I found this over on The Goddess Blogs the other day and thought it was interesting. (Julia London, who originated the post, defines the ‘flying monkey category’ as being: It wasn’t good, it wasn’t bad, it was somewhere in the middle, sort of grotesquely fun.

Three things I like about me:

1. I’m honest – although sometimes that’s a fault as I cannot lie when sometimes a lie is better.
2. I’m learning to think positively – a huge step if you met my birth family
3. My hair. (okay, I guess I’m vain, but I do like it.)

Three things that could stand improvement:
1. I really need to start watching my diet – not only to lose weight, but to keep my cholesterol lower.
2. I could do a little less ‘editing’ and more writing forward, instead of flipping off to read other people’s blogs, and my email, and play solitaire.
3. I could get a wee bit more enthusiastic – and active – about cleaning the house.

Three flying monkey things about me:
1. I relate better to men than women. Even when I lived in a houseful of women. Maybe that’s why I feel comfortable living in a houseful of men now.
2. I cannot do math in my head. And forget giving me a math problem involving a letter like X.
3. I’ll take a tub over a shower anyway – that’s where I get some of my most creative ideas.

Your turn! Name 1) three things you like about you, 2) three things about you that could stand a little improvement, and 3) three flying monkey things about you.


And here’s a shout out for one of my critique partners’ new blog and website – Take a gander over to Danielle Baer‘s blog and leave her a comment, will you?

Three things … and flying monkeys.
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6 thoughts on “Three things … and flying monkeys.

  • April 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I can’t do math in my head either. Me no math monkey. 😉

  • April 10, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Cool meme – I share your abilities in math.
    And I’m totally a bath gal, but I like to read. It’s the only quiet spot in the house!

  • April 10, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Okay, I totally need to steal this for my blog. The flying monkey got me. 🙂

  • April 10, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for the shout out!!!

    3 Things I like about myself:
    1.) I’m pretty smart. I know that sounds really bad, but my childhood was spent being told I wasn’t. So I’m proud of the fact that I really am smart, in fact, I have one of those freakish memories that allows me to remember most everything.
    2.) I’m aggressive. I’m in a male dominated business and I would have been eaten alive if I wasn’t aggressive and confident enough to go after what I wanted.
    3.) Complete vanity here, but I think I’m pretty and I like that.
    3 Things that could stand some improvement:
    1.) Arrogance, sometimes I think I come across as arrogant and I don’t mean too.
    2.) Shiny object – that’s what we call it in my office. I let shiny objects distract me from what I really should be doing. Blogging instead of writing, shopping instead of going home and cleaning my house, you get the point.
    3.) Weight. I know everyone thinks this, but I have to agree. I want to watch my weight more and be healthier.
    3 Flying Monkeys – Things that neither good or bad, just fun quirks
    1.) I get along better with men, seem to have more in common or at least I can speak their language better.
    2.) My memory. I remember phone numbers. I remember the number when I was 5 years old and lived in Montgomery, Alabama.
    3.) I have a great sense of direction. I can remember how to get to anywhere I’ve ever driven before. One of my friends use to call me a human map, I could tell anyone how to get anywhere in the large city we live in.

  • April 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    my and Wylie: that I’m not the only one who can’t do math in their head makes me feel a heckuva lot better. ALL three of the guys in my house can – and they torture me no end about it.

    Crystal: Welcome – feel free to steal the flying monkeys anytime!

    Dani: You are smart, I’ll second that. LOL about the ‘shiny objects’ – guess I’m guilty of that too. My memory used to be good – for remembering trivial stuff that no one needed to know, but the important stuff? It was gone in a poof!

  • April 13, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Interesting exercise. I’ll have to give this one some thought though I already know one, I’ve always been good at math and science, I loved it, still do. But it’s the puzzles of calculus not the monotony of accounting.

    And I’d have my bathroom torn out after a week if I had to live without a bath tub.

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