Sunday, August 11, 2013

Something in the way she moves ... meme questions

From Sunday Stealing

Something that’s holding you back from achieving your dreams:

My own lack of self-esteem.

Something you think you could win an award for:

My writing (because I have).
Something you fear more than anything:

Living in a box under the interstate overpass.
Something you wish people would understand:

That society requires cooperation, empathy, respect, and mutual support of one another.

Something that keeps you going everyday:

The idea that there is something more - more to do, more to see, more to feel, more to learn, more to be.

Something amazing that happened last summer:

I can hardly remember last week, much less last summer. Nothing really stands out from last summer. This summer will be well-remembered for my 50th birthday, the loss of my gallbladder, a bathroom renovation, and a major farm project, though. All of which are rather amazing.

Something you hate that people say:

Um, like, you know.

Something you refuse to pay money for:

Bank fees. I hate fees. You should not have to pay a fee to have your money in a bank. I love small-town community banks because they are much better at not charging horrid fees.
Something you wish you could have told that person that you never saw again:

I'm glad we were friends.
Something that really stands out about last year:

I received my master's degree from Hollins University in May 2012 (which is spring, not summer). I was 49 years old, which is pretty old to be going back to school.
Something you like that everyone else thinks is weird:

Fantasy and science fiction. Not everyone thinks that is weird, of course, but many of my friends do not partake of those particular genres.
Something you do when you’re trying to calm down: 

I do tai chi or practice measured breathing. I also eat.

Something you do when you wake up at three AM: 

Get up and go pee.

Something amazing that’s happened this year:

Sigh. Such repetition in these questions. I turned 50. That's amazing.

Something you love doing on cold rainy days:

Curling up with a good book.

Something you listen to when you’re in a really good mood:

The music of the 1970s.

Something that irritates you more than anything:

Not being heard.

Something you’re addicted to/can’t stop doing:

Biting my fingernails is a habit I've been unable to break my entire life. I think I am also a sugar addict.

Something that really stands out about you:

I'm a pretty smart cookie and I can think things through to their inevitable end. That doesn't mean I necessarily do things to their end, but I can see the ending. I'm also pretty logical. I've been told I give good advice.

Something about you that’s like everyone else:

I'm fat, I have all of my body parts, my hair is graying, I have scars. Not everybody's fat, of course, but since about 1/3 of the population is I think that counts as "everyone else."

Something that makes you change the channel:

Right-wing anything. Faux News is not allowed in my house.

Something you think about every night before you go to sleep:

What I will do the next day.
Something that you don’t think will ever change about you:

The way I care about people.

Something about you that you think will soon change: 

Hopefully my weight.

Something that broke your heart as a child:
My grandfather, grandmother & one of
their four sons.

My grandfather's passing when I was 11 years old.

Something that really sparks your interest:

Good writing. Local government issues. Mysteries.

Something that truly disgusts you:

Dirty toilets, toilet jokes. And vomit. Eww.

Something the opposite gender has complimented you on:

Being smart.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the web! I thought it was only fair that I return the favor :) You have some really good answers... things that I didn't even think of such as going pee at 3 am and dirty toilets disgusting me. I think it's awesome that you got your master's degree last year. I struggled with going to college in my late twenties because I will be in my early thirties by the time I finish. However, I finally decided that it doesn't matter what age you are as long as you accomplish whatever it is you set out to accomplish. :o) Have a Happy Sunday!

  2. It would would be really sad to live in a 'Hooverville' of any kind.

  3. Wow--you had quite a summer, what with a significant birthday and home renovations.

  4. Something you hate that people say:

    Um, like, you know.

    Yes! My sentiments exactly, and I'm preparing for a lot of cringing over the next several months as football season kicks off. I wish more college teams would work with their athletes on how to give interviews, and help them exercise "like, you know" from their vocabulary. This was actually among a few phrases we were not allowed to use in my senior HS English class. I am also getting tired of "at the end of the day" and "the truth of the matter is." Ugh!


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