Posted by: malia | July 29, 2010

thursday thunks: drawing in the sand

Drawing in the Sand

1. We know how creative Berleen is with her terrific tee-shirts and such, so how about you? Do you draw anything or perhaps your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
i don’t make detailed pictures in the sand, but i do draw in it. random lines and such.

2. Kimber doesn’t always leave her house. I wonder if she knows what is out her back door. What is out your back door?
i actually don’t have a back door–my unit only has one door. but outside my sliding door is a newly-cleared lanai, with a couple of dying plants and the washer/dryer.

3. Do you prefer the beach, a pool or a lake? Why?
i love the beach for the sounds and smells. but to actually go into the water, i’d choose the pool for safety.

4. What is something recently that happened to you that you are REALLY excited about?
i get to pilot a promethean.

5. I am fortunate that I come from a very close family. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive? If not did you ever meet them?
no, they’re not, but yes, i have. my paternal great-grandfather lived to 97 and my maternal great-grandmother lived to 99, just a few months short of her 100th birthday (well, 25th, as she was a leap year baby). we visited my paternal great-grandfather every couple of months or so, until he got angry at us (and i don’t blame him for that, actually). he was such a wealth of information. i loved his stories of old hawai’i. my paternal great-grandmother died when i was 2 or 3, so i don’t have any recollection of her, but there are tons of pictures of me and her together. from the pictures, i could see that my great-grandmother was very loving, and she always had a smile on her face. but i can just imagine the stories she must’ve been able to tell–too bad i didn’t get to hear any of them. my dad was very close to his grandparents, as they were the ones who raised him, so we saw them more than i did my own grandma. so we actually saw them more than most people see their great-grandparents. like how it is on my mom’s side, actually! my maternal great-grandmother had 10 children, and all of them had at least 5 kids, so it was a big gathering every new year’s at their house. even after she passed, we’d still all meet up at that house, until all us great-grandkids got older, and now i hear it’s only one or two who still visit the house where my great-grandmother lived on new year’s. kinda sad. we only saw her once a year, so i’m not entirely sure she knew who we were. i mean, i’m pretty sure she did, but if she saw us out on the streets, i doubt she’d know. she only spoke okinawan, so we never really bonded with her, as she’d speak to us, and we’d be all what? and it would be frustrating for both parties. my maternal great-grandfather was alive until i was about 10, i think, but i remember the same thing–he never spoke english, and i doubt he knew who we were. they probably just knew us as the outcasts 🙂 since we (and another set of cousins) were the only ones who were not pure-blooded okinawans.

6. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group? Tell us about it.
do my kids count? 🙂

7. Have you ever bungee jumped? Would you ever bungee jump?
no. and no.

8. How strong emotionally do you think you are?
not very!!!

9. Kimber and Berleen still have NEVER met, yet they are best friends. What is the first thing you notice about people when you meet them?
their disposition.

10. Who do you mess with the most?
my son.

11. Who was the last person you talked to on a landline?
oh wow. hmm. i think it was the cable company. oh no, wait, that was automated. umm. maybe my dad, as he’s the only one who doesn’t call my cell. but that would’ve been months ago.

12. I finally saw Avatar this week. What was the last movie you watched long after it came out and loved?
this would be most movies, as i rarely watch movies when it’s still in the theaters. however, which one did i *love*? hmm. i really don’t know. i’ll have to think about this.

13. What did you dream about last night?
hmm i don’t remember. i do remember a couple in the past week though that freaked me out. they involved a friend of mine who recently passed away.

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