Most people would want to write about their history in a new blog...or what prompted them to start writing a blog in the first place. Well, I am just like the rest of you in that I just want to rant, rave, vent, share, and talk to someone other than myself while the hubby is at work and the children still living at home are at school. This will be an added benefit to this zookeeper's husband as he won't have to listen to crap when he comes home. I will have gotten my issues down on paper (keypad) and hopefully expelled any remaining demons by dinnertime. Plus, the animals are just not listening to me anymore!
So, instead, I've decided to play the game everyone else plays in the blogging world and tell you some weird, wacky, or otherwise unknown facts about myself that few might not know about me...however boring they might seem to you, please don't stop reading my blog because you find out i'm abnormally "normal".
uno: when I was very young, I stole a package of grape bubblegum balls from a store while I was with my mom. When we got home and she saw me pull them out of my coat pocket, she made me go back to the store and return them and tell the shopkeeper I was sorry. As mortifying as that might seem, I can still remember the taste of one of the gumballs that I popped in my mouth right before handing the package back!
2: I used to be a pretty good swimmer when I was on the team in high school. I even made it to state finals and the best I placed was third but that was good enough for me. I was so skinny then that my teammates used to call me "Q-tip" when I would put my white bathing cap on. If you tell this story to my youngest children, they will laugh and not believe that I could actually be called "skinny". I try to remind them that they are the reason I am not skinny anymore but they are too busy wiping the tears from their eyes. Brats, every one of them!
c: When I was younger (in my 20's), I always happened to be in the right place at the right time for meeting famous people. Senators, actors, famous musicians - you name them and I would meet them. It helped that I worked as a bartender for a few years (and that I was still in my "skinny" days). It is a joke around my household and family about how many famous people I used to date. To put it in perspective, my son once said to me "mom, why don't you just let us know who you DIDN'T date. That would be easier!" Refer to post #2 here. Brats, every last one of them!
and last but not at all least: I was tested for my I.Q. in third grade and was placed in a mentally gifted minor program due to my test score of 141!...Now that may sound like bragging to you but really it is just me on an investigative quest to find out where that went. So if any of you have been walking the streets lately and have come across my missing brain cells just lying around in the gutter, please forward them to me via any means possible...(oh, and be on the lookout for my 24" waist. I've misplaced that as well.)
"I've lost my marbles and I don't know where I left them"