Friday, March 02, 2007

March Meme

This is a March Meme from crzytxbull. I'm tagged!

The questions were fun and inspirational because they forced me to write down some of my goals for the month. Thank you and I extend this tag to anyone who wants to participate.

1. What main lesson you learned in the month of February?
My lesson for the month of February had to do with use of my time. I had to really sit down and have a long talk with myself. I fell that I got through.

2. What bad habit you want to rid yourself of this month?

Procrastination (See # 1)

3. What are your favorite muses?

Blogging, Poetry Readings, Book Readings, My wife (no particular order).

4. Name one thing that stand out UNIQUELY DIFFERENT that you recently discovered about yourself?

I haven’t discovered anything “uniquely different” about myself lately. If I had to guess it would be my ability to adapt to most situations in reference to class, culture, etc.

5. What is your definition of passion vs intimacy?

Passion is anything that causes your deepest emotions to rise to the surface. Intimacy is a conscious effort to bring something closer to you in thought, spirit or the physical realm.

6. What are you vibing too? (artist/group/ or song)?

I'm always listening to Classic Soul (Stylistics, Enchantment, Phyllis Hyman, Black Ivory, etc.). I have a collection. Over the past couple of months I’ve been really feeling some Township Jive. That is South African Jazz from the township. There is a local group here in DC called, Mahala that still play this music that is slowly fading from the South African music scene. Otherwise, I am on Blues right now. I diggin’ anything from the Delta through Chicago.

7. What are your favorite gadgets?

My camera and the movie software on my home PC.

8. What would be a perfect date with the person you're thinking of right now... A night of spoken words, comedy club, quiet restaurant with dim lights, walk on the beach at dusk, an evening at home?
The perfect date with my wife right now would be a walk along the beach in Pretoria, South Africa. It’s been a long time since she has been home. We hope to go this year. It will be my first visit.

9. Last book read?

Caribbean Race Relations a Study of Two Variants (Galaxy Books) by H. Hoetink

10. What would you re-name it based upon your perception of the storyline?

It was mostly in the form of a text, but based on the information I would call it: Africans in the Americas.

11. How many times a day do you look at your blog or the blogs of others?
Dozens!! I have to consciously pull myself from it so that I can get work done.

12. Who's your favorite blogger or spot you find yourself lurking around most often?
Honestly, there is no one blogger that I visit more than anyone else. I have many favorites. Then again, perhaps there are stats on this and I am just not conscious of it.

13. If you were to live the opposite sex for the day what name would you give yourself?

Kafele (kah-FEH-leh) It’s a Southern African name that means: “Worth dying for.” *Smile*

14. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives?
This is due to my exposure and experience with different cultures through friends and family. This also has to do with my travels (not in recent years.).
I’ve been this way since I was a child. I have all sorts of questions that will take a lifetime to answer.
I can be very quick on my feet when it come to wit. I am becoming more and more skilled with age. My wife tells me that I have a way of saying “go to hell” in a way that will cause you to pack your bags and look forward to the trip. J She said that her Abambo (father) was the same way. This is [one] of the reasons she is so crazy about me. *wink*

15. One goal you set for yourself for the month of March?

Find a new JAY-O-BEE. Find another job. Wish me luck.


Bolorunduro said...

You have got a nice template.
Good blog!

Anonymous said...

I like your answers, Stephen!!

Kafele is a beautiful and powerful name!! WOW!! I may consider naming my daughter that name.

Also, I really love your answer to the passion and intimacy question:
Passion is anything that causes your deepest emotions to rise to the surface. Intimacy is a conscious effort to bring something closer to you in thought, spirit or the physical realm.

Thanks for sharing! =)

Follow My Ink said...

Wasn't this fun? Something we should do once a month. But I loved your thoughts on passion vs intimacy (splendid answer).

Analía said...

Stephen, wow, what a great way of knowing more about you!! I loved your answers. I think the name Kafele is "hermoso"!! I wrote it down should I have a baby girl someday. (Would it match an Italian last name? who cares, it's so beautiful)
The changes in your blog look good.
Love, Ani

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you! I've played around with the templates some. I'm satisfied for now.

Thanks! Yes, looks like the ladies like that name. :)

Thanks! I just went with what came to mind first. :)Once a month? That would be cool if the questions were just as interesting.

Thank you. It's good to see you around these parts. I think that Kafele would sound lovely with an Italian last name.
Kafele Capone :)
Sorry about the stigma attached to the name but it sound cool to me.

Analía said...

Stephen, check out my blog. There's a poem written by Icarus that I know you will love.
Hugs and kisses

Cergie said...

I'll add my confetti ! Does that mean that will not be significant ?
Hahahah !
A long post and a small picture
I like this picture made with small items doing something nice all together

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thanks, I'm there. Hugs and kisses back.

You..insignificant??? Never! :)I'm glad that you like the picture. I took it outside of a Barnes and Noble bookstore window.

get zapped said...

I love your refreshing voice, Stephen. I enjoyed hearing (and sharing) your take on some things. It so nice seeing how much in love you are with your wife! How precious. And I too am looking for another job. So good luck!

Anonymous said...

Happy Monday!! *smile*

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you. Yes, my wife has my nose wide opened. :)Happy job hunting.

Mundane Monday. :)

Anonymous said...

First off, I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was good. Longer than expected, because we got another 14 inches of snow Wed night through Friday night, so we closed early on Thurs and did not open on Fri at all! :) So nice! In a week we got 27 inches of snow at my house. I do not remember EVER having that much at one time! So COOL! I love the snow when it is not so fridgid cold!

Second off, I love the blog. I always learn more about you each one of these I read!

Thirdly, I also think you are so lucky to have found your soulmate! I personally think lots of people find love and are very happy, but few of us find our soulmates and live blissfully!

Lastly, and most importantly, GOOD LUCK IN THE JOB SEARCH!!! There is nothing worse than looking for a job, in my opinion.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Whoa!!!!!!!! All that snow. You live in a Tundra. :)No, it is nice as long as it's not too cold outside. However, I don't like it when it's melting. It's murder on the shoes.
Yes, I am a fortunate man when it comes to my wife. She is a blessing and my Bess friend.

Stephen A. Bess said...

...I pray that it stays that way. We still have another 5 1/2 years to go in order to get past the 7 year itch. :)

Rethabile said...

I wish you luck. Your responses sound like they were written by a southern African living elsewhere, or a foreigner living in southern Africa. I hope you can make that trip you're planning.

Mine to the US may not happen, because now my sights are fixed on home, home, home. So this year we, too, may be heading home.

I wish you all the luck in your search. If I have time I'd like to tackle the meme myself.

Fabrizio said...

Ehy, "kafele" is in swahili?

Anyway, good luck for the new job.

This month I hope I'll solve my problems with the spam Attack I received by Mrs. Coral Poetry.

Just because I linked her blog.

That's crazy!


Thami Mhlanga said...

Bess Africa is calling, when its time you cant say no...

Stephen A. Bess said...

lol! :)I'm a foreigner in my own little world? That's possible. I've probably been that since a child. I'm sorry that you won't be able to make the trip here to DC. Home does sound better for you. It's always nice to go home. Thanks for your blessings. God bless you and your family.

By the way, I wasn't able to leave a comment on Sotho. It said that I was a spammer? :)

"Kafele" is a name I grab from an African name site. I think that they mentioned Malawi for it's origin.
I hope that you take care of your little virus. Be well my friend. Peace~

Stephen A. Bess said...

Amen bro! If I don't make it I will definitely make sure that my wife will becuase it's been so long.

Anonymous said...

Only you can make a meme interesting. I enjoyed your answers although you put my book reading to shame ;-) Fingers crossed that you get to go to SA this year :-)

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you! I definitely plan to make it to RSA. As for my book reading, I hope to read something a little light soon. I get caught up in subject matter and I usually follow with a similar book to the one I've just finished. :)

Lyrically speaking said...

I enjoyed reading this tag, so cool and I hope you find yourself a job, something that will give you joy and pay the bills :)
Procastination is also a bad habit of mine, I need to get rid of it

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thanks Cathy. I feel that I'm on my way in the job category. We'll see what happens. Enjoy your weekend!

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