Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I Bare My Naked Soul - It’s Another Revealing Meme - A Woman’s Thoughts Regrets and Fantasies

Tagged by: Mama Kelly at A Blog of 2 Witches

question #1: what are three of the stupidest things you’ve done in your life?

moved to this house

put mud over the living room and hallway walls

closed FairyPlay when I did (too soon!)

question #2: at the current moment, who has the most influence on your life?

Hmmm... In the current moment, it seems that I am most influenced by my grandmother and my daughter, because they both need me so much.

question #3: if you were given a time machine that functioned, and you were allowed to only pick five people to dine with, who would you pick?

my great-grandchildren (I assume this time machine will also take me into the future)

Eric -- I remember when I was about 10 or 11 years old and I was staying with my grandparents during the summer. They had a set of Reader's Digest Condensed Books for teenagers -- It was a boxed set of 4 books. I was laying on the couch late at night, reading by the living room lamplight, and when it ended -- I just felt so full of sadness. Yet there was this great sense of mystery that this very young person had ventured into an area of such dread -- and faced it so beautifully. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. It was profound.


Mary Magdalene

Joan of Arc

question #4: if you had three wishes that were not supernatural, what would they be?

I would regain my health, strength, and spirituality. Does that count as three?

question #5: someone is visiting your hometown/place where you live at the moment. name two things you regret your city not having, and two things people should really avoid.

I regret that our city doesn't have more family-oriented health franchises, i.e. independent businesses or franchises such as Health and Athletic Center, WinKids, Yoga Island, etc. Seriously, if it doesn't cater to university students or hipsters, it doesn't exist. And I regret that there seems to be something in the air that causes almost everyone who BREATHES it to have some kind of allergic reaction.

It's my opinion that you should really avoid Loop 288 -- there are back ways and side ways to every business along that stretch of land, but if you try to stay on the main thoroughfare, you are STUCK in crazy, rude traffic. Probably best to avoid the Fry Street area right now. It's really sad because all the businesses have closed in preparation for "retail development" that will strip the area of its uniqueness. (There's a silver lining -- all along the roads that make up the Square, things are getting better and better.)

question #6: name one event that has changed your life.

I didn't marry Ben until later.

question #7: is not a question. tag five other poor barstids . . . erm . . . people and make them play.

Disgruntled Housemother

Mr. Blutarsky


Offshore Wife

Perez Hilton (couldn't help it -- I love the Perezzers!


Mama Kelly said...

OMGs you are the only person I have ever "known" who read the book Eric. I read the full legnth novel at least 5 times during junior high school.


Mary said...

YES! After I read the Reader's Digest version several times, I somehow acquired the full-length paperback that I read repeatedly. In real life, I met an extraordinary young woman -- Just this past year, Sharon and I finished the Dallas Half with Team in Training in memory and honor of Alaina and so many others. It was odd that I hadn't actually consciously thought of Eric until I had to answer this question. I may google Doris Lund ...