Eight Random Things About Me

By , June 12, 2007 9:08 pm

I have been tagged by MC Milker of The Not Quite Crunchy Parent for the “Eight Random Things About Me” meme.
It is hard to be random. My first attempt sounded a bit like an employment resume. It is also hard to think of personal things that might be interesting to you all (I don’t do “personal” very well – see #6), but please bear with me as I attempt this!

Here goes:

1. I have dual US/UK citizenship and am an Aquarius.

2. I have been an exchange student twice: a summer in Oslo, Norway at age 16 and, after having graduated from high school a year early, a year in Rouen, France at age 17. I also spent my junior year of college in Hamburg, Germany, but please don’t write to me in German! My French is good, my German (except for a few choice unpublishable words) has mostly disappeared.

3. I was an Air France flight attendant for two years so I have been to a lot of unusual places. My friend says that I am the only person she has ever met who can start a sentence with “On my way to Burundi….”

4. As a child I broke both my big toes and received absolutely no sympathy from my doctor-father. My sister thinks she has cuter big toes than I do, but I disagree.

5. My car has a license plate frame that says: “A Woman’s Place is in the Cockpit” (I am a pilot).

6. I am “not the cheerleader-type,” as my mother used to say. Nor am I a jock. I guess I am an introverted nerd.

7. My secret favorite movie is “Dirty Dancing” because I wish I could dance with Patrick Swayze (who I actually once saw on a ski slope at Santa Fe, NM!).

8. I hate white walls in my house. All my walls are a color.

MC Milker tagged me because my blog is “a relatively new blog” that she has “started to read and enjoy” (thank you!). For this very same reason, I tag Cheryl of A Day in the Life of Our Homeschool Journey.

5 Responses to “Eight Random Things About Me”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Toe pictures will tell all.

  2. wishy the writer says:

    Yeah! Let’s see those toes!!!!

    (yours and your sister’s)

  3. Jen says:

    I’ve never been an exchange student, though I desperately wanted to be. One of those things I’ll/we’ll do as empty-nesters, I guess.
    Just how did you manage to break BOTH bigs? At the same time?

  4. Mom Unplugged says:

    Two curious onlookers: We’ll see about the toe pictures!

    Jen: Being an exchange student was wonderful! I believe that it totally changed my life.

    For not being a jock I have had two sports injuries: one toe broken while vaulting in gym class (toe got folded under my foot when I jumped on the springboard), and the other toe broke several years later while playing basketball in sandals. Note to self: do not play basketball in sandals!

  5. Gattina says:

    How interesting ! I guess that now you don’t regret to have travelled around the world !

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