Bionic Asks: How do you describe yourself?

by Bionic Beauty on 25.Aug.2010 · 11 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic AsksWhat five words would you use to describe yourself?

I’ll go first ~

  1. Geeky
  2. Strong
  3. Creative
  4. Happy
  5. Intense

However, it took me a few hours to narrow that list down to only five terms. Here’s a “sketch-note” from my Moleskine that shows my entire list that I consider as my “Identity Terminology”. I’m sure I picked the right ones since the rest are either subsets or derivatives of those top 5.

The Bionic Beauty asks how you describe yourself in 5 words

What words describe you? (Click for a larger version of my Moleskine sketch)

And now… it’s your turn!


1 Tashi August 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

Sorry, “Moleskine”? Am I an old fart who’s out of touch with something? 🙂 I’ve no idea what that is.

Anywho, that said, here are my five words:

Free-spirited (two words?)

I could change ’em up and/or use others, but those are what came to mind first.

2 Bionic Beauty August 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

Hi Tashi, Moleskine’s are journals/sketchbooks that are “trendy” these days. I however started using them (thankfully) before they became all super trendy (hee hee!). Anyhow, here’s their website: You’ll spot them at most Barnes & Noble and Borders stores. They are SO addicting!! I have 1 small one for each blog, and a large one for my personal journal/diary, and a little memo holder for filing receipts and coupons while on-the-go.

I think your 5 words suit you perfectly from what I know of you! 😀 Especially funny. You always make me laugh when I need too!

3 Tashi August 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Muchas gracias for the explanation! I didn’t know journals were so trendy these days. Guess I need to get out more often. LOL

Thanks for the cool comments on my 5 words. Much appreciated. I’m humbled that I can make you or anyone else ever laugh, even unintentionally at times. There’s something to be said about being serious, sure, in whatever situations. But I find that occasional silliness and laughter add so much more beauty to life. Life’s short — be silly!!! We get so wound up and stressed, life can be hard, and some of us folks just *need* laughter injected into our lives. (Ok, I’ll get off of my soapbox now.) 🙂

I forgot — *your* words seem to fit ya quite well too, for what I know of you! I’ve learned more about Twilight and Harry Potter from you and the site, than from anywhere else. Never have seen those movies or read those books. Who needs to, when I’ve got the BB version of Cliff’s Notes?! Heh-heh. Wait……Do those even still exist???

4 Bionic Beauty August 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

I started journaling over 2 years ago now. It’s a fantastic outlet for me. I always have a mini one in my purse for on-the-go notes, blog article ideas, quotes, etc. Then I have a small sketchbook (with heavier paper), a 5″x8″ that I use for my personal journal, and another exactly like that for Bionic Beauty (the one shown above). Woo’s blog and the Bionic-Style site both have small 3×5″ versions since Style is still in pre-launch design mode; and Woo’s site is just my ‘for fun’.

I pretty much rough draft most BB articles now by handwriting them (with my fancy-dancy fountain pens… yet another addiction of mine!) in my ‘Skine first.
I’m going to be publishing some of my sketches, drawings, etc on Bionic Style soon (maybe call it “Moleskin Monday” or something similar). I’m also planning some articles on how/why journaling helped me… it REALLY helped during the divorce. Plus I love having all my memories written down. They just seem so much more permanent that way. I’ve fallen back in love with paper & pen!!! I even have a bottle of this great ink called Noodler’s (the brand name) Blue Ghost. Blue Ghost ink writes invisibly and then you shine a blacklight on it and ta-da! It Glows! But to everyone else it looks like a blank page. 🙂

Anywho, thank you for the compliments! I’m always happy to play Hogwarts teacher *wink* or wax endlessly about Bella’s klutziness (she’s as bad as me- can’t walk across a flat floor without tripping!).
And yes, they still have Cliff’s Notes. Although I’m not sure why, since nowadays a student could just look up a book summary online. Oh well.

Oh and Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

5 Tashi August 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Jami, I luuurve that you appreciate paper and pens, when so many people don’t anymore. It’s so sad that electronic tools (which are great, don’t get me wrong) have become so prevalent, that some people forget the wonders and amazing BIONIC beauty of paper and actual — wait for it — writing utensils. I have numerous notebooks of different sizes that I use, for varied purposes, some fancier than others (I love the Jordi Labanda ones from Target.). I get excited about all of the creative and utilitarian possibilities of the blank pages. Therapeutic and useful!

It sounds like you’re so well-organized, besides enjoying the journals and sketchbooks. They always say that writers should do exactly what you do (carrying at least one around, for when inspiration hits). Whether or not you do anything with what you write is up to you.

Thanks in advance for anything you end up sharing with us BB readers!

6 Tashi August 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Oops, forgot — thank you, YOU have a Happy Friday and weekend as well. Stay Bionic! 🙂

7 Bionic Beauty August 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Tashi, If you like journals, you *need* to grab one of the Moleskines on your next bookstore visit. They usually have them at Borders and sometimes the larger Books-a-million. There are a TON of varities though- plain pages, squared, lined; sketchbooks with heavier paper; watercolor books; hard & soft cover varieties (in black & a few versions in red); Volants which are two packs- slim and flexible in brighter colors (but I don’t like them as much since they don’t have an elastic closer or a pocket in the back); and Cahiers which are 3 packs of journals that are thinner but have cardboard-esque covers in kraft tan, black, red, or navy.

A close friend just bought me their Japanese Album that I’ve been lusting after for months (it basically folds out accordion style). I want to print photos and draw sketches for all 60 pages of it, then stretch it across my bookshelf as a display.

And yes, I agree… more people need to get back to writing with pens & paper. 🙂 I adore my fountain pens and never leave home without at least one. People always stare and say “ooooh! That’s a REAL pen! I didn’t know they still made those!” lol. They’re making a comeback though. Some of the office stores carry the Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pens now!

Ok, enough rambling from me. Back to writing blog articles! Hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

8 Tracey August 29, 2010 at 1:43 am

My five words
1. obsessive
2. compulsive (can i combine that with 1 for one word)
3. imaginative
4. fun(ny) >i made 2 words in case 1 and 2 equal 1. Hahahah. 1+2=1 Can my geeky chemistry major daughter figure that one out?
5. writer ( I have kept a journal since I read Harriet the Spy. So around 45 years…)

9 Bionic Beauty August 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Oh definitely! You can most certainly combine Obsessive and Compulsive into one word. 🙂 That’s why I just used the acronym OCD in the bottom right corner of my “drawing”.

Congrats on the long-term journal keeping! Do you ever go back and re-read through them? I do that sometimes. It’s fun remembering what was going on at certain points in my life.

And thanks again for linking to this article from your blog. I appreciate it!
All my best,

10 lauren March 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

these are just some good words to describe something or someone 😀

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