July 12th, 2008

Yip Yips

3 Things

Ganked from terracinque:

Three names you go by:
1. Wendy
2. Wiebke
3. Wend

Three screen names you have had:
1. Wiebke
2. Wdarling
3. WCDarling

Three physical things you like about yourself:
1. Eyes
2. Skin
3. Hands

Three physical things you don't like about yourself:
1. Gut / "Baby"
2. Upper arms
3. Feet

Three parts of your heritage:
1. English
2. German
3. Colonial American

Three things that scare you:
1. Schizophrenia
2. Getting hit by a car
3. Future of the planet

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. Crossword puzzles
2. NPR
3. Milk

Three of your favorite musical artists:
1. The Smiths / Morrissey
2. Bjork
3. Depeche Mode

Three of your favorite songs:
1. "Over the Rainbow"
2. "Dear Prudence"
3. "Walking in My Shoes"

Three things you want in a relationship:
1. Adequate "space"
2. Shared interests
3. Respect

Three physical things about the opposite [[or both?]] sex that appeals to you:
1. Wit
2. Intelligence
3. Lack of shyness

Three of your favorite hobbies:
1. Reading
2. Crossword puzzles
3. Wraeththu fan fiction

Three things you want to do really badly now:
1. Get my home air system fixed
2. Get out of debt
3. Lose 20 more lbs.

Three careers you're considering/you've considered:
1. Teacher
2. City planner
3. Photographer

Three places you want to go on vacation:
1. Berlin
2. Montreal
3. Vienna

Three kids’ names you like:
1. Alexander
2. Dietrich
3. Rupert

Three ways that you are stereotypically a boy:
1. My feet stink
2. Enjoy showing off my machismo
3. Not scared by "gross" things like bugs, snakes, slime, dead things

Three ways that you are stereotypically a girl:
1. Empathic, tend to be very aware of what others are feeling, thinking
2. Like showing off my boobs
3. Love clothes-shopping

Three things you want to do before you die [no particular order]:
1. Live/work in Europe or Canada
2. Have a dog
3. Have a home with windows that open

Rolling back the years...

Ganked from versailles_rose :)

What was the name of your first doll or Teddy Bear?
If a doll came with a name (like My Friend Becky or Baby Beth) they kept it, but otherwise I never named my dolls or stuffed animals. I'd just say "the bear," "the dog," etc.

What was your favorite toy?
The family TRS-80 personal computer. I would spend hours typing in and/or inventing BASIC programs, making shapes in LOGO, writing stuff in Scripsit, Radio Shack's word-processing program. This was in the early 80s.

What was your favorite Christmas/Hanukkah ?
1982, when my mom got the TRS-80 and my brother got a dog, Taffy. I ended up pretty much claiming both as my own. That year was also the last year my Oma was around. She gave me a music box shaped like an old-fashioned bakery, with a spinning ballerina inside. I still have it, set up on a windowsill in my bedroom.

What was your favorite vacation?
We always went wilderness canoe camping every August and I loved every ONE of these trips, would look forward to them all year. For many years we'd go to the Adirondacks in upstate New York, but starting when I was in 6th grade, Mom and Dad started getting more exotic. We went up to Ontario numerous times and also northern Minnesota. The stand-out, however, was the time we flew out to Calgary and spent three weeks camping (the wussy-way, at campgrounds, alas) in the Rockies. That was the longest vacation we ever had. Also the first time I was on the plane.

Did you go to camp and did you enjoy it?
I never went to "camp" but we did *real* camping every year, both for long trips and weekend trips, and I always loved it. Those are really some of my best memories from my childhood and also the reason I get along so well with my parents.

Did you have a secret hiding place where you like to play?
The closet in my bedroom had this rather bizarre cubbyhole set up in the wall. It was about 4 ft. deep, 4 ft. wide, 6 ft. high, with a finished floor and walls. I set it up with pillows, draperies, posters, secret papers and its own light.

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P.S. Icon is me in 1st grade.
So Hot

Luckie Moment

Luckie is looking so peaceful at the moment. She's stretched out on the windowsill here in the office. She's flat on her stomach with one front leg tucked under, the other stretched out in front of her and her head cocked, resting on the leg. The blind is almost all the way down but the little bit of window left uncovered is casting light up behind her and highlighting her fur. I know the second I get up to cook dinner she will wake up and run away, but for now, awwwww.