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07 November 2008 @ 08:59 am
Blazing a Meme Trail - WHO ARE YOU?  
Have you ever seen the Meryl Streep movie Heartburn? It has Jack Nicholson, too. My cup overflows.



Anyway, during one of the dinner party scenes, just before Meryl discovers an important plot point, one of their friends proposes a fun little exercise for all the party attendees: describe yourself with a list of five adjectives—nouns will work, too. The friends go around the table, reading their “Who You Are” lists aloud.

Here’s the list of Arthur, their friend:

Jewish.
Married.
Lawyer.
Father.
Hungry.

And here’s Arthur’s wife:

Unemployed.
Mother.
Good-natured.
Shiksa.
Sister.

Then comes Dimitri, another of their friends:

Yugoslav.
Capitalist.
Tan.
Tall.
197 pounds.

Then Dimitri’s girlfriend, the organizer of the game, chimes in and shrieks, “Dimitri, it’s not supposed to be like a DRIVER’S LICENSE! It’s WHO YOU ARE.”

Then she gives her list:

Television Interviewer.
Blond.
Living with Dimitri.
Friend.
Texan!

Next, it’s Meryl Streep’s turn:

Pregnant.
Wife.
Mother.
Writer.
Happy.
Here’s my question: What are your five adjectives? How would you answer, with a list of five items, the question “WHO ARE YOU?” Go ahead and scrape the depths of your psyche. You need to let it out.

I can’t wait to see what you all say.

Here are mine:
Wife
Mother
Christian
Writer
Actress

(And 'frivolous,' probably. Or 'whimsical.' It's a toss up.)

GO FORTH and tell me who you are. And put it on your journal. Or don't. I'm not much of a militant memist. :)
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echo: echo red tatspankerella on November 7th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Could not resist:

Liz is:
daughter
girlfriend
writer
redhead
diabetic
Carrie Leigh: pretty ginnycarrie_leigh on November 7th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
From blond to red?

Redheads rock! *nod*
Sharlenemynuet on November 7th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Milo's mom
Thoughtful
Capitalist
Contrarian
Gemini
Carrie Leigh: Being vaguecarrie_leigh on November 7th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
I learned a new word today. :)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Crystaljandjsalmon on November 8th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
I always do when talking to Shar. *nods firmly*
seegrim: autumn leavesseegrim on November 7th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Wife
Mother
sister
friend
goofball


Not terribly creative, but descriptive all the same.
Carrie Leigh: thoughty and smuttycarrie_leigh on November 7th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
YEAH, you are.

Love you anyway. Because of it.
rupert_talley: Natalie Wood w/tongue outrupert_talley on November 8th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
silly
teacher
wife
daughter
procrastinator
Texan

This was hard because I kept coming up with negative ones and I didn't want to go there.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on November 8th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Wife
Mother
Daughter
Blonde
Australian
raspberry_rave on November 8th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC)
*thinks hard*

Robyn is:
Curious
Cynical
Naive
Eclectic
Bibliophile

I feel sort of like condensed soup now.