Meme again; it’s meme for a day
I really was planning on a “serious post” today, but then I found I’d been tagged by sulz, of bloggerdygook, for a meme at almost the same instant I posted my latest meme, yesterday. So, because sulz is not to be denied, here are my answers to hers (she wrote this herself!) There goes the weekend! 🙂
1. What does gobbledygook mean to you? —Blogging diva sulz asks this question, as her blog name, Bloggerdygook is derived from the above word. I tend to think of gobbledygook (at least regarding her) as “random wisdom emerging most delightfully.” The dictionary defines it this way: “wordy and generally unintelligible jargon”, but that doesn’t apply to sulz! Wordy, yes (in a good way), and maybe very occasionally unintelligible, but mainly witty and wise.
2. What do you like about yourself? —I like that I’m independent; intelligent; curious; spacey; willing to instantly change my beliefs to more suitable ones for my current circumstances.
3. What activity do you enjoy doing, that you never thought you would until you tried it? —Um, I want to be honest, here, and I can’t really think of one. I try very few things without a reasonable certainty that I’m going to like it, and on those occasions I’ve said “Well, I’ll try it once!”, I’ve generally not been swayed by my actual experience to like something I’d thought I wouldn’t. Contrary to popular opinion. Or maybe I’m just snarky?
4. What have you learnt about yourself from your previous (and current) romantic relationships? —Gosh, that’s a huge question. I have learned I can never meet another’s expectations, and it’s probably not useful to try. I’ve learned that every day I’m in a relationship is a new choice, and it’s important to share more joy than angst. I’ve learned companionship is key; the other stuff is other stuff.
5. What physical traits do you find attractive in the opposite sex? —Alright, sulz, I’d better answer this one carefully. I’m not that focused on physical traits although, of course I notice them! I would say a physically fit body is a good thing, as I like to keep fairly fit myself. (You know, toned muscles, but not overdone!) Also deep, mysterious eyes will get my attention.
6. Do you believe in any superstitions, or have some particular ritual? —No, about superstition, but that’s because I believe reality is whatever I declare it to be and that there is no absolute reality outside of my ability to perceive it. One definition of superstition is “persistent belief in the irrational even after evidence to the contrary”. All well and good—I just don’t give much credence to “evidence to the contrary” or any other kind of evidence, for that matter, so the notion of “superstition” doesn’t mean much to me. On the other hand, I do have my rituals, and I believe in their ability to keep me on track, so I like them. One is when I wake up, I like to make a cup of tea and then take it back to bed with me. I will usually write for a half hour or so while I’m sitting up in bed. I get different material than I do when I’m fully awake. Another one I like is going for a walk every day. It’s both a moving meditation and exercise!
7. What’s the nicest thing you’ve ever done for somebody? —Specifically for someone else? I think it was when I was a daycamp counselor when I was 15, because it was the first time I really felt I had the ability to make a difference in someone’s life. One of the little girls had come to the camp with her best friend she’d had all her life. She was a shy girl, and her best friend made new friends and ignored this poor girl. We’d gone to the beach for the day, and the girl was sitting alone and crying, wondering what she’d done wrong. She was convinced her friend would never like her again, nor would anyone else. The other kids were playing in the water, but I sat with this girl and somehow convinced her that life would go on, that people would like her (because I did, so I could tell!) and that her friend was just excited by new experiences. We bonded, and I could see hope on her face. This incident obviously stays with me; it was very cool.
8. If you could do something with your blog (cost, time and other factors irrelevant), what would you do? —Other than write in it a bit more than I do, not really much else. I’m pretty happy with my little piece of blog real estate. I don’t really notice bells and whistles, I just like to write here. So here I am.
9. Books, chocolates, sex. Make a sentence with it —“These books say chocolate is actually better than sex, so I think we should experiment and find out!”
10. If you were dead now, what would people most remember about you? —Well, they really wouldn’t have to try to remember me for a while, because I’d haunt them. After I got tired of that, I hope they would say that I demonstrated passion for my connection with all that is. Amen.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
This was a very thoughtful meme, and I congratulate its author, sulz. I’m still a little wary of tagging, at the moment, as I was yesterday, but if you recognize yourself from one of the following three descriptions, and want to participate, you’re it!: 1. “You teach yoga, wax philosophic, and have a new granddaughter.” 2. You blog very cool, you’re a CSS expert, and the newest forum is your friend.” 3. “You find just the best deals on travel while you still maintain your spiritual journey.” AND, if you are anyone else who’s read this far, and you are drawn to this excellent meme, you are cordially invited to participate. Just let me know if you do!