Thursday, March 19, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I have an account on Facebook and was recently "tagged." If you have an account there, you may have been asked to participate in this ritual of sharing 25 things about yourself. After giving it some thought, here are my entries:

  1. I am very competitive. At one point in time, my own family would not play me in the board game of Monopoly.™

  2. At the age of 16, I graduated fifth from a class of about 525 students and was accepted to the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor.

  3. I didn't vote for President Obama and I am offended when folks, regardless of their race, assume that I did because of my race.

  4. One of my most humbling moments as a parent occurred when I couldn't help my daughter with her Music Class homework, despite my undergraduate degree in Engineering.

  5. I know what it feels like to have my heart broken; I have been a Detroit Lions fan for about 30 years.

  6. My favorite colors are black and red. (Detroit Cooley High)

  7. The scariest moment in my life occurred not when I was robbed at gun-point in my then North Rosedale neighborhood, but when I witnessed the birth of my first child; I was clueless.

  8. The last time I cried was two months ago, as I listened to a prospective student for my CCW Class, voluntarily recount her experience of being brutally raped.

  9. It was never a goal of mine to be wealthy, as I am not. However, because of my children, my family, and my friends I consider myself richer than Bill Gates.

  10. I am a Certified Auctioneer. I can count faster backwards than most people can count forwards.

  11. I have never attended at hockey game. In fact, I don't even know the rules.

  12. I have the uncanny ability to get whatever I want. The real trick is knowing how not to want the wrong things.

  13. While in college and holding down a cooperative job with GM™ I was at one time the Region IV Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Previously, I had served as a Chapter President.

  14. I can proudly state that I never had a Jheri Curl.

  15. I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right.

  16. My favorite ice cream flavor is Butter Pecan.

  17. My left ear lobe is pierced but I rarely wear an earring in it.

  18. I want to get a tattoo but can't think of anything that important.

  19. I am a true Libra and could never date one.

  20. I studied Latin for three years in high school. My personal motto is "Audentes Fortuna Juvat."

  21. My personality is best summed as an "Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove."

  22. I believe that the warmest spots in Hell are reserved for pedophiles, rapists, and jackers.

  23. I have never missed voting in an election since turning 18. I am starting to become disillusioned with politics.

  24. I am the first person in my family to have graduated from college.

  25. I don't like big churches.
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