Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Last honest survey

This survey has been making the rounds on OD. Written by this guy.

1. How old do you feel? I feel closer to being in the early twenties instead of smack dab in the middle of them. Some of my life experiences cause me to feel aged far beyond my years, other life experiences I lack and this causes me to feel eleven years old.

2. What smell evokes the best memory? I'm becoming more immune to it now, but the smell of my husband's neck. Before we married we were normally 400 miles apart from each other for months at a time, which made the times we had together quite lovely and wonderful. I love that smell because it meant his arms were around me and I was able to have eye contact with him instead of having to survive on merely his voice via cell phone.

3. What is your biggest worry? That my returning to work will have detrimental effects on Kate, especially since she's so young.

4. Where is your favorite place? Any place with consistently wonderful memories attached. A few that come to mind: a (specific) walnut orchard on a warm summer night, hearing the ch-ch-ch-ch-chshhhhhhhh of the sprinklers as I walk to the tree swing, feeling the cool, damp grass on my bare feet... a (specific) beach with the perfect ratio of smooth sand and rocks to climb up onto, wedging myself into a nook where I can write to the sound of seagulls and waves, tasting the salty air... a (specific) house where a fire can usually be found in the fire place opposite a leather couch, a barky black dog in the backyard, a grand piano in the living room and a little sister who retorts, "let him smile in his own dorky way!" in reference to a very dear brother of ours.

5. Where is your favorite person? My favorite male person is in our bedroom asleep under the fan. My favorite female person is in the front room asleep in a swing that is running low on battery juice.

6. What's the best quality you think you've kept from childhood? My love to read (and for words) which also ties into my imagination.

7. Savory or sweet? Savory man, savory.

8. Rivers, lakes or oceans? Oceans. 100% of the time.

9. What has the most beautiful texture? This one is weird because I would normally associate 'beautiful' with something I see, not feel. I love the texture of a man's (or woman's or anyone's really, but mostly men) freshly cut short hair. Especially on the back of his head where it's smooth and short. I wouldn't describe it as beautiful, though. I also think the texture of the Dead Sea is pretty neat. Again, not particularly beautiful.

10. What's your favorite mythical creature? Aslan.

11. Describe your perfect kiss. You'd have to talk to whoever it was that I've perfectly kissed. How am I supposed to know? ;-)

12. What's the comfiest outfit you own? These days I don't have many comfortable outfits due to my oddly shaped post-pregnant self. Grey sweat pants I've had since high school and one of Superman's henley work shirts.

13. If you had to live the rest of your life at one age, what age would you choose? Now that I have a child this one's tough. I think I'll say 48. I'll be old enough to enjoy my kids as adults or young adults but not too old to travel and hike and go on adventures.

14. If you had rhythm, and you had music, would you ask for anything more? If so, what would you ask for? A MacBook Pro (15" 2.33 GHz.) DUH.

15. What are your top five pump me up and get me going songs? What about your top five sad songs? For someone who enjoys musical things as much as I do, I'm not really one to listen to much music. At least probably not music that you've heard of. A sad (more like bittersweetly beautiful) song that comes to mind is Barcarolle from from "The Tales of Hoffman" (but I associate it with the movie Life is Beautiful.) Oh here's another bittersweetly beautiful sad song: Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel E. Gawthrop. See? Probably hadn't heard that one. The discordant harmony gives me chills. I sang this in high school choir.

16. What was the best toy you ever owned? I don't remember many of my toys. I do remember playing "pretend" all the time with my siblings and neighborhood kids.

17. What is the least amount of money you'd have to make to consider yourself rich? Uh, whatever I/we make right now.  Actually, however much it would take to pay off all our debt. Which we will do, eventually, with what we make right now. I have all I need (and more!) and I don't want to be rich.

18. Whose thoughts would you most like to read? My daughter's. 

19. What's the best way to get rid of a dead body? Call the coroner.  

20. What quotation raises your spirits and refortifies your resolve?  "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the power of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness." 2 Peter 1:3


  1. Great song. Gives me chills too whenever I hear it.

  2. 2.33 GHz is a pretty fast rhythm.

  3. I know Sing Me to Heaven! Choral pieces are always the ones most likely to give me chills.

  4. Yay! Thanks for letting me know, I am so glad I finally got it to fit!!!!(my banner)

  5. I think we are on each others blogs at the same time, weird, is your babe sleeping too?

  6. Makes me think of fun childhood memories and places I've been, that was a great interview!