Sunday, January 6, 2008

June Bug

I've been tagged by Jo Beaufoix to do the Birthday Month Meme. Here's the way it works. Each month has a list of qualities that anyone born in that month supposedly has. We get to go through and address each one and see how it applies (or doesn't) to us.

I'm a June baby. You'd never have picked me for a Gemini, right? Right. So here we go.


Thinks far with vision. Well, I'm nearsighted. And it can't be corrected with glasses. So that's a no, right?

Easily influenced by kindness. I think kindness is the most important thing in the world. So that's a yes.

Polite and soft-spoken. I actually am relatively soft-spoken. Or maybe I just sound that way compared to the rest of my family. And I'm pretty polite, too. I was raised right.

Having ideas. Oh lord. I've got a million of them. And they never stop. No matter how much I beg them to.

Sensitive. Far, far, far, far too much so. I'm one of those people who is empathetic to the point where I can get embarrassed for someone, even a television character. This sensitivity is a major minus in my job. Sometimes I have to go in the break room and kick my backpack. I need to get better at distancing myself from people's pain.

Active mind. Um. Yeah. If my body were this active I'd look like Keira Knightley.

Hesitating, tends to delay. This may surprise you. I'm very tentative in situations until I feel comfortable. I don't like to act unless I know exactly what I'm doing. This made for an interesting learning curve in critical care nursing. Once I'm comfortable...look out.

Choosy and always wants the best. Nah. I'm way too cheap to want the best. Well, I want it. I just won't buy it.

Temperamental. Um. Yeah. Several years into our marriage the FG heard (probably on NPR) that there was no translation in Arabic for the phrase "calm down." I was sure there was and asked my father. He scratched his head and thought about it. Final Answer: NO. I'm sure this is an area where I take after my lovely, calm Scotch mother.

Funny and humorous. Only unintentionally.

Loves to joke. I think if you can laugh your ass off at least once a day you could live to a hundred. At least.

Good debating skills. I am a world class arguer. For better or worse I can run high speed verbal circles around almost anyone. I'm not sure this is a good thing.

Talkative. Daydreamer. Sometimes you can't shut me up. Sometimes I talk all day and don't really say a thing. Sometimes you can't drag a word out of me. Every minute I'm awake I daydream. Why is that?

Friendly. I like to think so, but I'm really shy. I hide it well, but it's still there. I'm always afraid someone is going to take my shyness for aloofness, or worse, arrogance.

Knows how to make friends. Again, I like to think so. I have a lot of friends. Does that count?

Able to show character. I'm all about being me. I'm not all about pretending to be someone I'm not. If you like me as I am - great. If not- oh, well. I'll just go read a book.

Easily hurt. Yes. But I'm working on that.

Prone to getting colds. I refuse to even answer this. Was this question planted? Where's my kleenex?

Loves to dress up. Used to. Used to have to. Now, I'm big on "comfortable". I'd like to change that though. I like nice clothes and I've heard I clean up well.

Easily bored. I can be. It depends on what it is. Some things I have all the patience in the world for. Others? Not so much.

Fussy. Oh. My. God. NO.

Seldom shows emotions. I'm good at hiding them, I'll admit. It's a defense mechanism.

Takes time to recover when hurt. Too long. Way too long. Sometimes never.

Brand conscious. Bwah hah hah hah! Oh, I'm sorry, we're you talking to me? Okay, seriously. Some things, yes. I like a real Cuisinart and don't mess with my Bobbie Brown make-up. I figure as little as I wear it, it better be exactly what I want. Other than

Executive. Not so much.Unless I'm related to you, I hate telling people what to do.

Stubborn. Oh, lord. How much time do you have?

Now I'm supposed to tag people, but (forgive me, Jo), I'm not going to. This is up for grabs, folks, and a really fun one it is. (Not to mention a life saver. I was pounding my head against the wall for a post). Consider this a late Christmas gift to all.

Here are the instructions:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months.
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a
comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach
and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to
criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive
and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited
or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but
prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves
children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very
stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and
clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy
and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom.
Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily
hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary
things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn.
Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and
leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous.
Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved.
Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and
serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered.
Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses
others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves
attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors.
Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret.
Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention.
Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and
fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional.
Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others.
Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover
can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp
thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep
feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no
motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong
clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good
imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts.
Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children.
Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and
soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to
delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous.
Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows
how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting
colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes
time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood.
Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation.
Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful.
Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and
easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets.
Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and
mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving.
Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges
people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves
to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be
quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not
aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems.
Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless.
Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous
and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises.
Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous.
Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves
to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and
defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns
to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to
point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to
talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed.
Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good
memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must
control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding.
Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows
emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in
relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at
the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry
often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but
recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others
think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts
and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just
and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique
and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong
clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive.
Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but
amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is
a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry
unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others.
Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited.
Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in
relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and
keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and
interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations.
Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to
be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing
personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions.
Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.


laurie said...

good job answering! this is a loooong meme (i'm doing it next week) and you kept my attention. i see many areas where we differ.

which you will see next week.

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Sandy said...

great post but I'm really here for a different reason. Is your little picture Cherry Ames?

The Rotten Correspondent said...

laurie - it is a long meme, but I had fun with it. I'm looking forward to yours. How are we different, twin? Now I'm curious.

Sandy - It IS Cherry Ames! No one ever recognizes who it is. I love it, but then I loved the books. A lot.

Akelamalu said...

I was tagged by Jo too so mine's in the pipeline. I enjoyed reading your answers Correspondent - learning more about you is fun!

auntie barbie said...

This was a great post. Its very scary how much alike we are, especially the shy thing. I find that people think I can be intimidating because I work so hard to cover it.
We do differ on the choosy thing. I hardly ever go for less. I will wait until I can have exactly what I want, or go without.

Potty Mummy said...

So, who's going to be the first to cover off every single month-relevant comment in your comments box?

No, don't worry, it won't be me.

Because, I have a date with - drum roll - the final 4 hour slot of season 6 of 24. Jack honey, don't worry - I'm here...

laurie said...

well, we were born in different months, so i have a whole diffrent string of attributes. but i was amused by your answer to showing emotions. yu say yu hide yours (sorry for the typos; i cut my hadn last night and i have a big bandaid on one tip)---me, i show emtoins even when i don't say a word. i have a face that you can read like a billboard.

Anonymous said...

Sounded a bit complicated at first but I have to admit some of the traits for December are true to form. Nice meme, RC.

Crystal xx

aims said...

You did a great job RC!!
I checked out my month - which I will not reveal - and one comment hit me right on the head - and it's one I say all the time -
Where there's a will - there's a way.


Kaycie said...

The only thing I found a bit hard to swallow is you being unsure of yourself in any way.

That just doesn't come across in your writing. Not a bit.

Dumdad said...

I'm July and those things could be me but equally they could be anyone!

ciara said...

may have to 'nip' this one since i'm coming up on my 100th post lol

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee.

Glad you got through this RC. I really enjoyed it as usual. And I'm not one for keeping meme rules so no worries there. Isn't it funny how we can be so much more open and less shy online. I love the fact that all worries about appearance, clothing etc are out of the picture.

Corey~living and loving said...

Great to get to know you better....oh and I am posting this meme tonight. Thanks!

Marti said...

Thanks for that! I enjoyed that one. I have posted my responses out there. Hope all is well with you all. We miss you!

Anonymous said...

Enjoying getting to know you!

I've been tagged for this one too... I'm a December baby. Patriotic and sexy. BWAHAHA

Dee said...

Nice meme! Thanks you RC.. I've put it up on my blog. It's surprisingly accurate for me!