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15th-Oct-2008 12:56 pm
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There was a time, I know it, when just getting a cold wouldn't break all functionality in my brain. When I could just work through a sore throat or a headache, either popping pills or just living with the pain/annoyance/whatever.

I've been putting the increasing vulnerability to illness down to stress, though I'm aware this might be just an excuse, I dunno. Anyway, so having a sore throat and a headcold is wrecking my ability to concentrate (and to get up ontime), and that's doing bad things to my mental well being, and bleeeegh. I should drink more juice, I know.

Anyway, so I'm still OK and managing to work and keeping some focus. And I'm thinking about writing a few posts about Buddhism, though I'm not 100% on my ability to properly get it down, writing should help.

And there was a meme. One with just two questions that turned out, as people have mentioned, really accurate. But the descriptions are long, so I guess it's one of those where you can read yourself into everything, like Astrology.

You Are a Marilyn!

You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontational.

How to Get Along with Me
  • Be direct and clear
  • Listen to me carefully
  • Don't judge me for my anxiety
  • Work things through with me
  • Reassure me that everything is OK between us
  • Laugh and make jokes with me
  • Gently push me toward new experiences
  • Try not to overreact to my overreacting.
What I Like About Being a Marilyn
  • being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • being responsible and hardworking
  • being compassionate toward others
  • having intellect and wit
  • being a nonconformist
  • confronting danger bravely
  • being direct and assertive
What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
  • the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
  • procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
  • fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
  • exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
  • wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
  • being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
Marilyns as Children Often
  • are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
  • are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
  • form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
  • look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
  • are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent
Marilyns as Parents
  • are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
  • are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
  • worry more than most that their children will get hurt
  • sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries
Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

15th-Oct-2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
I hope you shake the cold soon.

And yes, the meme must be like astrology. The results are so extensive that some bits of it are bound to be accurate.
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15th-Oct-2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Mmmm but this is a really important game and I don't like being thrown off it.
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