Tagged By bpshielsy of the bipolar place

Tagged By bpshielsy
by jennifer kiley
the secret keeper
July 13, 2012

The marvelous bpshielsy from the bipolar place has tagged me & asked some questions. If you don’t know him, you should, because as I said he’s marvelous so check him out

Here are the rules!

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
3. Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged. (i liked the questions and used them an added three of my own. it’s up to each of you to do what you will.)
4. Tag (eleven) people with a link to your post.
5. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

1. Who is a character you can relate to in a movie and why?

maria von trapp. i thought i wanted to be a nun. but more i wanted to be a member of such a loving family once they realized what being loved really was. when i first saw this movie i loved the innocent romance of it and saying fuck you to the baroness and then the nazis and escaping over the mountains to a new life. plus their life really was filled with the sound of music for real.

2. What was your favorite television show growing up?

Mary Tyler Moore Show. It showed that women could do it all.

3. Why did you start a blog on WordPress and what is the meaning behind your URL?

i wanted a place to express myself honestly about all things relating to life, emotions, thoughts, dreams and to bring the secrets out of the closet that all people had to hide for fear of being ridiculed or stigmatized or made to feel different in a negative way. plus, i love to write. i love the way my blog has developed beyond what even i imagined and all the wonderful people i have met and all that i learned. the name of my blog is “the secret keeper.” i lived with so many secrets and the lies that buried them. i felt it was time that secrets had to be revealed in an honest and caring way. and all the abusers that have been able to hide would be revealed. maybe not with specific names but that they exist and they are a plague to all innocence in this world.

4. Here’s a cliche question. If you could be one animal, what would it be and why?

A Black Panther. They are powerful and look right into your soul and they are mysterious.

5. Do you prefer ponds, lakes, or oceans? Why?

Oceans. i love the sound of the waves coming up onto the beach or crashing down on a rugged shoreline. during thundestorms, it is the most exciting time to view the ocean and also combine that with the night. scary but it makes you face your fears. and what a thrill.

6. If you had one day to live and you could only spend it with one person, who would it be and what would you do?

i would spend it with my significant other and we would play with all our furry, feathery children while watching every film we loved that we could fit into that one day. and we would be totally open with our feelings. hopefully in a tender way.

7. What is your favorite music album ever released?

John Lennon – Double Fantasy (past) Adele – 21 (present) (can’t chose between the two. i need john and adele in my life)

8. Would you prefer to have no legs or no arms? Why’d you pick what you picked?

No legs. there are always wheelchairs. i need my arms that are connected to my hands so that i could write and touch all the living beings that i love, animals and humans and the someone special in my life who has always been there. and i am not going to explain this one, if you don’t get it, you never will.

9. Would you rather have 110 degree weather or below zero weather? (for my Celsius friends would you like really fucking hot weather or really cold weather)

Really cold – i hate it when it is hot. when i am cold i can turn up the furnace and the radiator heater. we could snuggle with our animals under the comforters.

10. What is your favorite piece of artwork and who created it?

jackson pollock – any of his drip art & vincent van gogh – starry night (can’t chose between the two)

11. If you could create a type of Jelly Bean what would the flavor be?

it would have to be orange cream. orange is my favorite flavor but like a cream sickle, i think that would adapt to the jelly bean.

(i’m going to add three more questions that i created while playing a question and answer game with my significant other. it was quite fun and exciting. so put on your thinking caps and imaginations and travel through your mind to come up with these answers.)

1a. who in history would you want to go back in time for and be BFF(best friends forever) or lovers with? (make it bi if you wish and make two choices. one for each.)

i choose Jesus Christ and i would do my best to talk him out of listening to his Father. Don’t get crucified. (I have a need to save people from committing suicide. death by cross when at any moment he could have saved himself. did he really need to die to eat up our sins. really?) this was originally my first choice but then i forgot i would want to go back in time to befriend and to get close to Virginia Woolf. I would want to make her feel less crazy and help her to believe in herself. and i would try to stop her from putting that heavy stone in her coat and walking into that river to drown. once again i would hope somehow i could rescue her.

2a. what character in what book would you most want to be and/or to have lived their life?

Jenny Fields in “The World According to Garp.” She was a powerful woman who didn’t need a man for anything. She helped women who were lost and abused. She was assasinated by someone who couldn’t stand that after his wife read her book she liberated herself and left him. Some how i would want to block that bullet.

3a. what shakeseparian play would you like to have lived in and what character would you want to be or would want to be friends with but you are not a character written in the play?

Romeo and Juliet. i would not be a character that was written in the play but i would get to the place where Juliet was lying in wait, supposedly dead when Romeo finds her and i would get there just in time to stop him from taking the poison. i’d make him wait long enough to prove to him that Juliet was not dead. and all would be reunitd and all would live and there wouldn’t be a plague put on all their houses by the Prince.

The people I’ll tag are… Oh & you can answer the questions above. So I’ve cheated, sue me! but i added three of my own. the last three.

1. the light bearer novelist

2. therapy tales


4. only abundant knowledge

5. on the plum tree

6. moments with millie

7. mackenzie’s dragonnest

8. lightning pen

9. karen s. elliot

10. bipolar muse

11. my other book is a tolstoy

8 thoughts on “Tagged By bpshielsy of the bipolar place

    • i thought you would enjoy the questions. it is one of my favorite games. coming up with what if you could be anything you wanted to be, what would it be? you can even say yourself. but then the second part of he question would be why did you choose that particular answer? you are very welcome. enjoy yourself. jen


    • it’s fun to play make believe. philosophical questions are quite revealing, plus you get to imagine what a different life you would want to live. we do this at home every so often. i like to come up with the questions. a form of truth or dare, which by the way i adore that game. it works better if you are in the same room but if not then you can just drop the dare part. it can get quite outrageous and you get people to open up when otherwise they would remain silent. play tag when you are able. i know you are working hard on other projects. you should feel very proud of your self. your selflessness in trying to achieve what you are working on. i’m very proud of you for all the giving that you do. don’t you wish your arms could wrap around all those in need and somehow relieve them of all their troubles by making everything alright and magically make the world heal all of its ills. that is my fantasy and my frustration because i really wish i could do all of that. ❤ jen xoxox


  1. Thank you for following my blog, my friend! I hope your visits in my blog have been and will always be an enjoyable experience!

    I’ve been enjoying yours so please keep sharing and keep inspiring! 🙂

    Subhan Zein


    • thank you. i remember visiting your blog than going to your facebook page. my significant other and i were trying to place the faces with the names of the authors and poets. some were quite familiar right away but others we had to deduce from the age of the photograph to what we thought they might look like older. then my s/o clicked on the photos to see how accurate we were. she did much better then i did. but what a wonderful idea for a post. you have such intriguing posts to check out. i will be doing that on a regular basis.

      i hope you keep enjoying my posts also. we shall be an inspiration to each other. 🙂 jen


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