Getting to Know Me

January 17th, 2007

Ok, now I have that song in my head..."getting to know you, getting to know all about youuuuu. getting to like you, getting to hope you like meeee..." oh dear. Anyway, here's my q&a from CaC.

Best and Worst

1. What's the best place you ever lived? the worst? Best place...I've lived in a lot of cool apartments, but I'll have to say where I'm living now, because it feels like home more than anywhere else I've ever lived. It's a place I've shared with the fiansor the last few years and as an added bonus we each have our own spare room to be creative in. The worst would probably be, hmm, tough choice. I'd probably have to say this place I lived in right out of college. I was only there for a few months. It was a studio apartment that used to be a barbershop, so it had one of those huge barbershop windows up front that was super drafty in the winter and  made the apartment like a steaming hot automobile in the summer, and it took way too many curtains to cover. Then there was the bathroom which you couldn't turn around in, I'm not even kidding it was rediculous. I'm a small person and I barely fit in there.

2. What's the best place you ever visited on holiday/vacation? the worst? Best was probably my trip to Greece with the fiansor a few years back. We stayed in the house his father grew up in on small island that wasn't touristy at all. It was beautiful and fun and so different from home. Worst was probably a camping trip I took on my birthday weekend one summer with my then boyfriend and another couple. I can't remember if we were in Maine or New Hampshire. What I do remember was that it was freezing cold and raining the whole time. The second  night of freezing rain when our tents got rediculously waterlogged, we went to a motel. That was probably the highlight of the trip. I've not been a big fan of camping ever since.

3. What's the best job you ever had? the worst? I'm about to embark on my best job in a couple months! Worst would probably be waitressing at Brigham's. What a nightmare. I once got a whole check (for four people) paid in coins and they didn't leave a tip either. Boo. Though that job might tie with another short lived job in a place for kids, sort of like Chuck E. Cheese, where I wore a referee uniform with a whistle and basically my job was to yell at kids when the broke the rules. That totally sucked. I hate yelling.

4.  What's your best talent or ability? your worst? I think my artistic abitilities would be my best or at least it's  my favorite ability. I've been drawing since I was two (my mom kept some of my earliest drawings with notes about what I told her they were pictures of!) and I still love it. My worst would definitely be sports. I am so bad at sports, it's sad. My brother and sister played in lots of sports and played well and my dad loved them too, so I've tried many, many things. I've had lessons, taken classes or participated in a team sport in some way in the following: tennis (went to tennis camp), softball, field hockey (played freshman year), soccer (went to soccer camp), skiing, bowling, golf, roller skating, gymnastics, swimming and there are others I'm sure. I took directions well, so teachers would generally like me, but the time would quickly come when directions could only go so far and skill had to take over, at that point I'd fall flat because I just sucked. It was unfortunate. Finally in high school, my parents realized I'd given everything a good effort, had started to hate all sports, and let me off the hook. I enjoyed theater and art and later, boys, things my dad had trouble relating to me about. But I'm glad he finally let me sit and read instead of play sports if I didn't feel like it. I'd still choose a good book over playing sports any day of the week.

5. What's the best decision you ever made? the worst? Best decision I ever made was to follow my heart. Worst decision was racking up too much debt on my credit cards when I was just out of college. Got it all paid off though and learned my lesson!

Bonus (so we can end on a positive note!): What's one good thing about you that isn't covered in the questions above, but that you'd like to share with the world? Everything I know about snuggling, I learned from my cats.


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10 Responses

Love the bit about learning snuggling from your cats. Mine tried to teach me yoga.

I can totally relate about the whole credit card thing… I’m paying mine off now! I’ll make it!

And I love the kitty snuggles bit! :) They’re the best snugglers ever!

Sadly, I can relate to the credit card thing too. :-/ (Those companies really know how to target people fresh out of college, don’t they!)

And it was pretty nearly a tie for me if I’d answer numbers or sports for my worst ability, but I finally went with math because while I don’t think I’d ever have been really *good* at sports, I probably could’ve been better than I was if it wasn’t for a total lack of interest on my part. :-)

I really enjoyed reading your answers!

“Everything I know about snuggling, I learned from my cats.”

AWESOME way to end the post. :)

one of my jobs was family restaurant/refereeing
kind of job, too and it totally sucked.

great answers and i so empathize
with the sports stuff…

Very cool reading your answers and getting to know you more!
I am going to try to do mine tomorrow.

I really enjoyed learning this things about you. Even though I get those horrible things about your worst apartment, I can’t help but think it’s totally cool that it was a barber shop. And I am so with you on camping and sports – bleh! Give me coffee shops and a good book any day!

I totally agree about following your heart, every huge mistake I made was because I listened to my head with my heart screaming no. I love that your best ability is art and that sports is your worst, I don’t think you’re alone there!

Here’s hoping the url for the Bloglines account works now. I had subscribed and supposedly it was on my roster of blogs but I never saw the update. I’ve re-subscribed and will keep an eye out.

Me too on the bloglines thing… I see so many blogs through bloglines that it takes me a while to realise I’ve not been visiting here recently… sorry!

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