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Sunday, January 11, 2009

THE GAMES WE PLAY

THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY


There’s a game going around. I found it at Shadow's blog. I was game to play so she sent me these questions. If you want to play too, check out the rules at bottom of page. NOTE: Please do not read my answers, though!!!


1. If your wife were to give you a surprise, in any shape, form or action, what would please you the most? (sorry, i just had to…)

ANSWER: 'Rena, you got me between a rock and a hard place (sorry, I just had to...) The following is not BS, but just the way I feel today. My bestest surprise from my wife would be for her to secretly organize a face-to-face get-together with some of my/our/your favorite bloggers (say, South Africa? -grin) or Dr Bob's House in Akron OH, or the International Convention in August 2010 (in some place called San Antonio, Texas...or Naples, Florida. Any time, any place, any year, a real surprise! THAT would be the MOST!

2. What favorite saying of yours drives your family crazy?

ANSWER: My "new" (since July '08) favorite saying is "F*ck"...and I learned that right here in AA blogland -grin! I have to place blame on SOME thing...after all, I'm an alkie, right?

3. If you could play any instrument except the violin, which one would you choose? and have you ever played it?

ANSWER: String Bass. I've always "heard" the bass line, when playing violin in symphony orchestras. It is to a work of music, like a foundation is to a building, all else is built upon it. Exciting. Besides, the String Basses play about one note, to every 101 notes played by violins. Nope, I've never played a bass, but probably could without too much training.

4. If you can change one decision you’ve made in your life. which one would that be?

ANSWER: In 1952 I would have joined the Navy. If I was destined to drink like a sailor, I might as well have been one. In fact, I got married, had a child, stayed in college and kept up my 4.0 grade average. In truth, this was my method of evading the draft. In those days, you didn't just run over to Canada (Nothing against Canada...I LOVE it, and the animals which live there...I mean people, I mean PEOPLE!!! PEOPLE...RIGHT, JOHNNY?

5. What one sure thing always lifts your mood when you are feeling down?

ANSWER: A favorite AA meeting and a glad, happy, knowing SMILE, and a big, true hug from a true AA friend--if it's a girl, maybe a peck on the cheek. OR an invitation to coffee and chat (AA). One other remedy I have, is quiet (if possible, isolated) peaceful meditation--just God and I, alone, not busily 'talking'. Rather just BEING with my God, the One Friend Who will NEVER let me down for too long

To play the game, here are the "RULES"

* Leave me a comment, below, saying: interview me

* Comments with e-mail addresses will not be published to preserve privacy

* I will e-mail you five questions. I get to pick the questions

* You can then answer the questions on your blog

* You should also post these rules along with an offer to interview anyone else who e-mails you wanting to be interviewed

* Anyone who asks to be interviewed should be sent 5 questions to answer on their blog

* It would be nice if the questions were individualized for each blogger

So, are YOU up for it?? I hope so!

Might as well have fun--we are NOT a glum lot...in fact, we absolutely INSIST on enjoying life.

14 comments:

Prayer Girl said...

Yikes!!!
Responsibility!
Pressure!
Expectations!
Perfection!

South Africa?
Akron?
Texas?

I better get me to an Al-anon meeting quick.....-GRIN-

Patty said...

If it's Akron, I hope she let's me in on it.(grin)

Shadow said...

oh this was fun, thank YOU for the giggles. i love your answers and your witty remarks. as they say "glad to know you!"

mile191 said...

Hey friends. Sorry to have been out for so long. I had to have surgery....waiting for results of a tumor that I have. I can't sleep tonight, and I can't stop thinking but can't think of anything. I thought this sounded fun. Monday I will be back in school, and hopefully not so out of touch. You can interview me. It will give me something good to do with my time. Thanks to you all. Love and hugs. Missing everyone, recovering, and truly recovering....Hope. ♥

Findon said...

A smile. Its sure is a wonderful thing. Even when you say the word, you can't help but smile. Thanks for the post "LUV"!! You'll know what I mean.

Akannie said...

Hey, Barbaroni-owalters...

Sounds like fun. I wanna play....

There will be a gathering you might be interested in here at my place, in the vaguely St Louis vicinity the weekend of June 12th, 2009. It is composed of all recovering people, (some are bloggers) and is the 4th one I have hosted in 7 years. St Louis is the crossroads of the country. We are about 45 minutes (max) from your favorite Lady of the Snows in Belleville. I expect a good turnout, and will make accommodation referrals and we will barbeque and meeting hop and just have a grand old time. ANYONE who is interested is welcome, and I will be sending out Evites in the near future. SO far the guest rsvp list includes folks from the following places: MA, TX, FL, Canada, Ohio, IL, MN, WI, ID.

It will be fun......

steveroni said...

Oooooh! Sounds like fun to me. I'm already stirring, and was just getting ready for a nap--no nap now! I just wish PG were here, it will be several hours, but I'm agonna make her an offer she cannot refuse...like, "...either you go with me, or you don't." Just kidding, Anna, but you'll never know for sure...

Celebrate AA's 74th Anniversary!

Selchie said...

Hi,
this is my first visit to your site. Thanks for the smile on a grey Sunday.)

J-Online said...

Enjoyed reaading this!

TraceyBaby said...

Huh? I can't read your answers? Why?

steveroni said...

T-Baby, I figured nobody would read a stupid blog like mine, so I wrote "Do not read", insuring that friends WOULD read it.

If that does not make sense to you, join the club--it does not make sense to me either!

NewLifeDesigns said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Steveroni, I will be checking yours out regularly, as I think I'm following it, (if I did it right). Sure, I'll give the interview thing a try, sounds like fun. Pam

Syd said...

I've already played. Like your answers. How about Akron?

Gabriella Moonlight said...

OOh your answers are so amazing...why doesn't anyone want to come to Appalachia? LOL!

I am up for Akron and other spots too!

I noticed a few wanted to be interviewed, but if you have time, I'd be up for it!!!

Hugs,
G