Well, I've read all of this thread and have been pondering my reply... I'm sure it will be not all that interesting compared to some. Since I'm newly divorced and it's a brand new year, I think it's a great time to think about these. I'm actually more comfortable talking about this stuff here "anonymously" than in person so here goes...
1.) Greatest desire. (open ended. a tough one, I know, but what is each individuals greatest desire).
I want to find that one person I can connect with--whether it be with a man or a lasting friendship with another woman. I've never been truly in love with anyone (sad to say since I'm 30 and I've been married), and I've never felt truly comfortable with any of my friends. Most of my friendships have ended with a change of jobs or moving. I always feel like I have to hold something back and am constantly questioning whether they really like me or are just being nice, which is probably ridiculous. I don't feel like I fit in with my family either, but then my parents are each on their 3rd marriage, so that may have something to do with it! I want my kids to see me happy and see what a real marriage looks like before they get older. Forget Sweets, I think we need Stephen Fry for this consult, lol!
2.) Biggest Fear. (I know, I know, perhaps you were looking for more "what's your favorite color" but from what you grasp of me already, the small-talk never interested me in life.
That something will happen to my kids...or to me before they're able to take care of themselves. I type about sickness and death all day and sometimes it's really scary to think how quickly it can all be over.
I also have a rather irrational fear of sharks. Saw Jaws when I was 10 and STILL have nightmares occasionally. I'll go in the ocean but not too far. I could sit on the beach all day though.
3.) Is there a something/someone stopping you from achieving your greatest goal and if so-why let it/them?!!!! don't need to write this one down. just answer it.
Two things on this one...My ex-husband held me back I think as far as being myself. I managed to go to school and get the job I have now and all that, but it was like nothing I did was good enough and he never really listened so eventually I just stopped talking. He made fun of Bones all the time too, y'all. Should have put that under "irreconcilable differences," lol.
The other is, of course, me. Example, I used to draw and took art all through school. Everyone thought that was what I was going to do. Went to college and saw all these people who I thought were better than me and just quit. I don’t think I could have found success as a “gallery” artist, but I know I could have done something with it, advertising or whatever. My favorite thing to draw was people but I think I got too wrapped up in perfectionism. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to just go buy a sketchpad and some pencils and see what happens…haven’t gotten around to it yet though...
4.) Where do you live currently and what is the state of affairs in your region these days?
I live about 20 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee. I love it here. The area I live in is kind of Brady Brunch. It’s actually the more affluent area where quite a few of the country stars live, although I live in the dodgier end. Lots of churches of every type, great schools, lots of parks, etc. I’m close to shopping and if I could actually get a night out there are hundreds of places to go to hear music (country or otherwise) any day of the week and plenty of restaurants. It has lots of history related to the Civil War so they are really careful about preserving things and how they build things there. I really don’t have to worry about locking my car doors (I dare someone to steal my ’96 Camry) or letting my kids play outside. I’m lucky in that I work from home in the medical field so local economic stuff doesn’t really have an effect on my job—the hospitals I work for are actually out of New York. People are always sick no matter the economy so I feel safe for now. So yeah, I’m pretty blessed. I’m originally from the Chicago suburbs and I can say that as a general rule people here are just so much nicer. About all I miss from Chicago is the food. I never had much of a chance to visit all the really cool stuff there. The only bummer is that I have no family here, but at least it’s in a convenient area of the US as far as getting everywhere. Oh, and it’s going to snow tomorrow so the southerners are starting to panic. We had 4 inches last Friday and it basically shut the area down for 4 days. It only happens once every few years so they don’t salt/plow. They cancel school if it MIGHT snow, it’s ridiculous. Keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow. My son has mild autism and NEEDS that routine!
5.) what's your favorite JACK moment on bones?
I love the episode where he and Brennan get buried--that's the Aliens one right? Any of the fun experiments they do and how he is with Angela. I was about melting with the “I’m your guy…I love you” conversation he had with Angela when she thought she was pregnant. Pretty much anything! I’ve always been drawn to Jack! I'm a bit of a nerd myself, used to be a teacher's aide in the science dept in high school. Ate lunch next to the jars of various animal organs and kept the lab's pet rat at home over the summer. I might be able to get more specific as I go through Seasons 1 and 2 again.
So there you have it, sorry if I got off topic. Off to get my 4 hours of sleep in.