Monday, August 30, 2010

Not all who wander are lost...

...but I'm a little lost in my new apartment right now, buried under boxes and trying to figure out exactly why I thought the sofa would fit in that one spot.

As a result I'm behind on a lot of things, including changing my address for all my bills, figuring out exactly where all my underwear got packed, eating a real meal that doesn't come with Fire Sauce or french fries, and of course, reading all of your blogs. So this post is just me taking a breather before I dive back into my to-do list and I'll be back and in better shape next week.

The always lovely Robin over at Your Daily Dose tagged me to answer eight questions about myself and because there's too much going on for me to sit down and actually blog about it I thought to myself, Hey, why not? Answering eight questions can't be too hard. So thank you Robin for tagging me - you are always so consistently thoughtful and such a great blogger friend :)

Robin thought these questions up herself and now I have an extra homework assignment to think of eight different questions to tag others with. I'll do that later too.

Here we go!

1. We all dance with the seven sins from time to time. Which of the seven sins do you dance with most frequently, and why? They are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.

I think I probably dabble in all of these in some minor form or another during my day. Except pride. I'm really, really good at not showing pride.*

2. If you could live for a week in the body of someone famous, who would it be? You would still be you, but you could access their need to know info as you needed to know it. Of course, the kicker is that they would live in your body and have the same privileges.

I would live for a week in Stephen Hawking's body. That way, I'd be brilliant for a week in his body, he'd be able to move and speak clearly in my body, and we'd both be richer for the experience.

3. Do you believe that angels walk among us? That there are true psychics, mediums, or anyone who is more connected to God than the average person?

This is tricky. I don't believe angels walk among us physically but rather come to us as inspired thoughts (maybe it's that little voice inside all of us) and I don't think anyone is more connected than anyone else to God. I just think there are people who are better listeners than others. I'm working on becoming a good listener.

4) Have you ever dreamed about a future event that happened, a past event that happened when you were but a very young child, or anything that was just so real, but otherworldly, that you felt its truth in your soul? If so, I'm listening.

I've never dreamed about the future... my dreams are usually very obvious though, so I almost always feel their truth. I don't usually get too much otherworldly activity in my life...for which I'm very grateful. Once upon a time I took two weeks away from everyone and everything in my life and just prayed and meditated in a hotel room by myself. I grew so much spiritually that one morning I heard what the sunrise sounds like...but that's another blog post for another time. That's about the closest I've come to otherworldly (except for that time I was in the same room as a very cranky ghost...but that's ANOTHER blog post for another time.)

5) Do you feel like you have a gift that you aren't using? It could be for anything. Design, writing, art, photography, decoration. The list is endless.

I think I'd be a really good suicide counselor. I don't think I'm strong enough to use this gift to its full potential though.

6) Is there someone that you are unwilling to forgive? Is it weighing on your heart? Eating you up on the inside? This is a yes or no. If it is yes, I hope you make the choice today to want to forgive and then let it go. Throw out your desire into the universe.

I have forgiven everyone who needs forgiving - not for them, but for me. Forgiveness is a two-way road. It blesses both people and allows movement and freedom on both sides - and if one side isn't moving, the other side isn't either.

7) If we were able to take away or add one element into the heart of each and every man, which one would be the one that would make the most difference in making this world a better place to live?

I wasn't sure if this question meant "man" as in "mankind" or as in "males." So I'll answer both. If I were able to take away or add one element into the heart of each and every person (mankind) I would take judgment away. How many times do we needlessly judge others? And for what? To build ourselves up? To tear others down? Our judgmentalism keeps us from reaching to those in need, to realizing that everyone is doing their best, to letting ourselves lead guilt-free lives full of unconditional love for ourselves and others. What does it matter how the person next to you is living their life? It doesn't affect you any. Let it go, get over it, live your own life and stop telling people what to do with their lives.

If I were able to take away or add one element into the heart of each and every male, I would take away the need to dominate women physically, emotionally, sexually, and spiritually. If someone sat me down and explained to me for a thousand years why men need to keep women from having power over their own lives, jobs, bodies, sexuality, and happiness, I still wouldn't get it. What is it that drives so many men to want to control women?

8) What is the last movie you saw at the movie theater? Using the five star system, how would you rate it?

Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I'd give it 6 stars out of 5. It's one of the smartest movies about relationships that I've ever seen. Don't let the 8-Bit video game fighting montages scare you away. Go with your loved one, giggle and laugh out loud, and then get over the past.

That's all, folks! Also, just to let you know - my girl Lira over at The Struggling Actress is away at Burning Man (that dirty hippie!) so she asked me to guest post for her. She's putting up my post Sept. 1st so go check it out!

*irony alert


Robin said...

As always, I learn something new about you. I am really glad I picked you as one of my "8." I did mean mankind, but I learned something by using the word "man," because you got to elaborate on something important, so it is all good. I am looking forward to your eight questions and your guest post for Lira. I think mine is going up Sept. 3.

I am glad that you are moved in, wish it would have gone more smoothly, but if wishes were nickels... yeah, I've covered this already.

Love ya and just breathe in and out slowly when it gets crazy. Sometimes I forget to do that. I think that is the source of some of my pain at times....


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Nice to know a little bit more about you-

You should change your bills- and your underwear!

Hope your unpacking goes quickly and painlessly!

I am so over moving- for awhile

Ashley said...

Good luck unpacking woman! You can do it. Try creating one little corner to start. Then it will all slowly come together.

Purple Cow said...

Love your answers...they will inspire me when I get round to it.

Regarding judgment...yes, you are right. we should not judge others. But on the upside we should have judgment when weighing our choices and to improve the quality of our lives and selves.

Good luck with your unpacking!

Barbara said...

For someone as busy as you are, you did a super job with the questions. Thoughtful and still fun!

Bathwater said...

Steven Hawking are you serious? He would probably be to busy banging everything on to feet to speak clearly.

Welcome to your new apartment.

Maggie May said...

i want to see that Pilgrim movie!

glad you are moved in and making a home.

Gwen said...

UGH!!! Being unorganized during a move could drive a normal person crazy. Us type A's can't handle it at all. Good luck!

Want to know something weird. I dreamed my grandfather had a heart attack and died. Two days later he had a heart attack and never woke up again. Three days after that they took him off life support. Now I have a horrible fear of dreaming.


Ed Pilolla said...

i need to hear more about what the sunrise sounds like. woman, you drop that science and smirk and saunter away from it and that's just not fair:)
scott pilgrim versus the world, huh? okee-dokee.

Scarlet-O said...

@Bathwater... funny, about stephen hawking... hehe...

Wow Phoenix that's an awesome list of questions and your answers are so intelligent and so fascinating... I really did learn something new too... Can you tag me?? Or maybe I'll just copy and paste if you don't mind..

About moving, supposedly it's one of the top 3 stressors/depressors in life... makes sense... you seem to be doing pretty well at it :-)

glad to hear it.

love and lightness of being,

Jo Schaffer said...

Food for thought...
Hope the new place is great for you.
The deadly sin I dance with most...hmmm...I do get lazy sometimes. But being a doesn't last.(=

* said...

I love Stephen Hawking and have gifted several of his books to my brother over the years. (brilliant, brilliant man)

Good luck settling in. Blog/visit when you can, no worries, we crazy lot are always coming and going, right?

A move can be a whirlwind and then some. Hoping your next meal has some greens in it, and no fry sauce. :)

Lydia said...

Such interesting questions and answers!

I swear, I have come across so many people who are going to Burning Man or who know someone who is...
Alas, I was born and raised in Reno but left before Burning Man began in the Black Rock. I think I would have loved it.

Eric W. Trant said...

Awfully inspiring stuff, esp. the switching bodies thing. I just now got finished reading an article on Hawking and his new book coming out, how he says there isn't a need to believe in God.

Might be interesting to swim around in his head, like you stated, and see why he says that, and how thoughtful of you to let him borrow your body for a few days!

- Eric

Jo said...

I really like your answers, lady!
Hope it all starts to flow at your new apartment, and I hope you get a yummy, square meal very soon! ;)

P.S. Moving is a great excuse for french fries any day of the week!!

Taylor K said...

oooh, I am anxious to hear about hearing the sunrise and the angry ghost. good post. :)

akka b. said...

Life is so FULL, and besides barely getting posts up on my own blog... I get really upset that I barely have time to read everybody elses that I LOVE. I always enjoy everything I find here. Your mind primarily. ALWAYS.

But I popped by to share my new vid/poem up on my page. Thought you would enjoy. HOW TO MAKE A POEM.


Lori ann said...

That was a good break from the moving sorting that still needs to be done. My goodness it's alot of work.
I think your question answers were fascinating, you'd want to be a guy? well, you'd be a good uncontrolling one.

Kristin Quinn said...

I hope you feel more settled in your apartment now and aren't so lost amongst the unpacked boxes. Moving is a bitch!

Pretty Zesty said...

Great post love!

You comments about males... perfect!

Robin said...

I was about to leave a comment for someone else, when I realized you were the last commenter, so I read it. And then I didn't her a comment, I popped over here. YOU DO DESERVE ATTENTION. YOU ARE ONE OF THE SMARTEST, MOST AWESOME PEOPLE THAT I HAVE NEVER MET FACE TO FACE. I would hug you right now, but that is physically impossible. Will you trust me when I say that your future is going to be amazing? More than you could ever have anticipated. I KNOW IT.

Robin said...

Not that it is important, but, yes it was Chelsea.

Carissa Thilgen said...

what fabulous questions! and equally fabulous answers I might add. you always make me think.

and don't worry on being behind on things. I am always behind on things. (like blogging. and commenting on blogging) then again, I always worry about it. so I guess I'm not one to talk! ha! long story short, I wish you luck in getting done all those post-moving to-dos.

oh, and LOL to *irony alert. I totally thought that when I read your answer then I went to the asterisk and LOLed again.

Lira Kellerman said...

I am so not a dirty hippie!

Anonymous said...

This was great. I feel like I learned something about how you see things. Again, great post.

AJ said...

I agree -- Scot Pilgrim is one of the best movies I've seen in quite some time.

Good luck getting settled in to your new place. When's the house warming party?

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