Monday, March 26, 2007

Working on the Chain Mail, or, Passing the Baton

I finally figured out how to link up blogs to mine, so this might make a lot more sense if you read Sorority Sister Cristin's entry titled, "No One Does Anything on Fridays Anymore."

SSE! (Sorority Sister Elisabeth!)
1: I’ll respond with something random about you: On many more than one occasion, I’ve wished I had your inherent beauty. (cheese alert! Really, though)

2: I’ll challenge you to try something: Run a 5k this summer. I’m doing one May 20 and I’m more nervous about it than anything else in my life, so I think you should join me.
3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you: warm yellow.
4: I’ll tell you something I like about you: How articulate you are. I’ve never seen you stumble over your words or search for ones that aren’t there.
5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you: My favorite one is from when we were practicing recruitment rotation before rush senior year and I had you and all the other #1s acting as PNMs (yeah, this response just got confusing for anyone who’s *Non-initiated*) and you guys started introducing yourselves at the door with fake names– you and barbara went on a harry potter kick, and at one point you shook my hand and intro’d yourself as Crookshanks.
6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of: Since I’m on a bear kick, I’m going with koala bear for you.
7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you: outside of who killed JonBenet, what other burning questions have you come across since college?
8: If I do this for you, you must post this in your journal: E, I’m leaving this mandate up for you.

So here you are, Sorority Sister Cristin.

Leave a reply and…
1: I’ll respond with something random about you.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something.
3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
4: I’ll tell you something I like about you.
5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.

Now, obviously should you choose to participate in this silliness, no "Anon" comments--I may be slightly clairvoyant, but I'm not THAT good.

PS: Ironically, I was already considering training for a 5K. I don't know if I'll be up and running by May 20, but how about I agree by the end of the summer?
PPS: I really want to know what happen to the settlement on Roanoke. That's been my latest fix.

17 comments:

Amanda said...

do me do me!

Megan said...

do me!

Stickles said...

Me too!

Elisabeth said...

AMANDA:

1: I’ll respond with something random about you. During college, I was SOOOOO impressed with your abilities to know the words to almost any song that came on the radio. And your dancing skills at frat parties. Oh yes.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. I challenge you to read War and Peace in this coming year!!


3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. I always will associate white with you---I think because of your old rabbit you used to drive!

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. I love your loyalty and friendship. You are so dear to my heart.

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. Totally that day when I walked into Freshman Seminar (Wild Girls?) and you were wearing a GPB shirt with your sassy short red hair, and I thought, "This girl is so damn cool. I really want to be your friend." See, it was all calculated!!

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. A soft hamster. I'm not sure why, it was just my gut reaction to the question. :)

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. Is it lame that I've always just asked you everything I've ever wanted to know? Ummm. I'm really scratching my head on this one.

Elisabeth said...

MEGAN:

1: I’ll respond with something random about you. I think your sense of confidence is just amazing--I wish all women could have that level of self-trust that you do.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. I challenge you to read Vanity Fair!

3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. Dark green and blues.

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. I love how you go out and get what you want. You always seem to know what you want and what you like. I love that you're not indecisive---see below!

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. My first memory is the first lame freshman hall mixer we had and you announced that your goal was to get your JD. Sure enough, you did it!!

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. A furry animal, especially because of your new curly hair. :)

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. Do you actually LIKE running, or do you just do it?

Elisabeth said...

CRISTIN:

1: I’ll respond with something random about you. I desperately wish that I had your sense of humor. You always have the appropriate joke at the appropriate time.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. Finish NaNoWriMo next year! DO IT.

3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. Brown. I think it's because you always wore khakis.

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. I love how you make an effort to stay in touch--you're always so thoughtful. From cards out of the blue to the funny postcards in my mailbox that are my first pieces of mail in my new home(s).

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. My clearest memory of you actually revolves around the song "Don't Stop Believing"--even though it's not a memory persay, I always always always think of you first and formost the second those first strains start and I recognize the song. Always.

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. A tall, white stork (your long legs and all).

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. What first led you to loving children/YA lit? Was it a particular book?

Cathy said...

Pick me! Pick me! My turn!!

You first:
1: I’ll respond with something random about you. I always secretly wanted to wear my hair as short as yours was in college. But feared that I wouldn't look nearly as feminine as you did.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. TRAIN FOR A RACE WITH MEGAN AND I (if we are still racing after this one is over..)

3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. Purples.. all different hues.

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. You are so wonderfully straightforward and frank. A lot of people blunder around the point, but you were never afraid to just say it -- whatever it was.

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. Honestly, it's lame, but it was probably smoking outside the back of the house. :) Not the first, but one of my favorites. That, or when you were a pimp for halloween.

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. A St. Bernard. Proud, majestic, well known, loyal and always wanting to lend a hand/paw.

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. Were you scared ever when you were in Africa?

Stickles said...

Slightly related-- my girl allison just finished (yet another) half marathon. I say this year is a training year, then we all pick a race in 08 and converge for it.

Amanda said...

OMG! I'd forgotten about the pimp costume! I don't know how I could have -- I was the beaten ho! Hahah! I had a black eye and everything!

Amanda said...

And now I'm going to do one for you:

1: I’ll respond with something random about you.
- Your ability to make men fall in love with you is astounding!

2: I’ll challenge you to try something.
- I challenge you to find SOMETHING that you love and enjoy in Albuquerque!


3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
- Black. Because of that time I mistakenly convinced you to dye your hair black... sorry about that!

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you.
- I love your honesty and your amazing friendship. You are truly my BFFE :)

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
- I definitely remember meeting you in "Wild Girls." Remember how it was so easy to get Professor Buck to stray off-topic?

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
- A strong, proud, mama lion.

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
- Hmmm ... you're right, I generally just ask you right out if I want to know something ... but ... hmmm ... oh! Can I be your first baby's godmother? :) haha It was the first thing that popped into mind. :)

Elisabeth said...

CATHY

1: I’ll respond with something random about you. I love your obsession with Hannibal Lecter.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. I challenge you to train and do a triathalon!

3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. That burgandy/red color you used to dye your hair through college.

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. I've always been so envious of your artistic ability. I think it's so cool you were an art major in college. So cool. Oh and I've always liked your taste in men, at least appearance-wise. :)

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. Definitely smoking behind the sorority house--usually breaking some kind of rule or cutting out on some kind important thing.

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. A bird!

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. During life drawing classes when you draw naked people, did you EVER have the urge to giggle??

Elisabeth said...

Stickles: We should totally meet up for a run someday. That would be really cool. I don't know about a 1/2 Marathon though...that's a lot of running...

Cathy: Yes, I was freaking terrified in Kenya--more often than not, lol. Oddly, it never stopped me from hitching rides from strange men in black cars...

Amanda: You've always been godmother material in my mind...

saskia and ryan's friend-T!| said...

Is it too late to be 'done'? Or is it weird for one of your newest friends to ask you to do this? Or is it egotistical for me to ask you to do this to me?
I'll do it for you, if you do it for me....

Elisabeth said...

LOL----T, do you want me to do you, Sasakia or Ryan?

Elisabeth said...

TASHA:

1: I’ll respond with something random about you. I love going out with you (like boozing it up). You're always hilarious and making me do things like stroking naked male chests. MMM.

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. I challenge you to keep searching for that career you want---even if it means taking that leap of faith and really going for it. Oh, and print that roll of film from our cruise!!

3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. Red. Probably because of your hair.

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. Your intense loyalty for your friends is out of this world and I love that about you. I always know I can trust you and you will give me solid advice. Oh, and I LOVE how much you love animals.

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. My first memory of you is meeting you at Anneke's house when we all met for the first time. My first thought was I loved your hair and I thought you could be a real friend. My favorite memory of you is our snorkling adventure in Catlina on that cruise. You looked all svelte in your wet suit and I looked like a cow.

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. A cat, DUH. Slinky and aloof, but really quite lovable and soft.

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. How do you freaking stay so thin, you hot thing?

tasha sans saskia or ryan said...

1: I’ll respond with something random about you. I love shopping with you! You always have impecable taste and know when something is perfect!

2: I’ll challenge you to try something. Try a daily affirmation...tell yourself, to convince yourself, of the truly wonderful amazing beautiful intelligent fantastic woman that you are!

3: I’ll pick a color that I associate with you. Hmmm...difficult. Rainbow? Because you have fabulous style and know how to use any color to your advantage.

4: I’ll tell you something I like about you. 1. Your brain- damn you for being so smart. 2. Your grounded-ness. How the hell can someone be so smart and not be continually full of herself? 3. That you know you're smart, but don't display it all the time. 3. Your teeth. You have really smashing teeth! 4. Your skin. Soooo soft and enviable.

5: I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you. You, me, and Anneke went to some PH meeting at a coffeehouse by the uni. You sat and talked with me (huddled in the corner) and told me you are somewhat shy and afraid of being in those types of situations. I instantly loved you for saying what I felt! And knew I would have to stalk you if you didn't become my friend.

6: I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of. Panda bear. Pretty to look at. Seems soft, cuddly, friendly. Would tear your head off if given the chance or incentive. But would rather go eat bamboo than really tear your head off.

7: I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you. Are you glad you got married? (not sure how you'll take that...may be more about my personal quest for answers right now...)

tasha said...

Those pictures should be developed sometime soon....
As for staying thin- currently, 30-45 minutes of cardio 5 days a week; weights and isometrics 3 days a week; eat as much raw food as possible in acceptable portions; tell myself NO; and keep the mind busy.
Oh yeah, and occassional starvation. ;)