Friday, August 1, 2008

Whatever it is...

Today I wanted to share some new creations, but since they're incomplete at this point, I figured that instead I'd share some facts about myself + a picture. (Inspired by a post on a blog that I really enjoy visiting.)

1. 5 of your favorite things
- hugs

2. 5 things you wanted to be when you grew up
-a cashier
-a painter
-a business owner
-a singer
-a teacher

3. 5 of the best compliments that you have ever received
-"i like that you can just be yourself."-my guy
-"i know you've got a good head on your shoulders." - daddy
-"i like your hair...looks really nice." -said to me by some guy in '03 right after i'd "gone natural" and cut my hair down to about 1/2 inch and still wasn't too comfortable with it being that short.
-"you got skills."~various people " :-D
-"look at those big, pretty eyes!!"- random lady when i was a child. meaningful because i was always teased in school about how *huge* my thick glasses made my eyes look.

4. 5 songs that you would pick as your theme songs.
just off the top...
-african sunset-zap mama (somebody's pics...zap mama's song)
-let it be-jill scott...(lyrics)
-happy face-destiny's child (an old favorite from high school) lyrics
(edited to add this clip. now if that doesn't get you pumped up, you must be dead!)
-stepping razor-peter tosh
-salt-lizz wright....(questionable) lyrics
(absolute musical phenomenon...only 28 yrs. old. wow.)

5. 5 people that inspire(d) you.
-ms. diana kimble (organic farmer, activist, and all around inrpirational person)
- peter tosh
-dr. john henrik clarke
-my daddy
-jamyla bennu

me circa 2006

It's so funny how doing these lists is such a challenge for me. There's just so much, and it's like my mind goes blank trying to think of answers But I think what's listed gives a pretty good representation.

*Hopefully* those garments will be done by Sunday so I can show y'all.



T.Allen-Mercado said...

I love the list, and you're so working the hair. I try to get a list completed every Tuesday-it's nice to focus inward every once in a while. This week's list was perfect timing I was feeling a bit tread upon and then remembered how many people love me and lift me up and knew it's be alright. Thanks for hanging out at my blog. Peace.

tattytiara said...

With a favourite things list like that you're destined for a long and happy life.

...and yes indeed, you do have great hair.

AuntDsHandcrafts said...

Cool idea for a blog post! I would probably have trouble coming up with so many anwers :)

Victoria said...

I enjoy that as a kid you had wanted to be a cashier. I remember also thinking as a child that would be a fun job, as I liked the sounds that the cash register made!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

like the hair doo
hugs are great
start that business now folk

fly tie said...

thanks all.

@ victoria--yeah. being a cashier used to sound like the best thing in the world when i was young. my cousins and i used to always play store and fought over who'd be the cashier, ha! after growing up and working retail for a number of yrs. i'll have to pass on it at this point. our pretend stores weren't as chaotic and filled with insane folk as i found out the real ones can be. :-/

@ torrance--am doing it and in the process of doing it bigger :-)