03 March 2008

Random things

So I was tagged by Ellie and I have to state 7 random things about myself. Okay, here goes.....

1) When I was 18 I worked in an adult theater. I'll let you try to figure out what I did there :)

2) I entered the army at 22. I was supposed to go into intelligence. I was going to learn Russian and be a spy. I had lied on my application and the FBI scared me so much that I ended up getting out at the earliest possible moment.

3) I can be painfully shy. I have to force myself to talk to people, even people I know. As a result I don't have a lot of friends.

4) I am an unbelievable Anglophile. When I was in my late teens, early twenties, I was absolutely convinced that I was going to go to England and marry Andrew. I did not want to marry Charles because I had no desire to be queen. I thought Andrew was to die for. Still do :) I still follow the lives of the Royals like it's my job. They absolutely fascinate me.

5) I seriously do not understand the attraction of children. I had my daughter when I was 18 and even now, 30 years later, I can describe in vivid detail every single second of the 26 hours of labor. After she was born I swore I was never, ever doing that again and I honestly don't understand how, or why, women do it. And don't even get me started on how ugly maternity clothing was in the 70's.

6) I love TV. I could sit and watch for hours, days, weeks.... I don't. It has become a big treat for me to sit and watch a show. I love it.

7) When I was in my 20's I did not honestly believe that I would live to see old age. The type of life I was living did not lend itself to a long life (hello!! I worked in an adult theater!!). As a result I did not do things in the time that most people did. I went to college and started getting healthy at 36. I have a lot of ground to make up :)

There you have it. As a bonus one, it took me 3.5 hours to write this post because I had a hard time thinking of 7 things I thought would be interesting.

I'm supposed to tag 7 people but I've seen so many people do this I don't want to double tag someone. If you are reading this and haven't done it yet, consider yourself tagged.


Ellie Hamilton said...

LOL!! I love how you passed the tag on!!!

An adult theater? Movies, or acting? :-)

Shy? Me, too. I'm always afraid people won't like me.

Anyway, I liked reading it, and thanks for playing!

Fe-lady said...

Were you the ticket taker or kleenex passer-outer?

I KNEW you were a colorful person when I met you-not knowing ANYTHING much about your background!
And the "shy" thing? I don't believe it! :-)

Expat said...

I think you were the gate keeper of that theater. HA HA HA
My wife also a serious TV watcher. I cant see any show for her.

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