Before I get to posting about our super cool escapades in Prague last week (good times galore!) I've been granted the opportunity to fill out and publish a questionnaire of sorts.
I was recently tagged by my girlfriend Erica (check out her fantastic blog here) in an interesting and exposing game of 11 Things.
Although her instructions did not include a "break this blog chain and experience 7 years of bad sex" type of warning, I feel a sense of urgency to have at it.
If nothing else, thanks for the talking points, E!
1. Name one thing that drives you absolutely MAD!
When anger and rage dictate adult decisions, in turn, harming other living things.
2. Do you believe in regrets or do you think everything happens for a reason?
In my opinion, one of the greatest life failures occurs when people mess up, but somehow keep from learning and growing from the experience. We all make mistakes but if we take the time to evaluate and evolve after something shitty goes down, shouldn't the mistake making become less frequent with time?? Certain mistakes are more damaging than others, especially when the way you live your life consistently hurts other people. Do the best you can do at enriching the lives of those around you and you shouldn't have to dish out too many apologies.
3. Name a physical feature that you love about yourself.
My liver, as I can hold my liquor remarkably well.
4. What “group” were you part of in high school? Do you still see yourself like that now?
The fact that my girlfriend and I were the school mascots senior year should tell you something. Being awarded "Most Spirited" and "All American Girl" put me somewhere between Leslie Knope and Michael Scott in terms of overall popularity. I fully admit to having an awesome high school experience and I'm proud to say that the friends I made during those 4 years are still "my people" to this day. I cared quite a lot about what people thought of me, however. That is something I've tried to work on in my adult life. My sole focus these days is to be true to myself instead of feeling the need to be what people think I should be.
5. What’s your take on politics?
I pray we can someday get back to "common sense" politics. For years I've been saying Adam Carolla for President! His take on the ridiculousness that is California government is eye-opening to say the least. I also love that he can swing back and forth between Democrat and Republican depending on the issue. But even he isn't right 100% of the time. I'm cool with helping those less fortunate than myself and I do see the need to have the government regulate aspects of that altruism. But when government aid begins to strip people of their motivation, I find serious flaws in that form of public service. I'm not one to complain about taxes, however, I don't love the idea of being forced to pick up the bill at Octomom's nail shop.
6. Are you a see it: black & white or grey person?
I could have thrown in about fifty "...on the other hand..."s in the previous question, so I'd have to say I'm a grey-type thinker. We should be granted the privilege to change our minds about things.
7. Favorite place to eat – what do you get?
This one is too difficult to answer. I'll have to write a separate post about my favorite restaurants some other time. For now I'll provide you with my least favorite place to eat - LOT Polish airplanes.
8. Pro-Life / Pro-Choice?
Pro-choice. I wish that this world was wonderful enough to support an adoption instead of abortion mentality. I know there are TONS of people yearning for a baby who would jump at the opportunity to help an ill-equipped mother-to-be. However, I don't see us morons devising a system that could successfully manage it. So I'm pro-choice. But it should be a "one and done" type of deal. If you go back in for your second abortion, the doctor should be allowed to tie your tubes in the process. This takes me back to question number 2. Learn from your mistakes, you idiotttttttttts!!
9. What’s your morning routine look like?
These days my morning starts a lot later than when we're home and I'm working. Most of the time I wake up without an alarm (I know, right?! My mom is cringing while reading this), usually around 11:00, 11:30. Then it's 2 cups of coffee, some computer time to see what the real world is up to and then off to the kitchen to cook breakfast for Michael after his morning practice. I love being able to start my day like this for half of the year because from June-November, it's an alarm buzzing at 6am followed by a painful commute and 8 or 9 hours in a cubicle.
10. Dogs / Cats?
Dogs. A gorgeous golden retriever, in particular.
11. Favorite ice cream flavor?
I'm a fro-yo girl and really, any non-fruit flavor will do. But if given the choice, I'd much prefer an after dinner drink. Baileys on ice is a solid move in the dessert department, if you ask me.
I'm tagging Chelsea Bell (http://ringthesebells.blogspot.com) because I know she'll have some interesting and honest answers and let's face it, she blogs. I have a feeling we'll differ on a few issues but I'm curious as to how much. I'm also going to tag my good friend Peter Neal (http://birdunderrocks.blogspot.com). Though the chances of him actually participating are less likely than either of us laughing at an episode of Two and a Half Men.