Instead of my end of week review, where I take a look at a movie to see what writers can learn, I’m listing ten random facts about me. I was tagged TWICE, by Megan Nafke and Maria Smith, to do this so here goes in no particular order.
1. I dislocated my knee cap once while standing at a bus stop. I was about 12 years old, out with my aunt and her boyfriend, and my knee just popped out of place. It was the weirdest thing. I was hospitalized for several days and had to wear a knee brace for weeks after. I’m missing some of the tendons that connect the quadriceps to the knee cap. Bizarre, right? Fortunately, it’s never happened again.
2. All recovering java junkies, please step forward. “Hi, my name is Isis and I’m a java junkie. It was a staple in my home growing up and I can drink a well-brewed cup black, although I prefer it with cream. I managed to break my addiction back in 2004 and turned to tea as my new caffeine crutch. Then I went on vacation to Italy and
3. I've been rushed to the hospital twice in an ambulance because unbeknownst to me at the time I have an exercise-induced allergy. At first, doctors thought it was to shellfish. Turns out it’s to wine. Thankfully, I can drink vino with no problems (you did notice the wine enthusiast part in my Twitter bio) as long as I don’t have any strenuous activity afterwards. Wine + dancing = anaphylactic shock. Wine + running for my life = probable death. Wine + good time with hubby (wink, wink) = fun.
4. What is the worst torture device invented disguised as something fun? Roller coasters. I get sick--I’m talking pounding headache, nauseated to my core for the rest of the day sick on all roller coasters, with one exception. Magic Mountain at Disney World. I’m not sure if it is the combination of mild drops and something to do with being in the dark, but (after giving in to peer pressure enough) I know this is the only one I actually enjoy that doesn’t ruin my experience at an amusement park.
5. I turned down a full scholarship to Syracuse University to join the U.S. Army, where I developed my love-hate relationship with running. Long story, but no boys were involved.
6. Moving fish widgets on blogs/websites CREEP me out big time! Major heebie jeebies.
7. I’m a native New Yorker, but I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!). Why did I deliberately choose the Midwest? Another long story, but a boy was involved.
8. When I was 16, I participated in the People to People Student Ambassador Program. During the phone interview, I was asked, “How would you describe yourself? Leader, Follower, Jester (come on, we all need to laugh), Rounder-up-of-strays, or Loner?”
Without hesitation, I answered, “I don’t like labels, but if you’re forcing me to choose, Rounder-up-of strays.” Sure enough, I found every kid that didn’t fit in with one of the usual cliques, and we became a merry band of misfits.
9. In the last 17 years, I’ve been in 19 different cities for six weeks or longer (vacations/visiting family doesn’t count) across three different continents. In that same time frame, I’ve picked up and moved all of my belongings 13 times (mostly military moves). If I’m in one place for too long, I get twitchy.
10. Although I came up with the line, “For the love of Jimmy Choo”, I don’t own a single pair. In fact, you are more likely to see me in black suede Keds, which I wear all the time, than in high heels. I choose comfort over fashion 7 times out of 10, but there’s no excuse for sweatpants.
Hope that didn’t take up too much of your time. I’m supposed to tag five more
Eve E. Angel