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Question of the Week: 40 - 5/7/2001

What is Your Guilty Little Secret?

Fess Up! What are you hiding? Do you watch 'Survivor'? Do you even watch reruns of the ORIGINAL 'Survivor'? Still have your Barbie dolls-and still change their outfits once in a while? Collect stamps? Think David Cassidy of The Partridge Family is still the babe of the century? Tell everyone that you 'never really watch television', but you're really clocking in some impressive miles with the remote control every week? Hate Celtic music (gasp!) Have a crush on someone? Don't recycle your plastics? This is your chance to come clean and tell all.

(In the interest of fair disclosure: Fritz has the DNA of a sugar ant. He has to have his bowl of ice cream with a chocolate chip cookie chaser every night and he only eats a vegetable about three times a year-and then only if it can be dipped in melted butter. Wren liked Duran Duran before it was cool to like Duran Duran. Of course, it has NEVER been cool to like Duran Duran, so this is a really brave confession on her part. There goes another carefully crafted reputation down the sacred well....)

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Alright, I Confess... I Really Like Army Of Lovers. (yes, That Extremely... May 7th. at 4:42:56 am UTC

Jem Moonchilde (Jyvaskyla, Finland) Age: 22


Alright, I confess... I really like Army of Lovers. (Yes, that extremely campy Swedish pop group from the 80's.) Doesn't exactly fit in with my oh-so-carefully maintained Goth image. *grin*

To top this embarrassment off, I'll admit I also watch Charmed - and sometimes, Goddess forgive me, I can't help but enjoy it. Now that all the world knows about it, I think I'll just crawl into the nearest closet and stay there 'til all is forgotten...


I Love All Three Of The Mighty Ducks Movies. I Never Get... May 7th. at 1:41:40 am UTC

Amber MacLeod (Laramie, Wyoming US) Age: 19


I love all three of the Mighty Ducks movies. I never get sick of them. My friends really make fun of me for it, but I don't care! The first movie was actually the thing that got me into ice hockey as a sport and now I'm obsessed.


I Sometimes Listen To Rush Limbaugh And Dr. Laura On Talk Radio... May 7th. at 1:13:28 am UTC

the ShadowDancer (Tucson, Arizona US) Age: 47 - Email


I sometimes listen to Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura on talk radio. I don't feel guilty about it, but many of my friends give me strange looks when the subject comes up. (Generally I don't live my life to impress others, only myself).

Although I don't subscribe to many(or most) of their views, I like to stay balanced and well informed. Rush is extremely insightful, though biased to the point where sometimes I just turn him off. Dr. Laura has the guts to stay on her soapbox even when it is clearly in her best interest to get off it(I do think she might need some Premarin).

Actually, I listen to them much less than I used to, as both are so repetitive that I already know what they will say on almost any given issue.

Believe it or not I started reading "Wren's Nest" for the same reason exactly that I listen to conservative Talk Radio-- to stay balanced and well informed.


My Little Secret Is That I Have Yet To "come Out Of... May 7th. at 12:29:55 am UTC

Laura Bogart (Kennewick , Washington US) Age: 25 - Email


My little secret is that I have yet to "come out of the broom closet" to my Mother-in-law. She is one of my dearest friends, and has been a wonderful support these last few years. I live a long way from home and she has been family to me in a very real way. I feel guilty, kind of like I am decieving her, but I cannot stand the idea of her regection. We have had a pretty rough year: Her husband passed away this past fall (On an interesting note: we held his funeral on Samhain! I don't think she noticed!), shortly after his father, his mother passed this past week. Her cat even died this spring. She is devoutly Roman Catholic. I am afraid that if I tell her, it will be like one more death for her. I am afraid of the strain on our relationship. The bad part is that NOT telling her is putting a strain on our relationship: I find myself lying to her now. I never did that before. It is tearing me apart. I also feel like all of this is just excuses to keep from doing something hard.

Other little secrets: I only recycle half-heartedly; I want to be a vegan but lack the discipline; and I only do my "daily devotionals".... well, lets just say it isn't always daily. Oh, and I spank my kids when they REALLY deserve it!

If I had any more secrets I would be a Kennedy!


Okay, Here Goes - I Like To Watch "buffy The Vampire Slayer". Is... May 7th. at 12:03:37 am UTC

moonglow (Crawfordsville, Indiana US) Age: 40 - Email


Okay, here goes - I like to watch "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Is that un-PC (paganlly correct)? Don't care - it is a scream!


My Dirty Little Secret? Well, Now You're Getting Personal! Just Kidding. Really... May 6th. at 11:58:39 pm UTC

Aquana (Kula Village) Age: 24


My dirty little secret? Well, now you're getting personal! Just kidding. Really though, the only secrets I have would be that I have no idea where I'm going on my spiritual path. I feel like I'm on a path that could be the one leading home, but my flashlight's broken and everything is looking muddled and confusing. Also, whenever I read anything about religion, I tend to throw down the book in anger if the religious viewpoint says something that doesn't fit with me personally.

I also haven't managed to get through one book of Wicca, or any book that isn't fiction for that matter, without skipping around a lot and eventually getting bored. The truth about oneself tends to sound a bit terrible or silly when put on paper, doesn't it?


My Dirty Little Secret Is That I Don't Know What To Believe... May 6th. at 10:12:55 pm UTC

CelticParker (Des Moines, Iowa US) Age: 41


My dirty little secret is that I don't know what to believe anymore. I was raised Christian, but have been exploring Paganism and Wicca. I'm to the point now where I'm starting to doubt everything, and am confused about what the truth really is to life. I've come to feel that most of Christianity is phoney, and have lost my way.....


My Dirty Lil Secret--i Live On Fast Food. I Know Its... May 6th. at 10:01:46 pm UTC

Coyotegirl (Quad Cities, Illinois US) Age: 23 - Email


my dirty lil secret--I live on fast food. I know its bad for me, bad for animals and bad for the earth, but when I'm on my way from class to work and running short on time, sometimes I just gotta have a McMeal. Im sorry, very sorry.


Well, Umm, We Do Watch 'survivor'... By The Way, Yay! For Tina... May 6th. at 9:16:37 pm UTC

Tand&Jada (Onaway, Michigan US) Age: 20 - Email


Well, umm, we DO watch 'Survivor'... By the way, YAY! for Tina! We also can't wait for Survivor 3!!

Blessings,


Ok, I'll Start. I Drink Wayyyyy Too Much Mountain Dew And Eat... May 6th. at 8:44:03 pm UTC

PaganPrynce (Monticello, Arkansas US) Age: 33 - Email


OK, I'll start. I drink WAYYYYY too much Mountain Dew and eat WAYYYYY too many Zero bars. Leave me alone...I CAN'T HELP IT!!!!!! They both come from my childhood, and they both make me feel soooooooooooooo good. I try to eat decently in front of others, but these two are my secret crutches, otherwise, I would have to hurt someone...lol...sorry.


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