What You Wouldn’t Want to Know About Me

My wounded knees are living proof that as a kid, I took my games seriously.  Whenever I played tag for instance, my competitive nature would take over and I was always determined to win.  That was more of a priority than having fun.

Fast forward to today, I’m participating in a blog game, but it’s not at all about winning.  I guess it’s about deriving a sense of fun from revealing things about another person.  My blogger friend Joy from Catharsis tagged me, and has tasked me with answering the following questions which seek to divulge certain aspects of my personality.

What is the thing that makes you want to get out of bed each day? 

The urge to go to the bathroom.  Really.

What do you tell yourself to get through painful, difficult, or challenging times?

This too shall pass.

What can you look back on and remind yourself you were successful at, or were strong enough to come through?

The divorce (in my case, annulment)I came out of it unscathed, and stronger.

Look around you at this moment and choose one thing to smile about or be thankful for. What is it?

Without batting an eyelash, it’s my daughter.  She’s everything to me… more than everything.

If you could do anything at this moment to make yourself happy, what would it be?
I’d dance to any Janet Jackson song.  Or maybe do a mean Roger Rabbit to the tune of  Ice Ice Baby.

Do you have a special place, real or imagined, where you go to in your mind or reality to regroup, seek peace, or just be?
Yes, the bathroom. 

Has there been a particular book that you have read that inspired or motivated you to seek your potential?
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think by Dr. Seuss.

What childhood fable, fairytale, or movie stretched your imagination and sticks with you today?

Nothing comes to mind, sorry.  Does Ghost (starring Demi Moore) count?

What is your favorite form of art and artist (anyone and anything you consider art qualifies)?

I love 80’s music.  But lately, my daughter has managed to convince me that Katy Perry and One Direction are formidable artists.

Do you have a personal anthem, a song, that reminds you of who you are and want to be, that represents the ideal of you? 

Borderline by Madonna.  I sometimes feel I’m on the brink of losing it.

What did you experience while answering these questions?    

I felt like going to the bathroom.


Now, I must pass on the torch to these bloggers who must answer the same questions:

Czjai of The Rebel Sweetheart

Roshni of Big A Little A

Ana Karen of A Blog of Chips & A Jar of Dip


About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. Great way to get to know someone better! I always have to get out of bed because I have to pee too… It’s a real bummer.

  2. This is soooo cool, Pepper! How’d you know I like answering stuff like these? :)

    Thanks for the tag, headstrong Mommy! :)

  3. Your first one made me laugh. :) Your daughter must be a pre-teen/teen? My 13-yr old made sure the Katy Perry movie was on the top of our to-do list this summer…and I’ve heard about a million times how ‘hot’ every single boy in One Direction is… lol

    • That’s the thing… my daughter’s only 6! LOL! Oh, that Katy Perry movie! I wish we could just go back to Perry the Platypus…

      • 6?!? Hahahaha…boy are you in trouble. ;) :)

        My toddler went w/me and my daughter to the KP movie and could not refrain from saying things like, ‘This is booooring,’ hah! Talk about unnerving a sister.

  4. The Detox Diva says

    I love your candor in this list…. Borderline was one of my favorite songs growing up too! Oh and Ice Ice Baby… Let’s just say we have the same taste in music….. I won’t tell if you won’t. ;)

  5. This is a good way to get to know you on a more personal level. Thanks for sharing.

  6. So glad to get to know more about you!

  7. Anne @ GreenEggs&Moms says

    Roger rabbit to the tune of Ice Ice Baby? That must be a treat to see!!!

  8. Oh, I love this post! I like 80s music, too. And Borderline by Madonna is definitely one of my favorites.

  9. hahaha you really have a thing for having to go to the bathroom… i’ll see what my answers be…

  10. Love this post! It’s like sneaking a peek into your real world — beyond the blogger. And now…. must. set. computer. down. And run to the bathroom…

  11. The desperate need to use the bathroom is what gets me out of bed too.

  12. This Cookn Mom says

    That morning pee is something else! Lol. I love posts like this.

  13. Dude… the urge to go to the bathroom is what wakes me up in the morning too. LOL. “This too shall pass” — my motto for when the going gets tough.

  14. I don’t think I can top your answers, Pepper!!! ‘the bathroom’ is classic!!!!

  15. I love ice ice baby … And the bathroom. i think it’s a girl thang.

  16. “This too shall pass.”My 90 year old grandmother tells me that when ever I am going though hard times. I think that is the one quote I will still hear her saying in my mind when she is gone. In fact I will hear her saying that to me as I cry at her funeral.

    • That mindset is probably one of the reasons that your grandmother is still thriving at her age :) That’ll be the legacy she’ll leave with you…

  17. I gather you don’t like bathrooms that much :-)

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