Kelly Comes Clean With A Weekend Meme

by Kelly on August 15, 2008 · 28 comments

in Creativity. Writing. Blogging,Life. People. News


I was wondering what to post today because it’s been a chaotic week and I’m not feeling particularly insightful or funny. Then I ambled over to Urban Panther’s Lair and saw the following meme about the Panther. It’s a good one for getting to know someone, and since I currently feel like I need to get to know more about myself I thought I’d do it too.

The following is written completely off the cuff, no editing except for spelling.

This is ME uncensored and exposed. Hopefully that means it’s not boring!

I am

outspoken, adventurous, passionate, and a little bit nuts

I think

WAY too much

I know

my son is due home from staying at his grandmother’s soon and I can’t wait to see him

I have

much to be grateful for

I wish

I could be more content with my life

I hate

missing out on anything and I hate it when the chocolate runs out

I miss

my best friends, who mostly live far away

I fear

getting older (postscript: this is a recent thing and something I REALLY hope passes)

I hear

a worrying, whirring sound from my laptop

I smell

almost nothing. My sinus is really shit today

I crave

sweets, affection and excitement

I search

for truth and a meaningful life

I wonder

if I will ever be as slim as I was before I got pregnant

I regret

nothing – all mistakes are lessons learned

I love

easily and sometimes too much

I ache

to return to Mexico

I am not

a disciplined person who is good at following rules. If I was I’d be thinner!

I believe

in honesty, loyalty, faith, compassion and a better world

I dance

around the house with great abandon

I sing

to my son and I do it really badly

I cry

at too many things to name. Great films, meaningful blog posts, moving books, memories. You name it, I cry over it

I fight

with myself more than I ever have with anyone else

I win

whenever I really really want something

I lose

socks all the time. They mysteriously disappear from my drawer. I have no idea where they go.

I never

want to be ordinary

I always

love a drink, a deep and meaningful discussion and a girls night out

I confuse

myself because I am unpredictable and change my mind all the time

I listen

to people’s problems because I love hearing people’s stories and I always want to help

I can

do many things well and for that I am both lucky and unlucky. Lucky because I have made many opportunities for myself and unlucky because I never know where to focus my time and energy

I am scared

of spiders and falling

I need

freedom and love and lots of kisses from my son

I am happy

when I am on the road with a backpack and no idea where I’m going

I imagine

a world where people are kind and generous to each other, where we look out for each other and we all have more than enough

I tag

anyone with time on their hands and something to say.

I’d love it if people would do this meme, or part of it, in your comments. Like I said, I’m interested in people and their stories, so I’d love to know more about ALL of you.

:) Kelly

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1 Vered 08.15.08 at 3:54 pm

Boring? Are you kidding?? It’s great to get to know you better!

I won’t do the meme right now, but this is what I have to say:

I can SO relate to these:
I wish I could be more content with my life

I miss my best friends, who mostly live far away

I fear getting older (postscript: this is a recent thing and something I REALLY hope passes)

I fight with myself more than I ever have with anyone else

I never want to be ordinary

I am VERY impressed by these:
I search for truth and a meaningful life

I regret nothing – all mistakes are lessons learned

I love easily and sometimes too much

And as for “I always love a drink, a deep and meaningful discussion and a girls night out”… I long to do those with you!

Vered’s last blog post..No More Bikini Mishaps (Wordless Wednesday)

2 Robin 08.15.08 at 7:22 pm

Hi there Kel – that’s a really nice photo of you. It’s great to hear more about you!

I’m too boring to write anything about myself (that’s how I feel at the moment – I am getting over a 3 week cold, and it hasn’t quite gone yet). I’m at my Mum’s place in central Victoria – experimenting with her NEW INTERNET CONNECTION! YIPPEE!

3 Kelly 08.15.08 at 11:02 pm

I know, I wish we could have drinks and a girls night out with some great conversation too! I have to get over that way…

I hate colds that drag on and on and on. Both Bunny and myself have been sick this week to so you have my complete sympathies. So, we’ll be getting your blog post from Central Victoria, will we? Will mum make an appearance?


4 Evelyn Lim 08.16.08 at 1:24 am

It’s definitely not boring! It shows how much you know yourself, fears and all! I enjoyed this post and am stumbling it!

I’ll have to get back to this post to write, as it is now past my intended bedtime and I’ve got some meditation to do.

Evelyn Lim’s last blog post..How To Build Intuitive Awareness For Inspired Actions

5 Bushido89 08.16.08 at 1:56 am


6 Kelly 08.16.08 at 7:16 am


Considering your comment is a word, not a sentence with a subject, verb and object, I’ll have to guess what you mean. I assume you’re referring to the photo and my reply is, “Are you fucking nuts?” If I was going to put a photoshopped picture of myself up, I’d choose a shot where I had make-up and eyebrows and then I’d erase those pinched lines on my forehead and give myself a tan!


7 Lance 08.16.08 at 11:09 am

My favorites on your list Kelly —
“I never want to be ordinary”
“I search for truth and a meaningful life”

Wonderful (well, they all are, but I really like these). It’s great to know you a bit better. Your picture – you look happy, real, and beautiful!

I believe that life is a journey.
I am scared of heights (how did I ever try manage to try skydiving?)
I think life has so much to offer – if we let it
I lose at basketball whenever I play with my son – and not on purpose

Lance’s last blog post..Maintenance, Do You Do It?

8 Vered 08.16.08 at 12:59 pm

LOL @ “If I was going to put a photoshopped picture of myself up, I’d choose a shot where I had make-up and eyebrows and then I’d erase those pinched lines on my forehead and give myself a tan!”

You are one feisty girl, Kelly. :)

Vered’s last blog post..Are You A Parent? Stressed Much? You Should Check Out UpToUs

9 Rachel 08.16.08 at 4:35 pm

Kelly, I admire that you have no regrets. I get stuck on mistakes I have made even tho I know I shouldn’t. And like someone else said here I wish we could have one of those drinking talking girls nights. Do you only dance in the house or could we get you on the floor of a club too?

Some of my answers are:

I AM someone who watches more than she talks
I WIN whenever I play pictionary
I FEAR dogs and creepy crawly insects
I REGRET the way my last relationship ended
I BELIEVE I could do more with my life
I NEED a good lie in
I AM HAPPY when I am surfing


10 MusicMan 08.16.08 at 5:15 pm

Just wanted my wife to get to know me better:

I AM self absorbed, intelligent, strategic, creative, silly and childish and affectionate

I THINK too much about disasters that never eventuate

I KNOW alot more than i have given myself credit for

I HAVE alot to be grateful for and …

I KNOW I should spend less time on regrets however…………….

I WISH my wife was always happy. When she is happy, I am happy. When she is not I get grumpy

I HATE moral righteousness as I have never met a completely innocent person and expect everyone to be more forgiving

I MISS playing in a rock band

I FEAR not being very sexy. Yes as that will lead to my next fear – not enough ‘action’

I HEAR …well at least I try to hear the silence between the noise

I SMELL….yes

I CRAVE red wine and cuddles

I SEARCH for the ‘actual’ answers in life. I somehow think there is an a fundamental meaning to life that is not subjective

I WONDER why I have the brain of a child at 38 years of age

I REGRET all the things that everyone regrets from their highschool years

I LOVE my family and beer (don’t ask me for a preference)

I ACHE in my legs as I have just been running

I AM NOT the messiah…I got over that obsession years ago

I BELIEVE that humanity has only just begun

I DANCE….I can’t dance…I am the only musician in the world that can’t

I SING…at least I can sing

I CRY not very often. It is very rare…not because I am trying to be a man, but just because I am a little insensitive

I FIGHT myself and have been my worst enemy. But have been trying very hard to change

I WIN alot, yes i am competitive at business. I will get over it.

I LOSE badly.

I NEVER give up really. I sometimes have times when I let things go stale, but at some point I continue.

I ALWAYS get grumpy when things don’t go right, and I get happy when I have had lot of sleep.

I CONFUSE the past with the present

I LISTEN less than I used to

I CAN do anything I set my mind to… except dancing

I AM SCARED of people undermining me.

I NEED to be reassured by people that things are OK

I AM HAPPY when I am playing Hendrix on the Piano

I IMAGINE a world where every major City has a decent parking and traffic management solution (my day job)

MusicMan xxx

11 Monika Mundell 08.16.08 at 6:37 pm

Hi Kelly,

We really do have much in common. I also miss my best friends as most of them are scattered around the world. Great thing for the Internet, at least we can hook up on skype. Loved your backpack quote. I’m the same. It’s a great meme and you are a great person Kelly. I feel connected with you because we are so similar. Plus you are an Aussie, that’s always a bonus. :-)

Monika Mundell’s last blog post..Sucked Into The Lion’s Lair

12 Urbane Lion 08.16.08 at 11:11 pm

Loved your answers! You actually made me realize that I actually gotten over one of your fears; I fear getting older (postscript: this is a recent thing and something I REALLY hope passes). I started fear grower older when I was around 38-39. That prompted me to put an end to an unhappy marriage and increase my physical activities. Now, that fear is a thing of the past. I know I enjoy every day to the fullest, I’m in a fantastic relationship and look very much forward to the future (but I’m in no rush!)

Urbane Lion’s last blog post..Manjigglies III – The Prequel

13 Urban Panther 08.16.08 at 11:33 pm

@Kelly – I wish could be more content with my life..from my own experiences and through conversations with friends, I honestly believe that this is something that occurs in our forties. I don’t know. It just seems to be part of the process.
I hate it when the chocolate runs out – okay this is just downright tragic!!!! I keep a good supply of dark chocolate on hand. It is considered an essential grocery item.
Beautiful meme. Thanks for sharing, Kelly.

@MusicMan – I FEAR not being very sexy….any man that craves red wine and cuddles, used to play in a rock band, and plays piano is uber sexy in my book. *smile*

Urban Panther’s last blog post..Do you even care who’s looking?

14 Kelly 08.17.08 at 12:17 am

I love what you said about life having much to offer if we let it – so true and i agree completely. And as for losing to your son at basketball and not on purpose, MusicMan said to me tonight that he thinks Bunny is going to beat him in their ‘play’ sprints within the next couple of years – and he’s only 4 now!

Yes, well I admit I have heard this and said before, though in my 20s men tended to use the words “ball breaker”

Thanks for doing some of my meme and I’m with you – I could do with a good lie in too! And never regret the end of a relationship because it just means a better one is around the corner :)

I love you. So sweet of you to indulge my blogging fancies and do this. And I would never have said you were “self-absorbed” …. first. And you are definitely sexy so don’t worry there. You made me laugh about the dancing because daring that is so true. I’m sorry!

@Urbane Lion
Thanks for coming by to visit. I’d make you tea but the milk’s off because I haven’t done the food shopping. Did I mention I’m a terrible housewife? As for the aging, like you I hope this stage does end soon. It is a new thing for me and I feel silly having a mid life crisis at 37.

@Urban Panther
I look forward to my 40s if there’s contentment on the menu – as long as there’s still chocolate. And Musicman is delusional; he’s definitely sexy, especially WHILE he’s playing Hendrix on the piano. His ‘Little Wing’ is divine.


15 Cath Lawson 08.17.08 at 3:27 pm

Kelly – this is a brilliant meme but I am pissing myself laughing at what you said to that guy who accused you of photoshopping your pic.

I’m glad you lose socks too. And it is better to sing badly than not at all.

I hope you get to go back to Mexico soon. It must have been fab travelling on your own for 6 months.

And this one from your husband was priceless: I love my family and beer.

Cath Lawson’s last blog post..Was I Talking About You?

16 Kelly 08.17.08 at 9:15 pm

I’m hoping Mexico might be on the cards next year. It’s under discussion. And yes, MusicMan is very Australian in his love of beer… but not so much in his dislike of sport. LOL!


17 Rita 08.18.08 at 12:28 am


What a delightful – and insightful – post! NOW I feel like I know Kelly, though much of what you state comes through loud and clear in your blogs! You did a great job with your meme. As I keep repeating, I can NOT be tagged, but thanks so much for sharing!


Rita’s last blog post..Why I Have NEVER Tasted Coffee

18 chris 08.18.08 at 1:31 am

We share so much in common. The only big difference is that when I like to know where I’m going when I’m on the road…If people only realize that we are all so much a like, then peace wouldn’t be so difficult to achieve.

BTW, I find it amusing that during the Olympics, thanks to you and Robin, I find myself rooting for Australia…LOL

chris’s last blog post..To Blog Or Not To Blog

19 Marelisa 08.18.08 at 3:49 am

Hi Kelly: I think someone already mentioned this, but a lot of what a person is like comes across in their posts and the comments they leave on their blog and on the blogs of others. I guess we read a lot of the same blogs because I’ve seen you a lot around the blogosphere (plus a few tweets). I think the way you describe yourself fits well with the image I had of you in my mind. You appear to be very honest, fun-loving, and adventurous. Oh, and I sing to my nephews all the time and do it badly, and my sister always asks me to stop so that I won’t “ruin their ear” (which basically means that in the future they won’t be able to tell good music from bad as a result of being exposed to my singing).

Marelisa’s last blog post..Slow Down – 32 Ways to Start Now

20 Cath Lawson 08.18.08 at 6:18 am

Kelly – my daughter was just reading this – and she things you are fucking nuts for thinking you have no eyebrows. There is nothing wrong with your eyebrows at all – they are good.

Cath Lawson’s last blog post..Business Ideas: Can You Keep A Secret?

21 daisy 08.19.08 at 12:39 am

Stumble worthy methinks.

22 Al at 7P 08.19.08 at 6:04 am

Hi Kelly – I really enjoyed your responsed. I love your answer about regret, and I’m with you on what you believe!

Al at 7P’s last blog post..The Hero with a Thousand Jobs

23 kailani 08.20.08 at 5:08 am

I totally agree about regrets. A blogger recently asked if there was anything I regret in life. No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t come up with a single one. Even the bad moments had a purpose. It all brought me to where I am today. :-)

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24 Gunfighter 09.12.08 at 9:38 pm

I am

Honest, strong, somewhat touchy-feely with people I really like… not so much with anyone else, and likely to tell you exactly what’s on my mind.

I think
That the Republican party is run by moneyed interests that use fear, sexism, classism, and racism to get their working class votes.

I know
That success in battle is either the result of continuous, rigorous training… or dumb-ass luck.

I have
A glass half-full outlook on life

I wish
I was thirty again.

I hate
it when people are constantly late

I miss
Decent pizza. You can’t get decent pizza… or good Italian food in Virginia… or anywhere else, down here in Dixie.

I fear
Impending fascism in America.

I hear
My colleague’s radio playing “You really got me going” by The Kinks

I smell
everything. My nose works very well.

I crave
affection… that’s not so bad, is it?

I search
the Internet for very random things

I wonder
Who really shot JR

I regret

I love
pretty much everybody… even one or two Republicans (but not Bush, Cheney, McCain, or Palin)

I ache
all over these days… I’m not getting any younger, you know.

I am not
a backstabber or a rat.

I believe
In the saving grace of Christ.

I dance
when people aren’t looking

I sing
a lot. I know all the words to all of the songs in several musicals, and pretty much all of the early Black Sabbath Stuff.

I cry
(inside) when firearms are poorly maintained by their owners.

I fight
To win… there are no rules other than the aforementioned winning.

I win

I lose
My temper more than is probably healthy. The good thing is that it never lasts.

I never
want to be unloved

I always
try to smile at people. You get back what you give.

I confuse
lots of people, because what they see when they look at me, is usually very different from what they get.

I listen
when others talk to me. I try to do this more than talk.

I can
do a few things well. I can cook, I can “read” people, and I can shoot exceptionally well.

I am scared
of leaving this world unremembered.

I need

I am happy
when I am with my family

I imagine
being able to go into space some day. That was my boyhood dream. It hasn’t changed.

Gunfighter’s last blog post..I Am Me(me)

25 Kelly 09.13.08 at 5:31 pm

Definitely feel like I know you better now. When you say…

I can “read” people, and I can shoot exceptionally well.

are they related? If you read me and you don’t like what you see you’ll shoot me! Scary.

And I’m glad you still hold onto your boyhood dream. You can’t be getting that old if you hold the dreams of youth.


26 Gunfighter 09.13.08 at 9:43 pm

A. No, Kelly, I won’t shoot you

B. Oh, I dream about going into space… but I know that I’m not going.



Gunfighter’s last blog post..A Vacation Photo

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