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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Me me me meme time...

Finally getting around to this one... It actually requires more thought than most memes!

Here's how it works. If you'd like me to "do" you (not that way!) just say so, and I'll do this:

1. i’ll respond with something random about you
2. i’ll challenge you to try something
3. i’ll pick a color that i associate with you
4. i’ll tell you something i like about you
5. i’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. i’ll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. i’ll ask you something i’ve always wanted to ask you
8. if i do this for you, you must post this on yours


I first saw this over on Sass's blog, and here's what she said about me:

1. i’ll respond with something random about you

i love that you have anthony bourdain's phone number AND aren't using it.

Shoot... what DID I do with that number? Heh. I know exactly where it is. And I'll never use it!

2. i’ll challenge you to try something

i challenge you not to allow yourself to say mean things to yourself about any part of yourself for at least ten days.and that if you do you say 'now terry, you know that talking about yourself that way is terrible for your self esteem'(crap is that too personal?)

This is not too personal at all. And I've actually tried to meet this challenge. I'm even trying to keep my inner critic quiet. I've had mixed results... but it's an excellent challenge!

3. i’ll pick a color that i associate with you

red

My favorite color.

4. i’ll tell you something i like about you

your writing style and your optimism.

That is a huge compliment. And I think I often lack in optimism....! I'm trying.

5. i’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you

oh man. you were there and around in the comments in my circle and one day i wandered to your profile and loved the name of your blog. it rocks and so does your blog

Another huge compliment.

6. i’ll tell you what animal you remind me of

a porcupine... but your quills aren't as sharp as you think they are.

That Sass is one perceptive woman.

7. i’ll ask you something i’ve always wanted to ask you

why do you say you're your own biggest enemy?

I sabotage myself a lot. That constant inner criticism is a big part of it.

8. if i do this for you, you must post this on yours
do me to me! :)

It will be in comments in moments!


And then Jmai did it too!

1. I’ll respond with something random about you

Your profile photo makes me giggle every time, even after months of following your blog

I don't even remember that pic being taken. Miss Cheese, Miss Angela, her hubby and I were at a big dressy event on my birthday last year, and I was drunkety-drunk-drunk. Can you tell??

2. I'll challenge you to try something

I challenge you to do a local singles night kind of event doing something you enjoy -- like Singles Pottery night, or Single Opera night, or whatever.

Uh, no. I'm not in the right frame of mind right now, for one thing... but even if I were? I'm not sure I could bear that.

3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you

Lavender

I'm a big fan of the purple family. Favorite color after red!

4. I’ll tell you something I like about you

Your cool factor. I would so want to hang out if we lived in the same place. I think you'd be a hoot to hang with.

Snort. I am SO not cool. But I'd love hanging with you!!

5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you

Your profile photo! Lol.. I love the googly eye face

I believe I was googly over the special light show being displayed on the side of City Hall. I think you can even hear me saying, "Oooh," if you listen closely enough.

6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of

A sea otter and I'm not sure why. But that's what comes to mind.

I love sea otters!

7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you

What precisely is it that you do for a living?

Working in a coal mine, going down down down...

8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours (and do me!)

You bet!

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At 16 July, 2006 11:06, Blogger terry said...

okay, sass, finally!

1. i’ll respond with something random about you

i think you're one of the most perceptive people i know.

2. i’ll challenge you to try something

this is a toughie, as you seem to challenge yourself all the time, which i admire. okay... how about asking one of your (straight) guy friends why THEY think you end up in the friend zone with so many guys?

3. i’ll pick a color that i associate with you

an earthy shade of green.

4. i’ll tell you something i like about you

i love the way you write. even when you think you're being random, you have a point. it's a gift.

5. i’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you

uhh.... let's see....i kept seeing all these clever comments from you on other blogs i was reading, and noticed you seemed to be linked to EVERYONE, so i finally checked out your blog and haven't left since!

6. i’ll tell you what animal you remind me of

a cat. sleek, slender, moving with grace. it's the pilates.

7. i’ll ask you something i’ve always wanted to ask you

will you ever tell the story of your accident? or is that just too painful?

8. if i do this for you, you must post this on yours

you already did!


now, jmai:

1. i’ll respond with something random about you

i love the name of your blog. and the "don't be gross" cracked me up the first time i saw it.

2. i’ll challenge you to try something

this is tough for you, too...because you don't seem to shy away from challenges either. ummm... honestly. okay... i challenge you to call me if you really come out to sf this fall!!

3. i’ll pick a color that i associate with you

blue. when i think of you, i think of florida, and blue skies and the blue sea.

4. i’ll tell you something i like about you

your spirit and your humor. and your writing style. you also seem to have a really strong sense of yourself. love that.

5. i’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you

i'd seen your comments on other blogs, but got hooked on yours after you posted a really nice comment on miss cheese's blog.

6. i’ll tell you what animal you remind me of

this is a really weird one. how about a meerkat? they're cute, and so are you.

7. i’ll ask you something i’ve always wanted to ask you

do you think you and chulo will be walking down the aisle soon?

8. if i do this for you, you must post this on yours

you already have!

 
At 16 July, 2006 11:47, Blogger sassinak said...

rofl!!
a 'heavy metal' reference.

+10 girl!


you know my accident was so dumb... i'll write the tale but really it was a tiny rear ending that was the straw on tow of six previous instances of whiplash...

body laughed and said 'you want me to what?'

 
At 16 July, 2006 11:55, Blogger terry said...

yeek, that's even worse that it was a small accident that tore your life apart. somehow, that doesn't seem right!

 
At 16 July, 2006 13:04, Blogger buddha_girl said...

I don't know if I'll follow the directions correctly...but what the hell....DO ME.

 
At 17 July, 2006 04:42, Blogger JMai said...

Lol... I love this meme. It just keeps going and going and going.

I'll have to read more carefully and respond later. I'm supposed to be blowdrying at the mo (I take breaks cause I get too hot)!

 
At 17 July, 2006 19:44, Blogger JMai said...

Ok I'm BACK!

1. Thank you. That's how I talk in real like too. Lol

2. Pssh. No challenge to that one. You're on!

3. Hmm...blue. I like cornflower. I don't wear much blue, really... but I love all colours.

4. Thank you! My mom calls them "yardsticks" and she's been teaching me about them since before I knew what in the holy HELL she was on about! She's one fabu lady, that Mama Jmai

5. I wish I could remember the comment... sometimes I do ramdon blog travels and once in a blue I come upon something interesting to comment on. I'm completely pysched that you're hooked on my blog, though!

6. I had to google that one. They look kinda like lemurs.

7. I couldn't say. I love him and respect him and I enjoy the simplicity of our relationship. Someone asked me recently if we talk about getting married and the answer is actually no. I'm not sure if that's because it's a foregone conclusion, but I kinda hope so. To say that he is fantastic would be the understatement of the century.

Thanks for all your kind words, Terry! I forgive you for not accepting my lame challenge.

 
At 17 July, 2006 22:17, Blogger terry said...

alrighty, buddha girl..

1. i’ll respond with something random about you

you come up with the best pejoratives. i wish i could remember them when i need them...!

2. i’ll challenge you to try something

i challenge you to go to another county fair. heh.

3. i’ll pick a color that i associate with you

red, but i'm not sure why.

4. i’ll tell you something i like about you

i love that you don't mince words. and that you're so fiercely protective of the people you care about.

5. i’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you

umm... first memory? not sure. i seem to recall seeing your comments on other blogs, and finally checked you out and laughed out loud at something you'd written. you often have that effect on me! i'm especially astonished by your work tales. i can't believe what goes on in school. IN THE STATE WHERE I WAS BORN!


6. i’ll tell you what animal you remind me of

i'm thinking bear, as in a mama bear... who protects her cubs.

7. i’ll ask you something i’ve always wanted to ask you

what is your first name?? (and no, you don't have to unmask yourself if you're not comfortable)

8. if i do this for you, you must post this on yours

only if you want to.

jmai, i cracked up when i saw that you had to take a blow-dry break because of heat.
and what you say about your relationship with chulo? it's so sweet. and makes me think it IS a forever thing. it's supposed to be simple.

 

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