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Question 1. Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?
From elementary through high school I struggled. I did ok academically, though I needed tutors in math and science, I did very well in most other subjects. Mostly I had difficulties with peer relationships. I was not one of “the cool kids” and I dealt with some really nasty bullies from time to time. It was worse for others, but it definitely could have been better for me. I don’t look back fondly on those years. College, on the other hand, was much more my style! I still struggled a bit, with some coursework and some peer relationships as well, but overall it was a wonderful experience.
Question 2. What is your favorite animal?
This is actually a very tough question for me! How do I choose just one favorite?! I guess I will go with primates. They are adorable, hilarious, incredibly intelligent and very powerful creatures. I simply love them!
Question 3. If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts?
I am a girl who likes to keep her options open, especially when there is a level of comfort involved. I can only imagine there would be days I would not want to bother with contacts, or my allergies would be driving me mad and contacts would only aggravate my angry eyes. I also envision days, or romantic evenings, when glasses might get in the way. You know, they might not go with my outfit or something! Clearly I could not choose one or the other, I would have to have contacts and glasses.
List: Name at least five television shows (past or present) you enjoyed?
*Sense8 – We just finished the first (and only) season of this show on Netflix and it was very entertaining. A little hard to follow at times, and it seemed to just be getting started when the season ended, but it’s different. I like different.
*Treme – If you have access to HBO you need to watch this show. It is based on the true events of post-Katrina New Orleans. It’s raw, it’s awful, it’s beautiful, it’s funny and sad and unbelievable. It focuses mainly on the musicians, so it’s jam-packed with incredible music as well. Watch it.
*The Wire – Another HBO masterpiece. It is a peek into Baltimore’s politics, drug wars, police department, and a few other social issues. It’s not your average cop show my friends. Shown from multiple perspectives in a very raw and honest way, it’s a struggle for survival on all levels.
*Deadwood – Ok so we watch a lot of HBO. 1890’s Dakota Territory, you’ve got Wild Bill and Calamity Jane for starters. Proper housewives addicted to opium, saloons filled with foul-mouthed prostitutes, sheriffs trying to keep order in a lawless town, and ample offbeat characters roaming about. Historically it was quite accurate, such as the circumstances of Wild Bill’s death for example. Highly entertaining if I do say so myself.
*Girls – I did not watch this show when it was all the rage, as Lena Dunham was winning all kinds of awards for it and whatnot. I didn’t have HBO at that time either, but that’s neither here nor there. I started watching it because my husband wasn’t home and I was quite sure it was one he wouldn’t be interested in watching, so I was safe to start it without him. It’s quirky. It’s kind of interesting, in a quirky way. I do enjoy it, I mean, I keep watching it. But I’m not sure how to describe it or what to say to encourage anyone else to watch it. It’s about girls in their 20’s living in New York trying to make something of themselves, trying to figure out who they are and where they’re going. It’s silly at times, it’s sad at times. Have you watched it? What did/do you think???
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful that my husband truly, madly, deeply loves me because I really don’t know how he does it. If you read this blog then you know what I’m going through, and he basically goes through it too, which he certainly does not deserve.
In the week ahead I am looking forward to taking small healing steps forward each day as I battle the demons inside my head.
Thanks to Cee for being the gracious host that she is 🙂