SKIP: what reminds you?

whatremindsyou

What reminds me of who I truly am? Well, let’s see:

  1. Fonts & Lettering
  2. Mermaids
  3. Typewriters
  4. Hearts
  5. Dinosaurs
  6. Nancy-Drew-Esque Brown Leather
  7. Muppets
  8. Books
  9. Coffee
  10. Banker’s lamps
  11. Intricate textures, patterns, and designs
  12. The National Anthem, heard live, at baseball games
  13. HTML
  14. Giraffes
  15. Non-Newtonian Liquids
  16. Pennies
  17. Breakfast for dinner
  18. The word “Virgo”
  19. The city, at night
  20. Galvanized steel
  21. Balloons
  22. Straws in cold drinks
  23. The Moon
  24. Shadows and Reflections
  25. 1812 Overture
  26. British humor
  27. Bangles
  28. ExplodingDog.com
  29. Cat Pawprints
  30. Southern expressions, like spittin’ distance
  31. Gold
  32. Inside Jokes
  33. Stamped Envelopes
  34. Emoticons
  35. .txt files
  36. Post It Notes
  37. The creations of people I love
  38. Em dashes
  39. Hyphenated Words
  40. Spinning
  41. Scraps of Paper Tucked Into Books, Notebooks, and Jars
  42. Yellows and Greens
  43. Miniature Things
  44. Christmas
  45. Stars
  46. Raksha Bandhan
  47. The backseat of a fire engine
  48. Alphabetical Order
  49. Labels
  50. Tempered Glass
  51. Boxing Gloves

I’ll be constantly adding to this post.

So– what reminds you of you truly are? Or, even… what reminds you of who I truly am?Β  How do you feel about the things on my list?

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I’ll be tagging “Figuring Myself Out” posts SKIP, so you can do just that if you’re not interested.

I’m going to pretend it stands for “Seeking Kinetically-Imperfect Perfection”.Β  Let’s pretend together.

You can play along if you want to, by posting your own version of these prompts– or by suggesting projects and quizzes, hobbies, and prompts.Β  The full page of SKIP challenges– and an explanation of what I’m going through– can be found here.

Happy skipping!

94 thoughts on “SKIP: what reminds you?

  1. Greens and yellows
    Miniature items

    That’s what I would add to your list!

    My list would have a good amount of overlap with yours, I think. πŸ™‚

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  2. It feels like I ought to have dozens of answers ready to pour out of me … but instead, a total absence of words and a feeling I’ll be puzzling over for a while. I take this as a good thing … a direction in which to reflect!

    (For some reason, sitting atop Spencer’s Butte in Eugene comes to mind. It’s not the Butte itself that reminds me of me, but I’m not sure what part of that does.)

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    1. That’s how most of these items were for me, too. I know I have a certain possessiveness to them– as in, I recognize them as “mine”, even out of context or on groggy or tired days. If I saw a collection of them in a box, I would be confused for a moment… “Is this mine?” But I have no idea what about them actually triggers that reminder of me… only that it exists. πŸ™‚

      You made me realize there are no places on my list. People I left off deliberately, but places I just don’t really have… hmmm… I’m going to work on that!

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    1. For me, for your list… honeycombs, cozy patios, dirty hands and feet. πŸ˜€ And of course books, and fireflies… but giant snowflakes, I had no idea. How lovely and perfect!

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      1. Giant snowflakes are the best, you can’t help but feeling like a kid when they are falling! πŸ™‚ And I like the rest of your list for me too, esp the dirty feet! πŸ™‚

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        1. And of course I always think of you when I see a willow, but I don’t know if that reminds me of who you are so much as how you are. Hmmm. Lists are fun. I should add lists to my list. πŸ™‚

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        1. I like that your list is full of sound and temperature, texture and light.
          I also like reminding people of bunnies being abducted by UFOs. Because why not. πŸ™‚

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        1. I’d vote for you. We could use someone fueled by wind and goodness rather than hot air and…

          Whoa! I almost slipped into a political discussion. πŸ™‚ That never happens. I must need coffee..

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    1. Aw, pencils, whiskers, and mamasaur. ❀

      Your list reminds me of you, and that makes me smile. (Chlorine and ink would've been on Dave's list, too! ) πŸ™‚

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  3. SKIP: Spiritually Kindred In Pursuits.
    Reminds me of you: Butterflies, Alicia Keys (Don’t ask me why, some things are inexplainable), a friend that you don’t know named Gopi (though I have 4 friends named Gopi, but one in particular) Coffee.
    Reminds me of myself: 1. Tears that come because something is just so beautiful, like an emotional song, or witnessing someone achieving something that they worked so hard for (even if it will be the death of them later) 2. Anything Alfred Hitchcock, 3. Anything Stephen King. 4. Anything that has to do with making your last stand in the face of the end of the world.

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    1. Ooh, I like it! SKIP! It means so much.

      Butterflies, yes! Alicia Keys – I’m going to download her and listen. I completely want to meet Gopi now and have coffee with her. ❀

      I love that list. I will save Dave's drawing of Alfred Hitchcock for you. I can't afford to ship it to India yet, but one day. I love last stands, and last speeches and such things, too.

      In regards to stuff that isn't explainable, I always think of you when I find myself staring at sunkissed concrete. I know it doesn't sound like a compliment, which is why I haven't mentioned it before, but I promise it is. Sun-kissed concrete is one of my favorite things. I literally have hundreds of pictures of it saved in my phone for no reason. I am inexplicably connected to it, and I inexplicably connect it to you. ❀

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      1. Haha, I love it. Actually it makes sense to me, for me, in a way that is probably totally different for you (the sun kissed concrete thing) I have often said that if my life were a novel, the title would be, Dragged Along by the Goddess, because I just make her drag me every step of the way. Like concrete being kissed by the sun, I am the unwilling, lazy, non mover being kissed by the Goddess… anyways that’s what I thought of when I read it.

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        1. 1. I want you to write that book, so I can read that book. πŸ™‚
          2. And, ha! No, I don’t see you as lazy at all. As someone who has run a prompt, to another– yikes. You have to be turbo to do that. Although there is a stillness to you that I admire, so that is perhaps part of it. I don’t know! I’ll have to think on it specifically.

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    1. Silly. I check the Kingdom every day.

      The pictures posted are definitely part of who you are… and, to me, so are all the shades of the blue, and deep black ink, and superheroes.

      You know, at first I was bothered by the fact that it seems to grow every time I turn around… but now I’m warming to that idea. I kinda like it, too. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’ve seen you popping around and I’m so-so glad you found it, too. I can’t help but trust a gal who likes her drinks cold and straw’d. ❀

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      1. Right!? And books. How I married a man who doesn’t like books still astounds me to this day. BUT there are many great mysteries in this life now aren’t there? Nonetheless, I think you and I are going to get along famously rarasaur, I really do. Pleased to meet you πŸ™‚

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        1. Okay, well, maybe over an hour, but I don’t know where you are in Santa Clarita. I’m in 90755 – Long Beach. We have quite a group of us who meet up on occasion, though admittedly it’s become more of a friend meet up than a blog meet up. Still.

          I’ll keep your info in my head and will hit you up on the next one.

          (And a man who doesn’t like books?! … Does he like stories, at least? πŸ™‚ )

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          1. I’m in Valencia. It’s pretty far. But, I could go the distance for the right people, so yes, please keep me posted. As for him, he has excellent taste in television/movies/music, and pretends to enjoy all “my stuff” read aloud, plus the occasional audible book, so I still think he can be trusted.

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            1. Oh good. If there’s room in his heart for stories, then it doesn’t matter how he chooses to digest them. πŸ™‚

              And yep, Valencia’s more than just a skip and a hop… and truthfully, more of y’all are up thataways. We’ll have to figure something out that doesn’t step on my parole but that minimizes the drive… hmmm. I’ll make it work! πŸ™‚

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    1. I love it! That’s the second awesome suggestion I’ve had since I posted this. I think I may make a series of badges and use them, depending on my mood, haha. Thank you, Sir. ❀

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          1. The possibilities are endless. For example, should you be in a dog-loving mood, you could go with Sending Kibble In Packages.

            Speaking Knowledge, Ignoring Probosces could relate to moods where one is not fond of mosquito bites.

            Lest we forget, Shiny Knaves Impatiently Prattle should probably regard any silly or particularly talkative mood.

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  4. I love your list, Rara. So many of them I can nod too. I’d also add Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five books, butterflies, red and white gingham tablecloths, candles at dinnertime, lady-beetles, stationery stores…oh yes, stationery stores ~sigh~

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  5. Love. What if this is what God wants? Just this. This too. Let it be easy. Presence. Pain – which induces presence. Beauty. Nature. Creativity. Blokin. Competitive Figure Skating. Oh and Don! Did I mention Love? For you and for me and for Don and for everyone.
    Alison xoxox

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  6. Stars, Rarasaur, Love, Words and WordPress and Rainbows and Open Arms. These things are you too, to me. I’ll probably think of more. Some of your list intrigues me – 1812 Overture? Galvanised Steel? πŸ™‚

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    1. 1812 is a running motif through my life. It’s also my go-to whistle tune and the theme of one of my favorite television episodes.

      Galvanized steel… No idea. But whenever I see it, I want it. It’s one of the few things where I don’t think hyper-frugally. I think “The bucket is galvanized steel. It’s WORTH $700, Of course. πŸ˜‰ )

      I love the add ons, Kate.

      For you, I think stars, too. Tiny perfect feathers and unbroken geodes. And so many of the things on my list, too.

      Only slightly related, but do you know V? VeronicaRoth.com. I think you might love her existence the way I do. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, we indeed share many things on your list.I’m particularly fond of muppets, lettering/fonts, typewriters, stamped envelopes, cat pawprints, notesbooks and scraps of paper, British humour and miniature things. Might even create my own list.:)
        I’ll check out V too, thanks. πŸ˜€

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    1. I’d be a pretty bad mermaid… But I’m happy to be a mermaid to you! Since I like you x Infinity! Or as much autocorrect likes to say… I like you zinc utility. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hurrah! Link here or tell me so I can spread the word. πŸ™‚

      And hurrah for common things. I think the way some of these things speak to so many of us is truly powerful and delightful. Frightfully wondrous, even. πŸ™‚

      (And yay for Brit humor!)

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  7. Laughter. The feeling of autumn. Dr. Pepper in a bottle… they are all things that subtly remind me of who I am, representing different parts of myself and my life. But above all else, the thing that reminds me most of who I am in the best way possible?

    My wife.

    Her smile reminds me of what I can be when I’m at my best, even if I’m at my worst.

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    1. I love that it’s not autumn specifically, or the colors of autumn, but the FEELING of autumn. That’s just… perfect. πŸ™‚

      I think you briefly touched on why I have this “SKIP” project at all. It’s funny because I know myself quite well, actually, but for 11 years — it was Dave’s vision of me that kept me anchored to it. It reminds me of when you’re learning to swim and someone has their hands under you, and you’re swimming by yourself but you feel like they’re helping. Then their hands go away and you panic. I’m at the panicking stage, even though I know I can swim.

      I’m glad you know that feeling of being anchored, and that you value it as much as I did. It’s too beautiful a gift to not notice every day. ❀

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      1. That’s the perfect analogy, Rara. Beautiful. And I happened upon that gift later in life, so I think it has a special value in my heart because I spent so much time gulping water and gasping for air.

        Without question, your own ability to swim β€” and the love you still carry in your heart and lungs β€” will forever keep you afloat πŸ˜‰

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