location: Rocky Hill, CT
reason you claim edge: I don't have much control of my life, but I take life by the horns, and it scares me to think that I could be COMPLETELY out of control. I respect others, and I respect myself, so I wouldn't want to hurt anyone I love, or my body. I've always thought drugs were pointless, and find edgers to be extremely supportive of eachother.
do you think self-mutilation is something those who claim edge should abstain from? (not including body modification processes): this has come up a lot. I think that straight edge is about respect, and if you hurt yourself, then it's obviously not respect. It can also become an addiction, even though it's proven it's a psychological illness. You can be helped for self mutilation, as you can for drugs, alcohol, or gambling, so I'm going to say x'ers shouldn't self-mutlate, but there's a lot of grey area, so it would depend on the situation I guess.
do you think that abstaining from caffiene should be part of being sXe?: by the time you have one drink, your body beings responding. however, if you have one glass of soda, there is almost no difference. i personally don't like sodas or coffee, but green tea has caffine in it, and i love to drink that while studying or working. if you're drinking for the effect of caffine, or taking caffine pills for the effect (the effect, meaning to get rediculously hyper), you can argue that it's the same thing as drinking to get drunk.
what about animal products? (meat, dairy, etc.): no. i'm a vegetarian (no meat, fish, eggs, or most dairy), but that has nothing to do with my edge. i don't think eating animals has to do with self respect or staying sober at all. many x'ers tend to become vegans, and that's awsome. however, if they say that they do it because of the antibodies, growth hormones, and other drugs injected into factory farm animals, they also injest most of that in fruits and vegetables. also, local farms raise their animals organicly, so there's just as healthy as a house cat, and that could be a choice.
name 5 bands you like:
1. Tiger Army
2. The Unseen
3. The Know How
4. The Horrorpops
5. Mad Sin
name your 5 favourite movies:
1. Mean Girls
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Resivouir Dogs
4. South Park The Movie
5. Finding Nemo
your pet peeves: The phrase "touch base", turned off cell phones, light font on a light background, and blown speakers (i do that a lot...)
how long have you been straight edge?: I've always hated drugs, but I learned about straight edge little over a year ago, and claimed it almost immidiately.
if someone breaks edge, can they claim it again?: No. It's not an on and off thing. However, if it was by accident (the punch was spiked or something was slipped in their drink), then they haven't broken their edge, so to speak. This isn't to say you shouldn't be careful, but I guess if someone's accidently consumed some alcohol, and if they really do feel horrible about it, they're still straight edge.
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my myspace (www.myspace.com/callxmexpeaches) has some more pics if you're all interested, or want to add me to your friends. some random things about me are i like california rolls (veg sushi), i love rockabilly, i love hosting parties in my backyard with the local ska bands, i love ddr, and i'm trying to start a community on lj for xsisterhoodx, called _xsisterhoodx, because some one took the usename xsisterhoodx, and never once updated their journal. v_v