Question of the Week: July 28, 2008

Lorena over at Snarkland asks:
Would you ever want to change your gender for just one day? Just to see what it’s like?

My response:
I have no desire to be a man. So, no I would not like to change gender, not even for a day.

Question of the Week: Irrational

Question of the Week
Hosted by Lorena of Snarkland

Lorena asks…”Is there anything irrational that you continually do?”

My response…”I am 37 years old and I am still afraid of the dark. I have to have a night light or some sort of light on when I am sleeping. Now that I am an adult I see this as irrational but I have not been able to change how I feel.”

What do you continue to do that is irrational? Visit other responses HERE

Question of the Week: July 14, 2008

Question of the Week
Hosted by Lorena at Snarkland

Assuming that in any of these that you would be working in a position that you’d love to be doing (be it booking, roadie, performer, whatever); would you rather travel around the country with a sports team, a rock band, or a circus?

I would rather travel with a Rock Band. The circus would be ok but I don’t like clowns. Sports teams would not be rather boring I think.

Question of the Week: What Parents Tell Us

Question of the Week
Hosted by Lorena at Snarkland

What do you wish that your parents had told you while you were still a child? Is there anything you wish they hadn’t told you?

The real question is…would I have listened to them? As a child I always felt that my parents were too bossy and didn’t want me to do anything or go any where. But as I got older I realized they were trying to protect me from all the bad stuff in this world. Becoming an adult opened my eyes to a lot of things that I never seen as a child…I thank my parents for helping my childhood to be somewhat decent. I think they did the best they could and that my brother and I turned out ok.

Question of the Week: June 30, 2008

Question of the Week: June 30, 2008
Hosted by Lorena of Snarkland

Lorena say…“Thanks to HBO, Tim and I have been watching a lot of Carlin this week. At one point in a routine (about sports) Tim pauses it and says, “my old college roommate used to do this routine! I didn’t know it was Carlin!” and then later when Carlin is talking about language and words and how you can’t say all this and that, I’m laughing and saying, “I can’t believe I was allowed to watch this when I was eight years old!” (kidding; I can believe it– my family was all about language, self-education, and the power of words).

My point is this: we were raised completely differently. And yet, we have a lot of the same fundamental ideas in common. He was raised by Catholics, and I was raised in the wild by hippies. Yet we have a great relationship.

So my question is this: is there someone in your life that you are close to—doesn’t have to necessarily be a spouse or a Significant Other; it can be a close friend or a long-lost sibling separated-at-birth. But while they may have been raised completely differently than how you were raised, you still have much in common and have a great relationship with”

Shannon’s Response: One of my best friends, Nancy and I were raised differently yet we seem to have a lot in common and we have a great relationship. She is my daughter’s Godmother and an awesome friend. Nancy has stood by my side through the good and the bad and is always there for me to lean on. I have cried on her shoulders many times throughout our life and she is one hell of a lady!

Question of the Week: Offensive Words

Question of the Week
Hosted by Lorena

This week’s question is in honor of George Carlin.

And the Question of the Week is… What words do you, personally, find offensive?

One word that I think is very offensive is the word cunt! I do not like hearing people say that word and I don’t like to say it. It is very degrading.

Question of the Week: Scary Things

Question of the Week
Hosted by Lorena

And the Question of the Week is…

When I was a child, I used to have nightmares about skeletons that lived in my closet (I know you are all psychoanalyzing me now), and ghosts and/or vampires who lived in the attic who would come down through a ladder in the closet. When you were a child, were there any scary creatures that you thought lived in your bedroom?

I was convinced that a monster lived under my bed and that he would grab me by the feet and pull me under the bed with him. I would always turn off my light and jump to my bed…my bed was always as close to the light switch as I could get it. I was also afraid to leave my window open at night because I was afraid something or someone would come through it and hurt me.