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A meme...

I was tagged! That is a surprise! So I guess I ought to play the game, huh...  gee, thanks moth2fic xxx but I might struggle to find seven people to tag...

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it".

Habits, quirks, facts...
1. I am a Kiwi called Takahe. Although I guess I'm referred to as Nate's Mountain nowadays.
2. I detest bananas. I don't even like typing the word. I hate the smell, sight, feel, sense, sound and presence of them. I can often detect one being eaten anywhere in a ten metre radius. If I get too close to someone eating one, or see/smell a discarded one, or have to be near ripe ones in a fruit bowl in someone's house or even in a store, I will have to suppress an incredibly strong desire to throw up. My friends move their fruit! My students are mostly considerate enough not to leave a skin in my classroom bin - I found this out when I berated a student last year for being out of my room. She had gone to the bin along the corridor to get rid of her banana skin so that it wouldn't affect me!!!
3. I think. All the time. I think and overthink every conversation, every situation, and that makes me horrifically and rather stupidly sensitive to what and how others say things. And I say stupidly because really life is short and does what people say really matter that much? Probably not in the grand scheme of things. People matter but what they say? Not so much. Losing people is far worse than any crap that spills out of their mouths, really. I wish all of my former friends could feel that.
4. I can play the piano, the guitar and the flute but none of them with greatness.
5. I am deeply religious and yet struggle with belief constantly. And I know that shouldn't be such an enigma. Mother Teresa felt the same, found out recently.  It does unsettle some people though if they hear me express my doubts, as they seem to think my faith is some sort of righteous gift that I carry around in my pocket, never doubting the Lord *snort*  I think it's much more honest to face one's doubts and embrace them, perhaps as a challenge, perhaps as a scientist, perhaps as a lonely person, perhaps as a hopeful person. Ultimately, I do believe in heaven and hell, and I believe those can face the love of God at the end of their lives and still reject God, they are the ones who will go to hell. The rest, once embraced by God's amazing love, will be swept up in the wonder and joy of that, and they'll all zoom into some mystifying but eternal happiness and peace.  See you there.
6. I write. I have a great imagination and I could play with my characters until the cows come home.  I love to write descriptively as well. I love to capture a scene that I can picture in my head and turn it  into words so that the reader can perhaps see even a glimpse of what I see.
7. I had a very unusual upbringing and I think I'll never quite be the same because of it. But it made me a stronger person than I might otherwise have been and I know nothing can ever really shock me to the point of not coping.  I maybe came close with Elaine leaving me as a bestest friend way back when. That took me an entire weekend to even think straight. I hope she finds love, in this world or the next. She sure didn't want mine *snort* I guess few long-time single people really truly do.
So. There you have it... tagging others? I - I - I *shrug* I can't do it, it seems too demanding by me! So I shall break the rules and not tag you. For now. I'd better go to bed NOW instead.

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natesmountain
Feb. 7th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks. How about you share your seven quirks/habits/facts with us!
vivh
Feb. 6th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing - though you will always be Takahe to me... I have a glass takahe, that was a leaving present from NZ, which hangs above the fireplace in our living room and every time I look at I think of you!!

I suppose I better get round to doing my 7 things soon....I was tagged too... but first I need to write an unpleasant email :-(
natesmountain
Feb. 7th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
I feel like Takahe. Nate's Mountain was a welcome refuge, but I am probably stuck with it now!

-I have a glass takahe
You know, when you left, I had a plaster takahe in my pocket to give you but I forgot about it in the excitement of meeting Ian in the flesh, and seeing you one more time, and the boys, and then somewhere later the end broke off and it was a broken takahe!

I hope you survived sending the unpleasant email. :-(
vivh
Feb. 7th, 2008 06:50 am (UTC)
I survived sending the email, but there are more to follow I fear... the business I am dealing with would be hard face to face, but over the internet, it is frankly terrifying!!!
Lovely to see the old takahe icon again!
natesmountain
Feb. 7th, 2008 08:36 am (UTC)
I find the internet more terrifying than anyone I know in person.

-Lovely to see the old takahe icon again!
Hee! I am usually reluctant to use it because the person who made it for me is not a friend any more and I recall her wanting icons back one time from someone else she had fallen out with. Then again, I guess she would have no need for this one ;-)
Maybe I could try and make my own takahe one day if we ever get Photoshop or something like that. But I always loved this one. I love the font and the colour...
moth2fic
Feb. 7th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing it! I think it's fascinating - to find out one's friend's 'quirks', the things they see as important, the things they choose to share...

Bananas, I'm afraid, feature hugely in our household. We both like them, but Colin will eat two or three in a day. If you came to visit I'd have to send him down the garden...

I like describing scenes I can see in my head. I gather some writers have trouble 'visualising' a scene, and have to build it up quite painfully.

I love the takahe icon, too.
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
OMG Moth I loooooooooooove this new icon. Whee!!!
Thank you so much!!!

-Bananas, I'm afraid, feature hugely in our household. We both like them, but Colin will eat two or three in a day. If you came to visit I'd have to send him down the garden...
Hee! I try not to say anything if I'm visiting somewhere but sometimes I just have to or I can't breathe. I swear bananas suck the air out of a room.

-like describing scenes I can see in my head. I gather some writers have trouble 'visualising' a scene, and have to build it up quite painfully.
I think there are all kinds of skills in writing - if I had to write about some factual history in a story, I'd just shrivel up with boredom!
moth2fic
Feb. 8th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
Glad you like it! I had fun finding the right picture.
natesmountain
Feb. 9th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
I loooooooooooooove it. I really do.
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 8th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing!
I bet you play the piano and guitar better than I do!!!
I agree with you on facing doubts, because if you don't face them, they simmer beneath the surface and create troubles.
I think and overthink too! Doesn't do any good, but it happens!!

She sure didn't want mine
That's so hard, when you try so hard to be there for someone, trying to love them enough for them...and then they still reject you. It's so hard.

I like bananas...with peanut butter!
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
It was a pleasure to share!
I'd love to hear you playing the guitar. When are you coming out to stay here? Now that you're working, you can save up and just grab a plane out of there *g*

-I think and overthink too!
I know you do LOL! And I agree, it's sometimes something you want to stop but you just can't switch it off, huh!

-That's so hard, when you try so hard to be there for someone, trying to love them enough for them...and then they still reject you. It's so hard.
It happens. Shit happens. And people can be so incredibly mean, it's unbelievable. Still, there are really great people out there who far outdistance the others.

Like you *g*

-I like bananas...with peanut butter!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
Nooooooo!!! Peanut butter is my favourite food!
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 9th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
And people can be so incredibly mean, it's unbelievable.
How true. Even when they don't even realize.

Like you *g*
Thanks. That's nice of you to say.

Peanut butter is my favourite food!
Ah, and I dared disgrace it in such manner! Shame on me!!
natesmountain
Feb. 9th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
-And people can be so incredibly mean, it's unbelievable.
-How true. Even when they don't even realize.

Yeah, I have found when people are at their most self-righteous, like, 'how could you do that to me or be like that?' they seem to forget that we're both human beings and also friends! And they act really cruelly, saying nasty things, thinking that is the right thing to do and that somehow I deserve it. If they could only step back and see how foul their behaviour actually is... *shrug*

-Ah, and I dared disgrace it in such manner! Shame on me!!
Hee! I just didn't want to look at the peanut butter jar and think of bananas LOL!
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