TMI #118 Means I Answer My Own Questions

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This week's TMI Tuesday questions are from my list of conversation starters for couples as posted in my Blushing Ladies' Journal article, 13 Ways To Use What You Have To Build Intimacy.

Thanks Slip of a Girl for sending them in. *smile*

Since these are supposed to be conversation starters, please join the conversation!

1. If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?

Well, The Brady's house had a maid ~ but also all those kids! And I can't really think of another right now... Maybe the Southfork ranch on Dallas.

2. If you had a clone, what would you make it do so you could have free time?

If this is truly my clone we are talking about, then I probably can't make it do anything. *wink* But I'm sure we'd agree to share work and pleasure. See bonus for more.

3. Who was your best friend when you were 8? When you were 13?

When I was eight my best friend in the whole world was Heidi. She lived two houses away, was a year younger, and also was in a family of two sisters with herself being the oldest. Heidi and I spent many of our days drawing our future: first an apartment with swanky swinging beads in the doorways and lots of cats (practical combination), and then a ranch with a stream which always ran through the corner of the land (paper plot). That is, of course, when she wasn't being courted by Elizabeth, another girl on our block who was in Heidi's class. Groups of three don't work well with younger kids and so there was lots of sneaking and backstabbing, inviting only one or the other for sleep-overs etc... Silly stuff now, but the stuff childhood worlds are made of and quite painful.

Quickly I realized that Heidi and I couldn't divide up the ranch in a way in which we'd both get the creek. That's when I became more of a loner.

By thirteen we'd moved and my best friend was Mary. I was still more of a loaner by nature, preferring to read more than group activities, but junior high can be a frighteningly lonely place as it is, so a friend somewhere, anywhere, was welcome.

Being friends with Mary meant you were also friends with her friend Diana. Seeing as I'd been down the can three girls be friends path before (and I was older and we hope wiser) the drama didn't affect me much. If I had plans with Mary and Diana tried to 'take' Mary for herself, I happily stayed home and read. My lack of participation in such drama through these and the high school years sort of put me ahead of the game for college where I was seen as more of a leader than a follower. I had lots of acquaintances, invitations, and attention; but friends I counted on one hand. I'm still rather that same way ~ tho the number three is no longer the problem it once was *wink*

4. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be & why?

Back in time would be my first choice; there are too many historical periods which I'd like to experience myself. But the question says "anywhere" so if we are taking that literally to mean a place, I'd say it's a tie between Egypt, Italy and Greece because I could at least pick up several of those historical threads...

5. Would you hate loosing your sight or hearing most?

Neither would be a loss I'd easily accept, but so much of my world is based on words and I'm not sure that audio books and Internet readers would be satisfying ~ even typing as a writer would be so different... I also have more difficulty with auditory processing. For example, I prefer and have less difficulty with written directions than spoken ones.

Bonus (as in optional): Nature or nurture?

Obviously they both play their part... and I'd say it's got to be pretty darn equal parts. Which is why I consider that my clone wouldn't be exactly like me.

Sure, she and I would likely have the same bra size, and temperament I suppose... But she also wouldn't have grown up in the same times, in the same family as I either. Who would be her parents? Her Heidi? Her Mary? Her loves and lovers? With those changes there would be many changes between me and my clone ~ including the possibility for her to be chaste and enjoy cooking and other domestic skills. *wink*

Play along with TMI #118 at your own blog, or post in the comments!


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