8 Random Facts About Me
BTW Boney - you asked in a comment on the Hilary post if I was willing to choose between two evils because one was a Democrat. And you asked as well if I would vote Democrat if Dan Quayle got the nomination. You may find your answer in these 8 random facts about me.
1. I own 4 pairs of glasses: bifocals, reading glasses to go over my contact lenses, long-distance glasses to go over my contact lenses, and another pair of reading glasses to wear when I am not wearing my contacts. Crazy, huh?
2. Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond played on the radio immediately after the first time I ever made love. I was never much of a Neil Diamond fan, but I have a softness in my heart for that song - or maybe I really have a softness in my heart (and somehwere else as well) for the generous lover who gently, playfully, expertly guided me through my first time. Bliss. All girls should have such a first-time experience.
3. Years ago, I managed somehow to get reservations for 6 for Thanskgiving dinner at the Awhanee Inn in Yosemite (mind you, people wait for months on a list to get into the Awhanee for Thanksgiving – I called at the precise right moment – sheer dumb luck). However, I had to cancel the reservation – no one else in my family wanted to go. They are nuts. I was even more nuts for not forcing them. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
4. In high school, I interviewed Hank Aaron for my high school newspaper – this was shortly after he broke Babe Ruth’s record. Way cool. I was at the ballpark when Bonds broke Babe Ruth’s record last year. Not as cool though, not at all.
5. I am the first woman in my family to earn a college degree, and the first person in my family to earn an MA. Yes, it IS a big deal! Still.
6. In my very first presidential election, I voted Republican. Can you guess who I voted for?
7. Right after high school, I thought I wanted to join the Navy. Even went through the testing. They offered me OCS (Officer Candiate School). But I changed my mind. Can you imagine – Captain Bird? About 5 years later, I gave the Navy another shot and actually did enlist –even took the oath. But back then, women had to wait about 6 – 9 months before they could ship out and it wasn’t unusual for life to take a turn and the woman would not longer want to ship out. The Navy then let’s you off the hook easy as pie. Which is what happened to me. But if I had gone through with it then, I was slated to go to air traffic control school. I wonder who I would be now if I’d actually joined the Navy long ago.
8. When I was a very little girl, I thought angels sang at Mass. I had a crisis of faith (and this before my First Communion) when I learned it was not angels, but nuns, singing.
And who to tag? Apparently I’ve got to tag 8 random bloggers. Hah!
Mrs. B - who I hope is having a fabulous summer.
Kate - finally visited her blog and found it fascinating – but I just hovered – will have to go back and comment soon.
Infini – one good tag deserves another.
Mara - cause I loved her Botox Pelosi comment at Bogs’.
Polly – ‘cause I dig her picture.
Firebird - in hopes she’ll do her list in poem form.
Thursday Next (aka Miss Jane) - who writes quite beautifully and thus must have some beautiful random facts.
The Redheaded Woodpecker – but only when that pile of papers to grade is finished.
I’d tag Aunty B and t/. (or is /t.? - uh-oh, I'm losing it!), but I think Boneman already did.