Friday, October 5, 2007

Now for something completely different (thank goodness!)

I've been tagged by zuzu for one of these meme things, so I don't know if you want to play but if you are up for it I tag: gay xian confused, blogicalinks, and lifeinthegaps. (SO and T and MVL I hypothetically tag you as well but I don't want to link to you.... because, you know... but if you want to share I'd love it.) O and I'm putting this up now because I have a seminar all day tomorrow so no internet for me.

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

1997 - I was in my first year of Seminary getting my Masters of theology degree (actually deciding between a M.Theo and an M.Div). I think that was the year I got my Old testament professor to let me test out of Old Testament class because i was bored and frustrated and he was crabby with me for questioning him all the time about why he wasn't using womanist theologians.... Especially when it came to discussing the OT figure of Hagar.

My roommate was a woman who was also in seminary training to be a missionary. She was a really great roommate! My favorite seminary roommate. For some odd reason she brought out children's songs in me. For the first two months I was her roommate I suddenly had this memory of the entire lyrics and music to about 50 children's songs that I couldn't recall before or after. Songs I may have only sung once or twice. Something like that has never happened to me before or since. I attribute this to some fantastic child-like play transference vibes going on.

2. What were you doing one year ago?

Um. Probably still thinking about the "vagina monologues" that I had seen just a month or so previous. (Um. Can I just say they rocked my world?) It's why I decided I didn't want a totally dead neutered sexuality. And that's where I decided it was time to start being braver. I have a future post about all this I may put up some day. I recently rented the V-Day DVD from netflix and it reminded me of this and the conversations with JH I had, all over again.

3. What are five snacks you enjoy?

Chocolate, cheese, pears, popcorn, licorice

4. What are five songs you know the lyrics to?

They are all hymns and stuff: All the way my savior leads me, there is a redeemer, silent night, away in the manger, I actually have a bad memory for lyrics even if I hear the song one hundred times. I just feel the vibe not memorize the words. So most of the songs I know the words too are little kids songs.

5. Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire
  1. tithe (somewhere)
  2. pay back my student loans
  3. invest a lot of it for the purpose of this "dreaming the eight" scholarship idea I had after reading the book "the eight" by Kathleen Neville.
  4. Save some for emergencies
  5. Travel (O, permagrin'ing.)

6. Five Bad Habits (I couldn't think of them... I know I have them...) So I am changing the question to five good habits, or things I think should be habits if they aren't already.
  1. Prayer and meditation
  2. Lighting candles often and just sitting.
  3. Running or working etc. (instead of cutting)
  4. Celebrating everything with flowers: sending them to people :). And buying them when I do brave things and remembering birthdays with them, and stopping to smell the roses.
  5. Making Art/writing poetry
7. Five Things You Like To Do

reading (of course), writing, drinking coffee, taking really long walks, kissing

8. Five Things You Would Never Wear

high-waisted pants, clogs (not sure why I just don't like them), a weapon, really dangly earings (I have fears of them being ripped out), blackface

9. Five Favorite Toys

computer, camera, ipod, remote control, Um... tc, what do you think goes here? :)

10. Five Things You Hate To Do

Visiting the dentist, visiting the doctor, being late, anything by force, eating sweet potatoes with marshmellows that my mom makes EVERY thanksgiving (yuck!).

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the tag! I'm having to work frantically all day today to meet a deadline, but will plan to get to answering this tonight.

Liadan said...

Just got back from vacation-- yay memes! I needed to post something anyway. ^_^

Lynnae said...

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

1997 - I was in my freshman year of high school! (I guess I am a few years younger than you, when I think about it like that!) My closest friends were D'Anna Elsey, Natasha Robson, and Courtney Buchanan. I was extatic to be in high school, and even more excited about being in the Drama club. I must have just gone to my first high school dance. I was determined to go to every dance no matter what. Because I knew few boys, I took my neighbor Nick who was in 8th grade. It was a somewhat uncomfortable evening, but I didn't care. I was in high school, at a real high school dance.


2. What were you doing one year ago?
This is strange, but I had "finished" loosing weight this time last year. Over a year and a half I slowly lost 20/25 lbs. and it platued a year ago. I was feeling so good and I bought new clothes. I'm glad to say I'm still wearing the same clothes. I began an obsession with the show Gilmore Girls. I watched every episode of the 7 seasons. John was starting to perform a lot at Improv Olympic, so our lives started shifting more twards iO.


3. What are five snacks you enjoy?

Chocolate, carmel apples, bananas, coffee, anything that goes well with coffee

4. What are five songs you know the lyrics to?

there are so few. In the last week I've become re-obsedded with Jason Schwartzman, so I dug out my Phantom Planet music. (the band he use to be in) I was suprised that I knew EVERY word still to both albums. So catchy. So fun.

5. Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire

-tithe (somewhere-feeling similar to you)
-donate to a needy cause (somewhere)
-travel, starting in Paris- maybe hitting New york for a couple days before I jet off to Europe.
-have a fancy dinner with some dear friends
-save for retirement (how reasonable, boo)

6. Five Bad Habits (I love how you answered this, by the way)
-bighting my nails
-cracking my knuckes
-I say too much sometimes, staying opinions that I sometimes don't even really have
-feeling too guilty and regretful, usually for unnecessary statments
-not working out in the last few months


8. Five Things You Would Never Wear

this is hard. I've noticed reciently when I say "never" to a clothing item, years later it becomes a coveted item. I'd like to go with a blanket statment saying I nver want to give up/not care about my apperance. I don't want to fall into the usual "mom" uniform. I want to feel good about how I look, but stay in check with vanity.

9. Five Favorite Toys
camera (even though it's lame and takes real film, so retro), iPod, my cat (dose she count?), hair cutting tools, painting tools


10. Five Things You Hate To Do
go to bed, wake up, organize, clean, argue