Hello, dear ones!
Joining Erin at Perfectly Port Family for this year’s first installment of her 10 on the 10th link-up series. Today we a sharing random facts about ourselves. I had this post penciled in on my agenda for today but also had my Wellness Wednesday post scheduled. So this is one of those rare 2 post days!! And one of my wellness goals is to be unplugged by 9:00 pm so I am going to have to type fast girls, as it is already 8:48!
10 Random Facts About Me
- I am shy. Can put on a good front but deep down inside it is difficult for me to be in social situations. When I was a teenager, my first job was Shoney’s waitress. Used to give all of my tables away because I was so scared to take the customer’s orders. Didn’t turn out to be a terribly profitable endeavor.
- Even though I am shy, I hosted a televised reading program for children for 10 years. “Come Read With Me” aired from 1994-2004 in the El Paso, Texas-Juarez, Mexico-Las Cruces, New Mexico area. I was scared every single episode but managed to go straight through each one from start to finish without any editing!
- My favorite number is 3. When I was looking into building my first home, I was very particular about its potential address. Finally found a suitable lot with the address 4633. My birthday, April 6 and my favorite number, 3. And what’s better than one 3? Two 3s!
- I lived in the Republic of Panama for 6 years. I was an Army wife at the time. Haven’t been back since we left in 1988. Someday I would like to return with my daughters as they both lived there as little ones.
- My PC and I met on Match.com. He contacted me and I was blown away. How could such a cutie pie be interested in meeting me?? Our first date was at Applebee’s on a Thursday evening and we pretty well dated from that night on. For five years. Until we both got over our fear of (re-)marriage and jumped the broom.
- As a little girl, I pretended to be a run-away slave boy. No explanation for that. Well, except that as an adult, a counselor once suggested that I felt a connection to people who had been oppressed. Hmmm. Might also explain my interest in Anne Frank.
- I had a wreck on the day I got my driver’s license. Yup. Went straight from the DMV to drop off some old newspapers in a recycling bin at a neighborhood church. My mom directed me to back our family station wagon up to the bin, which was really an metal shed. Instead of braking as I approached the building, I hit the gas and the building, flattening it!
- Everywhere I go, I look for change on the ground. And when I find a penny, dime or nickel (quarters don’t come along very often), I put the coin in my left shoe for good luck. I also leave the tags on everything. Well, that isn’t completely accurate. I remove the tags in some cases but leave those little plastic tag holders. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
- If I drive through a yellow traffic light, I kiss my right hand and then tap the interior roof of my car or the car I am riding in. My youngest daughter does this, too. Must be a genetic thing.
- I am the only librarian to be chosen Elementary Teacher of the Year for the El Paso Independent School District in the district’s history. That same year, I was district employee of the month, teacher of the year for the campus where I worked as a librarian and competed for Region 19 (our state educational region) teacher of the year. Loved being a librarian. Loved being among books and babies. Miss it to this day.
Bless your hearts, was that TMI? Are you still out there? Hello, anybody???
If you haven’t run away, shaking your head at my 10 random facts, won’t you share 10 facts of your own in a comment below? Or if you blog, head over to read Erin’s 10 random facts and then link-up a post of your own!
Hope I haven’t scared you away forever. Come back again and I promise to be on my best behavior. Deal? Will be sharing my first Little Letters post of the year on Friday. See you then!
Hugs and kisses,