Saturday, May 28, 2005

Tag: Getting Personal

There's a survey making the rounds of the blogosphere. It has absolutely no redeeming social value. But that's part of the fun.

Some harmless self-indulgence. A tiny glimpse into another person's psyche (in this case, mine). And, not incidentally, a semi-legitimate way to fill white space on the weekend.

You know you'll be thinking of your own answers as you read. Please share.

Somebody's pSychological Survey

"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." Albert Camus

Three names you go by that won't give away your identity: Mom, Honey, Psycho Bitch (but in a nice way).

Three screen names you've had: SmartNFunny, LOSTHoney, CanIPLEASEJustBeOnlineWithoutSomeDufusAnnoyingMe.

Three physical things you like about yourself: my laugh, the right side of my brain, my smart-mouth.

Three physical things you don't like about yourself: my hump, the big wart on my chin and my cackle ... oh wait, that's wrong, I'm a Bitch, not a Witch.

Three parts of your heritage: Jewish. Royalty. What else matters?

Three things you are wearing right now: my wedding ring, my dignity and ... forget it, this is a question aimed at singles.

Three favorite bands/musical artists: Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Bruce. What, like anybody else comes close.

Three favorite songs: Fire, sung by Bruce, the Pointer Sisters or Robin Williams as Elmer Fudd. Crazy (like that's a stretch) by Patsy Cline. And At Last by Etta James. If you haven't guessed, people generally view my music collection with an A Ha! and a What The?? Hey, I'm a Boomer. We have impeccable taste in greatness and schlock.

Three things you want in a relationship: humor, heat, humdrum. Don't knock it til you've laughed, loved and then put your feet up with a good book.

Three physical things about the preferred sex that appeal to you: Wow. That's a nicely phrased heterosexual question. My answer: Clean lean hands, broad shoulders (physically and metaphysically), and the ability to dance under a Marguerita spell on a beach.

Three of your favorite hobbies: reading, writing, shopping. Wait, that last one was a mistake. Really. Just let me get my credit card out of the keyboard and I'll change it to sailing.

Three things you want to do really badly right now: eat Twizzlers, listen to music, write ... wait, I'm already doing that. If I wanted to do something else, why would I be sitting here.

Three things that scare you: drunk people, hostile people and I'm not telling you the third one.

Three of your everyday essentials: Thinking about my son. Making the bed. Pepsi. In that order.

Three careers you have considered/are considering: I have, in fact, done them all. Unless you count Miss America or Secretary of State.

Three places you want to go on vacation: Tahiti, Paris, Alaska. That was a straight answer, don't ask why.

Three kids' names you like: Dude, Puppy, Chica.

Three ways you are stereotypically a boy: I love baseball. I won't drink beer out of a glass. And I drive fast. I mean Really fast. Oh, and I hate to cook. So that's four, big deal, what boy ever followed directions?

Three ways you are stereotypically a girl: I eat like one. I walk like one. I don't get a headache from shopping.

Three celeb crushes: Paul Newman, Aaron Sorkin, Jerry Orbach (RIP). Note: the only celeb with big lips I can even stand to look at is Mick, and at least his are real.

Three things you want to do before you die: become a cool grandmother (not for a while yet, OKAY), publish the damn book already, see a cure for Cancer and Republicans.

Three people I'm tagging next:

Cindy Lou



Blogger Jessica said...

Hi Sally. I found you through your comment at Blinq. Thanks for sticking up for me against the Gizmo. Your kindness made my morning.

I'm happy to have found your blog, too. I'm intrigued by your fun writing style.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh, and I linked you on my site. I hope that you don't mind given the sometimes erotic content on my site. If you'd rather not be on my link list, I will not be offended.

I'll be reading Sally Daily.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Sally Swift said...

Hey Jessika, thanks for your nice words and for linking to me. No worries about your sometimes lascivious content, I'm a fervent supporter of the 1st Amendment (except of course for Nazis and child pornographers, who should be neither breathing nor breeding).

Suggestion for you (feel free to tell me to buzz off): channel your vivid, creative, imaginative writing style into some serious stuff occasionally. You've got the juice and it'll really keep 'em off balance.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thank you, Sally. If you check my archives you will find that prior to May I had not shared my erotic writing. You will find some lollipop sort of stuff and some serious things. I have more than one side.

I always appreciate friendly advice!

3:35 PM  
Blogger David said...

hey, you have white space in your weekend!!!! I could use some. With work late and early, running kids around, helping friends and my favorite: chasing a client to collect a check I am dog tired. I saw some cute Jack Russel Terriers for sale, but am not that crazy. Memorial - take time to remember our heroes.

10:47 AM  

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