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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

#19 - "Who else might I have been?"

You can take this prompt in several ways. My first thought was: "If I was born in Palestine/Sudan/Siberia/etc... to a farmer/refugee/seal hunter/etc... who might I have been?" Suppose that everything that is essentially YOU as far as the nature part of it goes was the same, only the nurture was very different. Think for a moment about how the circumstances of your life have shaped who you are, and then mentally rearrange those circumstances. How about if you were an heir or heiress? Could you have avoided becoming Paris Hilton and maintained some sliver of a soul?

OR... Has there been a dramatic crossroads in your life? A road not taken? If you had taken a left turn instead of a right that day back in 1980... might your whole life had turned out differently?

OR... ruminate on your past lives.

OR... go wherever else your imagination leads you when you ponder: Who else might I have been?

Newcomers welcome! Just leave a comment to this post with your permalink included and we'll link up to you. Anyone who's reading and considering starting a blog just to participate: please do! Just click where it says "blogger" in the upper lefthand corner of this screen and follow the super-easy steps, then come back and join us here. It's easy!

Happy scribblings!

1. alyndabear
2. kunal
3. gigergal
4. -kathryn-
5. maisymac
6. jessy
7. autrice deldrago
8. kay
9. swampgrrl
10. roadchick
11. kerstin
12. carolb
13. felicia
14. chelle y.
15. verity
16. papyrus
17. allonpaper
18. sandra
19. meena
20. jessie
21. kristy
22. karen the neid
23. kamsin
24. commongal
25. boliyou
26. loraloo
27. becca
28. ascenderrisesabove
29. laura young
30. deidre
31. jennifer
32. rachel
33. djpare
34. paris parfait
35. megg
36. hundred and one
37. emmie
38. nutters notes
39. the tart
40. gary
41. michelle fry
42. perplexed text
43. fat charlatan
44. miandmiksmom
45. chiefbiscuit
46. supa anhanh
47. epersonae
48. bella
49. michelle
50. brilliantdonkey
51. leonie
52. bill
53. pacian
54. joy eliz
55. january
56. jblack designs
57. daisy lupin
58. gemma
59. bee
60. melba
61. ceebie
62. ian russell
63. bug
64. chad simpson
65. cynthia e. bagley
66. chris d.
67. anu
68. marilyn
69. wendylou who?
70. brittany
71. yummyteece
72. braen
73. liz elayne
74. malachijones
75. aithbhreac
76. melissa
77. sundaycynce
78. littlemissflora
79. slicesofserendipity
80. samantha
81. tongue in cheek antiques
82. mandi
83. lisrobbe
84. jamsey
85. kelly
86. ang
87. tinker
88. ali la loca
89. amber
90. kristine
91. yolanda
92. annieelf
93. laini
94. la fuerza artemis
95. my pink sky
96. vicki knitorious
97. amber
98. alex
99. star
100. m

115 Comments:

Anonymous alyndabear said...

Hey guys. =)

Another week.. and what an interesting prompt this time around.

http://alyndabear.typepad.com/ramblings/2006/08/sunday_scribbli.html

-alyndabear

Pssst: Can I please be updated to your blogroll? Call me addicted!

12:38 AM  
Anonymous kunal said...

Here is my contribution: http://kunal.wordpress.com/2006/08/03/sunday-afternoon-adventure/

2:28 AM  
Anonymous gigergal said...

http://gigergal.squarespace.com/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=397635&categoryId=61716

Can I be added to your blog-roll too please? Like alyndabear, I'm addicted too, but it's a good addiction.

gigergal

2:28 AM  
Blogger ~Kathryn~ said...

I LOVED this prompt (well i love them all actually)

http://uplatette.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

3:35 AM  
Blogger Maisymac said...

http://maisymac.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

Good choice of subject. Very thought provoking. Fiona

8:14 AM  
Blogger Jessy said...

http://mercyofjesus.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

this is my first time :) great subject.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Autrice DelDrago said...

A Bemused Muse offering:

http://bemusedmused.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

12:56 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

http://thekaybug.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-might-i-have-been.html

2:08 PM  
Blogger swampgrrl said...

http://swampgrrl.typepad.com/

3:34 PM  
Blogger Roadchick said...

Fun!

http://allamericangirlsroadtrip.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might.html

7:42 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

I am here

http://www.gipsylife.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

By the way, I am not in your blogroll either and this is the only group where I have not missed one participation! Can you please add me? Thanks!

http://www.gipsylife.com/

8:55 PM  
Blogger carolb said...

Hi there! Here's my contribution - http://www.carolbrowne.com/index.php?itemid=931

Thanks!
Carol

11:04 PM  
Blogger felicia said...

after completing my memoir, i thought i left this terrain and it was only when i saw this question, i tumbled back in...

my two cents: http://feliciasullivan.com/?p=392

6:42 AM  
Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Mine is up now!

http://www.chelleyoung.com/index.php/archive/sundays-scribblings-who-else-might-i-have-been/#comments

7:27 AM  
Blogger Laura Young said...

Wow. Huge topic. I really struggled with this a while back when I realized that a man I loved had let me go because he was disabled and he wanted a different life for me.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Verity said...

Wonderful topic. Here's my contribution:

http://veritywrites.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been-for-sunday.html

Thanks!

8:16 AM  
Blogger papyrus said...

Hi everyone,
This post suddenly started to run away with me and take on a life of its own. But that's how it goes sometimes in writing. Anyway you can find it here.
http://my-thoughts-for-a-penny.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

9:01 AM  
Anonymous allonpaper said...

Well, it's been a while since I participated...

link

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I found your page thru the Yahoo Picks Page -- yay for you guys!! Everyone has such great posts! I'm jealous. I am so the uncreative type. But hopefully doing some Sunday Scribblings will open up my creative side.

Great job!!!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

This is fun. I found this through Yahoo Picks! Don't mind if I contribute one, too.

Thanks!
#

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Meena said...

here is my contribution:

http://www.girlenroute.com/2006/08/04/sometimes/

2:00 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

perfect timing for what i wanted to write about anyway! :)

http://ravenn.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

2:22 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

For the first time in a while:

http://bivo.blogspot.com/2006/08/person-i-would-be.html

2:24 PM  
Anonymous karen the neid said...

Ok, here's mine!

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-smTSl6wlfrRyF7XFHbGe?p=276

2:46 PM  
Blogger Kamsin said...

What other post might I have written, given a little more time and sleep! Anyway, here it is:

http://thefarsideofthesea.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

3:17 PM  
Blogger commongal said...

I just wrote a short piece inspired by "Who Else I Might Have Been". I tried to get the exact link to the post, but couldn't figure it out. If you go to www.saddleshoe.blogspot.com, it is the newest posting, "Who I might have been" It is about what might've happened if my family had stayed in Israel.

Thanks

5:00 PM  
Blogger boliyou said...

Fun prompt! Thanks again for your inspiration. Here's my spin on it: http://boliyou.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-19-who-else-might-i.html

6:31 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Hi Megg, Laini,

While writing my post for this week's subject I kept going towards the future rather than the past and thought that perhaps this might be an interesting follow up subject for another week: "Who else can I still be?" Just some food for thought.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing Sunday Scribblings to life and for encouraging everyone to join in, there are always so many different and interesting angles on the subjects, I just love it.

But even more so it is the personal challenge that I appreciate. I love writing but it does not come easy to me, so Scribblings are excellent practice. I am also one of those people who begin a project with enthusiasm only to release it again once I run out of steam which is usually sooner than later! With Scribblings I made a commitment to myself to stick with it, and so far I have participated in every week!

Thank you for all the effort you put into this project, I am very grateful to both of you.

Take care, Kerstin

6:37 PM  
Blogger LoraLoo said...

This is a fantastic blog. Here's my post link:

http://suburbialv.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-19.html#links

10:09 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Here I am for this week.

http://beccasbyline.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribbblings-who-might-i-have.html

5:20 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

past lives... ghosts... ectoplasm... reincarnation...


http://ascenderrisesabove.blogspot.com/2006/08/ghost-stain.html

7:38 AM  
Blogger Laura Young said...

Hi, Here's the straight html code for the link I left earlier.
http://antwatching.blogspot.com/2005/08/anticipatory-grief-observed-pt-6-grief.html
Thanks,
L

7:42 AM  
Blogger deirdre said...

I could have gone on for days on this one, might do a re-work later.

http://writinganamcara.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-what-else-i-might.html

8:19 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

my first attempt at fiction... Sarah's Journal

8:47 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

A great idea but I found it quite challenging;
Here's my offering:


http://crisisinterventionsummit.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-would-we-have-been.html

8:59 AM  
Blogger DJPare said...

http://djpare.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribbling-link-who-else-might.html

10:06 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Here's mine:

http://parisparfait.typepad.com/paris_parfait/2006/08/who_else_might_.html

Thank you!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Hundred and one said...

I'm up! Good prompt!
http://hundredandonethings.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Emmie (Better Make It A Double) said...

http://allthis.typepad.com/allthis/2006/08/sunday_scribbli.html
Best. prompt. ever. Made my weekend!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Emmie (Better Make It A Double) said...

http://allthis.typepad.com/allthis/2006/08/sunday_scribbli.html
Best. prompt. ever. Made my weekend!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Nutters Notes said...

I am up. Thanks again for providing the vehicle for a trip I hadn't made....and one that I will be exanding upon outside of the post that I made.

11:48 AM  
Blogger NuttersNotes said...

I did a username change and my have made linking difficult...I'll try again.

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Here is mine ... bring your kleenex! ; )

Once upon a time ... (A Love Before Time ~ Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)

Smooch,
The Tart

Ps. Would you please add me to your blogroll. Thx!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

http://garypresley.blogspot.com/

gary

2:10 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

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2:48 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

Excellent topic. Here's my link:
Verbal: Sunday Scribblings-Who else might I have been?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Perplexed Text said...

My Missive...

http://perplexed-text.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-19.html

PS...Love the idea of this Blog.

3:56 PM  
Blogger FatCharlatan said...

Thanks so much for this awesome blog!

Here's my piece.

5:47 PM  
Blogger MiandMiksmom said...

http://miandmiksmom.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

Had a hard time with this one...really made me think!

6:13 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Here is my offering - I made it! For the very first time ... You can find my story called Ajar - right here

7:21 PM  
Anonymous supa anhanh said...

http://www.xanga.com/supa_anhanh/516167987/sunday-scribblings-19-who-else-might-i-have-been.html

7:43 PM  
Anonymous epersonae said...

I don't know whether to thank or curse you...this took me in directions I don't often go. [who else might I have been?]

8:28 PM  
Anonymous bella said...

http://deelovelee.typepad.com/mamamuses/2006/08/sunday_scribbli.html

LOL to the above post.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

http://aflyingleap.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

Yikes! A trip down the road of what if...

10:24 PM  
Blogger briliantdonkey said...

yayyyy got mine in by sunday for a change!


http://briliantdonkey.blogspot.com/2006/08/things-could-have-been-different.html

11:10 PM  
Anonymous leonie said...

this is a great idea, thanks. it has made me think about what my life would have been like and also be grateful for the life that i have now.

http://www.verdandi.co.nz/blog/2006/08/06/sundayScribblingsWhoElseMightIHaveBeen.aspx

1:32 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Hi - Ummm my link on your numbered links bar, actually links to the post above ... sorry to be a bother ... :)

2:14 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

http://thepriceofturnips.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

3:12 AM  
Blogger Pacian said...

http://spacecatrocketship.blogspot.com/2006/08/story-about-who-else-he-might-have.html

:-D I'm rapidly reaching the conclusion that Sunday Scribblings is the coolest thing ever.

4:06 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Me again, Sorry to be such a nuisance - I'm new so that's my excuse this time anyway ... the link is http://butmasterofnone.blogspot.com/

Thanks

4:06 AM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

here's mine on ElizaDeath...

http://elizadeath.blogspot.com/2006/08/rest-for-while.html

4:23 AM  
Blogger January said...

Here's my link:

http://poetmom.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

Also, would you add me to your participant's list? Thanks.

5:27 AM  
Blogger jblack designs said...

Here's mine. This was a challenge for sure! Thanks for the mental jungle-gym. I needed the workout. ;-)

Here

or here:
http://jblackdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

5:54 AM  
Blogger Daisy Lupin said...

http://catsinthekitchenflorainthegarden.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html
Here we go again.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Gemma said...

My post is at:
www.gemmashouse.blogspot.com/

Thanks this was fun.

6:59 AM  
Blogger bee said...

thank you for this week's prompt! here's my contribution:
http://languageofeyesandtongues.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

7:32 AM  
Blogger melba said...

Here is mine

http://www.bealivebelievebeyou.com/believe/2006/08/rush_of_emotion.html

thanks!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Ceebie said...

Mine is here http://ceebie.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings.html (sorry for the awfully messed up template!)

7:56 AM  
Blogger ian russell said...

thanks! here's mine for the list.


http://livingwithmrfleas.blogspot.com/2006/08/scribbling-sunday.html

8:31 AM  
Blogger Bug said...

I LOVE this week's prompt! Thank you! writerbug.blogspot.com

8:40 AM  
Blogger Chad Simpson said...

I cheated: I posted a portion of an old story that I think addresses this week's question. But I've been inspired by some of your posts, so maybe I'll shoot for a new way to answer the question soon.

http://sadchimpson.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-from-river-kid.html

8:58 AM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

What I could'a been...

9:17 AM  
Anonymous chris d said...

http://www.chrisdunmire.com/essays/2006/past-future.shtml

9:37 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

My first entry here -
http://anura.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-else-might-i-have-been-part-1.html
Planning to write in 2 parts as I have a lot more to write :-)

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Here's mine:

http://marilyn.typepad.com/california_fever/2006/08/next_time.html

10:22 AM  
Blogger wendylou who? said...

Hi Heres mine

quiet about alot of things

12:01 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

here is my link:

http://brittsoucy.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

I would also like to be listed on the sidebar as a participant if that's okay. www.brittsoucy.blogsopot.com
thanks!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Yummyteece said...

http://yummyteece.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

wow..... still drying tears and trying to stop shaking.
Great f'ing prompt ladies!

12:38 PM  
Blogger bRaEn said...

http://braenstormer.blogspot.com/

12:57 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

such a great prompt ladies! thank you...

here is mine:
http://bepresentbehere.blogspot.com/2006/08/i-might-have-been-sunday-scribblings.html

1:38 PM  
Blogger malachijones said...

Hey everyone,
thanks for the opportunity for a newbie to reflect and share.

Here's mine:
http://essentialethos.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

Thanks again.
malachijones

2:12 PM  
Blogger aithbhreac said...

Thanks for another great topic and for continuing to do such a great job hosting Sunday Scribblings!

http://keyofme.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Whoops! Posted early but forgot to put the link here. :)

http://lubles.typepad.com/blog/2006/08/sunday_scribbli.html

4:54 PM  
Blogger sundaycynce said...

I guess we have all gone every which way with this one.
Back at my main blog link:

http://sundaycynce.blogspot.com

5:14 PM  
Blogger sundaycynce said...

I, too, would like to be listed in your Participants sidebar list. I am really trying to make this an absolute committment. I LOVE Sunday Scribblings and that you have given us all both forum and focus.

I've also mused about a couple of possible topics and am not sure where to make those suggestions. I have thought of "In memory of / In tribute to" People could write about the passing of things like chivalry, courtesy, common sense, certain dances or music, as well as special people. I also really liked what could be done with "Parasites" You could talk about anything from fleas on your pet to the office jerk who never chips into the coffee club but will drink the last half a cup and use the last of the creamer with never a thot to apology or money or making a new pot. My particular nemesis in that area are the Kudzu or Trumpet Creeper vines that choke the life out of my grapefruit trees and take the paint off my concrete block house.

Thanks Laini and Megg for sharing this wonderful stimulus and opportunity with us!!!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous littlemissflora said...

http://www.xanga.com/littlemissflora/516462392/who-else-might-i-have-been.html

Thank you

5:54 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

just found this site..this is such an awesome idea! i'll definately be posting

here's this week's post:
http://slicesofserendipity.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

6:30 PM  
Anonymous samantha said...

Please list me on the sidebar as well!

http://sundayschoolrebel.typepad.com

6:44 PM  
Anonymous samantha said...

And, duh, here's my post!

http://sundayschoolrebel.typepad.com

6:44 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Life gives us many choices, and sometimes a bumpy journey! I am glad to be alive!
http://willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/2006/06/a_blogger_frien.html

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Mandi said...

http://mandilarsen.com/blog/2006/08/06/who-else-might-i-have-been/

P.S. I accidentally added this link to last week's post ("Two Cents") -- please ignore that!

7:14 PM  
Blogger lisrobbe said...

posted.

http://tonguetiedmuse.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-19-who-else-might-i.html

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Jamsey said...

I'd like to get in on this. This seems really cool. Please add me!

gular.vox.com

8:20 PM  
Blogger kelly rae said...

here ya go! www.kellyraeroberts.blogspot.com

10:41 PM  
Blogger Ang said...

http://ang4him.blogspot.com/2006/08/what-else-i-might-have-been.html

Thanks for the great prompt!

Ang

10:58 PM  
Anonymous tinker said...

What a fun prompt! Here's mine (actually ON Sunday, this time!):

ttp://tinkerart.typepad.com/tinker_art/2006/08/who_else_might_.html#more

11:14 PM  
Anonymous tinker said...

Oops! Left off the h!

http://tinkerart.typepad.com/tinker_art/2006/08/who_else_might_.html#more

11:18 PM  
Blogger Ali la Loca said...

http://ali2africa.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-who-else-might-i.html

Here's mine!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hi! sorry i am late with this. This topic was hard for me! Good job, ladies. ;)

http://believingsoul.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribble-who-i-might-have-been.html

8:30 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

PLEASE can I be on the side bar?? I see newer people than me there now. I always try to do a Scribble,( although I missed a couple when I was recovering.) But SS is my favorite blog thing! Pretty please? Huh? I'll bake you a cake.

:)

8:33 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I've scribbled
http://kmays.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribble-who-else-might-i-have.html

10:09 AM  
Blogger Yolanda said...

I posted mine .
here is the link www.perfectlyimperfect-yolanda.blogspot.com/2006/08/what-she-might-have-been-as-she-left.html

7:51 PM  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

mine is posted at

www.scenesfromaslowmovingtrain.blogspot.com

11:53 PM  
Blogger La Fuerza Artemis said...

Hi!! I'm brand new! I'm sorry I'm late; I was out of town for the weekend and I didn't have internet access. I hope I get posted!

http://teridaterrible.blogspot.com/

8:38 AM  
Blogger my pink sky said...

find my scribblings at http://underapinksky.blogspot.com/2006/08/belated-sunday-scribblings-who-else.html

6:27 AM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

This was fun. My entry is here:

http://knitorious.typepad.com/knitorious/2006/08/who_are_you.html

10:56 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Thank you, sweet things! ;)

oxox :)

11:05 AM  
Blogger alex said...

http://wingedheels.blogspot.com/2006/08/ss-who-else-could-i-have-been.html#comments

3:57 PM  
Blogger Star said...

If I'm too late to post for this week, so be it. This is my very late contribution:

Stars in My Heart

11:25 AM  
Blogger M said...

here's my link, I keep forgetting to give it to you!
http://creativestumblings.blogspot.com/2006/08/sunday-scribblings-and-photos.html

4:09 PM  
Blogger giggles said...

Participated....just wasn't sure how to link....hope I have it right!

http://happytiler.blogspot.com/2006/08/eye-to-i.html

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I've seen where I COULD have ended up...http://roswellgray.livejournal.com/191213.html

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