PS: Anyone who does post that they’ve won that ugly-ass award definitely deserves it.
1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
I don’t blog anonymously. I would NEVER do anything anonymously, well there was that one time…but never mind about that. I would never want to be anonymous. In case you hadn’t noticed, I love attention.
2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:
**sighs** Just one incident? I could give you a list, because you see, my stubborn side isn’t ‘inner’, it’s very ‘outer’. I’ve even named it “my Irish”. I tend to dig in my heels on a lot of things. Otherwise, I would not be here writing. My stubborn side responds very aggressively to ‘you can’t’. It says, ‘I what?! The hell!”
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
I see a woman who likes who she is, but has some things she’d change slightly. I think everyone has those qualities or traits they’d like to improve. I see someone my daughters can be proud of. And, I see those grey roots daring to emerge yet again…
4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
Beer. Is beer just for summer?
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Read, write, sleep; not necessarily in that order.
6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
Of course I want to publish my writing. I also want to be able to sit back and say, “Ah, no regrets.” Hey, Does Clive count as an ‘accomplishment’, because I’d sure like to accomplish that before I die. Just saying…
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
I played a few roles in school. Until grade four I was the shy chubby girl whose thighs were so fat she couldn’t run with the other kids without falling. Grade four through 8 my stubborn streak emerged along with a slightly OCD overachiever who could not accept anything less than the best marks. High school, well I was the clown and the overachiever who ditched class to watch Y&R with her grandmother. Victor Newman you sly dog, you. I always liked him, even evil Victor was hot. The best part, my grandma would call the school to excuse me from class so I didn’t get grounded. Shhh…don’t tell my mom.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
Okay, you’re all going to be shocked at this answer. So mushy and sentimental. I have two moments that will forever stay in my brain as the most poignant, meaningful and important moments of my life. The first time I held each of my daughters.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
Not at all, this is me. Probably a little less me than I share here at home, but I’m told profanity, old man pyjamas and bad hair days don’t fly on the blogosphere.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Oooh, hard choice. I do love my phone. But, because I have to steal time to read, I’d have to go with reading. Actually, don’t tell my friends (especially not my mother) but I read while I’m on the phone. I’m so good at it now, they never notice. But that’s a secret.
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