Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Random facts # 5,6,and 7

Ok more random facts time. Are you ready?

Here we go ...


#5

I have never had a childhood illness. Not without trying either. That is chicken pox, measles, mumps. My mom would always stick me around kids that were sick when I was young, just so that I could get it and have it be over. But I would never catch anything. When I was pregnant, it made my midwife a little nervous that I have never had chicken pox. I guess if you get it when you are pregnant , it can cause all sorts of problems. So she wanted me to go and get the vaccine. But before they give it to you, you must have a blood test to make absolutely sure that you don't have antibodies that would counter the vaccine. So I did. Well it turns out, I have a natural immunity to chicken pox. How this is possible I have no idea. I am just a freak like that.


#6

Only under complete force do I ever wear socks. I own 3 pair of socks and they are only for the gym. I am always either barefoot or in flip flops. Always. Year round. No exception. I feel completely claustrophobic in socks and closed in shoes. It started with my first pregnancy. My feet grew a size and a half. Plus I had really high blood pressure which made me swell like nobody's business. So shoes were really uncomfortable. Then once I got pregnant again and again (you get the idea.) Each pregnancy my feet grew a little more. I used to be a nice and dainty size 8. I'm now a freakish 10 1/2 sometimes 11. That is the type of awesome that nobody wants. But one of the perks of not havening a conventional job is that I can be barefoot all day and nobody is going to complain.

#7

I am a human jukebox. When I was younger my Dad was a disc jockey a couple towns over. My parents divorced when I was three, so I didn't get as much time with my dad as I would have liked. But I knew that he was on the air somewhere. So I was constantly listening to the radio hoping to hear his voice. Unfortunately I didn't understand the whole concept that we didn't pick up his station where we lived. But I listened none the less. The radio was always on. Because of this , it seems I can sing along to just about any song from the 70's and 80's with pretty good accuracy as far as lyrics. What is funny about this, is I didn't really know I had this skill until one day my husband and I were bored and watching an infomercial. (Clearly this is long before kids. Who has the time for that now :) It was one of those CD compilations of the hits from the 70's. I sang along with every sample song they gave. He just looked at me and asked "how do you know all of these?" I thought " I don't know, how come you don't?" Then it turned into a game. He would try to stump me and we would watch more of those dumb commercials. I could always name that tune in under 5 notes. He then deemed me the "human jukebox" I carry my title proudly.


Ok so there you go.

There are always more to come.

There will be a quiz later. Just so you know.

Peace out.

2 comments:

Sandi said...

I have the most amazing daughter-in-law . . . and just for the record something else that she is good/great at . . . Disney trivia. We 'played' with her one time. Actually we watched her answer every question given to her and her little game piece just moved around the board unhindered.

Mama H said...

I just crack up reading your random facts! I've never known anyone to have a natural immunity to chicken pox, but maybe that is what my mom has. She was never able to "catch" them either.

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