Friday, February 26, 2010

Let's get to know each other. We'll start with me.

I found this on the internet - you know, the place where everyone knows everything?  Anyways, I really need a good long break to compile my thoughts and figure out where I was going with this whole Jon thing (don't worry, I know we end up married...I have the marriage certificate and a handsome fella to prove it), so I decided that it's time we get to know each other better.  So here are 10 questions someone posted that I thought were pretty awesome.

1.) If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?
Eat cake! I'm just kidding...and stalling.  Seriously though. Take risks.  Without risks there are fewer rewards.  There are also fewer mistakes, but how else would you learn?  I'm not always good at actually following this advice myself, but I try my best.

2.) If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?

Cake?  Ah...that again.  I REALLY like food...and I'm a little hungry right now.  Which would explain the cake comments.  Stalling again...wow these are really hard.  Perhaps I will learn and actually read the questions before deciding to post them.  Puppies.  Yes.  I love puppies.  Of course, Jon would never let this happen because then we would end up keeping every last one of them, but these are hypothetical so I get to have my way.  (PS- I asked Jon this question and he said "you".  He's also been really attentive and caring today.  I'm starting to think he did something really wrong and I will find out what it is soon enough.  In the meantime, I'm taking full advantage of being spoiled.  PPS- he denies having done anything wrong.  Now I'm confused).

3.) What do you value most in other people?

Trust.  I want to trust you.  And not just the I-don't-want-you-to-cheat-on-me kind of trust that people often think about.  I want to trust that you'll be there when you say you will, I want to trust that you'll do the things you say you will, I want to trust that you're going to do something right and not half-ass, I want to trust that you will back me up in most situations, and so on.  I really want to trust you.  Fully and not worry.  Is that too much to ask for?



4.) If you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Red.  No, wait, blue.  No, green, like the trees and leafs.  No, wait, purple.  Pink!  I love pink.  Or maybe yellow like the sun.  Oh and I really like teal.  And Marroon.  And believe it or not, I think brown is a very pretty color.  What was the question again?  Ah yes...I think the answer is that I can't decide.  But definitely pink.  Or blue.  Or purple.

5.) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Me?  But I'm perfect! ha...oh boy.  This is a can of worms.  And we're about to open it.  I think I would want to be able to forgive and forget more easily.  Especially myself.  When I make a mistake, I tend to remember it forever and feel guilty about it for years.  I don't ever bring it up to anyone, but I remember.  Like the time when I was 5 and I drew with markers on the brand new wallpaper my parents finished putting up that day.  I'm sorry mom and dad.  Or my poor Jasmine.  That's a story for another time.  I miss you Jas.  A lot.  And I'm sorry I didn't pay attention to you when you were hyper and instead just let you run around the yard.  I wish I didn't do that.  These things stay with me forever. 

6.) If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be?

My drive.  If nothing more, I am very driven.  When I know what I want, I go for it.  And I push until I get it.  I don't always get it, but I always give it my all. 

7.) What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

WOW these are really hard.  Parachuting?  Bungee jumping?  I can't think of something serious.  I guess I'm a risk taker. 

8.) Would you rather teach a young child to read or have to learn again for yourself?

Teach.  I'm a pretty good teacher.  I could use a little patience, but I'm learning that right now.

9.) What is the best advice you've ever given and received?

Be patient.  Oh boy.  Maybe this is that one thing I should change about myself.  But what fun would that be?

10.) How would you like to die?

 Getting right to it, are we?  Instantly.  Painlessly.  Being shot in the head sounds about right.

If you're out there, reading this - I'd love to know your answers.

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