Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Things you didn't know about me (and probably don't care...)

Lidna at 2nd cup isn’t feeling well, so she posted a meme, or a fill in. It’s nearly 10:40 p.m. in the big city as I type this and wait for my various bulletins and flyers to print off and my eldest to get home from work, so I thought I’d take part in this. Join if you will…

What is your writing process?I don’t think I have a process. I think I mostly just sit down and free associate. I’m sure you can see that by reading some of my blogs. Very under-processed.

What are your greatest creative inspirations?
Watching the way that God orchestrates both the big and little things in my life and the lives of my friends and family. Being out in Creation. And my silly little dog, kids, youth group and family.

What are your greatest creative barriers?I feel like most of what I write is so hackneyed that no one would ever waste time reading it. I so badly want to be entertaining and engaging, but feel that most of the time I end up being just sort of…boring.

What is your favorite word? I’ve been using “wield” quite often lately. Like in swords and power and such. And although not a word, I like to use ellipses....ya think?!?

What is your least favorite word? “irregardless” That’s not even a word. Regardless of what newcasters and pundits say--it just isn't.

What sound or noise do you love? My kids singing and playing. Great worship music. Especially my kids singing and playing great worship music. And the ocean. And birdies like Chuck.

What sound or noise do you hate? Dishes or cutlery being tossed into sinks, cabinets or the dishwasher less than gently. I always want to do it myself so that my dishes won’t get chipped, and then I feel like whoever is tossing is ticked off about something. And then I end up resenting doing the dishes.

What is your favorite curse word? I don't like curse words, so I don’t have a favorite, for sure. Even tho' I sometimes use them, I don't like them. I really like My ADHD Me’s new word, but I don’t know if it’s a curse word or not—“Bomb Diggety.” It’s really fun to say...

A song/band/type of music you'd risk wreck & injury to turn off when it comes on the radio? Gangsta' rap.

Best show on television? Ooo...hard to choose. Glad you didn’t say work of non-fiction. I like Heroes, and LOST. I kind of got into Saving Grace earlier this fall, but it’s a little dark—just incredibly well done. I watch way too much TV. I’ve spent 5 of the last 8 weeks pretty much tied down to the couch or bed. I think I want to swear it off. Except I don’t.

Favorite movie? Again...hard to choose. Love Braveheart. I just melt when he says, “Ah luv ya. Alwuss hev, alwuss will.” And I like Princess Bride, too. Newest finds: Fireproof and Iron Man…

Favorite room in your house? My living room. It’s red and has 2 big comfy dark red leather couches. Like my own little cave. I can snuggle up and watch a movie or TV with the fam or have a favorite girlfriend over for coffee and forbidden desserts…

Best concert? David Crowder, hands down. Just before Collision came out. Took eldest 2 kids and they were nearly on their faces worshipping. It was A. Maz. Ing.

Brass or strings? Strings. I’m a violin player—what did you expect? McYummy said today that I would probably be able to play again, eventually.

If you could have anything put on a t-shirt what would it be? "Jesus Loves You (and I’m trying...)". My best friend actually has that one. PLUS, it has the bonuse of having both ellipses and parenthesis....yea!

The best part about being your age? Being comfortable with who and what I am. I can dress up in my Stacy and Clinton put together sleekness one day and the next be in my rattiest sweatshirt and have toilet paper stuck to my shoe and still not feel like I’m bipolar. I get to be me.

Favorite Girl Scout cookie? Samoas, aka Caramel deLights. I have been known to eat an entire box during one run through of The Notebook.

Poker or gin or bridge? Apples to Apples or Phase 10 (a new one I picked up at camp).

Shower or bath? Baths, when I have the time. With candles, bubbles, music and a good book.

Favorite pajamas? Men’s Aeropostale flannel bottoms and my softest sweatshirt on the planet in the winter. A soft, soft night shirt in the summer..

Nightmare job? Dumping airplane lavatories (potties). I really used to do that. And I delivered singing telegrams, too.

A talent you wish you had? Drawing or art. Ted and Tanner are A. Maz. Ing. Also, it would be nice to be a cleanie instead of a messie.

(Ted drew this, and the scan doesn't even begin to do it justice. My BFF's daughter)

Dream vacation? A warm beach. And 7 or 8 good books.

What's on your nightstand? Lamp, clock, tissues, water bottle, a stray ibuprofen, dust probably and probably 7-8 books.

3 weird things about you:

I don’t like gravy. At least cream gravy. That could be a blessing in disguise, I guess.

I anthromorphosize computers and calculators. I sometimes think that they think I’m stupid or lazy for not knowing the answer or for keeping on hitting “enter” when it didn’t work the last 12 times.

I feel like I need to give things a name, animate or inanimate. A few weeks ago on Grey’s Anatomy, Lexi named a bunch of pigs. I can totally identify with that.

Now, come on and play! This was kinda fun!


My ADHD Me said...

Thank goodness for & ellipses (I use them alot too).

Bomb Diggety= Like cool man...totally rad....A-1 (not the steak sauce)

That drawing is incredible

We share very similar creative barriers. I don't think your boring "irregardless" of what you think.

Ok, I'm going to do this too.

Edie said...

I loved this! And I don't think you're boring at all!

Yes Bomb-Diggety IS really fun to say! And she really IS fun to visit too!

I LOVE that drawing. How long did it take to draw that? Do you know? I scetched a self portrait once. It turned out ok. I guess not bad for not having any experience in drawing.

I love the violin. I keep telling myself that I should take lessons. I played the cello in 9th grade orchestra. Who picks the cello!?

I enjoyed reading about you!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

The drawing was one of the first portraits he's done...probably 20-30 hours, but that's because he's re-worked it like a bazillion times. He's never had lessons, but his dad is amazing and has had a gallery in ABQ's Old Town.

My oldest son and I BOTH want to play cello--we're even thinking about buying one together and figuring it out. The tone is so mellow and James Earl Jones to me.

Another REALLY fun word to say, but one with seldom occasion to say it, is Chilili. (pronounced chee-lee-LEE). It's a little village in the mountains of NM about an hour and a half from here. I drive thru it on the way to Inlow camp and say it over and over and over again, much to the dismay of my youth group kids...(sigh)