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If you know me, you’ll know that I wanted to be a doctor since I can remember.

But there was a brief moment in time when I wanted to be something else when I grew up. I was inspired by a movie that came out in 1986. I was so enthralled by this new profession that I even borrowed books from the library all about it. In retrospect, I’m glad it was a brief interest, especially since I’m afraid of heights.

For an extra point, identify the movie that started it all!

Take a stab at what you think I wanted to be.

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Ok. So as an exercise in commitment, I’m going to try something on my blog. I’m typing this out as the thought is coming to me so I may have to re-visit or iron out details at a later time.

But… I was thinking…

Throughout the month, I will have “trivia” type posts.  The first person to comment on that post with the correct answer gets a point (I will keep score, see how committed I’m already becoming). At the end of the month, the person who gets the most points wins a prize (I’m not sure what it is yet. I told you I’m typing as the thought comes). I’m a crafty kind of gal so it might be a collection of fun stickers, or — lucky you — a hat that I knitted myself!

Again, I’ll have to iron out the details later but for this first post, here is your clue.

Remember those cartoons and TV shows that you loved when you were a kid? I have a few of my own. Below are part of the lyrics to a popular cartoon from the 80s. The asterisks block out the title of course. Can you name that cartoon?

*****, is truly outrageous.
(Truly, truly, truly outrageous!
***** is my name, no one else is the same ***** is my name!

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When I was in my teens, I visited my family in Manila.
At that time, my cousin Angie was about 4 years old. She was a precocious child and often spoke her mind,and she did not have any filters 😉

On the car ride home one day, she casually commented, “Mom, Cousin Mel reminds me of our Bible at home.”

I beamed with pride! Here I was at 15, setting a wonderful example for my young cousin! Immediately, my head filled with all things good that my cousin might have seen in me that made me worthy enough to be compared with the family Bible. Was I virtuous? Humble? Modest?

Even my aunt look relieved as it seems Angie had finally said something that she didn’t have to be embarrassed of. Encouraged, she prompted Angie, “Why do you say that, Angie?”

With an honesty only to be expected from a child, Angie frankly replied, “Because she’s big and fat like our Bible.”

If I wasn’t humble before, I sure was after Angie made that declaration!

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