Monday. Another sunny and very cold day. I’m still having a great time. Last night I asked my mom if she wanted to watch a movie. I spend about half an hour looking for a movie in Spanish. I finally found one with good ratings.
The movie started with a couple having a bit of wild sex. If you knew my mom, you would know that there are a few kind of movies that my mom doesn’t like at all.
The list more or less involves: No blood, no horror, no sex.
Before my parents met, one of my aunts used to take my mom to the movies. My mom cursed the movies and my aunt for months. She had to watch movies like “The Rosemary’s Baby” and all the Hitchcock movies.
Later, she and my dad used to go every Monday to the movies until my dad committed the mistake of choosing the wrong movie two weeks in a row. The movies she had to watch with my dad were like “The Silence of the Lambs”. In 1992 my mom said to my dad: “That was the last time I go to the cinema with you”.
And now that she thought she wouldn’t have to watch any movie she didn’t like, it’s my turn to torture her.
The freaking movie yesterday had really bad language and sex every 2 minutes. At one point she said: “This is the last movie you choose until I leave”. We know that I will keep on choosing the movies anyway, but I better read what the movies are about before pressing the PLAY button.

I was nominated by Jamila from https://thisizapen.wordpress.com for a Liebster Award. Thank you Jamila!! I feel honored. I really love her blog and her way of thinking.


To accept the nomination, I have to follow some rules.

– Post the award on your blog.
– Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
– Write 11 random facts about yourself.
– Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have fewer than 200 followers.
– Answer the 11 questions posted by your nominator and ask your nominees 11 questions.

And that’s exactly what I’ll do. Follow “some” of the rules.
I’ll answer the 11 questions that Jamila asked and I’ll try to find 11 random facts about myself.

-What music do you like?
I really don’t have a kind of music I like particularly. Today I feel like listening instrumental. For example: Jean Michel Jarre “London Kid”, one of my favorites from the “Revolutions” album.

-Do you believe in ghosts, extra terrestrials, Nessie, fae, trolls, vampires, shape-shifters or anything that people commonly regard as being “Supernatural”? Please excuse my poor use of terminology!
I do believe in ghosts but not in all the rest. Although I still hope some gnomes come to my house when I’m sleeping and clean it so I find it spotless in the morning. (My mom is doing the gnomes’ job right now).

-What are the things you are interested in and love doing or talking about?
I love writing and doing crafts. I love the sea. And I love talking about everything except religion and politics. There is no right or wrong there, so it’s useless to discuss it.

-What qualities do you most despise in others?
Falsehood really gets to my nerves.

-What is something other people don’t like about you?
My honesty. And I think that’s supposed to be one of my virtues. But ok, some feel bad because I can openly admit some of my faults and laugh about them.

-List five reasons why I’m epic? Just kidding. Real question: What is your earliest memory?
You are epic for many reasons Jamila!! Many more than five!
My earliest memory is tetrahedron package of milk from where I was about 2 years old and maybe the last time I drank milk. My mom doesn’t remember it and now I’m doubting it even existed!! I’ll have to ask some more people about it.


-How long have you been on this planet for?
Almost 43 years.

-What are some things that make you different from other people?
Difficult question!
I’m a dreamer and unluckily there are not many left.
I can be happy with very little.
I never tried drugs, not even once. (I’m not counting the ones I received while delivering my 2nd son. They sedated me because I was screaming. I only wanted a pain killer. I delivered my son while high and in a state of pain that I never ever ever had in my entire life before or after.

-When you die, what would you like to be remembered for?
My sense of humor.

-What is something that you don’t like about yourself, or that you are embarrassed about?
I don’t like many things about myself but I wouldn’t say I’m embarrassed. Probably I’m a bit embarrassed about the stretch marks in my belly but I can always cover them.

-What assumptions are you tired of people making about you?
Again, I’m mistaken for many things just because I’m honest. Yes, I’m a bit lazy, yes I can relax too much sometimes. But I’m not careless and I don’t pretend to be something I’m not.

Now 11 facts about myself.

1- I was born on the same day Kurt Cobain was born but 5 years later. (February 20th).
2- I learned to ride a bike when I was 8 years old. Nobody wanted to teach me so I took the bike, went up a hill and let myself go.
3- I learned swimming by myself too. I said to my dad who was in the swimming pool: “Only rescue me if I’m drowning” and I jumped in.
4- I’m seven years, seven months and seven days older than my brother.
5- And of course 7 is my favorite number.
6- If I play roulette (and that’s VERY seldom unless I play on my online casino, which is seldom too), I always play the same numbers: 17, 20, 28 and 31. I recently added the number 22 to honor a good friend. All those numbers are black.
7- If I don’t color my hair, I’d be grey (85%).
8- My mom wanted to name me Carla but she changed her mind last minute. I’m really thankful about it, even tho I don’t like my name either.
9- Many years ago I kissed one guy who now is very famous in my country (and I can say I’m really embarrassed about it). And you’ll have to make me drunk and drug me to tell you whom he is.
10- My favorite animal is the wolf.
11- If I don’t lift my heavy ass and get dress now, I’ll be late picking my kids from school.

~ by DotedOn on February 16, 2015.

28 Responses to “173”

  1. Reblogged this on SURVIVORS BLOG HERE.


  2. Congratulations, Paola! You’re bling collection is growing fast!

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  3. Oh boy! I don’t think most people really feel great about watching a movie that opens with wild sex with their mother, not even considering one with tastes as specific as yours. Oh, I don’t envy you!

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  4. Myself…I’m all about the ‘story’ in a film. The imagery and creativity presenting the story and journey…the visual. ‘Movie’ is moving images. The ‘film choice’ on a Monday or any other day can be quite challenging. Also…nice to find out a little bit more about you.

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  5. Ha ha! Your sense of humor will definitely be remembered…
    I’ve been away for quite a bit… good to be back and read this one… will catch up on your posts soon as I settle down…

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  6. Love it! Your birthday is coming up. Congrats on nomination. Hey I sent you an email, did you get it?

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  7. Crazy Twin P
    Happy Birthday just in case I forget. I was quite surprised to see you abide by some rules. HaHa. Wolf in mine and I also like #7. No more sex movies for mama, she may have a heart attack.
    Twin M

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  8. I must confess, I am unlucky with movies too. I’ve had to hit the off button a few times and say the DVD player must be broke and quickly go do something else.


  9. So many interesting facts about you Paola!! 😃

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  10. I love the bicycle and swimming ones! Fearless girl!

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  11. Lol it’s tough when you pick a movie to watch because you don’t know if there’s going to be sex or swearing in it sometimes until you start watching it…!

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  12. I LOVE YOUR FACTS! What a great post. I read it when you posted it but I only got round to commenting now. Oh, and of course I luuuurve the Kurt Cobain fact – that is so cool 🙂 🙂 I am so glad you accepted the award. Your answers are good too. Great post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • I’m so glad you liked it!! 🙂
      I always accept the awards but I break the chains 🙂
      It’s always hard to think about random facts because my blog is about me and I think the only thing you can read here are facts about me 🙂
      Thanks again for the award! ❤

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