Friday, August 17, 2007

What I like about myself, part I

Day 3 of my 48th year -- swollen lip. You know how once you bite your lip, accidentally of course, it swells up, which makes it hard to not bite it again, which makes it swell up some more. It's a vicious cycle. Those of you who have seen me in person will know that this is No Small Matter, them lips being a major portion of my face! And now they're even bigger!

Work wise -- finally got back to the silk road flowers web site again. Put up all the images that Rebecca has sent up to this point, with line count and character count samples so she can start working on the descriptions.

I got tagged by Sundry to list 10 things I like about myself, which she has titled as 'An Exercise in Immodesty'; of course I'll have to play along! This is not so easy as you might think. I came up with the first few without too much trouble, hence the Part I. The rest will have to wait until tomorrow --

1. I'm a hard worker; I'm pretty motivated and disciplined.

2. Oh dear, I've forgotten the rest already. Hmmm...I had several ready to go, and now I'm going blank. Oh, right, I'm not much for material things; I live pretty simply, and I really don't have great desires for most things. And the things that I do buy, I enjoy a great deal.

3. Here's another easy one -- I take good care of myself; I eat healthy (which I enjoy doing), I exercise (which I do not); I floss twice daily. And yeah, I LIKE flossing my teeth.

4. I'm resilient. I've had a lot of Good Things happen to me, which makes it easier to deal with the Bad Things, so maybe I can't take credit for this one. But it's such a good one...

5. I'm pretty accepting and tolerant, although I'm no doormat. I can tell the difference between someone being themselves and being respectful of others, and someone being abusive.

6. I try not to be limited by my fears. Given a good reason, I can make myself do things that I find scary. I'll stand up to bullies, and I'll investigate things that go bump in the night. And I will do it for others who can't do it for themselves. But of course, if I think you should be perfectly able to do it, then I don't see why I should do it for you.

Now it's starting to get a little harder; I'm running out of the 'virtuous' ones, so here's a not so virtuous one:

7. I have great legs! People have commented on my legs since I was 12, so it must be true. Although now the knees are starting to get wrinkly...on top of being black and blue from yesterday's incident.

OK, that's as far as I get tonight. Part II tomorrow.

1 comment:

Sundry said...

I like your qualifications on #5. I had a listing for "I have pretty good borders," but I switched it out at some point.

And dang it, yes, enjoy those good gams! I've been told the same thing, and it seems like a kind of wonderful physical asset...not too racy.

Sorry to hear about the lip. Hydra's been doing the same thing for about a week. Yikes. I think they're just trying to steal thunder from your competitive, those lips. And yet so unoriginal.