Monday, March 31, 2008

Personality Profiles

A couple of weeks ago I invited people to join me in completing a personality profile questionnaire. And, so ok, I didn't send out reminders. So no one (except the consummate deadline professional Kiki, did theirs! These were the people who were SUPPOSED to play, and you know, they are all pretty cool, so you can visit them anyway.

KiKi at Good Intentions
A's Mom at Searching for An Even Balance (Updated! entry posted 4/2/08)
Khair Insha'allah! (no entry yet!)
Stephanie (Updated! entry posted 4/2/08!)
Ian Lidster responded in my comments here.
lyndaspix (Updated! entry posted 4/1/08)
asecrettobluebamboo (no entry yet!)


And here are my riveting responses:


What historical figure do you most identify with and why?

I struggled over this question, and almost didn't do the quiz because this one was the hardest. I have to say, I don't really identify with any historical figure I can think of, because I either admire in them qualities I don't think I possess, or revile them for the horrors they inflicted on history. I probably identify with Jane Doe, average citizen, from the 1940's the most.

Which word or phrase do you think is overused right now?

There are NO original words or phrases anymore, so I'm pretty sick of all of them. However, I am getting tired of "That's How We Roll" - although sometimes in a blog it is the appropriate phrase to get a little sarcastic laughter going.

How would you explain your profession to a child?

This is NOT a job you want.
No really, this is NOT a job you want.
LISTEN TO ME...This is NOT a job you want.

(That's pretty much what my job is - say it once, say it again, say it one more time...maybe this time they'll listen.)

What did you have to learn the hard way?

Patience. And I'm still learning it EVERY DAMN DAY.

What do you sing or hum when you're alone?

"Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" by Meatloaf. One of the only songs I actually know the RIGHT words to and love to sing at the top of my lungs, cuz it's still fun, even when off key.

What talent would you most like to have?

Anything artistic. I'd love to be able to draw and paint. Or sing. Or act.

What movie character would you like to portray and why?

I would like to play Atticus Finch, because really, is there any better representation of a human being ever?

Is there a book that changed your perspective on life?

Every book gives me insights into life and behavior. I think one of the first books I really remember making an impression on me was, "Where the Red Fern Grows". Because it was the first book I ever remember making me cry. And even though I've read it about 100 times, it still makes me cry.

What's the best reward for a job well done?

A simple thank you. Oh and money, lots of money.

What is your personal motto?
"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming."
(must be said in Ellen Degeneres sing-song voice)

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Thanks for playing!

10 comments:

lyndaspix said...

I love your answers...and mine are now posted.

Better late than never!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights is my tutorial to my teenagers on why it's best not to have sex in high school!

KiKi said...

Deadlines shmeadlines... I just wanted to force you to start writing again. mmmmwwahhhha

the end of motherhood said...

i think my motto would be "Don't let go of the rope."

lyndaspix said...

How weird, it was still 3/31/08 according to MY time! :) Not yet midnight!

Oh well, thanks for letting me play!

Stephanie said...

I'm totally late, but I really am working on these. I bet I'll be done tomorrow! No, seriously... tomorrow. :)

A's Mom said...

Sorry I haven't done this.. I totally forgot. And plus I've been working on my rendition of our cruise. I promise I'll do this... even though it's making me think way too much (which is a lot right now considering I'm trying to prevent getting the cold that's running in the family).

Stephanie said...

I finally posted mine! Woo hoo! And I stole one from you. ;)

asecrettobluebamboo said...

Done! Finally!

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