Thursday, September 18, 2008

Me! Me! Memememe!

Here's a meme I did yesterday. It actually made me think about myself! (Of course I always overthink these silly things and answer like I'm being interviewed for a job.)

1. My uncle once spanked me and my cousin for going out by the lake alone. I was shocked; I had no idea he was allowed to do that.

2. Never in my life have I done something physically dangerous on purpose.

3. When I was five I was in first grade.

4. High school was emotionally exhausting.

5. I will never forget the day my children were born. (Okay, that’s two days, but I can’t play favorites.)

6. Once I met my husband, I knew I could trust him.

7. There's this boy I know who has the longest eyelashes I’ve ever seen.

8. Once, at a bar, I read aloud a short story about a preacher’s daughter who has an affair with an evangelist. I am a preacher’s daughter. I wondered if the audience thought it was autobiographical (it wasn’t).

9. By noon, I've started looking forward to Mr. Blue’s naptime.

10. Last night I watched What Not to Wear while my husband was out playing softball. Gender stereotypes much?

11. If only I had more energy and motivation to get things done.

12. Next time I go to church, I need to remember to bring snacks for the kids.

13. What worries me most is failing.

14. When I turn my head left I see a curtain and the view out my bedroom window.

15. When I turn my head right I see the dresser on the other side of the room.

16. You know I'm lying if I say I’m not worried about anything.

17. What I miss most about the Eighties is the feeling of having so many possibilities in the future.

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I'd be one of the girls dressed up as a boy to accomplish some far-fetched goal.

19. By this time next year I'd like to have written ten short stories and/or begun a novel.

20. A better name for me would be—I can’t think of a name that suits me better than mine.

21. I have a hard time understanding people who abuse their children. I just don’t understand hurting helpless innocents who love you.

22. If I ever go back to school, I probably wouldn’t stop until I had a Ph.D.

23. You know I like you if I keep talking to you. I’m not hard to figure out.

24. If I ever won an award, the first person I would thank would be my husband.

25. Take my advice, don’t stress over being perfect. Be good enough, and things will work out.

26. My ideal breakfast is one I don’t have to cook and that clogs my arteries.

27. A song I love but do not have is “The Arms of an Angel” by Sarah McLachlan.

28. If you visit my hometown, I suggest you eat some barbecue.

29. Why won't people stop ascribing the worst possible motives to each other?

30. If you spend a night at my house, we will feed you well and the kids will wake you up early (sorry).

31. I'd stop my wedding for nothing.

32. The world could do without PMS.

33. I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than run a marathon.

34. My favorite blondie is my little boy.

35. Paper clips are easy to lose.

36. If I do anything well it's cook.

37. I can't help but be grateful for the blessings I’ve been given.

38. I usually cry at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. It gets me every freakin’ time.

39. My advice to my nephew/niece is: Be willing to take some risks. Accept responsibility for the choices you make. Live and love like there’s no tomorrow. And laugh every day, especially at yourself.

40. And by the way, I have to leave to go to my friend's house.



  1. Brilliant!! I found high school emotionally exhausting too. Seriously.

  2. I think the most interesting thing for me about getting older is the narrowing of dreams and the sense of a lack of open ended possibilities. I no longer feel the world is my oyster, but for the most part I'm ok with that. My little corner of the world is pretty swell so how can I complain? -- Leann

  3. Okay, this was over the top! But give me the marathon...and Arms of an angel sends me into emotional overdrive...all I can see are the animal faces needing love...
    great post

  4. See? You're such a nice person. Can I vent just a minute though? (Bet you weren't expecting that.) I don't like the home makeover show 'cause of just how far they take things. They could help 10 families in need for that much but that wouldn't sell as well so they do it up big for just one. Often afterwards (so I've heard) some families are forced to sell because they can't afford the electricity or taxes. Granted, they are better off financially, I'm just saying. (Sorry, that show makes me angry...)Sorry, sorry, sorry. I like you! I just don't like that show and I do think this is enough blogging for me tonight 'cause look at me ramble.

    Happy days!

  5. Loved your answers, but I would also have to skip the licking of the cockroach. Bring on the running. :)

  6. This reminds me of my primary school days where we have this section in every Chinese test paper just like this, we were required to complete the given sentence with whatever ending we like.

    I realised that some of the 'beginnings' are really tough to continue, but YOU WERE EXCELLENT!

  7. I'd rather lick a cockroach too. One second and it's over but a marathon just goes on FOREVER.

  8. I think this is the best meme I have seen.

    Actuallyl you and I had a few answers in common.. especially crying at Extreme Home Makeover!

  9. Extreme Makeover Home Edition gets me every time too. Man, it's so hard not to cry.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day from SITS.