dreadfulpenny: (Jareth)
[livejournal.com profile] kosmickway asked in the latest 'ask me five questions' meme:


1) If you and J could travel anywhere and money was no object whatsoever, where would you go and what would you do?
A grand tour! Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, the east Asian nations, Australia, the Middle Eastern nations. The UK too, but to a lesser extent. The canals, the Parthenon, the Louvre, the coffee shops, St. Petersburg, the Great Wall...I want to see everything that is different, ancient and meaningful. I want to fill my ears with the unfamiliar music of other languages, eat the food, walk the old streets, mix with non-Americans for a while. And then, when all's said and done, a loooooong cruise home :)

2) Is there anything your Mom could do that would help you to reconcile with her?
I'm not sure what you mean by reconcile. We have spoken here and there (mostly on Facebook), and we are civil to each other. She is no longer "mom" and hasn't been in a long time. I'm not sure that we can ever have the kind of relationship that most people have with their mothers. Ever. I have had a long line of women standing in her place when I needed a "mom" for some thing or another. I do not feel anger or even resentment towards her (much), and I truly do wish her well in her life. In pure practical terms, some financial assistance would probably help right now. Maybe the chance to look her in the eye and inform of her just how much her selfishness impacted my life before I finally got over everything. No anger, no maliciousness; I just feel that she needs to understand just how much one's actions impact other people's lives.

3) What's your proudest achievement, either in academic, working, writing, or personal life?
Right now, the best I can say is that I haven't given up yet. I'm home sick from work today and not having the best time in general in my life right now, so that's all I've got.

4) In what ways would you like to see yourself change and grow from your 30s to your 40s?
I'd like to get my temper under control for good. I'd like to finally cultivate a sense of discipline and work ethic - I've been slacking and snoozing my way through life for way, way too long. I want to finish something, achieve something that I've earned, even just keep my damned bedroom organized on a consistent basis.

5)If you were given the chance to swap places with any character on any show, movie, or video game, who would you choose and why?
Kaylee on Firefly :D She's sweet, capable, smart, absolutely adorable and I really love her spunk. No matter what happens to her, she bounces back and manages keep her spirit alive.

First runner-up is Elizabeth from the POTC films. Again, smart and spunky AND she got to captain her own pirate ship.

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The meme Kway posted requests that you reply with the words "come at me" if you want your own set of questions, but I'd rather you not use that term ;) Anyway, you know the drill. If you want questions, hit me, I'll give them to you and you post them in your own journal.

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