Monday, January 29, 2007

Manic Monday Meme!

I got this meme from Manic Monday Meme.

Have you ever danced under the stars?
Yeah! Too many times to count! Some of the most notable places I've done so are the Israeli Red Sea Resort town of Eilat, Blue Rocks Campground, a womens' spirituality retreat in the Poconoes, Assateague Island (within sight of the fabled ponies!) and an Aruban beach!

Have you ever listened in on a private conversation?
I'd be lying if I said I hadn't! I don't go out of my way to do so, but sometimes, you just can't help it. Sometimes, it can be a very moving experience. One conversation in particular still lingers with me. It was 1992 and I was taking the bus to law school and sat in front of two men who had run into each other on the bus after not seeing each other for a long time. In the two miles I was their bus-mate, they caught up on where they'd been (prison), their families (doing okay) and started to talk about current events. Magic Johnson had just announced that he was HIV+ and they were both shocked. But, both of these very tough, urban young men said that, after hearing that Magic was positive, they were both going to get tested as soon as possible. Magic's confession had convinced them that they COULD be at risk and they wanted to do the right thing and find out. I left them and their conversation at that point, but I always wondered what became of them and what their test results were.

Have you ever splurged on something you normally wouldn't purchase? What was it?
Not really. If it's something I wouldn't normally purchase, then it's probably something that I don't want, don't need, or really can't afford, so I just don't buy it!

How about you?

2 comments:

Nancy the Romancechick said...

I did this for the first time after reading yours!

Lisa said...

Your story about the two young men and Magic Johnson is wonderful. You never know what you might hear (even when you aren't trying to listen!)

Thanks so much for joining in on Manic Monday this week.