30 Days of Blogging Honesty: The Dare

 

30 Days of Blogging Honesty: The Dare

Here is what I picked as my Dare –

Category: Youngins
Write a letter to your 16-year-old self and post it. Detail your journey.

Dear 16-year-old Sylvia, this letter is from the grown-up Sylvia and I wanted to share somethings with you that I have learned along the way.

First, I want to tell you that you really need to concentrate on your senior year in high school. Yes, it’s a time to have fun, but you really need to try to get good grades to go to your next step.

The route we took was going to the local community college. It was a great school and I made some good friends during my time there. But I have wondered what our life would have been like if we went away to college? While we were at the community college, we stayed at home with out parents. Would our life’s turned out differently if we went away and lived on our own during this time?

Entering our 20’s — just a little hint, when you turn 20 you are not a your half way point in life. You didn’t see your life after 40 and when you turned 20, you thought half your life was over. You are such a little kid. There is life after 40 and you shouldn’t worry about half your life over.

After we graduated from college, we moved to Massachusetts, our aunt was living there and we decided to move out there to see how things were. We had fun, we worked and made some new friends there. We were only there for a year and then came back home to live with the parents. Looking back, should we have stayed there longer? What would have happened if we stayed there? I liked living there and being next to the ocean, but being poor SUCKED. At the time, it seemed like a good idea to move back home.

Other things that happened in our 20’s were the births of our nephew, Brad and niece, Pam. They are the best things that ever happened in our lives! We love them so much and our so proud of who they have become as young adults.

We had friends and shared good times with them. Unfortunately, as we got older, we grew apart and no longer are friends with them. It’s sad, but we take all the good times and memories with us and leave the bad ones behind.

As during this time, our mom got sick with Rheumatoid Arthritis. You really need to do more for our mom. Be more patient. Listen better and keep your mouth shut when you need to. You may think it’s a pain at the time, but as you will read later, you are going to miss those times.

Now we are entering our 30’s — at this age, you realize all your troubles and problems in your 20 are crap. Of course they meant something then when you were living it, but once you in your 30’s you have a whole different view on what is important and what you can let go. I only wish I knew this in my 20’s and not worry about all the stuff that I did.

Other things that we did in our 30’s were:

  • went back to school to get our Bachelor’s degree — it took us a while, but we finally got it.
  • made new friends and had some great adventures and some adventures we would like to forget.
  • had some jobs, some good and some not so good. Favorite job was working at The Palace of Auburn Hills. We should have stuck it out there longer than we did.
  • moved to Kentucky to live near our sister and her family. We had never lived in the same State or city, so it was nice being able to see them living near them.

At this age, we still haven’t mastered the skill to forgive people and not to get disappointed by people. And we finally realized that not everyone has COMMON SENSE!  I know, I know… we just assumed that everyone had common sense, but they don’t.

Now we have entered our 40’s… I swear, once you turn 40 a switch goes off in your head were you don’t care what people think of you. You don’t care if people don’t like the way you look or dress. You don’t care what people think about the path you took in life or how how you got there. I only wish this switch would have gone off in our 20’s, it would have saved us a lot of heartache and headache!

As in our late 30’s, early 40’s we moved to Texas, which is something we never thought we would do. But after our dad retires, they decided to move back to their hometown were they grew up. So when you decided to move from Kentucky, you decided to go to Texas to be near the family. So far it’s been nice. Not really sure if you are going to live there for a long time, but for right now, it’s the place to be.

Also during this time, you realize that there are two kinds of people in this world — one’s that should be married and have children and those who should be on their own, a Lone Wolf. We fall in the l category of being a Lone Wolf. At this stage of your life, you live with the fact that you won’t be getting married and have children.

Something you do for fun is writing in your blog. When you first created the blog, you thought to yourself”who in the heck will read your blog and what you are thinking?” But there are people who visit your blog and sometimes like what you write. You will find out that writing in our blog is sometimes therapeutic and introduce you to a bunch of different people.

Now, probably the most important event that has ever happened in your life was when out mom died in 2010. There are so many words to describe how you feel when this happened — sad, mad, angry, guilty, depressed, lonely, lost, confused are just to name a few. Even after two years, you still feet like that, but not every minute like before. There are times when you think you should have done things different, like spending more time with our mom or not getting pissed off at our mom or what’s going on. But you can not let those times eat you up. Now if I could only practice what I preach!

So now, we are in our 40’s and we still have found what we want to do in our life! I wish there was a way to know what we are suppose to do and who we are suppose to be when we are younger. I think it would make life a whole lot easier!

Now there are some other things that have happened in between being 16 and to where we are now. But I just wanted to share some of the important things that have happened.

I’m not sure if you, at 16, decide to take a different path than I did if our life would turn out differently. We wouldn’t be there person we are today if we did things different. We would have the experiences that we have had.

So take what I have written and tuck it away and use it was a guide to what you are going to do.

And if I could leave you with one thing for you to take with you is you are special and love the people who are in your life. At the end, it really doesn’t matter who has the most toys.

OK, now I have to go lay down, all this writing to my 16-year-old self has given me a headache.

Take care, your wiser self

 

 

(As of 4.14.2012) From Tom Baker: The most up to date list available of participants: Cherlyn Cochrane, Emmmmerz, Miko, LJ, Melanie, Last Civilized Woman, Princesa Musang, Primadonna Zel, Caroline, Koi, Aurathena, Terriblethinker, Sleep and Salami, Marliz3e, Prysmatique, DLonelyStar, AnonymousBurn, Nicole, Sylvia Garza, Mariana, Nenskei, MyNakedBokkie, Bluefiadiarries, VeehCirra, Bannatreasures, Sajeev, Happyhippierose, TheFerkel, Tom Baker, *Sofia, *Everything Love & Lust, *TemptingSweets99, Sites with an * contain NSFW material. If erotic or sexual material is offensive to you, please do not visit these three blogs. Please check them out!

30 Days of Blogging Honesty: The Dare

Well, now that the 30 Days of Blogging Honesty is over, now comes The Dare. Now I just have to figure out which dare I am going to do!

Again, thanks to Tom Baker and Cherlyn Cochrane who put this together

30 Days of Blogging Honesty: The Dare

Category: Photogenic (New)
Post a picture of yourself with a person you would not normally approach (a rabid football fan, a neon raver, a crazed cat woman, etc) or post a picture of the place you live in from the tallest place in town (building, mountain, hill, etc).

Category: Newsworthy (New)
We also received a dare from someone who did not participate in the 30 Days Of Blogging Honesty but I don’t see the harm in including it. I did tweak it a bit. Say hello to a perfect stranger and gauge their reaction and see if they will allow you to interview them for your blog. Ask a minimum of 4 questions. Post the interview.

Category: Youngins
Write a letter to your 16-year-old self and post it. Detail your journey.

Category: Coulda, Shoulda, Wouldas
Write a letter to someone you owe an apology to but never gave one. It does not have to be a long letter. Just write the letter (not email),  send it and then post it for us to see.

Category: Good Eats
Eat completely healthy for an entire day even if it means eating foods you do not care for. Document all failures or start over another day if you mess up.

Category: ARKs
For a 24 hour period, for every act of kindness given to you, pay it forward to a stranger one better.  For example – if a friend buys you a coffee, buy two strangers a cup of coffee. Detail your journey.

Category: Truthiness
For a 24 hour period you must tell the truth in every situation, every question – all day long. Perhaps the most difficult will be not lying to yourself. Detail your journey.

Category: Blushing
Spend an hour by yourself totally naked even if there are other people in the house but only if you won’t get caught. If you get interrupted you must start over and reset the clock to zero minutes. Detail your journey.

 

 

(As of 4.14.2012) From Tom Baker: The most up to date list available of participants: Cherlyn Cochrane, Emmmmerz, Miko, LJ, Melanie, Last Civilized Woman, Princesa Musang, Primadonna Zel, Caroline, Koi, Aurathena, Terriblethinker, Sleep and Salami, Marliz3e, Prysmatique, DLonelyStar, AnonymousBurn, Nicole, Sylvia Garza, Mariana, Nenskei, MyNakedBokkie, Bluefiadiarries, VeehCirra, Bannatreasures, Sajeev, Happyhippierose, TheFerkel, Tom Baker, *Sofia, *Everything Love & Lust, *TemptingSweets99, Sites with an * contain NSFW material. If erotic or sexual material is offensive to you, please do not visit these three blogs. Please check them out!

30 Days Of Blogging Honesty — Day 30

Hard to believe that this is the last day of the 30 Days of Blogging Honesty. I have had a blast doing this and reading my follow bloggers during this time. I hope we continue to read each others blogs until the next 30 Days of Blogging Honesty, y’all are bookmarked for me to read. Thanks to Tom Baker and Cherlyn Cochrane who put this together – Thankyou Thankyouverymuch! (In the words of Elvis of course.)

Day 30 — One question or subject matter if I were asked here on 30 Days of Blogging Honesty I know I would refuse to answer or definitely lie about is…

I don’t think there is any question I would not answer. There might be some questions that I would give all of my 2-cents on (heavens knows, there are some questions that I give more than my 2-cents on. But I don’t think there is a question that I would refuse to answer or lie about.

 

(As of 4.14.2012) From Tom Baker: The most up to date list available of participants: Cherlyn Cochrane, Emmmmerz, Miko, LJ, Melanie, Last Civilized Woman, Princesa Musang, Primadonna Zel, Caroline, Koi, Aurathena, Terriblethinker, Sleep and Salami, Marliz3e, Prysmatique, DLonelyStar, AnonymousBurn, Nicole, Sylvia Garza, Mariana, Nenskei, MyNakedBokkie, Bluefiadiarries, VeehCirra, Bannatreasures, Sajeev, Happyhippierose, TheFerkel, Tom Baker, *Sofia, *Everything Love & Lust, *TemptingSweets99, Sites with an * contain NSFW material. If erotic or sexual material is offensive to you, please do not visit these three blogs. Please check them out!

30 Days Of Blogging Honesty — Day 29

Day 29 — My television is showing the same show on every channel. I really don’t mind watching ____________ (from the 1960′s) and I really love this show because…

Lost in Space

Lost in Space (1967)

Lost in Space was a science fiction television series produced by Irwin Allen for broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968 (from The Official 60’s Site-Television in the 60s)

Oh my, my… how I loved this show and wouldn’t mind watching it over and over again. I loved Major Don West (Mark Goddard) and would get excited whenever he was on the screen. Even at a young age, I knew he was a fox!

The show was on from 1965 – 1968, so the only shows I remember first watching were reruns (I was born in 1966). But I remember being glued to the TV watching the show. I loved the theme music they played at the beginning of the show. It was so “outer spacey” (it was written by John Williams — is there nothing this man hasn’t written for TV or movies?)

I would have to mute the TV whenever Dr. Smith would be on, I really didn’t care for him and I would not have had a problem if they lost him space.

Here are some other links to one of the greatest shows from the 60’s:

 

 

30 Days Of Blogging Honesty — Day 28

Day 28 — If I could do one thing that is socially unacceptable and know I would not be judged, I would…

trip/smack upside the head of children who run around like little crazed people in public.

I’m sure if I had kids, I wouldn’t like this, but since I don’t… It amazes me when I see kids misbehaving in public. If I ever did that when I was a kid, my parents would have been all over me. I remember when I goofed off at church, I would get that pinch behind the arm.

I wonder why parents let their kids behave like this. They may think its cute, but it isn’t.

I remember this one lady and her four year old son. Whenever he didn’t get his way, he would fly off the handle. Then if he got even madder, he would kick his mom. Oh, dear Lord, when I saw this, all I wanted to do was smack that boy upside the head! She would just laugh it off and act like nothing happened.

Let’s just say, if that was my child, you wouldn’t have seen him for a while and when you did, he would have been a totally different child.

I’m sure there are more things I would do, but this is on the top of my list.

But don’t worry, if I ever watch your kids, I won’t trip or smack your kid!

30 Days Of Blogging Honesty — Day 27

Day 27 — I have an inner voice, and if a friend spoke to me the way my inner voice does at times, I would…

ask if they are crazy!!

See, my inner voice isn’t always a conversation. Sometimes if just a phrase or a shout out. Almost like someone who has Tourette’s syndrome. Or sometimes my inner voice starts singing a song to get me to think of something else.

But I think if my friend spoke to me like that, they would be one of my good friends because I understand what they are saying.

 

(As of 4.14.2012) From Tom Baker: The most up to date list available of participants: Cherlyn Cochrane, Emmmmerz, Miko, LJ, Melanie, Last Civilized Woman, Princesa Musang, Primadonna Zel, Caroline, Koi, Aurathena, Terriblethinker, Sleep and Salami, Marliz3e, Prysmatique, DLonelyStar, AnonymousBurn, Nicole, Sylvia Garza, Mariana, Nenskei, MyNakedBokkie, Bluefiadiarries, VeehCirra, Bannatreasures, Sajeev, Happyhippierose, TheFerkel, Tom Baker, *Sofia, *Everything Love & Lust, *TemptingSweets99, Sites with an * contain NSFW material. If erotic or sexual material is offensive to you, please do not visit these three blogs. Please check them out!

30 Days Of Blogging Honesty — Day 26

Day 26 — I would break the law to save a loved one if…

they hurt a member of my family.

I have always said that if anyone hurt my nephew, Brad or niece, Pam, I would…

No one, I mean no one would be able to stop me. I wouldn’t care what happened to me, I would make whoever pay for what they did to them. Or, I would find someone to do the dirty work for me!

 

(As of 4.14.2012) From Tom Baker: The most up to date list available of participants: Cherlyn Cochrane, Emmmmerz, Miko, LJ, Melanie, Last Civilized Woman, Princesa Musang, Primadonna Zel, Caroline, Koi, Aurathena, Terriblethinker, Sleep and Salami, Marliz3e, Prysmatique, DLonelyStar, AnonymousBurn, Nicole, Sylvia Garza, Mariana, Nenskei, MyNakedBokkie, Bluefiadiarries, VeehCirra, Bannatreasures, Sajeev, Happyhippierose, TheFerkel, Tom Baker, *Sofia, *Everything Love & Lust, *TemptingSweets99, Sites with an * contain NSFW material. If erotic or sexual material is offensive to you, please do not visit these three blogs. Please check them

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