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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

10 questions meme

I found this on Zhoen's blog and I liked it so I stole it to answer for myself. Lately I haven't had much to say or post that isn't just a rant about being busy or school or what have you...so this seemed the right thing.

1.If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? if you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously so that you could be anonymous now?
I am. It allows me to vent and rant. Some people know who I am by choice, but it keeps the majority of my family and coworkers away…I don't want to offend them., and quite frankly some of it is none of their business. I try to never say anything spiteful or mean, but sometimes I just need to blab about whatever, and not worry about my family asking me stuff about my blog. My dad doesn't even own a computer so I don't have to worry about him! My husband very rarely reads it…he’s not a blogger or a facebooker type. I leave out when I’m going away on long trips so that I’m not advertising my vacant home or too much personal info for stalkers or would-be-robbers…it’s an odd balance, but I think I’ve found it for me.

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I can’t think of a specific event (I'm sure J can!), but I know I am notorious for thinking I can do something through sheer force of will. Sometimes I will try and do too many things, because I think I can do anything with hard work and a little help. Often I get myself into impossible situations where I try and fix something…even tho a little voice in my head tells me it likely won’t work. The thing is, a very rare time it actually does…which just fuels me on.

3. What do you really see when you look at yourself in the mirror?
Just me. I’ve changed a lot over the last few years. Now when I look in the mirror I smile back. I like who I’ve become. It’s a really cool place to be...whatever I am :)

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
Beer…preferably an ale…and a margarita is good too. I love a cold beer on a hot day. I wouldn't turn down an ice cold Coke Zero with lime either.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Bake or cook usually. It totally unwinds me. I also like to read comics and listen to music. Simple mental diversions. Currently, with my life being really busy, my morning workout times are my time to think things through and sweat out my stress. It helps immensely.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life?

There are still places in the world I want to see: India. Japan. Africa. Egypt. I want to spend time hiking through the mountains and national parks of North America. Ride a horse through the Indian countryside. Ride a camel in the desert. I want to swim in the coral reefs before they’re gone. I’d love to try and surf…not sure if I could, but it would be fun to try. And I’d love to go down in a deep sea submersible…it would be amazing.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
At first I ditched a lot because I had no focus. No drive…I didn’t know what I was there for altho I felt obligated to use my brain because I knew I was smart. Once I got some focus I was the shy person…the one there to learn. Smiling. Getting it done and helping others.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?
One night in the middle of my life falling apart where I sat and figured out just what I needed and wanted in my life…where I wanted it to go. I sat out on the dock at Little Bear Lake and watched the cloudless sky grow dark and the stars come out one by one. I listened to the Orb Ultraworld and counted satellites and comets and saw the milky way. I made wishes and dreams. I felt an inner strength and confidence I’d never had before…and knew that whatever happened next I would be OK.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
It is easy to share myself most days. Writing out my thoughts frees me up. I respect the wishes of a few people close to me as far as their concerns for privacy, but I like to write whatever pops into my head. I’m always amused people actually bother to read it…I figure if people don't want to read it they don't have to.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Read. Definitely. I’m terrible on the phone…even with J. I'm even worse on the phone than I am at making conversation in person. I am the sort to listen and watch. I’m starting to understand the allure of texting. Communication without awkward silences :)

Later Taters...have a great day!

3 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

This was fun to read! I am glad that I blog anonymously, but I sometimes wish I had chosen a different name. I don't have time to make the bags anymore, so it feels like I'm a fraud.
Sigh.

Diddums said...

I want to do this meme now. :-)
And... sometimes I'm so glad I have an excuse not to use phones!

diddums said...

Which reminds me.... meme!
(Trots off to fill it in).