10 Things You Might Not Know

So my good friend Wendy posted nine things about herself today on Facebook. She encouraged her friends to “like” her post, and then she gave them a number and a challenge to write their own list of things people may not know about them. So here are my 10 things you might not know about me:

  1. From as young as I can remember until about the age of 8 or so, I had three imaginary friends. They were named Eeenie, Meenie and Brenda. Oh shut up.  (*Note, I did have a good bunch of real friends too!)
  2. I believe I’ve had a few encounters with angels. (*cue Twilight Zone music…) One time occurred when I was 19. I was in Florida and had borrowed a friend’s car. I was driving one night on a dark, single lane road when I ran out of gas. I sputtered to a stop not sure what I would do. No buildings, homes, cars or lights…just darkness. And of course no cell phones because this was 1990. I had taken a wrong turn and ended up on some road…I couldn’t see any sign of civilization for miles. Out of nowhere, a truck pulled up with three big guys inside. I was sure I was in trouble, but they couldn’t have been nicer.  They had a gas can in the flatbed (who has that?) and gave me just enough to get to the nearest gas station. Freaked. Me. Out.
  3. I always wanted to be an actress on General Hospital. Specifically, a nurse at the station next to Jessie Brewer and Amy Vining at the main desk.
  4. Back in 1979, I lost the “Little House in the Big Woods” book I had borrowed from the Melrose Public Library. Let’s see…the fine back then was a nickel per book, per day. Hold please while I get my calculator.
  5. I am superstitious. I don’t walk under ladders and I knock on wood to get rid of bad spirits. I have no hard feelings toward the number 13, however.
  6. I have an irrational fear of being eaten by a wild animal.
    OK fine, you probably already knew that about me.
  7. I was the first (and sadly, only) person in line at Strawberries on Route 1 in Saugus to buy Scott Baio’s albums. That’s right, he made two of them. They both sucked, but I had to have them.
  8. My uncle was in the Navy when I was young and he would send postcards from all around the world. I would stare at his postcards for hours dreaming of the places I would travel to when I grew up. I still have every one of the postcards he sent, as well as many more I’ve collected over the years. They are stored in a lovely postcard scrapbook I found at the France pavilion at Epcot many years ago.
  9. I question my parenting abilities every single day.
  10. 300px-Candlepin-bowling-usa-lanes-rsI was a killer bowler back in the day. Candlepin – not traditional ten-pin bowling. My favorite bowling alley when I was growing up was in Melrose and has since been torn down.

So those are my 10 things. Did I surprise you at all?


6 thoughts on “10 Things You Might Not Know

  1. These are awesome! I’ve been tempted by that meme but am so far behind in reading and writing that I didn’t want to take the time to do it. So fun to read yours though!

    • You should totally do this. I’m behind in all my work too, but it was a nice break. At first I couldn’t think of one damn thing. I feel like I’m an open book…but I guess there were a few things that were unknown. Even my husband was surprised by a couple of them 🙂

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