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You can participate in this week’s Sunday Stealing over HERE.

This week’s Meme is a combination of two memes.  You can easily tell where one leads off and the other begins.  I think the juxtaposition of light airy questions versus very personal questions in a casual and (sometimes) leading wording just caused my head to spin.  But oh well.  If you can handle the answers, go ahead and ask your questions!

Without further ado:

1. What were doing 10 years ago?

Ack!  Math.  uhhhh…10 years ago was 2000.  I was living alone.  I think I was still in my one bedroom apartment but about to move up to the 2-bedroom duplex.  I was working waaaaay too many hours.  That was my life.

2. Five snacks that you enjoy in a perfect, non weight-gaining world

My world is non weight-gaining if I exercise enough.  Any version of Chex Mix; kiwi fruit; anything my husband bakes (and he’s been baking a lot lately!); chips with really good guacamole; Ono gelato.


3. Five things you would do if you were a billionaire:
Billionaire?  That’s a lot.  Hmmm….I’d buy a nice house for Sweetie and me somewhere we can agree to live.  I’d give money to my mom and sister to do whatever they would like to do. I would donate money to the various causes/charities I support.  I would stash some away in a big box under the third oak three past the last fencepost on that country road in________.  And then, I would self-publish and market my own book/s, and also publish and market books for my awesome fellow writers!  I guess that means I would start up my own publishing house. 

4. Three of your habits:

Well, gee……I tend to procrastinate quite a bit.  And then…….ummm…..let me get back to you.

5. Five jobs that you’ve have had:

Calculator puncher for a CPA;  Map Assistant’s Assistant; Environmental Analyst; Senior Project Manager (is that vague enough?); post-graduate researcher.

6. Five places that you’ve lived:
Davis California, Sacramento CA, Maui, Switzerland, inside my own head.
7. Five things that you did yesterday:
Ran (hooray!); shopped at Office Max; set up phone job interviews for next week (that’s a whole other blog!); prepped for said interviews; spent a fantastic evening of appetizers and drinks and dancing in celebration of the upcoming birthday of one of our good friends. 
8. Five people you would want to get to know more about:

James Aiona and Neil Abercrombie, two of the people who have already thrown their hat in the ring as candidates for Governor of Hawai’i this year.  Or/and, if I move back to California, I’ll need to learn more about the candidates who are currently running for governor there. 

What?? I don’t just vote on party lines?  I research candidates?  Shocking!

9. Abortion: for or against it?
Wo.  I guess we are past the easy part of the Meme. 
10. Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
 

Interesting (and slightly insulting) way of wording that question.  Am I supposed to answer this question based only on the premise that the president is female?  And what country are we talking about?  There are already female Prime Ministers and Presidents around the world.  Do I consider the current state of the world a failure?  There are shortcomings and failures all over and perhaps some can be attributed to actions by female leaders.  Many cannot. 
11. Do you believe in the death penalty?

In all honesty, that answer tends to change for me.  Currently I would say, I don’t oppose it actively.

12. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
Well, it already is legal under certain circumstances in many states.  Are you asking me if I think the Federal government of the United States should legalize the sale of marijuana?  I don’t mind it being up to the individual states.  And the federal law enforcement officials under the current administration have pledged to back off from prosecuting under the federal law.  I’m comfortable with this scenario.
13. Are you for or against premarital sex?

You teach your kids what you want and I’ll do the same to my kids (if I ever have any).

14. Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Yes.  Argue morality all you want but, in the meantime, live and let live. And let marry. 

 
15. Do you think it’s wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?

Another atrociously leading question.  Why are we focusing just on Hispanics?    I think there are laws and legal processes for people to live legally in the US and to gain citizenship.  In general, I am a fan of following laws and legal processes. 
16. Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
I think it would be a pain in the ass to change the law and not necessary.  Folks under 21 will still drink.  Most won’t have to worry about being punished for it.  If it makes some kids hesitate to start drinking, fine.  I know most (all?, many?) European countries have lower drinking ages but it’s my opinion that kids in Europe are much more mature than your average 18-year old American kid. 
17. Should the war in Iraq be called off?

It’s winding down on its own.  Once you start a war, you don’t just “call it off.” 

18. Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Please get your facts straight.  Or at least clarify.  Assisted suicide is either de-facto or by-law legal in some states (physician-assisted) and several countries around the world. 
19. Do you believe in spanking your children?

I don’t have children.  Let’s just say, I was spanked and I don’t suffer any adulthood trauma because of it.  My parents effectively taught me the difference between anger and punishment.  I wasn’t randomly hit out of anger.  Ever. I think that’s a good model.
20. Do you worry that others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

I worry that others will learn nothing, be open to nothing, and ask nothing.  That worries me more than being judged by people who don’t know me.

 

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