So Larisa tagged me, like ten years ago. But, I’ve been thinking that whole time about what I wanted to say. These things are hard for me because I don’t think my life is all that interesting. But, we’ll see how it goes.
1. I’m terrified of heights. No, wait. I already got something wrong. I’m terrified of FALLING off heights. I can fly, and look out the window of the top floor of a building. But, the minute I look down, I’m done for. If we’re walking by a river (like at the Riverwalk in SA), I can’t walk on the side of the river. I also can’t walk over grates in the road. I’m afraid they’ll break and I’ll fall. I know where this fear comes from and for now, I’m ok with just being scared!
2. I spent 9 weeks in Europe when I was 20 and it was the best summer of my life. I studied at the University of Kent in Canterbury, went to Paris for a weekend, stayed in Amsterdam for 2 nights, and a week in Italy. My little brother is going this summer and I’m SO jealous!
3. I’m not a typically tidy person. I don’t pick up after myself, my shoes are always in the living room, and the dishes usually stack up before I do them. But, I have one little OCD trait. I have to clean little spaces. Let me see if I can explain. You know the groove on your cell phone where the screen meets the side? You know how stuff gets in that groove? I clean it out at least once a day. I usually take a PostIt, fold it in half and run it along side that groove. I also clean between the keys in my keyboard, and the grooves in my car where the gearshift is. Yeah…
4. Halfway done! Ok, I was born in Chicago, lived in Denver for six years and then moved to New Braunfels. I’ve lived in Texas more than any other place, but I refuse to adapt a southern accent. In fact, when I drink my northern accent comes out more. I still call it Pop, I ask if you want to come with, and I call $1 bills singles. I can’t help it. I love my roots. The only time I pretended to have a southern drawl was when we lived in the OKC and I had to talk to Good Ole’ Boys. I guess I spoke too quickly for them, and if I had that southern accent, they bought more advertising from me.
5. I worked at Schlitterbahn for 5 years in high school and college. I started out as a lifeguard (2 summers), then became a bartender (1 year), and then was a cashier for 2 years. One of the main reasons I worked there so much was by the time I was a bartender, I knew everyone there, so I had a great schedule. I worked there before I went to Europe, and before summer band. Plus, by that time I was making pretty good money, and we got free admission to the park!
6. I know all the words to “Shoop” by Salt ‘n’ Peppa. And, I rock it out at Kareoke.
Whew! That was hard! I’m not going to tag anyone because there’s no one left to tag!