Monday, October 6, 2008

Shhhhh! I've been TAGGED!

I was going to have a cute little picture, but for some reason my PSP decided to freeze up on me. No, this is not a sign of how today is going to go (repeats to self).

The end of last week I was tagged by my very sweet & dear friend, Sharon (Mana Moon) who shared her heart with us so openly and lovingly that it only strengthened our friendship - makes me proud to call her my friend.

Anyway, I'm supposed to share six secrets about myself and then "tag" five others. Although I do have some deep rooted secrets, I cannot bear to see them in print, so I will share some others with you. No, I'm not an ax murderer, drunk, druggie, ex-con, or anything of that nature. They are just some old secrets that basically shaped my life and made me the strong person I am today. Hence my name: Rocki (insert theme music here)

So without further ado, here are my 'secrets' although some are not so secret, but rather things you may not know about me:

1. I do not like 'chick flics' or mother/daughter flics - they are just too sappy for me . I will, however, watch some 'chic flics' as long as they are not TOO sappy. Without explaining in detail, I didn't have the 'normal' mother/daughter relationship and watching these kinds of movies are painful.

2. I had an invisible friend when I was a child. His name was "Way-Way" - yeah I know, don't ask me why I named him this, don't have a clue! My parents told me that I blamed Way-Way for coloring all over my bedroom walls, tearing down my curtains (which BTW he DID!), I wouldn't eat unless a place setting was set for Way-Way... you get the idea. He is my, er I mean WAS, my best friend. (don't worry Way-Way, I won't let them find you!)

3. I'm afraid of the dark, but love to watch thrillers. Not the blood & gut killing type, just real good suspense movies that make you sit on the edge of your seat.

4. I'm still afraid of the boogieman (hmm, maybe that has to do with the above). If I have to get up during the night, I practically take a running leap back into bed for fear of someone grabbing me from under the bed - even though I know NObody is under there. Hmm. My boys used to jump out of closets to scare me, grab my legs from under the bed (my sister too!) and things of this nature. I wonder...

5. When I was younger I wished I were black. Yep, black. I was SO embarrassed to be a white person back then because of how racist so many people were that it angered me even as a child and I didn't want to be white. It's unfortunate that this type of ignorance still exists in many ways today: skin color, religion, being gay, lesbian, etc. I just don't get it and I wish with all my heart that one day people will just get past all this racist crap.

6. I am and always will be a forever young flower child. Okay, so this one is not so much a secret. I do not mind my age, I'll be 48 (on paper) in December, but 20 something in my heart. My body just doesn't know it sometimes. I'll be wearing little sun dresses, blue jeans & tank tops well into my 80's, if I live that long.

It's hard to pick 5 people, but since I have to - OH! Don't worry, you don't have to do this if you don't want to:

Scribbles of an Ancient Soul - my new blog buddy :)

Heart of a Cowgirl - very talented gal!

Rainbows & Sunshine - LOVE this blog & gal!

What I Made Today - inspiration blog - a must read!

In The Shadows - very cool gal & awesome blog!

So there we have it. Some of my little secrets out in the open. Oh and Laura, bet you NEVER thought I would let Way-Way out of the bag... ooooh, wait! One more... Laura's nick-name is P... P... okay, I won't say it, but I sure WANT to!

Happy Monday everyone!


Any Occasion Boutique said...

O.....M.....G!!!!!!!!! You actually did it! You mentioned Way-Way! I bow to you :-D HAHAHA!!! For this I shall reveal my nickname- PeeWee. No, I did not get it from Pee Wee Herman!

So how do you feel telling these secrets? And I have no doubt that you will live well into your 80's...I'll kick your butt if you don't!! ;-D

I love you!

Catherine said...

Oh what a lovely post!! You reminded me that I had imaginary friends too. Notice the 's' on the end of friends! I used to imagine that the tiles on the bathroom walls were the windows to their homes and I'd sit and talk to them all whilst I was ... well, you don't need the details!! Oh my goodness, that brings back memories!

I don't like chick flicks much either because they usually make me cry and I hate to cry in front of others!!

Thanks for a wonderful read Rocki!

Angie Kelly Designs said...

Well, well,'ve done it! Good for you! I thought the same thing about my "secrets" --- not really secrets, but things folks didn't really know about me.

No chick flicks eh? My "movie mood" changes all the time, but I feel you. Sometimes all that sappiness makes me want to *WHACK* them upside the head. LOL!

My invisible friends name was "Alison". *shrugs* I have no idea. I never blamed her for anything. I always blamed my poor brother. LOL

Yay for suspense!! Whoot! Although...I do love me some blood and guts...yeah, I'm weird.

The boogieman can't find me if I get under the covers. Its a protective bubble. I am completely safe in there, but sometimes I get scared when I have to make a "breathing hole" LOL!

Here is a small poem that I first read years ago; I loved # 5! Here:

When I born,I Black,
When I grow up,I Black,
When I go in Sun,I Black,
When I scared,I Black,
When I sick,I Black,
And when I die,I still black..

And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray..
And you calling ME Colored ?

LOL!! Great stuff, I'd say!

Here's to you, my forever flower child friend. May you NEVER lose that part of you!! ♥ ya!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! First off, I can't believe you tagged my "little prince" WOW!! That's just TOO awesome!!

Way cool on the posting Rocki!! (*waves to Way-Way*)
Being a close friend I'm not surprised about the fear factor, just a few too many 'real' boogie-men for anyone to handle. You've got far more angels in your life watching over you though, this I'm sure of. ;-)

Josh said...

Aahhhh! Tagged! You'll never take me alive Rocki! Never! *waves fist in air*

Rosebud Collection said...

Good job..All kidding aside..many children have a secret friend..My youngest daughter put a certain hat on and we had to call her by a different name..I still give her the business about that.
Anyway, you did real good on your tag..your sister I know is proud..

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

OK, I'll leave my secrets here!
1) I talk baby talk to all my animals
2) I had a "blankie" until I was 6
3) I love ice cream for breakfast
4) I snore (sometimes)
5) I pick up errant bunny poops with my bare hands! (thanks to Patches and Nutmeg and the 5 other little monsters)

Walk in the Woods said...

LOL - I love it. We share more than a few things in common. But that seems no surprise. And another tag! Hah! I'm not playin', so there! ;-P

::she says with love::

Rocki said...

You guys are all too funny! I'm glad I'm not the only one with imaginary friends!

Thanks everyone, you made me smile today :)

p.s. Josh... I know where you live!

RainbowMom said...

Oh! I am so touched by your post! It's truly beautiful. I have a secret to share also.. often I am ashamed to be human with the way we treat one another and other living beings. I'll share a post on my site. I also don't like Chickflicks.. only the Notebook touched me and the rest can stay on the shelf. :) I'm honoured to have been tagged by you. :)