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Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2003, 07:41 pm
Look! A Meme!

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
2. Am I loveable?
3. How long have you known me?
4. When and how did we first meet?
5. What was your first impression?
6. Do you still think that way about me now?
7. What do you think my weakness is?
8. Do you think I'll get married?
9. What makes me happy?
10. What makes me sad?
11. What reminds you of me?
12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
13. How well do you know me?
14. When's the last time you saw me?
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
16. Do you think I could kill someone?
17. Describe me in one word.
18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?

(For those not familiar with how this stuff works, I think you're supposed to answer the questions in my comments. I won't be offended if you think memeification is too silly, either. -g-)

Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2003 07:23 pm (UTC)
psychick

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
She Who Knits. I have a hat and scarf now...how much more do you need?

2. Am I loveable?
Your MOM thinks so! Oooo!

3. How long have you known me?
As long as Joe and Dawn have been married. (I really liked that feathery thing you had in your hair that day. 'Twas pretty.)

4. When and how did we first meet?
Well, Joe and Dawn decided they loved each other very very much...

5. What was your first impression?
Wow, her hair looks really pretty! Oh, and you have a very nice warm smile.

6. Do you still think that way about me now?
Well you haven't worn that hairpiece since, but your smile is still fuzzy and happy.

7. What do you think my weakness is?
I don't know if "weakness" is the word for it, but I cannot fathom your strict adherence to your religious doctrines in a world of cheeseburgers and electricity.

8. Do you think I'll get married?
Do YOU think you'll get married?

9. What makes me happy?
You said you like giving and getting presents. This must be a good time of year for you!

10. What makes me sad?
People being stupid and mean, most likely. I don't think I've ever seen you being sad, but those are usually safe bets.

11. What reminds you of me?
My hat and scarf, and anything that has to do with ancient Rome.

12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
A big big room for you to fill with as many books as you want, and we could roleplay in it too.

13. How well do you know me?
Not as well as I'd like. Gimme time. :-)

14. When's the last time you saw me?
Last NIGHT!

15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
I want to tell you how wonderful you are constantly, but I don't always 'cause a thing loses significance if it is used too commonly.

16. Do you think I could kill someone?
No.

17. Describe me in one word.
Giving

18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
I think it's getting stronger :-)

19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
Yes.

20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?
I think I am!

Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
hakamadare

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
"Corona", i think. and it has nothing to do with the beer. :)

basically, when you get really excited about a project, or a problem, or a possibility (or any number of other p-words), you emit so much energy (in the form of movement and sound, mostly, but also some heat) that it just seems that there should be a corona of little sparks flying off of you. that's one of the jessica-states that i most enjoy seeing.

2. Am I loveable?
intensely. i may be somewhat biased, but i have a hard time imagining anyone who knew you more than trivially being indifferent to you. i figure most people who know you love you, and the few who don't absolutely can't stand you.

3. How long have you known me?
since the fall of 1995, if memory serves. that would make it... eight years. oh my.

4. When and how did we first meet?
now, here's where my memory will get me in trouble... i'm pretty sure we technically met each other during FAP (the Freshman Arts Program, for non-Harvard types), but the story i like best is the one where i was walking past Matthews just as you were moving your stuff in, and you recognized me and recruited me to carry boxes up about a million flights of stairs. :)

5. What was your first impression?
i thought you were energetically, aggressively cerebral, and terrifyingly well-read, and that my fears about Harvard were true, and my classmates would tear me to pieces. but at least you weren't a reclusive intellectual, and seemed to be a lot of fun, although tightly wound.

6. Do you still think that way about me now?
well, i've now seen a great deal more of your human side, and i have a lot more experience with you being warm, and loving, and sad, and vulnerable, and steadfastly reliable. i'm a lot less frightened of your intellect now that i'm not worried that you're going to constantly try to club me into submission with it (although you're still a lot better at thinking in real time than i am). i think you're more comfortable with yourself, which enables you to relax more and open up more.

7. What do you think my weakness is?
how intensely you care about people and ideas. perversely, it's also one of your greatest strengths, i think. however, it does open you up to getting hurt.

8. Do you think I'll get married?
yes, actually, i do, though i won't make a prediction as to when.

9. What makes me happy?
books. maastrictian. making others happy. wrapping your mind around really cool ideas and running with them.

10. What makes me sad?
being made to feel that you're a bad person, or deficient, or unsatisfactory, or broken. the perception that you're not making progress in achieving your goals, or worse yet, that you'll never be able to achieve them.

continued below...

Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
hakamadare

11. What reminds you of me?
the baby bird noise. scarves. small oblong eyeglasses. the color red. people speaking Hebrew with an Israeli accent. Nome. suede Doc Martens, especially green.

12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
unshakable self-assurance - not arrogance or overconfidence, but a firm bedrock of belief that you are ok and you are capable and you are doing fine. seeing you in the grip of self-doubt or self-abuse has been one of the most agonizing experiences i've had in my life.

13. How well do you know me?
um... pretty well, i think. i'm not always up to speed on the day to day events of your life, but i think i have a reasonably full and accurate sense of who you are. (of course, if i were incorrect in this belief, i wouldn't know it.)

14. When's the last time you saw me?
just after Thanksgiving.

15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
occasionally. fortunately it's been a long time since i've felt the need to not tell you something because i was afraid of your reaction; these days, when i restrain myself from telling you something, it's more often than not because i think it would be a lot more valuable for you to figure it out for yourself.

16. Do you think I could kill someone?
yes, i do. i suspect that it would be in defense of someone you cared about a great deal.

17. Describe me in one word.
ha! i refuse categorically.

18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
i currently feel that our friendship is gradually getting stronger, but the delta is very small. our friendship is one of the best and most valued constants in my life.

19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
yes. this is true of very few people in my life.

20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?
oh heck yeah. :)

Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:27 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

I love you too.

I think I have to take a minute to go curl up in a corner and miss you.

Thu, Dec. 4th, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
urriell

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it. Kickass Storyteller girl....cause you are (from what I've heard).
2. Am I loveable? Absolutely.
3. How long have you known me? February something or other
4. When and how did we first meet? You guys had Gloria Mundi, and Dawn and I tagged along so that I could meet you guys.
5. What was your first impression? Über-competent storyteller
6. Do you still think that way about me now? Jup. And you're just kickass fun.
7. What do you think my weakness is? I don't know you well enough to know yet, but I'd like to.
8. Do you think I'll get married? Sure, as long as you want to, and as long as I'm invited...hint, hint....
9. What makes me happy? I'm guessing that role playing and Chris are high on that list.
10. What makes me sad? Ummm....sadness? I dunno...re question 7.
11. What reminds you of me? Joe. He reminds me that you are an awesome storyteller anytime he talks about Gloria Mundi...which is a lot. (hehe...I didn't use the intended meaning of the question)
12. If you could give me anything what would it be? Umm...chocolate? (everyone loves chocolate)
13. How well do you know me? Not too well, but I'd like to know you better.
14. When's the last time you saw me? Two weeks ago this saturday.
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't? Nope.
16. Do you think I could kill someone? In real life?
17. Describe me in one word. Classic
18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same? Well...considering it's so new, I'd assume our friendship would be getting stronger...cause I'm actually interacting with you semiregularly.
19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen? Yes, cause you seem to be that kind of person...although I wouldn't bother you.
20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you? Already done.

Thu, Dec. 4th, 2003 02:20 pm (UTC)
chaiya

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
I'm not good with nicknames, but I will offer you an alternative. If I were to associate you with an animal, you would be a margay, I think. Margays are extremely agile and versatile. They think on their feet a lot, and have a keen instinct for survival. They're also the only cat (I think) able to go up and down a tree head first, like a squirrel. And they eat meat and vegitation, which I think is cool. :)

2. Am I loveable?
Absolutely. In the relatively short amount of time we've spent together, I have developed a great deal of affection for you.

3. How long have you known me?
A year and a half?

4. When and how did we first meet?
I'm really bad at this. I think I might've met you first at one of the Harvard friend gatherings at a restaurant or something.

5. What was your first impression?
My impression of you has always been that you have a tremendous amount of energy invested in your friends, and that it brings you great joy. :)

6. Do you still think that way about me now?
Yup.

7. What do you think my weakness is?
I have to say that you surprise me sometimes with how strong a woman you are and how difficult you find it, at times, to have faith in your own abilities and assets (particularly your physical ones).

8. Do you think I'll get married?
I think you already are, in the ways that matter most. I hope that doesn't offend you.

9. What makes me happy?
ChrisbooksbooksbooksChrisfriendsbookswritingproblemsolvingbooksChrisbooks.

10. What makes me sad?
The disconnect between your life dreams and the goals your family seems to have for your life, at times.

11. What reminds you of me?
Flannel. My blue-and-yellow garb. The Shabbat Project. Book geeking. Popcorn and dried herbs. Planning ahead, making big plans. Strong wind, sometimes (because of the wind in the background of your voicemail recording). Doing massage in tight spaces. Pirate talk. Flourishes of generousity. Surprises. Tikkun olam.

12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
Peace of mind about the whole family-boy-future dilemma. Some sort of a resolution that could make all of you happy and healthy and whole.

13. How well do you know me?
Better than some, not as well as I hope to.

14. When's the last time you saw me?
Just after Thanksgiving. Half naked, I might add. ;)

15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
Yes. *deep breath* I hope now is a good time to tell you this. You are one of the most attractive women I know. I haven't told you before now because I didn't want it to come across as a line or a come-on. I especially didn't want to say it when you were just getting massage from me, as I didn't want to make you feel uncomfortable in that situation. I do not want to date you or anything along those lines, as I hope is obvious. It's just a simple truth -- I think you are cute and aesthetically pleasing. If I have a physical "type" in a woman, you're just about it.

This is why it's hard for me to hear about people who criticize your appearance, sometimes -- they're insulting my taste, dammit! *grin*

Yeesh. I'm sort of scared to post this in your lj, and will understand if you delete the comment and take this offline. But I also want to post it, as an act of honesty and plain friendship. Is that okay?

Thu, Dec. 4th, 2003 02:20 pm (UTC)
chaiya: cont'd

16. Do you think I could kill someone?
I think you are imminently capable of killing me if I were ever to break Steve's heart. I can definitely imagine you as a protective lioness when one of your own is attacked.

17. Describe me in one word.
I, too, hate that request. Sorry.

18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
I think our friendship is getting stronger, and I hope that continues. :)

19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
You have a very open mind, which I appreciate, but sometimes I have trouble believing that you're truly listening because you seem so busy with problem solving and thinking of the next thing you want to say. You have a reply to everything, and that's not always necessary.

In short, I feel that I can talk with you about anything, yes. The listening part is something I have less faith in, though.

20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?
Perhaps. Will you respond?

Thu, Dec. 4th, 2003 02:49 pm (UTC)
kleenestar: Re: cont'd

My mental response to your answer #15: "Dude! I'm hot!"

Seriously, I'm flattered and not offended at all.

Dude! I'm hot!