Friday, August 24, 2007

Resorting to Memes

You might have noticed that I haven’t written much of substance lately. Been feeling a bit “writer’s blocked” as it were. So, I decided to turn to one of these memes and just write what it says to write.

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4 and write what it says.

”However, pushing the tortoise makes him retreat, not go faster.”

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?

Oh, well, that would be the OTHER office chair. The one I got because it was in such nice shape, big and with arms, the one I got because it is the kind my husband likes so much and because it was FREE. The one that takes up a lot of space in our tiny office and is never used because we already HAVE a great big office chair AND a futon to sit on!
Well, I guess that’s not exactly true. The babies love to sit on it together while I spin them round and round. They say “Wheeeee!!” That makes the wasted space it takes up almost worth it.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Sesame Street. That is almost always the last thing I watched on TV.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.


5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

11:33am!! I rock!

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

Well, the babies are napping, so I hear the jets flying over at Miramar Marine Corp Air Base. That is an almost constant sound around here. If it was 9:53pm, I would be listening to the sound of the fireworks at SeaWorld.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

I snuck outside to throw the yogurt cups in the recycling which is now outside since the ants have attacked. I have to do it quietly and quickly because if the twins see me go outside, they come running in desperation and despair.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

My email.

9. Did you dream last night?

Probably, but I can’t recall it now.

10. When did you last laugh?

This morning with Ethan. I was helping him dribble a ball by holding his wrist and bouncing a ball in front of him and making him smack it. He giggled so much, its infectious.

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

Rental-House White paint. No pictures because we are lame about decorating. But there is a BIG map of San Diego on the wall. It helps us learn our way around our new city. San Diego is made up of lots and lots of little neighborhoods with names. So we are trying to learn it so we know if it’s a long way to Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Point Loma, or North Park.

12. Seen anything weird lately

Pretzels in odd places. I have toddlers, the toddlers like pretzels. They like putting things in odd places. Thus I find them in the dishwasher, the kitchen drawers, down inside the locked TV cabinet when I open the doors, pushed under the bathroom door, in our wicker chest where we keep shoes…

13. What do you think of this quiz?

Very random. Which is why I picked it.

14. What is the last film you saw?

I went to the new Harry Potter movie by myself. Since babysitters are so pricy, and we are new in town, Michael and I tend to go to movies we MUST see on separate nights, and then discuss it later. That is a movie date for us now… sigh…

15. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

A new house. Even in this market. And I would hire someone who would cook my family dinner, be in charge of feeding my babies, and could stay with the kids occasionally when my hubby and I want to go out and spend some time together. Yeah……

16. Tell me something about you that I don’t know?

Please refer to my 50th post, “Fifty Things About Me

17. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you do?

Oh man… one thing? So many silver linings have dark clouds! Like if I got rid of pestilence and disease, we would be dealing with ridiculous overpopulation. I guess I would just UP the compassion in the world a few notches. I think that would help solve so many of our environmental, political, educational and social problems in this world.

18. Where are you on the war in Iraq?:

I think we should NEVER have gone in there this time. I am totally cool with the action in Afghanistan. But now that we are IN Iraq, and have made the financial commitment, lost so many lives, disrupted another society, etc, I am not sure we shouldn’t stay and get the job done. I am not passionate about pulling out or staying longer since there is so little un-biased information out there to base an opinion on. It’s hard to know how much good we are doing there, and the real detriment of pulling out. So hard to know who to believe.

19. Would you ever consider living abroad?

In a heartbeat. It’s harder now, with kids, but I think I would go almost anywhere SAFE with my family if I could come back in a year. But I would want to do it when the kids are a bit older and could benefit from the experience of living in another culture.

20. What do you want God to say to you when you get to heaven?

"Come on in! Can I get you a Pepsi?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am confused . . . is "pushing the tortise" what I saw in yesterday's post or something to do with potty training? You crazy kids with your new-fangled slang.