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Meme: reader participation time.
Respond to this entry with a comment, and....

1. I shall respond with something random I like about you.
2. I shall tell you what song, movie or book reminds me of you.
3. I shall name something we should do together.
4. I shall say something that only makes sense to you and me (or at least me).
5. I shall tell you my first or clearest memory of you.
6. I shall leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you.
7. I shall ask you something that I have always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you might in turn post this on your journal so you can do the same for others.


( 18 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )
Jul. 24th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
This could be fun . . . or dangerous!
Jul. 24th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Let's see.... :)

1. I like your sense of style, and the way you genuinely care about your friends - often thinking about them before you think of yourself.
2. Thelma and Louise (just kidding). I would have to say Breakfast at Tiffini's.
3. We shall drink much alcohol and pamper ourselves when we get together very soon.
4. Shut up and pack. :)
5. My first and clearest moment of you was turning around in Chuck E. Cheese's, seeing you drop everything you were carrying and us hugging. You were exactly who I thought you would be, and it felt more like old friends coming together than a first meeting. Oh, and I remember those GIGANTIC roses you brought us.
6. "In prosperity, our friends know us; In adversity, we know our friends." - John Churtin Collins
7. How do you feel, emotionally, after jumping out of an airplane?
8. If I do this for you, you might in turn post this on your journal so you can do the same for others.
Jul. 25th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
#1: It's not my fault you're so damned easy to shop for!

#2: I have to agree with your first impression. I really relate to that movie. I've never seen B.A.T.

#3: I can't tell you how much my soul and my sanity need for us to get together - SOON!!!

LMAO to #4!!! That was so true!!!! Man, do I owe you for babysitting both the LG and his mama. If you hadn't been there, we'd probably still be bouncing around that hotel suite.

#5: My first impression of you was walking through the turnstile at Chuck E. Cheese's and having some woman come running up to us yelling: "That looks like a Little Guy!" How could I not drop our bags to hug you?!???!!!

#6. Interesting. I'm not sure I could answer that question. At least not until I have a fully functioning brain again.

#7: Another interesting response. As phrased, "How do you feel, emotionally, after jumping out of an airplane?" the answer is an indescribable sense of exhiliration, freedom, awe, happiness, wonder, release, joy, freedom, escape, wonder, freedom, awe, escape, exhiliration, happiness, joy, wonder, freedom, exhiliration, release, happiness. Rinse and repeat for each second in the air. Freefall usually lasts for 60 seconds. In every picture and every video I've ever seen of myself skydiving, I am all teeth because I'm smiling and laughing so hard.

Jul. 25th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
You've never seen Breakfast at Tiffini's? Oh, I know what I'm sending you next. Expect a package soon. It's a much older movie, but you will SO MUCH love Holly GoLightly :)
Jul. 25th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Jul. 25th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
1. I like your creative side, and your devotion to Laurel.
2. This is strange. It's not really a book, movie or song, but rather a concept show. Have you ever seen the shows on BBC that are 'Whatever Life', where a group of people go back and live life as if they were in a certain time period? For some reason, I think of you, and that it would be something you would be comfortable doing - going back to different periods and learning how to sustain yourself within those limits.
3. We should do needlepoint quilt squares.
4. This has got to be the first year here I've missed Taste of Addison. :(
5. My first memory was getting a text message saying you were at the event, but then running into you and recognizing you from your photos online. I remember meeting Laurel and Vogon, and wishing we weren't in such a rush to get out of there and could have actually spent some time together.
6. "The undertaking of a new action brings new strength." - Evenius (This makes me think of you because I so want to see you gain new strength and new respect for yourself by moving on to a new place)
7. What motivates you to be more environmentally-friendly in so many ways (Natural things and remedies, the DivaCup, taking care of plants naturally, etc.)?
Aug. 3rd, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
2. Like "1900 House"? I've been watching parts of "Texas Ranch House" on KERA and it's pretty entertaining. (:

3. Needlepoint quilt squares like basketweave or tent stitch over needlepoint canvas or like embroidery on fabric?

7. It's how I grew up. My paternal family believes in folk remedies and my maternal family has plant book-knowledge and practice organic gardening. My childhood in New England had gardening and small farm animals as an everyday part of life. I didn't learn about menstrual cups until I was in my teens and it took me a few years past that to finally bite the bullet and buy one because it was a bit of sticker shot up front. (Over an expected lifetime for a cup of 10 years, it comes out to $2.50-$3.50 a year depending on the initial price of the cup.)
Jul. 25th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
I know we've never met, but do me!
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
1. You always make me laugh with the jokes you post.
2. This one I have to say beats me. I just don't know you well enough.
3. We should let our kids play together, while we sit around and laugh about life.
4. Staying at home does not mean you don't work as hard as everyone else.
5. Mostly I remember your posts in GS's journal, and how I felt that you were a very thoughtful, caring and witty person.
6. "I'm a mother with two small children, so I don't take as much crap as I used to." - Pamela Anderson
7. How did you and Rex meet?
Jul. 25th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
1. I love to make people laugh. It's one of the best feelings in the world.
3. Sounds great to me, we have to meet one day. I think the kids would have fun, and we'd giggle like teenagers.
4. Thanks! I wish more people thought like that!
5. I hope everyone looks at me like that. Thank you, you don't know how awesome that makes me feel.
6. LOL....yes, that is so true.
7. I was dating his friend Ben aka beniniraq. I met him when I snuck out of my house, I was 15, to go ride around. I thought Rex was the biggest jerk I'd ever met. After I stopped seeing Ben, Rex started hanging out with me a lot. He lived like a block away from me, so I'd sneak out and walk over to his apartment, he was 17 and lived on his own. I was then the annoying girl down the street that came over all of the time. I'm two years younger than him so I was a "kid" as far as he was concerned too. Apparently he got over it:) I can't get rid of him now. We both still keep in touch with Ben, right now he's in Iraq fighting for us all. I pray he comes home safe.
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
pick me! pick me!
Jul. 25th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
1. You have so much life in you and are a great independent thinker.
2. The Hunger.
3. Drink and watch Jubal and the boys play again, while you let me snuggle little Cole :)
4. If it were not for football, I would not be playing football today.
5. My clearest memory is sitting at the table for dinner and realizing that you were about the only other person in the world who knows one of my favorite movies - Pass the Ammo (ergo, the quote above)
6. I'm paraphrasing on this one - it's something Mother Teresa said. "God never gives you more than he knows you can handle. Sometimes I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
7. You don't find that many Goth Christians. Do you find resistance from other Christians because they don't understand how the two can work together?
Jul. 25th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
2) mmmmmmmmm, david bowie...
3) i still intend to take you up on this one!
6) that's awesome. thank you for that. =)

7) it's kind of funny. i really expected this would be the case. however, it's been the exact opposite. in our church, we were so completely openly embraced from day one - when we walked in an unmarried couple with no intention of getting married, 8 months pregnant, wearing our black clothes - fishnets, jnco's, wallet chain, leather trenchcoat...

however, in the GOTH community, we became shunned and even banned from discussion forums. being a conservative christian is "inciting trouble" among their bulletin boards, and answering attacks with facts and truth is "attacking people".

amazing, no?

case in point - this usericon is from our first wedding, which took place in one of the larger conservative southern baptist churches in northwest arkansas. the ceremony was officiated by one of the founders of the church, the organizer of the home groups and counselor to young engaged couples. and yes, we wore all black and fishnets in the ceremony. and i was 10 days away from delivering jubal.
Jul. 25th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
I am responding.
Jul. 25th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
1. You prove that through any hardship, a person can be strong, a good parent, find love, continually improve themselves and contribute to society.
2. Any song by Clay Aiken makes me think of you now.
3. Let our kids run mad, watch sci-fi shows and cook really bad-for-you sweets.
4. Double the kid does not mean double the trouble - it goes WAY beyond double :)
5. I remember meeting you as just another twin parent. As I found out more and more about you, I saw a strength in you that is so rare in life.
6. "Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best." - Harry Emerson Fosdick
7. Actually - two questions. You seem to get around so much - class, cooking, trips to the lake, etc. What type of equipment do you use to increase your mobility. Secondly, are you a speaking Deaf?
Jul. 25th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
7. I have both a manual and a power chair. Depending on where I go I use either. I use the manual at college or when we go abroad and I have help, because it is easier to ship that.

Actually, I don't consider myself Deaf. I am deaf, as in disabled in hearing. My native language is English (even if I butcher it most of the times) and not ISL (Irish Sign Language). I lost my hearing as an adult, and I am not really a part of Deaf culture and i disagree with Deaf politics a lot of the time.
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
Deaf politics can be explosive at times. I do understand the difference between Deaf and deaf, so that helps explain a lot to me. I just didn't know the level of the loss, and at what point it happened. It seems like it is easier for people who have lost hearing as a teen or adult to continue speaking, and even to use lip-reading to help accent their hearing, whereas someone who has been deaf since birth doesn't have the knowledge of how the sounds FEEL when you make them.

I probably told you this before - we had a girl stay with us for some time who was a student at Gauludet in DC. She was VERY MUCH the person who insisted that she was Deaf, refused to learn to speak and others must learn sign language because she refused to meet halfway. Scott and I did learn enough sign to get along with her, and supplemented with writing when we got to angry or passionate about something to come up with signs fast enough. :)

Bizarre thing was, a few years after she moved out, she called us (no TTY!) and was speaking. She had found God and put aside some of her more radical Deaf politics. Turned out she had a little hearing left, and had been made as a child to learn how to speak. She just rebelled against all of it. However, having her around at that point really gave us an insight into the splits in within the hearing-impaired community.
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
You see, I am all for bilingualism for deaf/Deaf children. Or really, the Deaf should just decide if they really want to be a language minority, and if they do, then I don't want another penny going from tax money for SSI, tuition compensation, disability and so on, and they would receive the same services as any other language minority in any given country.

My son has been deaf since he was not yet 3. He has a CI, speaks English and Hungarian fluently and signs ASL and Hungarian sign both. He enjoys participating in the Deaf community, and I think the coolest thing ever was when a bunch of d/Deaf kids and adults showed up for his Christmas concert. :-D
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