Saturday, 20 December 2008

interview #3

interview with ALICIA PERNELL

why did you choose the name 'Alicia Pernell'? (what does it mean?)

My full name is Alicia Deanna Pernell. I didn't really have any say as to what I would be called for the rest of my life when my parents put the name on my birth certificate.
Alicia means noble or truth. Deanna means divine or judgment. Pernell is a variant of Parnell which is from the medieval female personal name Peronel, Pernel, Parnell, a vernacular form of Latin Petronilla. This is a diminutive of Petronia, feminine of Petronius, a Roman family name of uncertain etymology. It was borne by an early Roman martyr about whom little is known.
I think this says a lot about who I am and who will be years from now.

please describe an elderly family member.

My great grandmother, Clytee Pernell is the oldest living member of my family. She has broken her hip at least twice while climbing the steps to her small house near cotton and soybean fields. I don't see her often, but when I do she asks me if I'm enjoying my work and I always lie and tell her that it's going great. She also asks me if I feel safe sleeping at night in my home. I don't live in a bad part of town and their hasn't been any reported criminal activity that I can remember, so I'm not sure why she asks me that question. She once said to me "I'll live 'till I die" after telling me about cataract surgery that she had undergone recently.

what is the best thing about the online interactive game 'Second Life'?

I've never played the online interactive game
Second Life, but there was a wonderful and mysterious fog on the river and throughout my town earlier this week.

please describe some of the things in your kitchen, in a 'touching' and 'sentimental' way.

I remember stumbling across a listing on for a hanging mobile of blue Moravian stars several months ago and thinking "this is what I need in my house." I purchased the mobile and one other with multi-colored stars for my son's bedroom. When they arrived in the mail, each one was packaged in a gift box with brightly colored tissue paper and I took them to work to show everyone and I took them to my parents' house to show my mother. The mobile hangs above my dining table so I can look at them while I'm eating or work in the kitchen.

how can i get rid of the mold in my bathroom (it keeps coming back)?
  • Squeegee the shower walls after showering or wipe down the walls with a towel or sponge.
  • Spread out the shower curtain. Use a small fan to quickly dry the shower or tub area.
  • Leave a light on in the shower to discourage mold.