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25 Things About Me

November 16th, 2006 at 06:54 pm

What fun! I just popped in again and you're playing this cool game!

Here are my 25. I'll try to find something interesting in my boring life:

1. I am a typical middle-class white lady but I worked in a Black Cultural Center for 10 years as a librarian.

2. I once sold a card idea to Hallmark.

3. I am descended from a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and so is my ex-husband. A friend once told us, "Gee, I'm riding in a Dodge Dart with the aristocracy of America!"

4. I once won second place in a televised "twist" contest. (For you young folks, that was a dance!)

5. In ninth grade, I won the "Best-All-Round-Girl" award. (Yeah, they used to give awards like that!)

6. When I was in college, I have twice had the experience of having my paper read out loud by the teacher as a good example to the others!

7. As a child, I was terrified that there were gorillas hiding in my bedroom.

8. I moved around a lot as a kid and lived in five different states.

9. I played the flute in high school and I still have it -- and still intend to play it again!

10. When I was in high school I was one of the "world famous" Klompen dancers at a well-known Tulip Festival!

11. I once walked home from my high school (three miles) in a terrible blizzard wearing tennis shoes and no socks. (Talk about terrible judgment! In my defense, it was only flurries when I started out.)

12. When they were children, my sons posed for a commissioned painting which still hangs in one of our local community centers.

13. One of my cousins is married to a cousin of Penn (of Penn & Teller).

14. I never developed any wisdom teeth.

15. My uncle served in Iwo Jima and for many years I believed he was "the one holding the flag." (He was pulling my leg.)

16. My father was way ahead of his time in his interest in foreign cars -- we were the only family in town with a Renault back in the sixties.

17. My sister has lived in Spain and Chile, and has traveled all over Europe and Hawaii. I have never been off the North American continent.

18. I wore braces for four years as a teenager, and then again for two years as an adult. I had to have my jaw surgically broken and reset as an adult to correct my bite.

19. I lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the early years of my marriage, and my husband regularly went to work wearing white stockings!

20. When I was married, my husband's birthday was one day before my father's. My birthday was one day after his father's.

21. I work in an office of nine, and three of us have the same birthday.

22. I cannot turn my back on a stray animal.

23. I am passionate about never wasting food and my friends tease me that I am a reincarnation of someone who lived through the Depression.

24. I once correctly guessed eight numbers out of ten in a psychological experiment involving flash cards. (But no, I don't seem to be psychic otherwise.)

25. When I was a freshman in college, I won the lead in the theater department's Spring production. Yet I am very introverted.

Whew! That was hard! Trust me, I'm boring!

7 Responses to “25 Things About Me”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh, I know what the Twist is. I'll bet you were quite a dish. Wink

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I don't think you are boring at all!

  3. fairy74 Says:

    These are so fabulous, thank you for sharing!

  4. janH Says:

    Hey, I won the 9th grade girl award, too! My moment of fame. I also, absolutely loved Williamsburg as a kid. We went on a misty, sorta of foggy day and were about the only people there. It was like one of those old London movies. I think I toured everything. Great list--I especially like the uncle and Iwo Jima!

  5. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Well from your list it is quite obvious that you are anything but boring!Smile

  6. monkeymama Says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Hey that is freaky about the jaw thing too. You know I never developed wisdom teeth either. I figured with all the hell I went through my jaw and mouth finally decided to let me catch a break - hehe. Weird.

  7. Dido Says:

    I used to have a recurrent nightmare about a gorilla when I was young and I played the flute in high school (and earlier) too.

    I think that introversion and the ability to play a role are pretty unrelated--there are a lot of shy actors out there. Playing a role gives you a mask to hide behind. At least, that's how I feel. I do a lot of public speaking as part of my job but I'm very shy when it comes to small-group conversations at a party.

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