Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm It

1.  If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?

I don’t think that I would go back in time. I’m not a nostalgic type of person. And while I do have pleasant memories like when my husband and I got married, I’d probably be appalled at how young and immature we were. Then there are the births of our children, which were very joyful, but I vaguely remember lots of pain being involved. I’d prefer not to re-experience that.
2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?

There are so many things...

3. What movie or TV character do you most resemble in personality?

So many people have told me that they think I’m like Abby from NCIS or Elizabeth Swan from Pirates of the Caribbean. I’d dismiss it, except that I’ve heard it over and over. What makes it odder is that the two characters are completely different.

What do I think? I don’t think that I resemble any characters in movies or TV programs. If I could be anyone, I’d be Ziva from NCIS. (I’m way too much of a softie in real life.)

4. If you could push one person off a cliff, who would it be?

I only kill people in my novels and short stories. I prefer poisoning (3 people), shooting (1 person), stabbing (1 person), strangling (1 person—actually, this woman was strangled with her own hair. I wrote that short story in honor of Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover.”)

5. Name one habit you want to change about yourself.

My kids hate that fact that I stop movies to explain the literary meaning.  They’d very much like me to stop.
6. Describe yourself in one word.

I couldn’t figure out what to say so I asked my family.
Cal: Mine
Jacob: Ancient
Matthew:  Um...
Ariel: (Refuses to answer because I stole the sugar from her this morning. Just kidding.)
Luke: (Still sleeping because he’s sick.)

7. Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.


8. Why do you blog?

My daughter made me. Seriously.

Now I'm supposed to tag other people. One person I asked said "don't tag me." So everyone should consider themselves "tagged." If you end up doing the tag on your blog, let me know and I'll put in a link on my blog. 


  1. I loved your answers! I'd answer the cliff one the same way, fictionally!

  2. Ha! I'd love to be Ziva, too. Or Abby, actually. I love how smart she is, how completely able to take care of herself, and how she wears her heart on her sleeve without fear.

    And I'm with you on the not wanting to go back in time thing. While I love the idea of traveling into the far distant past, there's not much in my own life that I want to relive. Not that it's been a bad life, just, as you said, looking back on past moments from this perspective, I really would rather not revisit my old, immature self. Ever.

  3. LOL, I love the habit your kids would want to change! That's hilarious that you do that.

  4. Hi, Connie. Good answers, and thanks for playing along. It never occurred to me to ask before tagging; I just DID it, and left it up to my "tagees" to decide whether or not they wanted to play. I'm glad you did.

  5. No problem, Susan. I thought it was fun.

  6. I hate to relive the past, but I'd love to change it.

  7. That is so mean to tag everybody who reads this. One word: EVIL! #5 is funny! My husband, a scientist, likes to explain all scientific things. It can go on for hours....