1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
<3 Penny Lane
After dinner at a Mongolian restaurant tonight my friends and I were chatted upon by the manager. There sat seven college aged women, attractive and alluring. He couldn’t resist pausing to offer his banter throughout the meal; and as we prepared to leave he offered dessert, coffee, a blow job, whatever he could to speak with us, forward New Yorker as he was. AM’s attempt to squelch his loquacious lips lead him to ask what college we attend, and then to ask our majors.
One by one we revealed the intellect of our table. We seven women could collectively ruminate on the theories of Kant and Descartes, and dissect Dostoyevsky, Freud, embryonic yolk, the demise of Mubaarak and patterns of demographic movement. We can converse in five languages (French, Spanish and Arabic twice over), and draw upon the self dicipline of athletic, musical, and performance arts with which to direct our character. We are capable of expressing ourselves in outlashings that cause shock and awe. We design for ourselves situations that call on great courage. We reassure. We let loose. We investigate. We design. We plan. We party. We explore. We love. We defy. And most importantly, we are not afraid to Learn.
Life outside of college has been a hard, cold, slap in the face. I do not have a job that is career oriented. I could do the work I am doing at the same hourly wage without my 4-year-private-liberal-arts-college degree (which promised me success outside of the bubble). I have days when I wish I were anywhere else. My after college plan has finally lifted its vow of reticence, slowly revealing the path I will take. I am now seven months out of college and I am no closer to professional school than the day I accepted my degree, but I can again envision more than a glimpse of hope.
To remember why and how I have come to be where I am today, I have needed great support by my friends both in college and out. I have relied upon social gatherings to regain my balance and serenity. Dinner tonight reinforced that which I sought. I was surrounded by six educated, strong-willed individuals. I realised our capabilities.
The people that we choose to surround ourselves with speak miles of our personal character.
I choose to surround myself with beautiful, strong, talented, intelligent WOMEN.
and that speaks worlds on its own.
fervor for a person, cause or object; eager desire; enthusiastic diligence
Yeah, I’ve got that.
I chatted with a close friend (and recent grad) on Sunday night about a few things that were bugging me. Let’s just say she’s “adjusting” to life post-college.
- Ave Maria
I think I may be canceling out the effect of my inspirational quote with this post…oh well!
Penny Land and I came up with a couple of rules yesterday that we would like to share with the girls. Feel free to give us input.
1. A girl is only allowed to “dibs” 1 boy at a time.
2. Once a girl “dibs” a guy, she must act on that “dibs” within one month. This means you must say “hi,” start a conversation at a party you are both at, make out, smile at, fuck him, etc. Take your pick. It doesn’t have to be a big thing! Or it can be :)
3. If no move is made within one month, your “dibs” is over.
5. If you make a move within one month, you get a one month extension on the “dibs.”
5. Girls with boyfriends are not allowed to “dibs” other boys. You have a boyfriend! How is this fair?
These rules are created to prevent drama and to ensure that all the Single Ladies out there still have some men they are allowed to chase. Thoughts?