A while back there was a game going around Facebook, Things People Don’t Know About Me. Here’s mine.
Although I have a BA and a BS, I dropped out of high school in the tenth grade and never took a college entrance exam.
Math was never my strong suit. In the math section of the GED I could only answer two of the questions. It was a fill-in-the-bubbles type of test. I looked at the pattern of answers in the other two sections and made a similar pattern in the math section. I passed by two points.
When I was four years old I noticed that the dog’s food had nuggets in four different colors. I wondered if each color was a different flavor. They all tasted the same to me….
Everywhere I lived as a kid I planted tulip bulbs descended from ones my grandmother gave me when we moved away from Candor.
The only surgery or hospitalization I’ve had was tonsils at age five.
When I was five I had a dance lesson. The instructor told my mother she was wasting her money and that was the end of that. At age thirty-five I went to Jazzercise and took six months to learn to do a jazz square step.
When I was thirteen, some of us girls spent our Girl Scout dues on cigarettes. That put us behind on our dues and we couldn’t explain without getting in trouble. So that was the end of scouting and the beginning of eighteen years of spending money on cigarettes.
The year I was 40 I had three full days of allergy testing. At the end, they told me the two things I’m NOT allergic to are dogs and aspartame.
I’ve been to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York, and to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
As an Airbnb.com host, I’ve had guests from Sweden, Belarus, France, Montreal, Switzerland, Thailand, Belgium, Colombia, Canada, and Louisiana.
The farthest west I’ve ever gone is Texas; the farthest east is England; farthest south is mile marker 0 in Key West; farthest north is Toronto.
The most I’ve ever paid for a car is $2,000. I paid more for my 49cc. scooter and it was every bit as crappy as any of my cars were.
What don’t people know about you?