Mimi over at Waiting for the Karma Truck has nominated me for the Seven Things About Me award. How cool is she (and even more wonderful for thinking of me for this). Thanks, Mimi–you are the bomb! Please check out her blog if you have not done so, she is amazing.
So–if you really want to learn seven things about me you might not already know, here’s my list:
1. The first poem attributed to me (written for seventh grade chorus–a patriotic thing) was actually not written by me, but my mother, because I refused to write it–poetry was “dumb” in my estimation at the age of 12. So, my mom wrote the poem, it was amazing, as was everything done by my mother, and I had to read it in front of an auditorium full of people as if they were my own words. Lesson learned by me that day: Do not, ever, refuse to do an assignment.
2. I speak and read French very, very badly (OK, not a secret to two to three of you), but can read and hear it very well. Go figure. Just, please, don’t start commenting in French (you know who you are) to attempt to hone my skills, as I am terrible with verb tenses and will embarrass myself with my responses 🙂
3. I was a vegetarian for four years in the mid to late 80’s, in penance following a massive amount of guilt for what I had to do in upper-level biology labs. I will not elaborate, but it did not involve anything higher mammalian, other than rats. Nuff said, OK?
4. I have attended four universities, with four different majors before I decided to take a break and find out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Well, the rest of my life happened without finishing one of those degrees, which makes me an extremely talented generalist, and expert of nothing at all.
5. If I had a chance to change #4, I probably would not, as I really love my life as is.
6. My favorite move of all time (and good luck finding this on Netflix) is “Sammie and Rosie Get Laid.”
7. I read at a minimum a book a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less–if I can’t make up my mind what to read and am reading fiction and nonfiction at the same time.
Now comes the fun part–if I have nominated you–come on back and
curse me under your breath thank me, and then pass this on to seven people you would love to torture know more about. Here is my list of victims nominees: