My first stolen blog - questions and answers about me

Monday, May 31, 2010

I stole this from Kasey (KASEYCOFF). I found that I really did get to know her better when she does these. It is surprising how our perception of someone through spark can be altered or confirmed by these questions. Like who would have pegged me for a science fiction/comic book movie person?

I am doing half today and the rest later this week.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hmm – first one is a toughie. My husband travels to great locations (Africa, Australia, Portugal, Scotland) for work and he always wants me to go along. I always want to stay home with the kids – I don’t want to leave them and it is so hard preparing to leave and coming home again, so I have never been to those places. I think that I would like to travel somewhere that has to do with early civilizations/ spirituality. I think Machu Picchu, Nepal, Taj Mahal. I would like to go to old cities – Budapest, Istanbul, Prague. And a week at a vineyard in Tuscany sounds nice. Also a river cruise (don't like cruises in big water) down an European river.

If you could have your dream job, it would be...what?

This often varies with my mood. I have always wanted to go and tutor under privileged kids. History, science, spanish, nutrition – I could do that. Please nothing with grammar – hate grammar. That is why I use dashes. Really out there dream job would be renovation architect.

What would you like people to say about you after you're gone?

She was a good person – she did her best. That sounds so pitiful - still trying to please after death.

What are 3 things you'd like to do before you die?

Learn to enjoy life without over-analyzing it – I think that it would make everything that I did come alive. Physical bucket list kind of stuff – learn to be a great cook, see the Rolling Stones Live, Trace my Irish ancestry

What movie star would you love to look like?

Grace Kelly

What is your biggest weakness?


What is your favorite color?

Coral or Lime. I wear a lot of green limey colors.

What obstacle would you like to overcome?

Being too much of a pushover and a pleaser. I try to please to make people like me more -

Do you drive fast or slow...or right at the speed limit?

I am a drive at the upper edge of the speed limit person – which means I am a moderate on the beltway in DC. On back roads - I am mostly a speed limit kind of person.

Are you a rule keeper or a rule breaker?

Depends on the rule. (what you said Kasey)

What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?

That my life shows on my face. And that age does catch up with you.

When is the last time you cried?

This weekend – talking about Memorial Day and those who have died for our country.

When is the last time you laughed?

Yesterday – I need to do this more.

Are you weak or strong?

Deceptively strong in a weak exterior.

Are you serious or carefree?

I am too serious – but I think that I have a carefree rock groupie/hippie inside of me and I want to let her out to play more.

What is the one thing you can't live without?

Besides Triscuits? My computer, hot showers, warm socks. Luxury item – my gas fireplace.

What movie do you never get tired of seeing?

Galaxy Quest. I love science fiction/comic book movies. Robots and Iron Man battling it out with aliens and GI Joe– I am all in. I also enjoy funny movies (did you all see It’s Complicated?)/feel good movies and romance. I also have this thing for teen movies. I started watching them to have something in common with my daughter. I would never do that with my sons - potty movies, gross out horror movies - not my thing. Also,War movies, introspective movies, political movies, horror movies - no interest.

What book have you read more than 3 times?

In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden.

Happy Memorial Day all.
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    Oh honey...if we were neighbors I can guarantee that you'd be finding that inner hippie :) Guess that's why I tend to have more serious friends...too many like me and I'd be in trouble all the time and never get anything done!

    I really enjoyed 'getting to know you'...great blog..
    3363 days ago
    I learned so much reading this. I wish you were my neighbor!!!!! I think you have all the good qualities that I strive for in life.
    3364 days ago
  • SHERRY257
    Great blog! I MAY HAVE TO STEAL IT ,TOO! It is wonderful to Know you better! emoticon
    3365 days ago
    Thanks for sharing info about yourself, Mary. It was fun to learn more about you. If we lived closer, I think you and I would be friends.

    3366 days ago
    That was GREAT. I absolutely enjoyed reading every word. As I read it I thought, "What an interesting person!" (Thought I would let you know that because it was my actual thought.)

    You have alot of varied interests; very eclectic. I think that is GREAT!
    3366 days ago
    This was absolutely so much fun to read! Yes there are some surprises: the science fiction and not having traveled. The colors, Grace Kelly (whom I think you DO look like), the gentle nature, the unsure nature, the quiet strength.. those things fit!

    3367 days ago
    Great getting to know you better.
    I'm going to steal it too! hahaha! I loved reading Kasey's, and now yours, so I think you guys won't mind emoticon
    Thanks for sharing,
    3368 days ago
    I just love these things. You just learn so much.

    You rock!
    3368 days ago
  • REJ7777
    I enjoyed getting to know you a bit better through your blog. I love the Lord of the Rings series and it's one of the few movies I've listened to more than once.

    I've always thought of you as a strong person. Didn't you once mention your German ancestry? I may have you mixed up with someone else, but if not, that would mean that you are German and Irish. That's a pretty "strong" (and wonderful) combination!

    Grammar - I've never yet found a mistake in your blogs or comments! And you express yourself so well. It's hard to believe you don't like grammar. Language is a tool you use so well! emoticon
    3368 days ago
    I'm very glad you did this blog - as you said, we learn so much about each other this way.
    I saw the movie "It's Complicated" several times. Laughed my butt off every time! LOL
    I have to say that it seemed odd to have Steve Martin play a semi-serious role, and not be the comedian of the movie -- yet the casting was perfect as it was.

    I use dashes all the time when I write -- (LOL) and never thought about it being a substitute for good grammar. But it clearly is, because I never learned my grammar lessons. I sailed through English in school only because I knew what SOUNDED right. (My Mother always corrected our speech) Too bad I didn't learn some of it from my father. He could even diagram a sentence!!

    I hope you do get to the point where you go easier on yourself, and let your inner girl out to play more often. It's more fun, and I can tell you from experience that when the personality you are, inside, is forced into some pre-conceived idea of who you "should" be (either by yourself, or by someone else), it is depressing.

    I was married to a man for 10 years who was "uncomfortable" with my natural personality. Over the years, he molded me into his version of the perfect wife, and when I finally got free --- well, let me tell you --- that freedom to be who I really am: Priceless. I haven't regretted for a single minute getting divorced from him. I regret not having access to his money..... but not to him. LOL

    Thanks again - I liked reading about you.
    Take care,
    3368 days ago
    Galaxy Quest! Wow! I'd never have guessed...

    Did you see Watchmen? What did you think of it? I went to see the crew preview, as my sweetie worked on it.

    I love your travel list, BTW. Can I come too? emoticon


    3368 days ago
    emoticon blog! I so enjoyed reading! Have a wonderful week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3368 days ago
  • no profile photo THIAGRAM
    This was so much fun to read! I really enjoyed getting to know you better! Looking forward to part 2!

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    3368 days ago
    Wow, I really did learn a lot about you from this blog! Some of your answers were very interesting! P.S.- I lived in Prague for four months and I would definitely visiting there haha I want to move back myself! Also, what got you into comic book movies? Did you used to read the comic books? Thanks for posting this blog!
    3369 days ago
    emoticon Loved this blog, Mary. Who would've thought you were into the science fiction/comic book son would have loved having you as his mom growing

    I've read 4 of these blogs today and I've enjoyed everyone of them! Kinda fun learning atypical facts about my Spark friends. I wonder how you'll answer the rest of the questions...looking forward to part II.

    I agree with the other posters to travel with your hubby now that the kids are older. I certainly respect and understand your choice to stay home with them. I probably would have done the same, but then, I will never know since I've never had those opportunities to travel. You and your husband could build some fabulous memories in those great locations...just think about it...

    And, let's not wait til you're ARE a good person and you ARE the best!

    p.s. maybe you need to look into attending a Rolling Stones concert and see if there is a wild child within!
    3369 days ago
    I like this blog! I too will "steal" it. emoticon

    Thanks so much! I've learned more about you!

    3369 days ago
    Fun to read! I would definitely encourage you to make it a point to go with hubby once in a while to one of those great places. Travel is absolutely worth the inconvenience in my opinion. Of course, we're nuts for travel - my hubs used to have a job that took him away for 4-8 weeks at a time (and only home for a couple of weeks in between!) and my son and I would just pull up stakes and go with him whenever we were able to. It's one of the reasons we homeschool - we love being flexible enough to travel any time we want!
    3369 days ago
    It's nice getting to know you better :) This was very interesting!!!
    3369 days ago
    I really enjoyed your story! So often you find out about your friends only from reading their obituary! Glad we didn't have to wait for that for you!!
    3369 days ago
    This was really neat. If I knew how to copy and paste I'd do this for my friends, but without my 13 year old here I sooo need to stay on the beaten path I know or she may have to revamp the messed up computer when she gets home! lol

    Loved what you had to share and am so with you on the staying home rather than traveling. I did enough of that as a child to last me a lifetime and then some. There's no place like home....yeahhhh.....normal routine is sooo nice.

    Have A Great Day, and again~thank you for sharing this with us.
    ~Diane~ emoticon
    3369 days ago
    It was nice to get more of a glimpse into who you are! We are similar in a lot of ways. I think you should travel with your husband too!
    3369 days ago
    Yes...questions to make you think...
    Maybe I'll do a little thievery myself...great blog! emoticon
    3369 days ago
  • no profile photo RITAROSE
    Thanks for giving us a peek into your life! It was fun AND surprising to read. DO go with your husband on his travels. LIFE IS SHORT!

    My brother in law almost died from a heart attack on Saturday, giving us a reality check. He's my husband's younger brother. So thankful my husband is in A+ condition, but as the Bible tells us, we do not know our time. I'm thinking on how to make every day count more and being sure to affirm relationships. Wonder why it's so hard for me to say, "I love you" to my kids?
    3369 days ago
    I loved this! These questions are tough and really make you think! Thanks for letting us know you better! Have a great weekend. emoticon
    3369 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/31/2010 10:30:22 AM
    It is really nice to get to know you better! Surprising answers :-).....and I agree with LLTS01 - you should travel with hubby! So much to see - so little time! and your children are older, right?
    Thank you for sharing! emoticon
    3369 days ago
    What a great idea.. Cant waite to see what else you have to say this week.. Take care. Happy Memorial Day..
    3369 days ago
    You're right, I would not have pegged you for sci-fi movies or comic books! I love In This House of Brede - made me wonder what it would be like to join a nunnery, and has often prompted me to consider going on a retreat of some kind - probably as close to taking vows as I would ever get! :-) p.s. I wonder if Demi Moore and Bruce Willis named their daughter for Rumer Godden?
    3369 days ago
  • LLTS01
    It is nice to get to know you better. You should travel with your husband. Life is too short.
    3369 days ago
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