05 November 2011

Saturday 9

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Here are the questions for this week:

1. Are you more melancholy on occasion?

Depression is one of my battles, yes.

2. What did you think you looked like when you were a teenager?

I thought that I looked like a honker nose, freaky-haired, big-behind, ugly bad example of a human. That thought was constantly encouraged by boys that thought calling a girl "scag" and "fullback" and "dog" was the most productive thing they could possibly do during the school day.

3. Whose advice are you least likely to listen to?

The only answers that come to mind are policemen and politicians, and my husband had to come up with those. I can answer whose advice I would be *most* likely to listen to, but drew a complete blank on who I would be least likely to listen to.

4. Tell us about a job that you liked when you were younger.

Since "younger" isn't pinned down to any particular age range here, I'll answer for in my early twenties. I loved being the errand girl for my late father-in-law. He owned a Western Auto store and I got to do many bank runs and parts fetching errands for him. I also liked being the person that collected payments from the folks that had accounts at his store. They were nice folks.

5. Would you lie to someone if you knew the truth would end your friendship or relationship?

No. I might not volunteer the information unless asked directly, but I wouldn't lie about it.

6. What do you have little or no patience for?

Lying. I despise it. I also have little patience for surprises. I like to know what is going to happen in advance (as much as possible) so that I can plan for it.

7. What is there never enough hours in the day to do?

Reading, writing, anything and everything. But, adding more hours to the day would accomplish nothing because even more things would get in line for the extra time.

8. What is the most productive thing that you accomplished in October?

I added more merchandising jobs to our list of things to do.

9. What have you always wanted to learn but haven't yet?

Irish Gaelic is something that I've wanted to learn for a very long time. I have a CD that teaches it, but because of issues with my ears, I have a very hard time determining the sounds that the teacher is actually making. The difference between the "m" sound and the "n" sound can be a really big problem. One mispronunciation could have me saying something really vulgar, but thinking that I've said something that is OK. I want to be able to hear it clearly so that I can say it properly. This may only be able to happen with an in-person teacher and that is not available to me at this time.

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