How Lucky are You?

You Are Bamboo

You are a very independent and unpredictable person. You do things your way, and you never know what turn your life will take.
You are very intellectual and logical. You try to think things through carefully, in steps.

Sometimes it seems like you are unemotional, but you try to have your emotions work for you instead of against you.
Those who know you best know who loyal, compassionate, and supportive you are. You are a very admirable person.

Your Luck Quotient: 60%

You have an average luck quotient.
There’s been times when you’ve been extremely lucky… but also times when you’ve been very unlucky.
You probably know that you can make your own luck in life, if you’re open to it.
So listen to your intuition as much as you can. It’s right more often than you might expect.

It's all Slinky and Slippery

This meme comes from Where the Green Grass Grows.

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
Still in Ontario (maybe BC if not Ontario) but on a high point of land overlooking the sea, or a really big body of water. Surrounded by fields of wildflowers and forests beyond that. Not too far from a city for book shopping, lattes and Internet connections.

2.What is your favorite article of clothing?

Nightgowns. Sometimes soft and warm and sometimes slinky and slippery.

3. Last C.D. you bought?
Jann Arden.

4. Where is your favorite place to be?
Exploring a really interesting old house with my camera and a coffee waiting out in the car.

5. Least favorite place to be?
Out in the cold, waiting for a bus. Though I’m sure there are worse places that is the first that came to my mind today.

6. Are you strongest in mind or body?
Probably not either one. Mind, maybe, only because it can outthink my body.

7. What time do you wake up?
Different every day.

8. Favorite kitchen appliance?
Refridgerator. What would we do without it? I never had to deal with an ice box or rely on a root cellar and hope for the best. I’m quite happy to leave those experiences to the older generations.

9. What instrument would you like to play?
Piano maybe.

10. Favorite color?
Deep, dark red.

11. Sports car of SUV?
Neither one. I’ve seen both with very poor and thoughtless drivers. I’d rather have a sedan type of car or a smart car – they’re so small they are kind of cute. Or a VW Bug, a combination of the sedan and smart car look.

12. Favorite children’s book?
The Raggedy Ann series. I remember them from when I was a kid.

13. Favorite season?
Spring. I would have said Winter, but that was before we moved to Barrie.

14. Least favorite chore?
Looking after other people. I need a break!

15. Favorite day?
Everyday that I’m feeling ok and still on the planet.

16. Favorite food?
That’s a long list. Lattes, cheesecake, ice cream, Chinese, Mexican, the salad bar…

17. Favorite drink?
Various coffees, right now it’s the Dolce latte.

18. Favorite word?
19. Favorite inspirational book?
Don’t have one.

20. Who would you like to play you in the movie of you life?
Winoa Ryder. She could do it mentally, but it would be hilarious to see her dressed up in a big enough fat suit to look like me.

12 Things from Bev on Facebook

From Bev on Facebook: 12 Things (You Shouldn’t Really Tell People About Yourself).

1. What is your most obsessive thought?

So hard to pick just one. Seriously. I guess it would be the feeling of being oppressed and trapped by people and circumstances. I’ve often thought my life would be so much simpler if I could have a lobotomy and then just go along and do what everyone wants me to do without feeling I want to do anything my own way or have something of myself ever again.

2. Where is your favorite place in the world, and why?

Right where I am at this moment. Anything else is either a memory or hasn’t happened yet. I like to think of places I have been sometimes, wonderful things I have seen but my favourite place in the world is always right here and right now. From this moment in space and time everything is ahead of me and here I am right in the middle of the past and the future, in this moment, living it.

3. What’s the one thing your parents don’t understand about you?

I’m not as stupid as they think I am and yet I’m actually stupider in a way.

4. If you could relive a single day or moment, what would it be?

None, nothing. I don’t want to go back for anything. Though I would like eternal life so I don’t have to stop and leave the ride.

5. Under what circumstances have you been closest to death?

Three different times in my life when I came really close to suicide and madness. Once as a teenager, another time during my divorce and another time when things were very desperate and I was very trapped and alone.

6. What is the worst betrayal you have ever experienced?

I don’t know. I just don’t hang on to those things. There are people I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole but I don’t remember why, just that they’ve burned every bridge and won’t be getting any leeway from me.

7. What is the most meaningful “I love you” someone has said to you, or that you have said to someone else?

I don’t say it and when I do it is hard to push the words out. I can tell my nephew I love him cause I’ve been saying it since he was a little boy. I couldn’t tell my Dad I love you before he died and I’m not sure if I really even regret that. Either way it’s done. I don’t think I really believe it any more when someone says it to me. The words just don’t seem to mean anything to people and they mean too much to me. But, in family it is there and has been tested enough over time that the words don’t really need to be spoken. I know we love each other even if we hate each other for a short while.

8. What was the single most terrifying moment of your life?

Going through a divorce, very alone and being trapped by circumstances. Having a day when I realized how thin and flimsy it was to go from sane to madness and knowing I was there but for the leap. It was terrifying to know I could lose myself, the only thing I really ever had to count on.

9. If you have experienced a moment of sudden faith or loss of faith, what prompted it?

Having your best friend, husband and the man who said he loves you turn around and start mentally abusing you is a pretty nasty moment of having your faith crushed.

10. If you could take back one thing you have done, what would it be?

I’d take back eating all these Valentines chocolates I bought on sale today.

11. What is your greatest talent or accomplishment?

Art whether its photos, crochet embrodiery, sewing, ASCII art, drawing, writing or anything else I have tried, I am who I am because creating makes me feel I’m more than just who I am. I feel I have accomplished something, talent or no.

12. What is the most joyful moment you have experienced?

Thinking I was really in love and loved in return. I saw the whole world in brighter colours and everything looked so much better for awhile. I finally understood what romance and love were about.

A to Zed

Using one word for each letter of the alphabet, make a list of the words you most associate with yourself or that you feel best describe you. From Bev on Facebook.

A – Artistic
B – Bonfire
C – Canadian
D – Dragon
E – Elemental
F – Frozen
G – Graphics
H – Hello
I – Independent
J – Jigsaw
K – Kilter
L – Lemon
M – Mystery
N – Nephew
O – Obsessive
P – Pagan
Q – Quiet
R – Romance
S – Sagittarius
T – Tease
U – Unscheduled
V – Vanilla
W – Writing
X – Xylophone
Y – Yellow
Z – Zed