Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TMI Tuesday - 8/23

1. When you go to a party, would you rather show up accidentally underdressed or overdressed?

I tend to wear very simple clothing and dress them up or down with accessories, so I can't imagine finding myself in this situation, as it can always be easily remedied. That being said, I think I'd feel more comfortable overdressed than underdressed.

2. What is something you have won and how did you win it? (Inspired by the An Optimistic Virgin)

I won a very large prize from a radio station once by answering a trivia question.

3. Do you squeeze the toothpaste from the middle, end, or top?

When it's new and fat, I squeeze from the middle, but once the tube is less full, I will move all the toothpaste to the top of the tube and then always squeeze from the bottom until it's all gone. I have my own toothpaste tube and don't have to share, but I wouldn't be at all bothered if I was sharing and the other person had a different approach.

4. What is something your parents used to say to you that you promised yourself you would never say–but now you catch yourself saying frequently?

In my culture, there are a million proverbs continually being thrown at you every day to illustrate the negative results of not listening, not obeying your parents, not being patient, being rude, etc. While I can't say that I repeat them now (while I do approach parenthood from the stricter side of the fence, I've always taken great care to not stifle and restrict my children with anywhere near as much fervour as my parents did me), I can say that they do sometimes pop into my head at certain times. It's interesting how age and experience have given me a different insight into what the words actually mean, though. Maybe these same sayings, delivered in heavily accented English, have something to do with my love for words today!

5. What 3 lies did you regularly tell your parents? If applicable, what 3 lies do you tell your parents now?

My parents were/are ridiculously strict. Even at my age now - a grown woman with grown kids - they treat me like I'm a recalcitrant teenager. I am forced to lie about my whereabouts, my plans and my situation (everything's fine, Mom!) with regularity.

6. What is something that you intended to do today but didn’t? Why not? Will you do it tomorrow?

I am super-organized and rarely do not accomplish tasks that I set out for myself within the imposed timeline. As a result, I did everything I set out to do today!

7. What is something that people do in traffic that really bothers you? (inspired by My Quest To Be A Good Girl)

It really bothers me when people honk their horns at other drivers. I find it rude and discourteous. On the very rare occasion that I've used my horn, it's always been to get the attention of another driver that's about to hit me or someone else.

8. Whose autographs have you collected? (You can stop at five, in case you’re an autograph hound or celebrity stalker).

I have met a number of famous people, but have never felt the need to request an autograph.

Bonus: Where do you go to find solitude, tranquility or connection to a higher power?

I don't need to be anywhere special to commune with a higher power, though I prefer to do so when it's quiet and without distractions. As far as seeking solitude and tranquility, I do so frequently - I couldn't cope with my life as it is if I didn't. Interestingly, the places that I would go to seek solitude and tranquility are the same places that also make me think of L - quietly walking, sitting or lying surrounded by the smells, sights and sounds of nature. Certainly there is a great sense of peace in those suroundings, made even more special by being able to share it in a totally comfortable way with someone else.

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1 comment:

  1. 1. Talk about being prepared; very good practice.

    2. Well? What's the prize?

    3. Tooth paste personality test

    5. I come from a strict upbringing so I can totally relate because I do this too.

    6. I've picked up on this about you, which is why it is hard for me to believe that IF you shared a tube of toothpaste and the other person squeezed a full tube from the middle or the top that it would not drive you mad. :D :D

    What a wonderful and enjoyable TMI. Thanks for sharing.