Monday, August 21, 2006

Questions about me... in groups of 3

I'm kinda hooked on these Q&As that poetmom often posts. (Poetmom, what does meme mean, BTW?

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME:
01 My husband dying
02 Letting fear stop me from doing something
03 Never being able to support myself with my writing

THREE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ME LAUGH:
01 Brian
02 Mary, my coworker who just had a baby (great for her, bad for me as there will be less laughing at work for the next 6 months while she's out on leave)
03 Chloe (OK, she's not a person, but she is funny)

THREE THINGS I LOVE:
01 My hubby
02 My family and friends
03 Writing (sometimes :)

THREE THINGS I HATE:
01 When I'm not emotionally honest
02 When others aren't
03 Self absorbed people

THREE THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND:
01 How people think that global warming isn't happening (this based on a conversation with my father this weekend)
02 How people can act as if they are the only people on earth who matter
03 How people can complain about the same thing about themselves over and over and never do anything about it.

THREE THINGS ON MY DESK:
01 A picture of my cat in a frog-shaped frame
02 A santa clause mug that holds pens
03 An angry snowman doll that Brian made for me

THREE THINGS I'M DOING RIGHT NOW:
01 Typing
02 Looking out the window onto Huntington Ave (there's traffic, shocker)
03 Trying not to feel guilty about slacking at work

THREE THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE:
01 Publish a few novels that I'm proud of
02 Live off said published novels
03 Have a kick ass garden

THREE THINGS I CAN DO:
01 Stand on my head (lots of yoga!)
02 Train a dog (she listens to me most of the time....)
03 Listen

THREE WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY PERSONALITY:
01 Thoughtful
02 Sensitive (overly?)
03 Worried

THREE THINGS I CAN'T DO VERY WELL:
01 Be calm
02 Let go of things that annoy me
03 Keep my condo neat

THREE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO:
01 Yourself
02 The Weepies
03 Meditation CDs

THREE THINGS I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO:
01 Your inner critic
02 The crazy people who ride the bus
03 Anyone who promises you salvation if you just give them money

THREE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOODS:
01 Ice cream
02 Cereal (specifically frosted mini wheats with skim milk)
03 Pasta with a little butter and red sauce

THREE THINGS I'D LIKE TO LEARN:
01 French
02 To sew (I can do simple things, but I want to be able to make clothes and stuff)
03 To be more emotionally honest

THREE BEVERAGES I DRINK REGULARLY:
01 Water with lemon or rosemary
02 Coffee (gotta stop...)
03 Chai
04 Wine (I added an extra spot. I couldn't leave wine out!)

THREE SHOWS I WATCHED WHEN I WAS A KID:
01 Facts of Life
02 Different Strokes
03 Full House Best Blogger Tips

8 comments:

January said...

It means we are kindred spirits! And, it's a diversion from the slumping Red Sox.

*sigh*

Don't feel too guilty about slacking at work. I like to think of slacking as recharging my batteries.

Tammy said...

Loved your meme! We learn alot about each other :)

Writing Blind said...

I love memes, they're so much fun. They really are a good way to learn about other people.

Bug said...

Thanks Jan. I'm going to stick with that excuse...er, definition... from now on. :) And Tammy and WB, you're right! They are a cool way to learn stuff about people that you probably wouldn't ask them.

TI said...

Bug, I loved your answers. Here's something that might help you with your guilt about slacking. PHilosopher John Perry has written an excellent and very funny short essay on structured procrastination:
http://www.structuredprocrastination.com/
You just need to find a task more important than the work that you're slacking on, and then you'll be motivated to do the work you're slacking on as a way of avoiding the higher priority task. TI

FatCharlatan said...

I love reading people's MEMEs--I learn so much about them. Very cool, very cool, indeed. And TI--that's a hoot! And a damned good theory...I shall apply it...

...tomorrow.

;)

wendylou who? said...

It takes a brave and honest woman...to admitt to Facts of Life...as for full house...it to for me, was a guilty pleasure. I was way to old to watch it..but I still did.....

I told january that I might just have to steal this meme...so now that you did first... I feel less guilty! Thanks. Enjoyed it...

Bug said...

Ti, I also love that theory about slacking! I'm going to think of that quite often. I'm finding it very hard to get anything done this week--my last before vacation.

And WendyLou, LOL about the facts of life!

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