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cathy


Zahir

Monday, September 25, 2006

Zahir, which in Buenos Aires in 1939 was a coin, a ten-centavo piece, with the letters `N' and `T' and the numeral `2' scratched crudely in the obverse. Whomsoever saw this coin was consumed by it, in a manner of speaking, and could think of nothing else, until at last their personality ceased to exist, and they were reduced to a babbling corpse with nothing to talk about but the coin, the coin, always the coin. To have one's mind devoured by coins, that is a terrible fate, but to have one's mind devoured by the thought of a coin, that is strange and far more terrible. I can become obsessed, as we all do, but sometimes we can get obsessed over ridiculous things. What obsesses you? I can't seem to get anything done today. I am obsessed with doing nothing, I guess. So in the name of procrastination (as opposed to self-obsession), I leave you with a meme...

ARE YOU:

1. A Cuddler? It very much depends…with whom, my state of mind, how cold or hot it is….I am high maintenance.

2. A morning person? NO (but I wish I was)


3. Are you a perfectionist? Again, it depends…most things, no, but certain things I insist on being perfect (like folded laundry).

4. An only child? I have an older brother and sister

5. Catholic: Nope.

6. In your pajamas? Yup.

7. Currently suffering from a broken heart? no.

8. Okay styling other people's hair? Children’s hair; I don’t know about adults…

9. Left handed? No..

10. Addicted to MySpace? Never used it; should I?


11. Shy around the opposite gender? No. I tend to be more shy around women than men. What does this say about me?...

12. Loud? I have the tendency to get loud, depending on my mood. But I can also be very quiet.

DO YOU:

12. Bite your nails? never.

13. Get paranoid at times? Not usually.


14. Currently regret something that you have said/done? I despise the idea of regret; I generally do not regret…and currently, no, nothing.


15. Curse frequently when you get mad? No; I tend to be the silent, fuming type.


16. Enjoy country music? Blech.


17. Enjoy jazz music? I love jazz; I used to play the saxophone and Charlie Parker was my music hero.


18. Enjoy smoothies? never.

19. Enjoy talking on the phone? Not really. Oddly enough, my mother is one of the few people I can talk on the telephone for an hour with, and wonder where the time went. Go figure.

20. Have a lot to learn? Don’t we all?!

21. Have a pet? Two cats. They’re idiots…


22. Have a tendency to fall for the "wrong" person? No.


23. Have all your grandparents died? Yes.


24. Have at least one sibling? Yes.


25. Have been told that you are smart? Yes. It makes me uncomfortable. But then again, most compliments make me feel uncomfortable.


26. Have had a broken bone? Unbroken thus far.


27. Have Caller I.D. on your phone? Of course!

HAVE YOU:

28. Changed a diaper? I have a diaper counter in my house; like my site counter…I think it’s up to 856,973 and still climbing.


29. Changed alot over the past year? I don’t know…I should probably put some thought into this, shouldn’t I?

30. Had friends who have never seen your natural hair color? My hair is my natural colour; never been touched. Ever. My hair is a virgin.


31. Had surgery? Wisdom teeth out.


32. Killed anyone? WTF! Uh, NOOOO….(maybe felt like it, though…)

33. had your haircut within the last week? No.

LAST PERSON WHO:

1. Slept in the bed beside you? Mr. C.


2. Saw you cry?: Mr. C or my son…


3. Went to the movies with you? my son.


4. You went to the mall with?: the babe.


5. You went to dinner with? Mr. C and both boys.

6. You talked to on the phone? my mum.


7. Said 'I love you' to you and meant it? my son


8. Broke your heart? no comment.

9. Made you laugh? the babe.


WOULD YOU RATHER?

1. Pierce your nose or tongue? Neither, but if I really had to choose; definitely nose.

2. Be serious or be funny? funny for sure.

3. Drink whole or skim milk? 2%, but if I had to pick, skim…whole milk is ewww.


4. Die in a fire or drown? Yikes; neither…but I think drown.


5. Spend time with your parents or enemies? parents.

ABOUT YOU!

1. What time is it? 9:44 am


2. Name? um...Cathy

3. Nickname(s)? Cath, mum

4. Where were you born? Quebec


5. What is your birthdate? August 28, 1971


6. What do you want? peace and love.

7. Where do you want to live? nowhere other than where I am.

8. How many kids do you want? I have them both.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    The new blog is very beautiful!

    Music obsesses me. Always. As far as obsessions go, I think I'm okay with that.

    I started this meme...perhaps I shall finish because I like reading other people's answers.

    PS 5:50 AM. really?

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    I like whole milk - other than that I'm with you ...

    Peace ...

    R

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    This Zahir sounds like suspiciously like a certain ring I've heard of. My preeeciousss...

    And I reserve the right to do this meme sometime. It's been a while since I've done that. Kind of miss it.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    neatly folded laundry? only if you don't iron things (and i remember that you don't).
    Can i just shout THANK YOU!?
    you know why and soon i will tell the world. xxx

  1. Blogger Scholiast said:

    Great new template! Looking good... I might snatch your meme, feeling too busy to actually invent something myself...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie;
    A music obsession doesn't count; that is just pure joy! I can't wait to read your meme.
    5:50am?; what was that in reference to?

    Richard;
    At least it's good for your bones, if nothing else...

    Eric;
    I didn't even think of the Lord of the Rings! Yes, of course!...and I am looking forward to reading your meme as well.

    Chloe;
    Laundry must be neatly folded so as to avoid ironing...
    and you are welcome! thank you again, beautiful!

    Scholiast;
    I hope everyone does this meme; it is so fun; I got the idea from Christopher Bate and Vesper.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I've been away to long..Sorry about that Cathy. Like the new blog look :)

    LOL@#21.." idiots".

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Um, are questions 4 and 24 designed to trick you into contradiction?

    I really can't think I am obsessive about anything. Or at least for long. Obsession requires a longer attention span and I get bored too easily I think.

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    The quote you just posted on my blog is more apt than you could have imagined - it could be the story of my life. I may have to read that book ...

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Zahir sounds fascinating. I am obsessive about everything, sad i know :(
    Looks like a fun mememe :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Michelle;
    Obsessive about or towards people is not good. Otherwise, I think it is fine!

    Richard;
    I haven't finished reading it yet, but so far, I LOVE this book. It suits me perfectly. And that quote; I wish that it were the story of more peoples' lives. I live by that quote. Or at least, I try my best.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    So glad you are back to blogging!

    I'm off to work now...no more blogging for me today :(

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Cathy, the new blog looks great ... is this still normal Blogger, or have you moved to Beta Blogger ??
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Ben Heller said:

    I feel well informed and glad to hear you haven't killed anyone yet. I'd like to hear if you can still play the Sax. Girls playing Saxophones is sexy.

    I'm like you about folding clothes and particularly ironing shirts. The creases have to be spot on.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    1. A Cuddler? Not really.

    2. A morning person? Not really.


    3. Are you a perfectionist? Almost.

    4. An only child? No.

    5. Catholic: No.

    6. In your pajamas? No.

    7. Currently suffering from a broken heart?Literally or metaphorically? It's been fixed both ways.

    8. Okay styling other people's hair? Huh?

    9. Left handed? No.

    10. Addicted to MySpace? No.

    11. Shy around the opposite gender? Depends.

    12. Loud? We'll see.

    DO YOU:

    12. Bite your nails? No.

    13. Get paranoid at times? Yes.

    14. Currently regret something that you have said/done? No.

    15. Curse frequently when you get mad? Yes.

    16. Enjoy country music? Eh?

    17. Enjoy jazz music? Yes.

    18. Enjoy smoothies? Occassionally.

    19. Enjoy talking on the phone? Sometimes.

    20. Have a lot to learn? Yes.

    21. Have a pet? Imaginary?

    22. Have a tendency to fall for the "wrong" person? Yes.

    23. Have all your grandparents died? No.

    24. Have at least one sibling? Yes.

    25. Have been told that you are smart? Yes.

    26. Have had a broken bone? Yes.

    27. Have Caller I.D. on your phone? Yes.

    HAVE YOU:

    28. Changed a diaper? No.

    29. Changed alot over the past year? Hah! Where do I start?!

    30. Had friends who have never seen your natural hair color? No.

    31. Had surgery? Yes.

    32. Killed anyone? No.

    33. Had your haircut within the last week? No.

    LAST PERSON WHO:

    1. Slept in the bed beside you?

    2. Saw you cry?

    3. Went to the movies with you? Mother.

    4. You went to the mall with? Self.

    5. You went to dinner with? Family.

    6. You talked to on the phone? Ex colleague.

    7. Said 'I love you' to you and meant it?

    8. Broke your heart?

    9. Made you laugh? Brother.


    WOULD YOU RATHER?

    1. Pierce your nose or tongue? No can do.

    2. Be serious or be funny? Funny.

    3. Drink whole or skim milk? Semi

    4. Die in a fire or drown? Drown.

    5. Spend time with your parents or enemies? Parents.

    ABOUT YOU!

    1. What time is it? 2208

    2. Name? Finn Bell

    3. Nickname(s)? FB

    4. Where were you born? UK

    5. What is your birthdate? 1972

    6. What do you want? Inner peace.

    7. Where do you want to live? I'll know when I get there.

    8. How many kids do you want?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Meow;
    It is regular blogger but Chloe did the design! (I don't even really know what beta blogger is...)

    Ben;
    Now you're in the know. And no, I don't play anymore :(
    Go fold some laundry ;)

    fb;
    Thanks for doing the list...but I do think you need a good cuddle (and a cry).

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    Oops. Must be my eyes...I thought the original post time was 5:50 AM.

  1. Blogger sophie said:

    certain lines in that book
    "saved" me when i was at my
    worst in despair over...
    well, broken heart stuff...

    and i am waiting for the person
    who is put in this world to find
    me....

    and YES!!!! i am a morning person!!!!!!!! i surely am!!!!

  1. Blogger vani said:

    my husband says that i've been obsessed about this whole house buying thing lately.....and maybe i am, but i don't care. lol

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    How fun that you play the saxaphone. Love it!
    Have you ever listened to a Walter Beasley cd?

    Take care,
    Connie

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    This is a good meme and Ican see why so many prople are doing it, I might too.

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