Saturday, February 16, 2008

Terry's Timeout

Terry's blog always has nice pictures. And gets more comments than I get on all of my damn blogs combined, so I'm jealous. I'm beginning to think that for me the blogging idea is a stupid one because it mostly makes me feel bad. I think I have lots of interesting things to say but apparently nobody else does. The fact that I just had another birthday isn't doing anything to contribute to a positive mood either.
This meme came from Terry's blog so I stole it.

1. By what nickname(s) were you known as a child?
Butterfly. Because I loved butterflies. I think I should have been known as "pupa" because I never emerged from my cocoon.

2. Do you have a favorite poem and, if so, what is it? Recite it (or a snippet) here, please.

by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

3. What is your greatest regret in life, something that you failed to do that you wish you did?

I regret a lot of things. I guess one thing I regret is not having tried to get more things published sooner. I had some stupid idea that I was going to be an actress so I didn't concentrate on my writing. Also I regret gaining as much weight as I have. It's a lot harder to take it off when things have gone this far.

4. You are tired and hungry, but it's too late to cook. If any snack food were available to you, what would you choose and why?

The jerky that I am involved with selling. It's actually reasonably healthy. My favorites are the sweet and spicy beef and the hot and spicy Buffal-o's.

5. What is the oldest item of clothing (not jewelry!) that you wear regularly and what do you love about it?

Most of the clothing I own is old and crappy. As long as it's comfortable and doesn't have too many holes, I don't care, I keep wearing it. I refuse to wear uncomfortable clothes.

1 comment:

tsduff said...

How cool is this? I do get confused between all of your blogs - so forgive me for not finding this one sooner. I always enjoy your comments - and especially your cute bat avatar. Reading your meme was great - I think we have a lot of things in common. The weight thing for sure - I don't know how I got this big but it sucks. I'm trying so hard to diet, but can't seem to give up my glasses of wine in the evening, nor get out there and exercise so the dieting isn't helping much :(

I am a huge Poe fan - and love the poem you chose. You know, it isn't too late to concentrate on your writing. Heck, you aren't that old yet... LOL.

I find that leaving more comments on everybody elses blogs really makes a difference in the traffic that comes back to mine. People like to know you read them - and so they respond.

Thanks so much for the shout out - I feel honored.