Last week, Lauren Vargas tagged me in a meme going around Twitter, where people are asked to share seven things that people probably don’t know about them. She shared her zany list, so now here’s my mine: 

  1. Though I consider myself a bit of a techy now, when my husband bought a computer with a 20MB hard drive in the mid-’80s, I thought he was crazy. What on earth would we ever do with all that storage? (My latest purchase for our home office was a 1TB MyBook external hard drive. We figured out what to do with all that storage.)
  2. I’m kind of a foodie. I worked as a chef at Club Med in Copper Mountain, CO, for a winter season in the early ’80s. (I also was a cook at Dr. Johnson’s Camp in Maine and a pizza wench at Domino’s Pizza.) I also edited four community cookbooks and wrote (and self-published) two of my own.
  3. It’s still “tin foil” to me. You’ll almost never hear me call it “aluminum foil.”
  4. When I was in high school in Atlanta, I found a tattered copy of The Fountainhead on a MARTA bus seat. Reading that book helped me to crystallize my political point of view.
  5. Timothy Leary held a meeting with the press after a speech at Georgia Tech. Since I had a press pass from my high school newspaper, I was able to go backstage and meet him. We sat in a circle on the floor, pretzel-legs style. I sat next to him. He had on white athletic socks. One of the socks was inside out.
  6. Just like the mom in Dexter’s Laboratory, I can’t bear to wash dishes or even load the dishwasher without wearing gloves. (I am not a mysophobe; I’m just a little vain about my nails.) 
  7. Between my hubby and me, over the last 25 or so years, we’ve owned 10 Fords:
  • ’66 Mustang coupe (bought as a present for my hubby when he returned from Operation Desert Shield/Storm – we still have this one)
  • ’74 Mustang II
  • ’74 F150
  • ’90 Explorer
  • ’92 Tempo (shhh, don’t tell anyone about this one)
  • ’96 Windstar
  • ’98 Expedition
  • ’00 Windstar
  • ’02 Expedition
  • ’06 Mustang convertible (this is what I drive now)
So, that was a list of seven things you probably didn’t need to know about me.  Now, it’s your turn. Here are seven people who I’d like to learn seven more things about:
  1. Urkovia Andrews @uandrews
  2. Kathy Lovin @lovinkat
  3. Marc Pitman @marcapitman
  4. Rodd Lucier @thecleversheep
  5. Todd Sanders @tsand
  6. Jim Bonewald @jbonewald
  7. Thomas Clifford @thomasclifford

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2 Responses to TMI: 7 Things You Don’t Really Need to Know About Me

  1. […] things about…” meme (not sure how to pronounce meme – watch the video below).  Her blog post was text, but saw Jason Falls did a nice video a couple weeks back… mine’s a […]

  2. Beth Evans says:

    This is fun. When I clicked on your link, I expected something along the lines of social media etiquette. I think I may copy this in the form of a Facebook note.