Thursday, October 13, 2011

10 Random Facts

Lindsay, over at Adventures in Writing, tagged me last week with a Random Fact post. So it is my privilege to share 10 random things about myself (the trick is to keep you from getting bored).
  1. I bite my lip when I'm thinking. (My bottom lip really takes a beating when I'm writing.)
  2. I have amazingly high arches. Shoe shopping is very difficult.
  3. When I was age 6 or so, I randomly decided I was going to go to Harvard. That lasted until I looked at tuition prices in high school.
  4. I learned to play the guitar because my college roommate took a class and I thought it looked fun. I have a reperatoire of about 10 songs I can play (including "My Grandfather's Clock"). ;)
  5. I once slipped a piece of broccoli down my shirt to avoid eating it. I totally got caught because it fell onto the kitchen floor before I could dispose of it.
  6. My sister named the car I drove in high school "Calico." (Bet you can guess why.)
  7. The horn on Calico didn't work. Except when it did. And then it tried to make up for lost time.
  8. The passenger door on Calico wouldn't stay shut in freezing weather. We had a lot of freezing weather my senior year.
  9. When I was 15, I travelled to Mexico with my family to witness a total solar eclipse. It turned out to be cloudy.
  10. I like coloring in coloring books.
 I am tagging:

Kamille Elahi
Bethany Elizabeth
Maeve Frazier

P.S. This is a low-stress tag. Do with it what you will. :)

19 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Ha! Fun facts :o) I have the total opposite problem to you re shoes. Mine are TOTALLY flat. And they are always aching!

Vicki Rocho said...

The clouds on eclipse day is totally something that would have happened to me. But hey--at least you were in Mexico!

Kristi said...

HI! *waves*

New follower here...loved getting to know you through the random facts! I think #7 is my favorite! Sounds like Calico gave you some great inspiration!

Joanne said...

Calico sounds like a memorable part of your life, I suspect it took you on lots of adventures. And maybe fostered your License Plate interest??

Melissa Sarno said...

Love these. Laughing about the broccoli and honking in the Calico. I love coloring books too. It's so relaxing to color :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss janet! wowee! cool facts bout you. that brocoli one got me laughing. i hid a piece of liver in my pocket one time and got outside and tossed it down the sewer. ha ha. for sure i love coloring just like you.
...hugs from lenny

Kamille Elahi said...

5 and 9 are the funniest. I don't think I've ever seen an eclipse. I live in a cloudy place so when there is an eclipse, the chances you'll see one are zilch!

Yat-Yee said...

You should write a story about driving to Mexico in Calico with a Harvard grad and when you arrived, played "grandfather clock" as the clouds disperse to show the eclipse and you got so excited you accidentally swallowed a piece of broccoli you meant to hide and trip over your ill-fitting shoes as Calico lets out a sustained honk.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

My first car was named Rover - a rear wheel drive chevette scooter - worst car EVER in snow... and I went to college in Vermont :)

Abby said...

That is crazy about the trip to Mexico! Bummer it turned out cloudy but I bet it was still an awesome trip!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That's sad about the solar eclipse. :( But I was laughing when I read your facts about Calico. Oh, high school cars. I had an awful one (twice as old as I was) but, thankfully, it died in the middle of the road on a very speedy road, and my parents decided to buy me a safer car after that. :)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Funny how the tuition cost can change your plans. Sigh. I love the broccoli detail. That is a bummer about the solar eclipse. Weather has a way of changing our plans.

Beth said...

What a fun post! I love the solar eclipse detail. And you have to work Calico into your writing somehow!

WritingNut said...

Great fun facts about yourself! I love the broccoli story and your Calico adventures :)

LTM said...

oh, what fun random facts! And aren't there just SO many fun memories around that first car? I know I've got them. Yay, Janet~ :o) <3

Lindsay said...

Yay for fun facts! :)

Slamdunk said...

Entertaining facts Janet.

I had to laugh at your #5. When I was a child, my brother and I would use a similar trick in disposing of our lima beans and peas--knowing that the dog would eat what had fallen. Well, we got busted because he pushed his luck, and kept dropping so many veggies that even the dog fled the scene.

As such, we ate while being watching.

Missed Periods said...

When I was six, I decided I would only drive Porsches. I also faced the price tag issue.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

cool list! I love reading these random facts and getting to know bloggers better. love that Calico horn!