30 Day Photo Challenge: Day 1

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts

1. Growing up, I had a love for fashion and for law enforcement. So I could not make up my mind on what I wanted to be when I grew up. A fashion designer, an FBI agent specializing in forensics or a lawyer? Ironically, I ended up as none of the above. But my love for those careers tends to show itself in my life regularly. I love fashion, will visit a law library just to read and am obsessed with crime shows like the 1st 48 and Forensic Files. I still idolize Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs ‘til this day.

2. I could eat bread and cheese pretty much all the time and not get sick of it. Love it.

3. The worst bathroom I have ever seen was the Po Lin Monastery outside of Hong Kong. My best friend Herman loves to tell the story because he knows how much of a clean freak I am and the look on my face was hysterical. All I will say is imagine a hole in the floor, open stalls and no toilet paper. Yeah, that’s it in a nutshell. One of my best quotes ever...upon seeing the sinks OUTSIDE of the bathroom, I looked over to my friend Barbara and said, “This doesn’t look good.”

4. When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with music and clubbing. My dad was strict so I was in the house a lot. But periodically, I’d sneak out and hit the clubs. First club I ever went to was Studio 54 when I was 14 in 1984. I still managed to never do drugs and maintain decent grades. I just loved to hear the music and dance.

5. I call my bedroom the Audrey room. Yes, my obsession with Audrey Hepburn is a bit much but I don’t care. That’s my girl.

6. My second favorite to Audrey is Grace Kelly. Every time I watch Rear Window, I cannot take my eyes off of her outfits and I just stare at how graceful and confident she moves. To me, she and Audrey are the epitome of what a lady should be. They were beautiful but humble…they were genuine, smart and confident. And they didn’t need to show their bodies to get attention.

7. I have always yearned to be a mom. I was gifted with the second best thing...a niece who is like a clone of me, Savana. That’s us in the pic above. I was lucky enough to be chosen as her godmother and I take that seriously.

8. I’m a gadget girl. They’re like shiny toys to me. I just got one of those flip video cameras for Christmas and I cannot stop playing around with it, lol.

9. I love movies where there is a strong female action lead. I get giddy at the thought of watching Kill Bill and yearn for my own yellow Adidas track suit and Hattori Hanzo sword. I have watched Aliens so much that I can recite every line from memory and plan to name my first born daughter Ripley. LOL

10. My longest relationship was 8 years long. And he was my first serious boyfriend at the age of 18. That was a learning experience since I was late in the dating game.

11. Every time the movie The Way We Were comes on, I burst into tears. It’s one of the saddest movies I have ever seen. I hate that there was not a happy ending.

12. My first job was at Woolworth’s when I was 16. And it was one of those Woolworth’s with a soda fountain. I only made $3.35 an hour, which was minimum wage back in 1987.

13. I’m allergic to shellfish, Chapstick and Dove soap. Weird, I know.

14. To this day, everytime I hear the music from the Mr Softee ice cream truck, I stop in my tracks and have to resist the urge to yell out "Mom! Mr Softee is here!". I feel like I am 8 again, waiting for my mom to throw money (wrapped in foil) out the window and yelling out at me to get a vanilla milkshake for my dad.

15. Needy, clingy people turn me off. I’m the type of person that likes to be alone at times and not be bothered. While I do have the gift of gab, I have my times where I am quiet and just taking in everything. Which is funny, since I have such an outgoing personality and consider myself an extrovert. The only friend I talk to almost daily is my BFF Herman. My friend Marie says I am a low-maintenance friend, lol. So those people who require constant contact usually do not like being my friend. I am lucky enough to have a circle of friends who get that and it works. Usually, if we go weeks without speaking, when we do speak, it’s like no time has lapsed. We do all keep in contact in some form be it email, Facebook or even a text. And I feel so blessed to have those great friends in my circle who get me.

1 comment

  1. Hi!

    I too have started doing the 30 day Challenge!!

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    I'm new to blogging and am already loving it!!

    Hope to follow along with your challenge!!

    - Mel ♥