So my good friend Wendy posted nine things about herself today on Facebook. She encouraged her friends to “like” her post, and then she gave them a number and a challenge to write their own list of things people may not know about them. So here are my 10 things you might not know about me:
- From as young as I can remember until about the age of 8 or so, I had three imaginary friends. They were named Eeenie, Meenie and Brenda. Oh shut up. (*Note, I did have a good bunch of real friends too!)
- I believe I’ve had a few encounters with angels. (*cue Twilight Zone music…) One time occurred when I was 19. I was in Florida and had borrowed a friend’s car. I was driving one night on a dark, single lane road when I ran out of gas. I sputtered to a stop not sure what I would do. No buildings, homes, cars or lights…just darkness. And of course no cell phones because this was 1990. I had taken a wrong turn and ended up on some road…I couldn’t see any sign of civilization for miles. Out of nowhere, a truck pulled up with three big guys inside. I was sure I was in trouble, but they couldn’t have been nicer. They had a gas can in the flatbed (who has that?) and gave me just enough to get to the nearest gas station. Freaked. Me. Out.
- I always wanted to be an actress on General Hospital. Specifically, a nurse at the station next to Jessie Brewer and Amy Vining at the main desk.
- Back in 1979, I lost the “Little House in the Big Woods” book I had borrowed from the Melrose Public Library. Let’s see…the fine back then was a nickel per book, per day. Hold please while I get my calculator.
- I am superstitious. I don’t walk under ladders and I knock on wood to get rid of bad spirits. I have no hard feelings toward the number 13, however.
- I have an irrational fear of being eaten by a wild animal.
OK fine, you probably already knew that about me.
- I was the first (and sadly, only) person in line at Strawberries on Route 1 in Saugus to buy Scott Baio’s albums. That’s right, he made two of them. They both sucked, but I had to have them.
- My uncle was in the Navy when I was young and he would send postcards from all around the world. I would stare at his postcards for hours dreaming of the places I would travel to when I grew up. I still have every one of the postcards he sent, as well as many more I’ve collected over the years. They are stored in a lovely postcard scrapbook I found at the France pavilion at Epcot many years ago.
- I question my parenting abilities every single day.
- I was a killer bowler back in the day. Candlepin – not traditional ten-pin bowling. My favorite bowling alley when I was growing up was in Melrose and has since been torn down.
So those are my 10 things. Did I surprise you at all?