A Secret In The Hand. Or Was That A Bird? Whatever.

Just when I wonder…”what oh what will I write about now?” the fabulous Everyday Mama comes up with a blog-hop that really makes me think! Because, I have shared so much here, are there really 25 things you DON’T know about me?

Digging as deep as I can…Here are (I hope I can get to 10, but trying for) 25 things you don’t know about me:

  1. Every other first born female in my family (going back generations) had twins. I am that ‘every-other’ generation and I am the first born female. I do not have twins. Although I did marry one!
  2. My first job was in a tropical fish store. I was 13 and I gave the wrong change. The guy called me a thief and the owner convinced him it was just a mistake. I cried. After that I just cleaned tanks.
  3. When we played ‘army’ in the neighborhood I always volunteered to be the nurse.
  4. In fourth grade I was teacher’s pet.
  5. In fifth grade I was ‘put up’ to sixth grade the first week of school. (yea, I skipped a grade)
  6. My dad taught me to ride a motorcycle at age 9. My first bike was a blue Honda 70.
  7. Even better, he taught me to bait a hook and fish at age 5.
  8. There is only one thing I hate about SoCal: The lack of river fishing. I need some rushing water. STAT.
  9. I went snowshoeing with a youth group in junior high through the Yosemite back country to a cabin way out in the woods. There was no electricity and we read  Call Of The Wild out loud to each other until late in the night. It was the best night’s sleep I have ever had in my entire 48 years.
  10. I have seen many dead bodies through my work at hospitals over the years and I was okay with it.
  11. One time, though, it wasn’t okay and it wasn’t at work. Some day, maybe, I will tell that story.
  12. All I ever wanted to be growing up was a veterinarian.
  13. As an young adult, I only wanted to be in criminal justice.
  14. Now, I just want to be a vet again. Mostly, because I need one and can’t afford it.
  15. I worked as a ‘scab’ during the grocery strike. It was great money and we really needed it. But 70 hours a week isn’t something I could have sustained for long, so I was glad when it was over.
  16. I took three years of French in high school, was pretty fluent and wanted to be an exchange student my senior year. I can’t remember a lick of it now.
  17. I was president of the Science Club and in the spirit club, at the same time (I was a geek/popular chick blend–I belonged everywhere and nowhere).
  18. I played a GREAT right wing in PAL soccer.
  19. I split my leg open in a motorcycle accident at 14. I wasn’t driving, a friend of my mom was and we went over a bump. I flew off and hit a tree.
  20. I went to an emergency room in a teeny tiny town and got sewn up by what I am sure was an 18 year old crazy kid posing as a doctor.
  21. Three days later I had a red line running up my leg. After that I was put in isolation and my wound was left open to heal from the inside out. I had 17 different kinds of infection, including staff.
  22. I had cosmetic surgery at 16 and 18 to try and remove the scar.
  23. I still adore my husband. Even though we have been together since I was 13 and I am now 48. Or despite that fact.
  24. My dad bought us a pony named Chocolate when I was 15. He was a mean, mean pony who kicked and bit. He also ran me into a tree. His name should have been Houdini, because he was an expert at escape.
  25. Chocolate did not live with us for long.
OH wow, I did it! I am so proud of myself! If you want to challenge yourself too, head on over to EverydayMama’s bloghop! The more the merrier.


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  1. Mar

    You don’t have a twin? 🙁

    #16 – Me too! I’d say it was a twin thing…. But well you don’t have one.

  2. Wow! Thirty five years ARE YOU SERIOUS? amazing love stories, i love ’em. It’s 14 years for us and we keep on keeping on. xo me

  3. That was great to read. Nice to know you more!

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