Tuesday Twosome

List…

  1. Two Favorite shows from your childhood: The Smurfs; Little House On The Prairie.
  2. Two songs that describe you: Fighter by Christina Aguilera; Fugitive by the Indigo Girls.
  3. Two style mistakes you made when you were younger (hairstyles, clothes, shoes): Can I just list all of the 80’s? Home perms (though not my choice); bangs.
  4. Two accomplishments that you are proud of: deciding to change careers; growing beyond past hurts.
  5. Two people that you miss the most: College girlfriends (as a collective whole they count as 1); my grandma Johnson (Dad’s mom) who died before I was born, because I think she’d have lots of cool stories to tell and would have kept that part of the family a bit healthier emotionally.

Tuesday Twosome

  1. Name you are most frequently called? Nickname you are most frequently called? Kelly. My most-repeated nickname, other than Kell, is Red (I think). But I don’t get called nicknames much by anyone. There were some pretty horrible ones when I was younger (think of all the things that rhyme with Kelly).
  2. Age people think you are? Age you wish you were? Just last week, a 14-year-old thought I was 18. I often get mistaken for a high schooler, which I find… well, it’s not good. I’d like to pass for at least 22. Of course, this means that when I hit 30 (gasp!), people will still think I’m not legally old enough to drink, and I’m sure that’ll put a little extra pep in my step. I don’t wish I was any age other than what I am. I’m not really looking forward to getting older, but being younger wasn’t necessarily all that much fun either. I’m trying to live in the now these days and not look too much into the future (or past).
  3. Have you ever had someone mess with you while you were sleeping? Have you ever messed with people when they are sleeping? Probably at a sleepover in junior high I was at least present when someone did something to someone. If people ever messed with me while I was sleeping, I never knew about it. I’m a pretty sound sleeper. I also used to have a really hard time falling asleep, so I was always the last one awake at a sleepover, which kinda eliminates the opportunity for fun-with-sleeping-Kelly.
  4. Have you ever actually listened to Telemarketers? Have you ever prank-called someone? I have, on occasion, but that was a while ago. Now I’m so frustrated with them that I’m just mean and then I hang up. My friend Chrissy and I made several prank phone calls in junior high (usually to boys we liked), and I was the recipient of one such phone call once and it was rather embarrassing.
  5. What is the longest you have gone without food? What is the largest amount of food you have ever eaten at one sitting? I’ve done the 30-Hour Famine before, so I’ll go with 30 hours. The largest amount at one sitting? OK, in San Francisco, our favorite Mexican restaurant had what they called the Azteca Burrito, which was so large that they actually poured three different kinds of sauce on top, just to break it up visually (enchilada, sour cream, and I think a guac-like one). I was so proud when I actually ate the whole thing. I hope they’re still open if I ever return, because I’d need to get one and take a picture.

Tuesday Twosome

  1. Are you named after anyone? Would you name a child of yours after you? No, I’m not named after anyone, and I wouldn’t name a child after me. I’d like my kids to have names that are more unique (or at least spelled weird), instead of having one of the most common names.
  2. If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name be? If you could switch names with a friend who would it be? My parents would have named me Eric (no joke). I’d switch names with my friend Sarah – it’s a pretty name that means nice things. But people often think I’m a Jill.
  3. Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do with your name constantly? Would you drop your last name if you became famous? Mostly I get people who try to spell it Kelley, and I’m not sure why, because that’s not the more common way to spell it. And people always ask if my last name is “son” or “sen.” Its never been mispronounced. If I became famous I think I’d have to change my name (otherwise people would never be able to Google me!).
  4. Name two celebrities that have really great names. Name two celebrities that in your opinion have strange names. I’m drawing a blank on this – come up with your own ideas for the comments.
  5. Do you like your name? Does your name have a special meaning? My name’s alright – I don’t hate it. I’m kinda fond of my first name (though I would have spelled it differently had I been in charge), and used to using the whole thing, first-middle-last in order to avoid confusion with the masses. I like that Kelly means “warrior woman,” and Laura means “crown of laurel leaves,” and in deluded moments of self grandeur that means I’m a warrior princess (like Xena!). I used to laugh all the time at the “warrior woman” part, because I am terribly shy and introverted. But as friends can attest, if there’s something important, I can speak my mind and fight plenty. Of course, maybe it was just referring to my temper.

Tuesday Twosome

  1. Would you die for your best friend? Would you die for a loved one? I think so, but we can’t actually be sure until we’re in the moment.
  2. What personality traits are you proud to possess? What personality traits are you ashamed that you possess? I have the bad habit of thinking about myself more than others. I am super-shy in unfamiliar social situations, to the extent that people think I’m a b*tch, which is really too bad, because they should wait to get to know me before deciding that. I am a patient person, though that is a trait I have had to learn over the years. I wish I wasn’t as high-maintenance as I am (I blame the hair). I’ve learned to hold my tongue and keep my temper in check, and I’m quite proud of that. I hope people would notice that I’m compassionate and loving and … not accepting of everything but tolerant nonetheless. And fairly open-minded.
  3. Would you rather have a mansion or a house? Would you give up your heart or your soul? Just a tiny little bungalow, thank you very much, where the upstairs is only the master bedroom and bath, and downstairs is everything else, and it fits just perfectly on one of those tiny lots in the city where there’s just enough space between houses that if yours was any bigger they’d be too close but they’re not. As far as the second part goes, to what/who am I giving up my heart or soul? If we’re talking about giving it up to a person, I’d give my heart as readily as possible (hey, I’m working on breaking down those walls and getting rid of baggage, but it’s not exactly an overnight process). I’d only give my soul to Jesus, though. So I guess “heart” it is.
  4. What are your two favorite flavors of ice cream? If you invented the next two ice cream flavors, what would you call it? Vanilla Bean (with the little brown flecks in it that make it look “authentic,” even though they’re probably fake), and at the moment Chubby Hubby (ooh, do I have some of that at home? I’ve got to check the freezer, because I think I do….). I have no idea what ice cream flavors I’d invent or what I’d call them. Something with animal crackers would be fun though, and the word “zoo” could be in the name.
  5. Would you ever want to walk on water? Would you ever want to walk through fire? I think that in a tropical locale where the water is that lovely shade of turquoise and you can see the white sand under the water, it would be cool to be able to walk on water. However, if we’re talking about Lake Superior and it’s dark black waters that scare the crap outta me, no thank you. And, at least metaphorically, I have walked through fire. Real fire? Eh, it might be cool, but I bet it’d be a let-down. I mean, what do you gain by walking through fire? At least walking on water you’d see some cool stuff.