This post totally has nothing to do with my frustrations — of not being the ‘It Girl’ in high school nor college.
Several days ago, Maura over at 36×37, invited me to join their game of tag here in blog world. I am supposed to answer 8 questions and afterwhich, tag 8 people to answer the same. (Uhm, do I have 8 people to tag??? Now I feel unfriendly. No wonder I wasn’t an It Girl.)
I digress. Today, I’m “It.”
Here are the questions and here are my answers… (Very well thought of, if I may say so myself!)
1. If you could have any superpower, which one would you have and why?
The power to freeze time.
There was a time when I used to like the show Charmed a lot. By a lot I meant I watched it every week, without fail. Nobody dared to bother me when it was on.
I always thought that Piper’s power of freezing time was just so awesome. Now that I am a parent and I always seem to have about a hundred items on my daily to-do list (and another hundred items NOT on my to do list, yet I do anyway), I wouldn’t mind having that power so I can tick off some while the whole world is on pause. Sometimes 24 hours just isn’t enough.
Said power proves to be useful, too, in the middle of a heated discussion (or fight), especially one that you’re badly losing. It’s nice to be able to hit the pause button so you can check your notes or clear your head and come up with a better argument.
2. Who is your style icon?
Gretta Monahan. She makes style and sophistication look so easy.
3. What is your favorite quote?
That which does not kill us makes us stronger – Nietzsche
I used to say this a lot, even without knowing that someone famous had said it first (really, I thought I was the one who invented said quote!). Each of us has at some point in our lives experienced trials and even pain. Regardless of how bad the situation was or how much pain it had caused you, you will know that once you have surpassed it, you will come out a different person. Stronger in ways you never expected.
Best movie quote : “That’s the price you pay for the life you choose.”
I can still hear the voice of my philosophy teacher in college as he was passionately quoting Michael Corleone. That line somehow stayed with me. It served as a constant reminder that every choice I make has a corresponding result or consequence. It kept me grounded somewhat.
And because I am a child at heart… One day not too long ago, I was watching Hannah Montana the Movie with my son and this guy Travis said something to Miley that really struck me… “Life’s a climb. But the view’s great.” Very well said, my lad, very well said.
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Unexpected, from a total stranger. Pizza delivery guy one night, “Ma’am you are very pretty. You are so blessed.”
Blessed was the term he used. How can you not be thankful?
5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?
Glee: The Music vol. 1 & Glee vol. 3 Showstoppers
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Night owl. I feel I am robbed of some hours of my life when I sleep early. But being a hands-on mom, I have to wake up at 5:30 am during weekdays to prepare for school, and weekends when there’s an early baseball game. I do wake up…grudgingly so.
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Since we got our pet labrador (Mr. Big), I can now say I like dogs. I sing the dog lullabies so he can sleep at night. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
I have to thank a good friend of mine for this. When I was in college, I told people I was a semi-goddess (a demigod of sorts). Believe it or not, some people ACTUALLY believed. I had to come up with the story about me really originating from Mt. Olympus, but that I wanted to commune with mortals (thus, the “semi”). I had a pretty wild imagination… and some kids are just so gullible.
So the goddess moniker stuck.
Last year I met an old classmate in one of the reunions. This friend of mine said that surely I have evolved. Called me Supergoddess.
And the rest is history.
There you have it. Eight questions, eight answers. Now I am passing it on… Unfortunately, I only have two people (okay, three) in mind.
I am tagging Coffee Moments (www.coffeeandskyeblogspot.com) and pinaygoddess.
Special call out to Ms. Alexandra Potter… if you are by any chance reading this post, I am tagging you as well.
Hope you guys enjoy answering as much as I did. Phew!
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