A randomized collection of items: Important, Irrelevant, Useful, Useless... it's all right here in one *tidy* drawer... but only because it's hard to make a mess in cyberspace.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Meme: things i like about myself
Not part of the Meme, but something you should know about me: I am nearly always LATE, but also nearly always keep my word. So here's more of the meme.
1.) I have fabulous taste (hmm, I bet most people think they do.) in most visual areas, and am not afraid to take risks. Although I don't find myself to be very digitally creative, so I can't say this shows up in my web design.
2.) I don't know what it is to be "normal" but I don't care because I consider it to be boring.
3.) I have a great metabolism, and I am not an emotional eater (if I am upset, I'm more likely to NOT EAT than to devour a pint of Ben & Jerry's and can of Pringles.) This, for thirty years, has allowed me to get away with being incredibly lazy.* My body is far from perfect, but better than many who actually work at it. *ducks incoming rotten vegetables* Don't worry, folks. This can't last.
*this part (the laziness) is not actually something I like about myself.
I'm back. and no, I don't have time to type all this out. I will answer one, and that ought to satiate you for a bit.
1) I was called Becky until I went to college. Due to the fact that the eighties were just queer, and I never bothered to change it in my official records, my nickname was listed as "Becki" in official school stuff, like the facebook, at my high school Choate Rosemary Hall. I am embarrassed by this. There are very few people who can get away with calling me Becky today: My grandmother (RaRa), My friend Jon, who was my next-door neighbor from ages 5-11, and... hmm. That's it. My great-aunt Ruth was also allowed, but she passed away on October 27th. (yes, she was a sox fan, 90 years young, and no, she did not see game 4.)
2) I have friends who call me Becca, but I guess it's never seemed right because my family never uses it. My sister Beth generally makes up the nicknames, and she prefers the non-traditional. Reb is the shortened version of almost everything she's ever come up with, and I guess I like it best.
3) Beth's current nickname for me is "Rebonka-heimer-giggly-sister," which can be sung to the tune of "John-Jacob-Jingle-Heimer-Schmidt." The possibilities for this are endless. She says "Rebonk" for short, which I do not find particularly attractive, but I'll take it over "Becky".