Thursday, June 18, 2009

Twenty-Five Random Facts About Myself

1. I once had a children’s short story published in Jack and Jill Magazine. (I was 12
at the time)

2. I thought I was 5 feet 7 inches tall until I was 30 years old. That's when I
found out I was only 5 feet 4 inches tall. I guess I had delusions of grandeur.

3. I am a Leo born on the cusp of Cancer

4. When I was younger I thought numbers were people with genders and personalities.
For example….4 was a girl, young and silly. 5 was a boy, 6 boy, 7 boy, 8 girl, 9
girl…….numbers 1 through 3 were just numbers. 5 & 6 were in love with 8 and 9 was
jealous….. (weird huh)

5. I also thought that a little man lived in my head. He was surrounded by book
shelves and sat at a desk. Every time I wanted to remember something or needed to
know something he would look it up in one of the books.

6. I didn’t fly in a airplane until I was 32 years old.

7. I’ve never been out of the country.

8. I’m afraid to drive on highways and try to only make right hand turns.

9. I had a bridge phobia when I was a kid….and older!

10. I won the good citizenship award in the 2nd and 4th grades.

11. When I was 2 years old I met Harry Truman and he patted me on the head and said,
“Well, hello darlin”.

12. My nickname as a kid was “doodle-bug”.

13. In the 6th grade I tried to remove my freckles by taping a cotton ball soaked in
O.J.’s Beauty Lotion across my nose overnight. It took the hide off my nose but
not the freckles.

14. I once got stuck on the roof of my house in an ice storm trying to put a stick in
the ventilation turban to stop it from squealing.

15. In high school the elastic in my bloomers broke while I was walking down main
street. I just stepped out of them and kept on truckin.

16. I was on tv once, the Foreman Scotty Show, and I got to ride on Woody the wonder

17. I have been afraid of the dark all my life. I carry a lighter around just in
case the lights go out.

18. When my kids asked me how the street lights know when to turn on I told them a
little tiny man lived in the light and when it gets dark he just pulls the chain
and the lights come on.

19. I have two toes on each foot that are webbed. (You know….like a duck)

20. I’ve only lived in 2 homes my entire life….my parent’s and my own.

21. There is a school named after my grandfather in Poteau, Oklahoma.

22. My great, great, grandmother was on the Trail of Tears.

23. I am 1/16 Choctaw Indian.

24. I once played touch football with James Garner.

25. I can make a 3 rail bank shot on a snooker table.


Arkansas Patti said...

Verrry interesting but different.
Me too on the Leo/Cancer cusp. I pick out the best traits and claim them as my own.
Loved Harry Truman. In Key West I went to Truman elementary on Truman Blvd and when he came to town,school was out so we could wave flags.Favorite President
Hope you got to "touch" Jim Garner.

kenju said...

Well, now, you HAVE to tell us how you came to play football with James Garner!! Please?