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I've Been Tagged...Eight Random Facts You Probably Don't Care to Know About Me


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List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
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I was tagged by JaniceNW... Here are Eight Random Facts About Me. (in no particular order):

1. I collect Barbie dolls. Yes, Barbie. I don’t track my collection the way I used to but I have more than 250. I like all kinds of Barbies but most of my collection is Black. Yes, Barbie went ethnic in a big way but many folks don’t know about it. I have the first Black Barbie…Bob Mackie’s Starlight Splendor Barbie and Fantasy Goddess of Africa Barbie…and the entire Byron Lars Runway Collection and Treasures of Africa Collection. The photo is of Mbili Barbie, the second doll in the Treasures of Africa Collection. My next addition is to have the hair re-rooted on my Brandy doll so that she has locks. Anywho, e-mail me privately if you want to talk Barbies.

2. I like ketchup AND mustard on French fries. What can I say, I like my fries this way. Try it with home fries not that fast food stuff…delicious. I don’t partake as frequently as I used to because too much fried food is just not good for our bodies. Let me know if you try it.

3. I am shy. This will surprise some who know me. Although I am very strong-willed and typically find myself in a leadership position at work or in civic organizations, I really am shy. I am passionate about issues that I’m passionate about. I don’t talk just to hear my self talk and I am bothered by people who do.

4. My daughter and I have the same birthmark. If you’ve been reading my blog for a minute, you know that my daughter passed away. After giving birth to her, one of the first things I noticed as the doctor held her in the air, was the birthmark just above her left knee…the same shape and location as mine. The only thing I could think was, wow, a miniature version of me.

5. My lips are freckled. Yep and I was teased regularly for it when I was growing up. As I have aged, it’s not as noticeable even when I'm not wearing lipstick and besides I really don’t care what anyone else thinks about it anyway.

6. I sleep with a television on. I don't know if it's the light, the noise or both but it's so difficult for me to fall asleep unless a television is on. Complete darkness and total silence kinda creep me out.

7. I  finished reading The Color Purple while waiting in line for the movie. My friends thought I was crazy but I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie. You know how important details can be omitted sometimes; I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any significant points in the movie version of the story.

8. I was a tomboy. I played sports better than all the boys in my neighborhood except one. I also did girlie-girl things but the boys seem to have more fun. I learned differently when I became a teenager.

I'm not tagging anyone else....Smooches!