Friday, October 17, 2008
I took this picture several weeks ago from Gwynn's Island. If I had my way, I'd park myself on this side of the island every single evening just to get a picture of the sunset. Each sunset, just like each sunrise, day, and moment in life, is distinct and unique; no two are ever the same, and each one is a gift.
Grandma J. tagged me the other day. She's a famous celebrity comedian and movie critic in Texas who takes vacations for 5 weeks at a time, cruises Alaska, dines in swanky restaurants in California, excels in aqua aerobics, and juggles at least 4 boyfriends. If I ever have a technical question such as, "How do I turn off my computer?" she's my Go To Person - she's very technically savvy. She also makes me laugh every single day, except the days when she's on the Alaska cruise and can only post when she's in port.
I'm supposed to provide seven random and/or weird facts. By now, hopefully y'all realize that just about everything in my life is random and/or weird. But here goes....
1. I rode an elephant at the state fair once. That was when I started thinking I wanted to be in the circus. Little did I know that I'd be living with the circus every day of my life when I grew up, but that's a story for another day.
2. My sister and I saw a ghost one night. Seriously. She can back me up on this one. I’m saving the complete story for Halloween.
3. I once narrated a training film that nobody outside of a very specific/select group of people will ever see. The producer said I could have a second career in narration if I wanted. I told him I didn’t know I had a first career. What is it? I’d really like to know.
4. I have an e-mail written to me by Tucker Quayle, Dan’s son. Right around Dan's potato/potatoe debacle, Tucker was an intern at MCI, and he wrote to ask me a bunch of questions since I was a college recruiter there at the time. Tucker spelled a few things wrong, and I couldn't help but find humor (and perhaps an e-bay sale) in the whole thing. It turns out MCI had the last laugh with me when all my company stock went swirling right down the toilet. I still have that Tucker Quayle e-mail though....
5. I’m very introverted.
6. My house is very cluttered. Where “very” equals “not to be believed.”
7. One time I caught my hair on fire and another time I almost stepped on a copperhead snake. Both disasters were avoided by running faster than Carl Lewis. The wind created by my sprinting put out the flames in my hair; and the snake didn't have a chance to sharpen his fangs before I was in the next county, even though he was right next to my feet, where "right next to" = close enough to my foot to have doubled as a shoe.
That's all, folks. Tell me something random and/or weird about yourself, other than the fact you've read this to the bitter, merciful end.