May 26, 2008

Meme for a Monday

I've been tagged by Circus Peanuts and Oceans. Whee!

Favorite person (outside family)? My friend Jenny from high school. We've lived far, far apart for years now. We're vacationing with her family this summer (after our fifteen(!) year reunion) and I can't wait.

Favorite food? We just got an immersion blender and I've rediscovered smoothies. I like tricking myself into eating my veggies.

Quirks about you? Too many to list, I'm afraid. Some examples: I'm squicked out by the sound of chewing and I mispronounce the word "measure."

How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less?Let's go straight to the source, shall we? T: "Caring, thoughtful, deep thinker, needs her alone time, great smile." Aw.

Any regrets in life? Not blogging under a pseudonym.

Favorite Charity/Cause? Doctors Without Borders does good work.

Favorite blog recently? Light-skinned-ed Girl has been doing a series of posts on important multi-racial historical figures for her self-proclaimed Mixed Experience History Month. It's wonderful.

Something you can’t get enough of? Good writing that makes me realize something new about myself, the human experience, or capital-T Truth.

Worst job you’ve ever had? Telemarketing, hands down. It sucked the very soul out of me.

What job would you pay NOT to have? Anything involving mold, rotten things, bugs or excrement. Blech.

Favorite Bible verse right now? Wow, assuming much about your audience there, meme writers?

It's Micah 6:8: "He has shown you, O people, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."

Guilty pleasure? French fries.

Got any confessions? I see dead people.

Oh, something true? I totally watch "The Ghost Whisperer" on Friday nights.

Although my grandmother insists I saw my grandfather a few days after he passed away. I was three and we were at their house. I guess I was calmly, not playfully, telling them he was in the room and couldn't understand why they couldn't see him, too. Who knows?

If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? New clothes. Oh, my sad little haphazard wardrobe.

Favorite thing about your house? That we own it. And the bank of windows in the kitchen.

Least favorite thing about your house? Not having even a half-bath on the main level.

One thing you’re good at? Making chocolate chip cookie bars. They are famous among dozens.

Wow, is this meme still going? This is obscenely long.

If you could change something about your circumstances, what? I wish we had more space to host people.

Who would you like to meet someday? Nina Totenberg. Gold star for you if you don't need to Google her.

What makes you feel sexy? My husband.

Who is your real life hero? You know, I'm not sure I have one. I admire people who set aside their own ambitions to help other people to better lives.

What is the hardest part of your job? Finding time to do everything.

When are you most relaxed? When I have a guilt-free stretch of time to get lost in a book.

What stresses you out? Being late. Feeling out of control of a situation.

What can you not live without? My family.

Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? I don't think there are as many true narcissists in the world as there are bloggers. I'm sure some people blog for self-serving reasons, but I don't think reflection and wanting to connect with like-minded people is particularly self-centered.

Why do you blog? It's a way of sorting through my thoughts about adoption and mothering and adoptive mothering. Ultimately, it's so I can be a better parent and a better participant in our open adoptions. And I honestly believe that everyone has something to contribute to the conversation.

Who are you tagging? Angela asked, so I'm obliging. Also, anyone who is here from NaComLeavMo.


Dawn said...

I knew who Nina was! Where's my star?! (Ok, I'll take a cookie bar.)

Eliza said...

Greetings via NaComLeavMo! I needed a meme, actually--they're what I do when I have nothing nice to say...sigh...thanks!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Every week our blog steals a meme from a random blog. Today we chose yours. We call the feature "Stealing" and we will post it tonight at midnight. Peace!

Erin said...

I'm here from NaComLeavMo and this will be a good distraction, which I need right now! Congratulations on the adoptions of your children--we adopted our younger son from Ethiopia earlier this year, and it has been such a blessing. Challenging at times, but so wonderful!

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

I here from NaComLeavCom

Lovely meme- I'll think about it.

I've straddled the realms of long term infertility, local adoption ..later IVF. I have to come back to read more of your adoption story.I am trying to catch up on my comments .Congratulations on your children.

My Little Drummer boys

DC said...

These memes seem like so much fun! What a great way to get to know you better.

I'm new to the blogosphere, so please stop in if you get a chance.

Roy and Lori said...

Enjoyed reading your post

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