Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Rule of Seven

My dear friend, lsig, put this on her LiveJournal, and I thought it was so fun that I agreed to do it here.

If you comment on this post:
1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you

(Go ahead, make a comment. Even if you’re comment phobic. Even if I don’t know you well, or even personally, at all. Even if I know you so well that you’re scared I’ll put really honest answers. I’ve got witty rejoinders just waiting for some of you folks, please let me use them!)


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, I'll play :)

btw, I was thinking about you on Tuesday. SRH said Z did great.

lsig said...

Go, speed racer, go!

SRH said...

Oooh, ooh.. me!

Man, it's like we don't even live together.

nancy said...

Huh? Does this count?

Anonymous said...

i guess i will allow you bash me publicly. though it is better then the usual behind the back bashing that i am sure happens


Anonymous said...

So long as you don't challenge me to try belly dancing, I'm game! So how did the 2nd day of pre-school go? SRH said the first one went really well. Pretty soon Zane won't even need you guys except to drive him there. Just kidding, you guys will still have to cook!


Zooland said...

Glutton for punishment...

Anonymous said...

not sure i want to know. well, okay, clearly, i am dying to know! hurry up already!

PS: oh, um, it's me, melissa.

Zany Mama said...

Thanks for the thoughts. The second day of preschool was even better than the first. See you tomorrow!

On to your list:
1. Random - The tip of your nose is heart-shaped
2. Challenge - Keep in contact with me when you move to Texas.
3. Color - a vibrant blue
4. Like - You are incredibly quick witted.
5. Memory - At Crittenton - talking about shared cases.
6. Animal - a cat
7. Question - Suppose one night, while you are asleep, a miracle happened and fixed your problems. Only you are asleep, so you don't know it happened. What would be different? How would you know a miracle happened?

Zany Mama said...

Wow, this is way harder than I thought it would be. Mad props to you.

1. Random – You know that AA is not a group for alcoholics or a battery size.
2. Challenge – Read a novel by either Jacqueline Carey or Juliet Marillier
3. Color – Red – sorry that one was a freebie, but your hair is to die for
4. Like – You don’t take yourself very seriously
5. Memory – Disco Bowling at Kent Lanes followed by a nightmarish Johnny Walker experience
6. Animal – lion, a kind of giggly one
7. Question – Whatever happened to the date you brought to my wedding?

Zany Mama said...

Here goes.

1. Random – You are afraid of spiders – with a history to justify this fear.
2. Challenge – Write a book already!
3. Color – Green, Olive/Army green
4. Like – The things that come out of your mouth still surprise me
5. Memory – Pinning you – both metaphorically and literally – at your initiation
6. Animal – an eagle
7. Question – What would make you feel creatively fulfilled?

Zany Mama said...

Oh, it counts. (As a disclaimer, however, I will say that I may have been inordinately influenced by the picture in your profile. I mean, how do you solve a problem like Maria?)

1. Random – You’re not Peefer’s sister
2. Challenge – We need to see a guest blog from Mr. Nancy.
3. Color – Yellow, I’m not sure why
4. Like – Your blog introduced me to Canadian mommy blogs, which tend to be different than their American counterparts. I love your voice.
5. Memory – The first post I read of yours, you discussed clothing – specifically that a shirt that you were wearing was too tight.
6. Animal – a bird – not a bird of prey with talons but not a delicate songbird either
7. Question – Why Maria Von Trapp as a picture?

Zany Mama said...

I went easy on you.

1. Random – You used to be in love with Ms. Paula Abdul
2. Challenge – Discover something likeable/redeemable about AA. Share it with the rest of us, and convince us that it’s true. (not the organization or the battery size)
3. Color – Bright green – the color of that jersey you used to wear. Was that a team or something?
4. Like – Two words: Brutal honesty.
5. Memory – Not my absolute first – see lsig above – but a very clear memory is of a particular Mardi Gras at an empty bar.
6. Animal – Bear. Duh.
7. Question – Do you want me to ask them to salt them bitches up? Cause I’ll ask them.

Zany Mama said...

IC Yellow-
Preschool was very, very good. He'll need us for cooking and buying toys. He's already figured out that we're the gravy train.

1. Random – Removal of your gallbladder caused you to have to buy new jeans
2. Challenge – Start marketing your jewelry
3. Color – Turquoise – just because
4. Like – your independence and fearlessness
5. Memory – You’d just gotten a haircut you hated. Everyone else liked it, and you looked like you wanted to throw the next person who complimented your hair down the stairs.
6. Animal – a badger. You are stubborn and solitary. I mean that in the best way.
7. Question – Who trips your trigger?

Zany Mama said...

Not punishment, but see what you think.
1. Random – the walls of your book and bake shop were a beautiful icy blue
2. Challenge – Share some of your textile art
3. Color – aqua, for soft water
4. Like – your brilliance and your kindness
5. Memory – You invited me to do a paper with you on internalized sexism. I played along like I was fully capable of doing so, even though you were talking light years beyond me at that point.
6. Animal – a heron
7. Question – If you didn’t believe in non-violence, would you have hit your old boss?

Zany Mama said...

Here's what you were dying to know! :) It was great to see you all today.

1. Random – you do not like mushrooms, and that seems very odd for a vegetarian
2. Challenge – update your blog
3. Color – orange, can you guess why?
4. Like – you can turn a phrase. Remember this one: Dude, you are a girl.
5. Memory – It was the first Christmas after F and E were born. We saw you at church and you had one baby on your leg and the other in your arms while R chased A around. And you were smiling – and I couldn’t believe how non-stressed you seemed by it all.
6. Animal – Snook on It’s a Big, Big World – he’s laid back and helps all the other animals
7. Question – Of the 17 children you watch, how many of them do you really like? I mean, really?

lsig said...

Answer to question 7:

He engaged in an unholy alliance and lost his soul. It involved origami.

Dustin said...

This could turn out bad, but okay, go for it...

Zany Mama said...


From what I her, unholy alliances often involve origami - and speciality greeting cards.

Zany Mama said...

Sweet, Trusting Dustin -

1. Random – You secretly write for another blog under a different name.
2. Challenge – Find a decent job with a liberal arts degree. (I do hear it’s possible).
3. Color – Well, it must be “dusty” something, so let’s go with dusty blue.
4. Like – You could be SRH’s younger brother – curly hair, lots of wit, tons of dorkiness. It’s a fetching combination.
5. Memory – I went to your blog early after you started commenting on SRH’s blog, and your entry was about “the perfect band”. The line about Stairway to my Dad just cracked me up.
6. Animal – the ferocious panda
7. Question – Can you sing?

Dustin said...

5. If you liked that, you should see what I wrote today!

6. Feriocious Panda, I see logo coming out of this.

7. Only when there's money involved.

Anonymous said...

1. Gall Bladder – I swear it wasn’t just my eating habits that caused the size change. The doctor doesn’t believe me but I have a witness, damn it! My sister saw what I weighed when they checked me in, prior to gall bladder removal, and watched me weigh in again one week later when I couldn’t fit into my old jeans…I’m not lying…I’m NOT! 

2. Jewelry – It’s really hard to market without a logo. Perhaps you could drop a word to a certain person in marketing at my office. He’s been too busy to work on non-office designs. Or maybe speaking to his bosses would be more appropriate! BUT if you’re interested, there are quite a few pieces on my website. They are still not as easy to access as I would like (you have to do a search) but this is a work in progress! Just go to

5. Haircut – To be honest, rarely a day goes by that I don’t want to throw someone down the stairs. I’m betting the haircut was probably just the excuse of the day!

7. Trigger tripper – John Cusack. Yeah, baby! Cute, dorky, funny, and smart. What more can a girl ask for?

I.C. Yellow

zingerzapper said...

I've been out of town so I'm a little late in responding. I say peel me like an onion, I can take it!

Zany Mama said...

Zingerzapper -

Thanks for playing.

1. Random – You don’t like cheese, either.
2. Challenge – Go out with grace.
3. Color – silver
4. Like – You are one of the most courageous people I know. Nothing stops you. I am in awe and inspired daily.
5. Memory – You giving me crap while working the crisis lines. One second we’re making safety plans with a woman in crisis, the next you’re telling bawdy jokes.
6. Animal - piranha
7. Question – How many jobs have you had anyway?