Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What? LJ 5,000 Questions: Part One (1 – 20)

I can’t remember which blog I saw this on (if it was you let me know and I will give you credit) but here’s the LiveJournal 5,000 questions.  I am answering these as part of my Day Zero project. Let’s see what happens.

 Part one

1. Who are you? I am still trying to figure that out.

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you? I need lots of quiet-time; green is my favorite color; I am not dead yet.

3. When you aren't filling out 5,000 question surveys like this one what are you doing? Writing, reading, arting and crafting.

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time). I liked any class where I could read and write. I hated spelling (I am horrible at it.)

5. What is your biggest goal for this year? Finish one book so it is reading to submit for publication.

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years? Living in the mountains of Pennsylvania and writing novels for a living.

7. What stage of life are you in right now? The best, I think. It’s taken 50 years to develop some focus.

8. Are you more child-like or childish? I think I am child-like (I like to be silly) and rarely childish which I equate with pettiness.

9. What is the last thing you said out loud? Sounds good to me.

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now? Chumbawamba – Tubthumping 

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes? Yes.

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same? I have a very good life (despite the way I whine) but it does have its ups and downs.

13. Does time really heal all wounds? I’m not sure as I have not run out of time but so far I would say no.

14. How do you handle a rainy day? I love rainy days. I would read.

15. Which is worse...losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights? Losing my luggage would be worse – I leave the lights to my husband.

16. How is your relationship with your parents? Better than it’s ever been but some things can be forgiven but not forgotten.
Will you miss them when they are gone? Yes.

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you? I suffer from hyper-vigilance every where except at home where I am most comfortable and secure.

18. What is the truest thing that you know? Every opposite to every truth is valid.

19. What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer and artist.

20. Have you ever been given a second chance? Many, many times, thank you, God. Otherwise, I’d be in serious trouble.


  1. It would take really horrid parents or a really horrid child to say anything but yes to #17. I mean, even bad parents can be missed -- and the chances to repair the relationship mourned.

  2. What a great set of answers and questions.;) You come across as someone who lives through all her senses.;) Good luck with your book.;) And I love the last answer, I feel that way too.;)

  3. I think we all get second chances at one time in our life. :) I'm so with you on number 8 me too. Interesting answers my friend :)

  4. quilly: You should always try to come to grips with your relationship with your parents – if only for your own sake.

    Zuzana: I have done some really stupid things so second chances are very important. Third chances are also worthwhile. After that, if you haven’t learned, you shouldn’t get more chances without a great deal of work.

    Thom: The older I get the more I want to play again.

  5. tub thumping...lol. glad you are at such a good place...mountains of PA...nice been there....

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  7. I like the person your answers show you to be. You have hopes and dreams and goals, with a good sense of life where it is now,

  8. Well, since you're editing for publication and all, I think number 5 should read "ready to submit."

  9. Look mommy I actually read something and I really like it which is why I'm gonna answer the questions and post it to my Facebook

  10. I loved reading your answers. All the best on your book :). No.6 seems like a wonderful place to be in 5 years from now. I really think you have what it takes to go for it. I said the same thing to Quilly and I really do believe in it.

  11. I require lots of quiet time, too. Now, if I could only get it!

  12. i think i could add a tick to about two thirds of your answers... and 5000 questions? someone must have had an awfully lot of time to dream them up

    i was given second chances but was denied the one i desired most...

  13. I'm thankful for second chances too. I'd be lost without them. :)

  14. 5000 questions? THOUSAND??? FIVE of them??? How many months is this going to take you? Wait... 5000 divided by 20... 250 ... 250 divided by 30... a little over 8 MONTHS??? IF you post some EVERY day! Holy cow! THAT's dedication!

    AMEN to #20!!! Wouldn't we ALL?

  15. I enjoy reading this post. Nice to get to know you more. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I had once attended a meditation session, where in one of those introductory games, we were sorted into couples.. and for 2 minutes, one would ask the other 'Who are you" - just this one question..over and over again.. and the other would answer. After the 2 minutes are up, the roles would reverse..
    The results wouldn't be shared with any of the members sorta... it's like a secret between the 2!!
    And in this process, I made a real close friend out of my 'who are you' partner!!
    You would really be surprised at what comes up here... it's quite amazing!!

    The moment I started reading your post, it struck me as WOW!! And continued thru' the end...