Thursday, July 13, 2006

the avoidance dance

no, i'm not still in key west.
i wish i was still in key west, but, no.

i have been home since sunday, giving my computer sneaky side-ways glances, hoping that it won't notice that i haven't sat down to tell you the story of key-west-adventure-2006-the-second-coming.

i'm still not ready to tell that story, but i figured i should sit down and say something. so, i went searching on the infamous blog-quiz-thinger-place, and found out that...

You Are Likely a Second Born

At your darkest moments, you feel inadequate.
At work and school. you do best when you're evaluating.
When you love someone, you offer them constructive criticism.

In friendship, you tend to give a lot of feedback - positive and negative.
Your ideal careers are: accounting*, banking**, art, carpentry, decorating, teaching, and writing novels***.
You will leave your mark on the world with art and creative projects.

when i saw the title of this particular quiz-thinger, i was immediately intrigued. i mean, as much as one can be by mindless things such as this.
i thought maybe i would be able to trick the quiz, because my sibling situation is--um--a bit fucked up.

originally, i was the oldest sibling--an only child for six years until b.j. was born. b.j. and i have different fathers, and my father went on to have two more daughters--one when i was thirteen, and one when i was fifteen.**** a very clear-cut case of oldest child, right?
because when i was about fifteen i found out that my mom had a son when she was seventeen, and had to give him up for adoption. and she totally got sent off to a catholic home for un-wed mothers, and everyone she knew was told that she went to study in europe for a year--but that's another story.
when i was twenty-two, my older brother came and found us.
and he came complete with a wife and a baby.

instantly demoted to the second sibling.
but, also instantly promoted to having a brother in a formerly all-girl famile, and--best of all--i became an aunt.

anyway, the point is, i am rather surprised that this quiz got me right.
i think you should all try it, and let me know how accurate it is.

in the meantime, i'll sit here and try to think of something more interesting to write about.

*accounting? no. i cannot count. at all.
****i never lived in the same house as my two youngest sisters, and i'm also a lot older than them. i love them to pieces, of course, but we've just never really had the opportunity to be very close. this is where i have to admit that myspace actually is a useful thing. since i got
myspace a couple of months ago, i 'talk' to my little sisters a lot more. and, as it turns out, they are very funny, witty, smart little ladies. i'm so proud of them, and i'm so glad i'm getting to know them better.


Blogger Missy said...

i too am an alleged second-born. there is a glitch in the matrix.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

It says I'm most likely an only child...I'm not sure what my brother would think about that... :)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous RAYN said...


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