Friday, December 2, 2011

5 things: A Writer's Workshop Prompt

I'm linking up with Mamakatslosinit this week and picked one of her prompts (because I saw it over at my friend Rachel's 'hood and knew I had to do it!) to use for this post:

Five Things. List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe.

Now, if you've been reading me for a while you might know some of the things I am about to mention, but forgive me, sometimes it's hard to be creative and new!

* 5 things YOU don’t know about ME *
I used to be able to tie a cherry stem with my tongue (it's been a while but I'd like to think I still could if prompted!). Truth.

I have been parasailing. Alone. In the sky. Yes. Yes, I have.

Most of the people I have dated [and the one I subsequently married] have been men I met at work.
4. The first concert my husband and I went to together was Bare Naked Ladies.

My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. It is one of a handful of flicks I can and will watch every single time it appears on my television. And quote. Dodgeball is another. (Oops. Ssh. Don't tell anyone!)

* 5 things I'm knowledgeable about *

General Hospital. Go on. Ask me anything.

The '86 Mets. The World Series that year. Nothing better.

3. New York City. This includes the other boroughs, although not necessarily all of them.
(I'm lookin' at you, Bronx and Staten Island!)

Pizza. Fer realz, yo. I mean, I AM from New York and all.

5. Matters of the heart. I just am. That's who I am.

* 5
things I know nothing about *

Bacon. Unless it's turkey I've got nothing.

Geography. I suck at it, people. Plain and simple.

Physics. Say what?

College basketball. Gasp. I know. I live in the Triangle. It's horrible. I figure I'll learn when my daughter attends a college in town.

Snow cream. Despite living here for so many years, each year I hear about it and just don't get it. It's not something we Northern girls do back home. Seriously. How does that work, again? Fresh clean snow. Vanilla? Something like that? Yeah - okay. I'll stick with Edy's or Ben and Jerry's.

5 things I believe *

That a person's heart can feel so full that they think it might explode.

That cancer sucks so royally and some day there will be a cure. I also believe that the cure will come in my daughter's lifetime - if not my own. (But I seriously hope I live to see the day.)

That I have been truly blessed to have the most amazing parents. 'Nuff said.

That my brother and sister-in-law are two of the most important people in my life.

That I do not have to be a size two, six or ten to be a beautiful woman. I am already there - despite or because of my current size. And the size of my heart and soul are what matter more than that of my body.
Thanks for listening, everyone. And if you shared your lists, I'd love to see them. I haven't caught up with all of the linkers yet over at Mama Kat's.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great lists!

I am reading a book I think I'd like to send you when done. I think it'd appeal to your NYC and social worker sides :-) I picked it up because of AIDS week - it's called The Least of These Our Brethren. Have you read it? It's a little outdated, but so far very compelling.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Okay, here's a test. Brenda and Jagger? Or Brenda and Miquel? Was she 12 back then?

Snow ice cream... Not today with all the gunk in the air. I'm a northern girl in NC too. I wouldn't think there would be much opportunity down here.

blueviolet said...

I believe there will be a cure for cancer too! I do, I do, I do.

I used to watch GH faithfully, back in the Jack Wagner Felicia days. lol

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I have much to say... I will try not to go on too long
5 Things I didn't know
#2 and yet you don't drive? Parasailing seems way scarier!
#5 Did you go to the 25th anniversary showing at Koka Booth? So FUN!
5 Things you Know
#2 and #4 OMGracious #4!!!
5 Things you know nothing
#4 with you there
#5 I felt the same way... you should try it... my kids think it's all that!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Snow cream kinda freaks me out. Totally agree about the size thing too.

Hines-Sight said...

Great lists.

When I worked in TV, I worked for an ABC affiliate so I was pretty caught up on all my ABC soaps, too. The TV was on all the time.


Two Normal Moms said...

I used to watch GH - a long time ago. The other day I flipped on the tv during the day and it was on that channel. And there was Sonny. Somethings never change. LOL

I hope there is a cure for cancer! I also hope more emphasis will be placed on prevention.

OH to have my team win the World Series. Well, that's not likely to happen anytime soon! ;-)

Becca said...

I know what you mean about geography. I do okay at knowing where the US states are but I am bad at knowing more than which continent other countries are on.

Rachel @ Totally Ovar It said...

I adore you! Your list so completely resonates with me. There are so many things I fully feel, except the 86 Mets and knowing NYC, that I think it was kismet we connected in this huge blogosphere. You are an amazing person, captivating writer, witty commentator and loving soul. Btw, thanks for the shout out!

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