I’m Nothing Else…

…if not honest on this blog. Honest to the point of making myself look bad. So when I saw this on Stacie’s blog, I wanted to participate.

So here’s how this will go down. If you’d like to participate, too, answer all the questions below and then share the l o v e with 6 other amazing people you feel that are brutally honest on their blogs.

-Share 1 thing that no one knows about you.
I honestly can’t think of anything that NO ONE knows about me, so I’ll have to choose something that VERY FEW people know about me.

My skin reacts very badly to Nair. Like, allergic-level bad.

“What an odd thing to choose!” you might well say. Well, let me explain how this happened. When I was in middle school, I was on a visit to my biological dad’s house in Houston. He and my stepmom had, at that time, a very volatile relationship, fueled by liquor. I was visiting, watching TV and putting Nair on my legs for the first time. Suddenly, I realize that my dad is having an argument on the phone with my stepmom that was very quickly devolving into something you might see on COPS. Apparently she was at a bar (in the middle of the afternoon), and pretty drunk and threatening my dad over something and the words, “I’m comin’ home and gettin’ my gun” were thrown around. My dad, despite his pretty poor parental record, knew that this was not good and that he’d better get me out of there in case she and the COPS film crew actually showed up. He called my mom and she and my stepdad told him to get me to the airport PRONTO and they’d get me flying standby on the next flight out. Needless to say, there was not time for me to carefully remove the Nair from my legs before rushing to the airport.

So, I went to the airport, waited for the flight, flew to O’Hare and got home before I was able to attend to my Nair-assaulted legs. And they were NOT HAPPY. The label says not to leave it on for longer than, like, 10 minutes. Mine was on for about 6 HOURS. To this day, if I apply Nair, my legs get all bumpy and red – as if they remember this incident and wish to express their disapproval with the adults involved.

-What is your biggest regret in life? (hello, everyone has regrets)

Probably my biggest regret is that I was too thin-skinned and afraid to actually pursue a career in musical theatre. I honestly think that if I’d had the wherewithall to stick with it and not be so decimated by rejection, I could have done so. But due to my problems with alcohol/drugs and my inability to handle not getting cast, I couldn’t/didn’t do it.

-Have you ever been jealous of someone else’s blog page and why?

I’m assuming this means “blog in general” and not someone else’s blog design. Yes. I am, unfortunately, pretty consistently jealous of other people’s blogs. From the megapopular like Dooce & Pioneer Woman to smaller blogs who have more readers & get more comments, I pretty much don’t go a day without being envious of the blogs of others. To be really honest, it’s because while I’ve always been told I’m good at things, I’m never able to really MAKE anything of the stuff I do the way others can. I haven’t been able to figure out why, but no matter what I do, I can’t seem to get accepted at the popular table.
Sick of my whining yet?

-What would you do for a $1,000 dollars?

$1000 ain’t what it used to be. I’d do really good work. I’d read a book  I wasn’t interested in. I don’t know.

-What secretly makes you happy? (money? Kids? Porn? Sunshine?)

New episodes of True Blood. Listening to Alan Rickman talk. Watching Jason Isaacs’ eyebrow raise. Thinking either of them would pay me any attention at all. The giggles of my children. Watching “Glee”. Ice cream. Steve Dahl’s show.

-If you could go back in time, would you still pick the person you are with right now? And why.
Yeah. I would. It’s been 15 years and I think we still work well together.

-What do you like or dislike about my blog page.

The only thing I’d change about Stacie’s blog would be to choose a different picture. Just my personal preference that I like a normally processed photo rather than whatever that’s called.

-If you could take a trip anywhere, who would you take with you?

Steve (hubby), definitely.

Other honest bloggers that I’d like to give this award to….

1) JD at I Do Things.

2) Kathy at The Junk Drawer.

3) Angie at This is My Real Blog

4) Stephanie at Stephanie Snowe: The Blog!