Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Quiz

1. I wish I was around when..
2. Something you've been thinking about
3. What keeps you up at night?
4. A song you like to dance to
5. Where do you picture yourself being in 20 years? What would you be doing?


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. I wish I was around when..
2. Something you've been thinking about
3. What keeps you up at night?
4. A song you like to dance to
5. Where do you picture yourself being in 20 years? What would you be doing?

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. women didn't work outside the home.
2. The song Suddenly by Superchick and how that describes exactly how I feel.
3. A lot of stuff, wondering about if I will ever get a job, how my final assignment for the sesmester went, thinking about the future.
4. I don't really dance, I'm no good at it, but a song that really gets me going is Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson.
5. Hopefully I will finally be moved out of living with my parents, I don't know exactly where I will be but hopefully I will be married maybe with kids. I hope that I will be running a library of ministry resources for smaller churches so that they can use resources and maybe try before they buy.

Wendy said...

1. I don't really have a hankering to go back in the past. I'm too aware that each era has its drawbacks.
2. Getting this house ready for some ladies to come for morning tea and lunch today. Why am I hanging about here?
3. Making plans
4. Most things by ABBA
5. 20 years is a long time, but I can imagine us still being in Japan doing similar things to what we are now (without the kids).

Pedro said...

1. surfing was new
2. Trying to find work
3. See above
4. 'Don't stop till you get enough'
5. Down the coast retired and surfing shaping...

Ruth said...

1. actually, I quite like life now.
2. how to teach a child to write better stories.
3. morning sickness, sick children, reflux, nightmares,
4. walking on sunshine.
5. is it bad to say that I hope to still be living in the shire?!?!?! I hope to be a grandmother with lots of kids around to cuddle.... and hoping to still not be working!

Laetitia :-) said...

1. I wish I was around when..Christ rose from the dead.
Crazyjedidiah, I think you'd have to go back to pre-Fall Eden to get to the time you desire. There have pretty much always been women like my grandmother - the unpaid / underpaid 'help' - around.
2. Something you've been thinking about - prayer - it's something that doesn't necessarily require use of my eyes (I'm having post surgery vision issues - really tired eyes).
3. What keeps you up at night? - uncared-for cats in breeding season (yowling cats on heat and fighting Toms not kept indoors).
4. A song you like to dance to - Foot Loose
5. Where do you picture yourself being in 20 years? What would you be doing? - hmm, when I'm 57 - on the basis that we've tended to move every 2-3 years on average since we married 13 years ago and have lived in several different cities including overseas, I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say, Kandern, Germany; quilting, singing, playing sax in a big band and teaching ESL. It's either that or happily ensconced in Logan, working as a traffic engineer and doing ESL, quilting, sax and singing as hobbies. :-)

Crazyjedidiah said...

Laetitia, what I meant was there was a time when the men were the breadwinners and the women did the housework. I suppose I don't mind doing the housework, however I'm sick to death of looking for work and if I was in a society where I didn't have to have job to survive then I wouldn't have to bother.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. The Beatles were in their heyday.
2. Gardening
3. A waking 4 yr old. Also dwelling on the past and worrying about the future.
4. Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You"
5. In my backyard, gardening. Hopefully working from home on a sydicated newspaper strip, and juggling that with painting.

KIM said...

1. ... I could have been a flapper?

2. what to wear in my hair for Melbourne Cup Day

3. procrastination

4. pretty much anything fast and fun

5. wow ... um ... married to an Australian and going back and forth between countries reasonably regularly? or perhaps a Brazilian?

Alistair Bain said...

1. Petrol was 20 cents a litre.
2. The brokenness of our world.
3. Procrastination.
4. pass.
5. Sitting in my polka-dot wing back chair reading CS Lewis.

Georgina said...

1. I wish I was around when my father married my mother. I would've stopped them. I do understand this is an existential issue!
2. Supporting students to succeed at university
3. Nothing much at the moment- too tired!!
4. I do love YMCA!
5. hmmm working at a Uni, helping students I hope!

Laetitia :-) said...

Ah Crazyjedidiah, it sounds like the thing you're wanting is a cross-product of the industrial revolution (before that, men weren't "the breadwinners" because for most families, the only members not involved in income generation were the smallest children or the disabled who couldn't physically participate) and strict anti-divorce laws and then to find a man who's happy to be in the "provider" role.

However, I perfectly understand the desire for income support without having to fill in the soul-destroying Centrelink booklet that tells you that you can't look for work only in your own industry (I too can tell horror stories of no replies to applications or rude phone calls from frustrated potential employers bombarded by applications from drastically over or under-qualified applicants who are simply doing the Centrelink forced rounds). Unfortunately, I can also tell horror stories from friends who thought they had the man until he left them and the kids for the single, no-stretch-marks woman with the good job.

All the best for the job hunt - when you get a job you enjoy, it's all worth it, trust me. You'll find that, while you wouldn't do the job on a voluntary basis (one must pay the bills, after all) it becomes less about the money and more about the experience. What industry are you (wanting to be) in?

maso said...

1. Noosa national park was not yet popular with surfers
2. will I go for a run? or not? I really should go for a run... etc. etc. etc.
3. I'm a night person ... just don't get tired
4. I avoid dancing if at all possible
5. same as now would be good ... but with more running.

Crazyjedidiah said...

Laetitia, I am looking primarily for Library work as i have completed a Library technicians course and am completing a librarian course, I am particularly interested in working with children and young people in libraries as I also have quals in those areas. I will also take a retail job as i have some experience there.

Beth said...

1. Hmmmm....I suppose any major event that happened when I wasn't around would be cool to have been there.

2. A house we've found and want to buy.

3. Worrying about jobs and bills.

4. It varies! Sometimes it can just be anything, depending on the mood i'm in.

5. In 20 years, I'd like to be working and successful in the field I went to school for, and living in our dream house!

Laetitia :-) said...

Crazyjedidiah - my aunt did the TAFE library tech course (not sure if it's the same qualification as yours) and now works in a school library. I think it's mainly behind the scenes work - not sure how much interaction she has with the students.

Deb L said...

1. The Tasmanian tiger was still around. I'd have liked to see one - just once.... but then I'd like to come back to now quick smart.
2. Reorganizing the house.
3. Guilt. And self-absorbtion. Often mixed together.
4. When Love Comes to Town - U2
5. Teaching full time again, I hope. Messing with young minds.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Cj-sounds like a good plan for the future..

Wendy- I get a hankering for different eras ALL the time. 50's. 60's. 30's. 1800's. 1500's. (mainly so I could weild a sword) The present is too techy and iPhoney for me.

Pedro- ..or ANYTHING from 'Off The Wall'

Ruth- no, that's not bad at all. I have a similar picture for my self. Except I'd hopefully not be a grandmother.

Laetitia- they call you The Wanderer..

Kim- I hear big pinky white flowers are good

Al- I hope to be reading CS Lewis in my arm chair too. Sounds great.

George- VERY existential. And very Marty McFly.

Maso- I've just started running again. It hurts.

Beth- Hope you guys get the house!

Deb- that song has painful connotations for me--

Laetitia :-) said...

Ben, fortunately for my husband, I'm not like the singer of that song. :-)

Deb L said...

Yeah but Ben doesn't that just prove it is a GREAT song to belt out and dance to?

I should show more sympathy. I'm sorry for your pain.