Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another Meme

I've been tagged. Jess at Write. Skate. Dream. has tagged me with a new (to me) meme, and now I'm supposed to answer some questions. Okay, I'll play...

If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?

ETA: It took a few days, but I finally found an answer to this question. The following has been altered... 

I don't remember the exact day, but it was a few days before Christmas about 15 years ago (1996? 1997?) 

You know that neighborhood where everyone goes crazy with the Christmas decorations? As a family group, we went out to see the displays one year. The police had blocked off the streets, so only foot traffic was allowed after dark. The place was overrun by look-ee-loos like us. 

It wasn't so much the displays that I want to re-see. It was the conversation that was priceless. 

Humor in my family has a snarky/sarcastic flavor. My father and brother were in rare form. I don't recall the whole conversation, but I do remember: 
  1. A discussion about how this must have been what Rome was like before it fell. 
  2. Wondering about what it would be like to move into the neighborhood in the summer and then be blindsided by the neighbors going all out for the holiday. 
Yeah, that was a fun night. 

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be? 

I'd go back this one day I subbed for the choir teacher (about two years ago). In one period, a few students discussed what they were going to do after graduation. One boy talked about his plans to become a writer.

It was after they left that I realized what I should have said to him. I would love to go back in time and ask him if he had started writing his first novel yet. And if he hadn't, I would have spent the rest of the period urging him to do so.

What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?

I've just spent 10 minutes staring at this question, and I'm drawing a blank. I'm going to have to pass on this question and edit later if something occurs to me. (I'm likely to come up with the perfect answer when I'm in the shower. That's when I do my best thinking.)

If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would you choose?  

Um, no. See, I wouldn't get away with it. I would know. And feel guilty and horrible about it for the rest of my life.

I've learned to ignore people who annoy me. I picture them happy someplace else. That way I'm only putting out good intentions, and I'm getting rid of whomever it is I want gone.

Name one habit you want to change in yourself.

I would love to be less hard on myself.

Why do you blog? (Answer in one sentence)

I always wanted my own newspaper column, and this is the closest thing to it without my becoming a journalist.

Name at least 3 people to send this to:

  1. Sher A. Hart. She's also into fantasy, and she's got an ongoing chocolate contest. Have you entered?
  2. Su at Cheekyness. She's a student, and she has some interesting tips on living green.
  3. Charity at Charity's Writing Journey. She's written a wonderful book that hopefully will get published soon (I hope!). 

One of these days I'm going to make up a meme of my own and see how far it gets. If you wrote your own, what question would you include? And feel free to answer any of these as well.  


  1. Ooo, fun! This one is new to me too. I'll post mine on Friday. Thanks!

  2. I love your regret being to urge that boy to write. You made it about someone else.

  3. I like that the habit you'd change would be to be less hard on yourself. And that your regret was not urging the student to write.

    Very positive responses. Much nicer than any of mine would've been. =)

  4. Yeah, I couldn't push a person off a cliff. I've just learned to forgive people which can rarely be a downside, but it works out for me :)

  5. You shared this with Charity which in turn infected me. If this were a zombie apocalypse, you would be responsible for the plague that destroyed the world.


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