What Four Things......

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Posted by Break from Sanity @ 8:11 PM

I have not been tagged with this, but to better understand some of my background, my beliefs, and my thoughts, I decided to put this together.

I thought about this and decided to put this together after reading Margie's Fabulous Four Post at Do you have Issues?

I will not however be passing it along as a tag, though if those of you who stop by decide to do so, please give credit where credit is due.

Now onward......

A) Four Jobs I have had in my life:

1. Soldier in the US Army
2. Head cook at Big Boy
3. Satellite Helpdesk Technician
4. Husband and Daddy

B) Four Movies I could watch over and over again:

1. Harry Potter
2. Evolution
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Bruce Almighty

C) Four websites you visit daily:

1. Sister Toldjah
2. WTF Comics
3. Cox & Forkum
4. Memeorandum

D) Four places I would love to go to:

1. Disney World, FL
2. Niagra Falls, Ontario
3. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
4. Glacier National Park, Montana

E) Four things I would love to do:

1. White water rafting
2. Skydive
3. Sailing
4. Scuba Dive

F) Four Books or Series of books I could read again:

1. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - Stephen R. Donaldson
2. Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson
3. Still thinking about this one
4. Still thinking about this one

G) Four music groups you listen to:

1. Evanescence
2. Men at Work
3. Genesis
4. The Doobie Brothers

H) Four of your Favorite Songs:

1. Sunset Grill - Don Henley
2. Turn it on again - Genesis
3. Linus and Lucy (Peanuts theme) - David Benoit
4. Breathe - Michelle Branch

J) Four of your Favorite Comedians:

1. Ron White
2. Bill Engvall
3. Rodney Carrington
3. Jeff Foxworthy

K) Four things you would rather be doing right this second:

1. Heading home - I am at work
2. Canoing on a lake with the family
3. Fishing
4. Having sex - oh c'mon, like you wouldn't?

L) If you could have four wishes, what would they be?

1. To die before my children and my wife - it will rip me apart if they go before me.
2. My children grow up to be great adults.
3. My kids remember me as a good dad.
4. My wife will always love and be in love with me.

M) If you won the Lotto, millions of dollars, what four things would you do first?

1. Move to Colorado, Tennessee, Montana or Wyoming. Anywhere there is mountains and country. Buy a nice but modest house.

2. Set up a trust fund for the children, and make sure their education is completely taken care of.

3. Pay off all my mothers bills, and my brother and sister, including houses and set them up so they can retire.

4. Retire from my job and open up a small cozy coffee shop.

N) Name four of the happiest moments of your life:

1. When I married my wife and knew she was the only one for me.
2. When both my children were born.
3. Seeing my children walk for the first time.
4. If I win the lotto like above...lol

O) Name four of the saddest moments of your life:

1. Burying my Father.

2. My mother getting out of an abusive marriage with my step-dad, and his son from another marriage killing himself afterwards because he couldn't deal with what I had to put up with for four years and feeling like because I left it was my fault.

3. When I thought I was going to lose my daughter during birth, she was a meconium baby and had the cord wrapped around her throat twice.

4. When I thought my son was going to have Down Syndrome and the so-called specialist was pressing my wife and me to think about aborting the pregnancy. My son is in excellent health by the way, the specialist was WRONG!

P) If you could have a super power, what four would you pick and why?

1. Fly - because I love the wind in my hair, and rush hour traffic sucks.

2. Stop Time - there is just not enough time in the day for everything you want to get done.

3. Telepathy - cause there are just times when I wish I could read my wife and kid's minds.

4. Change Shape - cause it would freak my kids out to ride "daddy the pony"

Q) This is not a pick four question, but if you could go back in time, would your change anything in your life?

I would leave notes of encouragement to myself during my darkest times.

I would change it so I could get down to see my dad before he died, and let him see my wife and his grandchildren for the first time. He never got to meet my wife, and never saw his grandchildren - especially the only grandson he has in the family, and it is still very hard for me to handle that to this day. My fathers death is a very low point with me still.

I would not change anything in my life, even the roughest times, that would change the direction of how my life went. Yes, I did say I wouldn't change even the worst of it, because even though I have had plenty of things I wish I would never have gone through or erase from my life, I will not change those because in doing so would make me a different person than I am today.

Changing my life so all the bad things went away would change me as a person, the directions I took, and could very well change the life I have now. It would mean I would not have gone through what I have to become who I am, to marry my loving wife and to have her bear me two wonderful children.

I would not change that - the pain and suffering I went through was worth it.

Sorry if the last was a bit of a downer.