Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Woman With No Regrets Interviews A Woman With Some...

NoR has taken time out of her busy schedule fighting bears and taming the wild to interview me. I am ever so excited to answer her questions and hope that all of you will enjoy this post!

1. You've just won an all-expenses paid vacation to anywhere in the world with either one adult or two children. Who would you take, and where would you go? I would most definitely take my young men, and we would tour Europe! They are the loves of my life, and since I was NEVER exposed to much excitement as a child, I vowed that as long as there is breath in my body, I would expose them to all of those things I missed out on. I know that Europe is culturally rich...France, Italy, Spain, Greece....the list goes on and on! There are places to go, people to see, and fabulous cuisine to eat!!!

2. You've just been chosen as a contestant on Survivor. What non-essential item would you take with you and why? Let me preface this expressing my disdain for reality shows (shut up Nina!)!!!! I don't like them...in fact, this is the first year I think I tuned in to American Idol! I just think that life is real enough, and true, it gives us a chance to see that other people are just as crazy as we are (if not crazier), they're just not my cup of tea!

I think I would take my lip gloss. My lips happen to be one of my strongest assets, and I happen to be borderline OCD when it comes to keeping them moist ;-)

3.What's the most important thing you've learned from your children? I have learned that love is the most phenomenal thing in this world! I never thought that I would ever have anyone in my life that could elevate my blood pressure to fatal levels and get me to the highest point of pisstivity...and I could still love them with all of my heart. I love them unconditionally, and know that they love me...and no matter how low I perceive my esteem to be, they lift me up in a way unimaginable to all mankind. They are truly a blessing in my life.

4. If you had to choose one of the following to happen to you, which would it be?
- lose sight
- lose hearing
- lose use of legs
Wow NoR!!!! This is truly a tough one, but if I had to pick, it would be to lose hearing. I couldn't imagine what it would be like not to actually see if the world would change, how my boys would grow, or the 4 seasons as they come and go. I also am a person who needs to be in perpetual motion, so to lose the use of my legs would definitely impede that process! So, in a nutshell, I would prefer close-captioning and sign language to a seeing-eye dog and/a wheelchair any day!

5. Do you have any regrets? If so, name one and explain why/what you'd have done differently. If not, tell me your favorite color. :-) Yes, and I know that the saying goes, "everything happens for a reason," but there are many regrets that I have. I regret being such a harsh person at times. I had to build this wall around me and put armor on my heart because of what I had been through having a crack addict as a mother and trying to survive, along with allowing the 2 men that I had my children by to be a part of my life. Now I don't regret them because I have my children, but they are a part of the reason my heart has been broken beyond repair.

All I can say about my action plan is that therapy and a relocation have truly helped...tremendously. I look at things differently now, I try not to sweat the small stuff, and I try to yield on occasion, because healthy relationships with family and friends are wonderful! I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest. I know that I am a work in progress, but many in my immediate circle will tend to agree that I am in a much better place.

PS~My favorite color is Peach and shut the hell up...yes it IS a color ;-)

22 comments:

Susan said...

"I think I would take my lip gloss. My lips happen to be one of my strongest assets, and I happen to be borderline OCD when it comes to keeping them moist ;-)"


If the quad doesn't jump on this I'll be blown away.

(can you hear me giggling from here?)

Q said...

Susan, Dagromm has dibs I am not sure the rest of us are allowed to 'jump on this'

Susan said...

You have a point, Q. I guess I'll just be the one making comments regarding it.

Tera said...

Susan~LMAO!!! I was wondering if anyone would catch that!

Q~Since when have you ever need permission? ;-) You make a good point though...I think My Sweet would kick. Your. ASS!

Susan~Comment away!

fringes said...

Tera, is that a challenge?

Tera said...

Fringes~Hrrmmmm...I think 1/4 of the people needed to have this conversation are missing, but... *rubbing chin*

Nina said...

peach is a fancy word for orange. It is to be eaten, not worn, ever.

NoRegrets said...

Oh my, what have I inadvertantly started? The lips that launched a blog war...

Great answers... I think I was too easy on you. :-)

Q said...

Tera, you realize that it is a proven fact that Dagromm is a ginormous vagina. So I am not sure I would back him in a fight or submit his name to be in one. I will cite Gyuss Baaltar and CyberD as sources, along with my own personal accounts.

Tera said...

Nina~I happen to look great in it! Eat it!

NoR~Yes, I'm afraid it's all your fault...see the mess you made before leaving?!?! ;-)

Thanks! That's good that you were easy...Dagromm drilled me!

Tera said...

Q~This is very disturbing information that you have shared with me...I am anxious to see Dagromm defense...

Kofi said...

Nice post. I understand regrets sometimes.

Tera said...

Kofi~Thanks! I'm glad someone does :)

Dagromm said...

Tera - You do know that Q's only exposure to vaginas is his collection of Bang Brothers DVD's right? So I'm fairly certain you don't need to take his word for anything.

I know that the real reason you'd take your lip gloss is because
your lip gloss is poppin.
Your lip gloss is cool.
All the boys be jockin.
They follow you after school.

Tera said...

Dagromm~Double damn you, now the secret is out!

P.S. Thanks for making me have to go to bed with that song in my head!

Dagromm said...

Tera - No problem. I've set it as the ring tone on my cell phone, because the looks I get when it goes off make me laugh.

Tera said...

Dagromm~You would do something like that!

david mcmahon said...

I would take my camera. I'm practically surgically attached to it!

DangerDoll said...

Great interview and Reason #953 that I am too scared to be interviewed.

With you on the lip gloss. I'm addicted to Carmex and Burt's Bees. Tubs and tubes everywhere. I read somewhere that you can get addicted to lip balm, and I must be the textbook example!

(Oh and I have to add 'cause this isn't long enough, hah hah, that I totally knew you'd go with "hearing" on #4, because I would, too, and for the exact same reasons!)

Tera said...

DM~Welcome to P&P! I was thinking the same thing about my cell phone, but in my estimation, that IS essential!

D Dub~You see...you and I seem to more often than not see eye to eye ;-)

Jefe said...

If it weren't for my regrets, I'd have nothing to look forward to changing.

Tera said...

Jefe~You make a good point!