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* Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Five Things You May Not Know about Me

Thanks to Liz Lawley and Amy Kearns for tagging me!

  1. When I was four years old, my family lived in Athens (Greece, not Georgia) for a year. My Dad was there as a Fulbright Scholar, so the whole family went with. I have vague memories of going to preschool while there, and I was fluent enough in Greek that I was the translator between my parents and the landlord. Unfortunately, I didn't keep speaking Greek, so I forgot it. When I was 13, my Dad had a similar opportunity in Portugal, so my family lived there for three months (and spent another three months traveling to and fro). I learned some Portugese while there, but unfortunately forgot it.
  2. Even though I am softspoken in general, I actually have an excuse because I have a paralyzed vocal cord. Happened about sixteen years ago, no one knows why. That's why if you book me to speak at an event, I will be very demanding about requiring a microphone.
  3. When I was in 5th grade, I won an award from my classmates for telling the most stories about my brother. In the years since, I have accumulated even more stories about him, and I am happy to tell them at the drop of a hat.
  4. In 1980, my grandmother took me to see the Village People and Gloria Gaynor in concert. Somewhere I still have the program, even though it became a day of disillusionment for me when I later found out they had lip-synched during the entire show. I was devastated.
  5. I played the flute in grade school, even making it to first chair at one point. I'm sure you saw this coming - I stopped playing and promptly forgot how.

My turn to tag -
Ross Day (or here if he prefers), Chad Haefele, Chris Harris, Rick Roche, Kelli Staley - you're it!

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