Thursday, October 04, 2007

Two More MeMes

Erin (Holding Still) and Leisa (an aussieopian family) tagged me for two Memes: For the first, you must choose a word for each letter of your middle name (then you must tag other blogger, one for each letter). The second is a list of tough -- but fun -- questions.


L: Lunch. I pack my son's lunch every morning, and each time I draw a picture on his lunch bag (he brown bags it, considering bringing a lunch bag or box home cumbersome). So far I haven't repeated, but I'm running out of original, doable ideas. I may have to switch to stickers.

E: Education. I learned to read early, probably to keep up with my dad who was dissertating at the time. Miss I is on track to read even earlier!

E: Esoteric. My interests are esoteric, and I know a lot of useless things and big words (see value of education, above :) ).

1. If you could have super powers what would they be and what would you do with them? (Please feel free to be selfish, you do not have to save the world!)

I’ve actually thought about this question a lot over time. For a long time I thought I’d want to be telepathic and maybe telekinetic, but since I’m already a migraineur that stopped seeming like a good idea (Jean Grey and Professor X both have had horrible headaches).
Now I think I would be able to heal people by touch. While I’m impressed that Claire can regenerate, I’d like to be able to share the love. Which is interesting because I just read Perry Moore’s Hero, about a teen struggling to come out as gay and as a hero empowered to heal.

2. Were you to find your self stranded on an island with a CD player…it could happen…what would your top 10 blogger island discs be?

Hmmmm. I’d rather be stranded with an ipod, but then I’d have to list 450 songs for you, so it’s probably better this way. Music I could listen to anytime without tiring of it, music that would cover many moods . . . (for ex, while I love American Idiot, I can’t imagine listening to it over and over while stranded.)

1-3: Simon and Garfunkle Greatest Hits
4: Paul Simon Graceland (no one should be stranded without Paul Simon)
5: The Magnolia Soundtrack
6: Bare Naked Ladies Gordon
7: Some Natalie Merchant
8: U2 The Joshua Tree
9: Something REM. Anything, really.
10: The Into the Woods soundtrack

Music I’d like to strand on an island? Nickleback. Please go away.

3. If you were a smell what would it be?
Erin already said Jasmine tea, but I’d have to say tea too. Only Ginger Peach tea.

4. What bird would you most like to be?
A heron.

5. If you were a bird who’s head would you poo on?
Sarah Silverman. Without hesitation.

6. Are there any foods that your body craves?
Craving isn’t the same as addiction, right? In the latter category, anything with caffeine, unfortunately. In both categories, dark chocolate.

7. What’s your favorite time of year?
My favorite season is fall, but my favorite time is the week immediately after Christmas.

8. What’s your favorite time of day?
3:30, when dd and I walk ds home from school. For the three of us, everything feels right again then. My next favorite time is when dh gets home (which varies).

9. If a rest is as good as a change which would you choose?
I always believe I would choose rest, but in actuality I must always choose change, because I cannot think of a time when our lives haven’t been in flux.

I need to check to see who hasn't been tagged.


Leisa said...

Sorry about the double tag of the double meme. Got confused, not really surprising.

abebech said...

No problem! And since it was two, it made sense.

erin said...

I was confused whether I was tagged for one or two initially, too. I decided to do both, being a bit of an overachiever.

I too crave dark chocolate, and ginger-peach is right up there with jasmine. Oh, and I can't believe I forgot Paul Simon and the Bare Naked Ladies. I still break into a smile when I hear "If I had a million dollars."