of that. We should not cease to function for 9-11.
Are there too many taxes?
Depends on what bracket you're in. People with money have excellent loopholes. (ie: yachts registered in foreign countries to avoid US taxes) and can hire excellent accountants to make sure they make use of those loopholes.
Do you believe in affirmative action?
I believe it is being used incorrectly at this point in time. If people are to be hired on their merits only (race, gender, etc. not being a factor), those indicators should not be any part of a person's application.
Should a maximum limit of permissible personal fortune exist; and thereby, place limits on individual wealth?
It will never happen.
Are you in favor of or against the death penalty?
In favor of. If someone is not ever to be out in society because they are horrible, we should not have to waste tax payer money to keep them alive.
For you, what is "the good life"?
Little to no drama. People able to love one another for who they are and spend time together happily and without conflict.
What is the secret to happiness?
Not letting yourself get stuck surrounded by negative people.
What is a friend?
Someone who accepts you - wholly - for who you are.
Please list your philosophy of good health.
Keep on moving and try not to eat more in a day than you can burn off.
Does the soul exist?
Your own definition for beauty
I can't find the words, but it is from within.
What is God?
The name people ("man") gave to explain Life and Nature.
Your sins and virtues.
Sin: Hanging on too long to something that is no longer there.
On your death bed, what do you think you will regret not having done more of in life?
Spending more time with the people who truly love/d me.
What will your epitaph be?
What is most important to you in a relationship?
Being accepted for who I am and loved anyway.
Do you consider it necessary to share views on politics or art?
What do women want from men?
Compassion, Security, Companionship, Kindness, Unconditional Love
What do men want from women?
Sex, Food, Multitasking
What things would definitely stand in the way of any possibility of starting a relationship with someone?
Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking
Verbal & Emotional Abusiveness
Do you keep on trying, even if your feelings are not reciprocated?
Is conflict sometimes necessary to fuel love?
Should we accept being alone or seek a way out as soon as possible?
It depends on the person and the time and place they are in.
Is it possible to only be friends with someone you are deeply in love with?
Which kind of loyalty is more important, physical or emotional?
Emotional. If that is solid, physical will be also.
Do you have a formula for increasing your partner's libido?
If I am treated well, my energy will insure his libido.
What are the keys to a lasting relationship?
Being with someone who respects themselves. If they can't respect self, they won't respect you either.
Being with someone who can overlook difference of opinion - or likes and dislikes. You don't have to like all of the same things, but what you like should be respected - and likewise.
NOT BEING ABUSIVE. EVER.
Are you in the habit of returning home with what you went out to buy, or do you spend money on other things?
I usually stick to a list. My financial situation insures it.
Do you like to accompany shoppers to help them decide what to buy? Do you like others to accompany you when you shop?
Do you use the internet to shop? Do you research on the internet first and then buy in stores or vice versa?
Do you pay by credit usually, occasionally, or never? What justifies that?
How is the financial crisis effecting your consumer habits?
When gas prices went up, everything went up. When everything went up, I stopped spending.
Which is more important to you, to be up-to-date in technology, in culture, or in fashion?
Which do you appreciate more in a hotel room, a television or Internet access?
How long has it been since you last bought a music CD? Where do you get the music you listen to?
It's been over a decade since I bought a CD. I buy MP3s - from Amazon because there are no usage limitations. I don't want to be told I can only copy from one device to another only a few times when I have purchased something. I will not pirate media, but I don't want to be limited with things I purchase!
How often do you go to the movies? Do you rent or buy DVDs? Do you download movies from the Internet?
I haven't been to the movies in over a decade. I wait for them to come to cable and see them on premium movie channels or PPV.
What do you do with clothes and gadgets you no longer need but are still in good condition?
Donate them or sell them on Craigslist.
Do you recycle? What kind of waste is recycled where you live?
Yes. Paper & Plastic (Packaging is done here.)
Bottled or filtered water? Paper or plastic bags?
Filtered water in reusable bottles. Reusable/washable shopping bags.
Do you give preference to local products over of imported?
Yes, but I am limited due to price because I am don't have a lot of money. If I weren't so low on money, I would be more picky!
When a product does not live up to its promises, do you make a complaint, or do you think that is just a waste of time?
I complain. Collectively, it might make a difference.
How do you master the impulse buying? What do you tell yourself?
If you want to eat, you can't buy that.
What basic advice on money management would you/do you give your children?
Save up to buy the things you want. Do NOT get caught in the credit trap! Try to find good ways to make your money work (grow) for you!
What is your earliest memory?
A recurring dream of swimming with a white whale. I was still sleeping in a crib at the time.
Did you always know what you wanted to be? How did you discover your calling?
I still haven't discovered it yet. I've been too busy living.
What are the greatest successes and the major failures of your life?
My greatest successes are my two little girls. The major failure of my life is hanging on too long to something that was never real.
In the lowest moments, what kept you afloat?
I never have figured out WHAT it is. I just keep on keeping on.
What do you give thanks to life for? What do you think you have had good luck in, and what not?
I'm thankful for those who do love me.
What was the best time in your life?
During my 20s.
If you write your memoirs someday, what will be the title?
Something in the way she moved.
What are the things that you definitely want to do before dying?
Experience years of drama and worry-free living.
Ocean Ridge, FL