My new friend in the blogosphere over at Still Life in Buenos Aires authored a "Six Random Things About Me" post last week and issued an open invitation to interested readers. I have answered the call!
So, now I present to you six random things about yours truly:
I played loosehead prop for the women's rugby club in college, and I even won the Most Improved Player award my first year on the team. Did I mention my best friend was the team's hooker? [Please read up on rugby positions if you think this is something dirty.]
I detest eggs. I'm not allergic to them nor do I mind them when they are thoroughly disguised by other ingredients, say, in a cake; however, you will never catch me eating an omelette or, heaven forbid, a poached egg. My distaste for eggs runs so deep that at age 12 I made a bet with my dad about whether I'd eat eggs by the time I turned 30 (he was banking on the hope that my tastes would change over time). Needless to say, I easily collected my debt this past October 5th.
I am a bit of a perfectionist. I've learned that this can be both a blessing and a curse in life.
I have always enjoyed reading, but this seemingly safe and intellectual activity turned out to have serious consequences when I was a kid. One time at the age of seven, I mysteriously awoke with a black eye. My mom determined that I must have poked my eye on the corner of one of the 10 or so books I surrounded myself with in bed each night. A few years later, I accidentally set my tooth fairy pillow on fire after pressing my gooseneck lamp down into it to dim the light enough so that I could continue reading past my bedtime and avoid detection by my parents. Unfortunately the smell of burning cotton batting sort of clued them in.
I go gaga over an Australian accent.
My favorite Girl Scout Cookies are Samoas, with Peanut Butter Patties and Thin Mints a respectable second and third. Plus, I used to be one of those cute little Girl Scouts, and I still have the vest and badges to prove it.
So, now it's my turn to tag others; however, I’m going to be a copycat and follow Still Life's example. Those of you who read this post and find the idea interesting are welcome to participate. Give us all some insight into the collection of facts, interests and experiences that makes you, you! Here are the rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules on the blog.
- Write six random things about yourself.
- Tag six people at the end of your post.
- Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Let the tagger know when your entry is up.