Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Seven things you might not know about me . . .

So Lynilu had tagged me on this last week sometime, and well, I am slow . . .but here goes . . .enjoy!

7 interesting things you might not know about me...

1.) I almost died when I was a baby. Had something wrong with my liver and they took most of it out when I was 5 weeks old I think.

2.) Because of said surgery, I had several blood transfusions and was tested for HIV for years after and I never knew why I had to be tested so much.
This was before they tested blood for HIV . . .

3.) I played the trumpet in high school and was in the marching band, jazz band, and concert band. I would occasionally be known to play a tuba or two as well.

4.) I sleep with a very large U shaped pillow in my bed to help me sleep due to my herniated disc problems . . .have such a hard time sleeping without it when I travel.

5.) I have journaled for years and years and have a ton of journals stored up, and when I was 19, a therapist I was seeing for therapy (who I ended up dating) encouraged me to "let them go". So now I don't have the journals from those early years, and I regret this often.

6.)
My parents had people round the clock in the hospital with me when I was born since I was in a very bad neighborhood and was the only white child in the nursery.

7.) I used to not shave my legs cause I thought I was making some kind of feminist statement . . .now I think that overly hairy legs is kinda icky. I have been harassing SOMEONE about this for weeks now to no avail . . .

8.) A bonus-->when I was heavily into drugs in high school, I ran a weed ring through the drive through window at the McDonald's I worked at--that is until I got caught and fired . . . but I made some killer money and also knew how to make a bowl using a courtesy cup, tin foil, and a straw! Who said I wasn't smart!

There you go. Hope it was entertaining!

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

This was entertaining, you have lived an interesting life! I love these, always getting to know a fellow blogger friend better is a good thing.

I hate to hear about those journals being thrown away! Ouch.

I'm with you on the U shaped pillow. Sciatica back pain is the worse.

The things you never knew that go on at Mickey D's. I bet there could be a whole book written about it. I have friends who worked there as teens and the stories they tell!

Thanks for sharing, loved reading it.

Lynilu said...

Wel, that post is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!! LOL!! Very interesting, for sure! I enjoyed it and know more about you now! #7 cracked me up! Check my blog tomorrow for an explanation; it's too long to put here.

beans said...

Cheryl--Yeah, the journals get me every time--especially since I remember very little from that time--guess that's what drugs will do to you. Oh well . . .funny how with blogging and such i journal much less-usually only when on assignment from therapist. Seriously, I think a book SHOULD be written about Mc D's. DP worked there as well and has stories . . .hmm, maybe I will work on that at some point!

Lyn--Loved your post . . .

Daisy said...

OH*WOW!! I LOVE that U shaped pillow!!! I want one now.

Sorry about your journals being thrown out.

Locks said...

haha. wowee. i would not have guessed that last one.

:)