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personality meme

This is a meme I just thought of… I would LOVE to see everyone do this. I'm really interested in backgrounds behinds things, and what makes things (and people) tick. It's a really good thought exercise too (an easy relaxing one), and for my part, it put me in a really good mood to think about all of these things. So please, if you decide to do this meme, come here and let me know so I can read about you too! :D


I was looking around at things in my office and also looked over at the items I have so far accumulated for my daughter and got to wondering why I am the way I am, and why I like the things I like. I wonder about that… and also how I'm going to potentially be shaping my daughter based on what I expose her too in early childhood and childhood (and the different branches those things can take as she ages… like I did). I realized that, as I organized what I felt were the "major" influences in my life, thoughts, desires, ideals, and perceptions up until adulthood, I was basically set forth on this path since early childhood. Everything I loved, and added onto, and built up to all have common threads among them. Nothing about me now is a surprise, when you see my roots like this.


I am of course leaving A LOT out here, but I tried to narrow down what I thought were the major things that "grabbed" me and/or influenced me in different ways as I grew up. I'll probably add to this if I wake up tomorrow morning and think "Omg how could I forget that" but… I think, for the most part these are some of the main forces of note behind my personality.


The other thing I'm expecting from this (my hypothesis, if you want to call it) is that there will be people who see this and have very similar lists to mine (especially in that Childhood section, lol, no doubt... 80s kid what what!), but which took them in totally different directions as they grew up. That is what I am MOST interested to see. The commonalities, and the differences.


Early Childhood:

- Winnie the Pooh

- The Wizard of Oz

- Duplos

- Bears & Rag Dolls

- Lavender (color)

- My pastel, rainbow colored, patchwork baby blanket "Blankey"



- Punky Brewster

- Rainbow Brite

- Unico

- Watership Down (the book AND the movie)

- Australia (because of all the "neat" animals)

- Super Mario

- Nintendo and Game Boy in general

- Legos

- Rainbows in general

- Christmas, Halloween, and Easter

- Christmas tree lights and ornaments (I would sit and play with them)

- Trick-or-treating (I should write about this particular thing, I want to know if my experience with this as a child was the same for everyone else, or I just had an ovely complex or vivid imagination, lol)

- Back to the Future

- Goonies

- Foxes and cats

- Hello Kitty and My Melody

- Piano, tap dancing, swimming, writing (fiction)

- Animals in general, facts about animals

- My Little Pony, Lady Lovely Locks, Keypers, Sweet Secrets, Popples … etc etc

- Cereal box toys / figures

- Nickleodeon

- Blankey

- Lavender and blue-green

- My cat Puska (pronounced Puss-kah … as in, short for "pussy cat")


Preteen & Early Teens:

- Sailormoon

- Ranma 1/2

- Urusei Yatsura

- Manga in general

- Japanese language

- Japan and China (aesthetics, like lanterns and kimonos)

- Pokemon (the video game)

- Game Boy in general

- Foxes and cats

- Kitchen, NP, & Lizard

- Banana Yoshimoto in general

- Inline speed skating, track running

- Web design (mostly thought about the content)

- History of geology (like Pangea) and ancient animals

- Nick At Night

- Shonen Knife

- Metallica

- Blue-green

- Blankey

- Puska



Mid to Late Teens:

- Sailormoon

- Manga in general

- Japanese language

- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

- Haruki Murakami in general

- Writing (fiction)

- Judy and Mary / YUKI

- The Yellow Monkey, B'z, GLAY, Ohguro Maki, Aikawa Nanase… etc

- Web design (started thinking more about the graphics), Photoshop etc…

- Foxes, cats, and rabbits

- Biology and genetics

- Coral pink and teal

- Blankey

- Puska



Early Adulthood up to NOW:

- Basically all of everything above in varying degrees and ways… PLUS

- Blogging

- Traveling around

- Piercings

- Liddie

- YouTube / TEDTalks

- CSS and more advanced Photoshop stuff

- Photography

- Daft Punk, Pixies

- Cyberpunk novels, Isaac Asimov

- capsule, Polysics, MEG etc etc too many to name

- Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!


Oh and about the photo, lol, this is a photo of a glittery box I took with my macro lens recently, edited the color in photoshop.


By the way, I bought the Wizard of Oz DVD recently, to have it on hand for when I am ready to show it to my daughter. As I watched it with my husband I got to this one scene that had a piece of dialogue that I had completely forgotten about, but which struck me a certain way... that's hard to describe. A good way, in the form of "I don't remember thinking anything of this dialogue when I was kid... but watching it now it's like HOLY CRAP what a great little exchange!!" I'm not saying this exchange effected me as a kid... it was just one of those "omg wow" moments and it made me smile.


Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.

Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?

Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?

Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.

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Taken on October 26, 2011