Good morning everyone!
Today, we come to the last of the steps for me to finish accepting my Versatile Blogger awards, but first I need to tell you about a mistake I made. I received the Versatile Blogger Award three times in a week, not two. The third person who gave me the award was Mary Ann Kempher, a friend of mine from Twitter. I told you about her blog, Conversations with Mary Ann, in yesterday’s post. I just wanted to apologize publicly to her for omitting her name from Monday’s list of awarders.
It’s really hard to think of seven things you might find interesting about me that you don’t already know, since I already write about most of the things that I think might be interesting in my life, but I am going to give it my best shot.
Fact #1: I met my husband at the pool at the Montgomery Athletic Club in Montgomery while I was studying my quantum physics textbook. He walked up to me and asked, “So, does E=MC squared?” I asked him if he knew what the equation meant, and he did, so our first conversation started with physics and went from there.
Fact #2: Before I was 20, I had lived in the following states: Massachusetts, Mississippi, Florida, Rhode Island, Maryland, California, Washington, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. In addition, I had lived in Taipei, Taiwan. (We were a Navy family.)
Fact #3: Since I was 20, I have lived in North Carolina (for 3 1/2 years) and Alabama (for many, many more years).
Fact #4: I used to play the clarinet in junior high in California and my first two years of high school in Virginia. I stopped once we moved to Alabama for my final two years of high school.
Fact #5: I taught high school/junior high math for 3 1/2 years in North Carolina. When we moved back to Alabama, I was at home for one week, then started a job as a secretary with a law firm that was just starting out. I didn’t know what a plaintiff was, a complaint, or even a summons, and I typed abysmally slow. What I did know was that the three machines in the corner of the office that cost $3000 were printers, not computers. That’s the only reason I can think of that made them give me a chance. I am still with that law firm over 20 years later, now working as an attorney.
Fact #6: I went to Jamaica once as part of a cruise. I was as sick as a dog with a severe upper respiratory infection, and so we had to leave the dock to go into Ocho Rios to find a pharmacy to buy some kind of cold medicine that would work for me, since the stuff we could buy on the ship wasn’t working. We were surrounded by panhandlers once we started walking into town, and if I hadn’t been with Mark, I would have been very scared to be by myself. After that experience, I really don’t care about going back to Jamaica, although I have to say that the ladies at the pharmacy were wonderfully kind.
Fact #7: I am Southern now, but I was born in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Have a great day everyone!