Happy wife, mom and Alabama transplant. By day, communications and organizational effectiveness professional. By night, writer and wannabe gratitude guru.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
19 Random Facts
There's a fun game going around on Facebook, where I got assigned to share 19 random facts about myself. I figured I'd get back in the swing of blogging a little more frequently by sharing those here:
My favorite comfort food of all time was my mom's spaghetti with meat
sauce, and one of my greatest accomplishments has been learning to
replicate it. 2. I was president of my high school's Thespian
Society - mostly because no one else wanted to be. I joined the theatre
program at the suggestion of my basketball coach, when he realized that
despite my Amazonian height, I wasn't very coordinated. 3. I tried
to join the Army when I was 21, but couldn't because there was a
warrant out for my arrest! (It was due to unpaid parking tickets...lots
of them, apparently.) 4. I have an insatiable appetite for shows
like Law & Order, NCIS, Rizzolli and Isles - pretty much anything
that involves crime solving. I'll watch them when they come on, even if
I've seen them before. I am watching one now. 5. I've run one half marathon so far - at Talladega Motor Speedway. I plan to run 2 next year, and finally run a full!
6. I love to travel and, so far, I've been to Greece, Egypt, Israel,
Cyprus, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos
and 30 different states in the US. 7. I HATE scary movies after
being made to watch "Nightmare on Elm Street" at a slumber party when I
was 13. I had to sleep with nightlight for weeks, and avoid scary
movies at all costs now. 8. I love to play matchmaker and have one marriage to my credit!
9. In my entire adult life, I've yet to live in any one house or
apartment for more than 3 years, and it's not looking like I'll make it
to 3 in my current home, either! 10. When I met Lionel Richie for
the first time, the first thing I said was: "Oh my god, you are Lionel
F*(&^ng Richie!" To which he responded, "I get that a lot". He
recorded my voicemail for me on my cell phone, and I had it on there for
years. 11. I have a horrible memory. 12. I am a really fast
reader - but due to #11, I've actually read several books more than
once. Each time, I thought I was a little bit psychic because I could
kind of tell what would happen next. 13. When I was in high
school, my family went to Disney World, and my parents let my brother
and I go off on our own while they hung out with my much younger sister.
To get to the front of the lines, we "borrowed" a wheelchair.
14. If I never had to wear shoes again, I would be a happy woman. I
love shoes - on other people. I take them off whenever I possibly can. 15. Despite working in radio for 19 years, I've still never gotten used to my voice on a recording. 16. I am a wannabe extreme couponer. I do regularly use coupons, and have saved $2000+ this year by doing so.
17. I started going gray when I was 18. I died my hair until two
years ago. Now, I just pluck the ones that show the most. It's a
losing battle. 18. If I won the lottery, I would give most of it
away - anonymously - to people or causes I know. I think it would be
fantastic to change a lot of lives in such a positive way. 19. When I was younger, on a family trip to NYC, my sister Jessica sang and I sang as we walked down the streets, hoping to be discovered.