While trolling around a blog earlier this week, I came across a list of "25 pieces of trivia" about the blogger. I don't know this blogger from Adam but it was kind of nifty reading all the trivia about her.
So, since I'm not feeling very creative today, I decided to imitate the idea. Without further ado, here's 25 pieces of trivia about me.
• I’m left-handed but use scissors with my right hand (they didn’t have left-handed scissors when I was in kindergarten). My husband is also left-handed (including scissors), yet somehow between us we managed to hatch two right-handed kids. Go figure.
• I played the flute for many many years. Was quite good at it too.
• I used to dance ballet with a passion. Many years and many pounds ago.
• When I was ten years old, my parents moved from New York State to California. Oh my gosh, I hated it there. I never did adapt to California. But living in California did give me one wonderful thing: my husband.
• I hate to cook but love to bake.
• I hate to sew but love to can.
• I hate anything to do with crafts. No patience, I guess.
• I honestly don’t mind mucking out manure.
• I can’t set a mousetrap to save my life. I’m good at emptying them, though.
• I get seasick.
• When I was 16, I had an honest-go-goodness (and real freaky) out-of-body experience. I hope to God I never have one of those again.
• My favorite fruit is peaches. I like to joke that I’d sell my birthright for peaches.
• I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 20.
• I weigh too much. Working on it.
• Without my glasses or contact lenses, I am blind as a bat – my vision is about 20/450.
• I adore writing (obviously) but I’m absolutely dismal at grammar. Any grasp of grammar is purely instinctive.
• I have a phobia of zero gravity. You know, the sensation you get on roller coasters and other horrors. My idea of “entertainment from hell” would be to go bungee jumping or skydiving.
• When I was 16 I decided I wanted to become a field biologist after reading (about 250 times) Jane Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man. I still passionately admire Dr. Goodall. My dad took me to hear one of her lectures back in 1979 and she signed my copy of her book. I majored in Zoology in college and Environment Education in grad school and worked as a field biologist for many years.
• One summer, while working as a field biologist, I stepped on two yellow jacket nests a week apart and was stung a total of 15 times. For awhile I had a phobia of stinging insects. It’s calmed down some, but sadly I don’t know if I could ever become a beekeeper.
• I loathe tuna more than almost any other foodstuff on the planet. I don’t care for celery either, largely because of its association with tuna.
• I adore broccoli.
• I have never touched drugs in any size, shape, or form (except prescription). Never smoked. I drink only wine (never red) in modest quantities. Got drunk twice in my life (the first time on red wine, hence the aversion) and decided never again.
• My ancestry is half Polish, half French. My paternal grandparents immigrated to this country around the turn of the (last) century. My mother’s people are Cajun French, descendants of the Acadians who were kicked out of Canada and eventually found their way to the bayous of Louisiana. My mother didn’t speak English until she was five and went to school.
• My husband and I tend to be obsessed with books. We own well over 5000 of them.
• I love classical music with a passion and seldom listen to anything else, to my daughters’ collective dismay.