Friday, December 14, 2007

Me, Me, Me

I have been tagged by Pensieve for one of those “more than you need to know about me” things. Thank goodness. I don't have the foggiest notion of what else to blog about today, so this comes at a good time. (I first typed “figgiest”, and now I can’t stop singing “Oh, bring us some Figgie pudding”…I digress.) She wants to know seven things about me I haven't published yet. As mama says, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. After pondering this one for a little while, I came up with a list about a mile long and then decided that parts of my past aren’t really appropriate for a family friendly website, and that some things are just too embarrassing to share. Therefore, I have narrowed it down to the following nuggets of useless but curious information about me:

1. I have an inexplicable desire to learn how to lay brick. I am not an orderly person at all. I don’t like symmetry, but something about the neatness and precision involved in this craft is very appealing to me. I often admire brick from afar.

2. I was a radio deejay for several years. My very first job was at my hometown radio station where I spun country music records (they really were records back then) on weekends. I did this all through college, moved into the news department upon graduation and worked in radio news for three years before landing in television news. I still “voice” radio commercials occasionally. I loved radio.

3. During my senior year of college I had a good friend who was a mercenary for the U.S. government. He would disappear for weeks at a time in foreign countries. I didn’t ask a lot of questions because I really didn’t want to think very much about him killing people. I often wonder where he is now...or if he's alive.

4. The lines in my left hand form a perfect Star of David smack dab in the middle of my palm. It kind of gives me goose bumps when I look at it for a long time.

5. Speaking of goose bumps, and don’t let me lose you here…I sometimes have premonitions. It happens less frequently now than when I was younger and it usually foretells something bad that is going to happen. These dreams happen at night and are generally pretty specific and accurate. I rarely talk about it because most folks don’t believe in that kind of thing and it makes me sound like some kind of freak.

6. I have climbed a 35 foot pole and stood (briefly) on top of it with outstretched arms. I attended one of those leadership retreats where you team build by falling back into the arms of your teammates, scaling walls and rappelling from high places. The retreat culminated with everyone trying to climb the “pole of confidence” and stand on top of the pole. I was scared witless but made myself do it and was so, so glad I did because I’m not always good with heights. I loved it. I also loved the zip line through the forest even though I had to close my eyes and jump off the platform without looking down.

7. Hubby and I want desperately to be on The Amazing Race. We watch every weekend and discuss how we would handle each detour and roadblock. At 6’4” and *** pounds, he’s got muscle and the ability to work through pain and obstacles. I’m a puzzle solver and navigator. I also know six phrases in Spanish. Despite that little incident in St. Louis this summer, we navigate well as a team. (Stop laughing, Supercop). The only problem would be the profanity that would come spewing out of our mouths when we were tired, hungry and lost in Uganda. CBS would have to bleep us like the Osbournes.

There you have it. I’m not good at tagging other folks, so I’ll just throw the invitation out to any of you who want to play along. Just follow the rules below. All I ask is that you make it interesting. If I’m going to own up to the premonition thing, you boys and girls can ‘fess up to something freaky, too. And thank you Pensieve for bailing me out on a dry idea day.

1) Link to the person who tagged you.

2) Post the rules on your blog.

3) Share 7 facts about yourself.

4) Tag 7 random people and include links to their blogs.


janjanmom said...

Do you think 4 and 5 are related?? Cue Twilight Zone music.

janjanmom said...

BTW, I totally share #1 with you, only I keep asking hubby to learn it with me-planning little easy prjects we could do that would allow us to learn. He remains uninterested. You wanna take a class together? We can build stuff outta bricks.

Dorky Dad said...

Do you have one of those smooth radio voices? Or is your voice more suited to Southern talk radio?

I know people who went into radio after college. Poor saps. They were the only people who were poorer than I was.

Jason said...

Six phrases in Spanish? Well, you're all set then! By the way, I like knowing little tidbits like these about people.

hulagirlatheart said...

Sign us up janjanmom.

I guess you would say I have a smooth radio voice, dorky dad. I'm suited toward the nighttime, lull you to sleep with easy listening songs shift. And you're right, there is absolutely NO money in radio. I loved it though.