Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Meme

Shalee tagged me to do this meme. Here goes.

If you had to choose one vice in exclusion of all others, what would it be? After reading this question, my mind went immediately to the seven vices (deadly sins) that I learned about as a child. Of those, I am particularly good at pride and anger, and have done well with sloth also. But as I read the list, trying to figure out which one I would really "want" to choose, I can't say that I'd really LIKE to have license to do any of those. None seems attractive to me.

BUT, since we are building one another up by encouraging our thoughts of unholy behavior, I will say this: There are times when I wish I could cuss without sinning. Seriously. I am not saying that I think cussing is good. I am just being honest about some things that I find difficult. There have been times where it seems like just letting one fly would bring a great deal of relief to me. I don't do it very often, but when I do it is because I am EXTREMELY angry and there are no other words disgusting enough to describe how I feel about a situation.

So, if that is a vice, it's one I struggle with. But FOR THE RECORD: it is not one I would choose.

If you could change one specific thing about the world, what would it be? I'd make the world's economy such that every single person could have a fair-paying, humane job, which provided enough for them to have food, health care, a comfortable living space, and some fun for themselves and their family.

Socialism, anyone?

Name the cartoon character you identify with the most. Here's the thing: I don't identify with any cartoon characters. Maybe that is why I hate watching cartoons so much.

If you could live one day of your life over again, which one would it be? A married mother of three should not be asked to answer such questions. I cannot choose one day, therefore I choose NONE!

If you could go back in history and spend a day with one person, who would it be? Does it have to be a dead person? I'd choose Ms. Bao's birth mom.

What is one thing you lost, sold, or threw away that you wish you had back? I wrote down all the comments people sent me when I e-mailed Bao's referral photos to our friends. I wanted to record all of them in her scrapbook, but I think I threw them away by accident.

What is your one most important contribution to this world? What, like you're not staring right at it?

What is your one hidden talent that nearly no one knows about? I can sing fairly well. I'm not a STRONG singer, but I can hold a tune, so I don't know if it's a talent per se. I do know that the one (and only) time I sang in front of my church, all these people came up to me afterward all incredulous, and were like, "I didn't know you could sing!" I guess they figured if I could sing they would have heard me do it. Needless to say, that ain't how I look at it.

What is your most cherished possession? This is a hard one, because I can't think of many things that would really crush me to have lost. The one thing that comes to mind are the keepsake books I have put together for my kids. Some scrapbooking, some journaling. I do think I'd be upset to lose something like that.

What one person influenced your life the most when growing up? If I told you it was a cartoon character, would you believe me? I don't know that I had a ton of influential people in my life (despite my efforts.) I suppose the ones who influenced me the most would have been my mom and dad.

What word describes you better than any other? Pulchritudinous. No, seriously, I think I'd have to day "reflective" or something like that. Lemme go think about that....



Blogger Robin said...

This is the last post that my Google Reader picked up from your blog--and not even the updated version.

Is this a Blogger problem or Google Reader?

Sun Feb 25, 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

PS I'm with you on the cussing thing. Some days, no other word will do.

Sun Feb 25, 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger Shalee said...

"What is your one most important contribution to this world? What, like you're not staring right at it?" Ha!

And thank you, Mrs. Lori for that little vocabulary lesson. I just learned something new today, you physically beautiful, comely mother of three!

Wed Feb 28, 01:03:00 PM  

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