Monday, October 27, 2008

Magic Number

I was tagged by ElleBee to reveal seven things about me you might not know. I'm taking "you" to mean things those of you who haven't known me for years. Here we go....

1. My identical twin sister and I were co-valedictorians of our high school class. We were both very competitive and that was the result.

2. The first poem I remember writing was when I was seven. Here it was:
I love to splash in puddles.
I love to run in the rain.
I love to open my umbrella.
It's just like a game.

Rain helps things grow
As you probably know
And this has been a long enough poem
So I think I'll have to go.

Apparently I ran out of descriptors for rain at about the sixth line.

3. I have really bad eyes. When I finally got contacts I could sleep in, The Engineer said, "Oh, that's too bad! Now I can't keep making faces at you in the morning before you put your contacts in, knowing you won't be able to tell what I'm doing!"

4. I love the movie The Princess Bride. Say it with me, fellow fans! "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

5. My sister and I had a paper route in high school. We took it over from our brother, who had been a paper carrier for years before graduating. Eventually my mom helped us with it, too. I was so embarrassed but now I think back to what an ideal job it was for a busy high school kid. And riding my bike was great exercise!

6. I've had 17 teeth pulled--four permanent teeth, ten baby teeth that weren't coming out quickly enough for my orthodontist, and my three wisdom teeth (didn't have a fourth.) I used to like going to get baby teeth pulled because they gave me laughing gas. I think I'm lucky I'm not a drug addict now.

7. When I was pregnant with Chickie I cut 12 inches off my hair. I've kept it pretty short ever since but I'm now in the process of growing it out again.

I've been instructed to tag seven people (since seven is the magic number here), so, no obligation, but if you'd like to play, please do--Bri, Becky, lestes65, Caroline, Mommazilla, Hillary, Dad, and anyone else who wants to play.

By the way, this is my second post today. Be sure to check out the first as it's a must-read...unless you're dieting. Then stay far, far away.


Anonymous said...

Verrrry interesting. And, if you notice that some of my seven seem similar to yours, don't think that I'm leeching ideas off you -- it's just a coincidence, okay? :)

Special K said...

wow 12 inches! must see pics!

beckiwithani said...

1. Me too.
2. I remembered that! Every word.
3. Me too.
4. Me too.
5. Me too.
6. Me too.
7. Me too (except it was cut off slowly over a period of months, starting when I was pregnant with Molly.)

Wow, my life has been amazingly like yours.

Anonymous said...

The Princess Bride is my favorite movie of all time, and I am currently enjoying the book. It is a classic with some of the greatest lines ever written.
"I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!"
"Anybody want a peanut?"

Becky said...

I'll play! That poem was really cute. I think that's impressive for 7 years old!

Anonymous said...

Item # ?? we have in common - most baby teeth pulled and only 3 wisdom teeth.
I can't wait to try the cookies by the way!


Heard by God said...

LOL -- I could've told you that explanatory line in #1 after the first couple of exchanges I've read between you & your twin! I have known several twin sets, but never as competitive as you guys.

& total, horrified ouch on the teeth . . .

~ Danna

C. Beth said...

Sandra--Ha, ha--leech away! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Special K--Maybe I'll post a pic soon. :) I think I need to do a hair post after I get it cut (appt this afternoon)--I need to go get an intermediate style.

Becki--Incredible. ;)

Anna l.--YAY, another Princess Bride fan! It's my favorite movie, too.

Becky--Thanks--and looking forward to reading yours!

Sarah--Ooh, let me know what you think of the cookies! The tooth thing--that's weird!

Danna--Hee hee--yeah, we were always very competitive. We keep it friendly these days though!

Lyndsay said...

I had 10 teeth pulled and I thought that was bad. Childhood wouldn't have been nearly so traumatic if I LIKED getting them pulled :)

Faith said...

I remember when you cut your hair! & my hubby said "she looks like Annette Benning". :)

Mike said...

Thanks for the "referral"! Really cool facts. I love the one about the hair - just yesterday I went to my local library to pick up prizes for a story competition and another girl's story was about cutting her hair to donate for her mother, who had chemotherapy for cancer. It was a really touching and emotional story and your little anecdote there was really brought the story back to me :)

17 teeth...gosh....

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