Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Morning Meme

I found these questions on Write From Karen

1. Are you brunette? Blonde? Auburn? And is it natural? If you could pick any type of hair you wanted, the style and color, what would it be? (Can you link us to a picture?)

Well, let me see . . . what day is it? No, seriously, I'm brunette. And it's natural. Mostly. I started life as a brunette, grew briefly sort of golden blonde in my very early years, and then inched back to brunette by the time I was 9 or 10. If I could pick any type of hair I wanted, style and color....??? In my teenage years, I desperately wanted my hair to look like this:

Everybody else's hair looked like that, why didn't mine? The question practically consumed me for a couple of years, and I really resented those ancestors who had cursed me instead with thick, curly hair. In the years since, I've made peace with my hair -- mostly. And in the past two years, since my first grandchild was born (and her hair grew in to be golden blonde and curly) I've shut my mouth on every curly-haired complaint that rises to my lips. Not for the world will I say something that might hurt that child's feelings. How can I dislike my curly hair when hers is so cute? So now, if I could choose, I'd probably want my hair to look something like this:

2. How did your car get that little scratch/dent? (Because let’s face it, we ALL have car stories, right? If, for some reason you don’t, tell us about how someone else’s car got that scratch/dent).

My oldest daughter drove my car, a Volkswagen Rabbit, through the window of a 7-Eleven store when she was about 5. Luckily, she wasn't hurt and my car had only a few scratches. The 7-Eleven definitely got the worst of the deal.

3. In your opinion, what is the worst-tasting candy? Now, what is the best-tasting candy? How often do you eat candy? Do you keep it around your house? Do you allow your children to eat very much candy? The worst-tasting candy? Probably horehound drops. The best? Snickers Do I keep it around the house? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. And my children are grown, so I don't have a lot of say in their candy habits. 4. Are you easily agitated? What really makes your temper soar? Do you stay angry for a long time? Or do you get over it pretty fast? No, I don't think so. I can become agitated, but I don't get angry at the drop of a hat. My temper soars when I'm lied to. Lying is not only a betrayal, but it's insulting. The liar assumes that the other person will be stupid enough to believe what they're saying. I don't think I stay angry for a long time. I've learned that when someone or something makes me angry, the best thing for me to do is confront it, deal with it and get it over with. The only time I stay angry is when I allow a situation to remain unresolved. I've been known to get angry with my kids, deal with the issue, and then completely forget it ever happened.

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