Saturday, September 29, 2012

The List

Please review the list, answer the questions, and let the fun begin!!  (Thanks to cherishing hopes and....)

The List

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.

I am Black. I have two daughters, that are probably African Americans.  I am retired.  I have hypertension. I love casinos. I love to travel.  I love relationships. I love my body.  I love all music. I live in Honolulu. I vote.  I played horse shoes with my father. I pay taxes. I have a great brother-in-law. I eat poke. I miss my friends in Chicago. I have a green thumb when it come to house plants. I am far-sighted.  I prefer to tell the truth. My middle name is Ann.

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

I have a fear of dogs, because of signs posted about, "Beware of Dog", I didn't even have to see the dog, just the thought made me afraid.  Fear of any empty body of water, whether a tub, sink, vat, whatever, something has to be in it, a duckie, towel, soap etc.  I don't know the origin of this fear, it has been around forever.  Fear of driving on skyways, just coming upon them looking at the height off the ground is scary for me.  This fear started after, I lost my dad.

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

This one is a little complicated because I have lost both my parents.  My mom and my relationship with her was one of respect.  I came to believe that regardless to what she said in addition to consistent hovering over us, and the badgering, the countless discussions of one's self worth all just meant how much she loved us and what she wanted for us was the best.  Basically, we grew up not to settle for any less.  I love and dearly miss my mom's calling me at 5:30a.m. just to talk.  I'd always say, "Mom you're waking me up", to which she would respond, Well, I figured I could get you now!! My relationship with my dad did not really develop until after he and my mom divorced.  He was quiet through out the marriage of 25 years.  What I thought about him for 25 years was not true.  I am so glad I got to know my dad at all.  He was kind, funny, hard working, adopted and raised by 2 aunts in Pittsburgh.  I loved that man, and miss him dearly.

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

To be more understanding of my parents
Spend more time with my grandmother
Spend more time with my baby sister
Stay more focused in school
Spend more time in the kitchen cooking with my mom
Go fishing with my dad
Start a hobby
Be nicer to myself
Do not worry so much about what others think
Don't use peroxide in your hair

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

To travel to Chicago, Vegas, Houston.
To have a good pizza.
To lose 10 pounds
To be rich in love and money
To be healthy

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Losing family members, is the hardest thing I have ever experienced.

7. What is your dream job, and why?

I think my dream job was at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the French Department.  My boss had the corner office on the 14th floor.  My girlfriend and I would take turns sitting in his chair looking out over the city.

8. What are 5 passions you have?

Oceans and Beaches
The Beauty of Nature
The Innocence of Babies
Art, Movies, and Reading

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

Mom and Dad what they taught me of love, grace, strength, and class.  My sister Lorrine influenced me with her grace in the face of the known and unknown, steadfast faith, and love of God forever. Martin Luther King in his speeches and beliefs of the good in all mankind.  Malcolm X for his fire and quest of truth, for seeing the truth and speaking the truth.  Micheal Jackson in his artistry and dance.  John F. Kennedy a great president, one that bought emotions to the White House.  My daughters Corrine and Nancy, one for the love  of her family, and the other for love of her self. Michael Jordan that winning spirit and determination.

10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

I am going to answer a question each day.  See my answers and begin yours!!

Thanks for your participation.

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
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