Sunday, May 18, 2008

Six Random Things

Christianne tagged me for a fun meme that calls for me to disclose 6 random things about myself. Here goes:

1. I was 17-years-old when I got chickenpox. All I can say is that it was absolutely miserable. I came down with it right as Christmas break began (my Junior year of HS) and spent the entire vacation ill. . . plus the first 2 weeks of school in January.

2. I have only broken one bone. It was Christmas day my sophomore year of college. My little sister got roller blades for Christmas and wanted me to roller blade with her. She roller bladed while I stood on the driveway, too cold to skate. Somehow or other, I lost my balance (not too hard when you're wearing roller blades and standing on an incline) and fell backward. The end result was several hours in the urgent care center and a hairline fracture to my right arm. Not a very heroic story.

3. I've been skydiving. (with Jessica and her now-husband, Ben) It was cool, but once was enough.

4. I was a pizza delivery girl one summer in college. The tips are great, but my car smelled like stale pizza for the next 6 months.

5. I have most of Dr. Seuess' Green Eggs and Ham memorized. . . in Spanish. I was on a mission to learn Spanish a few years back and reading Huevos Verdes con Jamon aloud (complete with Spanish accented character voices) was one of my favorite ways to practice. "Yo soy Juan. . . yo soy Juan Ramon. Ese Juan Ramon, Ese Juan Ramon. No me gusta nada ese Juan Ramon."

6. I've always been a bit quirky when it comes to time saving and efficiency. For example. . . when I was in elementary school (3rd grade or so), I used to lay in bed awake and wait until my mom checked on me. After I was sure she thought I was asleep (which looking back, she probably knew I wasn't) I would quietly get up, get dressed for school and make my bed. Then I would sleep on top of my made bed in my school clothes, ready for the next day. In my 3rd-grade mind, this was a great way to save time in the morning. Weird, I know. =) Don't worry, I don't do that any more.

Now it's my turn to tag. . . my six random picks are Jessica C., Jessica B., Elizabeth, Yvette, Kay Ann and my Mom.


Christianne said...

hooray! this is fun. and, i think i knew every single one of these things about you (but hadn't thought about them in a LONG time!) except for the one about memorizing "green eggs and ham" in spanish. that's funny! did you do that while you and nicki and denise were taking that spanish class, or was it after college while you were living in modesto?

i totally remember when you came back to school with your arm in a sling. such a bummer, man!

and i actually thought about you and your skydiving experience when i was writing my post about never having broken a bone in my body before. i even wrote (and then erased) a line that said i would never go skydiving or bungee jumping. but then the editor in me was like, 'um, that's great, christianne. but does that REALLY have anything to do with the random fact of never having broken a bone before??' i decided it didn't. it was just a tangential thought. :)

S & C & C's Gram said...

I JUST thought about your skydiving experience yesterday when we drove through Lodi and I saw the skydiving place. That's funny. I remember the video you made before going up, "just in case" you didn't come down.

Thanks for tagging me. I'm already thinking of a few random things. It might be difficult to narrow it down to just six. =0

S & C & C's Gram said...

Oh yeah, and I did know about your little time-saving act. I thought it was so cute!

kirsten said...

that is so fun!! i've loved reading these on different blogs. i can totally see the 3rd grade little you & your efforts to save time in the morning.

and seriously ... skydiving!! you're way braver than me!! i'm such a sissy when it comes to heights.

Christin said...

How fun! I can hear you reciting Huevos Verdes con Jamon with different character voices. And, I can just imagine 3rd grade you sleeping on top of the covers in your clothes, ready for school. Too cute!