Kicking It Old School

Today, I’m kicking it old school.  I remember back in the day we use to buy the friendship books and we had to list our top 5 favorite things for different topics-food, movies, bands, etc.  As a matter of fact, I recently found one of my friendship books from junior high.  It was funny seeing all the things I liked back then and still like today-Boyz II Men, gummy bears, Dawson’s Creek, Bruce Lee.  Thanks to Mrs AOK for tagging me!  It’s a pleasant distraction from all the stuff that has been happening in the news these past few days.
Five Things I Have A Passion For
My Faith: I’m not one those holier than thou type.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not perfect.  I fall down, but as Steve Harvey said, “Don’t trip, He ain’t through with me yet!”  I’m committed to growing and getting stronger in my faith.
My Family:  I will catch a case for my family!  Yes, I don’t play around when it comes to the ones I love.  And when it comes to my kids, I’m a ride or die mama.
Writing:  I love to write.  Blogging, short stories, novels, poetry, etc.  I just love to write.  My mom use to joke that I was born with a pen in my hand. LOL
Charity:  Giving back is just part of who I am.  If I have it to give then I do.  If I don’t then I’m pointing the person in need to someone who I know does.  I miss the days when if a person in our neighborhood was going through a tough time, the whole community pitched in to help.  We don’t do that anymore.  If our neighbor loses his/her job, some of us could care less how they feed their family or pay their bills.
Food:  Whether it’s cooking it or eating it, I thoroughly enjoy food.
Five Things I Would Like To Do Before I Die
Live Abroad:  I enjoy being an American, but I would love the opportunity to experience living in a different country and culture for at least two years.  It has to be somewhere with beautiful sights, family friendly and great food!
See My Kids Grow Up:  There’s so much going on in this world.  I pray daily that I get the chance to see my kids grow up.  I want to see them finish school, start careers, get married and have a child or two.
Make A Bestseller List:  I think at some point and time almost every writer wants to see one of their works on a bestseller’s list.
Take A Family Vacation:  The Mr and I have never been on a vacation together in the almost 9 years we’ve been together.  And now that we have the kids, I don’t want them to look back and see only family vacations as being something that just consisted of vacationing with my mom.  I want us to have a real family vacation that includes the Mr.
Meet Oprah: No explanation needed.
Five Things I Say A Lot
“Be nice!”:  The kiddies can get rough sometimes.
“You know what?”
“Y’all”: You’ll find most people use this word a lot, especially in the South.
“I need a snack.”

Five Books Or Magazines I’ve Read Lately
Always the Wedding Planner Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker
20 Easy Crochet Patterns #1 by Lisa Hamblin
Beautiful, Magical, Amazing Ballet by Mary Lee
Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Five Favorite Movies
Dirty Dancing
The Last Dragon
Rush Hour
Fifth Element
Five Places I Want To Travel
Paris:  It’s the city of love. Plus, I hear the food is delicious!
Greece: There’s just something gorgeous about those pictures of the houses built in the hills right on the water front.

Five People I’d Like To See Link-Up To This Old School Blog
I’m pretty sure all of my blogging friends have done this tag already.  So, here are a few celebs I’d like to see try this on their blogs.
Barack Obama
Mary Mary

Hope y’all have learned something new about me.  I’ll be linking my post up on The Miss Elaine-ous Life and Writing,Wishing.  Also you can check out more posts on Twitter.  Just search hashtag #OSBlog. 


  1. Kita

    July 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I say y'all a lot too charity and writing are mines also if I was rich I would give all of it away to anyone who needed without even doing something for myself I have a bad habit of doing that.

  2. Mrs.AOK

    July 18, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Thank you!!
    Thanks for joining in on this fun link-up I always love to read more about the people behind the blog 🙂
    We have quite a few things in common! And I agree I need to take a real family trip one were we aren't just visiting family, we haven't done that yet 🙁 Don't get me wrong it's nice to see family, but I'd love to take my kiddos somewhere… we don't vacation much…

  3. Alison

    July 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I'm not Southern, or even American, but I write 'y'all' all the time! 🙂

  4. Mrsteeh

    July 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I write y'all alot more than I actually speak it which is funny now that I think about it…

  5. MrsTee

    July 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I write y'all alot more than I actually speak it which is funny now that I think about it…

  6. Elaine Alguire

    July 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I have a passion for food too. Especially the chocolate kind! 😉

    Thanks for linking up!!

  7. Unknown

    July 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I have a passion for food too. Especially the chocolate kind! ;)Thanks for linking up!!

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