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8 random facts

July 12, 2007

Players start with eight random facts about themselves.

People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here ya go:

1. Although I write with my right hand, I throw with my left and am somewhat ambidextrous. Which always throws people off in softball.

2. I was almost held back after kindergarten because a) I couldn’t tie a bow and b) I hadn’t started losing my teeth yet. Sometimes I feel like writing them back and asking if they’d like to reconsider that recommendation.

3. I have worked at an oil refinery, a semiconductor facility, a biotech, a general chemistry lab, a tutoring center, and as a nanny. I like to keep my options open.

4. I had an insanely strong ACL – about 3 years ago it broke my leg during a skiing incident. Apparently it should have torn – in only about 5% of accidents like mine does the bone break before the ACL tears. (These are the things you learn when you’re taking a class on biomaterials in grad school and have an orthopedic surgeon at your disposal.)

5. I “borrowed” my parents’ guitar when I left for college years ago and taught myself how to play. Not particularly skillfully. I did manage to get songs stuck in my roommate’s head. And somehow started writing my own music and putting it up on the internet. You know, in my spare time.

6. I used a line from The Graduate to start my grad school essays. Or maybe it was my undergrad essays…

6.5 I have a lousy memory. Regardless, I still got admitted.

7. I’m squeamish about leftovers. So if we ever eat out and you like what I had and want it, you should ask. Odds are it won’t make it into my stomach before I think it should be thrown out.

8. I’m an Okie. An Okie eligible for dual citizenship….

Okay, now for the lucky recipients of the tag:
Liquidgirl
One Flew Over the Crochet Hook
Sknitty
Dim Sum Knitting
Adventures with a knitting spaz
The Annex
All in a Day’s
So That Happened…
A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I apologize if you’ve already done this – and if you haven’t, consider yourself tagged!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. thursday permalink
    July 17, 2007 11:16 pm

    You couldn’t tie a bow? I don’t recall being tested on that. 😉 I do remember the girl who sat next to me peed on the floor. Probably she hopes nobody remembers that. But that didn’t get her held back.

    Interesting about the leftovers. I rather enjoy leftovers!

  2. Ellen permalink
    July 18, 2007 3:55 am

    Thanks for doing this!
    I think you’re the only person I tagged who did it.
    It’s fun to learn stuff about your blog pals, isn’t it?

  3. Catherine permalink
    July 19, 2007 1:44 pm

    Tag – I’m it! Hee. Thanks for this — I will get on this ASAP!

  4. Allison permalink
    August 8, 2007 2:27 pm

    I think I failed to let you know I did this one already. I wasn’t trying to ignore your tag!

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