“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

2.24.2010

I Am

I am: shy, shy, shy

I think: in color

I know:
i am too smart for my good :)

I want:
my own home & +1 reading sunglasses

I have: cold toes this morning

I dislike: hypocrisy & hominy

I miss:
being able to eat anything i want & not gain weight

I fear:
big government

I feel: overwhelmed and too busy

I hear: dennis miller on the radio in the background
& he has magically picked up the vibes i sent his way
& decided that jon hamm should play dean martin
in the upcoming scorcese film.
he thinks he thought that up all on his own.

I smell: photo lacquer still hanging in the air from yesterday

I crave: sun & water & time to do nothing
& money to do that nothing with

I usually:
dislike anything labeled retro.
it's usually the ugly stuff from back then,
the stuff our moms wore or used.

I search:
for the perfect blue

I wonder:
if any of my dreams will come true

I regret:
not marrying young & getting divorced
so people would stop saying about me
" . . . you know, she's never been married . . . "
as if that means there is something wrong with me.
i will post about this some day.

I love:
too deeply

I care:
about the details

I am always: late/exhausted/needing time off

I worry: that if i take time off, the universe will punish me
& the business will fail

I remember:
birthdays whether i send cards or not

I have:
friends who are uneasy about any success i have;
it upsets who i am in their lives

I dance:
when no one is watching

I sing:
made-up songs to my cats

I don’t always: finish my cokes

I argue:
with facts in hand & questions to ask

I write: with my heart & it's tricky as hell

I lose:
my temper at the drop of a hat

I wish:
i didn't

I listen: more than i am listened to

I don't understand: guys (it's always guys)
with those silly (and they are silly)
ridiculously loud car stereos with bass
you can hear from blocks away
who then leave the car & stereo running
while they run into the loan store next door.
okay, maybe i do understand.
it's like a mating dance and that's all they've got to offer.

I can usually be found:
yes - i want to be lost for a while

I am scared:
i will be old & poor
& dependent on the government

I need:
more time alone than people think

I forget: more than I used to

I am happy:
on my own

i found this meme at the lovely caroline's place.
her answers were deeper than mine, but never mind.
you can play along.
c'mon.
you know you want to.

13 comments:

  1. i like you! but then I knew that before i read it!

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  2. I love this...gonna put it on fb since I am not on my blog right now

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  3. Just found your blog and am INSTANTLY in awe and inspired!!!

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  4. I loved your list just as much as caroline's list...
    maybe this weekend, I'll play along....it will help to open my heart and mind a bit more than it has been lately....

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  5. You inspired me so I just did my list. Thank you so much.

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  6. :-)...thanks for sharing this...and I love those boots!

    I think this would be a great way for me to get my bloggy feet a bit wet...off to make a list.

    Happy weekend!xx

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  7. So very inspiring. I need to do a list of my own!!!

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  8. I love all these peeks into you. I love how you put that, "I need more time alone than people think." Me, too.

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  9. Your list is wonderful and I've found we have much, much, much in common.

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  10. sometimes you see into my heart and soul ...
    xo

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  11. super-cute outfit you are donning in this photo! i love the photo.

    i love this post!
    reminds me of my recent "i am" self-portrait post.

    but i like this one. you're right... i do want to play along! i think i just might very soon.

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  12. i So want to do this. now that i've got the questions down, it's a matter of walking toward the answers.
    xo

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  13. I feel like I already knew so many of these things about you and was just being reminded, and the things that I didn't know, well, when I read them I thought to myself, "of course...that is so her."
    This is so you. Beautiful you.

    I would like to play along too. LOVE these kinds of posts.

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