15 Random Facts About Me

16 Jan

Today is one of those days where I don’t really have a topic in mind, so I will steal an idea from a Facebook note I was tagged in, and tell you fifteen facts about myself.

  1. When I was in 5th Grade, my teacher hated me because I was left-handed, and she once kept me after school trying to force me to use scissors with my right hand.
  2. I am adopted.  I was lucky enough to wind up with fantastic parents, and about 15 years ago I got in touch with both of my biological parents.
  3. Based on behaviours in George that I recognize in myself, my developmental history as a child, and some difficulties I experience to this day, I am pretty sure I am on the autism spectrum – an undiagnosed Aspie.
  4. 16 or 17 years ago, I accidentally disturbed a bees’ nest and got stung 67 times.  I am now terrified of bees.
  5. I am allergic to mangoes, which is a pity because I actually like them very much.
  6. At the ripe old age of 41, I have finally realized that I would actually like to be a full-time writer.
  7. I have this weird recurring dream in which I am chased by a giant teapot.  Seriously.  You can’t make this shit up.
  8. Despite my constant whining about my commute, I kind of like my daily subway rides.  It is the only time I get to sit down and read a book.
  9. I bitterly regret not flying to South Africa to see my Dad before he died six years ago.
  10. Every year at Roll-Up-The-Rim time, I drink way too much coffee.  I always think that by the law of averages, if I buy enough coffees, sooner or later I will win the car.  In ten years of trying, I’ve never won anything more ambitious than a donut, but I am an eternal optimist so I will keep trying.
  11. My first pregnancy ended in a loss early in the second trimester.  I always think about that lost life, and how if that pregnancy had worked out, I would not have George today.
  12. I buy lottery tickets every week, because someone wins the jackpot – why shouldn’t it be me?  A few weeks ago, I won $120.
  13. I hate olives and eggplant.
  14. There is only one brand of shoes that I will run in: New Balance.  When I’ve tried other brands I’ve always regretted it.
  15. I think Barney the Dinosaur is the most annoying children’s TV show ever made, followed closely by Max and Ruby.

 

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4 Responses to “15 Random Facts About Me”

  1. Veronica Samuels January 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM #

    You’d be a great full-time writer!

    I loved # 7.

    Have you read the book “Born to Run” yet?? You MUST read it!! I just finished this week — it’s about running and a tribe of distance runners that live in the Copper Canyon in Mexico.

    Veronica 🙂

  2. Veronica Samuels January 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM #

    Hi,

    Me again — here is a book review on “Born to Run” that I found on WordPress…

    http://lovemesomebooks.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/barefoot-in-the-canyons-with-caballo-blanco/

    Veronica 🙂

    • runningforautism January 16, 2011 at 12:21 PM #

      Thanks, Veronica! I have heard of this book, and actually saw a documentary about the same topic. I will definitely get it!

      • Veronica Samuels January 16, 2011 at 8:33 PM #

        I was thinking you would like it when I read it! I hope you do! 🙂

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