10 Things You Don't Know About Me
- I was valedictorian in high school and graduated summa cum laude from college - but I almost failed typing class. A kick-ass final grade and a lot of extra credit got me a "B" and ruined my 4.0 average.
- I'm a dairy farmer's daughter. Which means I know weird things like how to milk a cow (by hand, and with a machine), help deliver a calf in the breech position, what signals a cow sends when its ready to breed, and how to bale hay.
- I'm a terrible athlete and pretty girly, but the few physical feats I have excelled at before are pretty non-traditional and relatively manly. In college I was dared to visit the rifle range ("girls can't shoot") and found out I was an excellent markswoman with a rifle. I also took military science instead of regular PE and found out I was pretty darn good at rappelling, too. I was down the tower as quick as the ROTC guys and was the only woman (and only one of 3 in our group) to try and succeed at rappelling "Australian" off the tower - which is jumping face first.
- I could (and have) eat red licorice until it makes me sick.
- I love wearing formal dresses and attending black tie events. I always feel glamorous and think men look great in tuxedos.
- I like black tie events even better when my husband is with me in his Army dress blues or mess dress. He captures every one's attention - and I'm with him!
- I am not a morning person (right love?) and am in love with my snooze button. I can add 9 minutes to any time, adjust my estimated time to get ready, and re-estimate my departure time in under 10 seconds and fall fast asleep for the remaining 8 minutes and 50 seconds better than anyone, I'll bet.
- My favorite European city is Barcelona - the city was beautiful, the art impressive (Gaudi and Picasso - marvelous), and I never met a dish of paella or pitcher of sangria I didn't like.
- I sing in my sleep. Not just songs - sometimes the dialogue of my dreams, too. In a really creepy, high-pitched sing-songy voice. Although I more frequently have heard the complaints from roommates or my husband, I've actually awakened myself with the sound. Its disturbing.
- I once read Roberts Rules of Order (Eight Edition) cover to cover. I was a member of the Parliamentary Procedure team for our local high school chapter of Future Business Leaders of America and took second place in the national Parliamentary Procedure team competition.
I realize certain of these items qualify me for complete geek-dom (I didn't play and D&D, so I'm not fully qualified), but I've come to accept that.Someday when I have time, I'll post the remaining 91 things about me you don't know.