Monday, June 9, 2008

Random facts #8,9 & 10

Ok I know I am getting lazy at writing , but in all honesty we are completely in the throws of T ball and the whole jumble of end of school year festivities. Plus I have taken it upon myself to purge ourselves of all the unnecessary things in this house all the while trying to generate a little scratch in the process.(Note the Ebay widget I have added over to the right) Our house has just been completely unsettled for the past couple weeks or so and I am just trying to get my feet under me. So sorry. Life happens and you just have to deal with it sometimes.

So with that....I will give you some more random things you probably didn't know about me.


My Dad was a news director while I was growing up.

He started out in radio and worked his way into television. He worked for ABC and then went to NBC later in his career. I spent a lot of time hanging out in newsrooms and hanging out in the studio as they did the news live. My favorite place to be though was in the control room with a head set on listening to all the behind the scene stuff that went on. I was amazed at how my Dad could take control of a chaotic scene for an hour every night. It was pretty cool. Not something that many kids are lucky enough to be brought up in.

I backpacked through Europe when I was 17.

The french club in my high school took a group every couple years. I got to be a part of that. We Spent time in England and over all parts of France. I had an incredible time and it really created a crossroad in my (young) life and changed me in ways that I would have otherwise not been changed. It was a breath of fresh air in the very small life of a young girl growing up in farming community. It exposed me to history and culture that you just can't get from a book. I will forever be grateful to my french teacher Mrs. Jackson who ultimately helped shape the person I am today.

When I was 12 on a bet I memorized the periodic table.

(Insert nerd laugh here) When I was in the 8th grade, my chemistry teacher offered $20 to the first person who could memorize the periodic table and spit to back to him (by memory) in exact order. I am pretty good at memorizing things. (I used to rock at memory verses) So I sat down one night, (my social calendar was pretty empty in those days....gee I wonder why) and memorized it. It really wasn't all that hard. What I didn't expect about this is that 20 years later I can still rattle it off. Not all of it, but I can still do the first 10 elements in order from memory. If I look at it I can do far more. It's funny how the memory works. In the heat of frustration I can rarely get the right kids name out, but yet I could do this. Whatever.

**As a side note, I did get that $20. I ran straight out and spent it on a New kids on the block cassette. Because I am awesome like that.

So there you have it. Now you know a little more about me. Although I can imagine that at this point in the game you were wishing you didn't know half the things you do :)


Anonymous said...

I bet #10 makes your father-in-law proud!

j said...

Danny, Donnie, Joe, John, and Jordan are proud of you.

Why can I still remember those names, but not my kids...

You're right. Memory is weird.

j said...

Also: "generate a little scratch"


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