snapshots of an idle mind

September 7, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 11:59 pm

1. Things that scare me.
losing an immediate family member

2. People who make me laugh.
most of my commenters
dr. house and characters like him
tanya huff

3. Things I hate most.
i don’t hate anything… but i’m intensely antipathic to warmongering and hatred

4. Things I don’t understand.
lack of courtesy or consideration

5. Things I’m doing right now.
this tag
listening to us3

6. Things I want to do before I die.
learn to surf

7. Things I can do.
see around corners
state the obvious

8. Ways to describe my personality.
fun loving

9. Things I can’t do.
sit still
restrain myself

10. Things I think you should listen to.
your heart your head and your gut in equal measure, but your heart breaks the tie.

11. Things you should never listen to.
people who put you down
anyone who refuses to see more than one side of a story
the little voice inside that says bad things about you

12. Things I’d like to learn.
to listen

13. Favorite foods.
parmesan cheese

14. Beverages I drink regularly.

15. Shows I watched as a kid.
hogan’s heroes
romper room
sesame street
mr. dressup
doctor who
disney movie (whatever that sunday at 6pm thing was actually called)


2 moments in your life you’d like to erase
.the night that i said yes, but i meant no.
.all of the times that i didn’t say i was sorry.

4 moments you’d like to relive:
.hanging with my grandfather… any one of those moments, i don’t care which. or just one day with him as a grown woman… just one.
.gardening with my ex husband
.making nationals
.the first time the edges of our pinky fingers touched… and stayed.
[this entire category is really about the first one. it’s all about the papa… the rest of them i remember well enough, he died before i was ten]

2 places you wouldn’t want to go to/go to again:
.a mental institution

4 places you can’t wait to visit/visit again
.new zealand
.north of the arctic circle

2 foods you can’t stand:
.did i mention the egg plant? cause yeah…

4 foods you love:
.fresh, well cooked and nicely spiced vegetables… nearly any ethnicity.
.dark chocolate
.plain chips, especially ruffles
.ice cream

2 current songs that make you change the station:
.the news… especially from the middle east. gets me to pop in a mixed tape every time
.uh.. what’s current?

4 current songs you play over and over:
i do no such thing… albums in heavy rotation at the moment are:
us3 – an ordinary day in an unusual place
xavier rudd – food in the belly
neville brothers – walkin’ in the shadow of life
fiona apple – extraordinary machine

2 books you’d never finish/read again:
.zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance *snooore*
.the one tree series by stephen r donaldson. eeccchhh

4 books you have read more than once, and/or will read again:
.friday – heinlein
.fire rose – mercedes lackey
.anatomy of movement – blandine, st. germain
.anatomy trains – thomas myers

Tag 2-4 people:
sweet lil gal

okay seriously this 2-4 tag is brutally hard, i mean some of those ones at the beginning with the never go again and stuff? geeze. that’s tough shit. the 1-10 one isn’t bad though…



  1. I agree, this is one of the toughest I’ve seen since I started blogging.

    I thought this was perfect.

    10. Things I think you should listen to.
    your heart your head and your gut. in equal measure. but your heart breaks the tie.

    Definitely excellent advice.



    Comment by Pyrhonik — September 8, 2006 @ 12:21 am | Reply

  2. hey, I really liked this post. I love to read your blog. I share a lot of your thoughts and feelings. I wanted to ask you if it was okay to take this wonderful post and post the questions as a sort of questionaire on my blog for anyone who might want to answer them. Is that okay? Your questions & answers are beautiful, and I would love to answer them myself for sort of a theraputic/revealing look at myself. But, I would also like to learn about my friends by using this. Just let me know

    Comment by Lisa — September 8, 2006 @ 3:23 am | Reply

  3. I’m with pyrhonik……..number 10 rocks……..

    great answers

    hope you have a great weekend

    Comment by Kristen — September 8, 2006 @ 6:35 am | Reply

  4. I loved Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but I agree, it ain’t no weekend breezer…

    Comment by john — September 8, 2006 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  5. pyr: it’s actually two tags… that’s what the === in the middle is for… but yeah, it’s tough that second one..

    and thanks, it’s the only thing i know to be true in the world.

    lisa: hello and be welcome.

    it is of course okay, this is just two memes i stuck together which somehow turned it into one really great meme… but since it’s a meme you can just take it and do what thou wilt…

    that said, i can change the post to officially tag you if you like?

    either way? have fun.

    kj: thanks babe.

    you too… i’m going cottaging so it looks good…

    john: i got two thirds of the way through and i couldn’t take it anymore. i’m sure there’s some wonderful metaphor hiding in the endless repetition but i couldn’t take it anymore.

    that said? i can so see why other folks would love it.

    Comment by sassinak — September 8, 2006 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  6. sass- you’re apathetic to warmongering? does that mean you’re neutral in opinion to what the US is currently doing in the Middle East? i have a feeling you’re against this in general but maybe that line didn’t come out the way you intended. or, maybe i’m just interpreting it wrong.

    Comment by factory_peasant — September 8, 2006 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

  7. *clears throat*
    *points out slight correction in post due to typing while tired*

    peasant: apathetic? i didn’t say that… i said antipathic *grin*

    what i TYPED however had nothing in common with what i MEANT!

    :) thanks for pointing it out.

    Comment by sassinak — September 8, 2006 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  8. heh. np.

    Comment by factory_peasant — September 8, 2006 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  9. You did your tag!

    What is with those Zen books?? In college I had to read Zen and the Art of Archery …for no apparent reason. Teensy book but took forever to get through and then I just kept trying to find the POINT and couldn’t.

    Kind of like Hemingway.

    Man, I feel you on the papa love. Grandparents are so painfully missable.

    Comment by JMai — September 9, 2006 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  10. Thanks for playing, most of it coulda been mine. Love you muchly!

    Comment by kathi — September 11, 2006 @ 11:01 am | Reply

  11. peasant: i hate that kind of typo, its’ the hardest to proof for.

    jmai: i did!

    i don’t know but the motorcycle one is LONG and loooong if you know what i mean.

    heh, darlin’ we should never discuss literature with english majors but WORD.

    yeah… my papa… i have a drawing of him on my wall.

    kathi: *huggles*
    that’s what i thought of yours!

    Comment by sassinak — September 11, 2006 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  12. Dude, I WAS an English major. Graduated cum laude. Still have no idea what the whole Hemingway deal is about -s-

    Comment by JMai — September 11, 2006 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

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