Friday, March 31, 2006

Blog Challenge: Fun Fact Friday!

"Tell us something fun, something embarrassing, something strange, or something you don't think anyone will expect out of you."

- My birthday is the same as my birth weight. I was 9 lb 5 oz when I was born, and my birthday is 9-5. My sister's is kinda the same way- she was 11 lb 2 oz, and her birthday is 11-21.

-I play the Flute. Not regularly anymore, but I did all through school. I was in Marching Band in high school, and yes, we had band camp over the summer. You can just imagine the jokes at my expense when American Pie came out (which was a year after I graduated)!

-Before I moved to Naples, I did Civil War reenactment. Yep, the whole kit-n-kaboodle: hoop skirt, corset, several layers of clothing, stockings, garters, gloves, hat. It was so much fun, and I really miss doing it. I strongly suggest anyone who wants to stop eating to wear a corset for a couple days. Two bites and you're full! (My dad and sister are in the picture, second and third from the left. This photo is in the brochure for Fort Clinch State Park.)

-I live inside a State Park, for free. Chad works for the Florida Park Service, and all Managers and Assistant Managers are provided with housing inside the park they work at (we still have to pay electric and phone, though!). At the last park (when he was Asst. Manager) we lived almost right on the beach. Now we live further out- right on the edge of the Everglades. It's so cool....always lots of photo opportunities!

-I have a photo of myself, when I was about 3, standing in front of the Challenger space shuttle (the one that exploded in the early 80's).

-I met Bill Clinton. My grandparents live in North Little Rock, AR, and my Grandma took me to the Capitol Building when they were having a children's day. Governor Clinton was shaking hands with all the kids. I just think it's cool that he later became a President.

-Donny Osmond came to my church when I was 9. I'm LDS, and I guess he was in town for a concert or something, and we were the closest location to where he was staying. He was so nice, and gave out autographs after Sacrement and everything.

-I put ketchup on my Mac and Cheese. Yum!

-I think peas are the most disgusting vegetable placed on this planet. Kinda funny, considering I AM a pea!

-When I eat, I only eat one thing at a time. For instance, I'll eat all my chips, then all my sandwich, then all my fruit. I don't mix it up. Don't know why, I've just done that for as long as I can remember.

-I played with Barbie dolls until I graduated High School. Okay, this comes from having a sister 8 years younger than me, and she always wanted me to play with her, and being the most EXCELLENT sister that I am, I did. I can do some MEAN Barbie hair-do's! This'll SO come in handy if I have a daughter one day.

-I think 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' is the best movie ever made. Seriously. Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time.

Okay, that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Too bad I'm on my work computer, or I'd have photos of this stuff. I guess I can always post those later! Have a great weekend, everyone!


mom on fire said...

totally with you on the eating one thing at a time AND I don't like the food to touch. :)

em said...

These are great facts! I was (still AM) a band geek, too :) The baby weight thing is pretty cool, too! And...Donny O....wowie zowie :)

shirley said...

Wow, very interesting!!

Love "the holy Grail"!! Have to watch it a couple of times a year!!

Hillary said...

I'm with you on the Peas being disgusting. I can't eat them either.

My parents are Neaopolitans during the winter. I love Naples! :)