Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Big Fifteen

Day Fifteen:  Write 15 interesting facts about yourself.

15 "interesting" facts?  I don't find myself to be all that intriguing but I will go for it!

1.  I won a radio contest once.  You had to call in with an answer related to an article in Cosmo Magazine.  I don't remember the question, but the answer was "Viagra."  I remember being slightly embarrassed hearing my voice say "Viagra" on the radio!  I won a pair of tickets to see Tori Amos in Boston, which I never used.

2.  I am terrified of butterflies.  Well, groups of kamikaze butterflies.  This comes from attending a wedding at a butterfly conservatory.  The bridge and groom were nature lovers and got married at one of these places, saying their vows while butterflies flitted and dove all around.  It was lovely (looking.)  One landed on my skirt and would not leave me alone.  Butterflies are stalkers!!!

3.  In high school I worked at the local McDonald's.  I started out at the front counter, moved to the drive-thru and then worked in the kitchen, too.  I used to love Saturdays, 'cause it was so busy and the time would fly by.  However, to this day, when I am stressed out I dream about working at Mickey D's all by myself: collecting the money and making the burgers.  And three buses have just pulled in!

4.  I have a crackerjack memory.  I can remember my first bus driver's name, and my phone number in 1982.  If we were friends in HS and you don't remember the name of the cute guy you took to prom, I do.  If we worked together in 2000 and saw each other for the first time since then tomorrow, I will still remember what was going on in your life then and ask you how your brother is doing.  I SO wish I could apply this superpower to things like "Where are my keys?" and "Did we feed the dog today?"  But alas I cannot.

5.  I wish very much that I could sing.  But honestly, I can't carry a tune in a bucket.  That doesn't stop me from singing at top volume in the car, or lullabies to the kids at night.  I don't think they realize that my singing's bad, because they keep asking me to continue, night after night.

6.  In high school, I totalled my first car.  Totally my fault.  It also didn't help that I had my spanish exchange student in the car too.  We were both fine, but I'll bet *that* wasn't the kind of "American experience" that he was looking for!

7.  I kind of want a tattoo.  But tattoos are forever, and I can't think of anything that I want on my body for the rest of my life.  Not to mention how those are gonna look when cooling my jets at the nursing home!

8.  I had LASIK surgery done in 2007. I am not going to lie: surgery on your eyes while you're wide awake, even with the aid of valium,  is scary as hell!  But not wearing glasses or contacts sure is worth it.  Nothing compares to crystal-clear vision!

9.  I named my feet as a child.  The left one was "Bono" and the right one was "Adie."  :)

10.  I can change a tire, check the oil level and I always pump my own gas.  All skills my Dad insisted on me having.  Because of him, I can also drive a nail, shoot a basketball, drive a stickshift and mow the lawn.  Thanks Dad, for helping shape my status as an independent woman!

11.  I am not a picky eater by any means.  I have a motto:  "I'll try anything once."  Because of said motto, I can honestly say that I don't like lamb, venison or scrapple.  Especially scrapple.

12.  If this family had been blessed with a girl, her name would have been Abigail.  Interestingly enough, that is what my brother and sis-in-law are naming their daughter, due in November.

13.  Brian likes to tease me about knowing someone everywhere we go.  Once, on a trip to Disney World, he said in a restaurant:  "Ginny, you're not allowed to know anyone on this trip."  Not two seconds later, from across the restaurant:  Ginny N____?  Is that YOU?!"  Brian:  "Christ Almighty....what did I just say?"  :)

14.   I am somewhat of what you would call a "Rent-Head."  What's that, you say?  It's a person that is obsessed with the Broadway show "Rent."  Now, I haven't seen the show hundreds of times like some people out there, or stalked the cast like others that I know.  (Well hello, Moe!)  But if the show's in town, yeah, I'm gonna go and see it!  Of course I know all of the lyrics by heart.  And I will belt them out in the car.  (See #5)

15.  And finally, I was once mistaken for a nun.  In their defense, I was having lunch with a group of nuns in their convent.  Can you see that?  Sister Ginny.  HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!


asplashofsunshine said...

OMG, I want a tattoo too! We should totally go together! I'm terrified, so if I back out, you still have to get yours! :) No really, I want a ladybug somewhere on my body. Not my forehead, but maybe my foot. Hmmmm, lets do it!

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that you named your feet!!!