Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Chatting it up!

My good friend, Miss Enemy, called me up one day out of the blue and said she wanted to kick back and have a few martinis and chat a little.

So one day when I had some free time, I headed over to Philly and she took me to her favorite place to have some martini's.

And we started to talk...

The first question she asked me is...

Why do you blog?

I blog because I can....joking! Joking! A few years ago I had never heard of blogging and one of my really good friends Chucky talked about his blog all the time and kept telling me to just try it.

The first year I had all of 2 readers and very sporadically blogged. I began to venture out a bit and read some of others peoples blogs and then found a few people that started creating a community atmosphere. So to be honest I keep coming back everyday because of the wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet...
And NO I am not getting all mushy, I haven't had that many martinis yet.


Next she asked about my other blog, Poets Corner and said...

You love to write poetry. Explain what writing poetry does for you. What can this particular medium do for you creatively that others, be they language based or some other artistic expression, fail to achieve?

Wow that is a mouthful to bite off...I started writing poetry as a 14 year old to deal with some of the really dark, hurtful things in my life. My early poetry is filled with hurt and anguish. It was a way for me to pour my feelings out on paper and not keep it bottled up inside. Words are powerful, I love to take words and make them flow, dance and color a picture of a mood or feeling. In the past I used to draw a little, but the medium would not allow me to express my hurt very well and I grew frustrated. Writing truly allows me a vent for all my feelings and emotions. And thanks to all of you guys who have stuck with me for over a year now. You know I love you guys!!! (Awww those martinis are starting to get to me.)

Now when I drink I get silly and mushy, but my friend Enemy got more intense with her questions....

What are you most proud (the good kind) of in your life? Why? Toot your horn, friend!

Wow another biggie!! I have to say that with all the hardship and things that I have endure in my life, I still believe in smiling, love, friendship and I love being alive. I am proud that when people in my life told me that I would never amount to anything, I squared my shoulders and plunged on ahead. No I am not exactly where I want to be in life, but by no means am I completely unhappy where I am.

Think of one experience that you feel changed your life for the better and set you on a better path? Would you like to describe it?

I have had many experience that have shaped my life...I think the most significant one is having been dumped at 14 years old and made to grow up over night. I got a job and finished high school. I managed to not ever get involved in drugs and mostly kept out of trouble...but the part of my life truly defined much of who I am today.

You know that Jo (another friend) and I talk a lot about life journeys? Do you feel you are on one? What does it mean to you?

Yes I do feel like all of us are on a journey. I just don't know exactly what my purpose is or why I am here. I do know that this feeling makes me very well aware of how I live my life everyday. I look to make a difference everyday in someones life...somehow.

So now that my friend Enemy and I have bonded over martinis and shared a deep interview, this is where I get to ask if any of you want to be interviewed. I know most of you have already volunteered umpteen times, so no pressure!!

I love ya man!!!!

18 comments:

Chucky said...

You're my hero!

skinnylittleblonde said...

What an intense set of questions BarDouble & I admire your candor. It seems to me like the harder things in life are what make you the stronger & better person. That, in and of itself, is quite an achievement...one many, many people never know.
I love that you & Enemy hooked up! I think that is just awesome. You guys rock!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

I love the way you wrote this post, and I'm inspired by how much you've achieved despite drawing such a short straw in your earlier days. ((hugs))

SJ said...

I always knew there was something special about you - now I know what it is all that strength of character shines thru. Wish you luck and more for going to where you want to be.

SpongyBones said...

Damn woman you're one hell of a plunger and I'm glad that I met you in this, sometimes cess pool, that we call life.

Seriously, you're fucking cool as hell. You're real and you don't put out all that I need and want that. Nice to see that in a hawt!!! Woman!

the lone beader said...

I think it is wonderful that you write poetry. It is good for your health to be creative... :)

Gardener Greg said...

Some of those are tough questions. You answered them well. Way to go.

Art said...

Nice answers, Barb. I got interviewed by Ms. Enemy too!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Good work, buddy. Yeah, Art had to suffer too. What did you think of Spongy's? I didn't have time to comment today. Art, I owe you one--forgive me--strange week.

singleton said...

Ahhh, the things friends can share over drinks.....
You are so well connected to yourself, that is so awesome and "real".....
powerful happy-hour, girls!
You rock!

Sandy said...

Me to started blogging recently and i hv enjoyed it throughly. And i too am a struggler in life trying to make my own space and i m very happy about it.

Anne said...

Very nice post. Whew! Ms. Enemy asks the tough questions!

Dirk_Star said...

Good interview.

My buddy cdell interviewed me and I didn't get one single beverage out of it!

Man...

Scary Monster said...

All those wonderful questions and olives too? Me be jealous.

Good Stompin here gal.

ROAR! (Me first online roar)

eric313 said...

You are awesome, Brab, Reading this is inspirational and makes me glad to know you. You really care for poetry and for the people around you who make it and help you make it yourself.

Read me when you can. And I hope you got that poem. Hold on and maybe I'll send more. If you have any editing questions on it, I'll post it as a response to show you exactly how it would go. Hope your weekend is right on. Take care and peace out.

captain corky said...

I'm glad you started blogging. It's been really nice becoming friends with you.

Em said...

What a great post...I loved reading that! A martini brings out some great answers, huh! LOL

And Barb, I hope you don't mind that I tagged you with a meme. I don't think you've done it, but if so, please forgive my oversight. :)

kate said...

I love the way you presented the interview! Very creative girlfriend! Had I known I would have joined you guys for Martinis! =]