Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Just Like Me

1. Who in your life do you think behaves and thinks the most like you do? When I look at my almost-18-year-old niece, I see an idealized, improved-upon version of the way I was at that age.
2. As a kid, were you ever wrongly accused (and punished, if it went that far) for something you didn't do? If so, what was it? What happened? Not exactly. But when we were little kids, my older sister used to surreptitiously pinch me and when I'd scream, my parents would yell at me for making noise. It never got old for her.

3. What about as an adult, were you ever wrongly accused for something you didn't do?? Do you think it's worse to be accused as a child or an adult? Why/why not? One of my coworkers insisted on remembering me as being the adversarial one in a long meeting, when in reality, it was the MAN sitting next to me. She kept berating me for my bad behavior for days -- um, I don't work for you, bitch -- and finally I just announced I was going home and would not be back the next day, either. And I told my boss to take that day to fix the problem. It was easier than it was in my childhood, because as an adult, I had power and I could handle it.

3. What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced? Spring storms are always scary/exciting around here. I can't think of a specific one.

4. If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be and why? England. Because they speak English and it would be easier to navigate, sight see and, of course, get home.

5. Instead of going to work Monday, if you could spend the entire day doing something else--any one or two things that you absolutely love doing--what would you do? Reading and going to the movies.

6. What sites (other than meme sites) do you use most to help you post on your blog? Life Magazine Photo Archives

7. Check out a post on your blog from six months ago (March 2010) and tell us what is different now about your blog and/or life? Not a ton. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is still my all-time hero and inspiration in times of stress and I'm still sad about my uncle (today is his birthday). However, my best friend and I are fine, so in all, I'm happy.

8. What was the last photograph you took? My pedi.

9. Which fashion trend do you believe is the most horrendous and why? Why must otherwise perfectly lovely handbags be marred by fringe? It's so 1970s, and the 1970s were not an especially aesthetically pleasing decade.