Whether you come here often or not, there are limitations to the blogging medium. For example, it is not readily apparent that I am short, and you may not know what my voice sounds like. That gives us something in common, since I refuse to believe that recordings of my voice sound anything like me, so I probably don’t really know what I sound like, either. (Admit it, you sound way better in your head than in a recording, too. Right?)
Anyways, I thought that today I would share some fun-but-random facts about myself. Because who doesn’t love fun-but-random facts? So, without further ado, here we go.
A fun but random photo of me, from Halloween 2003
Fun-but-Random Facts About Me
- I am afraid of snakes. The way that they move is just unnatural. Spiders, I can stomach. Heights, no problem. But keep those snakes away from me. Poisonous or not, I don’t trust them.
- I am 5′ 2″ tall. My sister is 5′ 3″ and my mother is 4′ 11″. When I was dating Jon in high school, we’d get him to do all the ‘tall person’ jobs when he was over, like changing light bulbs and putting away infrequently-used dishes.
- I have a steel plate on my right forearm. It does not set off metal detectors. But it does mean that I am not a candidate for an MRI.
- My middle name is Dawn. Amber Dawn is an adjective + noun, making my name a compound noun. I’m not sure it means anything, other than that my parents were hippies.
- I sang in the choir in high school. I was an alto, although I could do second soprano in a pinch. Or second alto.
- I read my horoscope every day. On the hand, astrology is totally illogical. On the other hand, I feel like I need to know what it says before I leave the house, just in case it will somehow help me.
- My first pet was a dog named Kali. He was a german shepherd cross who was just a few months younger than I was, and he was the best dog ever. I still miss him, if I think about it.
- I can (still) turn a perfect cartwheel. I think that maybe I should get some video evidence, so that you can all stand in awe of my mad cartwheeling skills.
- I was spelling bee champion at Philip Sheffield Elementary for two years running. Which, incidentally, were the only years I entered. (Although, in fairness, it was a ridiculously small school.)
- I came in dead last out of all the first graders in the foot race on my first Sports Day. Apparently, I stopped to pull up my socks. When my mother asked me why I didn’t run faster, I told her that everyone got a ribbon anyway.
Now it’s your turn. Care to share a fun-but-random fact or two about yourself? I do love fun-but-random facts.