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Passing the fun along

Posted on 2007.04.23 at 23:09
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: Question - The Moody Blues
Here’s a bit of fun that I suppose is well traveled, though I appropriated it from meryddian.

Comment and I’ll:

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something – a song, a color, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character.
6. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
7. Tell you my favorite user picture of yours.
8. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

A few refinements for my readers who don’t have an LJ:
You can still get in on this if you like; we’ll just look the other way on #1 and #8. And you can still feel free to post your own answers regarding myself!

Whether you have an LJ or not, you may need to give me a day or two to respond!

Comments:


Meryddian
meryddian at 2007-04-24 15:39 (UTC) (Link)
me me! oo! pick me!
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2007-04-25 04:54 (UTC) (Link)
1. Tell you why I friended you.

You introduced me to blogging in general, and to LJ in particular.

2. Associate you with something – a song, a color, a photo, etc.

How about this image?

It’s from a bag of potato chips I bought literally this afternoon. Note the expiration date in the upper right corner (it may look like “14SEP” due to a crease, but it actually reads “11SEP”). Almost immediately, I thought of you since, of course, that is the day you’ll be embarking upon a journey for which you have long dreamed and planned. It makes me happy, not only for you, but for myself to have such a positive thought associated with that day. In addition, the 12th is the birthday of a very close friend of mine and the 13th is my father’s birthday! So this year, I will have a neat trio of happy days for people dear to me!

3. Tell you something I like about you.

I like the way you seem to want to meet the world on an even basis. That is, you want to experience the best that this world and life have to offer while at the same time, you want to develop and express the best things you have to offer and add them to the sum of humanity.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.

It’s a simple thing, just a sound. You and I were at Navy Pier watching the Romeo & Juliet musical parody. Very funny show, lots of big laughs. I don’t know what the line was, but you laughed, and the laugh was completely pure and unbridled. Laughter is on the short list of what makes life worth living, and your enjoyment of that moment was complete; a work of art within a work of art.

5. Associate you with a character.

Irene Adler. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story, A Scandal in Bohemia, here is the opening sentence: “To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.” Here is the story’s closing paragraph: “And that was how a great scandal threatened to affect the kingdom of Bohemia, and how the best plans of Mr. Sherlock Holmes were beaten by a woman’s wit. He used to make merry over the cleverness of women, but I have not heard him do it of late. And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honourable title of the woman.”

6. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.

If you could go anywhere in the world, meet anyone you wanted to meet, etc., who or what would be your ideal photographic subject?

7. Tell you my favorite user picture of yours.

Now this was tough. You could ask me again tomorrow and I might choose a completely different one. But at the moment, I have to go with this:

The best way I can put it is that you seem to have idealized yourself in the design of this icon, and I think that can be a hard thing to do well.
Meryddian
meryddian at 2007-04-25 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
Phew, for a moment I thought I was going to be the chips. ;)

Who would I meet.... well, I would love to meet Leonardo da Vinci, but alas, the poor man is dead. My ideal would be to travel around with somebody who's photogenic not necessarily in the sense that "oooh, the camera REALLY *loves* you!" but in the sense that they're very facially-emotive and expressive, and be able to shoot them in a wide variety of locations.
dummylady
dummylady at 2007-04-25 12:40 (UTC) (Link)

Pick Me

Please...please....me next!
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2007-04-26 05:36 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pick Me

1. Tell you why I friended you.

Well how about the fact that I’ve known you for most of my life (and that’s a LONG time!), and that you’re a true original!

2. Associate you with something – a song, a color, a photo, etc.

This may sound a little startling, but I associate you with sex. Hang on a second – let me explain! I don’t know whether I’ve known anyone else who is so utterly up-front about their sexual desires, designs, and whimsies. I think you know exactly what I’m talking about, though I suspect that anyone else reading this will find this paragraph rather strange, which is of course their problem, not ours!

3. Tell you something I like about you.

I like the fact that there is always time and room in your life for joy and laughter, no matter what else may be occurring around you. It’s a reminder to all who come near you that these things need to be priorities in our lives.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.

It’s of you and Mark performing one of your stories together. Well, you’re doing most of the telling while he acts it out physically. The specific memory moment is your description of his character turning into “a goon!” in that inimitable lilt of yours.

5. Associate you with a character.

Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. I don’t know whether you’ve ever played her on stage, and the character as such doesn’t remind me of you at all. But I always remember your heartfelt rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” so there ya go!

6. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.

If you hadn’t met Mark, what do you imagine you’d be doing today, in both your personal life and your career?

7. Tell you my favorite user picture of yours.

Well, since you just have the one, I guess I’ll pick the one next to your comment above!
dummylady
dummylady at 2007-04-26 13:41 (UTC) (Link)

Wow!

Your honesty is astounding and refreshing. I take several of your responses as a compliment and I thank you for that. I have always been very comfortable with my sexuality and never tried to subdue it. You know that I am a flirt...it's just part of me...and thank god I married a man that can handle that part of my personality.

I will try to answer your question. If I hadn't met Mark where do I see myself personally and professionally.

Well, just before I met Mark I audition for a job a cruise ship. I would have entertained and worked on the ship too. It was one of the first cruises to use their people in duel roles. I was accepted, met Mark and declined. So I always think that I would be traveling the seven seas (I love being on the ocean) and making people laugh. Personally I would be lonely but I have always thought that it is better to be alone and lonely than to be with someone and still be lonely. But then maybe by some wild fluke I would have met you.....and who knows!
(Anonymous) at 2007-04-27 04:58 (UTC) (Link)

hmm, can't resist!

Ok, I'm one of the "non-LJ" people... but I find your insights refreshing and interesting so I couldn't resist your take on me! If ya' have the time, I'd love to see your answers, especially since we haven't known one another as long as your other friends who responded! See ya' tomorrow... "C"
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2007-04-27 06:11 (UTC) (Link)

Re: hmm, can't resist!

1. Tell you why I friended you.

Well, since you don’t have on on-line journal, this question doesn’t really apply, so I’ll answer it a different way – why am I your friend? Shucks, ma’am, that’s an easy one! You’re one of the most genuinely nice people I know, and perhaps most importantly, you’re very honest. I think that’s the one common denominator among my friends – they’re all honest with me. Some of them may not be so honest with other people, but my relationship with them is an honest one. Now in this case, I think honesty is a basic instinct for you, so I’ve probably dwelt upon this point longer than it deserves!

2. Associate you with something – a song, a color, a photo, etc.

I associate you with the musical Plain and Fancy. In a way, that’s a silly thing for me to associate with you, since I’ve never ever seen a production of it. But ever since learning that you’d done the show in Nappanee, just as my friend Nancy did before you, I tend to picture you in a plain Amish frock with a rough handmade broom in your hands. I think I tend to picture that because it is so amusingly at odds with the quietly glamorous individual that you actually are!

3. Tell you something I like about you.

I like the fact that, despite your occasional bouts with self-esteem issues, you have an essentially realistic picture of who you are in the entertainment world, and you know that there are great summits out there that you may climb. It makes me happy to see your resolve to pursue your dreams of what you may become in this business.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.

The first time I saw you do Loretta while channeling just a little bit of Dolly Parton. I though, “OK, this is it. This is how she needs to do this. This totally works!”

5. Associate you with a character.

I think the spirit of this question is that we’re not talking about a character I’ve seen you portray on stage. I’m going to go with Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She’s strong, spunky, loyal, hard-working, easy on the eyes, and she sings like a bird! What could be more appropriate?

6. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.

If your voice were suddenly taken away from you, what would you adopt as your primary means of artistic expression? It could be anything from clay pots to banjo playing to sidewalk chalk drawings.

7. Tell you my favorite user picture of yours.

Once again, this doesn’t really apply to you, so I will instead display my favorite photo of you. I’ve run it in this journal before, but I think it bears repeating:
(Anonymous) at 2007-04-28 05:13 (UTC) (Link)

Re: hmm, can't resist!

First of all, again, my thanks for your insight and honesty. As I mentioned this evening it's good to get the chance to see ourselve through someone else's eyes -- especially when I'm having, as you said, one of those occasional bouts with self esteem issues! Anyhoo... I realized I forgot to answer your question about how I would artistically express myself... an interesting question that has often crossed my mind... first, music would definitely still have to be a large part of my self expression and I would most likely return to my "roots" so to speak and get back into playing (I took organ lessons from age 8 to 16, when my interest in singing became my priority). I'd either go back to the organ, or branch out and pick up piano as well, which I can only fake my way on now as I'm used to two keyboards and full pedal base so I don't know what to do with my hands and feet on one keyboard and only three pedals! ha Also, ironically you mentioned chalk drawings and I actually do draw (an artistic ability inherited from my dad) and I also enjoy writing a great deal, so two things I love to do, but sadly just don't have or take the time to do as often as I used to. So, as much as I would be saddened to lose my ability to sing as it is my passion, I also have always felt that it is merely a temporary gift that God has given me to share (the voice is His, I'm merely the vessel!) that could just as easily be taken back at any time. Thankfully, I have also been blessed with varied interests and certain degree of talent that could be utilized for artistic self expression (if only for my own singular enjoyment!) should that ever happen! I do believe though, that singing is what I was meant to do... you know my history, you know that I'm here against all odds. It's one thing that I was given the miracle of my life, but to be granted another miracle with the gift of song that some people actually seem to get enjoyment out of?! It just makes me feel with all my heart and soul my voice was given to me for a reason and I HAVE to use it. Whew, I ramble... sorry, I'll stop now! Thanks my friend! love, C
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