S: Who Am I Book 2010-2011
FC: Who Am I | By: Travis Parrish
1: Life Timeline
2: 1.Travis Parrish 2.September 28th 1996 3.Headlines in the week of 09/28/1996 insert here 4.Hillary Duff was born on my birthday in 1980 Ed Sullivan from the Beetles was born in 1901. Marcello Mastroianni (1924) and Naomi Watts (1968) 5.Some famous songs of 1996 are - "I Believe I Can Fly" - R. Kelly, MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This", "Always be my Baby" Mirah Cary, and Guns 'N Roses" - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" 6.Some famous TV Shows are, Friends Everybody Loves Raymond Sabrina the Teenage witch The Fresh Prince of Bel Air 7.Some top new toys of 1996 are, Actionman, Barbie’s, Benie babies, and Cabage patch Kids. | 8.Books released in 1996 are The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech Falling Up by Shel Silverstein Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela 9.Best actor – Nicholas cage Best Picture – Mel Gibson Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score - Pocahontas: Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz Special achievement Award – toyStory – John Lasseter 10. The Cost of living Average Cost of new house $118,200.00 Average Income per year $36,300.00 Average Monthly Rent $554.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.22 US Postage Stamp 32 cents Average cost of new car $16,300.00 Loaf of Bread $1.15 Minimum Hourly Wage Raised To $5.15 The Price of a gallon of milk - $3.30 11. The U.S. President in 1996 was William (Bill) Clinton 12. The U.S. Vice – President was Al Gore | Cool things!
3: Time Capsule
4: 5 relics | 1.My Pooh Bear – I have had this bear since I was like 2 and I love him very much. I would never want to get rid of him. 2.My Disney Pin Lanyard – Since I am a huge fan of Disney this is significant to me because I got it the first time I went to Disney World and Every time I look at it, it makes me think of that time. 3.My Certificate of being saved. I received this the Sunday I got baptized and this is special to me because it tells me the date in which I accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior and that I love him very much. 4. All the hats that I have I collect hats and a man that used to go to my old Church gave got me started with hat collecting when he gave me some of his old hats and I love doing it. I usually get one any vacation I go on. 5.My puppy dog, Mudge he is a black lab and Australian Shepard mix. I love him very much and I couldn't live without him.
5: Greatest Accomplishment | My Greatest accomplishments Who? Me, My family, and my teachers (Mrs. Owens, and Mrs. Grooms) From 8th grade who helped me practice write and support me the whole way. I love them!!!!!!! What? Winning the district Soil and Water Speech Competition Where? Caldwell County Library, Lenoir, NC When? Last.May I Believe Why? I choose this because it was very nerve racking and I was nervous but I am glad that I won it and had the support that I had.
6: Dear Grandpa, When Miss Sims asked us to write to the two most influential people in our lives, the first person that came to mind was you! I love you so much and you have helped me through a lot. It has been a while since we have talked and I wish I could talk to you again. We have been through a lot. You truly are the best grandpa anyone could ever ask for! From the Saturdays you would take me to the dump and “the yoo-hoo store” to when we all got together on Christmas! Even though I don’t remember the first time I met you I’ve always loved you and looked up to you like you were my older brother. Every Saturday morning you would come to our house and grab a pancake (even though you had already eaten) and take me off to the dump and we would take the trash. Afterwards you would take me by “the yoo-hoo store” and get a yoo-hoo. We had fun every time we would go (which was every Saturday) and then would drive home to watch Saturday morning cartoons. One of the fondest memories I’ve had with you is just about every week you would take me to McDonald’s. Now this doesn’t seem like very much but when we would get two apple pies and eat them in the parking lot that really left memories. You have influenced me in unimaginable ways. You taught me how to love and have fun. You would always thank the drive through person and they would smile because most of the time they knew you. Yes you did know everybody. I have always loved that about you: no matter where we would go you would run into somebody you knew or meet somebody new. Again this taught me how to love people. Pawpaw you were like my best friend when I was little (and when you was alive) and I looked up to you very much. It broke my heart to hear the news of your death in 2003. I cried for weeks and wish I could see you again. Well I will see you again when I get to Heaven. We can run, laugh, and play just like before. That will be fun and we would joke around. You had no enemies and everyone that met you loved you. Momma was heart - broken when you passed on too, just like me. I love you pawpaw! You, Pawpaw Ben were my best friend, my role model, and simply my grandpa. I am so blessed to have a pawpaw like you and so glad you’re my grandpaw. I miss you very much and always will. Every time I think about how much we spent time together I get chills and cry. We have truly been through a lot and I love you so much! Love your grandson, Travis
7: Interview | The person that I Interviewed was my pastor, Dr. Cliff Black. Dr. Black has been a great inspiration to me, and thousands of others. He has faced, anything imaginable and has over come them by the powerful grace of God and I will always use his story to encourage me along and help me through each day. He has touched so many lives, saved so many people, and loved everyone as he has me. Once he said this is his motto that he lives by and always will live by, to Love God and Love Others Everyday in Everyway.
8: Genogram :)
9: My Family's History | Travis – A toll collector Parrish – From Paris..?. My family crest - The Parrish coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eight and ninth centuries. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms My family’s place of origin is Paris France. My families first immigrated in 1852, there were only 3 of them. My life expectancy is around 70, 72. Top occupation – Farmer , :-/
10: My Family Tradition My Family Tradition is me and my family get up every Christmas morning (after I drag everyone out of bed) and we open presents at my house, and then we load up and go over to my grandma’s house and have Christmas breakfast and open presents with my cousin his girlfriend, aunt her husband, and my family. Then after that we usually go to pigeon forge and stay in this one hotel that we like and always stay at every year. We usually do different things in pigeon forge and it’s a lot of fun. About new years we head to Raleigh to my dad’s sister’s house and we have a “Christmas” lunch and open presents there with my dad’s sister her boyfriend, her son and my grandparents, and of course my family. Christmas is usually busy for my family and we have a good time spending it with each other and we love each other very much. This is one of the reasons why I love Christmas and why it’s my favorite holiday. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
11: Vision Statement | A place where everyone will get along, people will love, relationships will grow and people will follow my motto to Love God Love Others Everyday Everyway.
12: Favorite Family Recipe | Sausage Muffins 1 lb Sausage 8 oz. Velveeta 6 English Muffins | This became my favorite family recipe in a way that I first tried them and I loved them, they are pretty good, and good and meaty and cheesy. They are the very good; I suggest making them and trying them!
13: Break up sausage and brown in a pan. Drain fat. | 1 | 2 | Cut Velveeta into slices and lay on top of sausage in pan. Cover with a lid and simmer on low heat until cheese is melted. | When cheese is melted, fold into sausage. | 3 | Open english muffins and spoon sausage/cheese mixture onto them. They can be broiled until toasted right away, or let them cool, then freeze them. | 4 | If frozen, thaw in the microwave for 30 seconds before broiling them. | 5
14: Technology Timeline
15: This is a picture of my phone I choose this because I love to text and it's awsome! | Here is a picture of my wii I choose this because I love to play it it's awsome and my favorite game system!(So far) | Here is a picture of a bunch of dell computer's I choose this because I love computers and love to work on them!
16: I Can... | 1.Work very well on the computer 2.Be a friend to people 3.Cook 4.Bowl 5.Build a snow man 6.Dig a big hole at the beach 7.Speak some spanish 8.Spend any amont of money within an hour 9.Trip over flat ground 10.Laugh contiuously 11.Text 12.Make straight “a's” 13.Be Distracted Easily 14.Say yes in spanish 15.Be very impatient 16.Travel 17.Swim 18.Ride roller coasters 19.Play in the snow 20.Drive a car/lawnmower 21.Sing the song we didnt start the fire all the way through 22.Ask questions 23.Watch movies 24.Pet a puppy dog 25.Mow the grass | 26. Hook up cable stuff 27. Communicate very well 28. Help people 29. Give anyone a hug when they need it 30. Go shopping 31. Take good pictures 32. Make good conversation 33. Laugh hard 34. Love friends 35. Have enimies 36. Make a scrapbook 37. Make slideshows 38. Love the Lord 39. Walk the dog 40. Do interprative movement at Church 41. Make a sandwhich 42. Eat bojangles everyday 43. Vaccume 44. Order things 45. Make people laugh 46. Stay away from nuts 47. Make coffee 48. Predict millionaire answers 49. I can Dream 50. I can Make a difference
17: The Lord God My Family My Friends My Teachers and School Bojangles Chicken Sandwhiches Nilla Wafers My Phone Computers Texting Facebook Youtube Chocolate My Puppy Dog Spinney chairs TRAVELING Music Roller Coasters CECHS Disney The Mountains Christmas Winter | My 50 Favorites | Snow Appalachian Music Swimming Sunglasses Friday night football games White Water Rafting Tubing (snow and water) Sleding Cookie dough Ice cream Decorating for Christmas Being Orgainized The 4th of July My Country Downtown Lenoir Casting Crowns Toby Mac Chris Tomlin Being In charge Being Healthy Hooking Up Cable Stuff Making cable stuff complicated A good song in unisense with a bunch of people The Mall Scooby doo and tv shows from when I was little Watching a good movie Being Me
18: When I am at my best as a person, I am a light guiding them in the dark twords Jesus. | Travis Parrish
19: I am Travis I wonder why bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people I hear music that I love I see the world as a beautiful connected place I want to go to Australia I am Travis I pretend I am a teacher. I believe in Jesus. I touch lives. I feel that everyone should be equal and that everyone has rights and that men and women have equal rights. I worry about terrorist attacks. I cry when something either really bad or really good happens. I am Travis I understand the monkeyball I say what I mean and mean what I say I Dream in owning and building a theme park in Lenoir I am Travis
20: My Favorite Place is: Walt Disney World | Walt Disney World is Located in Orlando, Florida | Disney is a magical place with many characters from movies like mickey and Minnie walking around and In one of the parks there is the biggest castle that you have ever seen it has lights shining on it and in another theme park there is this giant Icon that is a giant golf ball it's called a geodesic sphere it is really large. This place is so special to me because they suite anyones needs and love to help. I am allergic to peanuts and the last night we were there, the past time I've been, a chef at our resort Made a pizza specially just for me it didn't have any "allergens" in it. They love their guest and love to work there and they are so nice to their guest(unlike Carowinds where they aren't nice at all.) While here I ride rides, eat, get autographs, eat, have fun, and did I mention eat. Yes I do share this place with many Disney freaks much like myself we all have something in common...we Love Disney! When I go here I feel like I'm a kid again like nothings impossible and I can do anything! I return to my favorite place because it helps relieve all my stress, it helps me to dream impossible dreams, and Love everyone. I return because I love it and I love that people here care about their guest and love to help them have fun! They suite all my needs and even more than just my needs!
21: Circle's are talkative, give advice, wants everyone to get along and hates to say no and feel guilty when they do. | Triangles are leaders who are outspoken, gets to the point and competitive | Squiggles are optimistic, visioaries, acts without thinking, very disorgainized (the opposite ofSquares) | Squares are loyal, very orgainized, hates change, and dependable | Rachel, Alura, Travis (ME) | Shleby and Mrs. Bumbgarner | Charles, Margaret, Clark and John Andrew | Chrissy, Holly, Brooke, Jesse, Trey, Faith, Simmone, Katelyn,Nathan, Erin, and Nick
22: Self Image Venn Diagram
23: Carbon Footprint One think that I can do to reduce my carbon footprint is I can spend less time on my laptop, while watching T.V., while charging a phone, while texting, with lights on everywhere using so much energy. I can reduce this by cutting down on how much I use this, this in which every little bit can save the environment. In the summer what we can do is turn everything off during the day and spend the days outside enjoying beautiful weather instead of being couped up in my room being a little energy waster monster man, that regrets sunlight. If I can get my whole family to do this, then we would save a lot of energy considering those things are a normal day for us all, we all are wired and plugged in which there is nothing wrong with but if we were to cut down on our wired use and save energy then we could save the environment, one little step at a time.
24: Reading Interest Inventory | Do you Prefer Fiction or non-fiction? I love many different stories from fiction to adventure to Mysteries. . I would rather prefer Fiction over nonfiction. Some non - fiction bores me. Like history I like because well I like learning about history. Do you prefer novels or short stories? I love to read a good mystery novel, I read them all the time when I was young. I love them. Are you reading a book at the time? If so, what is the title? At the time I read the Bible every day. Why did you chose this book? I chose this because I like learning about our Lord Jesus and learning about what he has in a plan for our life. What is your favorite book of all time? My Favorite book of all time would be The first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book in the series. Do you have a favorite author, character, or series you enjoy reading? My Favorite Series would be the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series It is so funny my daddy and I laugh at it all the time! Do you have many books at home? About how many books do you have at home? Yes we have many books we have about 50, 60 books. Do you have anyone to share titles or discuss books that you have read? As I said my daddy and I talk about the Wimpy Kid books all the time. They are funny and some of the things he talks about are things that relate me. Also I have another friend that is a book person and she and I talk about books too. | Do you go to the library when you are not in school? If so, how often? I do go to the library out of school I used to go all the time in Lenoir and sometimes Hudson but now a days we are busy and don't go by there much. If you had your choice, would you prefer to read or watch TV? If I had to choose between watching TV and Reading. I would choose TV but sometimes I read and watch TV at the same time, but most of the time I watch TV. Do you prefer reading the book or seeing the movie first? I would rather read the book first because then I can compare the book to the movie. What is your favorite TV show or movie of all time? I would say my favorite TV show would have to be Phil of the Future. This show used to come on like a long time ago when I was little but now it doesn't I love it. My Favorite movie would be “The Blind Side” I have seen this movie a number of times and I love it! What is your favorite movie or TV stars? My favorite movie star would be, Johnny Depp I don't see him as an idol or someone to look up to but I love his acting. What do you like to do best when you are not in school? When I am not in school what I love to do is just spending time with friends and family.
25: Travis' Interests, Hobbies, and Collections | Interests: Disney, Technology, and Worshiping God | Things I like to explore: The Internet, TV, and different cultures around the world | Things I like to watch: Suvivor, 24, and Total Drama Island | Things I like to collect: Hats, App. stuff, Movies | Hobbies: Listening to Music, Exploring the Internet, and spending times with friends and family.
26: Multiple Intelligences 1.Musical – Appreciation and use of sound understands relationship between sound and feeling; recognition of tonal and rhythmic patterns. 1. Singers 2. D.J.’s 3. Party planners 1.Bodily Kinesthetic – body movement control. Manual dexterity, physical agility, and balance, eye and body coordination. Eye and Body coordination’s 1. Chefs 2. Adventurers 3. Actors 2.Interpersonal – perception of other people’s feelings interpretation of behaviors and communications. Understands the relationships between people and their situations, including other people. 1. Therapists 2. Psychologists 3. Teachers
27: My wildest dream is building and owning a theme park in Lenoir, NC. This is my wildest dream because I have always loved theme parks and I want a place closer to my hometown than Carowinds in charlotte. This will create many jobs for people that may have lost jobs and are struggling from the closing of the furniture Factories. It will also be a reasonable price other than the high prices of other parks and the food will be reasonable and not $4.00 for a soft drink. I want to achieve this dream before I die. I think this will be a great accomplishment and I want to be remembered that I have achieved many things without being told no. My obstacles are money, this will be much, much money and I would have to have help financing all of this. To overcome these obstacles I will need to raise much money and create a borrowing plan where I will pay back the people that I borrowed from in an okay amount of time. I think this is always been what I have always wanted to do this and I think I will strive to achieve it and will not stop at anything to do this. I will always have faith that I can do this and not give up to achieve my dream.
28: Letter to my self now | Dear Travis, You have done many things and I am so proud of you! You have won the Soil and Water Speech Competition. You have gone to Walt Disney World twice and going again soon. You became saved on April 17th 2005 and you live your life for the Lord. Congratulations on getting in Caldwell Early College High School. Things I would like to improve on is not procrastinating I am like the biggest procrastinator. I do get my work done but I still procrastinate. I need to start trusting in The Lord more I worry way too much and worrying is a sin which is bad. I always long to live for him. Also I have a big mouth sometimes and need to keep it shut (I know this sounds like I’m putting my self down but I’m not I’m just stating facts.) These are the things I would like to improve on. So We can do it!! WHOO!! Sincerely, Travis (self)
29: Letter to my self when I'm old | Letter to myself at age 50. Dear Travis, Good job! You have graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in the Bachelor of Arts. You have an undergrad degree in Math and History. You also went to UNCW for a degree in Marine Biology. You went to the Early College for 5 years as high school and that included 2 years of a community college. So then you transferred to Appalachian for your bachelor's degree in Teaching. You now live in Caldwell County, NC and work at CECHS. Which this is where you gradated high school. You work with some of your teachers that you had while you were in high school. You live a large house in Virginia Acres. You are married and have one child named, Walter. (Or Walt for short). By now you have taken a trip to Walt Disney World every year since you graduated from college. You certainly love Disney World and love to go back every time. You have one pet. His name is Roy and he is a Black Labrador retriever. The cars you and your wife drive are a Ford Expedition and a Chevrolet Suburban. Yours is the Suburban. These are large cars and when your son gets older you would need to drive him and his friends around. SO your life is awesome and you love it! Sincerely, Travis Parrish (self)
30: Self Reflection Project | What I enjoyed about who am I is that we got to find out who we are, and use technology to do all this. My favorite pieces were the 50's. The 50 I can and 50 favorites also the favorite places. What I would do different is, well there isn't much I would change except take out the technology timeline. That's almost impossible to do, thankfully I did do it. What I would take out would be the technology timeline. What I loved about who am I is the fact that we got to learn more about who we are and what we are about and it really was a self Esteem Building activity.