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A meme/invitation [Dec. 5th, 2005|12:45 pm]
John
So... my very first meme.

You're on my "friends" list, which might mean we're close friends who love each other dearly, or might mean that we each enjoy reading what the other person writes... or give permission to the other to read those things we hide away from the "public" privacy level.

What do you want me to know about you?

This can be anything... if we met at an airport, both running for different planes, would it make you smile and know I cared if I asked how your dog Jojo was doing? Or how your latest novel attempt was going?

Maybe it's something imortant about you... the alien invaders have struck once again, and one set is striking in Washington DC, and the other is striking in your home town, and I have to say "No! Wait! I have a friend there who..." - I dunno, "still loves his Easy-Bake oven that he had to convince his dad to buy him, and whose dad died at a ripe old age, happily, but who, to this day, still ends his prayers with 'and dad, no, still not gay; you don't catch it from Easy-Bake ovens. Really.'"

(Yes, I might really rescue my friends first if alien invaders were attacking Washington DC... unless it was during the State of the Union, when all of the leading politicians were in DC, in which case, there's no "might" about it.)
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[User Picture]From: wolfette
2005-12-05 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's all right - if the aliens were attacking Washington DC, I'd just stay safely here in Scotland *g*

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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-12-10 12:52 am (UTC)
Well... but the idea is if they're attacking *both*. I don't know why they'd be attacking both DC and Scotland, though... Well... I mean, if those were the only two locations they were attacking.
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[User Picture]From: wolfette
2005-12-10 02:36 am (UTC)
Well, if they were *only* attacking DC, my friends would be welcome to evacuate here. (the sofa sleeps two if they're good friends, but you have to like cats)

If they were attacking *both* then we'd both have our hands full defending our own territories. We'd meet up and celebrate after we'd won.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2005-12-05 09:02 pm (UTC)
I'm a Friend of Pat, which is why I read you. And you are intrinsically interesting. cf the Easy Bake Oven story.:)
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From: tigermorph
2005-12-06 12:13 am (UTC)
This is too difficult for me.

I would just wantto be seen, I think.

If that makes any sense. Just pay attention.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-12-10 12:55 am (UTC)
I do my best... in fact, my biggest worry is missing the most important things. I watch, and I care, and I love... I hope David gets the help he needs to become a smashing success in school, and learns not to hurt Andrew any more. I wish I could mend the painful rifts in friendships, and wipe away the pain of Dougs past.

But what have I missed? That's what makes me worry.
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[User Picture]From: kyra_ojosverdes
2005-12-06 02:01 am (UTC)
I chose life, and it was worth the agony.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-12-10 12:58 am (UTC)
(half-smile) I'm glad... but ache with understanding at the agony.
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[User Picture]From: kyra_ojosverdes
2005-12-10 01:07 am (UTC)
It took me around 45 minutes to come up with the one thing I'd want someone/you to know about me. That's what I came up with... that my existence is a deliberate thing, something I chose for myself.
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[User Picture]From: sfw_dc
2005-12-06 03:52 am (UTC)
Well, if the aliens were in DC, they WOULD be striking my hometown. And I love DC - truly, madly, deeply.

Hm, other things? Um... I'll ponder.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-12-10 01:01 am (UTC)
Well, if I found myself protecting DC with all my heart and no cynical comments to make about it, it would be because there are people like you there :-).
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[User Picture]From: calpatine
2005-12-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
I am *still* hopeless at calculus.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-12-10 01:02 am (UTC)
Hah! Never hopeless, but totally bored, I'll buy :-).
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2005-12-07 12:27 am (UTC)
You already know so much about me, but I'm not sure you truly grasp how happy you make me.

If the aforementioned aliens were beaming me up, that's the one thing above all that I'd want to make sure you knew ...
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[User Picture]From: ljgeoff
2005-12-07 05:23 am (UTC)
What would I want someone whom I've never met, but whom I'd like to sometime meet, know about me...

I seem to be a rotten writer -- another short story rejected today.

I mostly like my job, even though it doesn't pay well, and I feel a little guilty every time I pin my name badge on because I haven't made anything of myself. But then I think, I have four children, a dog, six cats, and my husband is in Iraq, and I make it through every day, and if that's not an accomplishement, I don't know what is...

One last thing, because it's late and I'm tired and feeling kinda low and lonely -- I have a very strong sense of who I am, but when I look at myself in the mirror, I get confused. The inside and the outside don't match.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-12-10 01:13 am (UTC)
That is, indeed, quite an accomplishment...

I sometimes do the 'stare in the mirror and not recognize me' thing. Most often, well, for me, it's weird. I don't ever expect to *look* like an adult. I am one, I feel like one, and act like one and expect to be treated like one... but when I look in the mirror, I keep half-expecting to think I look like an awkward teenager.
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