So msjadeli over at tao-talk.com tagged me for this episode of Getting-to-know-me, thanks for the tag. Without further ado…
- Name a moment in your life when you felt you were most courageous.
I’m not what I consider a brave person. I holler for Superhubs at the site of spiders. I can’t stand scary movies. Yet for reasons I don’t really understand, most of my friends and family consider me brave. I’d like to say that I felt brave that time, when in the midst of heavy gunfire, I ran, snatched a child that was running straight into the path of danger and threw both of us behind cover, but honestly, that was reflex, not bravery. For most people bravery comes in the face of death but, frankly, I’ve stared death in the face enough times that he’s rather like an old uncle, creepy, weird, but familiar. No the only time I’d say I was really courageous was when I, finally, managed to extricate myself and my children from the bonds of a physically abusive marriage. That my friends, took guts.
- If you had to choose only one breakfast cereal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Oatmeal!! Breakfast of champions. I have it 6 days a week.
- When have you felt the most scared?
When I lost my son. OK it was for like 10 minutes but hey it was seriously scary. He was playing in my Mom’s backyard while we sat 20 feet away at the picnic table talking. I looked up and he was GONE! Just gone! Several acres of empty land surrounded Mom’s place but it was flat and he was nowhere to be seen. Long story short, Mom’s Labrador got our attention, got me to follow her and led me straight to him. He went to his cousins which was catty-cornered across the acreage. Worst 10 minutes of my life.
- If you could sing like any musical artist, who would you choose?
Wow, that’s a tough one. I’d love to sing like Stevie Nicks but, honestly I kind of do, my vocal range isn’t that far off hers and I can get tons of feeling. My vocal coach always said I had a “nice little voice” arrrgghhhhh. Just once, I’d like to be able to sing like Adele, for the pure POWER of it.
- Do you collect anything?
Yep, rocks. Seriously, I have tiny little rocks, crystals, and stones from all over the world.
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