Monday, May 14, 2007

To be or Not to be... Average?

When I was in high school, I was really into those teen fashion magazines (weren't we all?). I might not have been the most fashionable girl in school, but I liked to dream and imagine myself with the cool clothes and hairstyles. Do you remember how lots of those magazines had quizzes, like personality tests and stuff? I LOVED doing those (pssst! still do!), and had fun reading the results-- "20-35: You are Outgoing and Sassy!" or "10-19: Ohh! Kinky!" Whatever.. I didn't believe in them, I just had fun doing them. Do you also remember those "survey results" they used to do? They would poll a select group and then publish their "expert findings."

I remember one magazine that had published the results of their survey and it was mostly about sex topics-- y'know, like "85% of women aged 20-35 prefer men with no chest hair" and "12% of all women polled like back door sex", stuff like that. There was one survey result that stuck with me and it was; "Average number of sexual partners all women have: 7." I told myself then and there that I would have 7 sex partners, no more, no less. Seven was my favorite number at the time and I was still a virgin when I read that article, so I felt like 7 was a good number of men to sleep with. I don't know about now, what the average number of partners women have in 2007, but this was in the 90's. Go ahead and roll your eyes, I was 16! I was vulnerable to what I read and the happenings of society, and every girl just wanted to be normal and yes, that meant AVERAGE.

I'm not going into details here (hi mom and dad!), but by the time I met Hubby, I had 6 sexual partners. I had told myself that I wasn't going to "play around" and that the next guy I have sex with, better be the last one! Poor Hubby never had a chance! After we dated for awhile and things started getting hot and heavy, I knew he was the "one" and I remember clearly telling him that the next guy I go to bed with was going to be the one I marry. We slept together that very night and in the morning (everything is x-rated, no details will be told!), I remember wondering if he realized what I said and if I meant it. A few days later, he proposed to me! I said yes without hesitation. We got engaged after only a month of dating, but we had a long engagement, not just for making sure "he's the one/she's the one", but to shut the naysayers up! I cant tell you how many times we heard from people that we are going too fast, or we are going to get sick of each other, blah blah! We just knew that this was it! We were inseparable!

Our 9-year anniversary is on Wednesday and I can't help but look back on that single night and smile (if you're wondering about the sex, yes, it was GREAT! I married him didn't I? We have 3 kids, don't we?). I wouldn't change a thing. Hubby confesses he remembers me telling him that I was going to marry the next guy and he was glad it was him. He even tells me that when he first laid eyes on me, when I walked into the room, a voice in his head said, "You're going to marry that girl." So maybe he knew even before I did that we were going to get married. It took him a year to ask me out and it's been bliss ever since. (I'm about to get sappy here...) I love him with all my heart and I love that we have 3 beautiful girls together. I hope we get to be old and gray together, sitting on rocking chairs and watching grand-children run and play. I love our life together and I look forward to many many more years with him.

So in honor of those quizzes and surveys and my wedding anniversary, here's a Tibetan Personality Test!

Be honest and do not cheat by looking up the answers. Answer the questions as you go along, get some paper and a pen to write down your answers. Only 3 questions and DON'T look at the answers until you answer all 3 questions! The first thing that comes to mind, is usually the best answer. Ready?

(1) Put the following 5 animals in the order of your preference: Cow, Tiger, Sheep, Horse, Pig

(2) Write one word that describes each one of the following: Dog, Cat, Rat, Coffee, Sea

(3) Think of someone, who also knows you and is important to you, which you can relate to them the following colors. Do not repeat your answer twice. Name one person per color: Yellow, Orange, Red, White, Green

Got all your answers written down?


Be sure the answers are what you really want!

Can't change your mind once you read the answers!

You ready now? (Ok, ok! Here are the answers, keep your panties on!)


(1) This will define your priorities in life.
Cow signifies CAREER
Tiger signifies PRIDE
Sheep signifies LOVE
Horse signifies FAMILY
Pig signifies MONEY

(2) Your description of:
Dog implies your own personality
Cat implies the personality of your partner
Rat implies the personality of your enemies
Coffee is how you interpret sex
Sea implies your own life

(3) The color and the person:
Yellow- Someone you will never forget
Orange- Someone you consider your true friend
Red- Someone that you really love
White- Your twin soul
Green- Someone that you will remember for the rest of your life

Now, go forth and prosper. The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened. Have a nice day!


lady macleod said...

Huzzah! I love the sappy part. Great test, as I really like how my answers came out..

Krissie said...

I didn't do the test but I am all teared up. May I just say AWWWWW! I like love stories with happy endings!

IndianaJones said...

I just found your blog and connect with your husband took a year getting up the nerve to ask me out and when he did we were married almost to the day one year later, now 7 years later and one beautiful little girl later we are still very much in love and I wouldn't trade him for the world.
as to the test...
it was right on with the coffee as my answer was "mmmmm"
not so sure about my own personality being "hairy"...but then I'm not the greatest judge of myself so maybe I am rather hairy.
thanks for the test, the story and the blog...