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Told [livejournal.com profile] scratchingpost1 that I'd repost, so I am. Hey, if you read my journal and aren't a registered LJ user, answer anyway. Inanities are fun! Um, not to suggest that memes aren't fascinating. Answering questions about yourself is always good fun.


Answer in comments please.

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarkey) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent.
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
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50 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 50 things about your friends, and let them learn 50 things about you!

meme )
seldomifever: (nice)
Was checking out some stranger's journal and they answered one of these writer's block question about what person they'd most like to have dinner with and where. Person could be alive or dead, famous or not. This chick picked some cool cats, with well thought out reasons supporting her choices, and I sat there thinking that my first choice for a dinner companion would be my husband. Then my kids, my parents, extended family, close friends. And all of these people would be forced to enjoy breakfast with me at the BLT Market in the city, cause I've never eaten anything so tasty as the food I had there.

Maybe this is my problem. Maybe I am too into the ordinary, attainable, and unexciting. Why the heck would I want to sit there chatting with some stranger when I could have wonderful conversations and yummy foodstuff with the folks I already know and love?
seldomifever: (nice)
Copied this meme from [livejournal.com profile] khaoschilde

Based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.

Bold which apply to you:

* Father went to college - Queens College was free back then
* Father finished college - just shy of master's
* Mother went to college - yes, though I was maybe 12 when she completed
* Mother finished college - at least one master's, possibly two
* Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor - cousins and uncle are professors. Dad was accepted to medical school, but couldn't afford to go. Most of my relatives are either teachers or social workers.
* Were the same or higher socio-economic class than your high school teachers - Mom taught after 20 years as a stay-at-homer, Dad was a bio-chemist
* Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
* Had more than 500 books in your childhood home - just in the living room. My father put built-in shelves all over the house that were overflowing with books.
* Were read children’s books by a parent - daily by mom. Dad only read when mom had her League of Women Voters meetings downstairs. Sometimes sisters would read if they wanted me to memorize something like The Night Before Christmas, so I could perform like their little monkey. One read me lots of Dr. Seuss.
* Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 - piano, horseback riding, swimming
* The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively - eh, I guess
* Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18 - sacrilege
* Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
* Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs - mom prides herself on this, cause they had to struggle to send all 5 to school debt free
* Went to a private high school - never, parents didn't believe in it
* Went to summer camp - Speers-Eljabar YMCA horsey camp for 2 weeks, three summers in a row
* Family vacations involved staying at hotels - only when there was a hurricane and tent or camper wouldn't survive
* Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 - last of 5, got lots of hand-me-downs
* There was original art in your house when you were a child - some professional, most by relatives. Lots of all kinds of artwork around.
* You and your family lived in a single family house
* Your parents owned their own house or apartment before you left home - they bought in '61 and had 30 yr mortgage. I just happened to be born late.
* You had your own room as a child - sometimes, when someone was away at college. 5 bedrooms, 7 people; as the youngest, I got passed around a lot. Never mattered much, though - I just crawled into bed with anyone who'd let me until I was about 6.
* You had a phone in your room before you turned 18 - never, even if they could have
* Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course - I refused, cause I'm dumb. Oh, and self-destructive
* Had your own TV in your room in High School - tv was there, didn't belong to me though
* Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College - I had insurance money fund from accidental burn from scalding water when I was three
* Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 - 2x times company dad worked for flew families to resorts in Florida and Arizona
* Went on a cruise with your family
* Went on more than one cruise with your family
* Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up - and the theater. It was nice.
* You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family - true, but I do remember a lot of yelling about the phone bills, and at one point actually having a lock on the big phone, so my sisters couldn't abuse it. Strangely, we had two phones with different #'s in the kitchen - "little" for free, local calls and "big" for long distance and incoming calls.
seldomifever: (nice)
I've been tagged again. I'll just list. I'm not going to tag anyone new.

List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.

1. My husband and I live in our bed and always have. We never sit in the living room or dining room unless we have company. I think it's because when we first moved in together and relocated to Portland for several months, we didn't own any other furniture.

2. I have been an atheist my entire life, though I did spend my childhood wishing I could believe in God. It's just one of those things you can't force.

3. I have always been attracted to older men, but I married a younger one.

4. I have the worst stretch marks from pregnancies that you could ever imagine. My stomach looks as if I've been mauled by a bear. Thankfully, they've faded a bit. Now, it looks like a bear attack from many years ago.

5. I just about never cook. I've finally accepted this and have been giving away all of my fancy kitchen stuff. Williams-Sonoma has lost a good customer.

6. I genuinely love people (as a whole), even though I spend a lot of time bitching about how many of them suck.

7. I majored in history in college. I've loved the subject for as long as I can remember. As a little kid, the first book I took out of the library was on the history of US Presidents. When I had the chicken pox in second grade, my mom bought me Presidential paper dolls as one of my sick presents. My first report was on the history of the printing press. The list is endless. I'm a total nerd.
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1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag whoever to do it.



1. I compulsively buy toothbrushes. Don't ask me why. I own dozens.

2. If I'm not constantly dieting and exercising, I can gain weight really frighteningly fast. This is why I have to walk or ride my bike every day.

3. I got a dvt last year after my long drive up to Cape Cod. Been on blood thinners for a year. I've gone for blood work once a week for 11 months.

4. I was the only one of my friends who was desperate to leave Long Island, and I'm the only one who stayed.

5. In high school, I was really close friends with my English teacher. I spent every free period with him, we had lunch together, hung out after school, I babysat for his children, etc. In retrospect, I guess that was a bit weird.

6. My husband is my best friend. And he's really Superman, not the Green Arrow.

7. For a year and a half, I've watched nothing on regular tv, except for Buffy.


I tag [livejournal.com profile] ladyforash, [livejournal.com profile] glimmergirl, [livejournal.com profile] gileswench, [livejournal.com profile] lady_rhiannon69, [livejournal.com profile] briglss, [livejournal.com profile] lilachigh, and [livejournal.com profile] scratchingpost1.

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