Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Unlucky 13 Meme

1. On average, how long does it take you to get ready for work/school/a day or night out? Probably a little over an hour. Most of that is spent on letting my hair air dry. I don't like using the blow dryer.

2. If you could ask your favorite author one question about the book(s) they wrote, what would it be? I'd ask Doris Kearns Goodwin about The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys. I want to know what fascinating tidbits she found in her research that didn't make their way into the manuscript. (I know, I'm such a geek.)

3. What do you think is the hardest thing about growing up? Learning to be yourself, accepting who you are.

4. Who would you rather switch places with for a day: your favorite celebrity, or your favorite fictional character? Oh! What a cool question! I think my favorite fictional character. Jo March from Little Women lived in the 1860s. I think it would be fascinating for one day.

5. Who would you rather have point out a flaw that you weren't aware you had: a close personal friend, or a total stranger? A stranger. Then I could blow it off more easily.

 6. Do you get jealous easily? If so, what sorts of qualities or characteristics in other people are you most likely to be jealous of? I get jealous when I feel insecure in a love relationship, so it's not the kind of jealous that makes me wish I had someone else's traits.

7. Which version of yourself would you rather have a conversation with: the one from ten years ago, or the one you turn into ten years from now? The future. Definitely.

8. Were you ever bullied in any way as a child? If so, how has it shaped you today? My older sister bullied me often and my parents unfortunately let her get away with it. The result is that I sometimes feel very vulnerable.

9. What is one fear you would like to overcome in your lifetime? I hate flying. I'd like to get over that fear.

10. What is one food you haven't tried yet that you would like to? Nothing pops into my head. Sorry.

11. Is it easier to forgive someone for the wrong they've done you or to seek forgiveness from someone that you've wronged in any way? I'm not good at either one, but I suppose it's easier to ask forgiveness. I can carry a mean grudge.

 12. Let’s go random: What did you do for New Year’s Eve for the turn of the millennium? I was with my friends in Key West.

13. What else around here have you noticed? "Around here" would be home, and I guess I've noticed anew what an incredibly lazy housekeeper I am.


  1. I misread question 7. I'd like to meet myself from the future to see if I'm still alive or am a ghost!

  2. ooooh great answers!
    My sister was a bully, too. I don't miss talking to her that's for sure.
    Love love love your #2 answer!

  3. I'm not much of a housekeeper either. When I was single I always had a maid. That has not changed. While Kathy does a lot, once a month my maid does the "heavy lifting".

  4. We have a couple of common answers. And a conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin would be awesome!

  5. I too would love to have a conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin... over lunch... spilling into the afternoon.

  6. I wish I could avoid the hair dryer. I have naturally curly hair but OF COURSE, being a woman and not happy with anything I was born with, I tend to want to straighten it most every day. Getting ready is so much easier/quicker when I put mousse in it and just let it air dry and curl! Way more compliments too.

  7. I answered that I wanted to speak with my younger self. I don't want to know what my older self is doing.

  8. I would totally hang with Doris Kearns Goodwin!


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