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The folks at Sunday Stealing rip off a meme from another blogger each Sunday. They give full credit and a link back to that author’s site, of course — and invite everyone to play along.

This week, “” comes from The Deer Yard.

The Nudder Meme

1. Who did you spend at least two hours with today?
My family.

2. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks?
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

3. Who was the last person you called?
BigBob.

4. What were you doing at 12am last night?
Sleeping.

5. Are your parents married/divorced?
My parents are both deceased. My father died 10 months to the day after they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

6. When did you last see your mom?
The night she died.

7. What are you wearing right now?
Jams.

8. Where is your favorite place to be?
At home.

9. Where is your least favorite place to be?
The dentist’s office.

10. Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Hawaii.

11. Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years?
Right here.

12. What was the last thing that really made you laugh?
Real Time with Bill Maher last night.

13. What cities/towns/villages have you lived in?
My parents moved to California when I was six months old and I have been here ever since.

14. Are you a social person?
To a point.

The first time I took the The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was a revelation. Prior to that, I would have described myself as an extrovert because I am outgoing, not shy, and not particularly reclusive.

In reality, I am an Introvert because I get my energy from “dealing with the ideas, pictures, memories, and reactions that are inside my head, in my inner world. I often prefer doing things alone or with one or two people I feel comfortable with. I take time to reflect so that I have a clear idea of what I’ll be doing when I decide to act. Ideas are almost solid things for me. Sometimes I like the idea of something better than the real thing.”

I enjoy being with people, attending parties, etc. But I reach a saturation point and need to withdraw. BigBob knows that when we are out socially and I look at him and say, “I’m done,” it is time to go home. It is as if someone pops a balloon and all of the air escapes. My internal battery is drained and I need to be in a quiet environment to recharge.

I tell people that I was born to be a litigator because I believe that I have the perfect career for my personality type. I spend a lot of time interacting with people, but also a lot of time alone in my office researching, analyzing, studying, and writing.

15. Do you sleep alone?
Only when traveling without my family.

“Sometimes I like the idea of something better than the real thing:” When the husband, kids, and dogs get on my nerves, I jokingly tell them how much I look forward to my next business trip. Then I get to the hotel, check in, and lament the silence.

Recently, I was away from home for four days, came home for one night — just long enough to do my laundry and re-pack, and then left for another four days. When I got back, I was very happy to get into my own bed. I woke up in the middle of the night and was delighted to hear the familiar combination of human and canine snoring, and realize that Sophie had attached herself to me, as is her custom. Realizing that all was “right with the world,” I went back to sleep.


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