Sunday, June 02, 2013

Sunday Stealing

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1. What’s something you hide about your personality? People would be surprised by how frightened I am. This Recession, worry about money, is taking its toll on me and makes me fearful of what the future holds.

2. How do you deal with criticism? I can be defensive.

3. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you? I am grateful for any generous gestures.

4. Which fictional character would you most like to have lunch with and why?  Either Scarlett O'Hara (GWTW) or Jo March (Little Women). Both of these mid-19th century American women built careers for themselves at a time that was decidedly prefeminist. I'd be fascinated to hear how they look at our lives and opportunities today.

5. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration? My dad. I inherited his pride and his temper. He showed me, by negative example, how corrosive those traits can be to relationships.

6. What’s the most infuriating thing your parents (or caregiver) do? I don't understand this question. I'm a self sufficient old lady!

7. Which movie character do you most identify with and why? Kate in The Way We Were. Listen to the SATC girls explain why. ("I'm a Katie girl. And where are our drinks?")

 8. You’re an Action Movie Hero. What’s your weapon of choice and the line you scream when defeating your arch enemy?  I'd be like John McLane from Die Hard. My weapon of choice would be my quick wit and I'd yell, "Yip-ee-kye-aye, MF!"

9. What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you? When we would get exasperated, an ex and I used to sing Rod Stewart's song to one another, changing the lyric to "Have I Told You Lately that I Hate You?" Does that count?

10. What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you? What’s the story behind that?  Jen Lancaster and her books. Knowing she's a bully makes it hard for me to enjoy her work. (here's the link)

11. Which mythological creature are you most like? Why? And if you could be any mythological
creature, which would you want to be? Why?  I don't know who I'm like but I know I'd like to be a mermaid. They seem to have such a peaceful relationship to the environment and never have bad hair days.

12. Describe your dream library.  Endless

13. If you could design an amusement park ride, what would it be like?  I like swings and I like roller coasters. If we could combine the two somehow, I'd be delighted.

14. Do you have any “rules” about food?  I'd be better off if I did.

15. What’s your opinion on age differences in relationships? Twelve years in either direction is my max. Beyond that, you lose one another's cultural references.

16. What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?  Tee hee. (I'm blushing at the thought.)

17. Describe a time/event in your life that you’re nostalgic for. The beginning of each romantic relationship, when I'm in love and preoccupied and filled with hope.


  1. Sigh. I love your answer to the last question.

  2. Anonymous6:07 AM

    I also loved your answer to the last question!

  3. Anonymous10:11 AM

    I can relate to your answer to the first one, and I like the answer to #14. :)

  4. Oh mermaid, why didn't I think of that?

    Hubs is only 4 years older than I am, and I don't get any of his cultural references - are we in trouble?

    Great answers, always make me think. Esp #3 :)

  5. I love that episode of SATC :)


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