Friday, January 09, 2009

Trueself Answers

At long last, and since I'm sitting at home with N today while he recuperates from whatever virus he picked up at school, I decided to answer the questions from Ask Trueself Anything. Like the last time I did it I didn't get many questions. Either I've already shared so much that there just wasn't much left to ask, or y'all just don't care. In keeping with keeping my self esteem high I'll assume it's the first 'cause I'm sure you all care deeply for me.

Cocotte said...
How many blogs do you follow? What attracts you to different blogs?

Cocotte -- I follow so many blogs I couldn't possibly tell you how many I follow. I follow all the ones on my blogroll in my sidebar plus some others. There are some I check every day and others that I only check on occasionally.

As for what attracts me to different blogs it can be any one of a number of things -- people who seem to have something in common with me, people who write well on topics of interest, people who I've come to know through comments on my, or other, blogs. I'm an eclectic reader of eclectic blogs, but each one that I read reflects some aspect of my own personality.

Sailor said...
I don't have a question at the moment, but I admire your willingness to risk opening up with the answers to others.

Sailor -- Why thank you. Admiration always gratefully accepted here at Deepest Darkest Thoughts.

Val said...
Tell me more about this Twitter nonsense! Do you need a Blackberry to effectively participate, or will the obsessive checking & re-checking of your PC work almost as well??!!??

Val -- Twitter is addictive. That's the most important thing you should know about it. I have no Crackberry and participate quite well with the technique you have outlined above. I obsessively check & re-check my PC. In addition, when I can't read others' Tweets I can still send Tweets by sending text messages directly to Twitter. Do I recommend Twitter? Hmm, only if you don't grow obsessive about it like I have. :-)

Tia said...
I have been reading you for years.
I pray this will not be taken in the wrong way by you or anyone else...
That said....
I never knew that BJ (nor N for that matter were ....um, not white) Is that right?
NOT THAT IT MATTERS!! But I was surprised. I don't know why.
So, my question? Is W also of color? Any other info on the subject?

Tia -- First, thanks for reading for so long. Second, no problem from me on your questions. One thing about the blogosphere is that it is totally colorblind unless the blogger posts pictures or talks about their racial identity. I don't do either very often.

Now on to your questions. I think I'll just give a "racial profile" of myself as well as each of those you mentioned. For a long time I have spoken of myself as the "palest woman on earth" because of my very pale complexion and unwillingness to try to make this easily sunburned body tan. My heritage is English and Scottish with rumor amongst the family that there is Cherokee back there somewhere but that hasn't been proven. BJ is white as white can be being of Nordic and German heritage (which also, BTW, means that he handles cold temperatures way better than I do). He's almost as pale as I am. W is also whiter than white being almost entirely of Scottish heritage. N is biracial. His birthfather is African American and his birthmother is of Irish heritage. As white parents of a biracial child we've taken care to not ignore his heritage and make sure that we live and work and worship in a community that includes racial diversity.

Fusion said...
Yes True, I was surprised to hear N is of mixed race, I didn't know that, so W is black? Interesting. My new GF's ex is black, but they didn't have any kids together.

Fusion --I just don't bring up race much. Lots of people who haven't seen N just assume he's white like me.


So there you have it. Another episode of Ask Trueself Anything wrapped up. But hey y'all, please know that you can ask me anything anytime at all. Don't ever hesitate.

6 comments:

Cocotte said...

Thanks for the answers. I like the Q&A...I think more bloggers should do this!

Val said...

Thanks, but I think I will be avoiding Twittering for the time being, since I waste quite enough time as it is "Lost in Cyberspace"...

Sailor said...

That's cool, the questions and the answers- and thanks for sharing yourself with us all.

Fusion said...

Cool True!
Have a great weekend!

Karin's Korner said...

Ok, I am confused. Not that this matters in the least but let me ask you something. For some reason I thought N was adopted? Am I correct with this? Or is W black and you and he are N's biological parents? Just asking

Trueself said...

Karin -- N is definitely adopted.
Here's the quick rundown:
N's birthfather - African American, very dark brown skin
N's birthmother - Irish American, very fair freckled skin
W - Scottish American, very fair freckled skin
Me - English/Scottish American, palest human on earth without being albino