Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I've been Tagged

I've been tagged by Vintage Mommy and Diane.
I'm supposed to state 7 random or weird facts about myself. After seeing what others wrote about themselves, I'm certain mine won't be as interesting but I'll give it a shot!

1. I've lived in 7 different states. In order lived (if there's a slash between cities, it means I've lived in more than one city in that state)...

Harrah, OK
Stevensville, MI
Alamance, NC
Aloha/Hillsboro, OR
Temple Terrace, FL
Woodridge/Naperville/Lisle, IL
Bothell/Bellevue/Renton, WA

2. When I was around 8 years old I almost drowned at the local swimming pool. I was sitting on the edge of the deep end watching the divers with my twin and I saw a boy that I knew from school. I told him that a girl in my class liked him (I was on assignment - she asked me to) and he responded by shoving his foot into my back and pushing me into the deep end. I didn't know how to swim so I remember vividly grabbing onto my sister's legs to surface. It was scary... very scary. My mom went and scolded the boy but I didn't think she scolded him enough :)

3. When I was in 3rd grade I told my teacher, Ms. Pitts, that she reminded me of my aunt. Ms. Pitts was probably 50 years old and a chain smoker. My aunt was probably 20 at the time and not a smoker. I maintain that when Ms. Pitts gave hugs it felt like I was hugging my aunt. They were both skinny as a rail. I remember a project we had on Valentine's Day where we were to cut out a big red construction paper heart and pass it around the room and everyone was to write one nice thing about that person's heart. Ms. Pitts wrote "I like that you say I remind you of your aunt". Well, no wonder.

4. I have a birthmark on my upper lip. It's light pink and maybe the size of an M&M. Half of the M&M is on my actual lip and the other half is above it. When I was little other kids would rarely notice it, but when they did they asked if I had Kool-Aid on my lip. As I got older, some people thought it was lipstick and every time I got a new doctor or dentist I was asked about herpes. Uh, nope. It's a birthmark. I really forget about it usually.

5. I want to be a Kindergarten teacher. Real bad. So badly that I can't wait to have kids so I can volunteer in their classroom. I just love everything about Kindergarten. It would be so fun to get to teach those young minds every day and do it in a fun way! Reading corners, letters of the week, etc. How fun!

6. When I was 7, I went with my family to my younger sister's basketball game and while there I drew a picture of a cow in my sketch pad. I showed my mom and the next day she took me to get art supplies. Ever since then I've loved to draw and paint and everything having anything to do with being creative. Sorry that doesn't really fit into the category of "weird" or "random", but there you have it.

7. D, his friend Jason, and Jason's wife Lisa and I went to Giggles Comedy Club a few years ago. We were at the front of the line when all of a sudden this tall guy walks to the front of the line and tells the guy taking tickets that he knows the comedian. Jason, Lisa, and D recognized him before I did. It was Kevin Nealon (you know, from SNL). Since it's been so long, I don't really remember the details of the conversation, but basically the guy taking tickets didn't recognize Mr. Nealon. Let me interject something...if you're going to work at a comedy club, at least be familiar with SNL comedians. Come on. Anyway, I love that Mr. Nealon never, ever said "Don't you know who I am?" Lisa finally said to the ticket guy "Don't you know who he is?!" and finally the guy got a clue and took him back to the comedian's dresssing room. But Mr. Nealon was just going to accept that he wasn't recognized and leave the club. Gotta love a celebrity who isn't full of himself.

I promise you that when I hit "Publish Post", I'm going to automatically think of 7 things about me that actually are ten times more interesting than the stuff you just read.

I tag...
Mainly a Midwife

9 comments commented:

Weeksie50 said...

I think your facts were very interesting..

What do you do now? You still have time to be a kindergarten teacher..
You should go for it.. The same hours as your future children and summers off.. Good perks.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Hahaha, too funny. You should be a K-teacher. You would be fab! I want to see this birthmark of which you speak!

Annikke said...

I love reading about people. I always wanted to be a teacher too, but more like the 2nd grade or maybe 3rd. I have a large bright red birth mark on my knee and when I was in kindergarten I told the teacher it was a burn. She didn't really believe me, but needed to verify with my mom. My mom was NOT thrilled! To this day I like to joke that i have a burn on my knee, and to this day my mom is still less-than thrilled when I say that! LOL

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll try to play sometime later this week!
And I bet you'd make an awesome K-5 teacher! Go for it! Schools need loving folks like you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your interesting facts! It's always fun to get to know someone better on here..

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Found you by way of My home my Life and I will definitely be back. Wish I could have been there making all of those pickles with you all. They will be wonderful I am sure. Jackie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Forgot to ask about your blog design did you put it together? It looks great. Jackie

Debbie said...

I always enjoy learning new things about my buddies. I say follow your heart and be that K-teacher. I truly believe we are all given gifts and if that's your calling, you would be such a blessing to those sweet tots. Go for it!

Thanks for thinking about me. We're in Boston now but I hope play tag on my blog soon.

Blessings - Debbie

Diane said...

Those are GREAT interesting facts. You must be an expert at packing and moving - wow! It sounds like you made Ms. Pitts year. And not many people can say that they've helped a celebrity get recognized! Fun.