Sunday, January 05, 2014

Smart, Procrastinator, Introverted

From Sunday Stealing

The Generic Meme

1. What did you want to be when you were little?

A. A writer, a geologist, a teacher, an archeologist, and a newspaper reporter.
2. Would you prefer to have a large group of friends, or a small group of friends? Why?

A. A small group of friends. I prefer this because I like intimacy in my relationships, and find that difficult in large circles.
3. What is your fashion “style”? Or what type of clothes do you wear on a daily basis?

A. I don't have a fashion style. I wear whatever fits, although I suppose my clothes tend to be on the conservative style. Right now I wear a lot of clothes by Alfred Dunner, mostly because they fit better than anything else. When I have lost the weight I intend to lose, that will change. Then I will wear things that make me look like an eclectic, fun-loving artist.

4. If you could live anywhere where would you live?

A. I like where I live now, although I wouldn't mind a little larger home.
5. What is your biggest hope for the next year?

A. To be healthy and feel better.
6. When you pass by reflective surfaces do you check yourself out?

A. Not usually.
7. Favorite genre of movie as well as TV show?

A. Fantasy.
8. Top favorite books? (limit of 5)

A. Lord of the Rings (trilogy), by J. R. R. Tolkien, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, The Golden Compass (trilogy), by Phillip Pullman, If You Want to Write, by Brenda Ueland, Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank, and as an extra, A Canticle for Liebowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

9. Have you ever taken a cooking class?

A. No, but I certainly need to.
10. What three words would you use to describe yourself?

A. Smart, procrastinator, introverted.
11. Favorite animal?

A. The deer is my spirit animal.
12. What is your dream job?

A. To have written and published, and to be resting on my laurels.
13. If you could go back in history to any moment that you did not live, what would it be and why?

A. I would like to meet Joan of Arc, who lived in the 1400s. I have always been fascinated by her story and would like to know what it was about her that allowed her to lead an army before she was 18 years old.
14. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?

A. I would like to be able to tell the very distant future. I have a keen interest in knowing how humanity is going to turn out. Will we create a utopia, or a dystopia?
15. What is your favorite movie?

A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (yes, all 9+ hours of it).
16. What is your best childhood memory?

A. My grandmother walking with my brother, my two uncles, and me all the way to Salem, which at the time had a thriving downtown with a dime store. It was a walk of over a mile, I guess. Maybe two? We would go to Newberry's and make small purchases, such as models, paddle balls, or balsam wood airplanes, and go to Brooks Byrd Pharmacy for a snow cone. Along the way we stop at my great-great aunt Pearl's house for a drink of water or lemonade. (Aunt Pearl was my great-grandfather's sister, and she lived to be 107; she lived by herself until she was 105. She died in 2007.)
17. What is your favorite part about blogging?

A. The freedom to express what I want when I want, along with the community that I have found online. I've made some real-life friends through blogging, people I otherwise would not have met. It has really opened up my horizons in many ways.
18. What is your favorite quote?

A.  Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.  ~Anton Chekhov

19. What song do you feel like describes your life the best? Why?

A. Part of me wants to say it's the Hee Haw song that goes "Blue despair, and agony on me, deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all, blue despair and agony on me" but things really aren't that bad, they just seem that way sometimes. So I will go with Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield, because my ending is unplanned and I'm a writer and always seeking and searching. "Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten."
20. Would you describe yourself as shy or outgoing?

A. I'm an introvert, and that is often perceived as shy. I don't think I am shy, though. Just quiet.


  1. I like being by myself after a day of teaching--I guess that makes me more introverted, too.

  2. i wanted to be an archeologist too...still do! is it too late for us? thanks for the info on the old grocery store!

  3. I LOVE your childhood memory story--what a great picture you've painted with just a few words!--and your Chekov quote is also one that I like.

  4. There is nothing wrong with the Hee Haw song. Now it is stuck in my head! :)

    Happy Sunday!

  5. I forgot about the song "Unwritten"--that's a great song to represent one's life. And, wow, 107! How wonderful!

    I checked out my spirit animal. At first I read the description on how to find your spirit animal, and for some reason, owl just popped into my head. It's been showing up around me a lot in the past couple of years, and I find myself drawn to owl things. And then I took the spirit animal quiz--and guess what! It told me I'm an owl! Cool, and a little bit freaky! I shall research further. Thanks for writing about that!

  6. Could you imaging hitting 107? I guess it's getting more and more possible.

  7. I think it's interesting that you want to know the *distant* future. So that your super power won't really have an impact on your immediate decisions.

  8. I, too, am a procrastinator. Although I hate that about myself. I don't really try to change

  9. I just took the Spirit Animal quiz and my spirit guide is the owl. Interesting. I like your going back in history answer. She would be quite interesting to know.

  10. Interesting... My spirit/totem animal has been the hawk for years now, but when I took this quiz it said owl. I know spirit animals can change -- and that you can even have more than one -- and these two do have very similar traits. But -- I had some issues with a couple of the questions. For example, the one on free time. I like taking long walks when the weather is decent, but also tend to split free time between reading and crafts -- especially in winter, when it is often too cold to walk.


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