The 5000 Question Meme – Part 3

While you are reading this, I am probably enjoying the heck out of the weekend away with my husband. This is the third part of a 5000 question-long meme that I plan on completing… Some day. So from now on out, the weekends are for memes!

51. Make up a definition for the following silly words…

Fruitgoogle: A Google search that gives you strange results.
Ambytime: A time to amble.
Asscactus: Someone who’s easily offended.

52. What was the last thing you made with your own hands?
A cream cheese pound cake. I can’t cook to save my life, but I’m a terrific baker.

53. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Polly Pocket. I just loved those things, even though you couldn’t actually do a whole lot with it.

54. How many TV’s are in your house?
Two. One in our living room, and one in our guest room. Having no TV in our bedroom is something I feel really strongly about. Bedrooms are for sleeping, reading, talking and… that other thing you do as a couple.

55. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Swim! Those hot summer days when you spend a whole day by the water drinking caffeinated beverages and eating sandy sandwiches… Ah, that’s the stuff.

56. How do you feel when you see a rainbow?
I don’t think I’ve ever spotted a rainbow without pointing it out to whoever is with me at the time. I love rainbows. They always catch me by surprise and usually when I could use some cheering up, so they always feel like a little gift.

57. Have you ever dreamt a dream that came true?
Once. I dreamt that Geography was cancelled, and when I got to school it was indeed.

58. Have you ever been to a psychic/tarot reader?
I’ve made a habit out of visiting a palm reader in every country I go to. Just for fun, I don’t take it too seriously. I get a kick out of hearing hundreds of different stories about my same old hand.

59. What is your idea of paradise?
No sickness and no suffering.

60. Do you believe in god and if so what is he/she/it like?
I do believe in God, but I can’t get on board with certain aspects of the bible (or, more precise, I can’t get on board with how some people interpret the bible). I never believed God was something to fear, or an argument to be used when judging others. More that ‘God’ is something that is in all of us; it starts to mean something when you come together and live your life without hurting, blaming or judging others.

I’ll stop now, before I scare everyone away.

61. Do you believe in Hell?
Oh, we’re not done with religion. Alright. I do believe in hell, but I don’t see it as a place you go after you’ve died but rather as a state of being. As long as I can remember, I have associated ‘hell’ with hatred, holding grudges, etc. I don’t believe you can be genuinely happy or at peace when there’s something so strong that holds so much power over you. If that makes sense… I don’t know how to explain it better.

62. What one thing have you done that most people haven’t?
I’ve traveled to a lot of places. And I mean a lot. I’ve lived in the Middle East, United States, Africa, Asia and Europe and backpacked through Central and South America as well. Last time I did one of those travel map thingies, I’d visited over 120 countries. I’m sure there are people who’ve seen much more of the world, but the reaction I usually get when this comes up is ‘Wow, I’ve never even been overseas!’.

63. What is the kindest thing you have ever done?
I don’t know if I should be the one to judge. I mean, I won’t ever know for sure how any act of kindness I may have done affected the people I’ve done them for.

64. Are you a patient person?
I’m both the most patient and impatient person you will ever meet. It all comes down to what the circumstances are.

65. What holiday should exist but doesn’t?
I think we have enough holidays.

66. What holiday shouldn’t exist but does?
Columbus Day.

67. What’s the best joke you ever heard?
I’m not very big on jokes, sorry.

68. Where is the most fun place you have EVER been?
Once, in High School, Sam and I went to the Dutch version of SeaWorld on a whim. I don’t know if it was the park in itself that was the most fun place I’ve ever been, but I had so much fun that day. It was the first thing that popped into my head.

69. Is your hair natural or dyed?
At the moment it’s natural. I used to dye it since my skin is very fair and my natural hair color is close to black, but living in a country that gets more than three days of sun a year has balanced that out quite nicely.

70. Do you have any deep dark secrets or are you pretty much up front?
I’m pretty much up front.

71. What is under your bed right now?
Dust bunnies.

72. If you were in the Land of Oz would you want to live there or go home?
Go home. I couldn’t even watch this movie when I was younger. It freaked me out completely.

73. If you drive do you frequently speed?
Only when I’m alone in the car, and even then only on certain roads. But more often than not I have the kids with me, and I tend to stick to all the traffic rules when I do.

74. What is the world’s best song to dance to?
I wouldn’t say it’s the best song, but I can’t sit still when I hear Push It by Salt-N-Pepa.

75. What song was on the last time you danced with someone?
Scream & Shout by Will.i.am and Britney Spears.

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The 5000 Question Meme – Part 2

WordPress was supposed to publish this one on Sunday but failed, for whatever reason. This is the second part of a 5000 question-long meme that I plan on completing… Some day. So from now on out, the weekends are for memes!

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?
Sam brought up coffee so that I could drink it in bed and have some me-time, which i thought was very sweet.

27. Do you have a lot to learn?
Absolutely. I don’t even know what the fack I’m doing half the time. I’m hoping that feeling will eventually go away.

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?
– Learn how to reattach buttons (without needing a band-aid afterwards).
– Learn how to speak Italian.
– Learn how to parallel park without denting cars and murdering people.

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
How they make me feel, without a doubt.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?
Effort, Communication and Trust.

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?
– Watch my kids graduate (I don’t care if it’s Harvard or Refrigerator College… Well, maybe a little).
– Re-visit Delphi.
– Read all the books in the world (I plan on getting very old).

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?
– Killing someone else.
– Torturing someone else.
– Working for Sarah Palin.

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?
No, not really. Every worthy cause should receive the same amount of attention. Unfortunately, we don’t have the time or money to support them all.

34. What does each decade make you think of:
There were like 12 of these, so I skipped over them. I’m sure you understand.

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?
None in particular.

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?
(I can’t get no) Satisfaction.

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?
Right now, stink bugs are ruling us. Seriously, it’s been horrible.

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?
Don’t let us down.

38. What’s your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?
Comedy Central.

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?
Ooh, villain? Not sure…

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?
Hahahaha… No.

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?
Fly. Who has the time to take a boat?

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?
It’s not black, it’s dark blue.

43. What does your name mean?
My full name is a very weird version of Rhiannon (my mother thought making up her own version would be ‘cute’. It’s not), so… Derived from the old Celtic name Rigantona meaning “great queen”. In Welsh mythology Rhiannon was the goddess of fertility and the moon. This name is also borne by a princess in Welsh legends, the wife of Pwyll. As an English name, it became popular due to the Fleetwood Mac song ‘Rhiannon’ (1976). Thank you, Google.

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?
Outer space. Have you ever seen fish that live in the deeps of the ocean? Seriously, they’re all monsters. *shiver*

45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Breathe.

Meat: Bone.

Different: Pretty.

Pink: Bubblegum.

Deserve: Peace.

White: Clean.

Elvis: Toilet (Oh, god. But it’s true!)

Magic: Sparkles.

Heart: Love.

Clash: Music.

Pulp: Fiction.

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?
Etta James. She’s dead now, right?

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?
Etta James, just in case she’s still very much alive.

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
Yes, Pleasantville.

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?
A week?! Jeez. Okay let me think… lots of books, my Ipod, laptop, phone and crossword puzzles.

50. Have you ever saved someone’s life or had your life saved?
The second one.

The 5000 Question Meme – Part 1

WordPress was supposed to publish this one on Saturday but failed, for whatever reason. This is the first part of a 5000 question-long meme that I plan on completing… Some day. So from now on out, the weekends are for memes!

1. Who are you?
My name is Rhye, and I’m a 24 year old wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?
That, when I’m complaining about someone I love, and you start piling stuff on, I’ll still get mad. That I’ll give you my honest opinion if you ask for it, even if it’s something you probably don’t want to hear. And that I’ll probably pick up my phone at 3 in the morning, should you need me.

3. When you aren’t filling out 5,000 question surveys like this one what are you doing?
That depends on what day it is, if Sam’s off work, what the weather is like, etc. ‘Living life’ would be the short answer.

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn’t like at the time).
I loved English, French and Biology. Hated Algebra, Chem and Geography.

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?
Make Christmas fun for Cole and Sadie, so they’ll start to love it as much as I do.

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that there’s honestly no use in looking that far ahead. We’ll see where we’ll end up!

7. What stage of life are you in right now?
I was blessed with a pretty huge family pretty much overnight, so the ‘young family’ stage would fit, even though most people assume I’ve been ‘doing’ this for a long time when they see me walking alongside a six-year-old.

8. Are you more child-like or childish?
Hopefully I’m more child-like. I really can’t stand childish people.

9. What is the last thing you said out loud?
‘Leave it.’ (to one of the dogs)

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now?
Light up the sky – Christina Aguilera (Lotus is finally here, hooray!)

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes?
Not really, but I took self-defense classes which had a little bit of everything.

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?
Better, for sure.

13. Does time really heal all wounds?
No, not if you don’t put any work in.

14. How do you handle a rainy day?
By finding little things to smile about. Or I try to, anyway.

15. Which is worse…losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights?
Yea, here’s the thing – I buy new holiday lights almost every year. They’re much cheaper to replace than luggage, so for me, losing my luggage would be worse.

16. How is your relationship with your parents?
Honestly? Very strained.

Will you miss them when they are gone?
Yes, absolutely.

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?
That depends on what I’m doing. Usually I am, but when I’m reading a good book I zone right out.

18. What is the truest thing that you know?
The only approval you need is your own.

19. What did you want to be when you grew up?
This changed almost every other week.

20. Have you ever been given a second chance?
Haven’t we all?

21. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
A little bit of both.

22. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind?
I try to. Not to say I don’t analyze things to death first.

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
A broken pelvis. Seriously, ouch.

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?
Losing people I love.

25. Who have you hugged today?
Sam, Cole, Sadie, Claire, Jane, Lucy and Lola (what? I’m a hugger!)