Monday, October 3, 2016

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: DECISIONS AND REGRETS

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

It's the first Monday of the month so it's time for the Question of the Month bloghop,  hosted by Michael D'Agostino of A Life Examined. This is Michael's last time to host the hop, so I hope you'll drop by his blog to thank him and read his post for today, which is particularly moving.

Before I get into the question and my answer, I urge you to visit my current Battle of the Bands post HERE. The song is Let's Get It On. The contenders are Boyz II Men and Jack Black. I welcome you to vote. I'll announce the winner on October 7.

Now for the question.



What’s a decision you’ve made in the past that you know, logically, was the right decision to make, but which you still feel guilty or regretful about?

Well, there was that time that I lit up a doobie right on the street in New York because my boyfriend used a post-it note to break up with me. I regret getting arrested.

Oh, wait. That was Carrie on Sex and the City. I keep forgetting that I'm not the characters on my favorite TV shows. (I want to be Samantha, but in my heart, I know I'm Charlotte.)




Okay. How about the time I pretended to be disabled and I used an electric scooter? Some geezers got pissed off at me and actually chased me! I had to get off my scooter to escape. The scooter helped me get my job, but I regret getting those old people pissed off at me.

Oh, yeah. That was George on Seinfeld.




All right. Here's my real answer: Cooking meth with my high school chemistry teacher was great. We made a lot of money and had all sorts of adventures. But I regret the way I ended up being held prisoner by some jerks who took over our territory.



It's okay. Mr. White saved my life. Of course, most of the people I loved had died or been murdered. I can't tell you what happened to me at the end of the show, but I might be in hiding as that biatch Janie Junebug. 


Yeah, like whatever,

Jesse Pinkman

46 comments:

  1. GREAT post!! Love it!
    Happy Monday Janie...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Happy Monday to you, Michele. I loved your post. It hit home for me.

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  2. Ha! Well done. That's a hard question. Probably the time I had to kill my boyfriend to close the hellmouth so it didn't swallow all of sunnydale.

    (Buffy reference anyone? Anyone?)

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    1. Bueller? Bueller? Sorry, I never watched Buffy, so it's a good thing you provided the reference. I think my daughter watched that show.

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  3. Too funny! Sounds like you have no regrets at all, which is a good thing.

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    1. I have regrets, but the sadness has decreased as the years go by.

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  4. Since I don't watch these shows, you had me going there for a moment. So you have no regrets? (Except watching too much TV, perhaps?) That would be true for me. I'm addicted to Netflix.

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    1. I don't watch much television, especially compared to most people, so I don't regret the shows I've watched and enjoyed. I have regrets, but I think I've already shared most of them in earlier blog posts.

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  5. LOL. You had me going through that first paragraph. I've never watched "Sex and the City" so there was no connection to make. I enjoyed your post today. It made me smile.

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    1. Good! I hoped I'd get a few smiles and maybe even a laugh.

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  6. Funny ones! But you avoided answering the questionMust be an interesting answer you don't want to tell--LOL! ;)

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    1. Nah. My blog started out as my therapy to get over my regrets, so I don't want to re-visit them.

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  7. I hope you received some royalties on all those shows they made about your life. You've been having quite the adventures.

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    1. Thank God someone realizes what an amazing person I am. A guy you might have heard of, his name is Donald something . . . I think his last name starts with a T . . . is helping me sue everyone in the world who has profited from my greatness.

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  8. Very funny stuff. If I were to be a character on Sex and the City, I too would of been Charlotte as well but I think I would of wanted to be Carrie.

    As for things I regret. I regret a lot of things but I can't think of any of those that I look back at as my final decision being the "right" decision. The things I regret are ALWAYS things that I think I might of done better or at least, differently.

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    1. I want Carrie's shoes, although I can't walk in a heel, so I guess I want her ability to run around in heels.

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  9. The Breaking Bad situation was the only one I recognized. (Never a watcher of Seinfeld or Sex and the City.)

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    1. I don't watch a lot of shows, but I'm devoted to the few that grab my attention. I've seen every episode of the three shows, and I watched Breaking Bad a second time because Willy Dunne Wooters had never seen it. He loved it. Another one I could have included is Mad Men because I loved Betty Draper out in her yard in her nightgown shooting her neighbor's pigeons after the neighbor was mean to her children and threatened their dog.

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  10. Sounds like you were a naughty girl! I understand naughty. Hmmmmmmm, would running from the cops on a three-wheeler count?

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    1. Oh, yeah. That counts. You're a cool chickie baby.

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  11. Ummm...did you answer the question?

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    1. The first two years of my blog were pretty much about answering that question. I'm movin' on.

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  12. That's a tough question! On the whole, I live without regret. I can't change any of it anyhow- why waste the energy you spend thinking on it when you could be actively making better decisions right now?

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    1. I have regrets from the past, but they've eased with time. Now I'm a girl who just wants to have fun, and do some good (I hope).

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  13. Oh My Goodness.
    This is just the best post ever !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thank you. I hope thehamish is better.

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  14. So I guess one regret is having watched too much television? Or maybe having missed a key episode of a favorite show because you chose to do something else? Sometimes I feel like my life is just one ongoing television show.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. No, I don't watch much TV but when I give my attention to a show, I watch every episode, sooner or later. Which means I've never watched the last season of Glee, but I know it's waiting for me online. My life is a world of living color.

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    1. Then you can read my answer to Linda Kay.

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  16. I regret flunking several of my college students who I liked very much but they just wouldn't do the work.

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    1. I'd feel like a real scumbag if I'd done that.

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  17. If you were released from prison, Jesse, you must have been behaving well. So I don't understand why you'd hide out as Janie Junebug. I regret not having had sex with Johnny Depp before he turned into a freaky weirdo. I also regret not having had sex with Johnny Depp after he turned into a freaky weirdo.

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    1. I'd totally do the nasty with Johnny Depp . . . and a whole bunch of other men. But not all at the same time.

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  18. This made me think and think and think then I got a headache so thanks for that, and in the end I couldn't come up with anything

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    1. Poor Jo-Anne, but I didn't make up the question!

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  19. HAHAHA! And here I thought I had interesting stories to tell. This was fun :)

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    1. Other people gave serious answers, so I had to be different.

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  20. OH MY GOSH! That was hilarious. I was chuckling at the very first one about the doobie. That episode is classic. So is the Seinfeld one. I never watched Breaking Bad, but I loved the hiding as Janie Junebug bit. ;)

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  21. Gave me a good laugh. As for things I regret, I'm really not sure. I certainly have plenty but I always doubt whether or not the decisions were made for the right reasons.

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    1. It's hard to know if we use the right reasons, especially if we're under pressure.

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  22. Now this is a life! I like to think I'm a bit like Samantha but I think I have some Carrie I. Me and I also suffer d a sex neck injury..but no regrets:)😈

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    1. Carrie had a sex neck injury in one episode! It wasn't serious. She had a neck ache and stiffness from having her head pushed against a headboard all night. Oh, Birgit. You are a wild woman.

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