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Plinky asked, “Which of your friends have you know for the longest amount of time?”
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I’m just going to count people I’m regularly in touch with offline who are not close kin, or things would be very complex, as there are lots of old friends and relatives on my Facebook friends list.
I’ve technically known Tate since high school, but we didn’t get to know each other very well until this past year. So I suppose James, who I met via Sam back in 1998, wins the prize for being around the longest, poor guy.
Plinky said, “List your top five strengths.”
1) When I give my word or my heart, I don’t change my mind. I’m loyal to a fault.
2) I can learn just about anything I care to learn. Intelligence is useful.
3) I don’t lie or misrepresent myself. I’m the same person online and offline. I practice radical honesty.
4) I inherited creativity from both of my grandmothers. I’m great with colors and am a talented stitcher.
5) I’m a survivor. I’ve experienced some terribly painful things starting in childhood and haven’t allowed them to ruin my life.
This month’s NaBloPoMo theme is “Jump.” All the prompts have been centered around that theme, but I haven’t yet used them. I’m going to play catch-up here.
What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word jump?
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word “jump” is a family lore that said I could not manage to jump as a child. I tried and tried, but I just couldn’t get off the ground without something to jump off of (I was fearless then, though). Maybe that’s one reason I’m just not terribly excited about this month’s theme.
What is something you recently jumped into?
I jumped back into playing the ukulele, after some contemplation.
How do you feel about starting new projects? and How do you feel about new people jumping into your life? and Do you need to look before you leap?
I’m not fearless at this stage in my life. I definitely look before I leap, especially regarding bringing new people into my life. I don’t jump into projects, either, although I would probably be more likely to do that if I had more money available. I’m hoping to return to work soon and improve that situation, at least.
What is something you’d like to jump into if you had more time/money?
As I mentioned in a recent post, I would try weaving. I might even try spinning.
Plinky asked, “Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Oprah, definitely. I was on her show about ten years ago to talk about internet safety and our family’s experience with cyberstalking.
I’m so tired of all the depressing stories in my Facebook news feed. Every day there’s more news about all the ground lost in women’s rights (especially reproductive rights) in this country, or something like the terrible results of the Wisconsin efforts to recall Governor Walker, or some child gone missing, or people shot dead while doing something innocuous like attending a funeral (that happened in Dekalb County, here in the metro Atlanta area, yesterday).
So I deliberately try to find positive things to counteract all that negative stuff. I’m always on the lookout for them, and would love any suggestions y’all have for such.
- Positive Press, home of the Positive Quote of the Day list, Positive News list, and other resources.
- The Daily Good is an entire web site full of good news, with a mailing list you can subscribe to in order to get a daily dose delivered up to your mailbox. Of course they’re on Facebook, too.
- Open Your Mind is a Facebook community full of good stuff.