Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tag Tag Taggity Tag

Well thank you Ms. Redhead!  My friend Janine over at Reflections from a Red Head has tagged me this cute bloggers game.  Questions, answers, tags... all kinds of fun stuff and a nice little distraction from all the angst of late.

Here are the rules:

1.  The first rule of the tag is never discuss the tag... wait, no, that's not right.

1.  Post the rules
2.  Answer the questions the tagger set for the post
3.  Create 11 new questions to ask the people you've tagged (or use the existing ones)
4.  Tag people with a link to your post (it says tag 11 but I don't know 11!)
5.  Let them know they've been tagged.

Here's my Q & A

What is the thing that makes you want to get out of bed each day?  Who says I get out of bed each day?
What do you tell yourself to get through painful, difficult, or challenging times? It had been: "It has to get better."  I DO NOT and I repeat I DO NOT EVER say "it can't get much worse" because it always can.   But lately I'm trying to go more along these lines...

What can you look back on and remind yourself you were successful at, or were strong enough to come through?    My father's illness, eight months of hell, doctors, surgeries and recuperation. 
Look around you at this moment and choose one thing to smile about or be thankful for. What is it? My beautiful kitties Murphy, Jett and Bowie.  
If you could do anything at this moment to make yourself happy, what would it be? No comment. =)
Do you have a special place, real or imagined, where you go to in your mind or reality to regroup, seek peace, or just be? A nearby park that I haven't been to lately because it's about 95 fucking degrees outside every day and I can't cope with the heat.
Has there been a particular book that you have read that inspired or motivated you to seek your potential? "Fear of Flying" by Erica Jong.  There is so much in that book that made me sit back and think that there is so much more to life.
What childhood fable, fairytale, or movie stretched your imagination and sticks with you today? Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  The Gene Wilder version.  It showed that no matter what your station in life, you can achieve your hearts desire.  And there's chocolate!
What is your favorite form of art and artist (anyone and anything you consider art qualifies)? Music.  Music speaks to me.  It's always there for me.  It helps me cope.  It cheers me up.  It commiserates with me when I'm down.  It never hurts me.  

Do you have a personal anthem, a song, that reminds you of who you are and want to be, that represents the ideal of you? No, I really don't think I do.  I'll have to think on that one.
What did you experience while answering these questions? Some introspection.  A little sadness.  Some pride.
And now the taggies.... (remember, no pressure.  you don't have to play if you don't want)


  1. LOL! You get funny and serious at the same time.... and I love how you balance the both!

  2. My, Lalia, you are fast! Loved your answers and can relate to them so well! It starts out a fun game and suddenly introspection and all kind of feeling surge to the surface!

  3. Oh my dear....You never fail me! Who would've thought that a tagging post/game can have this much character and flair? I had fun reading this, esp. that 'fucking 95 deg' bit. hahahahaha! Thanks for the tag and I will work on it! :-)

  4. I love your responses ! Don't change anything!

  5. Thanks all :) Glad you enjoyed it! Just goes to show, when I'm not over thinking and just do what comes naturally, it tends too work! ha

  6. Good answers G...you always say the right thing, and I always enjoy learning a bit more about you. xo

  7. You are most welcome, my dear. I hope you are hanging in there :)