Friday, February 16, 2007

Half a Week of Blog Prompts and Tribulations

Wed 2/14 Blog Prompt: Well, it's one of those days that begs the question: How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? (Or do you?)

Easssyyy... We go to my favorite Japanese restaurant. Best way I know to celebrate. Besides, I don't care for chocolate, I don't wear much in the way of jewelry and only if the day falls on one of the days I work, I prefer not to get flowers. I think Pan has it too easy, LOL.

Although this year he also bought me the 2nd season of NCIS. I got him Legos Star Wars II for his x-box. Will have to do a separate post about that one.

Thurs 2/15 Blog Prompt: “If you ask me what I come to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ~ Emile Zola ~ What does “living out loud” mean for you?

What does it mean or how do I live it? What it means to me is that you are noticed. People know who you are and presumably in a good way. At least that is the way I would want to be noticed, known and seen.

But have I lived it? That really depends. I have been known to be "LOUD." Especially when talking to Indy, but that is not what this is really about. Yeah, I think I have lived out loud in my work, by being conscientious, working to the best of my ability and trying to get along with my co-workers.

Have I made a big dent in the scheme of things? I doubt it; but then that's what I had kids for.

Friday 2/16 Blog Prompt: List the qualities you prize in yourself. Is there one quality that you consider essential to your sense of your self?

Let's see... I'm trustworthy, honest, loving, loyal, patriotic and kind to a fault. Do I sound like a boy scout yet? While all of the traits listed I would consider to be essential to my sense of self, being trustworthy would probably be at the top of the list.

Explaining the reasoning seems to be eluding me at the moment though. I guess it could be because it is 5 a.m. here and that I have a sore throat and cold. But the more I think about this, the more it seems that each of the qualities I have listed are tied to one another in a tangle so that one is not really more important than another. And here a tangled web we weave in qualities that make up me.

For if I am trustworthy, does this not imply honesty? And where you have trust and honesty, loyality lays its head down. With loyality comes patriotism and love. Finally, kindness appears to be a by-product of love.

So can I, with impunity, state that one is more important than the others? I think not.


carinc said...

Sounds like you had your ideal Valentine's day... I have a feeling you've "lived out loud" in more ways than you realize and I totally agree with your list of qualities all being equally important and very much interrelated - PS you also seem to be very dedicated, rarely missing a prompt or comment!

Mrs. Who said...

Nice Valentine Day celebration. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Pan and the Star Wars game.