1. I am dying to know about the birth of your love for wildlife and/the outdoors.
Growing up in a family of six kids, I think the cheapest thing for my parents to do was to take us all for a hike/fishing/apple picking/strawberry picking/to the zoo/whatever. So we did stuff outdoors a lot. Plus we had a field behind our house and we'd play there. But I never camped in a tent until I was 18 or 19 and it freaked me out! I quickly got over that though, and learned to love it. Nature is great, even the wildlife. :-)
2. If you could pick 3 of your blogger friends to spend an evening out on the town with, who would pick, and what would you do?
Well, since there are four of the Quad, I wouldn't want to start a Quadwar (ha), so I'd leave them out of consideration. And since the person who asks you the question is always included, I'd add Susan, Heather, and DD to Tera. I think no matter what we did it would be fun. Crazy weird, but fun. Perhaps a Chippendale show? Nothing like gay, well built men dancing for you. If there are any with chest hair, they would be mine though.
3. Your best friend is considering leaving her husband because she is not happy anymore...what advice do you give her?
I would ask her if she has talked things out with her husband, and told him what she needs/why she's not happy to see what the response would be. If she didn't like the response or if didn't seem to make a difference, and didn't have kids, then listen to herself, as she only has one life to live. If she did have kids, take some time and think about it. But saying that, I know how hard it is to listen to yourself.
Recently there was an article about marriage and love. A woman celebrating her 10 year anniversary. A quote from it:
I know of plenty of people who "won," who got the mate of their desire, the one they believed they needed in order to feel loved. And yet, the winning didn't change anything. They still don't feel loved.
People say, "Oh, it doesn't matter." They say, "You shouldn't need a man in your life to complete you." I believed that for a while, then beat myself up for wanting -- really wanting -- love. That was a big waste of time. If you need love, you need love. I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of.
My life is better with him, that's all. I am a better person with him. I don't think a sense of self-worth comes from being happily married for 10 years. I think it works the other way around.
4. What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?
Believe it or not, but this is the hardest question for me! I see movies, I love them, I move on. Two that I know for sure are Grease and the Sound of Music. Cheesy musicals. Gotta love 'em. Shrek would likely be the third. Fourth and Fifth rotate. (I like weird, cheesy, intellectual, sappy, funny, beautiful movies, though perhaps not all in one package. Examples: Truly, Madly, Deeply; 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould; Princess Bride; Amadeus)
5. What is one characteristic that you possess which sets you apart from the rest?
Brutal honesty. Sometimes it takes me a while to be honest, either with myself, or others, but eventually I get there.
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