The Interview

Five questions from Ali.

1. Twenty-five years ago, did you ever imagine your life being as it is now? North Carolina, the job you have, working for yourself, lovely Gigi, 5 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, and 1 bird, etc.

No. My life is not at all what I thought it would be. I pictured me living in the city with a cat, dog and two kids working some job I hated waiting to retire like most people. Isn’t that the way life is supposed to be?

We never did have kids and I am completely satisfied with that decision. We chose not to have children.  

I wasn’t a huge animal lover but became one. Animals melt my heart. I love dogs especially.

I certainly didn’t ever expect to live in the country on 8 acres. I told Gigi I would give it a year and I have been out here 20 years. 

I like my work and hope to work until no one wants to talk to an old codger. 

2. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? And what would your superhero name be?

This is easy. My name would be Wreggie Legend and I would fly like a jet.

3. What's one thing Gigi does for you (excluding anything sexual - let's keep it PG here, shall we? lol) that makes you love her the way you do?

Gigi makes me laugh and that is a wonderful thing.

I watch her sleep some nights and think about how much I love her. We are very good friends. We have a lot of water over the dam together and that means a lot. I think most people give up too easily on a relationship. 

We have reinvented ourselves and fallen in love with the new people we have become. I loved Gigi in her early twenties but wasn’t a big fan of Gigi in her mid to late 20’s.  30’s Gigi was different altogether and I am glad I stuck around. 40’s Gigi has been a hoot. 

4. If you had to choose between never watching an NFL game ever again, or not going to St. Croix to visit for three years, which would you pick?

This is not a fair question. It’s like asking a parent, “Who do you love better…little Wreggie or little Gigi?”

I have an addictive personality so I could make the decision and substitute a new addiction.

I love NFL football on many levels but it is just a game. I didn’t really mean that but it is a game.

St Croix is a place where my soul is at peace, plus and most importantly I have dear friends there. I have a bond with the sea there. My eyes are treated to the best sights there. I never get tired driving around the same little island. The sight of the ocean with it sparkling blue water and white puffy clouds in the sky never bore me. The thick accents warm my heart and the attitudes about what is important reset my priorities every time I visit.

It would be truly painful to give up NFL but I would.

From your question I think I could read about it and follow the season in print. Just I would be banned from watching, listening or attending games. 


5. What's the weirdest thing you've ever heard about Canadians? True or untrue.

I actually had very few preconceived ideas about Canadians except I knew a lot of them were white and liked hockey. I was right so far. True.  


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9 comments:

Chief Rock Chef said...

I think you are right - people do give up on relationships too easily. Of course, some relationships should never have started at all!

I didn't want kids but ended up with 4. Had I not had the kids I am sure I would have had a lot more animals. Your lot sounds like quite a handful.

Jay Gray said...

Interview Me :)

MELackey said...

I'm game. Interview me.

Chris said...

You can always adopt us you know. We're your honorary kids anyway!!


Interview me.
You pretty much know me anyway.

Jay said...

And Canadians are funny too. You left that out.

Except Tom Green. He's not funny.

I'm not doing the interview thing because I don't want to have to interview a bunch of people. Been there, done that.

Micky-T said...

Cool to read yours.....
but no don't you dare interview me.

You can do that when we hook up in the Caribbean.

My nephew arrived there today.

terri said...

Ok, so there was a lot of funny stuff in here, but what really struck me is how you describe your relationship with Gigi. You two are amazing and inspiring. I may just be feeling a little sappy, but that brought tears to my eyes.

Ali said...

You answered every question perfectly! Just as I knew you would :)

And the answer about Gigi...awwww. Did she like that?

Wreggie said...

She laughed at my comment.

I love her very much right now...sometimes I could strangle her. I'm sure the feeling is mutual but we stick it out.

We are in a good place right now and have been for a long time.

It helps to bring her flowers once in a while too.