Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Saturday 9: Friends Forever

Saturday 9I grew up a military brat, so friendships for me were fleeting…  Just as I’d get to know someone it was time for them or us to PCS (move to a new duty station).  For some people this influences them in one of two ways, either they make friends very quickly or it’s hard for them to form attachments (abandonment issues).  I suspect I’m probably in the latter group…  Whew, didn’t intend for this to become a post on the sofa, this is supposed to be a fun post.  So I dedicate this post to those friendships that have withstood the test of time…

1.  How many of your friendships have lasted more than ten years?  Which of your current friends do you feel will still be important ten years from now?
I have one friend that I’ve had for more than 9 years, my other friendships are with people that I knew as a child and that I’ve reconnected with through Facebook.  Both friendships are equally important to me and I hope they last for the rest of my life.  I’ve also made some connections with folks online and I consider those friendships to be incredibly important as well.

2.  When you look at yourself in the mirror, what’s the first thing you look at?
The first thing I look at are my eyes. I think they express so much of what I may be feeling at a given moment.

3.  Who was the most recent person on your missed call list on your cell phone?  What’s your relationship with that person?
My daughter, Miss 14.

4.  What did the last text message you received on your cell phone say?
A text from me to my daughter, Miss 13, asking if she and her friends want scrambled eggs for breakfast. It was sent 2 hrs ago and I haven’t received a reply, so I’m guessing the answer is “No.”

5.  How would you “label” yourself?
I’ve been told that I can be cold and distant. I’m actually fairly shy but once I get to know you I’m good. Oddly enough this doesn’t extend to professional settings ~ I have no problem with public speaking, it’s just one~on~one situations.

6.  What was your favorite age?
I don’t know that I have a favorite age. Each age brought new challenges…

7.  What is your current desktop picture?  What’s its significance?
It’s a retro graphic design. There is no significance, I’m just too lazy to change it.

8.  What was the last thing you said to someone that you’d like to take back?
I’m not saying.

9.  If you had to choose between a million bucks or the ability to go back in time and fix all of your mistakes, which would you choose?
I’d like to think that the mistakes that I’ve made have made me who I am ~ good, bad or indifferent. I wouldn’t change every mistake that I’ve made but there are a few that I would like to erase.

These questions are a part of a meme hosted by Saturday 9.  If you’d like to participate, simply answer the questions on your blog and then hit the linky.

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