Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Five: Take Me, Baby, or Leave Me

Songbird says: "Although written by a young man, this song from "Rent" became an anthem for women of a certain age ready to be taken on their own terms. Maureen and Joanne love each other, but they are *very* different. Whether it's new friends or new loves or new employers, what are five things people should know about you?"

This is a particularly on-target Friday Five for me, as I am in the "new love" category and there have been a lot of these conversations going on between R and I...."things you should know," "things you'd never guess," many of them shared with gales of laughter. So since I'm pretty much a no-secrets, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of person, here is my latest list:
  1. I find it much easier to give than take, but I am working on it.
  2. I have a history of getting into relationships with "wounded birds" who need rescuing. It's not been the best thing all around in the long run for the bird or myself, so we are turning over a new leaf and going with the healthy equals premise on this one.
  3. I am more than a tich competitive when it comes to any kind of game situation. When I play I play to win--so watch it!
  4. I do not suffer fools well, especially if the fools are trodding on the least, the less than, the downtrodden, the weak. Also, then....watch it!
  5. I am intense, passionate, in it for the long haul....pretty much whatever "it" is. I don't do fluff well. That makes me kind of exhausting sometimes, for myself as well as others. There are also benefits if you can can weather through it with me.

14 comments:

DogBlogger said...

Oh, what is it with the wounded bird thing? (We call them "strays" at my house, as sometimes they'll bite you.)

Good play.

Pinkhammer said...

I think your #5 is my #3 and 4 combined. : )

Songbird said...

I am not surprised by the competitiveness! (I may have a tich of that myself...)

Purple said...

Wish I had a bit of your competive nature.

mid-life rookie said...

Competitive, don't suffer fools well - we have some traits in common - I just didn't put these on my list.

Mary Beth said...

Me too, on the wounded bird. But I am NOT competitive. It's like I'm missing those brain cells.

Drives competitive people insane.

Rev SS said...

yep, a bit competitive here too; and with you on 4 & 5!

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Chilly Fingers said...

I am with you on the competitive part - I LOVE to win Scrabble! Unfortunately, I sometimes gloat and may perhaps break into a chorus of ABBA's "The Winner Takes It All." But, it's all in good fun!

Jan said...

I love your picture. White hair looks so nice. I'm glad there are competitive people like you around, esp. helping others.

Sophia said...

Prayers for you and the new love!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh boy, did I relate to #2. I really had to unlearn that trait in order to start my relationship with Michael.

Processing Counselor said...

Interesting play. 2 and 4 kind of compete?

RevAnne said...

great play! I am similar in many ways...not least of which is the competitive!