.:. Just Me Just the Way I Want to Be .:. (mollywobblez) wrote in phoenixsort,
.:. Just Me Just the Way I Want to Be .:.

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  • What memories would you put in your pensive?
    Only recently has this answer changed. Up until June this answer was always that I would store away my childhood memories because I can't recall them. Now, however, with the recent loss of my best friend, this answer is obvious. I would store all the memories that I shared with Nancy. In late April/early May we found out she had uterine cancer and by June 27 she passed away. Because of this I would take every moment of those 16 years of friendship we had and put them in the pensive. I would love to be able to dunk my head in the stirring memories and pull up one of those moments when we were being obnoxious at the mall or our New Year's Eve at the local bar. I would even throw in those last days in the hospital.

  • What memory would you visit the most often?
    If I had to pick one, I would probably visit the last time I saw Nancy alive and responsive. The day before she passed away I had visited her in the hospital. She was one of those people that was always hot, even in -60○ weather. When I entered the room, her blankets were missing, she had a sheet covering the necessary parts, had a fan blowing on her and her cheeks were red. I commented, "She looks hot." And to my very pleasant surprise she answered me, "Always." It was such a change from the Nancy I had visited not even 12 hours prior. I will cherish the next moments with all my soul. Having the opportunity to tell her in person how much I appreciated and loved her and giving her a chance to thank her for all the wonderful times we'd shared in the 16 years we were given.

  • What do you wish to accomplish in life?
    I'm not sure I really have something that is specifically a goal in my life. The most I can hope to accomplish in life is to raise my children to the best of my ability so they can be healthy, happy individuals that have a purpose in life. I want to be a good wife and show Kevin how complete he makes my life and how much better I am because I have him in my life. I want to be a good friend (even when I disappear for long periods of time <.<) to those that love me as much as I love them. I want to generally be a good person and live a good life. Other than that, there isn't really a career goal that I hope to accomplish or graduating from school or anything of that matter.

  • Where do you see yourself in ten years?
    In ten years I will be suffering from "empty nest syndrome", or I at the very least assume I will be. The boys will, hopefully, have graduated high school. I know my oldest is set on returning to Indiana when he comes of age and I'm pretty sure the youngest isn't far behind in that desire. So, I am guessing I will be learning to adjust to life without children in the home. Learning how to get reacquainted with my husband in a quiet house. In ten years I see myself learning how to live life all over again. Again, I don't have big career goals or school goals so I don't see anything big coming in that direction in the next ten years. Oh, and it will be likely that we will be trying to figure out how to afford tuition for two college-bound children.

  • What do you see when you look at yourself in the Mirror of Erised?
    I have absolutely no idea. I have been thinking about this question, quite honestly, for about twelve hours and I cannot come up with an answer that satisfies me. I have tossed around a couple of ideas that I will share with you, but something about these answers feels like they are missing the true component of being my heart's deepest desire. One thing I thought of as a possibility is my biological family. I am adopted and have never had the honor of meeting my biological family. The only thing I know about the family whose blood runs in my veins I can find on a piece of 8.5"x11" paper. I also thought about being able to see all those family members and friends that have passed. I never met my mom's mom or my dad's dad as they both passed away in the months prior to my birth. And of course to be able to see Nancy smiling at me again. These are both possibilities, but as I said, I can't count either as my heart's desire - I don't feel I know exactly what that is at this time.


  • Do you consider yourself a leader or follower?
    I can comfortably be either. However, if I get my choice, I love to be a leader. That is why I was a manager at my last job. I don't take orders from others well at all. I have never, do not currently and will never like taking orders from someone. I never listened to my parents. I have never listened to other people who tell me what to do. I don't like even having my boss tell me what to do. So with all that said, I like to be the one giving orders. I like to take charge and point people in the right direction. I like being the one giving out responsibilities. So, I consider myself more of a leader than a follower. I can, however, fall in line like a good girl if necessary.

  • What would you do if you had a time turner?
    I would go back and take all the time that I threw away that I could have spent with Nancy before she passed away. I know one of the major rules of the time turner is not to change things or to be seen. However, after trolling my own LJ tonight and finding an entry where I made myself feel about an inch tall for the things I said, I would find a way to take it all back. I would find a way to reclaim the lost 1 1/2 years that I threw away on stupid idiocy. I would rewind to October 2007 and mend the bridges I burned before it is too late.

  • What do you think your top 5 positive characteristics are?
    Loyal: Indeed, I am loyal to a fault. When I give you my loyalty you have it until you screw up badly enough to make me take it away. I am the one you will find sitting next to you in jail when you really screw things up, laughing with you at what a great time we had getting there.
    Protective: I am protective of my friends and family. I will fight for you. I will stand by you. I will find ways to make things better for you, even if that is only making you laugh when you feel low. I do what I can to keep you safe.
    Brave: I stand up for what I believe in. Period. I don't back down easily. I tell you what I think. I face things head-on and I don't cringe away from opposition.
    Intelligent: I am well-read. I love to read. I like to learn something new every day. I had decent grades in school that I have no doubt would have been better had I bothered to apply myself. I pride myself on vocabulary, punctuation and grammar. (read: I'm a grammar-nazi).
    Friendly: When you read my negative traits you will see I have very conflicting issues with people. However, I am a very friendly person. I have literally had 16 hour conversations with my friends. Recently I've been having conversations with friends that last at least 3 hours. I can talk to just about anybody. This trait makes being in the management field much easier as it seems I am able to talk to any customer and almost always that customer leaves with a smile.

  • What do you think your top 5 negative characteristics are?
    Loyal: Yes, for me, this is both positive and negative. I have found, at times, that I am loyal to the point of it being unhealthy. As I said, I am the one you will find sitting next to you in jail when you've really screwed things up. That isn't exactly a good way to live, if you really think about it. I have also found that I will give my loyalty continually to someone even after I should have long forgotten the individual and moved on with my life.
    Procrastinator: Don't get me wrong, I will meet my deadlines. The issue is that I put off until tomorrow what can be done today. I am horrible about pushing things until the very (and I do mean very) last minute. If I have something due, say a month from now, you will find me working on it the week (or maybe a couple of days) before the deadline, having put no prior work into it.
    Anti-social: I'm not precisely sure this is the word I'm looking for in this situation, but it as close as I can get. I don't like people. I really don't. When I got ready to start back to work in 2007, my husband very seriously asked me how I was going to get a job when I don't like people. I don't like talking to people I don't know, even to make an order at a restaurant. I hate talking on the phone with someone I don't know. I really just don't like dealing with someone I don't know.
    Addictive behaviors: I have addictive behaviors. About two years ago, I tried to give up smoking (and was successful for almost an entire year). In the time that I gave up cigarettes, I turned to other vices to keep me going. I started trolling the internet in a way that was rather unhealthy (looking back). I am back to smoking and can look at this in the eyes of a psychologist and see that I have addictive behavior issues.
    Blunt: I tell things like I see them. If you ask me what I think on a topic, I will tell you. If you ask me what I think of an outfit you are wearing, I will tell you exactly what I think. I don't sugar-coat things. I don't hold back. This can be a negative thing as some people don't take blunt honesty too well.


  • Who would you be friends with at Hogwarts?
    I think I would be friends with a myriad of people. I like Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, the Twins and even Lavender (most of the time). I also like Luna. I like Cho and Cedric. I even like Draco. I think I would be friends with just about anyone I could find myself comfortable around. I know the friends I have IRL would be scattered amongst the houses of Hogwarts, so that leads me to believe that if I were at Hogwarts the friend situation would be similar.

  • Taking into consideration that the wizard chooses his or her Patronus, what would yours be?
    I think I would be a lion. I promise, this is not me pushing for the Gryffindor house. I truly feel connected to lions. I am a mother, first and foremost. Lion mothers will protect the cubs of the pack to death. I feel motherly towards many of my friends (seeing as how most of them are quite a bit younger than myself). I will protect my children, family and friends as strongly as possible in anyway I possibly can. I also love my cats. I love to watch them play for hours. I can talk to my cats when there is no one around to talk with. I feel connected to cats and I think a lion best shows my mothering tendencies.

  • Have you read all of the Harry Potter books? If yes, which one did you enjoy the most? If not, which one is your favourite so far?
    I have read all the Harry Potter books at least five or six times over. My favorite is either Prisoner of Azkaban or Deathly Hallows. I like PoA because of Sirius. He is easily one of my favorite characters. I like the way the character is in this book. We think he is this horrible mad-man, out to kill Harry, capable of escaping the dementors and Azkaban. We learn, as we read, that he is a good man simply trying to be a decent Godfather to Harry. DH, I think, intrigues me because of all the things that happen in the book. Learning about Harry being a horcrux. The way Harry uses his brain in the face of danger (for a change) and outwits Voldemort with his playing dead so he can get to Hogwarts castle to help lead to the demise of Voldemort. The making and breaking and re-making of his friendships with Ron and Hermione. And in the end, the follow up (although all too brief) on how each of the lives of our favorite characters continued after Voldemort finally falls.

  • Choose a quote from any of the Harry Potter books and make sure to cite who said it. Explain why this quote is your favourite.
    "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. You know, the Stone was really not such a wonderful thing. As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things which are worst for them." [Dumbledore]
    Something about this quote just always makes me come back to it when I'm thinking about a Harry Potter quote. I think, looking at life this way, is sort of a shining ray of hope for those that fear death. I think death will be a very great adventure, indeed. I also like the rest of this quote where Dumbledore points out how adept humans are at choosing those things that are worst for them. I see this so much in society these days. It seems our society revolves around who is the sexiest, who has the best clothes, who has the most money. In the grand scheme of things, are those things truly important? No. What is most important is personality, ability to love, having a sense of humor, caring for others, etc.

  • Name: Mandy. I also respond to Lanie, Janie, Molly, Mollywobbles
  • Age: 31
  • How did you find Phoenix? Through the founder, justanerdyangel
  • What made you first start reading the Harry Potter series? When the first movie came out, I got a phone call from my best friend, Nancy. She gave me a play-by-play of the movie and it caught my interest. Because of that, I borrowed the book from her. I fell in love and bought a copy of every book for myself.
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