Tag, I’m It! – Five Things Not Many People Know About Me

Jeff Pulver said:

As a blogger, people may know you, but how good does anyone ever really know anyone? …

Turns out there is a game of Blog-Tag going around the blogosphere in which bloggers are sharing five things about themselves that relatively few people know, and then tagging five other bloggers to be “it.”

Interesting idea. I’m sometimes a bit startled at how much people know about me, especially friends and acquaintances whom I hadn’t realized were reading up on me. But there are always more stories to tell! And now Bill Streeter has tagged me.

Umm,  um, five things that relatively few people, know about me:

  1. I played D&D for a couple of years in college. My character was a centaur ranger who got pregnant within the first day’s play, and eventually became very hard to maneuver in tight dungeons. (My zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and I had always thought it would be cool to be a centaur. For that matter, I still think it would be cool to be a centaur. Except that the stairs in our house would be impossible.)
  2. I am the least athletic person in the world. In 6th grade I once served a volleyball into my own face.
  3. While attending the University of Texas, I was in Navy ROTC for about six weeks. (My dad was worried about my future and wanted someone to look after me.) If I had been assigned to the group of the cool Navy guy who interviewed me, I might be in the Navy today. But I was assigned to a Marine gunnery sergeant who looked like Hitler (really! mustache and all!) and tried to act like him. So much for my military career.
  4. In high school, and even once or twice in college, I wrote teenage angsty poetry at least as bad as anyone else’s. Good thing I didn’t start blogging back then.
  5. I used to do fine embroidery like the above, which I made for a friend, but no longer had time for it after I had a baby – and now no longer have the eyesight for it.

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