So this is the end of the line for the current version of S9, but apparently someone's going to start taking it over starting next week, and I'm eager to see who it will be! Meantime, post here if you're playing along this week!
1. If you could experience any life form that was not a human of your sex, what would you pick and why?
I would be a Bald Eagle, soaring high and majestically, swooping low when I desired and rising high again, and revered by all Americans. Yeah. That's what I'd be.
2. Do you believe in the American Dream or has it passed through time?
I think that what was known as the American Dream in the past has changed in the minds of each generation, so that now the younger folk each have their own version in their minds of what it means to them.
3. It's been asked before, probably weekly, but what's irritating you today?
Right now, it's the mess the kiddos left in the kitchen last night. Ugh! I hate to even go in there and see it!
4. What do you think you'll end up looking like? (A picture would help.)
Well, here's what I look like right this second:
So, I imagine eventually, I'll end up looking a bit like this:
5. Has anyone told you that you could not do something?
Sure. The thing that sticks out in my mind was an older male pediatrician telling me that I, a mere stay-at-home mom, could not possibly understand the medical stuff and to "leave the doctoring to" him. I filed a complaint against that @$$hole. Smelly don't play dat!
6. Is there anybody dead that you'd like to talk to?
Sure. Having lost my mom at such a young age (me 7, she 33), there are so many things I'd love to tell and especially ask her. I have a long list; I wouldn't know where to start, so please don't give me a time limit!! Also, my baby boy, gone 9½ years now - I'd like to check up on him and see that he's okay. I know he is, though; he's got my mom and plenty of others to look after him! ♥
7. Have you ever done volunteer work?
Yes, for five years I wore many hats with the Girl Scouts, including my younger daughter Sophia's Troop Leader for the last two years. Before that, from 2004-2010, I ran my own charity, CARE Package, Inc., in memory of my afore-mentioned son, Robby. I did everything from administrative to production, including getting it set up as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public organization all by stupid stay-home mom self! ;) I had a lot of help on the production end, though, especially from mamacita, aka my MIL! ♥ I've done other do-gooding that I'd like to keep to myself, though.
8. Have you ever walked away from a job and regretted it?
I gave up my Ph.D. program with the premiere biologist in the field of ecomorphology, the most renowned in the world, after working my ASS off to get there, and it shocked a lot of people, including myself. I just didn't have the passion for it anymore, after all. I have regretted it many times since, but if I hadn't done that, I probably wouldn't have the life I have now, and I consider myself lucky that I do.
9. How did you find Saturday 9?
I can't remember how I stumbled across it. Perhaps I was in my big meme phase and was looking for more to do? I think that's it. Or maybe I ran into it on someone else's blog? But I think it's the former.
And that's it! Cheers to you, "Crazy Sam" and gang, and best of luck with your future endeavors (to quote many a yearbook signature). To the rest of you, happy weekend!