Getting to Know You

April 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Blogging can feel a little like dating.  I put myself out there and hope for a positive response in return.  Right now I kinda feel like people are “checking me out” but not willing to ask me out on a date.  What’s up with that?  I am totally date-able (is that even a word?). 

So I think I should tell you a little bit more about myself.  Break the ice a little so you won’t be nervous to date me…

Here are ten random things about me:

1.  I used to be an over-the-road truck driver.  For three years.  With my husband.   I lived in a tiny cab of a semi-truck.  For three years.  With my husband.  It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done (including childbirth!)

2.  I have two college degrees: Mass Communication and Radio/TV.

3.  My first real job was stacking wood at a factory that made hog feeders. 

4.  In high school I was the homecoming queen who dated the quarterback.  How is that for cliche?!

5.  I can’t stand chocolate cake.  Or chocolate ice cream, chocolate frosting or chocolate syrup.  I sometimes enjoy things with chocolate in them (like some candy bars).

6.  I used to be an unofficial wedding singer. (Read:  I sang in a lot of weddings–often for people I didn’t know very well–but instead of paying me which is custom, I just got crappy gifts.)

7.  I was once exposed to hazardous chemicals (nitrus and sulfuric acid) and had to be decontaminated in the parking lot of a small town fire station.  (Like, I had to strip down and be washed off and had to put my clothes, shoes, everything in a red hazmat bag.  In a parking lot.  In 40 degree weather.  With only a thin tarp to keep the 40 volunteer firefighters from seeing me naked.)  Good times.

8.  I have bad taste in music (for the most part) and am unashamed of it.  My husband wishes I was embarrassed by this.

9.  Five minutes before my best friend walked down the aisle, I accidently dropped the groom’s ring in a toilet full of the flower girl’s pee.  I had to fish it out and wash it off.  That was almost ten years ago and I’ve never told them.

10.  I have been to 48 of the 50 United States.  I haven’t been to Alaska and Hawaii.

So there you have it.  Ten totally random things about me that you didn’t need to know.  But I’m kinda chatty so I felt the need to share.

Did I scare you off?



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