Tag, take two!

Whoops, apparently there was a second part to the tag from Ash the other day, and I am fashionably late in my response (sorry, Ash!):

1. Are you over the age of 25?
Yep, the ripe old age of 33. Twenty-five was a great age for me though, life-changing, transforming. I made a lot of dramatic changes that put my life on a new path, but that is another blog entry!

2. Do you talk a lot?
It depends. Most of the time I am fairly quiet, which is frequently mistaken for passivity or shyness. I am neither. When I have something to say, I won’t hesitate. I am most talkative when I am (a) slightly tipsy, which happens maybe once a year, or (b) wound up about something (which happens much more frequently), and the ensuing conversation almost always concerns my strong distaste for President Bush or sexism, or both, which is a very rapid-paced and passionate discussion requiring protective gear!

3. Do you watch O.C.?
No, I don’t watch much TV at all. The only TV show I really like is Dr. G, Medical Examiner. She is intelligent, articulate, and compassionate, and hey! We use the same cell phone! Not being the groupie type, I must point out that I had already purchased my cell phone before I noticed that Dr. G uses the same one on the show.

4. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Sort of. I have a brother named Steve, but call him “Steven” at your own risk. My mother makes it abundantly clear that his birth certificate says “Steve”, not “Steven”, and she’ll take you on if you insist on calling him Steven.

5. Are you a jealous person?
No, at least not the type of jealousy that renders some women temporarily insane and causes them to utter cringing phrases like “Oh, do you think she’s pretty?” or “Do you like her?” Despite the common misperception that I am arrogant, I am realistic enough to acknowledge that there are more attractive women wandering around out there, and that occasionally they will stumble across my boyfriend’s path. This does not mean I accept lame-brained ogling or disrespect. It simply means I refuse to waste my energy worrying about the affections or loyalty of anyone I choose to spend time with. It also means that I won’t accept ambiguity or indecisiveness. If a man were to tell me he wasn’t sure if he wanted to be with me or someone else, I would make the decision for him and leave. I don’t doubt my feelings and don’t want to waste time with someone who does.

6. Name a friend whose name starts with an ‘A’.
Hmmm….I really don’t have one. Ash sent me this meme; do blog friends count?

7. Name a friend whose name starts with a ‘K’.
Again, I don’t have one. My best friends’ names start with S, B, and L.

8. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
One of my friends mentioned in #7!

9. What does the last text message on your SMS say?
I don’t text message. I don’t like impersonal communication like text messaging and chat. Actually I don’t even like phone conversations either. Give me face-to-face, especially if we have something to hash out!

10. Do you chew on your straw?
No.

11. Do you have curly hair?
Nope, straight as a stick, and unbelievably resistant to any efforts to change that state of being!

12. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Hopefully I will be going to Pennsylvania or Korea soon.

13. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
Too many people come to mind. There is a difference between run-of-the-mill, ordinary rudeness, which is encountered each day by people I barely know or don’t know at all, like drivers or cashiers or aisle hogs at Wal-Mart, and the more toxic rudeness of perpetual liars, who are the least tolerable rude people on my list. The most poisonous of these are people who lie to kids, and I have encountered more of these people than I care to ever have met, especially this past year. I have observed far too much behavior that is entirely inexcusable, and the only response has been fabricating more lies to justify their actions. They can save their breath with me, as there is no justification.

14. What was the last thing you ate?
Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast

15. Will you get married in the future?
Who knows? I am not opposed to marriage, but my existence does not revolve around getting married either.

16. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last two weeks?
I’ve only seen one movie in the last 2 weeks, and that was “I am Legend”. I suppose that is the best one by default, since it has no competition.

17. Is there anyone you like right now?
Of course. I like Gary, and I like being with the kids. My family is scattered across the globe, but I like them as well (most of the time!). Generally my default setting is to like you or be neutral about you until you give me a reason to dislike you.

18. When did you last do the dishes?
This morning. I can’t stand dishes in the sink, so I usually wash them just to put them away.

19. Are you currently depressed?
No. I get sad sometimes but tend to run ragged trying to find a solution instead of giving in to immobilizing depression. I’m more comfortable in motion.

20. Did you cry today?
No.

21. Why did you answer this post?
Ash asked me to!

The day after Christmas, and we already have the tree and decorations put away, and the house has been cleaned. What efficient little worker bees we are! (*patting self on back*) Now I have the overwhelming desire to tear open the closets and pantry, and start cleaning and organizing like a madwoman on a mission.

My Lightning play tonight, their first game since the devastating 4-1 loss against the Hurricanes on Saturday. I still flinch when I think about it and may require intense therapy to effectively accept and deal with it, and to stop hysterically screaming, “Don’t pull the goalie, you damn fool!” during the final 60 seconds of every game.

About TheSmirkingCat

I am endlessly trying to make sense of a world that has completely and unapologetically lost its mind.
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