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QotD: Lost Touch

Whom have you lost touch with that you wish were still in your life?

Anna, Rebecca and Rachel from England. 

Leah, who danced with me as a kid.

Jen…who kept me fit in college

Kristine…who made me a bridesmaid the first time.

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QotD: Five Words

Which 5 words would your best friend use to describe you?
Submitted by Ross.

Brilliant, compassionate, giving, beautiful, ornery.

I have the best best friends ever.

P.S.  I asked one at work last night and this is what she said. :)  Made me feel gooey.

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If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name be?

Funny story.
I was always a free thinker, a bit of a tomboy, and had a bit of traditional role rebellion in my pre-teen years.  I found out that I would have been named James if I had been a boy, and thought that name far sweller than my oh-so-ordinary, and unfortunately translated, Rebecca.  So, I decided that I was going to be Jamie.  I made everyone call me that.  For several months.  I was only Becky at school.  I even made my parents call me Jamie.  I wanted to be Jamie more than anything, until it got to be too much work, the constant nagging, the explaining, the exasperation, and I decided I would just have to be unique in the spelling of my name.
I found a patch that my grandmother had sent from her cruise in Hawaii.  It had my name in Hawaiian 'Beki'.  I thought about that, felt it was somewhat phonetically unsound, so I began to play.
Beki
Beckie
Bekkie (there were several weeks at this one)
Finally settled on the Germanized version
Bekki.
Been it ever since.
Nice and unique.
Sadly though, when I was in High School (a parochial school of about 200) there were 4 Becky's in my English Class.
Becci
Becky
Bekki
Becki
I am not lying.  Our teacher would refer to us by our last three letter.
I am such a one of a kind…I kinda do wish I had a name to match.  Not a weird hippie name like Moon Unit, or a funky celebrity name like Moon Unit…just not a common one.

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What indulgence always makes your grocery list?

Boursin cheese.  Doesn't matter how many times I tell myself to put the stuff back.  I love it.  Gets me every time.

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What one object/thing would you take if your house were on fire?

I would take the sweater my dad knitted for me.  It is precious to me 🙂
He designed the pattern for me alone, the colors are from England and New Zealand specifically with my hair color in mind, it even has my name worked into the design on the sleeves. It took him over a year to complete.
Best part is he told me that if I ever  needed a hug or missed them that I should put it on and it would be like they were there with  me.

08-12-07_131608-12-07_1319Bekki's sweater 1

Sorry the pics are so horrible, I took them with my cell phone, but it gives you at least a little Idea.

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QotD: My 10 Things

What are 10 things you've done that other people probably haven't? 
Submitted by Janette.   

Hmmm. I've had a lot of unusual experiences..I wonder if I can come up with 10 that you don't know already.
Warning…This might be a bit long-winded.

1.  I voted for Ross Perot.
     Funny thing was, so did my parents, and In the car on the way home my dad told me I wasn't allowed to tell any one at his office (all staunch dems.) and mum told me I wasn't allowed to tell anyone at church (mostly staunch Rep's). 
2.  When I was 12 there were a couple of guys that visited us for a meal who were getting an advanced degree in maths. They were talking about some unique equations they were doing, and my mum said "you should tell Bekki about this, she'd love it."  They eyed me skeptically, but I was gung ho, so they gave me a precursory explanation of what they called Intrinsic Coordinates.  They both about fell over backwards when I grasped the concept and began to work on the equation. They actually were kinda pissed that I got it so quickly and was so young. Yeah…I love math.  I'm a geek. I do math for fun.
3.  I used to accuse my mom of cheating at heigh-ho cherry-o.  (for those of you who don't know, it involves spinning a spinner, and is completely random)
4.  I handed over about a half a kilo of cocaine to the cops at work today.  We found it stashed in an ice machine.   a couple bags of white powder, and an electronic scale. For those of you who were wondering….no they didn't stick thier finger in and taste it to make sure they knew what it was…apparently that's just for the movies.
5.  I taught myself to speed read at about the age of 6.  I came out of my bedroom (I read quite voraciously) and told my mom that I had figured something out.  I told her that I figured I could read much faster if I read the entire sentence at once rather than all the words separately. I pretty much left my mother speechless.
6. In a related story….I got an award my junior year of high school, from the school librarian.  Basically I read a book a day for the entire school year. Yeah, we didn't have a TV.
7.  I went windsurfing in the Netherlands with my dad, when I was 9.  The best part of that trip?  The place we stayed had breakfasts where you could pour half hot chocolate, half coffee into a large bowl, and then dip bread in it for breakfast.  I loved coffee, even then, and was in heaven.
8. I saw Whoopie Goldberg and Patrick Swayzee filming Ghost in NY on my Senior Class Trip.
9.  I created the entire northern hemisphere in glow in the dark stars on my ceiling in a house I rented.  I loved that ceiling.
10. I bought a working phone made out of Lego's.  I love that phone….I love Lego's.  I collect them. I even have a Lego watch. 

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What do you think is your best physical attribute? 
Submitted by Nacwolin.

I like a lot of my body, but have to go with my nose and my dimples…both are adorable. See?

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