33 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

… and the idea is to list the things you probably don’t know about me.
  1. I had a pet chicken named Peeper. She was a banny hen and she laid green eggs.
  2. When I was little I named the shadows in my bedroom so I wouldn’t be afraid. The big one’s name was Fat Albert.
  3. Growing up I idolized Bailey on WKRP in Cincinnati and I wanted to grow up and be like her. I thought the pairing of jeans with a tweed blazer was brilliant.
  4. I am the survivor of more than one bad perm.
  5. Children's movies make me emotionally uncomfortable.
  6. I rarely get bored, I have a very rich inner life and can self entertain at a moments notice.
  7. I joined the Army from a job fair at a West Covina shopping mall. Signed up as an Interogator/Interpretor all set to go to Monterey Language School and then Intelligence Training in Texas. Then I changed my mind.
  8. After being certified by the Library of Congress as a Braille transcriber I went on to learn how to braille foreign language textbooks and later Nemeth Code, the Braille code for Mathematics and science notation.
  9. I really don’t care for snakes.
  10. I studied method acting intensely for about 3 years. It has ruined going to the movies for me. Much drama just reminds me of bad acting lessons.
  11. I am adopted and have written my birthmother a letter and she never wrote back.
  12. I follow my birthmother’s niece's husband on Twitter … he has no idea I am the love child of his wife’s aunt … he just thinks Darin and I are really friendly. I often wonder if I will ever be able to reveal the reason for that follow.
  13. I am really funny (or so I think) but it’s so irreverent and inappropriate I only dare share with Darin.
  14. I once completed a 30 day juice fast.
  15. I have crossed the county 3 times by train 3 times by car and numerous times by plane.
  16. I have been engaged 3 times and married twice.
  17. Right before I met Darin I was about to move to a cabin in Ojai to live with my dog and cat.
  18. In 1985 I toured the (then) Soviet Union with my high school choir and Elizabeth Von Trapp.
  19. I am 100% phone shy. I am trying to overcome this.
  20. Darin and I tried for 5 years and gave up on getting pregnant, especially after turning 40, then Kate came.
  21. My parents were at one time the Vice Presidents of the Central Vermont Squares and my Mom was a hooker … (square dancing and rug hooking).
  22. I said my first word on the day man landed on the moon. My first word was “tree.” I was 9 months old and I remember that day.
  23. As as child I would make up my own codes all the time. I coded my diary because I was sure my mother was reading it.
  24. If I had to do it all again I would study architecture or become a cartoonist.
  25. I am not a strong swimmer.
  26. I loathe the saying “it’s better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.”
  27. I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.
  28. I am an ISFJ according to the Meyers Briggs Personality Test and I think it is amazingly accurate.
  29. I prefer to go to movies alone because then I don't have to worry about the other person not enjoying the movie.
  30. I have never been to Mexico.
  31. I didn't have my own car until I was 36. I rode a mountain bike everywhere.
  32. Ellis Island stories fascinate me.
  33. Sometimes I miss the snow.

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