I told MCW at Saving the Best For Last that I needed to
So here we go....
•1• I have a degree in English but have managed to never read some of the "greats" from the canon of literature - Moby Dick, A Tale of Two Cities, Pride & Prejudice to name a few. They weren't required in any class I ever took and I never sought them out to read on my own.
•2• I can't sleep if my feet are covered. They need to be outside of the blankets.
•3• When I was little (maybe around 8 or 9) my parents had to serve as prom chaperones at the high school where they taught. Instead of getting a babysitter for me, they decided I could just go with them. I told everyone I was bringing Ricky Schroeder as my date. Needless to say, he did not make the trip to PA to escort little Deviled Megs to the dance.
•4• I often got to spend days off from school at my parent's high school so that they didn't have to worry about leaving me at home alone. I used to sneak into the "phone room" in one of the offices and call the NKOTB hotline. You know the one where you just heard some lame pre-recorded messages and paid by the minute? Sufficed to say, I never offered up that it was me when the admins would get the bill and be furious that some of the high school students were making these calls using the school phone lines.
•5• I did not have any friends to play with when I spent summers at my grandparent's shore house, so I used to drag all my Gram's plastic animal lawn ornaments into the shed and pretend I was an animal expert on a talk show. I amused myself for hours.
•6• I have had more stitches as an adult then I ever had as a child.
•7• I can't really swim.
•8• I wrote a fan letter to Whitney Houston when I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade and told her that her song "How Will I Know" really spoke to me. Considering this and my Ricky Schroeder prom date fiasco, and I think I must have been one star-struck, overly dramatic little kid. All I got back from Whitney was an autographed picture. That I think I may still have at my parent's house.
•9• Most times when I say I don't like a food, I've never actually even tried it. Terrible, I know.
•10• I sometimes b*tch about my volunteer work as a sorority advisor, or worse, make a big joke about it all, but it really means a lot to me and I enjoy working with the collegians. Although they also make me feel like a horrible old dinosaur.
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! I'm headed up to the Jersey Shore (fistpump!) bright and early tomorrow morning to visit my Pop-Pop. I think I see a trip to Atlantic City to play the penny slots in my future....