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I got this quiz from Eternal Sunshine’s blog and thought it would be fun to post. Enjoy!

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz…

You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn — “I am affectionate and skeptical.”

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be direct and clear
  • * Listen to me carefully
  • * Don’t judge me for my anxiety
  • * Work things through with me
  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
  • * Laugh and make jokes with me
  • * Gently push me toward new experiences
  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn

  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • * being responsible and hardworking
  • * being compassionate toward others
  • * having intellect and wit
  • * being a nonconformist
  • * confronting danger bravely
  • * being direct and assertive

What’s Hard About Being a Marilyn

  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
  • * being too critical of myself when I haven’t lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often

  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
  • * form a team of “us against them” with a best friend or parent
  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents

  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

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After receiving the email about this week’s Photo Hunt theme from TNChick – SCARY – I had to tell myself to breathe.  I am not all that scared by many things.  But the things that do scare me, holy cow!  I will run screaming from a room that has any of them!  And this action was evident the other day when our cat, Eris, brought forth one of the scariest things the other day. . . a MOUSE!  Eeeekkkk!!  It caused the 3 younger SOCs and I to run screaming from the living room, while Mr. Dragyn and SOC #1 dealt with the cat unwilling to let go of her prize.

These pictures are from earlier this year, when Eris brought out another mouse (check out my blog post about it here), but I am especially proud of them because I took them despite them being scared.  Please note the blurriness of the last 2 pictures.  Yeah.  I was shaking that much!

Eris and Mouse

Eris and Mouse

Dead Mouse -- Eeeekkkk!

Dead Mouse -- Eeeekkkk!

Eris playing with Mouse

Eris playing with Mouse

Ever since I first got the email alerting me what this week’s theme for the Photo Hunt was going to be (FAMILY), I’ve been going through photos from various stages of my life, trying to find the perfect picture that exemplifies what family means to me.  There are tons of pictures from my childhood, showing pictures of me and my parents, siblings, and grandparents.  Then there are the pictures of me and Mr. Dragyn, dating.  Our wedding.  The births of our SOCs.  Pictures of our family as it is now. Pictures with friends so close, they feel like family!  So many decisions!

Finally, I decided that I would do 2 pictures.  One of the 4 SOCs after the 4th was born in 2005:

And a more recent picture of them:

I hope that you enjoy this week’s Photo Hunt theme of FAMILY by yours truly.  Please go to TNChick’s page for more participants in this week’s Photo Hunt!

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