Thursday, April 9, 2009

Q and A, Take 1

Liz asked me:

~ What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Hmmm, not sure I have a favorite, exactly. I believe that Ben & Jerry make the best ice cream in the world. I have three go-to B&J flavors: Half Baked, Phish Phood, and I've recently become a fan of Dublin Mudslide. I'm also partial to a few Dreyer's (known as Edie's, I believe, in other parts of the country) flavors: French Silk, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and the sometimes-featured flavor of Vanilla Sandwich something-er-other. My local grocery store also has a pretty good store brand, and they carry a Chocolate Malt Crunch, which is realllllly good! So, yeah, ummm, chocolate based is good. Also, Mint Chocolate Chip is a staple in my freezer - not because it's my favorite, but because it compliments other flavors so well :p When I belly up to a bowl of ice cream, it's rarely just one flavor.

~ When you look back at your life, what is one decision you made that you think would have vastly taken you to a different place if you had chosen differently? Wow, this is a tough one to answer. I really think that a whole series of decisions over my life - hundreds of them, probably - have led me to exactly where I am right now, and if any of them had been made differently, I might very well be in a completely different place in my life. The first thing that jumped into my head when I saw this question was, "Well, if I hadn't run away from home when I was 17, my life would be completely different now." Which is true, but it's more than that. I believe I wouldn't be here - married to this awesome, wonderful man, and mother to 6 great kids . . . if I hadn't opened my heart after having it stomped on so severely and for so long; if I hadn't taken that job as a paralegal; if I hadn't realized that being a manicurist wasn't the super job I thought it was going to be and decided to take on paralegal studies; even, if I hadn't stayed married to my first husband for as long as I did; if I hadn't married him in the first place; if I hadn't run away from home and dropped out of high school; if I hadn't spent that one fateful weekend at my step-sister's house . . . the list goes on and on. That's why it's hard to have regrets: because everything I've done in my life led me up to this point, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere except exactly where I am right now.

Thanks for the questions, Liz! Keep 'em coming, folks!

1 comment:

Carla said...

You and I, as you already know, have the same opinion about previous "decisions".

So, what were the names you had picked out for each of your children if they had been the other gender?