Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Random things...

I was tagged by my friend Charity who is also waiting for her daughter from China and incidentally, she has chosen the MOST beautiful name for her girly girl. Not that I am biased or anything.

~The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours.
~Post the rules on your blog
~Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself
~Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog (I am only going to do one though)
~Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

7 Random Things About Myself....

7. I have small feet for my height. I am 5'7" and wear a size 6.5. In college people poked fun asking if I had trouble balancing on my feet.

6. I have been accused of making funny faces a lot. Of course I can't exactly verify this as I don't have mirrors everywhere.

5. I have a stutter in my sneeze. Meaning, when I sneeze, I "achoo, choo, choo choo". It never ceases to amuse my husband.

4. I have a purse that I named. I have always been a handbag whore until I found Priscilla. She is a Michael Kors bag that I fell in love with last winter and have found myself to now be a monogamous handbag owner.

3. When my husband and I first moved in together we lived across the street from the USS Constitution. It resides in the Charlestown Navy Yard and there are a few apartment building there too. It was fun to drive home every day and see those tall masts.

2. I did three terms abroad in college. Sophomore year I went to Florence, Italy to study art history. Junior year I went to DC (okay so it wasn't abroad but it was a term away) to work at the National Endowment for the Arts in a division of the NEA that no longer exists. It was the same division that funded Robert Mapplethorpe so being amongst the controversy was fun. Then Senior year I went to Rennes, France to study french.

1. At the age of 9 I started going to French Camp. It is actually part of a group of summer camps for kids run by Concordia College in Minnesota. They are now called the Internationahttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifl Language Villages and have something like 11 international village summer camps. You do all the regular camp stuff like archery and canoing but you do it in a foreign language. You get new name and you eat food from the country you are supposed to be in. For instance, my names at French camp over the 5 years I went included, Paulette Chateaubriand & Angelique Belgique. Now of course those sound like stripper names to me. You could always tell when it was close to meal time b/c the whole camp smelled like freshly baked baguette. Yeah, not bad for summer camp. Two summers I did additional sessions at Chinese camp and German Camp. The best things about those camps were a) learning how to use chop sticks like a pro and b) eating damn good gummy bears every day. Now these camps offer family weeks where you can go with your kids to introduce them to another culture. I have often considered going back with my kids. Here is a link if you are curious....

I will tag...
Chatty Cricket

3 comments:

Gary,Charity,Scarlett&Katie said...

Shan,
Your 7 things are hilarious.

I am the same height as you but with size 8.5 feet. I'm jealous... I always wanted small feet.

Have you posted a picture of Priscilla? I think all of the sistahs need to see her.

xoxo
Charity

sea star said...

You do have tiny feet! You are also not the only bag whore. I recently became a monogomous handbag girl when I fell in love with a lil'Louis. Now what shall I do with the overflowing Coach collection just taking up space?

Fun facts, glad to see you posted!

Chatty said...

Well, done! And I heeded your advice m dear.....

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