Sunday, August 28, 2005

Tag! You're it!

I done got tagged by SassyFemme. Let me explain, in her words:

So the rules for those I tag....

Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.

1. Heather
2. Suzanne
3. Gina
4. SassyFemme
5. Cracker Lilo

Next: select new friends to add to the pollen count. No one is obligated to participate. (If I didn't add you, and you want, to go for it and leave a comment that you're going to do it, so we can come check it out.)

(Lilo says: I will be pollinating between the Cool Lunch Table blogs and the MBOL-ers! Y'all need to get to know each other! :-)

1. Hootin'
2. Anastasia (Voodoo Mama)
3. Frenchie
4. GayMadHousewife
5. Karen

And now......
Drumroll please......

The Question: What 5 things do you miss about your childhood?

Me, I don't miss that much. I like being an adult. I hated having to answer to people, not being taken seriously, being treated as if I didn't matter, not being allowed to decide even what I wanted for dinner or to wear to school, etc. But there are a few things I missed.

1. My father. Every day, in many ways, even though I've been without him way longer than with him. And I may as well add, his father, too. Rest in peace, gentlemen. I am so proud to have your noses, your lips, your Cracker expressions, and your fingerprints all over my mind from when it was forming and y'all got a hold of it.

2. Not having to worry about whether the grass had just been sprayed (by pesticides or dogs!), the apple was grown organically, the cookie has trans-fats, etc.

3. Not having to *think* so much, period. Just feeling and doing and experiencing everything.

4. The sense of infinite possibility. Why couldn't I be both an archaeologist and a rock star in the same lifetime? And the first woman to win the Daytona 500 besides? And maybe I could only marry Bo, Luke, *or* Daisy Duke, but surely they were all equally valid choices, right? I still wish I had that "I CAN DO ANYTHING!" self-confidence I had when I was little. I feel like I'm just now getting it back, and about time. It sucks to hear "no" all the time; sucks worse to say it to yourself.

5. My brother, when he was a cute little baby monster with big blue eyes and blond hair who worshipped me and loved to cuddle and play. Of course, he'll probably make me a cute little blue-eyed, blond-haired nephew within a few years, and that's cool, too! :-)

7 comments:

SassyFemme said...

Cool! Thanks for writing it! I like the one about not having to think so much, just experiencing. I miss that, too.

So I have to ask, what/who are "Cool Lunch Table blogs and the MBOL-ers"

Qivan said...

Cracker, I'm computer dyslexic, not sure how to insert links but I'll try.

jazzi said...

Now I have to figure out how to do the links! arrrghghg! No promises, but I'll do my best.

frenchie

SassyFemme said...

If y'all need help with links, holler and I'll be glad to help you.

Karen said...

"the sense of infinite possibility"

exactly...
loved how you put that.

it is going to take me a little time to post mine--things are pretty hectic this week.

hugs,
Karen

Sublime said...

Hi Cracker,

Just letting everyone know that my blog address changed. It is now at:
http://www.americasoblivious.blogspot.com

The Big Question is still at the same place:
http://www.bigquestion2day.blogspot.com

Take care today,
Sublime

BostonPobble said...

I picked up the tag from MadGayHousewife. My first one was my father, as well. Love the blog; love the insights; love the sense of humor. Glad I found you! Blessed Be.