08 January 2009

Interviewed by the best

Heinous sent me some questions to answer in a sort of awesomely creative meme. And...they're actually all hard and thought provoking or whatever. I mean. Jeez. Give a girl a break. These are they:

What is the bravest thing that you feel you've ever done? Physically, emotionally, or whatever.
The most traditionally ballsy thing I've done is travel around Europe by myself, but that didn't exactly feel daring to me. It just felt like my life. No. I'm not very courageous. So there are exactly three brave things that I've done, all as a parent:
First, the choice when I was pregnant to move to Chico and try to make a family against my own family's wishes. It really took a lot from me to ignore my disapproving parents and strike out on my own to do what I thought was best.
The next brave thing that I did was admit that things with K were never going to be right, move on, and move out. Signing up for public assistance, going back to work full time, plunging my life into disarray; it was worth it in the end, but it was very, very hard.
The final brave thing that I did was move from Chico back to SC when K stopped being a co-parent. I had to admit that I had been wrong, and believe me, that took a lot of thought and a lot of work and a lot of back-breaking emotional pain.

What one talent do you wish you had that you don't?
I wish I had any musical ability at all. Even a little bit.

We all have our reasons for blogging but what would be your ultimate goal for your blog or as a blogger?
I blog because I like to write, and this is guaranteed and self-published outlet for my writing. The awesome community I've found here is pretty fancy too. I guess that in a fantasy world, my blog would somehow factor into the dream where I'm a "real" writer? I dunno. That's not something that I'm actively striving towards, but I'll admit that it's in the back of my head.

You can trade lives with any one person for a month. Who would it be and why?
I would want it to be someone unimaginably different from me, so the experience would be entirely new. That's all I've got.

There's a fire and your family is safe but you have the chance to save any one item from your house. What would it be and why?
I'd have to pick my photo albums. You know, the ones from before digital? The ones that can't be replaced? I could never get those back if I lost them.

You have the chance to go back in time and warn yourself before making a bad choice. What choice would it be and what would you tell yourself?
Ooh. This is hard because arguably the worst choice I've made was dating K, but when it's all said and done I have Gabriel, who I wouldn't trade for the world, so I can't regret anything that led up to that.
So...Secondary to that I guess I would warn myself not to buy my car, which was like some sort of evil talisman. I got in three car accidents inside of a year, the final one totaling both it and my foot. It ended up costing me an unnecessary fortune.

Wanna play? Post a comment here saying so (you can still comment here if you don't want questions but you want to tell me how you love my eyelashes or something). Include your email address if it's not built into your commenting settings. I'll send you some questions. Answer them on your blog, and pass it on.

Also? This is practically the last day to enter into my Super ObamaRama Inauguration Gear Giveaway, and I don't understand why no one wants a thong with Barack's face on it. Seriously.


  1. You know that I always need motivation to actually write something on my blog.
    But always remember: my family reads it, so nothing too sexy or self-incriminating?

  2. Oh oh! I want to play!

    I am jealous of your travels around Europe. I was never brave enough to do anything like that.

  3. It's always hard to admit to others when you are wrong, but in the end it makes us better.

    Besides, I am nothing if not wrong 85% of the time (according to my wife, at least).

  4. sounds like fun! besides, it's not like I have anything better to do at work :)

  5. sign me up = areasontowrite(at)cox(dot)net - just promise not to include Sarah. No need to feed her material to write about. 8-)

  6. Great answers and I admire your bravery. Not everyone can be that strong.

    We'll have to get your car exorcised.

    Oh, and your eyelashes? Dreamy.

  7. This is a really cool idea, unfortunately as I am without a blog I will just have to read all of yours :)

  8. See, now you're going to be very busy! I'll play along if you can find the time.

    Otherwise, your eyelashes are dreamy, and I put in my order for a Barack thong!