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101 THINGS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT CARE TO KNOW ABOUT ME


I was born in Virginia, and given to the Children's Home Society and then adopted.

I grew up in Baltimore, basically spent my childhood there til' I went away to college and got married.


Choir and drama were basically my life in high school, and oh yeah, church too.

I married Larry when he was 19, and I was 20.


We had Dustin at 22, Jordan at 23, Savanna at 30.


Mine and Larry's first dog, together was Smitty but he ran away.



My dog when I was a kid was a golden retriever named Kelly.


My cat was named Grizabella.


I have been married almost 20 years. Anybody who knows me for more than five minutes knows this.


I like my husband.  I think he's the funniest, smartest, sexiest man in the world.



I had to drop out of kindergarten. I was too sick to finish. This really has not affected my life.


I love mashed potatoes. They are my favorite food.


Lazy people drive me crazy. If I am around them for too long I start shaking.


I never had any cavities until I moved to Florida.


I hate needles. I'd rather do practically anything than get one.


I love singing alto. I would much rather sing alto than lead worship but my husband loves it when I lead and feels lost when I don't.


I live in the most beautiful place in the world.


I miss steamed crabs. They don't taste the same in FL as they do in MD.


One of my best friends died of AIDS. I still miss him a lot.

I miss my grandma the most.

I love teapots.

I love to worship.

I sang my first solo in public when I was 4.

I used to idolize Vestal Goodman when I was a little kid. (Still think she's great!)

If I could only do one thing in life it would be write.

I'm always trying to break a bad habit.

I like Martha Stewart.

I really get weary of dishonest people. I just don't have the energy for them.

Head games drive me crazy. I usually just back away from people who play them - for good.

If I wasn't a pastor I'd probably be a high school teacher.

I'm a very affectionate person.


My favorite pizza is olive and mushroom.


I love the Gaither Homecoming tour.

Jim Carrey is my favorite comedian.

I enjoy riding my bike.

I love to laugh.

I was president of the choir/chorale in high school.

My high school teachers had a huge influence on me.

I love to listen to TD Jakes preach.

I worry about being too hard AND too easy on my kids.

I feel like a terrible parent most of the time.

The best memories of my life are those I've made with my husband.

I like my inlaws.

Shindler's List is one of my favorite movies though very difficult to watch. My second favorite movie is Ghosts of Mississippi. I think these top my favorites list because of my core values.

I love to read and have to do it every day - no matter what.

The devil really hates me.

I was a waitress in college.

I love dreaming - wide awake.

I hate weeding. 

I like taking naps with my family.


My friends in high school would never believe what my bra size is now. (Darn it, why didn't I go to that school reunion? If I did, I would not sign in now as Deanna Doss, simply as 36DD)

I go to church even on vacation. I love to see what other churches are doing. 


I love country music, 60's 70's and 80's songs, and some oldies, especially Frank Sinatra.


Larry and I love to go to New York City.

I really love my bed. It is king size, pillow top, with down comforter and down pillows. (pink and mint green.)

I love to set a beautiful table especially with my burgandy rose china.

I really like cool watches.

I find it easy to believe in most other people.

I love coffee and tea.

I love pictures.

I'll never divorce my husband, although I understand why some people get divorced.

I think serving is the most awesome thing ever. It's what gives life meaning.

I love creating. How can you not be creative when serving the CREATOR?

I love movie coke.

I love going to the movies - was never allowed as a kid - you know, pentecostal holiness atmosphere... and all that junk.


Little things mean a lot to me.


I am really honest, and would be even more so openly if my husband really didn't care what I said...but he does. It's this thing of keeping his job that means so much to him. And the fact that we have to eat. :-)

If I get really stressed out or angry I get sick or at least a whole mouth full of canker sores. I know that's gross and probably more than you wanted to know.

I am extrememly sentimental.


I like getting excited over things. In fact, I love screaming and shouting over stuff.


Blah people just bore me to tears.


Pie is my favorite dessert.


I love bold colors.


I try hard not to worry.


My biggest fear in life is not making a difference.


I got my first car at 38.


I've worked hard all my life.


I could cook dinner for my family from the time I was about 7 years old. Learned sitting on grandma's counter while she cooked. But somehow still can't do a pie crust as good as she did -- still trying.

I had a tremendous amount of responsibility as a kid.


I try to let my kids have a lot more fun than I did and not have to bear the weight of such responsibility at such a young age.


I buy myself flowers sometimes.

I usually don't wait for other people to do nice things for me - if I need something emotionally, I just do it for myself (ex: flowers, getting myself something special, etc.) I believe if you expect things from people all the time you will be disappointed a lot. So just be surprised when they do nice things.


If I could do anything and time and space were of no consequence, I would go back and have a long talk with my grandma and take a nap with her like we used to after school.


I like it when Larry surprises me.


As much as I like being loud I also like getting quiet. Yes, I'm extreme if you haven't figured that out yet.

I don't understand people who sell out for money. People mean everything to me, and the things of God. People who sell out miss out.

I like a very clean atmosphere.

It drives me crazy when people interrupt me when I'm writing. I hate getting out of rhythm.

I've always got several projects going at the same time.

I finally have my purpose figured out.

I'm afraid I'll miss something.

I analyze the daylights out of things. 
Boundaries in relationships are really hard for me.


If I get enough solitude, I like to be around people.


I love Christmas time.


JC Penney is my favorite store. I love "Worthington" clothes. They fit just right.


I love to read I and II Timothy and Titus to remind me of what I'm supposed to be doing. I always forget.

My kids think I'm a wingnut a lot of the time but that's okay.

I don't do well at team sports.

I'm lost without my briefcase.

I can get along with most people. Unless they are completely pompous, pharasaical, "religious" and legalistic. In that case, I usually just start praying they take interest in another church.

Okay that's it -- goodnight. That was enough mindless chatter to prepare me to go to the grocery store and then night night.

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