If you read my about me, you'll learn a few pertinent and odd facts. I shared my issues with vampires when I accepted a Stylish Award in July. I won't rehash those.
So, here are a few random facts about me:
1. I check email first thing in the morning. I shouldn't, but I do. If I don't stop this soon, I plan to make it a 2012 goal to quit.
|I helped register people before I ran the Rotary Hill Run 5k back in 2005.|
2. I love the Rotary Club's motto: Service Above Self. And, the four-way test— Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? I was a member for several years, but no longer participate.
3. I used to run. I want to work it back into my schedule. Preparing for a race always helped me train. Once, I was the last person in a race and followed by an ambulance escort as I crossed the finish line.
|My car slid backwards down my driveway with me behind the steering wheel.|
4. I have issues with snow. Mother nature was kind to me last winter in Colorado. I grew up in Georgia and am skittish about driving on snow covered roads.
5. I am LIT — that's Lutheran in Training. I coined that for myself, but everyone else at church considers me Lutheran. I grew up Baptist.
|Monkey cupcakes? I chose the vanilla wafer version for my son's birthday. I eat my experiments.|
6. I love to bake and eat what I make.
|I had a difficult time taking the first step.|
7. Once, I jumped off a platform used by paratroopers at Fort Bragg, N.C. Not very graceful, but I did it.
|I can't remember if I was supposed to do this or not. I survived.|
8. It was easier going into a burning building with firefighters for a training exercise than stepping off the jump platform.
9. I am both an Apple and a PC.
10. I moved into a hotel with a six-week-old baby, Hubby and two dogs with the anticipation that we would find a house quickly. The universe had a different plan. We lived in cramped quarters for four months.
A key ingredient of every random fact — I've written about every one of them via a blog post or a newspaper column. Well, No. 5 is fresh material for another day or a new publication.
Do you have a non-writing experience that has shaped your work or become part of it?