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From [ profile] pallasathene82:

"This is the problem with LJ, we think we know stuff about each other, but instead we hardly know anything about each other. I'm going to rectify it. I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you."
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"If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 16, what 5 things would you say?"

1. You're a talented person. Believe that, rather than believing that you're stupid or bad. Tell yourself positive things.
2. Don't be so ashamed of having an opinion that people disagree with. Stand up for yourself. Real friends are people who back you up on all the important stuff anyway, so you don't have anything to lose other than fear and hanging out with fake people.
3. Community is important. Care for the people around you; it's not just B.S. that the U.N. school came up with. Do something real with the CAS requirement.
4. Double check and organize your work; it'll save you SO MUCH grief later.
5. Go find a real sport (not horsebackriding) that's cardiovascular. It'll give you a better bond with other people, and it's good for you.

... all advice at which I'm sure my 16-year-old self would have nodded, smiled at, and more or less ignored, while she went along doing what she was going anyway. Okay, she might have worked at point #3, and #5, but I had to take those years from 16 to 24 to grow into most of this advice.
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... when the silliness breaks into your head and you want to create memes...

I asked M to compare me to a fictional character, and he said "no idea."

I think it's a lot easier to compare yourself to a fictional character. I tend to think of myself as being like Meg, from A Wrinkle in Time -- too isolated from people in general, but with a good idea of what impact family and society has on me. Or maybe Codi, from Animal Dreams, who observed things pretty carefully, but with a sad tilt: "Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent." Codi was always angry with herself for not being like her sister, and simply picking up and going to a poor country to just fix what's wrong with this earth.

Neither of those characters identify as depressed. But I like to imagine myself in a world where I'm not crippled by my depression sometimes, and by what I can't do.

Anyway. Let's play! Which fictional character are you? Which one would you like to be?
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Borrowed from [ profile] malinalda, I had a fit of curiousity and...

it's meme-time. Like "Hammer time" but with less dancing.

Who are you?
Are we friends?
If we've met, when and how did we meet?
What social event or place would you like to go to with me?
Describe me in one word.
What was your first impression?
Do you still think that way about me now?
What reminds you of me?
If you could give me anything what would it be?
How well do you know me?
What don't you know about me that you'd like to?
When's the last time you saw me?
Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you?
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From Stock's Book of Questions: if you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living?

Not anything major, although there are always details to work on. I have a life. For the most part, I like my life. If I died in a year, I'd have no regrets. I did a fine job with what I was given.

I'm okay teaching, and I'm getting better. I love my friends. I was hurt when my boyfriend recently dumped me, but I was only suicidal for a day, before I got myself back together and realized there were too many things to be alive for to take that route.

I struggle with depression, but I think I do as well as anyone could expect; I've grown up a lot since college, when it would consume me for months at a time. I'm very sad at the moment, but I have a sense of perspective about it; I know that it'll be okay eventually, and it's only hard now.

I could be more productive than I am, and engage in more projects; [ profile] kizlj often inspires me with the way she just takes on projects. I wish I'd make time for a writing project, although I don't know if I really have the grit to get through it; we'd see, then, I guess.

I could be more organized, as a teacher, and I can certainly grow calmer. All of that stuff comes with time, though, and it's not as if I'm not already working on it.

I guess I could do more charity work, but I think I actually do my share as far as dedicating my life to others.

I'd like to live elsewhere. I'd like to see more sights. I don't like living in New York, and I think some of the long winters help add to my sadness. But.. overall, I've had a good shake, you know? I've had issue with my parents, and some of them pretty awful, but I also was born to a relatively wealthy family, and I went to a priveleged college, and I helped a few kids after college when I started teaching. And I make people around me smile, when I get to see them.

I wish I could be more consistently positive, instead of being as easily overwhelmed as I am and occaisonally dragging people down with me, but I've learned to accept that limitation, and I don't think most of my friends mind -- because they're generally all good, kind people.

What about you? Would you change anything about the way you're living now?
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Because I'm curious...

1. What are 10 traits that people think you actually are?
2. What are 10 traits that describe the person you ought to be (characteristics that would help you meet your sense of responsibility)?
3. What are a few of the traits that embody your wishes, dreams, and hopes? An ideal of who you'd like to be?

How well do you feel like you meet the standards in points (2) and (3)?


Apr. 21st, 2004 11:24 pm
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Because [ profile] addienfaemne and [ profile] kailuna did such a lovely job on their life meme bio things... (jessica's is here, and rachael's here)

15 Years Ago, I:
1. was 8 years old
2. was fluent in Shanghainese
3. lived under the care of my nanny, who I called "Alu," and who used to tell me Chinese fairytales and forbid me from having people over
4. kissed several boys in the schoolyard, including a freckled boy named Eric S., who ran away because he was scared of my cooties
5. was exceedingly introverted/shy

10 Years Ago, I:

1. was deciding what high school I should go to - it was between the UN school and Brearly.
2. read everything Mercedes Lackey
3. rode horses
4. was getting over Michael Palumbo, my 7th grade crush
5. contemplated Wicca, and Spiral Dance

5 Years Ago, I:
1. had discovered the sunlit nooks by the public library in Williamstown
2. had wound down on writing poetry, which I'd done a lot of earlier
3. was suicidal without *flirting* with the idea - was wordless
4. was in love with two men simulataneously, the latter of whom I wanted to marry, despite the fact that he lived in Arizona, and the former who was closer
5. knew for certain, deep down, that there was more to life than school, and that I fell short somehow

3 Years Ago, I:
1. baked brownies and cookies every week for the WARP (williams roleplaying) social group
2. missed Seth Brown, and laughter, a lot
3. mastered the art of knocking out a decent paper in under 3 hours
4. could bopsword, by god
5. did more sex stuff than I care to think about, although the actual loss of virginity wasn't til later

1 Year Ago, I:
1. came to terms with the idea that I was not only *not* worthless, but actually somehow special
2. was living with David in our apt in Park Slope, and scraping up rent somehow
3. got a cat named Allergen
4. was immersed in Pool, an online bulletin board I love
5. meditated

Yesterday, I:
1. broke up with a sweetheart, and began to feel the relief
2. had a pasta with red peppers and string beans, in primary colors
3. had an excellent conversation with a friend about free will, good and evil, and what was healthy in my own life with relationships
4. was tired
5. gave a midterm to my students

Today, I:
1. had my first really wonderful set of classes
2. talked to Jenn, who I love
3. am bouncily happy
4. am writing this
5. planned more lessons
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Small, silly things I notice about people:

In David, [ profile] aussie_nyc, I notice his perpetual thirstiness (it's hard not to), and how he smiles a little, panting after climbing lots of stairs. He drinks chocolate milk incredibly quickly.

In Stacy, [ profile] kizlj, I notice the way that she loves irises, and bread, and iced tea. The way her voice laughs, quiet and young, both poised and carefree; and sometimes her eyes sparkle with it, bright-mellow-hazel.

In Anna, [ profile] pinkrhino, I notice her love of raspberries, and stories read aloud, and ravioli in the morning. Her calmness. The way she perpetually looks innocent, as if there were a light shining through her (And, author's note, I don't know why this is. If I could explain it more, I would.)

In Rachelle, [ profile] shellaby, I notice the way her hair gleams darkly after a shower, long and rapunzel-free-from-the-tower-ish. I notice that she never remembers to take a jacket/sweater, even when it's freezing outside. I notice how she's always engaged in projects for other people, and she can always manage a smile.

In Alpie, [ profile] alpiedotnet, I notice how, when he mellows, the way his voice moves into a lighter, more happy childish range, and the blueness of his eyes goes bluer then. I notice the way he goes thoughtful/excited over new technology, and the way he carefully straightens his room.

In Josh, [ profile] ppaladdin, I always seem to be noticing wiry strength and bones and sharp-musk-smell in his hug. I don't know why I notice this more than the blazing intelligence or energy around him, but there we are.

In Seth, [ profile] osirusbrisbane, I notice the precise optimum coolness of his hot chocolate/tea, although he sometimes forgets to let it cool there. I notice the way his voice goes deeper when slightly embarassed. I notice his helpless laughter, inviting and kind.

In Jenn, I know the way that her fingers cool sometimes in mine, and how lightning-fast her mood changes can be. I love the clear soprano of her voice, singing music.

In Suz, [ profile] pallasathene82, I notice... teenager-energy. Riotous, artistic, slightly unsure of self. I notice the way her hair curls around her face and makes her look softer. I notice the slight stickiness of her hands, and the goofiness of her smile, wide around small teeth.

In Jesse, [ profile] zaofan, I notice how completely focused his energy is. I don't know how to explain this better, either.

... I think this is all the people I've met in person, at least, who read this journal. Those who I haven't met, it's just *harder* to give the same sort of detailed impression to.

silly meme

Dec. 14th, 2003 08:22 pm
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I've decided to start posting absolutely fluff thoughts here. Either that, or hyper-private ones.

With that said.... 100 things you may or may not know about me!

1. Copy this whole list into your journal.
2. Bold the things that you have in common with me.
3. Whatever you don't bold, replace with things about you.

(Snitched from [ profile] pallasathe82.)
go! )


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