A Colorful Meme — Red answers

A month or so ago I found this meme over on a blog that I like to read (Red Shoe Ramblings).  There are actually questions that go along with all of the colors, but I’m getting tired and am only going to post the questions that go along with my current obsession — Red!

Before I do, I have to say that I have been reminded today of why I need to take a break from customer quilts.  I fully appreciate the fact that just because a certain quilt is not to my taste, doesn’t mean that it is bad or anything like that — I appreciate that people have different tastes, and that the quilt they have made is meaningful to them.  Even though I *get* this, I am unable to enjoy working on some quilts that are just really awful.  They suck the creative life out of me.

On a happier note, I did spend part of the day working on a new entry for the Have a Heart contest sponsored by Unlimited Possibilities.  I think this new version is going to turn out pretty nicely.  More about that tomorrow, maybe.

And now, on to the red portion of today’s post:

Red

1. Closest red thing to you? The walls in my office/laundry room. It’s a red with a lot of pink in it, but it
is definitely red.

2. Has anyone ever cheated on you in a relationship? Not to
my knowledge!

3. Last thing to make you angry? My former long distance
company and their horrible customer service. Yesterday I probably spent 45 minutes on the phone with three different
people, at least one of whom was difficult for me to understand as English was
not her first language. The first person
was completely worthless, the second one had me on the phone for 20 minutes
before she finally determined that she couldn’t actually help me, and the third
was actually able to do what I wanted (i.e. cancel my service), but could not
(or would not) accept that I should have gotten a refund, considering the fact
that I thought I had canceled my service way back in September. Grrr. Can
you tell I am still angry about this?

4. Are you a fan of romance? Hmm. Romance as in flowers and
poetry and heart-shaped candy boxes? No,
not really. That kind of stuff is nice
and all, but at the end of the day what you’ll probably end up with is a bunch
of dead flowers and an extra couple of pounds because you ate all of the candy. If the intent is romance as in romantic
stories (i.e. books or movies…), then my answer is sort of. I can’t stand the really sappy silly
Harlequin-type romance novels, but I have read lots of books that are centered
on romance that are truly wonderful. I
also enjoy a good chick-flick, but only sometimes.

5. Have you ever been in love? Yes! And still am with my
wonderful husband.

6. Do you have a temper? I’m guessing the intent of the
question was to ask if the respondent has a bad
temper – a temper in which he/she is quick to anger. I would have to answer this one no. Mostly. My children seem to know how to push my buttons, and I can get upset
with them probably more quickly than I ought to (and who is the adult in this
house??), but in general I would say that no, I do not have a temper.

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I can’t decide if I’m going to try to answer the rest of the questions that go with the other colors right away or if I’ll wait until I am focusing on those colors.  Some of the questions are kind of odd.  In the blog-reading I’ve been doing, I’ve had a suspicion that some of the memes I have read were originally written by teenagers.  It is definitely an interesting way to read about and get to know people, and if anybody wants a copy of the complete list of colorful questions, I’d be happy to send it to you.  Just leave a comment or send me an e-mail!