Lately, a number of blogging buddies have shared ten things about themselves with their readers. Since I recently ruminated on the question “who am I?”, I thought I would join in. Without further ado, here are 10 things you have always wanted to know about me:
1. I love chocolate in all its dessert forms – candy, pie, cake, ice cream, individually-wrapped Dove dark chocolate pieces – but I do not like chocolate milk. This cannot be explained in any logical fashion.
2. In sixth grade gym class, I was the fastest girl in the “shuttle run” – 9.8 seconds. This involved running a set distance and placing a small wooden block into a square taped on the floor, then returning to the start and repeating the process. I have no idea what this was supposed to accomplish in terms of physical fitness goals. Considering the fact that I was NOT athletic in any sense, this feat was quite extraordinary.
3. For the past 8 years, with only a few exceptions, I have eaten the same breakfast every morning – plain vanilla yogurt topped with Vanilla Almond Special K cereal. I am nothing if not a master of routine.
4. I brush my teeth every time I eat. I carry a travel toothbrush and toothpaste in my purse. If ever marooned on a deserted island, I would want my toothbrush and toothpaste.
5. My secret desire is to win the Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Not for the accompanying fame but because I want to wear those gorgeous, flowing, sparkly gowns and move across the floor with grace and style.
6. I have Flinstone feet. Wide and flat. Ergo, unlike many woman, I do not have a love affair with shoes. This may keep me from achieving #5 – do those dancing shoes come in wide?
7. Reading has been a passion since I was a child. If there was nothing else available, I read our World Book encyclopedias. Even today, random facts stick in my head from that time. Reading is still a big part of my life – the librarians at our local library know me by name.
8. I detest bananas. Even today, my mom makes a separate bowl of her famous fruit salad for me – minus the offending fruit. When I was young, she tried to get me to eat bananas by coating them with sugar and cinnamon. I promptly licked off the good stuff and flushed the banana down the toilet. Undoubtedly, the only food on my deserted island would be bananas.
9. I have short legs but can walk insanely fast.
10. Before it was “Glee”-cool, I sang alto in our state-ranked high school choir. I had small parts in the musicals each year – “Oklahoma!”, “Music Man” and “Lil’ Abner”. As a senior, during the annual “Nights on Broadway” choral extravaganza, I sang “Sister Suffragette” from Mary Poppins with two friends. We even created our own little dance number that drew wild applause from the audience (see #5).
Bonus fact: I am near-sighted in one eye; far-sighted in the other. Does this odd fact in some way account for my photographic viewpoint? Perhaps.
Thanks for playing along! This was a fun and light-hearted exercise which reminded me that we are all unique; that we all have stories to tell.