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    Cyburbian Hceux's avatar
    Oct 2003
    In Wasteland of Cedar Trees

    What Ten Things Do You Like About Yourself?

    I got this idea from another message board and thought I'd share this interesting challenge with you all Cyburbians. It can be your physical, emotional, psychic, mental, or the like state of yourself. It can be achievements that you're proud of. Try to put aside your modesty for a bit and share a bit who you are.

    So, what are the ten things you like about yourself?

    Okay, to be fair, I'll start. In random order...

    1. I do like myself.
    2. I still did well in my academics despite not starting learning my first language until I was 7 years old.
    3. I like my curly hair, something that I once disliked.
    4. I have a very good memory. Just put on some Beethoven music and I'll study away a bunch of things in 30 minutes and I'll amaze you what I've memorized!
    5. I like how I can sleep at nights without ever being awaken by noise.
    6. I like having a quick mind and being able to learn something without too much difficulties.
    7. I like my multi-coloured eyes.
    8. I can do cartwheels, skip rope, double dutch, and pogo ball.
    9. I like the fact that I can listen to and appreciate music.
    10. I like how I can type really fast without having to look down on the keyboard ...so that this task wouldn't take me a half-hour to complete.

    So, the dare is on!

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
    May 2003
    Northwestern Ohio
    The Bear ambles out of the woods and speaks.....

    1. Open-minded. Yes, our minds can get changed if we put away all the "stuff" that inhibits and restricts.
    2. Blue eyes. Beautiful blue eyes. That and 50-cents will get me a cup of coffee.
    3. Emotional. I try to pen this emotion thing in. But it still lurks.
    4. Ability to get along with anybody......white, black, skinny, fat, olde, young, friend, foe, smart, dumb, rich, poor, etc. etc. etc.
    5. Ability to see the "big picture". Cause and effect.
    6. Broad-shoulders, tall....when the weight is down, not so bad for a 57-year olde.
    7. Know when to STOP when it comes to alcohol. Almost always this Bear is the "designated driver".
    8. Cyburbian traits. (I don't know it all but I feel I have a good grasp of what the hexx you people are talking about. )
    9. Great outside jumper.
    10. Organized. (How else could I develop De Noc and hundreds of pages of organized fake city.)
    11. Ability to change the rules. (Good cook.)
    12. Ditto. (Eclectic musical tastes.)


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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
    Dec 2001
    Okay, I'll play, but a lot of this comes only because of recent experiences so bear with me...

    1. I can multi-task like a pro.
    2. I type fast without looking down too often, so ditto Hceux.
    3. I have an odd sense of humor.
    4. I have a pretty damn good memory.
    5. I'm able to forgive.
    6. I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight 2 weeks post-baby...but this isn't to say I can't wait to get back to working out and trying to lose more...
    7. I was able to use hypnobirthing to get through over 27 hours of "labor" before asking for the good drugs (yeah, 11 minutes of pushing was my reward! I earned that!).
    8. I was blessed with good skin and I remember to wear spf to keep the sun from damaging it (see, that's the memory working for me).
    9. I can't type this one out because I'd be censored.
    10. More important than #5, I'm able to admit when I'm wrong and be the first to apologize.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
    Jul 2003
    San Diego, CA
    I'm not sure I can come up with 10. I'm probably not that fond of myself.

    1) I'm a good mom (as evidenced by the fact that my oldest child -- who has a form of CF -- has not been on antibiotics for over 7 1/2 years).
    2) I type okay.
    3) When faced with two evils, I am pretty good at choosing the lesser evil -- thanks to life handing me lots of opportunities to practice.
    4) Actually, sometimes when faced with 2 evils, I manage to refuse both and come up with a third alternative.
    5) I'm not vindictive, even though I suppose I "should" be based on my early experiences.

    Um, that's all for now.

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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
    Aug 2002
    OK, I'll try it.

    1. I'm very organized.
    2. I write well -- something that's helped me both academically and professionally.
    3. I'm empathetic, a good listener and a good friend.
    4. I don't have an addictive personality - unlike some of my peers from high school and college, I've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol. (I don't really know why, as I experimented as much as everyone else did.)
    5. I'm resourceful - I know where to go to find information.
    6. I can handle responsibility... this is probably because I was forced to do so at a relatively young age.
    7. I'm a dedicated worker and tend to be loyal to my employer (I've had only 3 jobs since I finished graduate school in the late 1980s).
    8. I like the fact that I have strong beliefs about the environment, my community, human rights, etc.

    Uh-oh, I'm running out. I'll have to think about this some more.

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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
    Mar 2003
    "Somewhere in the middle"
    Well let's see if I can do this.

    In no particular order.

    1. I am a very loving person.
    2. I go way past the extra mile to be understanding, although I can and do have limits.
    3. I am a great shopper, I can sniff out the best deal given the time.
    4. I am a good cook.
    5. I am a great friend. I will nurture a friendship even though it may not be reciprocated.
    6. I am a fair mom.
    7. I don't give up easily.
    8. I have good hair even if it has turned gray.
    9. I have a great infectious laugh.
    10. I am outspoken, people always know where they stand with me.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
    May 2005
    The Fox Valley
    Blog entries
    1. I'm independent and can make decisions on my own
    2. I laugh a lot...at a lot of things
    3. I have a great family
    4. I appreciate the little things in life
    5. I have an excellent taste in music
    6. My geographical/planning interest/talent...not many people have it
    7. I'm a very caring and giving person
    8. I'm loyal
    9. I'm mature compared to a lot of people my age
    10. My artistic ability
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Feb 2004
    on my 15 minute break
    1. Tolerant of (most) other views
    2. Usually see both sides of an issue
    3. Can make people laugh
    4. Know a little bit about a lot of things (although not alot about much)
    5. Able to implement my own philisophical views into practical action
    6. Better than average verbal skills
    7. Chameleon-like ability to 'fit in' into many different social situations
    8. Keen observer of people's behavior
    9. I'm good enough, smart enough, and doggone it people like me!
    10. Know when to quit
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
    Dec 2001
    West Valley, AZ
    1. I finish whatever I star....
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Cyburbian otterpop's avatar
    Jul 2003
    Down by Dun Ringill
    Blog entries
    1. Get along well with others.
    2. Handle canoes, kayaks, and rafts well
    3. Can hike all day still and not get tired.
    4. Can cook just about anything well
    5. Good sense of humor and pretty quick ad libber
    6. Good overall education
    7. Have most of the friends I've ever made.
    8. Good writing skills
    9. Live in the place I want to live.
    10. Good manners and a sense of decency
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando
    1. I have good manners
    2. I am good at organizing fun things to do at the office and getting others involved
    3. I think I'm pretty good at Christmas decorating
    4. I volunteer in my son's organized activities
    5. I help my mom out as much as I can

    Now I'm stumped.

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    Cyburbian statler's avatar
    Jul 2002
    Boston Area
    Geez, only ten? I can think of WAY more than that.

    1. I'm very humble
    2. I'm not repetitive
    3. My speeling skillz are phonominal
    4. My humor is very edgy, witty and subtle
    5. Im' a verty good typis.t
    6. I'm very decisive...sometimes...well, maybe not.
    7. My grammar abilities are the very awesome.
    8. I'm not repetitive
    10 I have excellent counting skills
    "So, if a city has a personality, maybe it also has a soul. Maybe it dreams." -Gaiman

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
    Jul 1998
    On the Mother River
    Quote Originally posted by boiker
    1. I finish whatever I star....
    Thanks, I choked on my water!
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
    Aug 2005
    in a meeting
    before reading other posts, i wanted to answer this:

    1. i like the fact that i really do get wiser as i get older
    2. i like my green eyes
    3. i like my ability to juggle humility with confidence
    4. i like my charm skills that my dad taught me
    5. i like being a mom
    6. i like my sense of humor
    7. i like that i give everyone a chance, often many chances
    8. i like being generous to people when they are down
    9. i like the way i weigh issues before deciding
    10. i like it that i am a hard worker

    that's all i can think of - i'm currently in a funk for many reasons, so having to attempt this list was a good exercise for me, though it made me nervous because of my current state

    thanks for posting this -

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    Cyburbian jordanb's avatar
    May 2003
    City of Low Low Wages!
    Would I like to list ten things about myself? I'm a frayed knot.

    But I think my best quality is that I'm a fungi.


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    Jul 2002
    Chicago, IL
    My list of ten:

    1. I'm pretty smart.
    2. Athletically inclined.
    3. Geographically inclined.
    4. Laid-back personality.
    5. Calm, cool and collected.
    6. Devoted, dutiful and responsible.
    7. Keen observer of people's motives and actions.
    8. Good writer.
    9. Open-minded.
    10. I love my blue-gray eyes.

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    moderator in moderation Suburb Repairman's avatar
    Jun 2003
    at the neighboring pub
    1. My sense of humor, although a little twisted. I'm good at cheering people up and getting them to laugh.
    2. Fast on my feet: I'm never at a loss for words and can always come up with a humorous smart ass response.
    3. Killer work ethic (I know this seems inconsistent with my post count )
    4. I get along well with technology. I can usually fix problems and am a pretty fast typer (probably how I accomplish #3 with my post count).
    5. I'm civic minded, often volunteering or donating money to lots of charities.
    6. I'm a good writer.
    7. I'm not a bad looking guy. I've finally learned how to make my curly hair behave.
    8. I've got a knack for interior design, which I nearly majored in. This has proven quite useful both at work and at home.
    9. I'm intensely loyal to friends, no matter what stupid things they may do or whoever else deserts them.
    10. I'm mature without being a total bore.

    I could go for a while on this list. For someone that used to have pretty bad self-esteem, I've made a remarkable turnaround.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Cyburbian btrage's avatar
    May 2005
    Metro Detroit
    1. Good father and husband (I think!)
    2. Intelligence
    3. Humour
    4. I can get along with most people
    5. I can put myself in other people's shoes
    6. Very patient (although almost to a fault if you ask the better half)
    7. Tolerant...but not of ignorance
    8. Hard worker
    9. Voracious reader
    10. The ability to stand up for what I believe
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
    Jul 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian
    1. i like the fact that i really do get wiser as i get older
    6. I like the fact that my memory is going and I can't remember as many of my own self-criticisms as I used to.

    Still 4 more to go!

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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
    Aug 2005
    in a meeting
    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    6. I like the fact that my memory is going and I can't remember as many of my own self-criticisms as I used to.

    Still 4 more to go!
    LOL - I haven't gotten to that just yet, but I'm sure it's around the corner - I just turned 41!

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
    Jul 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian
    LOL - I haven't gotten to that just yet, but I'm sure it's around the corner - I just turned 41!
    I'm 40. But years of health problems and lots of medication has aged me prematurely.

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    Cyburbian jmf's avatar
    Sep 2001
    in limbo
    10 things...

    1. I am comfortable with my body and my looks - I am not the prettiest or the thinnest but I don't need to be.
    2. I am a good person, which is more important than #1.
    3. I pay more attention to a person's beliefs and ideas than their looks.
    4. On most days, I am really good at my job.
    5. I know I am not the best mother (at this stage) but I am doing the best that I can and I am getting better every day.
    6. I help my mother with her parents as much as I can.
    7. I like that I am able to help a new immigrant with a small baby adjust to life in a small town.
    8. I am glad I fought to keep my boyfriend (now-husband) when we were drifting apart, geographically and emotionally.
    9. TBA
    10. TBA

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          abrowne's avatar
    Jan 2005
    1. I like that I am not water soluble and am generally known to retain form when wet.
    2. I like that I have the balls to be cranky in this prozac world. Super happy funland is well and good, I guess, but not to the exclusion of talking about things that need to change.
    3. I like that I'm done complaining and am applying to change programs.
    4. I like that I resist the urge to partake in stupid and shameful activities.
    5. I like that I read about and have a working knowledge of a wide variety of things.
    6. I like that I want to read about and have a working knowledge of a wide variety of things.

    I don't really feel like thinking of four more items. I've got other things to do.

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
    May 2003
    Staff meeting
    1. I like my laid-back personality.
    2. I like that I can be with people or by myself.
    3. I like being over 6 foot tall and of substantial build.
    4. I like being able to play frisbee with my dog.
    5. I appreciate that I don't type too fast (maybe 25 words/minute, if I'm lucky).
    6. I like that my shoe size is in the median range (about 9-1/2 to 10)
    7. I really like being a male (woman have too many "things" to deal with).
    8. I like my pointy canine teeth.
    9. I like that I chose to be a planner, despite the rote.
    10. I like my ability to complete lists.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.

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    Cyburbian boilerplater's avatar
    Dec 2003
    Heaven or Las Vegas
    1. I like that I have seemingly rot-resistant teeth and bones that don't break easily. Thanks for all the calcium, Mom!
    2. I like the fact that I've finally developed the 'nads and the savings to move across the country to a better job.
    3. I like looking younger than my age. Thanks for the good genes Mom & Dad. I'm starting to sound rather vain here, aren't I?
    4. I like that I've developed more determination to finish things I start.
    5. I like that I can build things and be pleased with the results.
    6. I like that I have been fortunate enough to remain disease and major injury-free.
    7. I like my sense of direction. My cognitive mapping skills are above average.
    8. I have a few very good friends that I can count on.
    9. I like the fact that I have been known to partake in some stupid activities back in the day and was fortunate to come out unscathed.
    10. I am a virtuous person. A real do-gooder.

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