25 Authors Who Influenced Me…

I was tagged by SJP of Sojourner’s Place about a week or so ago. So I am finally getting around to posting it! It some how got out that I love reading and so this tag is right up my alley! I have to write down the 25 writers who influenced me.
When I was younger I have been know to take a book to family functions or even to parties, find me a nice spot and read! I still carry books around with me to this day. I always loved those commercials that said “Reading Is Fundamental!” because it is. When is the last time you read a good book?
Firstly, let me say that everyone on this list did not influence me in the traditional way but everyone on this list has written something(s) that had a lasting impression on me for various reasons.
Secondly let me say that I am not a pigeon hole type of person and that also goes for my reading. I read what pleases, engages, excites, frightens, or brings me joy!!!
Enjoy the list!

With the exception of number 1 on this list the writers are in no particular order.

  1. Jackie Spencer (My mom just published her first book, I’ll blog about it later)!
  2. Judy Blume
  3. Stephen Edwin King
  4. Maya Angelou
  5. Langston Hughes
  6. Mark Twain
  7. Zora Neal Hurston
  8. Alex Hailey
  9. Nikki Giovanni
  10. Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. All the Writers of the Bible (Especially Solomon!)
  12. Virginia Hamilton
  13. Lorraine Hansberry
  14. Agatha Christie
  15. Frederick Douglass
  16. Charles Dickens
  17. Dr. William Edward Burghardt Dubois
  18. Edgar Allen Poe
  19. Octavia Butler
  20. Phyllis Wheatley
  21. Tananarive Due
  22. Charlotte Bronte
  23. Emily Bronte
  24. Donald Goines
  25. William Shakespeare

Whew!!!!!!!!! There are more but these came to mind first!
I am supposed to tag 25 people…Yea, I will tag 5 people!

So, Melanie, Dori, Keith, Marva, & Shae, TAG, You’re it!!

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Angel – Meme


It’s Saturday, a slow blogging day and I was tagged for this cute meme by my blogging sister Ms. Grapevine! It’s pretty simple…
1. Put your Music Player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT! After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 3 other people and then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the MEME themselves!
So here goes!!

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Heaven – Mary Mary

2. WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Awesome – Twinkie Clark

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Heaven Sent – Keyshia Cole

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Is This The Way Love Feels – Chrisette Michele

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Teenage Love Affair – Alicia Keys

6. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Total Praise – Angella Christie

7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
If I Was A Bird – Floetry

8. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS
I Need You Now – Smokie Norful

9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Everything Part 1 – Tye Tribett & GA

10. WHAT IS 2+2?
Lost Without You – Robin Thicke

11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
The Game Of Love – Santana & Michelle Branch

12. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Honey – Erykah Badu

13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Make Me Over – Tonex

15. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Hide Me – Kirk Franklin

16. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This – Will Downing & Rachelle Ferrell

17. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
I Live To Worship You – Lamar Campbell & Spirit Of Praise

18. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Grazing In The Grass – Hugh Masekela

19. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
We Fall Down – Donnie McClurkin

20. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
How Deeply I Need You – Shekinah Glory Ministry “Live”

21. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Soul Sista – Bilal

22. WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?
Angel – Chaka Kahn

Sorry But I’m not tagging anyone! If you want to do this, let me know so I can come by and check it out!

Regina

World Wide Link Love!

  1. Make new friends around the world.
  2. Feel the Link Love.
  3. Gain new readers and subscribers.

Rules:

  1. Copy from “~* start copying here *~” to “~*end copying here*~” and paste it on your blog.
  2. At the end of the list, put your name and the country you are in…it doesn’t matter what your nationality is, just put the country where you are publishing your blog. Don’t forget to put links at your name.
  3. If you have many blogs, you can link all of it, just make sure you post the same on each blog.
  4. Tag eight or more of your blog friends.
  5. Tip for blogspot users: make sure you copy and past the code in Compose mode.
  6. Wanna join and you can’t find your name on the list? Just leave a comment here.

Worldwide Link Love! Participants

1. Julia (Philippines)
2. Blog Tambayan (Philippines)
3. Mind Relaxing Ideas (Philippines)
4. BROOD Online Portal (Philippines)
5. The Blog Reviewer (Philippines)
6. The Good and The Bad News Around Us (Philippines)
7. Pagod Ka Na Bang Maging si Juan? (Philippines)
8. Ordinary People, Ordinary Day (Philippines)
8. Catherine (Malaysia)
9. Make Money Online (Philippines)
10. Saving Lives, (Minneapolis, United States)
11. New York Renovator, (New York, United States)
12. Entrecard Favorites (New Jersey, United States)
13. Hulag (Iloilo City, Philippines)
14. Roxiticus Desperate Housewives (New York, United States)
16. Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
17. The Buzz (Auckland, New Zealand)
18. New York Traveler.net (New York, United States)
19. The Sewing Mom (Texas, United States)
20. Back 2 the Land (Washington, United States)
21. Eleanor Blog (Scotland)
22. Freaky Frugalite (New York, United States)
23. Robin’s Woods (Washington, United States)
24. Daisy the Curly Cat (Florida, United States)
25. Make Money Online for Free (Florida, United States)
26. Prove Me Wrong (Metro Manila, Philippines)
27. Happierlife (United States)
28. Mountain Dewknight (Colorado Springs, United States)
29. Bec’s Life (Melbourne, Australia)
30. Personal Finance Management Guide (Brewster, United States)
31. Joshuaongys (Kuala, Lumpur Malaysia)
32. Technology Blog and More (Florida, United States)
33. tumawa k kabayan(san mateo, california United States)
34. mckhoii- The Fag Authority(Baguio City Philippines)
35. 3POINT8 (Subang Malaysia)
36. REENASHWINA(Penang Malaysia)
37. saphrym-The mind is a terrible thing to close.(Maysville, KY United States)
38. Michael Aulia’s Tech Blog(Melbourne Australia)
39. Scramories-Scrapbooking for others(North Carolina United States)
40. Successful Affiliate Marketing Strategies(Montreal Canada)
41. Scott’s Space(United Kingdom)
42. Henry’s World (North Carolina, United States)
43. Lisa C Writes (Georgia, United States)
44. MarvalusOne (Missouri, United States)
45. Regina (New York, United States)

I’m passing on this link love to anyone else who wants to participate!

~* end copying here *~

Top 5 Hottest Blogs

Melanie, over at “Livin’ with Me” chose me as one of her Top Five Hottest Blogs! While I am totally honored I also feel bad because since this is a meme it means that I will in turn have to choose 5 to be my Top 5 Hottest blogs and that sucks because I have met so many fabulous bloggers. I really don’t want to choose just 5. But I told her I would do this and since I am a woman of my word lets get it done…

“TOP FIVE HOTTEST BLOG MEME”

RULES:

1. Simply choose five blogs you want to be included in your “top five list”.
2. Give a short line or explanation why you put them on your list. One explanation for each blog.
3. Now tag as many blogs as you want. You can also tag those blogs you have listed in your TOP FIVE….you can also put your own blog in your list if you want.
4. For those who have been tagged, you can also vote for a blog that has been nominated already (besides, this is what this meme is intended for, to know how many bloggers will nominate your blog)
5. Submit you TOP FIVE HOTTEST BLOG ENTRY here.
Submitted blogs will be the only one to be included in the tally
6. Remember: Submissions of entries starts from MARCH 1 2008 to MARCH 25 2008 and top five hottest blog winners will be announced on MARCH 29 2008
7. Enjoy listing your top five!!!

***end copy here***

So, here are my top five picks:

Opinionated Black Woman – This is a woman I enjoy reading because she feels deeply and then says what she feels, she is sometimes raw but always real! Her blog is awesome!

Livin With Me – This woman loves and enjoys her family and her life as a stay at home mom, she is also credited with getting me interested and started in blogging! And her baby is beautiful!

Miscellaneous Matters – This woman always has a kind word and awesome spiritual nuggets! Her outlook on life is always so refreshing and positive!

Electronic Village – This man has done an awesome job of uniting and inspiring African American Bloggers and always has commentary and insight on the news as it relates to the African American community.

Regina’s Family Seasons – Yes, I put my own blog on this list because I feel that as a fairly new blogger I have done a great job of showcasing my faith, my family, and my life and sharing my life with others!

That was extremely hard and I don’t want to make anyone feel bad by not including them, so I hope you understand that I love and respect all of the blogs that I visit. They all have something unique to offer, so this was really hard for me to pick just five. But, I had to follow the rules on this one (I don’t make the rules, I just try to follow them…occasionally). And I’m tagging the people I picked for my top five, except of course the ones who have already done it.

Peace & Love,

How Well Do You Know Me?

It is Saturday and I have nothing major to blog about, but blog I must!! So I am posting this meme that Zam tagged me for (I think it was a month and a half ago!!). It is long, which is why it took me so long to do it! I am only tagging Mimi, because she is a blogger that is fairly new to me, but if anybody else wants to do this feel free!
Here goes…Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? Executive Director of a small Non profit
2. What color are your socks right now? Not wearing any
3. What are you listening to right now? Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man”
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Oatmeal Raisin cookies at midnight!
5. Can you drive a stick shift? No
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My daughter
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Of course!
9. Favorite drink? Ice cold Lemonade
10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Boxing
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes
12. Pets? 2 cats [Naala & Leo] & 3 fish
13. Favorite food? Lasagna
14. Last movie you watched? Awake
15. Favorite Day of the year? Christmas
16. What do you do to vent anger? I listen to music. Talk to my mother, sister or oldest daughter (whoever is closest!)
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? Books! (I was never too big on toys!)
18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Fall
19. Hugs or kisses? Hugs
20. What kind of pie? Apple
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? If they want to
22. Who is most likely to respond? none
23. Who is least likely to respond? All, they’ll read it though!
24. Living arrangements? Am living with my 5 kids, 1 daughter in law, 1 grandbaby, 2 cats, and 3 fish!
25. When was the last time you cried? A month ago
26. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes and suitcases
27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? I’m sending this to the entire Blogosphere!
28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? Mimi
29. Favorite smell? Good food!
30. What inspires you? People who succeed despite the odds. [Amen!]
31. What are you afraid of? Fear?? What’s that? I come from BROOKLYN, NY!!
32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburgers.
33. Favorite car? I like Yukon/Denali (This is what I want my husband to have!)
34. Favorite cat breed? Persian
35. Number of keys on your key ring? 3
36. How many years at your current job? In this position 1, but in this facility 4.
37. Favorite day of the week? Friday or Payday!
38. How many provinces have you lived in? 0
39. How many countries have you been to? I haven’t been out of this country.

OK, What about you? Feel like sharing?

Peace & Love

5 Posts That I Love!!

I was tagged some time ago by Zam but I am just getting to it (Better late than never!!) anyway I was tagged to do this meme so here are the instructions.
***INSTRUCTIONS: ***
1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 keywords given below (family, friend, yourself, your love and anything you like).
2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

So here are my past blog picks:
Family : Happy Veteran’s Day
Friend : Conversation with A Blogging Friend
Yourself : My Inspiration For Today
Your Love : Danayja, Need I Say More?
Anything You Like : It’s A Wonderful World

Now, I am supposed to pick 5 people to pass this on too, however almost all the bloggers that I know either DO NOT DO MEME’S or they have already DONE EVERY MEME imaginable! so if ANYBODY out there has not done this meme and would like to or have done it but would like to do it again, please feel free! Let me know if you do so I can come by and check it out!
Peace & Love!

I Was Tagged… 10 Things

I was tagged by Melanie, who has high-fived by Andrea for this fun hoopla (her word for meme). Because it was created by Andrea it deserves special recognition.

This is how it works:

1. Post these rules on your blog.
2. Just list 10 things that won’t likely ever come out of your mouth.
3. High-five (or ‘tag’) any amount of people to do the same on their blog.
4. Then come back here to Lifesong and let me know that you did it.

So, here are 10 things you will never hear me say:

  1. No you don’t have to pay me, it’s OK.
  2. No it’s ok I don’t need any more pictures of Danayja.
  3. No I don’t want any Lasagna
  4. Yes I would like to work at ABC Head Start again.
  5. No I don’t want to go to Heaven, I love the heat in Hell.
  6. I hate oatmeal raisin cookies
  7. Yes please bring back slavery
  8. I want to birth 5 more babies
  9. I want to move back to New York City
  10. I want to marry AHS again

Since You all know how much I love to break the rules, I am not going to tag anyone! If you want to do this let me know so that I can come by and read the 10 things that will never come out of your mouth!!
Peace & Love,

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