A glimpse of me

Sometimes silly little quizzes do help serve as icebreakers and allow you to learn things about people. Since I am a wee bit too unpleasant looking to post a picture of myself any day now (folks might go blind), I would stick to a quiz. Besides, I guess I truly am an oddball sort of person, eh?TEN Random Things About Me10. I am a librarian by training, if not by employment9. I own no cats8. I have allergies problems (especially as to cats)7. I do indeed listen to some music by Eminem6. I am honestly afraid some times about speaking of Christian matters in audiences I am not quite comfortable with5. I have problems listening to country music4. I like techno3. I like the flashing lights of tow trucks for some odd reason and want to outfit a big diesel truck with such for delivering The Star Beacon before dawn2. I have attended two higher education institutions with school colors of yellow and blue1. I think Ashtabula has one screwed-up economyNINE Places I've Visited9. Paris, France (and was almost arrested by gendarmes)8. Lattes (a town in southeast France...good pizza and newspapers)7. Extreme northern Spain...Salvador Dahli Museum to be exact6. Washington, DC5. University of Maryland-College Park (College Park, MD)4. Central Michigan University (in Mount Pleasant, MI...the “middle of the mitten”)3. Universal Studios Hollywood (yes, I have been out to the “left coast”)2. Windsor, Ontario1. Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN)EIGHT Things I Want To Do Before I Die8. Visit some part of Canada other than Windsor, Ontario7. Show love towards a beautiful young woman6. Exhibit love towards myself5. Have offspring (not quite sure how few anymore)4. Raise dogs3. Be married2. Actually work longer than one week as a librarian1. Be “in shape”SEVEN Ways To Win My Heart7. Accept my quirks and idiosyncracies6. Try not to re-cast me and try to re-shape me in your view of “perfection”5. “You like kishka?”4. Being able to accept: “No, we do not quite really use musical instruments during worship...”3. Exhibit love in the example of Jesus2. Engage me in really good conversation (which evidences having a brain)1. Have beautiful hair, an appropriate nose, and overall not worry about what I think of such thingsSIX Things I Believe [In]6. This world is fallen5. I have trouble accepting what I am dealt in life4. That the US is involved in Iraq for the best of reasons3. That the US is not going down to a major defeat and that mass suicide is not the best way for the US to atone for its “sins”2. That God exists1. That Ashtabula has tons of snow FIVE Things I'm Afraid Of5. Earthquakes4. Losing everything and not being able to provide for myself3. Being "burned" and otherwise subject to legal sanctions2. Losing my family1. LonelinessFOUR of My Favorite Items in My Bedroom4. My Maya (my Siberian Husky dog)3. My walls2. My blankets1. My pillowTHREE Things I Do Everyday3. Shave2. Shower1. Deliver The Star Beacon TWO Things I Hate2. The way I look1. That I have not succeeded in the librarian job track yetONE PERSON I Want To See Right Now1. Hmm...only one? “Agent Dancer”. Yes. “Agent Dancer”.

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A glimpse of me too

OK I’ll join in. Although Baxter the cat is trying to eat my fingers as I type. I have pictures at oneil.cx although you may have to look a bit to find me.


TEN Random Things About Me
10. I am employed as a librarian, but most of my work is mindless repetition that could be done by a high school student.

9. I own 2 cats

8. I lie about being allergic to fish so people will quit bugging me about eating it.

7. I don’t listen to any music by Eminem- I’d rather perforate my eardrums.

6. I tell people about Catholic teachings even if they don’t want to hear about it- if I am having a related conversation I don’t proselytize.
5. My name is in the ‘Easter egg’ for Adobe Acrobat.

4. I like whiskey.

3. I was run over by a car when standing on a bridge over Tampa Bay. Don’t stand on bridges.

2. I have at times been yellow and blue owing to a virus that affected my liver and then simply got better after a month or so.

1. I think Ireland, Florida, and most everywhere else has one screwed-up economy.

NINE Places I've Visited

9. Paris, France – watched the cops blow up a suitcase at the Metro station by the Champs Elysees soon after 9/11/01.

8. Marseilles – they were rude in a restaurant so I told them forget it I’ll eat in Italy. Then I did.

7. Extreme northern Spain...Salvador Dali Museum (and the one in St.Pete, Florida too). My favorite Japanese restaurant is in Barcelona. I also visited a lot more of Spain as I did 2 semesters in Madrid. Best time of my life.
6. Washington, DC –fantastic everyone should go. Try not to get murdered.

5. Lots and lots of Mexico

4. Milwaukee – Marquette University- I was going to be a dentist.

3. Guatemala

2. Most of Ontario north of Buffalo including the now defunct Crystal Beach amusement park.

1. The Frankfurt airport floor behind a photo machine on 9/12/01 because all flights were cancelled.

EIGHT Things I Want To Do Before I Die

8. Cook a turkey that is neither too dry nor raw.

7. Get rid of all my unmatched socks.

6. Keep the floor of the car clean and free of junk for more than 3 consecutive days

5. Annoy children by making them learn things.

4. Raise dogs- beagles specifically.

3. Learn to speak another language well.

2. Actually get paid a living wage that would allow one to raise a family in a middle class fashion as a librarian.

1. Convince everyone that hats like Bogie wore are in style again.

SEVEN Ways To Win My Heart

7. Accept my quirks and idiosyncrasies

6. Try not to re-cast me and try to re-shape me in your view of “perfection�

5. “You like kielbasa?�

4. Being able to accept: “I prefer to sleep until noon.�

3. Don’t be an ass to other people.

2. Engage me in really good conversation (which evidences having a brain)

1. Let me sleep until noon.

SIX Things I Believe [In]

6. This country is full of whackos. (85% rule)

5. I have trouble believing that people are as stupid as they appear to be.

4. That the US is involved in Iraq for the best of reasons

3. That the US is not going down to a major defeat and that mass suicide is not the best way for the US to atone for its “sins�
2. That God exists

1. That Buffalo has tons of snow

FIVE Things I'm Afraid Of

5. Lunatics with guns

4. Lunatics with sharp weapons (knives, broken beer bottles, ice picks, pitch forks)

3. Being burned –2nd and 3rd degree over a significant portion of my body

2. Losing my wallet

1. Well nothing really as long as I am not shot, stabbed, burned, or without ID I’m OK.

FOUR of My Favorite Items in My Bedroom (& 1 non favorite)

4. Cats- they reduce heat bills by sleeping on me.

3. My walls with no mortgage on them. If I had a mortgage I couldn’t be a librarian.

2. My blankets

1. My pillows

-1 Alarm clock

THREE Things I Do Everyday

3. Sleep

2. Shower

1. Crab about my job.

TWO Things I Hate

2. Sushi… come on people it is uncooked fish. It was a practical joke, no one really expects you to eat it.

1. That librarians are paid poorly. Take any big organization remove the librarians and it collapses.

ONE PERSON I Want To See Right Now

1. The pizza delivery person. Perhaps I should have called in an order.

Mass Suicide?

"3. That the US is not going down to a major defeat and that mass suicide is not the best way for the US to atone for its “sins�"What do you mean by mass suicide?

Ok, I'm In

TEN Random Things About Me10. I am a librarian by training and employment, but can see myself working in nonlibrarian jobs if I had to.9. I own three cats8. I have allergies problems especially to indoor dust mites. Almost never feel allergic while hiking.7. I never listen to Eminem if I can help it. Enjoy most other kinds of music.6. I greatly enjoy hiking, preferably in the mountains5. I have enjoy country music4. I don't like camping.3. I have sleep apnea.2. You DON'T want to hear me snore!1. I think Ashtabula is a vedic discipline.NINE Places I've Visited9. Baja California8. Volcano National Park in Hawaii.7. Haines, Alaska6. Washington, DC5. HP Lovecraft's grave in RI.4. San Francisco3. Chicago - craziest cab drivers in America2. Mexico Beach FL - most relaxing beach I've been to!1. Lake Tahoe CA/NV, just so I could say that I was in Nevada.EIGHT Things I Want To Do Before I Die8. Visit any part of Canada.7. Take a 10-day silent retreat somewhere.6. My desires are few this day.SEVEN Ways To Win My Heart7. Accept my quirks and idiosyncracies6. Try not to re-cast me and try to re-shape me in your view of “perfection�5. “You like garlic?�4. Enjoy hiking3. Exhibit love in the example of Jesus2. Engage me in really good conversation1. Have a gentle sense of humorSIX Things I Believe [In]6. This world is fallen.5. That "preventive war" denies trust in God.4. That the US invasion of Iraq was a distraction from the struggle against terror.3. That while the US CANNOT be defeated by the Iraq insurgency, neither can we win a decisive victory.2. That God exists1. That Jesus Christ has redeemed the world, although humanity may never know all the details of what this means.FIVE Things I'm Afraid Of5. Hurricanes4. Godly people with no concept of mercy or compassion.3. Litigation2. Losing my family1. AlzheimersFOUR of My Favorite Items in My BedroomThis is unclassifed but sensistive information.THREE Things I Do Everyday3. Shower2. Make dinner1. Tell my wife she's beautifulTWO Things I Hate2. Opinions not backed up with facts.1. "magic aliens" in Sci-Fi. Think Elizabeth in "V" or ET.ONE PERSON I Want To See Right Now1. My brother, whom I haven't seen in years.

who stole the kishka?

I am sorry we never crossed paths when I was in Ohio. Despite inevitable nasty fights about politics and religion, we probably would have (gasp!) gotten along. Still think you should come to NJ - Central Jersey is very conservative. You might like it.

I have a 101 things about me page. Not entirely content that it shows my true character - I did it in 10 minutes - so I may do a 101 more things at some point...

a glimpse

TEN random things about me:
10. I'm a library tech and enjoy my job. Most of the time.
9. I'm a touch typist and type in the range of 65-70 wpm. Hey, it impresses the kids.
8. I'm owned by two cats.
7. I'm nearsighted. Very.
6. I'm allergic to penicillin
5. I always wear my Medic Alert bracelet and have done since I was 8 or 9.
4. My favourite colour is purple.
3. I listen to a variety of music, although opera, new country (anything newer than the 70s), and rap all make me want to shove pencils in my ears to end the pain.
2. I've been a Duran Duran fan for going on *mumble* 22 years.
1. I'm into astrology, tarot cards, and other esoteric things.

NINE places I've visited. (I'm not well travelled)
9. St. John's Nfld, where my (adopted) dad is from. I was five so I don't actually remember much.
8. Saint John, NB; spent several summers there as a teen with my then best friend and her family. Most vivid memory: Pulp mills STINK!
7. Charlottetown, PEI, summer of 2000 for a Great Big Sea concert. I shared accommodations with three women I'd met via the internet.
6. Rustico, PEI (stayed in Charlottetown) summer of 2002 (with sis) for a Lennie Gallant concert. Most vivid memory: having the car muffler fall half off, sparking on the pavement, at 10 at night on the back roads of PEI. Not one person stopped to help us!
5. Glace Bay, Cape Breton, summer 2003. Stayed at UCCB, just up the road, with my internet friend from Buffalo. Most vivid memory: Getting lost in the one way streets hell that is Glace Bay at 11 pm at night. It was our first night there...
4. Iona, Cape Breton; same trip as above--went there for Highland Days at the Gaelic Village, then to the Iona Legion where 3 of the 4 (and eventually all) the Barra MacNeils were playing. Most vivid memory: Driving from Iona to UCCB (outside of Sydney) at 3 in the a.m.
3. Risser's beach, outside of Bridgewater, NS: gorgeous white sand beach. Wonderful on a hot summer's day. I only get there once or twice a summer as it's a bit of a drive.
2. Chester, NS. Other people think it's pretty, but, well, I don't. Most vivid memory: the Chester playhouse, where I first saw GBS in 97 and saw the Barras in 01 or 02.
1. Halifax, NS: I get in at least twice a year, sometimes more. Most vivid memory: Meeting a couple of the members of GBS after a show in 99.

SEVEN ways to win my heart
7. Be a good person
6. Like cats (animals in general)
5. Accept me as I am
4. Be a good conversationalist
3. Viewing family as important
2. Have a wicked sense of humour
1. Being honest

SIX things I believe in
6. The world is crazy.
5. That Canada is the best country in the world. But I might be a little biased.
4. That whatever you do comes back to you three fold, aka Karma.
3. Most people are out for themselves only and are two faced.
2. That I can deal with anything that life deals me, even if it seems impossible at the time.
1. That I am blessed by Goddess and God.

FIVE things I'm afraid of
5. Dubya and his regime and what'll they'll do next.
4. Never finding love
3. Stinging insects
2. Heights
1. SPIDERS!!! I can't even get close enough to kill the evil things.

FOUR favourite items in my bedroom

4. My Gashleycrumb Tinies poster.
3. My books
2. Cat and dog figurines that belonged to my grandmother.
1. My pillows--I have 6 on the bed and use three to sleep on.

THREE things I do every day
3. Wake up
2. Read
1. Listen to music

TWO things I hate
2. Shelving
1. Cleaning my room/house/office at work

ONE person I want to see right now
Seeing as I've never met him, my biological father.

s/

Okay...I'm in.

TEN random things about me:
10. I’m adopted and found my birthmother and 2 sisters when I was 25.
9. I am acknowledged in David Foster Wallace’s book “Everything and More� for research assistance. Sadly, there's not much of Dave's work that I care for.
8. I have a hair collection—bits of hair from various friends and loved ones.
7. I gave birth to my youngest daughter at home. Tried with the oldest, but she was too stubborn.
6. I am “28% of a composite character� in the novel Wakefield by Andrei Codrescu.
5. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 39. My life would have been vastly different had it been diagnosed and treated earlier. For good or bad, who knows?
4. I had a poem published in Seventeen magazine when I was 17.
3. Constantly near my CD player for the past 5 years: Steve Earle’s Transcendental Blues.
2. I flunked out of the University of Illinois as an undergraduate, but got into library school more than 10 years later.
1. When I was 10 years old, I wanted nothing more than to go to Oral Roberts University for college (stopped identifying myself as a Christian a few years later).

NINE places I've visited. (Does conference count?)
9. Eldon, Iowa, home to the “American Gothic� house and the restaurant that Roseanne and Tom Arnold used to own (ate at the restaurant, and "just missed" Tom & Roseanne).
8. Las Vegas, for a friend’s wedding, where I threatened to kick the ass of one the guest’s very drunken husband who was trying his hardest to be a jerk. Thankfully, he stumbled off in the night.
7. Allendale, MO, population 53, where I attended my birth family’s reunions for several years after finding my mom.
6. Washington DC on my 8th grade class trip where my first boyfriend kissed me on the cheek in the Smithsonian.
5. Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, during a visit to my boyfriend’s Aunt’s 80th birthday party in Buffalo, NY.
4. Tacoma and Tenino, WA, where my birth mother and sister were living when I found them.
3. Reno, NV. I took a massive train trip with a 6 month old, to visit family (central Illinois to Reno to Seattle, and back)
2. I have out of body experiences, but have never left the area where my sleeping body is.
1. New Orleans…okay, both times were for conference, but it’s the only place I’ve never been homesick.

EIGHT things I'd like to do before I die
8. Own a dog again.
7. Travel more (aside from conference)
6. Learn who my birth father was
5. Get over my fear and loathing of money issues and not constantly feel like I'm living on the edge
4. Establish a writing career
3. Take piano lessons again
2. My friend Mimi and I have vowed to spend our retirement years together and plan to marry a couple of big-bellied mariachi players (assuming we outlive our husbands) and take up pipe smoking.
1. Be able to afford REALLY GOOD shoes.

SEVEN ways to win my heart
(This space mostly taken, but surest way is to make me laugh.)

SIX things I believe in
6. That I don’t know very much.
5. That the brain is an incredible untapped resource.
4. God is Nature is God is Nature (I guess that makes me a Pantheist)
3. That all supernatural phenomenon can be explained by natural forces
2. I am ultimately responsible for my life and what happens.
1. I am damn lucky!

FIVE things I'm afraid of
5. Carnies (heh heh)
4. Heights
3. Money issues
2. Getting too close to people (my kids excluded)
1.Public transportation.

FOUR favourite items in my bedroom
4. My collection of Schleich toy ape figures (I love all their beautifully crafted animal figures, but I have a thing for apes).
3. Whatever books are next to the bed
2. My bed…it’s the first (and only) piece of new, grown-up furniture that I ever bought.
1. Signed print of “Two T-Rex Courting,� by my friend, Rich, “Dinosaur Man� Penney

THREE things I do every day
3. Drink coffee
2. Read/write
1. Kiss my girls (11 and 13)

TWO things I hate
2. Dealing with financial issues
1. Cell phone rudeness—particularly in the library.

ONE person I want to see right now
My best pal, Mimi, who lives far far away.

Re:Okay...I'm in.

"5. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 39. My life would have been vastly different had it been diagnosed and treated earlier. For good or bad, who knows?"

Somewhere, years ago, I read there was a link between being adopted and ADHD. But the theory was posed that adoptive parents are more likely to have their children tested (not attributing behavior to people they know in the family). You being a librarian could research that tid-bit. : )

Re:Okay...I'm in.

No diagnosing me as a kid. I had a very out of control younger sister who got all of that sort of attention. Well, I was diagnosed as "chubby" and put on amphetamines when I was 5 or 6. In one of my very few acts of childhood defiance, I refused to keep taking them, knowing that it was wrong. But, in my teens, I developed a craving for stimulants that has never abated. I've often wondered if that early prescription screwed with my brain chemistry. But, I exhibited ADD without the hyperactivity throughout my childhood--disorganized, always losing things, poor study habits, very smart, but underachieving. After meeting my birth family, it all made perfect sense.

If I find a librarian today, I'll see if she can look up that connection, though. ;-)

Perhaps this will help

2. My friend Mimi and I have vowed to spend our retirement years together and plan to marry a couple of big-bellied mariachi players (assuming we outlive our husbands) and take up pipe smoking.

Re:Perhaps this will help

Name and contact info, please!

Re:A glimpse of me too

My name is in the ‘Easter egg’ for Adobe Acrobat. Hmm. I thought there were different ones in different versions. I will have to look now.

Re:Mass Suicide?

Such was an outcome of the long continuing discussions in my department's computer lab amongst graduate assistants after the Massachusetts decision relative to gay marriage. Indeed, Iraq always seemed to pop up as we almost always talked about ethical issues. Beyond that, it would take me quite some time and several thousand characters to try to explain. As such, I hope I can leave such at that for now.

Re:Ok, I'm In

I think Ashtabula is a vedic discipline. Find my learned friend Carl Feather's book Mountain People in a Flat Land as it might elucidate many things (I have relatives discussed in the text too)...

Re:who stole the kishka?

I am sorry we never crossed paths when I was in Ohio. Only one LISNewster (our curmudgeony librarian who is otherwise called Christopher) has actually met me in person as far as I am aware. I probably ran into you in the Cleveland area while growing up (even considering you are a couple or so my elder). Cleveland is a big area. Interesting list you have at your site...

Re:a glimpse

I've been a Duran Duran fan for going on *mumble* 22 years. From what I observed of my graduate program colleagues such is normal in librarianship apparently. Dubya and his regime and what'll they'll do next. Even though I sound worse than a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and thought that Stockwell Day was an interesting politician, I did not actually vote for President Bush (at least, this time around). I voted for Michael Peroutka of the Constitution Party. Alas, they got a tiny sliver of the popular vote and no electoral votes. Out of all the Democrats and Republicans living here at my family's home (4 Democrats, 1 Republican), we all voted Constitution Party this year.

Re:Okay...I'm in.

When I was 10 years old, I wanted nothing more than to go to Oral Roberts University for college (stopped identifying myself as a Christian a few years later). Even I wonder if I would end up leading a coup d'etat if I worked at Oral Roberts University...

Re:a glimpse

Heh. Just realised I missed 8. *sigh*

EIGHT things I want to do before I die

8. Travel to New Orleans
7. Travel to Greece
6. Travel to Scotland
5. Win the lottery so I can travel
4. Learn to speak Scots Gaelic
3. Learn to ride a horse
2. Have children
1. Meet my biological father

Happy new year!

s/

Re:Okay...I'm in.

I was hardcore...I even had an ORU Prayer Tower charm on my charm bracelet.

Fair Enough

And Happy New Year!

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