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Twenty-Five Things About the Storyteller

Updated on June 20, 2020

Just to do this

I wrote this on Facebook in March. No one believes number 16, but it's true.

01. I can laugh with almost anyone, about nearly anything.
02. I sing. I use to do so in public. My most embarrassing role was as a "Follie's Girl,"-it involved a lot of sequins and feathers. My favorite role was of Belle in Beauty in the Beast in high school. I went to an almost entirely caucasian high school, so that was very progressive of them. ;-).
03. My second grade teacher told my parents that I had unusual writing ability, but all I heard was unusual.
04. My first, and most significant imaginary friend's name was Deter, and our relationship completely freaked my mother out. It freaked her out so much in fact, that at times I've thought about restoring Deter and my relationship...just for fun.
05. I can say now that I love God with my whole heart, my whole mind, and my whole strength, with all that I am, and I don't believe I could always say that.
06. I have visited 15 countries, my favorite was China.
07. I have a whole lot of fight to me, but I choose my battles carefully.
08. I will go into Paradise, or into the ground, aching for the suffering that I've seen, and all the suffering that I haven't seen.
09. I consider my co-workers at Sutter (a hospital in the East Bay) extended family. I am astounded how strangers united initially only by workplace, can hold hands so tightly in the darkness of each other's grief.
10. I am in the ever-slowing process of writing a book very close to my heart, and starting a business from the heart as well. Please tell the nurses in the psych ward that the nervous breakdown I'm going to have was premeditated. It meant getting some time off work.
11. I love heroes. And I believe anyone, and everyone, with the guts to tell others about the God they love, and to help the receptive understand Him, are heroes.
12. I love dogs...in other people's yards. I love babies...in other people's cribs. I am just not ready.
13. I never read the life handbook. And really, I wouldn't have followed the rules anyway.
14. I have never disclosed my greatest fear to anyone, and I have only told my greatest wish to one person.
15. I have lived in 6 cities as an adult, and I love, love, love the one I live in now. I belong in California.
16. I have never eaten a pop tart.
17. I had the biggest crush ever on Axl Rose from about 12 years old til...what day is it? Yep, it's true.
18. I am biased but personally, I believe I have the greatest group of friends in the world.
19. I believe there is no work of art that rivals the human body.
20. I read incessantly.
21. I use to have a profound, awkward stuttering problem! It's resolved, but every now and then, if I'm around a stutterer for long, it all comes back. But stuttering was one of the reasons I started writing early in the first place. 
22. I've delivered babies for a discount! Every labor nurse has. For some reason, not all babies read the rulebook, and don't always come the way we plan.
23. I'd like to torch the house of whomever thought it was a good idea for people to make typed, 4-page birth plans! Plan to burn your birth plan. It ain't happening like that.
24. I have made two decisions that have only grown more and more right to me: getting baptized in the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit, and becoming a nurse.
25. I believe in love now more than ever.


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    • ahostagesituation profile imageAUTHOR

      SJ 

      10 years ago

      I wrote this and posted it to FB last year because when I joined facebook, I hadn't seen a lot of them in a very long time. I did some wandering. I think you picked my favorites from this list, and thanks for reading! God Bless you as well.

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      Richard Parr 

      10 years ago from Australia

      Love the list, and if i might be allowed to choose a few personal favorites: 4, 5, 11, 24. But hey, they were all an inspiring read. God bless.

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      Diesel 

      10 years ago

      Go in guns blazin tomorrow, mami! Ur gonna kill it! Take no prisoners. Text me after

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      Diesel 

      10 years ago

      Claro que si, querida. You'll be fine.

    • ahostagesituation profile imageAUTHOR

      SJ 

      10 years ago

      Fuh reals. Build me a time machine and go back and make Marcella give me a pop tart! Follies girl: one who smiles a lot, does high kicks, and shakes booty on stage. We were the "dream sequence" of the male lead to help him make decisions. Quiet you. No puedo placticar, tengo que estudiar! Seriously. I'm on lockdown. Estas orando? Tengo miedo! You're a good man, Deez. Tiene que orar acerca de mi prueba! I am...and I aint too proud to beg. Must do, good buddy, must do.

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      Diesel 

      10 years ago

      Nice. Number 1 and 20 I know for sure. Now, "Follie's Girl?" ??? And no pop tart? For reals?

    • ahostagesituation profile imageAUTHOR

      SJ 

      10 years ago

      Thank you! Feels right. I'll check on your hubs as soon as I can. Looking forward to it! I do read some suspense.

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      dl53acy 

      10 years ago from East Texas

      ahostagesituation You are so real! I love the way you express yourself through your writing! Keep it up! :)

    • ahostagesituation profile imageAUTHOR

      SJ 

      11 years ago

      It just gets scarier and scarier, Margaret. ;-).

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      Margaret 

      11 years ago

      Glad I got to know more about you....

    • ahostagesituation profile imageAUTHOR

      SJ 

      11 years ago

      hilarious! this hub I didn't think would get read, I just wanted to post this. Fawntia, I do not avoid them. I just keep missing the opportunity somehow. Wasn't something my mom would have ever bought, and then later I'd mention the fact that I've never tried a poptart to someone, and they'd say, well I'm giving you one! And then we'd never get around to it. So to this day, i've never eaten one. Kristin, I like what we have in common! Cool. and as far as 10 goes...The book is about my experiences in childbirth and I'm no where near finished. The business, while I'd love to say, we have a bunch of non disclosure agreements out, and I can't mention it yet. I will be happy to soon, though. ;). Lorie! Good to see your comment, and I'll consider a Deter hub. Thanks for reading!

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      Laurel Rogers 

      11 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      All I want to know is a bit more about Deter! A hub, please?

    • ilmdamaily profile image

      ilmdamaily 

      11 years ago from A forgotten corner of a dying empire. OK, it's Australia :-)

      I love this. I'm a little of 21, alot of 11 & 20 and none of 2:-)

      And 25 is my everything.

      Tell us more about 10!

      Now do yourself a favour and go read this:

      http://www.productiveflourishing.com/the-world-wil...

      Nice work.

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      Fawntia Fowler 

      11 years ago from Portland

      Do you deliberately avoid pop-tarts? It's probably for the best (although they can be delicious in a terribly artificial way).

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