6 Ė Write 15 interesting facts about yourself.
1. One eye appears more open/wider than the other.
2. Iím a huge Disney fan! My dream vacation involves something related to Disney. Yes, the Disney store is someplace I always visit when I go to the mall, and yes, I sleep with a Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animal. Iíve been told the two Pooh characters I would resemble most are Tigger cause Iím bouncy and always go-go-go and Pooh cause Iím lovable and always smiling.
3. I grew up in Colorado at the base of Pikes Peak, yet have never been on a piece of snow wood. Meaning, Iíve never gone skiing or snowboarding. My one time at a ski resort and all I did was play in the snow cause my parents didnít want to pay for lessons.
4. Iíve never been to the east coast.
5. I donít know how to drive stick shift (much to the disappointment of my husband).
6. Iím a twin. (He/she died in the womb before sex could be determined, but there were officially two of us! Scary, huh?)
7. Iím the oldest child, and the oldest granddaughter on my momís side (third oldest on my dadís side).
8. Iíve been in the bridal party for two weddings Ė my aunt and uncleís (flower girl) and my auntís (maid-of-honor).
9. I have poor sight. I have lazy eye, astigmatism, near-sighted, and I have been told that if something happens to my good eye, I could be considered legally blind. In fact, my contact lenses are the same prescription in both eyes. Iíve been told my vision in my bad eye is off the charts.
10. Iíve been involved with children since forever. Once I left the childrenís department at church cause I was too old age wise, I went back in as a helper, preferring to spend my time there than with the youth group.
11. I got to be a magicianís helper. A church I went to put on a live nativity scene where participants could walk through Bethlehem the night Jesus was born and witness a theatrical production of his birth and the visit of the wise men and shepherds. As part of this thing, you had villagers, slaves, and a traveling magician. The gentleman who played the magician actually knew magic tricks and I was his assistant for a day. Coolest part of this was getting my hand cut off magically.
12. I joined swim team after two failed attempts to join the softball team. The first attempt was my freshman year Ė Dad and I were playing catch in a nearby field and the ball bounced off the glove and hit my glasses causing a black eye. No tryouts that year. My sophomore year I went to tryouts and one of the coaches (my Spanish teacher at the time) gently asked me if there was another sport Iíd be interested in as a way to let me know I wasnít making the cut. Thus began my two-year time on swim team. Didnít do it my senior year due to grades and my unfortunate slowness at swimming 50s (seriously, I do long distances like the 500 way better, and in fact the distance we were supposed to swim was the equivalent of a 500, but broken into 50 intervals, and my time was below the required if doing a 500, but unfortunately not fast enough with the breaks.)
13. Iíve broken two bones in my lifetime thus far. The first was my right arm (radius bone). Dad and I were rough housing. He lifted my by my hands/arms and a pop was heard. I started with a cast above my elbow but finally dropped it to below the elbow, all in the course of the summer. My second break occurred while I was still in the cast from my arm. I was climbing around on the jungle gym of a park with my sister and dad while mom and brother were shopping for school clothes at the beginning of the school year. I slipped through the monkey bars (you know, the half circle type monkey bars that come off the platform of the play structure?) and bonked my nose on the bar. (Haha, mom got the call while in a Montgomery Ward store Ö anyone remember those?) I was given the choice of a band-aid or stitches. Guess which one I chose (hint, no needles).
14. I at one time wanted a tattoo. Well, that was until I realized they used a needle. This realization came in college, I think my junior or senior year. Seriously, I didnít know that. I thought it was permanent ink they painted on with like a brush or pen, not needles. I was debating one up until that point.
15. Well, those last two lead me to my final fact of the night Ė I am not a fan of needles. I tense every time I get poked. Along with that is a dislike of the dentist and him numbing my gums. When I was younger, I actually had to get 6 doctors to hold me down to get a shot.
There you have it. 15 facts about me you may not have known yet.
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